With the ongoing pandemic and everyone in need of an OBX vacation, we’re booking up faster than ever before. 61% of available 2021 weeks in our vacation rentals are already booked, which is 36% more booked weeks than this time last year. The pandemic has made vacation rentals a more popular option than ever before. It may still be winter, but now is the time to plan for some fun in the sun this summer on the Outer Banks. 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. 68% of 2021 weeks our oceanfront homes are already booked, and only 9% of May through September weeks remain available on the oceanfront. If you’re planning to bring your dog to the OBX, 65% of our pet friendly homes are already booked for 2021. Only 14% of May through September weeks in pet friendly homes are currently available. Need a home with 10 bedrooms or more? Our 10 bedroom plus homes are 59% booked for 2021, and just 12% are available for weeks in May through September. • Be Flexible With Your Timeframe When searching our website by distance to the beach, amenities, or number of bedrooms, and getting 0 results, try the same search a week earlier or a week later. Many times, the perfect vacation home may be available, just not for the exact week or check-in day you originally selected. If you traditionally book an Outer Banks rental for an August vacation, availability is dwindling. Just under 7% of our homes are still available for the weeks beginning August 6/7/8 and August 13/14/15. We suggest moving quickly if you’d like to secure an OBX vacation rental for any week in August. • Stay Tuned for Last Minute Availability Occasionally, new homes join Twiddy mid-year or previously-booked weeks will become available. Whether it’s a guest whose vacation plans changed or a homeowner cannot make their owner week, or a new home joins Twiddy, available weeks will be featured on our Last Minute Outer Banks Rentals list. Check this page often as new homes/weeks are added daily. It’s never too early to start planning your 2022 OBX Vacation! Unable to find a suitable vacation home for your family for 2021? Or are you choosing to wait another year in hopes of the pandemic subsiding? 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!