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The Side Piece Cottage - Your Home Will Be Jealous
Entire residential home · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath

The Side Piece Cottage - Your Home Will Be JealousA cozy place to curl up after a day at the beach, downtown, or visiting loved-ones. 2 bedroom cottage with a fully stocked kitchen, fenced-in backyard, and lots of vintage charm. Located 10 minutes from downtown and 20-25 minutes from Wrightsville or Carolina Beach. Walk to Greenfield Lake Amphitheater or take a short drive to Castle Street and antiquing, coffee, and art. Perfect spot for romantic getaways or friends getting together. You'll feel so at home you won't want to leave.

Quaint apartment, above welcoming Brasserie
Entire guesthouse · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Quaint apartment, above welcoming BrasserieComfortable deck invites you into an open, light-filled space, perfect for every occasion. Explore the charming town of Beaufort and its waterways with our available bikes and kayaks. Downtown shops and restaurants are only a 10 minute bike ride away. Always feel free to join us downstairs at the Brasserie. First cup of coffee on us!

Cozy Cabin in Southern Pines
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Entire cabin · 3 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath

Cozy Cabin in Southern PinesA wonderfully cozy cabin with its own driveway and gated area. Enjoy a yard of your own on a quiet street. Close to downtown Southern Pines and Aberdeen. Big front porch and rear porch with complete privacy. There are miles of beautiful nature trails nearby including Weymouth Woods and the All American Trail.

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Popular amenities for North Carolina vacation rentals

  • Kitchen
  • Wifi
  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

Log cabin rentals in North Carolina

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  2. Almond
Blue Haven Cabin
R1,741 ZAR per night
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  2. Whittier
Creekside Hideaway Cabin in Nantahala Forest
R1,574 ZAR per night
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  2. Hillsborough
Artist's Studio
R1,460 ZAR per night
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  2. 1, South Marshall
The Cabin at Little Pine Mountain
R1,898 ZAR per night
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  2. Township of Taylorsville
Cozy Lake Hickory Cabin
R1,837 ZAR per night
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  2. Marshall
Meadow Branch Cottage at East Fork Farm
R2,190 ZAR per night
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  2. Sylva
New! Luxury Farmhouse Cabin in the Smoky Mountains
R2,930 ZAR per night
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  2. Weaverville
Reems Creek Mountain Cabin
R2,206 ZAR per night
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  2. Boone
Acorn Acre Tiny Cabin - A Couples Cabin Retreat
R1,493 ZAR per night
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  2. Cedar Mountain
PRETTY Nice PLACE - Rustic cabin at Dupont Forest
R949 ZAR per night
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  2. Bryson City
Cozy Getaway w/ Wi-Fi, Hot Tub, Firepit, Fireplace
R1,989 ZAR per night
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  2. Asheboro
Tranquil cabin on Robbins Nest Pond - New Listing
R1,451 ZAR per night

Beach rentals in North Carolina

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  2. Holden Beach
Sandpiper ~ Beachfront Cottage (pet-friendly)
R2,148 ZAR per night
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  2. Kure Beach
Oceanfront Third Floor Condo with Pool
R3,284 ZAR per night
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  2. Surf City
Beautiful! Beach Front Property!
R3,184 ZAR per night
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  2. Oak Island
NEW! Steps to the Beach, Luxury Home - 3BR - 10ppl
R5,839 ZAR per night
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  2. Bryson City
MOONSHINE CREEK Waterfront Mountain Retreat
R1,737 ZAR per night
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  2. Carolina Beach
Blue Latitude *OCEAN FRONT* Parking Pool Central
R3,284 ZAR per night
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  2. Harkers Island
Experience the magic of NC’s Crystal Coast
R2,969 ZAR per night
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  2. North Topsail Beach
2nd row, beach access, pet friendly w/fenced yard
R3,284 ZAR per night
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  2. Salter Path
Oceanfront 1BR condo, million dollar views!
R2,554 ZAR per night
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  2. Carolina Beach
Best Location On The Island! Oceanfront Luxury!
R3,493 ZAR per night
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  2. Emerald Isle
Studio Condo Walking Distance to Beach!!
R1,752 ZAR per night
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  2. Carolina Beach
OCEANFRONT! Chairs, Umbrella, Location!
R4,598 ZAR per night

