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Vacation Rentals

Sometimes Two is Better Than One

If your family is too large to stay under one roof, or you are traveling with multiple families that prefer separate accommodations, consider renting two homes side by side or on the same street.


You can find neighboring homes using the map feature on our search results page dedicated to homes that have another in our program right next door.  Simply click the map button to see OBX rentals in their location and then drill down by criteria such as the number of bedrooms, or homes with pools, etc. Keep an open mind, you may want to consider one house with a pool, and another without but oceanfront for example. So don't narrow your search by too much.

The page you are currently viewing will show you which homes are neighbors with a bit more detail, letting you see both homes or more if it's a group.  So you can stay right here and learn more about which homes have these options, the areas they are in, and more details about how they may be a good solution for your Outer Banks vacation. Again, use the map feature when viewing a specific home to see its details, with the map link located under the unit name giving you the specific location and proximity to any other neighboring properties. Look for the grey dots and click one to view!  If you don't necessarily need homes directly next door to one another, but the same neighborhood will do just fine, then you can click a homes community link to the right of the town name to view all homes in that neighborhood that we have in our rental program.  

You can also call us at 800.635.1559, and we will be happy to assist you with your search!  

Kilmarlic Cottage Court in Powell's Point (Mainland)

Kilmarlic Resort Cottages offer 18 luxury accommodations with world-class amenities perfect for both families and golfers. 

When traveling from the North, you can't miss the H2OBX Water Park on your right, a sign that you are almost on the Outer Banks!  Just after the park, you will find the prestigious Kilmarlic Golf Club community, a great location for golf lovers, water park aficionados, and beach lovers too, with a short drive to the beaches of the Outer Banks to your South!  

If you have fallen in love with Corolla too, you're in luck! 

Outer Banks vacationers have made Corolla a popular choice due to the spacious beaches and close proximity to adventures like Wild Horse Tours, the Currituck Lighthouse, and beautiful sunsets over the sound at the historic Whalehead Club. 

Corolla Cul-de-sac's for the Win!

Here are 3 homes on Conch Crescent followed by 5 more on Ocean Way

Getting Your Ducks in a Row

Located on the northern Outer Banks in Dare County, tucked between Corolla and Southern Shores, the town of Duck offers family-friendly, private beaches and a bike/walking path throughout the town connecting neighborhoods to quaint shops and local restaurants (many of which are located along the mile-long waterfront sound side boardwalk). 

In Duck, you are always close to the water on this narrow spit of barrier island, which means enjoying sunrises over the Atlantic and sunsets over the sound, which you can easily enjoy each day of your vacation.  

Cottages in Kitty Hawk

When all you need is the ocean and beach-filled days, consider these Kitty Hawk cottages all located on NC12 ("The Beach Road").  Out of the Blue and Sea Sun Greetings sit at Mile Post 2.5. Kitty Hawk Junction, Jennings, and Bali Hai are a half mile further south at Mile Post 3.   Each has ocean views but with more budget-friendly semi-oceanfront prices!

Head to The Beach Box at Mile Post 4.5, right next to Coleman's Mermaid Hideaway. Both spots are just a stone's throw from the beach. Coleman's place is the VIP of the group, with its own private pool and hot tub – a beach bum's dream!

Now, the other cottages in this group might not have all the fancy extras, no pools or hot tubs, but they've got everything you need to soak up the Outer Banks vibe with your crew. Grab your favorite people, hit the beach, and make some awesome memories!

Getting Neighborly in Kill Devil Hills 

Just south of Kitty Hawk, you will find the town of Kill Devil Hills, with popular attractions such as the Avalon Piera favorite spot for locals and visitors alike, offering fishing, live music, an arcade, food, and beverages along with great views all year long. 

Avalon Pier

As you venture south, you will find several options for two homes side-by-side in Kill Devil Hills, units residing in the same condo community, and groupings that can offer great options for keeping friends and family close together but split up as needed when considering must-have amenities such as elevators, or pools, proximity to the beach, and even budgets.  

Close to Avalon Pier, you will find neighboring homes, including two semi-oceanfront homes, and further south, two condos, and across the street, two detached homes with private pools.

Close to the Wright Brothers Memorial 

Heading south, you will pass by the famous memorial dedicated to the two brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, marking the location they chose, Kill Devil Hill, as the spot with the perfect conditions to set up camp and test their invention of the very first motor-operated airplane.
Wright Brothers Memorial

Here in the heart of Kill Devil Hills, we have several choices for neighboring homes where you and your family can tour this historical site, the Wright Brothers Memorial, while being close to great shopping, restaurants, and the beach! 

Tucked between the beach and the memorial, at Mile Post 7.5, several homes have private pools, with a few featuring enclosed lanais!

Colington Harbour in Kill Devil Hills

When heading South on Highway 158, if you turn right to the West at the Wright Brothers Memorial, get ready to discover a hidden gem called Colington Island. Just 4.5 miles wind you past fresh seafood markets, excellent dining, and views of the Albemarle sound, where crabbing boats head in and out among kayaks, pleasure crafts, and the like. Once you make your way to the far end of the island, you will find the gated community of Colington Harbour, a sound-front boating community offering deep water access, a large community pool overlooking the marina and sound adjacent to a park, and a local swimming hole, with nightly sunsets you won't want to miss. 

Colington Harbour

Oceanfront in Nags Head at Mile Posts 10, 11 & 12

Next, we have three groups of homes, all located directly on the beach in Nags Head.  The two closest attractions are Jockey's Ridge and the Nags Head Fishing Pier.  Each home with its own private beach access.

Also Close to Jockey's Ridge

Here are some 3 and 5-bedroom options. Happy Dog Days is located at Mile Post 11 across the beach road (NC 12); just a stone's throw away from the three side-by-side beachfront properties mentioned above. A great solution for families with pets as it allows for multiple dogs and has a 19x23 Paw Shaped Pool!  

Just need the beach?  If you don't need a private pool, or accommodations for the dogs, then a bit further down the road at Mile Post 12 you will find these two neighboring homes, both sharing steps over the dunes to the beach.

Village at Nags Head (an Ocean to Sound Community)

Oceanfront in Nags Head at Mile Post 16

These two homes are close to the Outer Banks Shopping Outlets and Jeanette's Pier. A short drive takes you to the serene seaside town of Manteo, just over the causeway bridge. A picturesque drive south takes you along the dunes via NC 12 towards Pea Island Nature preserve and Hatteras, first passing by Bodie Island lighthouse and the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center. 

Oceanfront in Nags Head at Mile Post 16.5

An Oceanfront Duplex in South Nags Head at Mile Post 17

Oceanside in South Nags Head at Mile Post 17.5

We hope this page was a helpful resource in planning your Outer Banks vacation!  Please be sure to check out our 5-Tips for Vacationing with a Large Group post and Top Entertainment Options for Large Groups for more helpful information and tips on planning your trip!   

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