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Past Guest Testimonials

We had an awesome experience with Carolina Designs. The process was very easy to follow and the communication was great and very quick. The home was very clean and well kept up. Our family has rented from Carolina Designs multiple times and we continue to be very pleased with their service. We were married in the home on the balcony and it was perfect so happy we chose the Vacation Oasis. We can't wait to come back to the beach again!! - Cody W. Canal Fulton, OH
Your company was extremely helpful -- both when first reserving the house and later answering any questions or concerns we had. Can't tell you how appreciative we are! We have been vacationing 38 years, and without a doubt this was the most beautiful home yet. There was absolutely nothing lacking. Note: I checked excellent for carpets. However, the carpets had been removed and hardwood floors installed -- beautiful!! - Louis B. Irwin, PA
We loved your company and have been coming to he Outer Banks since 1989. We will be looking for a house with your company and I will be calling you on Monday. - Scott N. Chillicoth, OH
A great addition to the property this year was the tile around the pool area. My hats off to the owner who continues to add great features to the property. - Lester F. Boylston, MA
I am very pleased with my entire rental experience. Renting with Carolina Designs was easy & fair priced, and The Nautilus was a great home. I would love to rent it again! - Janice H. Richmond, VA
Carolina Designs is the 3rd rental company we have used for our OBX vacations and it was by far the best experience. You have made me a loyal Carolina Designs customer for life! - Donna H. Warrenton, VA
Absolutely loved the house, especially the layout! It was beautiful and well equipped. Would definitely consider renting THIS home again!!! - Richard B. Chesapeake, Va
Wonderful house and best leasing company we've dealt with in the Outer Banks. We've come every year over the last 10 years and by far the best interaction, response and quality of leasing company and property. Thanks! Great job. - Clay S Dacula, GA
It was so nice that our home was ready early and you sent an email with a temporary keyless entry code for the lock. It was great to give us a more time to enjoy the home on the first day. #469 Seaview is a beautiful home, great location and our entire family loved it. Thank you! - John O. Kenosha, WI
My family and friends had a wonderful time in #461 Isle Be Back. What a beautiful, well maintained home. We would love to stay again! - Barbara S. Cedar Grove, NJ
We were born and raised in southeast Delaware County Pennsylvania and our only beach experience was the Jersey Shore. This was our first vacation at the Outer Banks and we all enjoyed it immensely. We have rebooked for same place, same time next year. Thank you Carolina Designs for your friendly service and attention to detail. - Jim D. from Souderton, PA
Our family has had the pleasure of staying in your rental property number 686 Tangerine Dream at Buck Island. This is our second week and we had our mid stay cleaning today. We just wanted to tell you that we are very appreciative and grateful for the wonderful service you provided. Our cleaning service was performed with excellence and the young lady was friendly and a delight to talk with. She is clearly trustworthy and thorough. The home was so lovely and clean when she was finished. We have tried to keep up with the general day to day needs, but it was so nice to have the beds changed and the floors cleaned. We were amazed at how sand seems to accumulate so quickly here at the beach compared to at home. Again the mid stay cleaning was a blessing, and we were so delighted with the kindness and professionalism of your staff. We appreciated the new towels, linens, and complimentary bag of goodies- especially the coffee and toilet paper! Thanks again for your hospitality and making us feel so welcome and at home while we are vacationing away from home. Denise B. Chesapeake, VA
Thank you so much for the mugs, cards, and bags. They were very much appreciated and I felt like Carolina Designs really cares about their clients! - Carol C. Centreville, Md
Carolina Designs makes everything easy. Search engine ;good communications when we call; timely information reminders; keyless entry ; and arrival package of soap, gel, paper goods, and coffee is appreciated. - Katharine from Port Ewen, NY
Love Song of the Sea! Perfect beach house, perfect view! Very comfortable and just the right size. We have stayed there at least 10 times and plan to again! Carolina Designs has never disappointed! Thanks for everything! - Vicki M. Devon, PA
Everyone at Carolina Designs Realty which we spoke to were extremely professional and friendly. They offered great suggestions and we will lease from this company again. Thank you all for a wonderful time in OBX. Totally love the Keyless entry. Saves so much time going and leaving the rental house. Only suggestion we would make it to have ottomans in living room and also have a chair in the master bedrooms. Any issue we had was handled immediately by the maintenance staff. The staff was very polite and professional. Great team. Both this year and last year were fantastic vacations and we thank Carolina Designs for all the help in making our vacations so wonderful.. - Nell & Kurt B. Barnegat, NJ
Whenever I had a question, your staff was very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. All my questions were quickly and cheerfully answered! Missing window screens, and non-sliding screen doors. Someone showed up within an hour to spray the stinky bedroom with Febreeze! And the workman (Nick?) responded very quickly on Monday to take care of our problems. Excellent response by your service staff! This was our 6th year at Stork's Landing (we followed them from Twiddy). And since being with Carolina Designs, the service is much improved and the cleanliness of the home seems better than with Twiddy. I have reserved this home again for next year! We'll be back! Thank you for your wonderful service! - Maxine O. Chapel Hill, NC
We were treated better than anywhere else over many years. The complimentary mid stay cleaning was WONDERFUL. Ample supplies were left both times by some friendly folks who have a lot to do in a short time. Clean sheets and fresh towels were fantastic. We surely don?t want to spend too much of a vacation doing laundry! Carolina Designs has won us over. By popular demand from my friends and family who joined us, we have already rebooked for next year. Great job! #741 Avalon Sunset was the best we have had in many years of renting in NC. This house is beautiful, clean, and inviting. Furnishings were attractive and functional.. - Brenda from Henrico, VA
The reservation staff was amazing! Everyone I spoke to over the course of the year had all the information that I needed. Couldn't have been more confident in the staff and impressed with their knowledge of the house and procedures of the reservations requirements. So wonderful! We were "stalking" the cleaning crew while they were getting the house ready and the reservation staff sent me an early keyless code for the house when they were done! So wonderful to have that kind of quick communication! This house (230 - The Crown Jewel) is HUGE! The cleaning crew, pool crew, landscaping and maintenance were all on their A Game. The house was ready for our big event and everything looked wonderful! I spoke to Marshall mid-week about some items that we found that weren't working properly but told him that it was no rush to repair as nothing was affecting our stay. The house was great! Everyone that came to our event while we were there spoke highly of the house but we made sure that they also knew that the Carolina Designs were so easy to work with and in their future vacations should be booked in one of your houses. I know that we will be back soon! Thank you for everything, it was a magical week! - Shawn S. Raleigh, NC
Have been to the Outer Banks a number of times with other companies. Our first experience with yours was based on a recommendation of friends and they did not steer us wrong! We will be back.. Greg V. Fairlawn, OH
We were treated better than anywhere else over many years. The complimentary mid stay cleaning was WONDERFUL. Ample supplies were left both times by some friendly folks who have a lot to do in a short time. Clean sheets and fresh towels were fantastic. We surely don't want to spend too much of a vacation doing laundry! Carolina Designs has won us over. By popular demand from my friends and family who joined us, we have already rebooked for next year. Great job.. - Brenda M. Henrico, VA This home was the best we have had in many years of renting in NC. Beautiful, clean, and inviting. Furnishings were attractive and functional. Small suggestion - chairs on upper deck need work on arms and one dining chair needs re gluing.
Carolina Designs! I'd like to take a moment to say thank you for a flawless reservation and vacation and to please forward this email to the owners of Blue Heaven. I didn't have a chance to write in the guest book (waaay too relaxed to find a pen!). Blue Heaven was the cleanest, most well stocked, tasteful and comfortable home we've ever rented. We've been vacationing at the Outer Banks for more than 30 years. We've stayed in every town between Corolla and Hatteras. Oceanfront, Oceanside, sound front (our favorite since, for every sunset you see, you add a day to your life!) so we've seen it all. To the owners of Blue Heaven - thank you. We hope we left your beautiful home as perfect as it was when we arrived... -Laura and Wayne D. Chersterfield, VA
I can't say enough about the condition of the home as well as the accommodations. The house was in impeccable condition and clean. All beds and linens were very very comfortable. Everyone commented about the comfortable beds. Nothing was left out in preparing for usage of the house with the volume of people. Plenty of dishes and any other cooking utensils that were needed. This was one of the finest experiences of our lives with extended family. We all loved the experience and the amazing preparation of the house made us feel that much more special! Thanks again!! The staff was always very helpful and personable. Other realtors seemed to be more about "business." We stayed with Carolina Designs because they were more accommodating and friendly. - Michael B. St. Cloud, Fl
We had a fabulous wedding at Blue Crush on April 30. It was exactly what our daughter and her husband wanted. The house and cabana were beautiful. Unexpected additions of a refrigerator in the cabana and new outdoor furniture complete with a fire pit were fabulous. Please convey to the owners our thanks for all they did to help make our daughter's wedding day the day of her dreams. We hope their daughter's wedding will be as memorable. It was a cloudy day, but as with OBX weather where you never know what you will get, the sun came out during the ceremony! We thank Carolina Designs for all they did to work with us when there was trouble with the original house. This was the perfect house for our special occasion! - Marsha F Sutherland, VA
staff was very pleasant and helpful with our questions and if they didn't know the answer they found out the answer promptly and responded quickly....we felt very comfortable and at ease when we arrived on our vacation that everything was as we expected---ty staff of Carolina Designs---you are AWESOME!!!!!!!! just want to say...THANK YOU for making our vacation sooo wonderful--didn't want to leave--will highly recommend you to friends and family---we will be returning!!!!!! God bless!! ty for reimbursing us for the portion of the pool cost that we didn't get to enjoy from sunday to Wednesday--that ROCKED!!!!!!!!!! :D THANK YOU FOR MAKIING OUR EXPERIENCE ONE OF GREAT MEMORIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - - David W. Verona, VA
