In the words of Nicki Minaj, "Lets go to the beach, each, let's go get away"!

I hope you're starting to fill your summer calendar up. Because the warm weather is right around the corner and once  everyone catches that summer bug, summer reservations are going to start to get booked up.

When you think of the summer, you probably think of the beach. So how about taking a trip to an Airbnb where you have your very own private beach? You can do that when you stay at the The Havana Cabana Lakefront Cottage.

It's about a 3 hour drive from Rockford, and it's definitely worth a mini road trip. Check it out -

This Nautical Illinois Airbnb Has Its Own Private Beach

My favorite part of staying in an Airbnb is that no matter where you are, you can instantly be transported to a whole new vacation just by how the host decorates their place. This Airbnb is on the waterfront, which is cool just on its own. But they totally immerse you in that nautical feeling you love to have when you're on the beach.

You can spend your days outside on the water, and then continue to live the lake life indoors during the nights.

The Airbnb listing details -

Newly renovated with updates throughout, the Havana Cabana is complete with it's full make over! Relax and unwind in our comfy and cozy cottage located right on Matanzas Beach. It's open floor plan, amazing lake views and up to date accommodations will welcome you. You will have full access to your own private beach with amazing sunset views, great fishing, kayaking (provided!) and all of the relaxation you desire.

Fun for the whole family. You can check out all the details here.


LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.
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