Nothing says “family time” like a summer vacation! With the kids out of school, no matter at what age, this is the perfect time of year to hit the beach. Not to mention, there’s no better time to plan than the present! If you’re searching for some vacation inspiration, then we’ve got you covered. Read on below for some of our picks for the best places to stay at the beach. These homes are large enough to accommodate the whole family, so whether your party is big or small, you can do it all! They are also available this summer, so make sure you’re among the first to snatch up these homes!

Vitamin Sea

Our newest vacation home in Destin, Florida is certainly one for the books. You’ll find Vitamin Sea in Destin’s Frangista Beach community, with nine bedrooms and just enough space for 22. Don’t skimp on the guest list! With a private pool, open-concept living room, and so much more, this home was tailor-made for your family vacation. Plus, guests who stay here enjoy private beach access and four bikes to cruise the streets of Destin. All of this makes us ready to hit the beach! Pack in a fun attraction while you’re at it, like a dolphin cruise through Destin’s beautiful blue waters.


Then, over in Panama City Beach, you’ll find Oleander to be just the right size for 13 of your guests. We love this four-bedroom beachfront home for many reasons (the top reason being its proximity to the beach, of course!), and you’ll just have to stay here to see it for yourself. Oleander also features a carriage house with extra space for you and your guests. Carriage houses are perfect for families traveling with children since they’ll feel like they have their own private place to stay. The large patio is the perfect place to keep everyone entertained all vacation long.

30A Family Tides

If you’re looking for something away from the hustle and bustle of Destin and Panama City Beach, then 30A is the place to go. This quiet strip of beach in Santa Rosa Beach is host to many gorgeous vacation homes, and one of our favorite places to stay for your family reunion is 30A Family Tides. After all, the name says it all! You’ll find this three-bedroom home in the Highland Park community, with some of the area’s most spectacular amenities. Everyone is sure to have a grand time splashing about in the multiple pools or gathered around over the fire pit. Plus, 30A Family Tides is right next to the community area, so just take a few steps to begin relaxing!

Pelican Jack’s

One of our favorite homes in Navarre Beach, Pelican Jack’s is a five-bedroom home with enough room for 16! It doesn’t get much better than this beachfront home, and as soon as you’re here you’ll learn why Navarre Beach is known as “Florida’s Most Relaxing Place.” This luxurious home comes with high-end upgrades including floor-to-ceiling windows, a beautifully decorated kitchen, and a private bathroom off each bedroom. Not to mention, Pelican Jack’s is one of our pet-friendly vacation homes for those who want to bring their furry friends on vacation with them.

Soundview Retreat

Pensacola Beach is a popular spot for family getaways, and for good reason, too! The beautiful beaches, the proximity to downtown nightlife, and community feel will have you coming back year after year after year.  For a smaller sized family, choose Soundview Retreat, a three-bedroom home that sleeps 10. You’ll find this home right on Panferio Drive, with views of the Santa Rosa Sound right through your windows. Since Soundview Retreat is just a short ways away from dining and nightlife on Pensacola Beach, you can hop on the free trolley and cruise around with ease! Not to mention, the beach is just a quick stroll across the street. Don’t miss out on a stay here!

Caribe East B

If you’ve visited our blog before, then you know just how much we love our Caribe Retreat homes in Gulf Shores. Caribe East B has availability for the summer, and since it sleeps 20 guests, it’s no surprise why this is one of the best places to stay at the beach. In fact, with eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms, we’d definitely say it has plenty of room! This home also rests right on the beach, with a short walkover to take you right to the sand. Enjoy a large pool, gas grill, and so much more when you stay here. Caribe East B also has three floors with two master bedrooms and three balconies to soak up some sun on. With a location right on West Beach Boulevard in Gulf Shores, you’re closer than you think to all of the area fun.