The village of Ocracoke is located on Ocracoke island, which is a part of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, USA. It is one of the most remote islands with a population below 1000 people. To get here, you can either arrange for a ferry or a small plane ride. Despite Ocracoke being seemingly cut off from the rest of the world, there is a certain charm that the island exudes to attract the weary travelers. If you’re just looking for a place to relax and unwind at your own leisurely pace, then you might just have found paradise on earth. There are plenty of things to do on the island. You can take a stroll on its beautiful beaches, visit its wildlife attractions, hire a boat and go fishing, or simply just relax in the village. Places to stay are limited and can get filled up fast, so we recommend that you plan ahead of time. Here are some of the best vacation rentals in Ocracoke, North Carolina worth considering.
Come and stay in this unique 1950s family cottage for your Ocracoke adventure. Positioned in a tranquil neighborhood adjacent to Springer’s Point Nature Preserve, expect to be surrounded by the woods and have direct access to the waterfront through a lovely trail. The island home complements the setting with a screened porch where you can entertain, dine, and enjoy scenic views.
Bring your five closest peers for the holiday as there are three bedrooms with comfy queen-size and double-size beds to tuck you in at night. There are ample indoor spaces in the living room and kitchen with a dining area. Any culinary master will enjoy cooking in the equipped kitchen corner. You’ll also be able to enjoy the modern touches of the property such as Wi-Fi and a TV.
Artsy Original Island Home next to Nature PreserveOcracoke, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewstv with roku was greatthe bathroom was good alsoand we loved the plush towels in this clean and cozy spotgreat communication and friendly hospitality the house was clean and cozynice place clean with all the needed itemsthe cottage was clean comfortable and suited our needs perfectly
Host:communicating with the owners was easy and everything was as expectedkim was very friendly and it's obvious that she is a caring host with good tastekim wasalso amazing and responsiveRead more reviewsgreat location and great houselove the location and the housegreat house and a great locationgreat property in a quiet locationvery peaceful and quiet and located next springer's point
Originally built as a dwelling for Ocracoke’s last lighthouse keeper, Oscar’s House now serves as a bed and breakfast for tourists. The establishment offers four lovely bedroom rentals that each comfortably occupy two guests. You’ll get to rest in a plush queen-size bed and enjoy the comforts of a private half bath during your stay. Shared outdoor and indoor showers are available.
The cozy living room is another shared space where you can lounge and relax during your idle hours. If you’re more into outdoor leisure, you can head over to the two decks or yard to enjoy a glass of wine. There are bicycles for free use should you want to explore nearby attractions. You can let the hosts know of any food allergies or diet that you might have so that you’ll enjoy a scrumptious breakfast.
Oscar’s House Bed & Breakfast Room #180Ocracoke, North Carolina, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewswonderful breakfast with the best coffee and good conversationthe breakfast was delicious both mornings we stayed as was the coffeechad’s breakfasts were outstanding; excellent gourmet menusthis is a great traditional bed and breakfastthey had breakfast ready every morning and always had a great suggestion for lunch and dinnerbeds were clean and comfortablehouse is quaint and very cleanthe property is very clean and the bed was goodclean warm and perfect locationeat off the floor clean
Host:great hosts and comfortable stayrobin and chad were the most wonderful hostsrobin & chad are great hostsdown home real food they gave us very helpful info about the island and ferry'sthey go above and beyond to make sure your stay is as accommodating as possibleRead more reviewsthe location is greatthe location was absolutely perfectperfect location use the bikes to check out the islandmy room was wonderfully cozy and close to everythingcomfy bed cute room perfect location
The four condominium units of Ocracoke Cabanas give a modern take to island living. Each 750 square-foot (69.7 square-meter) cabana unit is fitted with a snug king-size bed, an oversized bathtub, an electric fireplace, speedy Wi-Fi, and a cable TV for utmost convenience. The open-plan layout of the common areas provides enough space where the family can watch movies, cook delicious food, and bond over board games.
