7 Beach Vacation Rentals With Stunning Kitchens (Perfect for the Holidays!)
Vintage Victorian: San Francisco, California
From $650 per night; airbnb.com
Built in the 1880s, this architectural gem in the picturesque Glen Park village of San Francisco is filled with impeccably restored period details from the geometric inlaid wood flooring to plaster wainscoting. The gourmet kitchen—“designed for the serious cook”—is the real eye catcher, with gorgeous checkered marble floors, open shelving, and loads of natural light courtesy of a long rectangular skylight.
Southern Charm: Charleston, South Carolina
From $340 per night; airbnb.com
There’s a lot to obsess over in this spacious Charleston kitchen: the white cabinetry contrasting with the dark wood floors, the white shiplap that brings a dose of farmhouse style, and the apron sink and restaurant-size oven and range that bring form and function. If you need us, we’ll be here whipping up a cranberry orange tart with a browned butter crust.
Relaxing Retreat: Sag Harbor, New York
From $500 per night; airbnb.com
Set in a tranquil wooded area and white-washed throughout, this Sag Harbor getaway is the perfect respite for those looking to just chill this holiday season. The luxuriously outfitted kitchen features L-shaped marble countertops, stainless appliances, and an attractive open floor plan with vaulted wood ceilings.
Tropical Treat: Provincia de Limón, Costa Rica
From $580 per night; airbnb.com
Here’s something for your beach bucket list: Instead of chopping, brining, mixing, and baking indoors, make it a fully alfresco affair. This tropical kitchen is fully equipped for serving up even the fanciest of holiday fare (hello lobster risotto with herb-rubbed beef tenderloin!). If your rental isn’t equipped with an outdoor range, give our cherry-smoked turkey on the grill a try.
Sun-Soaked Escape: Anna Maria Island, Florida
From $392 per night; airbnb.com
You’ll be delighted to cook a full feast or just sip coffee in this stunning Anna Maria Island beach house kitchen. The entire home is a delight, to be honest. The 10-sleeper has all the luxuries you’d expect from a 5-star stay. That includes this to-die-for kitchen that showcases incredible views of the home's pool and cat walks (it also has a large open island with bar and an induction cook top range). This is the home to welcome your friends and family to for the holidays.
Happy Holiday: Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
From $129 per night; vrbo.com
While the Outer Banks are a beloved and bustling vacation spot in the summer, wintertime is perfect for enjoying the peaceful seclusion of these pristine barrier islands. This cheerful turquoise kitchen in Kill Devil Hills will instantly banish any cold-weather woes, as will the sweet reminders on the walls of what beach life is all about.
Farmhouse Treasure: East Hampton, New York
From $250 per night; airbnb.com
There’s a lot of cottage charm happening in this adorable Hamptons kitchen. The aluminum tile-inspired backsplash and cream-colored cabinets mixed with the distressed wood floor and furniture are farmhouse-style perfection. The cozy cottage, which dates back to 1865, sleeps four, but in this community, the whole family can find adorable places to stay and relax for the holidays.