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Roanoke Island Vacation Rentals (Including Manteo Vacation Rentals)

For many people considering a trip to the Outer Banks, a Roanoke Island vacation rental home isn’t the first thing they think about. But that’s changing. More and more visitors are discovering the charms of Manteo and its draw as a walkable vacation community that offers incredible amenities—tons of arts events, great shopping, heralded restaurants, fun attractions. An extended stay in one of the bed and breakfast inns here is the most common Manteo vacation rental. But other rental options include one larger hotel and several small, charming motels. Wanchese, too, has two delightful bed and breakfasts that show visitors a more traditional Outer Banks vacation experience.

Pirate’s Cove, though located a mile or so from the main waterfront area, offers wonderful Manteo vacation rental home possibilities with its lovely condos, gracious homes and a community that’s rich in amenities. And from here, you’re only another few miles to the beach.

A Roanoke Island vacation rental stay will give you a view of this beautiful little island that day-trippers don’t get. When everyone else has gone home for the day, you’ll feel the quiet soul of this island as you stroll the moonlit boardwalk and quiet streets or enjoy an unhurried meal in one of the local restaurants. And when you wake up here, you’ll see a sunny side of the island that has caused many a visitor to decide to make this place home.

For complete information on Manteo hotels, motels, B&Bs and campgrounds, see our section called Accommodations.


Pirate’s Cove Realty

  • 1 Sailfish Drive
  • Manteo

Pirate’s Cove offers a variety of accommodations options in the Pirate’s Cove resort community, from large and small single-family homes to condominiums and villas. Properties are available on the sound and canals, facing the marina or in the interior of the community. Pirate’s Cove offers a community pool and hot tub, a fitness center, tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, a pavilion with grill, kids’ activities, an on-site restaurant and bar, a tiki bar, a ship’s store and a world-class marina offering daily inshore and offshore fishing trips. Pirate’s Cove Vacation Rentals also offers condominiums in Shallowbag Bay Club (with a community pool, marina and on-site restaurant) and several very nice marina-front condominiums in the Marshes Light community in downtown Manteo.

Island Cottages

  • 708 Wingina Avenue
  • Manteo
  • (252) 473-2434

The Island Cottages are three themed cottages located within walking distance of the Manteo waterfront. The first of these is The Little Lifeboat House, a replica of an 1874-style life-saving station. This precious, tin-roofed honeymoon cottage accommodates two to four people. The Wright Get A Way is a cottage that celebrates the history of flight with its classic flight décor, and it sleeps two people. The Endless Summer is a bungalow that feels like a surfer’s paradise. The Endless Summer cottage sleeps up to six. Each cottage comes with great amenities like wireless Internet, a fireplace, a home theater, a two-person whirlpool and an outdoor patio.

Stan White Realty

  • 2506 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 10.5 Nags Head
  • (252) 441-1515

Stan White Realty offers the largest selection of rentals located in The Peninsula, a newly constructed private boating community located on the south end of Manteo, less than 5 miles from the Nags Head beaches. These homes offer affordable but luxurious Outer Banks living, from the picturesque architecture and landscaping to top-of-the line furnishings and amenities. Enjoy the panoramic sound views and spectacular sunsets. Bring your boat and use the community ramp and dock. Other Roanoke Island properties include homes and condos in Pirate’s Cove, which feature private boat slips along with access to numerous resort amenities. For a more secluded Roanoke Island vacation, reserve the Skyco House, a custom-designed waterfront estate.

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