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$481
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Vacation rental for 6 people6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 80yd to the beach

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$807
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Vacation rental for 16 people, with pool and jacuzzi16 pers., 7 bedrooms, 350yd to the beach

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$1,411
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Vacation rental for 38 people, with pool38 pers., 90yd to the beach
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$131
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Vacation rental for 4 people4 pers., 2 bedrooms
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5.0
(22 reviews)

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$206
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Apartment for 2 people, with terrace2 pers., 1 bedroom, 3.2mi to the beach
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4.9
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$91
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Vacation rental for 4 people, with view and pool as well as terrace4 pers., 1 bedroom, 6mi to the beach
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$125
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Vacation rental for 10 people, with jacuzzi10 pers., 4 bedrooms, 7mi to the beach

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$597
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Vacation rental for 15 people, with pets15 pers., 5 bedrooms, 150yd to the beach

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$256
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Vacation rental for 13 people13 pers., 4.6mi to the beach

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$1,215
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Vacation rental for 8 people8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 150yd to the beach

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$2,093
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Vacation rental for 14 people, with pool14 pers., 5 bedrooms, 250yd to the beach

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$547
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Vacation rental for 13 people13 pers., 3.7mi to the beach
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$749
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Vacation rental for 10 people, with pets10 pers., 4 bedrooms, 300yd to the beach, Pets allowed
3.0
(20 reviews)

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$657
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Vacation rental for 10 people, with pool, with pets10 pers., 4 bedrooms, 2.2mi to the beach, Pets allowed

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$273
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Vacation rental for 8 people8 pers., 200yd to the beach, Pets allowed
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$564
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Vacation rental for 11 people, with pool, with pets11 pers., 5 bedrooms, 3.9mi to the beach

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$63
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Vacation rental for 6 people, with pool6 pers., 3 bedrooms

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$187
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Vacation rental for 12 people, with pool and terrace as well as sauna and jacuzzi, child-friendly12 pers., 6 bedrooms, 800yd to the beach
4.3
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$586
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Vacation rental for 7 people7 pers., 1.7mi to the beach

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$98
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Vacation rental for 6 people6 pers., 6.3mi to the beach

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$155
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Vacation rental for 4 people4 pers., 7.7mi to the beach
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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

Internet 58
Pets allowed 25
Balcony/Terrace 46
TV 58
Air conditioning 58
Washing machine 36
Heating 51

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Prices and availability

Prices

July
August
September
October
November
$611
Jun 19 - Jun 26
$566 per night
Jun 26 - Jul 03
$600 per night
Jul 03 - Jul 10
$611 per night
Jul 10 - Jul 17
$601 per night
Jul 17 - Jul 24
$600 per night
Jul 24 - Jul 31
$605 per night
Jul 31 - Aug 07
$610 per night
Aug 07 - Aug 14
$603 per night
Aug 14 - Aug 21
$580 per night
Aug 21 - Aug 28
$541 per night
Aug 28 - Sep 04
$504 per night
Sep 04 - Sep 11
$472 per night
Sep 11 - Sep 18
$451 per night
Sep 18 - Sep 25
$418 per night
Sep 25 - Oct 02
$379 per night
Oct 02 - Oct 09
$394 per night
Oct 09 - Oct 16
$424 per night
Oct 16 - Oct 23
$396 per night
Oct 23 - Oct 30
$401 per night
Oct 30 - Nov 06
$476 per night
Nov 06 - Nov 13
$452 per night
Nov 13 - Nov 20
$413 per night
Nov 20 - Nov 27
$465 per night
Nov 27 - Dec 04
$492 per night
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July
August
September
October
November
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Jun 19 - Jun 26
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Jun 26 - Jul 03
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Jul 03 - Jul 10
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Jul 10 - Jul 17
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Jul 17 - Jul 24
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Jul 24 - Jul 31
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Jul 31 - Aug 07
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Aug 07 - Aug 14
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Aug 14 - Aug 21
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Aug 21 - Aug 28
5 %
Aug 28 - Sep 04
7 %
Sep 04 - Sep 11
5 %
Sep 11 - Sep 18
14 %
Sep 18 - Sep 25
14 %
Sep 25 - Oct 02
18 %
Oct 02 - Oct 09
16 %
Oct 09 - Oct 16
30 %
Oct 16 - Oct 23
38 %
Oct 23 - Oct 30
43 %
Oct 30 - Nov 06
52 %
Nov 06 - Nov 13
64 %
Nov 13 - Nov 20
67 %
Nov 20 - Nov 27
63 %
Nov 27 - Dec 04
67 %
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.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Outer Banks

What is the average price for vacation rentals in Outer Banks?

The corona crisis heavily impacted travel in 2020. Last year, rentals in this destination had an annual average cost of around $407.39 per night.

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

According to our most recent data, the months that hurt your pocket the least in Outer Banks are February, March and October, with average prices of $343.59, $350.41, and $353.2, respectively.

During which months are vacation rentals more expensive in Outer Banks?

In 2020, the month that showed the highest annual average prices in Outer Banks was July, with an average price of $512.28 per night. This was followed by June, with an average of $481.04, and August, with $469.59.

Are there usually many vacation rentals available in Outer Banks?

If you decide to put Outer Banks on your bucket list, we recommend organizing your travels ahead of time because it tends to be very high in demand, with an annual average of 86% of rentals booked in the year 2020.

What time of the year can I find more free vacation rentals?

The months when it's the easiest to find available accommodation in Outer Banks are January (the average amount of properties that are available reached 29% of the total in 2020), February (27.6%), and December (26%).

When will it be harder to find an available vacation rental in Outer Banks?

The months with the lowest properties available in Outer Banks are, in order, July, August, and September with respective average availability figures of 0%, 0.4%, and 1.25%, based on data collected in 2020.

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