Discover a selection of 283 vacation rentals in Ocracoke, 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 $139 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Ocracoke. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Top rated rentals — Ocracoke
Destination guide

The Pearl of the Outer Banks

Colorful and quirky, Ocracoke exists in a world of its own. Life seems to slow down here, and with Ocracoke vacation rentals you’ll soon find yourself slipping into island time. Perched off the coast of North Carolina, Ocracoke is sandwiched between the windswept Atlantic Ocean and the serene Pamlico Sound. A pint-sized village anchors the community, with the US National Park Service owning the rest of the land. They’ve done a great job, because Ocracoke’s beaches are regularly voted some of the best in America.

Things to do

Hiking, history, and wild ponies in Ocracoke

After you’ve whiled away your time relaxing, why not throw on your hiking shoes and explore the coastal maritime forests of Hammock Hills and Springer’s Point Nature Preserve? Discover Ocracoke’s pirate past on Blackbeard Island, and head down to the historic Silver Lake Harbor for sunset happy hours. A stroll or bike ride around the tree lined streets of Ocracoke Village is a must, stopping at cafés, museums, and gift stores along the way. Wild ponies are Ocracoke’s most loveable locals, which means a trip to the oceanfront pen is a must if you’ve got kids in tow.


It’s all about the ocean in Ocracoke

It’s easy to top up your tan on Ocracoke Island as there’s over 16 miles of white sandy beaches to enjoy. After you’ve relaxed on the sands, head to Silver Lake and rent a kayak or a paddle board. Visit in the right season, and Ocracoke serves up rolling waves that are perfect for parasailing, kite-boarding, and surfing. Love to fish? Sign up for an offshore charter boat trip and reel in your very own catch of the day. If you take advantage of Ocracoke vacation rentals, you’ll be able to cook up a seafood feast for the whole family.


Balmy summers and Gulf Stream winters

Summer brings warm weather and hordes of sunseekers, with temperatures hovering around the low 80s. There’s a fun vacation vibe, but if you want to relax then private Ocracoke vacation rentals serve as summertime sanctuaries. Spring is gorgeous, with great fishing and birdwatching. Most locals love fall, when crowds thin out but temperatures remain warm. Even in the winter, it’s still possible to enjoy a sunny getaway to Ocracoke Island. The Gulf Stream saves the Outer Banks from freezing over, and there’s something special about having windswept beaches all to yourself.

Natural features

Escape to the Outer Banks

Ocracoke is the southernmost key in the Outer Banks archipelago, a chain of barrier islands that sit off the coast of North Carolina. It faces the Atlantic Ocean on one side and Pamlico Sound on the other, which means there’s a beach for every occasion. Stay by the ocean, or escape to secluded Ocracoke vacation rentals tucked away under magnificent Southern Live Oak trees. Remember, there’s no road access to the island which means the only way to arrive is by private boat, plane, or the state-run ferry service.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Ocracoke?

Whatever vacation experience you're seeking, you'll find a rental property in or around Ocracoke that's a perfect match. These are some of our top picks:

  • Around 45 miles from the center of Ocracoke, you'll love staying at "Charming Upscale Bungalow - Beaufort Historic District". It has 1 bedroom and a range of amenities including a kitchen and cable/satellite TV services.
  • "The Starry Banner Classic Yacht Docked In Historic Downtown Manteo Marina" is another top-notch choice, offering 1 bedroom, coffee and tea making facilities, nearby hunting activities and more. It's around 60 miles from Ocracoke.

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

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

For an unforgettable vacation experience, book one of Vrbo's tiny house rentals in Ocracoke. Be warned though — after you've experienced life in a tiny house, the temptation to move into one of these pocket-sized digs will be tough to resist!

  • Get set for a simpler way of living at "Upscale 1926 C And O Train Caboose Tiny House Minutes To Waynesville And Asheville". Amenities at this hideaway in Waynesville include nearby birdwatching activities and a boat.
  • "Tiny House Downtown New Bern" comes with plenty of conveniences, such as games and a hair dryer. Located in New Bern, you'll be able to live large in this small but well-designed abode.

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

You'll find some unique log cabins for rent in and near Ocracoke. Enjoy the rustic cabin experience while spending time in the heart of nature at one of these impressive properties:

  • "Creek Front Log Cabin. Quiet And Charming. Public Boat Ramp Minutes Away" is the ideal blend of outdoor fun and creature comforts. Take advantage of amenities here such as pet-friendly services and games.
  • You won't have to give up any home comforts if you stay at "New Charming New Bern Log Cabin". This sought-after option features a fireplace, a kitchen and more.

