GUEST COMMENTS FROM OUR OUTER BANKS VACATION RENTALS
Grande Ritz Palm – 1340 Duck Road #899
The Lane Family and especially Stephanie,
I can not say enough how truly beautiful the home is. Our tour and pictures could not compare to the breathtaking views from your home. Everything was decorated perfectly and our wedding guests were in true amazement.
Our wedding was a fairy-tale & many of our guests said it was the time of their life. It definitely was of mine.
Thank you for answering all of my questions and being so sweet and patient. We love it here.
If you are ever in Pittsburgh- you have friends there and we would love to see you!
Sherri & Jamie Birsic
It was a wonderful week in paradise!! Spectacular time with family and friends enjoying this beautiful house with the perfect setting!! Memories made and never forgotten. So many photos taken, laughs shared, dancing, singing, celebration of life’s blessings.
The Skaff Family
Thank you so much for allowing us to use your home for such a joyous occasion. Stephanie was so patient and extremely helpful over the past year and a half “she needs a raise! ” and Kim is amazing as well! Y’all definitely aim to please!! We will be back! Don’t sell!!! <3
The newly formed,
Mr. and Mrs. Michaels, April Jenigan, Grigg Family and Friends!
Thank you so much for letting us make wonderful memories in your home. Our families could not have had a better time and the venue was magical. It was a wedding for the ages! Will share pictures when available!
<3, Mr. and Mrs. Feehan
Had a wonderful wedding uniting US and Great Britain. Weather fabulous, house perfect, much partying with family and friends. ‘Til we meet again to remember the wonderful memories.
The Campbells, McNess, Vaughans, Ransomes, Pijaca, Via, Marquez
This was the best week of our lives. Getting married in your home was a dream come true. The house was beautiful, spacious and accomodating. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Thank you for allowing us to stay here. This home will forever have a place in our hearts and our memories. Hope to be back soon!
Mr. and Mrs. Lucas V. Pellegrino and family and friends
Dear Lane Family,
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the best week of our lives. There is no better way to describe this week, other than PERFECT! What a wonderful place!
The Turvy and Hudejohl Families
We just had a week we will never forget!! This house is incredible, as large as it is, it has been so warm and inviting!! Even though 26 of us were here, it only included half our family. We may have to stay at Grande Ritz Paradise next time, but we LOOOVE this place so much! Thank you for sharing your homes with us. We’d love to take it back to New York with us!!
The Carvilee Family, The Gremaldi Family, The Jones Family, The Bushey Family and The Colicci Family
We could not have asked for a more perfect summer day for our wedding. After the torrential downpour, it became the most beautiful day ever. Nothing went wrong. We had the time of our lives and are sad to leave this beautiful place. Thank you for everything.
Mr. and Mrs. Cefola
June 26 Wedding
This house was amazing! Everyone had the best time staying here. Our wedding day couldn’t have been more perfect! Thank you Stephanie for answering all of questions throughout the year.
Michelle and Jim
June 11 Wedding
We had the best week EVER! This house is incredible and couldn’t imagine having a more perfect wedding week!
Kayla and Justin
Schandel Wedding June 5
Thank you so much!! I love this house, it was amazing. Our wedding was great, thanks to the beautiful home.