By all means, enjoy the in-room amenities but don’t miss out on the thrills of the outdoors. The four units share a sparkling outdoor pool where you can enjoy basking under the sun. Park-style grills are also available for al fresco cooking and dining. Note that there’s a two-night minimum stay policy on the property, and pets and smoking are prohibited.
Cabana #3, 84 Sunset Dr, Ocracoke NCOcracoke, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewsgreat courtyard area for grilling and the pool was shared between the four units but felt very privatewe met the 3 other couples by the pool and had a great timethe house is very tastefully furnished with a beautiful large living roomvery clean and comfortableit was very clean quaint and quietthe cabana was clean quiet and spaciousthe pool is clean and welcomingthis is a great stay clean comfortable; and very quiet
Host:donna was a great host and made us feel very welcomewe couldn't have asked for a better hostRead more reviewsthe location is perfectly placedgreat location nicely appointed and beautifully decoratedclose enough to a good cafe and far enough to be away from busy roadscabana #3 was in a perfect location and it was so cute with everything we neededdonna’s place is fully stocked immaculate centrally located and so peaceful
Bright, spacious, and airy, this two-story retreat is the ideal home base for larger groups visiting the vibrant village of Ocracoke. The property features three cozy bedrooms with king-size and single-size beds for the crew to while away during the night. It also boasts four porches and sundecks for open-air leisure or stargazing at night.
Indoor entertainment is well taken care of by the Wi-Fi and cable TVs appointed in each of the bedrooms. The group can also huddle in the great room with soaring ceilings and enjoy the cozy furniture and game table available. If one of your crew is a great cook, there’s a gourmet kitchen in this Ocracoke vacation rental that could facilitate skillful cooking.
Stay at CamelotOcracoke, North Carolina, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe mattresses were comfortable which is often not the case in vacation rentalsimmaculately clean and comfortablethis place was perfect very clean and plenty of roomvery clean and lots of room to spread outvery nice and extremely cleanwe had a great stay the house was very clean and the beds were comfortable
Host:roger the property manager was very pleasant and accommodatingshe is very responsive and easy to work withcheck-in was very easy and our host was very quick to respond to anything we neededthe info on airbnb is always accurate and meredyth is very responsive to messages and textsmeredyth and robert were both very easy to communicate with and friendlyRead more reviewssuch a fun house within walking distance of great restaurants and shops in ocracokegreat place to stay on the islandseveral nice restaurants and coffee shop within walking distancegreat place to stay on ocracokemeredyth's house is a great place to stay in ocracoke
This newly renovated cottage is perfect for two couples or a family of four. It has one bedroom, one bathroom, a living room and a basic kitchen. It is also within walking distance from the ocean, Silver Lake and the village’s shops and restaurants. Please note that you will have to bring your own towels and toiletries as the accommodation does not provide these. The owners, Ellen and Russell, are warm and gracious people that are ready to help in any way they can. If you’re looking for a comfortable and cozy vacation place, then the Buccaneer might just be right for you.
Cottage, great for a couple or small family.
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
Top guest reviewshowever the owners must have installed a new air conditioner in the bed room nowThe owners have installed a second air conditioning unit in the bedroom which made the bedroom very comfortableAn earlier review referenced the Air Conditioning not making it back to the bedroomand he very kindly offered to print the document that I needed and dropped it off to meThe owners were wonderful to deal withThe cottage is very clean and well kept with and inviting feelThe living area is very tastefully decorated and spaciousIt is thoughfully laid out and beautifully decoratedThe owners are very nice and friendlyThe property was everything we wanted and needed for 3 of us and our pup
Host:so ladies bring your lighted mirror All in allWe were running early for our arrival and the owners accommodated us and let us check in a little early which was very courteousMy wife and I rented the Buccaneer for 3 days in mid August with our dogIt was also our first experience with VRBOwe were glad to meet themRead more reviewsThere are several shops and restaurants within walking distanceVery nice house to stay in Enjoyed being within walking distance of the shops and restaurantsHope to stay here many more timesIt's a short walk or bike ride to lots shops and restaurantsGreat Location Walking distance to nearly everything (except the beach)
Want to be near the Ocracoke village centre and the ocean? The Charter Room is perfect for you. This Ocracoke rental features one bedroom with a queen size bed, an outdoor patio and also comes equipped with basic necessities. Guests are reminded to bring their own bed sheets and toiletries as they are not provided.
