Most Guest Requested Amenities in an OBX Vacation Rental

As the owner of a vacation rental on the Outer Banks , you are most likely always looking for ways to increase the number of reservations your property secures. At Outer Beaches Realty, we track the amenities we hear guests asking for and communicate these requests to our owners. This is what helps us continually grow the total rental revenue in our Hatteras Island beach rental.

The needs of travelers are always changing. Keeping up with these needs can make a big impact on the rental revenue your property earns. Guests will pay more for a rental that has all of the amenities they require on vacation, And guests always want the amenities they have at home or better when on vacation. Below are the top amenities we have had our guests request over the last six months.


Pet Friendly

Pets are considered members of the family. Therefore, guests want to bring them on vacation. A vacation home or condo that allows pets is more likely to get additional reservations. Pet friendly properties often have a longer “rental season” as guests will come to the beach in the Spring and Fall with their dogs when beach restrictions are not as limiting.


Pool or Hot Tub

Yeah, we know, it seems weird that we are a beach destination and guests can swim in the ocean. However homes or condos with a private pool or access to a community pool are requested by numerous guests. Pools are open seasonally, but provide a great place for families to relax and unwind after spending the day at the beach.


Wireless Internet

For today’s traveler, internet access is a must have amenity. More important is that the access be able to support multiple devices at the same time. Travelers who are working remotely, or even children who are attending classes remotely need high-speed internet. An investment in high-speed internet will pay off.


Beach Gear Included

Guests love when they do not have to pay for anything extra. They also enjoy the extra room not having to pack beach chairs provides. Hatteras Island vacation rentals where the beach gear is included makes their vacation even more seamless.


Outer Beaches Realty is the highest rated property management company on Hatteras Island, North Carolina. We work closely with our owners to assure each and every guest has an exceptional vacation experience. Our on-island staff and ownership means we are never more than a cell phone call away. When you join our rental program, all aspects of renting out your investment property are handled. From marketing to guest services, home maintenance to housekeeping…we do it all. You can rest assured your second home is well cared for.