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Make Holden Beach your next getaway—choose from 128 great vacation rentals

Imagine your ideal beach vacation. If you’re picturing a small town with uncrowded shores and plenty of fun for the whole family, a visit to our Holden Beach vacation rentals may be just what you’re after. 

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Holden Beach vacation rentals for every getaway

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The Marlin House
3 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

The Marlin House - Holden Beach, NC

$230 avg / night
Thomas Cottage
5 Bedroom | 5 Bath | Sleeps 12

Thomas Cottage - Holden Beach, NC

$623 avg / night
Anchor's Holding
2 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 4

Anchor's Holding - Holden Beach, NC

$197 avg / night
4 Bedroom | 3.5 Bath | Sleeps 12

Miramar! - Holden Beach, NC

$329 avg / night
Shark Shack
4 Bedroom | 3.5 Bath | Sleeps 10

Shark Shack - Holden Beach, NC

$282 avg / night

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Recent Holden Beach vacation rental reviews

Great location. Linens provided and beds being made prior to arrival was a bonus. House had everything we needed for our stay!!
David M. | Dec 2022
We had a wonderful stay at the Marlin House.. All the linens/towels were provided fresh. The home was incredibly clean, and were pleasantly surprised at how cute and well decorated the home is. The kitchen has a Keurig, and had all kitchenware we needed to make dinner/lunch right there without having to bring everything. For rainy days the kids could stream TV/movies in their room from our accounts. Geographically It's perfectly situated on the West side of the island away from car noise/traffic but still on the same street as the Beach Public Access, which was a real treat to only need to go up the street to get to the beach, as we noticed there were not a-lot of public accesses on this island. They provided 2 beach chairs and beach cart in the downstairs room as well, so we did note bring them. The rear deck/dock is literally on the canal, and from the front deck you can also see some of the bigger boats sail by through the ICW in the distance, while you have drinks or snacks. It all felt very safe as well and I suppose was the very definition of a perfect little Holden Beach Island getaway. We're looking forwards to our next trip already!
Maggie M. | Dec 2022
We enjoyed our time at Holden Beach. This home was clean, well-appointed, and had everything we needed to enjoy a wonderful stay over Thanksgiving.
Brian F. | Nov 2022
Holden Beach Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, 37 of our Holden Beach homes allow dogs—so feel free to bring Fido along. (Just make sure to check individual home listings for any limits on the number and size of dogs they allow).

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Yes. 155 of our Holden Beach vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.

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Some of the most popular amenities in our Holden Beach vacation rentals include:

Our standard check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and the check-out time is 10:00 a.m. Some exceptions apply—after you book, you’ll find check-in and check-out details in the Vacasa guest app or your Trip Manager.

Absolutely. Our local Holden Beach team includes professional housekeepers who care for all our homes here. They’ll clean thoroughly and restock amenities, so everything is ready for your arrival—and all you have to do is settle in and relax.

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No worries, plans change. Read over our cancellation policy for more information. And if you currently have a Vacasa reservation for Holden Beach, log in to Trip Manager to see options available for your specific trip.

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Where are our Holden Beach vacation rentals?

With a population of just over 1,100 at the 2019 census, little Holden Beach is nestled on a barrier island just off the North Carolina coast. The island is only eight miles long, and while there are conveniences like familiar shopping centers and restaurants, Holden Beach still retains a small-town charm and strong local community.

Things to do near our Holden Beach vacation rentals

While you might not find large amusement parks or bustling city centers, our Holden Beach house rentals are the perfect place to enjoy the simpler side of vacation.

First and foremost, of course: the beach. The better half of the island’s beaches—save the westernmost end—are all public, with dozens of access points, many of which offer free parking. And trust us: once you sink your toes into these sun-soaked sands, you’ll be glad you chose Holden Beach for your getaway. The beaches are uncrowded, pristine, and the perfect place to catch some rays, swim in the gentle waves, hunt for shells, or build sandcastles.

Water sports enthusiasts, rejoice: our Holden Beach house rentals are the perfect base for an aquatic adventure. From kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding on the Intracoastal Waterway to surfing in the ocean waves, you’ll find all kinds of ways to enjoy the water. Anglers will love a day of fishing on the pier, complete with a grill and snack counter so you can get the most out of your day. Or you can launch your boat from one of the ramps for a deep-sea fishing excursion, or just cruising around the island. 

If you like your vacations to look a little more relaxing, you’re in luck. A stay at our Holden Beach vacation rentals puts you within driving distance from many more laid-back activities. Visit the Bald Head Lighthouse and Museum, or stroll along one of many nature trails, including the 900-acre Brunswick Nature Park, where you can admire the local flora and fauna. Golfers can choose from a number of public courses, country clubs, driving ranges, and even mini-golf. 

And when you’re hungry, don’t forget to take advantage of the local restaurants serving up fresh-caught seafood. Whether you’re craving battered and deep-fried Southern cookin’ or a fine dining experience, Holden Beach has you covered.

Isn’t it time you had a vacation? Peaceful beaches and family memories are waiting for you. Browse our expansive collection of beautiful Holden Beach vacation homes and start dreaming of that next getaway.

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