Comprehensive List of Outer Banks Vacation Rental Companies
As a potential vacationer, 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 consider the company that manages the vacation rental home or condo.
About every rental home and condo on the Outer Banks is privately owned by an individual - or group of individuals - and managed by a local rental company. The managing company handles several things: maintenance, housekeeping, marketing, guest services, pool and spa, laundry, and more. Of course, not every company will provide all of these services, but most will.
Why should you consider assessing the company that manages the home? Because they are responsible for everything! You like renting homes that are clean and well-maintained. If something goes wrong, you want the company managing the house or condo to respond swiftly and resolve the issue, right?
Choosing a home is very important, but finding a reliable, reputable company that manages the homes in their rental program and is very responsive to guest services issues is imperative. Below we’ve put together a comprehensive list of all (There are many!) of the vacation rental companies on the Outer Banks.
Before you scroll down any further, here are some things you should keep in mind regard the content below.
The number of homes listed under each company is an estimate and may not be exact. In addition, this number often fluctuates as homeowners drift from one rental company to the next.
We have divided the Outer Banks into northern, central, and southern sections. North beaches are everything north of Kitty Hawk. Central beaches include Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, and Nags Head. Southern beaches are south of Bodie Island Lighthouse, including towns like Rodanthe, Buxton, Frisco, etc.
Companies below are listed in alphabetical order – sorry, Village Realty!
Boasting about 100 vacation rental homes/condos, Atlantic Realty has a lot of budget-friendly options and rentals ranging from two to eight bedrooms in size. Their website states that Atlantic Realty is "selectively moderate in size to maintain personal relationships with our homeowners and to guarantee immediate attention to each one of our vacation rental guests."
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 nearly 500 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 its own special features.
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.
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.
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.