Waves Vacation Rentals

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Make Waves your next getaway—choose from 42 great vacation rentals

Get off the grid and into the sun with Waves vacation rentals. Take in the sun and surf in the gorgeous natural landscape of the Outer Banks. Aside from the sounds of crashing waves, crickets chirping, and relaxing breezes, you can expect nothing but peace and quiet.

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Waves vacation rentals for every getaway

Dog-friendly Hot tub Internet
Summer by the Sea
3 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 9 (6 Adults Max)

Summer by the Sea - Waves, NC

$208 avg / night
Beach Music 500
8 Bedroom | 6.5 Bath | Sleeps 16

Beach Music 500 - Waves, NC

$712 avg / night
Northern Comfort 85
4 Bedroom | 3 Bath | Sleeps 8

Northern Comfort 85 - Waves, NC

$258 avg / night
Brownbeard's 609
5 Bedroom | 5.5 Bath | Sleeps 10

Brownbeard's 609 - Waves, NC

$449 avg / night
Tranquil Waves 79
5 Bedroom | 3.5 Bath | Sleeps 10

Tranquil Waves 79 - Waves, NC

$551 avg / night

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Recent Waves vacation rental reviews

We had an awesome stay. We are first timers from Indiana and weren't aware of the thorns and stickers on the walk up the dune. It was pretty difficult to get to the beach with my mother who's older and toddlers without getting stuck. We also had the burs and stickers throughout the house not knowing we brought them in. The house was amazing and we loved it.
Alexis T. | Mar 2023
The house was roomy and clean. We loved being on the beach.
Colleen H. | Jan 2023
This home is perfect. My family of 8 enjoyed a long weekend in this house. The hot tub was amazing, and the views were breathtaking! I loved the multiple decks to see the sound and the ocean! Very clean and welcoming. Thank you to Vacasa for making an easy check-inc and checkout and even offering anything we may need to give them a call. Definitely will be back!
Hallie H. | Jan 2023
Waves vacation rental FAQ

Yes, 65 of our Waves 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. 123 of our Waves 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 Waves 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 Waves 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 Waves, log in to Trip Manager to see options available for your specific trip.

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Explore our Waves, NC vacation rentals

Waves, North Carolina is one of the northern villages on Hatteras Island, which is part of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Sitting on a narrow strip of land 30 miles out in the middle of the ocean, Waves is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Pamlico Sound to the west. With little to no commercial activity, Waves is an excellent place to escape to get away from the hustle and bustle of big city life.

The Outer Banks is an annual trip for many adventurers and families looking to enjoy summers together or some time to rest. Waves beachfront homes are your perfect reason to never stray too far from the water. Fish, boat, lounge, explore, and soak up the sun.

Things to do 

Waves is a popular destination for surfers, kiteboarders, and windsurfers, as well as visitors who just enjoy relaxing and strolling the quiet, uncrowded beaches. Home to one of the largest watersports companies on the east coast, Waves is a mecca for anyone who loves water, wind, and waves. The peaceful village has a few restaurants and shops, to offer visitors a relaxed experience. 

A grocery store and additional dining and shopping opportunities are 20 miles to the south. Many of our Waves vacation rentals are spacious homes with excellent access to the ocean and/or sound. A bike path allows guests to explore the village on bikes or on foot.