I just got back from the Outer Banks, staying at Corolla Light. The OBX is one of my favorite USA destinations, with sweeping views of endless sand dunes, wild horses, beautiful greenery, and the splendid Currituck Sound.
Currituck county truly feels like a second home area to me and I travel there year after year, but there is some sad news on the horizon.
#1 largest Outer Banks Vacation Rental Mistake. It Can Co$t You BIG!
February is my favorite month because it’s my birthday and Valentine’s day, plus usually the month of change in the cold weather pattern.
However, for those that gravitate more to the warmth of the sun basking against your face and skin, summer breaks, vacations, and getaways, will definitely be your preferred options.
While February may not be your favorite vacationing month, I’ll say this, it will be the month of reckoning for many when it comes to the Outer Banks.
The #1 largest Outer Banks vacation rental mistake that can cost you big is frenemies with February, but we will get to that shortly.
First, let’s talk about hassle-free check-ins and the best vacation rental broker in the Outer Banks and yes I am totally biased for multiple reasons.
Experience True Vacation Rental With The Best!
If you choose right, such as Brindley Beach Vacation Rentals, you will never regret anything.
To be fair, stuff always happens inside a beach rental, such as the Cable or Dish not working, or light bulbs in high places that you can’t just replace yourself without a service call.
Hot tubs might not be working right, maybe a window won’t close, but, if you rent with Brindley Beach Vacations you can be assured of top-notch customer service.
It is a real, functioning, multilevel home, and just like inside your home, things happen, but don’t worry IF you are staying with Brindley Beach Vacations, they’ve got you covered.
I personally can attest to this. and I’ll tell you how to capture that service.
My Recent OBX Vacation Rental + A Quick Tip
On my recent Fall trip, we stayed in a property in Corolla Light, named Golden Days ♥♥♥!
It is really a perfect family home with 2 master suites and kids’ rooms with a great Jack n’ Jill bathroom!
When we arrived, everyone unpacked and then we stocked up the kitchen (the normal process right?)
By nightfall, after having moved about the large beach home, we discovered a few light bulbs that were out in places we really needed them.
The next day, I had 2 choices, call in and report the small worklist or stopover to the Brindley Beach Vacation Rental offer, and I opted for the latter.
Tip: How To Get The Right Thing Repaired
Rather than just saying we have bulbs out and ‘gosh I forget where I stopped in with a hand-written list of the room each bulb was missing from and its exact location. (help them help you!)
Keeping it simple., listed, and straightforward help the Brindley staff quickly locate and repair.
When we came home, there was a sign in the house, that they fixed most and would be back with an additional ‘bulb’.
Nothing stopped our vacay nor did it stop them from repairing it!
We did not need to wait for the Brindley Staff to arrive, we just did our thing and when we came back everything was fixed.
Just in case you are wondering, in that home, I traveled unusually heavy and had a few top brands DSLR cameras, 3 Apple computers, a set of car keys and the car, and more. What I am saying is, I left it all, and never worried.
I went about my life and they handled what needed to be done!
Don’t Whine To Google Seek Out The Simple Fix
Before you lash out on Google reviews about a small item like a lightbulb or a doorstop, I highly suggest you start reading about the many crummy, crappy, OBX rentals that others stay in with other rental brands.
You might gain a bit of perspective of how fast, efficient, and well the Brindley Staff works to help with anything that might have gone unnoticed by the last renter!
Trust me, I can tell you stories of bad, and the Brindley Vacation Rentals are spot on with customer service from every angle and NOT bad.
Plus, I’ll add to this, I am the pickiest person and critical, because as a travel writer I’ve been in the highest highs (the most luxurious digs) and the lowest lows (nasty rentals where the ac unit could be kicked in at any point and gain someone entrance, disposal with fish seeking out and broken for days, or where ants are all over the beds), So I have many grounds for comparison and know the value of GOOD when I find it, and GREAT is with Brindley Beach Vacations and Sales!
They take care of what they can control and fix, and just so you know when I’ve been here, each time, it’s just been myself, and 3 of my kids. I can speak from past and present experiences!
