By Brienne Walsh
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Looking for a little vacation inspo? Yeah, us too. So we combed through Vrbo’s just-released list of the best vacation homes on its site — chosen based on the number of five-star ratings and bookings, guest reviews, and family-friend amenities — as well as other home rental sites, to find some of the most compelling properties for rent now. And if you’re looking to plan your own vacation, you can hunt for homes on Vrbo here , as well as spots like TripAdviser and Airbnb.
If you want ultra-chic surroundings: A designer retreat in Palm Springs, California, for an average of $499 per night
Located in the Little Tuscany neighborhood of Palm Springs, which offers beautiful views of the San Jacinto Mountains, this three-bedroom, three-bathoom home was recently remodeled, and features a large yard with a pool, spa, alfresco dining area, fire pit and bocce ball court. Notable for its eclectic and colorful décor, the home is located close to downtown Palm Springs, which features the Palm Springs Art Museum, as well as myriad galleries, boutiques and restaurants including Melvyn’s at Ingleside Inn, where Frank Sinatra reputedly used to hang out. The home makes Vrbo’s list for its promise of easy, outdoor living, as well as for featuring amenities including a Peloton bike.
Learn more: A designer retreat in Palm Springs, California on Vrbo
If you’ve got Hawaii on your mind: This oceanfront retreat on Hawaii Island, Hawaii for an average of $1,400 a night
Offering spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean from a bluff over Waikoloa Beach, this 3500-square-foot home also includes an infinity pool, a chef’s kitchen, two master suites with ocean views and a third bedroom with views of the garden. During the stay, sip on wine in a lounge chair in the shallow end of the pool while you watch whales and dolphins swim in the Pacific, and at night, enjoy the full spectrum of an unpolluted, starry sky. The home is close to Waikoloa Village, which features several large resorts with plenty of dining options, as well as Kohala, the oldest volcano on Hawaii Island. The home made the list because it offers guests the amenities of a resort without the crowds.
Learn more: An oceanfront retreat on Hawaii Island, Hawaii on Vrbo
If you want privacy, but also easy access to an artsy town: This secluded cabin in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, starting at $175 a night
This little cabin isn’t a party house (it sleeps two), but it does have plenty of amenities like an outdoor hot tub, indoor jacuzzi in the master bedroom, two flat screens, grill, pool table and fireplace — all located on a mountain ridge with beautiful views from the living room. Gatlinburg, is a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, so during the day, you can hike, birdwatch and more.
If you want gorgeous mountain views: This remote mountain lodge in Big Sky, Montana for an average of $1,000 a night
If you prefer the mountains over the ocean, you’ll find everything you need in this 4,000-square-foot rental on twenty acres of mountainous land near Big Sky. Along with four bedrooms and 4.5 baths, the house has a hot tub, two stone fireplaces, a fire pit and a deck equipped with a grill and outdoor seating. Guests can enjoy golf, ziplining tours, mountain bikes and guided hikes at nearby Big Sky Resort. Other attractions include the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center, which offers live performances, and access to Yellowstone National Park. Just an hour from Bozeman’s Gallatin Field airport, this home landed on the list due to its views, according to Vrbo.