Put away your wool hats, hang up your parkas, and break out the swim trunks, sunglasses and flip flops. There’s no better way to celebrate summer (or escape winter) than with a relaxing beach vacation. Bring the whole family, roll with a group of friends, or make it a romantic retreat. Whatever the trip, opt for a luxurious vacation rental from TripAdvisor with all the home amenities you’re used to at home—and some.
These 15 incredible beachfront homes are all available for rent on TripAdvisor. Experience private beaches, personal chefs, and outdoor lounging areas with spectacular views. Feel the sun on your face, wind in your hair, and sand beneath your feet in one of these incredible sunny escapes.
They may be out of this world, but they aren’t out of reach—especially if you’re splitting the cost with a group!
SAMARA VILLA – KO SAMUI, THAILAND
Families and friends of all ages unite in the glory of Samara Villa, a spectacular oceanfront estate with access to your own private beach right off the back terrace. Marvel at the tropical flora surrounding the property and the airy interior rooms with contemporary Asian décor. Boasting an indoor kids playroom, Samara Villa is great for families with young children. Everyone will be amazed at the sunset views from the beach as you sip on a glass of wine or enjoy authentic Thai cuisine from the restaurant up the road.
KETTLE STONE VILLA – THE BAHAMAS
This magnificent property on the beautifully serene family island of Andros doesn’t have a private beach, per se. Instead, you have the whole waterfront to yourselves! The Kettle Stone Villa, with gorgeous stone accents, graceful design and fresh-water pool with waterfall and jetted spa, is the epitome of a secluded holiday home for friends or family. Enjoy the Caribbean Sea like you’ve never imagined before.
THE KING JASON RESIDENCE – PACHYAMMOS, CYPRUS
The name speaks for itself in this secluded oceanfront estate. Live like royalty on the sands of Cyprus with glorious mountain views in every direction. The King Jason Residence stays true to its medieval roots, with exotic mahogany accents and high ceilings complementing the interior stone architecture. Enjoy your own private beach area, or walk along the shore to marvel at the Greek homes inland.
SURFER’S PENTHOUSE – SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Surfs up, brah! This Mission Beach condo is the ultimate luxury getaway for folks looking to get wet. Literally touching the sand, the Surfer’s Penthouse has a distinct California vibe on the inside – bright colors, airy rooms, artistic decorations and large windows with immaculate ocean sights. “A spectacular unit right on the beach,” says one TripAdvisor guest. “The views take your breath away as soon as you walk in.”
PANAY ISLAND PENTHOUSE – BORACAY, PHILIPPINES
The Panay Island Penthouse is luxury in its most elegant form. On the island of Boracay, this rental comes with a personal butler for only you and your guests. Enjoy the amazing sunrises from your private swimming pool, or hit the water’s edge for powdery white sand and calm, child-friendly surf. One traveler says they were “instantly knocked out by the panorama ocean view upon arrival and it just got better from there.”
VILLA SEASHELL – CURACAO, CARIBBEAN
“The ocean was always the perfect temperature and the fish were bright and abundant during snorkeling,” says one reviewer about their stay at Villa Seashell. This Curacao vacation home is just steps to the pristine shoreline and boasts a private pool, breezy, open-air rooms and picturesque views of sailboats gliding through the sea.
BORNEO BEACH VILLA – KOTA KINABALU, MALAYSIA
A perfect outdoor oasis, the Borneo Beach Villa has some of the most spectacular sunset views you’ll ever see. The private pool jets from an outdoor deck and BBQ grilling station. A stay here offers serenity in its purest form.
DIOSA DEL MAR – PARAISO, COSTA RICA
Abundant beachfront real estate greets you as you walk out the back door of this luxury Costa Rican getaway. No detail is left to chance, from the sumptuous décor and fine art which graces the walls to the spacious tropical garden and infinity pool.
VILLA BARBARA – NEGOMBO, SRI LANKA
Ten minutes outside of the busy town of Negombo lies this masterful vacation home, with a pool and outdoor garden that have guests raving. “The swimming pool is the center of attention,” says one visitor. “And the lovely garden from which we saw all kinds of birds, and even a pair of mongoose!” But a stay at Villa Barbara also comes with direct beach access, where you can swim, fish, sail or just lounge in the sun.
SUNSET BEACH HOME – HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA
Upscale appliances and beautiful furnishings make this Huntington Beach rental stand out amongst the crowd. Large windows make way to spectacular oceanfront views and a beach that’s just steps away. A private balcony and rooftop terrace will make you want to spend every moment you can outside, soaking up the California sun.
VILLA VAHALLA – FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
The Villa Vahalla provides the best of both worlds – a secluded seaside escape, but just minutes from the busy Fort Lauderdale strip, famous for its assorted beach bars and restaurants. The real treat is the outdoor tiki hut that overlooks the water – perfect for sipping cocktails or enjoying a meal as the sun goes down.
CRAIDELONNA LODGE – VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA
Canada has beaches too, dontcha know. And fine vacation cottages to boot. The Craidelonna Lodge is a gorgeous waterfront property overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Strait of Juan de Fuca. It sits on the forest’s edge with private access to the beach below, offering unprecedented relaxation.
HATTERAS RETREAT – OUTER BANKS, NORTH CAROLINA
A family trip to the Outer Banks is the epitome of an American beach vacation. Massive mansions line the shores, each offering coastal luxury like none other. Island Time Paradise stands apart from the other beachfront rentals with its pool deck and outdoor lounging area. Venture down a few steps to your own private beach, where sunset views over the Pamlico Sound are unparalleled. Keeping the kids entertained is a breeze, too. There’s a game room and theater room, plus the whole home is pet-friendly so you won’t need to leave Lassie behind.
VILLA PANORAMA – COSTA REI, ITALY
Enjoy a glass of Italian red wine in the luxurious outdoor areas of this Costa Rei home, or walk along the beach and feel the sand between your toes. If you’ve always wanted to see Italy, Villa Panorama isn’t a bad introduction.
REED VILLA – CHANIA, GREECE
A unique and colorful exterior is only half the allure of the Reed Villa. The back side of the home sports a private pool, outdoor patio and prime beachfront real estate, while the interior is as vibrant as you’d expect. Though not your typical movie-screen mansion, the Reed Villa offers a quaint, one-of-a-kind beach vacation.