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Vacation house for 12 people, with balcony/terrace
12 pers., 4 bedrooms, 1,195ft², 950yd to the beach
4.7
20 reviews
Kill Devil Hills, Outer Banks
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$196per night
Apartment for 8 people, with jacuzzi and pool
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 150yd to the beach
4.6
12 reviews
Duck (NC), Outer Banks
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$227per night
Vacation house for 8 people, with garden
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,292ft², 450yd to the beach
4.8
6 reviews
Kill Devil Hills, Outer Banks
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$261per night
Cottage for 6 people, with pool and balcony
4.6
32 reviews
Kitty Hawk, Outer Banks
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$189per night
Vacation house for 6 people, with jacuzzi and pool
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,507ft², 1.5mi to the beach
2.9
4 reviews
Outer Banks
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$202per night
Vacation house for 7 people, with balcony and balcony/terrace
7 pers., 3 bedrooms, 990ft², 450yd to the beach
4.4
20 reviews
Duck (NC), Outer Banks
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$229per night
Vacation house for 8 people
8 pers., 4 bedrooms, 30yd to the beach
4.8
6 reviews
Kill Devil Hills, Outer Banks
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$269per night
Vacation house for 9 people, with garden
9 pers., 4 bedrooms, 1,399ft², 850yd to the beach
4.7
4 reviews
Kill Devil Hills, Outer Banks
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$708per night
Cottage for 8 people, with garden
8 pers., 4 bedrooms, 1,798ft²
4.6
15 reviews
Rodanthe, Hatteras Island
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$178per night
Apartment for 6 people, with jacuzzi and balcony/terrace
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,195ft²
5.0
9 reviews
Hatteras Island, Outer Banks
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$139per night
Cottage for 4 people, with garden
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 797ft², 750yd to the beach
4.9
20 reviews
Kill Devil Hills, Outer Banks
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$219per night
Vacation house for 8 people, with balcony/terrace and balcony
8 pers., 4 bedrooms, 350yd to the beach
4.8
16 reviews
Southern Shores, Outer Banks
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$265per night
Vacation house for 8 people, with balcony/terrace and pool
8 pers., 4 bedrooms, 2,347ft², 5.6mi to the beach
5.0
20 reviews
Nags Head, Outer Banks
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$202per night
Vacation house for 6 people, with balcony/terrace
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 990ft²
5.0
20 reviews
Outer Banks
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$258per night
Vacation house for 6 people, with pool
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 3.3mi to the beach
2.9
8 reviews
Outer Banks
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$190per night
Studio for 4 people
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 0.7mi to the beach
Kill Devil Hills, Outer Banks
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$112per night
Vacation house for 6 people, with jacuzzi and pool as well as garden
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 6.6mi to the beach
4.8
20 reviews
Manteo, Outer Banks
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$281per night
Vacation house for 10 people, with jacuzzi and pool as well as balcony/terrace
10 pers., 5 bedrooms
4.2
20 reviews
Kinnakeet, Hatteras Island
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$578per night
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Highlights Outer Banks

  • Fresh Seafood Cuisine
  • Incredible Coastline
  • Fun-filled Beach Activities
  • Relaxing and Refreshing Local Culture
  • Gorgeous Sand Dunes and National Parks

Most popular in Outer Banks

Pool 3,080
Internet 4,623
Pet allowed 1,164
Balcony/Terrace 3,548
TV 4,356
Air conditioning 4,393
Parking 3,625
Washing machine 4,377
Jacuzzi 2,736

Prices and availability

Prices

September
October
November
December
January
$390
Aug 15 - Aug 22
$390 per night
Aug 22 - Aug 29
$376 per night
Aug 29 - Sep 05
$371 per night
Sep 05 - Sep 12
$366 per night
Sep 12 - Sep 19
$346 per night
Sep 19 - Sep 26
$331 per night
Sep 26 - Oct 03
$331 per night
Oct 03 - Oct 10
$325 per night
Oct 10 - Oct 17
$323 per night
Oct 17 - Oct 24
$331 per night
Oct 24 - Oct 31
$332 per night
Oct 31 - Nov 07
$336 per night
Nov 07 - Nov 14
$307 per night
Nov 14 - Nov 21
$313 per night
Nov 21 - Nov 28
$333 per night
Nov 28 - Dec 05
$323 per night
Dec 05 - Dec 12
$306 per night
Dec 12 - Dec 19
$327 per night
Dec 19 - Dec 26
$372 per night
Dec 26 - Jan 02
$387 per night
Jan 02 - Jan 09
$335 per night
Jan 09 - Jan 16
$269 per night
Jan 16 - Jan 23
$289 per night
Jan 23 - Jan 30
$203 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