Response to a problem with the air conditioning when we arrived was very fast and especially appreciated since we called on a Sunday. The person who fixed the unit was quick to complete the work, very polite and friendly, and even offered suggestions on local restaurants. Excellent response! - Roberta W. Fairview, NC
This was an amazing house! The amenities (the heated pool, the hot tub, the movie theater, the living quarters, the kitchen and cooking facilities) were over the top. This was by far the best vacation my family and I have experienced. It was easy to book the house, the site was user friendly, and the service we received while at the house was excellent! - Golda M. Clayton, NY
I have been coming to OBX for many years.. 1st time using Carolina Designs ..you have by far been the best rental company!! Thank you!!! - Regina B. Port Leyden, NY
I can't put in words how great of a vacation we had while staying at the Carolina Charm house! From moment we arrived, through the whole week, till the morning we left for home, we were 110% happy with our vacation. We've staying in multiple homes in Mrytle Beach and Ocean Isle area and the OBX home was hands down our favorite. Thank you so much, we look forward to returning again and again. - Joseph D. Syracuse, NY
Carolina Designs was EXCELLENT to work with! Very responsive. The house was incredible, and loved by all!! - Charlene S. Anacortes, WA
Thank you for a wonderful experience, Carolina Designs. I would highly recommend your company. Love how you seem to select higher end homes with so many amenities. When I called, staff was friendly, knowledgeable and polite. Tracey G. Bedford, NH
Very nice! Very clean! An excellent location. Floor plan was very well done. - Thomas C. Lake Orion, MI
I had a very enjoyable time in the house and consider your company excellent with the booking/reserving and customer service. I will definitely be rebooking Island Oasis (#832) with Carolina designs for sure. Thank you!! - Peter I., Reading, MA
I want to thank you and your employees for a great vacation we had at #171 Sun Catcher to celebrate my Mother-in-Law?s 75th birthday . I use to have two homes with you for rental until I sold them and knew Carolina Designs was the best. We had a great celebration of life and the home was great. Carolina Designs did a great job of making us have a memory for life - Fred from Kitty Hawk, NC
Our seventh April vacation in Duck. We love that Carolina Design homes open and heat their pools earlier than other rental agencies- that's why we always choose a Carolina Designs home! This was our favorite house yet. We appreciated the small thoughtful touches like pads & pens in the kitchen, laundry baskets in the closets...an overall fantastic week! - Sarah P. Old Saybrook, CT
I would absolutely use your company again and I will refer any friend I have that wants to go to the outer banks to use your company!! Thank you so much for such an amazing vacation for my family and friends!!! It was so beautiful, clean and better than the pictures on the website! - Angela P. Chelmsford, PA
I had a very enjoyable time in the house and consider your company excellent with the booking/reserving and customer service. I will definitely be rebooking with Carolina designs for sure. Thank you - Peter S. Reading, MA
This was a wonderful property, well maintained and cleaned and we had a lovely time! The house had the most wonderful open floor plan with lots of windows. It was great for a family reunion, we had plenty of room to all hang out together in the great room but also there were enough private spaces for each individual family to have their own time. The beach was lovely. Everything about our stay was wonderful. The little town of Duck was charming and we very much enjoyed exploring the shops on the Boardwalk. I loved cooking while looking out over the ocean so we didn't explore too many restaurants, but we did enjoy hanging out at Treehouse Coffee. Their latte is amazing!
Best house ever in 20+ years of beachfront homes in Virginia and Outer Banks - Margaret P., Niagra Falls, NY
We will defiantly use your company again. Customer service was great and so are your rental prices. The cleanliness of the home was the best I've seen. The problems we had with the pool were fixed quickly.
This was our fourth home in the OBX that we rented through Carolina Designs and this was our favorite. The house and location were awesome, but it was all the extras that we really loved. The golf cart was fun and allowed us to lug a bunch of stuff to the beach. The bikes were awesome. We rarely drove anywhere, using the bikes instead.....and loved it! Pool table, ping pong table.....fun! Beach chairs, skim boards, etc. We were left wanting for nothing. Great house and great amenities!
To the Awesome Staff @ CDR: Thank you all for another fantastic year. This is our 6th year with Carolina Designs, and we could not be happier. We are so appreciative of everything you do. This was the first time we needed maintenance on the house - not only were ya'll so kind but speedy too. Thank you! We tell everyone we can that THIS is the company to rent from. Hope everyone has a great off-season. We will see you in a year! - Sean M., Fairfax, VA
I've been overall satisfied with Carolina Designs, and I have been a customer for a few years now. We are considering trying to stay further south in the OBX in the future (just for a change), but will most likely end up back north again and renting through Carolina Designs in the future. This is the third house we have rented through Carolina Designs and some sort of loyalty program with perks for repeat customers would be nice. Just a suggestion. Thanks again for another great vacation!
