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North Carolina has a fantastically accessible coastline with beautiful beaches for throwing a frisbee or stretching out on a lounge chair. Whether it be some of the beaches in the Wilmington area or the surprisingly unique Outer Banks, these sandy slices of paradise can attract some major buzz and high price condos. But if just staying inland slightly, travelers save themselves the hassle of crowds, while also being gentle on the wallet. So get ready for southern fried seafood, toasty warm days, and lots of hospitality. North Carolina beach life is a harmonious blend of “south and chill”, as are these almost waterfront Airbnbs.
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This Wilmington home sits in a historic district. So the surroundings are most definitely going to be lovely. The black exterior of the home is pleasantly stark, and the interior can be best summed up as contemporary. Enjoy an open concept kitchen, plenty of sleeping space, and great proximity to attractions. From the moment one lays eyes on this stunner, they fall in love.
While A-frame structures typically lean on the more rustic side, or simply appearing like a cabin, this one is a beach cottage! We love the combination of the two styles. Colors of teal and gray flow through the space, while whitewashed wood and coastal flare further turn the dwelling into a beach getaway.
Welcome to a true southern farmhouse! Located in Wilmington, this is such an incredible location for foodies, beachgoers and shopaholics. Inside has been stunningly renovated, with all of the old woods being brought back to life with a shimmering glow.
While not oceanfront, this place sure is close! With amazingly sleek designs, you’ll feel quite swanky and pampered. You can see the ocean, and can hear the waves! As an added bonus, the boardwalk is right below, in all of its lighted and colorful glory! We think you’ll probably get the urge to run down to hop on the Ferris wheel.
Elegant and southern all at the same time, all in all, this is a high end find that isn’t terribly far from great beaches. However, as a huge bonus, the house is quite close to the river. So when visiting, there is the best of both worlds – get ready to swim and fish!
Barn doors, high ceilings with exposed beams, subway tiling and bright colors come together to create an unbelievable apartment space. It truly feels like something Chip and Joanna Gaines would have renovated. This too is located in Wilmington, which puts guests near the river and the ocean.
Go completely glam in this stunning white apartment! Seriously, everything is so bright it will lift your spirits in a snap. Bohemian accents add a little bit more character, but we love the theme that’s going on here. In just a few minutes, the beach can be reached, but there is also a hot tub on site.
The price of this rental just cannot be beaten. Being within Jacksonville, North Carolina, guests are close to the water, but far enough so the price is extremely reduced! There is a full-sized kitchen, optimal living space and cozy places to sleep. This is the ultimate budget find.
So much color! The abode is precious. Red on the outside and bright on the inside, this is just your lovely traditional beach cottage. Shiplap adorns the walls, and a fantastic outdoor space awaits. Guests will be just one block from the beach.
Tiny homes make for the best vacation rentals! This one is no exception. Gentle blue hues emanate from the exterior, and the inside is a classic home. Everything you need is here, whether needing to cook or just get a really great night’s sleep. That’s what vacation is all about, isn’t it?
Believe it or not, this tiny guest house was built in the 1700s! And more appropriately, it’s set within a well preserved historic district. Ratings are extremely high, with multiple reviews and a solid five-star rating on Airbnb. Take into account the price and this is one fantastic gem.
Country vibes are seriously bursting from this little apartment! The land that it sits on is completely and totally breathtaking, with rolling hills and exterior places to escape. While the beach is a little further than other Airbnbs, the property has a large lake that can be seen from many points.