15 Dreamy Beach House Rentals in the United States
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Planning your next beach getaway? What better way to enjoy it than from your very own beach house. Whether you’re thinking Hawaii, east coast, or west, these are some of the dreamiest rentals you’ll find.
One of the best beachfront Airbnbs in Southern California, this property is a dream for beach lovers. Live the California surfing lifestyle at this beachfront Malibu apartment. It’s just steps to the sand, and some of the world’s best surf, while a wall of windows makes it perfect for relaxing afterward with a panoramic view of the Pacific. Or unwind on the deck while sipping sunset cocktails for total bliss.
One of the coolest beach rentals in Florida, this four-bedroom beach house offers access to a private stretch of white sandy beach, so close that you can fall asleep to the sounds of the waves. You’ll have your own private pool and easy access to shopping, dining, and walking nature trails. Ideal for families, it includes a bunk room for the kids and as well-behaved dogs are welcome, you won’t have to leave for your furry friend at home either.
Just 90 miles from Portland south of Cannon Beach, this oceanfront home sleeps up to 10 and includes large picture windows showcasing the beach and mountains. There’s a natural stone fireplace and two flat-screen HDTVs, both with Netflix access and a Blu-ray DVD player. One is in the master bedroom which also includes a large en-suite bath with a clawfoot tub. On the large deck outdoors, you’ll be able to enjoy alfresco dining right along the beach.
A top Vrbo vacation rental in Florida, this three-bedroom beachfront home sleeps up to eight, ideal for families or friends traveling together. It has a wrap-around deck for enjoying the ocean view and even comes with 90 feet of your own private beach along with access to eight miles of deserted Gulf beaches and Bald Point State Park, popular for beachcombing, fishing, swimming, and dolphin watching.
You’ll be nestled among the trees while enjoying a spectacular view of the ocean from the clifftop Bluebird House. It sits on a seven-acre property with farmland, year-round gardens, forest and beach – in fact, the sands below are deserted so you can enjoy them all to yourself! There is no TV or Wi-Fi, providing the perfect place to simply enjoy nature and total tranquility.
Want to bring the whole family, or your friends, for an unforgettable Hawaiian escape? This beautiful four-bedroom home accommodates up to nine, just a short walk from one of the best beaches in Kauai, Puu Poa in Princeville. It’s located at the 2nd green of Makai Golf Course for convenient access to golf and includes large furnished verandas with the distant ocean, mountain, waterfall, golf course and sunset views. You might want to call dibs on the master bedroom – it has a spa-like master bath with a soaking tub.
Set among lush island greenery, this charming 1940s beach bungalow has a wrap-around deck where you can relax and enjoy the sounds of the waves. It has a vintage vibe with modern amenities, including a 60″ 4KTV. Complimentary surfboards, bikes, and even a golf cart are included too.
This charming bungalow for two is just a 35-minute drive north of San Francisco yet it offers a remote and peaceful setting. It’s just 5 minutes on foot to a three-mile-long stretch of beach and close to the enchanting Muir Woods too. You’ll love the amazing ocean view, luxurious outdoor bath and the many thoughtful touches, like an aromatherapeutic diffuser and everything you need to make breakfast, including coffee.
Looking for luxuries on the Cape? Why not pretend you’re a Kennedy, if only temporarily, and without the mishaps, of course. A 9-bedroom mansion and a Cape Cod landmark located at the end of a private seashell driveway, it accommodates 19 guests. You’ll have your own private stretch of waterfront, jaw-dropping views of Pleasant Bay, a gorgeous heated pool, and countless other high-end features.
Located just steps from Stump Pass State Park on Manasota Key, this one-bedroom Vrbo rental sits along the sand in Manasota Key. Can you imagine watching the dolphins dance through the surf right from your living room window? This is the place to do it while enjoying a tranquil setting far from the crowds where there are no high rises or even traffic lights. You will find multiple amenities close by, including golf courses, grocery stores, and restaurants.
It doesn’t get better than a beach house right on the beach, and this one sits on the sands of Sunset Beach just steps from one of the most famous surfing spots in the world, the Pipeline. Come during the winter to take advantage of the powerful waves, or in the summer for snorkeling when the surf is usually flat. The reefs just outside the door are full of life, including sea turtles and colorful fish. You’ll enjoy plenty of luxuries in this space for up to eight, including a Jacuzzi on the beachfront and a 55″ flat-screen HDTV with all the movie channels.
This unique home sleeps up to eight and includes a crow’s nest perched on top that’s the highest of any you’ll find in the Outer Banks, providing dazzling coastal and sunset views. After a day at the beach, you’ll be able to come back and rinse off under the outdoor shower, take a nap in the hammock, enjoy cookouts on the grill and indoor entertainment that includes a large flat-screen TV, DVD collection and Guitar Hero controllers.
Less than 18 miles north of San Francisco in Muir Beach, from this one-bedroom retreat, you can sip your coffee while enjoying the sights and sounds of the waves. And, after the sun goes down, the twinkling lights of the Golden Gate city come into view. It sleeps up to three and includes a bathroom with a shower and claw-foot tub for a relaxing soak.
This two-story cottage offers a postcard-perfect romantic stay, overlooking San Juan de Fuca Strait, Victoria B.C. and the San Juan Islands from its clifftop perch, just a 6-minute walk from the beach. It’s nestled in a forest with abundant wildlife, including deer, fox, and bald eagles that are frequently spotted. While you’ll be immersed in nature, downtown Port Townsend with its spectacular Victorian buildings housing cafes, restaurants, unique boutiques, museums, and galleries, is only a 10-minute drive away.
The “Stunning Beach House” is a four-bedroom condo that sleeps up to 10, set inside an exclusive gated property with a community pool and hot tub. It’s just a short walk to the beach and after a day of fun in the sand and sun, you can look forward to relaxing on an outdoor patio with one on every floor. Inside the place to hang out is a huge game/TV/bar room. An added bonus – as this is a family-friendly complex, no parties are allowed so you won’t have to worry about noisy spring break crowds.