September
October
November
December
January
50 %
Aug 15 - Aug 22
0 %
Aug 22 - Aug 29
1 %
Aug 29 - Sep 05
3 %
Sep 05 - Sep 12
4 %
Sep 12 - Sep 19
7 %
Sep 19 - Sep 26
9 %
Sep 26 - Oct 03
15 %
Oct 03 - Oct 10
21 %
Oct 10 - Oct 17
25 %
Oct 17 - Oct 24
34 %
Oct 24 - Oct 31
42 %
Oct 31 - Nov 07
45 %
Nov 07 - Nov 14
48 %
Nov 14 - Nov 21
50 %
Nov 21 - Nov 28
38 %
Nov 28 - Dec 05
39 %
Dec 05 - Dec 12
45 %
Dec 12 - Dec 19
45 %
Dec 19 - Dec 26
42 %
Dec 26 - Jan 02
31 %
Jan 02 - Jan 09
33 %
Jan 09 - Jan 16
34 %
Jan 16 - Jan 23
34 %
Jan 23 - Jan 30
34 %
Percentage of available rentals

Outer Banks Vacation Rentals

Living On The Edge in Outer Banks

Grab a big group of friends or your sweetheart and escape to the beach in Outer Banks, NC. With a range of oceanfront villas, cottages, inns and vacation houses available in the area, you’ll find it hard to commit to just one spot to live in for your stay. Don’t confine yourself – there’s nothing wrong with some property hopping when you’re travelling. Choose from rental home cottages, relaxing and cheerful oceanfront villa, furnished loft apartments in Ocracoke, Beachhouse studios in Kill Devil Hills or even an eclectic treehouse for 4! Outer Banks is the prime vacation spot for large groups of 7 and more, looking for large properties to share and enjoy.

Get Back To Nature

Outer Banks is the perfect place to not only stroll on the beach and relax with oceanfront views but partake in nature and launch your solo kayak expedition from Kitty Hawk Bay – that is, if you can convince yourself to leave your rental for the day. Vacation homes in the area are chock-a-block full of features like garden terraces, kitchen appliances, patio barbecues, private indoor and outdoor heated pools, fireplaces, entertainment centres and hot tubs with tiki bars and hammocks. Many vacation homes also welcome your family’s furry friends. Of course, almost every rental home comes with direct access to the beaches so you’re never more than a couple of steps away from shining Atlantic waters. You’ll come for the R’n’R but you’ll be absolutely mesmerized by your vacation rental’s panoramic views.

Orientation

Enjoy Some TLC in OBX

Known locally as “OBX”, Outer Banks, NC is made up of a string of barrier islands that separate the mainland of the southern east coast of the United States from the Atlantic Ocean. The area is made up of four distinct islands: Bodie, Hatteras, Ocracoke, Portsmouth and Core Banks. The North Carolina coastline is lined with interesting shipwrecks, miles and miles of gorgeous sand and crisp waves, beautiful coves and less-populated spots from where you can launch your canoe or kayak. Because of its “barrier” position, Outer Banks is also known to receive the first hit form tropical storms. Yet, this doesn’t stop vacationers and travelers from flocking to the area, primarily because of its gorgeous coastline, historic lighthouses and sojourns with nature.

Be One With Nature

Even though it maintains an urban vibe, mainly thanks to its rich tourism industry, Outer Banks is truly every nature lover’s dream come true. The area affords many opportunities for bird watching and fishing, hiking and kayaking right from the coastline. The large sand dunes of Jockeys Ridge State Park are a great place to take off on your own hang gliding adventure and this is besides the score of other activities the island promotes which includes golfing, surfing, marathons and wine tastings. If you want to get around all the islands dotting Outer Banks, using the ferry service is your best bet. There are charter flights available from nearby Dare & Currituck County airports. The best way to get around, especially for those not familiar with the area is definitely via a car rental.

Nags Head, Outer Banks
Nags Head, Outer Banks

Activities

Outer Banks for Families

Outer Banks is the perfect spot for quiet family vacations and get-togethers with friends. The summer season is easy and light, romantic and soft, perfect for lovers who are looking to slow down and simply get away. Strolls along the ocean's edge or views of sunsets from atop Jockeys Ridge State Park leave everyone who comes in to Outer Banks with memories they won't soon forget. Indulging in simple activities like beach volleyball or visiting any of the island cruises will allow families to take full advantage of the oceanfront location. Families can also enjoy mini golf or take a tour of the shipwrecks and lighthouses. During the summertime, don't miss out on the chance to groove to live performances at Roanoke Island Festival Park.

