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34 Amazing East Coast Beach Houses to Rent

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The East Coast offers a huge variety of beachy vacations, from the chill vibes of the Florida Keys and the adventure of the Outer Banks to the boardwalk bonanzas of Atlantic City and Myrtle Beach. If you've been day-dreaming of a beach vacation in the coming months, we've got you covered. Here are 34 properties — condos, casitas, bungalows, luxury homes, and more — that'll serve as the perfect home base while you hit the sand and surf. 


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Six-Bedroom Luxury Beach House
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Six-Bedroom Luxury Beach House

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina | Sleeps 16

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A few families can fit into this six-bedroom, seven-bath home that's just a short distance from Myrtle Beach State Park. Amenities include a gourmet kitchen with two dishwashers and a bar top, TVs in every bedroom, two decks, and a large outdoor pool and spa.  

 

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Two-Bedroom Beachfront Casita
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Two-Bedroom Beachfront Casita

Delray Beach, Florida | Sleeps 5

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Delray Beach is known for its downtown area, located directly on the beach, and this rental will give you relatively convenient access to both the sand and surf as well as nightlight, shopping, and more just a few blocks north. Amenities include a pool and hot tub, and this property has two bedrooms, one bath, and furnishings that offer an airy, comfy beachy vibe. 


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Potts Point Beach House

Harpswell, Maine | Sleeps 6

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Completed in 2019, this three-bedroom, two-bath New England beachfront cottage is full of custom details and upscale appliances, as well as amenities like a gas fireplace, 55-inch TV, and Sonos music system. The rental includes access to a private beach, or catch lobster boats or wildlife sightings from one of the two decks. Families with kids will enjoy exploring the many tidal pools near the property.

Carillon Beach House
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Carillon Beach House

Panama City Beach, Florida | Sleeps 10

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This two-bedroom, three-bath, three-story home located in the gated community of Carillon Beach has been newly remodeled and offers unobstructed views of the Gulf Coast. Amenities include a nearby pool, dedicated workspace, multiple outdoor balconies, and laid-back coastal-inspired decor. Need provisions? A local restaurant, Bayou Bill's Crab House, and a Publix supermarket are nearby. 

Ocean View Condo
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Ocean View Condo

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina | Sleeps 8

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This beachy seventh-floor unit has three bedrooms and two baths and provides sweeping views of Myrtle Beach. Other amenities in the Camelot by the Sea community include a pool and poolside bar, a Dunkin' Donuts location, free water park access from Memorial Day to Labor Day, mini-golf, and more. 


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Sea Breeze Cottage at Sakonnet Point
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Sea Breeze Cottage at Sakonnet Point

Little Compton, Rhode Island | Sleeps 6

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With a large yard that transitions to the beach, this four-bedroom, three-bath sea cottage has lots to offer for beach vacationers in Little Rhody. Amenities include panoramic ocean views via the home's many windows, an outdoor shower, private beach, three kayaks, two paddleboards, two bikes, an outdoor grill, and the "best sea glass in the area."

East Coast Beach Houses
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Oceanfront Vero Beach Condo

Vero Beach, Florida | Sleeps 4

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Vero Beach, located along Florida's Atlantic Coast, is popular with people who love golf, water sports, and fishing. This chic two-bedroom, two-bath vacation rental is just a few blocks north of destinations like the Vero Beach Museum of Art as well as multiple restaurants. Amenities at this property include a gym, pool, and large flatscreen TV, and the hosts provide beach chairs, towels, an umbrella, and some beach toys.


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The Lucky Beach House
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The Lucky Beach House

Atlantic City, New Jersey | Sleeps 14

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To immerse yourself in all Atlantic City has to offer, there's this vacation property that's close to the beach, casinos, shopping, golfing, restaurants, and more. The home itself has four bedrooms, three baths, and amenities include multiple TVs, a backyard grill, two private decks, and a gourmet kitchen. 


