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- Beach vacations are always top of mind for a relaxing, warm-weather getaway.
- Many Airbnbs are found along the best beaches in the US, with direct beachfront or private access.
- From Malibu to Cape Cod, these are the best beach homes on Airbnb, from $100 to $650 per night.
After all, who doesn’t want to wake up to the sound of waves crashing right outside their back porch, or take a moonlit stroll along the sand after the sun goes down? Though, if you’d prefer to cool off in an Airbnb with a private pool instead, we have plenty of options for that, too. And if hotels are more your thing, here are the best beach hotels in the US.
If a beach vacation is on your mind, from sea to shining blue sea there’s no shortage of beautiful Airbnb beach houses across the US.
Browse all Airbnb beach houses below, or jump to a specific area here:
- The best Airbnb beach houses in the Northeast
- The best Airbnb beach houses in the South
- The best Airbnb beach houses in the West
- FAQ: Airbnb beach houses
- How we selected the best beach houses on Airbnb
- Find more great beach house rentals
These are the best Airbnb beach houses, sorted by region and price from low to high.
Charming beachfront cottage on the Jersey Shore
Set along one of the Jersey Shore’s most charming seaside towns, Cape May, this cozy bayfront cottage with one bedroom is best suited for couples and solo travelers, though it is also pet-friendly.
It’s important to note, this is a two-family home and while this space is completely private and uses a separate entrance, the other side of the house is occupied, which might not work for some guests. You are also required to bring your own linens to fit the Queen-sized bed.
The location, however, is unparalleled and you’ll love spending time on the private back deck, which includes a hammock and leads directly out to the beach. The front porch with chairs and an umbrella adds additional space for enjoying the sea breeze.
Inside, the decor is simple but includes a red leather couch, an all-white kitchen with a dining table for two, and ocean photos in the bedroom.
Beach suite in Massachusetts
The charming seaside town of Gloucester, pronounced Glah-Sta, in coastal New England comes alive in the summertime. From long walks on a private beach to romantic dinners on the deck, this one-bedroom beachside retreat will make a great getaway for couples.
Not only does the property come with a beachfront location, but beach passes are included, which would otherwise run between $25 to $30 per day. You may also book add-ons like in-house massages and whale watching expeditions directly with the host.
While this is a separate guest suite with its own private entrance, the entire cottage consists of three units that are each rented separately. Though, you can combine listings to book the entire property.
Home by the sea in Maine
Just one hour north of Boston and one hour south of Portland, Maine, the Little Sea Star Castle is tucked away along Nubble Point in York Beach, Maine. One of 12 oceanside cottages within the LightHouse Village Colony, the house is set on nearly two acres with over 175 feet of oceanfront splendor with sunny, southern exposure and rugged rocky coastlines.
The cottage offers plenty of space to lounge. A roof deck has panoramic views over the ocean, and the lawn has Adirondack chairs and a picnic table for outdoor dining. The kitchen has everything needed to make yourself at home, and beachy accents like starfish pillows and mini sailboats on the dressers keep the home on theme.
The location is stellar, among scenic walking trails along the water.
Bayfront oasis in Maryland
Offering uninterrupted bayfront views, this cozy townhome in Ocean City, Maryland is the ideal locale for your beach vacation. Sip morning coffee on the private balcony, enjoy steamed crabs on the large bayfront deck, or kick back with a cocktail and watch the sunset from the living room.
The layout is an open-living concept with a master bedroom upstairs with a private balcony and a King-size bed. The second bedroom has a Queen bed and there’s also a beige striped sectional couch that converts to a bed in the living room. Wicker furniture and deep blue quilts give this home a subtle beach vibe.
Located on a corner lot of the bay, the owner is explicit that this is not meant for partiers or large group gatherings. If you’re looking for a chill and relaxing beach getaway, this is the place for you.
