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2015 OBX Photo Contest

Sun Realty's 2015 OBX Photo Contest Do you have memorable photos you would like to share? Send us your best Outer Banks vacation photos and you’ll be entered to win a free Outer Banks vacation! Our 2015 OBX Photo Contest is now open for submissions and voting. See our Sun Realty NC Facebook page to sumbit and cast your vote. Each Facebook user is allowed one vote per day through the duration of the contest.

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!

HalloWIN Photo Contest

As a fall tradition, each year our 7 Sun Realty locations compete in an annual costume and pumpkin decorating contest. This year we have decided to include our Sun Realty guests, past/present/future, in the fun! Submit your best Halloween or Fall themed photo for a chance to win $75 off your new 2015 reservation. Our "HalloWIN Photo Contest" is now open for voting. See our Sun Realty NC Facebook page to cast your vote or submit a photo today!