The Best Beach House Airbnb Rentals in the Country For a Much-Needed Vacation

It's about time for a getaway, am I right?

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We all need a vacation from time to time. What better way to relax and decompress than staying in a home with gorgeous views of the beach? These beach house Airbnb rentals are the way to go for a beach vacation—the listings, from Hawaii to Florida, offer sweeping ocean views, airy decor, and a private experience that you just can't get staying at a hotel.

Grab your sunscreen, floppy hat, and book—we're going to the beach!

1 A 14th Floor Flat in Miami Beach, FL
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Owned by "Super Hosts" with more than 2,500 positive reviews across their various rentals, this freshly renovated beachfront flat offers a luxurious experience—that ocean view, for one. Free valet parking is included, as well as access to beach chairs and umbrellas.

BOOK NOW $169/night

2 A Yellow Beachfront Home in Captiva Island, FL
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This three-bedroom, two-bathroom home offers the ultimate island getaway—literally, on a private island. The yellow exterior is an Instagram in itself, and just steps away from the beach. Inside, wicker furniture adds to the beachy feel, and you can enjoy a cup of coffee from the deck with a view of the ocean.

BOOK NOW $350/night

3 A Blue, Driftwood Cottage in Oxnard, CA.
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According to the listing, Clark Gable owned this dream of a beach house at one point. The entire three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is charming, but the highlight is undoubtedly the massive patio. It looks like a resort, complete with a fireplace and table to eat dinner by sunset.

BOOK NOW $550/night

4 An Open, Airy Apartment In Muir Beach, CA
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The view from this bedroom...need we say more?! Waking up to that would be worth the cost of the rental alone. Per the description, "Every guest has commented on how the view is even better in real life and how they have had the best sleep in years! Could be the sound of the waves, or view of the sunrise on the water upon awakening..." Can't argue with that!

BOOK NOW $270/night

5 A Charming Studio in Miami Beach, FL
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This small studio is the perfect option for a couple or any duo looking for reasonably priced accommodations just steps away from the beach. The studio faces the beach, so you can see the water from the window, and a short walk will take you from the cute building right to the sand.

BOOK NOW $99/night

6 An Idyllic House in Montauk, NY
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Gather a group and head to this private, three-bedroom home in Montauk. The house sits on an elevated yard (almost an acre) and is a short walk to the beach along a picturesque path. The vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows create an open, airy feel.

BOOK NOW $625/night

7 A 'SplashLanding' Cottage in Gloucester, MA
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This beachfront cottage is divided into three units—SplashLanding, the owner's private residence, and SquishInn. The rental would be ideal for two couples, one in each unit! You'll have access to a private beach, which makes for a gorgeous view over a romantic dinner on the deck.

BOOK NOW $125/night

8 A Rustic, Chic Beachfront Apartment in Malibu, CA
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It's open, filled with cool colors, and windows—it's everything you want from a beach home PLUS a gorgeous view from the wooden deck. Bonus: the bedroom has direct access to the deck, too.

This apartment is part of Airbnb Plus, which means it meets high standards of comfort, quality, and style, as inspected by someone in person. I'm sold!

BOOK NOW $399/night

9 An Enormous Beachside Lookout in Galveston, TX
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If you're planning a family reunion, retreat for a group, or any trip involving a large number of people, this is the beach Airbnb for you. It's nearly 5,000 square feet of space, and comfortably sleeps up to 32 people!

Just a few steps away from the beach, the four-story home has an elevator and a gorgeous interior with high ceilings and open, spacious rooms. The huge decks offer plenty of places to sit and enjoy the view.

BOOK NOW $700/night

10 A Mid-Century Beach Bungalow in Hollywood Beach, CA
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One of the last remaining mid-century homes in the historic Hollywood Beach neighborhood, this three-bedroom has been featured in various publications, and it's easy to see why! French doors open from the master bedroom onto the back patio, for the ultimate open and airy feel. Head outside, and you'll be at the beach within a two-minute walk.

BOOK NOW $425/night

11 A Tuscan-Inspired Villa in Santa Cruz, CA
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The upstairs apartment of this adorable villa will become your home away from home during your stay. A balcony overlooks the courtyard which has a fountain, and various fruit trees. Inside is decorated in vibrant colors, and there is a loft space for yoga and meditation. Not to mention—it's just a short stroll to the beach!

BOOK NOW $169/night

12 An Oceanfront House in Lahaina, HI
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Imagine waking up and having breakfast at that table. This oceanfront Maui home is just 25 feet from the ocean. If you're planning a family trip, this three-bedroom beach house will not disappoint—the reviews say the views are even more amazing in person!