Alyse & Chris Schandel
Simmon Wedding May 29
Thank you so much for opening up your beautiful home for our wedding week! This house is unbelieveable and we feel incredibly fortunate to have spent this time here with our friends and family.Our wedding was absolutely beautiful with your beautiful home as the backdrop.Thanks again for everything!God Bless!Cheryl and Robbie Simmon
MacMichael Wedding May 21
This house is incredible and we could not have made a better decision when we decided to have our wedding here. Our bridal party had a blast staying here! Even though it ended up raining during our ceremony and our guests got soaked, everyone assured us that they had an amazing time!Stephanie, you were so helpful in helping us formulate a rain plan and to come help us move tables again at the last minute when we though it was going to hold off. Thank you for answering our countless emails and never making us feel like we were bothering you. You guys are awesome!Love,Noell and Noah MacMichael
Adams Wedding May 15
Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us and helping us to create our perfect day! This week was everything we wanted and more. We appreciate your hospitality. Joe is awesome.Love,The Adams
May 10 Wedding
Lane Family and Joe,Words can’t express how grateful I am that you have welcomed us to you home, with open arms. Everyone has been so incredibly nice and accommodating.Joe- You are one of the most personable and genuine individuals I have ever met. You made me feel comfortable and at ease right from the start. Thank you for everything.Stephanie- You were so patient with all my questions over the past year and so incredibly gracious through it all. I appreciate your time, input and partnership in planning the wedding!I feel like I have known this team for years and wish you all the best!I hope every wedding experience is as great as ours. The home and surroundings offer incredible pictures with breathtaking views. We have made unforgettable memories here, where family and friends shared laughter, tears, and most importantly LOVE . This was a perfect set up for a wedding, reception and family vacation, all in one. The time spent with loved ones is invaluable. God answered many prayers here! God Bless-Jason and Angie(Cincinnati, OH)
October 2015Dear Stephanie and Family,Your house is amazing. It was an incredible experience to host our wedding here. Our friends and family were blown away. Having everyone come here from Philadelphia, was the best decision we could have made. Having our families stay in this amazing house with us, was the icing on the cake. We formed a bond and memories, we will carry with us for a lifetime.For an overall beautiful week and for being so helpful and accommodating during all the Hurricane Joaquin fun, thank you, thank you, thank you!Love,Lindsey & Anthony
O’Conner WeddingThank you so much for opening your wonderful home to us. Our wedding was beyond spectacular and everyone raved about how beautiful your place is, which made for a truly special memory. This made for a truly special memory, that everyone will cherish for a lifetime. We can not wait to revisit later in our marriage.Best wedding a couple could ask for. Nothing ever goes as planned and our wedding didn’t, but it was still perfect. Thank you!!Patrick and Amanda O’Connor
Purcell WeddingTo the Lane Family,Thank you for allowing us to host our wedding at your beautiful home. It was more than we could’ve ever dreamed. We had one amazing time with family and friends, and made memories that will last a lifetime!Love,Mr. & Mrs. Purcell
Davis WeddingHi Stephanie,I didn’t a chance to write in the guest book at the Grande Ritz Palm last week, but I wanted to say thank you for everything. The house was perfect, it was everything Tim and I could have asked for. Both of our family’s who stayed with us loved it as well. The wedding set up was great and all of the staff who we spoke to were so friendly, especially Miguel, he was a great help when it came to the little technical questions that popped up during the week. We hope you and your family enjoy the rest of your summer and thank you so much for allowing us to create such great memories at the Grande Ritz Palm. Tim and I hope to visit back in about 5 years to celebrate our anniversary!Thank you Lane family & Miguel,Timothy and Caitlin Davis
To Kim-your house is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing and allowing us to host our wedding here.
Bless you and your family!
Jenny, Todd, and John Michael
The Reese Family
To Kim Lane: We love your beautiful home! Our family enjoyed every minute of our week here. We have created wonderful memories to add to our lives. To Miguel: Thank you so much for being so responsive to our needs and for checking in with us to ensure all was good. The Pool. The Pier. The Sports Bar were enjoyed by ALL! Thank you so much. You are very gracious hosts.
Awesome wedding. I had a great and fun time. I hope you thought so too. I bet many others felt the same. I hope you and Spencer are happy together.
The Flahirtys, The Spanitzs and The Sullivans
Thank you for a wonderful week. The house is just amazing! Everyone had a blast. The pool is a like a resort! Thank you for the incredibly delicious cheesecakes you had delivered. they did not last long. We look forward to staying here again. Thanks again for everything!
The Kurtz Family and The McNeil Family
Thank you so much for your beautiful home! The rain pushed our wedding inside, which was fine because of how beautiful the house is. Thank you to Miguel for being so kind and helpful all week. Perfect week!
Dear Stephanie,I am writing to let you know how truly pleased we were with our stay at The Grand Ritz Palm for our daughters wedding.Your home provided us with just what we were hoping for….elegant, but yet warm and relaxed atmosphere for both the wedding and the vacation!!Thank you so much for allowing us to share your beautiful home (I should say “resort”)!Sincerely,Toni Kremer
Shauna & Andrew
Thank you for allowing us to use your home to celebrate our wedding. It couldn’t have been more beautiful and perfect. This house is amazing and we had the most amazing fun-filled week ever! A huge thanks to Miguel for all the help he provided this week. Definitely an experience we will never forget!
Matt & Nicole
The Grande Ritz Palm was the perfect location for our wedding. It was beautiful and more than we could have asked for our bridal party. Memories were made here that we will cherish forever! Miguel was amazing and did everything in his power to make sure we were happy. Thank you for an amazing location and week of FUN!
Matthew and Torrie
The Grande Ritz Palm proved to be everything and more that we ever could have dreamed of to make our wedding week PERFECT. Miguel was awesome. Always went out of his way to help in any way he could. I know we are only one of many couples who will share this house as part of their wedding memories, but for us, it was PERFECTION!!!
