North Carolina Beach Vacation Rentals

Outer Banks vacation homes and rentals on the North Carolina Coast.

Outer Banks & North Carolina Coast Vacation Rental Guide

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North Carolina Beaches

Vacation rentals on the North Carolina coast offer up a more private getaway than tourist-drenched Florida, and a more relaxing getaway than bustling Northeast neighbors Ocean City, MD and Myrtle Beach. Besides fishing and surfing and other fun on the water, you might tour a historic lighthouse or maritime museum (the Museum of Coastal Carolina of Ocean Isle Beach is a favorite), play some golf (don't miss the Oyster Bay Golf Links in Sunset Beach, a golf hot spot), or gorge yourself on amazing seafood.

When visiting North Carolina beaches, you can stick to the mainland and stay in one of our Atlantic Beach, Sunset Beach, or North Topsail Beach beachfront vacation rentals. Or you can hide away on a tiny island like Emerald Isle. Of all the North Carolina coastal accommodations, however, Outer Banks vacation rentals are, by far, the most popular.

OBX Vacation Homes

Looking for oceanfront vacation rentals in the Outer Banks? The super long stretch of barrier island off the North Carolina coast is home to striking, 19th century mansions, high-rise beach condos, and even cabins. Accommodations in the Outer Banks are as luxurious and spacious as they are affordable. For the price of a small hotel room, you can book a large weekend beach cottage or long-term lodging. Whether you're hunting around for family-friendly or pet-friendly accommodations, or all of the above!, Vacation Rentals.com has that, plus great Outer Banks vacation deals.

Visiting the Outer Banks

Summertime is obviously the most popular time to book Outer Banks beach lodging. However, year-round events and a balmy shoulder season means that people are always visiting the OBX. Check out the aquarium at North Carolina's oldest fishing pier, Jennette's Fishing Pier, in Nags Head. Watch wild mustangs roam the beach at the Wild Horse Museum in Corolla. Pay homage to mankind's first airplane flight by stopping by the Wright Brothers National Monument in Kill Devil Hills. Or go fishing in Duck, specifically on Corrituck Sound.

More Outer Banks vacation rentals are available in the beach towns of: Avon, Carova, Duck, Hatteras Village, Kitty Hawk, Rodanthe, Salvo, Southern Shores, and Waves. Other North Carolina beach houses are located on more isolated islands or directly on the coastline.

outer banks pet friendly family vacationBy booking one of our oceanfront vacation homes in the OBX, you can enjoy easy access to sunbathing, fishing, and boating. You can even book a stay at a luxury resort on Vacation Rentals.com, and enjoy amenities like a game room, oceanfront pool, or golf course views.

Planning to book one of our Outer Banks beach houses for Spring Break? Consider visiting during the Taste of the Beach Weekend, a food and wine festival packed full of fun (and delicious) events:

Taste of the Beach
March 14 to March 17, 2013
Outer Banks, NC

Check out our Outer Banks travel guides for more help planning your trip: