Last Updated December 14, 2020 12/14/2020

Top 12 North Carolina Airbnbs Near the Coast

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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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The Black House - Wilmington The Black House Airbnb in Wilmington
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The Black House Airbnb in Wilmington

The Black House - Wilmington

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.

Awesome A-Frame, 5 Minutes to Beach - Sneads Ferry Awesome A-Frame-3br 2ba- 5min to beach & bases
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Awesome A-Frame-3br 2ba- 5min to beach & bases

Awesome A-Frame, 5 Minutes to Beach - Sneads Ferry

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.

The Farmhouse at the White Barn Compound - Wilmington The Farmhouse at the White Barn Compound
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The Farmhouse at the White Barn Compound

The Farmhouse at the White Barn Compound - Wilmington

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.

Luxury Condo with Ocean Views - Carolina Beach Carolina Beach Boardwalk Lux Condo w/ Ocean Views
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Carolina Beach Boardwalk Lux Condo w/ Ocean Views

Luxury Condo with Ocean Views - Carolina Beach

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.

The All Joy Cottage - Minnesott Beach The All Joy Cottage
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The All Joy Cottage

The All Joy Cottage - Minnesott Beach

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!

The White Barn Apartment - Wilmington The White Barn Apartment
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The White Barn Apartment

The White Barn Apartment - Wilmington

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.

The Vintage Bohemian with Private Hot Tub - Wilmington The Vintage Bohemian with Private Hot Tub
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The Vintage Bohemian with Private Hot Tub

The Vintage Bohemian with Private Hot Tub - Wilmington

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.

Great Duplex on Quiet Cul-De-Sac - Jacksonville Great Jacksonville duplex on quiet cul-de-sac
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Great Jacksonville duplex on quiet cul-de-sac

Great Duplex on Quiet Cul-De-Sac - Jacksonville

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.

Island Getaway at “The Carolina Daze!” - North Topsail Beach Your next Island Getaway at “The Carolina Daze!”
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Your next Island Getaway at “The Carolina Daze!”

Island Getaway at “The Carolina Daze!” - North Topsail Beach

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 House in Downtown - New Bern Tiny House in Downtown New Bern
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Tiny House in Downtown New Bern

Tiny House in Downtown - New Bern

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?

West Customs Guest House - Edenton West Customs Guest House
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West Customs Guest House

West Customs Guest House - Edenton

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.

Countryside Studio - Williamston Countryside Studio
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Countryside Studio

Countryside Studio - Williamston

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.

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