Jan 27, 2021

OBX Vacation Memories Start Here: Booking Your Beach House

Plan Now For An Unforgettable Trip

On the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic, OBX vacations are booking earlier than ever. The Outer Banks has been a popular vacation destination choice throughout the pandemic and our vacation homes continue to book up faster than ever before. Demand for 2023 weeks in our vacation rentals is high. It may still be 2022, but now is the time to plan for some fun in the sun on the Outer Banks for the summer of 2023. The first step in creating beach vacation memories is booking your rental home on the OBX. We have some tips to help you find the perfect Outer Banks rental for your family. 

vacation booking tips

• Booking Early is Essential if You Want the Most Popular Amenities

Homes directly on the oceanfront, pet friendly OBX rentals, and homes that can accommodate large groups book first. By January, 79% of 2022 weeks in our oceanfront homes were already booked for May through September weeks.

If you’re planning to bring your dog to the OBX, start planning early, as 70% of our pet friendly homes are typically booked by January for May through September weeks.

Need a home with 10 bedrooms or more? Our 10 bedroom plus homes were 79% booked for 2022 before January.


• Find Several Homes That You Like Prior to Booking

Outer Banks vacation homes are in high demand for 2023. We recommend having a few homes in mind for your OBX vacation, just in case your top choice is booked. The Trips feature on twiddy.com allows you to save your favorite vacation homes and share them with your group. Members of your group can weigh in on the OBX vacation home decision and narrow down your top homes. With a few top homes in mind, your group will have options at booking time rather than relying on one home being available for your desired travel dates.

Booking Trips 2023
Notification list booking

• Join the Notification List 

Each week in each vacation home has a notification list. If/when the week becomes available, you will receive an email letting you know. All guests on the notification list for a particular home/week are emailed at the same time, and reservations are booked on a first come first served basis. You can join the notification list for as many homes and weeks that you want.

Booking for next year

It’s never too early to start planning your 2023 OBX Vacation!

Start planning your 2023 vacation now and get the first choice on the OBX rental home and week that you prefer. We accept Advance Property Holds 51 weeks in advance for most homes, and even farther in advance for certain larger homes.

We are currently accepting notification list requests for all homes/weeks in 2023. Simply enter your email address, and if/when the home and week come available, we will send you an email. 

Plan now, for booking early, to make vacation memories that will last a lifetime!

Courtney Wisecarver

Courtney Wisecarver

Jan 27, 2021

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