Whether you are looking for a little staycation spot to bring the kids, or you are visiting from out of town, we’ve got the perfect family-friendly rentals for you. These family-friendly vacation rentals offer great locations, unique stays and even pools for those hot Texas nights, all at prices much lower than hotels. Please note, prices listed were valid at the time of publication but rates can fluctuate at different times of the year. Scroll on to see our top picks in the Dallas area. 

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Cross TImbers Lakefront Cabin | Grafod, TX

Enjoy a relaxing vacation at this waterfront home nestled into the Cross Timbers forest with beautiful panoramic lake views and a partially covered swim dock on deep water. Truly, this home boasts some of the best views on Possum Kingdom and has expansive, open water in front of it.

Sleeps: 4
Cost: $181/night
Online: airbnb.com

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Waterfront Lake Bridgeport Haven | Chico, TX

Soak up the serene beauty of Lake Bridgeport from this spacious 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom home in Chico! Overlooking the peaceful waters of the lake, the vacation rental offers an abundance of amenities like a private dock, furnished patio, and an open interior with all the comforts of home. Kids will love hanging out with their friends and enjoying the outdoor adventure nearby. 

Sleeps: 13
Cost: $326/night
Online: airbnb.com

Shores Ranch Getaway Cabin | Graham, TX

This Cozy little cabin is just 15 miles west of Graham, TX. Watch the beautiful sunsets off the front porch while rocking in a rocking chair. They also have available a fire pit to sit by the fire under the stars.

Sleeps: 4
Cost: $70/night
Online: airbnb.com

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Secluded Paradise in DeSoto

Head south of the city to DeSoto, TX and you'll find this stunner that has something for everyone. The pool is perfect for the whole family and there's also a pool table and movie room for when it's just too hot to be outside. Just 20 minutes to Cowboy's Stadium, you're perfectly situated in this rental. 

Sleeps: 8
Cost: $493/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/29780545

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House with a Pool Close to Everything

Right off I-35, this charming house is well decorated and ready to welcome your family. 20 minutes from the DFW airport and just five minutes to shops, you'll have everything you need nearby. Dogs are welcome with an additional $200 fee. The kids will especially love the pool on a hot day. 

Sleeps: 7
Cost: $163/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/28107842

Tiny House Near Magnolia Market—Waco, TX

If you've been wanting to take a trip to check out Magnolia Market and perhaps catch a glimpse of your favorite Fixer Upper stars, Chip and Joanna Gaines, The Helm is the coziest spot around. This tiny house accommodates up to 4 guests and boasts lots of high-end amenities. And of course, shiplap. 

Sleeps: 4
Online: airbnb.com

The Silo House at Laughing Llama Farm—Troy, TX

Located near Waco, Texas and about 20 miles from the downtown area, this expansive farm stay includes an incredibly unique converted grain silo with all the amenities, including a sleeping loft, full bathroom, kitchen and a fishing pond on site. Visit with the sheep and llamas and relax in the peace and quiet. 

Sleeps: 4
Cost: $149/night
Online: airbnb.com

—Kate Loweth


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