Last updated on June 25th, 2021With the world reopening and everyone in need of an OBX vacation, we’re booking up faster than ever before. Demand for 2022 weeks in our vacation rentals is high. The recent pandemic has made vacation rentals a more popular option than ever before. It may still be the summer of 2021, but now is the time to plan for some fun in the sun on the Outer Banks for the summer of 2022. The first step in creating treasured beach vacation memories is booking your rental home on the OBX. We have some tips to help you search for the perfect Outer Banks rental for your family. Searching & Booking Tips • Book Early 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, 68% of 2021 weeks our oceanfront homes were already booked and only 9% of May through September weeks in oceanfront homes remained available. If you’re planning to bring your dog to the OBX, 65% of our pet friendly homes, start planning early, as pet friendly OBX rentals book up quickly. By January of 2021, only 14% of May through September weeks in pet friendly homes were available. Need a home with 10 bedrooms or more? Our 10 bedroom plus homes were 59% booked for 2021 before January. • Find Several Homes That You Like Outer Banks vacation homes are in high demand for 2022. 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 your group to save your favorite vacation homes and share them amongst 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 rather than relying on one home being available for your desired travel dates. • 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 Tip: Why do the rates seem higher for next year? Rates are ultimately determined by each homeowner. As a result of increased demand and operating costs across all segments of the Vacation Rental industry, most homes will see an increase in rate. We encourage you to narrow down your vacation home choices to several homes within your price range. It’s never too early to start planning your 2022 OBX Vacation! Start planning your 2022 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 2022. Simply enter your email address, and if/when the home and week come available, we will send you an email. Plan now to make vacation memories that will last a lifetime!