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NC Beach Rental Companies Prepare For A Busy Fall

File photo of homes along Topsail Beach, N.C.

Many coastal North Carolina vacation rental companies say it's been a busy summer despite the coronavirus pandemic, and they're not expecting a slowdown any time soon.

While Labor Day marks a ceremonial end to summer, with many parents teleworking and students doing online learning, long-term rental reservations in the fall are pouring in, representatives for companies along the coast told The StarNews of Wilmington for a story published Monday.

"The rest of September and October are still insanely busy, with a lot of longer-term rentals coming off the market for two or three months," Intracoastal Vacation Rentals property manager Ian Kraus told the newspaper.

That's coming after what Kraus described as the busiest summer he's experienced.

Sloane Realty Vacations, which serves Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach in Brunswick County, has also had an "exceptionally good summer," according to general manager Whitney Sauls. Sauls said the company has been at 100 percent capacity, something she was not expecting in the spring.

"We were really worried how the summer would play out. But people want to be able to take a vacation and connect away from the living environment they've been confined to, and vacation rentals are a safe way to do that," she said.

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