January 23, 2018

15 More Unique Vacation Rentals Your Kids Will Love


Back in September, I let you know how much I enjoy staying in vacation rentals and shared a variety of really cool vacation rentals in my post, 15 Unique Vacation Rentals Your Kids Will Love. Well, in the last few months, I’ve seen so many more cool places to stay with your kids that I just had to share. Take a look at 15 more vacation rentals you must check out with your kids:

1. If you don’t feel comfortable hooking up an Airstream trailer to the back of your car, no problem. In Santa Barbara, CA, stay in a 26-foot Airstream trailer built for four (one queen bed + two twin beds). As a bonus, there’s croquet for the kids. Restaurants, parks and shops are within walking distance.

autocamp santa barbara airstream trailer

2. Given the popularity of our national parks, you’ll want to check into the luxury safari tents and teepees near Glacier, Yellowstone and Arches National Parks through Under Canvas. Cabin-style safari tents sleep up to four people. Or, choose a safari tent with a king bed and an adjacent teepee next door.

yellowstone under canvas

3. What better place to stay in a treehouse than in the rainforest of Costa Rica. Inside this treehouse that sleeps four, you’ll find all the comforts you need, including a bathroom, refrigerator, microwave and a coffee maker. Enjoy hot spring pools, bird watching and plenty of wildlife.

costa rica treehouse

4. Seriously, your kids will flip when you check in for your stay at the Shell House on the Mayan Riviera in Mexico. The home sleeps four and has 180-degree views of the ocean. As a bonus, draw a bath from a shell faucet. Another bonus, a sky full of millions of stars.

shell house mexico

5. Your kids may feel like Hansel and Gretel inside this unique Gingerbread House that sleeps up to three people in Sonoma County, CA. Enjoy a swimming pool, exotic animals on-property (inside enclosures, not free roaming) and a delightful café, Geyserville Mud, that’s only a three-minute walk from the rental.

gingerbread house

6. Train lovers, it’s a must to stay the night in the C&O Caboose located in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. With enough space for a small family, you can explore lovely Natural Bridge and Lexington by day, then enjoy the fire pit or have a barbecue on the patio outside the caboose in the evenings.

c o caboose

7. When you rent Gray’s Retreat from the Point Reyes Schoolhouse Compound in California, you also get the Sheep Wagon, an adorable annex that sleeps up to three people. Enjoy delightful views, but you’ll need to head back into Gray’s Retreat to take a shower or make dinner in the well-equipped kitchen.

sheep wagon

8. In the Swiss Alps, stay in an igloo built for six. At Iglu-Dorf Davos, a typical igloo rental includes sleeping bags, as well as breakfast and dinner. While you may expect a chilly experience, many guests have noted just how toasty warm the sleeping bags kept them all night!

iglu dorf davos

9. In Gunnison, CO, it’s a must to stay in a teepee at Mesa Campground. Each teepee sleeps up to four people comfortably. As a bonus, rates are just $36/day. However, you will need to make a short walk to the showers and restrooms.

mesa capground teepees

10. Okay, can you imagine waking up to this view? Um, wow. Sky Ridge Yurts offers a handful of yurts close to mountain bike trails, national forests and river rafting in Bryson City, NC.  The Smoky Mountain Railroad is also just minutes away.

sky ridge yurts

11. Log cabins come in all shapes and sizes and vary from rustic to ultra-luxe. This log cabin in Idaho sleeps four and has all the necessities you’ll need for a stay in the great outdoors, including, yes, a microwave and a coffee maker.

log cabin idaho

12. If you’ve ever wanted to rent a houseboat, it’s an absolute must to do so in Lake Powell, UT. You’ll find 75’ luxury boats with satellite television and full-size kitchen appliances, as well as 46’ houseboats that are still big enough for a small family. As a bonus, most houseboats have a waterslide.

houseboat lake powell

13. How about a geo-dome in France complete with beanbags and king-size beds? Okay, fun. Just check in with Pitchup.com, which lists rentals at campsites all across the UK, France and Ireland. Look for a kids’ pool, sports and games, and even a kids’ club to enjoy when you’re not out enjoying nature.

geodome pitch up

14. There’s nothing quite like sleeping in an over-water villa in the Maldives. Sure, it’s more expensive than some of the rentals above, but what an amazing experience. This particular villa offers private beach access and a secluded garden with daybeds. May need to save this one for travel without the kids.

maldives villas

15. Stay with your kids in a Conestoga wagon at The Rock Ranch in The Rock, GA. Enjoy evening campfires, roasting marshmallows and the starry evening sky. Each Conestoga wagon has four sets of bunk beds, enabling eight people to sleep comfortably.

conestoga wagon the rock ranch

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