Weekend Getaways

Dreaming of a quick getaway? Pack your bag for the weekend and check out our guide to the best coastal towns for eating well, having fun in the sun, or doing absolutely nothing at all.

The Best Seaside Cottage Rentals

If a quaint little place on the beach sounds like an ideal vacation plan, book now and start counting down the days.

Flying kites at the Inn at Watervale
Photographer Buff Strickland

Comforts of Home

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.


More Ways To Get Coastal Living



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20 Beautiful Beach Cottages

From polished and sophisticated to rustic and casual, browse through this roundup of beach cottages to find your favorite coastal style.

Room to Breathe