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Summer Beach Estate
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Summer Beach Estate

Madison, Connecticut | Sleeps 16

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Located just a short walk from the beach, this eight-bedroom, five-bath, ocean-view house can accommodate a crowd. Days not spent at the beach or roaming the nearby shops and restaurants of Madison's Main Street can be spent at the pool, and the sunroom is a great place to kick back with a cup of something while you listen to the waves and chill with friends and family. Amenities include a private waterfront, beach play area, and private beach pavilion.

Luxury Beachfront Retreat
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Luxury Beachfront Retreat

Destin, Florida |  Sleeps 10

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This luxe four-bedroom, four-bath home is mere steps from the beach and has more than 400 square feet of outdoor living space in multiple balconies. Other amenities include an infinity pool, an elevator, a private community boardwalk that leads to the beach, and maid service. Finally, the location is in close proximity to many restaurants and also near the snow-white sand dunes of Henderson Beach State Park. 


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Oak Island Beach House
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Oak Island Beach House

Oak Island, North Carolina | Sleeps 10

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Oak Island is one of a few islands and towns that make up the Brunswick Islands of North Carolina, which is separated from the mainland by the Intracoastal Waterway. This three-bedroom, two-bath house was renovated in 2018 and includes amenities like a 55-inch smart TV, Xbox One and Classic Nintendo gaming consoles, a rooftop deck, washer/dryer, two outdoor showers, and more. 


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Oceanfront Beach Studio
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Oceanfront Beach Studio

Virginia Beach, Virginia | Sleeps 3

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This fun and bright third-floor studio space has excellent views of Virginia Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. Open the sliding glass doors to hear the waves crashing day and night, and community amenities include a pool, lounge area, free parking for one car, and more. The property is just steps away from the boardwalk, which leads to shopping, dining, and other destinations. 


Spanish Architecture Beach House
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Spanish Architecture Beach House

Emerald Isle, North Carolina | Sleeps 8

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Part of North Carolina's Crystal Coast, this 1,500-square-foot vacation property has three bedrooms and baths. Features and amenities include Spanish architecture, a pool, three levels of decks including rooftop sundeck, a path leading to a private beach, and kayaks. Nearby destinations include Fort Macon State Park and the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores.

Waterfront Retreat in the Keys
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Waterfront Retreat in the Keys

Islamorada, Florida | Sleeps 8

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Looking to spend a little quality time in the Florida Keys? This property requires a four-week minimum stay, but it'll be four weeks surrounded by palm trees, ocean breezes, and an incredibly relaxing atmosphere. Amenities include a large sunroom, ocean-facing deck, bikes for exploring the area, and dedicated workspace for when you need to switch from vacation mode to productive mode. 


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Family-Friendly Outer Banks Beach House
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Family-Friendly Outer Banks Beach House

Avon, North Carolina | Sleeps 10

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Another Outer Banks area vacation rental, this house has five bedrooms and four baths and was recently renovated to "blend the traditional beach look with a modern and hip design." Amenities here include an outdoor shower, two carports, and an oceanfront deck with a hot tub. Large windows in the house let you take in views of the sea and Pamlico Sound from pretty much all directions. 

Palms Resort
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Palms Resort

Upper Sugarloaf Key, Florida | Sleeps 12

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This Florida Keys beach house isn't just near the beach — it's on the beach — and you can enjoy its sandy expanses from one of three large decks, including a rooftop deck, or take a walk on the private pier. Other amenities in this five-bedroom, four-bath home include a TV, kitchen with Keurig coffee machine, and kayaks.

Island Beachfront Home
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Island Beachfront Home

Anna Maria, Florida | Sleeps 10

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Chill out on laid-back Anna Maria Island with this bright and open three-bedroom, three-bath home with ocean and beach views from just about every room as well as tons of outdoor living space. The home's features include a pool and a private elevator to all floors, and it's also near the island's shops and restaurants.

