25 Beach House Rentals on AirBnB’s Most Popular SE Beaches

AirBnB shared with us their most popular southeast beach destinations for 2020. The good news is that being popular doesn’t necessarily mean being crowded.

With the right selection from our list of beach house rentals, it’s easy to get a way with family (and/or friends you’ve trusted to “distance with”) for the perfect beach vacation.

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We’ve researched the best “multi-family” and “extended-family” vacation homes in each location. These all sleep at least 8 people (usually more)…and they are on or as close to the water as you can get.

Myrtle Beach

This 3-story North Myrtle Beach gem is close to dining and Main Street, and only steps away from Crescent Beach. No worry though, there is a golf cart included with your stay! Lounge by the private saltwater pool, grill some seafood, and relax. For the kids you’ll find beach toys, beach chairs, a ping pong table, an air hockey table, Xbox 360 w/ games, Golden Tee arcade game, Blu-ray & DVD players, and plenty of board games.

Details:

  • 12 guests · 5 bedrooms · 8 beds · 4 baths · saltwater pool
  • Distance to beach: “steps away”
  • $547/night
  • Rental Info | Myrtle Beach Info

Destin

Pelican Point is a four-story home seated on one of the best lots on Holiday Isle. You have panoramic views from every room of the house. It is also located next to one of the communities’ beach accesses and steps away from the Magnolia House pool. Off the living room, is a cozy sitting room where you can watch the boats come in under the Destin Bridge, and the dining room offers views of both the East Pass and the Gulf of Mexico.

Details:

  • 14 guests · 5 bedrooms · 9 beds · 4 baths · shared pool
  • Distance to beach: sits on the beach
  • $494/night
  • Rental Info | Destin Info

Key West

If you can’t be directly on the beach, this is by far the next best thing. Can you see from the photo how the walls are open to the private backyard pool? It’s called Envy of the Island for a reason! This head-turning property boasts five bedrooms – unheard of in most Old Town structures, each with an en-suite bathroom, plus two half baths for convenience.

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Charleston

Technically there is no beach in Charleston, so we’re featuring a rental on nearby Folly Beach. This beautiful gulf-front villa has all the amenities, natural light, and space you could possibly want during your stay. Enjoy expansive ocean views from the third floor screened porch while relax with a book. The private pool and hot tub are perfect when you need a beach break.

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Panama City

When you head to PCB, you don’t have to stay in a condo! This large, two-story vacation rental sits only 270 steps away from the famous private Bid A Wee Beach, the only private beach in Panama City Beach! You’ll enjoy a very peaceful location just off Front Beach Road and will be within walking distance to many gulf front restaurants and bars. Pier Park, Panama City Beach’s premier entertainment and shopping district, is just one and a half miles away from your front door.

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Jacksonville

What do people come to Jax Beach for? To enjoy the indoor / outdoor living this home has to offer. Whether it’s opening the large sliding glass doors all the way as you enjoy a glass of wine by the fire or the hot tub. Try to make your way to the beach for a stroll in the bikes provided as well.

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Siesta Key

I think what attracted me to this property was the deck you see in this photo. The 3rd level balcony has access via a spiral staircase to an oversized Roof Top Deck with some of the best views of Siesta Key Beach, the Gulf of Mexico, Siesta Key Village, Lido Key, and Downtown Sarasota. And the salt water pool boasts a Waterfall, Ceiling Mounted Rain Curtain, Sun Shelf, Large Hot Tub, and a huge covered patio space and true swim up bar and drink station! 

Details:

  • 16+ guests · 6 bedrooms · 9 beds · 6.5 baths · pool
  • Distance to beach: 1/2 block
  • $1339/night
  • Rental Info

Hilton Head

This newly built 2nd row beach home is directly across from the path leading to the pristine beaches. There is a deck just off of the family room which overlooks the pool area. . It is the perfect location for a family vacation, group golf outing, or weekend getaway. 

