Discover a selection of 3,000 vacation rentals in Manteo, 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 $150 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Manteo. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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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

Activities and attractions in and around Manteo

Do you want to discover attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that Manteo has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Nags Head Golf Links (3.6 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Destination Fun (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Sea Scape Golf Links (12.4 mi / 20 km)
  • Full Throttle Speedway (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Mutiny Bay Adventure Golf (4.1 mi / 6.5 km)

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

Transportation to and around Manteo

The nearest airport is in Manteo, NC (MEO-Dare County Regional), located 1 mi (1.7 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Manteo?

Whether you're looking for an intimate escape for you and your special someone or somewhere roomy to fit the family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Manteo. Here are a couple to get your inspiration flowing:

  • Make the most of handy amenities like a fridge and a separate dining area at Bright And Beachy 3 Bed/2 Bath Soundside Mp6. Situated around 9 miles from Manteo, this property has 3 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • Where The Beach And Nature Collide also promises a memorable escape, offering 2 bedrooms, a microwave oven, a dishwasher and more. It's around 12 miles from Manteo.

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

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

For an out-of-the-box experience, book a tiny house rental in Manteo. We warn you though — after you've experienced what it's like in a tiny house, the urge to move into one of these mini digs will be tough to resist!

  • Take time off and get back to basics at "Upscale 1926 C And O Train Caboose Tiny House Minutes To Waynesville And Asheville". Located in Waynesville, coffee and tea making facilities and games are just two of the amenities included here.
  • Alternatively, book a couple of nights at "Tiny House Downtown New Bern". Located in New Bern, this little abode comes with air conditioning and a stereo.

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

Weekends were made for having fun. Make your way to one of these weekend getaways in and around Manteo and enjoy all the amazing things to do nearby:

  • Spend a few days at "Where The Beach And Nature Collide", which is around 12 miles to the north of Manteo. There's plenty of nature and adventure on your doorstep here. Do some fishing and surfing and boogie boarding or simply enjoy the sights of Sea Scape Golf Links and Sea Scape Links Golf Course.
  • Alternatively, leave your worries behind at "The Starry Banner Classic Yacht Docked In Historic Downtown Manteo Marina". Stay in and put your feet up, or be adventurous and try golf and parasailing. When it's time to explore some nearby attractions, organize a visit to Currituck Heritage Park and Elizabethan Gardens. This popular vacation rental is around 1 mile east of Manteo.

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

Studio apartments are a hard act to beat when it comes to convenience and location. Choose one of these studio apartments for rent in or near Manteo and get a taste of the local vibe:

  • Explore the world around you and then sleep soundly at "The Starry Banner Classic Yacht Docked In Historic Downtown Manteo Marina". This property is a superb base for sightseeing and offers amenities including a smart TV and heating.
  • "Caroline Cottage Located Historic Waterfront District" is another fabulous option. Settle in and take advantage of beach towels, WiFi and more.

There are many sights around Manteo to add to your itinerary. Feed your inner culture lover and visit CAM Raleigh and PlayMakers Repertory Company.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Manteo?

Just because you only have one or two days free doesn't mean you have to spend it in a characterless hotel. Take a little vacation but still have the home comforts you need at one of these short-term rentals in or around Manteo:

  • "The Starry Banner Classic Yacht Docked In Historic Downtown Manteo Marina" is close to the center of Manteo, so you'll have plenty of things to keep you entertained. Explore unique sights like Jordan Lake State Recreation Area and The Preserve at Jordan Lake when you're not making the most of your cozy digs.
  • Roll out of bed, pour yourself a coffee and then plan what to explore around "Beautiful Lakefront Beach Property". Cloer Family Vineyards and McIntyre's Fine Books and Bookends should be on your radar if you stay at this appealing rental.

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

Whether spent in a rustic cabin or a luxury condo, a romantic weekend getaway is an excellent way to say "I love you." Whisk your sweetie away for a couple of relaxing days at one of these popular escapes in or near Manteo:

  • Around 17 miles from Manteo, "Four Seasons, Top Amenities, Fully Stocked" is a perfect place for lovestruck couples. Winery tours and a fireplace are among the many amenities you'll find here.
  • Otherwise, spend your escape enjoying each other's company at "Bright And Beachy 3 Bed/2 Bath Soundside Mp6", around 9 miles from Manteo. A nearby bay and beauty services will help set the mood for romance.

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

Big groups mean big fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll effortlessly fit your entire gang. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Manteo and get your favorite people together under one roof:

  • Providing privacy, comfort and space, you'll get your guests' stamp of approval at "Four Seasons, Top Amenities, Fully Stocked". Up to 16 people can be accommodated at this property which has 6 bedrooms, a fireplace and a water park. You'll discover it around 17 miles to the north of Manteo.
  • Invite as many as 16 of your favorite folks to "7 Bed/5 Bath With Pool And Hottub Oceanfront And Indoor Pool" and fill the place with love and laughter. This popular option has 7 bedrooms and is around 18 miles to the north of central Manteo. It's crammed with features to keep a large group comfortable and content, such as a swimming pool and a kitchen.

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

A pool is often a must-have when deciding where to stay on vacation, especially if you've got kids in tow. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Manteo and spend your days splashing around:

  • Treat the gang to an unforgettable break at "Ocean View, 5 Master Bedroom House". There's plenty to love about this getaway apart from its pool, such as a dining table and a TV.
  • Alternatively, spend your break at "One Of A Kind Oceanfront Beach House With Million Dollar Views And A Hot Tub". Along with an invigorating pool, you'll also have use of a stair gate and a nearby bay.

Unsure how to pack your bags for your Manteo escape? This enticing destination has a humid subtropical climate. In the summertime, you can expect average temperatures of between 75 ºF and 80 ºF. Check out our range of Manteo vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more ideas about where to stay.

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

Every get-together with the family should be a memorable one. Whether you're organizing a fun escape with the kids or that long-overdue family reunion, Vrbo's large family vacation rentals in or near Manteo offer a home away from home with enough space for everyone:

  • Sleeping as many as 16 guests in 6 bedrooms, "Four Seasons, Top Amenities, Fully Stocked" is the perfect place to spend time together. This retreat is 17 miles to the north of Manteo and has creature comforts that include a DVD player and books.
  • Another great choice is "Beautiful Waterfront Home Features Private Dock And Use Of Two Tandem Kayaks". This large rental is 8 miles north of Manteo and comes with a separate dining area, cable/satellite TV services and more. With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 9 people, there's no need to leave anyone off your guest list.

If you're eager to visit some family-friendly attractions in the area, you won't have to look far. North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Frankie's Fun Park and Triangle Town Center offer fun for all ages.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Manteo?

Get away from it all and treat the people you love to a vacation of a different kind. Stay in one of these family cabins in or near Manteo and get the camping experience — but with all the creature comforts!

  • "Kdh Cozy Log Cabin Near Wood Preserve" - Approximately 6 miles north of central Manteo, this family-friendly escape comes with a kitchen and childrens activities.
  • "Well Kept / Well Loved Cottage" - This stay is also ideal for a family getaway and is around 20 miles north of Manteo. Offering a stereo, a microwave oven and more, it'll get everyone's seal of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Manteo vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.