Summertime, in our minds, is intrinsically linked to sand dunes, ocean views, and relaxing under the sun — aka beach houses. And, in 2022, the best beach houses on Airbnb are neck-in-neck with, if not better than, resort stays. We’re talking private beach access, personal space (hello peace and quiet), crashing waves just under bedroom windows, and more non-hotel, Airbnb-only perks. This year, instead of simply daydreaming about that ideal hot-weather getaway, actually make the trip happen by renting a beach-front Airbnb.
Ahead, you'll find a prime selection of the best beach house rentals Airbnb has to offer across the globe. From luxury Dominican Republic villas to breezy SoCal bedrooms and houses perched on tropical Florida shores, these homes check all the boxes for the perfect summer vacay and are dangerously enticing — trust us, we almost booked a few while writing this up. Scroll through, take a peek at some unique coastal stays, and start planning the Instagram pics now. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. Los Angeles, California Location: Malibu, California Sleeps: 2 (1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bath) Price Per Night: $436 The Space: A laid-back one-bedroom SoCal apartment located directly on the shores of Malibu — ideal for couples in dire need of a relaxing getaway or solo travelers looking for peace and quiet. Rating: 4.93 out of 5 stars and 162 reviews Reviewers Say: "Mario’s place was wonderful for our first time in Malibu! Stunning location overlooking the ocean — we had such a special time watching dolphins from the balcony. Perfectly spacious for two. Mario’s communication was also wonderful throughout our stay. The space is on a quiet residential street. Highly recommend staying here if you’re considering it!" – Sydney, Airbnb Reviewers Key West, Florida Location: Big Coppitt Key, Florida Sleeps: 4 (2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 2 baths) Price Per Night: $375 The Space: A rare Airbnb that's under $500 a night, nestled on the beach, AND equipped with two full baths. At the condo, you'll find a saltwater pool, view of the coast, washer, dryer, and more convenient amenities. Rating: 5 out of 5 stars and 17 reviews Reviewers Say: "We loved staying at Cynthia’s condo for a week. The location was perfect for us to travel around the Keys and then come back to relax by the pool. The view is magnificent. Loved hearing and seeing the fighter jets. As a bonus on our last morning I got to see dolphins playing out in the water." – Cindy, Airbnb Reviewer Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Location: Bayview Resort, South Carolina Sleeps: 12 (3 bedrooms, 5 beds, 3 baths) Price Per Night: $799 The Space: A luxury three-bedroom unit located inside Myrtle Beach's Bayview Resort. You and up to 11 other guests can enjoy at the space's three balconies, ocean views, granite counters, and more. Plus, when you're not frolicking on the South Carolina shores, enjoy the resort's lazy river, hot tub, and more. Rating: 4.83 out of 5 stars and 36 reviews Reviewers Say: "...The unit is in walking distance to many restaurants and stores. We enjoyed the mojitos at 8th Ave Tiki Bar and Grill, and the food at Riptydz was the best we had the entire trip! Both places are highly recommended by our group if you get the chance to stay here. The beach was great! So many shells to save as souvenirs and the water was so warm. The boardwalk was also very lively at night with live entertainment in the common area and shops and stores open late. I would highly recommend a stay here!" – Oceana, Airbnb Reviewer Photo: Courtesy of Airbnb. Dominican Republic Location: Bavaro, La Altagracia, Dominican Republic Sleeps: 4 (1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bath) Price Per Night: $165 The Space: Not to be dramatic, but the Retro Thatched Hut is the physical manifestation of serenity. This upscale, grass-roofed hut is an Airbnb Plus property and features locally crafted furnishings, scenic views, and off-the-grid vibes. Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars and 309 reviews Reviewers Say: "The host was so welcoming and helpful. They provided a guide, to attractions, restaurants, and anything we needed...The location is great. The restaurants deliver food. Unbelievable drinks in the bars. The view is once in the life. It was so much more beautiful than the pictures. The beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the area. Not crowded but very safe and just the right crowd to socialize." – Natasha & Frank, Airbnb Reviewers Photo: Courtesy of Airbnb. Miami, Florida Location: South Beach, Florida Sleeps: 4 (1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bath) Price Per Night: $298 The Space: Both stylish and cozy, this one-bedroom art deco Airbnb features three ocean-view windows and is just a walk away from the beach, nightlife, and more. Did we mention it also has a pool? Rating: 4.64 out of 5 stars and 144 reviews Reviewers Say: "We enjoyed our stay here. The