Carolina Designs Realty - Outer Banks luxury oceanfront vacation rentals

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Carolina Designs Realty, which is based in Duck, N.C., leases Outer Banks luxury oceanfront vacation rentals and sells area homes. The firm has served Duck and surrounding towns of Corolla, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head for more than 25 years.

The realtor’s website www.carolinadesigns.com offers listings for 250 rentals available for a minimum 7-day stay. Local attractions such as restaurants, nightlife, fishing and shopping are highlighted on the website along with a monthly calendar featuring family events throughout the Outer Banks. Entertainment is found on the website home page top menu bar under “Information.”

Guests may use the website to look for accommodations ranging from four bedrooms to 22 bedrooms. Travelers may browse by location or amenities such as pools, hot tubs, golf homes, pet friendly, tennis privileges and media rooms. Each website listing specifies the number of people who may occupy the home. Some rentals are available for weddings and special events.

Carolina Designs amenities for guests include keyless entry, freshly made beds, towels, and wireless internet. Kitchens are furnished with freshly roasted coffee, dishes, cookware, flatware, glasses and basic appliances. All houses provide a washer and dryer.

The firm staffs full-time maintenance technicians to repair faulty air conditioners and appliances. The realtor trains and manages its own cleaning crew.

Reservations can be made on the Internet, telephone toll-free at (800) 368-3825 or in person. Office locations are on the website home page top menu bar under “Contact Us.”

An initial deposit payment must be made within seven days of the reservation. Carolina Designs accepts personal checks up to 30 days before reservation start dates. Payment must be made with certified or cashier’s check, money order, or all major credit cards after that.

Carolina Designs uses credit card numbers for processing payments only and does not retain numbers for any other purpose. The realtor takes steps such as encrypting credit card numbers to protect sensitive information. See “Privacy Policy” under “Information” on the home page.

Guests may use the website to make payment or view lease details such as cost and due dates. On the right side of the website home page, see the “Already Reserved? Click Here” box. Clicking on “Make a Payment” takes viewers to a page where they can create an account with user name and password. They must provide reservation number and home zip code to create an account.

Home owners in the Outer Banks area may explore the advantages of having Carolina Designs manage their rental property. See “Owner’s Area” at the bottom of the website home page. Better Business Bureau’s A+ rating for Carolina Designs also is located there.

Vacationers drawn to the 200-mile stretch of Outer Banks beaches often consider the area for a second home or future retirement. Homebuyers can search the Carolina Designs website for featured properties and experienced brokers.

Look for “Sales” on the right of the menu bar at the top of the realtor’s website home page. As members of the local Multiple Listing Service®, Carolina Designs realtors can assist buyers with any property listed by any real estate firm.

Nearly 7,000 guests reserve vacation homes each year with Monica Thibodeau, Carolina Designs Realty owner. The website demonstrates why Carolina Designs has consistently won the Max Radio/OBX Voice “Best of the Beach Competition.”