Looking for a cool island getaway? Here at Home Addict, we searched AirBnB to find some of the cutest beach cottages from around the world.
30. Surf Villa in Bali, Indonesia
If you’re looking for a place to get away from it all, consider this villa in Bali that has been dubbed a surfer’s paradise. It’s located on the west coast of Bali, roughly 1.5 hours away from the city tourist hub of Kuta. So it’s the perfect place to get away from it all. You can go surfing all day, come back to take an outdoor shower and receive a massage on the villa’s in-house massage table. The house has 2 bedrooms with 4 beds, and the host accepts up to 5 guests at a time. It’s fully equipped with modern conveniences like cable TV and the internet, plus there is a mini sound system with Bluetooth connectivity.
This AirBnB is incredibly unique, because it’s one of several cave houses that are hanging on the cliffs of the caldara. They’re houses owned by a family of architects. This particular AirBnB used to be the bakery of a village called Oia, and it has been totally restored for modern comforts. The house has a wide terrace on the rim of the caldera, which gives you a view of the volcano and the gorgeous blue sea. The village of Oia itself is within walking distance, and it has restaurants, cafes, shops, and public transportation. The house has 4 bedrooms, and can sleep up to 9 guests at a time.
28. Glamping Cabin in Puerto Rico Close to the Ocean
If you want a glamorous glamping experience, this cabin in Puerto Rico is for you. For $132 per night, two people can stay in this space. Francis, the host, kept his description short and sweet: “Walk through a jungle-like secret path to a quiet beach from this tropical cabin. Surrounded by tropical palm trees, this space provides the feel of camping out, and features modern comforts. Sit outside at night to take in the view of the night sky.”
27. John John’s Hideaway in Bodden Town, Cayman Islands
This adorable little white cottage is a dream come true. With just one bedroom, it can only fit two guests. But this tiny house is fully refurbished, and comes with everything you would need to be comfortable. On top of that, it’s within walking distance of Pedro St. James Castle and a 5 minute drive from the beach. One of the guests, Maya, says, “One of the most cozy, most comfortable places I have ever stayed at. It was really clean and the host was also extremely nice. It was a very pleasant place to stay and had amazing feng shui. Everything was super organized and they also went out of their way to leave out snacks and beverages for us, I highly recommend this place.”
26. Charming Coastal Cottage in Antigua and Barbuda
This adorable cottage in Antigua and Barbuda has the perfect view of Willoughby Bay, where you can see the islands of Guadeloupe and Montserrat on a clear day. You can really embrace the tropical weather with an outdoor shower, hammock, and seating area. This stay also has all of the modern amenities you could ask for like air conditioning, a washer and dryer, TV, and wifi. Since this is a small cottage roughly the size of a studio apartment, only two guests can stay.
This cozy 1 bedroom 1 bath bungalow sits on a cliff, giving guests breathtaking views of the Caribbean. Take a walk to the beach, and at the end of the day, you can come back to rinse off in their outdoor shower. It’s just one mile away from Gregory Town, so you’re close to all amenities you may need. This property has strict rules where they do not allow anyone under 25 to rent the property, and no one under 18 years old may stay there, because it’s located on a cliff So it would be a perfect couple’s getaway vacation, but not so much a family vacation spot.
Check out this adorable 1-bedroom guest cottage that’s perfect for two people. It has amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean. The hosts try to keep items in the cottage like snorkel gear, beach towels, and more to make sure you have everything you need to enjoy your vacation in the Bahamas. Here is what a guest named Mary had to say; “a lovely, clean, small cottage with a laundry area, air conditioning, good shower, and most importantly a beautiful view that overlooks the Atlantic ocean. The location is perfect as it is mid-island which makes it perfect for exploring the north or south sides of Eleuthera. There are great places to walk/ run right out the front door and several beaches to discover nearby. It is quiet. The stars are amazing at night.”
If you’re looking to visit Jamaica, this cottage in Ann Parish just might be the one for you. It’s located in the middle of a lush tropical garden full of wildlife. So you’ll feel like you’re getting away from it all, but it’s still less than a mile away from the Sandals golf course. While it may not be directly on the beach, you get to enjoy the private pool on the 3.5 acre property, and you’re just a short drive away from catching some waves.
If you’re looking to get away on the island of Martinique, which is a French speaking island in the Caribbean, you may want to consider renting this cottage located in a tourist village called Trois-Îlets. The property comes with a beautiful zen garden, and you get an amazing view of the Caribbean Sea. There is also a hammock and jacuzzi with 22 massage jets outside, which adds to the romantic ambiance of this two-person bungalow.
