Vacation Rentals Kill Devil Hills, Outer Banks, NC | Carolina Designs

Vacation Rentals in Kill Devil Hills, NC

All houses are rented by the week.

Kill Devil Hills is a popular vacation spot with beautiful vacation rentals ideal for active families. Look through our select inventory of Kill Devil Hills rentals to find out why our houses top the list of choices for family groups coming to the area. Kill Devil Hills offers traditional beach cottages as well as large, luxurious oceanfront and semi-oceanfront homes with private pools and hot tubs.

Our Kill Devil Hills vacation homes are exquisite in design and include movie theaters, game rooms, expansive great rooms, kitchens stocked with state-of-the-art appliances, dune top decks, and easy walkways to the beach. Water sports are available on both the ocean and sound. Regardless of what vacation house you choose, beach access is usually steps away. This stretch of beach on the Atlantic Ocean offers several public access locations, some with parking, bathhouses and special accessibility. For convenience and safety, lifeguards are stationed every half-mile during the summer season. Kill Devil Hills oceanfront homes enjoy direct beach access.
Close to many parks, family and friends staying in our vacation rentals enjoy a network of bike and walking paths, a community skate park, playgrounds, as well as the excitement of go-carts, bowling, miniature golf, laser-tag, and the movies. Our guests staying at our Kill Devil Hill vacation rentals can also easily visit a treasured, historic national park, the Wright Brothers Memorial Monument. Housing a reproduction of the Wright Flyer, the first airplane flown in 1903 by Wilbur and Orville Wright, the memorial is a national historic attraction that celebrates the beginning of the age of aviation.
Kill Devil Hills is convenient to several grocery stores, shopping and a variety of dining options from finer restaurants to family fare. This wide range of restaurants and shops are within easy reach along the two main thoroughfares, the beach road or the “bypass,” which is also dotted with surf shops and colorful boutiques. Venture off the main roads to Colington Island, where fresh seafood is caught and sold and a narrow road takes you through the maritime forest towards the sound.
Experience for yourself why vacationers staying in Kill Devil Hills love renting in the heart of the Outer Banks!

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Vacation Rentals Kitty Hawk, Outer Banks, NC | Carolina Designs

Outer Banks Rentals for Weddings & Special Events

All houses are rented by the week.

The Outer Banks of North Carolina is one of the most popular wedding destinations in the United States – and for good reason. There’s nothing like saying “I do” next to the majesty of the ocean. Many of Carolina Designs Realty’s Special Event Homes provide the perfect setting for both weddings and receptions, with private walkways to the Atlantic, expansive great rooms, large dining tables, kitchens equipped for catering, and so much more.

Our Special Event Homes also welcome business conferences, retreats, and family reunions. Only select homes are part of the Special Event Program, with plenty of Carolina Designs Realty homes nearby for the rest of your guests. Please see our House Rules to review policies and fees involved when reserving an event home, and reach out to us at with any questions!

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Vacation Rentals Duck, Outer Banks, NC | Carolina Designs

Vacation Rentals in Duck, North Carolina

All houses are rented by the week.

Don’t miss a chance to stay in Duck, North Carolina where our vacation rentals are a family favorite. One of our most popular resort destinations, guests who stay in a Duck vacation rental are drawn to the small village atmosphere while still being very close to all local attractions. Fabulous vacation homes, spanning a lovely 7-mile coastline, typically offer amenities such as large great rooms, spacious master bedrooms, media rooms, theater rooms, private pools and hot tubs.

Duck, NC vacation rentals offer spectacular oceanfront views and other vacation homes, many with views, are located along scenic streets with just a short walk to the beach or to the sound. Most vacation rental homes are located in quaint neighborhoods and some offer additional community amenities such as indoor heated pools, recreation centers and oceanside parking.
Family and friends staying in Duck NC rentals are able to enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities and watersports from the sound to the ocean, including swimming, surfing, fishing, jet skiing, parasailing, crabbing and kayaking. The village of Duck offers an impressive array of small shops and restaurants. Restaurants offer a variety of dining options, ranging from a-la-carte, to formal. Shops and boutiques are situated in several small shopping centers and specialize in clothing, books, toys, gourmet food, groceries, antiques, and artwork, just to name a few.
Take a relaxing walk along the walking/bicycling trail that runs the entire length of Duck. Join your children as they enjoy trips to The Duck Town Park, located on an 11-acre maritime forest on the Currituck Sound, and features a playground and soundside walkway. Certain areas have been designated for launching canoes and kayaks. A gazebo and picnic shelter, housed on an area of rolling green is conveniently located in the center of the park. Those areas, along with the amphitheater tucked into the natural surroundings, play host to various complementary musical, theatre and children’s events all summer long, as well as morning exercise programs.
Find out why Duck, NC is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. Visitors return year after year to enjoy the spaciousness and pristine condition of Duck beach, with characteristic crystal clear waters and miles of soft rolling surf. Consider a stay in one of our many exquisite vacation rentals, in this wonderful and unique Outer Banks coastal village that offers something for everyone.

