First Flight Rentals: Policies


The Vacation Rental Act became effective on January 1, 2000. The act covers all vacation rentals in North Carolina. Among the new law's provisions are unique duties for you, as a rental guest, to care for any rented property, and it gives the agent the ability to terminate the rental of the property and expedite an eviction of you and your party if you and/or your party breach the rental agreement. Click here to read the Vacation Rental Act in its entirety.

RESERVATIONS: 1-866-595-1893 / 252-489-4747

You may speak to a Vacation Specialist 7 days a week from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM by calling toll-free 1-866-595-1893. Other reservation options include: e-mail requests or search our properties 24/7. Our mailing address is:

First Flight Rentals, LLC, 102 W. Airstrip Road Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

To confirm your reservation, advance rent payment is due at the time of booking equal to one-half of the reservation period's rental amount, plus your travel/trip cancellation insurance. Last minute bookings require this advance payment to be made in full at the time of booking. Upon receipt of your payment, a lease will be forwarded to you confirming your reservation. View and/or print our vacation rental agreement in PDF form.

The balance of your rent and taxes will be due thirty (30) days prior to your arrival. You may pay this balance by personal check, Visa, MasterCard, money order, or cashier’s check. No personal checks will be accepted within fourteen (14) days of arrival. A $125 plus tax admin fee is added to every reservation. There is a $35 service charge for any returned checks for any reason. The tax rates in effect on the commencement date apply. Tenant is responsible for making full payment whether reservation is cancelled or not. Total Tenant balance is due thirty (30) days before arrival date. All payments to be made in US funds.


Charges for state sales tax and local lodging tax are calculated on the basis of the gross rent amount. These taxes are due with the payment of the balance of your rent (tax rates are subject to change). Tax is also charged for travel insurance, security insurance, and any items you may rent or purchase.


Red Sky Travel Insurance offers the optional Trip Cancellation Coverage and Interruption coverage. If the Government orders a mandatory evacuation of this property, Tenant and occupants shall comply. Only if Tenant purchases Travel Insurance, will he be entitled to a daily refund from the Travel Insurance Company for each night of the order. Tenant shall NOT be entitled to a refund if: (i) Tenant did not purchase insurance, or (ii) property is not vacated. We highly recommend the purchase of this coverage for your financial protection in case of cancellation or in case of MANDATORY evacuation due to severe storms as FIRST FLIGHT RENTALS, LLC will not refund for mandatory days of evacuation. Please call Red Sky Insurance (1-866-889-7409) directly with all questions.




In cases of cancellation, no refund of rents will be made until the cancelled period is re-rented and confirmed. If the cancelled period cannot be re-rented, no money will be returned. If the cancelled period is re-rented, any rent monies paid will be refunded to you, less a $150 fee plus tax. ALL CANCELLATIONS MUST BE IN WRITING. We cannot refund any monies unless the property is re-rented for the entire rental period and prepayment has cleared. We will return payment (less travel insurance, and a cancellation fee). If the property has rented for a lower rental rate, tenant is only refunded any amount in excess of the original lease amount. Every effort will be made to rebook; however if the property does not rebook all monies received will be forfeited. TRIP INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO PROTECT AGAINST UNEXPECTED EVENTS. 


Check-In is guaranteed at 4:00 PM or as soon as the property has been cleaned, inspected, and is ready for occupancy. We reserve the right to delay check-in in order to perform maintenance or special cleaning.

Arrangements for late check-ins, balance due reservations or a nightly stay can be handled by calling 252-489-4747 or visiting our office at 102 W Airstrip Road, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 (milepost 9).

Departure time is before 10:00 AM on the ending date of your reservation. Your keyless code will deactivate at 10:00 AM and will lock you out of the condo. You are responsible for leaving the condo in the condition that you found it. Please place all trash in outside containers located at the property, wash and put away all dishes. Any food items left in condo will be donated to the local food bank.


To accommodate our guests that would like to have an early check-in or a late check-out, First Flight Rentals offers this service for a non-refundable fee of $100 plus tax. Early check-in cannot be earlier than 1:00 PM and late check-out cannot be later than 1:00 PM. First Flight Rentals will make every effort to accommodate your request, but unforeseen problems may occur that can delay this option. If interested in this option, call one of our vacation specialists to discuss your needs. Not all condo communities offer this option.


Reservations can be made for less than a full week (minimum of three (3) or more nights) any time of the year, in many of the condo rentals, subject to restrictions. We allow you to choose the arrival and departure days.


Most of the condos we manage do not have land lines. Please make sure you or someone in your party has a cell phone in order to make calls.


All breakage and condo damage during your occupancy must be reported to our office prior to the time of check-out. Tenants are responsible for and are expected to assume liability for any damage to the condo and its contents, other than normal wear and tear, during their occupancy by tenants, guests, pets, or invitees.


Our condos are available for families, honeymooners and other small groups. We do not rent to sororities, fraternities and prom groups. Should a group misrepresent themselves, they will be required to vacate the premises immediately without refund. We require that the leaseholder to be at least twenty-four (24) years old.


All of our condos include bed linens and bath towels. Our housekeeping staff will have your beds made up for your arrival. Two towel sets per bedroom are provided and each set consists of one (1) bath towel, one (1) hand towel and one (1) face cloth. Bedding for condos that have sleep sofas will be left in a closet. If you wish to have more towels, we offer additional towel sets at a minimal charge. Please bring your own beach or pool towels as they are not provided.


