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Getting Here

To get to the Outer Banks in North Carolina, there are several transportation options available:

By Car: If you're traveling from the north or south, you can reach the Outer Banks by driving along Highway 158 or Highway 12. These scenic routes provide access to the barrier islands. If you're coming from the west, you can take Highway 64 and then connect to Highway 158 or Highway 12.

By Air: The closest major airport to the Outer Banks is Norfolk International Airport (ORF) in Norfolk, Virginia. From the airport, you can rent a car and drive to the Outer Banks, which is approximately a 1.5 to 2-hour drive depending on the specific location you're heading to.

By Bus: Some bus companies, such as Greyhound and Megabus, provide service to nearby cities like Norfolk, Virginia. From there, you can either rent a car or take a connecting bus to the Outer Banks.

By Ferry: If you're coming from the south, you have the option to take a ferry to the Outer Banks. The North Carolina Department of Transportation operates several ferry routes, including the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry and the Cedar Island-Ocracoke ferry. These ferries provide a unique and scenic way to reach the Outer Banks.

Once you've arrived in the Outer Banks, it's recommended to have a car for easier transportation within the area, as public transportation options are limited.

Safety Considerations

Your safety is of utmost concern to us. Please take time to review these safety tips.

Beach Equipment: All beach equipment (including tents and chairs) must be removed from the beach at night. If not, these items are subject to removal by the town.

Bonfires: Bonfires are not allowed in the communities of Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, or Kill Devil Hills. Pit fires are allowed in Nags Head and Hatteras with the appropriate permit. Beach fire permits (free) must be obtained to have bonfires on the beach.
Nags Head Permits - For more information, call 252.441.5909 or 252.441.2910 or obtain an online permit (effective 2016) at
Hatteras Permits - They are available at many local businesses, including The Villas of Hatteras Landing office.

Fireworks: Fireworks of any kind (including sparklers) are a potential fire hazard and are strictly prohibited in or around homes. This includes decks, driveways, yards, walkways, and dunes. North Carolina prohibits the possession of any pyrotechnics which launch or propel into the air.

Pools and Spas: Please observe all posted pool and spa rules. Do NOT leave children unattended.

Red Flag Warnings: It is against the law to swim in the surf when there is a red flag warning. There are some exceptions for surfers whose boards meet specific requirements. Information about water conditions can be found at

Rip Currents: Strong rip currents and shifting sands can make ocean swimming dangerous. Please review rip current information on this site,

Medical Facilities

There is one hospital and three medical walk-in clinics on the Outer Banks that are available to those vacationing in the towns of Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head.


The Outer Banks Hospital
4800 S. Croatan Highway (milepost 14), Nags Head, NC. (Open 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year).

The Outer Banks Hospital Urgent Care in Southern Shores
5565 N. Croatan Highway (Milepost 1), The Marketplace, Southern Shores, NC. (Seasonal hours, please call clinic for details).

Beach Medical Care Ltd.
4923 S. Croatan Highway Nags Head, NC. (Seasonal hours, please call clinic for details).

The Outer Banks Hospital Urgent Care in Nags Head
4923 S. Croatan Highway (Milepost 14), Nags, Head, NC. (Seasonal hours, please call clinic for details).


Your home is located in a residential neighborhood, so please follow the house rules.

Quiet Hours
To maintain a quiet and sleep-conducive environment, KEES Vacations maintains a quiet and courtesy hours policy, with quiet hours from 10pm to 6am. Guests should make every effort to be mindful of the volume of noise that they produce inside and outside their home.

Check Out Information
Check out time is 10AM. Please observe this policy as our housekeeping team needs time to prepare for our next guest.

Follow safety guidelines at the beach. All beach equipment (including tents and chairs) must be removed each night or may be subject to removal by town.

Dare Emergency Management has established a text to join group allowing anyone to subscribe by simply texting "Join OBXBeachConditions" to 30890. Subscribers will receive beach related NWS Alerts issued 24 hours a day for the Outer Banks. Users will also receive condition reports posted by ocean rescue personnel.

