How far in advance can I book a home?
Current-year guests have the first opportunity to request the same home for the comparable dates for the following year (some restrictions apply). The same home/comparable dates will be held for current-year guests until the Monday following their departure. On the Tuesday following guest departure, homes are available to book on a first-come-first-serve basis. To place an Advance Property Hold, there is a fee of $50-$1,500 depending on the home that will hold the home until a lease is sent in the fall. At that time a full deposit is required to secure the reservation. The Advance Hold fee is non-refundable and for those homes with fees over $50, non-transferable. Advance Holds are tentative, and are contingent upon two factors: the home must be in our program for the following year and the dates must be made available by the home owner. If there is a conflict with either of these two requirements, the Advance Hold will be void and your money will be refunded, or we will be happy to help you find an alternative home. The Advance Hold does not lock in current-year rates. You do have the option to decline the reservation after the owners have set their rental rates. Please note that Special Event fees may vary per home, and are subject to change from year to year.
Can I tour the home before I make a reservation?
We recommend that you come to the area and tour the homes that interest you. We schedule visits one week in advance by appointment only on the turnover days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). You may view a maximum of three homes per visit. Homes located on the 4x4 beaches will require a 4x4 vehicle to visit the home. Please email us at [email protected] or call the office 1-800-489-4339 at least one week in advance if you would like to schedule a tour.
What does the event fee cover?
The event fee covers additional costs associated with hosting large groups. Fees are set by each individual homeowner and are non-negotiable and non-refundable. Special event fees can be found on each Special Event home’s individual listing on our website. The event fee also covers a Special Event Liability Insurance Policy.
For more information on the policy, please visit: https://www.wedsafe.com/Pages/wedding-liability-insurance.aspx.
The event fee does not cover moving furniture back to its original place, excessive trash left at the home, excessive cleaning (both inside or outside), or damages to the property (both inside or outside).
How many guests can your homes accommodate?
We do not advertise occupancy for our homes. In most cases, our bride and grooms usually have anywhere from 1-100 guests in our homes, though some homes can accommodate more. Please inquire when making your reservation if you expect to exceed 100 people.
Can I change my check-in day?
There may be flexibility to change the check-in day in the off season with home owner’s permission, but typically we will follow the home’s normal booking schedule. Please call for more details.
What time is check-in?
Check in begins at 4:00 pm on your arrival day. If services are complete prior to 4:00 pm, we will gladly allow you access to the home. However, no guaranteed early check-ins are available for special event homes.
What time is check out?
Guests departing the home should leave it tidy and secure. Check-out time is 10:00 am. There are no exceptions.
Are pets allowed at the home?
Please read the property description of the home you are considering. Pets are only welcome at pet friendly homes*. Bringing a pet to a non-pet friendly home is a violation of the lease and will result in the termination of your tenancy. This pertains to any visiting pets as well.
*Please inquire when making the reservation the policy on service animals for the particular home you wish to book.
When are private pools available?
Private pool availability varies for each of our homes, but generally is from early May through late October. Availability dates and charges vary for heated private pools. Please see individual property information for private pool and/or heated pool availability and details. Please contact our office prior to your arrival to make arrangements for heated pools. An additional fee of $50.00 will be charged when this service is ordered at check-in, or during your stay. [Occasionally, some of the pools in Dare and Currituck counties experience a very mild ground current. Generally this is not caused by a pool defect or the household electrical system, but appears as a result of the earth’s own natural electrical current. Certain properties may be affected and the current tends to be intermittent in nature. Please be advised, however, that this may affect the operation of pacemakers and other similar devices.] Outdoor community pools are subject to the dates and rules set by the community, but are generally open from Memorial Day to Labor Day and are provided only for guests and homeowners of that subdivision.
Can I reserve multiple homes for the same week and event?
Due to the popularity of our special event homes, we discourage guests from holding more than one special event home, unless being used as your guests' accomodations.
Are tents allowed?
Community regulations prohibit the use of tents at most of our special event homes. If you would like to use a tent, please call our office at 1-800-489-4339 or email us to ensure that the home you are planning to rent allows them.
Is there parking available for our guests?
Parking on streets is not allowed in any area. Several local companies offer transportation services.
Can we serve alcohol at our event?
Yes, however, cash bars are not allowed in the homes. All alcohol is to be consumed on the property and not in the street or on the beach. Of course, no underage drinking is allowed.
Is there a noise ordinance?
Both Dare and Currituck counties employ a noise ordinance whereby anything that disturbs the public violates the ordinance. The sheriff uses discretion when making the decision to go to a home, and suggests 10:30 pm or 11:00 pm as a good time to quiet down. Permits are available at both sheriff’s departments.
Are there any covenants and restrictions I should be aware of?
There are several communities that have limitations on the activities and use of their neighborhoods. There are restrictions on parking and the construction or placement of tents, arbors or gazebos. Please ask us about the particular development you are interested in.
Do I need to register my wedding or event with the towns?
The Town of Duck requires weddings and events to be registered with the Town. Please click here for more information.