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

It’s that time of year again: chilly weather, savory soups, and….you guessed it: time to plan next summer’s Outer Banks vacation!


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 2019, 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 the end of November, over 38% of our overall supply is rented for the following summer. Planning to book in January? By then, over 57% is booked.


Looking for an oceanfront home?

If you wait until January, less than 39% of oceanfront homes are typically left available for summer weeks.

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Need something pet-friendly?

Pet-friendly homes tend to book up 29 weeks in advance, and by late November, only 64% are left.

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Coordinating with a large group?

57% of our 10BR+ homes are rented by the end of November.



At Twiddy, we’re lucky to have a fantastic selection to choose from. And if you decide to plan a last minute visit to the Outer Banks, you still might find a great home to rent. But if you’re part of a group planning to come down in the peak weeks, from Memorial to Labor Day, it’s smart to begin planning your 2019 summer trip to the Outer Banks now.


Waiting until January means fewer homes available that meet your exact needs. It’s November 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 or call Twiddy today – 800-489-4339 – and let us help you find the perfect vacation rental!


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