Nothing clears the mind like being immersed in nature and waking up to a breathtaking view while enjoying a trip to escape the hustle of your daily routine. The blue sea and lakes are a year-round playground that keeps your body active while relaxing your mind. A great setting with stunning water views makes a brief break distinctive, whether it’s a couples getaway, a family reunion, or a weekend away with your loved ones.
When you vacation near the water, you have the opportunity to practice a wide range of activities that can be fun, adventurous, and also relaxing. Calm waters exude happiness, making you feel light, and relax your muscles; this is good for your mental health. Focusing on a sport might offer you something else to focus on so you can immerse yourself and learn a new ability. Surfing and paddle boarding can help you escape daily life. Also, most water sports involve teams, which can be a great way to spend time with family or friends.
Most of America’s famous and recognized vacation destinations have a waterfront setting. From a big city to a national park, your favorite place is probably near a mighty river, a calm lake, or a beautiful ocean. And there are plenty of outstanding waterfront home rentals where you can enjoy stunning views from the comfort of your home away from home. Here is a look at some of the best waterfront vacation rentals in the U.S.
Winterpast by the Sea in Seagrove Beach, FL
This 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom home embodies comfort and elegance and can comfortably accommodate up to 15 guests during a stay. When you book a vacation here, you’ll always have access to the fantastic Seagrove Beach, home to lovely natural elements such as palm trees, magnolias, luscious oaks, and more. Gulf views are yours for savoring every moment of your stay, and if you’re looking for outdoor fun, the nearby access to Point Washington State Forest offers miles of trails for hikers and cyclists to explore the white sand beaches and beautiful coastal dune lakes. This vintage property with a private pool is the perfect place for families to gather and relax.
Papakea Condo in Maui, HI
Leave your worries at home and embrace the slow Hawaiian pace, where the most important choice today is whether to wear flip-flops or bare feet. Papakea L-206 is a Maui condominium in the exclusive Papakea resort, placed as near the ocean as possible. The second-story location provides you with all the privacy you need and the opportunity to experience the real oceanfront experience—a truly spectacular setting to witness a one-of-a-kind West Maui sunset with room for six people. In addition, humpback whales are frequently spotted just a short distance away in the winter (and spring), providing a private show of breaching, spouting, and waving.
Ocean View Haven in Lincoln City, OR
This 5-bedroom, 5-bath beach house in Lincoln City can welcome up to 14 guests. Ocean View Haven property provides guests with stunning ocean views. Take time to unwind and explore the beach, only a 3-minute walk from the front door of this beach home rental. In addition, this property provides guests with access to a private outdoor hot tub that can hold six people. Ocean View Haven is an attractive rental option for groups of family or friends looking to book a beach house to stay and unwind in style.
Peaceful Cottage in Carillon Beach, FL
You will have an incredible beachfront vacation at Peaceful Cottage, an excellent 30A beach property rental with six bedrooms and eight full baths, a private pool, multiple beachfront balconies, two full kitchens, and a private elevator that services all floors in the main house. The property sleeps 15 guests. Peaceful Cottage is a fantastic beach house in the charming Carillon beach community with almost a mile of private community beach and many amenities.
Lindas Perch Cabin in Ashton, ID
This fantastic cabin rental is perched high on a bank overlooking Henrys Fork. The Grand Tetons, as well as local Golden Eagles and Peregrine falcons, provide breathtaking views. This secluded home on over 6.5 acres is in a genuinely “Top Notch” fishing environment, but don’t overlook the birding, hiking, sightseeing, and closeness to Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons. Lindas Perch rental provides a one-of-a-kind location, beautiful mountain and water views, and a quiet setting while remaining convenient to all local services.
Water View Home in Sonoma Resort, Orlando, FL
This is a beautiful 6-bedroom resort home with an extravagant water view and a private pool that offers free access to The Sonoma Clubhouse. With enough space to sleep 18 people, this home has something for everyone and is the perfect place to have your next family reunion in Orlando. This stunning vacation home in Sonoma Resort is only minutes away from Disney World, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, and championship golf courses.
Lake Shore Cabin in Big Bear Lake, CA
Lake Shore is a rental property with a private hot tub perfect for families looking to spend a relaxing vacation on Big Bear Lake, a mountain lake house on the shoreline and a mile to Big Bear Village. This is a pet-friendly cabin with a prime lakefront location so that you can rent a boat or kayak at nearby marinas and dock right up at the cabin for lunch. This vacation home in Big Bear sleeps eight guests. And it is also located near local Village shops and local hiking trails.
Dock of the Bay Home in Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Prepare to enjoy a comfortable but classy environment for your next Santa Rosa Beach area vacation. Dock of the Bay is a unique vacation home to experience relaxation and fun—located close to Ed Walline Public Beach Access, Dune Allan Beach, and Hogtown Bayou. This home boasts access to the dock for guest use which is perfect for fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and night fishing off the dock. In addition, the Dock of the Bay property is the ideal place to stay for water sports enthusiasts vacationing around Florida.
Magic Hour Home in the Outer Banks, NC
Breathtaking views, a saltwater private pool, luxury, and comfort await you in this impressive 7-bedroom oceanfront, pet-friendly home in the Ocean Hill community in Corolla, North Carolina. Guests immediately fall in love with this pool home, where all the bedrooms have an ocean view. Magic Hour is a stunning pool home that sleeps 18 guests with easy beach access through a private ramped walkway, making it the perfect place to host a family reunion on the beach. This fantastic home in the Outer Banks features amenities such as a private pool, a seven-person hot tub, and a basketball court. On the top level, you will see the most mesmerizing, unobstructed 180-degree views of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean.