The Italian coast is a dream destination. The blend of Italian culture and cuisine with, arguably, the most stunning Mediterranean beaches and azure waters makes it an unforgettable place to vacation. Major cities across Italy can quickly reach uncomfortable temperatures during this time of year. Especially in the month of August. So heading to the coast not only gives you access to the beach for a dip, but a cool ocean breeze which takes the edge off. Take it from the locals, who vacate the urban areas for a second home on the coast. Due to this, there are some exceptional holiday homes available that are not only breathtakingly beautiful and fully kitted out, but are a lot cheaper than a hotel stay. From Sicily to Tuscany, here are the top Airbnb Italy beach rentals across the country for an idyllic beach vacation.
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Beachside villa in Acireale, Sicily
This luxe villa sits on a rocky outcrop in a traditional fishing village between Catania and Taormina and close to the medieval town of Acireale. Acireale is known for its baroque architecture, stunning artworks, and rich Sicilian history. It’s also the host of the annual Carnevale in Sicily, so this Airbnb is a great option if you’d like to attend the fantastic event.
The eight-bedroom has unspoiled views over the water, a nearby marina, and dramatic lava rock formations. The home’s terrace has stone steps down to the water, so guests have direct access to the sea. The white, modern interior is fresh, with elegant pops of color reflecting the blues, greys, and neutral tones of the surrounding coastal landscapes.
Sixteen guests, eight bedrooms
Price: $2,378 per night
Four bedroom home in Porto Ercole, Tuscany
This four-bedroom home sits between sixteenth-century Spanish fortresses in Porto Ercole. Porto Ercole is a small town in the province of Grosseto, located on the Tuscan coast. Famed for its seafood restaurants, traditional markets, and vibrant cultural life, with many festivals taking place throughout the year.
The villa has incredible sea views from its elevated coastal location. The vista is best enjoyed from the property’s many outdoor areas, which include an opulent pool with cabanas and a terracotta terrace with wrought-iron tables and chairs. It does not get more luxe than this. If you have the budget or friends to share the cost, this is one of the best Airbnbs in Tuscany.
Eight guests, four bedrooms
Price: $2000 per night
Movie star villa in Plemmirio, Sicily
With an oceanfront view over the Sicilian coast, you can lie in the four-poster bed and watch sailboats glide past the peninsula of Plemmiro. There’s private ocean access down a stone walkway and plenty of hiking trails through the nearby nature reserve.
The villa’s ocean-facing exterior has three-levels of floor-to-ceiling glass and the interior has a modern open-concept that contrasts with the vibrant natural hues of Sicily. The pool has a comfortable wood deck and on the stone patio there’s a banquet-style alfresco setting and a built-in barbecue.
Eight guests, four bedrooms
Price: $1,531 per night
Rustic home in Fondi, Lazio, Italy
Fondi is a pretty town in the Lazio region of Italy, located just south of Rome. With its rich history and unique culture, it’s the perfect destination for those looking to explore a lesser-known corner of Italy. This Airbnb is ideal if you are visiting Rome and want to add a beach vacation element to your Italian trip.
From the home, it’s a short drive to the wonderful beaches of Fondi include Lido Il Grillo, Il Gabbiano Blu, and La Lucciola on the Lazio coast. The extensive villa sleeps up to eighteen with eight bathrooms and ample outdoor seating and entertaining space. There’s also a private park surrounding the Airbnb filled with palm trees and other native plants and direct beach access.
Eighteen guests, eight bedrooms
Price: $1,038 per night
Three-bedroom house in Capobianco, Calabria
This recently built villa is on the coast of the protected marine area of Capo Rizzuto, near the small hamlet of Capobianco in the Calabria region. Capo Rizzuto is the largest protected reserve in the country. Established in 1991, it extends for around 40 kilometers along the coast and is home to a wide variety of species, including dolphins, sea turtles, seabirds, and over 500 species of fish.
The house has breathtaking views over the outdoor pool, ocean and the beautiful beach below, which is private and for the use of local residents only. From the veranda, sliding French windows give direct access to the three en-suite bedrooms and the kitchen.
Eight guests, three bedrooms
Price: $893 per night
Huge luxury five bedroom house in Formia, Lazio
Formia has some of the most beautiful beaches in Italy. With crystal clear waters and white sand, these beaches are perfect for swimming or simply relaxing in the sun. The beach at Serapo is especially popular with locals and tourists alike, as it offers spectacular views of the Gulf of Gaeta.
This huge five-bedroom house sits directly on the beach and has a large garden space with a hidden grilling area and ample seating for alfresco meals. The interior is peppered with pops of color juxtaposed with antique Italian statues and artwork. If you’re looking for a great affordable family vacation rental with a lot of character, this is an ideal option.
Twelve guests, five bedrooms
Price: $660 per night
Villa in Realmonte, Sicily
This beautiful modern villa has a private pool and is a mere 600 meters from a sandy beach and three kilometers from the coastal resort town of Realmonte on the southern coast of Sicily. Realmonte is home to some fine beaches, most notably Scala dei Turchi, which is considered being one of the best beaches on the island.
The house is equipped with all comforts. Tasteful furnishings, ensuite bedrooms, a Jacuzzi, a large garden with a swimming pool, an outdoor shower, and a grilling area.
Six guests, three bedrooms
Price: $582 per night
Epic home in Contrada Foggia, Sicily
This epic home is on the outskirts of Sciacca, a coastal town in the southwest of Sicily, Italy. It’s known for its beautiful beaches of Stazzone and Capo San Marco. Both have great snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing, and kite surfing.
The four-bedroom has direct access to the sand and has a shaded dining terrace for leisurely alfresco dining. The living room is open-planned with a dining area and a modern fully kitted-out kitchen with a breakfast bar. All bedrooms have an ensuite with a shower and balcony access.
Eight guests, four bedrooms
Price: $416 per night
Small private villa in Forio, Campania
With two bedrooms and extra space for further guests, this villa in Forio is an affordable option for those traveling with a group or a couple looking for a larger vacation rental. It calls Forio home, a small town located on the island of Ischia in the Tyrrhenum Sea, off the coast of Naples. The stunning island is known for its thermal hot springs, volcanic wines, and laid-back beach clubs.
All rooms in the house lead out onto a panoramic terrace with direct views of the sea and the pool area. The pool deck is well equipped with umbrellas and sunbeds, and there’s a charming covered porch with an outside dining table and chairs. The interior is clean and modern, with splashes of color and greenery throughout.
Six guests, two bedrooms
Price: $236 per night
What is the best month to visit Italy?
The best months to visit Italy are April, May, September and October. These months offer the ideal mix of good climate and bearable crowds. Temperatures are comfortable and prices are lower than during peak tourist season. During these months, travelling is more enjoyable as things don’t get too hot like they do in July and August.
How hot is Italy in the summer?
The summer months in Italy can be quite hot, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-90s Fahrenheit. Generally speaking, July is the hottest month in Italy, with August temperatures being slightly cooler.