Top 12 Pet-Friendly Airbnbs In Outer Banks, North Carolina - Updated 2024

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Outer Banks is a popular place in North Carolina that attracts tons of tourists. Here, people will find a vast beachfront and Cape Hatteras National Seashore. It is also noteworthy that Outer Banks were the first places where early settlers dwelled. Now, they still stand as significant economic and cultural sites with a deep and rich history. Aside from these, the barrier islands of Outer Banks are home to lush greenery and wildlife. Also, it offers accommodation options, including nearby Airbnb tiny houses for those who want a unique stay and charming beachfront rentals for adventure lovers. It can be heart-wrenching to leave your pets behind when you go for a vacation, so why not just bring them along? You will be pleased to know that there are accommodations that will gladly welcome them. Scroll down for a list of the top pet-friendly Airbnbs in Outer Banks, North Carolina.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and pet-friendly rules and regulations. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 09, 2024.

1. Elegant rental with an outdoor pool (from USD 300)

Looking for a luxurious unit for you and your fur babies? This Airbnb in Outer Banks is dog friendly and comes with a vibrant pool and an indoor hot tub for relaxation. It also greets its guests with an airy living room, a spacious dining area, and a fully equipped kitchen. This rental allows up to two pets on its premises for 150 USD per stay. It is also important to note that only potty trained dogs are welcome here.

Its designated workspace is perfect if you need a conducive place to work remotely. You can also drop by its patio if you want to get a breather. For entertainment, you can watch your favourite shows on its 85-inch TV or bond with your loved ones over its beach volleyball court.

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Salvo Outerbanks, North Carolina, United States
30.75 km (19.2 mi) from Bodie Island Lighthouse
43 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 9 Beds 15 Guests 6 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 15

Top guest reviews
clean and welcoming beautiful views and great communication with the host
very clean beautiful spaces and the best equipped rental we have ever stayed in
the house is packed with everything you need and it was really clean
sushma was a great host very responsive
thank you for hosting us
sushma herself is very communicative and always reached out to make sure we had everything we needed
sushma is a wonderful host who stays in touch to ensure all of her guests’ needs are met
great place and we had an excellent host
good location good for family and friends
great house in an awesome location - close to 4x4 beach access and great sunsets
the location was great and the house was very clean
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2. Waterfront retreat near Pamlico Sound (from USD 67)

If you’re staying in Outer Banks, this dog-friendly rental features a coffee maker, barbecue facilities, and a spacious patio. For families, you can use its crib, high chair, and children’s board games, books, and toys. To alleviate your boredom, you can stay busy with the flat-screen TV, pool table, and reading materials.

This pet-friendly property also offers a free parking space if you have a car. For foodies, you can try nearby dining options from this place such as Lisa’s Pizzeria, Atlantic Coast Cafe, and Top Dog Cafe.

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Waves, North Carolina, United States
29.39 km (18.3 mi) from Bodie Island Lighthouse
102 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire vacation home 8 Beds 12 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great place cozy and comfortable for our group of 3 families
comfortable beds as well
the pool table was so much fun and there was plenty of space
the house is kept very clean and towels soaps shampoo and conditioner are provided
the house was clean and very large and the dogs had a blast
nice clean and sizable house easy walk to the beach
cristina was very responsive with any questions
very responsive host too
the hot tub was amazing the hosts were always available for questions
cristina is a great host and goes the extra mile for guests
host is very accommodating and made everything easy and carefree
we loved the house the location was great
easy walk to the beach
it was off season so was pretty quiet
great stay close alot of beaches
you can walk to restaurant which is pretty awesome
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3. Lovely retreat in Southern Shores (from USD 139)

This pet-friendly Airbnb is the private upper part of a home. It comes with one bedroom, a bed, and a bathroom. Located just one and a half blocks away from the beach, the hosts will be most happy to arrange kayaks for you if you let them know three to four hours prior. A fenced grassy area in the backyard also means lots of space for your pet to roam around in.

