Beachfront properties appeal to travelers wanting the convenience of sunset strolls or picnics by the shoreline and don’t want to lug towels, coolers, and toys across town in vehicles—or even within a few blocks. When accessing the beach doesn’t eat up too much of your precious vacation time, you may find it easy to build in additional time for sightseeing beyond the property and experiencing other local attractions when you can walk right onto the beach.
TurnKey Vacation Rentals offers beach houses and condos in several hot beach destinations, including Oahu’s North Shore, Cape Cod, and California’s Central Coast. Here are 5 of our favorite vacation rentals with beach access. The beach is definitely within reach!
Suited for a family or couples traveling together, this 4 bedroom/1 bathroom Eastham, Massachusetts home is right on the water, including a semi-private beach. Your group can spread out between 2 living room areas, and one even features a gas fireplace. 8 people can sit comfortably around the dining table, not far from the updated kitchen due to its open layout. Outdoor games are a breeze thanks to the spacious lawn and an outdoor shower makes beach clean-up easy. Bicycles included with the rental allow you to further explore. If it’s chilly, you can still enjoy the beautiful view of forested from a screened porch.
Simply open the sliding-glass doors to your private balcony to experience unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico’s turquoise waters and sugar-white sand below. Located in Panama City Beach, Florida, this 3 bedroom/3 bath penthouse isn’t tiny at all—it’s got 10-foot ceilings and just over 1,500 square feet of living space, from a 22nd-floor perch. Rental includes access to the on-site pool and spa. A recent remodel introduced farmhouse-chic hardwood floors plus granite countertops in the kitchen (where a 3-person bar is joined by a dining set seating 6).
Perfect for a solo vacay or a couple, this 1 bedroom North Shore property on Hawaii’s Oahu 3 miles from the town of Halewia provides private beach access. Walk through the stone archway and your toes are in the sand. Kick back in the lush backyard with morning coffee or grill fish for dinner on the gas grill. The kitchen is outfitted with stainless-steel appliances and a five-burner stove. Rental includes beach umbrella and beach toys.
Only a glass half-wall sits between you and the beach when relaxing on the patio (large enough to host a dinner party) of this 3 bedroom/2 bath Oceano, California, house, an easy drive to Central Coast wineries. A sandy path on one side leads to the water. Sliding-glass doors coax in salty breezes lifting off the ocean. Kids like to bunk in one of the bedroom’s 2 twin beds while the master bedroom features an ensuite bath. If you’re a gourmand, whip up amazing dinners in the chef-grade kitchen—there’s even 2 different coffee-brewing methods, plus a wine fridge—paired with local pinot noir or chardonnay.
Not only is this nearly 2,000-square-foot 3 bedroom/2.5 bath Pompano Beach, Florida, home on the beach, it boasts a private pool with a serious beach-club atmosphere (think chaise lounges, 6-person dining table and gas grill). Renovated baths feature spa-like showers—plus a waterfall sink in the master bath—while the kitchen is a home cook’s dream with granite countertops, stunning tile backsplashes, wine fridge and stainless-steel appliances. Each bedroom has its own access to the pool and patio.
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