Shades of Summer Fun Fact: Did you know that the beautiful oil painting of the Corolla wild horses that hangs in the Shades of Summer family room was painted by Joanna's super talented cousin Caitlin Golesh? Her work is amazing, isn't it? 👩🎨 ... See more
Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Shades of Summer! 🦃🥂🏖️
Our 2019 reservation calendar is beginning to book up quickly! If you are interested in booking one of our 12 remaining weeks, you will need to act soon. If you BOOK DIRECT through our website, you are only charged a $200 reservation deposit* now and your first payment will not be due until January 2019! Don't delay! Book Now . . . Beach (& Pay) Later!! *See our website Book Now page for details ... See more
We are super excited to get our off-season projects going at Shades of Summer! I'll be posting some photos of our progress over the next several months. First up is our Family Suite (Surf & Sound), located on the 2nd level of the house. We will be painting both bedrooms and the adjoining jack & jill bathroom, new white trim in all rooms, wainscoting in the King bedroom, new ceiling fans, lighting, furniture, linens and decor! Stay tuned for updates . . . ... See more
We are back in the OBX this weekend making plans and getting estimates for our off season projects! We have lots of great upgrades planned for our next rental season. We are also taking some time to enjoy the gorgeous weather and the beach! Here's a little taste of what a beautiful weekend in September looks like! ... See more
2019 Reservation Calendar is Open!
Congratulations to Natalie Parce, the winner of our drawing for an Outer Banks Box full of goodies from the OBX! Any 2018 renter who submitted a review to either Facebook or the site they booked on was automatically entered into the drawing. If you didn't participate this year, keep an eye for next year's contest! Thanks to all of you who submitted reviews this year! We greatly appreciate it! ... See more
Buy the official Outer Banks subscription gift box. A perfect gift for anyone who loves the Outer Banks! We mail four deliveries a year of curated local items!
We were prepared for the worst with Hurricane Florence but were hoping for the best. We had prepped Shades of Summer in advance of the evacuation and have been holding our breath for the past few days. Fortunately, Corolla has had minimal impact from the storm. For those who have been wondering how things are in Corolla, you can check out the latest update from the Coastal Explorations page. Our thoughts are with those further south who are being impacted in a major way by this storm. ... See more
9/14 beach update Corolla NC - feeling lucky up here!
Not Forgotten . . .