Discover a selection of 3,000 vacation rentals in Southern Shores 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 $87 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Southern Shores. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Southern Shores

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of Southern Shores. Renowned for its beaches, dolphin watching and seaside, this city welcomes all visitors. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Things to do

Discover vineyards and boardwalks in Southern Shores

If you can pull yourself away from the sun-splashed decks and bubbling al fresco hot tubs of your Southern Shores vacation rentals for a spell, it's certainly worth heading north to quaint and charming Duck Town. There, the Town of Duck Boardwalk Park offers a winding, water-top walkway over the pretty Currituck Sound _ it's perfect ground for picnickers and birders. That's also where you can join excursions across the bay to Jarvisburg, home to Sanctuary Vineyards and their on-site tasting rooms.

Activities

Southern Shores is fun by the ocean

Just one glimpse at Southern Shores on the map should be enough to reveal what really drives people to this corner of the Outer Banks each summer: The ocean. The Atlantic caresses the whole eastern coastline of the town, giving way to soft, sloping beaches and some darn beautiful Southern Shores vacation rentals with views over the rollers. The result is a whole host of seaside enjoyments. You can sunbathe and splash in the shallows. You can wax down the surfboard and whizz over the swells of nearby riding spots. You can charter boats for fishing outings.

Weather

Get sun kissed in Southern Shores

Southern Shores vacation rentals go into hibernation during the winter months, when the Atlantic is wild and the frothing waves bring colder weather to the Outer Banks region. Much better is to come here with the crowds in the summer, between the months of June and August. That's when you can look forward to temperatures in the middle of the 80s, along with hot sea breezes. Spring and fall are also great times to settle in the villas, offering fewer people on the sands and mild, drier days to boot.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Southern Shores

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Southern Shores is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Jockey's Ridge State Park (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
  • Currituck Beach (17 mi / 27.3 km)
  • Nags Head Woods Preserve (11 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Elizabethan Gardens (14.1 mi / 22.6 km)
  • Festival Park (16.2 mi / 26 km)
  • Sweetgum Swamp Trail (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Southern Shores

The nearest airport is in Manteo, NC (MEO-Dare County Regional), located 15.4 mi (24.8 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Southern Shores?

Whatever vacation experience you're seeking, you'll find a rental property in or around Southern Shores that's perfect for you. Here are some of our faves:

  • Make the most of handy amenities like a living room and a fridge at "Four Seasons, Top Amenities, Fully Stocked". Located around 2 miles from Southern Shores, this unique property has 6 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • Another appealing choice is "Where The Beach And Nature Collide", which is around 4 miles from Southern Shores. Offering 2 bedrooms, a hair dryer and an ice maker, it has everything you need to keep you content and comfortable.

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

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

Clock out on Friday afternoon and then forget the real world. If you're ready for some fun and relaxation, these escapes in and around Southern Shores promise the perfect weekend getaway:

  • Located 4 miles to the southeast of central Southern Shores, "Classic 1935 Oceanfront Beach Cottage" is popular with adventurous types and nature lovers. Stay busy by exploring nearby attractions, such as Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and Outer Banks Beaches. Then, try some activities like golf or horse riding.
  • Alternatively, switch your mind to vacation mode at "Spectacular Views". Approximately 1 mile north of Southern Shores, activities around here include fishing and horse riding. Rather see the sights? Pencil in a visit to Sea Scape Golf Links and Sea Scape Links Golf Course.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Southern Shores?

Studio apartments may be small in size, but they pack a mighty punch when it comes to location and convenience. Unpack your bags at one of these welcoming studio apartments in and around Southern Shores:

  • One of our favorite properties is "New Couples Retreat In Duck". Book a few nights at this popular stay and you'll have access to free WiFi and a bicycle.
  • Alternatively, use "Oceanfront In Duck. Perfect For A Couple Or Small Family Updated March 2022" as a base to tick off the attractions around you. This comfy stay offers a free nearby fitness center, a living room and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Southern Shores?

Short-term rentals are easy to find in and around Southern Shores. Chill out for a few days in a luxury bed & breakfast, a studio apartment or a spacious house. Whatever type of property you're chasing, you'll have plenty to choose from with Vrbo. Here are a few top picks:

  • If you'd like to be near the action, "7 Bed/5 Bath With Pool And Hottub Oceanfront And Indoor Pool" has you covered. It's within easy reach of the center of Southern Shores and a good base to check out sights like Duck Boardwalk and Nor'Banks Sailing.
  • "Steps To Ocean, Private Pool, Pirate Ship" is another appealing option. Remember to add Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and Sea Scape Golf Links to your must-do list when you're ready to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Southern Shores?

