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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Shabby Chic in the City

We love this option for your Dallas staycation as there's plenty of room for your crew to spread out during the day and night hours as well. Spend your days barbecuing and lounging by the backyard pool and then walk to nearby restaurants for some outdoor dining. 

Sleeps: 8
Cost: $356/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/37522691

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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

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Open Floor Plan in NW Dallas

This open floor plan house in the heart of North West Dallas is super spacious and perfect for your family vacation. You'll have easy access to all of the DFW Metropolis as it's only a 20-minute drive to Plano/Frisco and 15 minutes to downtown. It has a great pool in the backyard and washer/dryer is available for guests staying three or more night. 

Sleeps: 8
Cost: $304/day
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/28634310

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On a Golf Course with a Pool

If you are willing to head a little bit farther out of town, this house will be worth it. The pool and hot tub look out on the teebox at Firewheel Golf Course in Garland, TX. The house sleeps 12 so it's great for getting together with extended family or friends. Relax to the sound of the backyard waterfall after the kids are in bed. 

Sleeps: 12
Cost: $180/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/34834239

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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