Affordable vacation cabins in North Carolina Mountains

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  2. Bryson City
Time Flies on the River
R2,481 ZAR per night
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  2. Chapel Hill
The Scout House
R1,564 ZAR per night
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  2. Boone
Trout Lily Creekside Cabin - Adventure Wilderness
R2,190 ZAR per night
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  2. Bryson City
✔️Hot tub | Firepit | Fireplace | Deck | Internet |
R2,573 ZAR per night
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  2. Grassy Creek
Grove Cabin 20 acres of privacy (no extra fees)
R1,299 ZAR per night
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  2. Newland
River Front Mountain Getaway
R1,625 ZAR per night
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  2. Bryson City
Watershed Pointe D
R3,399 ZAR per night
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  2. Moravian Falls
Poppy’s Place
R940 ZAR per night
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  2. Hayesville
Two Lakes Cabin
R1,299 ZAR per night
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  2. Pittsboro
Cozy Cabin nestled in woods, 12 minutes from UNC
R732 ZAR per night
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  2. Purlear
Misty Mtn. Retreat- Pet friendly / Hot Tub / WiFi
R2,279 ZAR per night
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  2. Hendersonville
Cabin next to DuPont Forest between Brevard/Hendo
R2,930 ZAR per night

Top-rated things to do in North Carolina

Unique activities hosted by local experts vetted for quality

  • Intro to Writing and Publishing Books
    I’ll teach you how to write, edit, and publish your book. We’ll start by going over the writing process and organizing your book in a simplified way to help make the writing process smoother. Then, I’ll share tips on editing and layouts, followed by a discussion on getting published. If you’re a freelance writer, I can also share resources on how to get started if you’re interested in making writing your career.
    From Price:R219 / person
  • Tip-Based Asheville Walking Tour
    Pay what you want in the end! We will start downtown in Pack Square to learn about the history, architecture, and some of the local legends surrounding Asheville! During our tour, we will be sure to cover all major landmarks like the Basilica of St Lawrence, and the Grove Park Arcade, but we will also go off the beaten path to explore the Block, the YMI, Woolworth Walk's old-timey soda fountain, and Wall St's catwalk! During the trip, I will be providing insider tips on the best places to eat, drink and play for the best prices, including the places where locals hang out for free! We will discuss hidden gems that many people walk by daily without ever noticing an eagle overhead, the faces engraved on the wall, or the secret pathway that cuts your trip in half if it's raining :) We will dive deeper into Asheville's "buy local" culture and what that means for companies who get listed as "sell-outs." Also, we will discuss stories of sabotage, controversy, and little-known success stories of previous residents! We will also check out a cool museum called Leaf Global and taste local spirits from a distillery except on Sundays At the end, my guest will get beer tickets to taste some local brews from one of Asheville's finest, local breweries called Twin Leaf. Other things to note If you are unable to make your reservation, please let me know so I can plan accordingly!
    From Price:R15 / person
  • Bees in the T.R.A.P. (Beekeeping)
    After your initial arrival and parking you will then be greeted by me (Kamal Bell). After our introduction you will be given a brief history on the founding of Sankofa Farms. Once completed you will be fitted for a beekeeping suit and introduced to all of the equipment you will need to start you own hive! Once the review is complete we will travel to our apiary on site and you will be given a hands on experience in our hives. This session will comprise of how to inspect a beehive, how to properly use beekeeping equipment , and how to spot your queen Bee! Other things to note Once you arrive to our location you will travel down a gravel road. At the end of the road make a left turn toward a our red barn and I will greet you once you arrive!
    From Price:R730 / person
  • Surf lessons on the beach
    I will meet the guest(s) at the beach, make introductions, have a conversation about the guest's experience and goals, and then begin the lesson. I will first ensure that my guest knows about ocean safety, including what a rip current is and what to do if they encounter one, and I will discuss surfing etiquette. Surf boards are provided, unless the guest wants to use their own. I'll talk about the surfboard they are using, what the different parts of the surfboard are and what they're for, and answer any questions they might have. I will then demonstrate how to surf using various techniques. I'll have the guest practice popping up on the board while the board is on the sand, giving pointers on technique, stance and foot placement. Once they feel comfortable popping up on the sand, we'll go into the water. Learning to "pop up" often takes about 5 minutes to master. The rest of the hour and a half will be in the water where I'll coach the guest on paddling, board stance, and catching a wave. When the guest is comfortable, I will push them into a wave. Those new to surfing have often caught their first wave with this instruction! Let me teach you how to surf!
    From Price:R1,095 / person
  • Forging at Quiver Full Farm
    Your blacksmithing adventure will include three hours of hands on instruction as you create your very own masterpiece. Your experience will start with a brief orientation to The Forge at Quiver Full Farm. During this orientation time we will make sure each participant is dressed and prepared with all necessary equipment to have a SAFE forging experience. We will be working with equipment that reach temperatures greater than 1800 degrees Fahrenheit. This experience requires participants to be attentive and be able to physically exert themselves. We will have all participants sign a safety liability waiver before starting. If you are under 18 years of age you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to participate. Jeremy will introduce you to all of the equipment that you will be using while creating your forged piece. He will give detailed and guided instruction on how to use these tools. From there you will choose one of four projects to create. Jeremy will be there to guide you, assist you, and maintain a safe working environment while you create your masterpiece. Other things to note This experience is for adults and children over the age of 14. If you have sensitivities to smoke and heat this may not be the experience for you.
    From Price:R1,971 / person

