Whether you’re looking to escape the winter chill, or sunbathe on a stretch of white sand, the East Coast of the United States offers a number of vacation destinations. From Florida to Maine, we take a look at the best coastal Airbnb vacation rentals for East Coasters looking for some easy to reach sunshine.
Airbnb vacation rentals are often more spacious, private and just as comfortable. Here are our favorite coastal rental Airbnbs to suit all tastes.
Our Picks: Coastal Rental Airbnbs on the East Coast
Light the candles in the fireplace for a cozy evening in, cooking in a chef’s kitchen, then retire to the fire pit for a nightcap. There are both new and traditional accessories to reflect this home’s Spanish roots, and inspiring quotes for the day. Built in 1925, all the charm of a vintage home, with modern comforts and decor.
Shake off any lingering salt and sand under the outdoor shower in the fenced-in backyard. Swim in the heated saltwater pool (please see the notes about the pool) then soak in the hot tub, ending the day stargazing by the fire pit. Standouts inside include exposed beams and a Smart TV. Just 100 yards from the beach, and right in the center of Tybee Island, The Blue Crab House is exactly where you want to be to enjoy all that this bustling beach town has to offer.
South Carolina: Salt and Sun
Press a button on the remote control to raise the blinds and let the morning sun fill a roomy, renovated space. There’s an airy seaside feel inside and out, thanks to large windows, white decor and blue accents. A private dock on a tidal creek with a great view of a 150 year old lighthouse, a flower garden and an extensive lawn make this property ideal for friends, family and pets.
North Carolina: Top Shelf Style, Privacy and Comfort
Tide Pool features an industrial-chic aesthetic of concrete floors, soaring 9-foot ceilings, large windows, and designer furniture elevated by bright pops of color. Notice the light fixtures salvaged from cargo ships and float in the luxurious private pool with glass tile and designer finishes. The outdoor living area is perfect for relaxing in the shade and features beautiful landscaping. The large covered area has room to dine and chat with a grill nearby. Enjoy the professionally cleaned hot tub!
Virginia: Oceanfront Getaway
Quiet lakefront retreat located just 3 blocks from the ocean, boardwalk, dining, and entertainment. Located on Lake Holly, this beautiful town home has a private deck nestled in the trees where you can relax and soak in the wildlife. Guests have the use of hammock, outdoor shower, bikes, beach towels, beach chairs, cooler & boogie boards.
Maryland: Charming Cottage – Severna Park
Bring in the morning from a quaint breakfast table on the covered porch of this cozy waterfront cottage. Inside, hearty wood furnishings and maritime decor conjure a warm, restful tenor. Gather by the water around a glowing fire pit (firewood provided) or Seasonal Kayak (Experience Required, Kayaks and PFDs provided). Enjoy fishing? Bring your rod.
Delaware: Beachfront Bungalow
Come and enjoy island time at your private beachfront escape. No hustle, no bustle, no traffic lights, no crowded beaches. In the mornings, relish the beautiful sunrises over the Delaware Bay, and in the evenings, the gorgeous sunsets over the wildlife refuge behind you. Relax on the beach watching the dolphins swim by, read that book you have been putting off, take a walk along the sandy shore, swim in the bay, comb for seashells and sea glass, or enjoy a bonfire on the beach with family and friends.
New Jersey: Serenity at the Beach
Start your morning sipping coffee in rocking chairs on the large front porch, just a few houses from the water. Relax on the truly private beach, intended for use only by only the homes in this part of the neighborhood. Take a trip to the neighborhood pool, enjoy one of the local waterfront restaurants or stroll along the paved waterfront sidewalks. Retire to this designer home, complete with granite countertops, a gorgeous stone-lined fireplace, luxury couch & rustic decor.
New York: Napeague Harbor Home
This family-friendly, rustic beach house was designed around the position of the setting sun and weather co-operating, most evenings guests are not disappointed. The shallow water of the Harbor is a mere 50′ from the house – enjoy breakfast on the patio while cormorants and egrets cruise the harbor. Windsurfers, kite-surfers are active when the wind is up; kayakers and SUPers love the calmness of the bay.
Massachussetts: Monument Farmhouse
View the Pilgrim Monument from the upstairs deck, with 2 private decks to choose from. The updated interior serves a modern twist on the traditional farmhouse with a mid-century flair, all showcased under open vaulted ceilings.
Rhode Island: Thames Street Cottage
Leave the car in the driveway of this in-town Newport cottage and explore this beautiful city on foot. Fire up the grill for some alfresco dining in the private yard, then curl up on the plush sofa and soak up the sunlight through the bay window.
New Hampshire: Pleasant Lake Paradise
With lake views, two bedrooms, 1.5 baths, and an expansive back deck with hot tub – this cozy home on Pleasant Lake is sure to please. Boat, swim, kayak, hike, ice fish…or simply just RELAX. In all seasons, this charming home has it all. And, they love your 4 legged friend! Bring that good boy along.
Chill on the porch after exploring a scenic local walking trail and soak up the serenity of this breezy blue and white hideaway. Striped oars, starfish, smooth shells, and ocean scenes blend with shades of teal and aqua for a thoroughly calm space.
Where do you want to escape?
The Eastern seaboard truly has something for everyone and unmatched calm, beauty and character to enjoy. Aren’t you ready to take a vacation at one of these breathtaking coastal rentals?