Rental Review: The 8 Best Beach Vacation Homes Available on Tripadvisor

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* Explore these eight beach vacation rentals in all parts of the world

Booking your next getaway can be a stressful business. After spending hours and hours looking through multiple destinations, multiple hotels and multiple websites, it can often feel like you’ve stepped onto a never ending roundabout. Having up-to-date, first-hand reviews is invaluable, which is why TripAdvisor has been a godsend to holiday makers everywhere.

Offering over 500 million real, unbiased reviews from people who have gone where you want to go, Tripadvisor provides plenty of useful information for finding the right place to stay. User uploaded photos give you a current look at the properties from a real (not professional PR) camera, and background on each reviewer allows you to see which type of traveler likes any given destination.

And there’s more good news. With the recent expansion of Tripadvisor, booking your trip has never been easier. The review website now offers the ability to book accommodation in your chosen destination directly through their site. This even includes holiday rental properties. The new feature offers a great alternative to other rental sites like Airbnb, and it means you can find both hotels and private accommodation to choose from in most destinations.

Take a look below to check out some of Tripadvisor’s top rental properties in eight beach towns around the world. Hopefully, this list will inspire you to book your next beach getaway.

1. Luxury Bay Condo Suite – Miami Beach, Florida

A great option for up to 4 adults (or 2 adults and 3 kids), this luxury property is found in a condo residence on Miami Beach’s southern coast. Offering stunning views across the water, including the city skyline on the horizon, this upbeat property features an on-site spa, 24-hour gym, American restaurant and a beautiful bayside pool. Depending on the time of year you visit, you may also be able to negotiate a cheaper fare for your stay – just one of the perks of booking a privately owned vacation rental directly with the owner through TripAdvisor.

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Luxury Bay Condo Suite



2. Palawan Floating Hotel – El Nido, Philippines

Located in one of the Philippines’ most beautiful destinations, the Palawan Floating Hotel can be found in the heart of Bacuit Bay, an unspoiled area close to El Nido. While the main draw of the hotel may be its unmatched location, the simple but comfy conditions of this moveable boat ensure you’ll have a vacation to remember. What makes this hotel really stand out is the near-undiscovered places to which the onboard team will take you. With a maximum occupancy of 12 guests, the Floating Hotel is ideal for family getaways.

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Palawan Floating Hotel



3. A Room With a View – Victoria, Australia

Set on rolling hills on the Wongarra Coast in Victoria, A Room With a View is appropriately named. During your stay at this peaceful property, you’ll enjoy sea views of the ocean expanse before you. You’ll also find yourself surrounded by nature, which can range from the resident horses, koalas and dogs to the transient birdlife and wallabies. During the right season, it is also possible to go whale watching in and among the dolphins and seals that can be seen year round.

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A Room with a View



4. El Nido – Sayulita, Mexico

A two-bedroom apartment set overlooking the water, El Nido is ideal for two couples or a small family. Considered the perfect base for exploring Sayulita and the Pacific Coast of Mexico, you’ll feel right at home in the large living space. In particular, the holiday rental features a terrace with spectacular views of the nearby town and the bay. Because El Nido is one of six units on its estate, you can arrange rentals for larger groups across multiple properties directly with the owner.

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El Nido



5. Haven Del Mar – Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

A home with a personality, Haven Del Mar sits right on the water with free boat access. In your free time you can fish or snorkel in the canal or take a stroll to the nearby beaches. When it’s time for a retreat from the Caribbean sun, a cozy and professionally decorated interior will make you feel right at home. This Freeport holiday rental has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms to accommodate 6 adults.

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Haven Del Mar



6. Sandia Beach House – Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico

Impeccably maintained, the Sandia Beach House is located a short walk away from two pristine neighborhood beaches. The villa itself sits inside a beautifully landscaped, tropical garden and has its very own 40-foot pool off the bedroom suite. Perhaps the best part of this property is the rooftop terrace where you can enjoy a sundowner while gazing over the surrounding hillsides and the Atlantic Ocean. Inside, you’ll find 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms to accommodate up to 8 adults.

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Sandia Beach House



7. Malibu Contemporary – Malibu, California

With views straight out of the movies, this large Malibu home will help you feel like you’re living life to the fullest. The contemporary rental was just recently built and lies in the heart of Malibu with amazing views of the ocean. The 3,500 square feet of living space is tastefully decorated, and the exterior areas allow for alfresco dining in the California sun. Sporting 3 bedrooms, you’ll be able to vacation at the Malibu Contemporary holiday rental with all your friends and family.

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Malibu Contemporary



8. Deluxe Villa – Maui, Hawaii

The very definition of luxury, this deluxe villa in Maui boasts a 1.3 acre private estate complete with a jacuzzi, pool and home theater. While we’re discussing it, the pool may be the best part of the rental property. The sizable feature allows you to look out over the Pacific Ocean while taking a dip. Furthermore, the home itself is professionally decorated and qualifies as a smart home with most functions controlled by Crestron touch screens. A very private property, this villa will allow you and 5 other guests to fully experience Hawaiian life.

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Deluxe Villa


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