12 Best Vacation Rentals In Ocracoke, North Carolina - Updated 2023


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.

1. Island home with beach access (from USD 433)

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.

Home in Ocracoke · ★4.88 · 3 bedrooms · 3 beds · 1 bath
Ocracoke, North Carolina, United States
94 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
tv with roku was great
the bathroom was good also
and we loved the plush towels in this clean and cozy spot
great communication and friendly hospitality the house was clean and cozy
nice place clean with all the needed items
the cottage was clean comfortable and suited our needs perfectly
communicating with the owners was easy and everything was as expected
kim was very friendly and it's obvious that she is a caring host with good taste
kim wasalso amazing and responsive
great location and great house
love the location and the house
great house and a great location
great property in a quiet location
very peaceful and quiet and located next springer's point
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2. Oscar’s House (from USD 194)

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.

Home in Ocracoke · ★4.99 · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · Private half-bath
Ocracoke, North Carolina, United States
94 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wonderful breakfast with the best coffee and good conversation
the breakfast was delicious both mornings we stayed as was the coffee
chad’s breakfasts were outstanding; excellent gourmet menus
this is a great traditional bed and breakfast
they had breakfast ready every morning and always had a great suggestion for lunch and dinner
beds were clean and comfortable
house is quaint and very clean
the property is very clean and the bed was good
clean warm and perfect location
eat off the floor clean
great hosts and comfortable stay
robin and chad were the most wonderful hosts
robin & chad are great hosts
down home real food they gave us very helpful info about the island and ferry's
they go above and beyond to make sure your stay is as accommodating as possible
the location is great
the location was absolutely perfect
perfect location use the bikes to check out the island
my room was wonderfully cozy and close to everything
comfy bed cute room perfect location
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3. Ocracoke Cabana #3 (from USD 411)

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.

Condo in Ocracoke · ★4.99 · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath
Ocracoke, North Carolina, United States
149 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire condo 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great courtyard area for grilling and the pool was shared between the four units but felt very private
we met the 3 other couples by the pool and had a great time
the house is very tastefully furnished with a beautiful large living room
very clean and comfortable
it was very clean quaint and quiet
the cabana was clean quiet and spacious
the pool is clean and welcoming
this is a great stay clean comfortable; and very quiet
donna was a great host and made us feel very welcome
we couldn't have asked for a better host
the location is perfectly placed
great location nicely appointed and beautifully decorated
close enough to a good cafe and far enough to be away from busy roads
cabana #3 was in a perfect location and it was so cute with everything we needed
donna’s place is fully stocked immaculate centrally located and so peaceful
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4. Spacious and airy rental for large groups (from USD 531)

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.

Home in Ocracoke · ★4.92 · 3 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2.5 baths
Ocracoke, North Carolina, United States
83 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the mattresses were comfortable which is often not the case in vacation rentals
immaculately clean and comfortable
this place was perfect very clean and plenty of room
very clean and lots of room to spread out
very nice and extremely clean
we had a great stay the house was very clean and the beds were comfortable
roger the property manager was very pleasant and accommodating
she is very responsive and easy to work with
check-in was very easy and our host was very quick to respond to anything we needed
the info on airbnb is always accurate and meredyth is very responsive to messages and texts
meredyth and robert were both very easy to communicate with and friendly
such a fun house within walking distance of great restaurants and shops in ocracoke
great place to stay on the island
several nice restaurants and coffee shop within walking distance
great place to stay on ocracoke
meredyth's house is a great place to stay in ocracoke
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5. Refurbished cottage with campground views (from USD 169)

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.
Ocracoke, North Carolina, United States
Premier Host  Wifi Available
cottage 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
however the owners must have installed a new air conditioner in the bed room now
The owners have installed a second air conditioning unit in the bedroom which made the bedroom very comfortable
An earlier review referenced the Air Conditioning not making it back to the bedroom
and he very kindly offered to print the document that I needed and dropped it off to me
The owners were wonderful to deal with
The cottage is very clean and well kept with and inviting feel
The living area is very tastefully decorated and spacious
It is thoughfully laid out and beautifully decorated
The owners are very nice and friendly
The property was everything we wanted and needed for 3 of us and our pup
so ladies bring your lighted mirror All in all
We were running early for our arrival and the owners accommodated us and let us check in a little early which was very courteous
My wife and I rented the Buccaneer for 3 days in mid August with our dog
It was also our first experience with VRBO
we were glad to meet them
There are several shops and restaurants within walking distance
Very nice house to stay in Enjoyed being within walking distance of the shops and restaurants
Hope to stay here many more times
It's a short walk or bike ride to lots shops and restaurants
Great Location Walking distance to nearly everything (except the beach)
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6. Cozy retreat near the ocean (from USD 135)