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Vacation Rentals Corolla, Outer Banks, NC | Carolina Designs

Vacation Rentals in Corolla, NC

All houses are rented by the week.

Find out why our Corolla, NC rentals are some of the most popular Outer Banks vacation homes on the beach. The main attraction in Corolla still remains the expansive, wide beaches of finely textured sand and clean rolling surf. From oceanfront to the sound, large and medium-size homes, we hope you enjoy the variety of Corolla vacation rentals that are managed by Carolina Designs Realty. With its quiet neighborhoods, shopping and historic sites Corolla, NC has become the perfect family vacation rental spot on the beach.

Corolla, also known as the “gold coast” of Currituck County, is situated on an expanse of Atlantic Ocean at the Northern end of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. In the early 1900s, this area became a favorite of a handful of wealthy businessmen who built exclusive, private hunt clubs on large acres of Corolla beach and land. One of them, the Whalehead Club, located at Currituck Heritage Park, began as a private hunt club/mansion on the sound; restored in 1993, it is now a popular historical vacation attraction.
Another favorite with visitors is the Currituck Beach Lighthouse. Built in 1875, it is the only natural red brick lighthouse on the East Coast and was constructed to provide a safe pathway for and warning of shallow waters to sailors entering what has long been known as “the Graveyard of the Atlantic.” Building on a history shaped by this unique landscape, today Corolla is widely known for its large, upscale vacation homes. Consider a stay in one of our Corolla, NC rentals—the estates come complete with private pools, hot tubs and luxurious amenities overlooking vast stretches of beach. Corolla has easy access to golf and tennis. Catch the latest release at the local movie theater, take surfing lessons, go on a kayak tour, rent jet skis, or take a guided beach tour in search of the wild horses of Corolla—herds of mustangs that roam freely in isolated areas and are descendants of wild Spanish mustangs brought to the area hundreds of years ago. For your shopping convenience, grocery stores, gift shops, surf shops, coffee shops, ice cream parlors and souvenir shops are found in several local shopping centers, including Monteray Plaza, Tim Buck II and Corolla Light Town Center—a quaint historic district near the lighthouse has been restored and provides a lovely location for a walking tour. Bring your family to the Outer Banks to enjoy everything that Corolla vacation rentals have to offer; your dream vacation may be just around the corner in one of Carolina Designs Realty’s beach rentals!

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Outer Banks Travel Guide

Outer Banks Travel Guide

Things you want to know!

Discover all that the Outer Banks has to offer in our Outer Banks Travel Guide. From delicious restaurants and unique shops, to famous historical sites and family-friendly activities, our coastline has something for everyone.  The Carolina Designs vacation guide is your entry point to the OBX!

Your Visit To The Outer Banks | Carolina Designs

Your Visit To The Outer Banks

Information, Tips and Directions

There’s a lot to see and do on the Outer Banks and we want you to enjoy it all. Here are some quick tips, directions and other information you’ll find helpful in making your stay with us all it can be.

About Carolina Designs And Our Outer Banks Vacation Homes

About Carolina Designs Realty

Since 1988, Carolina Designs Realty has represented select Outer Banks vacation homes located in the towns of Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head. We are a family owned and operated business that has established a reputation with guests for our quality properties and focus on customer service. Guests who reserve our homes enjoy keyless entry, freshly made beds, towel sets in each bedroom, wifi, our signature welcome package, and a dedicated staff whose goals are to enhance your vacation experience.

Our team is local and here to help! Here at CDR, we hang our hats on great houses and great customer service. If you need assistance finding the right house for your group, or have questions about the Outer Banks, give us a call! Our knowledgable staff is here for you, 7 days a week.

Voted “Best Vacation Rental Company” in Best of the Beach every year since 2013!

Any home can have problems that arise from time to time; what counts is how quickly those issues are addressed. Our operations team includes a staff of full-time field maintenance technicians and in-house coordinators that work hard to take care of our guests’ needs. We want your stay with us to be as carefree as possible!

To ensure that your home is properly prepared prior to your arrival, we manage our own cleaning and inspection staff. All of our cleaning teams are trained by our customer care department and each is required to follow a rigorous set of guidelines as they clean your rental home.