Outer Banks for Nature Enthusiasts

Nature lovers take heed: Outer Banks has some of the best spots for your next outdoor adventure. The first and most obvious stop should be the ocean. Engage in the water with your activity of choice: there are hang gliding tours, surf camp lessons, stand up paddle boarding activities and rentals along the coast. You can even grab your own kayak and test out the waters or opt for a kayak eco-tour that offers visitors trips to secluded water trails, exploration of natural habitats and a glimpse of the Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary. There are also plenty of wildlife refuges including Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and Currituck National Wildlife Refuge which boast beautiful and well-kept trails with the chance to mingle with local wildlife in their natural habitats.

Top 5 Things to do in Outer Banks

1. Shop Along The Duck Boardwalk

The Duck Boardwalk is a great tourist attraction and a landmark that offers waterfront shops picnic spots, walks through maritime forests, playgrounds and public kayak and canoe launches.

2. Visit All 5 Historic Lighthouses

There are five scenic and historical lighthouses that are spread out around Outer Banks. This is a great activity to look forward to if you've been rained in or even if you just want to take in the breathtaking views of the oceanfront.

3. Don't Miss The Lost Colony Play

Involving more than 200 actors, designers, technicians and volunteers across three stages, the outdoor Lost Colony play has been performed in Manteo, NC since 1937. Don't miss this historic re-enactment of the first English settlements.

4. Chow Down on Local Atlantic Fare in Kitty Hawk

If you visit the maritime coast, you'd be hard-pressed to leave without taking advantage of the incredible catches of the day. Scrumptious island cuisine is served up at such local favorites as The Black Pelican and Jimmy's Seafood Buffet. For something special, check out High Cotton NC Barbecue for slow cooked eastern Carolina style meat.

5. Stroll Along In The Elizabethan Gardens

When you head to Roanoke Island, the first place you'll want to head off to view is The Elizabethan Gardens, cultivated for Elizabeth I during her reign.

Did you know that the Wright Brothers spent nearly three years in the area and finally launched their first flight in 1903 from Kill Devil Hills. They chose the North Carolina coast for the reliable and strong winds that would carry their craft to success.

Useful Information

Beach Play

Outer Banks' popular beaches and coastline are a big draw for residents and almost 7 million tourists every year. But there are a few beach rules to abide by: first off you can bring your own beach tents and canopies but you have to make sure to pack them up each evening. Also, while beer is allowed on the beach, wine and liquor is allowed. And if you're driving on 4WD Beach, make sure to drop your tire pressure to between 12 and 15 psi before driving to reduce the footprint.

When To Come

The best times to visit the area for vacations are in September and October. While there is heavy traffic and a flow of tourists in the summer months, for sure, temperatures are still balmy while most of the summer crowd has left by September and October.

FAQ: Frequently asked questions about vacation rentals in Outer Banks

How much does it cost to rent a vacation rental in Outer Banks?

At an average price of $345.74 per night, Outer Bankslies at the upper end of the price range for vacation rentals in the USA.

What time of year offers, on average, the best vacation rental prices in Outer Banks?

If it is your aim to save the maximum during your vacation to Outer Banks, pack your bags and travel there in February ($281.57 per night on average), March ($284.68), or April ($295.15), to find the lowest prices for the whole year.

When are vacation rentals more expensive in Outer Banks?

When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in Outer Banks, the months when you will pay the most are, in order of highest to lowest, July, August and June, with average prices per night of $467.49, $430.37, and $401.22, respectively.

Do I need to plan a trip to Outer Banks well in advance?

It is recommended that you book your stay in plenty of time when visiting Outer Banks, as only 22% of our properties are usually available throughout the year.

What are the best months for a spontaneous getaway?

In 2019, the months with more free accommodation of the year in Outer Banks were April, March and May, with average availabilities of 34.25%, 33.5%, and 33%, respectively.

Which months is it more difficult to find available vacation rentals??

The months with the lowest properties available in Outer Banks are, in order, August, July, and September with respective average availability figures of 4.2%, 5.5%, and 17.75%, based on data collected in 2019.

How many vacation rentals does Holidu have in Outer Banks?

Holidu has 6600 properties in Outer Banks, provided by 7 different partners.

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