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  1. Tiny home
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Sea La Vie

Our family warmly invites you to experience a stay in our tiny home, Sea La Vie. Centrally located in Rodanthe, North Carolina on Hatteras Island. We hope you will find Sea La Ve to be as charming and cozy as we do. With lots of warm lighting, comfy furniture, a bonus outside shower, and private beach access it is the perfect spot to come and escape reality! The beach is located at the end of our road and can be reached by foot in less than 5 minutes, but also feel free to drive.

$175 per night
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  2. Nags Head
Dunes South - 3BR Oceanfront Duplex

Dunes South is located in a quiet residential area of Nags Head but also just a short drive from most Outer Bank attractions. These spacious 3 bedroom duplex homes are equipped with full kitchens, dishwashers, and washers/dryers. Most 3 bedroom units are multi-level reverse floor plans with lofts. Please note that rates are inclusive of all taxes but that a pet fee of $75-$150 will be collected directly by the property onsite.

$149 per night
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  2. Salvo
Historic Salvo Inn - Double Full - Room #15

Newly remodeled private studio room located in the property formerly known as the Salvo Inn. It is one of the few motel style structures still standing in the Tri Village on Hatteras Island. This room contains two full size beds, a private bathroom, mini fridge, microwave, kuerig, Roku TV equipped with Cable, and WiFi.

$78 per night

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Stay near Outer Banks's top sights

Photo of Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Cape Hatteras National Seashore4 locals recommend
Photo of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse91 locals recommend
Photo of Avon Fishing Pier
Avon Fishing Pier11 locals recommend
Photo of Rodanthe Pier Place
Rodanthe Pier Place11 locals recommend
Photo of Jockey's Ridge State Park
Jockey's Ridge State Park198 locals recommend
Photo of North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island106 locals recommend

Outer Banks oceanfront vacation rentals

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  2. Salvo
Makana Beach Cottage ~ A Magical Retreat
$243 per night
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  2. Rodanthe
Hatteras High - 2BR Oceanfront Condo
$200 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Nags Head
7150 Almost South I * Oceanfront Duplex * 5 Min Drive to Lighthouse
$98 per night
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  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Avon
Boho Beach Studio 1 1/2 blocks from the beach!
$101 per night
  1. Entire townhouse
  2. Nags Head
Ocean Front Get-A-Way
$136 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Kitty Hawk
4065 Downwinder * Oceanfront * Newly Renovated * Walk to Local Restaurants
$315 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Avon
Lakefront home with private hot tub, deck, water views & shared pool/tennis
$91 per night
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  2. Kill Devil Hills
Turtle Tides - Oceanfront Penthouse Retreat
$127 per night
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  2. Kill Devil Hills
Beautiful Townhouse on the Beach!
$150 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Kitty Hawk
4060 Foxhole * Oceanfront * Walk to Local Restaurants & Shop
$86 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Nags Head
7041 Toes in the Sand * Oceanfront * Dog Friendly * Hot Tub
$85 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Nags Head
7025 Sandy Bottom * Oceanfront *Crows Nest
$132 per night

Weekend vacation rentals in Outer Banks

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  2. Kill Devil Hills
5521 La Costa Lotta * Soundfront * Pool & Hot Tub * 2 Boat Slips * Kayaks
$132 per night
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  2. Kill Devil Hills
5018 Mike's Beach House * Across Street from Beach * Pool & Hot Tub * Walk to Pier, Dining & Shops
$89 per night
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  2. Kill Devil Hills
5212 Vacation Daze * 2 Min Walk to Beach * Pool & Hot Tub * Pool Table
$164 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Southern Shores
3040 SeaVue * 3 Min Walk to Beach * Private Pool * Ping-Pong * Community Tennis
$98 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Kitty Hawk
4120 The Shake Shack * Across Street from Beach * Dog Friendly * Walk to Restaurants & Shops
$111 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Kill Devil Hills
5033 - Poppa's Place * 3 Min Walk to Beach * Dog Friendly * Hot Tub
$89 per night
  1. Entire condo
  2. Kill Devil Hills
TSC404 Seaclusion * Oceanfront * Community Pool * Elevator
$142 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Nags Head
6060 All Decked Out * Private Pool * Widows Walk
$111 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Southern Shores
3050 Whispering Pines * 7 Min Walk to Beach * Private Pool * Hot Tub
$93 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Nags Head
7100 Pelican Oasis * 1 Min Walk to the Beach * Dog Friendly
$123 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Nags Head
7055 Henry's Hut * 3 Min Walk to the Beach * Crows Nest
$84 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Kitty Hawk
3057 Olive the Beach * 5 Min Walk to Beach * Dog Friendly * Pool * Hot Tub
$134 per night

