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. The same home and 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. Some of the larger special event homes do allow bookings more than 51 weeks in advance. Please contact the office for details. 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 available. Click here for more information on Advance Property Holds.
Can I tour the home before I make a reservation?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office 1-800-489-4339 if you would like to schedule a home 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 on the day of their event, 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. You may purchase a guaranteed early check-in if the home is 6 bedrooms or smaller by contacting the office, but due to the size of a majority of our event homes, guaranteed early check-ins are typically not available.
What time is check out?
Check-out time is 10:00 am. Guests departing the home should leave it tidy and secure.
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 enquire 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. Please click here for more information on Private Pools.
Can I reserve multiple homes for the same week and event?
Yes! We are happy to help you find accommodations for your guests in additional homes and near your event home when possible. However, we do discourage against holding more than one event home away from other brides and grooms while you decide.
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 the streets is not allowed in any area. Several local companies offer transportation services. Twiddy offers satellite parking for 4x4 guests at the Corolla office.
Can we serve alcohol at our event?
Yes, however, cash bars are not allowed in the homes. 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.