Want to get away from it all and still be close to everything the Outer Banks has to offer? Rodanthe is the place for you! The first community that greets you when you arrive on Hatteras Island, Rodanthe lets you reach almost everything in a 60-minute drive or less. To the north, you’ll find popular destinations like the Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo, and the Wright Brothers Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, To the south, you’ll find towns like Waves, Salvo, and attractions like the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and ferry to Ocracoke Island, it's all within easy reach. Birders will love visiting the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, fishermen can take advantage of the Rodanthe Pier, and water and windsports enthusiasts will enjoy the easy access to both the Atlantic Ocean and the Pamlico Sound. Read More.
How many vacation rentals are available around Rodanthe, NC?
Rodanthe, NC is located in the Tri Villages area (Waves and Salvo are the other two villages) on Hatteras Island in North Carolina on the east coast. There are over 60 KEES vacation rentals around Rodanthe, NC. From a 1-bedroom to a 14-bedroom; condos or houses, oceanside or inland, KEES vacation rental homes in Rodanthe/Hatteras Island are sure to fit your needs. There are properties with private pools and hot tubs and within walking distance (right down the street!) to the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the sound on the west. Listen to the waves from your balcony or watch the ocean sunrises.
We offer internet access and include professional housekeepers to welcome you with a clean and fresh Rodanthe rental. Worried about leaving your pets at home? Make sure you search for the KEES Rodanthe pet-friendly rentals. Dogs are allowed on the beach in Rodanthe year-round (with a leash). Our Rodanthe/Hatteras Island vacation rental homes are within proximity to the quiet beaches in Rodanthe. All of the KEES vacation rentals include our standard amenities.
Can I find a vacation rental with a pool in Rodanthe?
Absolutely! Several of the KEES Rodanthe vacation rentals/Hatteras Island rentals have private pools. Explore our website to find those that have one.
What is Rodanthe known for?
Rodanthe is home to the historic Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station, one of the first life-saving stations on the Outer Banks and founder of the first Coast Guard as well as the “Inn at Rodanthe” where the big screen romantic movie Nights in Rodanthe (based on the book by Nicholas Sparks) was set. Rodanthe also borders the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
Are Rodanthe beaches crowded?
The Rodanthe beach is south of the hustle and bustle of the northern beaches of the Outer Banks and is not nearly as crowded. The nights in Rodanthe are peaceful and quiet. Your family will love it there. There is a Rodanthe Beach Access which includes 97 parking spaces, a bathhouse, outdoor showers, picnic tables, and an oceanfront gazebo.
How to visit the Waterfall Amusement Park in Rodanthe?
The Waterfall Amusement Park, a popular attraction in the 1980s and 1990s, which included go-cart racing, water slides, and games, is no longer open in Rodanthe. If you travel a little further north into Currituck County, you will find the H2OBX Waterpark which is a treat for all members of the family - or stop in and have fun on your way to Rodanthe while you wait for your vacation rental to be ready.
When is the best time of year to go on a vacation at Rodanthe?
The most popular time to book a Rodanthe vacation is the summer. This is when visitors flock to the area. Summer on the Outer Banks of North Carolina has the warmest months of the year and contains the most sunshine. With this comes the days that are mostly filled with other visitors. Spring and fall on the Outer Banks, while cooler, do provide for some great beach days. In addition, during these seasons, the roads, stores, and restaurants are the least crowded. The price of rentals is a little lower and there is more availability. You will find some festivals on the Outer Banks during the spring and fall as well.
During the winter months, the weather (and the water) is cooler and there are fewer people in town. Also, many businesses close during the winter to give their teams time for some rest. However, the winter provides peace and tranquility to support full relaxation on the uncrowded, gorgeous beaches with soft sand and there are still sunshine-filled days for a great getaway. Being further south, this area is prone to being in the path of hurricanes. Just listen to the weather forecasts and make sure you are prepared.
What amenities should I look forward to when renting a vacation home in Rodanthe?
At KEES, our goal is to provide the very best vacation rental homes, flexibility in your stay dates, popular amenities that make your stay more enjoyable, and service that will bring you back. Click here for the list of signature amenities found in all of our vacation rentals. We also are proud of our FlexStay™ program. This allows visitors to begin their beach vacation any day of the week with no night restrictions! KEES guests can choose a traditional full-week or partial-week Rodanthe vacation. KEES has a large selection of rentals in Rodanthe/Hatteras Island that are sure to fit your needs. Other amenities may include a private hot tub and a pool and amazing water views due to being so close to the ocean or the sound.
Why book a Rodanthe vacation home in KEES?
Sandwiched between both the ocean and the Pamlico Sound, the town of Rodanthe is a small village and the perfect place for Rodanthe vacation rentals. As the northernmost village of the Tri Villages, Rodanthe lets you reach almost everything in a 60-minute drive or less. Birders will love visiting the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge seeing all of the different birds, fishermen can take advantage of the Rodanthe Pier, and water and wind sports enthusiasts enjoy the easy access to both the Atlantic Ocean and the Pamlico Sound. Couples will enjoy the romantic location and beautiful haven. Rodanthe is a quick drive up north to the beaches of Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, and Kitty Hawk. If you take a trip further south, you will come to more attractions of Hatteras Island.
Rodanthe is also home to several attractions in the tri villages area, including the historic Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station, and the Rodanthe Fishing Pier.
Within the Tri Village area, visitors love the adorable local shops with homemade goods, art galleries, ice cream shops, and delicious restaurants. KEES vacation rentals are located within walking or bike riding distance to most places.
The uncrowded beaches and soft sand dunes, part of Cape Hatteras National Seashore between both the ocean and the Pamlico Sound, allow for the perfect escape to enjoy relaxing with your family as they are mostly quiet and secluded and allow you to spend the whole afternoon catching some sun, enjoying pure relaxation and watching the waves crash on the shore.
Take a trip - inside or outside of the Villages - and explore one of the places below that are easily accessible from the village of Rodanthe - you are not too far from all central Outer Banks attractions. Ask any of the locals who can tell you all about the fun things to do on Hatteras Island.
Ocean Air Sports: 16 miles
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse: 25 miles
Corolla, NC: 60 miles
Wright Brother's National Memorial: 33 miles
Nags Head, NC: 28 miles
Kill Devil Hills, NC: 34 miles
Roanoke Island, NC: 28 miles
Bodie Island Lighthouse: 19 miles