The Outer Banks are a collection of islands along the state of North Carolina, a world-class watersports destination with great weather and unspoiled beaches. Couple that with scrumptious dining options, interesting marine histories, and a carefree, fun-loving population, this makes it a vacationing favorite for everyone from the adventurous ocean lover to the peaceful poolside party lover.
Apart from its many attractions and must-try activities, the area also offers numerous holiday accommodations, from pet-friendly VRBO vacation rentals up to Airbnb homes, and oceanfront VRBO vacation homes. For your guide, here are the Airbnbs along Outer Banks. There’s more than Airbnb listings that we’ve picked out so you will have the best choices. Now all you need to do is to book a vacation rental, kick off your shoes and enjoy your trip to the beach!
Want to meet fellow water sports enthusiasts? Book this Outer Banks rental via Airbnb as a way to hang out with a kiteboarding community from all over the world. Learn about local events, information about music festivals and attractions from the helpful guides and events board that the hosts leave. Here, you can integrate right into the relaxing island lifestyle with lots of common spaces to chill and chat.
Kite Club Hatteras Shared RoomAvon, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewswe had a wonderful stay at christos place the house is amazing and we felt extremely welcome and comfortablethe common area was large and comfortablethe bunk room was perfect for a few day kite vacationvery clean and comfortablevery clean and a great secluded placesuper clean i always bring my own cleaning supplies but didn't even have to use themgreat atmosphere very clean and easy to meet peoplethe bunk room was super clean
Host:wonderful hosts and a great communitysuper friendly and awesome peoplechristo was the best hostthe people staying/living there were so friendly and helpfulchristo's nice accomodation and advice was helpfulRead more reviewslocation is perfect in a quiet area and close to the beachlarge house in a great private locationthe location is quiet and sereneeverything was lovely loved the location for supthe kite club itself has a perfect location and we wish we could habe stayed longer
If you want somewhere away from the tourist crowd, head over to this Outer Banks vacation rental on Airbnb where you can join organised group dinners and outings. Make the most of this exciting beachside holiday! Paddle straight from the docks of this listing from free stand up paddle boards and make yourself at home with a kitchen that everyone can share. This listing sleeps two.
Water Front Room - canal front with poolAvon, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewswe had a great stay at christos apartmentthe views from the deck on the water side are nice and the place is comfortableit is private room with communal kitchen and a shared bathroomthe room was as described and pictured and was comfortable for our staythe room was clean and comfortable and had a view of the canalsgraham keeps the place so clean and it far surpassed my aesthetic expectationsplace was spotless and kitchen was delightfulthe room was cleanthe room and the house were neat and cleaned regularlythe place was immaculately clean and kept so on a daily basis
Host:pleasant hosts and guestsgreat value and excellent staffonsite kiteboard instructors were highly knowledgeable and very friendlygraham was a great host and very helpful and knowledgeable about the areanice place enjoyed the accommodations and socializing with friendly guests and hostRead more reviewsexcellent location on a canal and central to multiple kite launchesthe house is located in a nice neighborhood very close to the beachthe location of th house is just amazinggreat location centrally located to all of the kitesurfing spotsthe location is quiet and beautiful surrounded by canals
Need your luxurious little space and places for a relaxing soak in a tub? Here is a listing with not one but two hot tubs; one Jacuzzi in the private bathroom and a private spa on the deck with views of the pond. Here, you are steps away from the beach and surrounded with fellow fun loving vacationers! A large bed sleeps two happy guests.
Room with Private Entrance, Deck, Hot Tub/King BedSalvo, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewsboth the bathroom jacuzzi and hot tub on the patio were wonderful additions to the beachside residenceit was nice having a fan over the bed as wellroom was beautiful and the balcony/spa was amazing to havebinder with menus for local areas huge fan that is remote controlled with big light and dimmerlovely room & full bath w/separate entrance deck & hot tub( )it was very clean and well appointedroom was private; also clean and comfortableit was clean and the outside area was clean with beautiful flowersimmaculate place towels smelled so clean and that is a good signthe room was very clean
Host:extremely helpful advice and great ownersthe hospitality that birgitta and jim showed us was outstanding as they were phenomemal hostsbirgitta is a lovely hostshe was a gracious host and very informative of the areabirgitta was very welcoming and friendly from the startRead more reviewsthe location is greatgreat location super close to the beachgreat location and great staygood food close bygreat location on a private street
Want a fun, rustic getaway that’s also family friendly? Or just here with a very lively bunch? This listing has all the fun things you can think of; a PlayStation, an Atari, board games and even movies. If you need beach equipment, you can pick them up here too, everything from beach towels to beer coolers are provided. It’s got a gated lower deck that makes things safe for your pets! It sleeps eight guests with a queen bed, two double beds, two single beds, an air mattress and a hammock.
