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10 Adorable Beach Cottages You Can Actually Afford

Summer Beach Cottages
(Photo: HomeAway)

You don’t have to be ultrarich to score an irresistibly charming beach cottage this summer. We’ve turned up some of America’s cutest affordable cottages on the coast. From Cape Cod to the Outer Banks to Southern California, each of these rental properties delivers a nostalgic beach vacation. There are sprawling decks for morning coffee, fireplaces for cozy nights, and shelves of games for reconnecting with family and friends. If you almost cry when it’s time to leave, you won’t be the first.

Editor’s Note: Availability is limited as cottages book up quickly during the summer high season. You can find other similar properties on vacation-rental websites. Also, many vacation homes are priced per week and sleep multiple people. Be sure to divide the total price by the number of days and guests to get the per-person rate.

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