Get Away Now: The Best Summer Airbnb Locations On The Water

June 25, 2015 | By | Comments (2)

By Travel Editor Tracey Minkin

Ready to have your summer made, and your mind blown? Check out these amazing getaways on Airbnb.com, those destination dream-weavers who make getting away a question of a few swipes and clicks. I’ve gotten giddy picking these out for summer escapes, and now my only problem is that I don’t know which one I’d visit first. Which one are you booking first?

Let’s start in paradise, shall we?

Hector Cafe House in Santorini puts the air in Airbnb.

Hector Cafe House in Santorini puts the air in Airbnb.

That’s the view from Hector Cave house, a Santorini stunner that was carved into the Greecian caldera cliffside 250 years ago as a wine cellar. Now it’s an apartment, and what appears to be a direct pathway to heaven. Here’s all the details.

And while we’re in Greece, how about a windmill to call your own, plus a 360-degree terrace with pergola, just 20 minutes from Mykonos? Check out the gorgeous interiors and views of Stavros Bay in this Greek getaway, right here.

Windmill by the Sea in glorious Tinos, Greece, via Airbnb.

Windmill by the Sea in glorious Tinos, Greece, via Airbnb.

And speaking of gorgeous, this exquisitely renovated 19th-century lighthouse on the Croatian coast has me looking for the first flight out of here.

The view of a lifetime: Beach front lighthouse Marlera in Medulin, Croatia, via Airbnb.

The view of a lifetime: Beach front lighthouse Marlera in Medulin, Croatia, via Airbnb.

Here’s one more glimpse, just to get you booking that flight with me (check out more shots of the amazing showers and bedroom lofts, here).

Dining al fresco, Croatian-style, courtesy Airbnb

Dining al fresco, Croatian-style, courtesy Airbnb

Want your lighthouse fantasy a little closer to home? Got you covered with this beautiful and historic lighthouse (a former U.S. Coast Guard station!) on beautiful Wings Neck, near Cape Cod, MA. (See more and book it here.)

Keep watch over Cape Cod in this resorted historic lighthouse via Airbnb.

Keep watch over Cape Cod in this resorted historic lighthouse via Airbnb.

Speaking of booking, how about booking a flight to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, just so you can spend the week turning your life into a Slim Aarons photoshoot at this beachcomber’s palace on Isla Mujeres? I vote Get the details, right here.

If you go inside, you can hear the ocean: Airbnb on Isla Mujeres.

If you go inside, you can hear the ocean: Airbnb on Isla Mujeres.

Not all Airbnbs are land-based. How about an excursion on a private 50-foot yacht from Moss Landing, CA, to Santa Cruz or to Monterey (one of our Happiest Seaside Towns 2015)? Whale watching, wildlife and wine… not to mention your own captain and crew. Check it out, right here.

The Meridian, your home on Monterey Bay

The Meridian, your Airbnb home on Monterey Bay

Dreaming of more distant ports? I know I am, after discovering that this is an Airbnb stay (and hello, Mallorca):

Cruising Mallorca in style, thanks to Airbnb.

Cruising Mallorca in style, thanks to Airbnb.

Cinque Terre more your style? I’ve got a boat for that (all 60 feet of her, with private crew):

Private yachting  Italian style, via Airbnb.

Private yachting Italian style, via Airbnb.

Want your dream boat in dry dock? Check out this fantastically nautical apartment right in the fun of it all, in Southern California’s Marina del Rey (the water is just a block away). Hop aboard, right here.

Rock the boat? Impossible in this Airbnb in Marina del Rey, CA.

Rock the boat? Impossible in this Airbnb in Marina del Rey, CA.

Let me know if you book one of these fabulous summer escapes, or tell me where you’re heading. Tweet at me at @traceyminkin on Twitter, post on my wall on Facebook, drop me a comment on Instagram @tminkin or leave me a comment below. Happy travels!

COMMENTS

  1. Karen Turner

    YAY!! We love Coastal Living Magazine and are so happy to have our Lovely Meridian featured today! Come aboard for the time of your life on the Monterey Bay with our wonderful Captain Wim and Crew (and the Humpbacks, of course)! Staying at Old Fisherman’s Wharf is the most dreamy and wonderful time you can imagine!
    Love, Karen

    June 25, 2015 at 7:25 pm
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