September was a busy month for vacation rental bookings. The weather is starting to cool, and our readers are getting a head start on their winter vacation plans. Some of you are looking forward to hitting the Colorado ski slopes, while others are finally taking that international bucket list trip to Greece or a tropical island, like Turks and Caicos. Many travelers are scheduling their warm weather and beach getaways to places like California, Florida, and Texas, welcoming escapes during the cold and snowy winter months.
From mountain homes in Telluride, a beloved destination for skiers, to cabins and cottages in the Texas Hill Country, a charming region sure to delight any wine lover, here are our TravelAwaits readers’ top 18 most-booked Vrbo vacation rentals during September 2022.
Half Moon Bay, California
Coastal Retreat By The Bay$1,175/nightly avg
Treat yourself and your dearest friends to a coastal getaway by staying in this unabashedly upscale home in Half Moon Bay. The walk to both Poplar Beach and Half Moon Bay State Beach is less than five minutes, but many will be tempted to walk further and explore the vast stretch of scenic coastline. Downtown is just as near and offers just as much opportunity for memorable experiences in the form of unmatched dining.
The kitchen is the envy of any chef just as the downstairs lounge is the envy of any couch potato. There is a picturesque outdoor area perfect for charcuterie and chardonnay, and the fitness center is located in a sunroom with great views on three sides to inspire guests as they work out. Free parking is available for up to four cars.
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Moon Dock Oceanfront Home$833/nightly avg
Just across the street from the beach, this four-bedroom vacation rental is steps from the north side of Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk and five blocks from Rehoboth Avenue. Multiple screened-in porches and balconies overlook the beach. Enjoy your morning coffee and dine al fresco surrounded by the sights and sounds of waves crashing against the shore.
Plenty of parking is provided. Walk to five-star gourmet restaurants, tax-free boutiques, and more.
Rehoboth By The Sea Beachfront Home$1,513/nightly avg
Watch the dolphins from the third-floor suite of this four-bedroom beachfront home without lifting your head from the pillow. Enjoy beach views from the screened-in porch or from the Adirondack chairs outside. A private boardwalk provides direct access to the beach.
Panama City Beach, Florida
Aqua Condo$434/nightly avg
Over 50 guests have reviewed this beautiful beachfront condo, leaving it with five out of five stars. Located on the eighth floor of Aqua Resort, this three-bedroom, three-bath can accommodate up to eight guests. The balcony provides the perfect place to watch dolphins swim across the Gulf and witness spectacular sunsets.
Resort amenities include multiple pools, one of which is indoor/outdoor, included beach chair and umbrella service for two, a poolside tiki bar, a fitness center, a sauna/steam room, and a whirlpool spa grotto.
Bid-A-Wee Beach Bungalow$388/nightly avg
Located in the Bid-A-Wee community, this vacation home has its own heatable pool. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, it’s perfect for a family vacation and can accommodate up to six adults and two children. Walk to Bid-A-Wee’s private beach.
Home highlights include multiple grills, a fire pit, an outdoor shower, and outdoor lounging areas. The rental also comes with four cruiser bikes, so you can ride around the neighborhood or down Front Beach Road along miles of crystal blue waters. From here you have easy access to beaches, Panama City Beach fun, and 30A’s restaurants and shops.
Warm Winter Escapes
Palm Springs, California
Elegant Desert Home, Movie Colony$287/nightly avg
This elegant desert home is located on a private street, boasts stunning mountain views, and comes with a 37-foot-long saltwater pool — a must-see! Located in the fabled Movie Colony of Palm Springs, this home has a large living room, media room, a dining area that can seat up to 12, and much more. Each of the three bedrooms has a king bed — the master has a California king — along with cable television. The pool and entire backyard are gorgeous; be sure to check out the photos. Note that though there is a daily rate shown, this is a minimum 1-month rental. No parties!
Dar Sabrina, Cathedral City$159/nightly avg
Offering a blend of mid-century modern, minimalist, and contemporary Asian and Moroccan designs, Der Sabrina is a 2,200-square-foot home with an open-floor plan and tons of natural light. Whether you’re relaxing in the main living room or adjacent lounge room, you’ll love the views of the private backyard, mountains, and pool. While enjoying the pool and spa, grab some shade on the covered patio, fire up the gas barbecue, or relax on the dining or lounging furniture. The maximum occupancy is six — including children — and there is parking for a maximum of three vehicles. There is also a strict noise ordinance in place for all vacation rentals stating there is no outdoor amplified music at any time with quiet hours from 10 p.m.–8 a.m.
Lago Vista, Texas
Lake Travis Estate$1,100/nightly avg
Located in a gated community in Lago Vista, this is one of those luxurious homes that towers over Lake Travis. Amenities include a game room, pool, hot tub, cabana, covered balcony, and outdoor kitchen. There’s also a dock where you can tie up your boat. The airport is about 45 miles away while downtown Austin is about 38 miles from here.