Mr. & Mrs. Ianniacchione
Miguel & Lane Family,
Thank you all so much for opening up your home for us for our dream wedding. It was the perfect venue. More than half of the 110 attendees were locals and more than anyone knows how special what you have created is. Miguel, a special thank you to you. Your passion and positivity were uplifting. I woke the morning of my wedding with pink eye of all things. Miguel, a pastor, prayed over my eye and everything came off without a hitch. Thanks Again!
Tonya and Keith
Ditto on everything I said on 9-13-13! Back again for our parents’ 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration! We had a blast – just as we did last year for our wedding here at Grande Ritz Palm. So many great memories, truly a blessing! Hasta Mañana Grande Ritz Palm!
Mr. & Mrs. Vranjes
We had an amazing time in your beautiful home. Thanks for the memories!
We truly enjoyed our stay here at the Grande Ritz Palm. We created many memories that will last a lifetime.
We all had a great time at our beautiful daughter’s wedding. Good time spending with family.
Our wedding was still the most memorable ever even though we had to dodge the rain a number of times. “One Love” steel drum band must have ran back and forth to the beach around 4 times – they were awesome! A great party week with family and friends.
Mr. & Mrs. Herman
What an amazing, magical and memorable time here at the Grande Ritz Palm! We had the best, most beautiful wedding, we couldn’t have ever asked for anything more. Miguel was also wonderful and very helpful. Thank you Bill, Kim and Stephanie Lane for opening up your gorgeous home for us. We hope to be back one day. Thanks again!
Mr. & Mrs. Bell
We had an awesome week! Everything was PERFECT! Thank you so much for allowing us to have the wedding of our dreams here. It was a magical time that we will never forget! May every wedding guests here after share the same weather, laughter, tears of joy, and memories that we did. Both of us pictured the wedding of our dreams and it exceeded all expectations. This was a fantastic way to start the rest of our lives. Thanks to all who made the trip and celebrated with us. The bar was definitely set high!
Mr. & Mrs. Welch
EPIC HOUSE Was Awesome and very FUN.
So far, it’s AWESOME!
The house is unbelievable. We had such an amazing week with family and friends. Thank you for being a special part of our new chapter.
The “NEW” Mr. & Mrs. Z
What an AMAZING week! What a fairy tale wedding and the perfect setting. Thank you!
Mr. & Mrs. Zinicola
We had such an amazing week here at The Grande Ritz Palm. We have been waiting to get married here for over a year and it was everything we imagined. Everyone at the wedding was truly amazed at how beautiful everything was. This will live in our memories forever. Thank you.
The Schell / Sosnin Families & Wedding Party
We were blessed with a beautiful home, beautiful wedding and the dearest of friends and family. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy everything this home has to offer. We have been blessed with a wonderful life. Miguel was awesome, taking our phone calls and being available to us.
The “NEW” Mr. & Mrs. Rhem
Dear Lane Family & Miguel:
This week was wonderful!!! Not only did we have a fantastic wedding, we also enjoyed sharing your home with our closest family & friends. Hurricane Arthur is forcing us to leave a day early, but we have no regrets. We couldn’t have asked for a better week, wedding and celebration!
Mr. & Mrs. Mueller
On behalf of the Burgess & Mueller Families, thank you so much for opening up your home for our dream wedding. I could not have asked for more perfect weather or more perfect venue. Our guests were blown away by the house and all the family and friends loved the pool and entertaining space. Miguel was a great greeter and was always a phone call away for any questions. Our wedding was truly everything we could ever imagine and more. It will definitely be one of the most memorable weeks of our lives. Thank you so much for opening your home to us.
Mr. & Mrs. Paradiso
Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your home. Everything was perfect. Besides marrying my beautiful new wife, enjoying your home was the most memorable thing this week. May god bless you both
Mr. & Mrs. Eakman
Thank you for letting us celebrate our Dream Wedding in your fantastic home. Memories were made this week that we will never forget. The home, the wedding, the grounds made our wedding unforgettable for us and our families. Words cannot describe the gratitude we have towards your family for opening up your lives and your home for us. Many Thanks!
Jaime & Ryan
What an amazing day and week! Such a beautiful home. The love and detail put into every inch of this home is breathtaking. Such a great place to share with family and friends. Thank you for opening your doors to us.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Thank you so much for allowing us to celebrate our dream wedding at your beautiful home! The weather was perfect and the sunsets were breathtaking every night. We will remember this week at your amazing home forever!
