North Carolina’s Outer Banks can transport travelers to a place where the joys of life revolve around windswept beaches, a lighthouse, and a night full of stars. Nags Head is a prominent destination in Outer Banks. It’s a town happily surrounded by the sea. The sand dunes of Nags Head used to be visible from sailing ships and harbored various types of wildlife. Jockey’s Ridge, the largest dune on the East Coast, is the sole remnant of an ancient dune field. The unpredictable mountain of sand attracts explorers, hang gliders, and kite flyers. Nags Head has been their go-to adventure destination for decades. With them come tourists eager for water sports, fishing, swimming, and sunbathing. Nags Head is a family-friendly vacation spot with first-rate accommodations. If you are wondering about where to stay, worry no more. Scroll down for the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Nags Head, North Carolina.
1. The Nags Head Cottage
Situated in the Whalebone District of Nags Head, this Airbnb is minutes from the beach.
Best suited for a family of four on a beach getaway, this oceanfront Airbnb in Nags Head has cozy beds that ensure a full night’s rest. The air-conditioned spaces also have sufficient heaters that guarantee a snug stay all year round. A free WiFi connection lets you stay connected with folks back home. Free car parking facilities are available, perfect for those driving here.
The Nags Head Cottage-steps to beach!Nags Head, North Carolina, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:if you're looking for a simple comfortable stay for exploring the outer banks this is the perfect placethis cottage was absolutely perfect for a comfy and cozy weekend getaway with my best friendthis was a really nice cozy place with a nice interior especially the renovated kitchenit was very comfortable for our family of four
Cleanliness:very clean and comfortablethis place is very clean spotlessbeautiful and sparkling clean propertyvery clean well described spacegreat house that was very clean
Host:thomas is certainly a super host with his thoughtfulness about checkin and checkouthe was very responsive and made sure he gave us great recommendationsthe host was quick to respond to questions and the quick walk to the beach was perfectthomas is a super host for a reasonhe was extremely accommodating as wellRead more reviews
Location:also located very close to the strip and within easy commute/walking distance to beach accesses and restaurantsit was a great location a few minutes walk to the beach but also close to restaurantsalso in a great location - short walk to the beach and very close to great restaurantsgreat house walking distance to beach and restaurantsa good value for the location
2. Modern beach bungalow with an equipped kitchen
This vacation home is located in one of the city’s trendiest neighborhoods, enjoys a superb location, and is minutes away from the best restaurants, shops, and pubs.
The Airbnb bungalow in Nags Head exudes a bohemian vibe and is steps away from the beach. Guests who stay in can watch movies on the TV equipped with Roku. Hearty meals can be prepared in a well-equipped kitchen with an oven and a microwave. If you are not up for cooking, you can head to the nearby Red Drum Grill & Taphouse for great oysters, beer, and crabcakes.
Casa de Olas-Unique Beach BungalowNags Head, North Carolina, United StatesSuperhost
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Cleanliness:very clean comfortable homereally clean and beautiful home convenient to the beachit was super clean and comfortable for me and my daughterhome was clean and had everything we neededcan walk to beach from the place clean great tile shower
Host:marshall hosts a mighty fine beach escapemarshall was a wonderful and communicative hostmarshall was extremely helpful and quick to respondmarshall is also a great host was quick to respond with any assistance that we neededyou can tell when the host takes pride in the placeRead more reviews
Location:great location within walking distance to everythinggreat place very unique great location close to beachperfect central location to everything we wanted to do while in towngreat place location was excellent 5 starsenjoyed our stay great location
3. Couple's hideaway near Jockey's Ridge State Park
When in Nags Head, this Airbnb rental would be a good idea to put up at because it comes with all the right ingredients to make your vacation a memorable one.
This modern, air-conditioned treehouse with a porch sits among fragrant pine fronds. Living areas are distributed on two floors. The upstairs bedroom has glass windows that offer views of the treetops. This Airbnb is secluded, furnished with hand-built shelving, and lets you reach the adjacent state park in less than five minutes. The porch has a barbecue grill with a side burner so that you can choose to stay in and cook up something sizzling after an adventure-filled day. You can ask the host about the custom-built features of this couple’s hideaway in Nags Head.
