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24 Beautiful Outer Banks Vacation Rentals for Your Next Trip!

Published by Christina Riley. Last Updated on April 22, 2024.

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The Outer Banks is where you’ll find sun, fun things to do, and everlasting memories! Between afternoons at the beach and evenings on the boardwalk, you’ll need a lovely place to stay. We’re here for you, with a collection of beautiful Outer Banks vacation rentals to ensure a restful and rewarding experience on the beach!

If you’re seeking a variety of sizes and styles in beach rentals, you’ve come to the perfect place in North Carolina.

From oceanside cottages to luxurious homes with room to host multiple families, this collection of places and Outer Banks Airbnbs that will inspire you to book that beach trip now!

Here’s what you’ll find inside this guide:

  • Outer Banks Vacation Rentals
  • Rentals in Corolla
  • Rentals in Duck
  • Rentals in Southern Shores
  • Rentals in Kitty Hawk
  • Rentals in Kill Devil Hills
  • Rentals in Rodanthe
  • Rentals in Waves
  • Rentals in Avon
  • Rentals in Frisco

Whether you’re a new resident, a frequent visitor, or a local, we’re leaving no detail behind. If you live in the Outer Banks area and are wondering, “What are the best vacation rentals near me?” we think this NC travel guide will help you out!

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Outer Banks Vacation Rentals

We’ve organized these Outer Banks vacation rentals from north to south, starting with the OBX town of Corolla and ending with Frisco.

Note that all of the photos used in this article are courtesy of the property owners via Airbnb or VRBO. We have navigated through all of the noise and hundreds of options to bring you the absolute best Airbnbs in the Outer Banks!

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Rentals in Corolla

Oceanfront Home

beach house with a large deck out front

The first of our picks is a beautiful home in Corolla. This house has a private pool, hot tub, elevator, and other amenities expected from such a luxury location!

This property boasts approximately 4,000 square feet of deck space, so there is no shortage of outdoor space. With so much space inside and out, this is perfect for multiple families looking to vacation together!

$1317/night | 18 guests | 8 bedrooms
Book Via VRBO!

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Oceanfront Paradise at See Ya ‘Round

a yellow oceanfront house with a circular design

This oceanfront paradise is set along the dunes. At times, you’ll be surrounded by wild horses. Feel the salty sea air every time you step outside, with Carova Beach only steps away.

Not far from the house are an abundance of things to do, such as the Currituck National Wildlife Refuge, Currituck Lighthouse, and shops galore.

$300/night | 8 guests | 3 bedrooms
Book Via VRBO!

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Rentals in Duck

Duck Oceanfront with Private Pool

three story vacation rental in the outer banks with a pool

This beautiful private home is right on the beach! When you’re not on the beach, you can enjoy the spacious great room and play a game of pool with your family.

You’ll also have complete access to your very own private pool and hot tub. Even better, you’ll be only a few miles from downtown Duck, one of our favorite Outer Banks towns!

$1,000/night | 14 guests | 6 bedrooms
Book Via AirBNB!

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Treetops of Duck

the view of the ocean from a seating area in the outer banks

Located only a few houses down from the beach, this lovely house is great for those looking to spend their days in the surf and sand. Enjoy amazing sunrise views from the deck and top level.

This family-friendly rental has a rec room on the ground floor to keep the kids busy when you’re not at the beach!

$700/night | 8 guests | 4 bedrooms
Book Via AirBNB!

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Boardwalk Sound Front Apartment

the seating area with leather furniture and a small balcony

This apartment is located inside the Waterfront Shops of Duck. You can’t get any closer to the action!

Have coffee on the deck, enjoy gorgeous views of the Sound from all bedroom windows, and go for an evening stroll on the boardwalk. This location is perfect for those who love to be right in the heart of town.

$282/night | 6 guests | 3 bedrooms
Book Via AirBNB!

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Rentals in Southern Shores

The Cottage OBX – A Bees Nees Getaway

a modern living space in the southern shores

This classic Outer Banks beach house has a bohemian feel that cultivates a relaxing atmosphere all day long. Surrounded by gardens and live oak trees, you’ll wake up every morning to a beautiful view.

