50 of the Best Beach House Rentals
From stunning sunsets over the Pacific Ocean to the white sand beaches of Florida, these are 50 of the best beach house rentals in the United States according to HomeAway.com.
Anna Maria Island, Florida
One strawberry daiquiri coming right up! The only thing better than the fact that the kitchen comes equipped with a Margaritaville frozen concoction maker is the wonderful service you’ll receive. In the visitor reviews (the house received an average five-star rating), everyone raved about owner Stephanie’s attentiveness and welcoming personality.
Pass-a-Grille Beach, Florida
You’ll get the best of both worlds at this beach getaway, where you’re within walking distance of secluded, crowd-free beaches along with plenty of restaurants and bars. An added bonus—and a rare find in a rental—is the full-sized washer and dryer on-site so you can leave the sand where it belongs when your vacation is over.
Anna Maria Island, Florida
What should you do when you arrive at this beachfront condo? Absolutely nothing—except relax, that is. Located on the quieter north end of the popular island, this rental is steps away from the stunning pure quartz beach where the water is warm and shallow and perfect for everything from swimming to fishing. That’s why Anna Maria Island is one of our favorite (and affordable) spring break destinations.
Naples Park, Florida
One of the best beach house rentals in Florida, this tranquil escape has a heated pool with a bubbling hot tub attached, all shaded by an island-style lanai. And for days when you want to get out of the house, you’ll have a state park beach pass that gets you into nearby Delnor-Wiggens or Lover’s Key State Park for free.
Ormond Beach Plaza, Florida
Step out onto the back deck of this beach house in the morning and soak in the uninterrupted view of the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean. It comes with everything you need from a day spent on the sand, including lounge chairs, toys, boogie boards, and even beach baby gear by request.
Named “The Highview,” this Manasota Key must-visit has a lot more than just picturesque views of the Gulf. It also has a shell-cleaning station for rinsing off your beach bounty and all of the active accessories you could dream of from beach cruiser bikes to ocean kayaks to stand-up paddleboards, which is one of the summer workouts that burns the most calories, FYI.
Beachfront? Please. This unique getaway is surrounded by the beach on its own little peninsula of North Captiva Island. It’s so secluded, in fact, that it’s only accessible by private boat or charter and there are no cars allowed on the island, which boasts white shell beaches and Mango’s, a local grocery joint with a poolside bar.
Panama City, Florida
One of our top 9 cheap beach vacations to book for your family, Panama City has a lot going for it—including this cozy cottage. Bask in the sea breeze in colorful Adirondack chairs on the deck, bike to St. Andrew’s State Park for an afternoon adventure, or make the short trip downtown for nightlife and shopping.
Weeki Wachee, Florida
You’ll definitely want to spend some time exploring the outdoors during your stay at this beach house, nestled next to Weeki Wachee State Park. Kayak through the mangroves right off the back porch (boats are provided!) or roam the beach in search of sea turtles and manatees. Rumor has it the owner even leaves the makings for s’mores, which you can cook up over the fire pit.
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
With a motto like “where every day is a holiday,” this is a place that knows how to vacation—and it’s no wonder that it gets so many repeat visitors. One of the big draws is the tiki hut in the backyard which provides a shady spot to sip an ice-cold mojito on a hot day and watch dolphins frolic in the surf.