This is our second year in a row renting with Carolina Designs. After using several other rentals companies in the past, I can confidently say your customer service is unparalleled. And the homes we have rented help make our vacation memories unforgettable. Thank you! - Amy L., Virginia Beach, VA
Would definitely stay in this house again. If this house is an indicator of the quality of your homes we would definitely stay in another of your vacation homes. Thank you for an amazing vacation. House was exceptional. - Michelle S., Bethesda, MD
We have been renting homes on the Outer Banks for the past twelve years, and this is one of our favorite properties. We would like very much to book this home next year. Nice job by the housekeeping team as the home was very clean. This is our fourth year renting with Carolina Designs, and they are always professional, courteous and helpful. - Ed I., Ramsey, NJ
We found working with Carolina Designs was very pleasant. I understand these homes take a beating during the summer months, and we visit towards the end of the summer. The few issues we had were not a big problem to us and were handled quickly. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Flying South. We've been to the Outer Banks five times now, and this house had the best pool and back yard area we've had so far. Also, the walk to the beach and into town was not bad at all. Loved the Duck Boardwalk! ? Shari D., Melrose, NY
Your team is more helpful and friendly than any other agency we have used. ? Rick B., Sherburne, NY
This was our BEST ever vacation house ? superior in every way! We only requested two service calls for a clogged bathroom sink and wasp?s nest in the cabana, and the response was instant and very efficient. The location and amenities were glorious. We have stayed at semi-oceanfront homes in the past, but this one is close enough to hear the ocean surf and for walking our ?cart of stuff? to the beach. Thanks SO MUCH for offering the Lily Rothwell grocery service! This was Godsend to have the pantry and refrigerator stocked upon arrival, and not to have to deal with long grocery lines. The customer service was so personal, so please keep offering this to your guests.? ? Joan S., Arlington, MA
This is our third stay at this home and the fourth time staying in Nags Head. This year we brought our parents who are in their 80s. They struggled with the long drive but didn?t want to miss out on a week with the entire family. We love the house and the updates for 2015, and the location is incredible. The fishing pier and Fish Heads Bar and Grill are a real plus. I think most of us only left the house to go to the grocery or liquor stores. Every time I called or emailed, my questions were answered immediately, and everyone I spoke to was friendly and knowledgeable. Please pass our compliments to the owners. - Mary H., Haesler, MA
We love this property and will be back next year. We also find Carolina Designs a wonderful company to deal with. When there is a problem, the response time is amazingly good, and the problem gets solved promptly and to our satisfaction. We rate Carolina Designs A++. ? Albert H., Havertown, PA
I have to tell you that Carolina Designs is the only company will rent from in the future! The cleanliness of our home was the best we have ever experienced in a rental home. The starter supplies and coffee were such a nice touch that we also have not experienced. We could not be happier! ? Regina T., Norfolk, VA
We like the home and location, and it fits our combined families very well. There seems to be something new or upgraded each year we come back, and that?s great to see. We love you guys. You are a pleasure to deal with in every aspect of the reservation and rental experience. ? Joseph K., Hillsdale, NJ
This was our first trip to Corolla. We had a large family group and all agree the vacation was a success. We would definitely use Carolina Designs again. We just wish the traffic on Saturday morning was not so horrific. Fortunately, that was our only complaint all week. ? Barbara F., Edison, NJ
Family reunion ? we would love to repeat ? logistics and finances make it a biannual event! All fifteen family members were thrilled with the house and the amenities. Our six year old granddaughter said, ?Grandpa should buy this house when he retires so we can come here all the time.? I have very similar sentiments. Thanks for helping us have a memorable week! ? Frances A., Port St. Lucie, FL
Everything about your company was very good. Directions, instructions and helpfulness. My family and I are looking forward to returning next year. We especially loved the Monteray Shores community and how close all the shops were to our location.?? Joaquin R., Mitchellville, MD
The shared walkway can be difficult with pets and children. Overall, a very nice house, and the owners stock this home with everything needed for a great week at the beach. ? John T., Chester, VA
We have been visiting the Outer Banks since our 17 year daughter was one. We've used several different realtors, but would highly recommend Carolina Designs to anyone due to all of the extras you do to make our arrival and stay great. By that I mean the toilet paper in every bathroom, paper towels, dishwasher and laundry detergent, soaps and shampoos, bag of coffee...I may have forgotten an item or two but they were all much appreciated. Thank you for all you do to make our vacations special and memorable. ? Karen L., Monroe, NY
Overall we were very happy with our stay and the home. The little touches by your company and the owner were very much appreciated. This home was beautiful and in a great location. - Troy M., Chester Springs, PA
Really liked the keyless entry system and automatic check in. House was clean and well equipped. One suggestion is that it could use some big cooking pots. Carolina Designs is really easy to work with. I always recommend you to anyone looking to vacation in the Outer Banks. - Ellen A., Montclair, NJ
We just want you to know that we have nothing but respect for your efforts and for the quality of your maintenance contractors. Any time you need a testimonial we are glad to give it. Your guys were gracious helpful and super competent. Thanks so much. ? Cynthia M., Richmond, VA
I would like to state that we have been going to OBX for 16 years and we thought that your realty company was the best we have seen. Every phone call was answered in a very timely manner. Same day service for repairs or replacement items. We utilized the kitchen daily and the appliances were all in working order which was fabulous to find in August. We liked the home a lot. We would just like to remove it a little further from Jeanette Pier. It may work for some, but we prefer a less congested area in Nags Head. - Michael S., Huntersville, NC