Sleep among the treetops at Treefrog Tower!Nags Head, North Carolina, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:we loved checking out the artwork and coffee table booksquiet and peaceful really is like sleeping in a treehouse ( with plumbing and air conditioning )incredibly comfortable bed with views of the treetops on all sidesit was so helpful to have a kitchen and the grill we cooked in for almost every meal
Cleanliness:very clean with cool decorvery clean and airy atmospherevery quiet clean and stylishthe place was very clean and had a great sense of charm to itthe space was very clean and the decor was so stylish
Host:host was very responsivethe hosts were great and respected our privacythe host was easy to communicate with and very helpfulthe host added special touches to the home to make it extra special just for usthey were great hosts offering tips but also giving us ample privacyRead more reviews
Location:great location on the obx strip close to everythingexcellent location right across from the duneswe loved the location quick walk to see the sunset on the duneswe loved that it was walking distance to jockey's ridge parkgreat place to stay close to everything
4. Vibrant suite with Soundside sunset views
This vibrant Airbnb with retro highlights and thoughtful decoration is five minutes away from one of the best sunset viewing spots in Nags Head. The outdoor porch is already a nice place to watch the colors change, but you can have front-row seats by the shore. It can be a carefree stroll since you are on vacation. After a stunning sunset, dinner at a nearby restaurant may be on your mind. Upon returning to your vacation home, there are entertainment options in the living room, or you can call it a day and enjoy the cozy beddings prepared by the Airbnb hosts.
Walk to Jockey's Ridge, the BEST Soundside SunsetsNags Head, North Carolina, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the decor was perfect the couch and bed comfymight need a second window a/c - the fan needs some help cooling the single bed spacewe loved the amenities and how cozy yet stylish everything wasgreat space with a comfy bed and lovely deckthe bonus room was perfect for our 3 year old and the king bed was so comfortable
Cleanliness:clean and quiet propertynice clean place to stayit's clean and cozyit was super clean and tidygreat space quick communication and very clean 10/10 recommend
Host:the owners kindly prepared snacksgreat hosts who were quick to reply to questions and gave us recommendationschad was very responsive to our questions and requestssuper hosts and very darling spaceeasy check in process and the hosts were super communicativeRead more reviews
Location:wonderful location close to duneslocation is absolutely perfectgreat location and a lovely stayfantastic place so cute and stylish in a perfect locationa comfortable place in a great location the jockey's ridge state park nearby is a must see
5. Cozy studio with outdoor seating
A private downstairs apartment in a beach box house can be yours for the weekend. It’s pleasant to stay in a remodeled space about five minutes from the beach. You’re welcome to walk or take a short drive and bring the beach chairs and other essentials provide by the host. This space is ideal for a solo traveler on a mission to savor the best of Nags Head. Your happy place in the Outer Banks area has a kitchenette, outdoor shower, outdoor seats, and a hammock. You can ask the Airbnb host for a local guide, and she’ll surely be happy to help you out.
Nags Head Retreat - Walk to beach & restaurants!Nags Head, North Carolina, United States
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Amenities & Room:cold air comfortable bed tv wifi few arrival snacks even was blessed w/ a nice birthday acknowledgementthere is a kitchenette but it is shared space with the bathroom counterthe room was beautiful and cozy
Cleanliness:the place was very clean and comfortablethe place itself was very clean and had a personal touchsuper clean space with a modern beachy feelthe impeccably clean space was very inviting and well stockedsuper clean and comfortable with everything you need
Host:immie was a fantastic hostimmie and jeremy were amazing hostslovely space and great hostshosts are very hospitable and helpfulimmie and jeremy were very friendly and helpful with any questions we hadRead more reviews
Location:very cute space in a great locationthe location is perfectlocation is great very convenient to everythingclose to jockey’s ridge and the beach plus just 15 minutes to charming manteobeautiful and cozy in a great location
6. Spotless studio for two guests
This immaculate and well-lit Airbnb in Outer Banks, North Carolina, is an elegant waterfront community and is situated midway between the North Atlantic and Roanoke Sound. When you reach this spotless vacation home for two, a welcome packet from your thoughtful host can offer suggestions on activities and places to see in Outer Banks. The inspired decor and comfortable furniture can probably encourage you to extend your stay and explore more. To relax your mind after thinking about the itinerary, you can go outside to the private courtyard and start unwinding.