Outer Banks Things You’ll Regret If You Don’t Experience Them
Every time we are at the OBX, I try something new, repeat something I’ve done before and then seek more.
Whether it is the Corolla Horse Adventures, a trip to the Currituck Lighthouse, a visit to Whalehead, biking time on the Currituck sound, or a new food place, it’s about finding, trying, and not regretting any moment of vacation.
OBX Vacation Rental. Don’t Miss The Simple Things. In & Around
Brindley Beach Vacation and Sales has a 600+ portfolio of rentals both on and off the beach, and in the famed 4×4 area, so choices abound.
Once I settled in, like most, I change into my favorite shorts, a comfy hoodie and really walk around the interior of the vacation rental home.
Then, I really dig in and see and do because as I mentioned, from tanning, wave frolicking, surfing, fishing, kiteboarding, biking, discovering wildlife, to playing tennis and pickleball, vacation fun is around every corner.
In fact, there’s so much to see and do, that I find it hard to convey that often the best experience in the Outer Banks is right within your vacation rental.
Time is a thief, don’t let it steal time from dawn to dusk!
Shadowy Decks Shine Bright
For those that have been to the Outer Banks, and have stayed in a beach rental vacation home, you already know that the decks are multi-layered, fabulous getaways from everyone in the house when you just need a moment.
Additionally, the decks on the beach homes are also an incredible way to experience the beginning of the day and the end, whether sitting, standing, chatting, or laying out!
As the mornings on this Fall trip were rather cool, often I experienced sunrise right from the large kitchen eating area, or the window-filled family room, in the large, well-appointed couch or one of the armchairs as I sipped on my coffee.
To experience the greatest natural show on earth, the sunrise, all I had to do was draw open a privacy shade in one of the multiple windows.
It was here, that I bid adieu to the shadowy decks as the sun rose and graced the room with warmth and light.
Here, I cherished a different perspective a far cry from my summer stays. Rather than creeping onto the beach, and the cool wet morning sand, I stayed warm, in my PJ bottoms, hoodie, and flip flops.
Yet, the long, sweeping rays of the sun, still managed to penetrate my face with warmth, as the sunlight gained new heights in the sky working its way overhead.
Dull skies quickly gave way to a very clean blue sky, cloudless, and strawn with lovely yellow-orange light, welcoming the great OBX day ahead.
More Experiences In The OBX Vacation Rental Community
No matter where I walked or stood throughout the entire OBX vacation rental community of Corolla Light the scent from the fragrant tea olive evergreen shrub was in the air.
Often I could smell pine as well, as the area is laden in fresh, pine trees around each turn and many homes.
When biking throughout the community, large, bountiful, pinecones offered nature’s best right at my feet, step after step, with soft beds of long-needled pine straw as their pillow for resting after a long fall off of the accompanying trees.
Via the bike and walking trails on the ocean side of Corolla Light, I could always hear the overlapping sounds of waves both breaking and then silence in between.
Included FREE with Every Brindley Beach Vacation…
Free – it’s a great perk to have built into anything, but really I love the word even more, and so will you I am sure!
Do you love the sentiment of ‘free’ with purchase, Brindley Beach Vacations has you fully stocked with FREE extras?
Cool Blowouts Are Best + FREE at Brindley Beach Vacations
First, I love cool air blowouts, for a great hair blowout brings on new styles and feels good.
Did I mention that I got a cool air blowout basically each and every day?
But don’t worry about spending $150 on that blowout, because every Brindley Beach Vacation rental offers that free with each stay, no tip required and a new style every time!
I just sauntered on down to the beach, took out my ponytail, or hair clip, and let the beach wind whip on through. Free, cool air blowouts that are non-damaging to my ends!
But wait, there’s more FREE to grab!
I suffer from congestion when I am in my hometown of Pittsburgh, but, not when I am here!
Instead of a visit to the doctor, I inhale and exhale the very best in medicinal over-the-counter options, known without a price tab, known as free saltwater inhalation!