Your guide to North Carolina

Welcome to North Carolina

North Carolina has a little bit of everything: city life, mountain getaways, coastal fun, the most visited national park in the country, the Great Smoky Mountains. Whether you’re into urban culture or Mother Nature, the state has got you covered. Towns run the gamut from tech hubs like Raleigh to smaller bohemian communities like Asheville. On the Eastern Seaboard, there’s the port city of Wilmington, home to one of North Carolina’s more popular seaside getaways, as well as the rugged Outer Banks, which span more than 100 miles of pristine coastline. And, of course, there’s the largest metropolis, Charlotte, a center for the state’s pro sports franchises as well as the famed Charlotte Motor Speedway. One of the country’s top craft beer destinations, North Carolina also boasts more than 340 breweries and gastropubs.


How do I get around North Carolina?

North Carolina has 10 passenger airports. Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is the state’s largest, and Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) services Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. If you’re visiting Nantahala, the Pisgah National Forest, the Smokies, or the Blue Ridge Mountains, you can fly directly into Asheville Regional Airport (AVL), which has nonstop service to dozens of U.S. cities. Similarly, if you’re headed to the coast, Wilmington International Airport (ILM) is just 19 miles from Carolina Beach, while Norfolk International Airport (ORF) in Virginia is the closest airport to the remote Outer Banks. North Carolina’s major cities have plenty of rideshares and taxis to help you get around, and Amtrak services the major hubs, but if you’re planning to travel farther afield or between destinations, you’ll want to consider renting a car.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in North Carolina?

Spring and fall are generally the best time to visit North Carolina for guaranteed good weather. Overall, the summers can be hot and humid, while the winters can bring below-freezing temperatures and snow into the more mountainous regions of western North Carolina. The coastal areas are particularly busy during the summers, so plan your trip for shoulder season in late spring or early fall if you want to avoid crowds. The annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in July is a great opportunity to come learn about North Carolina’s Scottish heritage.


What are the top things to do in North Carolina?

The Blue Ridge Parkway

The 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway starts in Great Smoky Mountains National Park near the Tennessee-North Carolina border and winds its way northeast into Virginia, offering scenery galore paired with glimpses of Appalachian culture and Cherokee life. Popular stops include Grandfather Mountain and the Mile High Swinging Bridge with its 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains.

Carova Beach

If watching wild horses roam a sandy beach sounds like something out of a fairy tale, then you’ll want to add Carova Beach to your itinerary. The northernmost community in the Outer Banks is accessible only by unpaved beach, and the 100 Corolla wild horses that populate the area are descendants of the Spanish mustangs that arrived by colonial ships in the 1500s. Other herds are scattered throughout the barrier islands. Be sure to keep your distance and never feed the animals.

The Biltmore

The largest home in America looms just outside Asheville. Built in 1895, the 175,000-square-foot mansion once served as the home of George and Edith Vanderbilt. Take in the fascinating history of their railroad dynasty while on a self-guided tour of the 8,000-acre estate, which includes a winery.