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Surf City House

  • 5
  • 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“We had a great week with our adult children and grandchildren! Sea-Sons was easily in walking distance to the beach. House was great! Lots of bedrooms and good living space. Had a great time playing games and cooking with the family. Kids loved...”
- Review left on 08/15/2016

$219

Excellent (18 reviews)

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Wrightsville Beach House

  • 6
  • 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

$500

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North Topsail Beach Condo

  • 2
  • 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning

$99

Excellent (3 reviews)

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Carolina Beach House

  • 3
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
“We have stayed at one of the owners properties for the last 7 years and we have had nothing but great experiences. Owners Jamie, Brian have always been quick to respond to any issues (which have been very few and even put us in another property...”
- Review left on 11/02/2016

$128

Excellent (9 reviews)

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Ocean Isle Beach House

  • 8
  • 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

$795

Excellent (22 reviews)

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Oak Island House

  • 3
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
“Our first visit to Oak Island. We picked late November because we wanted the most pet friendly time of the year. The dogs were able to run free and enjoy the open sandy beach. The house is two streets from the ocean front, very short walk in...”
- Review left on 11/16/2016

$111

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Kure Beach House

  • 3
  • 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning

$200

Excellent (2 reviews)

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Ocean Isle Beach House

  • 9
  • 28
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Swimming pool
“House was amazing, my entire family enjoyed a week of luxury in this house. Beautiful place with a lot to do...”
- Review left on 08/29/2016

$450

Excellent (2 reviews)

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Kure Beach House

  • 4
  • 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“Great house, plenty of room for 7 adults. Never did we feel like we were on top of each other. The ocean view from the back decks were awesome. If we have the opportunity we would stay here again...”
- Review left on 08/17/2016

$328

Excellent (2 reviews)

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North Topsail Beach Condo

  • 2
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Swimming pool

$140

Average (1 reviews)

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Carolina Beach Cottage

  • 5
  • 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from $292 / night

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Holden Beach House

  • 4
  • 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning

from $429 / night

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Kure Beach House

  • 5
  • 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from $321 / night

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Oak Island Condo

  • 3
  • 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“This condo was furnished well to suit our needs. It has been maintained and was well equipped with a kitchen that fit our needs. It was easy to get to and love the fact it had an elevator. Would not hesitate to rent it again...”
- Review left on 08/15/2016

$200

Excellent (6 reviews)

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Carolina Beach Townhouse

  • 1
  • 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
“My husband and I stayed here versus a hotel because of our dogs and their stress levels. Let me just say upon arrival my husband and I fell in love with this place. It's beautiful inside and out. My husband and I have agreed that this is the...”
- Review left on 04/27/2017

$125

Excellent (43 reviews)

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Carolina Beach House

  • 9
  • 26
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“This house has it all! Beach, Pool & Bar to name a few. The pool/bar setup is beautiful!! Kitchen is fully stocked with everything you will need for cooking! Would definitely recommend it for larger families/groups...”
- Review left on 07/31/2016

$687

Excellent (1 reviews)

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Emerald Isle House

  • 4
  • 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from $197 / night

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Ocean Isle Beach House

  • 8
  • 25
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from $795 / night

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North Topsail Beach House

  • 3
  • 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“A few freinds and I stayed here for 4 nights. We had a great time! The house was beautiful, right on the beach, and had everything we needed to have a great trip. We really enjoyed our stay. The owners were very kind and if we had any questions, they...”
- Review left on 03/16/2017

$120

Excellent (2 reviews)

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North Topsail Beach House

  • 4
  • 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“So great. The area couldn't be better. The kitchen is smaller than it appears in the picture but it had most things we needed. Plenty of shopping for groceries available. The house was great. Nothing too fancy or new that we didn't feel comfortable...”
- Review left on 09/15/2015

$195

Very Good (2 reviews)

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Kure Beach House

  • 6
  • 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from $439 / night

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Ocean Isle Beach House

  • 5
  • 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Enjoyed our family vacation at the Copper Top. We had 5 grandkids and 8 adults. The house was very roomy & nice. The beach access was very close to the house making it easier to get everyone and everything out on the beach. We...”
- Review left on 06/18/2016

$200

Excellent (6 reviews)