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Southern Shores, North Carolina, United States
37.27 km (23.2 mi) from Bodie Island Lighthouse
202 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
the house is spotless and comfortable
great updated space and very clean
house was exactly as described and very clean
fantastic stay very clean and sweet touches throughout the house
the place is very clean and felt comfortable staying here
the recommendations for food / activities were super helpful
the hosts are warm and welcoming and accommodating
cayce and reese were great host very responsive
the host/s are so relaxed and welcoming
great community recommendations for food and activities and great hosts that were easy to communicate with
and the location is super close to the beach
wonderful location and amazing perks
location is wonderful we biked 3 miles into duck each day and everything was very close
close to the beach in a wonderful area
perfect place to relax and walk the beach
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4. Spacious home in Avon for 10 (from USD 400)

The open-concept design of this Airbnb allows for great quality time and interaction with your family and friends, and of course, your pets too. Located just 100 steps from the boardwalk, this house offers stunning ocean views for guests who are staying here. The house is also within walking distance to nearby shops and establishments, and a quick drive to the Canadian Hole where the bay offers wonderful and calm shallow waters perfect for young children and pets. You will feel like you have your own private pool, except it is part of mother nature. Up to two pets are allowed here for a fee.

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Avon, North Carolina, United States
54.47 km (33.9 mi) from Bodie Island Lighthouse
75 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 7 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool was excellent and they had a lot of fun
the bedrooms are big and clean
james and lauren were wonderful hosts
they were very responsive to every inquiry and replied quickly
owners very responsive and communicative
we found the hosts to very responsive and helpful
james and laurena were wonderful hosts
close to everything we love
perfect location for exploring obx
the pool is nice and the location is not far from the beach
definitely a place to come visit
i couldn't have asked for a more perfect house and location for our first family vacation
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5. Condo by the sea in Hatteras (from USD 82)

This Airbnb in Outer Banks, North Carolina, is a pet-friendly condo located just a short walk away from the beach. You and your pet can enjoy the entire apartment which comprises one bedroom, a bed, and a bathroom. You may be vacationing by the beach, but it does not mean that you cannot live the city life with this swanky and upmarket condo.

If you are bringing your fur baby along, all you have to do is pay a fee and make sure they are leashed at all times.

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Hatteras, North Carolina, United States
67.91 km (42.2 mi) from Bodie Island Lighthouse
268 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a very comfortable place with a great view
small cozy cottage with nice deck space and a great location
wonderful rooftop deck overlooking the ocean and small but functional kitchen meant we never had to leave
lots of kitchen utensils make cooking easy
clean simple and cozy
it's very clean and comfortable
it was clean and the decoration was well thought out
easy access and very clean
beach is very clean and beautiful
john was very friendly and quick with his responses
everyone we spoke to including the staff were very nice and accommodating
john is a great host too
john is a great host
john is a super responsive host
awesome location just a few steps to the beach
great location and fun for a couple
this place is super cute and cozy
easy location to get to right on rt 12 and near thing hatteras village
easy walk to the beach
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6. Scenic home in Rodanthe (from USD 98)

Be prepared to enjoy amazing sunsets with your pets while staying at this Airbnb. The house is just a short walk to the beach, which means that you can enjoy strolls with your pets along the sea whenever you want. Roku, Netflix, and Hulu are also provided if you feel like staying indoors sometimes. This accommodation has two bedrooms that can accommodate four guests, perfect for a small family.

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Rodanthe, North Carolina, United States
26.68 km (16.6 mi) from Bodie Island Lighthouse
149 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
air conditioning worked well; kitchen was well equipped w/utensils micro wave coffee pot etc
we loved the fans in the bedrooms and used the keurig daily
ceiling fans and floor fans were a nice touch
we loved all the decorative touches and the beds and furniture were very comfortable
waves market and deli had hot breakfast sandwiches with a good take out menu
the house was immaculately clean when we arrived
very clean cute beach cottage
house was immaculately clean bright and spacious
the shower outside is really nice to clean before to enter the house
the house was very clean and welcoming with a lot of ammenities and personal touches
great house & great host
thanks for being a great host
overall we really enjoyed this home and the hospitality of the owner :)
great host in general definitely recommend this place
megan was great and very accommodating
the location was good
great little house very close to the water
we also had the ability to put our kayaks in the sound just a walk from the house
great location for beach accessibility and it was awesome to have a tackle shop 50ft away
very good communication good location
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7. Hidden haven in Avon (from USD 119)

Calling this a hidden haven is an understatement as this place will allow you to enjoy privacy away from other holidaymakers. Relax and chill with your loved ones and pet as you take in the breathtaking ocean views and sip on your coconut juice, all far away from the crowd and madness. If you are lucky, you might even catch some dolphins playing in the ocean through the large glass doors in the great room. This long-term rental has four bedrooms and can fit up to ten people. You can also bring your dog along for the perfect vacation.

