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

A luxurious beach house vacation doesn’t have to be a daydream with these VRBO picks. When you split the cost among 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 divided by the total number of people the rental will sleep. The more people you have, the cheaper it is per person. (Note that prices may vary depending on the time of year.)

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: $75/person per 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 eight-person, oceanfront hot tub.

  • Sleeps: 20
  • Price: $88/person per 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. HOLDEN BEACH, NORTH CAROLINA

Halfway between Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Wilmington, North Carolina, this three-story villa sits on the secluded and family-friendly Holden Beach. The back of the house faces the intercoastal waterways. Water everywhere!

  • Sleeps: 26
  • Price: $69/person per night
  • Get more details here.

With no high-rises or hotel complexes nearby, all you’ll see are sweeping water vistas on this narrow strip of an island. There’s even a lighted catwalk to the beach, saltwater pool and hot tub.

Holden Beach villa
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And the gourmet kitchen’s ready for your next group cooking session.

Holden Beach villa
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4. HOLLYWOOD BEACH, FLORIDA

Between Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale, this South Florida villa’s multi-level suite set-up is great for families. The lavish town home is part of the Las Casas complex and next to a marina. For an extra cost you can have a “Party By the Beach” or breakfast service added to your stay.

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Price: $77/person per night
  • Get additional details here.

Las Casas villa
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Grill on the terrace and use the bikes that come with the rental to explore the area.

Las Casas villa

The townhome is steps to the beach. Plus, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville resort is nearby if that’s your sort of thing.

Las Casas villa

5. CAPE COD, MASSACHUSETTS

Pretend you’re an old money Kennedy neighbor when you stay at this Cape Cod complex on Lewis Bay. Nicknamed “Cake By the Ocean,” the home is next to Hyannis and a ferry ride to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.

  • Sleeps: 27
  • Price: $98/person per night
  • Get more details here.

Cape Cod Home
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Enjoy the sprawling lawn, covered porch and gazebo when you’re bored with the adjacent sandy beach.

Cape Cod home
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The newly renovated interior with its preppy seaside décor will bring out all your nautical tendencies.

Cape Cod Home
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6. KAILUA, HAWAII

Cooks will delight in this beachfront home with gourmet kitchen, wine fridge, double oven and herb garden. This home is located in the Lanikai subdivision of Kailua, known for its calm, tranquil waters—which you’ll find just steps outside of your door.

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Price: $215/person per night
  • More details here.

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Your days will be off to a great start when you wake up to this view.

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And a soak in this gorgeous tub should be the perfect ending to a relaxing day at the beach.

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If you’re looking to go a lot farther and spend a bit more money, check out this rental house that’s located in the middle of the ocean:

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