Snow's Nest ~highest Crow's Nest in the OuterBanksKill Devil Hills, The Outer Banks, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewsgood wifi connection and ian was very attentivehaving the full kitchen is nicesuper clean and cozyvery clean and highly recommendplace was very clean and spaciousall good clean and nice houseclean place just as described
Host:great house with great hostvery good hostsian was also a great host who responded quicklygreat host respectful and responsiveian was very helpful great hostRead more reviewscute place convenient to shoppinggreat location and a very nice housethe close proximity of the beautiful beach was a definite bonus great locationgreat location and house awesome valuetidy little house in a perfect location
Do you want to try out kiteboarding, windsurfing or a variety of watersports for the first time? Here, you can receive coaching from your hosts for cheaper prices than most of the island. If not, don’t worry, this can serve as a comprehensive and convenient stay as well! The living area, shared with other renters, has a large screen Apple TV. Your kitchenette has a microwave, coffee maker, toaster, griddle and three small refrigerators (one for every suite.) Each room sleeps two guests.
Sound Front Suite # 1 with King BedWaves, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewsgreat views and comfortable environmentbeautiful views great amenities and amazing poolour room had access to a deck with breathtaking views of the soundthe bed is amazingly comfortablewe stayed in a wonderful room with a deck overlooking the soundthe living space was very clean and comfortablevery clean and comfortable inside and outsidethe rooms are clean and so comfortableour room was impeccably clean and exactly as describedthe bathroom was clean with a very nice shower
Host:the hosts are both experienced kitesurfers eager to help and share their knowledgethe hosts are wonderful and very knowledgeabledonna is a wonderful hostdonna was an amazing hostdonna is a great host and everything was perfectRead more reviewsgreat location and layoutgreat place great location for kiteboardingfantastic place location and equipmentthe room and location was perfectabsolutely gorgeous property in prime location
This cute Outer Banks Airbnb on the beach with high, vaulted ceilings is just a five minute walk to the beach. It’s stocked with a starter supply of amenities, a stocked kitchen and bonus beer in the laundry room. Come here if you and your bunch are looking for a fun, seaside stay just minutes away from the beach. Two queen beds, a double bed and three single beds make sleeping space for eight guests.
Social Distance is No Problem at The Blue Dolphin.Salvo, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewsbeds comfortable lots of space in the living room & deck for hanging outgreat deck for lounging complete kitchen very cleanwe were able to cook big meals and enjoy them on the deck or in the kitchenit was ver clean and so cozythis is a very clean house for everyone to livethe house was clean organized and stocked with everything we neededit was roomy nicely furnished and very cleanoutside shower made sandy clean-ups quick and easy
Host:bnb statements by the host were advertisement as promisedgrace is a very nice host i'm sure we will be backour host grace was outstanding and extremely responsivegrace the owner is great to work withgrace was an attentive hostessRead more reviewsclose to beach and nicely located to get around and see obxwonderful location and great place to stayclose walk to the beach and the sound side super closegreat location a short walk to the beach in a quiet townthere are restaurants close to the house and we definitely took advantage of the dollar store close by
This scenic setting great for large groups is sure to delight all travellers. Here, everything that Outer Banks has to offer is within biking distance. There’s even a pool for you to enjoy. Feel free to have breakfast on the screened in patio with views of the lake, or take a serene soak in the hot tub as you watch the waters below pass by. This place sleeps ten guests with three queen beds, two single beds, three sofa beds and a couch.
