Sometimes when you’re planning a family vacation, a standard hotel room just won’t cut it. You want your destination to feel like a home away from home, especially if you’re traveling with members of your extended family. These incredible premium Vrbo spots in some of our country’s most gorgeous places will certainly fit the bill, and are guaranteed to help make your vacation one you’ll remember for years to come.
There’s room for everyone, and ocean views for miles, at this vacation home near St. George, Maine. The mid-coastal region of the state is famed for its secluded, peaceful, and picturesque land and seascapes. This oceanfront manor has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and sleeps up to 11 people. Completely renovated in 2017, it also features a true foodie’s kitchen and a spacious deck where the entire family can gather for dinner or cocktails after a day of hiking, kayaking, or exploring Maine’s famed rugged beaches.
Orange Beach, Alabama
If sand castles are more your style, check out this massive Alabama beach house. This property -- called Castle in the Sand West -- is large enough to host your next family reunion, with nine bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and a total of 6,300 square feet. It comfortably sleeps 26 people, and you and your guests will enjoy your own stretch of Orange Beach, with its sugar-white sand and sparkling gulf waters.
You can also opt for a dip in the property’s private heated pool or a lounge deckside -- or on any of seven covered balconies, all with incredible views. Cooking for your crew is a snap with a well-appointed kitchen that includes two refrigerators, two dishwashers, and plenty of counterspace. This stellar location is close to Orange Beach nightlife.
Anna Maria Island, Florida
If you want more beach and a little less bustle, consider this home located on Anna Maria Island, north of Sarasota. Attention to detail has certainly been paid in this beachfront home that sleeps 10 people. When you’ve had enough of the beach and surf, you can relax in this property’s private pool. It’s also conveniently close to galleries, shops, and cafes -- just take the free trolley that stops right out front! With colorful, funky beach decor and unrivaled views, there’s no better place to stay on this gorgeous seven-mile-long barrier island.
Isle Of Palms, South Carolina
Just 18 miles from historic Charleston, the barrier island Isle of Palms is a premiere beach destination. Make your visit there really remarkable with a stay at Casa Grande. This three-story beach mansion boasts 10 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, and sweeping Atlantic Ocean views. Whether you laze at the beach or chill at the estate’s private pool, there’s plenty of space to catch some rays. Be sure to bring your A-game, as Casa Grande also features a billiards room plus ping-pong and darts on-site.
Hawaii is the travel destination of a lifetime, and the Kahana Nui Villa on Maui is sure to make your family vacation a dream come true. Landscaped with lush, tropical gardens, this spectacular oceanside villa sleeps ups to 14 people. The attention to detail around the property is incredible. Rich wooden panels throughout the home, commissioned by Indonesian artists, give a luxe, island feel. You can whale watch from the lanai and swim, snorkel, or kayak just off the home’s yard. Some of the world’s best beaches are a short drive away; or stay in and relax in the villa’s swimming pool and hot tub. Several top-rated golf courses are also nearby.
Considering southern California for your next vacation? Enjoy stunning views of the Pacific and the Channel Islands, located between Santa Barbara and Malibu at this 3-story luxe home right on Hollywood Beach. Finished with bright, beachy decor, it sleeps 16 people and has everything you need to start relaxing right away. Cooking in is a treat thanks to a well-appointed and spacious kitchen, and you can dine al fresco on the huge beachfront patio. Jet ski, kayak, and canoe rentals are a three-minute walk away at the Channel Islands Harbor, as are shops and a variety of seaside cafes and bars. If you’re craving culture, Los Angeles is just a short drive from your new home. Enjoy the best of the beach and the big city at this one-of-a-kind rental.
Lake Tahoe is one of the world’s premiere vacation destinations. The mountainside location has it all: skiing in the winter, beaches for the summer, and year-round outdoor activities. If you’re heading to Tahoe for your next family getaway, this new lakeside estate is the perfect home base. It boasts eight bedrooms and sleeps up to 20 people. Nestled in the Sierra Nevadas, you’ll enjoy mountain vistas while dining on the patio or from the hot-tub porch. This home also features a theater and billiards rooms, and an amazing, unobstructed view of the lake right outside its windows. You’re just two miles from downtown South Lake Tahoe, but you’ll enjoy the feel of ultimate privacy in this premier home.
The central Oregon coast is known for its rugged beauty and beaches, and its famed Willamette Valley wine region. Enjoy the best of both worlds in this tranquil oceanfront setting just south of the town of Newport. With four bedrooms, three bathrooms, plus a game room and loft, there’s room for up to 14 people and amenities to spare. Vaulted ceilings and lots of windows give the home a spacious feel, and you can’t beat the Pacific views. Enjoy the beach just outside, or head to Newport for gallery gazing and shopping. Be sure to keep a keen eye out for whales, sea lions, and other ocean visitors known to stop by this incredible seaside oasis.
They don’t call it the Great Lakes state for nothing, and if a trip to Michigan is in your family’s future, you might want to consider this gem overlooking Lake Michigan, near the picturesque resort town of South Haven. While there are plenty of open and communal spaces, each of this home’s bedrooms has its own bathroom, ensuring privacy for friends or family members. You’re steps away from private access to the beach, and a grand bluestone terrace in the back yard offers sweeping lake views. When you’re done building sandcastles and splashing, grab a quick rinse in the heated outdoor shower before heading inside for the evening.
If an alpine vacation is more your style, Colorado is gorgeous any time of year. The Three Sisters Lookout, located on Baldy Mountain, overlooks the town of Breckenridge with incredible mountain views. This luxury, loft-type home features exposed timbers and hardwoods throughout. It has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and is close to everything Breckenridge has to offer: skiing and snowshoeing the winter, hiking and biking the summer, and fabulous restaurants and shopping all year round. The amenities here are designed with families in mind; the kitchen includes a six-burner range and a double oven to make dinner in easy. Take an apres-ski soak in the outdoor hot tub, and don’t forget to capture in as many of those incredible views as possible!
They say the energy is different in Sedona. If you’re ready for the famous red rocks and craggy canyons of this much-loved Arizona town, check out the Doodlebug House! Set on the top of a hill in a secluded, quiet neighborhood, you’ll love the views from this special home base. The house has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, plus a private saline swimming pool, putting green, covered cabana, and arcade room. Whether you’re visiting Sedona for spa time, hiking, or to go gallery-hopping, this is the perfect spot to hang your hat at the end of a long day.