About Us

Surf or Sound Realty ~ Cape Hatteras, NCServing Hatteras Island vacationers and homeowners since 1978.


Welcome, and thank you for considering Surf or Sound Realty for your Hatteras Island vacation Rentals and homes. Since 1978 we have had the privilege of offering the finest vacation homes to our Hatteras Island guests and the pleasure of making thousands of vacation dreams come true each year.

Our portfolio of premier Hatteras Island Vacation homes rentals is the best on Hatteras Island with oceanfront estates, soundfront sanctuaries and homes with features to meet special needs, to host a special event or wedding and that welcome your furry family members. Our homes’ amenity selections continue to lavish our guests with such features as all-level elevators, private swimming pools with outdoor entertaining areas, home theater rooms with state of the art electronics, gourmet kitchens with upscale appliances and wireless internet access enabling a workspace with an ocean view and sweet salt air.

And of course Hatteras Island offers the finest beaches the Outer Banks have to offer (as well as some of the most beautiful Outer Banks oceanfront rentals); unspoiled, uncrowded and abounding with beauty. Our piece of paradise remains a place of breathtaking scenery, quiet sunrises, spectacular sunsets and warm water. We hope you take advantage of all that is Hatteras Island, including the friendly southern hospitality, and spend your vacation time with us. Please enjoy our website, call or chat with us online and book your vacation home with us today. We’d love to see you! 

Wishing you the best from Hatteras Island.
The Staff at Surf or Sound

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Community Involvement:

Throughout the year, Surf or Sound Realty is a proud sponsor and supporter of many non-profit and charitable organizations and events on Hatteras Island and the Outer Banks. This is where our families live, work and play and we join together as a community to support one another. 

Here is a sample of the organizations and events we have supported over the past few years.

American Cancer Society Relay for Life
Avon Fireworks
Avon Property Owners' Association Operation Clean Beach
Avon Worship Center
Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Surf Fishing Tournament
Cape Hatteras Secondary School
Capital City Four-Wheelers Fishing Tournament 
Chicamacomico Banks Fire / Rescue
Chicamacomico Historical Association
Dare County Arts Council
Frisco Volunteer Fire Department
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
Hands of Love
Hatteras Island Babe Ruth League
Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation
Hatteras Island Christmas Parade
Hatteras Island Community Fair
Hatteras Island Food Pantries
Hatteras Island Meals
Hatteras Island Scenic ByWays / Multi-Use Paths
Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund
Interfaith Community Outreach Program
Kiwanis Club Bike the Light
March of Dimes
Outer Banks Association of Realtors
Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce 
Outer Banks Relief Foundation
Rodanthe Fishing Pier Youth Fishing Tournament
Salvo Volunteer Fire Department

Our Salvo and Avon Offices are open 8:30am – 5:00pm, 7 days a week.

Hatteras Island Vacation Rentals Reservations




Office in Avon

Our Corporate Office in Avon, NC Phone: 252-995-5801
40974 NC Highway 12, Avon, NC 27915

This is where you check in if your rental home is located in Avon, Buxton, Frisco or Hatteras.

Map & Driving Directions

GPS coordinates:
N35 degrees, 20.835 min - W75 degrees, 30.244 min

Office in Salvo

Our Office in Salvo, NC Phone: 252-987-1444
26204 Rampart St., Salvo, NC 27972

This is where you check in if your rental home is located in Rodanthe, Waves or Salvo.

Map & Driving Directions

GPS coordinates:
N35 degrees, 33.508 min - W75 degrees, 28.118 min