Text "Join OBXBeachConditions" to 30890 for OBX Beach Condition reports.
"Live like a local - love the beach, respect the ocean."

All fireworks are strictly prohibited in or around homes managed by KEES Vacations. North Carolina prohibits the possession of any pyrotechnics which launch or propel into the air.

Just as you would at home, please remember to lock your cars when unattended and secure your vacation house or hotel room when going out or before retiring in the evenings. Please do not leave out personal or valued possessions.

There is NO street parking on the Outer Banks, so always park on the driveway and not in the grass or on the side of the road. Please observe all posted subdivision parking rules. Many restrictions exist for trailers and golf carts, so please check with our office for specifics prior to arrival.

Smoking is NOT permitted in any of our vacation homes or hotels.

Air Conditioning
Air conditioners can only maintain temperatures on the top level of the home at approximately 20 degrees cooler than the outside heat index. To maintain temperatures, please keep doors and windows closed and close blinds or curtains on the top level during the hottest part of the day. Please do not set the air conditioning units below 68 degrees as this could cause the units to freeze and stop working altogether.

The refrigerator in your home may require up to 24 hours after your arrival to reach a stabilized temperature. A normal increase in temperature occurs from unloading, cleaning, and reloading the unit with groceries on changeover days, especially on hot days.

To ensure proper operation, please keep doors closed as much as possible, set all temperature dials on ‘medium’, and do not block the vent which provides cold air from the freezer to the refrigerator. Setting the dials above ‘medium’ will not speed up the process and could cause the unit to enter auto-defrost mode and shut down.

Elevators are primarily used to assist those guests who may not be able to climb stairs. Children using elevators MUST BE accompanied by an adult. Please do not press buttons for multiple floors at the same time. Interior and exterior elevator doors must be shut completely on all levels for the elevator to operate.

Please do not reprogram remotes or tamper with the electronic wiring. If you have questions about the operation of electronics, call our office for assistance.

Locked Closets
Locked closets contain the owner’s personal property, and the contents are not intended for use by guests. Please do not attempt to open these closets. If you are unsure of whether a locked closet is an owner’s closet, please feel free to give us a call.

WiFi Access
Your home is equipped with complimentary wireless internet. The WiFi information is sent via Check-in Welcome letter email. The username and password are located in your Welcome Check-In Letter.

Most properties are not pet friendly. For the indicated dog friendly properties, an additional fee does apply. Contact our office prior to arrival if you plan to bring your dog. Please remember families are at play and to pick up after your dog.

When traveling, a pet ID is always a good idea. Salt can be hard on your dog’s digestive tract, so always have fresh water available. In addition, it’s very important to watch for rough surf and rip currents while your dog is at play in the ocean.

Each town has a different rule about dogs on the beach. All towns require that owners clean up after their dogs while on the beach and dispose of waste properly. Specific rules can change at any time, so during your stay please call to verify if there are changes to pet policies.

Currituck County has a county-wide leash law stating that your pet must be on a leash at all times. There are no leash length requirements.

Dogs are allowed on duck Beaches unleashed year-round, but they must always be under a watchful eye and controlled by their handler. Duck beach accesses are privately owned by individual Home Owners Associations and access is limited to Home owner residents and guests.

Southern Shores
Year-round leash law, dogs must be on a leash at all times when off personal property. Dogs are only allowed on the beach between the hours of 6PM - 9AM from May 15 to September 15.

Kitty Hawk
Dogs with a current rabies tag are allowed on the beach between the hours of 10 AM and 6 PM from the Friday before Memorial Day until the day after Labor Day. Dogs must be on a leash not exceeding twelve feet. During the off-season, dogs can be taken off the leash if they do not disturb people. Handler must control dog, remain within 30 feet and possess a leash at all times.

Kill Devil Hills
Year-round leash law. Dogs not allowed on the beach from May 1 through September 30 from 9 AM until 6 PM unless they are a service animal.

Nags Head
Dogs are allowed on the beach year-round. They must always be on a leash not to exceed ten feet.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Dogs are allowed year-round. They must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet.

