10 Best Gorgeous Beach House Getaways

By Jenn Rose Smith

Is there anything more fun to fantasize about than second homes? We think not. Most of us will be lucky to pay off one home in our lifetime, but it’s always fun to dream. The good news is that with small boutique hotels and services like Air BnB, you can now actually live the fantasy (at least for a weekend). We’ve scoured the web to find the best beach getaways from all over the world to fuel your fantasies and inspire your next trip. Some of them are private homes belonging to the rich and famous, and some are actually available for rent. From Montauk to Menorca, here are our ten most daydream-worthy beach house getaways.

The Bunker House in Menorca, Spain

The Richard Meier Douglas House on Lake Michigan

Hotel Escondido in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Casa Sanchia near Cape Town, South Africa

Seaside House in Amalfi, Italy

photographed by philip mustin for national geographic


The Chandelier Surf Shack in Montauk, NY


Marina Rust Connor’s family home in Maine

photographed by boo george for vogue australia

Richard Butt’s beach cottage in Paternoster, South Africa

photographed by micky hoyle for house and leisure

Jade Jagger’s beach retreat in Goa, India

photographed by idha lindhag

Casas na Areia in Comporta, Portugal