Discover a selection of 30 vacation rentals in Nags Head, 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 WiFi. Prices start at $239 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Nags Head. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

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Nags Head is a charming beach town with an array of vacation houses for rent in Outer Banks. It's known for towering sand dunes and native wildlife that can be seen at Jockey's Ridge State Park or Nags Head Woods Preserve. You can wander through salt marshes and forests near the beach or venture out to see the historic Bodie Island Lighthouse and its sweeping views of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Things to do

Attractions near Nags Head vacation homes

With everything from national parklands full of hiking trails and beaches, to aquariums, arcades and mini golf nearby, Nags Head offers plenty of family-friendly entertainment. Just north of town, pay a visit to the Wright Brothers National Memorial at the site where the famous duo brought their airplane dreams to life. Along with the landing sites, a monument and a life size model of the flier itself, you can walk through a reconstructed camp that shows what life was like in the early 1900s, and check out interactive exhibits and displays at the visitor center.


Things to do near Nags Head vacation rentals

With the ocean and the sound on each side of Nags Head, you'll find endless ways to enjoy the waterfront here. Local vendors are on hand to equip you with all the water sports equipment and experiences you could need, whether you want to try your hand at paragliding and kiteboarding, or prefer calm canoeing and kayaking outings along the coast in search of the best swaths of sand. You don't even need a board or boat to enjoy the water, though, with plenty of places to splash around with the kids, and lots incredible sea life to discover while snorkeling.


Climate for your stay in Nags Head vacation rentals

Nags Head's beachfront location in the Outer Banks means summer is a prime time for vacations, when hot afternoons call for beach days filled with swimming, surfing and paddling beneath the beaming sun. If you visit during the warmest months, you'll want to look for a Nags Head vacation rental on the water, so you can walk out to the beach, and many come equipped with pools and hot tubs, too. Since summers can get a bit busy, consider a visit in spring or fall. The shoulder months are warm enough for outdoor activities and the beaches will be much quieter than in the middle of summer.

Natural features

Sand dunes and sea air in Nags Head

Located on a barrier island in North Carolina's Outer Banks, Nags Head brims with amazing ocean views, sandy beaches and lots of spots to soak up the fresh sea air. Jockey's Ridge State Park is close to many Nags Head vacation rentals and has an intriguing landscape of sand dunes to explore, with boardwalks running through and wildlife like red foxes, white-tailed deer and osprey to spot in the surrounds. Cape Hatteras National Seashore is just a few miles south, with incredible coastal hiking trails, where you're bound to spot some of the 100s of bird species that live here.

How to get there

How to get to and around Nags Head

The nearest airport is in Manteo, NC (MEO-Dare County Regional), located 5.1 mi (8.2 km) from the city center.

Family friendly

Family-friendly attractions near Nags Head vacation homes

Nags Head is filled with kid-friendly attractions to explore on your family trip. Vacation homes are available near places like First Flight Adventure Park, an aerial amusement park with obstacle courses and a zip line, and Dowdy Park, a popular park with playing fields, multi-use sports courts, and a playscape. You could also visit the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, the site of the first English settlement and historic museum.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat in Nags Head vacation rentals

If you're looking for a romantic trip, Nags Head offers unique spaces and activities to enjoy. Vacation rentals can be found near peaceful locations like the Seaside Art Gallery, an art museum with a range of beautiful artwork, and the Bodie Island Lighthouse, a historic lighthouse with tours and scenic water views. You may also like the Outer Banks Beachcomber Museum, a quirky museum with a collection of found beach objects.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Nags Head?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now it wants to go on vacation. It's time to pack your bags and take off to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Nags Head:

  • Take advantage of handy amenities like towels and a kitchen at "Four Seasons, Top Amenities, Fully Stocked". Located around 14 miles from Nags Head, this leading option has 6 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • Another enticing choice is "Romantic Waterfront Carriage House In Heart Of Edenton's Historic District", which is around 55 miles from Nags Head. With 1 bedroom, a TV and internet services, it has everything you need to keep you comfortable and happy.

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

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

You need only set foot in one of our tiny house vacation rentals in Nags Head to realize that amazing things really do come in small packages. Efficiently designed to make use of every square inch of space, these mini wonders promise a big vacation experience:

  • Leave the world behind and escape to "Upscale 1926 C And O Train Caboose Tiny House Minutes To Waynesville And Asheville". This retreat in Waynesville packs plenty of conveniences into its cozy space, such as a TV and air conditioning.
  • "Tiny House Downtown New Bern" in New Bern is another highly rated pick. Towels and an iron and ironing board will make your getaway here even more comfortable.

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

Take a rain check on those household chores, because weekends were made for fun. Book one of these weekend getaways in and around Nags Head and make the most of all the terrific things to do nearby:

  • "Where The Beach And Nature Collide" is an outstanding option around 9 miles northwest of central Nags Head. You'll never have to wander far to find something to do around this property. Pull out your map and head for Sea Scape Golf Links and Nags Head Woods Preserve. Activities like basketball and golf will perfectly round off your whirlwind break.
  • "The Starry Banner Classic Yacht Docked In Historic Downtown Manteo Marina" will also make you feel comfortable. Around 5 miles south of Nags Head, use it as a base to enjoy some surfing and boogie boarding or sailing. Currituck Heritage Park and Currituck Outer Banks Visitor's Center should also be on your must-do list while you're here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Nags Head?

