Travel | September 6, 2022 7:44 am

The 20 Most Beautiful Airbnbs on the Delaware Beaches

Whether you need a mansion that sleeps 14 or a tiny house for two, we’ve got a rental for you

A collage of Airbnb homes on Delaware beaches
Looking for an Airbnb on the beach? These are 20 of the best.
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The first state in the Union. The home of President Biden. The place where Wayne and Garth say, “Hi. I’m…in Delaware.” 

Less than three hours from Washington, D.C., Delaware is a beautiful and popular destination for District residents who need an ocean getaway. Whether you’re looking for seclusion or debauchery, bike paths or canoe routes, Dogfish Head or a place for your dog to frolic, Delaware has it. 

As such, you’ll need an above-average Airbnb to stay in. The following Delaware rentals are highly rated and book up fast. There’s a variety of options, from mansions on the waterfront to tiny houses in quiet neighborhoods — indeed, something for everyone. As long as everyone wants to go to the beach.

Beachhouse at Rehoboth Beach
Beach house at Rehoboth Beach
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Location: Rehoboth Beach

Rating: 4.87 

Vibe: Luxury beach house

Sleeps: 10

Amenities: Private pool, hot tub, outdoor shower

Actual thing a reviewer said about this house: “Great location, super helpful and responsive hosts, awesome pool area, overall great experience.” —Michael, July 2022

Patio at Rehoboth Beach beach house
Patio at Rehoboth Beach beach house
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Location: Rehoboth Beach

Rating: 4.93

Vibe: Tiny house lifestyle

Sleeps: 2

Amenities: Amish-built Murphy bed, loft, one block from Rehoboth Ave.

Actual thing a reviewer said about this house: “This Tiny House is small, but mighty! Location is great & you will have all the amenities you need for a cozy getaway at the beach.” —Gideon, July 2022

Deck and interior of a beach house at Rehoboth Beach
Deck and interior of a beach house at Rehoboth Beach
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Location: Rehoboth Beach

Rating: 4.79

Vibe: Classic beach house vibes with modern feel

Sleeps: 8

Amenities: Private beach access, community pool, outdoor living room

Actual thing a reviewer said about this house: “This was our first stay at the North Shore/Rehoboth Beach, but won’t be our last. The house was clean and cute and fit my family of 6 (4 kids 7, 4, 2, newborn) and grandparents. We started and ended everyday on the front screened in porch. The house is located a block from the beach and community pool making its location perfect.” —Megan, July 2022

Jacuzzi at Rehoboth Beach
Jacuzzi at Rehoboth Beach
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Location: Rehoboth Beach

Rating: 4.96

Vibe: An artists cottage you may want to visit even when it’s cold

Sleeps: 8

Amenities: Hot tub, fire pit 

Actual thing a reviewer said about this house: “Absolutely lovely place and exactly as listed. Great yard and location is very central if you want to hit both Rehoboth and Lewes’ attractions.” —Daniel, July 2022

Exterior of beach house
Exterior of beach house
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Location: Rehoboth Beach

Rating: 4.96

Vibe: White-picket fence Americana 

Sleeps: 10

Amenities: Professional kitchen, enclosed porch

Actual thing a reviewer said about this house: “We stayed at LeShack for a long, getaway weekend, and had a wonderful time despite the inclement weather for 2 of the 3 days. The house is well-appointed, well-stocked and within walking distance of the beach, restaurants and shops.” —Patricia, May 2022

Deck of beach house
Deck of beach house
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Location: Rehoboth Beach

Rating: 4.96

Vibe: Large enough for a family reunion

Sleeps: 16

Amenities: Outdoor shower, basketball hoop, professional kitchen, outdoor dining room

Actual thing a reviewer said about this house: “This house was absolutely amazing — everything from the location to the decor and all the ample space. It was perfect for our large family to stay for our Memorial Day weekend wedding.” —Katrina, May 2022

Pool at Rehoboth Beach beach house
Pool at Rehoboth Beach beach house
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Location: Rehoboth Beach

Rating: 4.89

Vibe: A mansion on the beach

Sleeps: 14

Amenities: Heated pool, outdoor shower, screened-in porch

Actual thing a reviewer said about this house: “What a great, convenient, beautiful home. The pool was an absolute hit with my friends, the layout was spacious, and — importantly when renting Airbnbs — there were plenty of bathrooms to spare.” —Phillip, May 2022

Back deck of beach house
Back deck of beach house
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Location: Rehoboth Beach

Rating: 5.0

Vibe: Ideal for a work/beach getaway

Sleeps: 8

Amenities: Screened-in porch, large backyard with dining space, second-floor porch

Actual thing a reviewer said about this house: “We loved the location and amenities of this lovely home just feet away from the boardwalk and beach in Rehoboth! The property is well cared for and spacious with many places to relax, including a lovely backyard and patio.” —Carl, July 2022