Outer Banks house rentals

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  2. Ocracoke
Sea Oats
$136 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Kitty Hawk
4072 Jo's Bungalow * 3 Min Walk to Beach * Dog Friendly * Ocean Views from Rooftop Deck
$93 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Nags Head
7078 Island Time * 2 Min Walk to the Beach * Hot Tub
$93 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Kitty Hawk
4084 Turtle's Nest * 4 Min Walk to Beach * Dog Friendly * Walk to Local Restaurants
$145 per night
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  2. Kitty Hawk
4040 Paws at the Beach * Dog Friendly * Hot Tub
$101 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Corolla
1716 Water View Downs * 3 Min Walk to Beach * Golf Nearby
$81 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Kill Devil Hills
5035 RoxSand * 3 Min Walk to Beach * Pool & Hot Tub * Foosball Table
$136 per night
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  2. Rodanthe
King Bed with Natural Light and Hot Tub
$70 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Nags Head
6118 Ferrari II *3 Min Walk to the Beach *Pool & Hot Tub
$154 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Buxton
Dreamy beach house with shared pool, central ac, private w/d, deck, & WiFi
$107 per night
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  2. Rodanthe
Private room with en suite and hot tub
$100 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Avon
House Near the Beach with Private Hot Tub, Shared Pool, Central A/C, & Free WiFi
$86 per night

Your guide to Outer Banks

All About Outer Banks

The Outer Banks, a popular vacation spot off of the coast of North Carolina, isn’t just made up of many barrier islands but many charming towns, each with a distinctive personality. Hatteras, for example, traces its seafaring heritage in the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum. Nearby Buxton is known for great surfing and windsurfing, as well as America's tallest brick lighthouse, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Nags Head, founded in the 19th century, boasts galleries as well as great fishing spots from its wooden piers. The Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kitty Hawk preserves the spot where Orville and Wilbur Wright succeeded at sending up the first powered flight in 1903.

Many people come to the Outer Banks simply to lounge on the beach, but there are plenty of opportunities for exploring the wilderness in a more active way. As part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the Outer Banks offers 75 miles of protected Atlantic coastline, with plenty of trails for hikers and bikers. Climb up the East Coast’s highest sand dune in Jockey’s Ridge State Park to watch the sunset from its apex.


How do I get around Outer Banks?

If you’re flying to the Outer Banks, you may arrive at either the Norfolk International Airport (ORF), 90 minutes by car, or the smaller Coastal Carolina Airport (EWN), approximately a three-hour drive away. The best way to get to vacation rentals in the Outer Banks is to rent a car at the airport, as public transportation is sparse to nonexistent. Several bridges connect the barrier islands to the mainland, but if you’d like a more scenic alternative to the highway, you can take a three-hour car ferry from Swan Quarter in the west or Cedar Island from the south.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Outer Banks?

There’s something to see and do in the Outer Banks all year long, aided by the weather, which remains consistent due to the Gulf Stream flowing offshore. Peak time for beachgoers is summer, of course, when the weather is hot and humid. Although the air cools in the fall, the water remains warm, making it a great season for fishing, windsurfing, and kiteboarding. The autumn schedule is also packed with events like Hatteras Island’s Day at the Docks a seafood-themed weekend in September that includes a marathon and al fresco dinners. The winter weather here can get chilly, but it rarely snows, so search out a less-crowded beach and build a bonfire. (Get a permit first.)


What are the top things to do in Outer Banks?

The Elizabethan Gardens

Located within the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on Roanoke Island, the Elizabethan Gardens inspires delight in every season, whether you’re basking in the aroma of winter jasmine in January or admiring the profusion of hydrangeas in June. You can spend several hours strolling along the paths that traverse this 10-acre sculpture garden. Before visiting, you may want to check its website to see if the John White Butterfly Center is hosting workshops (seed saving, floral arrangement) that day.

Hatteras Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

There are well over 2,000 shipwrecks off the coast of North Carolina, and the Hatteras Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum honors their memory. This small, free museum features exhibits on the maritime history of the Outer Banks, displaying artifacts rescued from pirate ships as well as World War II-era German submarines. A fun way to explore the collections is through the museum’s scavenger hunt.

Driving the Beach

The Outer Banks are one of the few spots on the East Coast that allow driving on the beach. You can bring your own four-wheel-drive vehicle or rent one from a local business that outfits cars specifically for beach driving. Before you head onto the sands, though, you’ll need to obtain a beach-driving permit online. While you’re at it, add on a free beach fire permit so you can toast marshmallows by the water. Rules around access differ between beaches and can change over the course of the year, so plan ahead to avoid disappointment.