Discover a selection of 2,500 vacation rentals in Corolla, 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 private pools and swimming pools. Prices start at $85 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Corolla. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Explore history and beaches with a Corolla house rental

Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Sound, Corolla is a unique location for Outer Banks house rentals. You could explore such historic attractions as the Currituck Beach Lighthouse or the Whalehead Club, a restored hunting retreat from the 1920s. Visitors can also enjoy the wild horses that roam the beaches in the area.

 
Things to do

Attractions near Corolla vacation rentals

Whalehead, a stunning Art Nouveau manor covering 39 acres along the Currituck Sound, was built in 1925 as a gift from Edward Collings Knight Jr. to his wife Mary Louise. The home was completely restored in the 1990s and is now a resplendent tribute to the glamour of this bygone era. Guided tours give you a thrilling insight into the history of this storied building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and some visitors have even reported seeing spooky specters as they roam the halls.

Activities

Things to do near Corolla vacation homes

Retail therapy isn't just a pastime in Corolla—it’s a passion. Residents flock to the shopping centers that dot the region on rainy days to engage in some bargain-hunting; several malls even offer activities designed to keep kids entertained while their parents are busy browsing. The TimBuck II Shopping Village has watersports and go-carting, while the Monteray Shores Shopping Plaza has a climbing wall and movie theater to occupy the little ones. Most stores are locally owned and operated, meaning that a laid-back Outer Banks beach vibe and Corolla sophistication is on full display wherever you go.

Day trips

Best excursions near Corolla vacation rentals

Corolla is a great base camp to explore the wonders of Knotts Island. Vacation homes are just a short distance from places like Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge, a marsh preserve with migratory waterfowl and other wildlife, and Carova Beach, a sandy shore with wild mustangs and an untamed atmosphere. You could also spend time on Knotts Island Bay, a tranquil bay area with seaside amenities and beaches.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Corolla vacation homes

Corolla vacation rentals are in perennial demand, in large part thanks to North Carolina’s consistent year-round climate. Like most beach towns, prices spike in the warm summer months, when average temperatures hover in the high 70s, so booking early is necessary if you're after a beachfront vacation rental in Corolla. Winters are mild, meaning that many outdoor activities are still an option, so why not search for a deal in this off-season period? You can enjoy a festive shopping break and avoid the lines at the top attractions, while also nabbing the best deals on rentals in the area.

Natural features

Corolla—a wild ride

Located in Historic Corolla Park, the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education is the go-to spot to discover this region’s natural heritage. A 5,000 sq. ft. gallery explores the wildlife and ecology of the Corolla area, while an enormous aquarium showcases a wide variety of specimens from the Currituck Sound. If you’re fortunate enough to get a Corolla vacation rental near the park, you’ll have the chance to visit the Corolla Wild Horse Museum or, even better, see these majestic creatures on the beach outside your front door, providing a perfect photo op to commemorate your stay.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Corolla

The nearest airport is in Norfolk Intl. Airport (ORF), located 41.4 mi (66.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Manteo, NC (MEO-Dare County Regional), which is 32.9 mi (52.9 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Corolla?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now it's craving a vacation. Now's the time to pack your suitcase and head to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Corolla:

  • Around 1 mile from the center of Corolla, you'll love staying at "Corolla Village Nc Obx Easywalk2 Beachpoolhottuboceanside". It has 6 bedrooms and a range of conveniences like pet-friendly services and towels.
  • Alternatively, unpack your bags at "Carova Beach Canal Front Cottage 4x4 Required Beach Parking Pass Provided". Located around 9 miles from the heart of Corolla, it has 2 bedrooms and comes with a stovetop and towels.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Corolla?

For a unique experience, book a tiny house rental in Corolla. Be warned though — after you've lived the tiny house life, the temptation to downsize and move into one of these miniature digs will be hard to resist!

  • Enjoy a simpler way of living at "Cozy Tiny House Close To Shared Neighborhood Beach". Amenities at this getaway in Jarvisburg include outdoor furniture and a dining table.
  • "Blue Duck One Bedroom Tiny Home At Walnut Island" offers conveniences such as an oven and heating. Located in Grandy, you'll be able to live large in this small but nicely designed home.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Corolla?

Escape from the busyness of everyday life at one of our weekend getaways in or near Corolla. Whether you want to hang out with buddies or spend valued time with your love, we'll have something to suit your needs. Try these top-rated properties on for size:

  • "Historic Barco Cottage" is ideal for a weekend of fun and relaxation. It comes with useful amenities, such as a nearby marina and an oven, and is located roughly 4 miles to the west of Corolla.
  • Or, fling a few clothes in a suitcase and head to "Beautiful Oceanfront Views Obx 4x4 Area Corolla Horses 2023 Calendar Open". This top property is around 4 miles north of Corolla and features a garden and a living room.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Corolla?

