Boasting clear blue waters, a wide, sandy beach, and ample opportunities for water sports like surfing, paddleboarding, and sailing, it’s not hard to see why Wrightsville Beach is such a popular vacation destination, especially among families.
Whether you’re looking for an ocean view or a soundfront rental, this North Carolina beach has something for everyone. There are also two public piers and plenty of charming shops, restaurants, and bars for when you get tired of the beach.
So, what are you waiting for? Start planning the ultimate family beach vacation using our list of Wrightsville Beach rentals below for inspiration! We have also included some pet-friendly rentals so you can bring your fur baby along for the trip.
Beach Rentals in Wrightsville Beach
Offering unobstructed ocean views from multiple porches, this classic Wrightsville Beach rental is ideal for a family vacation. It features five bedrooms across three stories, so there’s plenty of space for everyone to spread out.
The first floor features not one but two full kitchens, a spacious living room with ample seating, a separate dining room, a laundry, and two out of the five bedrooms, both of which have private bathrooms.
Upstairs you will find the sumptuous master bedroom, complete with an en-suite that boasts a luxurious whirlpool tub, as well as the fourth bedroom with a full bath. The third floor has an additional guest room with a half bath.
The living room, master bedroom, and guest room all open onto covered porches that are perfect for admiring the ocean views, while the large upper sundeck is ideal for sunbathing.
2. Seagull’s By The Sea
If you’re looking for a place to unplug from the daily grind, look no further than this spacious townhouse in Wrightsville Beach. Featuring four bedrooms, all with flat-screen TVs, this bright and airy vacation rental is sure to please the entire family! It’s located near Johnny Mercer’s Pier, providing an excellent base for being near activities without being on a noisy street. Pets are also welcome here.
The house features modern design elements with a reverse floor plan for maximal enjoyment of the spectacular views in all the communal areas where guests will congregate. Thus, you will find the kitchen on the top floor, along with the open-plan living/dining area, while all the bedrooms are downstairs. There are also three decks for enjoying that ocean breeze, two offering shade and one for basking in the warmth of the coastal sun.
Featuring a blend of old-fashioned charm with all the modern amenities you could want, this cozy Wrightsville Beach rental is just across the street from a pier where you can watch the sun go down each night.
Inside, you will find original hardwood floors and ceilings, newly-refurbished bathrooms, and three bedrooms decorated in true beach-cottage style. There is also a well-appointed kitchen, living room, and dining area.
4. Schultz’s Cottage
Located just two blocks away from the beach, this quaint five-bedroom, five-bath, single-family home is excellent for a vacation with the kids and/or grandkids!
The main floor features an open-plan kitchen/living/dining area that opens onto the covered porch, a laundry, and three out of the five bedrooms.
Two more bedrooms can be found upstairs. This includes the master suite, which boasts a wet bar, a luxurious master bath, and a spacious sitting area that opens onto a private deck with expansive views of the ocean. The last bedroom is next to the entryway on the first floor and features a wet bar and its own private bathroom.
5. Sandy Paws
This pet-friendly accommodation located in a cul-de-sac near Banks Channel is another excellent option for a Wrightsville Beach vacation.
Set all on one level, this single-family cottage offers three bedrooms and two bathrooms, plus an open-plan living and dining room. The kitchen is off to the side of the living room and has a pass-through window into the dining room, so the person who spends the most time cooking can still be part of all the action.
The two covered porches at the front of the house can be accessed from the living and dining rooms, while a large screened-in porch can be found at the rear. Guests can also make the most out of the warm beach weather in the private fenced-in garden that features a grill and a picnic table.
With plenty of outdoor space for everyone to spread out and relax, plus a small sandy beach that becomes visible during low tide at the end of the street, this Wrightsville Beach rental is sure to meet all your vacation needs.
Perfect for an individual, a couple, or a small family with young children, this quaint Wrightsville Beach rental has everything you need for a comfortable stay. It’s conveniently located near Johnnie Mercer’s Pier in the heart of Wrightsville Beach, providing guests with easy public beach access.
