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How Far in Advance Should I Plan My Trip to the Outer Banks?

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Don’t wait until it’s too late to plan your 2020 Outer Banks vacation!


Rental rates for 2020 weeks are now available for the majority of our vacation homes. Start planning now for the best selection of homes with the location, amenities, and week you’re looking for.


You might be thinking it’s a little early to be thinking about next summer — we just packed away the hats and flip-flops from this summer, after all. But if you are planning to gather some friends and family for a getaway to the OBX in 2020, now is the time to lock in a rental home for the best selection and best value.


At Twiddy, we have over 1,000 homes to choose from – homes of all shapes and sizes, from Corolla to Nags Head. But these sweet deals begin to book up as early as 51 weeks in advance (and some book even earlier!).


Our data from the past three years shows that by January 1st, over 38% of our overall supply is rented for the following summer. Planning to book in January? By then, more than half of our homes are already been reserved, with over 51% booked.


Looking for an Outer Banks oceanfront rental?


If you wait until January, less than 42% of oceanfront rentals are typically left available for summer weeks. It’s no secret that we think that staying on the OBX oceanfront is the best


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Need a pet-friendly OBX rental?

Pet-friendly homes tend to book up 29 weeks in advance, and by January 1st, only 48% are still available to choose from.


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Coordinating with a large group?

66% of our 10BR+ homes are rented by January 1st. If you need a large oceanfront Outer Banks rental, don’t wait to start your search! 



At Twiddy, we’re lucky to have a fantastic selection of Outer Banks rentals to choose from. We’re excited to welcome new homes for 2020 as additional options for your OBX vacation. 


If you decide to plan a last-minute visit to the Outer Banks, you can still find a great home to rent. But if you’re part of a group planning to come down in the peak weeks, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, it’s smart to begin planning your 2020 summer trip to the Outer Banks now.


Waiting until January means fewer homes available that meet your exact needs. It’s October and we’re starting to book up fast, but planning now gives you a great chance at landing a home that’s just right. 


Search online, call us at 888-457-1520 or text us at 252-888-2598. Let us help you find the perfect OBX vacation rental!


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