About the Outer Banks of North Carolina

As your Outer Banks vacation rental company, it is our pleasure to welcome you to the OBX! If you are new to the OBX, let us first introduce you to what these three marvelous letters mean. OBX is our shorthand for the geographical area of the Outer Banks of North Carolina.


Welcome to the OBX!

The Outer Banks are barrier islands off the east coast of North Carolina, and they act as a barrier between the mainland and the Atlantic Ocean. With mostly eastward facing beaches, we offer Outer Banks vacation rentals that create the perfect environment for sun, surf, and sand!

Dotted up and down the NC coastline, less than 60,000 residents call these barrier islands “home”. Our locals are known for their friendly spirit and their southern hospitality. We welcome our guests with open arms!

From Corolla in the north to Ocracoke Island in the sound, the Outer Banks offer amazing beaches, incredible wildlife, beautiful state parks, and world-class shipwreck diving sites. This, and so much more, makes the OBX the perfect vacation destination.


Why the OBX is the Best Vacation Destination

With 130 miles of barrier islands, you will have to narrow your search when it comes to the right OBX rental company. The Outer Banks is filled with quaint towns and cozy fishing villages, each unique and wonderful in their own way.

Here at Great Escapes, we specialize in Outer Banks vacation rentals in Corolla, Duck, and Southern Shores. We invite you to enjoy our slice of paradise. Our diverse history covers everything from England’s first settlement in the New World to famous pirates and aviators. Did you know that the Wright brothers made their first manned flight right down the road in Kill Devil Hills?


Outer Banks Fun

Generations continue to visit the northern Outer Banks, year after year. They find the perfect mixture of rest and relaxation with a side of wonderful things to do and see. A few of our area attractions include lighthouses, the NC Aquarium at Roanoke Island and Jennette's Pier, a new waterpark, fishing piers, superb shopping, and delectable dining. Did you know that our islands also have a few other local inhabitants? We share our island home with herds of wild ponies!

Not only is the OBX a fantastic choice for fresh local seafood, it is also a fisherman’s dream come true. We offer inshore and offshore fishing that is unsurpassed.


One of the best things about the OBX is that you can enjoy our islands all year long! From sensational shelling in the spring to unforgettable fall fishing and from sunny summer days on the sand to warm winter walks on the beach… we are a four-seasons destination.

We take OBX vacation rentals to a whole new level for you and your family!