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The Outer Banks is a 130-mile-long string of barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina.
There are quaint beach towns, sleepy fishing villages, and 75 miles of protected coastline.
We found top-rated Outer Banks vacation rentals, ranging from $97 to $441 per night to start.
I’ve vacationed every year in the Outer Banks – often shortened to OBX – since I was a teenager. This once low-key destination has since boomed in popularity thanks to wide white-sand beaches, affordable vacation rentals, proximity to large East Coast cities, and a popular Netflix show bearing the same name.
In recent years, ramshackle single-story beach cottages have given way to multi-level houses, fancy restaurants, gourmet stores, and kitschy shops.
Yet even with this explosive growth, the Outer Banks manages to retain its natural beauty and charm. From cozy vintage cottages to massive new-builds, and at price points to fit every budget, these are some of the best vacation rentals that make it easy to appreciate this special place.
The best vacation rentals in the Outer Banks were selected based on the following criteria:
Listings are on Airbnb or Vrbo for the entire home, cottage, or stand-alone apartment to avoid interaction with owners or other guests, and guarantee social distancing.
Each home is committed to Airbnb’s Enhanced Clean program, a five-step cleaning process developed in partnership with health and hospitality experts. Or, on Vrbo, the home follows protocols such as being cleaned with disinfectant, contactless check-in, and a minimum 1-day vacancy between guest stays.
Each property is priced between $97 and $441 per night (though that is subject to change during the peak summer season).
All are highly-rated Airbnb and Vrbo listings with a review score of 4.5 or higher.
Each property has appealing amenities for a beach vacation such as private pools, hot tubs, decks with water views, and locations within walking distance of the beach.
Homes are available to book in the coming months, as of publishing.
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Charming studio in Avon
This simply furnished studio offers strong value if you’re main priority is beach time.
Book this Outer Banks studio on Airbnb
Typical starting price: $97
Sleeps: 2 guests/studio
Located in the center of Hatteras Island and bordered on both sides by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Avon is known for its laidback vibe and rural feel. It’s a popular spot for surfing and kiteboarding, and the nearly 700-foot-long Avon Pier has some of the area’s best fishing.
Just a block and a half from the beach, this cozy studio apartment is perfect for a …read more
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