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If you want to visit a Caribbean island destination without having to renew your passport, Puerto Rico is ideal. Filled with stunning nature, rich history, incredible cuisine and postcard-perfect beaches, it offers all you could ever want in a vacation destination and then some. One of the best ways to enjoy it is with a stay by the beach, and these Airbnbs all fit the bill, with everything from budget-friendly to luxurious.
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Ideal for surfers, Villa Despacito is located at Los Almendros Beach, a well-known surfing spot, in a quiet location just a two-minute walk from the open ocean. While it’s not a spot for swimming, swims can be enjoyed at Penon Amador beach just a few minutes drive away. The villa includes a main house and an apartment, both of which you’ll have exclusive access to, accommodating a total of eight guests. You’ll have a full kitchen, washer/dryer, a non-heated pool and a gas BBQ grill.
Located at the end of Flamenco Beach, renowned as one of Puerto Rico’s most stunning stretches and top attractions, this secluded villa sits right on the sandy shoreline and includes a wood patio that overlooks the pristine white sands, complete with shady umbrellas, day beds and an area for dining alfresco. You’ll also have a heated infinity pool with a waterfall and light features, something you’re likely to make use of frequently. Beach and water sports gear is included too, such as snorkeling equipment, paddleboards, and kayaks.
This beachfront property is a stone’s throw from some of the best swimming beaches in Rincon, located in a private gated complex with 24-hour access to swimming pools, laundry facilities and a gym, while bars, restaurants, and convenience stores and just minutes away. The beautifully designed apartment accommodates four, ideal for a small family with lots of kid-friendly amenities, including toys, a crib, and outlet covers. You’ll have plenty of modern comforts like free Wi-Fi, a Smart TV with cable, Netflix, and a DVD player.
This treehouse offers a unique stay with lots of styles and a convenient location just steps from the beach in the Parque neighborhood, also close to the top sightseeing spots in San Juan. The studio suite sleeps two, perfect for a romantic retreat, equal parts treehouse and beach shack. It’s cozy and intimate, but with an outdoor deck that has a hammock and seating, it feels extra spacious. There’s a hot water outdoor shower too. It includes a kettle and refrigerator, along with a communal garden kitchen where you can look forward to tasty breakfasts, included in the rate.
This cheerful villa painted in blue comes with a rooftop patio that sits on a raised deck with an inflatable Jacuzzi tub, hammocks, and hanging swing chairs that are ideal for gazing out at the endless turquoise waters of the Caribbean. At the front of the villa, there’s a terrace with a small pool. When you aren’t taking advantage of it all, you’ll have access to many attractions nearby, including surfing beaches, the calm Indian Cave rock pools, the world’s largest radio telescope, historic landmarks and restaurants.
Enjoy modern luxuries and island paradise at this tropical cabin casita on Vieques Island. Encantada Vieques is a five-acre estate that borders the Caribbean on the island’s southern side, located on Coco Beach. One of the few beachfront Airbnbs available on the island, you’ll be steps from the sand that served as the setting for Victoria’s Secret Swim 2015, and an easy bike ride or drive to anywhere on Vieques. It has an electronic gated entry, with spacious patio living areas allowing guests to immerse themselves in nature while sleeping up to six comfortably. There is no TV but Wi-Fi is strong and reliable if you really want to stay connected to the outside world.
Located on unspoiled Culebra, this oceanfront villa is just steps from the beach and comes with a large outdoor terrace for relaxing with a jaw-dropping view and the continuous sea breeze. It’s also a great place to dine or practice yoga. Multiple decks all provide great outdoor spaces for incredible stargazing or just to watch the boats sail by. It comes with three bedrooms and 10 beds, sleeping as many as 15, along with all the usual comforts like a kitchen, cable TV and Wi-Fi.
This seaside cottage offers total privacy and direct ocean views, with private beach access too. Look forward to swimming, snorkeling, whale watching or just soaking up the sun, all steps from your door. Relax with the spectacular views while keeping an eye out for the local wildlife like iguanas and numerous tropical birds, along with the abundant sea life. The one-bedroom space for two makes for an ideal honeymooners’ or couples’ retreat, complete with indoor and outdoor living spaces, a full kitchen and a Smart TV with Netflix.
This beachfront apartment is just 20 steps from La Pared beach, close to many attractions in East Puerto Rico like the El Yunque rain forest, Bio Bay and the Kioskos of Luquillo. A first-floor unit, it includes two bedrooms, accommodating six guests, a full kitchen, large living room with a flat-screen Smart TV that has Roku and premium channels. On the spacious terrace, enjoy relaxing and cooking out on the BBQ grill. When you want to dine out, a number of great local eateries are steps away too.
This two-bedroom condo sleeps up to four, ideally located in Fajardo, providing a dazzling water view. Guests enjoy easy access to Cayo Diablo, straddling both the Atlantic and Caribbean, just a 20-minute boat ride away. It’s one of Puerto Rico’s top spots for snorkeling and diving, especially notable for sea turtles, bringing opportunities for many close encounters with green and hawksbill turtles, along with stands of elkhorn and staghorn coral inhabited by countless tropical fish. The condo itself includes all you need for a comfortable stay, plus access to a swimming pool.
Listen to the sounds of the sea from any room in this apartment which sits on a private farm, Finca Corsica, complete with a nearly private beach that has natural pools as well as waves for surfing. Guests enjoy access to a swimming pool, BBQ area, hammocks and gorgeous gardens, along with a picturesque Philippine palm grove with areas for walking, relaxing, and exercising. The property even has 1,200 feet of linear track for walking or jogging. Located on the second floor, you’ll have a fantastic view of the beach and the Caribbean, along with a well-equipped kitchen, dining and living room with a TV. The furnished balcony is the perfect place to unwind while taking in the stunning vista.
This Vieques Island gem is a studio space with a direct ocean view. It sits on the first elevated floor of a four-floor villa and faces the marble infinity pool, while surrounded by a private environmentally-protected natural park. It includes a beach with lounge chairs, terraces, a Jacuzzi and a BBQ area, along with epic views. The complex itself is on a gated secure, central hill and is nudist-friendly, with clothing optional. Inside the studio, you’ll have a kitchenette with a coffee maker, toaster, refrigerator, and microwave. If you’re looking for total privacy, the entire villa can be rented out.
The one-bedroom Playera Beach House is ideal for couples seeking lots of privacy and romance, complete with private access to a beach and your own sea-view infinity pool, perfect for watching amazing sunsets while enjoying a swim. You’ll have over three miles of sandy beach to enjoy along with all the essential amenities, like air conditioning, Wi-Fi and a full kitchen, while being just a 10-minute drive from Rincon.
This beautiful, private oceanfront home is just a 10-minute drive from Rincon’s town square, providing a relaxing sanctuary for enjoying a slice of paradise for up to six guests. It comes with a Pack-n-Play, kids’ games and puzzles, making it ideal for families, along with indoor entertainment like a 55″ 4k TV with 3,200 channels, including HBO, Showtime, Cinemax and more, plus free and fast Wi-Fi. You’ll have your own private entrance with an exclusive courtyard and a full kitchen too. Other highlights are the decks upstairs and downstairs, including an oceanfront sun deck with comfy loungers for relaxing with the stunning ocean views, along with beach gear and a six-person outdoor dining table and chairs for alfresco dining.