21. Kay Pirina: A Private Cottage in Le Marin, Martinique
Here is yet another stay on the French Caribbean island of Martinique. This time we have “Kay Pririna”, just 3 kilometers away from the center of the city Le Marin. Looking through the photos, you’ll see how this property has an amazing indoor-outdoor kitchen space that opens up to the pool. The view from the back of the house is absolutely amazing. A guest named Kevin said, “We very much enjoyed our stay and amenities were exactly as described. Fabrice was very helpful and left suggestions on where to eat and visit while in Martinique. In person check in with local Rhum and refreshments upon arrival. The home was beautiful with great views and serenity.”
If you’re looking for a beach cottage on the island of Bonaire, look no further, because this is within walking distance of the water. It’s also very close to the downtown area and the Bonaire National Marine Park. This cottage is on the corner of a larger private property. So you’re sharing the garden with two dogs, a cat, and many wild birds. The host even offers you the use of their pickup truck, if you need it. There is also WiFi, an outdoor kitchen, and more.
Rather than an old-fashioned cottage, this next property is a two-bedroom modern villa on the Caribbean island Saint Lucia. It’s located in the town of Soufriere, which is known for being a historic town with many restaurants and attractions. This house is also close to the world’s only drive-through volcano, among many other parks and other Piton World Heritage Sites. To make this place even more fancy than it already was, they offer add-on packages like a chauffeur, private chef, and more. It takes a maximum of 4 guests, so this could be an incredibly romantic getaway, or a great way to pamper you and your family.
This next one is a beautiful villa that overlooks the Castries Bay in Saint Lucia. It’s within walking distance of LaToc Beach, and a very close drive to shopping, bars, and restaurants. Since everything is newly built, you’re going to get all of the modern luxuries while you’re on your Caribbean vacation. On top of that, it’s just a 5 minute walk away from the Sandals Resorts golf course. This villa has two bedrooms, and allows for a maximum of 4 guests. So it just might be a perfect fit for your family’s next Caribbean vacation.
This next one isn’t a cottage at all, but rather a 3 bedroom beachfront villa in Bali, Indonesia that accepts up to 7 guests. We’ve included this on this list, because you should see how much more you can get with your money in Bali compared to many other places. Your stay includes a full staff of servants like a chef and masseuse who will serve you breakfast and afternoon tea. It’s secluded enough to where you won’t even hear the traffic while you relax on the beach, and yet close enough to the towns with restaurants and nightlife that you get the best of both worlds.
16. Long Beach Island Cottage Just 6 Houses From the Beach
Long Beach Island, New Jersey is off the east coast of the United States. It may not be as popular as The Hamptons in New York, but it has nearly all of the same attractions- shopping, bars, night clubs, an amusement park, and both private and public beaches. This cottage is just 6 houses away from the beach. It’s two bedrooms, and accepts a maximum of 5 guests. Of course, it comes with all of the modern amenities you could want like WiFi, air conditioning, TV, and more.
Mackinac Island, Michigan is located in Lake Huron, which is one of the Great Lakes of the United States. The lake is so huge, it might as well be an ocean. Just look at that stunning view! The cottage is within walking distance of the main street of Mackinaw City, which has a ton of fun things to do for the entire family. This AirBnB has 3 bedrooms, and can accommodate up to 7 guests.
Looking to stay in the Florida Keys? This cottage has 2 bedrooms, and can take up to 5 guests at a time. It has been newly remodeled, so your stay should be comfortable with everything you could need as far as appliances and accommodations are concerned. On top of that, they are just a 3 mile drive away from some of the best restaurants in the Florida Keys.
Imagine walking outside of your 3-bedroom villa to see breathtaking views of both the sea and mountains of Cyprus. This house is within walking distance of the Pavlaras Restaurant Taverna, and a 4 minute drive from Latchi Harbor. They have a private swimming pool with plenty of outdoor living space. But they also have WiFi, TV, and a comfy couch if you wanted to spend time inside. And for all of this, you’re spending far less money than some of the other cottages we’ve mentioned on this list.
Yet another Cyprus villa, but this time you’re directly on the sea and within walking distance of the sandy beach of Fireman Bay. The backyard is stunning with a swimming pool, jacuzzi, verandas, garden swings, a dining area, sunbeds, and both gas and charcoal BBQ’s. Inside the house, everything is decked out with designer furniture and kitchen appliances. Of course, they have free Wifi too.
11. Bright Garden Bungalow in the Galapagos Islands
If you’re a fan of animals and all things nature, this next AirBnB is for you, because it’s right next to the entrance of the Galapagos National Park and the Charles Darwin Station. On top of that, it’s only a few blocks away from restaurants, bars, and art galleries. So you have the benefits of being near one of Puerto Ayora’s main streets, but it’s still secluded enough in nature that you won’t be hearing a lot of noise. The only downside to taking a vacation on the Galapagos Islands is that you’re not going to get high speed WiFi, so you’ll have to use your phone. But if you’re there for the experience of immersing yourself in the wild, you may not miss the Internet much, anyway.