Ocracoke Retreat in the Heart of the Village. Efficiency for Rent
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
Top guest reviewsthe roosters are an alarm clock Comfy bedCharter Room fitted our need perfectlyIts a nice place to lay your headbut if you dont like to be woken up earlybut we did like Ocracokeand the sink in the bathroom sink wouldn't drain
Host:Russell was sweet to usWe loved being next door to the horses and roostersshe has NOT stopped talking about the Buccaneer nor youThe owner was generous and loaned me a bikeThe day we had to checkout they allowed us to enjoy some sunny weather and pack up later as nobody else was due to checkoutRead more reviewslots of charm Cable and internet was a plus as wellIt is a very quaint place to stayThe place was a little small to sit around on a rainy day or to fix a dinnerhad to brush my teeth in the kitchenIt was nice to be close to town and walk to restaurants
Costing an average of below 100 USD per night, this small but cozy bungalow is just a short walk away from the village’s shops and restaurants. Dogs are allowed on the premises, but will require additional charges. The accommodation also comes with air conditioning and a giant-sized TV in the bedroom. Time to get your Netflix binge on!
Cozy Island Cottage, centrally located in the Heart of the Village
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
Top guest reviewsthe giant TV in the bedroom satellite tv that has a gazillionAnd the large deck was a nice bonusWe killed 8 at that moment 3 were quarter sizeGreat little place Comfortable bed: the fridge is not cold enough to store perishables - it is operating at about 50%It was nicely decorated and very cleanExactly as described Location is good
Host:Nice big shaded and gated porch along with an outdoor showerThe big deck with a gate was great to hang out on and our pup loved being out there as wellWilliam was great getting back to me when i had a questionand he just replied with "Hate to hear that I will have the exterminator go by mondayNice tvs Also 2 heaters for chilly weatherRead more reviewsNice place in good location for walking around the villageInside needs a little TLCPerfect little place on a perfect little islandIt's a great place to stay if you're not planning on spending a lot of time at the houseAdequate for 2 people Close to beach shops
This beautifully renovated historic 19th century cottage is nestled among the live oaks on Ocracoke’s fabled Howard Street, a quiet sandy lane in the heart of the Ocracoke village. With a house capacity of 1400 square feet (130 square meters), this pinewood three bedroom cottage is the perfect sanctuary to come back to after a fun-filled day of activities in Ocracoke. The dining room is spacious, the kitchen comes stocked with cooking equipment to make meals, and there is even a little reading corner for those who enjoy a good read.
Elsie's House On Howard Street
Top guest reviewsThe one bathroom on the 1st floor was the most difficult part and the only drawbackThe house was open and large enough to have big family dinners if you wanted toIt is an adorable cottage in the heart of Ocracoke but at the same time removed from the hustle and bustle of the islandA drawer full of kitchen gadgets was phenonmenalThe property was neat well kept and inviting The kitchen was stocked with quality items including serving ware dishes pots and pans Everything anyone could possible need for anythingThe house is so cute and cleanquiet clean & close to everything Can't say enough good things about our stayIt was clean and comfortable and decorated nicely Stocked with games and things to do
Host:but that was homey as wellwell kept property great communication with the owner and a fantastic location on the amazing island of OcracokeThe cottage was comfortable for all ages and well supplied with books games and a kitchen that gave us the ability to cook dine and relax as a familyThe wood work is spectacularWe loved the rooms and how close the home was to everythingRead more reviewsGreat place and amazing locationAlmost every reference to the history of Ocracoke island has something about this house in itThey're really not enough words to describe our stay at Elsie's house Just walking through the front doorWe enjoyed every minute of our stayThis house just "feels" like the island
Located on Howard Street, the Red Cardinal is a fully renovated 1912 family home that has been furnished with modern amenities. Whether you’re on a family trip or on your honeymoon, this is an ideal place to retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. Bath towels and toilet amenities, such as toilet rolls and paper towels are provided, but you will need to get your own supplies if they are finished. The accommodation is also well maintained, and the host is easily contactable, should you be in need of assistance. Do also note that the premises have parking space available for only two vehicles.