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Avon, North Carolina, United States
51.41 km (32.0 mi) from Bodie Island Lighthouse
191 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 7 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved having breakfast on the porch and drinking coffee with an ocean view and cool breeze
the air conditioning felt so good after the traverse back to the house
huge back porch has chairs and plenty of room for corn hole etc
the house is clean and stocked with amenities that kept us comfortable
beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were pristine upon arrival
clean and easy beach access
the outdoor shower was great for cleaning off kids & the dog before heading in
everything was clean and well put together
the house was clean and comfortable
rooms were very clean and bathrooms were nice
she is very responsive and easy to communicate with
kimberly was the best host ever and responded to ever text within minutes
kimberly was a communicative and helpful host
kimberly was a phenomenal host with an awesome house in avon
kimberly responded very quickly to any questions i had and was very friendly would definitely stay again
comfortable space close to the beach
perfect location to the beach and the small town dining and shopping
this is a wonderful house so close to the beach
short walk to the beach and an easy drive to restaurants or beach access
walking distance to ice cream shop which was great for our kids
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8. Beachside escapade in Rodanthe with pool (from USD 59)

Have a splashing good time with your furry friends at this pet-friendly island beach shack with access to a pool. This amazing Hatteras Island retreat is just a few short steps to the ocean where you can enjoy the cooling breeze and breathtaking views. Simply walk across the street to catch the sun rising over the waters. You can also opt to enjoy a dip in the pool or simply lounge around and enjoy the lovely sunshine. If that is not enough to keep you entertained, there are surf lessons upon request too.

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Rodanthe, North Carolina, United States
25.74 km (16.0 mi) from Bodie Island Lighthouse
326 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the space is full of comfortable adirondack chairs and loungers
very comfortable well equipped cottage
full kitchen was great to cook breakfast & lunch during our beach days
handicap accessible makes it super easy for luggage and roomy shower they thought of everything
very clean and responsive
comfortable space very clean and great communication
the place was very clean and comfortable
the place was clean and stocked with basics
place is small but clean and cute
dawn and jeremy were wonderful hosts
they were very friendly and readily available if we had any questions
host was amazing with communication
absolutely wonderful dawn is a great host
jeremy (dawn's husband) was very helpful with questions we had and sharing information
great location for the price
great location and great restaurants nearby
easy walk to the beach
great location with easy access to the beach
adorable place in a great location
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9. Cosy retreat in Avon with fireplace (from USD 138)

Imagine snuggling with your loved ones and pets by the fireplace while sipping hot cocoa or coffee. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? This can be a reality if you stay in this vacation rental that comes with a fireplace. The house also comes with covered parking, a charcoal park grill, a picnic table, and a large outdoor shower. It is also a quick seven-minute walk to the beach and the pool and within walking distance to nearby restaurants and a grocery store if you need to replenish your supplies. After all, you never know when you are going to run out of beer or microwaveable pizza.

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Avon, North Carolina, United States
53.37 km (33.2 mi) from Bodie Island Lighthouse
121 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 8 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bring some comfortable outside chairs for the decks
great balcony and comfortable rooms with multiple bathrooms
great amount of space rooms are very good size
the communal pool was a welcome extra to entertain kids
very well equipped modern kitchen
the house was cleaned and even smelled clean upon arrival
the place was clean with nice touches like games
we really enjoyed our stay the house was very clean and nicely decorated
the house had everything we needed and was clean upon arrival
michelle’s place was super clean and felt just like home
loved the quick response from the owner on many questions
the host was thoughtful and responsive
michelle was an amazing host
hosts were very responsive and helpful
the host was quick to respond to all of our questions and was accepting of our young group
excellent location for a quiet get away
location is quiet and serene
having the grocery store so close was a blessing
the house is in a great location
the location was perfect for everything we wanted to do
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10. Snug beach house near Frisco beach

This comfortable beach house is just a few steps away from the lovely Frisco beach, which means great ocean views from all levels of the house. This Airbnb also has a hot tub, giving you another excuse to get into your swimwear and take a dip. Access to the entire house also means lots of space for you and your furry friends to play in and enjoy. The house can accommodate 10 guests, making it a great spot for a friendly reunion or get-together.