Mr. & Mrs. Morgan
Thank you so much for opening up your beautiful house for us to celebrate our wedding. It was absolutely perfect. We made a lot of memories here and a bond that will last a lifetime, not only with the two of us but with our families as well.
John & Jessica
Thank you so much for sharing your amazing house with us! Our wedding was absolutely perfect and we all enjoyed ourselves so much the entire week. Tons of fantastic memories were made!
Mr. and Mrs. Stiles
Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers and for sharing your home with us. We had an amazing week, filled with love, family and friends. Our wedding was everything we had hoped for and our family and friends had a wonderful time. Thank you again!
Mr. and Mrs. Wade
The Grande Ritz Palm has been nothing short of spectacular. What an amazing venue, this place brings you to another world when you come in. We had some rain showers on our big day and had a beautiful ceremony in the living room instead. From ceremony to reception we had such a fun time and best of all we had a chance to share all this with our friends and family, bringing us all closer together. Advice to the next family- TAKE TONS OF PICTURES!!!
Mr. and Mrs. Geiger
Dear Kim and Bill,
Thank you so much for allowing us to use this beautiful home for our perfect wedding! It was a wonderful experience and it will always hold a special place in our hearts!
Mr. & Mrs. Rosenberny
Dear Lane Family and Miguel,
Thank you so much for the use of your lovely home.
We were married here this past Saturday and despite a last minute rain storm prior to the ceremony, we ended up having a beautiful ceremony and reception. Our family and friends were awed by this amazing property. Miguel was wonderful, helpful and such a valuable asset to our experience here! We love the Outer banks and were so pleased to have been married here! Miguel thanks for all of your help!
Jenn & Tom
Dear Mr and Mrs Lane Family,
Thank you for sharing your amazing home with us! Our wedding was a huge success and it was largely in part due to the beautiful surroundings of the Grande Ritz Palm. This place is amazing and we have created memories here that will last a lifetime. Thank you for everything!
Married at Grande Ritz Palm on 08-04-12
P.S. Miguel is AWESOME! He was so helpful with everything!
Scott & Stephanie
Dear Lane Family and Miguel,
Thank you so much for sharing you home with us! Our wedding was absolutely perfect! Your home is amazing and we had a blast in OBX.
Miguel, you were WONDERFUL! Very helpful, you take great care of the property. Our family enjoyed every minute of the trip. Thank you again!
Married at Grande Ritz Palm on 08-12-12
Victoria and Dom Bauco and Families
“Dear Mr and Mrs. Lane and Family,
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us! Everything was perfect- your hospitality was so wonderful! All of us were absolutely in love with the home! Our wedding was beautiful (even with the hurricane winds and rain!) We can’t thank you enough. Congratulations on having such a spectacular home!”
Bob and Peggy Baker (Parents of the bride) Kim and Mike Trexler (bride and groom) and Stephanie (Kim’s Sister)
Dear Lane Family,
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Our daughter’s wedding was a dream come true! We fell in love with the Grande Ritz Palm the first time we saw it online! Thank you for the Open house in February, the tour in August and the walk through with our Wedding Coordinator, Laura with Sugar Snap Events in May! Kim and Mike’s wedding day was PERFECT! The weather was PERFECT! The Grande Ritz Palm will always hold a very special place in our hearts! Thank you to the staff who take care of the home and to Miguel for being so accommodating. We will cherish the memories we take with us forever!
Ryan & Rebecca
Your home made our dream wedding come true!! Our friends and family will remember our big day forever! From the bottom of our hearts we thank you for opening up your home to us. Thank you”
Doris & Jerry
We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary in grand style at your home. We were thrilled to have our entire family here – 4 children and spouses plus 11 grandchildren. Thanks for a perfect home, pool and atmosphere to celebrate!
Laura and Adam
Lovely place for a wedding!
Sarah Beth and Bill
Jonathan and Christy
Thank you so much for welcoming us into your beautiful home! It wasPERFECT for our wedding ceremony & reception. Every inch of this home is so exquisite and in beautiful taste!”
October 10, 2010
Veronica & Tim (wedding)
Dear Kim and Bill Lane,
Thank you for sharing your exquisite home with my family. You have exceptional taste. Your beautiful home and surroundings have provided an extraordinary surrounding for my ceremony and reception – making it even more special and fabulous. All of us, including my guests, were “in love” with everything around us and to top it all off – what picture-perfect SUNSETS! My wedding was a dream and your home has made it possible to all come true. We are forever gracious and appreciative of our time here. Thank you again.
