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I've been dreaming of palm trees, sunshine, and warm, crystal-blue water since what feels like forever ago (but really, October of last year). So now that winter is both officially and unofficially over (40-degree days, begone!), I'm planning a weekend getaway with a few of my friends to bask in the glorious weather and to reveal my ghostly pale legs and arms to the world.
My only criteria: The house I stay in must be on the beach, have enough room for at least four people, and be very beautiful. That's why I'm partial to Airbnb, which has some of the best options for big groups; I've learned that even a house that seems pricey can actually become pretty affordable when you split it a few ways.
In my hunt for the best beachfront Airbnb, I came across listings from around the country and beyond (Mexico and the Caribbean aren't that far, depending on where you live) that all fit the bill. Here are nine of my favorites:
1. Governor's Harbor, Bahamas
2. Miami Beach, Florida
3. Tulum, Mexico
4. Santa Cruz, California
5. Soufriere, Saint Lucia
6. Ocean City, Maryland
7. Long Bay Hills, Turks & Caicos
8. Montauk, New York
9. San Diego, California
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