Pool at beach house
Pool at Rehoboth Beach beach house
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Location: Rehoboth Beach

Rating: 5.0

Vibe: Party house

Sleeps: 16

Amenities: Private pool, sleeps up to 22 in warmer months, separate cottage

Actual thing a reviewer said about this house: “This house has character and grows on you. The backyard and pool area is spectacular and where we spent all our time.” —Brenda, July 2022

Back garden at beach house
Garden at beach house
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Location: Rehoboth Beach

Rating: 4.93

Vibe: Secret gardens

Sleeps: 6

Amenities: Waterfall pond, shaded patio, multiple gardens

Actual thing a reviewer said about this house: “This house is an amazing hidden gem in Rehoboth. The house was clean and bright, with all the comforts and conveniences of a home away from home.” —Elisabeth, July 2022

Interior of Rehoboth Beach beach house
Interior of Rehoboth Beach beach house
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Location: Rehoboth Beach

Rating: 5.0

Vibe: Ideal for a work/beach getaway

Sleeps: 4

Amenities: One block from beach, office loft, private outdoor deck

Actual thing a reviewer said about this house: “Clean place, nice style, newly renovated, great location. Was also great that they provided beach chairs and beach towels.” —Kimberly, June 2022

Ceiling of beach house
Ceiling of beach house
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Location: Dewey Beach

Rating: 4.73

Vibe: Little beach cottage

Sleeps: 4

Amenities: Hot tub

Actual thing a reviewer said about this house: “This is truly the best place you can stay down at the beach. it’s close to everything and most importantly walking distance to the beach and restaurants.” —Iveline, July 2022

Porch of beach house
Porch of Dewey Beach beach house
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Location: Dewey Beach

Rating: 4.91

Vibe: Quaint beach cottage

Sleeps: 8

Amenities: One block to beach, outdoor shower

Actual thing a reviewer said about this house: “We had the best time visiting and the home could not be in a better location. The shortest walk to a beach without being officially ON a beach on a quiet, private street.” —Michelle, May 2022

Exterior of beach house
Exterior of beach house
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Location: Dewey Beach

Rating: 5.0

Vibe: Good for large families of beach lovers

Sleeps: 10

Amenities: Screened-in porch, one block from beach

Actual thing a reviewer said about this house: “This house is the perfect getaway if you’re staying with a group! It is beautifully renovated and it fit 8 girls perfectly.” —Jessica, May 2022

Pool chairs at beach house
Pool chairs at beach house
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Location: Lewes

Rating: 5.0

Vibe: Gilmore Girls

Sleeps: 12

Amenities: Renovated 1800s home, pool, hot tub, private yard

Actual thing a reviewer said about this house: “Beautiful huge house, absolutely lovely owners! Spacious and comfy on a quiet block. The back yard is especially dreamy. We went with two families (four kids, four adults, two nannies) and had plenty of space and had a wonderful time.” —Elizabeth, 2021

Exterior of beach house
Exterior of beach house
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Location: Bethany Beach

Rating: 5.0

Vibe: Quiet escape for the family 

Sleeps: 8

Amenities: Screened-in porch, skylights

Actual thing a reviewer said about this house: “This house is so beautiful and clean! Perfect little getaway with my family.” —Sarah, August 2022

Exterior of beach house
Exterior of beach house
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Location: Bethany Beach

Rating: 4.96

Vibe: Modern living on a canal

Sleeps: 12

Amenities: Brand-new kitchen, fireplace, hammock

Actual thing a reviewer said about this house: “We were lucky to stay here. We enjoyed the house and all the area has to offer. The house is very well maintained and perfect for family gatherings.” —Pierre, June 2022

Exterior of beach house
Exterior of beach house
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Location: Bethany Beach

Rating: 4.59

Vibe: Large, large house for that family needing privacy 

Sleeps: 13

Amenities: Private beach, unobstructed view of bay, “kids” floor

Actual thing a reviewer said about this house: “Amazing location! Stayed for a full week. Literally 5 minute walk to the beach, which was nice and private and a lot of room for the kids to run around! The house is HUGE!” —Keith, July 2022

Exterior of beach house
Exterior of beach house
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Location: Milton

Rating: 5.0

Vibe: Shabby chic in a house that looks like the definition of a beach house

Sleeps: 7

Amenities: Views of the dunes and Delaware Bay, second- and third-floor porches

Actual thing a reviewer said about this house: “The home was beautiful and the location was so private with amazing views.” -Jennifer, 2022

View from beach house
View from beach house
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Location: Milton

Rating: 4.98

Vibe: On the beach and pet friendly

Sleeps: 6

Amenities: Private beach, screened-in porch, hammock 

Actual thing a reviewer said about this house: “Simply amazing! A beautiful beachfront home with stunning views and easy access to a private beach. We loved waking up to the ocean waves each morning and enjoying the deck.” —Jered, July 2022