Discover a selection of 6,000 vacation rentals in Outer Banks, US 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 $81 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Outer Banks. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Enjoy the Outer Banks in vacation home rentals

Located off of North Carolina's coast, the Outer Banks are a set of barrier islands standing between the state and the Atlantic Ocean. Steeped in history, today, the area serves as a major summer destination. Complete with open-sea beaches, stunning state parks, and alluring shipwreck diving sites, the Outer Banks are perfect for everyone—from your favorite beach bum to your number one adventurer. Look for an Outer Banks vacation rental with a view, and do your best to convince your squad that it's totally worth it to wake up for the sunrise.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Outer Banks vacation homes

History buffs may be surprised to find just how much they can learn in the Outer Banks. As the location of the Roanoke Colony of 1585, the area preserves its memory at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. It also offers a kid-friendly perspective at the Roanoke Island Festival Park, which transports visitors back to the 16th century. Other museums and galleries include the Wright Brothers National Memorial, commemorating the duo's first successful flight, and the Pea Island Art Gallery, dedicated to local and regional artists.

Activities

Things to do near Outer Banks vacation rentals

The Outer Banks are steeped in history, with highlights on each island. Visit the Bodie Island Lighthouse, built in 1872, or explore the protected lands of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Go for a bike ride or hike along the coast, stopping to dip your toes in the Atlantic. Take the whole family on a dolphin-watching tour, or visit the national wildlife refuge center on Pea Island. No matter what, cap off your day with a cold one on the patio of your Outer Banks vacation rental, and stay out just late enough to catch some stellar stargazing.

Weather

Local weather at Outer Banks vacation rentals

The best time to visit the Outer Banks is also its busiest... and priciest. The area comes alive in summer, when locals and out-of-towners alike flock to the islands to enjoy the perfect beach weather and warm water. If you prefer to avoid peak crowds and prices, then plan your visit for the shoulder seasons—spring and fall both promise pleasant days and only slightly cooler nights. Winters are best to be avoided when booking your Outer Banks vacation rental, but only because much of the area closes down in the off season.

Natural features

They serve as a barrier to everything but fun

This 200-mile-long row of barrier islands separates the coast of most of North Carolina and part of Virginia from the Atlantic Ocean. Thanks to its wide expanse of sandy, open beachfront, it's the perfect summer destination, with dunes and shorelines that stretch for miles. The Cape Hatteras National Seashore offers 4 campgrounds and is protected by the National Park Service, and is a particularly excellent spot for hiking, biking, and stargazing. Spot dolphins along the coast and gulls flying above, all while enjoying a picture perfect sunrise.

Beaches

Best beaches near Outer Bank vacation homes

When you visit the Outer Banks, you'll find a bounty of beautiful beaches near vacation homes in the area. Jockey’s Ridge State Park, a beach park with dramatic dunes, hiking, hang gliding, and more, and Coquina Beach, a barrier island with a sandy beach, sea grasses, and a tranquil atmosphere, are 2 highlights. You may also enjoy Ocracoke Beach, a quiet beach with soft sand and calm waters for swimming.

How to get there

How to get to and around Outer Banks

The nearest airport is in Manteo, NC (MEO-Dare County Regional), located 8 mi (12.9 km) from the city center.

Family friendly

Family fun near Outer Banks vacation rentals

Families with small children will love the attractions at the Outer Banks. Vacation homes are available near locations like Island Farm, a museum on a historic farm with costumed staff and activities, and the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, an animal park with encounters, feedings, and exhibits. Kids will also enjoy the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, a maritime museum with shipwreck artifacts and exhibits.

How many vacation rentals are available around Outer Banks, US?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 5,787 vacation rentals around Outer Banks. From 5,066 house rentals to 280 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.