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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.

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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.

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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. Always follow these etiquette rules when visiting a vacation rental. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Englewood, Florida

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.

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Captiva, Florida

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Flagler Beach, Florida

Experience “old Florida” in Flagler Beach, where you’ll find plenty of cute shops, a weekend farmer’s market, and a quaint historic district. In the evening, retire to this cute cottage which is located on its own private stretch of the beach. You might also like these 13 charming beach towns where you can stay for less than $150 a night.

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Just like these 20 amazing family beaches, there’s something for everyone at “Sandy Toes,” one of the best beach house rentals in the Fort Myers area. For those who want to soak up the sun and sand, the beach is right outside the back door. And for those who would rather wine and dine, downtown is a quick drive away with shops and restaurants galore.

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Panama City Beach, Florida

Score all the amenities of a luxury resort without the hefty price tag at this penthouse condo. While the beach chair and umbrella set-up service is only available during the regular season, you’ll have access to the indoor/outdoor heated pool, sauna, oceanfront fitness room, and massive hot tub all year-round.

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Panama City Beach, Florida

It doesn’t get much better than a day that begins with coffee on your private balcony overlooking the ocean and ends with cocktails in the same spot. Better yet, when you rent this condo, you won’t have to worry about getting up early to stake out your spot on the beach—it’s done for you in season!

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Amelia Island, Florida

This upscale condo, located in the Amelia Surf and Racquet Club, is ideal for beachgoers who love staying active. The grounds offer numerous swimming pools and tennis courts along with a shady trail that winds its way down the island and is perfect for biking, walking or running.

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Here are just some of the complimentary services you receive with a stay at this beachfront condo: 18 holes of golf at Shalimar Pointe Golf Club, a two-hour dolphin cruise, nightly movie rentals, and a snorkeling pass. Not sure where to start? Here’s how to plan your trip like a pro.

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Dreaming of visiting one of the 50 best beaches in the world—but don’t want to spend more than $100? You’re in luck. For just $86 a night, you can escape to this Gulf Coast getaway where the sparkling clean interior is just as welcoming as the owners themselves (look for a handwritten note when you arrive!).

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Step onto the grounds of this condominium and you’ll feel as if you’ve been whisked away to Hawaii. Not only are there tiki huts nestled among pockets of lush tropical flowers but you’ll be able to see beautiful panoramic views of the ocean from every window.

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Amelia Island, Florida

Charming and romantic: two words we’d use to describe this condo located on scenic Amelia Island. The thick grove of trees surrounding your hideaway gives way to windswept sandy dunes which open onto a pristine and private stretch of beach. If you’re looking for more couples getaway ideas, check out these most romantic honeymoon spots in America.

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Gulf Shores, Alabama

The owners of this condo at the family-friendly Gulf Shores Plantation Resort promise it’ll feel like a home away from home. And while the kids will love the six (!!) swimming pools and tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, adults will love the chance to play a round (or two) of golf at Kiva Dunes Golf Course, one of the best courses in the country.

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Gulf Shores, Alabama

If you’re a fan of warm winter getaways (like these budget-friendly ones for families!), you might want to consider this condo on the Gulf. Amenities like an indoor heated pool and hot tubs, a steam room, sauna, and game room make it the ultimate off-season escape.

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Tybee Island, Georgia

The name of this beach house, “Captain’s View,” says it all. From the porch, you’ll look out onto your own private beach where you’ll often see ships sailing by or the sun setting in the evening. You’ll also be able to see the property’s turtle pond, which is part of protected wetlands that are also great for bird-watching.

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Emerald Isle, North Carolina

North Carolina’s Emerald Isle is known for having some of the best beach house rentals on the east coast. And this dreamy duplex definitely fits the bill. Recently remodeled, it has a stunning king-sized master bedroom, a well-stocked kitchen, and an open-floor-plan living room that features floor-to-ceiling windows which overlook the ocean.

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Topsail Island, North Carolina

While the interior of this quaint vacation home is warm and inviting, you’ll likely want to spend all of your days outside, whether you’re firing up the gas grill, playing a game of cornhole in the spacious yard, or venturing down to the beach which is just steps away. And when you’re ready to relax, kick your feet up in one of the comfy rocking chairs on the porch.

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Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire

This lakeside retreat is definitely worthy of our list of the most scenic nature getaways in every state. Because the gorgeous views of the crystal blue waters set against a backdrop of majestic mountains beat a tropical beach any day. It also has its own private dock for kayaks, jet skis, and small boats—there’s a raft included in your rental.

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Cutler, Maine

Consider this the New England vacation of your dreams. Tucked away under towering pine trees on a secluded beach, the log cabin may look rustic but it feels luxurious thanks to touches like a claw-foot tub, stone fireplaces, cathedral ceilings, and private balconies for the bedrooms. And don’t forget the “Bare Den” in the backyard, aka a stand-alone sauna!

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Mission Beach, California

There’s so much to do in San Diego, from riding rides on the Mission Beach Boardwalk to exploring historic Old Town to strolling through the San Diego Zoo (it made this list of the best zoo in every state). And this modern condo, just 50 steps off the beach, is right in the center of it all.

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Fort Bragg, California

Southern California may have its fish tacos and white beaches but some of the best beach house rentals are found in the northern regions of the state, where the coastline is a breathtaking vision of rocky cliffs and lush pines. That’s where you’ll find “Ocean Mystique,” a two-bedroom cottage set high on a bluff and made cozy with a hot tub, cast-iron stove and plush furniture.

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Irish Beach, California

“Grandma’s Beach Cottage” may be rustic but it’s rustic in the best way possible. The quaint cottage boasts unobstructed views of the waves crashing on the shore below that are just begging to be enjoyed with a long walk on the beach followed by a glass of wine and a warm fire.

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Lincoln City, Oregon

One of the few homes in Lincoln City with its own private staircase down to the sandy shores below, “The Submarine” is perfect for beachcombers who want to search for treasures in the hundreds of tide pools or post up for an afternoon picnic while you watch the surfers. And no matter what you’re looking for, these are 25 of the best beach vacations in the United States.

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Tillamook, Oregon

There are the best beach house rentals and then there are the most unique beach house rentals. This trendy yurt would be at the top of both with its 180-degree views of the water and a skylight so you can literally sleep under the Oregon stars. For more yurt-inspired getaways, check out these 13 glamping trips worth taking this summer.

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Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Nothing beats a summer barbecue on the beach. And this getaway has just what you need for an evening (and vacation) to remember, thanks to its outdoor fire pit and picnic table set up just steps off the beach. Bonus: It’s pet-friendly so your pup can come along, too!

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Waldport, Oregon

If this charming A-frame cabin had an online dating profile, it would read, “Must love long walks on the beach, whale watching from the upper deck, and cozying up by the fireplace at night.” Because those are all the things you’ll be doing if you choose to stay here. Can’t afford a big getaway? Here are 41 mini family vacations that won’t break the bank.

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Rockaway Beach, Oregon

This seaside cottage is close to all of your favorite vacation activities, from hiking scenic trails along the coast to indulging in regional cuisine at local watering holes. And since it sleeps up to six people, it’s ideal for families or groups of friends looking for an action-packed Oregon escape.

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Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Take in the wild natural beauty that is the Oregon coast with a stay at this surfside villa. Not only are you just a short walk across the dunes from the beach but you’re also less than half a mile to downtown Rockaway Beach so you can easily get to shops and more importantly, ice cream shacks.

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Lincoln City, Oregon

A night in this penthouse condo will rival a night at one of these world’s most luxurious hotels. Just think: a steaming hot tub on your private balcony that looks out at the waves, a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen, and a river rock fireplace perfect for staving off that cool ocean breeze in the evenings.

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Moclips, Washington

Along with these 11 incredible beaches, the Olympic Peninsula should definitely be added to your travel bucket list ASAP. Fortunately, this beach house, stocked with everything you need for a weekend getaway, is close to all of the area’s best sights, like the Hoh Rainforest and Ruby Beach.

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Whidbey Island, Washington

It doesn’t get much more charming than the storybook setting you’ll find at this Washington retreat. Inside, there’s an old wood-burning stove and comfy furniture for lounging around while outside, you can watch the boats drift by as you relax in wicker lawn chairs around the fire pit or set sail yourself with one of the provided kayaks.

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Harstine Island, Washington

You’ve probably never heard of Herron Island—but that’s exactly why you should pay it a visit. The secluded spot in upstate Washington, where this beautiful beach house is hidden, is only accessible by ferry and there are no restaurants or shops on the island, making it one of the most peaceful places to vacation.

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Lakebay, Washington

“Sunset Lagoon Retreat” is one of those places that you visit that is so perfect, you have to pinch yourself to remind yourself that you’re not dreaming. Tucked away on a private island in Puget Sound, the romantic getaway has a secluded beach and dock in the backyard along with a marshy lagoon where you can grab fresh oysters, clams and mussels for dinner.

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Haines, Alaska

The trip to Alaska will be well worth it with a few nights at this rustic Paradise Cove cabin. Step out the back door and you’ll be surrounded by what some people consider the most beautiful views of Alaska’s snow-capped mountains and Rainbow Glacier. If you’re more of an off-the-beaten-path traveler, here are the best-kept secrets in each state.

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O’ahu, Hawaii

These may be the most romantic hotels across the country, but everyone knows that there’s really nowhere more romantic than the beaches of Hawaii. And this O’ahu escape lives up to that reputation. As close to the beach as you could be (the water is literally right outside of your door), it’s also stocked with plush hotel-quality linens and plenty of thoughtful touches.

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O’ahu, Hawaii

If you want to stay in Hawaii’s famous North Shore neighborhood for just a fraction of the cost of the hotels and resorts nearby, you’ll want to snag this rental. Clean and well-equipped, it’s close to town so you can end your endless beach days with a fresh seafood dinner at a local joint.

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Kona Coast, Hawaii

Snorkelers and scuba divers rejoice! This oceanfront home is nestled beside a private beach on Kaneohe Bay which boasts some of the best diving on the island with deep blue waters and vibrant coral reefs. If you’d rather stay ashore, relax on the lanai with a tropical drink in-hand or hike a nearby trail instead.

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Maui, Hawaii

This luxury getaway is without a doubt one of the best beach house rentals on the Big Island. Maybe it’s the fact that the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean are less than 25 feet from your window. Or maybe it’s that you’re bound to see whales or sea turtles swimming by. Or maybe it’s the spa-worthy rain shower and remodeled gourmet kitchen.

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O’ahu, Hawaii

At this island home, you’ll have stunning ocean views out one window and picturesque mountain views out the other. But what’s even better is how close it is to all of the most popular North Shore activities like Waiamea Falls and the pineapple plantations. Ready to book your Hawaiian vacation? Read this step-by-step planning guide first.

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Kauai, Hawaii

Named Hale Hokulani, which translates to “House of Starry Heavens,” this romantic rental’s crowning feature is its private lanai. Not only can you listen to the relaxing sounds of the waves rolling in on the beachfront open veranda but you can also catch a glimpse of the gorgeous Hawaiian skies, from stunning sunsets to some of the brightest stars you’ve ever seen.

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Maui, Hawaii

Perfect for a couple, this one-bedroom beach house sits right on the sandy beaches of the island’s west side, which are known for their amazing snorkeling and swimming. Bonus: When you wake up in the morning, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of the islands of Lanai and Molokai in the sparkling ocean waters.

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Maui Sunset, Hawaii

A secluded beach + a private lanai shrouded by tropical flowers + a California king bed = one of the most romantic hideaways on the best island in Hawaii. And if you do decide to leave your little slice of heaven, you’ll find plenty to do nearby from attending a traditional luau to getting a couples massage at the spa.

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