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Vacation house for 6 people in Manteo, with jacuzzi and garden as well as pool
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 6.6mi to the beach
5.0
20 reviews
Manteo, Outer Banks
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$272per night
Vacation house for 6 people in North America, with balcony/terrace
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 990ft²
5.0
5 reviews
Outer Banks
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$236per night
Large vacation house for 10 people in North America, with jacuzzi and balcony/terrace as well as pool
10 pers., 4 bedrooms, 1,496ft²
4.9
20 reviews
Hatteras Island, Outer Banks
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$159per night
Vacation house for 4 people in Ocracoke, with garden
4 pers., 1 bedrooms, 700ft²
4.9
20 reviews
Ocracoke, Pamlico Sound
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$129per night
Vacation house for 4 people in Nags Head, with garden
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 646ft², 5mi to the beach
4.5
6 reviews
Nags Head, Outer Banks
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$110per night
Vacation house for 2 people in Kill Devil Hills, with balcony/terrace
2 pers., 1 bedrooms, 0.6mi to the beach
5.0
7 reviews
Kill Devil Hills, Outer Banks
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$91per night
Vacation house for 4 people in North America, with balcony/terrace and jacuzzi as well as balcony
4 pers., 2 bedrooms
4.9
20 reviews
Hatteras Island, Outer Banks
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$232per night
Apartment for 4 people in North America, with pool
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 947ft²
3.9
28 reviews
Hatteras Island, Outer Banks
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$153per night
Vacation house for 4 people in North America, with garden
4 pers., 2 bedrooms
4.8
8 reviews
Hatteras Island, Outer Banks
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$235per night
Apartment for 5 people in Nags Head, with garden, with pets
5.0
14 reviews
Nags Head, Outer Banks
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$217per night
Studio for 2 people in Kitty Hawk
2 pers., 1.2mi to the beach
5.0
10 reviews
Kitty Hawk, Outer Banks
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$134per night
Large vacation house for 11 people in Corolla, with pool and jacuzzi
11 pers., 4 bedrooms, 2,293ft², 0.6mi to the beach
4.5
8 reviews
Corolla, Outer Banks
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$230per night
Large vacation house for 6 people in Nags Head, with balcony/terrace and balcony
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,098ft², 2.3mi to the beach
4.9
18 reviews
Nags Head, Outer Banks
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$290per night
Apartment for 8 people in Duck (NC), with jacuzzi and pool
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 150yd to the beach
4.7
8 reviews
Duck (NC), Outer Banks
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$266per night
Vacation house for 4 people in Kitty Hawk, with balcony/terrace
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,055ft², 1.6mi to the beach
4.9
16 reviews
Kitty Hawk, Outer Banks
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$178per night
Large vacation house for 18 people in Ocracoke
18 pers., 6 bedrooms, 3,498ft²
5.0
3 reviews
Ocracoke, Pamlico Sound
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$594per night
Apartment for 6 people in Nags Head, with balcony and pool
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 990ft², 5.2mi to the beach
4.7
20 reviews
Nags Head, Outer Banks
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$211per night
Large vacation house for 8 people in Corolla, with pool and balcony/terrace
8 pers., 4 bedrooms, 1,744ft², 350yd to the beach
4.8
20 reviews
Corolla, Outer Banks
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$343per night
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Highlights in 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 3,981
Internet 5,856
Pet allowed 2,013
Balcony/Terrace 4,466
TV 5,079
Air conditioning 5,144
Parking 4,834
Washing machine 4,831
Jacuzzi 3,755

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.

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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.