Top rated rentals — Hatteras
Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Hatteras

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Hatteras. Travelers to this relaxing city praise the surfing, seafood restaurants and fishing. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Things to do

A wave from the Graveyard of the Deep

What Hatteras lacks in neon-lit fairground attractions and fairy floss, it makes up for with incredible sandy beaches, fantastic fishing, and fascinating museums. The Graveyard of the Atlantic, on the southwest of the island, is a modern-built maritime museum focusing on the shipwrecks found off the Outer Banks. It has a varied collection, from old-fashioned diving helmets to curious artifacts dredged up from the deep. It's open Monday to Saturday all year round, and hosts scavenger hunts and expert talks.


Haul in a Blue Marlin like Ernest Hemingway

Bordered by hundreds of miles of roaring Atlantic Ocean and over 50 miles of sands, it will come as no surprise that Hatteras Island is a beach-lovers paradise. Book a pastel-hued Hatteras vacation rental and you're moments from rolling buttery sands, a wild surf, and an ocean full of fish. Big game fishing is a popular pastime on the island, and game fishing fanatics descend from all over the country to try and land a Blue Marlin, Hemingway-style. Fishing aside, the wild Atlantic waves are also great for surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing.


Hatteras is (quite) hot, hot, hot!

Hatteras Island has a humid subtropical climate, which is generally mild throughout the year, but spring and summer bring the rain. The most popular time to visit is in summer, when temperatures reach highs of 70°F and 80°F. It's worth booking Hatteras vacation rentals well in advance, as summer is the island's peak season. The shoulder seasons of April and May, or September and October, still attract a solid weekend crowd. For many, winter is the nicest time to visit, when the crowds have gone and you get the beaches all to yourself.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Hatteras

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Hatteras is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore (21 mi / 33.9 km)
  • Frisco Beach (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Ocracoke Beach (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Pamlico Sound (22 mi / 35.3 km)
  • Lighthouse Beach (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Springer's Point Preserve (18.5 mi / 29.7 km)

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Hatteras?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now that's to get away. It's time to pack your bags and take off to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Hatteras:

  • Make use of amenities including a toaster and an ice maker at "Bright And Beachy 3 Bed/2 Bath Soundside Mp6". Located around 60 miles from Hatteras, this unique property has 3 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • Another appealing choice is "Where The Beach And Nature Collide", which is around 60 miles from Hatteras. With 2 bedrooms, an iron and ironing board and WiFi, it has everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

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

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

You need only open the door to our tiny house vacation rentals in Hatteras to figure out that great things really do come in small packages. Expertly designed to maximize every spare inch of space, these pint-sized pads promise a big vacation experience:

  • Take a couple of days off to clear your mind at "Upscale 1926 C And O Train Caboose Tiny House Minutes To Waynesville And Asheville". Located in Waynesville, a nearby hospital and a kitchen are included here.
  • Alternatively, make yourself at home at "Tiny House Downtown New Bern". Located in New Bern, this petite abode comes with free WiFi and an iron and ironing board.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Hatteras?

Whether you're searching for a log cabin for a getaway with your close friends or a family trip, we have you covered. Book one of these terrific vacation rentals in or near Hatteras and enjoy being close to nature for a while:

  • "Kdh Cozy Log Cabin Near Wood Preserve" is a great blend of outdoor adventure and comfort. Make use of handy amenities here including a barbecue grill and a stovetop.
  • After a full day of being outdoors, kick back and relax at "Creek Front Log Cabin. Quiet And Charming. Public Boat Ramp Minutes Away". This cozy hideaway offers a kitchen and a nearby waterfront.

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

At Vrbo, we think weekends were made for having fun. Take time out at one of these weekend getaways in and near Hatteras and enjoy all the terrific things to do close by:

  • "Seaclusion' For All, An Ocean Front Luxury Home" is a comfortable option around 25 miles northeast of the center of Hatteras. You don't need to go far to find an unforgettable experience around this property. Get outdoors and visit Lighthouse Beach and Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. Activities like fishing and kayaking will nicely cap off your weekend trip.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a short and sweet break at "Beach Me Up Scotty" Lower Bonus". Stay in and enjoy its comforts, or head out for some fishing and surfing and boogie boarding. When it's time to discover more of the area, check out Buxton Woods Nature Trail and Currituck Heritage Park. This attractive vacation rental is around 25 miles northeast of Hatteras.

