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North Topsail Beach Condo

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

$99.00

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Carolina Beach Condo

  • 2
  • 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“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...”
- Review left on 10/11/2016

$125.00

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Carolina Beach House

  • 3
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

$169.00

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Kure Beach House

  • 3
  • 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning

$200.00

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North Topsail Beach Cottage

  • 3
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

$250.00

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Ocean Isle Beach House

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

$795.00

Excellent (23 reviews)

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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

$219.00

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Sunset Beach Condo

  • 3
  • 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“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...”
- Review left on 06/06/2016

$110.00

Excellent (3 reviews)

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Kure Beach Condo

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Swimming pool
“We saw dolphins and pelicans out the picture window and the bed was more comfortable than ours at home. Cotton sheets and fluffy white towels were a VERY nice touch. Contact with the owner was a pleasure. He answered all of our questions very...”
- Review left on 01/01/2017

$155.00

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Oak Island House

  • 3
  • 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

$136.00

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Emerald Isle House

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

$2.00

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North Topsail Beach House

  • 2
  • 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
“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

$95.00

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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

$150.00

Excellent (10 reviews)

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Sunset Beach Condo

  • 2
  • 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“It was awesome my girls really enjoyed having a room to themselves and the pool being directly across from us, we also enjoyed the location of this condo it was in a nice anquiet community and not having to deal with the hustle and bustle of myrtle...”
- Review left on 08/10/2016

$125.00

Excellent (4 reviews)

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North Topsail Beach Condo

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

$140.00

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Oak Island House

  • 3
  • 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
“Elizabeth, Russ and I would like to Thank you so very much for opening up You?re home to us and our Fur babies we never leave home without them. Russ and I have been vacationing in the Outer Banks for many years I have to say this is the best...”
- Review left on 07/23/2017

$114.00

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Carolina Beach Townhouse

  • 1
  • 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
“We really loved this place! It was close to everything, but very quiet and peaceful. We really enjoyed sitting on the screened porch at night and listening to the ocean. It was very clean and had everything we needed. We will definitely be back again...”
- Review left on 10/14/2017

$125.00

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Carolina Beach House

  • 4
  • 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“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...”
- Review left on 08/13/2016

$430.00

Excellent (15 reviews)

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Oak Island Condo

  • 3
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Swimming pool
“Great place didn't need for anything. Nice beach, great place to relax. A little rainy but not a total wash out...”
- Review left on 09/26/2016

$130.00

Excellent (20 reviews)

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Ocean Isle Beach Villa

  • 4
  • 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

$186.00

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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

$99.00

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Holden Beach House

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

$260.00

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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

$275.00

Excellent (7 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

$145.00

Excellent (4 reviews)

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North Topsail Beach House

  • 3
  • 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly
“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...”
- Review left on 06/13/2016

$170.00

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Emerald Isle House

  • 4
  • 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

$179.00

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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

$122.00

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Kure Beach House

  • 3
  • 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

$225.00

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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

$250.00

Excellent (7 reviews)

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North Topsail Beach Townhouse

  • 2
  • 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Swimming pool
“I love this house. It reminded me of being home. I love the views in the back on the deck on the sound. And the beach was not far away. The house is comfortable. I love the master bedroom bed. The front deck is nice to sit out on it at night. The...”
- Review left on 09/09/2016

$119.00

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Carolina Beach Condo

  • 3
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Nice place very cozy great view close to shopping and grocery clean beach great renters to work with Thank you Larry and Carol Prevett”
- Review left on 10/21/2016

$160.00

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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

$140.00

Excellent (3 reviews)

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Carolina Beach Condo

  • 2
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“The owner, Julia is wonderful. She made sure we had everything we needed or wanted. Condo was clean, beautifully decorated, and has a well-appointed kitchen. View is perfect. Beach is great ... short easy walk. We have never wanted to go back...”
- Review left on 08/27/2015

$200.00

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North Topsail Beach House

  • 4
  • 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

$217.00

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Ocean Isle Beach Villa

  • 4
  • 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“The ocean views are amazing from the front porch. Nothing beats having your morning coffee watching the sunrise over the surf”
- Review left on 02/23/2015

$165.00

Excellent (1 reviews)

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Oak Island House

  • 4
  • 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Thank you again Julia for opening your beach rental to our family. We enjoyed our time there, we were very relaxed and comfortable. Felt like home which is always a great thing...”
- Review left on 08/26/2014

$150.00

Very Good (7 reviews)

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Carolina Beach House

  • 2
  • 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Took forever to get around to write this. My GF Hilary, myself, and our 5 year old, 70lb lab Bruno stayed my bday weekend. Weekend of Sept.12th. We did not personally get to meet Diane, but she was very responsive when answering our emails. We did,...”
- Review left on 11/09/2016

$100.00

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Carolina Beach Townhouse

  • 1
  • 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • 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

$90.00

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Ocean Isle Beach Villa

  • 4
  • 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“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

$165.00

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North Topsail Beach Villa

  • 2
  • 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“The Blue Lagoon was the perfect getaway for me and my husband! It was comfortable and close to the beach! Thanks Scott for offering such a great place to stay...”
- Review left on 06/24/2017

$110.00

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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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