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Outer Banks Vacation Rentals

Outer Banks vacation rentals are the most popular form of accommodation here.

Many of the houses have every amenity you could imagine needing or wanting – media rooms, several master suites, pools, hot tubs, gourmet kitchens, game rooms, fitness centers or home gyms, fireplaces, internet access…you name it! And with some Outer Banks vacation rentals, you are granted privileges at local golf courses or the YMCA. With most rentals houses, the package is so complete that all you need to bring are your personal belongings.With literally thousands of homes to choose from, ranging from two-bedroom cozy cottages on the sound to average-size (and priced) houses between the highways to palatial structures with 10 or more bedrooms on the oceanfront, the only hard time you’ll have is choosing which Outer Banks vacation rental you like best.

Since the Outer Banks now has a huge number of large homes readily available, many of them are rented for weddings (usually requiring a special contract), family reunions, corporate retreats or other gatherings. The trend in Outer Banks vacationing is for several families to rent a large home together, splitting the cost of the house and all staying under one roof. Some families prefer to rent neighboring homes. Availability ranges from a weekend stay in the off season to an extended vacation, but most people come for a week or two. Price depends on size, the proximity to the water and the season. For late summer and fall rentals, the managing Outer Banks rental company will typically offer you the option of hurricane insurance for renters. It doesn’t cost much, and if you purchase it you won’t lose a deposit or be out any money if a hurricane threatens during your rental week.

Outer Banks vacation rentals tend to mirror the area they’re in. For example, the majority of Corolla Vacation Rentals are upscale, large and on the newer side. Duck Vacation Rentals range from older homes to brand new structures, ocean to sound. Nags Head Vacation Rentals are the most varied and go from small homes that might have been around for decades to mini-mansions on the oceanfront to condos to soundside retreats. Roanoke Island Vacation Rentals  are found in quaint island homes and condos in an amenities-rich community. Hatteras Vacation Rentals  and Ocracoke Vacation Rentals  both reflect the mix of old-time houses that have been recreated into perfect places for visitors to brand new, amenities-rich properties to conveniently located condos.

The rental process is made easy by many professional property management companies that take care of everything from deposits and contracts to cleaning and maintenance. You can find information on all of these Outer Banks vacation rental companies on this site.

When you need more space or want more amenities than you’d find in a motel room, these vacation homes are the way to go. But do make your plans early. Summer on the Outer Banks is a very popular time, and even with the plethora of vacation homes available, you want to get your dibs in early in the year to be assured of getting one of your top choices.

Beach Realty & Construction / Kitty Hawk Rentals

1450 Duck Road
(252) 261-6605 x800
4820 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 2.5
Kitty Hawk
(252) 441-7166
807 H Ocean Trail
(252) 453-4141 x800

Beach Realty & Construction/Kitty Hawk Rentals manages more than 500 vacation homes from the northern beaches of Corolla to South Nags Head. Many of the homes have multiple master suites, pools, hot tubs and recreation rooms complete with pool tables. They also offer pet-friendly homes, multi-family retreats, condos and spectacular event homes. They’ve had a reputation for offering exceptional service since 1964 and can assist you with rentals, sales and construction. Other offices are located in Corolla and Kitty Hawk.


Blue Heron Realty -- Vacation Rentals

585B Irvin Garrish Highway
(252) 928-7117
Toll Free
(866) 576-7117

Blue Heron Realty provides a choice of vacation rentals on the soundfront, harbor and various locations around the village reflecting traditional values of service and hospitality. Blue Heron is the sister agency of Ocracoke’s Lightship Realty, another hometown company that specializes in property sales only. Bicycle and golf cart rentals are also available at the rental office located in Spencer's Market at the intersection of School House Road. Book online 24/7 or call the office toll-free for a free 2014 rental brochure.

Brindley Beach Vacations

1213 Duck Road
(252) 261-2222 x877
1023 Ocean Trail
(252) 453-3000 x877
807 H Ocean Trail
Toll Free
(877) 642-3224

Brindley Beach Vacations handles more than 500 properties on the northern Outer Banks from Kill Devil Hills to Corolla. Personal service and great vacation experiences are their specialty. They have homes in all price ranges, from 2 to 10 bedrooms, and most have private pools or hot tubs. Many homes are pet friendly and several have elevators. Special events are welcome in select homes. You will get concierge services and a welcome beach bag at check in. Another office is located at 1023 Ocean Trail in Corolla.


