The location and setup of this property was perfect for our children, grandchildren and ourselves. So much room and the view was phenomenal! Owners were great to work with- responsive to all inquiries. I would highly recommend!

Alissa F., July 2022

Recently my family and I stayed at shades of summer and it was wonderful. We had 12 adults & 2 children & the house was perfect for us. The owners were wonderful with anything I contacted them about. Joanna especially considerate to us and very quick to respond. Close walk to the beach and plenty to do and see in town and nearby. Able to walk to grocery store and souvenir shop from the house. Seeing the wild horses on the beach & ghost crab hunting @ night with the children were two of my favorites . Only recommendation would be if you plan to go out to dinner, plan ahead & make reservations before you go. Otherwise very long waiting lines. Great house and I was so happy to be able to spend time there with my family.

Cheryl N., July 2022

Shades of summer was the perfect spot for our large family of 14. We had an extensive range of ages – 20 months – 85 years old and everyone was comfortable and happy. Communication with the hosts was easy and fast. I would definitely recommend the property looking for a fun family vacation!

Mackenzie K., July 2022

Such a beautiful and peaceful property. This was our second year in a row staying here, and I wouldn’t want to stay anywhere else! The house is clean and up to date. It is close to the beach and to shops. We loved our week here!

Dale W., June 2022

We had a wonderful time this week at Shades of Summer! The layout of the house is perfect for big families to spread out and relax. The owners responded quickly to any questions we had and were incredibly helpful. The location is amazing, so close to a beautiful uncrowded beach. Highly recommend this property!!

Katie B., July 2021

Our family had the best time at this property that was exactly as advertised. The interior is beautifully decorated in a beach theme making for a very relaxing stay. The surrounding neighborhood was quiet and we never felt the beach was ever crowded. This house really is a plus stay for a great family beach get-a-way.

Robert P., July 2021

Everything you would hope to find in a beach house. Clean, well stocked, with an easy walk to the beach.

Honore B., July 2021

Ideal location, walked to the beach every day, across the street from groceries and wild horse tour, Duck Donuts. The house was very clean amd had everything we needed. Pots and pans, beach chairs, puzzles and games, very nice furniture and comforts in every room!

Rocco B., May 2021

We are on are way home from a great week in OBX staying here. The house was great for our family of ten; plenty of space. It was a short walk to the beach. The hot tub was nicely shaded by the upper deck. The owners were super helpful and responded quickly when we had questions before and during the stay.

Clint I., July 2020

Shades of Summer was the perfect house for our family vacation! The location was great and convenient to the beach, grocery store, shopping, and restaurants. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. Joanna kept us well informed and was readily available to answer any questions we had before and during our stay!

Thomas D., June 2020

Great place for our family reunion. Home was clean and well furnished perhaps a little dated furniture but not dirty or in disrepair. The home had 5 recliners in the common living spaced which was great for our adults to sit back in the evening and enjoy our recap of the days events. Kitchen and dining area was sized just right and contained all the cooking utensils needed to make our daily meals. Very responsive homeowners who addressed every question we had about our stay. Very close walk to the beach no difficulties accessing the beach. The deck on the back of the house made watching the sunset a joy each night. Wide open view of the evening sky. There was a nice big BBQ grill on the deck for cooking evening meals. Would stay again with no hesitation.

Robert T., June 2018

What a wonderful “home away from home”. This was perfect for our family of 14. The view was fantastic, the beach was close and couldn’t have been more perfect. Thank you Todd & Joanna!!!

Bobbie P., June 2019