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Have you ever thought of naming your beach house? Naming your home might seem like a silly idea however a name can give you home a personality of its own.
When we name something (or someone), we humanize it. We might have a dog named Chuck or a cat named Chuckles.
We name our vehicles too. General Lee was the name given to the 1969 Charger in Dukes of Hazzard while Eleanor was the name of the Ford Mustang in Gone in 60 Seconds.
Whether it’s children, pets, cars, or homes it’s fun to assign names and bring out their personality. In this article we’ll look at some of the best beach house names and puns. Let’s get started.
Beach House Names and Puns
|Seaprise||Seaya||Sea View||Shore Thing||You Shore?|
|Sea Breeze||Harbor Hideaway||Sun of a Beach||Sunset Odyssey||Octopus Odyssey|
|Nest Egg||Waverly||Hideaway||Plan B||Wave Runner|
|Shell Shack||Sandy Shores||Current Resident||High Tide||Shore Break|
|Beach Haven||Coral Casita||Sand Dollar||Crab Shack||Cozy Clam|
|Sea View||The Sundowner||Swell||Rising Tide||Seal Shack|
|Sand Shack||Seagull Shack||Blue Fin Bungalow||Shark Shack||Shark Tank|
|Coral Cottage||Lobster Lodge||The Jetty Joint||Perch Pad||Pelican Pad|
|Seagull's Nest||Sea Lion's Lair||Porpoise Pad||Dolphin's Den||Sand Shelter|
|Pirate Perch||Sail Away||Crow's Nest||The Albatross||Pirate Cave|
|Diver's Chamber||Diver's Den||Snorkel Shack||Wave Rider||Bay Watch|
|Bay Bungalow||The Sunbather||Captain's Cabin||Captain's Cabana||Sea Bird Shack|
|Solar Shack||Sandcastle||The Sunriser||Sunset Shack||Lobster Locale|
|Tsunami||Barrel Rider||Sea Breeze||Boardwalk Bungalow||Beside the Point|
|Ship Shape||Dune Our Thing||Sea Biscuit||Sea Section||Sea Horse|
Why We Name Beach Homes
Why don’t we name our home in he suburbs, but we name our beach home or lake home? It’s a good question. The simple truth is that we live in our suburban homes, condos, or apartments out of necessity.
Maybe it’s the best location for a family (schools and traffic), or maybe it’s close to our employment. Although we take care of our home we dream of a beach house or house by the lake.
There’s no doubt a beach home, even if we spend less time there, is more special than our “everyday home or apartment”.
Beach homes are often used as rental properties as well. Naming a beach house is a great marketing idea and creates “name recognition” or branding.
If you don’t believe me just walk on the beach at Mission Beach in San Diego and you’ll see many named rentals on the boardwalk.
Beach house names often become a point of conversation and the good names are remembered. These days it’s pretty easy to google the name of the beach house you saw to view rental prices.
A catchy name or pun can go a long way in the beach house rental business.
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How To Name A Beach House
There are a few points to remember when naming your beach house:
- Make sure the name reflects the look of the house and neighborhood
A fancy house amongst a wealthy enclave probably shouldn’t be called “The Crab Shack”. It cheapens the house and area. In fact, your neighbors might not like that name either.
If you’re in a beach area with 1950’s styled bungalows then “The Crab Shack” or “Pirate’s Perch” might be the perfect name. Pick a name that suits the look and style of the home.
- If renting, consider the clientele you want to attract
Do you have a college or university nearby? Would the perfect renters be students? If so, come up with a fun and catchy name that will make college students laugh like “Sun of a Beach”.
Are you wanting to attract an affluent clientele? Then go for an elegant name with a beach theme.
- Consider the area of your home regarding the water
Is your beach house in a harbor? Is it located in a marina? Maybe it’s near the best surfing in the area? Or maybe your area has the best crab hunting?
Find a name that goes with the theme of the area. If you live in a harbor you probably won’t want to name your beach house “Surfer’s Point”. Something like “Sailor’s Delight” might make more sense.
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Experience With Naming a Beach House
In the early 2000’s my family purchased a small beach house in Southern California. It was a tiny place but perfect for a weekend getaway. Even better was the location in the city. Everything we needed was walkable.
Early on we considered renting the home when we weren’t there. VRBO or AirBnB made the most sense for short-term rentals and we could still use it when needed.
We brainstormed ways to market the home and because it was so small we highlighted the location. We decided on the name “Harbor Hideaway”.
Although we never rented it out (we decided against it) we kept the name. Harbor Hideaway sounded much better than calling it “our house”. Best of all the name represents the house perfectly.
It’s in a quiet location, tucked in amongst beautiful homes. If you didn’t know the area you wouldn’t realize it existed.
We love our Harbor Hideaway and if we were to rent it, we know it’s an accurate description of the home.
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In this article we looked at the best beach house names and puns. We give names to things that are most important to us like our family, pets, cars, and yes, our homes.
Choosing a name for a vacation home is a fun activity for the whole family. The possibilities are endless. For the Spanish inspired names choose a name with casita or cabana.
For the pirate-themed home consider A’hoy or Captain. These names are especially important if you plan to rent the home as a beach house because they are memorable and bring to life a property!
Most importantly, chose a name that captures the style of the house, neighborhood, and surrounding area (harbor, lagoon, bay, or waves).
Choosing the name for our beach house took a while and a lot of brainstorming but once we came up with Harbor Hideaway we knew it fit the house properly. We wish you the best in naming your beach home!