Beachfront home with bay views in Delaware
Featuring both beachfront and bay views, this spacious four-bedroom, three-bathroom home in the quiet community of Broadkill Beach in Milton, Delaware offers unobstructed water views from almost every room.
The home features a coastal design with plenty of natural light and soft tones. The well-equipped kitchen has unique tiling, a large island, and turquoise bar stools for grabbing a quick bite or enjoying a cup of coffee.
One room includes bunk beds decked out in comforters with a cute whale pattern for kids. The location is peacefully quiet and primed to enjoy beautiful sunrises over the bay.
Large oceanfront house with great views in Maine
If luxury finishes and panoramic views of the ocean sounds like your kind of vibe, then consider this oceanfront haunt in Saco, Maine. Enjoy coffee or wine from the upstairs balcony before taking a walk along Ferry Beach or Camp Ellis Pier.
Ideal for bigger groups, the listing has two bedrooms and common spaces that sleep up to eight people. Though, the standout draw is no doubt the beachfront location and gorgeous water views, along with the surrounding quiet community. The home offers the chance to catch particularly stunning sunrises and sunsets.
Other perks include a Smart TV with Netflix, beach chairs, and free parking included in the stay, as well as a digital guidebook handy for helping guests explore the area.
Chic beachfront cottage in New York’s North Fork of Long Island
Set on a secluded stretch of Long Island’s illustrious North Fork, this two-bedroom beachfront cottage is a great place to hang by the beach or go wine tasting at one of the area’s many charming vineyards.
Wander along the private beach path or open up the floor-to-ceiling glass sliders that lead to a picturesque deck to dine at the picnic-style outdoor table, or relax on the plush lounger. An Airbnb Plus listing, the cottage’s chic palette features crisp, minimalist whites and neutrals, creating a sense of serene seaside solitude for a quiet getaway. After a walk on the sand, rinse off in the outdoor shower while savoring water views.
Cozy home on the North Carolina shore
A cute condo directly on North Topsail Beach in North Carolina, this is a great option for couples or small families looking for a low-key beach getaway. The bedroom has a Queen bed and there are also Twin bunk beds built directly into the hallway.
Completely renovated in 2020, the apartment has a nautical-beach theme with soft blue and yellow hues, and big living room windows frame beach views. You can also head out to the balcony for a closer look.
Bright colors and floral decor give this home a warm, welcoming vibe, and a seashell bed quilt and striped bar stools at the eating nook add additional beach flair.
Oceanfront condo with a pool in Florida
Serenity awaits at this casual oceanfront condo in Florida’s Cape Canaveral. Set on a beautiful private beach, this Airbnb Plus stands out for its whimsical decor and thoughtful amenities, which include blues of every hue from the turquoise velvet armchair to the robin’s egg backsplash in the kitchen. A mirror made out of oars, a mermaid statue, and an octopus painting over the couch are all fun touches for a beach home.
This is also a great place to spend your time kayaking, paddle boarding, or enjoying some much-needed downtime just lounging on the beach or pool, which are both just a few steps away. Within minutes of downtown Port Canaveral and the iconic Cocoa Beach Pier, there’s plenty to do right nearby.
Ocean and bay view beach house in Texas
Located on the bayside of the Bolivar Peninsula on Texas’ Gulf Coast, this home offers one bedroom and a lofted room, plus plenty of views of both the Gulf of Mexico and East Bay. It’s also just a few miles away from popular bird-watching areas including Bolivar Flats, Anahuac national wildlife refuge, and the Smith Oak sanctuary.
Bright and airy, this house is perched on stilts, and underneath, you’ll have a grill and a private sitting area. However, the wraparound porch is likely where you’ll spend the bulk of your time, soaking in the view from the wooden Adirondack chairs.
Inside isn’t bad either, with soaring pitched ceilings, a big blue sectional sofa, and marble countertops and bar stools in the kitchen.
Waterfront beach bungalow in North Carolina
Relax on your own private beach or hop in a kayak and explore miles of pristine, undeveloped beaches and cypress tree-filled coves from this bungalow in Jarvisburg, North Carolina set at the confluence of the North River and the Albemarle Sound.