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

Weekends were made for having fun. Escape to one of these weekend getaways in and around Ocracoke and experience all the exciting things to do nearby:

  • "5 Star Ivey Coast 6br" is a favorite option around 18 miles northeast of the center of Ocracoke. You don't have to go far to find a memorable experience around this vacation rental. Get outdoors and visit Ocracoke Beach and Salvo Beach. Activities like cycling and sailing will nicely round off your weekend away.
  • Alternatively, switch into vacation mode at "Pet Friendly Waterfront Rental Home On Core Sound". About 25 miles southwest of Ocracoke, activities around here include fishing and cycling. More into sightseeing? Don't miss Cedar Island Beach and Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge.

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

Generally compact, easy on the pocketbook and well located, it's not difficult to fall for the charms of a studio apartment. Escape to one of these options and get acquainted with Ocracoke up close:

  • Make "Beautiful Historic Private Retreat Couples Welcome" your home for a couple of days or more. This wonderful property features amenities including a nearby marina and a stovetop.
  • Alternatively, get into vacation mode at "Oceanfront - Modern - Romantic Getaway", which offers conveniences such as off-street parking options and a stovetop.

With the money you save on your studio apartment, you'll be able to discover more of Ocracoke. Cultural sights like North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theater and Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts will help you understand the personality of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Ocracoke?

Short-term rentals are easy to find in and around Ocracoke. Chill out for the weekend in a condo, a cozy cottage or a spacious house. Whatever type of rental you'd like, you'll have plenty to select from with Vrbo. Here are some of our favorite options:

  • If you want to be close to the action, "Beautiful Historic Private Retreat Couples Welcome" has you covered. It's within reach of the heart of Ocracoke and a handy base to check out attractions like Jordan Lake State Recreation Area and The Preserve at Jordan Lake.
  • Wake up, make a strong coffee and then plan what to see around "Ada's Camp - Historic Bath, Nc Cottage". Cloer Family Vineyards and McIntyre's Fine Books and Bookends are must-do's if you choose to stay at this popular rental.

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

Whether spent in a cottage, a cabin or a condo, a romantic weekend getaway is an excellent way to say "I love you." Whisk your special someone off for a couple of leisurely days at one of these popular escapes in or near Ocracoke:

  • Sneak off on Friday for a few passion-filled evenings at "Beautiful Lakefront Beach Property". Located approximately 30 miles from Ocracoke, this property comes with lots of nice touches, like beauty services and shopping facilities.
  • "Beautiful Historic Private Retreat Couples Welcome" is another popular option that'll woo you. It's approximately 0.1 miles from Ocracoke and comes with beauty services and a nearby marina.

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

A pool is often a key feature of any unforgettable vacation. Enjoy hours of entertainment splashing around or simply chilling out by the water at one of these refreshing getaways in or near Ocracoke:

  • At the top of our list of cool pool escapes is "Harbor House Ii - Blue Heron Realty". Traveling groups will feel right at home here, with useful amenities like a kitchen and a TV also at hand.
  • Alternatively, make a booking at "Beautiful House Across From Silver Lake On The Berkley Estate" and spend your days poolside. Towels and a fridge are other things your fam will love about this vacation home.

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

Whether your perfect escape is up in the mountains or down by the beach, you'll enjoy it even more if you share it with those closest to you. Settle into one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Ocracoke and bring along the whole crew:

  • Get your nearest and dearest together at "Beautiful Lakefront Beach Property", which has 4 bedrooms that sleep up to 8 guests. This getaway is located 30 miles to the northeast of Ocracoke and features amenities such as a kitchen island and books.
  • "5 Star Ivey Coast 6br" is another top pick for families. It's about 18 miles to the northeast of Ocracoke, has 6 bedrooms and accommodates up to 14 people. Useful amenities here include a balcony and a dining table.

If you want to see some family-friendly attractions in 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 kids and grown-ups.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Ocracoke?

Nothing says indulgence like having a pool inside your house. Pack your swimsuit and take a dip in the comfort and privacy of one of these large vacation homes in or near Ocracoke:

  • With 3 bedrooms that can sleep up to 8 people, "Wow Amazing Beach Views; Large Ocean Front Condo" is the perfect place to spend time with your friends or family. Take advantage of this retreat's many amenities, such as a swimming pool and a nearby waterfront.
  • Besides its inviting indoor pool, "Aboard With Him On The Beach At Summer Winds" features a swimming pool and a sauna. It has 4 bedrooms that can cater for up to 8 guests, so you can bring your entire gang along.

If you're after more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Ocracoke vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.