11 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Nags Head, North Carolina - Updated 2023


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 States
144 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
if you're looking for a simple comfortable stay for exploring the outer banks this is the perfect place
this cottage was absolutely perfect for a comfy and cozy weekend getaway with my best friend
this was a really nice cozy place with a nice interior especially the renovated kitchen
it was very comfortable for our family of four
very clean and comfortable
this place is very clean spotless
beautiful and sparkling clean property
very clean well described space
great house that was very clean
thomas is certainly a super host with his thoughtfulness about checkin and checkout
he was very responsive and made sure he gave us great recommendations
the host was quick to respond to questions and the quick walk to the beach was perfect
thomas is a super host for a reason
he was extremely accommodating as well
also located very close to the strip and within easy commute/walking distance to beach accesses and restaurants
it was a great location a few minutes walk to the beach but also close to restaurants
also in a great location - short walk to the beach and very close to great restaurants
great house walking distance to beach and restaurants
a good value for the location
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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 Bungalow
Nags Head, North Carolina, United States
237 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
very clean comfortable home
really clean and beautiful home convenient to the beach
it was super clean and comfortable for me and my daughter
home was clean and had everything we needed
can walk to beach from the place clean great tile shower
marshall hosts a mighty fine beach escape
marshall was a wonderful and communicative host
marshall was extremely helpful and quick to respond
marshall is also a great host was quick to respond with any assistance that we needed
you can tell when the host takes pride in the place
great location within walking distance to everything
great place very unique great location close to beach
perfect central location to everything we wanted to do while in town
great place location was excellent 5 stars
enjoyed our stay great location
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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 States
580 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Treehouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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we loved checking out the artwork and coffee table books
quiet and peaceful really is like sleeping in a treehouse ( with plumbing and air conditioning )
incredibly comfortable bed with views of the treetops on all sides
it was so helpful to have a kitchen and the grill we cooked in for almost every meal
very clean with cool decor
very clean and airy atmosphere
very quiet clean and stylish
the place was very clean and had a great sense of charm to it
the space was very clean and the decor was so stylish
host was very responsive
the hosts were great and respected our privacy
the host was easy to communicate with and very helpful
the host added special touches to the home to make it extra special just for us
they were great hosts offering tips but also giving us ample privacy
great location on the obx strip close to everything
excellent location right across from the dunes
we loved the location quick walk to see the sunset on the dunes
we loved that it was walking distance to jockey's ridge park
great place to stay close to everything
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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 Sunsets
Nags Head, North Carolina, United States
271 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the decor was perfect the couch and bed comfy
might need a second window a/c - the fan needs some help cooling the single bed space
we loved the amenities and how cozy yet stylish everything was
great space with a comfy bed and lovely deck
the bonus room was perfect for our 3 year old and the king bed was so comfortable
clean and quiet property
nice clean place to stay
it's clean and cozy
it was super clean and tidy
great space quick communication and very clean 10/10 recommend
the owners kindly prepared snacks
great hosts who were quick to reply to questions and gave us recommendations
chad was very responsive to our questions and requests
super hosts and very darling space
easy check in process and the hosts were super communicative
wonderful location close to dunes
location is absolutely perfect
great location and a lovely stay
fantastic place so cute and stylish in a perfect location
a comfortable place in a great location the jockey's ridge state park nearby is a must see
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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
177 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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cold air comfortable bed tv wifi few arrival snacks even was blessed w/ a nice birthday acknowledgement
there is a kitchenette but it is shared space with the bathroom counter
the room was beautiful and cozy
the place was very clean and comfortable
the place itself was very clean and had a personal touch
super clean space with a modern beachy feel
the impeccably clean space was very inviting and well stocked
super clean and comfortable with everything you need
immie was a fantastic host
immie and jeremy were amazing hosts
lovely space and great hosts
hosts are very hospitable and helpful
immie and jeremy were very friendly and helpful with any questions we had
very cute space in a great location
the location is perfect
location is great very convenient to everything
close to jockey’s ridge and the beach plus just 15 minutes to charming manteo
beautiful and cozy in a great location
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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 Studio
Nags Head, North Carolina, United States
206 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place is very comfortable and has nice amenities
great attention to details like soft towels delicious coffee comfortable bed and pillows
