Grab Our Simple Vacation Checklist

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Grab Our Simple Vacation Checklist

Are you planning your vacation and looking for a bit of guidance? We’re here to help! Grab our simple vacation checklist to make planning your vacation easy.

Warm sand under your feet. Waves gently lap the shore. Soft breezes come off the water, so the temperature’s always just right—the smell of the salt air. The list of things to love about staying at the beach goes on and on!

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What’s Included in your Vacation Rental

Our vacation rental properties provide the following for at least the maximum occupancy the home allows such as –

Bed linens, bath and kitchen towels*, blankets, pillows, mattress pads, bedspreads, a vacuum cleaner, a plunger, a mop, a broom, and a dust pan. All kitchens are adequately stocked for everyday meal preparation with simple cooking and kitchen needs, such as pots, pans, baking sheets, plates, utensils, glasses, a coffee maker, and a toaster.

However, our rental properties are not stocked with paper products such as toilet paper, paper towels, toiletries, etc. Please bring your paper and soap products or purchase them when you arrive.

*For information specific to your rental property, please refer to your Vacation Rental Agreement – available in your email – or the detailed property description on our website.

ALSO SEE: Vacation Rental Frequently Asked Questions


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Plan Your Vacation with our Simple Vacation Checklist

Below we’ve provided information for planning your vacation, from what to bring and expect from our beach homes – whether this is your first or you’ve vacationed with us for years. Remember, you never need as much as you think you do, and whatever you choose not to bring, you can pick up locally during your stay.

Beach Items:

  • Swimsuits
  • Beach cover-up
  • Flip Flops or water shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Beach hat
  • Sunscreen
  • SPF Lip balm
  • Beach tote
  • Beach towels
  • Water bottles

Beach Extras: 

  • Frisbee
  • Cooler
  • Beach toys
  • Drink koozies
  • Beach chairs
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Shibumi or other beach shade / Umbrella
  • Baby powder / Corn Starch  (to help get the sand off)
  • Fishing gear


Softly fold your clothes and place them in packing cubes. You get more wrinkles when you place harder fabrics with softer fabrics, so pack denim with denim and cotton tees with cotton tees. Bring Downy’s Wrinkle Releaser. Just hang up your garment, spray it, and in five minutes, the wrinkles are gone.  – Samantha Brown



  • Shirts
  • Shorts/ pants
  • Sundresses
  • Sandals / Flip Flops / Sneakers
  • Socks
  • Under Garments
  • Pajamas
  • Accessories (jewelry, hair clips, etc.)

You’ll have access to a washer and a dryer, so don’t overpack.


  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Detangler (great for kids)
  • Hairbrush / Comb / Hair ties, etc.
  • Deodorant
  • Body wash
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Mouthwash
  • Makeup and makeup remover
  • Eye care items (eye drops, contacts, contact solution, eyeglasses, etc.)
  • Moisturizer
  • Aloe
  • Bug spray
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Baby wipes
  • Razor
  • Medications
  • First aid kit (or at least some band-aids)

Beach House Essentials:

  • Coffee or Tea
  • Phone chargers
  • Board games
  • Food and drinks
  • Spices and condiments
  • Laundry bag
  • Downy Wrinkle Releaser
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Hand soap, dish soap, laundry detergent, etc.) 
  • Paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, etc.)
  • Coffee filters, zip lock bags, garbage bags, etc.) 
  • Baby gear (if property does not offer, based on online information)


Now that you’ve got your vacation planning list, you’re ready to go! Which one of our vacation rental properties are you going to choose?


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