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Outer Banks Weddings

Planning a destination wedding on the Outer Banks? Think outside the box. The idea of a destination wedding on the Outer Banks is, of course, to get married on the beach. How out of box can you get? The answer is… very. Your first thought may have been to host the ceremony on a public beach before jaunting to a local restaurant or event location to dance the night away. But here’s an alternative: Book a vacation rental home with Sun Realty.

Sun Realty Promotes Bonnie Rowe to Business Development Director

Sun Realty is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Bonnie Brown Rowe to the position of Hatteras Island Business Development Director. In this enhanced role, Bonnie will focus on the growth and quality of Sun’s Hatteras Island locations and the overall performance, as they work to elevate the Sun Realty brand on the island. “We look forward to Bonnie’s many future successes on Hatteras Island and in our representation of our valued homeowners and their guests,” said Janice Farr, Senior Vice President of Property Management for Sun Realty.

Outer Banks Shipwreck Uncovered

This week's radical weather further uncovered a piece of history on our northern beaches across from the Whalehead in Historic Corolla community. The treacherous waters off the coast of the Outer Banks have claimed up to 2,000 ships since reporting first began in 1526 after a large vessel sank off the coast of the Cape Fear River. The shifting sandbars off Hatteras Island are partially responsible for the many ships lost while making their voyages to the New World.

Vacation Rental Experts

Do You Know What It Takes to Manage a Successful Vacation Rental on North Carolina’s Outer Banks? Sun Realty Does! You love your Outer Banks vacation home so very much. In fact, you love it so much that you've decided that it’s just not fair to let it sit empty so much of the summer. The location is perfect, and the creature comforts are many: Renting it out is sure to be as simple as the ocean breeze that wafts in on a sunny Nags Head morning. Or so you think.

Small Business Saturday Special on Outer Banks Vacation Rentals

Sun Realty Outer Banks Vacation Rentals has been in business for over 34 years, and as a small local business, we respect and honor our fellow Outer Banks locally-owned businesses every day of the year. In recognition of Small Business Saturday, Sun Realty is offering an exclusive promotion to our guests. Special Offer: Receive a $50 gift card to a local small business with the promo code LOCAL, and enjoy all that the Outer Banks has to offer.

Spend Thanksgiving on the Outer Banks

Why Yes, You Should Spend Thanksgiving on the Outer Banks Thanksgiving marks the official start of the holiday season. Soon, Christmas music will blare from our radios, and Black Friday shoppers will flock to the outlet malls, but first there must be turkey. It has long been a family tradition: an early dinner at Grandma’s, followed by dessert and touch football in the backyard, but now is as good a time as any to start a brand new tradition. Gather the family (and the gobblers, too) for a week of rest and relaxation at the beach.

2014 Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to our 2014 Photo Contest Winner, Sandy Hause! Her photo "Sunrise from Our Porch" received an astounding 698 votes. Christina and Don Palughi with their dog Bear were our runners-up with their photo "Bear Loves Duck." This year's entries expanded on all of the great aspects of the Outer Banks that keep our families coming back each summer; from seeing the Banker Ponies in Carova to fishing on Hatteras Island, you guys did it all! A special thank you to all of our guests that participated in the 2014 Photo Contest. Thank you for sharing your memories with us!

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