Outer Banks Vacation Rentals

Staying in an Outer Banks Vacation Rental

Family Enjoying an Outer Banks Vacation RentalOuter 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 (see Nags Head Vacation Rentals) to average-size (and priced) houses between the highways to palatial structures with 10 or more bedrooms on the oceanfront (see Corolla Vacation Rentals), the only hard time you’ll have is choosing which Outer Banks vacation rental you like best.


Share the Space in Your Outer Banks Vacation Rental Home

Family Enjoying an Outer Banks Vacation Rental PoolSince 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.

Outer Banks Vacation Rental Process

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.

Outer Banks Vacation Rentals by Area

Corolla | Duck & Southern Shores | Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills & Kitty Hawk
Roanoke Island & Manteo | Hatteras Island | Ocracoke Island


Beach Realty & Construction / Kitty Hawk Rentals

807 Ocean Trail, Corolla
(252) 453-4141
1450 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 261-6605
4820 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 2.5, Kitty Hawk
(252) 441-7166
(800) 635-1559

Beach Realty & Construction/Kitty Hawk Rentals manages more than 450 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... read more

Blue Heron Realty — Vacation Rentals

585B Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke
(252) 928-7117
(866) 576-7117

Blue Heron Realty provides a choice of Ocracoke Island vacation rentals on the soundfront, harbor and various locations around the village. Blue Heron Realty is the sister agency of Ocracoke’s Lightship Realty, another hometown company that specializes in property sales only. Golf cart rentals are available at the rental office in Spencer's Market. Book online 24/7 or call the office toll-free for a free 2017... read more

Brindley Beach Vacations

1213-C Duck Road, Duck
(252) 261-2222
3719 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4.5, Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-2186
(877) 642-3224

Brindley Beach Vacations handles more than 600 properties on the Outer Banks from South Nags Head to Corolla's four-wheel-drive area. Personal service and great vacation experiences are their specialty. They have homes in all price ranges, from two to 18 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.... read more

Corolla Classic Vacations

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

Corolla Classic Vacations offers more than 215 properties in the Corolla area. Properties range from four to 11 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. They offer 80 options that are pet-friendly rentals and many homes that are available... read more

Cove Realty

105 E. Dunn Street, Between The Beach Road and The Bypass, MP 13.5, Nags Head
(252) 441-6391
(800) 635-7007

Cove Realty manages approximately 125 properties for year-round and weekly Outer Banks vacation 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
(800) 338-4775

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

First Flight Rentals

102 W. Airstrip Road, The Bypass, MP 9, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 489-4747
(866) 595-1893

First Flight Rentals specializes in premier condominium vacation rentals on the Outer Banks with more than 100 to choose from across 12 communities. Properties include the oceanfront condos at First Flight Retreat, Croatan Surf Club, Seven Cs and Sea Ranch Resort in Kill Devil Hills. Rent beautiful soundfront condos at Rodanthe Sunset Resort or Waves Village Resort on Hatteras Island, one of... read more

Hatteras Realty

25438 N.C. Highway 12, Waves
(800) 428-8372
41156 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(800) 428-8372
57204 Atlantic View Drive, Hatteras
(800) 428-8372

With a large selection of Hatteras Island beach vacation homes from oceanfront to soundfront, Hatteras Realty makes it easy to find the perfect beach vacation home at the right price with the right amenities. 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 exclusive resort amenities... read more

Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates

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

Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates has been providing quality Outer Banks vacation rental accommodations and real estate services to visitors for almost 50 years. They offer a wide selection of fabulous vacation homes, cozy cottages, townhomes and condos stretching from Duck to South Nags Head. They also have Realtors ready to answer any questions you have about buying or selling beach property. Once you find... read more

Kees Vacation Rentals

Properties in Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, Duck and Corolla, Nags Head
(866) 316-1843

Kees Vacation Rentals is bringing a new concept in vacationing to the Outer Banks. Through their service, you can rent multiple-night accommodations in hotels, condos, timeshares, resorts and even oceanfront houses for fewer than the week required for most longer stays. Let's say you only have five days you can take off but you'd really like to stay oceanfront, where minimum stays are typically an... read more

Midgett Realty

23198 Highway 12, Rodanthe
(252) 987-2350
39432 N.C. Highway 12, Island Shops, Avon
(252) 995-5333
57783 N.C. Highway 12, Hatteras Village
(252) 986-2841
(866) 348-8819

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 throughout 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... read more

OBX Lodging

(252) 449-0827

OBX Lodging offers clean, comfortable, conveniently located and moderately priced Outer Banks accommodations. Offerings include cottages, guest rooms, efficiency suites and rental homes. Here for a quick getaway? Choose a comfortable guest room with one double bed. Here for a week-long vacation? Choose an eight-bedroom oceanfront rental home. There is something for every Outer Banks vacation, and all the properties are on the website with... read more