Kitchen supplies were excellent. Two of everything and everything we needed. Best we?ve experienced in 27 years. - John D., Wheaton, IL
The staff was wonderful and as described accepted our information and sent a text to let us know the house was ready and the new code for use before 4pm. We have dealt with many real estate companies in NC, however you folks by far are the easiest and kindest to work with. We thank you for an enjoyable stay in this wonderful home (The Jade Wave, #331). - Kimberly M., Church Road, VA
Loved the email that you sent a week or two prior with all the instructions and the keyless entry info. We had a wonderful vacation and really loved this home (Yankee Clipper, #872). The location is great and the beach was not very crowded. The home is wonderful for multiple families. We loved the multiple washer/dryers, kitchen fridges, large cooktop, multiple ice makers. Thank you!! - Lori P., Chantilly, VA
The overall condition was excellent and the kitchen was well stocked. For the first time in the 10+ years we have been renting at Nags Head, this was the first year that everything worked perfectly ? Thanks for making our stay so enjoyable. - Kathy E., North Chesterfield, VA
Very satisfied with the house and Carolina design. I will absolutely be back with you guys. Everyone was very helpful and the house was great with the coffee and game cards. We already recommended your company to friends who are going next month. Look forward to renting from you guys again. Thanks! - Rey C., Fairfax, VA
Overall the best rental agency I have dealt with over the many years of renting home in different areas. Communication was excellent. It was very convenient to have clean towels and sheets provided (less things to pack). Keyless entry was also a great feature. - Meg O. Philadelphia, PA
Our entire family loved the house (Island Oasis, #832) and the whole vacation experience! It was WONDERFUL! - Lucille G., Lafeyette, IN
We've stayed in this home (Surround Sound, #279) six times since 2004. We consider it our optimal vacation home and love the location and the amenities it offers. I can't even count how many times we've stayed with Carolina Designs since we first started coming to the Outer Banks in 1999. The keyless entry feature is a definite plus and makes a difference when looking for homes. Carolina Designs is always our go-to realtor when considering vacation homes. We know what we're getting, and it's always exceptional quality. - Judith T., Fredericksburg, VA
Your attention to your clients is more than we could ask for. I have never experienced such attention to detail when renting from any other company. It was beyond perfect! Any problems that occurred were addressed immediately. - Cindy A., Youngstown, OH
We like dealing with Carolina Designs and have always had exceptional service, and the homes are beautiful and very well maintained. We have recommended your company to all of our friends. - Amy C., Manchester, MD
Shurijo Castle, #459 is the best equipped house we've stayed at on the beach, and we've rented homes for the last six years. Great pool and pool area! - Ken B., Matthews, NC
The reservationist was very knowledgeable and friendly and handled the details accurately. All conversations with staff between making the reservation and checking into the rental were informative as well as professional. I enjoyed our communications. Since we arrived onto the island early, in order to avoid bridge traffic, we hoped for an early check in and we got it! It was very much appreciated and all in our family were thrilled. Thank you Carolina Designs! - Phyllis K., Milford, NJ
Grand Bahama, #269, is one of the cleanest Outer Banks properties we've stayed in and is filled with anything and everything one could need! - Mike E., Charlotte, NC
My wife and I want to provide feedback to you and the staff that our stay at Carolina Designs Realty property #031 (Rainbow Connection) was very good. There were no significant problems and all 10 of us had a wonderful time. The location was exactly right: not too close to the beach that we had to worry about the little ones wandering away yet close enough that we could walk and not drive. The staff at CDR was superb and responded quickly to all queries. My wife also wanted to pass on her thanks for the very well stocked kitchen. Cheers and Thanks! - Fred B., Washington DC
We had a family reunion of 28 people covering 4 generations. Paradise Island (#884) was the perfect house for that type of get together, and we had an absolute fabulous time on the Outer Banks. Everything went smoothly and flawlessly starting with the initial registration. Thank you very much for all that was done. We will definitely be back! - Mike R., Fredericksburg, VA
I just wanted to drop a line to thank you all and tell you how much we enjoyed our vacation in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We stayed in the most beautiful house in Corolla.(#289) It had everything we needed and more. The staff at Carolina Designs was so helpful when we needed to call. I've told all my friends here in Massachusetts about the great times to be had in the Outer Banks and the people to rent from. We will be back. Thanks again
We received the check for the refund on the pool heat, thank you. We have to say that we have rented houses at Chincoteague,VA, Oak Island, NC and Myrtle Beach,SC, your company and property was by far the nicest to deal with and the finest property we have stayed at. Thank you for a great rental, we have told all our friends about you and your service. Had the gas not run out it would have been a perfect trip. Things happen and you did your best to correct the problem, thank you again!
Our travel experiences in 46 years of marriage, this rental vacation overwhelmingly surpassed our expectations. Such a beautiful house, great design, lovely comfortable furniture. We didn't want to leave. House is amazing! - Michelle S
We cannot begin to tell you all the good things we love about Carolina Designs. It?s our fourth season with them and counting. We had a number of unusual problems last year, and they worked quickly to satisfy each as quickly as possible. Professional, caring, and always go above and beyond with the simplest requests. Thank you, all! - Su K.