Close to BEACH ~ Immaculate & Peaceful Cove StudioNags Head, North Carolina, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the place is very comfortable and has nice amenitiesgreat attention to details like soft towels delicious coffee comfortable bed and pillowscheryl's studio apartment was the perfect place for us to celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary
Cleanliness:clean relaxing and great communication with cherylclean and beautifully decoratedit was clean and quaintit was clean and comfortableit was very clean
Host:great host and quick to respondcheryl was a great hostshe was very responsive and accommodating to our needscheryl was a great hostshe is very responsive to messagesRead more reviews
Location:great location right in the middle of everythinggood location easy beach accessvery close to all the tourist attractionsideal place to rentthe location is in the perfect location to explore both the sound side and the ocean
7. Snuggly apartment near Nags Head Town Park (from USD 95)
This ground-level apartment with a kitchenette can promise satisfaction and a great vacation in Nags Head. Aside from furnishing the space with all that you need in a vacation home, your welcoming hosts can allow you to use the shared hot tub. You can easily ask the host when the tub is free for soaking since they live upstairs. The tub and barbecue grill are placed in this Airbnb’s fenced backyard. A pair of beach cruisers and a surfboard are yours for the meantime.
Hot tub & fire pit! MP 11Nags Head, North Carolina, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the wifi worked great and we enjoyed being able to watch netflixbed was super comfortable and it was plenty of space for two
Cleanliness:the apartment was very clean and stylishnice place clean and convenienthighly recommend for a spotless clean and comfortable stayplace was cleanthe space is clean cozy and comfortable
Host:hosts made us feel very welcomedthey were friendly and prompt with responsesboth hosts were friendly and outgoingthe host are incredibly nice and helpfulpersonable hosts who do a fantastic jobRead more reviews
Location:great location close to a lot of storesthe location of this place was ideal for where we wanted to travelgood location and convenient to everythingeasy walk to the beach access to many grocery stores and restaurantsreally enjoyable and close to everything
8. Lovely cottage with modern amenities
This updated 1950s cottage for 2 has ample room inside and more on the porch. If you need more space, you can cross the street where the beach awaits, or proceed to Nags Head Fishing Pier. This Airbnb has its own character, preserved in the choice of layout and decor. It is also a modern apartment where you can expect to cook full meals in the kitchen and sleep soundly in the bedroom. There is a large red crab on the wall of the living room, but Amos is a decorative crab and will not bother your activities in the kitchen.
Lil' Surf Shack, Vintage Charm, Steps to the BeachNags Head, North Carolina, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:we really appreciated the beach amenities including two very nice folding chairs an umbrella and an outdoor showervintage feel but perfectly comfortable ac worked great everything was lovelythe place is great - very comfortable and homey with nice touches
Cleanliness:it was clean well stocked and very charmingit was well decorated and cleanwell stocked and very clean efficiency-sized cottage in a great locationeverything was clean homey and ready to be enjoyedsparking clean and wonderful location friendly host great stay
Host:stephanie was a fantastic hoststephanie is a great and responsive hoststeph is a great and responsive hosthost is great and available when needed doesn't intrudethe house is a hidden gem and stephanie is a wonderful hostRead more reviews
Location:close to good restaurants and breakfast spotsvery convenient to beach and within walking distance of great eatssuper close to the beachmany others within walking true walking distancewater is within walking distance which was great
9. Pet-friendly getaway near the woods
Two travelers wanting to be near both the woods and the seashore can rejoice in this cozy Airbnb. This efficiency apartment is essentially a big room with all that you need for a comfortable stay such as a nice bed, a bathroom, and a kitchenette. A small deck tidies up the available space quite nicely, and you can park your vehicle in a dedicated slot. It is a beach stay made memorable with its close proximity to nature. This accommodation has Nags Head Woods as its backyard, and a wide and often empty beach is less than a mile away.