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Ocean Isle Beach Condo

  • 4
  • 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“We spent a fantastic Labor Day weekend at this lovely condo. The furnishings were first rate and the owner was wonderful to work with. We had 3 families staying here and there was plenty of room for all of us. Thank you so much for a perfect weekend...”
- Review left on 09/25/2014

$185

Excellent (10 reviews)

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Ocean Isle Beach Villa

  • 3
  • 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning

from $160 / night

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Carolina Beach Cottage

  • 3
  • 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

from $256 / night

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Carolina Beach House

  • 2
  • 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“We rented the cozy Bungalow for a week stay in the Carolina Beach area. This was the area we would bring our children when they were little over 30 years ago. We also camped with two of our Grands, when they around nine and ten. The area has changed...”
- Review left on 05/23/2016

$125

Excellent (14 reviews)

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North Topsail Beach House

  • 6
  • 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“We rented 2 sisters house in N Topsail for a week and couldn't have been happier with our experience. I can't say enough about the house. It was in pristine condition when we got there, and it accommodated our 14 person family to absolute perfection...”
- Review left on 05/26/2015

$215

Excellent (2 reviews)

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Kure Beach House

  • 6
  • 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from $641 / night

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North Topsail Beach House

  • 2
  • 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“Great location if you have a Marine at CL. The place was very lean, very spacious living area, great laundry facilities, kitchen was very well equiped, and great location! Walking distance to beach. It was Memorial Day Weekend when we went - lots...”
- Review left on 06/15/2015

$95

Very Good (5 reviews)

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Oak Island Villa

  • 2
  • 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“As advertised, and better. Unit was clean, well-stocked, comfortable, spacious. Gorgeous oceanfront view, easy walk to the beach and pool, and less than a five-minute walk to the public golf club with its restaurant and elevated deck overlooking the...”
- Review left on 07/06/2016

$108

Excellent (30 reviews)

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Kure Beach House

  • 5
  • 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“This was a great house matching the pictures and description exactly! We had three families/10 people on our vacation, and had such a great time at this house! The beach property is amazing! Having the living space at the very top was definitely...”
- Review left on 07/24/2016

$439

Excellent (1 reviews)

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Kure Beach Condo

  • 2
  • 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from $132 / night

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Kure Beach House

  • 6
  • 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from $365 / night

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Holden Beach House

  • 4
  • 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Swimming pool

from $200 / night

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Carolina Beach House

  • 9
  • 21
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
“The house is very spacious and has a wonderful layout for alot of people. The pool is clean and a nice size. We have been very pleased overall. Something minor, but the kitchen could have used a whisk...”
- Review left on 07/27/2016

$622

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Kure Beach House

  • 4
  • 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“It is impossible to describe perfection but if you are lucky enough to be able to vacation here you will see and experience what I mean. The decor is awesome! The location and the beach were just right ( far from the masses at "other" beaches but...”
- Review left on 08/25/2016

$292

Excellent (1 reviews)

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Ocean Isle Beach Villa

  • 4
  • 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

from $160 / night

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Ocean Isle Beach Villa

  • 4
  • 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
“We stayed here for our daughter's wedding. It certainly added to our time at Ocean Isle Beach! Cliff is a joy to work with....always quick and efficient with any questions. The condo was gorgeous and made us feel like royalty. The view of the...”
- Review left on 04/17/2017

$160

Excellent (1 reviews)

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Sunset Beach Condo

  • 2
  • 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“A great place for my family. It was nice, clean and quite. Making dinner for my family was easy since the kitchen was fully stocked. The pools were nice to relax at or we could take a short drive to Sunset Beach or Ocean Isle Beach...”
- Review left on 08/02/2016

$85

Excellent (4 reviews)

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Carolina Beach Condo

  • 2
  • 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“This rental was just perfect. There is private beach access, two pools, and nearby places to eat. The condo was clean and quiet, with a nice view of the water...”
- Review left on 06/10/2016

$145

Excellent (4 reviews)

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from $145 / night

About Coastal North Carolina

Beautiful beaches, world-class seafood, fascinating history, and a vibrant local flavor make North Carolina’s coast a wonderful place to visit. Coastal North Carolina vacation rentals are abundant throughout the region and provide the most authentic beach experience for a getaway in this area. Choose from charming beach rentals and historic, downtown homes to complete your trip to the coast.

