Over 1,000 OBX Rentals

Twiddy helps families vacation on the Outer Banks

For almost 40 years and since 1978 we have grown to over 1,000 Outer Banks vacation rentals from the 4x4 Beaches to Nags Head.

Twiddy & Company is here to provide all the help and southern hospitality you've come to anticipate when planning your beach vacation in North Carolina. We invite you to let us share our historic understanding of this unique coastal landscape; unlike any place in the world. We will assist you in finding the vacation rental that best suits your group's style and preferences to make your time on the OBX as relaxing and memorable as possible. 

Explore the Outer Banks of North Carolina

We developed our guide to provide everyone with a greater understanding of what vacations here are all about. So whether you are a frequent visitor or an OBX rookie, our guides will help you learn everything you need to know about the island.

We’ve also created guides for the towns of the Outer Banks as each one offers its own unique style and charm. You can learn all about the area's Four-Wheel Drive Beaches which is one of the most unique vacation experiences in the world, see the expansive beaches of Corolla, NC, or enjoy the small town appeal of Duck, NC. Southern Shores is quite peaceful, while Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, and Kitty Hawk offer a more traditional vacation. If you are simply looking for things to do, the best restaurants to dine in, or interesting places to see in while visiting, our expert realty guides and the links below are your ultimate resource!

What are the Outer Banks, NC?

Forged by Mother Nature, molded by a rich history, and refined by the locals who know how to live “the good life,” the Outer Banks is a coastal destination unlike any other.

The Outer Banks, also referred to as the OBX for short, comprises several unique towns and communities, each with their own distinctive coastal charm and exclusive things to offer. Discover the 4x4 beaches of the northern Outer Banks, for example, to find wild Spanish Mustangs roaming freely along the shore, or visit Kill Devil Hills in the heart of the Outer Banks, for an abundance of local shops, restaurants and access to both the sound and the ocean. Dotted by numerous lighthouses, molded by a rich natural history, forged by Mother Nature, and refined by a colorful group of people who call them home, the towns of the Outer Banks have become a collection of coastal destinations unlike any other.

"A blend of beautiful places and exciting things to do and try, the Outer Banks offers a little something for everyone."

Today, the Outer Banks are among the most sought-after beach vacation spots in the United States. A blend of beautiful places and exciting things to do and try, the Outer Banks offers a little something for everyone. Whether its surfing and kiteboarding the unique wind patterns of the area; taking advantage of the juxtaposition of colliding currents just off the coast, which provide world-class fishing opportunities; learning about important historical milestones; enjoying delicious local fare at unique restaurants; meeting welcoming locals; or delighting in a subtropical climate that provides mild winters, hot summers, and comfortable shoulder seasons - the Outer Banks has you covered.

A place where you can set your worries aside and adopt a slower pace of life for a bit, walking sandy beaches, watching dolphin and pelicans play, and enjoying some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets over the water that you will ever see. All of these things and more are possible as the opportunities are endless on the Outer Banks, and that is one of the many things that keeps people coming back year after year.

Where are the Outer Banks?

Map showing the location of the Outer Banks in relation to North Carolina

The Outer Banks refers to a strip of barrier islands and peninsulas that separates the Atlantic Ocean from the mainland of North Carolina, stretching nearly 200 miles from the southeastern tip of Virginia down most of the NC coastline. A popular tourist destination, the Outer Banks are best known for their wide-open beaches, unique landscape, plentiful fishing, abundance of watersports, exciting wildlife and preserved natural habitats. Also well known for its treacherous waters off the coast, the Outer Banks are home to the notorious Graveyard of the Atlantic; the original spot of the Lost Colony, America’s greatest unsolved mystery; and also the birthplace of flight, as the Wright Brothers flew the world’s first successful airplane right in the heart of the Outer Banks.

Separating the Currituck, Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds from the Atlantic Ocean, it is plain to see why this thin strip of land is often referred to as the barrier islands. This unique geography of the Outer Banks creates diverse and wonderful ecosystems that are home to hundreds of species of birds, as well as other wildlife. Because of this, many wildlife sanctuaries and nature preserves have been set up to protect the habitats and animals that make their homes within them, creating a wild and spectacular landscape to explore and a desired destination for many outdoor and hunting enthusiasts.

"This unique geography of the Outer Banks creates diverse and wonderful ecosystems that are home to hundreds of species of birds..."
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Twiddy & Company of the Outer Banks

Why book with Twiddy?
  • Largest selection of Outer Banks rentals
  • Family-owned and operated for over 38 years
  • Exceptional Southern hospitality

Since 1978, Twiddy & Company has provided unparalleled vacations on the coast of North Carolina. We've specialized in vacation rentals and property management service to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for almost 40 years and no one does it better. Family owned and operated, Twiddy reflects the ideals, values, and vision of its Founder, Doug Twiddy.

We know the value of simple pleasures and realize the importance of your time spent with us. We invite you to let us share our unique understanding of this coastal landscape, unlike any other in the world. Let us assist you in finding one that best suits your group's needs and individual style for the perfect beach vacation.

Whatever you're looking for, Twiddy can help you find the best rentals around.

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