Book These 8 Luxury New England Beach Rentals While You Can

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Here’s a list of some truly exceptional New England beach 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 luxury beach rentals.

Some of the homes are available on services like VRBO. Some homes are part of with luxury resorts. Others are available through companies that with luxury travel advisors like Luxe Recess. The prices vary by house starting at approximately $1,600 per night.

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Cape Cod Beach Homes

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. The still water of Cape Cod Bay makes it particularly popular for families with younger children.

Cape Cod Luxury Rentals

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

Cape Cod Luxury Rentals

There’s a media room, game room, and the house is fully stocked for 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 22 private acres along the western shoreline of Martha’s Vineyard is this architecturally designed one-story waterfront home. The abundance of windows offers dramatic views of Vineyard Sound and Elizabeth Islands.

There are five bedrooms in the main house with attached guest quarters. Enjoy the outdoor shower, fire pit, stone patio, and decks with a private path to North Shore beach where you can use the house’s kayak. There’s an office, ping-pong table, and home theater system.

During the summer, there’s a 30-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 continue your remote working.

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 a manicured garden.

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 a 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 luxury rental

Provincetown, Massachusetts

At the very tip of Cape Cod is Provincetown, a unique destination known for its LGBTQ friendliness and its history as the longest running art colony. Amid rainbow flags and galleries, Provincetown boasts spectacular beaches and a high speed ferry from downtown Boston in season.


Provincetown luxury home rental

Just outside of town, this waterfront home has its own path to the beach. It’s long enough to create a seating area part way to soak in the views.

Provincetown luxury home rental

This home also includes a beautiful saltwater pool and a piano should your family or friends feel up for a singalong. The shingle home has five bedrooms plus and a studio apartment with two twin beds and a kitchenette.

This home has a most coveted beach location in Provincetown which makes it super popular. Plan in advance.

This home is available on VRBO.

Gloucester Home rental

Gloucester, Massachusetts

Don’t overlook Gloucester for a summer rental: incredible beaches, legendary seafood, minimal bridge traffic, miles of wooded trails, and a year-round community … Cape Ann really is all that.

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.

This custom home across the road from Little Good Harbor Beach has six bedrooms. and can sleep up to 14 guests. A gourmet kitchen, covered porch, and professional landscaping make this a summer haven in a prime location.

Gloucester Home rental

Luxe Recess can help you book this property.


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 situation, the 10,000 square-foot house with six bedrooms sleeps up to 15 guests. There’s plenty to do in this private vacation compound, but Watch Hill, Rhode Island is only 8 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 Luxury Home Rental

Watch Hill, Rhode Island

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 a spectacular interior open concept floor plan with two story ceilings. This historic property is fully restored with temperature controls, 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 television, 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

With a commanding view of Frenchmen Bay in the Atlantic ocean 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 foot ceiling and stone fireplace. The spacious outdoor areas are decked with white Adirondack chairs to gaze at the view.

There are seven bedrooms in this home between the main house and carriage house. All the homes 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 come really late in New England with cool days the first half of May.

New England schools do not dismiss until mid-June, so some more favorable prices can sometimes be found then, pre-COVID. The fall shoulder season more reliably offers sunny days in September. The foliage peaks the first two weekends in October on most of the coastal areas.