Discover a selection of 17 vacation rentals in Pine Knoll Shores, NC that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $140 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Pine Knoll Shores. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Pine Knoll Shores is the calmer side of Atlantic Beach

If you're looking for all the rolling swells and pristine sands of Atlantic Beach but don't want the hustle of the boardwalk, Pine Knoll Shores could just be the solution for you. It's not only home to pretty creeks, wide beaches, birding wetlands, and handsome state parks, but also comes with one of the most acclaimed aquariums in all of North Carolina – that's really something. And that's not even mentioning Pine Knoll Shores vacation rentals, some of which spill straight onto the white sands of the beachfront, others of which nestle in the leafy streets along the Bogue Sound.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Pine Knoll Shores

Are you looking for things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Pine Knoll Shores a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Emerald Isle Adventures (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
  • Salty Pirate Water Park (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Country Club of the Crystal Coast (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Havelock Tourist & Event Center (14.8 mi / 23.8 km)
  • Brandywine Bay Country Club (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)

Feel the warmth in Pine Knoll Shores

There are plenty of reasons why Pine Knoll Shores vacation rentals are at their best in the summer months. For starters, the period between May and September ushers in the hottest weather – you can spend whole days with temperatures between 75 and 85 then. That's also when vacationers are flocking to the coast from the major cities of NC and SC, imbuing the bars and seafood joints with a lively character. Rainfall wise, you can expect the heaviest downpours around August, thanks to the subtropical nature of the climate.

Natural features

Pine Knoll Shores sits between the sound and ocean

Pine Knoll Shores sits neatly on the North Carolinian barrier islands, blocked off from the American mainland by the sloshing waters of the Bogue Sound. And while the mudflats and beaches there are a real hotspot for birders and boaters – check out the Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area for some of the best – the shoreline on the oceanside of the town is where the travelers prefer to go. That's a place of long, white-sand beaches and rolling Atlantic waves, dotted with dunes and awash with marine life of all sorts.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Pine Knoll Shores

The nearest airport is in Albert J. Ellis Airport (OAJ), located 45.9 mi (73.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to New Bern, NC (EWN-Coastal Carolina Regional), which is 29.1 mi (46.9 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Pine Knoll Shores?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now that's a vacation. It's time to pack your bags and zip off to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Pine Knoll Shores:

  • Make use of handy amenities like free toiletries and a desk chair at "Wallace Meadows Farm Guest House. New". Situated around 40 miles from Pine Knoll Shores, this quality property has 2 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • Alternatively, make your home away from home at "M And M Beach Oasis - Oceanfront High". Located around 45 miles from the heart of Pine Knoll Shores, it has 4 bedrooms and comes with a video library and a beach view.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Pine Knoll Shores vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Pine Knoll Shores?

Punching above its weight when it comes to charm and ingenuity, a tiny house vacation rental in Pine Knoll Shores opens the door to big adventure. Unplug your gadgets and switch your focus to nature at one of these pint-sized stays:

  • Experience a simpler way of living at "Upscale 1926 C And O Train Caboose Tiny House Minutes To Waynesville And Asheville". Amenities at this small wonder in Waynesville include lowered locks, a hair dryer and more.
  • Alternatively, make yourself at home at "Tiny House Downtown New Bern". Located in New Bern, this petite abode comes with internet services and a stereo.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Pine Knoll Shores?

Sometimes, you just want to get away from the hurly-burly of everyday life. That's where Vrbo comes in. We've got an excellent range of log cabins in and around Pine Knoll Shores where you can commune with nature. These are just the start:

  • "Creek Front Log Cabin. Quiet And Charming. Public Boat Ramp Minutes Away" will help ensure your Pine Knoll Shores getaway is everything you imagined it would be. With a list of amenities that include a nearby marina and a porch to make things easy, all you've got to do is chill out and enjoy yourself.
  • After a full day of outdoor activities, kick back and relax at "New Charming New Bern Log Cabin". This cozy hideaway comes with plenty of features, including a kitchen and games.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Pine Knoll Shores?

There's nothing better than a quick trip to get you feeling alive again. Pack your carry-on bag and take a load off at one of these appealing weekend getaways in and near Pine Knoll Shores:

  • "2nd Row, Beautiful Views, Pet Friendly" is an outstanding option around 9 miles west of the center of Pine Knoll Shores. You'll never have to wander far to find something to keep you occupied around this escape. Get outdoors and discover Cedar Point Tideland Trailhead and Hoop Pole Creek Nature Trail. Activities like surfing and boogie boarding and fishing will nicely round off your quick break.
  • Alternatively, leave your troubles behind at "Pet Friendly And Cozy Oceanfront Cottage W". Stay in with your feet up, or be adventurous and try parasailing and fishing. When you're ready to explore some nearby attractions, visit Hoop Pole Creek Nature Trail and Havelock Tourist & Event Center. This terrific vacation rental is around 6 miles west of Pine Knoll Shores.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Pine Knoll Shores?