Departure Instructions

Please abide by our check-out time of 10:00 A.M. Your entry code will expire at that time. Late check-out fees may apply.

Before you leave, please take a few minutes to review the departure instructions. We’ve tried to make these easy, but completing them will help our team prepare the property for the next guest.

Please remove all trash from inside the home and place in either the outside trash cans or in the community dumpster. Please roll outside trash cans to the curb. See your Check-In Welcome Letter for your areas trash removal schedule.

Place all dirty dishes in the dishwasher and start the cleaning cycle prior to leaving. You do not have to wait for the cleaning cycle to finish before leaving.

Check the house for personal belongings before leaving. KEES is not responsible for personal items left inside the home. If we are asked to return items, there will be a minimum $25 shipping fee.

Turn off all lights and small appliances. Remove all items from the refrigerator. Leave the temperature setting on medium. It is important to lock all windows, doors and sliders.

Adjust temperatures accordingly:
November - February: Set heat to 58°
March - April: Set heat to 62°
May - October: Set AC to 74°

Thank you for all your help!


Have any questions?
Please click here or call us at 866.316.1843.

If an issue occurs after 5:00pm, who can I contact in case of emergencies?
Guests can still call 866-316-1843 extension 1 and they will get our After-Hours answering service that will transfer the guest to the on-call agent.

Do you provide beach towels?
KEES does not provide beach towels.

Does KEES provide daily housekeeping?
KEES has suspended daily housekeeping due to COVID-19.

Can I bring my own firepit?
Bringing personal firepits is not allowed at any KEES Properties.

Can we have an RV parked at the property?
Parking RVs at properties is strictly prohibited. Boats/Trailers can be parked at the Sea Gull Motel or Fin n Feather on the sides of the buildings.

Does KEES provide highchairs and baby gates?
KEES does not provide baby gates or highchairs.

Who can I rent beach equipment from?
KEES properties do not come with beach equipment. Guests can rent from either Ocean Atlantic or Farm Dog for all beach equipment.

Could we bring our own golf cart?
Where can we rent a golf cart? Is this a golf cart-friendly community? Ocean Atlantic Rentals has golf carts available for rent and can guide you.

Do you provide crock pots/air fryers?
KEES does not provide crock pots or air fryers.

Activities & Services

There are so many wonderful things to do while visiting the Outer Banks, including a host of family-friendly activities, national parks, lighthouse tours, water sports, golf courses, music events, festivals, and much more! For more comprehensive information, please utilize the websites below.

Car Rentals
Golf Courses
State & National Parks
Wineries, Breweries, & Distilleries


Ultimate Guide to Vacationing on the Outer Banks

View things to do, places to eat, and shops to check out on our OBX Guide.

KEES Concierge Partners

Expore various activities and services provided by KEES partners. KEES guests are offered discounts as well!

Local Music & OBX Events

Check out the summer concert series line-up from VusicOBX and other local events here.


Norfolk International Airport
2200 Norview Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23518
(National and international flights and car rentals. Approximately 2-hour drive to Outer Banks.)

Newport News Williamsburg Airport
900 Bland Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23602
(National and international flights and car rentals. Approximately 2 ½ hour drive to Outer Banks.)

Dare County Regional Airport
410 Airport Road, Manteo, NC 27954
(For charter services or if you fly your own plane. Provides 24-hour fuel service – self-fueling, jet, LL, Auto-Fuel. Car rentals available.)

N.C. Aquarium on Roanoke Island

Car Rentals

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
1818 N. Croatan Highway (milepost 5), Kill Devil Hills, NC

B&R Rent-A-Car
404 US-64, Manteo, NC

Ferry Service

You must have a license to fish if you are 16 years of age or older. A License is not needed for charter boats or pier fishing. Licenses can be purchased on a 10-day, annual or lifetime basis and are issued by the Division of Marine Fisheries. For more information, call 888.248.6834. You can order and print a license online at You can also purchase a license from many of the local fishing and tackle shops.

Piers are open seasonally and hours may vary during each season. Call in advance for information.