Jennifer & Luke (wedding)
Thank you so much for sharing your home with us! We were married here on August 29th. It was a dream come true and we could not have asked for anything more. Our family and friends enjoyed the many accommodations your home provided us. Thank you!
Emily & Brian (wedding)
What a beautiful home – thanks for sharing it with our friends and family. The memories we created were amazing and the wedding celebration will be talked about for many years.
Kendra & Faeurdo (wedding)
Kim and Bill,
What an amazing home!!! Its hard to find the words to express the fantastic time we shared this week and the memories we were able to create for our wedding. Pat and the rest of your staff went above and beyond, which was beyond impressive! Thank you so much for opening your home. Best wishes.
Dearest Kim and Bill Lane,
God bless both of you for having created such beauty in your loving home and for having let us share this special Paradise. Thank you so much for the joy of this magnificent experience on the Outer Banks.
Sue Anne, Mother of Bride
What a perfect home and location for the perfect wedding. We’re all sad to leave which is always a testimony to a great time had by all. The celebration and accommodations were prayed for for many weeks. God is faithful.
Janz, Cetta, Montero, Rottkamp & Steele Families
What a PERFECT Family Reunion Spot!!!
What a GREAT PLACE for a large family vacation!
Drew & Amber (wedding)
Mr. & Mrs. Lane Family,
You have built a fabulous home. We had an amazing week of memories here. It was absolutely perfect for our wedding ceremony & reception. Thank you for sharing your home with us.
It was AWESOME!
Grande Ritz Paradise – 701 S. Virginia Dare Trail #EP204
Cerrone Family Reunion
This is my first time at The Outer Banks. I could not have asked for better accommodations. This house is awesome and very adequate for my large family of 40+ people. I am 90 years old and expect to be back next year.
Thank you very much! – E. Cerrone
Hennessy Family – FL, Hennessy Family – PA, Meyers Family – PA
Chris, Tamar, Jonah, Sarah, Aidan, Rob, Tara, Kyle, Jared, Colleen, Rick, Ricky, Devan (#99 Villanova Football) Kerri, Mike, Michael, Caitlyn, Brandon, Jody, Kiera, Connor, Jenny, Al (who broke his foot) Madison, Nick, Lexi, Brad, Lisa (Birthday Girl) Avery, Reese, Becca, Chris, Gracie, Charlie, Lyndi, Todd, Laura, Isla, Holden and Jimmy – who could not make it – winning baseball tournament!
This was a family reunion and it was PERFECT! Your home is magnificent – first class all the way! Thank you so much for your thoughtful attention to EVERY detail. We all enjoyed every minute of our vacation here – especially the desserts! Our very best regards and thanks to your family.
Cleaton, Baty, Thompson, Kallam, Matthews, Neal, Evans, Upton and Roberts Families
We had a great week vacationing in this beautiful home. Now headed back to Virginia. This was our second year in your beautiful home.
We had 32 family members here for the week. We had a fabulous week of fun, laughter, sunshine and of course shopping. Our family is from Virginia, California and Indiana. The Grande Ritz Paradise is beautiful and great for a large family and friends. Looking forward to coming again. Jow was great responding to any of our questions. Wonderful vacation!
Paisley & Baker Families
We have enjoyed a sun-filled week reconnecting with family from Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, Tennesee and Ohio! We felt pampered in your luxurious home, it was well thought out with great attention to detail. We have been vacationing on the Outer Banks for 18 years and this is the first home we rented that had clean windows! We enjoyed your welcome gift and appreciate your hospitality. This is a vacation we will always remember!
105 Lala Court
October 12, 2008
Kevin, Margie, Chris, Danny & Emma; Mary; Craig; Tim, Annie, Beth & Maggie. Representing Logan, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; Congo, Ohio; Lancaster, Ohio. Go Bucks !
What an introduction to the Outer Banks!!! All we can say about the house is WOW! We arrived Sunday and never even ate out until Friday. We were having too much fun enjoying all the different things this fantastic home has to offer. Beautiful weather 5 of the 7 days. Absolutely loved the cooler nights in the hot tub with the fireplace going. My husband celebrated his 50th birthday on Wednesday by rescuing 2 of the kids from the strong rip tides (He’s our hero!). Kim and Bill, you have set the bar so high with the homes you build that others are really going to have to work hard to even come close to your high standards. Sure hope we can return next year. We spent so much time exploring the house, we didn’t get much of a chance to explore the area. We were definitely spoiled with our first trip to the Outer Banks. Thanks again for everything!
