Top 12 OBX Vacation Rentals To Love in 2020
by Jessie S.
With so many vacation rental homes on the Outer Banks, it can be difficult to know which home is the right fit for your family! For visitors who have never been to the Outer Banks before, it can be especially confusing because the geography of the Outer Banks is very unique in comparison to other beach towns along the East Coast. If you’re only looking at one factor, such as price or town, you may miss out on the perfect home with everything else on your “must have” list.
To get you started on your search, we’ve hand selected twelve homes in our rental program that we consider to be “hidden gems," or in other words, homes that are affordable and packed with guest-friendly features that we think you'll love! We’ve highlighted the specifications and amenities for each home and we’ll break down the ultimate reason each home might be the right fit for you. Plus, some of our selections even have current rate discounts!
Top 12 OBX Vacation Rentals To Love in 2020
#1611 – The Salted Rim Retreat
9 Bedrooms | 9 Bathrooms | Corolla | Oceanfront
Amenities: Elevator, Outdoor Shower, Fenced Backyard, Gas Grill, Private Heated Pool, Hot Tub, Keurig Coffee Maker, Keyless Entry, Linens/Towels Provided, Oceanfront Decks, Recreation Room w/ Pool Table, Screened Porch, Home Theater, Wet Bar, WiFi and Ocean Sands Community Amenities (Pool & Tennis).
You’ll love this home if: you’re looking for a spacious, luxurious home on the ocean for a large family or multiple family groups. This home is perfect for a family reunion, wedding reception or other event with spacious living areas, a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and multiple master bedrooms with King beds. And let’s face it—nothing can beat the feeling of waking up to the sight of the sun rising over the ocean right from your back deck.
Plus: Save up to $1,000 off 2020 weeks from March – August!
#1819 – A Raye of Sunshine
7 Bedrooms | 7.5 Bathrooms | Corolla | Soundside
Amenities: Elevator, Outdoor Shower, Gas Grill, Gas Firepit w/ Lounge Charis, Private Heated Pool, Hot Tub, Picnic Table, Poolside Swing, Recreation Room w/ Pool Table, Shuffleboard, Ping Pong, and Foosball, Sound Views, Keyless Entry, Reduced Greens Fees at Currituck Club Golf Course, Tiki Bar w/ Charis, Theater Room, Wet Bar, Handicap-Accessible, Board Games & Puzzles, Exterior Sound System, Pine Island Fitness Center Membership, and Currituck Club community benefits (including beach valet, volleyball, bike trails, pre-arrival experience and more).
You’ll love this home if: you want to experience amenities galore!! If you have kids, teens or adults who are kids at heart, they will have non-stop fun at Raye of Sunshine. The home itself is packed with amenities akin to a classic pool hall or game room while the exterior allows for lounging by the pool, sipping a drink under the tiki bar, having a summer cookout, or relaxing by the firepit. As if that wasn’t enough, the home comes with membership to the local golf course, local fitness center, and community amenities like a summer valet that will take you RIGHT to the beach and access to every sport or activity you could possibly dream about trying.
Plus: Save on select weeks from April 2020 – July 2020!
#1008 – Shellous
7 Bedrooms | 5.5 Bathrooms | Corolla | Oceanside | Pet-Friendly
Amenities: Private Pool, Basketball Goal, Beach Cart, Direct Beach Access, Gas Grill, Hot Tub, Keyless Entry, Rec Room w/ Pool Table, Putting Green, Outdoor Shower, Keyless Entry, Wet Bar, and Villages of Ocean Hill Community Amenities (2 Pools, 2 Tennis Courts, Sound Beach, Basketball Court, Sports Court w/ Volleyball/Badminton/Shuffleboard/Four-Square, Sand Volleyball Court, Playground, Fitness Center, Bike Lane, Beach Equipment Set-Up, and Summer Snack Bar).
