In the last few weeks of summer, you’re going to need a relaxing and stylish beach vacation. But have you thought about where you’ll stay? Come away with us to the best decorated, most comfortable top-tier beach cottage rentals that will make every moment of your trip memorable.
We found some cottages that scream “seaside stay” and others that offer a more nuanced ocean-inspired style. Plus, you’ll come home with more design ideas for your own cottage.
Here are 11 beach cottage rentals that will have you scrambling for your credit card and calendar the moment you see them!
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
We love this nautical cottage in Cape Cod! The bright white interior with navy accents (and big steering wheel wall décor!) gives the home a ship-at-sea vibe we can’t wait to relax in.
Carmel By The Sea, California
The Carmel area is already charming, but who knew there are so many cute cottages there! This “breadbox” cottage’s dreamy exterior continues inside with big windows and piercing cobalt blue accents. The house may seem small, but it can sleep you and six other people!
This slate grey cottage in Delaware perfectly encapsulates the minimalist cottage lifestyle. You’ll feel comfortable and stylish, and if you don’t like a lot of overwhelming décor, this beach cottage will be perfect for your next stay!
Lots of sky blue and light seafoam green hues are at play in this Seacrest beach cottage. We love all of the plants this rental incorporated into their décor. The window shutters are a classic beach cottage design that will allow the sun to light up your vacation.
Dillon Beach, California
Talk about the quintessential beach cottage! This Dillon Beach find is elegant, spacious and a great balance of dark and light décor. You can find both classic cabin-like living areas and modern, tiled bathrooms at this coastal stay.
Beaufort, South Carolina
If you love historic homes, you’ll want to vacation at this beautiful Beaufort bungalow. A classic porch leads you inside where pristine kitchen and living areas are dotted with that popping coral color. Can you see yourself having a drink on that balcony yet?!
If you’re not already packing your bags after seeing this beach cottage’s adorable exterior, take a look at the inside. We are swooning over the soft blue that echoes throughout the house’s plush couches, chairs and bedding. The pink flowers and pillows perfectly complement that sky color and the cream furniture, creating a design heaven!
This rustic beach cottage mixes and matches worn wood and tufted sitting pieces, making us fall in love with this destination. The fluffy throw blankets and cozy pillows are screaming our name, and of course, we’re in love with the copious colorful hydrangeas – how about you?
New Haven, Connecticut
You can find us hanging in the bright and cheery kitchen at this New Haven cottage. The soft seafoam color stands out amid the home’s other immaculate neutral rooms. Plus, aren’t you dying to know this history behind the industrial pipes?
Pura Vida, Texas
Talk about beach décor: this Pura Vida cottage is the ultimate beach vacation rental! Fun pillows, wall art and shelves lined with ocean accents (hello, fish netting!) capture the sea-life theme. These cheery rooms make this home the perfect destination for a relaxing and sun-filled weekend.
Nye Beach, Oregon
We can practically smell the saltwater after gazing at the layers of blue found throughout our last seaside cottage rental. The kitchen’s farmhouse sink and exquisite backsplash is one of our favorite areas, but we’ll give the amazing worn wood table a nod of approval as well. There are so many cozy nooks and bedrooms to swoon over, too!
If you loved our beach cottage rentals but aren’t sure which town to visit yet, read our post on the best coastal vacation spots!