June 16, 2007
This is the Riley’s Family’s 4th trip to this house and as always, it has been fantastic. Though the weather was mixed, this house & community offered many different options for all ages. We’ve got the opportunity over the last four years to see the kids grow up loving this place and all looking forward to their week at the beach. This year was probably the most relaxing of all. We thank you for your beautiful home. And all that it contains. This is the one week our whole family gets to share each other’s company.
1617 N. Virginia Dare Trail
August 23, 2008
Ross, Francesca, Wells, Hawthorn, Ray, Jurgelewcz families
This was our second time at Paradise IV. 21 adults, 2 toddlers, 2 babies, 7 theme dinners – American grill, clam bake, Italian, Paradise Island, Thanksgiving dinner, Chinese cuisine, 5 guys with lots of nights at the outside bar, 7 “Happy Hours,” 1 plane ride, 7 wave runner experiences, 7 massages, and the movie theater. Long days in the pool, volley ball, floats, afternoons at the outside bar with frozen drinks, cold beer (always in plastic!), fishing at the pier in the P.M., endless memories. Thank you. Your house is beautiful. We hope to return again next year. Thanks for the gift basket and cheesecake.
May 26, 2007
The second year for many, first for some 15 adults and 11 kids. The pool and hot tub kept the kids entertained all week – the movie theater too. The spacious kitchen and bbq were wonderful. The house was so big we lost a few kids here and there! Everyone had their own space when needed. What a well maintained and beautifully decorated house. We had a wonderful and truly relaxing vacation. Thanks for the great week.
August 4, 2007
Huber (TR, NJ), Barrett (NJ), Allen (NJ), Guerrera-Huber (NJ), Adonizzio (NJ), Seiler (TR, NJ), Puma (NJ)
This is our 3rd time in “Paradise.” A wonderful time has been had by all once again. We ate, drank, swam, laughed, partied, played, sang, danced and relaxed in your beautiful home – since it’s our 3rd time – 2x in Paradise V & 1x in VI – we felt like we were at home here – We had such a great time spending a week together we can’t wait to do it again – Thank you for making such a cozy place for us to spend our vacation – We have such lasting memories and beautiful pictures to remind us of our beach vacation in the OBX.
Thanksgiving Week 2007
We love Lane houses, and this is probably the 5th or 6th one we’ve rented.
1615 N. Virginia Dare Trail
August 30, 2008
With warm regards, Ellen Howe
As we leave today, we conclude our fifth consecutive year here–four years with two of your homes rented by our family. Our 5-year-old twin boys first came to their beach house when they were 14 months old. Our oldest son can’t remember not coming here either, because he is now 13 and has been coming since he was 8 years old. Through the last five years, we have been joined by more family members and close friends. You have no idea how many memories we create within these homes. We always have theme night family dinners and a visiting masseuse. Our motto: “What Goes On On OBX, Stays In OBX.” We have enjoyed your home and hope to continue to bring our families back to the Lane homes for many years to come. In closing, we recently lost my father (Vincent Howe) on August 13th, 2008, and to honor his memory, he has been with us three of the last five years, we had our annual VBH Irish Derby House Race. Until next year, be well and thank you for keeping your homes for us. P.S. once again, thank you for the Welcome Basket and this year, the delicious cheesecake.
June 8, 2007
The Castles, the Mackenzies, the Harrs, the Morrisons, A. Hessfeld
What a beautiful, beautiful home. We all fell in love. Great time was had by all. 25 people came happy to be here and all hated to go home.
June 16, 2007
The Lyon family enjoyed their 7th Annual family reunion in the Outer Banks. Paradise V was a perfect place to meet from Texas, Florida, South Carolina, and New Jersey. We shared a lot of laughs, meals and drinks, swam in the ocean, surfed, biked, walked on the beach and oh – the card games! We especially enjoyed the pool house area. As we pack to head for home, we all agree that this week flew by and we look forward to being all together again next year!
August 20, 2007
Gorgina and David Cochran
David and I had a wonderful time here with all our family. A lovely house, great scenery and a lovely setup. See you next year!
September 15, 2007
Kera & Steve, Lexi & Tom, Megan & Fernando, Sarah & John, Susannah & Chris, Greg, Steve, Drew, Julie & all other guests of the wedding!
We all had a great time this entire week! We spent most of our time in this house! We didn’t want to leave! I will personally never forget the memories we made in this house and the OBX! Sept. 20th was the day we got married out on the Beach in front of the house & had all of our close family & friends here to help us celebrate! It was the best time I have ever had! Thanks for letting us share in such a wonderful home!
September 29, 2007
Cheryl & Walter Chyanowski, Ludlow, MA
What a house! The best so far. Had a great time doing Dolphin Watch, the Aquarium, Awful Arthurs and lots of shopping. Thanks, you’ve thought of everything.
