Feb 10, 2022

Tips & Tricks for Booking Your 2022 Outer Banks Vacation

Helpful Hints for Planning Your Trip

Looking to visit the Outer Banks in 2022 but not sure how to find a vacation home? We’re here to help! Adjusting your vacation home search ever so slightly may give you more vacation home options to choose from. Our Guest Services team is happy to share some tips and tricks to plan the perfect trip to the Outer Banks in 2022. Be sure to check our remaining available 2022 rentals here.

Be Flexible with Your Travel Dates to the Outer Banks in 2022

There’s no doubt that summer is the most popular season on the Outer Banks. The weather is warm and fun in the sun is on the agenda. If you’re unable to find a home for the summer week you originally chose for your vacation, consider staying one week earlier or later. Being flexible with your travel dates allows you to have more vacation home options to choose from.

If you still cannot find an available summer week, consider visiting in the spring or fall if your schedule allows. The weather is typically very nice in the shoulder seasons. Rental rates are lower during the spring and fall, which means your budget may accommodate a home closer to the beach or with more amenities.

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Get Notified When Your Favorite Home Becomes Available

Find a home that you love, but it isn’t available for the week you wish to travel? Join the notification list! If the week becomes available, we will send you an email to let you know. If you love the home and your travel dates are flexible, you may add your email address to the notification list for as many weeks as you’d like. There is no limit to the number of homes/weeks that you can add yourself to the notification list for!

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Consider Staying Soundfront

If an unobstructed water view is a necessity for your OBX vacation, consider staying soundfront. Staying on the soundfront offers a peaceful opportunity to get to know the other side of the Outer Banks. The most amazing perk of staying soundfront is the absolutely stunning sunsets. Most Outer Banks communities offer a walkway to the beach, so you can still get your ocean time in.

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The private pool at Moonlight Ridge (B174)

Adjust Your Bedroom Requirements or Search for Two Smaller Homes

Summer weeks in Twiddy’s large homes generally book almost a year in advance. If you cannot find a home large enough for your entire group, try adjusting your search options.

First, try searching for a lower number of bedrooms to see if there is a home with enough beds for your group. Many times, a bunk bedroom may have multiple sets of bunk beds, so the room could sleep 4 or more kids.

Second, try searching for two smaller homes nearby each other. Use the map feature in the search results to see how close the homes are to one another. Many times, you will be able to find two smaller homes that are within walking distance of one another.

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Look for Homes with Access to Community Amenities

A private pool is the most requested vacation home amenity, so homes with a private pool typically book quickly. If you cannot find an available home with a private pool, try searching for a home with community pool access. Many OBX communities offer community pools that you may use during your stay, such as Four Seasons, Schooner Ridge, Sanderling, Ocean Lake, Buck Island, Corolla Light, and the Villages at Ocean Hill.

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Be on the Lookout for Last Minute Rentals

Check our last minute rentals page often for any newly available vacation homes. Any recently released vacation weeks will appear as soon as they become available.

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Can’t Make It to the Outer Banks in 2022?

Start planning now for 2023! Create a trip board so your group can decide on several vacation home options. We accept advance reservations up to 51 weeks in advance, but some larger homes can accept bookings outside of that timeframe. Exceptions to the 51-week rule will be noted in the home details.

Stay tuned to our Facebook page for any last-minute deals!

Courtney Wisecarver

Courtney Wisecarver

Feb 10, 2022

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