Avalon Fishing Pier
2111 N. Virginia Dare Trail (milepost 6), Kill Devil Hills, NC

Jennette’s Fishing Pier
7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail (milepost 16), Nags Head, NC

Nags Head Fishing Pier
3335 N. Virginia Dare Trail (milepost 11.5), Nags Head, NC

Outer Banks Fishing Pier
8901 S. Old Oregon Inlet Road (milepost 18.5), Nags Head, NC

Avon Fishing Pier
41001 NC-12, Avon, NC

Rodanthe Pier
2451 Atlantic Dr. Rodanthe, NC

Golf Courses

Kilmarlic Golf Club
(Powells Point, NC)

The Carolina Club
(Grandy, NC)

The Pointe Golf Club
(Powells Point, NC)

Duck Woods Country Club
(Southern Shores, NC)

The Currituck Club
(Corolla, NC)

Seascape Golf Club
(Kitty Hawk, NC)

Nags Head Golf Links
(Nags Head, NC)


Currituck Beach Lighthouse
(Corolla, NC)

Bodie Island Light Station
(Nags Head, NC)

Cape Hatteras Light Station
(Buxton, NC)

Ocracoke Light Station
(Ocracoke, NC)

Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse
(Manteo, NC)

State and National Parks

Cape Hatteras National Seashore
(Buxton, NC)

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
(Manteo, NC)

Jockey’s Ridge State Park
(Nags Head, NC)

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
(Hatteras Island, NC)

Wright Brothers National Memorial
(Kill Devil Hills, NC)

Taxi Service

Coastal Cab Company

Airport Connection Outer Banks

Lady Jane Taxi Cab Service


Corolla Movies 4
815 Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC

Pioneer Theater
109 Budleigh Street, Manteo, NC

R/C Kill Devil Hills Movies 10
1803 N. Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills, NC

Wineries, Breweries, & Distilleries

Sanctuary Vineyards
7005 Caratoke Hwy, Jarvisburg, NC

Outer Banks Brewing Station
600 S. Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC

Lost Colony Brewery
208 Queen Elizabeth St, Manteo, NC

Weeping Radish
6810 Carotoke Hwy, Grandy, NC

Outer Banks Distilling
510 Budleigh St, Manteo, NC

Weather Events

KEES Vacations closely monitors potential weather-related events and we are proactive in communications with our guests. Hurricane season generally lasts from June 1st until November 30th each year. In the event of a hurricane warning, we will communicate directly with guests via telephone and/or email. KEES Vacations and the owners we represent do NOT refund in the event of an evacuation for severe weather. Tenants must have Trip Insurance for possible reimbursement due to mandatory evacuations.

Additional information can be obtained from the following websites:

Town of Corolla
Currituck County Emergency Management:

Towns of Duck, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, and Hatteras
Dare County Emergency Management:

Travel insurance cannot be purchased after a storm has been named. If you purchased the Rental Guardian insurance, policy information is available by visiting or by calling 833.610.0736.

Please follow the standard check-out procedures located in this directory. This includes removal of all food and locking all doors and windows. Due to the potential of high winds, do not place trash cans at the roadside for removal. Our staff will be dispatched to secure all outdoor furniture. If you require additional assistance, please contact our office.

Please follow standard check-out procedures located in this directory. This includes removal of all food and locking all doors and windows. Due to the potential of high winds, do not place trash cans at the roadside for removal. Please contact our office if you intend to leave your rental home.

There are two evacuation routes leaving the Outer Banks, US Highway 158 North and US Highway 64/262 West. Roads typically become congested so be prepared and remain patient. Please evacuate as quickly and efficiently as possible during a mandatory evacuation. The increase in wind speeds can impact the ability of ferry services and bridges to remain open. There are no Red Cross-approved shelters on the Outer Banks. Listen to local radio stations for information about shelter locations inland. Be aware, drive safely, and remain cautious during evacuation.

Bugs Love the OBX Too...

And food, moisture, bright lights, darkness, shelter, air conditioning, other bugs, and more. As you can tell, it is quite the job working to eliminate these unwanted visitors.

