Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Barco, North Carolina - Updated 2024

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Barco is an unassuming town in North Carolina, unincorporated and close to the southeast coast of the United States. As well as offering options for beach breaks and other coastal attractions, the town is in close proximity to other Carolina towns, like Currituck and Sligo, with trips to the unspoilt peninsula of Knotts Island and the expansive North River Game Land, also popular among visitors to the region. For anyone looking to take a break in the area, check into these Airbnb vacation rentals in Barco, NC, below. All are ideal places to stay while planning your day trips.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 18, 2024.

1. Private apartment in Corolla village (from USD 109)

With enough space for four guests, this suite is an ideal location for small families, although even a couple will find it perfect for their stay. It’s a great suite for anyone who enjoys water sports, with options for surfers, bodyboarders and more. The suite is a third-floor apartment, close to the Currituck Lighthouse, and you’ll find a barbecue shack and pizzeria nearby for dining options. A well-stocked kitchen is at your disposal if you’d prefer to cook for yourself and the overall cosy atmosphere in the apartment will be to everyone’s taste.

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Corolla, North Carolina, United States
146 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved the cute apartment and seeing currituck lighthouse from the deck
the place was spotless and the wifi worked extremely well
gary was really communicative and helpful when we arrived (early) to the apartment
spacious very clean and accomodating
the place was very clean comfortable and pleasant
the place is clean and comfortable and exactly as advertised
very nice and clean apartment
everything was very clean and ready for us when we arrived
gary and laurie were such great hosts
gary and laurie are amazing hosts
gary is a wonderful host
gary and laurie were great hosts and were quick to respond
gary was very helpful and informative
money well spent perfect location
best place in the heart of corolla easy beach access and close to great shopping
it was within easy walking distance to the lighthouse and the park
gary’s place was in a great location walking distance to the beach
nice place very close to the beaches and a lovely park
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2. The Lilypad - A slow-living getaway (from USD 125)

The phrase “slow living” is used by the hosts at this bucolic cottage and if you’re wondering what that means, just know that you can step right out into the backyard, have a swim and enjoy some lake fishing. If you have a boat, then this is the ideal place to stay - you’ll have room to park it and there’s a boat ramp that lets you take to the water. Nearby, you’ll also find a great winery, where you can sample the finest wines in the region. If you happen to catch some fish, you’ll be delighted to test out the grill that’s in the yard, too.

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Coinjock, North Carolina, United States
72 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

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we enjoyed swimming the sunrise and the beautiful night time view
the bedroom could get a bit warm but it was bearable with the fan that was available
cute and cozy cottage with beautiful views and quite peaceful surroundings
the beds were super comfy we traveled with 2 teenagers and a 10yr old
the place was neat and clean
this how is so beautiful and clean and everything is so nice
the house is so super clean that i felt like we were staying at a family member's house
adorable beach-themed decor clean and cozy
very clean cute cottage with cute beach theme decor
the host is very responsive and accommodating
communication with owner was easy
the neighbors were so friendly
beautiful location right on the water
the location is about 20-30mins from the beaches but we loved the location
this place is really nice for a get away weekend
quiet location right on the currituck sound but easily drive-able to the atlantic coast beaches
excellent location shallow sound water in the backyard made for some great water fun for the kids
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3. Stunning, immaculate beach house (from USD 629)

There’s a definite aquatic theme to the decor in this delightful beach house, with lots of aquamarine clouded-glass trinkets and soft furnishings in the same colour. There is also 3,000 square feet (278.7 square meters) of space, enough room for a travelling party of up to 12 people. Capacious windows offer excellent views of the waterfront and you can get an even closer view by stepping out onto the large deck. The kitchen is equipped with everything you could want, allowing you to prepare and serve excellent meals by use of the new appliances in the recently-remodelled space.

