We love hearing from our renters! We strive to provide a comfortable, well-furnished vacation home for our guests and we love getting feedback so we can hear what folks liked as well as areas where we can improve. Here is one of the great reviews we received this summer. I'll be sharing a few more over the coming days! ... See more
As the sun sets on another summer season at Shades of Summer, we would like to send a big "Thank You" to all of our wonderful guests! We hope you enjoyed your time at our happy place and will consider renting from us again. We did receive great news last night from our maintenance man that the house weathered Hurricane Dorian just fine. No damage to speak of! We will be working hard on many new updates for our 2020 season, so stay tuned to this page for updates as we begin our offseason projects in the next few weeks! ... See more
Hurricane prep was complete yesterday at Shades of Summer and Corolla has been evacuated. We are thankful for all of our local friends and partners on the OBX who are always there to help us no matter what! Now we all wait and hope Dorian leaves our little piece of paradise alone! I'll provide an update when we have something to share. #GoAwayDorian ... See more
2020 Reservation Calendar is Open!
Thought I'd post a little sneak peak into one of our upcoming off-season projects! 🛠 Our room currently known as "Dunes" (the patriotic 🇺🇸 duo-bunk bed room) will become our new "Surf" 🏄♂️ and will be getting a fabulous new facelift! I can't wait to see this one come together!! 🤩Our current room known as "Surf" will be getting a new name! ... See more
Shades of Summer wishes you all a safe and Happy 4th of July!! God bless the U.S.A.! 🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸💙 Here is a link to all of the 4th of July celebrations going on in the OBX today. https://outerbanksvoice.com/2019/06/27/explosion-of-july-4-events-planned-throughout-the-outer-banks/ ... See more
Happy first day of summer!! 🌞 How are you spending your summer? Hopefully your plans includes a trip to the OBX! 🏖 We are spending our summer planning out our fall/winter renovations for Shades of Summer and we can't wait to share our plans with you! Love the planning process and selecting the new decor and furniture! 🏠 ... See more
Happy first day of summer, otherwise known as the Summer Solstice! ☀️✨😎
Thank you to all of the men and women who have served and continue to serve our country. Have a Safe and Happy Memorial Day from your friends at Shades of Summer!
Tod and I spent the past week relaxing and just enjoying Shades of Summer and boy did we have fantastic weather! Blue skies, sun and very warm temperatures all week. Not a drop of rain in sight! It looks like next week is more of the same. We even got to sit on the back deck and watch the boats cruise by. Sadly, we must leave tomorrow morning as our next guests will be checking in. We have still have 2 weeks open on our 2019 calendar for anyone interested in booking! Come and enjoy our beautiful beach and this absolutely gorgeous summer weather!! ☀️ 🏖 ... See more