Guests can also enjoy the ocean views from the covered deck that can be accessed via the living room. The open-plan layout includes a small but well-appointed kitchen with bar seating, while the master bedroom is off the living room. Furnished with a queen-sized bed, this bedroom also provides access to the deck.
At the end of the hallway is a built-in bunk bed for the junior members of the family who will love falling asleep in this little nook, while the only bathroom is located off the main entryway.
Since the property is so close to the pier, all the windows and sliding doors feature plantation shutters and shades for added privacy.
7. Ocean Breeze
Situated at the northern end of Wrightsville Beach in the Wrightsville Dunes complex is this three-bedroom, two-bath, oceanfront condo with spectacular views.
Featuring an open-plan concept, the kitchen, living, and dining areas flow out onto the balcony, which is great for watching the sunrise or sunset. The living room includes a flat-screen TV with access to Netflix, and high-speed internet is available throughout the property for fast streaming across all your devices.
Two out of the three bedrooms also come with TVs, while the bright and airy master bedroom is a tranquil haven where you can kick back and relax.
Other on-site amenities include a swimming pool and a tennis court. Regrettably, no pets are allowed at this property.
8. The Sandpiper
This luxurious townhouse is just minutes away from the beach and offers four bedrooms with en suites plus one half-bath. The property is also conveniently close to downtown Wrightsville Beach with all its shopping and dining options, so you can always find plenty to do here when you need a break from the beach.
The house has been designed with comfort and convenience in mind, featuring a unique configuration with multiple decks for making the most out of the gorgeous ocean views. With two living rooms and an open floor plan, there’s plenty of space for everyone to spread out.
The bedrooms are spacious and beautifully decorated with white and blue accents. Two of the rooms come with bunk beds, while the two master bedrooms feature king-sized beds with private en-suite bathrooms and amazing views of the ocean or sound.
Overall, ‘The Sandpiper’ is a great fit for multi-generational families or large groups of friends looking for a vacation rental in Wrightsville Beach.
9. William the Cat
Occupying a fourth-floor unit in the Duneridge Resort complex on the secluded north end of Wrightsville Beach is this bright and airy vacation rental that has all the modern conveniences you could want. It offers contemporary accommodation with three bedrooms and two and a half baths, plus breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean from the private porch.
As you enter this lovely condo, you’ll be greeted by the ocean view at the end of the hallway that leads into the spacious living area. The galley kitchen provides easy access to both the living and dining rooms and is perfect for rustling up some delicious meals. A large sliding glass door opens out onto the horseshoe balcony that comes fully furnished, providing the perfect spot for enjoying the salt air and panoramic views of the Atlantic. There’s also a sun lounger that’s ideal for catching some rays.
The gorgeous master suite is located off the living room and comes with a king-sized bed and an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower and a dual vanity. Two more bedrooms are situated at the front of the condo and overlook the marsh. One boasts a queen-sized bed that’s perfect for guests of any age, while the other has two twin beds. All the bedrooms are fitted with flat-screen TVs.
Guests can also take advantage of all the wonderful amenities that Duneridge Resort has to offer – go for a refreshing swim in the communal pool, play a round of tennis, or take a stroll down the private walkway that leads onto the beach.
10. Isle Be Back
Situated on the sixth floor of the upscale Station One complex in Wrightsville Beach, this stylish vacation rental offers two bedrooms and two bathrooms, sleeping a total of eight guests.
‘Isle Be Back’ features a spacious open-plan layout that maximizes space and functionality without compromising the spectacular views. The kitchen, living, and dining areas are all decorated with blue accents and face the balcony, which provides unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean.
The master bedroom also has access to the balcony and features a king-sized bed and a private bathroom with a large walk-in shower. The other guest room has a bunk bed and a separate twin bed with a trundle – perfect for kids! There is also a sofa bed in the living room that provides additional sleeping arrangements.
Guests also have full use of all the on-site amenities at Station One, including a communal grilling area with picnic tables, a coin-operated laundry, a swimming pool, and a tennis court.