8 Beautiful Beach Houses You Can Rent on Airbnb

Make one of these your home away from home on your next beach vacation.

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If you're looking for a beach vacation where you can feel almost like you're at home, Airbnb is the way to go. The rental site lists countless beach houses available all over the U.S., from chic Hamptons abodes to cozy cottages in California. We've chosen some of the best for every kind of traveler, whether you're one to spend your time in the water or would rather watch the waves from your deck.

All of the Airbnb beach houses on this list are either oceanfront, located conveniently close to a beach, or offer ocean views. So, grab a good escapist book and a can of something cold and bubbly for the ultimate coastal getaway.

Montauk Beach House: Montauk, NY

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A private pathway leads from this breezy five-bedroom, five-bath property to a secluded patch of white-sand beach. Less than a mile in the other direction and accessible by bicycle — free for guests to use — are the comforts of Montauk: coffeeshops, restaurants, bars, and parks. Back at the Airbnb, guests enjoy views of the Atlantic from three of the suites, plus a sprawling covered porch and a brick patio, both outfitted with ample seating. Crisp-white interiors and nautical decor make the property all the more Montauk.

To book: airbnb.com, from about $1,100 per night

Beach Cottage: North Kingstown, RI

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This modern beach cottage has all the comforts of home — but unlike your home, it's situated on the beautiful Narragansett Bay. You can enjoy peace and quiet on the furnished back patio or along the bay's pebbly banks, but you can just as well find a lively scene in the town of Newport, 15 minutes away. The additional loft gives this two-bedroom cottage extra space and character. On warm summer nights, you might be inclined to take your cooking from the (fully equipped) kitchen to the backyard barbecue.

To book: airbnb.com, From about $400 per night

Spurwink House: Cape Elizabeth, ME

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It doesn't get much closer to Higgins Beach than this beautiful three-bedroom, two-bath home practically on the water's edge in Cape Elizabeth. Whether you're relaxing in one of the bedrooms or sunning on the back deck, you can enjoy stunning ocean views. And when you're ready to dip a toe into the water, it'll be all yours: The property line extends all the way to the beach. This Airbnb has a 14-night minimum.

To book: airbnb.com, from about $1,000 per night

Vintage 1929 Rehoboth Beach House: Rehoboth Beach, DE

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This Rehoboth Beach home is packed with vintage charm, built by the host's great-grandparents in 1929. The all-wood interior and wicker-adorned screened-in porch make this place all the more retro. It's located just steps from a quiet section of the beach and a short walk from shops and restaurants on Rehoboth Avenue. The house comes stocked with beach cruisers and sea kayaks — free for guests to use. The five-bedroom, three-bathroom property can only be rented by the week during the peak summer season.

To book: airbnb.com, from about $400 per night

Waverly's White Bungalow Over the Water: Malibu, CA

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This gorgeous waterfront bungalow will give you the quintessential Malibu experience. The bright and airy interior gives it a stylish, beachy feel, but rest assured you won't be spending much time inside with the private decks overlooking a secluded sliver of Pacific Coast. Large ocean-facing windows give you incredible views wherever you are in the house. Never mind that it's small — one bedroom, one bath — it doesn't get much more California than this.

To book: airbnb.com, from about $700 per night

Cottage Getaway by the Sea: Aptos, CA

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This one-bedroom, one-bath cottage is right on Monterey Bay in Aptos, a beach town in Santa Cruz County, Northern California. Featuring the classic clay tile roof and breezy, nautical-themed interiors, the cottage embodies the laidback feel of "Surf City." Guests get a California king bed, a gas fireplace, and a private deck with lounge chairs.

To book: airbnb.com, from about $300 per night

Cozy Cape Cod Oceanfront House: Cannon Beach, OR

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A Pacific Northwest take on the classic Cape Cod-style cottage, this property is located just steps from Oregon's Cannon Beach, which is home to the famed Haystack Rock. It honors its oceanfront position with oversized windows and a sun-drenched south-facing deck. The home is also situated just outside of the town of Cannon Beach, which has plenty of restaurants and shops to explore.

To book: airbnb.com, from about $500 per night

Cabin on Private Acre: Long Beach, WA

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Another PNW beachfront getaway, this modern two-bedroom, four-bath cabin provides a cozy-yet-spacious feel, with amenities like a large, wraparound deck, private hot tub, game room, tons of outdoor space, and more. The beach is just a seven-minute walk, and the property comes with umbrellas, towels, chairs, and beach games, plus a wagon to transport it from the cabin to the sand.

To book: airbnb.com, from about $575 per night

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