Every bedroom leads to a porch, so you’re never more than a room away from taking in all the sights. A hot tub in the backyard is just one of many of the home’s amenities.

$624/night | 12 guests | 4 bedrooms
Book Via!

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Rentals in Kitty Hawk

The Treehouse OBX – A Bees Nees Getaway

A sparkling clean interior of a vacation rental in the outer banks

We love treehouses and had to include at least one in our guide to Outer Banks vacation rentals. This particular treehouse property is surrounded by live oak trees and is only a 10-minute walk to the beach.

It is uniquely located on a hill of stilts, ensuring privacy amongst the trees. If you’re looking for a unique and calming retreat, then this is it!

$371/night | 10 guests | 4 bedrooms
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Tranquil Coastal Waterfront

a large brown house with a driveway surrounded by trees in the outer banks

Located on a cul-de-sac in a private community, this waterfront home is perfect for a couple looking to get away or multiple families vacationing together.

The home is surrounded by 100-year-old oak trees with beautiful views and sunsets of the Sound. A saltwater pool and a private dock with water access means you’ll have more than your share of outdoor fun.

$635/night | 12 guests | 7 bedrooms
Book Via VRBO!

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Spacious Home in the OBX

an indoor hammock with lots of white furniture and greenery

There is nothing more calming than walking through the doors of this bright, spacious property! Enjoy home-cooked meals out on the beautiful deck and utilize the fully-equipped kitchen.

If you’re looking for an Airbnb in Kitty Hawk, NC, that is oceanfront, this is about as close as you can get for a decent price. The beach is only three blocks away, so fun in the sun is only a few minutes within reach.

$526/night | 6 guests | 3 bedrooms
Book Via AirBNB!

Rentals in Kill Devil Hills

Snow’s Nest

fun beach house with a wraparound porch and a rooftop terrace about the house

Enjoy a beach house rental in the Outer Banks with the highest crow’s nest in town! If you find yourself cooped up indoors, the house comes with video games, board games, ping pong, and movies for you to use.

However, it’ll be hard to stay inside when excellent restaurants (like Kill Devil Grill) are only minutes away! While in Kill Devil Hills, you can’t miss putt-putt and other fun activities.

$179/night | 8 guests | 3 bedrooms
Book Via AirBNB!

Luxury Condos

a living room with eclectic furniture and a view of the ocean

The last of our Outer Banks vacation rentals in Kill Devil Hills are these luxury condos with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. Close to these condos are the Wright Brothers National Memorial and Jockey’s Ridge as well.

Only a short walk to the beach, these condos are a comfortable stay for parents and kids alike!

$250/night | 6 guests | 3 bedrooms
Book Via VRBO!

Rentals in Rodanthe

Ocean Views w/ Hot Tub

stairs leading up to a two story oceanfront house in Rodanthe

Relax in the quiet town of Rodanthe with this awesome property. With untouched beaches only 200 yards away, this rental is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle and see what the Outer Banks beach life offers!

$41/night | 2 guests | 1 bedroom
Book Via AirBNB!

Peaceful Oceanfront Escape

a peaceful airbnb in obx with a small loft and elegant decor

This beautiful oceanfront rental is incredibly spacious, with a fourth-level watch tower boasting beautiful views of the Atlantic. While kicking back on the property, you can enjoy a game room with a pool table, TV, and wet bar.

Soak away your troubles in the master bathroom jacuzzi tub and take in ocean views from four bedrooms.

$552/night | 18 guests | 7 bedrooms
Book Via VRBO!

Rentals in Waves

Elevator, Pool, Hot Tub, and Minutes to the Beach!

the exterior of an oceanfront condo with a pool and sunbeds

Come down to this private home just a short 5-minute walk from a semi-private beach. This area of the Outer Banks is perfect for kayaking, windsurfing, kiteboarding, fishing, surfing, or just hanging out!

Explore the restaurants, marinas, shops, and nearby lighthouses of Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras.

$193/night | 10 guests | 4 bedrooms
Book Via AirBNB!

Private Lazy River, Kiddie, and Regular Pool

a large deck with picnic tables, sunbeds and a lazy river.

