You don’t have to leave the states to enjoy an island getaway — just head to the Outer Banks! Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Currituck Sound, the Carolina barrier islands lie 26 miles from the coast. Home to some of the best beaches in the country, the Outer Banks offer plenty of fun things to do with the family. Water sports, state parks, beautiful lighthouses, and shipwreck diving sites are just a few attractions in this historic and charming area.
For those who want a little more privacy and room to relax than a hotel room offers, the Outer Banks has an extensive selection of vacation homes. Not only is the price comparable to a hotel stay, but these vacation rentals also come with all the essential amenities. Whether you’re looking for a pet-friendly place to stay, a beach house, or a luxury resort, Vrbo has the perfect accommodations for your seaside vacation.
Top regions for Outer Banks house rentals include Kitty Hawk, Duck, Nags Head, and Manteo. Check out these rentals for your next visit to the Outer Banks!
Corner views of the sound to the west and south make for killer sunset views off the balcony of this three-bedroom, two-bath condo in Rodanthe — especially from the hot tub! Part of the six-unit Rodanthe Sunset Retreat complex, condo amenities include a seasonal sound-front pool, dock, large kiteboarding launch area, covered parking, and more. Pets are allowed with a pet fee.
The beach, top surfing, and the Rodanthe Fishing Pier are all just a short walk away. Several restaurants are within walking distance as well, as are watersports rentals.
Situated on the top of a sand dune in Duck, North Carolina, this four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath oceanfront vacation home can accommodate up to 10 guests. Watch pelicans, dolphins, and seagulls from its spacious deck. The main bedroom has access to a shaded deck that has a swing. There’s also a screened-in porch with an eating area.
Other highlights include a fireplace, parking for four vehicles, access to a community indoor pool and tennis courts, direct beach access from the house, and access to the sound pier from the subdivision. The hosts encourage guests to go crabbing and provide beach chairs, beach towels, and umbrellas.
Situated on Roanoke Island, Pirate’s Cove is an upscale boating community less than a mile from Manteo. Overlooking Pirate’s Cove Marina, this three-bedroom, two-bath condo sleeps eight. During the summer, it can only be booked weekly from Saturday to Saturday.
Take advantage of complex amenities, including the onsite restaurant, fitness center, pool and hot tub, fishing docks, and more! Beautiful beaches, lighthouses, shopping, and historic downtown Manteo are just minutes away.
Hello, gorgeous! This is not just a unit in a complex, this is a whole entire luxury house on the water. Does it cost a pretty penny? Sure. Do you only have one wild and precious life? As far as we know. Go in with a group to rent this 14-bedroom, 14-bath vacation home in Salvo that sleeps 28.
The entire top floor is an open, communal living space with floor-to-ceiling windows for 360-degree views. There’s also a pool, hot tub, and private dock — but that’s not all! This 12,000-square-foot house features a fitness center, a yoga room with breathtaking views, ping pong and foosball tables, multiple decks and outdoor seating areas, a fire pit, outdoor showers, and six bikes to tool around on.
Perfect for large gatherings, this seven-bedroom vacation rental has five full baths and sleeps up to 15. Enjoy the grill, pool, game room, pool table, and hot tub on the deck. The main bedroom has access to a large deck area that overlooks the surrounding neighborhood.
If you really want to go all out, make some waves at this oceanfront escape! This six-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath vacation rental home can sleep up to 17 people! Vacillate from the pool to the tiki bar and back again. Follow the sound of the ocean waves — it’s just a short walk over the dunes to the beach.
After you’ve had enough sun, it’s time for more fun in the game room. Play shuffleboard, Pac-Man, and Golden Tee. In addition to a private bath and deck, the main bedroom offers beautiful dune views. You can also catch these views from the great room, which features cathedral-like wood ceilings.
Stay on the ocean in this two-bedroom, two-bath condo in Kill Devil Hills. The complex pool is just steps away from the front door and offers easy access to the beach. Restaurants and shops are conveniently located nearby. Local attractions such as Wright Brothers National Memorial, and Nags Head Woods Preserve are so close you can see them from the property. Jockey’s Ridge State Park and fishing piers can be found nearby as well.
Traveling in a group? This fully renovated waterfront home on Colington Harbour in Kill Devil Hills is perfect for your bunch! Its four bedrooms have five beds that can sleep up to nine vacationers. Three and a half baths, two spacious living rooms, and a large, well-equipped kitchen ensure everyone has plenty of elbow room. The expansive main bedroom features a small balcony as well as a jacuzzi tub! An electric fireplace emits cozy vibes indoors, while three expansive decks offer amazing waterfront views. The middle deck is screened in and covered, while the top deck features a huge gas grill.
Boats, kayaks, jet skis — bring whatever water toys you want! The deepwater canal offers quick access to both the sound and the ocean. Launch your boat from the boat ramp by the pool. Fish and crab off the property’s two boat docks.
This sound-front community sounds like paradise, with its tennis courts, a private beach, and a park. Restaurants and shopping are conveniently close by, while the Wright Brothers National Memorial and oceanfront are also just minutes away.
Wake up early to take in breathtaking views of the sun rising over the sound from the living room and deck of this two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo. The property has a restaurant with shopping onsite. Amenities include tennis courts and a fitness center. Popular restaurants, cafes, and beaches can all be found nearby.
Situated on the waterfront of historic downtown Manteo, the Tranquil House Inn offers serene views of Shallowbag Bay. This two-room country-chic suite is perfect for couples, as its bright bedroom only has one queen bed. Custom cypress woodwork and beveled stained glass decorate the charming yet stately inn. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are also available.
Located just minutes from beachfront excitement and activities, the Inn is just a two-minute walk from Roanoke Island Festival Park and four miles from the North Carolina Aquarium. Explore the traditional seaside town via its several boardwalks.
If you’re traveling with children and have a little money in the bank, this Kitty Hawk resort is worth a visit. Not only does it have an indoor waterpark, but it also boasts the largest outdoor pool in the Outer Banks. Beachwoods Resort features a fitness center, volleyball, tennis, and basketball courts, plus a lake for fishing or paddle boating!
Nestled in the middle of a 100-acre maritime forest, this family-friendly vacation destination is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. The sprawling property is adjacent to a 700-acre nature preserve and is surrounded by dunes, lakes, woodlands, and wildlife.
Nearby, explore attractions like the Wright Brothers National Memorial, pristine beaches, Waterfront Shops of Duck, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Sea Scape Golf Links, and more!
This pet-friendly four-bedroom, three-bath beach rental home is located right on the beach in Kitty Hawk. The 1,500-square-foot cottage offers easy access to the surf as well as ocean views. Take your coffee to the deck and watch the sunrise over the water. You don’t have to go far to find restaurants and shopping.
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