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7 of the Most Gorgeous Summer Beach Rentals in the Country

Your seaside escape awaits
Summer Vacation Beach Rentals
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No beach house? No problem. Both Airbnb and HomeAway have an impressive index of vacation-worthy rental properties in coastal towns across the country—from historic Montauk to always sunny Malibu.

It's not too late to snag a room—or an entire house, for that matter—in some of the hottest seaside destinations. Here, seven spectacular summer rentals to book ASAP.

Lindsay Cohn is a freelance lifestyle and travel writer. She believes omakase is always the right choice and that rosé season should be all year long. Follow her on Twitter at @Lindsay_Cohn.  

  • Villa Sogno
    Malibu, California, $4,296 a night

    Vacation like an A-lister: Situated on four pristine acres, this 11,000-square-foot mansion boasts a movie theater, gym, wine cellar, pool and unobstructed vistas of Malibu's celeb-studded Zuma Beach.

  • Hither Hills Luxury
    Montauk, New York, $1,000 a night

    This Montauk pad, designed by Hamptons architect Pamela Glazer, looks straight out of the pages of Architectural Digest. If the flawless furnishes weren’t enough, the property also features a wirelessly heated gunite pool, Jacuzzi spa, sizable deck with ocean views and access to the private Hither Hills Ocean Beach.

  • Water’s Edge
    Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, $1,542 a night

    Equal parts laid-back and luxurious, this Hilton Head dwelling has four bedrooms with en suite baths, peaked ceilings, a gourmet kitchen, stunning oceanfront views and a private pool.

  • The Dove
    Pebble Beach, California, $3,572 a night

    Located on a fairway of Cypress Point, this picturesque six-bedroom property offers panoramic views of the ocean and golf course. From the gourmet kitchen to the bathroom tile work, it’s clear the builders pulled out all the stops.

  • Villa Tropicale
    Key West, Florida, $1,100 a night

    This two-story pad epitomizes Key West. The interior is immaculately appointed with tropical decor, while the exterior features lush gardens, a pool and a gazebo. It’s the perfect place to mix up summer-ready libations. Piña coladas or frosé, anyone?  

  • Martha's Vineyard Luxurious Retreat
    Edgartown, Massachusetts, $2,500 a night

    Situated on three immaculately manicured acres, this Instagram-worthy rental—complete with an expansive patio, heated saltwater pool and dedicated media/game wing—was made for entertaining.

  • The Shelter Island Pavilion
    Shelter Island, New York, $900 a night

    Built by Stamberg Aferiat + Associates, this multi-section home blends brilliant colors, lots of light and modern design elements to create a space that’s vibrant, cheerful and ultra cool. Best of all, it comes with access to a private beach.

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