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Popular amenities for Corolla vacation rentals

Stay near Corolla's top sights

Whalehead Club68 locals recommend
Corolla Beach8 locals recommend
Harris Teeter105 locals recommend
The Currituck Club6 locals recommend
Corolla Light Resort3 locals recommend
Historic Corolla Park8 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Corolla

  • Total rentals

    1K properties

  • Total number of reviews

    8.6K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    1K properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    390 properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    890 properties have a pool

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    370 properties have a dedicated workspace

Your guide to Corolla

All About Corolla

The coastal city of Corolla is relatively new on the North Carolina map. In fact, it wasn’t until the building boom in the 1980s that this chic spot came into existence. Once referred to as the state’s last frontier, this beach resort is renowned for its high-end shopping malls and condos. Today, Corolla seems a far cry from the close-knit oceanside community of the last century.

But among the gated communities and upscale eateries, there are still a number of beautifully preserved traditional homes in the area for history buffs to explore. Corolla’s vast, pristine beaches are a big draw for vacationers from across the country, with a number of watersport activities on offer in the immediate vicinity. The city is also a magnet for anglers with several fishing charters operating on an almost daily basis.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Corolla

If you’re coming here to maximize your beach time, the summer is your season. Not only will you be able to perfect your tan but there are also great opportunities to try your hand at a new sport, such as surfing or stand-up paddleboarding. If you’re looking for a more tranquil getaway, then fall is also a great time to pay a visit to Corolla. The weather is usually still warm enough to hit the beach, and you’ll stand more of a chance at grabbing a table at one of those ultra-modern eateries in the center of town.

Top things to do in Corolla


Whether you’re a keen golfer or you’ve never stepped foot on a course before, there’s something to suit all levels in Corolla. Home to a number of courses with breathtaking backdrops, it’s an ideal spot to hit the links. During high season you’ll find several clubs offering courses to help visitors get their skills up to speed and make a few friends along the way.

Rent a fishing charter

North Carolina’s Outer Banks are a haven for fishing enthusiasts. Taking a charter out for a couple of hours means you can get some peace and relaxation, and hopefully even a fish or two. And if you’re not familiar with the local waters, no worries. Stop by one of the many local bait and tackle shops and they’ll be able to fill you in on everything from what’s biting to the best charter to fit your needs.

Beach yoga

You’ll see advertisements for yoga classes on the beach dotted across town with several yoga studios also open in the local area. Take some time to unwind and focus on you. If you’re lucky, you might even get a front row seat to what has to be one of the most beautiful sunsets in the United States.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Corolla?

    The weather in Corolla, North Carolina is temperate and comfortable. Summertime temperatures average around 85°F (29°C), perfect for beach outings. Winter temperatures can dip to 40°F (4°C), presenting an opportunity for peaceful strolls on deserted beaches.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Corolla?

    Visitors to Corolla frequently enjoy exploring the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, touring the historic Whalehead Club, or taking a wild horse tour. The area also has beautiful beaches for sunbathing, swimming, and beachcombing.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Corolla?

    The most frequented time to visit Corolla is during the summer months, specifically from June to August. This coincides with events such as the Corolla Wild Horse Days and the Under the Oaks Arts Festival, both typically held in July.

  • What are the best places to stay in Corolla?

    Travelers often choose to stay in areas such as the Ocean Sands community, renowned for its beautiful beaches, or the Pine Island community, where visitors can explore nearby nature trails. The Whalehead Club Historic District is frequently suggested for its proximity to cultural attractions.

  • What are the best places to visit in Corolla?

    Corolla is often recommended for its historic sites, including the Whalehead Club and the Currituck Beach Lighthouse. The Corolla Wild Horse Fund Museum is another popular destination, where visitors can learn about the area's famed wild horses.

  • What are some hiking trails in Corolla?

    While Corolla isn't known for extensive hiking opportunities, it does have the Currituck Banks Coastal Estuarine Reserve trail. This 0.75 mile (1.2 km) boardwalk and footpath takes you through maritime forest and marshland, offering wildlife viewing opportunities.

  • What are some family activities to do in Corolla?

    Corolla is a family-friendly destination with activities such as beach trips, wild horse tours, and exploring the Currituck Beach Lighthouse. The Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education also provides fun, engaging educational experiences for all ages.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Corolla?

    From Corolla, visitors often make day trips to the neighboring town of Duck for shopping and dining, or travel further to Kitty Hawk to visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial. A day trip to the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, approximately 60 miles (96.5 km) away, is also a popular choice.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Corolla?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Corolla. Choose from more than 390 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Corolla?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 370 vacation rentals in Corolla featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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