Details:

  • 15 guests · 5 bedrooms · 11 beds · 4.5 baths · pool
  • Distance to beach: across path
  • $746/night
  • Rental Info

Clearwater

This luxurious home has been set up for families of 10 to enjoy and it is located in the heart of Clearwater. As you step outside, an enclosed screen enclosure hovers above a family size pool, with plenty of seating arrangements around the pool for your whole family to enjoy. Beside the pool is a nice backyard, with trees providing shade and fresh air, also with seating arrangements to add on to you and your family’s vacation experience.

Details:

  • 10 guests · 4 bedrooms · 7 beds · 2 baths · pool
  • Distance to beach: “less than 15 minutes”
  • $357/night
  • Rental Info

St Augustine

The first thing you will notice about Casa Aqua is the local feel, it offers you everything you could want on a beach vacation without the stuffy tourist feel. You are only 1000 feet from the beautiful white sands and the Atlantic Ocean. It is a 5 minute walk by beach to Matanzas Inlet and some of the best bridge and surf fishing in Florida. After a day at the beach you will enjoy coming back to Casa Aqua and sitting under the many oak trees and even building a fire in the fire pit to roast marshmallows for s’mores.

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Outer Banks

You’re just yards away from the pristine waters of Whalehead Beach and set along the Currituck Sound in Historic Corolla, this rental is ideally situated for a family or group retreat to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Large windows and ample deck space oriented to the south allow for unparalleled sunset views every evening.

Details:

  • 12 guests · 5 bedrooms · 8 beds · 4 baths · shared pool
  • Distance to beach: “yards away”
  • $570/night
  • Rental Info

Sarasota

This newly remodeled beach house features many amenities including a large private screened in heated pool/hot tub, rec room with ping pong table, 4K tv’s and beach bikes. 

Details:

  • 13 guests · 4 bedrooms · 4 beds · 3.5 baths · pool
  • Distance to beach: “minutes down the street”
  • $395/night
  • Rental Info | Sarasota Info

Wilmington

The Hemingway” on Kure Beach is a fantastic coastal getaway. This spacious beach home has 6 bedrooms with 3 baths….and I love the bed swing on the porch.

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Naples

Vanderbilt Beach Oasis is a beautiful light & airy 4 Bed/ 3 Bath home with lush tropical landscaping. Gourmet kitchen is outfitted with top of the line appliances including wine cooler and 2 dishwashers. A covered screened lanai is located just off of the dining area with a gas fire pit to enjoy. This home is a fantastic Wedding retreat.

Details:

  • 10 guests · 4 bedrooms · 4 beds · 3 baths
  • Distance to beach: 3 blocks to the beach
  • $485/night
  • More Info

Pensacola

This 5 bedroom private beachfront home sitting on the pristine sand of Pensacola Beach! You can’t often say that your backyard is the Gulf of Mexico, yet this home boasts a back patio that overlooks the turquoise waters with private access directly from your back door onto the sugar white sands. Let the kids run and play in the private fenced in backyard area overlooking the Gulf of Mexico while you enjoy a cocktail each evening while listening to the sound of the tide and fire up the gas grill for a cookout as the sun goes down. 

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Daytona Beach

This beautiful home is located right on the sand in Daytona Beach. There is nothing better than waking up to fresh sea air first thing in the morning! The house offers panoramic views from almost every room and is sure to be an enjoyable and memorable experience.

Details:

  • 13 guests · 4 bedrooms · 6 beds · 3 baths · hot tub 
  • Distance to beach: on the beach
  • $677/night
  • Rental Info

West Palm Beach

Across the street from the beach, feel transported to your own private lavish resort when you step into the backyard of this spacious Singer Island home with its heated salt-water pool, hot tub, grill, and outdoor bar area. Boasting 2,400 sq. ft, this home impresses with a massive kitchen for an all-around family gathering. A prime location puts you steps to the inter-coastal, and just up the road from varied dining and shopping options, as well as pubs and lounges for nightlife fun

Details:

  • 10 guests · 4 bedrooms · 6 beds · 3 baths · saltwater pool 
  • Distance to beach: “across the street” though the pictures suggest you need to drive to the ICW
  • $236/night
  • More Info

Cocoa Beach

Located on a quiet residential cul-de-sac street in the heart of Cocoa Beach, this custom decorated house is designed and equipped for a great getaway experience. Enjoy the beach just a short walk away, go for a bike ride, take the kayaks to watch dolphin and manatee in the Banana River, or just relax in the heated pool.

