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Top-rated vacation rentals in Holden Beach

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Guest favorite
Guesthouse in Bolivia
Serenity by the Sea. Waterfront & Dock w/ Kayaks.
Waterfront guest cottage has expansive views of the water, marsh, wildlife and boaters. Located in the quiet old fishing village of Sunset Harbor. Get away from the hustle and bustle and relax in this calm and peaceful setting. You will also be able to enjoy some of the very best sunsets Mother Nature provides. Sliding glass door spills you right into the back patio where you can grill, enjoy the coastal breezes, swim and fish off the dock, or enjoy a massage by a licensed massage therapist.
Apr 25 – May 2
$87 per night
Guest favorite
Condo in Oak Island
The Coastal Coconut: Beautiful Ocean View Condo
This spectacular ocean view condo with top notch 2022 renovations is just steps from the beach. Be swept away by the view of the rolling waves, whitecaps, and the OKI Pier as you relax and enjoy a beverage on the balcony. You will also be treated to a breathtaking sunset as the colors change each minute across the sky. Retire to the living room and rest your tired feet on a comfy sectional sofa as you interact with others in an aesthetically pleasing open floorplan setting.
Dec 11 – 18
$125 per night
Guest favorite
Condo in Holden Beach
Catch a wave at Pipeline
Have fun with the whole family at this stylish and centrally located two-bedroom, one bath condo just steps away from Holden Beach. Newly renovated top to bottom- fresh flooring, paint, bathroom, HVAC, and all new furniture. Our second floor condo unit comes ready for you to relax and unwind, and a fully stocked kitchen. In the summer, you can enjoy our gorgeous and fun community pool, and the shared (but free!) laundry space is just steps away.
Oct 19 – 26
$189 per night

Popular amenities for Holden Beach vacation rentals

Stay near Holden Beach's top sights

Holden Beach Fishing Pier14 locals recommend
Inlet View Bar & Grill47 locals recommend
Provision Co46 locals recommend
Castaways Raw Bar & Grill38 locals recommend
Mermaids Island Grill30 locals recommend
Holden Beach General Store7 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Holden Beach

Guest favorite
Cottage in Lockwoods Folly
MILE TO THE ISLE 1.8 miles to Holden Beach bridge
Nov 22 – 29
$129 per night
Home in Holden Beach
Beach House with Fabulous Views
Oct 15 – 22
$225 per night
Guest favorite
Home in Supply
Holden Beach Waterway Home
Aug 21 – 28
$137 per night
Guest favorite
Cottage in Holden Beach
Sandpiper~ Beachfront Cottage (pet-friendly)
Jan 1 – 8
$150 per night
Guest favorite
Home in Holden Beach
Holden's Hideaway
Oct 10 – 17
$93 per night
Condo in Holden Beach
Second row 4-BD Condo w/Ocean Views & Pool!!
Apr 26 – May 3
$172 per night
Guest favorite
Home in Holden Beach
Brand New Beach House w/pool! 2 min walk to beach!
Sep 23 – 30
$455 per night
Guest favorite
Home in Holden Beach
Pool, breezy porch, w/ beach access
Feb 5 – 12
$525 per night
Guest favorite
Home in Holden Beach
Welcome to The Boat House
Aug 3 – 10
$399 per night
Guest favorite
Home in Holden Beach
The Tipsy Tuna (pet friendly)
Nov 26 – Dec 3
$259 per night
Guest favorite
Home in Holden Beach
Grandview: 7 BRs, spectacular views, quiet getaway
Oct 6 – 13
$650 per night
Guest favorite
Home in Holden Beach
SeaDated: This OCEANFRONT 4BR/3BA Home Sleeps 10!
Aug 4 – 11
$890 per night

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Holden Beach

Total rentals

400 properties

Rentals with a pool

110 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

80 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

390 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

3.6K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$80 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Holden Beach


Sandwiched between Oak Island and Ocean Isle Beach, Holden Beach is a slip of an island that separates the Intracoastal Waterway from the Atlantic Ocean. Home to fewer than 700 residents, it’s one of the mellower North Carolina beach towns of Brunswick County. For years, Holden Beach forbade the construction of buildings taller than 35 feet, so it retains a small-town feel and has long been a favorite choice for quiet family beach getaways in the summertime. With Shallotte Inlet to the west and Lockwoods Folly Inlet to the east, this barrier island is rife with coastal waterways just begging to be explored by boat or kayak: you may spot nesting sea turtles, shorebirds fishing for their lunch, and even the occasional dolphin. When you’ve had enough of the water and white-sand beaches, there are some 125 golf courses within an hour’s drive.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Holden Beach

Summer days in the North Myrtle Beach area are hot, humid, and breezy, with average highs in the upper 80s Fahrenheit. The water temperature is not far behind, reaching a bathtub-like 82 degrees in August. Summer is also the region’s wettest time of year: Holden Beach gets nearly half its annual rainfall in August and September alone, and it’s always a good idea to be mindful of tropical storms during hurricane season, which runs from June to November. Spring and fall are ideal times to stay in one of the area’s vacation rentals, when temperatures are mild and it’s not too humid. Winter nights can be downright cold, so pack something cozy. When swimming, always be careful of dangerous rip currents.

Top things to do in Holden Beach

Holden Beach and Fishing Pier

Holden Beach’s eight-mile strand offers simple pleasures: sunbathing, swimming, surfing, crabbing, or just taking a leisurely sunset stroll. Be mindful of sea turtles nesting in the sand dunes. Anglers can cast a line off the pier (fishing licenses and live bait are sold on-site). If you’re thinking of traveling with your dog, note that pets are not allowed on the beach during peak season (May to September) except after 5 p.m., and they must be leashed at all times.

Intracoastal Waterway

On the back side of the island, the Intracoastal Waterway offers a whole different vibe, with waterside restaurants and marshy ecosystems that are fun to navigate by kayak or paddleboard. You can also fish the ICW from a fishing pier at the end of Jordan Boulevard.


Brunswick County is home to more than 30 championship golf courses, including nearby Lockwood Folly Country Club and Carolina National Golf Club.

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