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Do you want to plan a family vacation but you’re worried you can’t afford it? You are certainly not alone. We all know the economy is tough right now – making family vacations one of the “extras” that gets cut first.  However, getting away from the stress of everyday life and spending time together as a family is important…and it doesn’t have to cost much. As you will discovert, an inexpensive family vacation does exist.  And it exists on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Here are the top 10 Reasons the Outer Banks Provides a Budget-Friendly Vacation: 

1.  Deals, Deals and More Deals

Yes, you can still afford a vacation. With exclusive guest promotions, you can experience the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina at a fraction of the price!  From free nights to other various Outer Banks specials and promotions, Seaside Vacations can help you keep your family vacation.

2. More Relaxation…for Less Money

We think you should get more out of a vacation. Like more space, more privacy and more amenities. More value for your vacation dollar. In short, more vacation in your vacation.

With oceanfront hotel rooms costing as much as $299/night during the summer, the answer is simple.  The average cost per night, per person in an oceanfront Outer Banks vacation rental home is as low as $45 a night!  And the hotel room can’t boast a private gourmet kitchen, expansive multi-level decks, private pools and hot tubs…

3. Got surfing, yoga, wine tasting, paddleboarding, golf, tennis and family portraits? Seaside guests do.

As a Seaside Vacations guest, you get to experience the local culture with our exclusive Club Seaside events. From surfing to wine tasting to yoga, these events will not only enhance your Outer Banks vacation but introduce you to great local businesses and add value to your Outer Banks vacation rental. Welcome to the exclusive Club Seaside.

4. Family Road Trip

Driving is still the cheap way to travel.  This works well for the Outer Banks – being within reasonable driving distance to most major cities on the eastern seaboard.  According to AAA Travel, the cost of regular unleaded gas now averages around $2.84/gallon.  And with airlines introducing a ton of new fees (from a plain soda to pillows to your one-and-only checked bag!), it makes sense to pack up the family and hit the road.

5. Your Own Mini-Resort…Included in the Price

From game rooms with pool tables to theater rooms with surround sound, the options for fun are limitless (and included in the price of your stay) when you stay in one of Seaside's Outer Banks vacation rentals. 

6. Party of 12?  14?  20?  Right This Way.

Eating out while on vacation can add quite a bit of unnecessary cost to a family vacation.  Fixing just one meal a day “at home” while on vacation can save you hundreds of dollars.  Each of our Outer Banks vacation rental homes boasts its own private – often gourmet – kitchen, making it easy (and much cheaper) to plan and host large family dinners without the hassle of traffic, reservations or hard to please taste buds.  

7. Split the Cost with Another Family (or Families)

Many vacations can be too expensive for a single family but when the costs are split between one, two or even three other families, a vacation can become quite affordable!  Seaside has the answer.  When you choose one of Seaside's Outer Banks vacation rental homes, you'll enjoy luxurious space, multiple rooms, fully appointed kitchens and baths, gourmet kitchens, rec rooms, private pools, hot tubs…and other thoughtful details of home.  So everyone in every family will have plenty of space to relax, unwind and truly stretch out. 

8. Mini-Vacations

Seaside Vacationsunderstands that your time (and money) are valuable and so we offer you the option of an Outer Banks mini-vacation – allowing you to experience the Outer Banks on your own time and schedule…and at a price that’s right for you.

9. Forget the “Extras”

When going on a summer vacation, you’ll need “the extras” like beach chairs and umbrellas.  Don’t stress about having to pack them or buy them once you get here…many Outer Banks vacation rental homes include them!  From beach chairs and DVDs to baby equipment and games, most Outer Banks vacation rental homes are well-stocked…so you save some space – and money!

10. Out of Season Vacations…Out of Your Mind Prices

Escape to the Outer Banks during the “off” season and discover smaller crowds and low prices…both of which can make your getaway a more enjoyable one!  You can find great bargains and no shortage of activities no matter what time of the year on the Outer Banks.

Affordable Outer Banks Vacation Rentals

Here are some of the budget friendly vacation rentals available from Seaside Vacations:


Browse: Corolla Vacation Rentals

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Browse: Duck Vacation Rentals

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Southern Shores

Browse: Southern Shores Vacation Rentals

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Kill Devil Hills

Browse: Kill Devil Hills Vacation Rentals

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Kitty Hawk

Browse: Kitty Hawk Vacation Rentals

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Nags Head

Browse: Nags Head Vacation Rentals

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Hatteras Island

Browse: Hatteras Island Vacation Rentals

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Browse: Manteo Vacation Rentals

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