• WiFi *
    • Keyless Entry *
    • Fully Equipped Kitchen *
    • Cook & Tableware *
    • Coffee Maker *
    • Outdoor Grill *
    • Sheets & Towels *
    • Signature Welcome Package *
    * All houses include these items.

    Vacation Essentials List

    Your ultimate beach vacation essentials checklist that you will ever need!

    Plan to bring these items with you:

    • 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 Dryer

    You can pack less!

    You can rent just about anything you need for your vacation. From baby cribs to surfboards, 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 washcloth)
    • Kitchen (stocked with basic cookware/tableware, microwave, stove/oven, dishwasher, toaster, blender, and a standard 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 vacation essentials 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.