7 Beach Vacation Rentals With Stunning Kitchens (Perfect for the Holidays!)
Vintage Victorian: San Francisco, California
From $600 per night; airbnb.com
Built in the 1880s, this architectural gem in the picturesque Glen Park village of San Francisco is filled with impeccably restored period details from the geometric inlaid wood flooring to plaster wainscoting. The gourmet kitchen—“designed for the serious cook”—is the real eye catcher, with gorgeous checkered marble floors, open shelving, and loads of natural light courtesy of a long rectangular skylight.
Southern Charm: Charleston, South Carolina
From $250 per night; airbnb.com
There’s a lot to obsess over in this spacious Charleston kitchen: the light wood cabinetry contrasting with the dark wood floors, the glossy subway tiles adding a hint of sheen, and the apron sink and chestnut-colored Dutch door that bring a dose of farmhouse style. If you need us, we’ll be here whipping up a cranberry orange tart with a browned butter crust.
Relaxing Retreat: Sag Harbor, New York
From $550 per night; airbnb.com
Set in a tranquil wooded area and white-washed throughout, this Sag Harbor getaway is the perfect respite for those looking to just chill this holiday season. The luxuriously outfitted kitchen features L-shaped marble countertops, stainless appliances, and an attractive open floor plan with vaulted wood ceilings.
Tropical Treat: Provincia de Limón, Costa Rica
From $515 per night; airbnb.com
Here’s something for your beach bucket list: Instead of chopping, brining, mixing, and baking indoors, make it a fully alfresco affair. This tropical kitchen is fully equipped for serving up even the fanciest of holiday fare (hello lobster risotto with herb-rubbed beef tenderloin!). If your rental isn’t equipped with an outdoor range, give our cherry-smoked turkey on the grill a try.
Star-Studded Escape: Malibu, California
From $1,699 per night; airbnb.com
If you’re among those who are delighted by celebrity doings, you’ll be delighted to know that pop star Selena Gomez hung out here with her gal pal posse in 2016. If you’re not, you’ll be delighted by literally everything else. Advertised as having “the best deck in Malibu,” the 10-sleeper has all the luxuries you’d expect from a celeb-approved stay. That includes this to-die-for kitchen that showcases incredible views of the Pacific (it also has Caesarstone countertops, a Ninja juicer, and a Nespresso). It’s a splurge, but what better time to treat yo’ self than the holidays?
Happy Holiday: Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
From $126 per night; vrbo.com
While the Outer Banks are a beloved and bustling vacation spot in the summer, wintertime is perfect for enjoying the peaceful seclusion of these pristine barrier islands. This cheerful turquoise kitchen in Kill Devil Hills will instantly banish any cold-weather woes, as will the sweet reminders on the walls of what beach life is all about.
Farmhouse Treasure: Bridgehampton, New York
From $800 per night; airbnb.com
There’s a lot of Joanna Gaines-inspired heart eyes happening in this adorable Hamptons kitchen. The sleek tiled backsplash and cream-colored cabinets mixed with the distressed metal accents are farmhouse-style perfection. (As one reviewer says: “One of the best decorated, Instagram-worthy houses I’ve stayed in off Airbnb.”) Also, there’s a wine fridge.