Planning An Outer Banks Vacation

Friday, September 2, 2016

Helping You Find The Right Beach House For Sale on the Outer Banks


Hi, I'm Mike Bishal an Outer Banks Real Estate Consultant with Red Sky Realty Group, www.redskyrealty.com. If you're interested in learning more about buying real estate on the Outer Banks, you may want to check out our site where you can search all the available Outer Banks beach houses for sale.

Did you know right now, while you're watching and listening to me, an agent from our firm is standing by ready to help you? 

Just text or call me and we'll get engaged with you, ask you a couple of questions.  Learn more about how we can best help you find a house on the Outer Banks...

Look, we realize a lot of people know what they want. So instead of going through all the searches and all that time to spend to examine the area, resource us, a local pro, and we'll do that work for you.
From there we'll send links, make our suggestions, get you out here to look of some of these homes, and get you to where you want to be. Thanks again for visiting us and realize we are on standby right now.

If you've vacationed on the Outer Banks and are considering becoming a home owner, you may appreciate my video: Going from Vacationer to Home Owner on the Outer Banks



Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Some Great Things to Do on the Outer Banks While Touring North Carolina


The TravelWeek Canada blog has a list of; Twelve Things to do in North Carolina and particularly a few things that everyone should consider to do during their Outer Banks vacation.

Tour Coastal Wineries and Vineyards

The vibrant wine scene in North Carolina is perfectly suited to a road trip of several days. The outer banks are home to the Scuppernong River region, home of the scuppernong muscadine grape and the delightfully fruity wines it produces. Wineries with tours, gift shops and restaurants exist up and down the coast.


Have a Blast on the Water

Over 300 miles of warm waters and blue skies make up the North Carolina coastline, making watersports one of the premier activities for vacationers in the state. Scuba divers are attracted by the shipwrecks that litter the coast, “the graveyard of the Atlantic;” stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking are popular ways to explore, and kiteboarding is a great way to catch some air.


Visit Coastal Lighthouses

For a more laid back trip, and a chance to truly soak in the beauty of North Carolina’s shores, a road trip to view the lighthouses of the state offers travellers the chance to see some of the most spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean they will ever see. The Roanoke River Lighthouse is the last of its kind in the world, and “Old Baldy” in the Brunswick Islands served for over 141 years.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Waterfront Home in Colington Harbour for Sale


This waterfront 4 bedroom home at 239 Outrigger Dr. in Colington Harbor sits on 2 wonderfully landscaped lots. The bulkhead and boardwalk along the canal is spectacular and it's also that this portion of the canal is among the widest in all of Colington Harbour.

The home also offers a large, landscaped front and backyard along with a private dock. This home is being sold by family members and has only had one owner. It has a 2 car Garage and if you are a hobbyist or like to tinker with tools the ground floor space is mostly comprised of a Heated and Cooled workshop. There is a Den and BR adjacent to this so it suits itself well for visitors or for a private setting a family member may want.

The upstairs/main house is charming! The open concept floor plan has a classic wood stove for those chilly OBX winter evenings, dining space and it opens to the kitchen to the side. This room allows access to a covered porch to enjoy the fantastic views of the canal and beautiful yard.

The master bedroom is large with a walk in closet, a beautiful view of the water and a full bath en suite. I have to mention storage....we never have enough, do we? The attic space runs the full length of the home and is easily accessed by a drop down stair from the main hallway.

Also, there are closets galore in the works shop area as well as another overhead storage area in the attic space in the garage!

 Learn more about: 239 Outrigger Drive in Colington Harbour 


 Home is being offered for sale by: Mike Bishal of Red Sky Realty Group, www.redskyrealty.com.
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Friday, August 12, 2016

Surfing for Autism Outer Banks 2016

Don't forget this weekend is one of the best events on the Outer Banks, as it's the annual Surfing for Autism weekend at Jennette's Pier.

More information can be found on the event on their website or Facebook page.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

OBX Beach Gear Challenge: Pop-Up Tent vs. Canopy

Our last question, what is the best beach umbrella to use of the Outer Banks a Neso Tents or a Sport-Brella, was full of excellent insights from many on the OBX Facebook page.

In our desire to find the best beach gear to use on our Outer Banks vacations, we decided to ask another question. Which is better to use on the beach a pop-up tent or a canopy?

We'd love to hear your opinion on which is better for providing shade/shelter throughout a long summer beach day?

Which option do you think is better and why?




 vs.

Looking forward to everyone's thoughts...

Reality Show on the Outer Banks?

Just saw this, a reality show being shot on the Outer Banks.

Yes, an OBX reality show!

There is a new Outer Banks reality show that's being created as a collaboration between, Kenyon Productions and Renee Landry Events.

Below is Episode 1, and some insight from Kenyon Productions:

Episode 1 follows the stars of our show as they plan, prep, and throw a...it's hard to explain...a fashion show where each model walks the runway with an older dog to raise money for the SPCA. 
Did I mention the fashion show was at a bank?

 Episode 2 is coming soon.

(Unique opportunities for sponsorships and tie ins are available)

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The New Must Take Tour On the Outer Banks

There's a recent article in the Tennessean, Uncommon experiences in coastal Outer Banks, N.C., that offers some Outer Banks must-see vacation stops, from the wild horses in Carova to hang gliding at Jockeys Ridge.

While most people are familiar with those, the article also provide an excellent background on one of the newer and more important places to make a stop on any Outer Banks vacation, the rum tour at Outer Banks Distilling.

Check out what they had to say:
From OuterBanksDistilling.com

Outer Banks Distilling

Rum lovers are lining up for the “Molasses to Glasses” tour at Outer Banks Distilling, producers of Kill Devil Rum. This craft distillery was opened only last year by four guys who knew the beer brewing industry, but also had a passion for rum, which is enjoying a resurgence.

In the 17th century, rum was known as “Kill Devil,” and with Kill Devil Hills nearby, it seemed natural to open a distillery, playing on local stories about barrels of the spirit that frequently washed ashore after a shipwreck.

The vile liquor once swilled by pirates is now all the rage. Of course, the rum at Outer Banks Distilling is far smoother than the stuff Blackbeard imbibed.

A tour traces the rum-making process from the pre-treatment of molasses, the raw ingredient for rum, through fermentation and distillation. Rum enthusiasts can even see how the liquor is infused with rich pecan and honey flavors, which primes the palate for the post-tour tasting.

Check out the rest of their article, you may find something you didn't know.

Our Announcement for the 1st Bottles of Rum...