Golden Beach Retreat
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Golden Beach Retreat

Sunny Isles Beach, Florida| Sleeps 4

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Offering up-close-and-personal ocean views as well as a quick walk to the nearest beach, this modern three-bedroom, three-bath luxury property comes with plenty of amenities as well. With 3,700 square feet as well as two balconies, there's plenty of room to spread out, as well as a pool, hot tub, outdoor cooking area, and more. 


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Ponce Inlet Oceanfront House
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Ponce Inlet Oceanfront House

Wilbur-By-The-Sea, Florida | Sleeps 8

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This rental, just south of Daytona Beach, has three bedrooms and four baths spread out over two stories and nearly 2,700 square feet. Amenities include a sauna, hot tub on the large deck, balcony, washer and dryer, outdoor grill, and panoramic ocean views. From the deck, you can take a set of stairs to access the no-drive Wilbur Beach. 


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East Coast Beach Houses
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Plum Island Beach House

Newbury, Massachusetts | Sleeps 13

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This family-friendly vacation rental on Newbury's Plum Island has its own private beach, and is also a short (less than 10-minute) drive to local shopping, restaurants, and other activities. With more than 2,500 square feet, there's room for a family or three in its three bedrooms and two baths. Note that stays must be booked Saturday to Saturday, in seven-day increments.

Ninth-Floor Oceanfront Condo
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Ninth-Floor Oceanfront Condo

Bethany Beach, Delaware | Sleeps 3

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Get stunning views of Bethany Beach in this light-filled Sea Colony ninth-floor condominium with one bedroom and one bath. Amenities include an ocean-facing balcony, a washer and dryer, and two TVs. The resort community this property is located in offers 12 pools, tennis and fitness centers, a community shuttle, and activities for all ages.

Classic Chesapeake Beachside Cottage
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Classic Chesapeake Beachside Cottage

Norfolk, Virginia | Sleeps 4

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This two-bedroom, two-bath historic beach cottage is located on the shores of Chesapeake Bay and has a shaded outdoor living space with plenty of seating that's perfect for sun breaks and nighttime cocktails while listening to the waves crash nearby. A backyard private path leads directly to the beach, and Norfolk destinations and the Ocean View Beach Pier are just a short drive away for shopping and dining. 


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Classic Beachfront Cottage
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Classic Beachfront Cottage

Folly Beach, South Carolina | Sleeps 6

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With a large ocean-facing deck and plenty of floor-to-ceiling windows, it won't be hard to appreciate the sea from this three-bedroom, two-bath beach house. It's also conveniently located near destinations such as the Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve as well as local shops and restaurants. Amenities include outdoor showers, a TV, a dedicated workspace, and a fully stocked kitchen.

Deerfield Beach Condominium
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Deerfield Beach Condominium

Deerfield Beach, Florida | Sleeps 4

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Located pretty much dead center between Boca Raton and Pompano Beach, this sleek vacation rental condo offers gorgeous views of the Atlantic while also providing a comfortable space for a couple or a small group. Amenities include a TV, some children's books and toys, a dedicated workspace, beach gear, and a pool in the condominium complex. A number of restaurants are within walking distance, too. 


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Family-Friendly Beachfront Cottage
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Family-Friendly Beachfront Cottage

Rye, New Hampshire | Sleeps 4

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Another oceanfront cottage with a seriously beachy vibe, this two-bedroom, one-bath space has modern amenities like luxe textiles, a work-from-home space with a monitor, and a Sonos sound system. The porch looks out onto the Atlantic, and the rental includes beach gear like boogie boards, toys, chairs, towels, kids' life jackets, and more.