You’ll love this home if: you want your family and your best canine companion to experience a little rest and relaxation in a quiet island paradise while still having access to modern amenities and local attractions. This beautiful home is packed with amenities but at its location in Northern Corolla, you’ll be far away from the hustle and bustle of the busier areas, especially during the summer months. Plus, you’re just down the road from the Historic Whalehead Club, Currituck Beach Lighthouse, and the 4x4 beaches of Carova where you can spend your days lounging on the sand and admiring the wild mustangs.
Plus: Save now on remaining Spring 2020 weeks!
#1604 – Relaxin’ In The Sun
5 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | Corolla | Oceanside
Amenities: Basketball Goal, Freshly Painted Exterior, Enclosed Outdoor Shower, Fireplace, Charcoal Grill, Hot Tub, Screened Porch, Private Pool (newly updated for 2020!), Poolside Tiki Bar, and Ocean Sands Community Amenities (Tennis).
You’ll love this home if: you want a family-friendly home in the heart of Corolla! Relaxin’ in the Sun is in a location that makes shopping and dining a breeze while still being within walking distance to the beach! From the nearby Currituck Club golf course to the Timbuck II shopping center, you’ll enjoy exploring the town of Corolla! Plus, this makes a great home base for day trips to the other OBX towns.
#1682 – Ohana Hut
4 Bedrooms | 3 Full / 2 Half bathrooms | Corolla | Oceanside
Amenities: Gas Grill, Outdoor Half Bath, Outdoor Shower, Basketball Goal, Hammock, Hot Tub, Board Games and Puzzles, Beach Equipment (chairs, umbrellas, and sand toys), Private Pool, Covered Deck, Hammock, Sun Room, and Ocean Sands Community Amenities (Tennis and Pool).
You’ll love this home if: you’d like to stay in a newly renovated home that is packed with amenities for the kids! This charming rental is new to Seaside for 2020 and is currently undergoing a total renovation by the new owners (the home will be ready by Summer!) With spacious bedrooms and plenty of games, toys, and amenities to enjoy, your kids will be entertained even on red flag beach days!
#3012 – Shore ‘Nuff
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Southern Shores | Oceanside | Pet-Friendly
Amenities: Basketball Goal, Charcoal Grill, Direct Beach Access, Enclosed Outdoor Shower, Keyless Entry, Large Yard, Beach Toys, Two Adult Bikes & Two Child Bikes, and Picnic Table.
You’ll love this home if: you’ve always wanted to stay in a costal cottage meets cabin in the woods! Tucked into a tree-lined lot deep within the town, you’ll Shore ‘Nuff have enough privacy to go sit outside and soak in the coastal breeze. When you do want to hit the beach, the community access is conveniently located at the end of the street (you’ll dog will love the quiet stroll!) Plus, you’re always within driving distance to local shops and great restaurants.
Plus: Save on May 2020 weeks!
Learn more about Shore ‘Nuff.
#5516 – Otter Creek
4 Bedrooms |2 Bathrooms | Kill Devil Hills | Soundfront | Pet-Friendly
Amenities: Hot Tub, Soundfront Views from Every Level, Screened Porch, Sun Deck, Basketball Goal, Private Dock/Boat Lift, Fenced-In Property with a Gated Driveway, Garage, and Master Bedroom with a Private Balcony.
You’ll love this home if: you want to spend your vacation right on the water experiencing local nature! Located in the beautiful Colington Harbour Community, you never know what you might see in the waters of the surrounding nature sanctuary. From deer and otter to osprey and herons, guests will love looking out over the glistening sound from multiple levels of the home with their camera and pair of trusty binoculars in hand. Did we mention breathtaking sunsets!?
Plus: This home can be rented at a 3-night minimum!
#5146 – Tucker’s Dream
2 Bedrooms |1 Bathroom | Kill Devil Hills | Oceanside
Amenities: Recently Remolded, TV w/ DVD Player, Covered Patio, Fireplace, and within Walking Distance to Ocean
You’ll love this home if: you want to relive a quiet family OBX Vacation from yesteryear. Built in the 1950s, this classic beach box is located just 3-minutes from the ocean and offers single-floor living which is perfect for any guests with limited mobility. (Plus, the new Kill Devil Hills fully handicap-accessible beach access with parking is just 0.4 miles away).
