Book These 9 Luxury New England Beach Rentals While You Can

Here’s a list of some truly exceptional New England vacation rentals from Nantucket to Cape Ann, from Rhode Island to Maine.

New Englanders wait all year for summer. It is our prize, our double rainbow, our dessert. The only thing sweeter than a New England summer is the chance to enjoy one in any of these fantastic locations, from Cape Cod to Bar Harbor.

Some of these New England beach rentals are available on services like VRBO. Some homes are part of luxury resorts. Others are available through companies that partner with luxury travel advisors like Luxe Recess. The prices vary by house starting at approximately $2,000 per night.

Cape Cod Beach Houses

Along a private stretch of beach on the northern side of the Cape in East Dennis is this perfect family home. East Dennis is a central location on Cape Cod Bay making all other Cape destinations accessible via a short drive. The still water of Cape Cod Bay makes it particularly popular for families with younger children.

This five bedroom home contains first and second-floor master suites with en suite baths while two additional queen bedrooms share an attached bath. On the top floor there is a bunk room for the kids with four twin beds and a ping-pong table.

There’s a media room, game room, and the house is fully stocked with everything you need at the beach: umbrellas, chairs, beach towels, games, kayaks, and toys.

This home is available on VRBO.

Martha’s Vineyard Luxury Rentals

Away from the summer crowds of Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs,  and Edgartown is West Tisbury, home to some of the island’s finest estates.

On twenty-two private acres along the western shoreline of Martha’s Vineyard is this architecturally-designed one-story waterfront home offering dramatic views of Vineyard Sound and Elizabeth Islands.

There are five bedrooms in the main house with an attached guest quarters. Enjoy the outdoor shower, fire pit, stone patio, and decks with a private path and short walk to North Shore Beach where you can use the house’s kayak. The dining room and kitchen offer floor-to-ceiling windows and there’s an office, ping-pong table, and home theater system.

During the summer, there’s a thirty-night minimum and a seven-night minimum the rest of the year.

Luxe Recess can help you book this property.


Nantucket home rental

The Anchorage House at the Wauwinet in Nantucket is casually chic with three bedrooms and the perfect office next to the master suite to facilitate remote work.

The other two bedrooms contain one queen and two twins. The living room and open floor plan are cozy casual with whites and blues. From the deck’s outdoor dining furniture, enjoy views of manicured, beautiful gardens.

Nantucket home rental

Anchorage House is stocked with four bicycles, beach chairs, towels, and umbrellas and coolers. Guests at Anchorage House have access to resort room service, too!

Nantucket home rental

The home is across from the beachfront hotel and has access to all amenities including private transportation to the Nantucket ferry, tennis courts, and daily refreshments in the library.

Luxe Recess can help you book this property at the Wauwinet and add exclusive perks.


Provincetown, Massachusetts

Recently-renovated, four-bedroom (three kings & one queen) house over three floors with views from every room of the ocean, tidal moors, lighthouses, and area dunes.

The first floor features an open-plan living area great for all-year entertaining. Its expansive outdoor deck with 180-degree views and outdoor dining area is perfect for summer. There’s also an outdoor shower and hot tub.

It’s a two-minute walk to the moors and sand-dunes, a five-minute walk to the town beach and bay, and a ten-minute walk to the shops and restaurants of Commercial Street.

This home is available on VRBO.

Truro, Massachusetts


This 8,000 sq. ft. estate, which sleeps twenty, features seven bedrooms and seven total full and half baths.

There are two three-season porches which provide the perfect spot to enjoy the very well-attended gardens and grounds. The basement features a large entertainment room/family room with large screen TV as well as a game area with a foosball table and air hockey.

The carriage house, located in the courtyard, has an apartment on the 2nd level with two bedrooms, living room, full bath and partial kitchen.

A large, heated pool and hot tub are located on the grounds with a propane fire pit to enjoy summer evenings. Beach access is available via local Truro beaches, much of which are designated National Seashore.

This home is available on VRBO.

Gloucester, Massachusetts

Gloucester Home rental

The capstone of Boston’s North Shore, Massachusetts’ “other Cape” may be less renowned than Cape Cod, but that suits many locals just fine.

Don’t overlook Gloucester when considering summer rental homes: walking distance to incredible sandy beaches, legendary seafood, minimal bridge traffic (compared to the Cape), easy access to miles of wooded trails, and a year-round community … Cape Ann really is all that.

Gloucester Home rental

This custom home across the road from Little Good Harbor Beach has six bedrooms and can sleep up to fourteen guests. A gourmet full kitchen, covered porch, and professional landscaping make this a summer months haven in a prime location.

Gloucester Home rental

Luxe Recess can help you book this property.

Stonington, Connecticut

Luxury beach rental in Connecticut

Among some of the most prestigious New England beach rentals is this very private estate in Stonington, Connecticut. With its own beach and water views from nearly every window from its advantageous position, the 10,000 square-foot main house with six bedrooms sleeps up to fifteen guests. There’s plenty to do in this private vacation compound, but Watch Hill, Rhode Island is only eight miles away for shopping and dining.

Luxury beach rental in Connecticut

The private beach is perfect for kayaking. There’s a 30′ x 60′ saltwater swimming pool, spa, fitness room, tennis court, theater, and a 2,000 bottle capacity wine cellar in the basement even though it will be empty when you arrive.

Luxury beach rental in Connecticut

Luxe Recess can help you book this property.

Watch Hill, Rhode Island

Watch Hill Luxury Home Rental

Few addresses are as prestigious in Rhode Island than Watch Hill where your neighbors will be Taylor Swift and the spectacular Ocean House Resort. This New England beach house, Sunset Cove, is part of the hotel’s private home collections.

This four bedroom home has its own saltwater pool and dock and a spectacular interior open concept floor plan with two story ceilings. This historic property is fully restored with top-flight air conditioning, remote control drop-down screens, and home sound system.

Watch Hill Luxury Home Rental

There are two master suites, a queen-sized guest room, and a fourth bedroom with two twin beds. There is an additional children’s room with two twin beds on the top floor with a ping-pong table and two more twin-sized beds.

Watch Hill Luxury Home Rental at Ocean House

Renting this house entitles guests to membership at both the Ocean House and the Weekapaug Inn which will include their kids’ programs and the use of many resort facilities. Due to its convenient location in between New York City and Boston, Watch Hill options book well in advance for summer months.

Luxe Recess can help you book this property at the Ocean House and add exclusive perks.

Bar Harbor, Maine

With commanding ocean views of the Atlantic’s Frenchmen Bay, this shingle-style New England cottage is in Bar Harbor, Maine on Mt. Desert Island. It’s the ultimate retreat after hiking in nearby Acadia National Park.

The great room features a two-story ceiling and stone fireplace. The spacious outdoor areas are decked with white Adirondack chairs offering a perfect place to gaze at the view.

There are seven bedrooms in this home between the main house and carriage house. All the rooms in the main house have en suite bathrooms, while the carriage house shares a bathroom. The home has many fireplaces and a well-stocked fitness room with a variety of cardio and strength equipment.

Luxe Recess can help you book this property.

New England Vacation Rentals Seasons

New England beach rentals will charge peak rates in July and August, or sometimes Memorial Day through Labor Day. Spring can sometimes arrive quite late in New England with cool days the first half of May.

New England schools do not dismiss until mid-June so that can be the best time for more favorable summertime prices. The fall shoulder season reliably offers sunny days in September. Another great time to visit New England is during peak fall foliage season which typically occurs over the first two weekends in October in most coastal areas of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Southern Maine.