Comprehensive List of Outer Banks Vacation Rental Companies

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Choosing the perfect Outer Banks vacation rental home or condo is no easy task.. there are so many factors to consider! In addition to finding the right home for you and your group, you should closely consider the company that manages the vacation rental home or condo.

Most every rental home or condo on the Outer Banks is privately owned by an individual or group of individuals and is managed by a rental company. The managing company is responsible for handling a number of different things, including maintenance, housekeeping, marketing, guest services, pool and spa, laundry and more. Not every company will provide all of these services, but most will.

Why should you consider assessing the company that manages the home you are renting? Well, because of all of the items that they are responsible for! You like renting homes that are clean and well-maintained… right? If something goes wrong, like the pool heater stops working, or a toilet is backing up, you want the company managing the home or condo to respond swiftly and resolve the issue right?

Choosing a home is very important, but it’s also very important to find a solid, reputable company that does a good job of managing the homes in their rental program and is very responsive to guest services issues. Below we’ve put together a comprehensive list of all (There are many!) of the vacation rental companies on the Outer Banks.

Companies are listed in alphabetical order – sorry Village Realty! 

Atlantic Realty

Boasting about 200 vacation rental homes/condos, Atlantic Realty has a lot of budget-friendly options and rentals ranging from two to eight bedrooms in size. The company has three different offices, with locations in Duck, Kitty Hawk, and Nags Head. Atlantic Realty has homes from Corolla to Nags Head.

Blue Heron Realty

Specializing in vacation rentals on Ocracoke Island, Blue Heron Realty is laser-focused on customer service. This company offers a little less than 100 rentals – all on Ocracoke Island.

Brindly Beach Vacations

Brindley Beach Vacations is owned and operated by Doug and Joan Brindley, a duo that has been prominent in the real estate rental and sales industry since 1984. They offer over 600 vacation rentals, most of which are in Corolla and Duck. Brindley Beach manages a number of larger homes which is good to know if you have a large group!

Carolina Designs

Carolina Designs has been operating on the Outer Banks since 1988, and manages some of the most lavish oceanfront homes on the Outer Banks. Many of their finest homes are in Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head. The company manages about 350 homes.

Cola Vaughan Realty

Representing about 50 homes from Southern Shores to Nags Head, Cola Vaughan Realty has homes from the oceanfront to the soundfront, and many pet-friendly options for vacationers who want to bring their dog with them on vacation.

Corolla Classic Vacations

Corolla Classic Vacations is a property management company specializing in vacation home rentals in Corolla, North Carolina, the northern section of the Outer Banks. The founders, Denise K. Graham and Eddie Kavanaugh, Jr. have been in property management exclusively in Corolla since 1990.

Cove Realty

Managing homes and condos from Corolla to Hatteras Island, Cove Realty has a portfolio of about 150 rentals to choose from. They have a professional staff that’s focused on guest satisfaction.

Dolphin Realty

Located in Hatteras Village, Dolphin Realty has been accommodating vacationers for more than 25 years. They’re a small company, which allows them to give their guests and owners special attention. Their rentals span from Avon to Hatteras, and range in size from one to four bedrooms.

First Flight Rentals

There are over 75 condos that are managed by First Flight Rentals, one of the premier Outer Banks condo vacation rental companies. They represent some of the newest condos on the island, located in some of the most sought after condo communities.

Hatteras Realty

Whether you are lured by world-class fishing, the East Coast’s best beaches, kiteboarding or beach-combing, Hatteras Realty has the vacation rental home or condo for you. They represent over 500 properties on Hatteras Island.

Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates

Since 1968, Joe Lamb Jr. has been a family-owned and operated business on the Outer Banks. Browse their website and you can view about 600 properties that span from Duck to Nags Head.