Studio apartments are a tough act to follow when it comes to convenience, location and affordability. Escape to one of these studio apartments for rent in or near Nags Head and get a taste of the local vibe:

  • Unpack your suitcase at "The Starry Banner Classic Yacht Docked In Historic Downtown Manteo Marina". Amenities including an ice maker and a microwave oven help make guests feel right at home here.
  • Alternatively, spend your escape at "Caroline Cottage Located Historic Waterfront District", which offers conveniences including off-street parking options and a nearby marina.

With the moolah you save on your studio apartment, you can afford to discover even more of Nags Head. Cultural attractions like Raleigh Little Theater and PlayMakers Repertory Company will help you get a better feel for the personality of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Nags Head?

Short-term rentals aren't hard to find in and around Nags Head. Chill out for the weekend in a luxury bed & breakfast, a studio apartment or a spacious home. No matter what type of property you're looking for, you'll have plenty to choose from with Vrbo. Here are a few top picks:

  • If you want to be close to the action, "The Starry Banner Classic Yacht Docked In Historic Downtown Manteo Marina" will suit your style. It's within reach of the center of Nags Head and a convenient base to discover sights like Jordan Lake State Recreation Area and The Preserve at Jordan Lake.
  • Hop out of bed, make some breakfast and then plan what to see around "Beautiful Lakefront Beach Property". Cloer Family Vineyards and McIntyre's Fine Books and Bookends should be on your list if you choose to stay at this top-rated vacation rental.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Nags Head?

Whether spent in a luxury condo or a rustic cabin, a romantic weekend getaway is one of the best ways to add some zing to your relationship. Whisk your special someone off for a couple of days at one of these escapes in or near Nags Head:

  • Sneak away on Friday afternoon for a few passion-filled evenings at "Four Seasons, Top Amenities, Fully Stocked". Approximately 14 miles from Nags Head, it comes with lots of nice touches, like beauty services and winery tours.
  • Otherwise, spend a few days enjoying each other's company at "Bright And Beachy 3 Bed/2 Bath Soundside Mp6", around 6 miles from Nags Head. A nearby bay and beauty services will help ramp up the romance.

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

Big groups mean gigantic fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll easily fit your entire crew. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Nags Head and get your loved ones together under one roof:

  • Providing privacy, space and comfort, you'll get your guests' nod of approval at "Four Seasons, Top Amenities, Fully Stocked". Up to 16 people can stay at this property which has 6 bedrooms, a swimming pool and a garden. You'll discover it around 14 miles to the northwest of Nags Head.
  • Nothing takes priority over spending time with the people you love, and "Corolla Village Nc Obx Easywalk2 Beachpoolhottuboceanside" is the ideal place to do that. Located around 30 miles to the north of Nags Head, as many as 15 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 6 bedrooms. A garden and a water park are among the numerous amenities here.

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

If you're organizing a shindig and your guest list fills a few pages, don't worry about finding someplace big enough for everyone. We've got large vacation rentals in and around Nags Head perfect for family reunions, wedding receptions and more. Here are a few ideas:

  • "Oceanfront, Nags Head Nc - 13 Bedrm Home W Historic Charm + Modern Conveniences": The more guests you bring the merrier to this sought-after vacation home. It has 13 bedrooms, accommodates up to 32 people and includes loads of amenities, such as a nearby waterfront and an ocean view.
  • "Cinco Palmas | Oceanfront | Dog Friendly": Get your squad's nod of approval at this property which comes with a fireplace and a water view. With 17 bedrooms, up to 36 of your loved ones can stay and play here.

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

A pool is often a nonnegotiable when choosing where to stay on vacation, especially if you're bringing the kids along. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Nags Head and spend your days splashing around:

  • Pack your swimsuit and take your gang to "Ocean View, 5 Master Bedroom House". There are plenty of other great amenities here, including a kitchen and books.
  • Otherwise, unpack your bags at "One Of A Kind Oceanfront Beach House With Million Dollar Views And A Hot Tub". As well as its inviting pool, you'll also have use of a living room and a dining table.

Unsure how to pack your bags for your Nags Head break? This impressive destination has a humid subtropical climate. In the summertime, expect average temperatures ranging from 75 ºF to 80 ºF. Look up our range of Nags Head 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 Nags Head?

It's always more fun to share those memorable moments with the ones closest to your heart. Whether you're planning a family reunion or catching up with friends, we'll have a large vacation rental that's perfect for you. Here are two of our best in and around Nags Head:

  • Sleeping up to 16 guests in 6 bedrooms, "Four Seasons, Top Amenities, Fully Stocked" is the ideal place to spend time together. This top-rated retreat is 14 miles to the northwest of Nags Head and has amenities that include towels and free toiletries.
  • Another popular option is "Beautiful Waterfront Home Features Private Dock And Use Of Two Tandem Kayaks". This property is 6 miles northwest of Nags Head and features books, a barbecue grill and more. With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 9 people, don't worry about leaving anyone off your guest list.

If you're chasing 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 all the gang.