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

Usually compact, easy on the wallet and conveniently located, it's hard not to succumb to the charms of a studio apartment. Escape to one of these vacation rentals and get to know Hatteras up close:

  • Throw your bags down at "Beautiful Historic Private Retreat Couples Welcome". Amenities including a nearby beach and cable/satellite TV services will help you feel at home here.
  • Alternatively, escape to "Oceanfront - Modern - Romantic Getaway", which offers conveniences including shopping and WiFi.

There are plenty of sights around Hatteras to put on your itinerary. Feed your inner culture fan by visiting Cooper Mays Pottery and Ackland Art Museum.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Hatteras?

Short-term rentals aren't hard to find in and around Hatteras. Kick back for a night or two in a luxury bed & breakfast, a studio apartment or a home that'll fit the family. Whatever sort of vacation rental you'd like, you'll have lots to choose from with Vrbo. Here are some of our top picks:

  • If you want to be near the action, "Carolina Cottage - Cozy Family Friendly Cottage In The Outer Banks" has you covered. It's within reach of the heart of Hatteras and a good base to discover attractions like Jordan Lake State Recreation Area and The Preserve at Jordan Lake.
  • Sleep, relax and explore from "Beautiful Waterfront Home Features Private Dock And Use Of Two Tandem Kayaks", another enticing option. Cloer Family Vineyards and McIntyre's Fine Books and Bookends should be on your itinerary when you're ready to go sightseeing.

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

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a condo, a romantic weekend getaway is a perfect way to add some zing to your relationship. Whisk your sweetie away for a couple of relaxing days at one of these appealing escapes in or near Hatteras:

  • Sneak off on Friday for a few passionate nights at "Beautiful Lakefront Beach Property". Around 14 miles from Hatteras, this place comes with plenty of nice touches, including beauty services and shopping facilities.
  • "Beautiful Historic Private Retreat Couples Welcome" is another retreat that'll impress. It's approximately 17 miles from Hatteras and has beauty services and air conditioning.

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

Big groups mean enormous fun. They also mean finding a place that'll comfortably fit your entire crew. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Hatteras and spend time with your favorite people under the same roof:

  • Offering comfort, space and privacy, you'll get your guests' nod of approval at "Seaclusion' For All, An Ocean Front Luxury Home". Up to 14 people can stay at this property which has 5 bedrooms, a fireplace and a beach view. This group getaway is around 25 miles to the northeast of Hatteras.
  • "5 Star Ivey Coast 6br" is another terrific option. It's around 1 mile to the east of Hatteras, has 6 bedrooms and accommodates up to 14 guests. A swimming pool and a water view are among the things designed to make your group vacation even more memorable.

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

Nothing says fun like a pool. Pump up your unicorn floatie and check out these rental houses in or near Hatteras that come with this must-have amenity:

  • Treat your crew to a memorable break at "One Of A Kind Oceanfront Beach House With Million Dollar Views And A Hot Tub". There's a lot to love about this getaway apart from its pool, such as a microwave oven and a stereo.
  • Otherwise, enjoy a change of scenery at "Oceanfront House With Private With D". Along with a refreshing pool, make use of a foosball table and a toaster.

Don't know how to pack your suitcase for your Hatteras getaway? This leading destination has a humid subtropical climate. In the summer months, you can expect average temperatures ranging from 75 ºF to 80 ºF. Look up our range of Hatteras vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more inspiration on where to stay.

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

You'll always have more fun sharing wonderful times with the ones closest to your heart. Whether you're organizing a family escape or getting away with close friends, we'll have a large vacation rental that suits you. Here are two of our best in and around Hatteras:

  • Invite your nearest and dearest to "Beautiful Lakefront Beach Property", which has 4 bedrooms that sleep up to 8 guests. This escape is around 14 miles to the northeast of Hatteras and features amenities such as cable/satellite TV services and on-site watersports.
  • "Seaclusion' For All, An Ocean Front Luxury Home" is also a top pick for families. It's about 25 miles to the northeast of Hatteras, has 5 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 14 guests. Useful amenities here include free toiletries and a dishwasher.

If you're hoping to visit some family-friendly attractions around the area, you won't have to go far. North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Frankie's Fun Park and Triangle Town Center offer fun for both adults and kids.