Carolina Designs

1197 Duck Road
(252) 261-3934
(800) 368-3825

Family owned and operated since 1988, Carolina Designs Realty manages up to 350 select vacation homes from Corolla to Nags Head. We are known for providing our guests with luxury accommodations, many with innovative designs, trend setting amenities and private pools.  Each of our homes come with freshly made beds, towel sets, WiFi and our signature welcome package.  Call today, our customer service agents are standing by to get you to the beach!

Carova Rentals

Carova Beach
(877) 346-6034

Carova Rentals exclusively represents vacation homes in the four-wheel-drive area of Carova Beach, north of Corolla. They are justifiably proud of their focus on helping their vacationers experience a truly unique, off-road part of the Outer Banks while also helping to heighten the awareness of their environmental footprint in this fabulous and fragile area. Homes are rented by the week during the busy season, but this company also offers short-week stays based on availability during the summer and frequently during the off-season.    

Colony Realty

40197 Bonito Road
N.C. Highway 12
(252) 995-5891
Toll Free
(800) 962-5256

Colony Realty has specialized in affordably priced Cape Hatteras family vacations for more than 50 years. You’ll save on your vacation with no reservation fees, no security deposits, no accidental damage waiver fees, no credit card fees and multiple-week discounts. Colony Realty is a small, family-owned and operated property management company focusing on personalized, friendly service and a great knowledge of all their rental homes. Colony also manages more than 50 long-term rentals in all Hatteras Island communities.

Corolla Classic Vacations

1196 Ocean Trail
(252) 453-9660
(866) 453-9660

Corolla Classic Vacations offers 235 properties in the Corolla area. Properties range from four to 10 bedrooms, and most of them are very close to the beach. This hands-on company strives to rent only well-maintained, top-of-the-line homes. Most have private pools, and some have elevators and access to community amenities. Pet-friendly rentals are available, and there are 78 homes that can be used for weddings or special events.

Cove Realty

105 E. Dunn Street, MP 13.5, Between The Beach Road and The Bypass
Nags Head
(252) 441-6391
Toll Free

Cove Realty manages approximately 115 properties for year-round and weekly rentals from Corolla to South Nags Head as well as several properties on Hatteras Island. They have a range of locations, from the sound to the ocean. Some properties allow pets and partial-week rentals.

Dolphin Realty - Hatteras Cabanas

56821 N.C. Highway 12
Hatteras Village
(252) 986-2241
Toll Free
(800) 338-4775

Dolphin Realty is a full-service real estate company located in Hatteras Village. They offer The Hatteras Cabanas (see our Accommodations section), condominiums and vacation cottages from Avon to Hatteras Village. At Dolphin Realty you receive personalized attention and superior customer service.

First Flight Rentals

2009 S Virginia Dare Trail, Suite 100 (office)
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 489-4747
Toll Free
(866) 595-1893

First Flight Rentals specializes in premier condo vacation rentals on the Outer Banks. Properties include the oceanfront condos at First Flight Retreat and Sea Ranch in Kill Devil Hills. Rent beautiful soundfront condos at Waves Village Resort in Rodanthe, one of the best kiteboarding resorts on the East Coast. Enjoy the comfort of these well-appointed condos for your next weekly or partial-week rental. Resort amenities include pools, fitness centers, hot tubs, elevator access, free WiFi, balcony terraces, oceanfront/soundfront views, pre-made beds, add-on packages and more. Pets are welcome in many condos. Great wedding venues and group rentals are also available.

Hatteras Realty

41156 N.C. Highway 12
(800) 428-8372

With more than 580 Hatteras Island beach vacation homes perched in the best locations, Hatteras Realty has the right beach vacation home at the right price for your budget. Their three convenient, full service offices in Hatteras, Avon, and Waves are staffed with eager and knowledgeable Hatteras Realty professionals seven days a week. Experience the Club Hatteras Advantage with their exclusive resort amenities at no additional charge. Hatteras Realty also offers a broad selection of pet friendly homes and partial stays for shorter getaways. Book online or call for your free Hatteras Vacations Guide.

Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates

4607 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 2.7
Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-4444
Toll Free
(800) 552-6257

Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates has been providing quality vacation rental accommodations and real estate services to Outer Banks visitors for over 45 years. They offer a wide selection of fabulous vacation homes, cozy cottages, townhomes and condos. They also have Realtors ready to answer any questions you have about buying or selling beach property. Once you find the beach house that suits your needs, you are on your way to enjoying memories that are sure to last a lifetime.

