A seat on a beachside veranda is as welcoming as a sip of lemonade on a sweltering summer day. Here in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., they have them in spades, and visitors can’t resist spending long hours on them.
Because the last thing you want to be doing after four months of shoveling snow is sit indoors.
For their spacious, multi-level construction and access to community pools and beaches, North Carolina vacation rentals welcome hundreds of families every summer. In fact, in Ocean Isle, the seasonal population hits as high as 25,000, compared with 525 year-round residents. The summer folks must know something we don’t, like when is the optimal time to take the boat out for sea bass or mackerel or which golf-courses (of the 36 within 10 miles) are the least crowded in nearby Myrtle Beach.
Inside the four-bedroom condo pictured, tourists relax in an updated condo with granite countertops, a front-loading washer and dryer and bedrooms with a full bathroom attached to each, a luxury if you’ve ever gone on vacation and had to share a loo. The vacation home also provides access to the Islander Beach Club’s pool and tiki bar just in case you were craving some community while working on your tan.
But if you’d rather just be left alone, that’s understandable, too. You’re on vacation after all.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.