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Popular amenities for Ocracoke vacation rentals

Stay near Ocracoke's top sights

Ocracoke Lighthouse37 locals recommend
SMacNally's Bar & Grill7 locals recommend
Eduardo's Taco Stand6 locals recommend
Gaffer's53 locals recommend
Jason's Restaurant5 locals recommend
Ocracoke Oyster Company4 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Ocracoke

  • Total rentals

    180 properties

  • Nightly prices starting at

    ﺩ.ﺇ331 before taxes and fees

  • Total number of reviews

    2.8K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    140 properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    60 properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    10 properties have a pool

Your guide to Ocracoke


With pristine beaches, fabulous fishing, and real pirate coves, Ocracoke Island is arguably the most intriguing of North Carolina’s Outer Banks islands. Anchoring the barrier islands’ southern tip, the island is a waterfront getaway full of nature and culture, as well as its own distinct dialect, called High Tider. Ocracoke was known as a pirates’ hideaway long before it was settled in the mid-18th century, primarily because its terrain was more amenable to hiding bandits than fostering new construction. Blackbeard the Pirate was one of the island’s regulars, right up until his death there in 1718. Today, Ocracoke is a treasure for visitors thanks to its 16-mile white sandy beach, charming village with a storybook history, and more galleries and antique shops per capita than anywhere else in the region.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Ocracoke

Ocracoke experiences a subtropical climate, which translates to hot, humid summers and dry, mild winters. The most popular time to stay in one of the island’s vacation rentals is in summer, when the town is fully operational and visitor-friendly. Temperatures typically climb into the upper 80s Fahrenheit, often accompanied by humid air. The region’s strong winds tend to keep climes comfortable enough to enjoy all of the outdoor recreation Ocracoke has to offer. The island more or less shuts down in the winter, with only a few businesses open year-round. Winter temperatures hover in the 40s and 50s, seldom dropping any lower. Beware of hurricane season, which runs from late summer to late fall in Ocracoke. Pay close attention to local weather reports if you’re planning a visit during this time.

Top things to do in Ocracoke

Ocracoke Lighthouse

The Ocracoke Lighthouse, completed in 1823, stands proud over the Pamlico Sound. It’s the oldest operating lighthouse in the state of North Carolina, and the second-oldest in the country. Though it’s not open for climbing, it’s a popular spot for sunset snapshots.

Silver Lake

Called the Creek by locals, Silver Lake is a can’t-miss landmark in Ocracoke: all three ferries pass through it en route to dock. Beyond its transportation duties, Silver Lake is a popular spot for kayaking and fishing, and during the summer months Silver Lake Harbor hosts a maker’s market every Wednesday.

Portsmouth Island

The southernmost barrier island on the Outer Banks is so remote that it’s often overlooked. From Ocracoke, the journey to Portsmouth is less than 45 minutes by passenger ferry, and it’s a sight to see. There are no vacation homes, services, or businesses on this rustic island, and the village has been a literal ghost town for decades. What it lacks in civilization, it makes up for in quiet, remote bliss, especially if you like fishing and camping.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Ocracoke?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Ocracoke. From over 120 house rentals to over 20 condo rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Ocracoke?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 10 vacation rentals in Ocracoke featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Ocracoke?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Ocracoke. Choose from more than 60 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • How much does it cost to stay in house rentals in Ocracoke?

    Experience the best of Ocracoke with our house rentals, starting at about $130 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Are there Ocracoke condo rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 10 condo rentals with pools in Ocracoke, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

  • Do house rentals in Ocracoke have self check-in?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 house rentals with self check-in in Ocracoke. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in Ocracoke have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 house rentals with a bbq area in Ocracoke. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in Ocracoke have free parking?

    Absolutely! We offer over 40 house rentals with free parking in Ocracoke. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there family-friendly house rentals in Ocracoke?

    Ocracoke has more than 100 family-friendly house rentals. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • What are the most popular amenities for House Rentals in Ocracoke?

    Enhance your stay in our House Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 10 homes with self check-in, over 40 homes with free parking, over 10 homes with a bbq area, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

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