Renting is the way to go. No, you don’t get the key to the owner’s closet, but you’d just find sandy beach chairs and crabbing nets in there anyway. You get to pick a different sunny destination every year. You get privacy. You get homey comforts like a porch and a kitchen, but without the maintenance or mortgage. Buying a second home is so pre-recession.
Renting a cottage attached to an inn or resort doubles the bonus. Want room service? Have a question for a local expert? Need a concierge to arrange dinner reservations or a spa appointment? Done. Here are 16 rental opportunities, on every coast, that offer all the comforts of home.