Summer beach house? Uhh, yes please! One of the most affordable summer trips you can take is organizing a small group to rent a stunning beachfront home for a few days. Multiple bedrooms, lounge areas, and of course a BBQ grill is all it takes to create those sun kissed memories we all love. Here are some of the best islands around the US for a summer house rental.
Just 30 minutes from Charleston, the Isle of Palms is a barrier island on the South Carolina coast. Wonderful beaches, parks, pristine golf courses, beach-front restaurants, and a pier that stretches 1100 feet into the ocean are just a few highlights of the island. Rent a golf cart to take you from home to the general store or explore different parts of the beaches.
Nothing feels like living in a Nicholas Sparks story quite like staying in a shorefront home in the Outer Banks. The beautiful coastline you’ll get to enjoy during your stay is just a long stretch of island with a one-lane roadway going in and out. Whether you’ll be diving by the shipwrecks, scouting out lighthouses, or exploring the famous Roanoke settlement, there is something for everyone!
Myrtle Beach is a great location for families to get away together is South Carolina’s Atlantic coast. Along the beach is the popular boardwalk lined with arcades, restaurants, and souvenir shops. While you’re there, take a ride on the Sky Wheel, it’s a classic.
Beautiful green water hugs the shores of Anna Maria, a barrier island in Florida. It’s certainly known for its great beaches, but also for Pine Avenue, their “Main Street”. Shops, restaurants, bars, and stores all come alive in this beachtown strip giving you plenty to do during your stay.
Block Island is just a short 45-minute ferry ride south off the mainland and is the perfect relaxing getaway. Cars aren’t even necessary as you can bike ride around the island. Visitors can kayak, beach, bike ride, or play corn hole at any of the local pubs that ALL have backyards.