This section is provided to help educate and inform travelers of the insects or wildlife they could come across while visiting our beloved Outer Banks. We value the comfort and security of our guests, therefore precautionary measures are made to avoid any unwelcome visits during your stay. Some of these precautionary measures included routine pest control treatments, trap placement, and routine inspections. If you are met with an unwanted visitor during your stay and need assistance, contact our team by calling 866.316.1843.


Palmetto Bugs, also known as water bugs, are very common on the Outer Banks. These bugs are relatives of the roach family but are not attracted to filth, like their cousin the German Cockroach. These bugs do not carry diseases, nor do they bite. Palmetto bugs are attracted to warm humid places; therefore, they are most prevalent across the southeast coast of the United States. All KEES properties are sprayed routinely, however, Palmetto bugs are unavoidable. Homes will see an increase in these bugs during extreme weather such as long periods of rain and heat. The best way to minimize interaction with Palmetto bugs is to keep outdoor lights off and curtains closed when lights are on inside. Avoid leaving windows and doors open for long periods of time.


These large gray, black, or brown spiders often live in leaves, mulch, and cut grass. The quick, aggressive arachnids also follow ants and flies into houses. Their bites hurt but aren’t venomous.


Equally at home along shorelines or in damp basements, the fishing spider is known to terrify people with its size alone. The pests have about a three-inch leg span, which is big enough to cover the palm of an adult human’s hand.


Striking looks and intricate webs make the black and yellow garden spider one of the state’s most photographed species. While their bright yellow markings and black-tipped legs are designed to suggest danger, these spiders are actually harmless to humans.

Harmful Spiders
Two spider species in North Carolina are more than just a nuisance. These dangerous pests aren’t naturally hostile to humans, but may bite if trapped in clothing or against skin:


Found in hidden places, such as under rocks, stairs, or thick grass, the black widow is the state’s most common venomous spider. This pest can be identified by its round abdomen, shiny black body, and red hourglass-shaped marking. Bites induce fever, nausea, and cramps.


While not common in North Carolina, brown recluses sometimes travel across state lines in packages and delivery trucks. Their bites cause spreading sores. Most suspected brown recluses turn out to be harmless look-alikes, such as wolf or fishing spiders.


Midges are most commonly found along the coast, shores, and beds of any body of water. Lakes, ponds, bays, and sounds will often see huge congregations of them. Thanks to poor flying ability, they are often at the mercy of the wind currents. While not harmful they are quite a nuisance to homeowners and renters. They take shelter under patios and awnings and are attracted to artificial lights. This in turn may attract predators of Midges like spiders to those areas. The adult Midge has a very short life span (only a few days) so their presence is not permanent. To avoid large swarms, it is recommended to not leave outside lights on for long periods of time.


Different species of ants include black ants, fire ants (shown on left), crazy ants, odorous house ants, and carpenter ants. All are pretty similar in that they forage for food and water leaving a pheromone trail for others to follow, which can lead to an infestation. An ant infestation can happen as quickly as two days. This doesn’t mean the home is not clean. This could be as simple as a guest leaving a popsicle stick on a kitchen counter. Unfortunately, spraying for ants, while solving the immediate problem, will not stop an infestation as the pheromone trail is still present. Because of this, ants aren’t the easiest pest to eliminate. We recommend avoiding leaving food, drinks, or food wrappers and containers out for long periods of time. Please contain all eating in the kitchen and dining area. If there is an ant infestation, please contact us and we will send out a professional.


The important thing to remember about snakes is, if you don’t bother them, they won’t bother you. The Coastal Plain of North Carolina is home to 37 snakes Out of which, only six are venomous. Five of the six are pit vipers: copperhead (shown on left), water moccasin, a.k.a cottonmouth and canebrake, pigmy and eastern diamondback rattlesnakes. The sixth venomous snake, the coral snake, is in the same family as cobras and mambas and is referred to by some as the American cobra. Snakes are most commonly found in heavy brush on the sound side. This does not mean they won’t make their way into a backyard or under a porch. We recommend leaving the snake alone and it will make its way out of the area inhabited by humans. If there is any concern contact us and we will send out a professional.

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