The home is pet-friendly, and the bedroom offers a Queen sized bed as well as a futon for extra guests if you don’t mind the squeeze.
While not exactly modern, the bungalow has a homey vibe with string lights along the ceiling, a bright desk and bookcase, and purple cushions on the futon. The location is tranquil and fun amenities include a charcoal grill and outdoor fire pit. The house is only 15-minutes away from unspoiled shorelines and the beaches of the Outer Banks.
Home overlooking the sound in North Carolina
Step into the backyard of this spacious home on the Albemarle Sound and you’ll find nothing but peace and tranquility. Located in a quiet neighborhood in Hertford, North Carolina, the house is nice for bigger families or groups of friends.
Start and end your day on the dock, which comes with a bench to sit and watch the sunrise. Apart from the views directly overlooking the sound, highlights include the coffee bar in the kitchen, a gas log fireplace in the living room, and a fully covered and screened-in porch for enjoying home-cooked barbecue from the grill.
The house also comes with a washer/dryer and high-speed Wi-Fi.
Chesapeake Bay beach cabin in Virginia
A brand new beach cabin on the Chesapeake Bay, this spacious home is steps from the beach.
During the warm months, watch the sailing regattas from the balcony on Wednesday and Sunday evenings, or walk to nearby Ocean View Beach Park to listen to live music.
The decor is simple but useful, with wicker furniture accents, ocean-themed artwork, wood floors, and a big kitchen. A plaid couch and floral armchair are comfy spots to relax, though they may feel a bit dated. A patio out back adds additional hangout space.
A rustic cottage in Florida
The pinewood interior and absence of electronic appliances bring an old-fashioned feel to this cottage. The cottage was originally built in 1946, but each room has been remodeled since except for the corner kitchen. The master bedroom has a plush Queen-size bed where you can fall asleep to the sounds of nearby waves crashing.
Although you won’t find a TV or phone, there are various ways to indulge in this home’s rustic charm. A large outdoor deck overlooks an uncrowded beach and has a fire pit for chilly nights. Visit in summer and you may catch a glimpse of the sea turtles that dwell by the deck.
Waterfront nest cottage in Mississippi
Set on the Mississippi Gulf Coast on ever-popular Long Beach, this waterfront cottage features breathtaking views over the Gulf of Mexico from its spacious front porch and has direct beach access.
The two bedrooms can easily accommodate up to six people and inviting outdoor wicker furniture is framed by idyllic views.
Inside, modern interiors include a spacious kitchen with marble countertops, soaking tubs in the bathrooms, and living room couches that face the water.
Pet-friendly oceanfront condo with pool access in South Carolina
Watch dolphins from the private balcony, walk to the beach, or laze the day away by the pool — this oceanfront condo in South Carolina offers it all.
Located in a private community just a stone’s throw from one of the state’s most beguiling beaches at Hunting Island State Park, the area offers miles of unspoiled beaches and is frequented by birders and nature lovers for some of the best animal sightings in the area.
This second-floor condo offers one Queen bedroom and a second bedroom with a Twin bed. Guests have access to the community pool, beach, and two bikes. The unit also comes with a washer and dryer and is great for families with pets looking for a low-country getaway.
Oceanfront condo in South Carolina
Watch the waves roll in as you enjoy your morning coffee on the private terrace from this modern Isle of Palms condo in South Carolina.
Newly renovated, this third-floor condo is especially nice for families with young children since it offers a King-size bed in the master and a bunk bed in the hallway. The decor is tasteful but beachy with coral pillows, a gray sofa, velvet armchairs, and a modern kitchen has a funky blue stone backsplash.
The building has easy access to the beach and a private fishing pier, as well as a community pool and coin laundry facility.
Spacious beach house in South Carolina
Located on half an acre along Port Royal Sound, this three-bed, four-bath manse is capable of sleeping up to 10 people. Adjacent to a 40-acre nature preserve, staying here comes with direct views over the sound, plus private access to the beach.
With an expansive, well-groomed yard for playing or relaxing under large oak trees covered in Spanish Moss, the house is also open to those looking to host a small, picture-perfect wedding or retreat with the beach and ocean as the backdrop.
If this home is booked up, consider our other picks for the best vacation homes on Hilton Head Island.
Beach house on a private island in South Carolina
Instead of renting a regular old cottage on the beach, opt to claim your own private island here on Old House Cay. Accessible only by boat, this is as secluded and off-the-grid as it gets.
Just a 10-minute ride away from neighboring Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, the home is part of a series of private islands that you’ll have all to yourself over your stay. Experience everything from boating, fishing, and kayaking to simply lounging around the island and going for long beach walks. As far as getting around, the owners will take you and your guests back and forth from Hilton Head on their private boat as needed.
Accommodations include a large, multi-story home with gorgeous wood floors, high ceilings, a modern kitchen, and a big blue dining table with room for the whole crew. All wood walls give it a hint of a cabin feel, while bright pillows and quilts add pops of color. A wooden deck with a fire pit out front is a lovely place to relax or make s’mores into the evening.
Beachfront condo in Southern California
Open your door and step directly onto the sand at this charming beachfront condo in Carlsbad, California, near San Diego.
Within walking distance to Carlsbad Village, this home is close to restaurants and boutiques, with a cozy set-up that is best suited to solo travelers and couples. The two-story condo unit is on the ground floor and features a brick fireplace, a small dining table and kitchen, a blue sofa with colorful pillows, and a private balcony with a table and chairs that overlook the ocean, which is just a few feet away.
Beach house on a cove in Oregon
Set on a cul-de-sac in the quiet neighborhood of Port Orford along the Oregon coast, this three-bedroom beach house is protected by old-growth forest and faces a cove where orcas are known to stay and take shelter.
With gorgeous bay windows and total privacy within the neighborhood, along with private beach access and unobstructed views of the Lighthouse at Cape Blanco, it’s tough to beat the spectacular setting. A private trail off the backyard takes you directly to Shelter Cove.
The house itself offers big windows for a light and airy feel, with neutral colors of grays and creams, huge bedrooms, and a porch with a dining table, as well as a small fire pit in the yard.
Cozy ocean view cabin in Northern California
Tucked away in verdant Patrick Point State Park in northern California, this rustic two-bedroom cabin has incredible ocean views amid a lush forest.
Top-rated features include the oversized hot tub, a picnic area overlooking the ocean, and a fire pit for roasting marshmallows after a long day. The yard offers ample space and lucky guests might even spot whales from the Adirondack chairs perched atop the lawn.
The house is set on steep cliffs, which means you’ll have phenomenal views, but won’t be able to walk right out onto the beach. Instead, you will have to wind your way down to the shores below.
Oceanview apartment in Northern California
Overlooking the Pacific and Black Sands Beach, this one-bedroom cliffside home is lovely for a romantic trip.
Inside, you’ll find a private entrance and a wrap-around deck. The bedroom has a California King bed, plus a modern kitchen, bathroom, and a living room with a fireplace. There is even a private hot tub that directly faces the ocean.
Take the trail from the home leading to the beach or walk or bike to any of the nearby beaches, restaurants, cafes, bars, and golf courses. The owner notes that you will need a car to get around and this home has a strict no pets policy and isn’t suitable for young children.
Posh beachfront apartment in Malibu
This sweet one-bedroom Airbnb Plus listing is well-placed on the iconic shores of Malibu for sweeping, dramatic views that feel plucked from a Nicholas Sparks novel.
Light and airy, this seaside haven is impeccably decorated with pristine white fixtures that stand out against natural wood floors and beams. Unique details like a small, wire Eiffel Tower perched on an antique desk and old framed letters and clippings add whimsical charm.
