Summer seems an eternity away, especially after the year we’ve had, but it’s never too soon to plan your next vacation. A relaxing stay in Corolla and the beaches of the Currituck Outer Banks is definitely worth the wait and summer is a great time to bring the extended family to our calm and peaceful stretch of North Carolina coast. The water is warm, the skies clear and sunny, and our legendary Spanish Mustangs tend to be more active and visible during the summer months. It’s the perfect time to breathe in some salty air, go for a hike, or simply relax with your toes in the sand and a good book in your hand.
Dreaming of your perfect beach getaway may help keep you warm this winter, but remember that you’re not the only one whose mind is drifting to this slice of coastal paradise to escape the cold weather. Now is the time to book a beach house to ensure you get what you’re looking for, especially in 2021.
The early bird gets the best of everything.
“The best selection for finding the perfect vacation home [in the Corolla area] is December to the end of January,” says Doug Brindley of Brindley Beach Vacations and Sales. “By February over 60 percent of the homes are rented [for the summer]. And bookings for 2021 have already surpassed that level. For those who wait, especially for this upcoming season, if you don’t book early, there’s a chance you may be disappointed that you didn’t get exactly what you had hoped for in a rental home.”
While it’s tempting to wait closer to your vacation time for possible last-minute discounts on beach vacation rentals, biding your time to save a few dollars may end up costing your family more in terms of location, amenities, and convenience.
“Many of us tend to look for the best deals as we consider our vacation plans and, as a result, we tend to think that the longer we wait the more prices drop. [The prices] drop only on weeks that remain open — meaning the best weeks in the best communities have long since been taken off the market.” says Clark Twiddy of Twiddy & Company Realtors. “Waiting until the last minute increases the risk of not getting what you wanted; and remember, the finest accommodations usually book many months in advance.”
This means Corolla and Carova Beach homes with luxury amenities like hot tubs, furnished game rooms, and large decks can get snapped up early. If you wait too long to make a reservation, you also risk missing out on homes with the number of bedrooms you need so all your guests have a comfortable stay, to say nothing of the homes with expansive oceanfront views.
Custom vacations made easy.
“Time is your friend when making your plans early,” says Janice Farr of Sun Realty. This is evident in the many options rental companies offer to vacationers who book well in advance. It’s not required to have your full payment ready at booking. Farr notes that Sun Realty, for example, offers renters the choice of several different payment schedules. This can help you determine how to best utilize your summer vacation budget.
Booking early also allows you ample time to dream up that perfect summer itinerary. Wild horse sightseeing tours fill up quickly, so it’s a good idea to reserve spots before you arrive in Corolla. Other attractions like H2OBX Waterpark and Corolla Adventure Park sell passes online, which is highly recommended if you want to avoid potential lines.
Once you’ve confirmed the perfect beach home, all that will be left to do is let your mind drift away to our miles of windswept remote beaches as you count the days until your trip.
So as you’re online exploring the latest holiday sales and wondering what to get your family this gift-giving season, be sure to keep a browser window open in our vacation rental directory. Corolla and the beaches of the Currituck Outer Banks have some of the most beautiful and spacious beach homes on the Atlantic coast, and a summer vacation here inspires endless memories and enjoyment. This year, give your family the promise of an unforgettable trip.