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Partial week vacation rental in August

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Partial week vacation rental in August

Our large family of 17 people is planning a trip to OBX during mid-August. I know this is peak time and we are pretty late in the game already. But can anyone provide advice on getting a vacation rental for 5 days.

We would like to be on or close to the beach. We are open as far as which town. And we are a multi-generational family with senior citizens to young babies.

We thought about hotels but with so many people, we think a home will provide us more freedom and ability to spend time together.

Is there a reputable company that will be able to find us a suitable rental?

Any suggestions are very much appreciated.

Thank you in advance.


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1. Re: Partial week vacation rental in August

Village Realty offers partial week stays, and we have been very happy with them the last few years. You can select that when you search their website. Currituck Club in Corolla has some big houses that can hold a lot of people, and are rented through them.



At this point, you may have to take a full week and just eat the cost of the extra two days you aren't using the house.

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2. Re: Partial week vacation rental in August

You may as well take it for a week because it will pretty much cost the same. Partials are not divided up by night. Also rental companies will not consider a partial until the week before. Where do you want to stay in the OBX? That will help with rental company advice. Corolla has different ones than Hatteras. You can go to www.obxconnection.com and they have lists of rental companies.

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3. Re: Partial week vacation rental in August

Thanks ForesterinVA and PghPeople. I'm going to look at the links you have recommended.

We are not particular about location - just need a nice beach and a place to stay. We have a lot of people with diet restrictions therefore will be making most of our meals.

Off to look at your links.

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4. Re: Partial week vacation rental in August

Every rental company offers partial weeks, some owners don't, and all rental companies try and rent the week in full before allowing it to become a partial. Partials are allowed only at the last minute in the summer season. This means you can't reserve one, you can ask do you have any this week and get one that way - IF there are any big homes available and that is unlikely in August.

You should check the cost of booking a full week vs 5 days. I bet you will be very surprised that you will save very very little, so book the whole week and come for as long as you want and don't worry about partials.

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5. Re: Partial week vacation rental in August

Forester: Thanks for your recommendation of Village Realty! We are glad you enjoyed your time at the beach!

I should clarify that our rate for partial stays is based on a 5 day week, so it is the same price as a full week. Also we generally only take partial stays within two weeks of arrival, but there are always exceptions.

I hope you find a great rental for your family vacation, whoever you end up renting from :)

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