Suzzanne's/Owls/Beaches/Pets OkNags Head, North Carolina, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:super comfy bed there wasn’t any coffee at least that i saw which was listed in the amenitiesthe kitchenette is perfect for a simple breakfast and snacks which is what we neededthe room is directly above the garage door and washing machine and is very clearly heard
Cleanliness:it is clean and the bed was super comfortablegreat price very clean and just as describedcheck-in was very easy the space was clean and as describedclean efficient space for a couple on a short staythe room itself is spacious clean and thoroughly thought out - 5 stars
Host:our host was very helpful and welcomingvery communicative hosts and helpfulvery helpful and great hostsi briefly meet the host and he was very nicethey are great hosts and provided local tips and restaurant suggestionsRead more reviews
Location:great location central to everythinggreat location to nearby attractionsgreat location and convenient to everythinggreat stay close to everythingnice apartment in a great location
10. Classy apartment with backyard beach access
A couple’s upstairs getaway can only get better when booking it comes with backyard access. The second-floor Airbnb unit is private and bathed in natural light. If you feel like getting up from the recliner to feel the warm sunshine on your skin, then head down to the landscaped backyard and make your way to the beach. The cool evenings are best enjoyed on a private deck, or sharing sofa space can be an alternative. The living areas are well-appointed and spacious. The host provides linen and complimentary supplies, but you can ask what you need to bring from your end when you book.
Pool, Soaker Tub for 2, King Bed, Couples Oasis!Nags Head, North Carolina, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the couch and bed are so comfortable it makes it difficult to leave the warm confinesnice big tv with amazon fire smart tv setuplarge open floor plan with very comfortable furniturevery comfortable bed and sofacomfortable furniture and a great seating area outside seamless stay
Cleanliness:very clean and well furnishedvery clean and nicely decoratedvery clean and comfortable homevery clean and spacious placevery clean inside
Host:thank you for being great hosts :)great hosts as wellgreat spot danielle was a great host and offered quick responses with questions we hadgreat place and great hostscheck-in was quick and easy and the host was very responsiveRead more reviews
Location:gorgeous spot- close to the beach and close to the dunesin a great location tooclose to nearby attractions as wellgreat location right next to everything we wanted to dothe location is an outstanding value too
11. Beach house with a fireplace
The quickest way to reach the beach is to live across the street from the shore. If that is what you are looking for, this house that sleeps up to seven guests might be the perfect place for you. It is a blue house with a colorful door, adorned with a deck, fire pit, and outdoor shower. The interior of the house is secure and comfortable. This vacation rental is set well back from the road, within walking distance of Jennette’s Pier, and near set-off points for Hatteras Island and offshore fishing tours.
Aloha Beaches - Nags Head Oceanfront/Beach RoadNags Head, North Carolina, United States
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Amenities & Room:comfortable couch and nice kitchen areapicnic table and grill were great alsobeds were super comfortablewe were 7 people and everyone was comfortablethe bed was very comfortable the electric fireplace was perfect for chilly nights
Cleanliness:place was exceptionally clean and very well equippedthe house was very clean and updatedthis place is very clean very modernvery nice clean place to stayhouse was nice and clean
Host:host was very accommodating and easily available for questionsryan was a good host who was quick to replygreat stay the host was friendly and responsiveryan was very responsive to any questionsryan is a great hostRead more reviews
Location:great location from the pierlovely house in a great locationthe location was great and closer to the beach than expectedgreat place to stay location is awesome few minutes walk to the beachcute house great location ryan was super quick to respond
Have a relaxing stay in Nags Head
Nags Head has an outstanding reputation on the North Carolina coast. It’s a town on a barrier island that’s been keeping beach-going families happy and satisfied for decades. There are plenty of fun things to do in the folkloric town. Enjoy a relaxing stay in one of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Nags Head, North Carolina, and elevate your vacation experience.
Frequently asked questions about Airbnb vacation rentals in Nags Head, North Carolina
1. Which Airbnb vacation rentals in Nags Head, North Carolina, have a pool?
If you are looking for an Airbnb vacation rental with a pool in Nags Head, North Carolina, some of the best options to consider are the cozy studio with outdoor seating or the spotless studio for two guests. Both properties feature a shared outdoor pool which is available seasonally and open for specific hours.
2. Which Airbnb vacation rentals in Nags Head, North Carolina, have parking?
Most of the Airbnb vacation rentals in Nags Head, North Carolina, provide guest car parking on the premises. You can check out some of the best ones such as the couple’s hideaway near Jockey’s Ridge State Park, the vibrant suite with Soundside sunset views, the cozy studio with outdoor seating, or the spotless studio for two guests.
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