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Frisco, North Carolina, United States
65.96 km (41.0 mi) from Bodie Island Lighthouse
113 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
spectacular views from top level cozy seating outside to enjoy views
the interior is bright and open with a fully-stocked kitchen and the balconies have plenty of seating
the house is so cozy and clean with wonderful views of the surf from the top deck
the house was clean and cozy
the house is clean and well kept
the place was clean when we arrived everything in it's place
we also appreciated the cleanliness of the house and felt comfortable and safe can’t wait to return
the house is charming spacious and sparkling clean
great host for sure
highly recommended great host even greater home
she is a fabulous host
margot is a great host who provided great recommendations and answered my questions very quickly
any questions asked were quickly responded to in a very genuine customer friendly way
the house location was great
we loved the location of this house
great quiet location with a walking path to the beach
easy location for making day trips to ocracoke
lovely house and a great location
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11. Charming loft in Nags Head

This Airbnb in Nags Head is pet friendly and offers a cozy space. The loft comprises one bedroom, a bed, and a bathroom, and it is as spacious as a big motel room. The hosts allow pets to be left alone but guests must be prepared to get them if they start to create a disturbance due to separation anxiety. This is a great spot for couples who just need some time away from everywhere else.

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Nags Head, North Carolina, United States
18.0 km (11.2 mi) from Bodie Island Lighthouse
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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12. Amazing ranch in Buxton

Looking for a place that you can keep to yourself and your pets? Look no further than this house in Buxton. You and your pets will get to enjoy the entire house, which comes with three bedrooms, four beds, and two bathrooms. It is conveniently located on Highway 12 and has plenty of parking for families with more than one car. No need to worry about what to do with your loved ones and pets as the house is within walking distance to Pop’s Raw Bar and high school tennis courts. A short 2-mile (3.2 kilometers) bike ride or drive will also bring you to the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and Cape Point. It’s also the perfect workout to get rid of those extra kilos piled on during the vacation.

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Buxton, North Carolina, United States
61.67 km (38.4 mi) from Bodie Island Lighthouse
80 reviews  
Entire house 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it had every kitchen appliance you can imagine and the tv selections were excellent
each room had it's own ac unit and we were very comfortable
very comfortable and homey they had wifi with netflix and prime video which was very convenient
the beds were comfy large dinner table farmhouse charm
just a nice cozy place to stay with plenty of room
clean and well stocked with essentials
the place was very clean and very accommodating
very clean and an easy check-in
this home was super clean and cozy
everything was clean and tidy and dan communicates quickly about any needs you may have
the host was also very responsive to all our questions
dan was an awesome host
dan is a great host
great spot and super nice host :)everything was perfect for our family
awesome host - highly recommend
great house in a great location
great house in a wonderful location
quiet safe and secure location
super close to several restaurants and a great beach
affordable price and in a great location
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Find the perfect home for you and your furry friend

These Airbnbs are just some of the best pet-friendly accommodations that are available in Outer Banks, North Carolina, but there are plenty of other options too, from Vrbos to beachfront hotels. While you and your pets enjoy yourselves on the beaches and at these properties, do not forget to be a responsible pet owner and clean up after your fur kids. This way, everyone will get to have a wonderful vacation and enjoy the lovely beaches for many years to come.

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Frequently asked questions about pet-friendly Airbnb vacation rentals in Outer Banks, North Carolina

1. Which pet-friendly Airbnb vacation rentals in Outer Banks are oceanfront?

Make the most of your time with your furry friend and stay in pet-friendly vacation rentals that offer direct beach access. With that, check out this hidden haven in Avon since it is an oceanfront beach house.

2. Which pet-friendly Airbnb vacation rentals in Outer Banks have parking?

If you’re bringing your car during your stay in Outer Banks, choose pet-friendly vacation rentals that offer a free parking space for your convenience. Consider staying in this elegant rental with an outdoor pool, this waterfront retreat near Pamlico Sound, and this scenic home in Rodanthe since they all have parking available.

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