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Past Guest Testimonials

Everything was in tip-top shape. The house was clean and everything in working order when we arrived. Once again, the gus who took care of the pool and property were excellent. We would absolutely work through your company again.
Phenomenal house!!! The best one we have ever had! I have used other companies; Carolina Designs is more full service though!
We traveled to the Outer Banks in February just for the purpose of finding a house that fit my entire family's summer vacation needs. When we walked in the main office we felt instantly welcomed and the customer service was excellent! We found a home that day and our adventure began! With 16 people that traveled as far as 1200 miles away, we couldn't have asked for a more perfect house or develOsment to spend our family time together. The house was immaculate, the neighborhood quiethat, safe and friendly, the community amenities were excellent! We had a great time making lifelong memories!
We have been coming to the OBX for over 12 years and used many different companies. We had a terific experience with Carolina Designs. Everyone was very professional and responsive. We have already reserved the same week for next year. We have been looking for our standing rental home in OBX and I think we've found it. We LOVE this neighborhood!
This was our first time renting at OBX. Carolina Designs did a great time impressing us. We are very pleased with our whole experience. Thank you so much!
This trip was a memorial trip for my mother. She passed away in May of 2015. I told my family that if anything was left in her estate after the dust settled, we would get a "really nice" house in the OBX & visit one more time in her honor. We had a great time sitting around the beautiful table in the evening and just talking about the memories we had and the fun times we had for the 5 yrs we brought her down before she really started to fail. She loved the OBX & we very much enjoyed our trip!
I just wanted to take a moment and thank Tanya for her professional courtesy and help for expediting service repairs at the house we are staying at. I also want to thank Terry the repair man that came here today, not only for taking care of every issue we had here, but for also being very helpful and going above and beyond in his duties and repairs. In the many years we have been coming down to the Outer Banks, and in using several different rental agencies, Carolina Designs has proven to be the best to deal with. Thank you both again!
We were blown away with everything! For years we always rented in Rhode Island, and the agency's were never as accommodating as Carolina Designs. We were so surprised we were able to get in early on Sunday. We felt it was an extra day of our vacation. It had everything we needed in the kitchen - Very, very well stocked. Had a little trouble with one of the dishwashers, but other than that it was perfect! This was a special trip with our 3 daughters, their husbands and children, a total of 16! My husband surprised me with this trip. I would love to do this every year but with 3 grandkids going to college and getting summer jobs I don't think we will be able to. We will never forget our Perfect Family Vacation!
We LOVED the location of this house. The privacy and breathing room on the beach was perfect!
We were pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness of this pet friendly home and we all agreed that it was one of the best pet friendly rentals we've ever had. Also we were delighted with the rapid response time of your staff in the two situations where we needed maintenance. I am very impressed with Carolina Designs and would happily recommend You to friends and relatives!
It is beautiful. It is unbelievably clean. You have great homes but this one is particularly amazing. We are never leaving! You guys are all great
Overall we had a great family vacation. We unfortunately traveled during a hurricane but the realty company did the best they could with the circumstances. They were available and responsive and answered our questions to the best of their availability. The location and the size of the home was perfect! The convenience of having a private pool and hot tub was wonderful as well as the vicinity of the beach access. Very nice neighborhood and perfect for families.
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!
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.
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.
We've stayed in this home 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.
Our entire family loved the house and the whole vacation experience! It was WONDERFUL!
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.
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!
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.
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. 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!!
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.
Kitchen supplies were excellent. Two of everything and everything we needed. Best we've experienced in 27 years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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!
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++
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.
This was our BEST ever vacation house! superior in every way! We only requested two service calls for a clogged bathroom sink and wasps 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.
Your team is more helpful and friendly than any other agency we have used. Rick B., Sherburne, NY
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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! -
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!
Best house ever in 20+ years of beachfront homes in Virginia and Outer Banks.
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!
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
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!
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!
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.
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!!
Very nice! Very clean! An excellent location. Floor plan was very well done.
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.
Carolina Designs was EXCELLENT to work with! Very responsive. The house was incredible, and loved by all!!
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.
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!!!
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!
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!
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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!
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.
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.
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. This home was the best we have had in many years of renting in NC. Beautiful, clean, and inviting. Furnishings were attractive and functional.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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..
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Absolutely loved the house, especially the layout! It was beautiful and well equipped. Would definitely consider renting THIS home again!!!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!!
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!!