Lake View Cottage w/FireplaceAvon, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewsbring some comfortable outside chairs for the decksgreat balcony and comfortable rooms with multiple bathroomsgreat amount of space rooms are very good sizethe communal pool was a welcome extra to entertain kidsvery well equipped modern kitchenthe house was cleaned and even smelled clean upon arrivalthe place was clean with nice touches like gameswe really enjoyed our stay the house was very clean and nicely decoratedthe house had everything we needed and was clean upon arrivalmichelle’s place was super clean and felt just like home
Host:loved the quick response from the owner on many questionsthe host was thoughtful and responsivemichelle was an amazing hosthosts were very responsive and helpfulthe host was quick to respond to all of our questions and was accepting of our young groupRead more reviewsexcellent location for a quiet get awaylocation is quiet and serenehaving the grocery store so close was a blessingthe house is in a great locationthe location was perfect for everything we wanted to do
This sprawling, romantic getaway, beautifully named Moondance, is the beach lovers’ dream. It’s steps away from charming fishing towns and unspoilt beaches, but if you aren’t feeling a beach day, you can spend time in the hot tubs or by the pool. The host is incredibly helpful, providing tips way before you even arrive. Sleeping arrangements include a king bed, queen bed and six single beds, allowing comfortable resting places for up to ten guests.
Moondance - 2nd Row, Private Pool, Hot TubSalvo, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewsthe house has big beautiful decks on both floors which let everyone find a comfortable spotthe pool and hot tub were perfect temperatures for both day and night swimmingmike's moon dance was clean and comfortable both pet and family friendlythe pool and hot tub were well taken care of and impressively cleanthe quaint but lovely shingle-sided home was clean charmingly decorated and just the right size for our family
Host:mike was a great hostmike was a very responsive host and sent us clear concise instructions prior to our tripmike was very responsive when we had questionsmike was a wonderful host and we are so grateful to have spent time in this homehe was extremely responsiveRead more reviewsa great place to spend your summer vacationthe house was great and we loved the locationgreat little towns fishing and beaches are all super closeit's a great place to relax and spend time together with family and friends
This Outer Banks house rental via Airbnb is completely surrounded by sea views. Everywhere you look, from the living room to all of the bedrooms, you are greeted by the calm, glassy green waves of the ocean. It’s a beauty with lots of substance; the children’s bedroom has toys, games and a slot machine, whereas the kitchen has spices from all over. Enjoy halcyon days of beachfront access and waking up to the hushed sounds of the tide. Two king beds, a queen bed, a double bed and a single bed will sleep up to ten guests.
Oceanfront Home Hatteras IslandRodanthe, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewsthe beds and furniture are comfortable and there' s plenty of closet spacethe views from every room in the house are amazinglovely comfortable interior with full amenities (we did a lot of cooking and grilling during our stay)this is a very comfortable home with a ton of style and a fun atmospheremy family all agreed that the beds were very comfortable
Host:cindy was a wonderful hostcindy was attentive and kindcindy was a great host very responsive to all our questionscindy was so helpfulscott and cindy are great hosts i appreciated that they were always available to quickly answer any questionsRead more reviewsthe house had many extras and location was perfectvery close proximity to grocery store gas stations and multiple entertainment outletsthe house is located in a quiet area of rodanthe which we really enjoyednice walk to the ice cream shop down the streetmake sure you go to taco truck walking distance
Do you dream of dolphins and stretches of water that go on forever? Come down to this two storey deck beach house for the carefree, dreamy vacation you deserve. From the large glass doors in the great room, many say that it’s easy to spot dolphins playing in the ocean. Run down to unspoilt beaches just at your doorstep, or drive down to town for some delicious, delicious food from the award-winning Bros. Sandwich Shop or the Mad Crabber. Ten lucky guests get to stay at this listing; two queen beds, two double beds and four single beds provide ample space for everyone to have a good night’s rest.
