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Destination guide

Marvelous maritime municipality on an idyllic island

Wrapped around Shallowbag Bay on the eastern side of Roanoke Island, Manteo is a little slice of paradise in North Carolina's Outer Banks. Seaworthy visitors will appreciate the boating, fishing, and shark-watching, while landlubbers will enjoy the aquarium, numerous museums, parks, and gardens throughout the beautiful island. Though lovely year-round, summer may be the best time for a Manteo vacation rental because there are a number of festivals that occur between June and August. Though it's known as the "lost colony," you'll find plenty to do at this North Carolina getaway.

Things to do

Water, water everywhere - don't forget to come up for air

There's plenty to do and see in this small island town, especially if you're a fan of all things nautical. History buffs will want to visit the Roanoke Island Maritime Museum, the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, and the Outer Banks History Center. There's also Island Farm, which depicts life on the island in the 19th century. And everyone can discover their inner pirate at the North Carolina Aquarium and Roanoke Island Festival Park, a 25-acre site with a mockup of a 16th-century ship. Just try to to get seasick! Picnickers will delight in the town's many parks and Elizabethan garden.


Fishing, fireworks, festivals - and historical theater

Break out your boat shoes and captain's hat! This island town has it all for you sailor types. From boat tours to fishing expeditions to shark-watching trips, the marina at Manteo will not disappoint. Those less water-inclined can explore the parks and gardens of Roanoke Island. Summer guests will not want to miss The Lost Colony, the nation's oldest outdoor symphonic drama, depicting the island's tumultuous history. Other summer highlights include The New World Festival of the Arts, Pirate's Cove Billfish Tournament, and a 4th of July celebration and fireworks display.


On this island, sunny and wet is what you'll get

Don't forget your coat and hat, and maybe an umbrella too! Though the island has pleasant weather throughout the summer months, with highs in the mid-80s, rain is not uncommon. The weather changes frequently and, in typical Manteo quaintness, is reported by signal flags flying from a restored US Weather Bureau tower. Winter temperatures drop to the high 30s, though snow is infrequent. Planning a Manteo vacation rental for the middle of January would only be advised for those seeking a cold and wet experience, though the price would be right.

Natural features

Small town living surrounded by natural beauty

Manteo sits on the picturesque Shallowbag Bay which opens up to the Roanoke Sound. The bay is ideal for fishing, boating, and swimming, though watch out for those pesky jellyfish. Nature lovers with a Manteo vacation rental will appreciate the numerous wildlife preserves in the area, among them: Nags Head Wood Preserve to the east, Roanoke Island Marshes to the south, and the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge to the west. To the north lies Kitty Hawk and the Wright Brothers National Memorial, a must-see for any aviation aficionado.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Manteo

Fly into Manteo, NC (MEO-Dare County Regional), the closest airport, located 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Manteo, NC?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,999 vacation rentals around Manteo. From 1,421 house rentals to 324 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Manteo?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Manteo:

  • South Nags Head: 323 vacation rentals
  • Carolina Dunes: 116 vacation rentals
  • Colington Harbour: 35 vacation rentals
  • Sea Scape: 177 vacation rentals
  • Bermuda Bay: 55 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Manteo?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Manteo. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Outer Banks Visitors Bureau: 2,121 vacation rentals
  • Pirate's Cove Marina: 2,133 vacation rentals
  • North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island: 2,314 vacation rentals
  • Outer Banks History Center: 2,274 vacation rentals
  • Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse: 2,274 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Manteo listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Manteo?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 1,421 Houses in Manteo. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Manteo include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 324 rentals available
  • Cottages: 156 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 156 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Manteo?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,210 vacation rentals with pool available in Manteo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.