cheryl's studio apartment was the perfect place for us to celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary
clean relaxing and great communication with cheryl
clean and beautifully decorated
it was clean and quaint
it was clean and comfortable
it was very clean
great host and quick to respond
cheryl was a great host
she was very responsive and accommodating to our needs
cheryl was a great host
she is very responsive to messages
great location right in the middle of everything
good location easy beach access
very close to all the tourist attractions
ideal place to rent
the location is in the perfect location to explore both the sound side and the ocean
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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 11
Nags Head, North Carolina, United States
254 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi worked great and we enjoyed being able to watch netflix
bed was super comfortable and it was plenty of space for two
the apartment was very clean and stylish
nice place clean and convenient
highly recommend for a spotless clean and comfortable stay
place was clean
the space is clean cozy and comfortable
hosts made us feel very welcomed
they were friendly and prompt with responses
both hosts were friendly and outgoing
the host are incredibly nice and helpful
personable hosts who do a fantastic job
great location close to a lot of stores
the location of this place was ideal for where we wanted to travel
good location and convenient to everything
easy walk to the beach access to many grocery stores and restaurants
really enjoyable and close to everything
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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 Beach
Nags Head, North Carolina, United States
184 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we really appreciated the beach amenities including two very nice folding chairs an umbrella and an outdoor shower
vintage feel but perfectly comfortable ac worked great everything was lovely
the place is great - very comfortable and homey with nice touches
it was clean well stocked and very charming
it was well decorated and clean
well stocked and very clean efficiency-sized cottage in a great location
everything was clean homey and ready to be enjoyed
sparking clean and wonderful location friendly host great stay
stephanie was a fantastic host
stephanie is a great and responsive host
steph is a great and responsive host
host is great and available when needed doesn't intrude
the house is a hidden gem and stephanie is a wonderful host
close to good restaurants and breakfast spots
very convenient to beach and within walking distance of great eats
super close to the beach
many others within walking true walking distance
water is within walking distance which was great
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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 Ok
Nags Head, North Carolina, United States
183 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
super comfy bed there wasn’t any coffee at least that i saw which was listed in the amenities
the kitchenette is perfect for a simple breakfast and snacks which is what we needed
the room is directly above the garage door and washing machine and is very clearly heard
it is clean and the bed was super comfortable
great price very clean and just as described
check-in was very easy the space was clean and as described
clean efficient space for a couple on a short stay
the room itself is spacious clean and thoroughly thought out - 5 stars
our host was very helpful and welcoming
very communicative hosts and helpful
very helpful and great hosts
i briefly meet the host and he was very nice
they are great hosts and provided local tips and restaurant suggestions
great location central to everything
great location to nearby attractions
great location and convenient to everything
great stay close to everything
nice apartment in a great location
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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 States
221 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the couch and bed are so comfortable it makes it difficult to leave the warm confines
nice big tv with amazon fire smart tv setup
large open floor plan with very comfortable furniture
very comfortable bed and sofa
comfortable furniture and a great seating area outside seamless stay
very clean and well furnished
very clean and nicely decorated
very clean and comfortable home
very clean and spacious place
very clean inside
thank you for being great hosts :)
great hosts as well
great spot danielle was a great host and offered quick responses with questions we had
great place and great hosts
check-in was quick and easy and the host was very responsive
gorgeous spot- close to the beach and close to the dunes
in a great location too
close to nearby attractions as well
great location right next to everything we wanted to do
the location is an outstanding value too
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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 Road
Nags Head, North Carolina, United States
90 reviews
Entire house 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable couch and nice kitchen area
picnic table and grill were great also
beds were super comfortable
we were 7 people and everyone was comfortable
the bed was very comfortable the electric fireplace was perfect for chilly nights
place was exceptionally clean and very well equipped
the house was very clean and updated
this place is very clean very modern
very nice clean place to stay
house was nice and clean
host was very accommodating and easily available for questions
ryan was a good host who was quick to reply
great stay the host was friendly and responsive
ryan was very responsive to any questions
ryan is a great host
great location from the pier
lovely house in a great location
the location was great and closer to the beach than expected
great place to stay location is awesome few minutes walk to the beach
cute house great location ryan was super quick to respond
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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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