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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

8th Annual Hatteras Realty Eggstravaganza

It's that time of year again, so hop on over... or even run! 

We're having an Easter Egg Hunt that will be lots of fun! Grab a basket and a camera and head to the beach for Easter. You won't want to miss this family fun event and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny! 

The egg hunt kicks off at our Avon office lawn on Thursday April 17th at 10am sharp. This event is free to the public and will feature over 7,000 eggs, cookies and lemonade, kid's games and activities and a special visit from the Easter Bunny. Donations will go toward the OBAR R. Stewart Couch Memorial Scholarship Fund. 

For more information call 800.428.8372 or visit hatterasrealty.com.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

USA Today Travel Article

Hatteras Realty was featured on USA Today Travel website of places to stay on the Outer Banks. Click here to check out all the details! 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Outer Banks Family Vacation

Karen Holmes and her family vacation with Hatteras Realty and love staying on the oceanfront in Buxton at the Harper House. Mrs. Holmes’s daughter had an assignment to write an autobiographical story and she chose to write about her family vacations to the Outer Banks. Below is Abigail’s vacation story. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Thank Holmes Family for sharing your vacations with Hatteras Realty!  

The Outer Banks Family Vacation

By: Abigail J. Holmes

The first week of September the Holmes family will most likely be on the way to the Outer Banks or already there. When we get to the Outer Banks, we have to stop at Hatteras Realty. That’s where we pick up the keys to the Harper house, that’s the beach house’s name. When we get there, it will be late. So, we bring all the stuff up one of the flights of steps and go inside! We will go straight to each of our bedrooms and put on pajamas and brush our teeth. Then we will lie down to sleep, but we probably will be too excited about being there to do so. When we finally do go to sleep it will most likely be around 1:00 AM. The room that my sister and I sleep in has a pretty pastel rainbow comforter and a view of the Hatteras lighthouse. There are twin beds in that room and my sister Clara and I like to jump from one to the other. In my brother’s room there are also twin beds and a view of the Hatteras lighthouse. The only differences between the two bedrooms are my bedroom has a closet without a water heater, my bedroom is bigger and it doesn’t have a comforter with ducks on it! The house has four bedrooms, two and a half baths and two decks that only go around three sides of the house.  It gets very windy on the decks, but I’m glad they’re there. On the top deck there’s a picnic table that we don’t use while we’re there because anything that is light enough will blow off. It is still nice to sit in the lounge chairs on the decks. The back deck we almost never go on because it’s shady and very chilly!
When we wake up in the morning, we might find that one of my kind and loving parents has brought us fresh donuts from Orange Blossom Bakery. Sometimes, I’ll go with them to the bakery if I’m up early enough. The donuts smell so good and they melt in your mouth. I love going to Orange Blossom Bakery, but I love going to Uncle Eddy’s Frozen Custard even more! Uncle Eddy’s Frozen Custard is a really fun really cool place. It has a putt-putt course in front of the building and yummy ice cream inside of the building, along with a small gift shop where you can buy souvenirs. We usually get a cone of rich, creamy ice cream. At the putt-putt course, there’s an awesome surf board bench that my mom always has us stand on and pose for a picture!

The Harper House is right on the beach so we don’t have to walk very far to get to the beach. When we get there, I’ll be able to feel the wind in my hair and the waves at my feet! I love to play in the waves and build a sand castle with my mom. It’s also a tradition for my dad, my brother Matthew and sometimes Clara and I to dig a four foot-by-four foot hole in the sand. When we dig it, we build a sand bench into it to sit on. Once, we even went in Hatteras Lighthouse. It was a workout to walk up all those steps, but the view alone was worth it. The view was breathtaking, and it looked like a beautiful painting! We love playing hide and go seek at the beach house because it has the best places to hide. Once, I hid in the kitchen corner cabinet. I’m surprised I fit! Another time I hid in the kitchen pantry. They never found me! On the last day we look for a treasure map that pirates leave at our beach house on the decks or inside the house. When we find it, we all dress up like pirates and follow the directions on the map onto the beach. I love to look at the directions on the map. Next we will find a big X that marks the spot and dig there with shovels! Then we take the chest out of the sand and look inside to find treasure. The next morning we’ll go home. On our way home, we will stop in Kitty Hawk to look in the shops and fly our kites. The shops are fun to look in, but we normally don’t buy anything which is okay with me. We climb up this huge sand dune called Jockey’s Ridge and fly our kites. The beach is big with hills and there’s a really cool old abandon putt-putt course that has a four-foot tall castle that we love to see when we’re there. It’s very fun to fly kites there because it’s windy all the time and you can fly them really high. After were done looking in the stores and flying the kites on the sandy hills, we’ll go home and again get home very late. So we’ll go straight to bed and dream about next year when we go to the beach. 


