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Hatteras High - 2BR Oceanfront Condo

Experience North Carolina's Outer Banks at their unspoiled best at Hatteras High in Rodanthe, featured in the book and motion picture Nights in Rodanthe. South of the major tourist areas of Nags Head and Kitty Hawk, Hatteras High offers uncrowded beaches, superb fishing, and a casual, unhurried lifestyle. Set directly on the Atlantic Ocean, the two bedroom condominiums offer sweeping views of the ever changing ocean. Surfing is popular or you can swim and sun by the outdoor pool.

$116 per night
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Kitschy Room with Hot Tub

Welcome to the surf side in Rodanthe! One of the last untouched beaches on the east coast, we are home to miles of federally protected spaces that are ripe for exploration Located about 200 yards from the ocean front, this bedroom is a quaint and kitschy getaway. The perfect place to relax after a long day at the beach. The bathroom is shared with one other guest room. Rodanthe is a small village and it has that laid back beach feeling. Slow down and relax awhile.

$74 per night
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Historic Salvo Inn - Studio Room 12

This newly remodeled room is located in the Historic Salvo Motel. During your stay you will have access to your own private room located a quarter mile walk from the beach. You are also a short walk from the Blue Whale Grocery , Fishing Hole Tackle Shop and Alex's Shrimp Shack (great steamed shrimp!). Additionally you are only a 1.5 mile drive/bike ride from the Salvo Day Use Area which is an ideal spot for kayakers, kiteboarders, windsurfers, and stand-up paddle boarders to launch from.

$75 per night

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Outer Banks oceanfront vacation rentals

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Hatteras High - 2BR Oceanfront Condo
$128 per night
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Waterman’s Delight - Soundfront 2 Bed 2 Bath Condo
$129 per night
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WAVES LANDING BEACH COTTAGE
$357 per night
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Cozy studio apartment right beside the beach
$141 per night
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  2. Avon
Soundfront Sunset Retreat
$130 per night
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Colorful Beachhouse near "Nights in Rodanthe".
$189 per night
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  2. Waves
Twilight Efficiency Waves N.C. 27982 One room
$91 per night
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  2. Rodanthe
8045 Mirlo Hi * Oceanfront * Dog Friendly * Elevator * Rec Room w/ Pool Table & Foosball Table
$253 per night
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Kiteborn - #3 - Sound Front Queen Room
$120 per night
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Scarborough town Surfstead w/ hot tub
$154 per night
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Oceanfront All A Round Views (Pet Friendly!)
$215 per night
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Stunning Ocean Front Beach Home w/ path to Beach!
$299 per night

Weekend vacation rentals in Outer Banks

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Sea La Vie
$175 per night
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Boho Beach Studio 1 1/2 blocks from the beach!
$110 per night
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Makana Beach Cottage ~ A Magical Retreat
$209 per night
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Island Studio with POOL! Steps to beach! 🏝
$114 per night
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Historic Salvo Inn - Studio Room #4
$77 per night
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Oceanside home near the water w/private washer/dryer, central A/C, sundeck
$104 per night
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**Pet Friendly**Island Beach Shack with Pool!
$250 per night
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Private room with en suite and hot tub
$84 per night
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  2. Waves
4-BR and dog friendly. Walk to Beach or Sound
$170 per night
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STARFISH
$120 per night
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*Smooth Sailing*1st floor apartment. Pet friendly!
$150 per night
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Tiny House on semi-oceanfront lot
$206 per night

Outer Banks house rentals

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Our Happy Place 4BR/4BA/Pool/Hot Tub/Quiet Area
$155 per night
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Casa Creekside w/ hot tub and bikes!
$215 per night
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Flee To The Sea. Classic beach box. Steps to ocean
$200 per night
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Elevator, Pool, Hot Tub and Minutes to the Beach!
$185 per night
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Sound View~WALK-2-Beach~HEATED Pool~HotTub~Dogs-ok
$310 per night
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Great home near the sound & ocean with decks, WiFi, washer/dryer - 2 dogs OK
$145 per night
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  2. Waves
Home on private lake between beach & sound with WiFi, pool & hot tub
$186 per night
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Waterfront, Dog-Friendly House w/Free WiFi, Shared Pool, Private W/D, Central AC
$147 per night
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Private HGTV 4 BR 2 BR Luxury Semi Oceanfront
$390 per night
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Short walk to the beach! Pet friendly!
$200 per night
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Hatteras Island, Salvo, Outer Banks, Oceanside
$249 per night
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King Bed with Natural Light and Hot Tub
$70 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.