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Vacation rentals in North Carolina

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Top-rated vacation rentals in North Carolina

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Cabin in Clyde
The Water Wheel • an A-Frame in the NC Mountains
The Water Wheel is our place to unplug and detox from the hustle and bustle of life. When we are not here enjoying this space we want to share it with you. Imagine yourself lounging by our fire pit with a local brew or taking in the mountain views from the hot tub then creating an amazing meal. Detox in our cedar sauna after a long hike. Or if you are exploring the area then it is the perfect home base for adventures in the mountains or to Asheville for breweries, dining or shopping.
$149 per night
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Cabin in Murphy
Modern cabin in the woods w/ mtn views & hot tub
Be ready to experience mountain life at The Acorn Cabin. Enjoy the spectacular view from our decks while taking a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life by soaking in the hot tub, reading a book in the hammock, and enjoying a meal on our screened porch. For more photos and videos visit our IG page @theacorncabinc
$215 per night
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Cabin in Bryson City
Romantic Honeymoon Cabin-Mtn and Lake Views, Sparkling Hot Tub, Fireplace-WiFi
Majestic Overlook is an ideal Honeymoon Cabin, offering Captivating Mountain and Lake Views that will leave you breathless with anticipation of your return trip! Call or Email us to ask about "Majestic Overlook"! ***Online Booking available 24/7***
$136 per night
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North Carolina beach vacation rentals

Condo in Carolina Beach
Oceanfront 1 bedroom condo with pool
$99 per night
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Home in Cedar Point
Hottub, Waterfront, King suite, Pet Friendly,Kayak
$142 per night
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Condo in Carolina Beach
Best Location On The Island! Direct Ocean Views!
$129 per night
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Condo in Carolina Beach
Perfect Location! Oceanfront & On The Boardwalk!
$102 per night
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Condo in Carolina Beach
☀️Seaside Sanctuary with Private Beach Access☀️
$82 per night
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Condo in Kure Beach
Peach on the Beach
$116 per night
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Condo in North Topsail Beach
The Hatchling-Oceanfront Condo-N. Topsail Beach
$97 per night
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Bungalow in Carolina Beach
Best 1 BR in CB | Spa Bathroom | Steps to Beach
$126 per night
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Condo in Carolina Beach
Oceanfront Condo-1A-Pet Friendly! Linens Provided!
$86 per night
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Condo in North Topsail Beach
Beach Therapy
$84 per night
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Condo in North Topsail Beach
Seaside Joy - This is your happy place!
$95 per night
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Condo in Kure Beach
Oceanfront Paradise 1BR condo in Kure Beach
$145 per night
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Beach home rentals in North Carolina

Home in Oak Island
Private Oceanfront Home - Oceanview From Anywhere
$188 per night
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Home in North Topsail Beach
Oceanfront 3 bedroom home; private beach access
$186 per night
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Home in North Topsail Beach
Couple of Pisces - On the Ocean
$267 per night
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Home in Surf City
Little House On The Beach
$253 per night
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Home in Emerald Isle
The Emerald Cottage - one block to beach/hot tub
$205 per night
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Home in Corolla
NEW! Grand Seaside Escape w/ Direct Beach Access!
$290 per night
Home in Surf City
Modern Ocean Front - Sleep 8
$265 per night
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Home in Oak Island
Dog Friendly Beach Front Home! - Amazing Ocean
$351 per night
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Home in Carolina Beach
"Candlewood Sands" cottage suite #2
$100 per night
Home in Carolina Beach
No Bad Daze - 1 Block To Beach
$75 per night
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Home in Corolla
Magical Treehouse w pool/hot-tub/tennis/pets OK!
$151 per night
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Home in Holly Ridge
On The Waterway *Kayaks, Paddle Boards, Fire Pit &
$156 per night
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Beach cabin rentals in North Carolina

Cabin in Carolina Beach
Welcome to Shangri-Log: the log cabin by the beach
$177 per night
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Cabin in Wilmington
Waterfront Coastal Cabin with Private Dock
$199 per night
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Cabin in Ocracoke
Cheerful & relaxing Ocracoke retreat!
$99 per night
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Cabin in Cedar Point
Private Island Paradise overlooking Bogue Inlet
$350 per night
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Cabin in Sneads Ferry
No cleaning fee! Private waterfront retreat
$241 per night
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Cabin in Marshallberg
The Net House
$90 per night

Your guide to North Carolina

Welcome to North Carolina

North Carolina has a little bit of everything: city life, mountain getaways, coastal fun, the most visited national park in the country, the Great Smoky Mountains. Whether you’re into urban culture or Mother Nature, the state has got you covered. Towns run the gamut from tech hubs like Raleigh to smaller bohemian communities like Asheville. On the Eastern Seaboard, there’s the port city of Wilmington, home to one of North Carolina’s more popular seaside getaways, as well as the rugged Outer Banks, which span more than 100 miles of pristine coastline. And, of course, there’s the largest metropolis, Charlotte, a center for the state’s pro sports franchises as well as the famed Charlotte Motor Speedway. One of the country’s top craft beer destinations, North Carolina also boasts more than 340 breweries and gastropubs.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in North Carolina?

Spring and fall are generally the best time to visit North Carolina for guaranteed good weather. Overall, the summers can be hot and humid, while the winters can bring below-freezing temperatures and snow into the more mountainous regions of western North Carolina. The coastal areas are particularly busy during the summers, so book one of the state’s cabin rentals for shoulder season in late spring or early fall if you want to avoid crowds. The annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in July is a great opportunity to come learn about North Carolina’s Scottish heritage.


What are the top things to do in North Carolina?

The Blue Ridge Parkway

The 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway starts in Great Smoky Mountains National Park near the Tennessee-North Carolina border and winds its way northeast into Virginia, offering scenery galore paired with glimpses of Appalachian culture and Cherokee life. Popular stops include Grandfather Mountain and the Mile High Swinging Bridge with its 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains.

Carova Beach

If watching wild horses roam a sandy beach sounds like something out of a fairy tale, then you’ll want to add Carova Beach to your itinerary. The northernmost community in the Outer Banks is accessible only by unpaved beach, and the 100 Corolla wild horses that populate the area are descendants of the Spanish mustangs that arrived by colonial ships in the 1500s. Other herds are scattered throughout the barrier islands. Be sure to keep your distance and never feed the animals.

The Biltmore

The largest home in America looms just outside Asheville. Built in 1895, the 175,000-square-foot mansion once served as the home of George and Edith Vanderbilt. Take in the fascinating history of their railroad dynasty while on a self-guided tour of the 8,000-acre estate, which includes a winery.