The magic of reuniting after a difficult year was perfectly captured in the “Sweet Child O’ Mine” short video, released this week in our community stories series that will be shared over the coming months. Anne, who reconnected with her mom and sister after four long months of separation, reflects on the beach house they stayed in, made possible by Host Geanelle. She says this kind of authentic travel feels like “you are given the key to imagine what your own life might be like if you really lived there.”
If you’re dreaming of spending time with loved ones in a coastal home similar to the beach house featured in our community story, here is a selection of places to stay near the sea to blow away the cobwebs, disconnect and reunite.
Romantic Beachfront Getaway, hosted by Shane and Eli (Ubatuba, Brazil)
Nestled in pristine nature, only a few footsteps away from one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil, this boutique villa sits in an elevated position with amazing views of one of the last remaining untouched parts of the Atlantic rainforest.
Beach Apartment on Sorrento Coast, hosted by Alfonso (Campania, Italy)
A stone’s throw from the beach and boasting an enormous private terrace, this classic Italian apartment is the perfect location to reconnect with family and friends by the sea.
Wild Setting and Sea View, hosted by David (Pays de la Loire, France)
Whether you are in the living room, kitchen or bedroom, you will always see the ocean in this gorgeous Atlantic-facing cottage in France.
Coastal Retreat with Sweeping Sea Views, hosted by Claire (Herne Bay, United Kingdom)
“Our favorite thing is the view, the balcony doors open to a wall of sea, bright and panoramic,” says Host Julia about her design conscious apartment in the popular seaside town of Herne Bay.
The Cliff House, hosted by Bogdan Gabriel (Andalusia, Spain)
Located on a 42-degree slope facing the Mediterranean Sea and with its striking architecture, the Cliff House has all the ingredients for a memorable and magical beach vacation.
Sunsets on Martyrs Beach House, hosted by Geanelle (Peterborough, Australia)
From inside this large beachfront home you have a front row seat to the Bay of Martyrs ocean and its ever changing, picturesque and truly stunning seascape.
Treehouse with Ocean View, hosted by Jeff (Kailua-Kona, HI, United States)
Experience this magical and beautifully handcrafted treehouse, nestled high above the lush three acres of Host Jeff’s beautiful Kona property.
Lightkeeper’s House, hosted by Veronica (Lusby, MD, United States)
Boasting stuffing sea views, this 19th century lightkeeper’s house is a guaranteed hit with fans of history and nature alike.
‘Pirate’s Life’ in Downtown Charleston, hosted by Justin (Charleston, SC, United States)
Enjoy morning coffee with dolphins and evening cocktails overlooking the harbor in this tiny floating home in the heart of historic Charleston.
Farm on the Coast, hosted by Mo (Saunderstown, RI, United States)
Enjoy the beautiful guest suite in this historic barn. Host Mo’s peaceful farm is located between Newport and Narragansett with easy access to amazing local beaches.