I love camping in a tent or an RV, but if I’m not roughing it in that capacity….I’m an accommodations snob. Whether I’m at the beach or in the mountains, I want an adorable house rental that checks all the boxes.
If you’re heading to North Carolina and are feeling my need for super charming Outer Banks vacation rentals, check out these Airbnb Outer Banks NC rentals. I looked through literally thousands of rental homes to find the ones with the cutest interior and the I made sure all these stays are highly rated.
These Outer Banks, North Carolina rentals are organized by town, from north to south, making it easy to find the perfect rental in the town you prefer for your family vacation.
Beach Cottage Dream
This recently redecorated Beach Cottage is just a short 4 min to the beautiful uncrowded beaches, making it one of the ideal OBX vacation rentals. Open decks, large screen porch, and sleepy hammock make this sensational.
Details: 6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2 baths · $270/night · Rental Info
Huge Windows and Gorgeous Views
This 3100 sq ft home has splendid views of the sound that can be seen from several decks, and enormous windows. There are more than 50 windows and those on the front and back soar two stories. The beach is about 450 steps away and the sound even closer. This home is highly rated for it’s location.
Details: 11 guests · 5 bedrooms · 7 beds · 3.5 baths · $380/night · Rental Info
This apartment includes clean spaces, all new refreshing decor, and all new appliances. You’ll love the luxury linen sheets and towels! Two-three bikes includes.
Details: 4 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 2 baths · $600/night · Rental Info
This gorgeous Duck cottage is set back from the street and surrounded by trees making it feel like a treehouse—all while offering plenty of space for the whole family and welcoming your four-legged best friend! New countertops and bathroom remodels this year!
Details: 8 guests · 4 bedrooms · 4 beds · 3 baths · $226/night · Rental Info
Can’t you see yourself in this tub!?! This cozy Outer Banks oceanfront condo has great views of both the pool and ocean. The interior of the home features a “Restoration Hardware” and nautical and vibe with exposed beam ceilings, white walls, neutral colors throughout and the touches of beachy decor.
Details: 6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 3 beds · 2 baths · $207/night · Rental Info
Brand New With Beach Views
This brand new home is located a few houses from the beach with sweeping views of the ocean. Two paddle boards included, plus an elevator for unloading or accessibility.
Details: 8 guests · 4 bedrooms · 6 beds · 4 baths · $700/night · Rental Info
Views for Days
This OBX oceanfront home offers panoramic views, ample deck space and a private pool! The reverse floor plan allows the guests to congregate in the great room and enjoy the views and sounds of the beach. The game room opens up to the pool deck with easy access to the hot tub, pool area and dune deck. This gem is highly rated for location, cleanliness, and more – ideal for a safe and perfect Outer Banks vacation.
Details: 14 guests · 6 bedrooms · 9 beds · 7 baths · $1200/night · Rental Info
Ode to Duck Hunters
This extraordinary apartment is located in the Waterfront Shops on the Soundside Boardwalk. Enjoy stunning sound front views and sunsets. We love the mix of traditional duck hunting club decor and modern style. Much of the furniture and decor are antiques sourced from the Outer Banks or were located in the original Ducks Cottage/ Powder Ridge Hunt Club.
Details: 6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 3 beds · 1 bath · $215/night · Rental Info
Open Concept Ocean Views
This new oceanfront vacation rentals’ lower level condo offers breathtaking views and sounds of the Atlantic. The open concept main living area will draw you towards the ocean and pool views from the deck and dining area.
Details: 6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2 baths · $225/night · Rental Info
SOUTHERN SHORES RENTALS
Classic is Always in Style
This classic beach house harkens back to vacations of earlier years with a crisp white design and bohemian natural feel. There are porches on each level, and every bedroom has a door that leads out to a porch. After a long day at the beach, enjoy taking a shower in the oversized outdoor shower or a soak in the hot tub located on the porch off of the master bedroom.
Details: 12 guests · 4 bedrooms · 7 beds · 4.5 baths · $800/night · Rental Info
Modern Surf Escape
This efficiency space blends a modern coastal style with a relaxed bungalow feel creating the perfect getaway. A short walk to the beach and an outdoor shower complete the “I can finally relax” package.
Details: 6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 4 beds · 3 baths · $350/night · Rental Info
KITTY HAWK RENTALS
The clean lines and boho vibe of this rental just feel like they were made for beach living. And can’t you picture yourself in this indoor hammock after playing in the waves all day?
Details: 6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2 baths · $335/night · Rental Info
Modern Boho Surf by the Beach
Open and airy floor plan w/exposed beams in the living room and view of the beach! We love the blues and greens, and the bunk bed room. It’s also conveniently located only a block from the beach.
Details: 9 guests · 4 bedrooms · 6 beds · 2 baths · $285/night · Rental Info
You’ll love the peaceful location, surrounded by live oak trees The Treehouse is located directly across from the street from the Currituck Sound and just a 10 – minute walk to the Atlantic Ocean beach. It’s a unique house set in a private paradise, perched atop a hill on stilts and shrouded in the forest, yet close to the beach.
Details: 10 guests · 4 bedrooms · 7 beds · 2.5 baths · $400/night · Rental Info
Tide Pool features an industrial-chic aesthetic of concrete floors, soaring 9-foot ceilings, large windows, and designer furniture elevated by bright pops of color. Notice the light fixtures salvaged from cargo ships and float in the luxurious private pool with glass tile and designer finishes.
Details: 6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 3 beds · 2 baths · $340/night · Rental Info
Smell the Ocean From Here
This vacation home is located just a few steps to the ocean and is fully equipped to help you make memories at the beach. It offers a pool, volleyball court, gym, hot tub, and a covered front porch where you cannot only view the Atlantic Ocean, but also literally hear and smell the ocean.
Details: 10 guests · 4 bedrooms · 5 beds · 4 baths · $415/night · Rental Info
An Affordable Hidden Bungalow
This sweet space is a private entrance apartment perfect for a couple or small family (think “guest suite”). It’s surrounded by 300 year old live oaks and water views from your private balcony. Five min drive to the beach, or take one of the bikes provided.
Details: 3 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath · $148/night · Rental Info
House of Ocean Blues
This townhouse with two ensuite bedrooms is in a quiet family community and is centrally located a half-mile from the ocean beaches with direct beach access.
Details: 5 guests · 2 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2.5 baths · $150/night · Rental Info
3 Levels Just 3 Minutes From the Beach
Since you can simply walk to the ocean in just 3-minutes, it’s easy to work on that tan by the pool or beach and keep your fishing lines tight during your entire vacation! A large rec room features a pool table, kitchenette with full-sized fridge and elevator access. Plus, the king bedroom is located on this level which provides privacy from the other bedrooms.
Details: 12 guests · 6 bedrooms · 6 beds · 6 baths · $201/night · Rental Info
Recycled Beach Retreat
The WIE Village is unique in many ways…made from mostly local OBX re-purposed materials, combined with charm, accommodate 2 to 10 people. It borders 1600 acres of nature preserve within 2 mi of the beach. There are two adjacent “pods” or tiny houses, which can be used to expand this to 10 people.
Details: 4 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 2.5 baths · $259/night · Rental Info
KILL DEVIL HILLS RENTALS
This huge rental is the gem among OBX oceanfront rentals, decked with game rooms, multiple master bedrooms, cozy spaces, and all the amenities. Want a break from the family? Head to the rooftop with views of the ocean. You’re close to the Wright Brothers Memorial and more.
Details: 16 guests · 16 bedrooms · 17 beds · 8 baths · $4142/night · Rental Info
Unique Boutique by the Sea
A special getaway that features an open-concept main area, cathedral ceilings, earth tones, wood flooring and accents, pops of color, and multiple outdoor spaces including a covered terrace and balcony.
Details: 6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2 baths · $286/night · Rental Info
Unique with Great Sunsets
Architecturally-unique and professionally designed, the property includes a fourth floor crow’s nest outfitted with seating, and a wrap around porch with indoor/outdoor fireplace to enjoy the famous OBX sunsets year-round. Check out the awesome kitchen bar feature….is that a surfboard? Cool!
Details: 8 guests · 4 bedrooms · 6 beds · 2 baths · $325/night · Rental Info
The Sound of Bliss
Located directly across from the sound, on the Outer Banks’ iconic Bay Drive, guests can enjoy incredible sunsets from the front porch, or enjoy a morning walk along the sound. An outdoor shower makes clean up from the beach easy.
Details: 6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2.5 baths · $225/night · Rental Info
Perfect for Enjoying the Outdoors
How fun is the beautiful stone outdoor firepit for roasting marshmallows & cooking food? Sit in the Adirondack chairs & enjoy the outdoor lights that illuminate the back yard. Screened in front porch with sitting and eating area with decorative lighting & a great sunny back deck for sunbathing & cocktails in the evening.
Details: 8 guests · 3 bedrooms · 6 beds · 2.5 baths · $350/night · Rental Info
Brand New and Lovely
You’ll love this brand new home with an open floor plan, 2 entertaining areas with TV’s, washer/dryer, full kitchen, covered parking, outdoor shower, & a deck for sunset views. Public Beach Access is a half-mile walk.
Details: 10 guests · 4 bedrooms · 5 beds · 3 baths · $343/night · Rental Info
Sweeping Ocean Views
Two queen bedrooms and 4 twin beds make this a great place for larger families or multiple small families. It has everything you need, including a walkway to the beach.
Details: 8 guests · 4 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2.5 baths · $377/night · Rental Info
Light and Airy Near Avalon Pier
You’ll love the airy beach vibe of this home in a quiet neighborhood between the highways. Just a 5-minute walk from the beach and Avalon Pier! Ideal for large families or friend groups.
Details: 9 guests · 4 bedrooms · 5 beds · 3 baths · $300/night · Rental Info
NAGS HEAD RENTALS
Huge Yard by the Ocean
Love the textiles in this 2,000+sq ft beach retreat. It’s a mile from the ocean, with a super cute bunk room for the kids. Just be sure to note there is another rental space (private entrance) in the same building.
Details: 14 guests · 4 bedrooms · 7 beds · 4 baths · $364/night · Rental Info
MCM at the Beach
This is the cutest mid-century modern beach box located in the heart of Nags Head on the beach side, with the ocean within walking distance. The open, emerald + copper kitchen is my favorite!
Details: 6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 3 beds · 2 baths · $350/night · Rental Info
Adorable + Amenities
We love this sweet, pet-friendly little cottage with an indoor washer and dryer, beach cruiser bikes, Wheelez beach cart, and beach chairs. Five minute walk to the beach.
Details: 4 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 2 baths · $375/night · Rental Info
Quintessential Beach Cottage
Riding the Tide is a newly renovated beach house that is located in between the highways (think easy access to the beach on foot or bike) and right next to Nags Head’s Dowdy Park!
Details: 6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2 baths · $350/night · Rental Info
On a Kid-Friendly Cul-De-Sac
We love the outdoor space of this cute cottage. The ground level has a screened in porch, closed-in laundry room with washer and dryer, an outdoor shower and covered parking…and it’s 5 minutes from the beach.
Details: 7 guests · 3 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2 baths · $400/night · Rental Info
Eight Master Bedrooms w/En Suites
This vacation home boasts over 5,000 square feet of living area, great for multiple families. Play a game of pool, shuffleboard or foosball together, or grab a seat in a comfortable recliner in the private home’s theater! There’s even an elevator. For the space and location, this is a steal when it comes to Outer Banks ocean front rentals.
Details: 16 guests · 8 bedrooms · 10 beds · 8 baths · $1150/night · Rental Info
Farmhouse on the Beach
Enjoy this cute cottage located a block and half from two different beach accesses. There are updates in every room inside, and a newly remodeled outdoor shower along with a laundry room with a sink and half bath as well as storage for all outdoor/beach equipment.
Details: 6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2.5 baths · $181/night · Rental Info
Nestled Among the Trees
Such a cute A-frame with a great porch for enjoying coffee among the trees. 3-minute drive to the beach. Just take note of the large cleaning fee, making this best for a full week rather than a weekend.
Details: 8 guests · 4 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2 baths · $225/night · Rental Info
Private Heated Pool
Stay in this modern and spacious house with a heated pool, large back yard and a large wrap around porch. Take the private walking path to the beach, or float away the day in the heated pool, surrounded by a large fenced in back yard.
Details: 10 guests · 5 bedrooms · 6 beds · 4.5 baths · $314/night · Rental Info
Tiki Hut and Private Pool
Relax on the beach in the morning, plunge in the pool in the afternoon, offering pool heat for the cooler Spring and Fall days. Then, relax in the hot tub at night! Featuring one of the most spacious fenced in yards in South Nags Head, and pet friendly.
Details: 16 guests · 6 bedrooms · 10 beds · 4 baths · $218/night · Rental Info
Oceanfront With All the Extras
This charmer was Parade of Homes People’s Choice Award recipient. The 9-bedroom oceanfront masterpiece is chock-full of activities and amenities to keep the whole crew active and engaged for hours or days, including a pub with a wet bar, pool table, poker table and theater with seating for 10.
Details: 16 guests · 9 bedrooms · 11 beds · 8 baths · $1178/night · Rental Info
NATIONAL SEASHORE RENTALS
Third House From The Ocean (Rodanthe)
Enjoy the ocean and sound views from the deck of this beach home, or take the 45 second walk to enjoy the beach! The modern kitchen with custom counter-tops and a farm sink are ready for your culinary creations.
Details: 7 guests · 3 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2 baths · $314/night · Rental Info
Nicholas Sparks’ The Inn at Rodanthe
The Inn at Rodanthe, as it was named in the movie based on Nicholas Spark’s popular novel is a restored, single family home (not an actual Inn), and you can stay here. The interior was decorated with great attention to detail to ensure that the decor was as close to the movie as possible – even using some of the movie props.
Details: 12 guests · 6 bedrooms · 8 beds · 4.5 baths · $800/night · Rental Info
OBX’s World Class Luxurious Option (Kinnakeet)
Built this year and designed to entertain, this is top-of-the-line when it comes to outer banks luxury rentals. From the commercial kitchen to the open top floor with 360-degree views, everything here is modern and spectacular. No detail was ignored. No expense was spared in this king of luxury homes.
Details: 16 guests · 14 bedrooms · 19 beds · 14 baths · $3256/night · Rental Info
Gorgeous Ocean Views (Salvo)
Only one lot back from the ocean, let the sandy path directly behind the home lead you to the beach for a day of splashing in the surf!
Details: 8 guests · 4 bedrooms · 3 beds · 3 baths · $203/night · Rental Info
2 Masters + Lots of Recreation Options (Salvo)
Though the beach is just over the dune via a community walkway with a dune-top deck, the outdoor entertainment deck will capture your attention and then your heart as you drift lazily in the custom pool while listening to your favorite tunes on the outdoor speakers.
Details: 12 guests · 6 bedrooms · 6 beds · 6 baths · $487/night · Rental Info
New Home on the Sound (Salvo)
Enjoy the amenities of Black Dog Harbor, including free kayaks, fishing pier, gazebo, and basketball hoop. Bring your boat or rent jet skis — there is a boat ramp and boat slips. Soak in the hot tub and watch the sun set.
Details: 12 guests · 5 bedrooms · 7 beds · 4.5 baths · $799/night · Rental Info
Enjoy the Ocean and the Pool (Avon)
Sitting on the ocean side, this new home has a fenced private pool, hot tub, fire pit and grills. The top floor deck boasts water views, and kids will love the game room.
Details: 10 guests · 4 bedrooms · 7 beds · 4 baths · $286/night · Rental Info
Southern Charm Near the Ocean (Avon)
Enjoy sunset views over the Sound, take advantage of the community pool. At the cottage you can play a game of shuffleboard, corn hole. frisbee, putt/ putt golf or volleyball. There is also 4 adult bikes, beach chairs and beach umbrella in a beach wagon for your enjoyment at the beach.
Details: 8 guests · 4 bedrooms · 5 beds · 2 baths · $312/night · Rental Info
Cozy and Relaxing (Frisco)
This sweet little cozy cottage is the perfect place from which to explore Hatteras Island. Love the screened-in porch for grilling and relaxing. Four adult bikes are available for exploring.
Details: 4 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 1 bath · $124/night · Rental Info
Awesome Private Outdoor Space (Frisco)
Love this house‘s outdoor space right off the main living area. Just a 5 minute walk to the beach, close to off-road beach access, nearby shops, restaurants and to the ferry to Ocracoke.
Details: 6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 3 beds · 2 baths · $302/night · Rental Info
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