New England is full of fantastic summer or off-season vacation rentals in all price ranges. Due to demand, be sure book vacation rentals well in advance. For example, if you’re booking a house on Cape Cod, you’ll typically want to book a year ahead. Start planning now.
We decided to share with you some dreamy places to stay near the ocean. We hope you enjoy looking at these properties as much as we did!
Barntucket – Nantucket, MA
Barntucket is a splendid home on the island of Nantucket. Once a horse barn, it‘s now fully renovated and turned into a charming rental home perfect for a large family gathering or wedding.
We’ve included a video above and further details can be found at the homeowners website: https://barntucket.com/video-tour-of-barntucket/
Paradise Farmhouse at the Norman Bird Sanctuary – Middletown, RI
The Norman Bird Sanctuary is a wonderful escape. Located in picturesque Middletown, RI, it’s mowed trails take you through the beautiful RI countryside. Perfect for strolling and enjoying nature. Paradise Farmhouse overlooks the property and it’s in a wonderful location, close to the beach, farm, and just minutes to historic Newport, RI.
We’ve included a video above and additional information about Paradise Farmhouse can be found here: https://www.normanbirdsanctuary.org/paradise-farmhouse
Starlight on the Reach Waterfront Home – Vinalhaven, Maine
If you truly want to escape, Vinalhaven is a town located on the larger of the two Fox Islands outside of Rockland, Maine. Vinalhaven is also used to refer to the Island itself. “It is home to a thriving lobster fishery and hosts a summer colony. Since there is no bridge to the island, Vinalhaven is primarily accessible from Rockland via an approximately hour-and-fifteen-minute ferry ride across West Penobscot Bay, or by air taxi from Knox County Regional Airport.”
This Vinyl Haven home offers the best of Maine island living. You can read more about this house here: https://vinalhavenislandrentals.com/vinalhaven-vacation-rental-maine-information/waterfront-vacation-rentals/starlight-on-the-reach
Brand New Beachfront Home – Eastham, MA (Cape Cod)
At the time of this writing, this is a brand new beach-front home in a fantastic location. It’s on the Outer Cape and overlooks the bayside. (On the outer Cape you’re either on the bayside, which is the protected side of the ocean or the National Seashore side, which is the wild open-ocean side of the peninsula. The bayside is calmer.) This location in Eastham is close to everything from restaurants to art galleries to the best beaches in the world. The house is open-plan with great views.
You can learn more about this house here: https://www.weneedavacation.com/Cape-Cod/Eastham-Vacation-Rental-30252/
Historic Lambert’s Cove Church & Parsonage – Martha’s Vineyard
Nestled in West Tisbury this historic 1846 structure was meticulously renovated in 2009. Once the oldest Methodist Church on Martha’s Vineyard, it is now a stunning vacation home, capturing the ambiance of the Romantic Era through the elegance of exceptional contemporary design.” Each building has it’s own charming living space.
Information can be found here: https://www.vrbo.com/1899602
Carriage House on Grand Estate – Westerly, Rhode Island
This beautiful brick and timber carriage house is completely renovated and is just a hop, skip and a jump to East Beach in the charming town of Watch Hill Rhode Island.
You can read more about this stunning property here: https://www.vrbo.com/1589068
The Whale’s Tale – Milford, CT
The Whale’s Tale is an adorable beach home in Milford, CT. It’s open plan, updated and has plenty of beach decor to help you feel right at home.
You can read more about The Whale’s Tale here: https://www.vrbo.com/3791608ha
Luxury Oceanfront Home – Rockport, MA
Rockport is a vibrant coastal community on the North Shore of Massachusetts. This completely renovated home sits on 3/4 of an acre surrounded by the ocean. If you’re looking for a stunning location for large family get together, this is worth checking out.
Learn more at: https://www.vrbo.com/7606147ha
Contemporary Bayside – North Truro, MA (Cape Cod)
North Truro is the definition of the Outer Cape and this contemporary open-plan home is perfectly perched with a wrap-around balcony for tremendous ocean views. It’s a short drive to everything on the Outer Cape.
Read more about this home here: https://www.vrbo.com/106241ha
Ocean View Home – Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Cape Elizabeth is a beautiful area of Maine with ocean front parks and farms. This beach house provides every amenity imaginable, including the view!