There are no other rentals we’ll mention that offer their own private lazy river and outdoor water area, including a kiddie and regular pool. This one has all of the above!

You can also fish at the nearby Rodanthe Pier and then come home to catch the sunsets on one side of the house. If you’re up early enough, you can see the sunrise on the other side!

$838/night | 20 guests | 8 bedrooms
Book Via VRBO!

Rentals in Avon

Note: Some of these Outer Banks vacation rentals in Avon refer to their location as Kinnakeet, which is the town’s former name. There is a community here named Kinnakeet Shores.

Cozy Studio Apartment Right Beside the Beach

a wooden outer banks property

This Outer Banks property is only one house away from the beach. Right across the street are a surf shop, kayaking rentals, jet ski rentals, bars, shops, and some delicious restaurants for a wonderful OBX trip. There is no shortage of things to do when you stay here!

$136/night | 2 guests | 1 bed (studio)
Book Via AirBNB!

Between the Sound and Sea Escape

a modern private home with yellow siding sitting above the trees.

Enjoy this modern private home at Kinnakeet Shores. With only a 6-minute walk to the beach and walking distance from restaurants and stores, you can find something to do during your stay.

$232/night | 10 guests | 4 bedrooms
Book Via AirBNB!

Private Luxury Semi-Oceanfront

an open floor plan living space with a green chair and a spacious balcony

At only a 47-second walk to the beach (yep, they timed it!), this place is tough to beat! Watch the sunrise on the decks or the sunset on the lanai.

Enjoy mini-golf right in your backyard, or head down to the pool only a quarter-mile away. The house also has a volleyball court, video consoles, and shuffleboard.

$359/night | 8 guests | 4 bedrooms
Book Via AirBNB!

Casa Creekside

a second floor deck with a hot tub and a picnic table

Enjoy your time at this quaint cottage and walk to the beach within 5 minutes! Dog friendly on a quiet cul-de-sac with yard space for both you and your furry friends, this hot-tub-outfitted house is a wonderful place to stay.

$174/night | 5 guests | 2 bedrooms
Book Via AirBNB!

Ocean Side House

gray furniture on the lower floor of a remodeled cottage in the outer banks

Enjoy your vacation in this beautiful, remodeled cottage! You can enjoy a short walk to the water just a block from the beach.

This place is close to everything but also far away, enough from all the crowds to be relaxing at the end of a long day.

$215/night | 8 guests | 3 bedrooms
Book Via AirBNB!

OBX Sound Life

a three story beach house vacation rental with a pool

Enjoy beautiful Outer Banks sunsets from this awesome house’s many great vantage points. Take a swim, enjoy a dip in the hot pool, or visit the beach located only a few minutes from the property.

$471/night | 14 guests | 7 bedrooms
Book Via AirBNB!

Rentals in Frisco

Outer Banks Cottage

a small cottage with light blue accents near Frisco

This beautiful rental is only a short walk to Frisco Beach. The home itself is warm and inviting for all families. Step out and relax on the front porch, enjoy some true beach life, and visit the nearby shops.

$145/night | 7 guests | 4 bedrooms
Book Via AirBNB!

Cozy Cottage

the living room of a cozy cottage in the Outer Banks

This cozy cottage lets you enjoy the natural beauty of the Outer Banks with a private screened-in porch perfect for grilling and enjoying the views.

When not on the property, you can explore the nearby beach on a 4×4 and visit Hatteras Lighthouse.

$130/night | 4 guests | 2 bedrooms
Book Via AirBNB!

Outer Banks Island Cottage

a small refurbished cottage with a table, chair, couch, and nice lighting

This newly refurbished cottage is only minutes from many locals’ favorite beach. Relax there, go for a horse ride, or take a 4×4 for an up-close (and fun!) view of the ocean. Renting this house will be the final touch to your wonderful and relaxing beach vacation!

$133/night | 4 guests | 2 bedrooms
Book Via AirBNB!

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Ready to Book One of these Outer Banks Vacation Rentals?

There are so many incredible Outer Banks vacation rentals from north to south. Whether you are looking for a romantic escape to the beach or a house to host the whole family, this list is a resource to help you plan your trip!

Let us know if you’ve stayed in any of these rentals and what you think!

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