Help me find OBX honeymoon housing? :(

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Hi @OnceUponATime:  I’m sure that the Bees will rally round and help you…

The one thing we’ll need tho are your exact dates…

 

Post # 5
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1951 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@OnceUponATime:  we JUST got back from Corova (4×4) and we used Twiddy, but they have a ton of options that are in Southern Shores, Corolla, etc. they are amazing to deal with!

Post # 7
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10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I did some looking for you…

At first glance it does seem that your budget is a tad on the low end for ALL the amenities that you are hoping for IN THE AREA you are wishing to be in (Manteo to Southern Shores)

Doesn’t mean it isn’t possible, just will require some dedicated time searching.

I am a big fan of FLIPKEY which is a company affiliated with TripAdvisor (part of the Expedia Family of Companies)

Mr TTR and I have used FLIPKEY services before on a holiday (Finger Lakes area of NY State), and we were extremely pleased.

FlipKey = http://www.flipkey.com

The one thing these guys give you over looking privately elsewhere on-line is the properties are GUARANTEED to be as they are presented… so what you see is what you get (at least photo wise).

AND you book / pay thru a secure website / intermediary … so your money isn’t going to some unknown Joe who may or maynot actually have a property to rent (Rental Scams are HUGE on the internet)

There is usually an Admin Fee imposed as well (somewhere around $ 100) and that covers things like Linen Rentals & Housekeeping… some properties will charge you less on the Admin Fee if you bring your own Linens & Towels.

As I said, I did a quick browse around… was able to find properties in the base rate of $ 600 to just over $ 800 for the week you are considering.

BUT not all of them are single cottages… some of them are doubles / duplexes… or condos.

OR they are not right on the Beach, but across a street… having been to this part of the country that isn’t always a huge deal, as sometimes “the streets” aren’t main roads, and therefore not terribly busy.

You could always take a look at GOOGLE MAPS or BING MAPS if you want a better view of the lay of the land once you find something that interests you (I’d look at both… for comparisson sake, as these 2 mapping sites tend to be a little different from one another.  Especially like Bird’s Eye View on Bing, and Street View on Google).

Hope this helps,

PS… When I did the Search on FLIPKEY, I punched in…

Manteo, NC -$ 600 to $ 800 per week – and September 22 to 29, 2013

Then I looked at the Results Map… so I could see where the markers were for each property.  From there you can easily move your cursor up and down the map to see further north, or zoom in or out etc.

 

Post # 8
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601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Just came back from OBX this sunday – I already miss it. We’re getting married there next summer. Did you think about a condo? That might be a good option $$ wise!

Post # 10
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Newbee

I live here so I thought I’d try to help…

 http://www.joelambjr.com/rental/imgview.html?ID=276&UN=%23+293+HrtBrk%27s+Hideaway&IT=R&StartDay=SAT&Arrival=2013-09-21&Stay=7&PID=293

Maybe? You probably arent going to get anything oceanfront for that price and definitely not this close to your honeymoon but the beach road will be the next best thing. It will literally be across a two lane street from the beach so a short walk. And no worries walking across it…there are crosswalks every 10 feet haha. This ones also only a few feet from a beach access making it even easier.

http://www.joelambjr.com/rental/house.html?ID=369&Avail=2013-09-22&Stay=7

That ones $750 but maybe a little bigger/nicer….though I think Nags Head is superior to Kitty Hawk.

I wouldn’t consider Manteo if being close to the beach is important to you…you’re looking at (at least) a 10-15 min drive depending. Especially since there are places on the beach within your budget.

Also, when looking I wouldn’t NOT consider ones that are listed as “between the bypass and beach road” if you see one you like. Most of those can also be a pretty short walk to the beach. Just check google maps first. I used to live on one of these inbetween roads and it only took about 5 minutes to get there.

Hope I helped! Good luck!

 

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