Ocracoke Island Vacation Rentals
Sometimes you want – or need – more space and amenities than you get with a hotel room. Ocracoke’s vacation rental home offerings step right up to provide the goods. From high-end condos rich with amenities to small cottages that have hosted the same fishermen for decades, there’s lots to choose from. One great aspect of Ocracoke Island’s vacation rentals is that a good number of them are in historic homes that have been upgraded to provide the features visitors want without losing the island’s architectural grace that makes this place so special—so you get to live history for a week!
Ocracoke’s vacation rentals can be found on the waterfront and along many of the quiet, meandering back streets. Your neighbors might be locals who have lived here long enough to have island tales to tell (if you’re lucky…so go make friends!), and you get to blend into Ocracoke’s culture for the precious time you’re here.
The fact that there are only two Ocracoke vacation rental companies that represent rentable homes and cottages is actually a plus. Compared to the northern beaches, where you have scores of Outer Banks vacation rental companies to try to decide between, here the decision is easy. It sort of gets you in the state of mind before you even get here that Ocracoke Island keeps it simple and invites people to slow down and just allow themselves to be happy!
- 585B Irvin Garrish Highway
- (252) 928-7117, (866) 576-7117
Blue Heron Realty, under the leadership of Broker Jennifer Esham, is Ocracoke’s newest property management company and a good place to visit for vacation rentals. Jennifer grew up on Ocracoke Island in a family that owned and operated the Pony Island Motel for many years. Her father was also involved in island real estate. Blue Heron Realty is the sister agency of Ocracoke’s Lightship Realty, another hometown company that specializes in just property sales. Blue Heron brings a fresh perspective, traditional values of service and hospitality and a desire to provide a choice of vacation rentals. Bicycle and golf cart rentals are available at Blue Heron too. Look for them at Spencer’s Market at the intersection of School House Road.
- 1075 Irvin Garrish Highway
- (252) 928-6261
Ocracoke Island Realty offers more than 300 rental properties, ranging from charming historic cottages to elegant new homes. Vacation rentals are offered at various locations throughout the island. The company also handles real estate sales. Check their website or call for a free rental brochure that details each and every property.