The Red Cardinal, Ocracoke NCOcracoke, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewsif you are looking for a cozy comfortable cottage on ocracoke “the red cardinal”is the place5 baths plus an outdoor shower washer and dryer a huge covered porch along with an uncovered back porchbeds were very comfortable and the kitchen is well stocked with all the tools you need for cookingthe outdoor shower huge front porch and screened side porch extend the charming interior spacesit was also spotlessly clean and it felt secluded which we likedclean spacious beautiful old home on one of the most charming streets on ocracokethis is a beautiful clean home in a wonderful location martha was there for anything we neededthe red cardinal is absolutely amazing the home is beautiful clean and in the perfect location
Host:martha was a great hostoverall a very cool place and the host is quick to reply to any questions/communicationsmartha is a gracious host and the house is full of characteras well martha is a pleasure to work with and was extremely attentive to requestsRead more reviewsgreat location to experience ocracokebeautiful home in a central locationbeautiful home and great locationthe location is central in the village allowing for easy walking to almost any destinationmartha’s place is awesome it’s centrally located but still very quiet and private
This three bedroom accommodation could be the perfect ‘cottage in the woods’ that you’ve read in storybooks. Secluded among cedar trees, the location is quiet and private. It is also within walking distance to the shops and restaurants, if you are in need of any supplies. The house has one queen size bed, one double bed and two twin beds. There are also extra pillows and blankets available, if you would like to make yourself extra comfortable. If you like to cook, the kitchen has sufficient equipment to help you prepare your meal. For just over 100 USD a night, we might say that this accommodation is a steal.
Sunfetcher - Secluded Very Cute Retro Cottage
Top guest reviewsthe kitchen is well-equipped and the furnishings are greatthe cottage was clean and pleasantly decoratedwe quickly unloaded everything to a clean and orderly homewe can home to a cool and clean cottage with plenty of beds
Host:the owner is truly friendly and kind and always replied immediatelylet me first start by saying how wonderful the owners were to work withthe owners were fantastic to deal with and very accommodatingthe owner made sure we understood about the water and yard going inhonesty is not an issue with this owner or her houseRead more reviewsthe location was a two minute walk to amazing seafood restaurants with bands and drinkssuper private within walking distance of the villagethe house is tucked away in the woods very private but easily walkable to anywhere in ocracoke
Need a romantic escapade with your loved one? A Postcard View could just be the answer to your troubles. Conveniently located in the center of Ocracoke Village and across the street from Silver Lake Harbor, this romantic accommodation has a spacious bedroom that comes with a king size bed and ceiling fan to ensure maximum comfort. If you enjoy people-watching or just want to enjoy the scenery, you can do so in the comforts of a small sundeck, just outside the living area. The kitchen is also fully equipped; so you can prepare your own meals.
