When it comes to family vacations, the more happy travelers, the merrier! Whether you’re looking for a place to stay with your own large clan or you’re pairing up to vacay with another family or two, we’ve found epic vacation home rentals that will house your entire party. From a Hollywood Hills home and a luxurious wine country retreat to a villa next to Disney World, try one of these family-friendly vacation rentals on for size for your next grand adventure.
The First Avenue Napa Residence - Napa, CA
Head to Napa's wine country to experience this luxurious retreat that's a playground for kids and adults! Located a five-minute drive away from downtown Napa, this awesome abode boasts a heated pool, pool house, fully equipped gym with sauna, chef's kitchen, fire pit and hot tub, bocce court, outdoor kitchen and so much more. Kids will love the tree swing and the fact that half the pool is shallow––and that the home gym includes monkey bars and a boxing bag and kid-sized gloves.
Little ones can cuddle up on brand new bunk beds in a room lined with tree wallpaper. Adults are spoiled for choice sleeping in comfy bedrooms in the main house and pool house. Under an hour drive away, visit the Sonoma Train Town Railroad, an old-fashioned amusement park, or Safari West at Santa Rosa to see giraffes, rhinoceros and cheetahs.
The Bridle Path Residence - Tarrytown, Austin, TX
Explore quaint and quirky Austin with this gorgeous family casa as home base. Just a five-minute walk from Lake Austin, and near three local parks, this modern-airy vacation home boasts a swimming pool with outdoor grill and a large grassy yard, a fitness room, a trampoline, plenty of toys and books and a game room with a pool table/ping-pong table and an Xbox with large TV. The indoor/outdoor flow of this home and the two outdoor lounging/dining areas make it perfect for supervised swimming and yard playtime.
The Cottages on Charleston Harbor -Charleston, SC
Want to combine a family reunion or multi-family trip, include all your must-have luxuries and still have a little space to yourself? The Cottages on Charleston Harbor are a great bet. Reserve one or more of the 10 two-bedroom, three-bath cottages that all offer incredible waterfront views. Each cottage can sleep up to six people (one king, two doubles). They all have kitchens, family rooms, private screen porches with rocking chairs, a hammock and more. The clubhouse offers a continental breakfast every morning and each day can be easily filled with swimming in the pool or frolicking in the ocean, playing bocce, board games, cron hole horseshoes and ping pong.
Sunny Modern Home -Larkspur, CA
Just minutes away from Downtown Larkspur (where you can get a ferry to SF) on a hillside with sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay, this chic, modern home will help you live out all your Sunset magazine fantasies. The website says it sleeps 7 but when we toured it we found plenty of room to add extra guests (just email the property owner to confirm your total). It also has a fantastic dining room and gourmet kitchen, so even if extended family isn't all sleeping overnight here you can still host for a wonderful gathering. There's toys and books for kids and grown-ups alike, outdoor play space and a beautiful outdoor dining area. You're also super close not only to San Francisco, but also Marin County's finest beaches, Mt. Tamalpais trails, Muir Woods and Wine Country.
Three Summer Days - Seaside, FL
Luxuriate just steps from the beach in the stunning 2,800 square-foot "Three Summer Days" beach retreat in Seaside, Florida. This three-story, beautifully furnished home has two separate living areas, each with king master suites, making it perfect for multiple families. Relax on the wrap-around porch to watch your kids play on the croquet lawn and end each day watching the sun go down over white sand beaches from the home's fourth-floor sunset tower. Games, toys, baby equipment, beach chairs, toys and floats are all included. You'll also find two complimentary bikes for cruising around town.
The Coopers Farm Residence - Southampton, NY
If you're in the market for a dreamy escape to The Hamptons, this is your home away from home. Located just a short cycle ride from Cooper's Beach, one of the best beaches in the U.S., and a 15-minute walk to Southampton Village, this family retreat is decorated with sophisticated, beach-inspired touches and has a swimming pool and expansive grassy garden for tons of fun at home as well as a paddle board, 2 kayaks, 6 adult bikes (2 with child seats), kids bikes, double and single strollers, high chairs, and tons of toys/ sports equipment. It's the ultimate summer getaway.
