kiteboardbum wrote:The Kitty Hawk Kites site has a pool and each unit has a hot tub as well. The area right in front of there is super shallow and easy to learn, although you may have to walk a little downwind in the water to teach your kids so you are not in the way of the KHK lessons/riders. In terms of house rentals, some are great to launch from and some are a bit sketchier.
Yup, if you rent, having a pool and hot tub that time of year is key! I'm not sure why a luxury spot like Waterman's left that out. Hopefully they add some hot tubs as they have the space under or in front of the condos.
Rent an SUV for your trip. There are some great soundside beaches you can drive to and spend the day. Kids can play or learn while you kite. Also rent a SUP when down there. Good thing to keep the kids busy while you're kiting.
There are a lot of soundfront house rentals which would be your best bet for value, comfort and not kiting around crowds.
Check out the waterfront places in Kinnakeet shores. A lot of those homes are rented through Hatteras Realty. Even though I prefer to rent from Outer Beaches down there (they're friendlier with less fees) HR as the most houses in Kinnakeet. You can get places with a large beach in front of the house, pools, hot tubs, and enough other kiters around to help out if needed.
Also, most of the smaller lessons schools (www.outerbankskiting.com
and kitehatteras.net) will pick you up by boat from your soundfront house. So that's pretty darn convenient.