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Highlights Throughout the Years

  • The first Outer Banks rental company to provide linens (beds made) as a standard amenity.
  • 1997: The first Outer Banks rental company (and one of the first in the country) to offer real time availability and reservations via Internet.
  • 2006: Deployed wireless internet access in our homes and now all of our homes provide wifi internet access.
  • 2007: To help preserve the fragile Outer Banks ecosystems, we transitioned to revolutionary electrolyzed home cleaning products eliminating the need to use harsh chemicals.
  • 2008: Initiation of an innovative wait list program for guests.
  • 2009: We launched a state-of-the-art, user-friendly website system to simplify locating and reserving homes, printing leases and making online payments.
  • 2010: The first Outer Banks company to offer guests the option to plan vacations a year in advance by securing a Houses with a 10% down payment.
  • 2013: We migrated to an all-encompassing property management system, Advanced Reservation Technologies (ART) and won the Max Radio/OBX Voice “Best of the Beach Competition” in the categories of “Best Vacation Rental Company,” Best Property Management Company,” and “Best Real Estate Sales.”
  • 2014: Winner of the Max Radio/OBX Voice “Best of the Beach Competition” in the categories of “Best Vacation Rental Company,” “Best Houses Management Company” and “Best Real Estate Sales.”
  • 2015: All of our properties were upgraded to our Smart Lock Keyless Entry System and we won the Max Radio/OBX Voice “Best of the Beach Competition” in the categories of “Best Vacation Rental Company,” “Best Houses Management Company” and “Best Real Estate Sales.”
  • 2016: We launched a new website and won the Max Radio/OBX Voice “Best of the Beach Competition” in the categories of “Best Vacation Rental and Property Management Company” and “Best Real Estate Company.”
  • 2017: We won the Max Radio/OBX Voice “Best of the Beach Competition” in the categories of “Best Vacation Rental and Property Management Company” and “Best Real Estate Company.”
  • 2018: We won the Max Radio/OBX Voice “Best of the Beach Competition” in the categories of “Best Vacation Rental Company” and “Best Real Estate Company.”

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Contact Carolina Designs Realty | Get In Touch With A Specialist

Contact Us: 800-368-3825

Open Daily 9AM-5PM; Holiday hours may vary.

Keyless Entry

Keyless EntryKeyless Entry

How to Operate the Keyless Entry Lock

Your vacation home is equipped with keyless entry, which may look like one of the following:


  • Touch the keypad portion of the lock with the palm of your hand to illuminate the keypad.
  • Enter your code followed by the asterisk key (*) or the check mark (√) — whichever icon you see on the bottom left of your keypad.
  • When the code is accepted the locking mechanism will activate and the lock will open.


To lock simply touch the keypad with the back of your hand causing the locking mechanism to activate and the lock will then close.

Should you have any problems with lock operation:

  • Please retry the procedure.
  • Double check the code you entered with the code provided.

If problem persists, please call 800-368-3825.

What To Bring To The OBX

What to BringWhat to Bring

  • Beach Chairs & Umbrellas
  • Beach Towels
  • Pool & Beach Toys
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Garbage Bags
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Spices
  • Pot holders
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet tissue
  • Hair Dryers

You can pack less!

You can rent just about anything you need for your vacation. From baby cribs to surf boards, Ocean Atlantic Rentals has your back — and Carolina Designs Realty guests receive a discount on online orders.

All of our homes provide:

  • Convenient Keyless Entry
  • Wifi & Cable, Satellite TV, or Streaming Services
  • Freshly Made Beds
  • Towels (we supply two towel sets per King/Queen/Double bed and one per Twin bed. Each towel set contains a bath towel, hand towel and wash cloth)
  • Kitchen (stocked with basic cookware/tableware, microwave, stove/oven, dishwasher, and coffee maker)
  • Washer, Dryer, Iron, & Ironing Board
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Signature Welcome Package

Welcome Package

Our signature welcome package will be waiting at your home when you check in. You’ll find a reusable shopping bag containing a starter supply of the following items:

  • Fresh Roasted Coffee
  • Dishwashing Detergent
  • Paper Towels
  • Bath Soap
  • Toilet Tissue
  • Laundry Detergent
  • 2 Dish Cloths
  • 2 Dish Towels
  • 1 Pot Holder

A Few Additional Tips

Grocery Shopping

There are two standard grocery store chains that have multiple locations on the Outer Banks; Harris-Teeter (in Corolla, Kitty Hawk, and Kill Devil Hills) and Food Lion (in Corolla, Southern Shores, Kill Devil Hills, and Nags Head). Publix Super Market is located in Kill Devil Hills. Tommy’s Natural Foods Market & Wine Shop in Duck has the largest selection of local, vegan and gluten free products in the area and you can pre-order groceries through their website.

Outer Banks stores can be very crowded on Saturdays and Sundays so we recommend planning your grocery shopping trip accordingly.


Outer Banks traffic can be very heavy on Saturdays and Sundays, especially heading north towards Duck and Corolla, so make your travel plans with this in mind.