Vacation rentals in Ocean Isle Beach

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Popular amenities for Ocean Isle Beach vacation rentals

Stay near Ocean Isle Beach's top sights

Ocean Isle Beach Park33 locals recommend
Ocean Isle Fish Company39 locals recommend
Sharky's Restaurant58 locals recommend
Lowes Foods of Ocean Isle Beach24 locals recommend
Pelican’s Perch Bar & Grill25 locals recommend
Publix Super Market at Ocean Isle Beach Market Place17 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Ocean Isle Beach

  • Total rentals

    470 properties

  • Rentals with a pool

    290 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    90 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    430 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    10K reviews

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $60 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Ocean Isle Beach

All About Ocean Isle Beach

Generations of families have been vacationing at Ocean Isle since it was incorporated in the late 1950s as a tourist destination. With a population of just 631 permanent residents, OIB, as the locals call it, is a gem of the Brunswick Islands, connected to mainland North Carolina by vehicle bridge near the center of the island. Unlike some of the surrounding islands that vie for the attention of spring breakers, Ocean Isle remains comparatively quiet, revered for its surfing spots, neighborhood restaurants, and quaint mom-and-pop shops and cafes. While the town swells in the summertime with visitors on holiday, OIB still manages to maintain its reputation as a sweet, low-profile vacation destination.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Ocean Isle Beach

Like the surrounding Brunswick Islands, Ocean Isle Beach’s weather is largely influenced by the nearby Gulf Stream, which pushes balmy temperatures and warm waters its way. As a result, the town enjoys a humid subtropical climate, with temperatures peaking in the high-80s Fahrenheit during the summer months. Many locals traverse the town in flip-flops, but dress in layers during the winter, when temperatures drop into the 40s. It should be noted that Ocean Isle is prime hurricane territory: it was affected in 1989 by Hurricane Hugo, and more recently withstood severe damage by 2020’s Hurricane Isaias. If you plan to travel during hurricane season (summer through fall), keep a close watch on local news.

Top things to do in Ocean Isle Beach

OIB Pier

At the heart of this island community is its charming wooden pier, which predates the town’s founding and juts 968 feet into the Atlantic. Flanked by ice cream stands, an old-fashioned boardwalk arcade, and a small outdoor grassy area known as the Backyard, the pier is especially popular with fishers looking for a good catch.

The Beach

Though it may look timeless, Ocean Isle’s beach is actually somewhat new. In the wake of damage from 1989’s Hurricane Hugo, Ocean Isle sought federal funding for restoration, eventually resulting in a major engineering feat: Tons of high-quality sand was added to repair the beach and provide safer channels for boaters. The completed project won Best Restored Beach Award in 2008.

Town Center Park

Outdoor performances, splash pads, bocce ball courts, and walking trails are just a handful of the features at this brand-new park in the heart of Ocean Isle. Just blocks from the OIB pier and oceanside, the park has become a popular green space for locals to stretch out and read, or enjoy a picnic with friends and family.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there Ocean Isle Beach vacation rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 290 vacation homes with pools in Ocean Isle Beach, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

  • Do condo rentals in Ocean Isle Beach have a kitchen?

    Absolutely! We offer over 90 condo rentals with a kitchen in Ocean Isle Beach. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there family-friendly vacation rentals in Ocean Isle Beach?

    Ocean Isle Beach has more than 430 family-friendly stays. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • Do cottage rentals in Ocean Isle Beach have wireless internet?

    Absolutely! We offer over 20 cottage rentals with wireless internet in Ocean Isle Beach. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • How much does it cost to stay in apartment rentals in Ocean Isle Beach?

    Experience the best of Ocean Isle Beach with our apartment rentals, starting at about $110 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • What are the most popular amenities for House Rentals in Ocean Isle Beach?

    Enhance your stay in our House Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 290 homes with air conditioning, over 280 homes with a kitchen, over 290 homes with wireless internet, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

  • Do villa rentals in Ocean Isle Beach have air conditioning?

    Absolutely! We offer over 20 villa rentals with air conditioning in Ocean Isle Beach. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Ocean Isle Beach?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 180 vacation rentals in Ocean Isle Beach featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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