Plus: Save $100 off June and July weeks!
#6013 – Surf Shack
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Nags Head | Oceanside
Amenities: Basketball, Enclosed Outdoor Shower, Fireplace, Gas Grill, Hot Tub, Keyless Entry, Picnic Table, Recreation Room w/ Foosball Table, Screened Porch, and Deck Access from Every Bedroom.
You’ll love this home if: you love being within walking distance to awesome OBX activities! Surf Shack is conveniently located near Red Drum Tap House—a delicious local seafood restaurant, Surfin’ Spoon Frozen Yogurt Bar—a Club Seaside partner who offers froyo discounts to our guests, Seagreen Gallery—a unique giftshop featuring reused and recycled materials, Dirty Dick’s Crab House—a popular East Coast crab house chain, and Outer Banks Sports Club—another Club Seaside Partner who offers complimentary gifts for our guests who purchase a weekly pass to the fitness center!
#7081 – Southern Breeze
7 Bedrooms | 6.5 Bathrooms | Nags Head | Oceanfront | Pet-Friendly
Amenities: Covered Balcony, Covered Deck, Rec Room w/ Wet Bar & Pool Table, Foosball Table, Private Heated Pool, Picnic Tables, Outdoor Shower, Keurig Coffee Maker, Hot Tub, Gas Grill, Half Bath Accessible from Outside, modern kitchen appliances, and Direct Stairway to the Beach.
You’ll love this home if: your family wants to be RIGHT on the beach in a modern, updated house! This beautiful home got all new paint, décor, deck furniture, pool lounge chairs, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and new bed spreads for the 2020 season! Enjoy gorgeous sunrises from your oceanfront deck and direct beach access via a new wooden walkway to the beach.
Plus: Book now and save $175 off your week + we'll waive your pet fee! This offer is available with a phone-in reservation only.
#7107 – Intangible Bay
4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Nags Head | Semi-Oceanfront | Pet-Friendly
Amenities: Ocean Views, 2 Full-Sized Refrigerators, Charcoal Grill, Enclosed Outdoor Shower, Hammock, Keyless Entry.
You’ll love this home if: you want all the conveniences of an oceanfront beach home for a fraction of the price! Although Intangible Bay is one house back from the shoreline, you’ll still be able to enjoy ocean views from your deck. It’s only short walk to the public beach access which will take you to a nice, wide beach thanks to the beach nourishment that was completed in 2019!
Plus: Book one week at regular price with a check-in date between June 21st, 2020 to August 9th, 2020 and get one week with a check-in date between September 20th, 2020 to November 15th, 2020 FREE! That means you have a great reason to come back to the Outer Banks in the fall! *Note: Second week must be booked at the time of making initial reservation. This BOGO offer may not be combined with any other offers or discounts. Offer valid with phone-in reservation only.
#6060 – All Decked Out
4 Bedrooms |2.5 Bathrooms | Nags Head | Soundside
Amenities: Keyless Entry, Outdoor Grill, Brand-New Private Pool, Multiple Levels of Sun and Covered Wrap-Around Decks, and a bonus Widow’s Walk with Ocean Views!
You’ll love this home if: your favorite vacation activity is relaxing in a comfortable chair and soaking in the ocean breeze on the deck or by the pool. Whether you plan to re-read your favorite book or spend the day tanning, there are plenty of quiet spots in this charming house that is meticulously taken care of by its owner. And despite being soundside, you still get great views of the Atlantic from the Widow’s Walk deck!
Plus: Save on Select May and June weeks for 2020!
Jessie has been coming to the Outer Banks since she was just 5 years old. She loved it here so much that she finally relocated in 2018. Now her mission is to show the world that the Outer Banks is an incredible place that everyone should experience. When she isn't working, you can find Jessie hanging out with her friends, chilling at home with her awesome cat, Yoji, or discovering a new Outer Banks adventure.