From Corolla to South Nags Head, Atlantic Realty has Outer Banks vacation rentals perfect for your family's size, style and budget. Browse our list of available OBX rentals below for all our Outer Banks rentals, and refine your search to fit your families' needs. We'd love to host your stay on the Outer Banks, so don't hesitate to contact us for any questions about our selection of vacation homes, or help finding the perfect vacation rental or Outer Banks condos.
Looking for information to help you decide on the perfect Outer Banks Rental? We've compiled some commonly asked questions and resources below to help be your guide to all things OBX rentals.
If you're hunting for a great oceanfront vacation home on the Outer Banks visit our Outer Banks oceanfront rentals page or select oceanfront in your search criteria. These homes often book up first due to their prime location, so don't delay on booking these vacation homes.
The Outer Banks of North Carolina, referred to as the OBX by locals and visitors alike is made up of multiple towns and three counties that run together seamlessly. From Currituck County located at the northern end to Dare County is located in the heart of the island, all the way down to Hyde County located on the southern end. The OBX is a chain of barrier islands that lies off the coast of North Carolina, boasting miles upon miles of beautiful open beaches. Learn more about each town and find out which one is the best for you!
Get a rundown of what's great about vacationing in each town on our Best Outer Banks Towns page.
The Outer Banks is a very long but narrow chain of barrier islands located off the east coast of North Carolina. It is the ideal family vacation spot and we know that when you vacation at the beach your rental location is a top factor! You can stay Oceanfront which means means there are no other buildable lots between your vacation rental home and the beautiful OBX beach however, there may be sand dunes or foliage. You can also stay oceanside, oceanside homes are located east of the beach road ( NC 12 ) but have usable lots between or oceanfront homes between them and the beach. Depending how wide the east side of beach road (NC 12) is, distance to the beach may vary. Some homes in more narrow towns may be less than 50 feet away, while others in wider towns may be much farther.
Learn more about how vacation rental companies define each area on the OBX before you book your next vacation! We've got the full scoop here on our OBX Vacation Home Locations page.
The slender chain of barrier islands located off the east coast of North Carolina known as the Outer Banks is fully surrounded by water. On the eastside of the Island you’ll see the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean and on the West side of the island, you'll be able to watch breathtaking sunsets over the sound. A Sound is a large body of water situated between two bodies of land that connects to the sea or ocean. Some areas have less water and look a bit marshy while other areas can be quite deep. Soundfront refers to homes located in the lot closest to this body of water. If you’re on the OBX you don’t want to miss a soundfront sunset!
We're seeing this question a bunch lately, and thought we'd throw out an answer. Outer Banks locals know that your best chance of spotting an alligator on the OBX is on a humid morning down by the famous Alligator River. Although, the safest way to see an alligator on the Outer Banks is to contact one of the many local kayak companies and set up a fun family kayak tour with a knowledgeable area expert!
If you're daring to go explore the wildlife and nature preserves in the area check out our Explore the Shore Guest Program giving you discounts on all kinds of fun activities when you stay with us!