Yes, you can. If you'd like a small but stylish stay, you can't top a studio apartment. These compact properties exude charm and are often conveniently located in the heart of town. Check out the following options in or near Corolla:

  • After an exciting day of outdoor exploration, come home to the comforts of "Charming Tiny Cottage". A barbecue grill and an oven are just two of the amenities you'll find here.
  • "Charming Waterfront Studio With Private Sandy Beach" is another superb stay, offering all you could want for a great Corolla vacation. Handy amenities here include heating and a microwave oven.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Corolla?

From funky apartments to extravagant houses, Vrbo has your whirlwind escape sorted. Here are just two of our favorite stays in and around Corolla:

  • Close to the center of Corolla, "Secret Paradise Carova 4x4 Beach" rolls out the welcome mat for short-term guests. When you're not chilling out in your cozy digs, get out and discover the area's best sights.
  • "Beautiful Soundfront Home With Currituck Lighthouse View" is also ideally located. Put your feet up here and find out why guests rate this property highly.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Corolla?

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend rendezvous. If you want to spend a couple of evenings away with your sweetie, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Corolla that will set your hearts aflutter:

  • Slip away on Friday for a few nights of passion at "Corolla Village Nc Obx Easywalk2 Beachpoolhottuboceanside". Located approximately 1 mile from Corolla, this property comes with lots of nice touches, like air conditioning and a swimming pool.
  • "Carova Beach Canal Front Cottage 4x4 Required Beach Parking Pass Provided" is another top option that's bound to impress. It's approximately 9 miles from Corolla and has a nearby bay and outdoor furniture.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Corolla?

Peep these large group vacation rentals in or near Corolla and don't worry about leaving anyone off your invite list:

  • Offering privacy, space and comfort, you'll get your guests' nod of approval at "Corolla Village Nc Obx Easywalk2 Beachpoolhottuboceanside". Up to 15 people can stay at this property which has 6 bedrooms, a water park and a garden. It's around 1 mile to the east of Corolla.
  • Invite as many as 16 of your favorite folks to "Beautiful Oceanfront Views Obx 4x4 Area Corolla Horses 2023 Calendar Open" and fill its spaces with laughter and love. This popular option has 6 bedrooms and is around 4 miles to the north of Corolla. It's crammed with features to keep your group comfortable, including a swimming pool and an ocean view.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in or near Corolla?

Whether you're hosting a birthday party, a wedding or a break with family and friends, we can help you find the ideal space to fit your group. Corral your posse and check out these large vacation rentals in or near Corolla:

  • "Lazy Daze: Oceanside, 6 Bedroom": With 6 bedrooms accommodating up to 100 people, space isn't a problem at this appealing option. A water park and a kitchen are a few of its many amenities.
  • "24 - Bedroom Home With Unparalleled Privacy For Corporate Retreats": Get your entire party's nod of approval at this escape which features a fireplace and a kitchen. Offering 24 bedrooms, up to 55 guests can stay and play here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Corolla?

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can have, a pool is easily the most fun. Have a look at these houses for rent with a pool in or near Corolla and spend your days splashing around. Just remember to bring your flamingo floatie:

  • Treat your crew to an unforgettable break at "Ocean View, 5 Master Bedroom House". There's a lot to love about this getaway besides its pool, such as childrens activities and outdoor furniture.
  • "Persimmon House: Oceanfront, Private Pool" is the type of place you go to get away from it all and appreciate your surroundings, starting with its inviting pool. Nearby ecotour services and a living room are also on hand to make your visit nice and comfy.

Not sure what the weather's like in Corolla? It has a humid subtropical climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 75 ºF to 80 ºF. If you'd like a little more inspiration on places to stay in this epic destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to look through our entire range of Corolla vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Corolla?

It's always more fun when you share the good times with the ones you love the most. Whether you're organizing a family reunion or catching up with close friends, we'll have a large vacation rental that suits you. Here are two of our best in and around Corolla:

  • Sleeping as many as 15 guests in 6 bedrooms, "Corolla Village Nc Obx Easywalk2 Beachpoolhottuboceanside" is the perfect place to spend quality time with the family. This top-rated escape is 1 mile to the east of Corolla and has creature comforts that include a garden and a TV.
  • "Beautiful Oceanfront Views Obx 4x4 Area Corolla Horses 2023 Calendar Open" also has the space you need to make memories with loved ones. This property is around 4 miles to the north of central Corolla and accommodates 16 guests in its 6 bedrooms. A kitchen and beach sun loungers will help keep everyone comfortable and content.

If you're in the mood to sightsee, there are loads of family-friendly attractions close by to put on your to-do list. Corolla Adventure Golf and Bumper Cars, Estuarine Nature Walk and Flippers Arcade & Variety Store are fine places to start.

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