Gothic Castle - Rindge, NH
Talk about a vacation home fit for a king or queen! This gothic castle set on top of a hill on a 500-acre estate could be yours (temporarily!) With eight bedrooms and five bathrooms, there's plenty of space for your small kingdom of family and friends. The mighty abode is an astounding 11,000 square-feet and has a swimming pool and hot tub and miles of walking trails and cross-country ski trails (if you're there during winter).
Kids will dig the castle's secret stairways and the basement game room and playroom. Adults will appreciate the splendor of the gothic architecture and grand interior design. This is more like renting a small town for a luxurious getaway that's fun for all ages.
The Hollyridge Residence - Los Angeles, CA
LA-LA land indeed. You'll have stars in your eyes at this dreamy, Spanish-inspired, Hollywood Hills retreat (located just under the Hollywood sign) that boasts a saltwater pool with pool toys, an outdoor kitchen area, cabana and writer's studio and several gardens reminiscent of a fairytale complete with fruit trees and veggies, a tire swing, climbing net, musical instrument tree, boat, mud kitchen, wooden teepee and sandbox for the kids to play in.
The interior design is eclectic, cozy and vibrant––perfect for a whimsical vacation escape. If you venture out to play, Griffith Park is a short walk away as is the playground at Bronson Canyon. Kids ages seven and up can also enjoy horseback riding at the nearby Sunset ranch horse stables. It's an enchanting place to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city while still being in the mix.
The Jay Road Residence - Boulder, CO
A farm stay for the ages! This magnificent 1900s farm home in Boulder includes goats and horses! You'll feel like you're enjoying the elegant country life with stunning Rocky Mountain views, but you're also situated just a 12-minute drive to downtown Boulder. The home has been completely remodeled and features a pool, hot tub, kids play area, gym and game room. Kids will want to spend most of their time outdoors on tandem kayaks on the property's private lake, hiking or playing on the playground structure or in the teepee in the garden. The interior's comfy and welcoming decor makes it the perfect retreat after a long day enjoying nature.
The Ocean View Ave. Residence, Santa Cruz, CA
This bright, cheery Santa Cruz home is set on an acre and it's perfectly poised about a mile from downtown Santa Cruz and a 20-minute walk/seven-minute drive to the beach and boardwalk. The interior decor is bohemian elegance at its best. The expansive outdoor deck and massive trees invite kids outdoors for lots of sunny fun and epic games of hide and seek. In the library and in the kid's room there are tons of games, dress-ups, toys, crafts and books. Parents will love whipping up meals to enjoy outdoors in the cook's kitchen. Ride bikes to the park or the boardwalk and arcade at the end of the house's street. It's paradise.
Villa Near Disney World, Orlando, FL
Headed to Disney World? Then you must book a stay at this nearby villa that's just one exit away and decorated to the nines with the beloved theme park in mind. The four themed bedrooms include floor to ceiling homages to Frozen and 101 Dalmatians, and the Star Wars themed game room is truly out of this world. There's also an indoor swimming pool with spa for extra fun. Parents will be happy to find a crib, play yards, high chair and strollers to make baby feel at home too. A grocery store is less than a mile away, and there's a dining room table that seats 10 so you can enjoy home cooked meals as well. You'll love calling this peaceful, private abode home after long days navigating Disney World.
The Moana Circle Residence - Homewood, CA
Whether it's winter or summer, there's so much family fun to be had in Lake Tahoe. Make this classic lakeside cabin your home base and depending on the season your family can either enjoy Lake Tahoe (which is within walking distance!) using included equipment: stand-up paddleboard, kayak and rowboat or hit the slopes in the winter to go skiing, tubing and sledding. There's a hot tub on the deck as well as beach toys, lake toys, a Wii and badminton. The sophisticated rustic interior decor makes this an elegant yet homey abode for families.
The 7th Avenue Residence - Seattle, WA
Location, location, location! If you're headed to Seattle with a large group, look no further than this lovely family home that's just 5 minutes from downtown Seattle. In addition to being designed for life with kids, the house is stocked with plenty of gear for little ones including baby gates, pack N plays, high chairs, toys, movies and games. The large fully-fenced yard has a play house, slide and swings, and there's even a giant playground across the street. Kids will get a kick out of the third level bunk room and a movie theater on the same level. Views of the Space Needle and the Puget Sound are the cherry on top of this amazing abode that was rebuilt in 2015 to resemble a modern farmhouse.
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