Pirate’s Cove Realty

Pirate’s Cove Realty offers a wide variety of luxury vacation rentals on the central Outer Banks of North Carolina. All of our properties have easy access to beautiful beaches, shopping, and Pirate’s Cove Marina, and are a very popular sound-side destination for vacationers wanting to escape the hectic Outer Banks summers but still be minutes from the beautiful beaches.

Vacation My Way

Repeat renters love our Vacation My Way policy, which allows renters to avoid busy weekend turn-overs by scheduling the exact days of their vacation. No more waiting in traffic for Saturday to Saturday rentals. Just stay the days that you want!*


Whether you want a cozy one bedroom waterfront condo in charming downtown Manteo, a family friendly home with activities the kids will love, or an exclusive five bedroom sound-front vacation home rental with a private pool, elevator, and game room, there is a Pirate’s Cove rental property for you. Do you want a long-term rental? No problem! Looking for pet-friendly properties ? Want flexibility on check-in dates? We have all of those things! Whatever your vacation expectations are –  we have a property that you will love!

PCR Front view with pond


Our private island community  is surrounded by the Roanoke Sound on historic Roanoke Island, the location of the first English attempt at colonization in the United States. Here you can discover the Lost Colony, the site of an entire American colony that mysteriously disappeared after its ship returned to England. Visit the grounds to learn the story, recently featured in American Horror Story, and who knows, maybe you could discover what happened!


Pirate’s Cove has great amenities that will keep the entire family happy, rain or shine. Enjoy one of  the multiple TV’s  or unwind with a game of pool at our club house, get competitive in our extensive arcade, cool off in the adult pool while the little ones play in the kiddie pool, or soak in the hot tub in the cool evenings. Reserve the on-site pavilion for any large group, set up a game of basketball or volleyball in one of the nearby courts, cook-out in one of our park-style grills, or just make S’mores in the fire pit! Outdoor adventurists love to walk or bike the 4 miles of boardwalk, rent a kayak and explore the property from the water, or fish and crab on premises, without the need for a state license.

On-site recreationpirates-cove-amenities

Programs for the young and young at heart, check the 2019 Activities Schedule to see the weekly events. Children have a blast on our on-site playground which has swings, tether ball, and a full play set. Little climbers will love the rock wall!


Visit the well-stocked Ship’s Store  at the marina with everything from fine jewelry, fishing tackle, and bait to everything in between.


Enjoy an excellent meal at Blue Water Grill & Raw Bar which offers fresh seafood, perfectly cooked land fare, and the opportunity to cook your own catch!


Spend your evening sitting on the dock of the bay, at Mimi’s Tiki Hut, where you can enjoy a refreshing cocktail and listen to live music nightly.

Famous, world-class, on-site marinapirates-cove-marina

Pirate’s Cove Marina offers inshore and offshore fishing for the avid angler as well as adventures for the children of your group. Charters are offered daily, where fisherman depart 30-50 miles out to the Golf Stream and often return with Mahi-Mahi, Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna, and Wahoo. Pirate’s Cove is involved in a variety of maritime events, including the Alice Kelly Tournament, the Pirate’s Cove Big Game Tournament, and the Carolina Boat Builders Fishing Tournament. Boaters love our multiple gas stations, one of the few places on the Outer Banks that you can fill up your boat!

Jennette’s Pier

Located just a few miles over the bridge towards Nags Head, Jennette’s Pier is a popular location for anglers of all ages and abilities. Jutting out over 1,000 feet into the Atlantic Ocean, Jennette’s Pier is one of the biggest piers in North Carolina.  Expect to catch drum, trout, and bluefish! Not into fishing? No worries. Jennette’s Pier offers spectacular views far into the Atlantic and you can see dolphins, sharks, and even the occasional humpback whale.

Environmentalists and conservationists know that Jennette’s Pier is a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and is an active participant in the conservation of marine life. Additionally, they are a partner with the Loggerhead Marine Life Center and work diligently to restore the sea turtle population.