Owning a Vacation Rental 101: Biggest Lessons Learned (Toilet Bowls?)

After many years of renting vacation rental homes and staying in vacation homes we have learned a lot about owning a vacation rental. Here Maria Feurer and Michael Hamilton, founders of Live Swell Beach Bungalows, share some of their biggest lessons learned, including some info about “elongated toilet bowls.”

Design Phase Begins for Newest Live Swell Beach Bungalows

We are excited to announce that over the past few months we have started the design phase for upcoming Live Swell Beach Bungalows. “The new construction option allows us to customize all the best Live Swell Bungalow features, take advantage of modern building construction and continue to provide opportunities for our guests and investors. So we are pretty stoked about … Read More

Unattended Grill Results in AirBnB House Fire at the Bohemian Bungalow

On June 30th 2020, the Bohemian Bungalow OBX suffered extensive fire and smoke damage after a grill was left unattended according to the Kill Devil Hills Fire Report. “I have to inform you, your house is on fire…” was the message received by the property manager around 7:00 pm from the guest. The tenants, a couple who booked the property … Read More

Coastal Kayak Tours: Outer Banks Kayak Tours

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One of the best (and easy going) Outer Banks Adventures are certainly the variety of coastal kayaking tours available. From the calm waters and back canals of the Sound to the ocean waves, you are sure to find your perfect coastal kayaking tour in the OBX.Enjoy this short clip of Live Swell Beach Bungalows guests & friends on a few … Read More

Unique Surf Podcast Focuses on Happy Balanced Life

Unique Surf Podcast Focuses on Balanced Life Live Swell

Have you desired the opportunity to fit more of your passion into your life & keep it balanced? If your like Imi Barneaud and I, you probably do. Imi, host of The Oceanriders Podcast, is a surfer, a mum (thats “mom” for American English folks), and an entrepreneur. As you may have guessed, one of Imi’s passions is surfing. Surfing … Read More

How to Build Wealth With Vacation Rental Homes

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A lot of people are interested in building wealth though real estate investments. Interestingly, not many people think of vacation rental investment(s) as a component of their real estate wealth building plan. Too bad for them, but good for you! It can be done and can be a lot more fun. In this article we will focus on how to … Read More

How to Short the Dollar via Vacation Rentals

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How to short the dollar? What does that even mean? Wise investors, in every asset class, understand time tested financial principles. As it relates to “how to short the dollar” the principle that must be understood is the Time Value of Money! Let’s start there, next we will cover the simple 5 steps to show you how to short the … Read More

FAQ’s: Vacation Rental Insurance for Renters?

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Does Vacation Rental Insurance for Renters Exist? Yes! With more travelers than ever choosing private accommodation, like vacation rentals and Airbnb’s, many people have been curious if vacation rental insurance for renters is available to protect this type of stay, and yes it is. What are the main components of a vacation rental travel protection plan? These plans typically have … Read More

The Outer Banks Vacation Guide – Things you might miss

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Refresh from reality by the beach We are so happy to have you stay at one of our bungalows! Our goal is to help make your vacation as easy as possible so all you have to do is enjoy! The Outer Banks Vacation Guide lets you know what we provide and suggested items to bring on your trip. We have … Read More

Understanding The Kill Devil Hills Surf Report

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The Kill Devil Hills Surf Report Explained Surf reports and surf forecasting can be very tricky business. This post was designed to help OBX visitors better understand not only the Kill Devil Hills Surf Report but also surf forecasting in the OBX in general. If you’ve visited the OBX you know it can be a windy place. This is a … Read More