Goodbye sinus issues!
Free Souvenir shopping compliments of Mother Nature!
No need to wait for cargo to be shipped, delivered, and trucked, your daily FREE Souvenir shells are delivered right to your feet on the shoreline.
Naturally, any trip to the beach must be met with some rain and you benefit from every storm as you’ll find a vast new array of seashells delivered daily free for the taking!
Don’t forget to gather some of those large, well-defined, pine cones that ocean winds have so kindly dropped from the trees to the ground, as they lie amidst the pine needle stacks.
Best of Cooking in those well-stocked kitchens
Because the staff at Brindley Beach Vacations wants your trip to be the best, they take well-stocked kitchens very seriously, and homes that share great amenities.
In some of the homes, I’ve had great under-counter ice makers, large granite countertops with endless space, and in my most recent rental a large open kitchen concept that allowed more than one cook to function at a time!
At any family gathering, the kitchen becomes the heart of the home and I love that before I rent any home with Brindley Beach Vacations I can find out WHAT is in that kitchen.
They set the standard, on the Brindley Beach Vacation & Sales website so I know what to EXPECT in my rental home from coffee makers to freezer chests and exterior showers!
From meal preparation to cocktail hour, the kitchens never cease to amaze me and each has exceeded my expectations every time.
Plus, in the homes, there are often a lot of extras like board games, a regular coffee maker and the Keurig as well, plus, beach chairs, and more, which alleviates hauling too much stuff!
What exactly is the bad news on the horizon that I mentioned at the beginning? I mean with all this good, how could there be any bad?
So what is the #1 largest Outer Banks vacation rental mistake not to make?
Well, it is a very easy answer and I am so sad to share the OBX vacation rental mistake you might have already made or might make by February of 2022.
For those of you that have been looking at the different Brindley Beach Vacation rental properties and are still not sure which one you want, you truly will suffer the most.
If you have told your family that you are going to the Outer Banks in the summer of 2022 you might already have made the OBX vacation rental mistake and I am so sorry.
Let me take off the bandage really fast so it might not hurt so much.
The #1 largest Outer Banks vacation rental mistake not to make is to oscillate, wait, and then decide on which rental home to book, because by February of 2022, Brindley Beach Vacation rentals will be sold out.
It’s true because they are already at 80% booked capacity!
Don’t Dawdle with the Decision: Fill Your Online Cart
The gift I am giving you right now is the gift of urgency.
If you see what you like, book it.
I would compare making a rental decision from Brindley Beach Vacations, like a trip to TJ Maxx, Marshall’s and HomeGoods, come on ladies you know what I am talking about right?
If you see what you like, grab it, put it in your cart, and go for it, because if you don’t it won’t be there when you go back for it.
The inventory is large, but so are the vacationer amounts, so grab what you want, and you won’t regret it.
For those that make a quick decision, and then decide you are not going to the Outer Banks (sorry for you, but) others will SNAP up that property within seconds and you’ll get your money back so why are you hesitating?
The only time you should ever hesitate with a Brindley Beach Vacation house is well? No, slash that, never hesitate, snag it when you see it.
OBX Vacation Rental Mistake – Avoid what will cost you big!
Question: What You Will Be Missing If You Wait till February 2022 to book your vacation rental home?
Answer: A vacation rental home in the Outer Banks with Brindley Beach Vacations.
It will cost you big because as far as standards, and quality, there’s no better broker for rentals and sales.
Cleanliness, check-in and checkout easiness, location to everything you’ll need, and fast response to any in-home issues that might creep up!
The #1 Largest Outer Banks Vacation Rental Mistake you can make is telling your family they are going and then not being able to get a vacation rental here!
Don’t wait to book your OBX vacation rental or you will make the largest Outer Banks vacation rental mistake that many others are making.
As Mr. Brindley says, “Book now, or see you in 2023!” ~ Dana XO
My trip was hosted, but opinions and images are my own, based on my personal stay and experience, plus knowledge of Brindley Beach Vacations and Sales.