Winter is lame so I'm distracting myself by planning a summer vacation with a few friends, we'd like to rent a beach house for a week in a place that's a bit more relaxed, affordable, and has beaches/towns that aren't crowded with people. We want privacy, the sound of crashing waves, and lots of alcohol.

Any idea of places like that on the east coast where rentals cost less than $2k for a week in June/July/August? Let's say from North Carolina to Massachusetts, that's our range. The only beach-y places we've actually been to for more than an afternoon are Wildwood NJ and OCMD. So yeah, we have no clue what's out there.

We (5 people) were looking at Block Island, RI, but we can only afford the off-season rates and the dates just don't work for us.