The most affordable and expensive Airbnb beach house rentals in America

If you fancy a getaway, it’s hard to rent a beach house. Lucky for you, new research from Airbnb shows exactly where you should go (and where you should avoid). A national survey revealed the beach towns with the most affordable Airbnb rentals and the places with the most expensive rentals.

America’s Most Affordable Beach House Locations

If you’re looking for a cheap beach getaway, here are the most affordable coastal towns for Airbnb rentals:

  1. Port Arthur, Texas
  2. Melbourne, Florida
  3. Eureka, California
  4. Wilmington, North Carolina
  5. Long beach, california

Port Arthur’s overnight rentals cost a very reasonable $ 95, but only have 43 listings, so you might want to book soon if you’re interested in a trip there. The other four all have average daily rates below $ 150. However, they vary depending on the number of rentals available.

On the plus side, Port Arthur (located just 90 miles east of Houston) scored a respectable 7.03 out of 10 in the survey’s overall Beach Hotspot Score. This metric analyzes factors such as average precipitation, air quality, and average temperature to determine how suitable a place is for beach lounging. By comparison, the top-ranked city by this metric, Galveston, TX, notched a 7.64. Other oceanfront hot spots like Miami Beach and Panama City, Florida, and Lahaina, HI.

America’s Most Expensive Beach House Locations

Of course, there are plenty of places where renting an Airbnb is an expensive proposition.

  1. Nantucket, MA
  2. Malibu, California
  3. Montauk, New York State
  4. Laguna Beach, California
  5. Bar Harbor, ME

Iconic East Coast summer destinations Nantucket, MA and Montauk, NY top the list of the most expensive beach towns with average daily rentals of $ 808 and $ 670, respectively. On the West Coast, Malibu, California is the most expensive place with an average daily rate of $ 651. You can view the full survey results here.

But if a bit of sun and a swim is all you’re looking for, you might not even need to go to the beach. You can always take a dip in a swanky hotel pool – you’ll have stunning skyline views, and you won’t have to worry about the sand in your beer, either.

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