Renting a beach house is an ideal situation for a family reunion because everyone can either live together under one roof or in the same proximity. And every age group can find something to do. Those who like the outdoors can spend their days sunning or reading on the beach or poolside. Those who aren't sun worshippers can while their time away napping on the couch, watching movies on the DVD player or shopping at local boutiques and markets.
Living in a beach house also means you don't have to spend money eating out for every meal. Relatives can pool their grocery money to stock the cabinet with staples like cereal, sandwich meat and of course plenty of Old Bay Seasoning to cook the fish and shrimp on the grill that Uncle George picked up from the local market.
So where do you find these great properties? Consider places that are accustomed to hosting large families like Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina which accommodates 20 to 25 reunions each year. Also try calling rental property agents in places like the white sand beaches in Destin, Fla., the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Jersey Shore, Cape May in New Jersey or even Capistrano Beach located 60 miles south of Los Angeles.