4 Charming Vrbo Beach Rentals Near the Main Line

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With summer right around the corner, these beach rentals just hours from the Main Line make the perfect getaway destinations.

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Let the vacation season begin! With warmer days in full swing around the Main Line, it’s time to start planning for beach rental weekend (or week-long) getaways.

Vrbo, short for vacation rental by owner, has been growing in popularity in the the Main Line region and beyond as younger generations look to rent directly from homeowners, rather than dealing with chain inns and seedy motels. And for those with extra space to rent out down by the shore, it’s an easy way to make some extra cash during the summer months.

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Whether you’re looking for a cozy spot a short drive from the western suburbs or a spacious townhouse to fit all the kids and their friends, we’ve got you covered. These rentals are the perfect spots to wash the sand and sun off your body after a hot day relaxing at the shore. Here are some of our top picks for vacation homes within a few hours of the Main Line area.

Ocean Views for the Small Family


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This newly-renovated duplex is a beautiful spot for a small family in search of a nearby Vrbo stay. Sitting just five houses down from the shore on Long Beach Island, here your morning stroll will take you along the sandy coastline less than a minute from the house.

Step right off the beach and into one of the space’s two indoor showers or single outdoor shower. The second-floor unit enjoys its own private roof deck with ocean views, where guests can recline on comfortable couches and enjoy a cool beverage of their choice late at night.

The brand-new quartz countertop pairs with stainless steel appliances and designer glass tile backsplash in the renovated full kitchen. After cooking a meal, why not open up the sliding glass doors that lead to the spacious deck?

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With three bedrooms that house one queen and four twin beds, this beach rental can comfortably sleep six guests.

Bay Lover’s Paradise


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Want to take your morning coffee sitting along the water? This Vrbo unit on the Long Beach Island cove makes that dream come true. Even from inside, the open floor plan offers views of the water from every angle.

Step out from your house onto a dock with 270 degree views of the LBI cove. Enjoy sunsets over the bay as the sky turns orange with your family, friends or significant other. The dock comes with a pier to moor your own jet ski, kayak or canoe, then row away into the calm waters of the cove. The extra outdoor shower is a great way to wash off the salt and sand accrued from a long day in the water.

Entertain friends or family in the spacious living room filled with comfy couches and a full kitchen. Rent the first floor of this duplex, which includes three beds: a queen and two twins.

Bring the Family Along, And All Your Friends Too

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This huge, nine-bedroom mansion is the place to be when the whole family wants to spend the week at the shore. With four king-bed ensuites, this Vrbo house can comfortably host up to 27 guests.

Brand-new construction completed as recently as winter 2023 upgraded this beautiful home to 7.5 bathrooms just a few steps from the beach and boardwalk. Hosted here as well is an elevator, parking for five cars, complimentary beach tags, exterior showers, electric vehicle hookups and more.

The spectacular ocean view from the front porch includes a dining table that seats eight, not to mention the lower level front porch dining table capable of seating 10 and the back porch, which seats four. This beach rental is sure to wow any guest!

The Charming Romantic Cottage

This cozy Vrbo cottage is a smaller departure from the bombastic beachfront mansions. Hosting just one queen bed and a sofa bed, this charming rental a few miles inland from Sea Bright, NJ, is a brilliant place to spend quality time with your partner.

Enjoy a glass of wine in the loft, Egyptian cotton linens and a spa-like steam shower after a 10-minute drive back from the beach. With room-darkening drapes and fast Wi-Fi, guests can make the most of a staycation or work-from-home escape in these elegant summer woodlands.

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