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Corolla, North Carolina, United States
53 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 8 Beds 12 Guests 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the amenities of corolla light were excellent including the fitness center tennis facility and pool
we had one rainy day and loved having the pool table to keep us busy
our family had a great time at the beach and pools
comfortable beds and linens
the house is very clean and cozy
kathy's place was immaculately clean
appliances and bathrooms are clean and work well
we found the home in excellent condition and everything felt clean and fresh
owner was very easy to communicate with and accommodating
owner is super responsive and very helpful
kathy was a great host--very informative easy to reach and understanding
responsive accommodating and thoughtful
kathy was one of the best hosts i’ve dealt with
great location 20 steps to the bay
great house just steps away from the bay and close to the beach
house was great - exactly as advertised and well appointed close to beach
amazing location with great amenities
it's such a short walk to the beach and the sunsets from her house are beautiful
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4. Small, private home on an island (from USD 65)

While many of the properties available are ideal for larger parties, this is the perfect Airbnb rental for a party of just two. The Outer Banks are nearby, a perfect spot for a quiet walk, and the hosts point out that the location is on the North American Flyway - making it an ideal location for birders. The property itself is located on Currituck Sound and if you have a boat you should certainly bring it along - because the owners have put their own private dock at your disposal.

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Coinjock, North Carolina, United States
58 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
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the bed is super comfortable private bathroom with a claw foot tub
everything was sparkling clean and thoughtfully arranged down to the chocolates on the down pillows
roxy is an excellent host
she was a wonderful host warm friendly and inviting
roxy was a wonderful and thoughtful host she made us feel very welcome and at home
roxy is an amazing host and a great cook
not sure which was more charming the home or the host but together they made for a wonderful experience
roxy’s place is beautiful; only to be outdone by her warm personality
wonderful stay at roxy's place
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5. Waterfront studio at the Coinjock Marina

This studio apartment is located above a restaurant and could not be any better placed for holidaymakers who want to enjoy some time by the water. It’s an impressively large accommodation, with plenty of space to move around in. The newly-opened OBX waterpark is just 15 minutes away - great news for holidaying families with young children. All the appliances you could wish for are here and a kitchen is available, although, given that you’re going to be above a restaurant, maybe you’d be happier to eat there.

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Coinjock, North Carolina, United States
86 reviews  
Entire apartment 3 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
the view was great and much larger than a regular hotel room
great and spacious apartment very private and just as described in the listing
it’s a cute little apartment with a nice view but the stairs outside are a little treacherous
comfortable apartment for families or if you are traveling with friends
room is like a huge studio set up
very clean and comfy place
it was very clean
gia gave great communication the room was big clean and had everything we could have needed
the apartment was clean accessible and comfortable
comfortable clean and quiet i would stay here again
the host was very nice
gia was a wonderful host
the apartment is cozy and the host was very responsive
gia is a great host and we enjoyed our time here
everyone is very friendly and hospitable
this location is very easy to find
nice location directly on the intercostal
it is an awesome location right on the water and is co-located with an awesome restaurant
great place if you want to be a little bit away from central obx
had a great time nice place in a great location
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6. House for seven in the Coinjock Marina

This house has superb views, offered by its excellent location on the intracoastal waterway that separates Barco from Knotts Island. The hosts own several properties on the marina, including the nearby restaurant, the staff of which who will be happy to help you with anything, including delicious meals. You will have access to a kitchen of your own and, with the location being right on the coast, you can bring along a fishing rod or two and hopefully catch something for a delicious seafood dinner!

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Coinjock, North Carolina, United States
39 reviews  
Entire house 5 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it exists for exchanging ims over wifi at best
nice quiet location; plenty of room; attractive nautical furnishings
the beds were comfortable and the washer/dryer came in handy to wash beach towels and swim suits
the house was very clean and big
great place to stay clean and lots of room
comfortable clean and well equipped home
amazing place restaurant and staff
the host were friendly however there were minor issues
gia the host is fantastic to work with
gia and norman were very helpful and so quick to respond if we had questions
gia was very responsive and check-in was seamless
this location served as a great location for a group retreat
great deal; great location fun for whole family with fishing dock nearby beaches within driving distance wildlife
comfy cottage great location cool restaurant/bar adjacent
great place to stay especially if you come by water we can't wait to return
lovely rental central to the outer banks and virginia beach
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7. Nautical home for 10 on the marina

This accommodation is the perfect place for large travelling parties, offering options for dining, sailing and just watching the yachts pass by. There’s plenty of sleeping space, including a futon and a sofa bed in the TV room and you’re literally a stone’s throw from the Coinjock Marina restaurant, a local institution. The kitchen is fully equipped and, with plenty of seating outside, it’s the ideal place for a garden party with fine food and even better views.

