Are you dreaming of a trip to the beach? If enjoying a sunset on the beach is your type of getaway you might be wondering whether to buy/rent a beach house or to choose a chain resort to spend the holidays in the hot weather. 

There are undeniable perks of choosing to be at a beach house over staying at a chain resort. Who wants to be surrounded by people and having to share common areas when you can have more privacy and safety? 

So, let’s get into it and examine how to find the perfect beach house for you!


Beware, the beautiful pictures of the beach you see on the property rental profile, might not be taken at the house. That’s why is key that you know where the house it’s located exactly.

Consider its proximity to the beach. After all, only you know how close to the beach your family needs to be to enjoy every day and be comfortable. Will it be easy for you to get there? Does the rental include private beach access? It all depends on your preferences. Maybe a big part of your plan is to go out and get to know the city center and, therefore, you’ll need a property that’s not on the beachfront. 

Take into account the distance to grocery stores and other important places and chose what’s best for your family and your budget.  


Depending on who is traveling with you, you’ll need to consider the number of bedrooms, and if everyone will have a comfortable sleeping space. Will any couples want to enjoy some privacy? Are you traveling with an elderly person or someone with mobility issues that are not fit for sleeping on bunk beds? Are you ok with all your kids sleeping in the same room?

When planning who’s going to sleep where also keep an eye on the bedroom location to decide who’ll be more comfortable on which floors and study the house layout to determine if there’s a living room or another area where all the group can spend some time together at night or on a rainy day.

Remember you won’t be all the time at the beach, therefore, having a nice dining area space, lounge spaces, or a pool can make a big difference in how much you’ll enjoy the overall experience.

Another plus is having enough storage space to organize all the beach gear and an outdoor shower where you can wash off the sand and hang wet swimsuits and towels.


No, it’s not irrelevant. After all, the whole point of having a vacation is to be in a new and exciting place that inspires you and helps you to relax. Choose a beach house that will not only be comfortable for the whole group but also be pleasant to you. 

Having an idyllic view can be a great way to unwind, and become a nice setting to make new memories. So, take into account the overall feel of the place and make an informed choice. That way, you’ll be able to spend your holidays or remote workdays in the beautiful scenery, being comfortable just like at home.

For the best house design and layout contact our Professional House Painters in Apex NC.