Fall asleep to the sound of ocean waves after enjoying drinks on the deck as you catch a sunset. Just know that this home is incredibly popular and tends to book almost a year in advance.
Pacific Ocean beachfront home in Encinitas, California
This beach home wows right away with its stunning panoramic ocean views, available throughout the house. However, they’re especially impressive from the open plan living room thanks to its arched beam ceilings that make the space feel airy and breezy.
The unobstructed views are also sure to dazzle from the multiple patios, which come with a grill, lounge chairs, an outdoor shower, and a private stairway leading to the sand.
The amenities are also nicely appointed, with a fireplace, full kitchen with a wine fridge, and multiple bedrooms, some of which lead directly to the terrace.
Pet-friendly beach cottage with amazing views in Oregon
This modern beachfront home in beautiful, iconic Cannon Beach, Oregon has easy beach access just 100 feet from the front door.
Inside, large picture windows offer unobstructed ocean views and a gas fireplace makes for a cozy spot. The outdoor shower is a nice way to rinse away sand after a beach day and the outdoor balcony is a great place to savor the sweeping views. At night, have a bonfire with s’mores in the yard.
The pet-friendly home is located on a quiet residential street with free street parking and is within easy access of plenty of shops, grocery stores, and restaurants.
FAQ: Airbnb beach houses
Where is the best place to rent a beach house?
The best place to rent a beach house depends on the type of beach and vacation you prefer. For year-round warm weather, look to places like Florida or Southern California.
For the classic New England look of windswept beach grass, large dunes, and shingled cottages, you’ll find great homes in places like Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and the Jersey Shore. For something posh, try the Hamptons.
Bluer waters and warmer temps of course will be found within the South or West Coast, and the West Coast offers stunning scenery from California up to Oregon and Washington.
How do I search for a beach house on Airbnb?
You can specifically search for a beach house on Airbnb. First, input your preferred location and dates, then select More Filters, and refine results to only show beachfront homes by selecting the box that says Beachfront under Amenities.
What should I look for in an Airbnb?
Sorting through the vast array of homes available on Airbnb can be tough. Consider using criteria similar to what we use, which includes looking at the average rating, as well as reading up on recent reviews to ensure the home is still in top shape. Look for Superhosts and consider sorting by Airbnb Plus or Airbnb Luxe if you want a higher-end stay that’s been vetted for exceptional amenities, decor, and hosting.
Of course, for a beach getaway, location will be key. Be sure to look on the map and ensure before booking that the home is actually close to the beach. You don’t want to arrive only to find out you actually need to take a 30-minute car ride before your toes can hit the sand.
Is Airbnb safe?
We strongly encourage following guidelines and advice from leading health organizations including the CDC and following local and state laws before planning a vacation of any kind. You should also be proactive when it comes to wearing a mask, washing your hands frequently, and maintaining social distancing no matter where you go.
However, the CDC now recommends domestic travel as safe for fully vaccinated individuals.
Experts also say that booking an entire home rental is one of the safest options for travelers right now because they eliminate encounters with others outside your traveling party, and because Airbnb mandates Enhanced Clean protocols that all hosts must now follow.
What is Airbnb’s cancellation policy?
Cancellation policies on Airbnb differ from home to home and are set by each individual host. You can find a full breakdown of Airbnb’s cancellation policies here.
How we selected the best beach houses on Airbnb
- Every Airbnb listing is for the entire home, per current expert recommendation.
- All Airbnb homes are highly-rated listings with a rating of 4.7 or higher.
- All beach houses are located right on, or next to the beach.
- All take part in Airbnb’s Enhanced Clean protocol program for added peace of mind.
- The homes offer strong value in terms of price, offerings, amenities, and location and are priced between $100 and $650 per night to start.
- Homes are available to book in the coming weeks and months, as of publishing. However, some homes are quite popular and book fast. Consider booking for a future vacation in a few months or next year.
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