Relaxing on the beach, with the sound of the waves and the salty breeze, can make for the perfect vacation destination—as long as you find the right beachfront accommodations. Whether you need a condo or house with steps leading down to the sand or a rental just a short walk from your favorite beach, be sure you evaluate your beachfront rental requirements and search for just the right place. The following provides you some recommendations for finding a beachfront vacation rental for your next vacation.
Evaluate Your Space Needs
One of the more essential details of your upcoming beach vacation is finding a beach rental that provides you the space you will need for your entire vacation party. The size of your vacation party may include only your immediate family, such as your spouse, yourself, and your children. However, if you are planning a larger gathering or a family reunion type of vacation, you will need larger space accommodations for multiple members and families.
Given the wide variety of needs in a beach rental, you can look for a single-family beach house or condo that has one to two bedrooms, some pull-out couch beds, or a Murphy bed and a folding cot to accommodate your family. Alternatively, you may look for a larger home with five to six bedrooms and three or more bathrooms. You might look for a rental that also has extra sleeping spaces on couches, cots, and air mattresses throughout the home. Based on the number of individuals that will be staying in the beachfront rental, you can each contribute to the entire cost for a more expensive rental when you need extra space and rooms for privacy.
Consider the Location
The location of your beachfront rental can also be a big factor in your search. Be sure you look for a vacation rental that is near or right on the beach but also be sure that you understand what you are reserving when you find one to rent. Some beach rentals will have specific wording to specify where they are located in relation to the beach, and if you simply look through the photos of the rental, you may miss out on its actual location.
A beachfront rental is going to be directly next to the beach and will not usually have any other buildings between the rental and the surf. However, a beach view rental will have a view of the water from a location of the property, which may mean standing in a particular part of the home or peeking over the neighbor's roofline. So be sure you understand whether or not you can sit on the rental's porch and have a full view of the sand and water and if you will be right on the beach or one or more blocks from it.