After a long day of soaking up the sun and hanging out at the beach, the last thing anyone wants to do is get back on the subway and take a long commute home. So the next time you’re heading out to the Rockaways to make the most of summer in NYC, consider booking one of these amazing Airbnbs, and turn that beach day trip into a full-fledged staycation.
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This stylish bungalow can fit up to five guest in two bedrooms. With double height ceilings and tons of windows, you definitely won’t feel cut off from the warm weather and laid-back beach vibes. Guests can have access to the entire bungalow and there’s also a front deck area.
The main draw of the Rockaways is being close to the water. So why not fully embrace that and go all the way by staying in a houseboat? This 1970 34’ Nautaline is docked a mere seven-minute walk from the beach, and it boasts a stove, fridge, bathroom and hot showers.
This stunning redesigned ‘80s houseboat is just a quick walk from some of the best surf beaches in the Rockaways. It’s a bit pricey, but it can accommodate up to ten people. And the interior is absolutely gorgeous.
This unique houseboat is just two blocks from Rockaway’s beautiful beaches. It can host up to four people and even has a Serta PosturePedic queen mattress! (A water bed would probably be overkill.) There’s a full kitchen, a master bedroom, full bathroom, living area and an impressive outside patio.
This bright and airy apartment has a clean, beach-y aesthetic that will make you feel like you're miles away from NYC. It’s located between the bay and the ocean and is just one block away from the A train. The space has been renovated, but the owners kept many original details like salvaged wood and fixtures.
This rental is perfect for the staycationer that wants to be where the action is. It’s just steps away from Rockaway Beach Surf Club, Tacoway Beach and the, uh... actual beach. On top of the cool interior, which has both a winding staircase and a hanging chair (why not?), you also have access to a giant front yard. With an actual lawn!