place is exactly as described and has a great location within walking distance to many restaurants and is on the beach. The house is well equipped and we greatly appreciated the beach pass to get chairs/umbrella on the beach. Definitely recommend this place when visiting Miami!" – Lisa, Airbnb Reviewer Photo: Courtesy of Airbnb. Turks Islands, Turks & Caicos Islands Location: Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos Islands Sleeps: 6 (2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 2 baths) Price Per Night: $490 The Space: A private residence outlined by tropical palms and plopped directly on the shores of Turks and Caicos. Enjoy some much-needed peace and quiet on the large rear porch, barbecue on the built-in grill, stay cool under the central air conditioning, take a dip in the ocean, and more. Rating: 4.92 out of 5 stars and 38 reviews Reviewers Say: "If you are looking for a big resort experience with something different to do everyday, a ton of chic restaurant choices, and lots of social happenings, this is NOT the place for you. If, on the other hand, you want a quiet place to unwind, get away from the crowds, and just relax, then look no further. The place is super clean, well appointed, and reasonably priced. What more could you ask for?" – Donald, Airbnb Reviewer Photo: Courtesy of Airbnb. Vashon, Washington Location: Portage Bay, Washington Sleeps: 4 (1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 bath) Price Per Night: $120 The Space: A one-bedroom, one-bathroom loft located on the host's 700-square-feet, two-story home property. Prepare for charming and stylish decor, a kitchenette, spectacular views of Puget Sound, and private beach access. Rating: 4.96 out of 5 stars and 845 reviews Reviewers Say: "The loft is beautiful and tastefully decorated with natural materials that complement the serene setting (it feels like the South of France!). There's plenty of privacy as the loft is separate from the main house and we always felt comfortable walking around the property and down to the beach. The view from the loft (especially the upper balcony) is breathtaking and magical to wake up to. The loft's interior is fresh and clean, beautifully maintained, and stocked with sumptuous linens and towels." – Justin, Airbnb Reviewer Photo: Courtesy of Airbnb. Southampton, New York Location: Shinnecock Hills, New York Sleeps: 6 (2 bedrooms, 4 beds, 2 baths) Price Per Night: $1,063 The Space: This spacious three-bedroom home perched right at the entrance of the Hamptons includes a private heated pool, two outdoor decks, a barbecue grill, kayaks, bikes, and more beach vacay essentials. Rating: 4.96 out of 5 stars and 110 reviews Reviewers Say: "Really great house in good location. Furnishings, kitchen ,etc. are set up very well with lots of extras you might want. There was a basically an unlimited supply of firewood for the log fire and the hosts left some nice touches (ground coffee, bottle of wine, cheese, chocolates) to make you feel extra welcome. Definitely on my list of Airbnb's to come back to for a break from the city." – Andrew, Airbnb Reviewer Photo: Courtesy of Airbnb. Los Angeles, California Will Rogers State Beach, California Location: 4 (2 bedrooms, 4 beds, 1 bath) Sleeps: Price: $421 The Space: The upper floor of a stunning, two-bedroom, one-bath California-style home just a walk away from the Pacific Ocean. Catch a few beach breezes on the balcony, bring your pets, get some laundry done in-unit, and see the nearby sights in sunny Los Angeles like the Getty Museum, Santa Monica pier, and Paradise Cove. Rating: 4.79 out of 5 stars and 38 reviews Reviewers Say: "Anna was very professional. The place was INCREDIBLE. Great location, beautiful views, very clean. We loved our stay!" – Justin, Airbnb Reviewer "Being able to have a glass of wine on the deck during the sunsets and breakfast around that gorgeous breakfast nook was magical. Anna was a great host and everything about staying there was very easy." – Anna, Airbnb Reviewer Photo: Courtesy of Airbnb. Essex, Massachusetts Location: Gloucester, Massachusetts Sleeps: 3 Price Per Night: $223 The Space: Perfect for couples and singles, this one-bedroom, one-bath rental was made for refreshing beach stays and boasts phenomenal coast views. Note: The entire cottage is divided into three units in which all guests share the full kitchen and large outdoor decks. Rating: 4.97 out of 5 stars and 293 reviews Reviewers Say: "This place is such a gem! So cozy and super clean and everything you need for a comfortable relaxing stay. The beach is beautiful and we loved the native grasses growing on the dunes outside the back door. We also really enjoyed the big rocks everywhere and had a great visit to Halibut point which has nice trails and lots of granite quarry 'remnants'." – Jeanne, Airbnb Reviewer Photo: Courtesy of Airbnb. South Beach, Florida Location: Vero Beach, Florida Sleeps: 6 (3 bedrooms, 4 beds, 2.5 baths) Price: $437 The Space: A serene three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath beach house just a few steps away from the water. Enjoy free parking, a washer and dryer, a pool when you're not playing in the sand, and a highly-coveted ocean view on the second floor. Rating: 5 out of 5 stars and 15 reviews Reviewers Say: "A short walk to a deserted beach. Great deck and grill outside. Kitchen stocked to the gills — pretty much anything you need to cook with is available." – Tim, Airbnb Reviewer "We had a wonderful week in this gorgeous home. Location is A+! This home is in a fabulous neighborhood surrounded by multi-million dollars homes with easy beach access. We picked this particular home because of size, location, and [because] it had a grill." – Amy, Airbnb Reviewer Photo: Courtesy of Airbnb. Montauk, New York Location: Culloden Beach, New York Sleeps: 4 adults, 2 kids (3 bedrooms, 3 beds, 2.5 baths) Price Per Night: $599 The Space: Large beach-themed home perfect for coastal getaways — enjoy private beach access, spacious open floor plans, a gas grill, hammocks, and dine at restaurants in the center of town. Rating: 4.97 out of 5 stars 34 reviews Reviewers Say: "We had an incredible stay. Every member of my family was thrilled. The house is in excellent condition, the location is lovely and right near a private beach, the property manager was super responsive and it’s a bright beautiful airy space with excellent amenities. Highly recommend it!" – Nita, Airbnb Reviewer Photo: Courtesy of Airbnb. Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic Location: Abra Grande, Dominican Republic Sleeps: 8 (4 bedrooms, 5 beds, 3 baths) Price Per Night: $495 The Space: A rare four-bedroom, three-bathroom island villa located directly on "the best beach in Las Terrenas." It features professionally decorated interiors with open floor layouts, a pull-out couch, private pool, air conditioning and ceiling fans. Bonus: This property was proudly featured in Architectural Digest. Rating: 4.97 out of 5 stars and 79 reviews Reviewers Say: "Wonderful private location just minutes down the beach from Las Terrenas. Great little beach restaurant steps down beach to right of house. We had chef Eric prepare breakfast every morning, he made what ever was asked for and omg, he makes the best juices! We used leftovers later for cocktails. Beds and pillows are super comfy." – Chris, Airbnb Reviewer Book Beachfront Villa Photo: Courtesy of Airbnb. Kiawah Island, South Carolina Location: East Beach Village, South Carolina Sleeps: 8 (4 bedrooms, 5 beds, 3 baths) Price Per Night: $869 The Space: Looking for luxury? Meet Kiawah Island's highly-coveted, 2,500-square-foot, four-bedroom, three-bath beachfront penthouse. From elevated library lofts to elevator access, modern furnishing, and unbeatable ocean views, you're bound to have a lovely upscale beach escape. Rating: 5 out of 5 stars and 12 reviews Reviewers Say: "Great location on the beach, short walk from Sanctuary Hotel. Amazing views from 4th floor windows. Kitchen very well equipped for cooking. Beds very comfortable." – Christopher, Airbnb Reviewer; "What a beautiful place! We could not have been happier in this ocean front condo. It was clean, updated, and had the most wonderful beds. What a treat. Will absolutely book again in the future!" – Maria, Airbnb Reviewer Photo: Courtesy of Airbnb. Cannon Beach, Oregon Location: Tolova Park, Oregon Sleeps: 5 (2 bedrooms, 4 beds, 2 baths) Price Per Night: $599 The Space: A two-story, two-bedroom, and one-bath beachfront home only 100 feet away from Cannon Beach's sandy shores. The first floor is home to both bedrooms with four beds in total. Walk up the wooden staircase and find the fully equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, and a balcony for sunset gazing. Rating: 4.98 out of 5 stars and 54 reviews Reviewers Say: "James is fantastic and amazingly helpful. The place is perfect. Beautiful views from the house and steps away from the beach. All the iconic views are near and very clean and nice place. Can’t go wrong here." – Donald, Airbnb Reviewer Photo: Courtesy of Airbnb. Vieux-Fort, Saint Lucia Location: Vieux-Fort, Saint Lucia Sleeps: 4 (2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 2 baths) Price Per Night: $550 The Space: A contemporary-meets-rustic luxury villa fully equipped with a French bistro kitchen, private ensuite bathroom, air-conditioning, free maid service every other day, a private chef...the list goes on. Rating: 4.88 out of 5 stars and 105 reviews Reviewers Say: "This Villa is an absolute dream. With COVID-19 going on, I was looking for a place to relax and didn’t have to venture out. This place was perfect. It has everything you need and more. From kitchen supplies, beach chairs, extra linen, etc., I felt I had everything I could’ve asked for. Shernice, the property manager, is also amazing. She helped us with everything and we would’ve been lost without her." – Brittany, Airbnb Reviewer Photo: Courtesy of Airbnb. Like what you see? 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