This Airbnb competitor still has plenty of homes with availability by the sea this summer

If you are looking for somewhere to holiday this summer and feel like you’ve exhausted Airbnb and these 11 alternative home rental services, then we’ve got good news because we’ve scoured millions of listings on VRBO (that’s Vacation Rentals by Owner and specifically family-friendly holiday rentals too, for the uninitiated) to find a handful of properties that still have availability over the next month or two by the sea in Brighton.

All that’s left for you to do is book your annual leave…


Located mere minutes from Brighton Beach, 2 Portland Terrace in Kemptown offers everything that you could want from a holiday home (and more).


With 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms over 5 floors, it is the perfect place for the whole family to come together. The kids are bound to love the private cinema in the basement (complete with projector, popcorn machine and beanbags) and the adults can happily reconvene to the luxe living room upstairs with views towards Brighton Beach.


No detail has been overlooked at 2 Portland Place where you can make use of a SONOS sound system that is integrated into the ceilings throughout the townhouse and a bean-to-cup coffee machine in the kitchen.

The only difficulty you’ll have is deciding who will claim the master bedroom and ensuite with its magnificent freestanding, roll-top bath…

BOOK HERE | Sleeps 18 | Dates available in September from £766 avg per night



A stone’s throw from Brighton Beach and Brighton Pier is this one-bedroom basement apartment with a private patio for catching the sun.

Though the apartment sleeps 4 guests, there is only one bedroom plus a sofa bed making it ideally suited for those with small children looking to escape to the seaside.

BOOK HERE | Sleeps 4 | Dates available in August and September from £253 avg per night



Totally unique and inviting is this 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom townhouse that can sleep up to 20 people and is seconds from Brighton Pier.

With an expansive open-plan kitchen and dining area with seating for up to 28 guests, it is perfectly designed to cater for large groups and entertaining families. Neon lighting, surround sound speakers and a drinks trolley also set the tone for the evening.

BOOK HERE | Sleeps 20 | Dates available in August and September from £705 avg per night



If character is what you’re looking for, look no further than this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse that can sleep 8 people in charming, vintage style.

Located in Kemptown and surrounded by charming cafes, pubs and restaurants, the period property provides an oasis in the heart of the city.