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Sea Pearl Yacht in Boston, MA
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10 waterfront Airbnbs near Boston to rent for a getaway

From lakefront cabins to beachfront cottages, these Airbnbs are perfect for a water-centric vacation or calming getaway

By Eric Grossman
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There are plenty of fun things to do in Boston on the water, whether dining at a waterfront restaurant or checking out the best beaches near Boston, but when you want a getaway that revolves around the water, a beachfront or lakefront home is the answer. Whether you’re looking for a lakefront cottage or a spot on the beach, Airbnb has plenty of waterfront rentals. You can even stay on a boat for a fully seaworthy experience. Pack your swimsuits and water gear and check out these waterfront Airbnb properties. If nothing here strikes your fancy, check out the best cozy Airbnb cabins near Boston and the best secluded Airbnbs near Boston.

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Waterfront Airbnbs near Boston

Lake cottage in Wrentham, MA
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1. Lake cottage in Wrentham, MA

This charming cottage is located on Lake Pearl, less than an hour from both Boston and Cape Cod. Enjoy a large outdoor deck and lovely yard, perfect for relaxing. Going to a Patriots game? Only 10 minutes from Gillette Stadium, the 1905 home is a unique alternative to a hotel stay in the area.

Sea Pearl Yacht in Boston, MA
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2. Sea Pearl Yacht in Boston, MA

Sleep on a yacht docked in Boston Harbor. You’ll enjoy easy access to the North End, the USS Constitution, Bunker Hill, and more. After a day in the city, enjoy sunset cocktails with a view of the Boston skyline, then settle into cozy quarters where you’ll be lulled to sleep by gentle waves.

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Beachfront cottage in Plymouth, MA
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3. Beachfront cottage in Plymouth, MA

The ocean is the star at this beachfront cottage. Simply walk from the spacious deck down to White Horse Beach or enjoy stunning panoramic views from most spots inside. Watch the sunrise over the ocean, swim and explore tidepools, cook on the outdoor gas grill, or just relax in the spacious open living area.

Windmill home in Chatham, MA
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4. Windmill home in Chatham, MA

An easy walk to the beach and to Downtown Chatham, this unique property overlooks Oyster Pond. Cozy and romantic, it’s the perfect couples getaway. When you’re not out and about enjoying the area, The Windmill offers small but comfy quarters, sunset views, and a private back patio with a grill.

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Waterfront retreat in Freeport, ME
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5. Waterfront retreat in Freeport, ME

Enjoy peace and quiet at this pleasant home on Casco Bay, just steps away from a small beach. Picture windows offer views from three sides of the home. Spend the day exploring Freeport, Portland, and the nearby state park, then unwind in an adirondack chair under the oak trees. The well-appointed home features private steps to the beach and a sauna.

Beachfront studio in Provincetown, MA
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6. Beachfront studio in Provincetown, MA

This studio is located right in the center of it all in Provincetown. Enjoy cozy quarters with easy access to shops and restaurants plus stunning views across the harbor. Relax on a lounge chair on the deck or enjoy a day at the beach—beach chairs, umbrellas, and a cooler are provided.

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Private lakefront studio in Windham, ME
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7. Private lakefront studio in Windham, ME

Just 15 minutes from Portland, this cozy studio is a quiet getaway in a country setting with private access to Highland Lake. Enjoy swimming and fishing, or just relax in the large back yard. A small boat launch is available, so bring your canoe or kayak for lake activities.

Float Inn in Provincetown, MA
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8. Float Inn in Provincetown, MA

Provincetown Harbor is your front and back yard when you stay on this fully-equipped houseboat. The center of town is just ten minutes away, but you won’t want to miss a moment of the beautiful sunsets viewed from the second story deck.

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Waterfront home in Wellfleet, MA
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9. Waterfront home in Wellfleet, MA

Located on Chipman’s Cove, this Cape Cod home offers views of Wellfleet Harbor and easy access to the beaches. Relax in adirondack chairs, observe nesting shorebirds through the house telescope, or spend the day at the ocean. You’ll enjoy prime sunset views and cozy nights in front of the fireplace.

Cottage on Casco Bay in Falmouth, ME
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10. Cottage on Casco Bay in Falmouth, ME

Escape to this quiet cottage in Falmouth Foreside on Casco Bay. The cottage’s deck overlooks the water, with views of the islands and steps down to the beach. A short drive to Portland, it’s a perfect way to enjoy both the city and the beach.

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