Details:

  • 10 guests · 4 bedrooms · 5 beds · 2 baths
  • Distance to beach: across the street
  • $398/night
  • Rental Info

Tybee Island

This is the family beach house you’ve been looking for! Spacious enough for everyone and only three doors down from the beach entrance; getting any closer would put you in the dunes! The 2nd floor balcony area is where you will find yourself more often than not, it has ample seating and overlooks 11th street and the beach entrance. You’ll be able to enjoy the ocean air and see all the comings-and-goings without leaving the property.

Details:

  • 10 guests · 4 bedrooms · 7 beds · 3 baths
  • Distance to beach: 3 doors down
  • $325/night
  • Rental Info | Tybee Info

St Petersburg

In all honesty, it was hard to find a “nice” beach home in St Pete that was within a mile of the beach..so we ventured out to Treasure Island for this gem. You’re still within driving distance of all that St Pete offers…and it’s more fun to play in the Gulf than in the Bay anyway, right?

Details:

  • 12 guests · 3 bedrooms · 5 beds · 3 baths
  • Distance to beach: on the beach
  • $500/night
  • Rental Info

Gulf Shores

Can you imagine yourself in this photo? The pool…the fire pit… the beach…the pier. Wow! And guess what? This rental will sleep up to 30 people! Bring the grandparents and all the cousins! The Lazy Lady is situated on nearly an acre of land with 75′ of PRIVATE BEACH & lagoon shoreline just right outside its back door! The lagoon offers shallow & calmer waters than that of the Gulf which makes it the perfect launching/landing spot for kayaking (2 provided for you!), fishing, water play, or sandcastle building with little ones & older ones alike. Gulf beach access is right across the street.

Details:

  • 16+ guests · 8 bedrooms · 23 beds · 6 baths · pool
  • Distance to beach: across the street
  • $786/night
  • Rental Info | Gulf Shores Info

Sanibel Island

On the northwest side of the island in Captiva is Captiva Ark, steps from the Gulf of Mexico and the Bay. Best of both worlds! The home actually started out in the 1930s as a houseboat in the Channel behind the home and was beached and eventually added onto and made into what it is today. 

Details:

  • 10 guests · 4 bedrooms · 6 beds · 4 baths · pool
  • Distance to beach: 100 yards
  • $549/night
  • Rental Info | Sanibel Info

Cape Coral

Villa Jewel on the River is a 5 bed 4 bath luxury pool home located directly on the Caloosahatchee River with 4,251 sq ft. The backyard paradise features an infinity edge pool with beach entry, a swim up pool bar, waterfalls and two hot tubs. The large waterfront property offers all-day sun and a spectacular view of Florida’s largest river. From the sundeck to the pool bar you will watch luxury yachts and fishing boats gliding along on their way to the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The boat lift is available for use, as well as the dock. 

Details:

  • 10 guests · 5 bedrooms · 9 beds · 4.5 baths · pool
  • Distance to beach: very close, but requires a drive or boat ride
  • $450/night
  • Rental Info

Ft Walton Beach

This is a new multi level home with a private heated pool and patio, just over the bridge on Okaloosa Island. This incredible property was built with family vacations in mind. The home is located across the street from the beach, with beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico and the ICW from the balconies on the third floor. 

Details:

  • 12 guests · 4 bedrooms · 4 beds · 4 baths · pool
  • Distance to beach: across the street
  • $602/night
  • Rental Info

Santa Rosa Beach

Penny’s Paradise on 30A is located in the quiet beach community of Forest Lakes in Blue Mountain Beach on 30A. The sugar white sands of the famous 30A beaches are just a short walk, golf cart ride, or bike ride away. The home overlooks the lake and the community offers bike paths, walking trails, fishing docks, playground, pavilion with grill/fireplace, large green grass play area and 2 pools.

Details:

  • 10 guests · 4 bedrooms · 5 beds · 3.5 baths · shared pool
  • Distance to beach: 1/2 mile (golf cart and golf cart parking included)
  • $222/night
  • Rental Info

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