This next bungalow is a duplex property in Tahiti, French Polynesia. It’s just ten minutes away from the airport by car. The house has a private terrace with a pontoon on the edge of a lagoon where you can swim, kayak, or just enjoy the views. On top of that, it’s just a 10 minute walk away from a supermarket that’s open 24/7. It may not be located directly on the ocean, but it’s close enough that you can walk to a scuba diving center, and there is an amazing surf spot just 800 meters away from the bungalow. Just keep in mind that the person who runs this AirBnB speaks French, so you may be using Google Translate to communicate with your host.
9. Enjoy The Stunning Views From This Bora Bora Matira Beach Bungalow
Looking to stay in Bora Bora? This cottage is located on Matira Beach in the Leeward Islands, French Polynesia. This bungalow is far from the road but still close enough to restaurants and stores that you could ride your bike or walk there. Since this house sits on a lagoon, you can go snorkeling, swimming, or kayaking. (Both the kayaks and bikes are available to use for free as part of your stay.) Please keep in mind that your host’s first language is French, so you may need to use Google Translate to communicate with them.
8. You Can’t Get Any Closer To the Water than This Cottage in Dauphin Island, Alabama
If you want to be in a house that’s close to the water, it doesn’t get much closer than this. This 3-bedroom cottage in Dauphin Island, Alabama is suspended on stilts above the water in the Gulf of Mexico. They sleep up to 7 guests, which makes it a great option for a family vacation in the United States. Since it’s directly on the water, you don’t have to go far to enjoy the beach. Enjoy the wrap-around porch to take in the views from all directions.
Looking to vacation in Turks and Caicos? This cottage was built in 2013, so everything is relatively brand new. It’s just a 10 minute walk away from Long Beach Beach, and a 5 minute drive to Grace Bay Beach. It comes with air conditioning in the bedroom, both indoor and outdoor showers, and a swimming pool. This is a one-bedroom cottage, but the owner claims that it can sleep up to 6, most likely because of the pull-out couch. Personally, I think it would be better off if you keep this one to a smaller couple’s getaway.
6. Turks and Caicos Maddy’s Cottage AKA The Sea Turtle House
Maddy’s Cottage is a self-contained guest suite named after the host’s granddaughter. It’s an adorable little 1 bedroom cottage that is just steps away from the pool. You’ll have your own separate walkway and entryway from the main house. Inside there is a full sized refrigerator, kitchen sink, and microwave, but no stove. So you may need to rely on one of the 45 restaurants that are just a few minutes away by car. This home is central to three different beaches: Long Bay Beach, Grace Bay Beach, and Pelican Beach. One of the best parts of this AirBnB is that it’s just a few minutes away from Flamingo Pond, where you can watch the local wildlife.
If you’re looking to stay in Hawaii, consider this beautiful forest cottage in Kailua-Kona. It’s a ten minute drive away from the airport, the town of Kona, beaches, and restaurants. So you’re really in the middle of the forest, here. When you walk outside you can smell the jasmine, kava, and ginger surrounding the cottage and go for a hike right out of your backyard. This seems like the perfect place to go as a couple who’s looking for a romantic getaway.
Here is yet another forest cottage rental in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. This time, it’s located on three acres, and they’re just a few minutes away from Volcanoes National Park. The house was completely renovated in 2018, and you can see how much love and care went into the new design of the home. So you’d have everything you need in terms of modern comforts. This cottage has just 1 bedroom and bathroom, so it would be perfect for a couple, but sleeps up to a maximum of 3 people.
This cottage is located in Tisbury, Massachusetts, for your Martha’s Vineyard island getaway. It’s located on a wooded lot, which gives you some privacy. They have two bedrooms, and it sleeps up to 5 guests. Keep in mind that the price shown is for the off-season in the spring. At the time this article was written, the cottage was already fully booked for the summertime. If you want to get to this AirBnB, you need to plan ahead!
Here is yet another Martha’s Vineyard cottage for anyone who is looking to take a vacation on the island off the coast of Massachusetts, in the United States. It’s just one bedroom, which means you can only sleep two people comfortably. Keep in mind that the price below is in the spring. In the summertime, the price of this cottage can go up to over $400 per night.
This amazing modern cabin is within walking distance of the town of Furnas, Portugal on the island of the Azores. This is a perfect romantic escape for a couple who are looking to feel pampered. On top of the village of Furnas, you’re also within walking distance of hot springs and Terra Nostra Park. According to the host, it’s actually easier to just walk everywhere, because you can avoid trying to find a parking spot.