The town of Kure Beach, North Carolina, sits on an island between Carolina Beach and Fort Fisher. In addition to eight public beaches, the town features the oldest fishing pier on the East Coast. The best part about Kure Beach (pronounced “cure-ee”) is that everything is within walking distance, so you can leave your car at your vacation rental and walk to where the fun is. Discover 12 breathtaking beach rentals in Kure Beach, all within easy reach of restaurants, night life, the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, and — of course — the cool water and fun in the sun.

1. A charming oceanfront cottage with sweeping views of the Atlantic

Where: Kure Beach, NC
Sleeps: 8

oceanfront deck with swing
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This gorgeous beachfront property contains updated appliances in the kitchen and laundry room, in addition to having Wi-Fi and four flat-screen TVs with cable. Adirondack chairs, a porch swing for beach views, and a grill for evening cookouts complete your beach vacation rental. A walkway from the deck lands right on the beach, so you can take your family out, and play in the water all day without having to go far. This single-family house has three bedrooms and two baths, sleeps between six and eight people, and does not allow pets. The updated seaside decor, including fresh paint and granite countertops, make this your home away from home for a minimum of three nights.

 

2. An upscale coastal condo perfect for watching dolphins

Where: Kure Beach, NC
Sleeps: 8

Luxury seaside vista
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This completely renovated luxury Seaside Vista condominium has second-floor views of the beach with a balcony that lets you see dolphins frolicking in the ocean mere feet from your back door. The living room and master bedroom provide dynamic views of the ocean as well. This condo sleeps up to eight people, and amenities include a fully furnished kitchen and access to the fitness and recreation center directly across the street. No pets are allowed here.

 

3. A lavish top-floor condo with a spacious deck overlooking the ocean

Where: Kure Beach, NC
Sleeps: 6

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Stainless steel kitchen appliances, a new washer and dryer, flat screen TVs, and several advantageous views of the Atlantic Ocean await you in this upscale top-floor condo vacation rental. Bamboo wood floors, a four-seat kitchen bar, and a refrigerated wine cabinet round out your luxury experience. Sleep up to six people, all of whom have access to an outdoor pool and can walk directly to the ocean thanks to a dedicated boardwalk. Enjoy all the comforts of home with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. No pets, please.

 

4. A cozy, dog-friendly beach house near the pier and downtown area

Where: Kure Beach, NC
Sleeps: 4

Kure Beach, NC cottage
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A new deck opens onto the beach in this dog-friendly beach cottage that sleeps up to four, but it’s perfect for a romantic getaway. Stretch out and relax on the sleeper sofa in the living room before heading to sleep on the king-sized bed. The sun room offers a place to sit and chill while still enjoying warm summer breezes and ocean views, as a grill gives you a chance to show off your culinary skills every night at dinner. Bring along your crate-trained dog up to 65 pounds so your furry friend can enjoy Kure Beach, too.

 

5. A spacious waterfront luxury home ideal for large group getaways

Where: Kure Beach, NC
Sleeps: 14

Kure Beach, NC beach house
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Enjoy salt water without swimming in the ocean thanks to the dedicated outdoor pool right off of your back patio. A non-chlorinated spa helps you unwind after a long day of shopping, walking and beach fun. Sleep up to 15 people among five bedrooms in this three-story, luxury vacation rental that is mere feet from the ocean. The main-level kitchen, dining room, and living room provide panoramic ocean views, while upstairs bedrooms have balconies that oversee the pool area. Enjoy TVs in every bedroom and take advantage of Wi-Fi for your connected devices. Don’t forget to bring Fido or Fifi, so your four-legged fur babies can get in on the family vacation.

 

6. A rustic cottage with exclusive beach access and a rooftop deck

Where: Kure Beach, NC
Sleeps: 8

beachfront deck at Kure Beach, NC
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Perfect for a family of eight or less, this cozy oceanfront cottage has a rooftop deck, a private boardwalk that goes directly to the beach, and an enclosed porch to get all the sand out of your clothes before entering the house. Four bedrooms accommodate your family with welcoming nautical decor and knotted-pine paneling. Windows in main rooms and bedrooms give way to views of the beach within reach. Please leave your pets at home.

