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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Yes, 107 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).Browse dog-friendly homes >
Yes. 216 of our Waves vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.Browse homes with internet access >
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.Learn more about Vacasa Premium Clean >
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.
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.