Carolina Designs, The Paralyzed Veterans of America, Mid-Atlantic Chapter wanted to thank you for your support of our veterans. Last year we sent about 7 veterans to the OBX to have a Jet Pak Adventure. One of the main things they spoke about was the beautiful home they were able to stay in. You all do not know how much it meant to our veterans to be in such a beautiful space, that they could relax in, enjoy each other's company but still have private time. It is because of people like you who give and support , that our veterans are able to live the lives they want to. Thank you again for your generosity, and I hope everyone sees just how much you all give back to your community and others! - Jen P., Midlothian, VA
Only 97 days until we have our week. We love OBX and Carolina Designs have been the best people/business to work with. It would be my dream to work with such a wonderful company. You and the company can be very proud of how you handle your customer service. It is OUTSTANDING! - Ellyn W., Fort Eustis, VA
LOVED this home (#106, Villa Mararita). Have rented many in Schooner Ridge over the past 18 years, and this was our family FAVORITE by far. Just had everything and it clearly showed the home is loved. Loved the keyless entry system. What a great concept. Was able to keep the house locked at all times and without the hassle of, who has the house key.. FYI, we have always rented through Carolina Designs and would never go to another company. Your service has always been beyond excellent. Thank you. - Elizabeth H., Claverack, NY
We have rented from many other companies on the OBX and you guys have been the best! We will consider renting this cottage again next year (#781, Sunny Delight)! Thank you for making it easy to do and enjoyable too. Everything was via the internet and easy! - Vicki R., Surry, VA
We stayed in Puttin' on the Ritz, #777, and want to thank you for making our vacation a memorable one! I made calls to your staff prior to arrival with questions, and everyone was so helpful and provided me with the answers I needed. They were all just great! - Jonathan K., West Mifflin, PA
Carolina Designs staff were the best, most informative, most responsive Realtor we have worked with so far-Thank You! Our family has this reunion every other summer and we have been in many houses in the Outer Banks area, and this house (#322, Fish Tales) and the service from Carolina Designs has been the best. Location-oceanfront, # of bedrooms, pool size, pool area layout, and parking are our major considerations. This house nailed it for us. We have anywhere from 25-35 attendees every year we are there. The kitchen was the best stocked kitchen of any house we had. We loved the Tiki bar and used it daily! There were plenty of chairs and tables by the pool. We loved the special names for each bedroom and bath. The decks were a nice size and had plenty of seating and tables. We loved the entire layout of the house. Thank you again! - Kelly F., Earlysville, VA
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and couldn't have asked for better weather or place to stay. We got in a couple of days of fishing as well as a day out on the beach with my four wheel drive. Our daughter rides equestrian, and she loved seeing the wild horses out on the beach. This was the first time we had done a Friday to Friday rental and realize from now on that's the only way to go! It was nice having the weekend to work back into our lives here in Goldsboro. We will certainly reach out to your company in the future when making plans to come back to the Outer Banks. - Bruce G., Goldsboro, NC
I wanted to write Carolina Designs to share with your staff how much we appreciate all the services your agency supplied to make our most recent vacation to the Outer Banks a memorable one. My family has been coming to the Northern Beaches since 1986, and in recent years, my husband and I come along with friends. We have booked through your agency for the past several years, and have found your customer relations, condition and inventory of home, and services to be the best! Your homes have been clean, well supplied, beds made (LOVE that bonus!!) and include a generous gift bag to greet us! - S. Beim, New Jersey
Last year we planned a "50th Anniversary" vacation with our 9 children, their spouses and 22 grandchildren! We live in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a client raved about the area. I checked it out via the internet, as I was not familiar with the Outer Banks at all. Fortunately, I found Carolina Designs! The challenge was to reserve housing for 42 people ... children and grandchildren of a wide age span ... and to make sure everyone would be happy with our decision and selection. The Carolina Design?s staff set us up in two large homes just a block from the beach. Our adult children with their older children/teens were assigned to one large home, and our adult children with the younger grandchildren had the other home. It was such joy to watch them playing volleyball together, and it was wonderful to see the pools and hot tubs filled with our own children and grandchildren. The "teen" home enjoyed shooting pool on the lower level and the "toddler" home was perfect for nap time! It was absolutely the most memorable time for our entire family! I want to thank all of you at Carolina Designs for the trip of a lifetime and wish you a great year! - Jeanne R., Cincinnati, OH
You have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help with this year's vacation home and I really appreciate all of your efforts on our behalf. I get the feeling that you REALLY DO understand how valuable this time together is for our family! - Donna W. Morehead, KY
We had the most amazing vacation in Kill Devil Hills. We stayed at the Beach Palace. We felt like we were staying in a luxury hotel. The owners thought of everything that you could possibly need. Carolina Designs were extremely helpful in finding the perfect house for our large group. They answered all our questions promptly throughout the year, leading up to our vacation. We are so looking forward to coming back! - Laura H., Flourtown, PA
We book our vacation every year with this company. Never a problem, always a good time. - William R., Harrisburg, PA