 

7. A romantic seaside escape with breathtaking beach views

Where: Kure Beach, NC
Sleeps: 13

beach house in Kure Beach, NC
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Revel in timeless luxury with this six-bedroom, 5.5-bath triplex facing E Street across the street from the ocean. Enjoy beach-filled views from one of five balconies, park your car in one of the attached garages on the bottom level, and use the outdoor shower to remove all of the beach sand and grit from your day of frolicking. Four bedrooms have their own private baths for convenience, while stainless steel appliances enhance meal times from breakfast to midnight snacks. On-site internet along with washers and dryers make this vacation rental just like home. This triplex sleeps 13 people, but no pets are allowed.

 

8. A lovely first-floor condo nestled a few steps from the ocean

Where: Kure Beach, NC
Sleeps: 6

Kure Beach, NC
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Go straight from your covered back porch to the ocean in just a few steps from this Ocean Dunes vacation rental. Stainless steel kitchen appliances, Corian countertops and cozy living room furniture make this property feel like your home away from home. Wicker in patio furniture and the dining room set combine with relaxing blue and green color schemes and oceanfront views to complete the waterfront vibe. Your indoor entertainment includes flat screen TVs, a DVD player, and books. This first-floor condo has three bedrooms and sleeps up to six people, but please leave Fido or Fifi at home.

 

9. An upgraded top-floor condo with private beach access

Where: Kure Beach, NC
Sleeps: 8

Kure Beach, NC
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Walk to the ocean in five minutes when you stay at this three-bedroom, family-friendly vacation rental that sleeps up to eight people. The owners remodeled this gem in 2018 to update the counter tops, faucet, laminate flooring, and the washer/dryer. A fully functional kitchen and breakfast bar make mealtimes a breeze, while updated Pottery Barn furniture lets your family relax in style. Indoor entertainment options include wireless internet, two flat-screen televisions, a DVD player, stereo, games, and books, while several rooms have beach views. The deck is perfect for outdoor meals or sunbathing, while the beach amenities range from and outside hot/cold showers and umbrellas to a beach cart, beach chairs and bikes. No pets, please.

 

10. A classic beachfront family home with a wrap-around porch

Where: Kure Beach, NC
Sleeps: 10

Kure Beach, NC property
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Bring your family of 10 to this classic vacation rental with a wraparound porch, big bay windows letting in lots of sunshine, a kid’s playroom, and a private back porch with a picnic table, gas grill, and furniture to chow down on lunch and dinner. A large living room welcomes everyone to the house, and a gigantic 70-inch TV provides movies and shows. A private walkway leads to the beach with several rooms enjoying expansive views of the water. Just 4.5 blocks from your location sit restaurants and the famous fishing pier, so you and your family never run out of options for fun. Please do not bring pets.

 

11. An expansive seaside luxury house with a nifty elevator

Where: Kure Beach, NC
Sleeps: 15

Kure Beach, NC
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Sleep up to 15 people among four bedrooms in this luxury private, three-story home that’s 1/2 mile away from the pier, restaurants, and nightlife. Movable furniture in the living room lets your family stretch out, play games, watch TV, or eat in comfort. The large dining room table accommodates 10 people for meals, while the kitchen, dining room, and living room offer majestic ocean views. The elevator works perfectly for unloading your luggage and for elderly relatives, and there are plenty of beach toys and furniture in the garage. No pets, please.

 

12. A vibrant beach retreat featuring a waterfront gazebo, community tennis courts, and outdoor tiki bar

Where: Kure Beach, NC
Sleeps: 10

beach house in Kure Beach, NC
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Live for a week or two in the upscale Sea Watch community thanks to this Family Tides property. Access the neighborhood pool, beach walkway, tennis courts and playground for your outdoor fun. A gas grill, outdoor tiki bar and large, 10-seat picnic table encourages your family to eat and relax under bright sunny skies. A fully stocked kitchen makes mealtimes easier to handle, while complementary Wi-Fi provides electronic entertainment. The front yard welcomes you with large palm trees. Four bedrooms and a living room have enough space for 10 people. Please leave your pets at home.

 

 
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