If you’ve ever seen an episode of Netflix’s Outer Banks, you know these barrier islands in North Carolina are the perfect summer destination. What you might not know is that the Outer Banks is also an ideal fall escape for those eager to extend summer while avoiding the crowds that plague beach destinations in June, July, and August. These are the most luxurious Outer Banks Airbnbs to keep on your radar for a fall getaway.
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Beachside home for seven with epic views
The Outer Banks in fall might be less hectic than in summer, but if you really want peace and tranquility, head to the small coastal town of Rodanthe. Quieter and more remote than the Outer Banks’ northerly destinations, Rodanthe is known for its easy access to the beach and the sound, giving you unimpeded views of both sunrises and sunsets. The recently-renovated Aloha Too is just three houses away from the ocean, has beach views from the deck, and sleeps seven people.
Seven guests, three bedrooms
Price: $800 per night
Oceanfront house with seven decks
Renting an Outer Banks Airbnb with a deck is fine. Renting an Airbnb with seven decks is the kind of excess typical of a luxurious stay in the Outer Banks. With seven decks and six bedrooms, this beach house accommodates 13 guests. There’s an outdoor kitchen and barbecue so you can cook dinner with a view of the ocean, and a hot tub on the second-floor deck for those brisk fall days. The house is surrounded on three sides by wetlands and the fourth side by the ocean, so there are stunning views pretty much wherever you look.
Fifteen guests, six bedrooms
Price: $1,201 per night
Pet-friendly Mahalo House near oceanfront
This four-bedroom house in Rodanthe is just steps away from an uncrowded beach popular for its surfing and fishing. It accommodates nine guests and is pet-friendly. A classic beach cottage, it has a two-tier deck as well as a dining room with a wall of windows, so you can enjoy the view whether you’re inside or outside. The house was also recently renovated, now featuring brand new floors, bathrooms and kitchen.
Nine guests, four bedrooms
Price: $750 per night
Oceanfront home with hot tub, ping pong, foosball
Located right on Atlantic Beach on Hatteras Island, this four-bedroom Outer Banks Airbnb can accommodate eight people, making it perfect for families. It has a view of the ocean and Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and if you’re lucky, you might even see dolphins swimming offshore. The house comes equipped with a pool table, foosball table, ping-pong table, outdoor shower, and a master bedroom with jetted bathtub. There’s also a deck attached to the master bedroom with unobstructed views of the island.
Eight guests, four bedrooms
Price: $564 per night
Hidden Haven house with pool table, foosball, quick stroll to beach
From the outside, this two-decked Airbnb looks like everything you could possibly want in a beach house. On the inside, it gets even better. The open-concept dining area and living room is perfect for family gatherings, and has large glass doors and windows that offer panoramic views of the ocean. Indeed, since the house accommodates 10 guests, you’ll need all the space you can get. The house is also ideally located steps from the beach in Avon, as well as the popular Bros. Sandwich Shack and Mad Crabber.
Ten guests, four bedrooms
Price: $400 per night
Treehouse that lets you sleep among the treefrogs
Treefrog Tower isn’t just a cute name for a vacation house. It’s a pretty accurate descriptor of this Airbnb in Nags Head. Located in the heart of a private nine-acre pine forest on the border of Jockey’s Ridge State Park, this house has access to 450 acres of hiking trails, and beaches on the sound. This apartment-treehouse fusion sits in the treetops, combining a modern interior with its rustic wooded surroundings. As an added bonus, the nearby Nags Head beach is the only beach in the area that allows bonfires.
Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $254 per night
Crawford Cottage nine-bedroom with pool, beach access
This one’s for those of you with no intention heading out to the bar to do your socializing. Crawford Cottage in Nags Head is located on an acre of oceanfront property, and can accommodate 16 people across nine bedrooms. It has over 10,000 square feet of living space and over 2,700 square feet of sundecks, covered decks, and porches. There’s also a private indoor heated pool, outdoor pool and hot tub, pool table, foosball table, and even a private dune. It also has an elevator, making it accessible to disabled guests.
Sixteen guests, nine bedrooms
Price: $1,100 per night