Tips For Choosing a Beach Rental

One of the most important aspects of planning your beach vacation is the house rental. With a little bit of research, you can find the perfect place to relax for a week at the beach. Here are some things to consider when you’re trying to narrow down where you want to stay.


North Carolina coast rentals come in every size imaginable, from small studio lofts to enormous 16-room mansions. Make a list of who will be traveling with you, how many rooms will be sufficient and how many comfortable beds are available. Comfortable sleeping arrangements will ensure everyone stays happy and relaxed. Also, check how many bathrooms are in the house. The last thing you want is a bathroom that needs to be shared by six people, which makes shower timing a stressor.


Rentals are located on the beachfront, with a beach view or blocks from the beach. If you want the ambiance of the crashing waves on your deck or have small children with lots of toys and equipment, you may want to be as close to the beach as possible. To save some money, staying a couple of blocks from the beach can cut your cost by hundreds of dollars.


Do you mind cooking while on vacation? If not, look for a fully stocked kitchen in your rental so you can prepare meals and not have to eat out over your entire vacation. Some rentals will have a full kitchen, complete with stove, microwave, oven and refrigerator. Others may only have a microwave and mini-fridge. Choose what works best for your family to save money and enjoy your time together.


If you don’t want to lug all of your beach chairs, towels, toys and umbrellas with you to the beach, research rentals that include some extra amenities. Other extras may include an outdoor shower, a pool, board games, movies or a game room. Some of these bonuses can ensure you still have fun even on a rainy day.


Going to the beach can get a bit messy and you may want the opportunity to wash your swimsuits and towels in between beach days. Having on-site laundry can be a lifesaver when you want to quickly remove sand or dry your suits to be prepared for the next day.

Once you have a list of rentals that suit your needs, check the reviews to see which one will be the best for your family.