Learn more here: https://www.luxurymainerentals.com/property/6-point-road
Waterfront Chappy Cottage – Martha’s Vineyard
Chappaquiddick Island is part of the town of Edgartown, Massachusetts on Martha’s Vineyard. A quick ferry ride from Edgartown, Chappy is an area of natural and provides you with a beach escape while being close to the incredible village of Edgartown. This is an updated cottage with stunning views of Nantucket Sound.
You can learn more about this cottage here: http://www.marthasvineyardrentals.org/rental.1615
Annisquam with Views – Gloucester, MA
This house is located in the prettiest part of Gloucester known as Annisquam. This home boasts of a private beach. Annisquam is also a lovely area to take a stroll, ride bikes, or visit the shops, restaurants or parks Gloucester. You can also explore it’s local art colony. It’s also a great location to use as a launching pad for further exploration of other nearby coastal towns. With that view, however, we’re not sure we’d leave the house!
Read more here: https://www.vrbo.com/1748275
Captain Morse House – Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard
Seated right in the heart of Edgartown, this stunning historic home has every amenity imaginable and provides access to everything you would want to do during your Martha’s Vineyard vacation.
Read more about this home here: http://www.marthasvineyardrentals.org/rental.169
Cape Cod Beach Cottages – Chatham, MA
This row of bare bones classic Cape Cod beach cottages is most notable because of their location on a strip of land that overlooks the ocean. The cottages sit conveniently in a quiet area between downtown Chatham and the Monomoy Wildlife Refuge. In this location, you’ll have access to all the town’s amenities and beaches but will definitely feel like you’re away from it all. Having walked this road many times, it’s a lovely spot.
School House No. 1 – Tiverton, RI
What could be more charming than a completely renovated historic school house? First, the good people who own Sakonnet Farm in Tiverton, RI, lovingly restored and converted this building into a beautiful and updated home. Second, if you haven’t been to Tiverton, it’s stunning. It’s basically glorious historic farms on the ocean. This particular house is in Tiverton Four Corners which is near beaches and boasts of a popular ice cream stand and art galleries. Finally, it’s also only a 15-20 minute ride to Newport, RI.
Also, one of our advisors stayed there and found it enjoyable. You can read more about her stay here: https://www.wgbh.org/dining-out/2016/07/19/sidestep-newport-in-favor-of-this-quaint-ri-destination
You can read more about this house or Sakonnet Farm’s other recently renovated rental properties here: https://www.sakonnetfarmstays.com
Seven Lights – Cape Elizabeth, Maine
On the off-chance that you need a luxury home with a view of 7 different lighthouses, here you go: https://www.luxurymainerentals.com/property/36-a-shore-road
Belmont Cottage – Newport, RI
Belmont Cottage is a renovated carriage house apartment in the best area of Newport with one bedroom and a kitchen. It’s charming.
You can find the details here: https://www.airbnb.ca/rooms/19028816
Back East – Nantucket, MA
In the heart of one of the most charming towns on the planet sits the perfectly appointed seaside home called Back East. It has everything and it’s near everything.
Read more here: https://www.vrbo.com/862116
Right on the Beach, Aquinnah – Martha’s Vineyard
If you’re looking for a beach house on Martha’s Vineyard, it doesn’t get any beachier than this. This is an open-concept house set up for one thing – enjoying the beach!
You can learn more about this house here: http://www.marthasvineyardrentals.org/rental.1542
Cape Cod House – Chatham, MA (Cape Cod)
This charming Cape is lovingly decorated and is in downtown Chatham and less than a mile to Lighthouse Beach. Open the door and everything is there.
Kinsgbury Cottage – Portsmouth, NH
Kingsbury Cottage is part of an 1815 historic home in the beautiful oceanfront city of Portsmouth, NH. It’s near parks, museums, restaurants and shops.
You can read more about it here: https://www.vrbo.com/614089
The Most Famous House in Provincetown – Provincetown, MA (Cape Cod)
This is a 1920’s waterfront house with a huge wrap-around porch overlooking the ocean. There’s not much else to say.
You can read more and see the images here: https://www.weneedavacation.com/Cape-Cod/Provincetown-Vacation-Rental-7160/#section-location
Oceanfront Sconset Beach Cottage – Nantucket
Visiting Sconset on Nantucket is like landing in heaven. This cottage was recently updated and has water views from every room. We can feel the stress drain our of our bodies just looking at the pictures.
You can learn more about this charming beach cottage here: https://www.weneedavacation.com/Nantucket/Siasconset-Vacation-Rental-28928/
Note: We make no warranty or guaranties about any of the properties listed here. These homes look nice to us but you’ll need to do your own due diligence before renting any property.