Needless to say, there are lots of HUGE homes on the beach and many of them are rented out by the week to vacationers. So when you drive along the North Carolina Highway 12 (NC 12) also known as Virginia Dare Trail in the Outer Banks, there are an abundance of large, colorful beach houses.
Something that is unique about beach houses in this area is that many of them are named. Yes, I said named, as in given a name. Let me show you a few…
The 19th Hole Beach House
For the golfing enthusiast, how about a beach house named The 19th Hole? It is a large aqua blue house and although it isn’t sitting on a golf course, I think the name is rather cute.
Fins Up Beach House
Next up is Fins Up which is named after a shark. I like how the chairs are the same bright orange, red and blue in the beach house sign. Of course, I like that matchy matchy color stuff in everything.
Sandbaggers Beach House
A sandbagger is a person who pads his scoring in golf. They act like they are at a lower skill level than they actually are so that they score better. It would be like Jack Nicklaus claiming that he was “pretty good” at hitting a golf ball close to the hole. Or it would be like Monet saying that he is an “okay” painter so that his work could be in the contest with first graders. (rolling eyes)
Anyway, I really love the soft yellow color of the house. It is relaxing and looked happy to me. The house couldn’t help but be happy because it is sitting on the beach! Well, if houses could feel, it would feel happy. You know what I mean! Oh just hush! 😉
St. Andrews Beach House
I didn’t know if there was some significance about a golf course named St. Andrews, so I Googled it. All I found was that all over the world there are golf courses named St. Andrews. If there is anything special about this name, I don’t know why it is that special! 🙂
Tipsy Turtle Beach House
How could ANYONE not like the name Tipsy Turtle?! I am completely biased for turtles obviously since I have a beloved turtle named Turtle. Once again, the chairs on the top balcony matched the beach house name sign and my obsession with matching was satisfied.
Hallelujah Beach House
There are hundreds, if not thousands of beach houses with name plaques nailed on the front. I think it really gives the house more of a flavor and helps it stand out as a separate house instead of just one of thousands stuck on a beach somewhere. It is also a great vacation memory tidbit.
The names are often very cute and creative and I had so much fun reading them as we drove slowly down Highway 12. I think this house name really expressed how HAPPY I was to be at the beach enjoying so many festivities and making great memories.
I really was rejoicing!