Discover a selection of 3,000 vacation rentals in Holden Beach 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 $100 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Holden Beach. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Experience the best of North Carolina in Holden Beach

Adventure-seeking travelers will love Holden Beach. To one side you have the Atlantic Ocean, where you can learn to surf or experience some of the best fishing in North Carolina; and on the other, you have the picturesque Intracoastal Waterway; perfect for a relaxing kayaking trip with the family. You’ll find a wealth of attractions and nature preserves close to Holden Beach vacation rentals, like Green Swamp Preserve, where you can spot an abundance of flora and fauna; everything from the Venus flytrap to the American alligator.

Things to do

Family-friendly fun in Holden Beach

The Museum of Coastal Carolina is a fantastic place to learn all about the coast of North Carolina. A variety of exhibits explores life both on the coast and in the ocean, and there is a touch tank which kids especially will love. Admission also gives you a discount to the nearby Ingram Planetarium, which puts on a range of fun and interactive educational shows. Close to Holden Beach lies the Brunswick Town and Fort Anderson State Historic Site—a must-see attraction for anyone with an interest in colonial and civil war history.


Activities near Holden Beach vacation homes

Holden Beach is a natural playground for adventurers. You can kayak or paddleboard along the picturesque Intracoastal Waterway, watch for dolphins playing in the water, try out surfing or bodyboarding on the water, and more. On land, you can bike and hike for wildlife sighting, or you can just simply soak up the sun on the beach and build sand castles near your Holden Beach vacation rental.

Day trips

Day trips from Holden Beach vacation homes

Holden Beach is the ideal base camp to explore the wonders of Ocean Isle Beach. Vacation rentals are close to attractions like the Museum of Coastal Carolina, a museum with art and local history exhibits, a planetarium, and a touch tank with live animals, and Ocean Isle Beach Park, a public park with playgrounds, tennis courts, and sports fields. You could also visit Mulberry Park, a recreational park with an amphitheater, community garden, and nature trails, or Bird Island Reserve, a coastal marine reserve with diverse wildlife and shorebirds.


Climate for your trip to Holden Beach vacation homes

Like much of North Carolina, the climate in Holden Beach is warm and temperate. The balmy weather is perfect for long days in the sun and nights near the beach. July is the warmest month of the year, with temperatures averaging in the 80s, and January is the coldest month. The best time to visit Holden Beach is in the spring and summer, though the summers can attract more crowds.

Natural features

Explore the stunning island of Holden Beach

Holden Beach is an island positioned along the coast of North Carolina. Expect amazing views as you look out across the Atlantic Ocean and a good chance of seeing dolphins frolicking in the surf. The Intracoastal Waterway not only provides fun activities to partake in, but also the chance to see wildlife like sea turtles during the warmer months. The beautiful beach of Holden Beach is clean and safe, and has even been voted the best family beach in the U.S.A.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Holden Beach

Fly into Wilmington Intl. Airport (ILM), the closest airport, located 33.7 mi (54.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into North Myrtle Beach, SC (CRE-Grand Strand), which is 24.3 mi (39.2 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Holden Beach?

Our 2022 property listings offer a large selection of 3,117 vacation rentals around Holden Beach. From 2,533 house rentals to 71 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent Houses in Holden Beach?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 2,533 Houses in Holden Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Holden Beach include:

  • Cottages: 71 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 563 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 71 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Holden Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,265 vacation rentals with pool available in Holden Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.