Midgett Realty

The Midgett family proudly shares the history and heritage of Hatteras Island, and has called its sandy shores home for at least three centuries. In the 1960s the Midgett brothers started a Hatteras Island real estate business, which today is known as Midgett Realty. This company offers over 500 Hatteras vacation homes and condos for rent, and is one of the island’s oldest family-owned businesses and is the only real estate company owned and managed by Hatteras Island natives.

Ocracoke Island Realty

Ocracoke Island Realty’s accommodations include charming, historic cottages to large, fully furnished, elegant scenic homes complete with hot tubs and Jacuzzis. They offer more than 300 homes and cottages – all located on Ocracoke Island.

Outer Beaches Realty

Outer Beaches Realty manages about 600 of the finest vacation rental homes on Hatteras Island. From ultra-luxury to budget-friendly, they offer something for every family and every budget. Outer Beaches Realty is the largest property management company exclusively on Hatteras Island.

Outer Banks Blue

Outer Banks Blue is a family-owned and operated vacation rental management, property management, and real estate services company operated in Kitty Hawk, NC. Founded in June 2005 the basis of the company is competent personalized service by experienced professionals.

Resort Realty

Whether you’re looking for a memorable vacation on the Outer Banks or a getaway to call your own, Resort Realty has the place for you. This company has been operating on the OBX for nearly 30 years. With five convenient offices from Corolla to Hatteras Island, Resort has a team of dedicated professionals uniquely qualified to help you find the perfect Outer Banks vacation home for you and your family.

Seaside Vacations

Founded in 1990, Seaside Vacations is a family-owned and operated, full-service property management and vacation home provider located on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. They offer a wide variety of vacation rentals in Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, and Hatteras Island. From cozy condominiums to large private homes, choose from nearly 400 Outer Banks vacation rentals – each with their own special features.

Shoreline OBX

Shoreline OBX offers a wide variety of houses and vacation condo rentals, including oceanfront rentals, condo rentals, weekend rentals, and pet-friendly options. They’re committed to providing quality accommodations and uncompromising services that you expect and deserve in an Outer Banks rental.

Southern Shores Realty

Offering over 700 vacation rentals from Corolla to Nags Head, Southern Shores Realty has been operating on the Outer Banks since 1947 – one of if not the oldest vacation rental company on the northern beaches. They represent large, oceanfront estates to cozy sound front condos, and just about everything in-between,

Stan White Realty & Construction

For over 35 years, Stan White Realty & Construction has been managing vacation rental homes on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. They now boast a selection of about 400 homes, that span from Corolla to Nags Head. The company began in the home of Stan White in 1972, and they opened our first office in March of 1985 in the adjacent building, built by Stan White. In December of 1987, the company expanded and moved to its present location.

Surf or Sound Realty

Since 1978, Surf or Sound Realty has offered weekly premier Hatteras Island vacation rentals from single-family beach cottages to expansive oceanfront estates with a wide range of luxury amenities. The company serves thousands of happy Outer Banks vacationers every year and manages a collection of about 450 vacation rentals.

Sun Realty

Boasting the largest selection of homes of any vacation rental company on the Outer Banks, Sun Realty has a selection of over 1,000 rental homes/condos to choose from, spanning from Corolla to Hatteras. The first Sun Realty office was opened on May 15, 1980, and six locations later, this company continues to swell in size each and every year.


In 1978, Twiddy & Company Realtors opened its first office on the Outer Banks in the Village of Duck. In 1982, the business was expanded to include a second office in Corolla. As the company grew, the restored Kill Devil Hills Lifesaving Station was moved to Corolla.

A new building was constructed in 1995 and expanded in 2003. Present-day, Twiddy represents about 1,000 homes, some of which are the most luxurious homes on the Outer Banks. Most of the homes they manage are located on the northern beaches of Corolla and Duck.

Village Realty

Rental properties managed by Village Realty (about 600 homes/condos) are located in Manteo, Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, Southern Shores, Duck and Corolla, and range from rentals located on the golf course to large homes with oceanfront estates. The crew at Village Realty is laser-focused on customer service, making guest satisfaction one of the companies' utmost priorities.

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