Top Vacation Rentals In 2017’s Best US Beach Spots

The packing list is simple (swimsuit and flip-flops, check!) and the itinerary is a no-brainer (lay on the beach, check!). While there shouldn’t be anything difficult about a beach getaway, sometimes finding the right beach to visit is a challenge.

Luckily, TripAdvisor travelers have done the legwork for you, reviewing and rating countless beaches across the world over the past year. The results are our 2017 Travelers’ Choice Best Beaches In The US.

But visiting these amazing destinations isn’t always affordable. Enter TripAdvisor Rentals. Consider a rental in one of these locales and get an authentic experience, plus save some money compared to staying in a hotel.

Below are 9 stunning rental properties—each located in one of the United States’ award-winning beach spots.

Siesta Beach (Siesta Key, Florida)

“Lots of room for everyone, a laid-back vibe and great shelling at low tide… Sunsets are spectacular and on Sunday evenings there is a drum circle concert between 5 and 7 p.m.” — TripAdvisor Reviewer

The Shells Villa

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10.

Head out your door and you’ll find Siesta Beach a short 230 feet from The Shells Villa. The proximity to the soft sand is only one feature of this top-rated rental. Three flat screen TVs, a gated driveway for privacy, and a one-block walk to top restaurants make this villa a must-book.

Check out The Shells Villa on FlipKey! 

Ka’anapali Beach (Lahaina, Hawaii)

“Ka’anapali Beach is a great stretch of beach with many exciting attractions. You can go snorkeling down by Blackrock, walk the entire beach, power-walk the boardwalk, canoe, or just build sandcastles.” — TripAdvisor Reviewer

Mahana 1009 House

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6.

At Mahana 1099, guests enjoy floor-to-ceiling windows displaying Maui magic on three sides. After a long day in the surf, dine on the balcony overlooking the Pacific Ocean and surrounding beaches. This is one rental where the pictures simply do not do it justice.

Check out the Mahana 1009 house on FlipKey!

St. Pete Beach (Florida)

“Beautiful white sand beaches, great restaurants, local attractions, and daily dolphin sightings in the Gulf of Mexico. What else could you ask for?!” — TripAdvisor Reviewer

St. Pete Beach House

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6.

Cherrywood cabinets highlight a kitchen that has it all for aspiring chefs. Step outside onto the private patio and fire up the grill to cook up the day’s catch. But with St. Pete Beach just a half mile away, save the cooking for nighttime, after the sun has set on another flawless day in Florida.

Check out the St. Pete Beach House on FlipKey!

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve (Honolulu, Hawaii)

“Whether you are a beginner, experienced snorkeler, or just want to visit a beautiful beach and bay, I highly recommend visiting here… If you’re snorkeling, the abundance of sea life is amazing. Turtles, seals, fish; they’re all here.” — TripAdvisor Reviewer

Lumahai Hale Villa

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10.

Perched just above the famous “Spitting Caves” in Honolulu, this beautifully crafted redwood home was designed for the 180˚ panoramic views. It takes your breath away! Spend your days on the Hanauma Bay beaches, and enjoy the native Hawaiian plants surrounding Lumahai Hale, which feels like your own private piece of the rainforest.

Check out Lumahai Hale on FlipKey!

Ocean City Beach (Maryland)

“Clean beaches. Soft. Not many shells. Small waves, but enough to boogie board. Plenty of room. Lots of shops to get last minute items or food and drinks. Everyone was pleasant, lots of kids playing in the surf.” — TripAdvisor Reviewer

Acropolis 1 Beach House

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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8.

Guests at the Acropolis beach house enjoy exquisite finishes at every turn, including “Old World-style” stone work, tumbled-travertine floor tiles, and custom lighting. Renters enjoy private beach access as well as incredible sunset views from the patio.

Check out Acropolis I on FlipKey!

Ogunquit Beach (Maine)

“I get a special feeling when I visit Ogunquit beach that is indescribable. … I’ve been to many other beaches, in Florida and other places, and they just don’t compare. Even in the summer, when the beach is busy, you still feel at peace here. I just can’t describe it, but it’s why I keep coming back. This is also the cleanest beach I’ve ever seen.” — TripAdvisor Reviewer

Beachwoods House

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 15.

Close to Ogunquit’s award winning beaches, the spacious Beachwoods house is ideal for a large group trip to Maine. With space for up to 15, and a huge backyard for entertaining, this rental has all the touches your party will love. Kids can play billiards in the basement game room while the adults cook breakfast in the Viking kitchen.

Check out the Beachwoods house on FlipKey!

Virginia Beach (Virginia)

“This beach is huge, lined with a boardwalk. The sand is kept clean and you can walk til you’re tired, it never seems to end. Loved it and would go back again if we got the chance.” – TripAdvisor Reviewer

Shining Star House

10 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Sleeps 26.

Are 8 bathrooms excessive? Not if you’re staying right on Virginia Beach in the Shining Star house with 25 of your closest friends. This spacious house gives your family over 7500 square feet of living area and decks, complete with a hot tub and renovated pool. All this luxury sits right on the beachfront!

Check out the Shining Star house on FlipKey!

Santa Monica Beach (California)

“Santa Monica beach is one of the best in the country. The wide expanse of sand and pretty boardwalk are awesome. It has a pier that extends quite a distance out into the Pacific with rides and other kitschy stores. The walking path goes on and on. Take a moment to step down onto this beach and then make your way across the street to the great Santa Monica shopping district. It is a great place to be. Highly recommended.” — TripAdvisor Reviewer

Santa Monica Luxury Condo

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6.

This rental on Santa Monica Beach is the ultimate in California decadence. Almost 3500 square feet await your arrival, and the hanging crystal chandelier will certainly draw your eye. Steps to bustling Santa Monica Pier, you’re in the heart of action, but you probably won’t want to leave. After a long day sunbathing, soak in the jacuzzi and watch the sunset on the private rooftop deck.

Check out this Santa Monica Luxury Condo on FlipKey!

Race Point Beach (Provincetown, Massachusetts)

“No other sunset takes my breath away like Race Point. No place revives my soul like Race Point. I traveled a bit over 300 miles solo just to see it.” — TripAdvisor Reviewer

West End Water View Rental

4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8.

Don’t worry about fighting for bedrooms—every space in this house has an incredible view of the Atlantic Ocean and Race Point Beach. Located on a private road, this rental is perfect for large families or groups of friends traveling to Cape Cod together.

Check out the West End Water View Landmark on FlipKey!