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10 Incredible Beach Houses You Can Rent For A Cheap Family Vacation

A glam beach vacation doesn't have to be a daydream with these affordable rentals.

A luxurious beach house vacation doesn’t have to be a daydream with these VRBO picks. When you split the cost between family and friends, a stay at a well-appointed home can be cheaper than a hotel room. Plus you get the added benefits of luxury add-ons like private pools and hot tubs, the ability to cook at home if you choose and backdoor access to some of the country’s best beaches.

The price is broken down based on the average nightly rate split by the total number the rental will sleep. The more people you have, the cheaper it is per person.

So start brainstorming your next family reunion, friends get-together or summer getaway at these spectacular beachfront homes.

1. ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA

Dubbed Casa Dolphina, this palm-strewn property is in the center of a West Florida beach paradise and part of the Pasadena Golf & Yacht Club. The home’s saltwater swimming pool faces out on Boca Ciega Bay with a view to nearby St. Pete Beach. There’s also a putting green to practice on before you try out nearby courses.

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Price: $58 per person / night
  • Get more details here.

Inside, each room is vibrant, bold and fun, like this cinema set up.

St. Pete's house
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And how can you beat a giant wine-barrel sauna?

St. Pete's house
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2. NESKOWIN, OREGON

This scenic 7,400 square foot Oregon coast beach house is situated with a view of local landmark Proposal Rock. It’s also close to the bustling small town of Tillamook. Or just hang out in the estate’s 8-person, oceanfront hot tub.

  • Sleeps: 20
  • Price: $68 per person / night
  • Get more details here.

Neskowin Beach House
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There’s a rec room complete with a theater, pool table and shuffleboard.

Neskowin Beach House
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Beachcombers will love strolling along Neskowin Beach.

Neskowin Beach House
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3. MIRAMAR BEACH, FLORIDA

This incredible 5 bed, 5 bath home sleeps 16. Located in Miramar Beach, you will have stunning views of the gulf, which can be seen from any of the private balconies or huge deck. A few steps down to the water, beach chairs and an umbrella will be set up for you each day so all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy.

  • Sleeps 16
  • Price: $98 per person, per night
  • Get more details here.

4. NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND

Don’t just tour the Gilded Age mansions in historic Newport. Stay in one dating back to 1895.

  • Sleeps: 30
  • Price: $24 per person / night
  • Get more details here.

The 14-room mansion has an expansive front porch.

Newport mansion
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Every room has distinctive and historic touches, like the Repetti Music Salon.

Newport mansion
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There’s also a heated pool for when you don’t feel like hitting Barrington Beach, just kitty outside the mansion.

Newport mansion
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5. LAGUNA BEACH, CALIFORNIA

In the heart of Laguna Beach, this gated vacation rental is actually a four-unit compound so you can hang with your friends and still get your own space with private beach access.

  • Sleeps: 16
  • Price: $73 per person / night
  • Get more details here.

Laguna Beach
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You can walk into downtown Laguna Beach or just gaze at these drop-dead gorgeous oceanscapes.

Laguna Beach
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One of the incredible master baths also has a kitchenette. Coffee as soon as you step out of the shower? Yes, please!

Laguna Beach
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