Best Beach Vacation Rentals for New Year’s Eve: 7 Reasons to Start the New Tradition Now

New Year’s Eve.

Just saying the words conjures up the idea of celebrating, of champagne and watching the ball drop in Times Square. Maybe you’re a die-hard and gather with the throngs of people in your city to watch the fireworks yourself. Maybe you gather with friends and family at home, donning party hats and blowing squakers and blow-outs, watching fireworks on TV as they start in Sydney, Australia and slowly, on the hour, stretch across the world until they reach your home.

If this isn’t you, or if you’re looking for a fresh new way to celebrate, how about New Years at the beach?

Gather friends and family beachside in a vacation rental or two.

Gathering family and friends to rent a house or two at the beach is not only great fun, but something completely different than what you did during your December holidays. Getting a vacation home keeps you together but gives you tons of options for getting away and doing things on your own.

Here are seven reasons we love New Year’s by the beach, with Sea Scape Properties:

  1. Houses with big spaces: When you choose your New Year’s group escape, consider a home that has a space with a pool table like Surf N’ Dolphins or ping pong table like Windsong II in a lower level. Sea Scape Properties has homes with family-sized living areas to gather around the big screen for both football and ringing in the New Year around the world.
  2. Houses with lots of bedrooms: One of the things people love about renting from Scape Properties is they offer a wide variety of home sizes and locations. When traveling with a big group, it’s great to get one home with lots of bedrooms like Dock House. But there may be times that your group would prefer a couple of smaller homes, providing more privacy and yet near enough to gather and celebrate. Check out Blue Moon Cottage and Sundance Cottage. These two oceanfront homes are right across the street from eachother!
  3. Houses with hot tubs: Oh yeah. A big outdoor hot tub, where you run out in your bathing suit and then stare up at the stars for 30 minutes. What a great way to ring in the new year! Sparrows Beach Nest offers a hot tub looking out at the ocean…yes please!
  4. Houses with ocean access: For most of us, this is an indulgence we just don’t have at home. The ability to come and go to the beach as you please, with a tap to rinse off the sand on your way back up – bonus! Sea Tranquility has its very own dock walk-out on the sound side with beach access just across the street.
  5. Houses with enormous kitchens: New Year’s celebrations come with a lot of food and drink. Someone is always making something – and serving something – all day and night. Sea Scape offer homes like Family Tides that have spacious, fully stocked kitchens so everyone can take part in the cooking (and snacking). In most of our larger homes, elevators are available so carrying those cases of champagne (or seltzer) is less burdensome.
  6. Houses with access to fun things to do: Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach and Topsail Beach each offer great things to do, and easy access to even more entertainment options in historic downtown Wilmington. Watch the boats parade by, keep an eye out for dolphins, do some shopping, splurge on some amazing meals… all close by your home. Or head downtown to take in the holiday lights, immerse yourself in art, music, or theatre – maybe even catch a comedy show. No matter how you spend your ‘out of house’ time, you’re sure to have a blast.
  7. Homes that extend your holiday. By the time New Year’s Eve comes around, most people have had enough of the traditions. But this new tradition extends your celebration, whether it’s with the same group of people that you shared Christmas with, or a completely different group all together. It makes New Year’s a focal point, lasting longer than just one night. For most of us, having access to a way to shed the year prior and be optimistic about the year ahead is all best done with friends!
At Sea Scape, we have condos, townhouses, beachfront houses, beach access houses – just let us know what you’re looking for. There are still homes available for this year, so start your new tradition today. Book now at for the most options. And call us if you don’t see what you’re looking for. We are sure to have some ideas to make it work perfectly for you and yours.
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