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The Best Airbnb Beach Houses to Rent This Summer

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This three-bedroom beach house in Montauk, New York, is a five-minute walk to the beach.

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This three-bedroom beach house in Montauk, New York, is a five-minute walk to the beach.

From Maine to Puerto Rico, these are some of the most wish-listed seaside Airbnb rentals in the United States.

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Escaping to a beach house is as much part of summer vacations as eating ice cream and watching fireworks. But not everyone is lucky enough to own one (or have a family member with one). Thanks to Airbnb, other people’s real estate is easily accessible for your summer getaway needs. The home-sharing platform revealed some of its most wish-listed beach houses with AFAR, everywhere from Honolulu to Montauk. Whether you’re looking for a four-bedroom house with room for your entire extended family or a cozy bungalow for your next romantic getaway, there’s an Airbnb beach house rental for your next trip to the coast.

Backyard Oasis in Montauk

Book Now: From $556 per night, airbnb.com

Montauk, New York
Sleeps: 6

With room for six guests across three bedrooms, there’s plenty of space for families and friends to spread out at this bright, modern house on the northern end of Montauk. Located about a five-minute walk from Culloden Beach and a five-minute drive into town, you’re never far from anything. But the backyard—complete with a pool and deck area—provides an oasis from the rest of the world if you’d like to stay in for a day or two.

With room for 14, this Destin beach house has plenty of room for large groups to spread out.

Zula Beach House

Book Now: From $244 per night, airbnb.com

Destin, Florida
Sleeps: 16

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One of the most wish-listed coastal properties on Airbnb, this house is a three-minute stroll from the white sand beaches and emerald green waters of Destin, a family-friendly town on the Florida panhandle. Great for large families or groups of friends traveling together, it can accommodate up to 16 visitors with eight beds across three bedrooms. Between the large front deck and expansive backyard, you’ll have plenty of space to relax outdoors around a fire pit or ping-pong table once you return from a day at the beach.

Even the kitchen has ocean views at this Arch Cape beach house.

Castle Rock Cottage

Book Now: From $699 per night, airbnb.com

Arch Cape, Oregon
Sleeps: 12

The quiet beach town of Arch Cape is on the northern Oregon coast, about four miles south of Cannon Beach and its famed Haystack Rock. Located right on the beach, this four-bedroom house has ocean views from nearly every window and enough room to sleep 12 guests. After a day on the sand, watch the sun set behind the ocean from the backyard fire pit. Ocean too chilly for swimming? There’s also a hot tub to soak in, so you can still enjoy the outdoors no matter the temperatures outside.

Invite your friends to rent the extra unit in this beach house so you can take over the whole property.

Splash Landing Getaway

Book Now: From $65 per night, airbnb.com

Gloucester, Massachusetts
Sleeps: 2

A little over an hour’s drive northeast of Boston, this cozy beach house with a large deck facing the water perches right on a private beach outside the town of Gloucester. With one bedroom, this space is better for couples traveling alone. If this one is booked, the hosts rent out another one-bedroom unit in the same cottage with its own private entrance, kitchen, and bathroom.

Before heading to the beach, enjoy your morning coffee on the roof deck at this beach house outside of Charleston.

High Tide Beach House

Book Now: From $349 per night, airbnb.com

Folly Beach, South Carolina
Sleeps: 9

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While golfers and wedding parties may head to the exclusive shores of Kiawah Island, Folly Beach is a casual alternative popular with Charleston’s surfing community. At $349 per night, this beach house about 11 miles south of downtown is quite a deal considering that it has enough room for a group of nine to spread out across three bedrooms. Located across the street from the beach, the house is also within walking distance of the town’s restaurants and bars on Center Street. Don’t miss the tropical cocktails at Wiki Wiki Sandbar, a tiki bar with five distinct spaces—including a rooftop bar—just down the street.

Take in the sound of the ocean from the front porch of this San Diego bungalow.

San Diego Beach Cottage

Book Now: From $140 per night, airbnb.com

San Diego, California
Sleeps: 2

This 1930s San Diego Airbnb is steps from the sand in the Ocean Beach neighborhood and comes with charming retro details like turquoise tile in the kitchen. It’s best for couples or small families because there’s only one bedroom and a fold-out couch in the living room for guests. With more than 400 five-star reviews, you’ll need to book far in advance to secure a weekend getaway at this in-demand property.

This cozy Airbnb is located within a short drive of many of Honolulu’s best beaches and hiking spots.

Hanauma Bay Studio Apartment

Book Now: From $130 per night, airbnb.com

Honolulu, Hawaii
Sleeps: 2

With nearly 200 five-star reviews, most guests call out the amazing sunset views over Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean as this Hawaii Airbnb’s highlight. Inside, you’ll find a clean and cozy space for two that’s drenched in natural light. The host, Meera, has also kitted out her property with extra amenities like snorkeling gear and beach chairs to take down to the beaches in the area. You’ll need a car to get around, but this studio is a great home base to explore Oahu during the day and relax on the private balcony in the evening.

Enjoy the ocean views from the pool at this Puerto Rico Airbnb.

Oreanda - Casa Limon

Book Now: From $185 per night, airbnb.com

Vieques, Puerto Rico
Sleeps: 4

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Vieques is hitting its stride after being devastated by Hurricane Maria in 2017. This two-bedroom, two-bathroom house is an ideal home base for a trip there in the upcoming months. Most of the best beaches in Vieques are in reserve areas where residential development isn’t allowed, so you’ll need to rent a car to get to them (but this house has a pool with a view so you’re never far from water). Keep in mind the roads aren’t all perfectly paved in this part of Puerto Rico—renting a Jeep will make getting around easier. Be sure to ask the property manager, Tyler—who gets rave reviews from guests—for his tips on the best beach spots in the area.

Relax in the shade while gazing at the ocean.

Kennebunk Beach House

Book Now: From $500 per night, airbnb.com

Kennebunk, Maine
Sleeps: 8

Located in the charming coastal town of Kennebunk, this four-bedroom home is two houses away from Middle Beach and steps away from Mother’s Beach. After a day at the beach, enjoy ocean views from the Adirondack chairs on the patio while dinner is grilling. Families or groups of friends traveling together will appreciate the open concept living room and kitchen. If you’d like to pop into town, Kennebunkport is a five-minute drive away.

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