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Coinjock, North Carolina, United States
70 reviews  
Entire house 7 Beds 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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great place roomy & comfortable well layed out
clean spacious and very welcoming
place was very clean
place was clean
clean cute & charming
we were extremely pleased with the cleanliness and size of the house
louis and the staff are great
also thank the owner for a short booking my other reservation canceled on very short notice
everyone there friendly & welcoming
owner is dedicated to making the house a peaceful nice getaway
place is great decor is awesome and can’t beat the location host was great
great location on the water
awesome location right on the intercostal waterway
location to marina restaurant and store was perfect
the location was perfect for us
would highly recommend this location to anyone
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8. Huge oceanside accommodation with tiki pool and hot tub

This accommodation was built specifically with friend and family reunions in mind - so it’s extremely spacious, with enough room for as many as 24 people. There’s no shortage of amenities, with a hot tub, games room, premium TV channels, an outdoor volleyball court and much more. The hosts have provided everything you could need for a large family getaway, including complimentary bicycles for rides along the shoreline. There’s a lighthouse nearby, too, for excursions the kids will love.

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3 reviews  
Entire house 15 Beds 16 Guests

9. Stylish, spacious house on the marina

This four-bedroom house offers enough space for seven guests and it includes a fully-equipped kitchen. If you’re looking for a home away from home, you can’t do much better than this idyllic space. Out on the back deck, there is plenty of seating space, as well as a barbecue grill. The hosts are readily available by text or by phone. There’s a washing machine on the property, but you also have access to coin-operated laundry, if you need to do more than one load at a time.

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Coinjock, North Carolina, United States
36 reviews  
Entire house 7 Beds 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
fresh towels everywhere and clean home
clean space and had everything you would need
its a lovely place and the house is very clean and well maintained really enjoyed staying
check in/out was a breeze the house was very clean and everything was just as described
the house is an older home but very clean with a shabby chic feel to it
highly recommend the host
the host was very responsive and helpful when inquiring about the place
thanks for hosting us
great location cozy little house perfect stop on our road trip very pleasant and helpful hosts also
gia was very responsive and courteous every time we communicated
this location served as a great location for a group retreat
great location on our way to obx
within walking distance of a great marina restaurant
situated on the intracoastal waterway and close to a cute bar and docks
the house was good value with a great location
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10. Romantic waterfront getaway

First thing’s first: You won’t find many Airbnb vacation rentals that offer you your own 40 foot (12 metre) private pier. That’s just one thing this splendid waterfront cottage will offer you and you can add to that with an on-site hot tub. It’s an ideal place to spend a honeymoon or just a romantic getaway. As it’s located in an unspoilt, pollution-free location, you’ve also got the delights of a clear night sky for a spot of stargazing.

There’s room enough for a whole family to stay here and more - enough sleeping spots for seven people - and there’s a kitchen, well-stocked enough for basic, tasty meals.

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Barco, North Carolina, United States
80 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
michelle's place is cozy inviting relaxing and a pleasant surprise with great views
spacious comfortable and very clean
the house was clean and ready for my family
michelle was a great host
michelle was very helpful when we had questions
michelle is a wonderful host
the location is amazing by the water
nice secluded place situated a few tenths of a mile from the main road
covered parking a nice plus
amazing place perfect fishing kayaking and r&r
quiet and perfect for relaxing
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Beautiful Barco offers wonderful accommodation for all

There’s a lot to love about Barco - an unassuming area with wonderful, fresh sea air and delightful accommodation to suit honeymooning couples, large families and solo travellers. You’ll love the coastal walks and seafood dining options and, if you bring your children, they are sure to fall in love with the area.

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Antonia Kelly is a freelance writer based in Leicester, UK and she enjoys European travel as well as road trips closer to home. Her favourite domestic destinations include Snowdonia and the Brecon...Read more

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