Kitty Dunes Rentals

3620 N. Croatan Highway, Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-2171 x888

Kitty Dunes Rentals represents more than 250 properties from Corolla to South Nags Head. Specializing in Outer Banks vacations for more than 40 years, they offer professional and friendly customer service, and pet-friendly accommodations are available. Discounts are offered for military, police, EMS, firefighters, AAA and AARP members at select homes. Kitty Dunes is eager to help you find the best home so you can relax with your family and friends and believes that everyone deserves a beach vacation. They have a second office location in Corolla.


Midgett Realty

39432 N.C. Highway 12
Island Shops
(866) 252-6650
57783 N.C. Highway 12
Hatteras Village
(866) 252-6650
Corbina Drive W.
(866) 252-6650

The first to offer vacation rentals on Hatteras Island, the Midgett family has generations of experience in hospitality. Midgett Realty manages more than 500 vacation rentals interwoven through the seven island villages. Three full-service offices means you never have to drive far to check in or check out. Rentals range from affordable, modest cottages for fishermen to luxury homes for larger families. With many options and amenities available, you’re sure to find the right home to suit all of your vacation needs.

Ocracoke Island Realty--Vacation Rentals

1075 Irvin Garrish Highway
(855) 992-1777

Ocracoke Island Realty offers more than 300 rental properties, ranging from charming historic cottages to elegant new homes. Vacation rentals are offered at various locations throughout the island. The company also handles real estate sales. Check their website or call for a free rental brochure.

Outer Banks Blue Realty

3732 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4.5
Kitty Hawk
(252) 255-1220 x866

This vacation rental company’s founding principle is to offer impeccable customer service, hence their slogan “the vacation rental company where customer service NEVER takes a vacation!” They manage more than 225 properties in all the premium areas from the Villages at Ocean Hill in Corolla through South Nags Head. Outer Banks Blue offers exceptional services such as check-in by mail, keyless entry and sheets and towels (beds made too) at no extra charge for all of their homes. This company focuses on luxury homes, and some of them are pet friendly. 

Outer Beaches Realty

40227 Tigrone Boulevard
(252) 995-4477
57205 Eagle Pass Road
Hatteras Village
(252) 986-2900
25206 Sea Vista Drive
(252) 987-2771
For All Three Offices
(800) 627-3150

Outer Beaches Realty offers a selection of more than 500 homes throughout the seven villages of Hatteras Island. Properties range from one-bedroom condos to eight-bedroom mini-resorts. Outer Beaches can help you fit a vacation into your budget with two easy payment plans: E-Z Pay Payment Plan or 2013 Layaway Vacations. E-Z Pay will let you break your payments in up to ten equal monthly installments. With Layaway Vacations you’ll receive a 5% discount on your 2013 vacation plus up to 12 months to pay, interest free. Experience the Outer Beaches difference with their OBR Signature Program in every home: No Additional Fees. Each home is ready for you to begin your vacation from the moment you arrive. You are provided with the necessities to get started, such as liquid hand soap and toilet paper in each bathroom, dishwashing and dishwasher detergents in the kitchen, trash can liners and garbage bags, as well as laundry detergent and paper towels. For those guests interested in upscale vacation properties, select a home from their Signature Elite collection.

Pirate's Cove Realty

1 Sailfish Drive
(888) 372-1938

Pirate’s Cove offers a variety of accommodations options in the Pirate’s Cove resort community, from large and small single-family homes to condominiums and villas. Properties are available on the sound and canals, facing the marina or in the interior of the community. Pirate’s Cove offers a community pool and hot tub, a fitness center, tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, a pavilion with grill, kids’ activities, an on-site restaurant and bar, a tiki bar, a ship’s store and a world-class marina offering daily inshore and offshore fishing trips. Pirate’s Cove Vacation Rentals also offers condominiums in Shallowbag Bay Club (with a community pool, marina and on-site restaurant) and several very nice marina-front condominiums in the Marshes Light community in downtown Manteo.

