Discover a selection of 3,000 vacation rentals in Ocean Isle Beach, 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 $108 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Ocean Isle Beach. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Explore the Ocean Isle Beach from vacation home rentals

Situated by the sea on the far southern coast of North Carolina, Ocean Isle Beach sits just above South Carolina, and is part of the Myrtle Beach metro area. This scenic and relaxing vacation spot is the perfect escape, offering low-key beach time paired with the recreational activities at Ocean Isle Beach Park, and easy access to the hustle and bustle of the nearby cities. Book an Ocean Isle Beach vacation rental with sea views, and spend each day taking in the sparkling sights of the Atlantic coast.

Things to do

A celebration of natural history, both in and outdoors

Though most people visit Ocean Isle Beach with the plan to spend most of their time outdoors, there are a few museums for you and the kids to enjoy, too. Make sure to hit up the Museum of Coastal Carolina, a natural history museum exploring the region's past, and including a planetarium and live sea animals enclosed in a touch tank. If the planetarium at the museum only tickled a bit of your stargazing fancy, head to the Ingram Planetarium, which, like the museum, is also managed by the Ocean Isle Museum Foundation.

Activities

Activities near Ocean Isle Beach vacation homes

Ocean Isle Beach is one part of 58 acres of recreational area. When you're not swimming, surfing, and sunbathing on the beach, spend your days at the ballparks, on the tennis courts, or enjoying the events and concerts held at the festival grounds and in the amphitheater. There are biking trails ensuring you can explore the area easily on two wheels, but with a car, you can easily access even more of the great outdoors at Myrtle Beach State Park, or go fishing from the Surfside Beach and Pier.

Day trips

Best excursions from Ocean Isle Beach vacation homes

Ocean Isle Beach is the ideal base camp for exploring Wilmington. Vacation rentals are close to attractions like Battleship North Carolina, a museum on a World War II battleship with historic artifacts and exhibits, and Airlie Gardens, a massive garden space with walking trails and freshwater lakes. You could also visit the Bellamy Mansion Museum, an antebellum home with a Victorian garden and restored historic slave quarters.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Ocean Isle Beach vacation homes

Thanks to its southern climate, booking an Ocean Isle Beach vacation rental is an excellent idea for most of the year. Late March through early June offers sunny and warm days, perfect for sunbathing and swimming. July and August tend to be extremely hot and humid, so if you head down with the rest of the summer vacationers, bring your SPF! September and October are also a fabulous time to visit, but keep in mind that hurricane season can extend through November. December through February might not make for great beach weather, but you'll still find some winter sun.

Natural features

Where the locals are wild, waveriders, or both

Separated from the mainland by the Intracoastal Waterway, Ocean Isle Beach is a barrier island just north of the South Carolina border. The island boasts miles of sandy beaches, perfect for starting each morning with a cup of coffee from your Ocean Isle Beach vacation rental. If you're eager to get up close to the wildlife, book a tour kayaking through the marsh, or go ziplining above at the Shallotte River Swamp Park. Look for baby turtle hatchlings as they make their journey back into the sea, or catch some waves and hang ten with the local surfers.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Ocean Isle Beach

The nearest airport is in Myrtle Beach Intl. Airport (MYR), located 31.3 mi (50.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Wilmington Intl. Airport (ILM), which is 39.9 mi (64.2 km) away.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly fun near Ocean Isle Beach vacation homes

Ocean Isle Beach has numerous kid-friendly attractions to enjoy during your trip. Vacation rentals are available near family-focused attractions like the Swamp Park, a recreational site with elevated ropes courses, zip lines, and boat tours, and Ocean Isle Beach Park, a vast park with playgrounds, tennis courts, and an amphitheater.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Ocean Isle Beach?

From extravagant condos to inexpensive cabins, Vrbo has properties to fit all budgets and tastes. Pack your bags and check out these top vacation rentals in Ocean Isle Beach:

  • "Beautiful Ocean Front Home With Stunning Views": If you're searching for somewhere in The Carolinas with 6 bedrooms and the comforts of home, consider this escape. Amenities include heating and a smart TV.
  • "Custom Home With Many Extras New Build For 2014 Beautiful Ocean Views": Located in Brunswick County, this home away from home has 5 bedrooms and plenty of handy amenities. A water park and a stereo are just a couple you'll find here.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Ocean Isle Beach?

Punching above its weight when it comes to charm and innovation, a tiny house vacation rental in Ocean Isle Beach opens the door to big adventure. Turn off your tech and switch your focus to nature at one of these pocket-sized stays:

  • Get set for a simpler way of life at "Upscale 1926 C And O Train Caboose Tiny House Minutes To Waynesville And Asheville". Amenities at this retreat in Waynesville include heating and towels.
  • Alternatively, book a couple of nights at "Tiny House Downtown New Bern". Situated in New Bern, this little gem comes with cable/satellite TV services and a restaurant dining guide.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Ocean Isle Beach?

Forget about those household chores — weekends were made for having fun. Make your way to one of these weekend getaways in and near Ocean Isle Beach and enjoy all the fabulous things to do nearby:

  • "Southport Waterfront" is a popular option around 25 miles east of central Ocean Isle Beach. There's no need to go far to find an unforgettable experience around this retreat. Get out and explore Ogden Park and Rees Jones Golf Course. Activities like snorkeling and golf will add the finishing touch to your whirlwind break.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a rejuvenating getaway at "Use Nature Walk Over Davis Canal To Get To Beach". Stay in with your feet up, or head out for some fishing and snorkeling. When you're ready to discover some nearby attractions, plan a visit to The Reserve Golf Club at St. James Plantation and Greenfield Lake Park and Gardens. This terrific vacation rental is around 17 miles east of Ocean Isle Beach.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Ocean Isle Beach?