Whether spent in a cottage, a cabin or a condo, a romantic weekend getaway is one of the best ways to spice up your relationship. Whisk your sweetie off for a couple of leisurely days at one of these enticing escapes in or near Southern Shores:

  • Sneak off on Friday afternoon for a few passion-filled nights at "Four Seasons, Top Amenities, Fully Stocked". Located around 2 miles from Southern Shores, this property comes with plenty of nice touches, including a nearby bay and a fireplace.
  • Alternatively, spend a few magical days sipping on bubbly and canoodling at "Where The Beach And Nature Collide", around 4 miles from Southern Shores. A nearby bay and beauty services will help set the scene for romance.

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

Sneak a look at these large group vacation rentals in or near Southern Shores and don't worry about leaving anyone off your invite list:

  • A range of amenities including a fireplace and a swimming pool make "Four Seasons, Top Amenities, Fully Stocked" a winner. This spacious retreat has 6 bedrooms and sleeps up to 16 guests. From the center of Southern Shores, it's around 2 miles away to the northwest.
  • Nothing is more important than hanging out with the people you love, and "7 Bed/5 Bath With Pool And Hottub Oceanfront And Indoor Pool" makes it easy to do that. Located around 2 miles to the northwest of Southern Shores, as many as 16 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 7 bedrooms. An ocean view and a swimming pool are among the numerous amenities at hand here.

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

From boisterous games of follow the leader to leisurely morning dips, a pool promises loads of fun for grown-ups and kids alike. Score major brownie points with the fam by choosing a house with a place to swim in or near Southern Shores:

  • Top on our list of cool pool escapes is "Valhalla - - Kitty Hawk Beach House With Ocean View". Vacationing families will feel at home here, with useful amenities like coffee and tea making facilities and a kitchen island also at hand.
  • Alternatively, book a few nights away at "The Beech House: Family Fun In Kitty Hawk Woods Coastal Reserve With Locals" and spend your trip poolside. A microwave oven and childrens activities are other things your crew will love about this vacation home.

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

A family get-together should be one to remember. Whether you're organizing an action-packed escape with the kids or a reunion with relatives, Vrbo's large family vacation rentals in or near Southern Shores offer a home away from home with plenty of space for everyone:

  • Sleeping up to 16 guests in 6 bedrooms, "Four Seasons, Top Amenities, Fully Stocked" is the perfect place to spend quality time with the family. This top-rated getaway is 2 miles to the northwest of Southern Shores and has amenities that include a living room and nearby ecotour services.
  • "7 Bed/5 Bath With Pool And Hottub Oceanfront And Indoor Pool" is another excellent option. It's around 2 miles to the northwest of Southern Shores, has 7 bedrooms and accommodates up to 16 guests. Handy amenities here include a TV and a toaster.

If you're hoping to visit some family-friendly attractions in the area, you won't have to look far. Duck Boardwalk, Paradise Fun Park and Children at Play Museum promise lots of fun for both adults and kids.

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

Nothing says ooh-la-la like your own indoor pool. Pack your favorite swimsuit and go for a dip in the comfort and privacy of one of these large vacation homes in or near Southern Shores:

  • With 7 bedrooms sleeping up to 16 people, "7 Bed/5 Bath With Pool And Hottub Oceanfront And Indoor Pool" is the perfect place to escape to with your family or friends. Take advantage of this retreat's range of amenities, including an ocean view and a swimming pool.
  • Another excellent option is "Book 2023 - Popular 8 Bedroom In Four Seasons W". With 8 bedrooms sleeping up to 18 people, you can invite the whole gang to stay, play and swim. A swimming pool and a garden are other amenities your guests can enjoy here.

Want to see our full range of options? Find your ideal stay by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to find the Southern Shores vacation rental that's perfect for you.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Southern Shores?

Absolutely. You'll find a good variety of one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Southern Shores. If you only need a small space, one of these properties might be just the ticket:

  • Consider "New Couples Retreat In Duck", a great centrally located one-bedroom property. A garden and a water park are available for use here.
  • Also within easy reach of the center of Southern Shores, "Oceanfront In Duck. Perfect For A Couple Or Small Family Updated March 2022" is another popular one-bedroom option. After a day of exploring, come home and enjoy a water park and a garden.