Hidden HavenAvon, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewsloved having breakfast on the porch and drinking coffee with an ocean view and cool breezethe air conditioning felt so good after the traverse back to the househuge back porch has chairs and plenty of room for corn hole etcthe house is clean and stocked with amenities that kept us comfortablebeds were comfortable and the bathrooms were pristine upon arrivalclean and easy beach accessthe outdoor shower was great for cleaning off kids & the dog before heading ineverything was clean and well put togetherthe house was clean and comfortablerooms were very clean and bathrooms were nice
Host:she is very responsive and easy to communicate withkimberly was the best host ever and responded to ever text within minuteskimberly was a communicative and helpful hostkimberly was a phenomenal host with an awesome house in avonkimberly responded very quickly to any questions i had and was very friendly would definitely stay againRead more reviewscomfortable space close to the beachperfect location to the beach and the small town dining and shoppingthis is a wonderful house so close to the beachshort walk to the beach and an easy drive to restaurants or beach accesswalking distance to ice cream shop which was great for our kids
Bringing your family out and want a nice quiet vacation filled with the sun, beach, and surf? This oceanfront vacation rental is perfect for you. Grab a few beers for the fridge (and root beer for the kids) lean back and feel the ocean breeze soothe your worries away. With 4 bedrooms, this vacation rental is perfect for a large group. There’s a minimum stay of 7 nights, which just means a great long break for you!
Oceanfront, Outer Banks, Rodanthe, Pet-FriendlyRodanthe, NC, US
Top guest reviewsthe fully stocked kitchen and grill was greatly appreciatedthe kitchen is wonderfully equipped with about any tool or utensil a foodie would ever needbeautiful views comfortable beds super close to the beachotherwise the family enjoyed and we had plenty of roomthe house was very clean and in great shapeit was clean eventually with a well equipped kitchen and spacious living area and bedroomsthe house was very well maintained and cleanit was clean and the kitchen was stocked with most appliances or utensils you could needthe decor was perfect and it was an easy home to keep clean
Host:it was an awesome stay and the owners are very responsive answering questions and giving suggestionsthe house was awesome and very pet friendlyfriendly generous owners pack your ditty bag bathing suit and beach clothesRead more reviewsit was a great location laid back and relaxingwe were all impressed with the location and comfortperfect location and perfect weather made for a very enjoyable vacation for us all
A family staycation in a ranch house? Why not, right? This listing can easily accommodate up to 8 people with rooms that come with AC units and WiFi access. It was built in the 1930s so it does give guests a classic ambiance without having to worry about modern amenities. Conveniently located along Highway 12, ample parking is available and Pops Raw Bar is just a few minutes walk away if you get hungry. A 2-mile drive from the property will bring you to Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Beach with a fantastic view of the Atlantic Ocean. Other activities like horseback riding, tennis, and even fishing can easily be arranged as well! Consider it your home away from home!
Buxton Ranch on Highway 12Buxton, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewsit had every kitchen appliance you can imagine and the tv selections were excellenteach room had it's own ac unit and we were very comfortablevery comfortable and homey they had wifi with netflix and prime video which was very convenientthe beds were comfy large dinner table farmhouse charmjust a nice cozy place to stay with plenty of roomclean and well stocked with essentialsthe place was very clean and very accommodatingvery clean and an easy check-inthis home was super clean and cozyeverything was clean and tidy and dan communicates quickly about any needs you may have
Host:the host was also very responsive to all our questionsdan was an awesome hostdan is a great hostgreat spot and super nice host :)everything was perfect for our familyawesome host - highly recommendRead more reviewsgreat house in a great locationgreat house in a wonderful locationquiet safe and secure locationsuper close to several restaurants and a great beachaffordable price and in a great location
For that quiet vacation, it’s time to make your way to Buxton to enjoy an oceanfront home! This listing is located in one of the best beaches in the area that is great for surfing, fishing, or simply swimming. This four-bedroom house can accommodate up to 8 people easily so it is a good fit for families. The garage comes with indoor games like foosball, ping pong, and a pool table while the first and second levels feature cedar accented bedrooms, an entertainment center, modern furnishings, and access to decks with relaxing ocean views. Guests are also allowed to cook and do laundry in the house at their convenience. For those who love the beach, but also want modern amenities, this home is the perfect choice for a vacation!
Oceanfront Home w/Amazing Ocean View, Private Pool, Hot Tub, Ping-Pong, FoosballBuxton, North Carolina, United States
Nothing out there like Outer Banks
Nothing quite beats living next to the water, embracing nature and the sand beneath your toes. These Airbnbs along Outer Banks boast great ratings and unforgettable experiences, so come down today and try it out for yourself.
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If you’re hoping to please your special someone during your holiday in Outer Banks, make sure you book this waterfront private room and wake up to unspoiled beauty every day. Plus, it comes with an outdoor pool and located only a stone’s throw away from the beach.
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