BOOK NOW $625/night

13 A Tropical Villa in Paia, HI
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Between the wraparound deck, pool access, and private lanai just steps from the water, you'll never have to leave the Airbnb! The four-bedroom home has a tropical, yet modern beach hut feel, and a recent reviewer said, "Awesome, awesome place!! Incredible views!! Photos don't do it justice."

BOOK NOW $647/night

14 A 'Bohemian Getaway' in Long Beach, CA
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It's like Coachella, but as a home. Every detail in this apartment has a boho vibe. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment is close to Bay Shore Beach, but you'd probably be content sitting around the fire pit (likely posing for an Instagram, if we're being honest).

BOOK NOW $129/night

15 An Oceanfront Condo in Orange Beach, AL
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Ideal for a family vacation, this 14th floor condo overlooks the gulf and white sand beaches. From the moment you wake up, you'll feel like you're at the beach—the decor is filled with seashells, fish, and crabs, in cool shades of blue and green.

There are all kinds of guest amenities in the building: indoor pool and tub, kiddie pool, outdoor pool, sauna, racquetball court, tennis court, laundry, and of course—a beautiful beach.

BOOK NOW $125/night

16 A Romantic Beach Cabana in Laguna Beach, CA
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If a romantic beach getaway is on your agenda, this cabana in Laguna Beach is absolutely perfect. It has a cabin feel, with log walls and a fireplace. There's no kitchen, though, so either plan to have dinner out, or you could just have wine on the porch while you look at the ocean!

BOOK NOW $199/night

17 A Private Beach House in Sanibel, FL
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The back of this five-bedroom home is as gorgeous as the front—with a perfect ocean view and a private beach. The home features floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows in every room but one, and has an elevator to all three floors. This is beach life in luxury, if you will.

BOOK NOW $499/night

18 A Beachy Condo in Destin, FL
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The soothing colors and coastal feel of this condo will put you in vacay mode before you even step outside on the porch (or look out a window) to see the white sand of the beach.

BOOK NOW $187/night

19 A Boho Bungalow in Miramar Beach, FL
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The bright and airy condo was made for a girls weekend or laid-back family trip. It's filled with a beachy, boho color palette, and has a relaxed feel to it. You can sit on the swing on the porch and enjoy the beach view, or take advantage of the complex's heated pool and hot tub. Sign me up!

BOOK NOW $149/night

20 A Cottage in Fort Myers Beach, FL
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The open floor plan in this two-bedroom home is as inviting as the sprawling deck. Kiddos can run around in the sand while you enjoy cocktails or coffee on the deck, and you can doze off to the sound of waves in the hammock on property.

BOOK NOW $390/night

21 A 'Beachcomber' Home in Vero Beach, FL
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The "Beachcomber" offers optimal privacy for visitors, surrounded by beautiful trees and overlooking the ocean. Play in the sun or lounge in the shade on the porch in the back.

The cottage can accommodate up to 6 guests, and a reviewer on Airbnb described Beachcomber as "perfect for a family getaway."

BOOK NOW $229/night

22 A Small, Charming Cottage in Half Moon Bay, CA
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If you're looking for intimate, simple, yet charming accommodations—this is the Airbnb for you. The owners say that it sleeps four close friends or family members comfortably. It's a studio-layout with a loft, so you definitely need to be comfortable getting close to the people you're with!

The outdoor area is lovely with colorful chairs and a wooden swing that you can relax on when you arrive home from the beach (just 500 yards or so through the neighborhood).

BOOK NOW $189/night

23 A Nautical Beachfront Villa in Isle of Palms, SC
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You'll feel instantly on beach time with the nautical decor, rich hardwood floors, and shiplap walls in this one bedroom villa. The patio is lined with lights perfect for a romantic dinner over sunset, so plan to eat at home at least one night during your stay!

BOOK NOW $149/night

24 A 'Hula-Hut' Bungalow in Oxnard, CA
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If unique and eclectic is your style, look no further for a beach home. The "Hula-Hut Bungalow" is filled from floor to ceiling with bright colors and beachy memorabilia. Seriously, the kitchen looks like a souvenir shop! Also, check out the surf boards on the ceiling...so fun. This is a kid's dream.

BOOK NOW $375/night

25 A Chic Oceanfront Bungalow in Malibu, CA
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Built on a giant wooden deck over the beach, this one-bedroom bungalow is bright with contrast—black floors and white walls, for example. You can watch the sunrise from your private deck, with two captain's chairs—one for you, and one for your beach buddy.

BOOK NOW $325/night

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