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How to Rent a Beach House

Going to the beach is a great getaway, and renting a beach house can make your getaway even better.


  • Step 1: Budget Figure out how much you have in your budget to spend for a house. This will determine the types of houses to look for.
  • Step 2: Start early Start looking as early as possible. Beach houses rent quickly, especially during peak vacation seasons.
  • TIP: Contact local visitors' centers for help in deciding which beaches to visit.
  • Step 3: Choose Choose between renting from a private owner or from an agency. You might get a better deal from an owner, but a better selection from an agency.
  • TIP: Some owners want a deposit or the entire rent up front.
  • Step 4: Negotiate Negotiate a price when you find a house you like. Depending on the season and your number of guests, you may get a deal.
  • Step 5: Be respectful Be respectful of the owner’s rules for their house. You may lose your deposit if you aren’t.
  • FACT: New Smyrna Beach in Florida has been dubbed the shark bite capital of the world.

You Will Need

  • Destination
  • Budget
  • Negotiation skills
  • Visitors' centers (optional)
  • Deposit (optional)

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