KEES offers breathtaking Salvo, NC vacation homes for rent in the Outer Banks, all boasting pools, private decks, modern kitchens, and welcoming sleeping quarters. Our Salvo rentals are perfect for family gatherings or a company retreat; ideal for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Located just south of Rodanthe, Salvo features beautiful oceanfront access, local shopping, restaurants, and more! Whether you're looking for a quiet day reading on the beach or a more adventurous day of water sports, Salvo is the destination for your Outer Banks getaway!
Originally called Clarks or Clarksville, the village of Salvo received its name in the most fascinating way. Local legends state that during the Civil War a sailor aboard a Union ship passing off the coast of Hatteras Island spied the town of Clarks, but could not locate a name the map. The sailor informed his captain, who famously said, "Give it a salvo anyway." The sailor then wrote "Salvo" on the map to mark the North Carolina town. Salvo officially received its name in 1901 when the town built its first post office.
Visitors to Salvo will find fisherman hard at work just as they were generations ago, along with stacked crab pots and fish boxes. The pace of life is slower, with visitors finding the perfect mix of relaxation and excitement, as there are still many Outer Banks activities to explore. Salvo visitors enjoy white sandy beaches, blue waters and sand hills. Ideal activities include: fishing, wind surfing, kite boarding, canoeing and exploring the sound. Read our Salvo, NC activity guide for more. Read More.
How many vacation rentals are available around Salvo, NC?
Salvo is located in the Tri Villages area on Hatteras Island in North Carolina. There are over 60 KEES vacation rentals around Salvo, NC. From a 1-bedroom to a 14-bedroom; condos or houses, waterfront or inland, KEES vacation rental homes in Waves/Hatteras Island are sure to fit your needs. There are homes with private pools and hot tubs and within walking distance (right down the street!) to the ocean. Listen to the waves from your balcony. We offer internet access and include professional housekeepers to welcome you with a clean and fresh Salvo vacation rental. Worried about leaving your pets at home? Make sure you search for the KEES Salvo pet-friendly rentals. Dogs are allowed on the beach in Salvo year-round (with a leash). Our Salvo/Hatteras Island vacation rental homes are within proximity to the peaceful beaches in Salvo. All of the KEES vacation rentals include our standard vacation rental amenities. Search our website for the perfect rentals in Salvo.
What is the best area to stay when traveling to Salvo?
Let KEES help you find your perfect Salvo vacation rentals (or vacation rentals nearby)! Anywhere on Hatteras Island is a great place to enjoy KEES vacation rentals. You can choose your style of choice and type of property.
When is the best time to go on a vacation in Salvo?
The most popular time to book a Salvo, NC vacation is the summer. 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/the largest selection. 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 with the uncrowded, quiet beaches (only the sound of the waves!) 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.
Is Salvo a good vacation spot?
Salvo is a great location for Outer Banks vacation rentals. A Salvo vacation includes hours of uninterrupted beach and family time, wide sandy beaches, and plenty of relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of northern beaches of the Outer Banks - and you have plenty of beach cottages to choose from.
Can you drive on the beach in Salvo?
Yes, visitors may access one of the conveniently located beach off-road vehicle ramps throughout Hatteras Island, but you will need to get a permit to do so. If you need to get a permit, visit Cape Hatteras National Seashore Orv Permit, Cape Hatteras National Seashore - Recreation.gov, or call 1-877-444-6777.
Also, make sure you have a 4-wheel drive vehicle and deflate the tires before getting on the beach. A tire pressure of less than 20 psi is recommended for most vehicles. The softer the sand, the lower the pressure needed. Re-inflate tires to normal pressure as soon as possible after you return to paved roads. If you get stuck and cannot get your vehicle out, your best bet is to call a commercial towing service.
What amenities should I look forward to when renting a vacation home in Salvo?
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 vacation any day of the week with no 7-night minimum restrictions! KEES guests can choose a traditional full-week or partial-week Salvo vacation. KEES has a large selection of rentals in Salvo/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 Pamlico Sound.
Why book a KEES vacation rental home in Salvo?
Salvo is part of the "Tri Villages", a popular destination of Hatteras Island with magnificent natural beauty. On the map, it is located south of the three; after Rodanthe and Waves.
Within the Tri Village area, you will find 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. You should also visit Kinnakeet Clay Works will you find some amazing pottery. Don't forget how close you will be to the Atlantic Ocean! The narrow strip of Route 12 on the east coast is a small taste of heaven.
The uncrowded beaches, part of Cape Hatteras National Seashore between both the ocean and the Pamlico Sound, allow for the perfect escape to relax 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. If fishing is your interest, Salvo is a great place to hook a line.
For watersport enthusiasts, Hatteras Watersports is a family-owned watersport rental company in Salvo. It has a waterfront location on Pamlico Sound, which is ideal for jet skiing, kayaking, or sailing. Their ocean kayaks are a hit, and their stand-up paddleboards are the best to explore the calm waters of Hatteras Island. Hatteras Watersports is a great place to start your watersports adventure. If you have questions, the locals will surely assist.
You will also find the Salvo Day Use Area, the perfect spot in the middle of town for the whole family. Salvo visitors enjoy this public park with sound-front beaches. You will find picnic tables, public restrooms (open seasonally), and a playground for the kids in the group. You will have easy access to the Pamlico Sound and can watch other visitors and watersport enthusiasts enjoy kayaking, kiteboarding, or windsurfing. Feel free to join them!
Salvo is close to several attractions in the tri villages area, including the historic Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station, the Salvo Post Office, the Rodanthe Fishing Pier, and the miniature Salvo Post Office.
Take a trip - inside or outside of the Villages - and explore one of the places below that are easily accessible from Rodanthe - you are not too far from all central Outer Banks attractions.