Resort Realty

Timbuck II Shopping Village
(252) 453-8700 x800
5219 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 14.5
Nags Head
(252) 441-5000
1248 Duck Road
(252) 261-8888 x800
Toll Free
(800) 458-3830

From oceanfront to soundfront, Resort Realty offers more than 470 premier vacation homes to fit every lifestyle and budget. From Corolla to South Nags Head, they have the perfect house for your family’s next vacation. Resort Realty has been providing their guests with great Outer Banks vacations for more than 25 years. They have three convenient offices in Duck, Corolla and Nags Head.

Seaside Vacations Realty

603 Currituck Clubhouse Drive
Suite C
(800) 395-2525
4820 N. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 2.5
Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-5500
Toll Free
(800) 395-2525

Family owned and operated, Seaside Vacations has spent the last 20 years bringing friends and families together to reconnect and experience meaningful and relaxing vacations. Oceanfront to soundfront, they offer guests a wide variety of vacation rentals in Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head. From one-bedroom condominiums to large 10-bedroom private homes, guests can choose from more than 250 vacation rentals with amenities including private pools, hot tubs, WiFi, elevators, private beach walkways, dog-friendly homes and more, including complimentary linens and towels in every home. As a Seaside Vacations guest, you also get access to the complimentary events and exclusive discounts of Club Seaside — including family portraits, wild horse tours, wine tastings, surf lessons, yoga and more.

Southern Shores Realty

5 Ocean Boulevard
Southern Shores
(252) 261-2000
(800) 334-1000

Southern Shores Realty offers more than 600 homes from Corolla to Nags Head. Many of the rental properties have swimming pools, hot tubs, theater rooms and more so you’re sure to find the perfect place for your next vacation. This established and trusted company has been serving the northern Outer Banks since 1947.

Sun Realty

1135 Ocean Trail
(252) 453-8822
1184 Duck Road
(252) 261-7911 x800
6385 N. Croatan Highway
Suite 101
Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-1152
1500 S Croatan Hwy
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-7033
41838 N.C. Highway 12
(252) 995-5865
26148 N.C. Highway 12
(252) 987-2766
Toll Free
(800) 334-4745

Sun Realty is proud to offer the largest selection of rentals on the Outer Banks. From luxury homes to condos to classic beach cottages, vacationers will find the perfect property for their needs and budget. Select from amenities such as private pools, hot tubs, theater rooms, billiards tables and more. Sun Realty also features a wide variety of pet-friendly properties. Weekly rentals, long weekends, monthly rentals and flexible check-in days are available. Sun Realty has specialized in family beach vacations and real estate sales for more than 30 years. They have offices in Corolla, Duck, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Avon and Salvo.

Surf Or Sound Realty

40974 N.C. Highway 12
(252) 995-5801
26204 Rampart Street
(252) 987-1444
Toll free
(800) 237-1138

Surf or Sound Realty has offered premier vacation homes exclusively on Hatteras Island since 1978. Whether you’re looking for a beach house for your family vacation or an event home to host your destination wedding or special event, many of their vacation homes feature ocean and sound views, private pools, poolside Tiki bars, elevators, theater rooms, bed and bath linens, wireless internet, game rooms, gourmet kitchens and multiple master bedrooms with private baths. Surf or Sound’s full-service website features online booking with property photos, floor plans, maps and more. You can save your beach bags and reservation details in the personalized log-in account area. Check availability online to find your perfect Hatteras Island vacation home, from oceanfront to soundfront in all seven charming villages. Surf or Sound offers flexible payment plans. Call for a free vacation planner. 

Twiddy & Company

1142 Ocean Trail
(252) 457-1100
(800) 489-4339

Locally owned and operated, Twiddy & Company has been helping vacationing families and friends for 35 years – that’s an admirable longevity. Choose from more than 975 homes in Duck, Corolla and the four-wheel-drive beaches.

Village Realty

510 Old Stoney Road Hunt Club Drive
(252) 453-9650 x877
5301 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 14.5
Nags Head
(252) 480-2224
Toll Free
(877) 546-5362

Village Realty on the Outer Banks specializes in vacation homes in South Nags Head, Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills and Corolla. Locally owned and operated, Village Realty has been in business for more than 20 years and is known for exceptional customer service. Many homes offer private pools and hot tubs. Pet-friendly condos and rental homes are available. Their offerings range from a two-bedroom luxury oceanfront condo to a 16-bedroom oceanfront estate complete with elevator, game room and home theater. Bed linens and bath towels are provided for every stay, and the beds are made prior to check in so you can start your vacation right away. They also have an office in Nags Head.