Waterfront vacation rentals in Outer Banks

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Top-rated waterfront rentals in Outer Banks

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Cottage in Duck
Duck Waterfront Sunset Cottage
Enjoy a Sound to Ocean vacation in this cozy cottage located in Duck on the Currituck Sound. Boasting beautiful sunsets and a walkway to waterfront deck, cottage has 3 BR, 2 full baths, and a fully supplied kitchen. Dogs Only (No cats). Community Sound pier is 3 lots away. Beach access is a short walk away. Enjoy walking/bike paths into Duck where you can wine, dine, and shop in the restaurants and stores. Whether you enjoy fishing, sunsets, water sports, or the beach, this place is for you!
Dec 8 – 15
$164 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 138 reviews
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Cottage in Nags Head
Relax by the Sea!
Pet friendly, oceanfront Nags Head cottage featuring large ocean decks, gazebo, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, an outdoor shower, hammocks. Every room has an ocean view~ the Upper Level has panoramic views of the ocean and Jockey's Ridge. Located on the edge of Nags Head's historic district, 'Cottage Row', the cottage is walking distance to Jockey's Ridge State Park's iconic sand dunes and soundside beach, Nags Head Pier, Austin's Seafood, Blue Moon, Mulligan's, and Dowdy Park for all.
Apr 7 – 14
$475 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 104 reviews
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Home in Kitty Hawk
Waterfront 2 bedroom/dock access/2 bikes
Welcome to "Seas the Bay 2" this charming 2 bedroom cottage offers stunning views of Kitty Hawk Bay from the house, deck, & private dock. Just 5 min from the beach, local food, & nightlife. Our dock on the bay is a perfect place to enjoy sunrises and sunsets on the water. This listing is for 4 guests, perfect for couples, small family, or friends. Another airbnb rental cottage is on the same property to the right, there is shared parking and dock access but no living spaces shared.
Aug 28 – Sep 4
$381 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 115 reviews

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Waterfront apartment rentals

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Apartment in Kitty Hawk
Canalfront, "Mariner's Retreat"
May 10 – 17
$78 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 216 reviews
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Apartment in Frisco
The Bungalow on the Lagoon - with boat ramp
Sep 10 – 17
$99 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 168 reviews
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Apartment in Elizabeth City
Beautiful Waterfront Downtown Apartment Unit 2
Oct 11 – 18
$106 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 206 reviews
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Apartment in Nags Head
On Jockey Ridge State Park + Hot Tub + Sound Beach
May 29 – Jun 5
$222 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 197 reviews
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Apartment in Kill Devil Hills
Sound Front Private Guest Apartment!
Aug 10 – 17
$200 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 432 reviews
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Apartment in Avon
Rocking Hat Retreat WEST •Private garden on canal•
May 1 – 8
$255 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 111 reviews
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Apartment in North Carolina
Weather Report Suite - Buxton, NC
Sep 19 – 26
$130 per night
4.89 out of 5 average rating, 119 reviews
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Apartment in Kitty Hawk
Outer Banks Luxurious & Secluded Beach Getaway #1
Jul 8 – 15
$289 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 155 reviews
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Apartment in Duck
Luxurious Sunset Flat in Duck with Gorgeous Views!
Sep 11 – 18
$199 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 25 reviews
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Apartment in Corolla
The Coastal Studio
Aug 13 – 20
$290 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 78 reviews
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Apartment in Avon
Windy Oaks guest suite.
Mar 7 – 14
$95 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 45 reviews
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Apartment in Kill Devil Hills
1BD/1BA Semi bay views! Clean & comfortable unit.
Apr 2 – 9
$85 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 23 reviews

Waterfront house rentals

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Home in Kitty Hawk
The Salty Shoebox OBX Oceanfront.
Oct 24 – 31
$325 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 123 reviews
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Home in Rodanthe
Tiny House on semi-oceanfront lot
Feb 11 – 18
$205 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 200 reviews
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Home in Kitty Hawk
Chasin' Sunshine - Unobstructed Ocean View
Nov 5 – 12
$249 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 111 reviews
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Home in Salvo
Oceanfront 4 Bedroom Salvo Sandcastle * Hot Tub
Nov 25 – Dec 2
$573 per night
4.86 out of 5 average rating, 119 reviews
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Home in Hertford
WaterWinds Waterfront pvt house/dock pet friendly!
Sep 25 – Oct 2
$178 per night
4.87 out of 5 average rating, 110 reviews
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Home in Hertford
Llewellyn Cottage, a private waterfront residence
May 8 – 15
$164 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 195 reviews
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Home in Kill Devil Hills
The Sea Shanty - Deepwater Canal, Dog Friendly!
Nov 19 – 26
$241 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 120 reviews
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Home in Kill Devil Hills
Post Flight (Bikes,SUP,Pool,Canoe,Private Entry)
Apr 5 – 12
$88 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 233 reviews
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Home in Nags Head
Gorgeous Ocean Views, Steps from the Beach
Nov 29 – Dec 6
$190 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 141 reviews
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Home in Moyock
Sportsman's Paradise ( Hunting & Fishing )
Oct 14 – 21
$156 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 276 reviews
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Home in Nags Head
Bruce’s Retreat Waterfront Home Entire 3 Bd 2 Ba
Oct 10 – 17
$175 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 152 reviews
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Home in Kill Devil Hills
The Yellow House. Waterfront, kayaks!
Oct 5 – 12
$170 per night
4.85 out of 5 average rating, 133 reviews

Waterfront condo rentals

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Condo in Hatteras
CABANA - HATTERAS NATIONAL SEASHORE
Nov 7 – 14
$88 per night
4.7 out of 5 average rating, 268 reviews
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Condo in Duck
Waterfront Luxury Beach Home-Sunset View,Spa Baths
Feb 22 – Mar 1
$525 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 197 reviews
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Condo in Manteo
2nd Floor Waterfront Lighthouse View Downtown
Jul 27 – Aug 3
$158 per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 208 reviews
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Condo in Kill Devil Hills
Spectacular Oceanfront Views with Pool in KDH
Aug 31 – Sep 7
$365 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 117 reviews
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Condo in Manteo
The Shallowbag Pearl - Beautiful Waterfront Condo!
Dec 19 – 26
$175 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 103 reviews
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Condo in Manteo
Island View - Waterfront Condo! Fully Updated!
Apr 3 – 10
$179 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 103 reviews
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Condo in Kill Devil Hills
Atlantic Sunrise OCEAN FRONT+POOL Central Location
Aug 11 – 18
$499 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 196 reviews
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Condo in Kill Devil Hills
Turtle Tides - Oceanfront Penthouse Retreat
Aug 31 – Sep 7
$287 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 113 reviews
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Condo in Kill Devil Hills
Sunburst Ocean View Condo @ Nags Head Beach
Nov 1 – 8
$190 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 113 reviews
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Condo in Virginia Beach
Triton’s Treasure -3 Bedroom Condo on the Beach
Nov 8 – 15
$203 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 149 reviews
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Condo in Avon
Soundfront Sunset Retreat
Apr 20 – 27
$128 per night
4.85 out of 5 average rating, 240 reviews
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Condo in Virginia Beach
Ocean & Bay Views - Local Family Owned & Operated
Apr 27 – May 4
$428 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 109 reviews

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