Summer vacation, in many of our minds, seems to be intrinsically linked to sand dunes, ocean views, and relaxing under the sun with the trendiest drink of the season in one hand and a breezy read in the other. In other words, we want to spend our days off during the summer on the beach. This summer, instead of simply daydreaming about that ideal hot-weather getaway while sitting inside our freezing-cold cubicles, we can actually make the trip happen by renting a beach-front Airbnb.
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"Get away from it all at our private hillside retreat. Exclusively powered by green energy — solar electricity and rainwater irrigation. An ecological wonder on an enchanted island."
Location: Vieques, Puerto Rico
Price Per Night: $185
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"Enjoy sweeping valley, mountain, and ocean views from this custom-designed five bed, three and a half bath executive house with a spacious split-level floor plan and outdoor living spaces. Located on a desirable cul-de-sac, this property offers views from every room and backs onto a preservation, providing privacy and a serene natural setting. A large family room, spacious and open living room, enclosed lanai, and a private lanai off the master bedroom make an ideal layout for family gatherings and entertainment."
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Price Per Night: $458
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"Welcome to my modern beach property in beautiful Cannon Beach! My two-story home offers everything that you are looking for in your vacation getaway. Easy beach access just 100 feet from the front door."
Location: Cannon Beach, Oregon
Price Per Night: $299
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"Beachy casual feel-good home easily located at entrance to The Hamptons. Lovely views of Bay, sunsets, and birds! Launch our kayaks at street's tiny beach that flows from Cold Spring Pond into the Bay! Or bike less than a mile to Bay, or drive to the famous Cooper's Beach on the Atlantic! Open living area, two decks, BBQ grill, private heated pool, outdoor shower, three bedrooms with four beds, two and a half baths, three Kayaks (two singles, one tandem), bikes, +two kids ping-pong, and fishing poles."
Location: Southhampton, New York
Price Per Night: $549
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"This one-of-a-kind property is close to the best Montauk has to offer. Our home offers a spacious backyard with a pool along with PRIVATE beach access to coveted Culloden Beach (a short walk away). It's close to The Surf Lodge, the MTK train station, harbor restaurants, and the center of town. You'll love our place because it feels like home — we like to think of it as a little bit of Malibu in Montauk. It's the perfect beach getaway for couples, solo adventurers, and families!"
Location: Montauk, New York
Price Per Night: $599
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"Long walks together on a private beach. Get sun-kissed; toes in the sand. Romantic dinners on the deck. Cozy in winter (Energy Star home and Radiant heat throughout). Rejuvenating in summer. Add ons: in-house massage, private chef, reiki, acupuncture. Offsite: whale watch, fish, and explore."
Location: Gloucester, Massachusetts
Price Per Night: $225
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"This villa has the highest rating on Kiawah Island with the most amenities. A 2,500-square-foot, fourth floor four-bedroom, three-bath penthouse with an elevated library/reading loft, incredible ocean views, and elevator access. Vaulted ceilings and skylights create an exquisite ambiance. This villa boasts gorgeous marble and granite baths. Beautiful art, comfortable, and modern furnishings. Pure luxury at the beach."
Location: Kiawah Island, South Carolina
Price Per Night: $1,122
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"A contemporary villa with rustic appeal, very private with incredible views of the Caribbean Sea and the world-heritage Pitons. Crazy sunsets every evening, enjoyed from the outdoor lounge on the oversized deck, the pool, or through the sliding door facade. Revel in the seclusion and the serenity of the mountainside without sacrificing the proximity of the services since the city center is only five minutes away! Villa Pierre is a little bit off the beaten track, but that's largely the appeal!"
Location: Vieux-Fort, Saint Lucia
Price Per Night: $350
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"One of a few homes directly on beach with no road in front. Locals call it the Hollywood House, as it is featured in Xathalon 2018 reality TV show. Casa Palmar has a unique open design with amazing views and direct access to the best beach in Las Terrenas. The modern four-bedroom villa has huge sliding doors, large windows, vaulted ceilings, and upscale decor. Daily housekeeping services included. Enjoy the calm water of Portillo Beach and our private infinity pool. Just 10 minutes from town."
Location: Las Terrenas, Samana, Dominican Republic
Price Per Night: $395
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"The Retreat on St. John, the most beautiful of the U.S. Virgin Islands, is a uniquely spectacular oceanfront rental villa. It's elegant simplicity complements the beauty of its hillside setting above one of the most pristine beaches in the world."
Location: St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Price Per Night: $496
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"Welcome to 'BEACHSIDEBUNGALOW,' our private home directly on the beach. No tourists or high rises, just you and your loved one on the beach — it doesn't get much better than this! It's like you found your own private island. Grand Turk is a special little quiet place which has yet to be discovered by the masses."
Location: Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos Islands
Price Per Night: $345
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"Wake up to spectacular views of the Sound and Mt. Rainier from this 700-square-foot two-story cottage on waterfront property. Enjoy the southern exposure beach picnic area with firepit, bbq, hammocks, and lounge chairs. Kitchenette, wood stove (wood provided), queen bed in the open loft, and a 26" wide daybed and a full-size sofa sleeper on main floor. Cozy, rural, quiet, and comfortable!
Location: Vashon, Washington
Price Per Night: $105