Thursday, February 6, 2014

Escape to Cottages at the Cape

Take a favorite location on Hatteras Island, build a beautiful resort village and they will come. The Cottages at the Cape are the closest rental units to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in Buxton. They share a long border with the national park and are literally steps from the beach front. Bring the bikes because Buxton’s shopping, restaurants, and a trip to the light are very close. 
Forget the 4wd vehicle. Those in the know have discovered that the three jetties to the east of the cottages produce some of the best fishing, surfing, and swimming on this island. Walking to the south will take you to open beaches, the famed Cape Point and if luck is on your side during the summer you may just pass a few sea turtle nests. Be careful to stay outside the barriers. 

The Cottages consists of excellent two bedroom units with 1.5 baths. The three bedroom and four bedroom units have 2.5 baths. The interiors have been professionally decorated with the comfortable and fun beach décor. All units have outside showers, park grills, furnished exterior decks or a screened porch.  

Cottages at the Cape is now accepting advanced partial bookings on select units. Call 800-428-8372 today to book your next weekend getaway to Hatteras Island. 

For more photos, rates, and details click here: Cottages at the Cape.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

2013 Photo Contest Winners!

The 2013 Photo Contest winners have been chosen! Hatteras Realty staff voted on your vacation photos and winning photos are below. The stunning and vibrant sunset images were popular this year! Thank you to everyone who participated. Please continue to share your Hatteras Island vacation photos with us on our website, Facebook or Instagram!
1st Place
Submitted by Nancy Hall
2nd Place
Submitted by David Childs
3rd Place
Submitted by Amy Grenoble
Honorable Mention
Submitted by James Martin

Friday, October 4, 2013

Beach Klub Offers Halloween Celebrations for All Ages

On Thursday, October 31 Koru Village will host a Trunk or Treat followed by a concert and costume party at the Beach Klub from 4:30-10pm.

“The Trunk or Treat will provide a safe environment for children to trick or treat. Cars are going to be decorated for Halloween and we will be giving out candy,” said Vice President of the Avon Property Owners’ Association Pat Weston.

The Trunk or Treat is free and will be in the Beach Klub’s parking lot from 4:30-6:30pm. If you are interested in having a ‘trunk’ in the lot, please call Koru Village and sign up in advance.

“DECA is excited to participate in the Trunk or Treat. We enjoy working with the islands’ youth and it is a great opportunity for us to be able to use our event planning skills,” said Cape Hatteras Secondary School Senior and DECA’s Vice President of Publicity Alexis Gray.

Following the Trunk or Treat, the Beach Klub’s PapaWack Theatre will have live music by Holy Ghost Tent Revival from 7-10pm.

Holy Ghost Tent Revival, based in Greensboro, NC, has built a reputation for delivering a fast-paced, horn-driven rock and roll experience with catchy, danceable numbers.

"This town has roots that run deep. One of the first areas to be settled, it has had time to collect some ghosts, and we're thrilled to join them this Halloween,” said Matt Martin of Holy Ghost Tent Revival.

There will be costume contests throughout the evening, and Koru Village’s Beach Klub will be decked out for Halloween with décor too.

Tickets to the concert and costume party are $7 in advance and $10 at the door and can be purchased at Koru Village or online at brownpapertickets.com.

For more information on the Halloween festivities, call 252 995 3125 or visit KoruVillage.com.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Seafood Throwdown: Day at the Docks

The Seafood Throwdown event will be back again this year at Day at the Docks. Hatteras Realty's own Bobby Fillet will be emceeing the event.
Chefs from two of Hatteras Island’s most popular restaurants will square off in a seafood cooking competition at 3 pm on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at Day at the Docks in Hatteras village.
Steve Whitley and Ben McNamara from Rusty’s Surf and Turf in Buxton will meet Michael Jenkins and Adam Tyndall from The Mad Crabber Restaurant in Avon in the challenge. 
The teams will have one hour to prepare dishes using a local seafood ingredient that will be revealed only when the competition starts.  Dishes will be judged on taste, originality, presentation, and use of the entire animal.
Whitley started working in kitchens when he was a teenager and went on to attend the culinary arts school at Johnson and Wales University.  He says that the availability of the freshest seafood and surprise catches, along with fresh herbs and vegetables straight from the farmer’s market, helps distinguish locally-owned restaurants from corporate competitors. 

McNamara is the former owner and chef of Isabella’s in northeast Philadelphia.  Fond of merging French- and Italian-based techniques with Asian, Spanish and other influences picked up over the course of a career in the kitchen, he says his overall philosophy is to create dishes that “I would enjoy eating.”

Jenkins is a 3rd-generation chef.  His career has spanned more than twenty years, primarily in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area.  He says the variety of fresh, local seafood available on the Outer Banks fuels his imagination and inspires creativity in the kitchen.

Tyndall studied culinary arts at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington.  He says his formal training built on a childhood appreciation for good food and the importance of understanding ingredients and how to blend flavors.   

Jeff Aiken, owner of Jeffrey’s Seafood in Hatteras, will provide the secret seafood ingredient and will join Barris on stage to talk about what it takes to get seafood from the water to the dinner plate.
Throwdown sponsors are NC Sea Grant and the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance.
For more information, visit the Seafood Throwdown at Day at the Docks Facebook page or the Day at the Docks website (www.dayatthedocks.org).