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Make Outer Banks your next getaway—choose from 1,072 great vacation rentals

Spanning 100 miles of coastline, the Outer Banks is a strip of barrier islands separating the Atlantic Ocean from the North Carolina mainland. Known for its pristine, uncrowded beaches and rich history, the Outer Banks is one of the most popular vacation destinations on the East Coast. Peppered with maritime villages and stunning coastal scenery, the Outer Banks hums at a scaled back pace and offers unique charm found in few other areas of the US. Visitors to the Outer Banks often find themselves returning annually with their families.

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Outer Banks vacation rentals for every getaway

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Duckin' Around DK12
2 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath | Sleeps 6

Duckin' Around DK12 - Duck, NC

$208 avg / night
Beach Stars #1-WI
4 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath | Sleeps 10

Beach Stars #1-WI - Avon, NC

$261 avg / night
Prickly Pear 723
3 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

Prickly Pear 723 - Avon, NC

$227 avg / night
Prime Time 222
5 Bedroom | 4.5 Bath | Sleeps 10

Prime Time 222 - Avon, NC

$259 avg / night
Blue Horizons NH308
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath | Sleeps 6

Blue Horizons NH308 - Nags Head, NC

$440 avg / night

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Recent Outer Banks vacation rental reviews

The house is in a great location. It's a very short walk to the beach. It's well equipped with cooking utensils and dishes. It's exactly as advertised.
Randy W. | Nov 2022
The newer home & great neighborhood
Elbert W. | Nov 2022
The views were spectacular! All bedrooms and the top level had views of the sound. Home was spotless. Vacasa was quick to respond to any questions or concerns. Furniture was comfortable and house was spacious.
Rosemary R. | Nov 2022
Outer Banks Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, 455 of our Outer Banks 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. 1072 of our Outer Banks 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 Outer Banks 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 Outer Banks 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 Outer Banks, log in to Trip Manager to see options available for your specific trip.

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Professional cleaning

Beaches, attractions, and activities in the Outer Banks

Guests of the Outer Banks have unlimited access to miles and miles of clean, uncrowded, family-friendly beaches. While beach access within the villages is limited to pedestrians, ORV access is available in many areas within the National Park (permit required.) Walk or drive out to the beach, set up your umbrella and cooler and spend the day lounging and splashing with your family and friends. Your pup is welcome to join you at the beach as long as he remains on a leash. While most beaches in the Outer Banks are unguarded, there are designated life-garded beaches where you can safely enjoy swimming in the waters of the Atlantic.

The Outer Banks is home to some famous landmarks and pieces of national history. The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest brick lighthouse in the United States and the tallest of any kind in North Carolina. The most famous of the Outer Banks’ five lighthouses, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is an exciting climb and a popular location for family photographs. History enthusiasts must visit the Wright Brothers Memorial in Kitty Hawk. This stunning memorial marks the location of Wilbur and Orville Wright’s first flights on December 17, 1903. Numerous marinas throughout the Outer Banks attract mariners and sight-seers all year long. Many of the area’s most popular attractions are baked right into the history and lifestyle of the Outer Banks.

While most people are content to relax on the stunning shores of the Outer Banks’ pristine beaches, some folks are seeking a little more action. Fortunately, the Outer Banks offers up some of the best surfing, kiteboarding and windsurfing on the east coast of the US. The close proximity of the Gulf Stream provides outstanding fishing; fisherman flock to the Outer Banks for offshore and inshore charter fishing, and plenty more enjoy surf fishing or casting from one of many local piers. Visitors are able to rent bikes, golf carts, kayaks, surfboards, chairs, umbrellas and virtually any other beach equipment you may need for an action-packed vacation getaway.

Plan your stay in an Outer Banks vacation rental

With homes ranging from cozy beach boxes to sprawling multi-family properties, the Outer Banks has a vacation rental for everyone. With homes on the ocean, the sound, and everywhere in between, Vacasa offers one of the largest inventories of Outer Banks vacation rentals available. Once you’ve caught your first Outer Banks sunset, you will decide it can’t be your last. Browse our Outer Banks vacation rentals and start planning an unforgettable beach vacation in North Carolina.

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