The Best Airbnb Beach Houses
In lieu of the productive things I should be doing, I’ve been browsing beach houses on Airbnb. Care to fantasize along with me? Here’s some of the gems I dug up:
1. Agonda Beach Hut, Goa, India
The first on the list is also nearly the cheapest, at just $24 a night! This cute beach hut in the quiet Agonda Beach area sleeps 2 and offers free wireless internet, along with a pretty garden restaurant run by the owners.
2. Bird Island, Placencia, Belize
Technically your own private island, Bird Island sits inside a coral reef in the waters off of Belize. You’ll have a private mini-beach and a pedal boat to explore neighboring islands during your stay. The villa sleeps up to 4, and the reasonable (for a private island, at least) $395 a night rate includes transportation to and from the private island. This airbnb beach house looks like paradise to me!
3. Traditional Cycladic Studio, Koufonisia, Greece
This pretty whitewashed Greek studio airbnb on an island just steps from the water requires a minimum stay of 5 days –which sounds like an excellent excuse to relax and take a proper vacation. At $100 a night, it doesn’t have to be crazy expensive, either.
4. Thatch Roofed Beach House, Tulum, Mexico
I’m dreaming of a girlfriend’s escape at this fun thatched roof house right on the beach in Tulum. It seems like accommodations are pretty consistently pricey in hip Tulum, but split between a group, the $460 a night would be doable–and worth it for the lovely shaded balcony overlooking the beach!
5. Fisherman’s House in Capri, Italy
Despite its position on the list (which I couldn’t be bothered to arrange in any particular order), I’m completely smitten with this charming old fisherman’s house in Capri. Perfect for a couple and right on the beach, this much quaintness will set you back around $300 a night.
6. Polynesian Style Beach House, Haleiwa, Hawaii
The Polynesian decor of this beachfront Hawaiian home should probably just feel dated to me, but I think it’s charming and a little kitschy. You can’t go wrong with that high a-frame ceiling and beach at your doorstep, either. Just think about booking with some friends, as this 4 bedroom rental costs $1,000 a night.
7. Fisherman’s Bungalow, Koh Lanta, Thailand
This dreamy little fisherman’s bungalow right on the water in Koh Lanta is one of the cheapest on the list, at $24 a night. Fall asleep to the sound of the waves, and feel a little superior for scoring such sweet digs on a budget.
8. Private Beach Villa, Ston, Croatia
I can practically taste the relaxation to be had at this 3 bedroom private villa on an inlet of the Adriatic Sea in Croatia. After a day of lounging on your quiet, private beach, its just a half hour drive to Dubrovnik for dinner (where you can also visit “King’s Landing” from Game of Thrones). Starting at $412 a night.