Typically small in size, easy on the hip pocket and conveniently located, it's easy to fall for the charms of a studio apartment. Get comfy in one of these options and experience the energy of Pine Knoll Shores up close:

  • Unpack your bags at "Charming Upscale Bungalow - Beaufort Historic District". Amenities including an iron and ironing board and cable/satellite TV services will help you feel right at home here.
  • Alternatively, spend your escape at "Historical Guest House Featured On Hgtv's Beachfront Bargain Hunt Renovation", which comes with conveniences including a hair dryer and a fridge.

When it's time to step outside your studio apartment and sightsee, there's lots to keep you amused around Pine Knoll Shores. Into culture? Pencil in a visit to Alamance Arts Council and The Joyful Jewel.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Pine Knoll Shores?

Short-term rentals aren't hard to find in and around Pine Knoll Shores. Chill out for the weekend in a cool condo, a resort-style apartment or a home that'll fit the family. Whatever sort of vacation rental you're chasing, you'll have lots to choose from with Vrbo. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • "Surf's Up Breathtaking Views And Perfect Reviews Linens And More Provided No Pets" is close to the center of Pine Knoll Shores, so you'll have tons of things to keep you occupied. Make your way to notable attractions like Jordan Lake State Recreation Area and The Preserve at Jordan Lake when you're not making the most of your cozy digs.
  • Sleep, eat and explore your surroundings from "Fully Remodeled Gorgeous Private Oceanfront With Hot Tub", another popular option. Cloer Family Vineyards and McIntyre's Fine Books and Bookends should be on your itinerary when you're ready to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Pine Knoll Shores?

Whether spent in a luxury condo or a rustic cabin, a romantic weekend getaway is a fantastic way to say "I love you." Whisk your other half off for a couple of relaxing days at one of these enticing escapes in or near Pine Knoll Shores:

  • Put on some soft tunes and kick back together at "Charming Upscale Bungalow - Beaufort Historic District". Around 9 miles from Pine Knoll Shores, this property has all you need for a couple's weekend away, including shopping facilities and a nearby marina.
  • Otherwise, spend your escape canoodling and sipping Champagne at "Historic Downtown Swansboro. Walk To Shops", around 17 miles from Pine Knoll Shores. Beauty services and a dining table will help set the mood for romance.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Pine Knoll Shores?

Big groups mean massive fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll comfortably fit your entire squad. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Pine Knoll Shores and get everybody together under the same roof:

  • A range of amenities including a kitchen and a beach view make "The Nest: Luxury, History, Balcony" a top pick for groups. This popular property has 5 bedrooms and accommodates up to 12 people. From the center of Pine Knoll Shores, it's around 10 miles away to the west.
  • Invite as many as 12 of your friends to "Newly Renovated Oceanfront Home With Private Beach Access In Emerald Isle" and fill its spaces with laughter and love. This popular option has 3 bedrooms and is around 15 miles to the west of central Pine Knoll Shores. It's crammed with features to keep your large group comfortable, including an ocean view and a firepit.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Pine Knoll Shores?

A pool is often a must-have amenity when choosing where to stay on vacation, particularly if you're traveling with kids who are full of beans. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Pine Knoll Shores and fill your days with laughter and fun:

  • Get your vacation on at "Historical Guest House Featured On Hgtv's Beachfront Bargain Hunt Renovation", where your highest priority will be relaxing by the pool. Amenities such as a kitchen and childrens activities help make this escape a guest favorite.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a change of scenery at "Tiny House Downtown New Bern". As well as its inviting pool, you'll also have use of a TV and childrens activities.

Not sure how to pack for your Pine Knoll Shores escape? This leading destination has a humid subtropical climate. In summer, you can expect average temperatures of between 75 ºF and 85 ºF. Browse our selection of Pine Knoll Shores vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more great ideas about where to stay.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Pine Knoll Shores?

It's always more fun when you share the good times with the folks closest to your heart. Whether you're organizing a family get-together or reuniting with close friends, we'll have a large vacation rental that suits you. These are two of our best in and around Pine Knoll Shores:

  • Invite your nearest and dearest to "2nd Row, Beautiful Views, Pet Friendly", which has 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 8 guests. This retreat is around 9 miles to the west of Pine Knoll Shores and comes with amenities such as a stereo and books.
  • "Pet Friendly And Cozy Oceanfront Cottage W" is another popular option. It's about 6 miles to the west of Pine Knoll Shores, has 3 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 8 guests. Handy amenities here include a smart TV and free toiletries.

If you're eager to visit some family-friendly attractions around the area, you have plenty of choice. North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Frankie's Fun Park and Triangle Town Center promise lots of fun for young and old.