Destination guide

Days and nights in peaceful Rodanthe

Rodanthe, North Carolina is a tiny village on the Outer Banks with fewer than 300 residents. Escape to your own romantic little paradise of sand and sun. From Rodanthe vacation rentals you can frolic and play in the sand dunes, kayak in the ocean, fly a kite or visit the local family-owned restaurants where you’ll welcomed with open arms. Visit the birthplace of the U.S. Coast Guard or spend the day on a gorgeous beach. Later on, create your own Nights in Rodanthe when you take a romantic stroll among the dunes.

Things to do

Much to see in romantic Rodanthe

History lovers, beach-goers and solitude seekers alike will adore everything about this picturesque village. The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site commemorates the founding of the U.S. Coast Guard. Take a self-guided tour through the exhibits including two original station buildings as well as replica boats and equipment. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a reenactment of a rescue using rescue cannons and artifacts! Fans of the book and movie “Nights in Rodanthe” will love Rodanthe vacation rentals as you can stroll around the village taking in the famous filming locations from the movie adaptation.


Nature, beaches, and tradition in Rodanthe

odanthe vacation rentals are perfect for seeing this lovely coastal town where you can enjoy relaxing on the sands of secluded beaches all day. For a slice of aquatic action, take to the waves and hire equipment for the local water activities including fishing, kayaking (hire tandem, single or even fishing kayaks!), and kiteboarding. Evenings can be spent sampling the local produce in Rodanthe’s restaurants which are mainly family-owned. In Rodanthe, the locals are famous for celebrating "Old Christmas" on January 6, formerly Christmas on the Julian Calendar, a custom which was inherited from the original English settlers.


Enjoy the magic of Rodanthe all summer long

With average summer highs of about 84°F and a cool ocean breeze, what’s not to love about this beautiful village? Rodanthe vacation rentals are the perfect places for taking in this wonderful weather and stunning scenery. 210 sunny days a year will ensure you get to spend as much time as possible basking in the sun. Winters are fairly mild with average January lows of 40°F and with yearly snowfall at 1 inch, you can enjoy those beach views for most of the year.

Natural features

Rodanthe: Preserved and peaceful on Hatteras Island

Rodanthe, North Carolina, is located on Hatteras Island and is served by North Carolina Highway 12, which runs north/south through town. This quiet little village is also of the Chicamacomico area, which is bordered by nature on all sides. To the north lies Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, and to the south, Cape Hatteras National Seashore. You’ll find the Atlantic Ocean to the east and Pamlico Sound to the west. Rodanthe is located in Dare County, home to the middle part of the Outer Banks and Roanoke Island.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Rodanthe

The nearest airport is in Manteo, NC (MEO-Dare County Regional), located 21 mi (33.8 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Rodanthe?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 656 vacation rentals near Rodanthe. From 581 Houses to 48 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Rodanthe for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Rodanthe?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Rodanthe:

  • South Nags Head: 363 vacation rentals
  • Colington Harbour: 49 vacation rentals
  • Bermuda Bay: 83 vacation rentals
  • Wind Over Waves: 169 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Isle Estates: 220 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Rodanthe?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Rodanthe. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Rodanthe Pier: 971 vacation rentals
  • Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge: 1,940 vacation rentals
  • Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site and Museum: 1,032 vacation rentals
  • Outer Banks Visitors Bureau: 2,407 vacation rentals
  • Nags Head Fishing Pier: 2,837 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Rodanthe listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Rodanthe?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 581 Houses in Rodanthe. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Rodanthe include:

  • Cottages: 48 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 25 rentals available
  • Cabins: 48 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Rodanthe?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 344 vacation rentals with pool available in Rodanthe. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.