Looking for a vacation with a relaxing and vibrant mix of city meeting nature, plus immersion in the local culture? Rent a beach house for a week! You don’t need to travel far to find one that fits.
Not sure where to start? Read our short list of favorite places to rent a beach house in the United States to get a feel for the different beach vacation experiences around the country.
Top Beach House Vacation Rental Destinations:
San Diego, California
Renting a beach house is all the better if the city is as beautiful as the beaches. San Diego has all the amenities of a world-class city, and because it’s a booming town, rentals on or very near the beach are plentiful.
There are great vacation-rental opportunities all up and down the California coast. But San Diego gives you all of the beach, plus a little more to do when you don’t feel like beaching it. Plus, our travel protection business is located in San Diego, so it holds a special place in our hearts.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
The party center of the southern Atlantic Coast and the home of beach music, Myrtle Beach is lively and vibrant, with an ample supply of beachfront properties of all sizes and price ranges. Enjoy the breeze with the ocean out one window, great golfing getaways out your back door, and Charleston not far down U.S. 17. If you’re feeling like hitting up The Ordinary, it might just be the perfect beach-vacation hot spot for you.
Fort Myers, Florida
The Fort Myers area offers so many different types of vacation rentals and so many settings that it can be hard to choose. A great place to start is with something on Sanibel or Captiva Island. Do a little shelling, get a feel for the area, stretch out and relax, then make your plans for next time. Because there will definitely be a next time.
Traverse City, Michigan
You don’t need an ocean for an awesome beach house! The cool thing about beachfront vacation rentals in this gorgeous arts town in northern Michigan is that they come in two distinct flavors: Big Lake, as in Lake Michigan, and Small Lake, as in the many inland lakes in the surrounding area. Take your pick and bring your fishing rod and golf clubs. You won’t be disappointed.
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Orange Beach, Alabama
One of the many beautiful beach towns in Alabama’s Gulf Shores region, Orange Beach offers a genuinely laid-back southern vibe, with the food and fun of Mobile just a holler away. And if you head inland less than an hour you’re on the Alabama Golf Trail. That combination is pretty hard to top.
That’s just the start of great beach vacation rental options around the country. Visit us on Facebook and share where you’re going!