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Holden Beach Home
12 BR / 12 BA / Sleeps 36 12 36 Min stay varies
Home / 12 Bedrooms / Sleeps 36
12 bedrooms 12 bathrooms Sleeps 36
High Speed Internet • Microwave • Washer/Dryer
"This is a wonderful place to stay that accommodates our large family. The bedrooms are comfortable and everyone having access to their own private bathroom is a major advantage. We were treated to both sunrises and sunsets each day with a beautiful view..."
- Shelly Porter-Hughes, Middleburg, Florida
(2) Excellent (2 reviews)
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Carolina Beach Home
4 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 10 4 10 7 night min stay
Home / 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 10
4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 10
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"I've been coming here for over 25 years. I came with my parents in the beginning, along with my family, and now my children have grown up and come with their families! It is THE PERFECT BEACH HOUSE! We absolutely love it! It is one of the few..."
- Joy McCullough, Alpharetta, GA USA
(16) Excellent (16 reviews)
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North Topsail Beach Home
4 BR / 3 BA / Sleeps 12 4 12 No min stay
Home / 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 12
4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms Sleeps 12
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"We truly enjoyed our stay at Bookhardt South, which is now Gimmie Shelter! This was our first vacation with our 14 month old daughter along with 8 of our other family members. There was plenty of space & bedrooms with dressers & closets for clothes..."
- Jevon D Coleman, Harrisonburg, VA
(3) Excellent (3 reviews)
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Ocean Isle Beach Home
8 BR / 6.5 BA / Sleeps 19 8 19 Min stay varies
Home / 8 Bedrooms / Sleeps 19
8 bedrooms 6.5 bathrooms Sleeps 19
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"This was the first time I have ever planned a family vacation which was a scary experience until I started communicating with the owner R.J. He made it fun and stress- free. The home is absolutely beautiful and equipped to accommodate my big family. ..."
- Mary Louise, Cortland Ohio
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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Bald Head Island Villa
5 BR / 5.5 BA / Sleeps 10 5 10 3 night min stay
Villa / 5 Bedrooms / Sleeps 10
5 bedrooms 5.5 bathrooms Sleeps 10
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"We enjoyed our stay here! The condo was quiet, clean, and well stocked (except toaster). The pool was clean and well maintained. Staff was always friendly. A couple of the tv's were DVD only, but the main one worked as TV, which was fine for..."
- Janine Knettel, Jordan, MN
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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Topsail Beach Home
3 BR / 2.5 BA / Sleeps 6 3 6 No min stay
Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
3 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"House was nice and had good amenities. Enjoyed the views from the many balconys. Only suggestion would be to shampoo the carpets and could improve on the cleaning between guest. Especially the vacuuming. Loved to location and will definitely be back!"
- Vicki Barnhart-Woolwine, Columbus, Ohio USA
(2) Excellent (2 reviews)
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North Topsail Beach Home
2 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 5 2 5 Min stay varies
Home / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 5
2 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 5
High Speed Internet • Microwave • Washer/Dryer
"Beautiful and clean beach cottage right on the water. Beach access was only 100 feet from the cottage and the cottage's outdoor shower made clean up a breeze. It was the perfect size and location for our vacation with 2 kids under age 5. The owners were..."
- Jamie Pickles, TN
(47) Excellent (47 reviews)
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Carolina Beach Condo
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 7 2 7 Min stay varies
Condo / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 7
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 7
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"My husband and I had a nice stay in this condo. We found it to be clean and nicely decorated with a pleasing color scheme."
- Janet Gilbert Colborne, Greensboro, NC
(3) Excellent (3 reviews)
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Ocean Isle Beach Condo
4 BR / 4 BA / Sleeps 12 4 12 7 night min stay
Condo / 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 12
4 bedrooms 4 bathrooms Sleeps 12
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"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!"
- Katie Largen Miller, Charlotte, NC
(10) Excellent (10 reviews)
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Carolina Beach Home
3 BR / 1.5 BA / Sleeps 6 3 6 Min stay varies
Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
3 bedrooms 1.5 bathrooms Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"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 when..."
- Robert Nash, Lexington Kentucky
(10) Excellent (10 reviews)
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Sunset Beach Condo
3 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 8 3 8 Min stay varies
Condo / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 8
3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 8
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"If you are looking for clean, comfortable quality at a good price, especially split between two or more family heads, that offers a safe, family atmosphere and well kept amenities, consider landing here. We heard little to no noise in the surrounding..."
- Steve Schmal, Boone, NC
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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Emerald Isle Cottage
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 6 2 6 Min stay varies
Cottage / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 6
Oven • Pet Friendly • Refrigerator (Full)
"We went to the island for our honeymoon and brought our two dogs. It was awesome! Lots of privacy and places to explore. Morning boat rides were amazing and our dogs had a great adventure. We would definitely recommend this place to nature lovers...."
- Mandy Bowman, North Wilkesboro, NC USA
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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North Topsail Beach Home
3 BR / 2.5 BA / Sleeps 12 3 12 Min stay varies
Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 12
3 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms Sleeps 12
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"Lovely appointed and spacious beach- front home. You can't beat this location for kids, lots of beach and shallow water for the "littles", and waves a little further out for surfing and boogie boarding for the teens. Although it's a duplex we never..."
- Janis Sweeney, Alexandria, Virginia USA
(3) Excellent (3 reviews)
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About Coastal

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.