1613 N. Virginia Dare Trail
August 25, 2007
Fantastic time! Thank you for allowing us to rent your home. This is our 4th year & every year we can’t wait to come back the next year. We rent 2 houses & it’s the best family vacation! See you next year!!
September 1, 2007
Jason & Natalie James
For the second year in a row – we have had a beautiful time in a beautiful home.
September 22, 2007
The Miklovich Pieta Tighe Culp/Mazzeo, Boyle/Vettese and Gordon Families
The house is far more spectacular than the pictures on the web. We had five families with 14 kids and two great-grandchildren coming from California, Montana, South Carolina, and New Jersey. We loved how we could all be together or have some alone time in the privacy of our beautifully decorated suites. Each night one family hosted a theme dinner that included French, Mexican, Italian, Seafood, American, and the last night “pot luck” to eat up all the wonderful food that was left. We most enjoyed being able to all sit together for dinner in one magnificent area. We didn’t have enough time to do all there was to do in the house but we surely did our best! Didn’t miss much. The movie room was a great added feature. Thank you for sharing your home.
807 N. Virginia Dare Trail
May 5, 2007
The Carsley Family, The Cresswell’s, The Drennans
This house is amazing. We celebrated our wedding here and it was absolutely perfect. We couldn’t have had a more special day. There are now many memories in this house. We had such a great time that we want to do it again. . . Same time, same great place. Thank you so much!
May 19, 2007
Pat, Val, & Cameron King
To the Lanes,
Thank you so very much for allowing us to stay in your Beautiful home. It was a true blessing. We will cherish the memories for years to come. Thank you again.
June 8, 2007
The Andrei Family, Yikimovich Family
This was the second time in your beautiful home. Once again we were 12 adults & 6 children. Everyone enjoyed your home inside & out. You have thought of everything to make our stay enjoyable & comfortable. The week has gone by all too fast! The children especially loved the pool & playing on the beach. The theater room was enjoyed by all, even the children taking turns with the adults. The two teenagers loved having the computer. The décor is fabulous. Thank you for sharing your great home!
June 16, 2007
Franco, Lindsay, Leslee & Brandon, Hillary, Sue, Angela & Ricky, Malone, Joey, Joe, Eleah, Jay, Jenna, Lauren, Kelley, Doris, Lindie, Wayne, Patty
The Ross, Hitchens, Rubinski, Wallace, Laganosky, et al enjoyed your beautiful home. There was entertainment for all from age 7 to . . . 77. Thanks for a great vacation from all of us!
July 20, 2007
Kelby, Jimmy, Elaine Jones
What a beautiful place! Coming from Vegas, this place is awesome.
August 4, 2007
The Connollys, Coffeys, Stutzs, Morins
We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary here with 22 of our 28 children and grandchildren. Everyone had a wonderful week at this “mini” resort!
August 31, 2007
Jay & Melissa Burns
Dear Lane Family,
Thank you for sharing your lovely spacious home. Our annual beach trip was remarkable! We all agreed we have enjoyed this home so much that we plan to return. Again, thank you! We appreciate the beautiful home that provided wonderful memories for our group of friends.
October 6, 2007
The Kieffer’s and Pompei’s
We would like to thank you for sharing your home. From top to bottom in & out everything is beautiful & wonderful. We made beautiful memories here this week that will last us a lifetime.
October 6, 2007
Mr. and Mrs. Nick Pompei
Wow. Cliché Mastercard commercial. Millions of dollars spent on a beautiful house; spending your greatest week of your life with the greatest people in your life . . . priceless!
September 5, 2008
Adam, Ray, Courtney, Jim, etc.
Amazing weather until Hanna showed up on Friday morning. Still, an unbelievable week for everyone. Thank you.
June 23, 2007
The Gardner’s from KS, TX, FL & 2 families from PA – 19 in all. We have had a wonderful week with our family. We cooked every night – each family taking a day. We also held contests to rate cocktails & desserts for prizes. The view of the beach is a 10 from every window and the pool was a hit with kids. Mom & Dad suggest everyone should take morning walks on the beach “a splendid way to start the day.” We are planning our return – a new Gardner tradition has started here.
June 30, 2007
The McFarlands (VA & Utah) and The Bertesureas (VA)
The house is beautiful and our family of 15 enjoyed. This is our 2nd time at the Lane House and we have been coming to the Outer Banks for 17 years. We like this and rate it No #1. We leave in anticipation of returning next year.