These ladies are excellent!! We had some unexpected business to complete while on vacation and Stacy, Donna and Jean went out of their way to accommodate our needs. Super friendly and very professional. - Abbie D., Danbury, CT
We've been booking with Carolina Designs for years. The last few of them in a house on the shore in Duck. Last October, on our arrival, our dog--Richie--leaped out of the car, ran up the front steps and waited for us to unlock the door. Then he ran all the way to the back of the house to the door leading to the beach. He waited again. I opened it, and he ran like the wind to the water. This dog remembered the house FROM LAST YEAR. Every inch of it. You can't make stuff like this up! James C., Falls Church, VA
We rented through you last year and we loved both the house and our association with your company. We are truly looking forward to returning to Seaview and working with you again. Thank you, and have a great day:-) Jan - Binghampton, NY
We have been renting large homes from your company for many years! This year I had the pleasure of working with Elaine Brieholz. I would like to give her praise for being such an excellent representative of your company. She has been more than exceptional in her help, knowledge, and kindness during our home hunting process. I wish every company had someone as diligent and cooperative as we have found Elaine. Carolina Designs is "tops" on our list. Good job at an hiring excellent agent! We look forward to seeing you next year!? The Boesch Famiy Plainfield, IN
I just received your 2014 rental brochure and wanted to make some comments. This has always been our "dream book" of rentals in the Outer Banks since we started coming in the 1980's and our first rental was in Schooner Ridge on the ocean. My last trip to the Outer Banks was with friends and we didn't rent a property through your agency. I immediately say the difference since there was trash around the pool after the cleaning service had been there and very little pride shown. In the future, hopefully, we are able to return (maybe even with our grandchildren) to enjoy The Outer Banks again. I just wanted to share this with you as you live in a little piece of Heaven. The Shaw Family
Thanks for the great service during our recent trip. We stayed at #191 during the week of Memorial Day. I couldn't believe how easy and quick the check-in process was. Also, the few concerns we had were addressed quickly and pleasantly. It's a great house, great location, and great service. Teresa - Natural Bridge Station, VA
Please thank the owners of Crowders Retreat and Carolina Designs staff -we had a wonderful time! The house was impeccable and the service extremely prompt/helpful from all the staff (housekeeping, front desk, pool service) involved. We have been renting in OBX for 23 year and stayed in many homes and would definitely rent this home again or others through Carolina Designs Realty. Melissa Landenberg, PA
Wonderful layout - great kitchen, comfortable gathering space, gorgeous views, great TV in media room, ... our BEST house so far!" - Brink M. - Alpharetta, GA
I have been visiting the beaches in Carolina my entire life. For over 20 years we have rented from several different real estate companies. The past week we spent in Duck was a wonderful experience. We tip our beach hats to the people at Carolina Designs Realty. From the time we booked on line to our check in you could not have been nicer or more helpful. We stayed in # 295 Aqua Duck. The house was beautifully decorated and had more then we needed to make a great vacation week. I cannot imagine us ever booking with anyone else. Thank you! Iris Charlie Lassiter
My husband and I have just returned for another enjoyable and memorable vacation to the outer banks and rented one of your listings with our family...Casa de Playa. I just want to thank you and your wonderful staff for making our vacation so easy...The house was clean, and well stocked with everything we needed and your attention to taking care of the few things that were "broken" were handled in a professional and cheerful manner...I have to thank you and have recommended your agency to several of our friends who are thinking about coming to your gorgeous part of the country to visit and relax. All of our thanks and hope to see you all next year... Sincerely, Cathie and Brad Smith
We just had the most wonderful family reunion yet at 138 Crawford Cottage (July 5, 2009) -- 21 of us from California to Maine, ages 13 to 86. We adore each other but can only all get together every three years. So every time that third year rolls around, we're so excited we can barely stand it. Your house is wonderful, and echoes of our laughter may still be there. Because of how the old and the new shoot off in all directions in such fun and interesting ways, everybody's reactions upon initial exploration were pretty funny. The handicap-assist bedroom off the main living area was perfect for our patriarch father. The elevator is one of the nicest residential ones I've seen, and its proximity encouraged his easy and frequent use. One of my sisters called the small screen-in porch off the dining room her "cafe" for morning coffee. The main living area easily accommodated all of us when we came together. Games downstairs were often in simultaneous tournament use. We loved the decks at the top of the dunes. Because your scrapbook of photos and original house memories conveys affection for your family home, I suspect your desire to ensure its ongoing care runs deep. And also because you're paying a rental management company, we sent a letter to Carolina Designs Realty, along with a few of our Guest Survey responses, of items that need to be addressed or repaired. They were excellent to work with throughout, and I hope they -- and you -- realize that it's only because we grew to care about Crawford Cottage that we took the time to share observations for how it can be even better than it already is. Thank you again for a memorable week. Our family declared it the best ever.
Danko Family
Dandrigde, TN
781, Sunny Delight is a great house! We loved the gift basket with detergents, paper towels, coffee, etc. What a nice touch ? very appreciated. We have stayed in four wheel drive beaches in the past. Homes there were not clean and really needed it. This home was very clean and extremely beautiful. We will stay with you again! I would recommend Carolina Designs to others!
