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18 Beach Houses Still Available to Rent for Summer 2021

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Beach houses are getting harder and harder to find for a weekly rental for a summer vacation. But don’t despair! There are still some houses out there with availability, and we’ve found them for you! Here are the best beach houses available in some of the hottest beach spots across the U.S. 

East Coast Beach Houses 

Old Orchard Beach Coastal Home – Old Orchard Beach, Maine

Hosted by Allison Bayley | VRBO

This two bedroom house sleeps six, has one and a half baths, laundry, and has beach gear available for use. Just a five-minute walk to the desirable Old Orchard Beach, this bright and inviting house has everything you will need for your beach vacation. Availability is currently wide open for the summer, but that is sure to change fast, so book soon! 

Ocean City Harborview – Ocean City MD

Hosted by Hileman Real Estate, Ocean Pines | VRBO

This five-bedroom, three bathroom house sleeps ten, and is perfect for two families who want to rent together, or a bigger family that wants to bring along grandparents. Within walking distance to many popular Ocean City restaurants, and there is a public boat ramp nearby for those who have a boat they want to bring along. Added bonus: the house is fully accessible, including an elevator to bring you to the second floor. Availability the last week in July, as well as late August. 

Elegant Cape Cod Getaway – Cape Cod, MA

Hosted by Evolve | VRBO

This newly listed house on Cape Cod currently has loads of availability in July and August, but that is sure to change fast. This single-story cottage in Orleans sleeps eight, offers views of the water, and is two miles from the nearest beach. Enjoy time out on the spacious deck, or relax inside, where there is ample space for everyone. Two bikes are provided for your convenience, as well as both charcoal and gas grills. 

Quaint Nantucket Cottage – Nantucket, MA

VRBO

This newly renovated house is an easy fifteen-minute walk into the town center and a short drive to the nearest beach. With four bedrooms that sleep seven, an open living area, and a gigantic deck with space for everyone, you may never want to leave! The fully equipped kitchen even has a lobster pot so you can bring it home and cook fresh lobster!  There is ample availability in July and August. 

Sir Walter’s Oasis – Outer Banks, NC

VRBO

Just a 1-minute walk to the beach, this simply decorated cottage has everything you need for your beach vacation, without the fuss. This 5-bedroom, 3 bathroom house sleeps eight, and is within walking distance to amazing restaurants and activities in the Outer Banks. There is wide-open availability in both July and August, but book soon as it is sure to book up quickly! 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Destin, FL

Hosted by Southern Vacation Rentals | VRBO

This 1800 square-foot house has 3 bedrooms and sleeps up to six people. A short walk to the beach, you will also not be far from the shops and restaurants of Destin. Availability in July and August. 

Lagoon Villa – Hilton Head, SC

Hosted by Island Time Hilton Head | VRBO

Enjoy the view of a lagoon from the large deck of this villa in Palmetto Dunes. Newly renovated, this three bedroom villa can comfortably accommodate eight people, making it the perfect retreat for family and friends. With just a short walk to the beach, plus access to a swimming pool, you’ll have everything you need for the perfect beach vacation. Availability in July and August. 

SeaBreeze Cottage – Myrtle Beach 

Hosted by TurnKey Vacation Rentals | VRBO

This cottage in Myrtle Beach has two living areas, making it ideal for two families who want to vacation together. It has three bedrooms and sleeps nine people. Not only does it have two and a half baths, but there is an outdoor shower for quick rinses after a day at the beach. Just a ten-minute walk from the beach, SeaBreeze Cottage has availability in July and August. 

Restored Victorian – Cape May, NJ

Hosted by Jersey Cape Realty | VRBO

Looking for the perfect house to have a family reunion? Look no further! This gigantic seven bedroom house in Cape May can accommodate up to twenty-five people! With a huge downstairs with an open concept, it’s just a short walk to the beach. Relax on the front porch, or by one of two gas fireplaces on chillier nights. July and August availability. 

West Coast Beach Houses

Pebble Beach Modern Bungalow – Monterey, CA

Hosted by Suneet and Deepika Narwan | VRBO

This gorgeous house is the perfect beach retreat. Only a five-minute walk to the beach, and a fifteen-minute drive to the downtowns of Carmel, Monterey, and Pacific Grove, you can’t pick a better location. With three bedrooms and room enough to sleep eight people, you can enjoy a view of the ocean while you sit around the fire pit. Availability in June, July, and August. 

The Pilot House – Cannon Beach, OR 

Hosted by Starfish Vacation Rentals | VRBO

Near one of the best state parks in the US, this house near Arch Cape beach has three bedrooms, can sleep six people, and is just a two-minute walk to the beach! With a fully equipped kitchen, and ocean views, it will be the beach vacation of your dreams! Availability in August. 

Laguna Beach Sanctuary – Laguna Beach, CA

Hosted by Karen | VRBO

Live a California dreamin’ life when you rent this cottage in Laguna Beach with stunning ocean views from four levels! Complete with a waterfall jacuzzi, koi pond, and just an eight minute drive from the beach, you will be living in luxury.  With two bedrooms and a sleeper sofa, it can accommodate up to six people. Some availability in July, open availability in August.  

Long Beach Getaway – Long Beach, WA

Hosted by Randy Smith | VRBO

Drift to sleep by the sounds of the ocean waves at this quiet cottage located on Long Beach. Spacious yet cozy, this cottage sleeps up to eight guests, has a fire pit, hot tub, and is pet friendly. It currently has wide open availability throughout the summer. 

Luxurious Beach Front Home  – La Jolla, CA

Hosted by Mary Djavaherian | VRBO

This beach home in La Jolla sleeps up to seven people, has a jacuzzi, and is across the street from the beach. With an open floor plan and private back yard, it is perfect for families. Availability in July and August. 

Lake Beach Houses

Luxurious Retreat – Saugatuck, MI

Hosted by Nicole and Susan | VRBO

Just an eight minute walk to downtown, and a short drive to Oval Beach, this two story house is the perfect location for your Saugatuck vacation. Although close to the beach, this house has a heated hot water pool for days you feel like staying close to home. Ample availability in July and August for one-week stays. 

Little Glen Cottage – Empire, MI

Hosted by Katy Bertodatto | VRBO

Situated on Glen Lake, and minutes away from Lake Michigan and the town of Empire, Little Glen Cottage has everything you need for a lake vacation. Currently undergoing renovations for summer 2021, this cottage has three bedrooms and sleeping arrangements for up to ten people, and has a whirlpool hot tub outside with lake views for extra relaxation. Some availability the first week of July, but wide open in June and August. 

Multiple Family Vacation Home – Madeline Island, WI

Hosted by John Wangensteen | VRBO

This gigantic, 8,000 square foot home has enough space to accommodate 18 people (and claims you can even fit twenty-two comfortably!) Not only is it close to Big Bay Town Park, it offers a huge basement with a bar, dart board, and pool table, so even on rainy days everyone will be entertained! Ample availability all summer long. 

Charming House – Erie PA

Hosted by Evolve | VRBO

This house in Erie, PA is minutes away from Presque Isle State Park, as well as downtown Erie. With a fully equipped kitchen, three bedrooms (for up to six people), deck and fire pit, this is the ideal Pennsylvania coast getaway for a family. Availability in July and August. 

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