After our super fun golf trip to the Outer Banks last year, we made the unanimous decision to return again in 2021.
There were just so many incredible things to do in the Outer Banks that we barely broke the surface on our first trip.
To be perfectly honest, the amazing sense of peace and tranquility we all took with us from last year played a huge role in this decision. On top of that, there was…
Watching the sunrise over the ocean.
Breezy morning walks on the beach.
So many beautiful golf courses at our fingertips.
Afternoon sun-kissed strolls down the boardwalk by the Sound.
Shops and restaurants that fit our every want and desire.
And so many other reasons. This place truly is incredible.
Wanting to recreate that feeling after another hectic and crazy year, we tried to rent the same house. Unfortunately, we were too late in booking, but we were more than lucky to find another oceanfront house that was just as incredible (again, super thankful for off-season prices).
Welcome to the Seven Seas in Southern Shores, NC.
With 5 bedrooms and 4 full/2 half baths, we were more comfortable than we could ever have expected. Each room had it’s own private balcony entrance, some with sunrise views and others with sunset views.
I truly enjoyed the deck again this year, sitting outside each morning to take in the sunrise.
And with telework being an option, I spent several comfortable workdays sitting in this sunroom.
Even though we didn’t get to enjoy the pool because it was way toooo cold (it was October…), we did enjoy a couple of afternoons out here while we were grilling dinner.
Last year we created a photo scavenger hunt where couples teamed up and had to find as many things on our tailored OBX list. This year, we decided to host our very own Murder Mystery 50’s Themed Party.
As you can see, we went all out for this and each of us dressed (and acted) our parts. 🙂
To make it a bit more fun, we had the evening catered by High Cotton BBQ. Yummo!
We also treated ourselves to the “free family portrait sitting” option offered by Southern Shores Photography through the Southern Shores Realty website. We’ve taken multiple candid group pictures over the years, but this was a fantastic opportunity for our group of long-time friends. Plus, we each did individual couples photos, which was another treat that many of us have not done for ourselves in years.
To add to the experience, we brought a golf puzzle that turned out to be harder than we expected. But it was definitely entertaining… LOL!
And of course, there was lots of golf!
I have to give a shout-out to Southern Shores Realty for helping us find another stunning rental. They are extremely helpful whenever we reach out and their website is super easy to use.
As you can tell, we had a blast! Not only did we enjoy each and every moment we spent in the Outer Banks, but we felt so at home here at the Seven Seas. It truly was a comfortable place for us to hang out and be ourselves. I would love to bring my family here. Might be an idea for 2022…
As I wrap up this fun beach house review, I can’t leave without mentioning the many times I sat outside on the back deck enjoying the breeze coming off the water. The sense of calm this brought to me was so incredibly needed and appreciated. I will be taking this sense of peace with me throughout this new year. And especially remember these moments while I’m dreaming about my next OBX trip.
Come back again to check out the posts I’ll be adding that highlight some fun things we did in and around the Outer Banks. We truly fit a lot into that one week.