The Curran Family
Martinsburg, WV
I just wanted to let you know that I absolutely love your website. The ease of use and the information available is just great. I like how you pick a property and all information you need on that property is shown. You don't have to do multiple searches etc. The one feature I particularly like is the way you show what weeks are available and the rates for those weeks. We've been coming to the Outer Banks for over 15 years and have used the same rental company for most of those years but when I found your website and started searching, I decided to change and use Carolina Designs because your website was so great to use.
The Spaid Family
We vacationed in Billies by the Sea last week (#208 Duck, NC) and wanted to let you know that we (4 families, 20 people), could not have been more satisfied with the great service and the awesome oceanfront house facilities. Everything was top notch from making the reservations, picking up the key (a bit earlier than the scheduled 4:00, thank you), keeping the pool & hot tub checked on, house decorations, and house amenities. We were continually amazed at how stocked the kitchen was. We had a great vacation and look forward to making another reservation with Carolina Designs soon. Keep up the great work and we?ll be sure to recommend you to our friends and family!
The DiTucci Family
For about 20 years, my family and I have been vacationing in Duck, North Carolina.Over that time we have used several real estate companies for holiday rentals. Carolina Designs Realty stands out among the rest. Their staff is friendly and professional. Their catalog of high-end properties repeatedly meets our standards. We look forward to spending many years in Duck, North Carolina. Thanks to Carolina Designs Realty!!!
The Miller Family
I did not take the time to fill out the survey in our packet before we left (I can do that and send it to you if that will help) but I wanted to take a moment to let you know how very satisfied we were with our first OBX rental; specifically, your company! You and the office were GREAT to work with and very personable and responsive. All of the maintenance folks, including the pool guy, were wonderful to work with and extremely responsive! It was a wonderful experience. So much so, that as we walked around and checked out other potential homes for future rentals (had never been there before and rented this year's house site unseen from the website)... I ruled out all the ones listed by other companies... deciding to stay only with those listed by Carolina Designs, simply because we were so pleased with every aspect of our working with you and your organization! Thank you. I will definitely be recommending your company to others. Thank you so much for the great service!
The Davis Family
Columbus, OH
We have rented houses in Corolla since 1998 with two other companies. We are so impressed with the quality service Carolina Designs provides and we will rent from you again in the future. Your high quality service is outstanding. Thank you! Your cleaning service is outstanding and the pool/spa service is top notch. Thank you for facilitating a wonderful week in the Outer Banks.
Lisa Albright
Kensington, MD
We rented with you guys this year for the first time and I want to tell you how impressed we were with your company and how happy we were to vacation with you guys! From the time we arrived on the island, to seeing how nicely maintained the house was (676 Fin and Feather), to the list of items we needed to complete upon our departure, you guys were a pleasure to rent with! We are looking at houses now for our 2012 vacation and would like, if possible, to rent with you guys again.
Kelly Wells
Lititz, PA
We had a wonderful five days in paradise and thank all of you for your due diligence in handling a unique situation (Hurricane Irene). The cottage was perfectly fine with a good quantity of sand in the pool which was almost immediately cleaned out. We all agreed it was one of our best vacations in the Outer Banks with drop-dead beautiful weather. All twelve of us in our party think you did a fantastic job and of course will return through Carolina Designs next year. Thank you for everything you did to get us into our cottage as quickly as possible. We wish you the very best!
Michael Lee
Annandale VA
Let me say that the house (#704 Malaikas) was wonderful and my family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. In fact, it is probably one of the best vacations I have had in nearly 20 years. Thanks for making our stay so wonderful.
The Gerding Family
Bowie, MD
Well here we are again, back home and already dreaming about next year in the Outer Banks! As it has been for the last 6 years (4 at #589 Ocean Star) the time spent in your beautiful part of the world was wonderful ? peaceful and exhilarating at the same time. Thank you for all that you do, from the moment we make our first reservation, to when we walk up the steps to our lovely home for the week. The house was immaculate. Everything we needed was where it was supposed to be. Outside, the grounds were beautiful. Your entire staff: office, housekeeping, and maintenance are a joy to work with. You should all be very proud. Thank you so much for your care and concern that our vacation would be perfect. It was, and we think Carolina Designs is perfect too! You really are A+ Southern Hospitality at its best ? Bless you all!
The Harnett Family
Bellmore, NY
We were very pleased with our stay and look forward to making it a yearly event. #856 Bellissimo is our ideal beach home. Well done!
Stapanowich Family
Asheville, NC
Thank you so much for the quick response. My family has been vacationing on the Outer Banks since 1980, when I was two. We've been almost every year since then, and have dealt with many realty companies. I'm extremely impressed by Carolina Designs - from phone calls, to payments, to emails about detours and fast responses to questions. So impressed! Thanks again.
Mongeau Family
Litchfield, CT
Carolina Designs Realty is the best in rental services. I have rented from 3 other companies in Duck in the last 5 years and yours is the most comprehensive. Bathroom, kitchen and laundry supplies were provided - an added bonus we've never experienced before. Thank you for that!
Brant Family
Raleigh, NC