• 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 and umbrellas
    • Beach towels
    • Pool toys and beach toys
    • Sunscreen
    • Bug spray
    • Garbage bags
    • Cleaning supplies
    • Salt, pepper, and spices
    • Pot holders
    • Paper towels
    • Toilet tissue
    • Hair dryer
    • Wi-Fi hotspot (just in case!)
    • Reusable water bottles

    Pack less! Rent your gear.

    You can rent just about anything you need for your vacation, from beach chairs to baby cribs. Ocean Atlantic Rentals and Duck Village Outfitters have your back — and Carolina Designs Realty guests receive a discount on online orders.

     All of our homes provide:

    • Convenient keyless entry
    • Wi-fi and access to cable, satellite TV, or streaming capability
    • 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, and ironing board
    • Outdoor grill
    • Signature welcome package

    Our signature welcome package starts you off:

    A reusable shopping bag and a starter supply of the following vacation essentials will be waiting at your home when you check in:

    • Freshly roasted coffee
    • Dishwashing detergent
    • Paper towels
    • Bath soap
    • Toilet tissue
    • Laundry detergent
    • 2 dishcloths
    • 2 dish towels
    • 2 pot holders

    Yes, the Outer Banks has grocery stores!

    The Outer Banks has several grocery stores and pharmacies, as well as a Walmart in Kitty Hawk and a Target in Kill Devil Hills. Harris Teeter has multiple locations (Corolla, Kitty Hawk, and Kill Devil Hills) as well as Food Lion (Corolla, Southern Shores, Kill Devil Hills, and Nags Head). Publix Super Market is located in Kill Devil Hills, and The Fresh Market is located in Nags Head. Tommy’s Market in Duck has the largest selection of local, vegan, and gluten-free products in the area.

    Outer Banks traffic and stores can be very crowded on Saturdays and Sundays during the warmer months, especially heading north towards Duck and Corolla. We recommend planning your grocery shopping trip accordingly. After check-in, you can receive grocery deliveries at your vacation home through services such as Delivery Genie and InstaCart, and some stores have grocery pickup options that can save you valuable vacation time.