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Condo in Ocean Isle Beach
A Little Piece of Paradise at Ocean Isle Beach
OIB, “Gem of the Brunswick Islands” is the perfect place to relax, recreate & refresh. With its white sand, rolling waves and windswept marshes, OIB is 4.5 square miles of fabulous. The Odell Williamson Bridge connects the mainland to this piece of paradise. From there you'll see the island, the marsh savannahs below and the glistening ocean just over the horizon. Leave your worries and the hustle-bustle of the world behind - in just 0.3 miles, you'll be at the Parrot Suite, a Piece of Paradise.
Nov 30 – Dec 7
$79 per night
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Home in Sunset Beach
"Sunset G.E.M": Updated home, a block from beach!
New to the rental market, our family home is the perfect island getaway during any season! We're a few minutes walk to the beach and just a block away from our little beach town. Sunset Beach is quiet and feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life! Nat'l Geographic named Sunset Beach as one of the top 21 beaches in the world! Our house is clean, updated, and comfortable with all the modern amenities (wifi, smart TVs). All bedding and bath linens are provided during your stay.
Oct 7 – 14
$150 per night
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Guest suite in Sunset Beach
"Tee and Sea"
If you love golf this place is for you. If you love the beach this place is for you. As the name implies, "Tee and Sea" offers the best of both worlds. While staying in our lovely, one bedroom mini-suite, you will be only 5 minutes from sinking your toes in the sands of Sunset Beach, and only a maximum of 12 minutes away from sinking putts on any of the 13 immaculate local golf courses. We have convenient contact information for these courses in the guest book in your suite.
Oct 13 – 20
$62 per night

Popular amenities for Sunset Beach vacation rentals

Stay near Sunset Beach's top sights

Sunset Beach Fishing Pier16 locals recommend
Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center3 locals recommend
Oyster Bay Golf Links‎6 locals recommend
Thistle Golf Club3 locals recommend
Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club6 locals recommend
Bird Island Reserve11 locals recommend

Sunset Beach vacation rentals

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Condo in Ocean Isle Beach
OIB Oceanfront 3 Bd, 2 Bth with linens!
Oct 28 – Nov 4
$259 per night
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Condo in Sunset Beach
Treetop Fairway Haven at Sea Trail
Apr 28 – May 5
$146 per night
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Condo in Sunset Beach
Sea Trail Serenity- Beach, golf and a view for you
Oct 7 – 14
$94 per night
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Condo in Ocean Isle Beach
Ocean Isle Beach Condo!
Jan 16 – 23
$108 per night
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Condo in Sunset Beach
Condo-Tel a tiny space in Sunset Beach
May 24 – 31
$72 per night
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Cottage in Calabash
Cozy Cottage at Sunset Beach dog friendly
Nov 29 – Dec 6
$145 per night
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Condo in Ocean Isle Beach
Oceanfront, 3 Bd/2Bath, linens included!
Apr 10 – 17
$200 per night
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Guesthouse in Bolivia
Serenity by the Sea. Waterfront & Dock w/ Kayaks.
Apr 25 – May 2
$88 per night
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Guest suite in Oak Island
Oak Island beach getaway
Nov 16 – 23
$65 per night
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Condo in Ocean Isle Beach
Island Time
Dec 13 – 20
$122 per night
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Condo in Ocean Isle Beach
OIBs #1 Oceanfront Condo BOOK NOW-Closest2BEACH
Sep 15 – 22
$276 per night
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Home in Sunset Beach
Pecan House
Apr 7 – 14
$113 per night

Other great vacation rentals in Sunset Beach

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Condo in Sunset Beach
The Great Escape - Updated and spacious condo
Aug 30 – Sep 6
$90 per night
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Condo in Sunset Beach
“Rise Up For the View” Condo with 1 King, 2 Queens
Nov 13 – 20
$131 per night
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Home in Sunset Beach
Howie Happy Hut
Sep 14 – 21
$147 per night
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Cottage in Sunset Beach
Rob’s Doghouse by the Beach
Aug 27 – Sep 3
$88 per night
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Condo in Sunset Beach
Mini-Suite on the Coast
Apr 20 – 27
$65 per night
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Villa in Sunset Beach
Sea Trail - Golf, Bike, Beach. Walk to Indoor Pool
Oct 14 – 21
$132 per night
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Cottage in Sunset Beach
Hearts Ease at Sunset Beach
Feb 10 – 17
$210 per night
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Home in Sunset Beach
Riches More Than Gold
Mar 13 – 20
$175 per night
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Home in Sunset Beach
HIPP HOUSE
Oct 27 – Nov 3
$157 per night
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Condo in Sunset Beach
Sunset Beach Suite
Aug 29 – Sep 5
$75 per night
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Home in Ocean Isle Beach
SunSalt * Avoid the lines with check-in on Sunday!
May 4 – 11
$98 per night
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Condo in Sunset Beach
Waterview condo minutes from Sunset Beach
Sep 5 – 12
$127 per night

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Sunset Beach

Total rentals

350 properties

Rentals with a pool

220 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

80 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

270 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

9.1K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$30 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Sunset Beach

All About Sunset Beach

Like many of the neighboring beach towns that comprise North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands, the community of Sunset Beach was established in the 1950s, when developers staked out its picturesque beach as a vacation destination. But most people don’t realize how remarkable this small town’s strip of sand really is: It’s been named as one of the world’s best beaches. Stunning sunsets are only half the story of this oceanfront town, where vacation homes and cottages line a two-mile residential strip, each block with its own boardwalk. Inland, a trio of lush golf resorts draws golfers from all over the country, while nature buffs retreat to the quiet sanctuary of the Bird Island Preserve.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Sunset Beach

Like the surrounding Brunswick Islands, Sunset Beach’s weather is largely influenced by the nearby Gulf Stream, pushing balmy temperatures and warm waters its way. As a result, it enjoys a humid subtropical climate, with temperatures peaking in the high 80s Fahrenheit on either side of the summer months. Many locals get around in flip-flops during the summer, but dress in layers during the winter, when temperatures drop into the 40s. It should be noted that the Brunswick Islands lie in prime hurricane territory. If you plan to travel during hurricane season (summer through fall), keep a close watch on local news.


Top things to do in Sunset Beach

Old Bridge Museum

Until fairly recently, Sunset Beach was accessible from the mainland only via an old-fashioned single-lane swing bridge. Connected to roads on either side of the Intracoastal Waterway, the entire bridge pivoted, rather than raised, to let boats pass at scheduled times. Though this often caused traffic headaches during Sunset Beach’s busy summer season, many locals felt it reinforced the town’s relaxed pace. The former bridge was preserved when it was finally replaced in 2010 by a traditional arc bridge similar to other Brunswick Islands destinations. Now anchored on land and maintained by the Old Bridge Preservation Society, you can walk the old bridge at your leisure — without waiting on traffic.

Bird Island

Walk along the sand to the western end of Sunset Beach’s residential strip, and you’ll eventually cross over into the Bird Island Coastal Reserve, 1,481 acres of natural shoreline, marshland, and dunes. One of ten sites comprising North Carolina’s Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve, Bird Island is a safe haven for significant regional plant and animal species that are endangered, protected, or otherwise of interest, including the area’s well-known loggerhead sea turtles.

Golfing

Sunset Beach’s collection of golf courses are some of the best in the region, designed by the sport’s top visionaries and enjoyed by players of all skill levels. The newest course, Leopard’s Chase, is considered one of the best in the country, while Thistle’s Scottish-themed-trio of 9-hole links are also worth a visit.

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