Agent, landlord or their employees for the purpose of cleaning or repairs may remain on the premises until 6pm on the commencement date. In addition to the regular cleaning done before your arrival and after your departure, we are pleased to offer you the convenience of maid service during your stay. Our cleaning service cost varies. Call our office for details and arrangements. Otherwise, each condo has a washer/dryer in unit for use during your stay. Detergent not provided.


Please report any inoperative equipment to our office promptly. We will make every reasonable effort to have the problem corrected on the same day. Under no circumstances will there be a reduction of rent for any mechanical failure of items including but not limited to, air conditioning, dishwasher, washer, dryer, TV, DVD, or appliances. There are no refunds for inclement weather, including hurricanes.

Extras, such as pools, hot tubs, fireplaces, TV and stereo equipment, elevators, fitness equipment, video games, internet and telephones when advertised or supplied in a vacation property are supplied as a convenience for Tenant and guest use. In the event of a malfunction or breakdown of extras, Agent will call for repairs, upon notification. Tenant agrees that there will be no refund for malfunction or breakdown of extras. In the event of a malfunction of any appliance or feature, Tenant must notify Agent so repair arrangements can be made. Agent will expedite repair, but NO REFUND OF RENT WILL BE PAID. Every effort has been made to insure publications have been verified for accuracy regarding listings of furnishings or equipment. Changes and errors determined after publication will be corrected if possible upon Agent being informed. NO REFUNDS will be issued for any such changes or errors.

FIREPLACES: condos that have fireplaces are not a guaranteed amenity. They are offered only seasonally which is Nov 1st - April 1st. NO REFUNDS will be issued for a fireplace that runs out of propane during your stay. All efforts will be made to make sure it is in working condition unless otherwise stated in the description on our website.


No animals of any kind shall be allowed in/on any properties unless the condo states that pets are allowed. Pet properties generally allow maximum of one (2) dogs; however First Flight Retreat Condominiums have a one (1) dog policy. Pets MUST be declared at booking and noted on the Vacation Rental Agreement. Dogs have a fifty (50) pound weight/size limit at First Flight Retreat Condos. There is a $150 (plus tax) fee per pet per stay. Unruly or unattended pets (including dogs barking incessantly) will be grounds for immediate eviction in pet-friendly properties. DO NOT bring pets that are not properly trained. Violation shall be grounds for immediate eviction and tenant will forfeit all rent paid and will be liable for a minimum of a $350.00 flea spray and cleaning charge. Read more Pet Friendly Outer Banks information. Pets are prohibited in pool areas and spas; such conduct will result in immediate eviction without refund plus guests will pay $350 to sanitize the pool and/or spa. If a pet is not declared on your reservation and the pet fee is not paid and management is notified that there is a pet in your condo, you must pay the pet fee immediately or you will be evicted.


There is no assigned parking. There are handicap parking spaces designated especially for the handicapped. Most condos have plenty of parking (1 per bedroom typically).


All condos rented through First Flight Rentals have free WiFi. No refunds or compensation will be given if access is unattainable. There is typically support services.


First Flight Rentals can provide concierge services in-house. However, many services are subcontracted out to outside independent third party vendors. First Flight Rentals is not responsible for errors or omissions by these companies and does not provide any warranty on their goods or services.


First Flight Rentals will not be responsible for items left in the condo. A $35 handling fee plus postal charges will apply to all returns. Items will be returned via USPS. Any items found in homes that are not claimed within thirty (30) days will be disposed of or donated to charity.


Croatan Surf Club, First Flight Retreat Condos, Waves Village & Rodanthe Sunset Retreat all have electronic KABA key pad system and not individual keys for each condo. We will give you a code for the condo within seven (7) days prior to your arrival if your reservation is paid in full. The code will not work until the condo is ready for occupancy. Codes will be e-mailed or given over the phone prior to the start of tenancy if the reservation has been paid in full and a lease signed. The code will deactivate promptly at 10:00 AM on your departure date and you will not be able to access the condo after that departure time.

Sea Ranch Resort is open 24/7, and keys will be available at the Front Desk of the Sea Ranch Hotel located next to the Sea Ranch Condos.

Sea Pointe Condos & Coastal Retreat and Seven C's  offer keyless entry. 


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We may collect personally identifiable information when you visit our site. We also automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, cookie information and the page(s) you visited. We will not sell your personally identifiable information to anyone.


All condo properties are smoke-free communities. Smoking is strictly prohibited in the condos, balconies, and common areas. Guests or their invitees that are found to have violated the smoking policy will be liable for an excess cleaning fee up to $250 and consents to pay for such charges and may be subject to immediate EVICTION/Lease termination. Each condo association has rules governing smoking in common areas, which is generally restricted. Please smoke in designated areas outside as a courtesy to neighbors and other renters. Vaping is also prohibited. 


The minimum age required to rent a condo is 24 years old for the leaseholder.  College groups are not allowed.


Every effort has been made to ensure that our descriptions, amenities available and rates are accurate. However, we CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE for changes made by owners in furnishings or equipment, inaccurate descriptions, or printing errors.

We regret that we will be unable to move you to another condo or compensate you for errors or an omission that may be included in First Flight Rentals’ printed material.


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