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
116 reviews  Wifi Available
bungalow 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the roosters are an alarm clock Comfy bed
Charter Room fitted our need perfectly
Its a nice place to lay your head
but if you dont like to be woken up early
but we did like Ocracoke
and the sink in the bathroom sink wouldn't drain
Russell was sweet to us
We loved being next door to the horses and roosters
she has NOT stopped talking about the Buccaneer nor you
The owner was generous and loaned me a bike
The day we had to checkout they allowed us to enjoy some sunny weather and pack up later as nobody else was due to checkout
lots of charm Cable and internet was a plus as well
It is a very quaint place to stay
The place was a little small to sit around on a rainy day or to fix a dinner
had to brush my teeth in the kitchen
It was nice to be close to town and walk to restaurants
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7. Comfortable and pet-friendly bungalow (from USD 199)

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
Ocracoke, North Carolina, United States
Premier Host  Wifi Available
cottage 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the giant TV in the bedroom satellite tv that has a gazillion
And the large deck was a nice bonus
We killed 8 at that moment 3 were quarter size
Great 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 clean
Exactly as described Location is good
Nice big shaded and gated porch along with an outdoor shower
The big deck with a gate was great to hang out on and our pup loved being out there as well
William was great getting back to me when i had a question
and he just replied with "Hate to hear that I will have the exterminator go by monday
Nice tvs Also 2 heaters for chilly weather
Nice place in good location for walking around the village
Inside needs a little TLC
Perfect little place on a perfect little island
It's a great place to stay if you're not planning on spending a lot of time at the house
Adequate for 2 people Close to beach shops
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8. Historic cottage

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
106 reviews
cottage 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The one bathroom on the 1st floor was the most difficult part and the only drawback
The house was open and large enough to have big family dinners if you wanted to
It is an adorable cottage in the heart of Ocracoke but at the same time removed from the hustle and bustle of the island
A drawer full of kitchen gadgets was phenonmenal
The 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 anything
The house is so cute and clean
quiet clean & close to everything Can't say enough good things about our stay
It was clean and comfortable and decorated nicely Stocked with games and things to do
but that was homey as well
well kept property great communication with the owner and a fantastic location on the amazing island of Ocracoke
The 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 family
The wood work is spectacular
We loved the rooms and how close the home was to everything
Great place and amazing location
Almost every reference to the history of Ocracoke island has something about this house in it
They're really not enough words to describe our stay at Elsie's house Just walking through the front door
We enjoyed every minute of our stay
This house just "feels" like the island
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9. Family home with modern amenities

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 NC
Ocracoke, North Carolina, United States
87 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
if you are looking for a cozy comfortable cottage on ocracoke “the red cardinal”is the place
5 baths plus an outdoor shower washer and dryer a huge covered porch along with an uncovered back porch
beds were very comfortable and the kitchen is well stocked with all the tools you need for cooking
the outdoor shower huge front porch and screened side porch extend the charming interior spaces
it was also spotlessly clean and it felt secluded which we liked
clean spacious beautiful old home on one of the most charming streets on ocracoke
this is a beautiful clean home in a wonderful location martha was there for anything we needed
the red cardinal is absolutely amazing the home is beautiful clean and in the perfect location
martha was a great host
overall a very cool place and the host is quick to reply to any questions/communications
martha is a gracious host and the house is full of character
as well martha is a pleasure to work with and was extremely attentive to requests
great location to experience ocracoke
beautiful home in a central location
beautiful home and great location
the location is central in the village allowing for easy walking to almost any destination
martha’s place is awesome it’s centrally located but still very quiet and private
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10. Romantic getaway spot with views of Silver Lake Harbor

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 Lake
Ocracoke, North Carolina, United States
150 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pictures don't do the postcard view apt justice
extremely comfortable living space and amazing views
a postcard view apartment was our best lodging experience to date
cozy apartment with a wonderful view of silver lake
cozy comfy lots of beautiful skylights letting in tons of natural light
very clean and maintained
clean convenient safe comfortable great communication
place was clean spacious and very stylish
the space is beautiful clean cool and perfect for a couple or small family
best airbnb host ever clean cozy in the center of everything in ocrecoke
thanks donna you were a great host
she was an excellent host with outstanding communication
she was even kind toughen to arrange the rental of the sheets for us
donna is on top of everything and a wonderful host
donna is also very responsive to any questions you may have
the location is ideal
perfect location close to everything
great location on the island
great location walking distance to restaurants and grocery stores
great location above shops
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11. Lovely treehouse best for couples or solo travellers

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 Treehouse
Ocracoke, North Carolina, United States
15 reviews
Entire cottage 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

12. Quaint house for two

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, NC
Ocracoke, North Carolina, United States
162 reviews
Entire cottage 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the mattress was incredibly comfortable for sleeping after long days in the sun
the renovation is gorgeous and the cottage had everything we needed for a comfortable and relaxing stay
the interior design was a nice surprise and the screen porch and outside shower were perfect
anthony is the consummate host the lovely house was sparkling clean and furniture/beds dreamy comfortable
i recommend the breakfast burritos at eduardo's food truck just a short bike ride away
very clean and comfortable
clean cute and comfy
very clean wonderful screened in porch
very clean very well designed
marks path was clean and comfortable
he was an excellent host
owner is very helpful and responsive
he is a super host
the owner let us be which was great
anthony was very pleasant and a superb host
great location too
wonderful location super cute home
beautiful place great location in town close to everything
loved this home and location on a quiet street near the village center
mark's path is the perfect location and we plan to return
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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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