July 7, 2007
The Jones Family
We live in Las Vegas, so this was a trek for us. And, we have to say it was one of the most beautiful locations! Our triplet boys turned 7 on 7/7/07 and wanted to celebrate with their cousins on the beach. We chose Duck and the Ritz by clicking a button on the internet and weren’t sure what we were going to find. But, this place is a dream and much more. Family drove here from Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida making our sons the happiest threesome this side of the Mississippi! We can’t say enough, so in the words of our sons – “This was the best birthday EVER!”
October 6, 2007
Your fabulous wonderful home and its beautiful setting afforded our group of 12 (family and friends) the very best vacation ever – also the perfect opportunity for bonding. We will cherish these days and memories forever and look forward to returning to the Ritz again in the future. We had the time of our lives!! Our heartfelt thanks to you both.
December 8, 2007
Amazing! Marvelous! Wonderful! These are some of the words used these past days to describe your home. We had a wonderful, comfortable and beautiful time here. We will definitely recommend your properties to other friends. Thanks for providing such excellence and thoughtful design in the Outer Banks.
223 Hicks Bay Lane
August 23, 2008
Signed by 21 names!
The weather was amazing. Only one day of rain. Every other day was perfect. This is our 18th year on the Outer Banks. We started as a group of eight, and we have now grown to a loving group of 21. Who could resist OBX. We absolutely love your beautiful house as this is our second year staying in it and can’t wait until next summer. We would just like to take this spot to thank you so much for sharing your decadent house with us. We are so very grateful.
May 5, 2007
Sandra & Pete Sprogers, Delaware
Had a great time – we got married here. The memories of this place will always be in our hearts and our new life together.
Memorial Day 2007
A perfect setting to celebrate my 28th anniversary of my family’s confectionery business. The house is a perfect compliment and venue to absorb the North Carolina Shore. This is my second “haunting” of the “The Ritz Palm.” In this house I am a man who is truly blessed and lucky – Thank you.
June 17, 2007
The Aplin Family Cruise Week 2007 — we are all saddened to be saying good-bye to your beautiful home! This week you have had guests ranging in age from 3 months to 50 years old, each person absolutely loved the house and all of its amenities! We will have many memories to cherish from this year and plans for memories on upcoming years as we have already requested the house for the “Aplin Family Beach Cruise Week 2008”! Can’t wait!!!
July 17, 2007
John, Radair, Theresa, Henning, Christian, Nicole, Jennifer, James, Annie, Brian, Michael, Kevin, Andrew, Arianne, John, Jourdain, Phillip, Joseph, Jackson, Caroline, Anna, William, Georgia
Our family had a great time here! The beach was great! We were constantly playing pool. We were swimming and stayed up late. Everybody had so much fun here! And we rocked out the karaoke machine!
September 9, 2007
Jennifer West, New York
The Ritz Palm vacation was one of the best ever. My favorite uncle was surprised and happier than I had ever seen him.
October 21, 2007
Paul, Angie & “The Girls,” Pam & Josh, Justin & Ana, Benton & Jordan, Kaleigh.
Thanks once again for such a beautiful place to spend time with great & loving friends! New additions this year. And celebration 1 yr. engagement from last years proposal here. Always a time to relax & share!
October 27, 2007
I’ll never forget this beautiful home. There is a feeling of peace and comfort in every room.
211 Hicks Bay Lane
August 23, 2008
Names from Long Island, NY and Camlen, CT
Lovely home. We all had a terrific time. Great weather. We come to the Outer Banks often, but this is the first time in one of your homes. It’s a great home to enjoy extended family and friends. Thank you for the Welcome Basket and cheesecake. Great idea!
107 E. Landing Drive
August 30, 2008
Donna and Tom Lacorsa, formerly Donna Dillon, Flanders, NJ
Your home is absolutely lovely. We got married in your home on 8/28/08. It was just beautiful. We had a wonderful time, and hope to come back again. Thank you for the Welcome Basket and delicious cake. That was very nice of you.
764 Cormorant Trail
September 6, 2008
The weather was great most of the week. We all love to shop, so shopping at the stores and talking on the ride to and from was good. Our children loved your media room, game area, and of course, the pool. We all ventured out to the beach, but loved returning home here to this beautiful house. Out of all the homes we have rented through the years, yours was the best decorated by far. We all love to cook so we ate in most of the time. We really enjoyed your kitchen. We all want to thank you for the beautiful gift basket and the cheesecake was the best. I am sure we will definitely look into returning to another Lane home, but in a different location. We love the beach and wish it were closer. All in all, everything was great!