Climate

Those enjoying a vacation on the coast of North Carolina will benefit from a subtropical, humid climate. Here, winters are usually mild with lows in the mid-30s and highs in the mid-50s. Snow is not unusual, but when it occurs it is usually only a light dusting. In the summer, temperatures range from the high 80s to the low 90s. Since this region sits right on the Atlantic Ocean, tropical cyclones can sometimes hit the area during summer months. Don’t let this deter your vacation plans though, as this usually only happens once every seven years.

Areas within Coastal North Carolina

The North Carolina coast includes many wonderful towns that draw thousands of tourists each year. The Outer Banks, Wilmington, and the small, historic town of Brunswick are some of the best places to begin your exploration of the state’s beautiful coast. More details about each area include:

  • The Outer Banks is a lovely string of narrow barrier islands located just off North Carolina’s coast. People can visit the Wright Brother’s National Memorial, learn about the English Roanoke Colony through the outdoor drama The Lost Colony, or explore the Graveyard of the Atlantic, a watery grave of over 3,000 shipwrecks. 
  • Wilmington, also known as “Little Hollywood,” is a beautiful coastal town with much to offer tourists. Known for its thriving film industry, Wilmington has been the home of popular television shows like Dawson’s Creek and One Tree Hill, and it frequently tops the list of the most popular cities for filming in the country. It also boasts a vibrant local arts and music scene. 
  • The Brunswick Islands and surrounding towns, including Bald Head Island, Calabash, Oak Island, Southport, and Sunset Beach (among others) are wonderful choices for visitors who love history.

Things to Do

Some of the most breathtaking views in the South can be found along the coast of North Carolina. Wake up to a colorful sunrise at your Coastal North Carolina beach rental or spend the day outside at one of the many pristine beaches. A few things worth enjoying while in the area include:

  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore: It was the first national seashore in the country and offers visitors opportunities for crabbing, swimming, surfing and fishing. The seashore is one of North Carolina’s greatest treasures and a must-visit. 
  • Historic Downtown Wilmington: With its scenic river walk overlooking the USS North Carolina Battleship and Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, this town is a great place to explore. End your day watching the sunset on the river as you browse eclectic, local shops and restaurants. 
  • Wilmington National Cemetery: This is a great destination for those interested in American History. At this cemetery, you’ll find markers that date back to the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. 
  • Visit a lighthouse: Many lighthouses can be found along the coast and a tour of any of them is an interesting trip on its own. The Cape Lookout Lighthouse on the Crystal Coast is a great starting point for any Coastal North Carolina lighthouse tour. 

Food & Dining

Seafood fans will have a wonderful time on the coast. Visitors staying at one of the many Coastal North Carolina vacation rentals have the opportunity to taste some of the freshest oysters, crab, and shrimp in the country. From modest seafood shacks to upscale waterfront dining, the state prides itself on its seafood. Try lightly battered, fried seafood Calabash-style at the Waterfront Seafood Shack, carry out shrimp burgers from Big Oak Drive-in & BBQ in Salter Path, or enjoy a mouthwatering dinner from the Cape Fear Seafood Company in Wilmington. Breweries and wineries are also abundant along the coast. Visit Front Street Brewery in Wilmington for a taste of local craft beer or Silver Coast Winery on Ocean Isle Beach. 

Events

Coastal North Carolina hosts many annual events and celebrations that are sure to be fun for tourists. When planning your vacation around a local event, keep in mind that Coastal North Carolina vacation rentals are in high demand and fill up well in advance, so make reservations early. Popular events in the area include: 

  • The Azalea Festival: Taking place every April in Wilmington, this event is one of the most popular annual events on the coast. With tons of local food, vendors, and entertainment, the festival is a fun celebration of Southern charm and springtime pageantry. 
  • The North Carolina Seafood Festival: Held in Morehead City each fall, the event pays homage to the local seafood industry. Through live music, cooking classes, and fun fishing tournaments, this festival aims to educate the public on the importance of local seafood to the state’s economy.


The different parts of North Carolina’s coast are each unique in their own way and offer something for everyone in your family. Whether you’re looking for wind-swept beaches, historic lighthouses, or quaint downtown areas, Coastal North Carolina vacation rentals provide easy access to all the main attractions. Once you experience all that the area has to offer, you’ll want to return year after year.

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