Fort Walton Beach House
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Fort Walton Beach House

Fort Walton Beach, Florida | Sleeps 6

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Get up close and personal with the Gulf of Mexico with this two-bedroom, two-bath condo on Okaloosa Island. The property has plenty of windows offering ocean views, as well as a wraparound balcony for enjoying the sea breezes and crashing waves. Other amenities include a washer/dryer and TV, and reserved beach chairs are included in the rental fee. The location is near multiple restaurants as well as family-friendly destinations like the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park and Wild Willy's Adventure Zone. 


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Ocean City Condo
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Ocean City Condo

Ocean City, Maryland | Sleeps 4

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This light-filled one-bedroom, two-bath condo is filled with modern furnishings and within walking distance of many of Ocean City's restaurants, bars, shops, and entertainment. Amenities include room-darkening shades, free parking, an electric-vehicle charger, and a balcony with ocean views.

Dune Lane 9 Beach House
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Dune Lane 9 Beach House

Hilton Head, South Carolina | Sleeps 12

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If you get tired of the beach, this vacation rental offers a pool and deck to hang out on, as well as multiple balconies offering ocean views, eclectic furnishings, cable TV,  Wi-Fi, and more. Located near Coligny Beach Park, it's also close to multiple restaurants, nightclubs, and a theater. 


Three-Bedroom Beachfront Home
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Three-Bedroom Beachfront Home

Captiva, Florida | Sleeps 10

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Located at the very tip of North Captiva Island, this beach rental is accessible only by ferry, private boat, or small plane, and in a community that the owners note is "reminiscent of old Florida as it once was during a simpler time." With three en-suite bedrooms and five baths, the property's amenities include a private sand beach and fishing dock, five TVs, a gas grill, ping pong and foosball tables, and an elevator for any guests not comfortable with stairs.

Niantic Bay Beach House
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Niantic Bay Beach House

East Lyme, Connecticut | Sleeps 5

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This yacht-club-adjacent beach rental offers 180 degrees of Niantic Bay views,  a wet bar and flat-screen TV in the living room, comfortable and attractive furnishings with a heavy beach vibe, and close proximity to outdoor locations like McCook Park and Rocky Neck State Park.

Eleanor Dare Outer Banks Beach House
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Eleanor Dare Outer Banks Beach House

Nags Head, North Carolina | Sleeps 16

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Invite some of your closest beach-loving peeps to share the eight bedrooms and eight baths in the open-concept Outer Banks beach house. There's plenty of indoor space for everyone to spread out, but if things do start to feel cramped, take advantage of one of the many porches, decks, and backyard with a pool. Amenities include a laundry room with two washers and dryers, a rec room with a pool table and shuffleboard, and a home theater. 


Three-Bedroom Corn Hill Beach House
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Three-Bedroom Corn Hill Beach House

Truro, Massachusetts | Sleeps 7

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This dog- and family-friendly vacation rental is located in an area of Cape Cod known as the Outer Cape, and it sits on a bluff overlooking Truro's beautiful Corn Hill Beach. The house itself has three bedrooms and one bath, and a back deck provides opportunities to sit and listen to the crashing waves while you sip a cup of coffee or an afternoon cocktail. Tons of windows provide panoramic ocean views, and a set of steps lead directly to the beach. 


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Budget-Friendly Outer Banks Beach House
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Budget-Friendly Outer Banks Beach House

Salvo, North Carolina | Sleeps 6

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For an Outer Banks vacation rental that's a little more low-key, check out this A-frame cottage in the small town of Salvo. The property has two bedrooms, two baths, contemporary furnishings, has dune views, and is close enough to the ocean to hear it. A private path leads to a nearby beach in minutes, and the house has an outdoor hammock and shower.


The Atlantic Oceanfront Estate
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The Atlantic Oceanfront Estate

Cocoa Beach, Florida | Sleeps 11

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If outdoor living is a must for you, this four-bedroom, three-bath, newly remodeled home has four distinct outdoor spaces, including a plunge pool. It's also within easy walking distance to some restaurants in the Cocoa Beach community, and visitors who plan their beach walks at the right time might catch a glimpse of some sea turtles. 


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