Appreciate the energy and culture of Ocean Isle Beach from the comfort of your own studio apartment. Whether you plan to relax on your own or paint the town red with pals, you'll find the ideal studio apartment in and around Ocean Isle Beach:

  • Make "Feel The Heartbeat Of The Ocean" your home away from home. This fantastic vacation rental features amenities including shopping and beach towels.
  • Alternatively, slip into vacation mode at "Private Garden Cottage In The Heart Of Historic Southport", which comes with conveniences such as towels and coffee and tea making facilities.

With the cash you save on your studio apartment, you'll be able to see even more of Ocean Isle Beach. Cultural attractions like Memorial Hall and Cary Arts Center will help you better understand the character of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Ocean Isle Beach?

Every now and then, you've just got to escape from it all, even if it's only for a couple of days. Enjoy the ideal combination of relaxation and sightseeing at one of these short-term rentals in or around Ocean Isle Beach:

  • If you're eager to be close to the action, "Gorgeous Top Floor - Oceanfront Luxury Condo With Garage And Elevator" will suit your style. It's within easy reach of the center of Ocean Isle Beach and a good base to check out sights like Jordan Lake State Recreation Area and The Preserve at Jordan Lake.
  • Roll out of bed, make a cup of coffee and then begin planning what to see around "Fantastic Oceanfront Enclave On Oak Island With Direct Beach Access". Cloer Family Vineyards and McIntyre's Fine Books and Bookends should be on your list if you choose to stay at this appealing vacation rental.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Ocean Isle Beach?

Whether spent in a log cabin or a beach house, a romantic weekend getaway is a fantastic way to add some fire to your relationship. Whisk your other half away for a couple of days at one of these top escapes in or near Ocean Isle Beach:

  • Slip away on Friday afternoon for a couple of passionate nights at "Beautiful Ocean Front Home With Stunning Views". Located around 1 mile from Ocean Isle Beach, it comes with plenty of nice touches, including beauty services and winery tours.
  • Another option where you can enjoy a few relaxing days together is "Fantastic Oceanfront Enclave On Oak Island With Direct Beach Access". Located around 20 miles from Ocean Isle Beach, a fireplace and winery tours add to the atmosphere here.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Ocean Isle Beach?

Big groups mean huge fun. They also mean finding a place that'll easily fit your whole gang. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Ocean Isle Beach and get your favorite people together under the one roof:

  • Offering space, comfort and privacy, you'll get your guests' stamp of approval at "Beautiful Ocean Front Home With Stunning Views". Up to 18 people can stay at this retreat which has 6 bedrooms, a swimming pool and a kitchen. This top pick is around 1 mile to the east of Ocean Isle Beach.
  • Nothing takes priority over being together with loved ones, and "Custom Home With Many Extras New Build For 2014 Beautiful Ocean Views" makes it easy to do that. Located around 2 miles to the east of Ocean Isle Beach, as many as 19 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. An ocean view and a swimming pool are among the many amenities on offer here.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in or near Ocean Isle Beach?

From time to time you just want to get away from it all … with, say, 30 or so of your close friends. Whether you're looking for a place to stay with the extended fam or you're planning a big bash, we have large vacation rentals in and around Ocean Isle Beach that'll house your whole party:

  • "New Luxury Oceanfront Once Upon A Tide": With 12 bedrooms accommodating up to 48 people, there's plenty of space for everybody. You and your guests will have access to lots of amenities, such as a swimming pool and an ocean view.
  • "Oceanfront Southern Comfort, Heated Pool": Get the entire family's nod of approval at this escape which comes with a beach view and a kitchen. Offering 12 bedrooms, up to 44 of your loved ones can play and stay here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Ocean Isle Beach?

Nothing spells fun like a pool. Grab your inflatable flamingo and browse these rental houses in or near Ocean Isle Beach that come with this vacation necessity:

  • Treat the gang to an unforgettable break at "4 Bed Island Park House On Water". There's a lot to love about this getaway besides its pool, such as books and a garden.
  • "Holden Beach House / Short 5 Minute Walk To Beach" is the kind of place you go to leave it all behind and enjoy your surroundings, starting with its awesome pool. A barbecue grill and a DVD player are also on hand to make your visit comfortable and convenient.

Not sure what the weather's like in Ocean Isle Beach? It has a humid subtropical climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 75 ºF to 85 ºF. If you're after more inspiration on where to stay in this exciting destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to look through our entire range of Ocean Isle Beach vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Ocean Isle Beach?

Every catch-up with the family should be one to remember. Whether you're planning a fun escape with the kids or a celebration with relatives, our large family vacation rentals in or near Ocean Isle Beach offer a comfy home away from home with enough space for everyone:

  • Located around 1 mile to the east of Ocean Isle Beach, "Beautiful Ocean Front Home With Stunning Views" has 6 bedrooms and fits up to 18 guests. It's equipped with a range of amenities, including a fridge and a video library.
  • Another top choice is "Fantastic Oceanfront Enclave On Oak Island With Direct Beach Access". This large rental is 20 miles east of Ocean Isle Beach and comes with cable/satellite TV services, a garden and more. With 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 8 people, you won't have to leave anyone off your guest list.

If you'd like to do some sightseeing, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions close by to stick on your itinerary. North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Frankie's Fun Park and Triangle Town Center are fine places to start.