"A Postcard View" of Silver LakeOcracoke, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewsthe pictures don't do the postcard view apt justiceextremely comfortable living space and amazing viewsa postcard view apartment was our best lodging experience to datecozy apartment with a wonderful view of silver lakecozy comfy lots of beautiful skylights letting in tons of natural lightvery clean and maintainedclean convenient safe comfortable great communicationplace was clean spacious and very stylishthe space is beautiful clean cool and perfect for a couple or small familybest airbnb host ever clean cozy in the center of everything in ocrecoke
Host:thanks donna you were a great hostshe was an excellent host with outstanding communicationshe was even kind toughen to arrange the rental of the sheets for usdonna is on top of everything and a wonderful hostdonna is also very responsive to any questions you may haveRead more reviewsthe location is idealperfect location close to everythinggreat location on the islandgreat location walking distance to restaurants and grocery storesgreat location above shops
According to one guest, the two-storey vacation rental is an ‘adorable stay’ fit for the solo traveller or a romantic getaway with a loved one. The Treehouse has a cozy and slightly rustic setting. Toiletries are provided and the owner is working to get laundry facilities on the premises. A steep ship’s ladder connects to the bedroom on the second floor, so those with a physical condition might want to consider carefully. Otherwise, the accommodation is a stone’s throw away from the village centre. Feel free to contact the very responsive owner, if you need any assistance.
The TreehouseOcracoke, North Carolina, United States
If you’ve got your own boat and need a place to park it, look no further than the Jettshouse. It comes with a large porch with enough room to store your boat. This vacation rental is fairly new, so you can expect the furnishings to be fairly new as well. It comes with two bedrooms, an outdoor gas grill for cooking, and even an outdoor shower. A small group of 6 -7 people can easily fit into this decent sized accommodation.
Down but not out !!! Ocracoke is beautiful in the Spring !!
Top guest reviewsThe shower heads desperately need to be replacedThe only compliant would be the showersLarge dining table was great for puzzle or gamesThe outdoor shower was awesomeGreat tree top views all around from bedroomsLinens and towels were provided and were nice and comfy and that saves room in the suitcases Everything was clean and comfybut it's even closer (faster) with transportationThe top floor are the bedrooms and a full bath with tubI think we went out 1x and the rest of the time we cooked
Host:and/or golf carts are readily available for rental in the villageI also think even though Oracoke is considered very safeand I loved the wall art(I always like to know what I should bring with me ) and a washer/dryerWe especially liked the cleanliness of the home and the opennessRead more reviewsShops and restaurants are a very short ride awaybut maybe I'm just alittle out of shape LOLThe house is close to the supermarketI prefer a secondary lock on the doors I do want to stress its a very nice houseCars aren't practical on the island unless it's to go to the beach
Once an artist’s workshop, this vacation rental has since been converted into a quaint one bedroom accommodation for two people. The interior design has a beach chic feel to it, and it is also clean and relatively spacious. There is also a large outdoor bath for you to refresh yourself after a day at the beach. Do note that bed linens are provided, but not towels.
24, Mark's Path, Ocracoke Island, NCOcracoke, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewsthe mattress was incredibly comfortable for sleeping after long days in the sunthe renovation is gorgeous and the cottage had everything we needed for a comfortable and relaxing staythe interior design was a nice surprise and the screen porch and outside shower were perfectanthony is the consummate host the lovely house was sparkling clean and furniture/beds dreamy comfortablei recommend the breakfast burritos at eduardo's food truck just a short bike ride awayvery clean and comfortableclean cute and comfyvery clean wonderful screened in porchvery clean very well designedmarks path was clean and comfortable
Host:he was an excellent hostowner is very helpful and responsivehe is a super hostthe owner let us be which was greatanthony was very pleasant and a superb hostRead more reviewsgreat location toowonderful location super cute homebeautiful place great location in town close to everythingloved this home and location on a quiet street near the village centermark's path is the perfect location and we plan to return
Ocracoke, a true paradise on earth
Most vacation rentals in Ocracoke are clean, spacious and in close proximity to the village center. Also, the community here is warm, helpful and hospitable bunch that are ever ready to make your stay an enjoyable one. Have a memorable holiday in ‘The Pearl of the Outer Banks’!
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