Perfect Beach

Old Oct 25th, 2005, 03:49 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 28
Perfect Beach

My Husband and I will both be turning the big 60 this year. For his birthday he wants to go to Disneyworld - we are doing that in April. I have always wanted to rent a beach house directly on the beach for a week somewhere. Any suggestions where I could do that. Preferably in the States. Thanks
Muffy is offline  
Old Oct 25th, 2005, 04:22 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 383
It would help to know what time of year you want to do this and in which states.
Voyager2006 is offline  
Old Oct 25th, 2005, 04:35 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,558
Renting a house on the beach - my favorite thing to do! There are so many options. You need to think about:
1. How much you can afford per week?
2. Which state do you prefer?
3. What kind of beach? If you want white sand, there are fewer options. I would then recommend the Gulf side of Florida, for example. Anna Maria Island area is nice. If white sand is not important to you, Kiawah Island in and its ten mile beach is fantastic.
4. Do you like seclusion and nature? Or do you want to party?

Here is a website solely for beach rentals:
http://www.beachhouse.com/
Maggi is offline  
Old Oct 25th, 2005, 04:39 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,558
P.S. I forgot one:
5. Free standing house, or condo?

Beware, a lot of rentals advertise themselves as "villas" but really are apartments or condos. Do a lot of checking, and ask the owner or rental agency a lot of questions before signing on the dotted line.
Maggi is offline  
Old Oct 25th, 2005, 05:33 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 14,163
Okracoke Island, North Carolina
cmcfong is offline  
Old Oct 25th, 2005, 05:38 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 17
siesta key in sarasota florida. voted the best sand in the world (no joke). the sand is very soft, fine white powder...
webmakar is offline  
Old Oct 25th, 2005, 05:46 AM
  #7  
GoTravel
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
The flowered street section of Hollywood Beach, Florida. Wide white sandy beaches, powdery sand, caribbean tourquoise blue water.
 
Old Oct 25th, 2005, 07:14 AM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,360
Maggi, thanks for that great link. Muffy, I'm with Maggi, beachin it is also one of my fav things for vacation. In US, Cape Hatteras, Outer Banks, NC is nice, also the Okracoke Island suggestion is a good one. Siesta Key is another fav. Anna Maria Island is on my short list.
You've gotten some great suggestions. Time of year will help you make a decision. Happy planning.
makai1 is offline  
Old Oct 25th, 2005, 07:29 AM
  #9  
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 90
Sunset Beach, North Carolina. One of the only beaches that's growing (accumulating sand) on the east coast. Clean and wide.
wvmom is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Bellibop
United States
4
Aug 7th, 2018 06:20 AM
mxstanl
United States
2
May 7th, 2012 05:17 PM
jjaonhen
United States
10
Jan 12th, 2008 04:56 PM
t73a
United States
25
Oct 22nd, 2004 01:56 PM
adagirl
United States
6
Jan 28th, 2004 09:46 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

FODOR'S VIDEO