If this luxurious Lake Travis vacation rental isn’t available during your desired dates, check out this amazing resort-style Mediterranean mansion.
Rio Frio, Texas
Miracle Springs Ranch Lodge$743/nightly avg
Perched on a 754-acre high-elevation ranch, this waterfront lodge offers panoramic views and a whole lot more. Inside there’s a pool table and fireplace, but outside, you’ll find two lakes, a private pool and hot tub, a spacious yard, and a giant grill and smoker. Fish off the pier while taking in amazing mountain views. The host also provides a small selection of complimentary boats and tubes. Rock trails are great for hiking and mountain biking, while the grounds are great for watching wildlife and stargazing.
Both kid- and pet-friendly, this Texas Hill Country cabin can accommodate up to 20 guests, but the price listed is based on six with a $50 fee for each additional guest per day. Do note that the hosts live on site.
Das Steinhaus$581/nightly avg
Texas Hill Country has unique German influences, and the name of this vacation rental is one of them. “The Stone House” (translated from German!) sleeps up to eight guests in three bedrooms — one with a king and two with queen beds.
Enjoy being surrounded by wide open spaces and make the most of the house’s pool and hot tub, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, patio television, and comfy lounge area. Later in spring and early in the summer, you can even pick fruit from the property’s 2-acre on-site orchard. And when you’re ready for fruits of a different preparation, head for the nearby Hill Country wineries.
Magic Kingdom Villa
Stay just a couple miles from Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park at this Palm View Estate. Adults will enjoy the enclosed outdoor heated pool and hot tub while kids will love the Mickey Mouse-shaped kiddie pool. Relax in the outdoor living space or kick back and watch a movie in the theater room.
Grand Home In Mountain Village$745/nightly avg
Mountain Village is just east of downtown Telluride. It is a separate development with its own gondola and mountain access, home to many fine properties, including this four-bedroom wonder. Blue walls full of windows and great columns of river rocks give it an imposing look and air of luxury. Inside, exposed timber frames and railings give it a homier feel. It is ideal for a family; there is room for everyone in the common area and game room. Exhausted skiers will certainly appreciate the private sauna and spacious bathrooms. The kitchen has beautiful countertops, almost as captivating to admire as the mountains outside.
Racer’s Roost$571/nightly avg
Less than a block away from the gondola, this enviable townhouse is within a few minutes’ walk from downtown. Each of the two king bedrooms has an ensuite bathroom featuring a jetted bathtub. The third room is a queen with only slightly less glamor to it. There are abundant workspaces for those who might have to tackle a few meetings or write a report during their great stay. The living area is a comfortable open-plan space with plenty of room to put your feet up after a day on the mountain. Bus access is practical, efficient, and free, as is the case with all properties, to explore Telluride proper.
International Bucket List Trips
Villa In Fanari$1,293.10/nightly avg
Mykonos is not lacking in villas with spectacular views. This property in the northwest stands out for its grand and comfortable outdoor spaces from which to take in the Aegean Sea and nearby islands. It consists of three separate buildings surrounding a spacious veranda with an infinity pool, pergolas, sun beds, a hammock, jacuzzi, dining area, and more. Each structure has at least one master bedroom, a private kitchen, and dining areas. The scenic drive to Mykonos takes about 15 minutes and there are multiple beaches within a 2-mile radius.
Delos View Villa$1,121.77/nightly avg
Mere minutes from the beach at Agios Ioannis, this fabulous villa offers the vacation of a lifetime. The villa is very near to Mykonos Town so guests will have no problem discovering all the island has to offer. It is a two-story structure perpetually inundated with light. There are two rooms with double beds (and incredible views of the sea) and a third room with two single beds. The home has a pool, flourishing gardens, an outdoor dining area, and a kitchen that is both practical and stylish.
Turks And Caicos
TheBLU, Grace Bay$1,495/nightly avg
With four king beds and space for 10, theBLU is part of an upscale, 18-unit development that includes a pool, hot tub, a gym, and much more. With 2,500 square feet of living space, theBLU is located between Grace Buy Club and Royal West Indies Resort and has two ocean-facing bedrooms, vaulted ceilings, and an open floor plan. Throw a meal together in the fully equipped kitchen or barbecue and dine on the covered patio. TheBLU is a nicely decorated unit with lots of space.
Emerald Estate, Bottle Creek$420/nightly avg
This romantic tropical hideaway, known as Emerald Estate, is the perfect secluded spot for your escape! It will allow you to enjoy the best of what North Caicos has to offer, including spectacular views, white powdery sand beaches, and plenty of opportunities to enjoy kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, and sightseeing. Newly constructed and full of modern amenities, this two-story house comes with new stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, a washer and dryer, and central air-conditioning. Relax in the master bedroom (equipped with a king-size bed) that adjoins the master bathroom. Step out onto the patio and take in the breathtaking views. This is a must-see!
What are you waiting for? These homes are booking quickly, so make sure to book your winter getaway soon! To browse even more vacation rentals, check out: