Cool vacation rentals from coast to coast

Tour our guests’ favorite vacation homes of 2021

Updated December 2021


If you're looking for a vacation rental with a little something extra, these 10 homes—all Vacasa guest favorites in 2021—are a great place to start. From ski chalets to beachfront condos to wooded cabins, we offer cool vacation homes for every style of traveler. And speaking of style, some of these homes are no stranger to awards or magazine features recognizing their eye for design. We hope you’ll find travel inspiration, and maybe a little intrigue, whether you’re planning your next big adventure or simply admiring some enviable interiors.

Living room in a vacation home rental with floor to ceiling windows in Mason, WA.

1. Heaven at Wapato Point - Manson, WA

Perfect location and room to spare

This cool vacation home shows that, while sprawling mountain views are a big plus, it’s what you do with the space that really sets it apart. At this lake house with enough room to sleep 12, your family can enjoy a day on the water, then spend the night playing around the pool table or unwinding in the hot tub.

Kayaks rest on the beach near the water in front of three story beach house

2. Horizon - Marathon, FL

Beachfront luxury

Bright and airy, with beautiful views and balconies from every room, the one-of-a-kind Horizon is hard to beat when it comes to a luxury beach trip. Guests love its oceanfront location, and with salt ponds, kayaks, an outdoor pool, and one-button spa, fun is never too far from reach.

Exposed wood beams and open layout with a blue coach and beautiful views in Chilmark, MA.

3. The Eliot Noyes - Chilmark, MA

Award-winning architecture

What’s not to love about lazing around in an architectural wonder? Built in 1964 on Martha’s Vineyard by award-winning architect Eliot Noyes, this unique stay was featured in Life Magazine for its exquisite midcentury design. Relish the tranquil privacy, stylish rooms, outdoor pool, and unspoiled ocean views.

Adirondack chairs around an outdoor fire pit overlooking a lake with a dock in Marynardville, TN.

4. Ned’s Norris Nook - Maynardville, TN

Privacy on the lake

The best way to do a lake vacation: having a private cove to yourself. This much-loved lakefront home offers views of the turquoise waters below, with a dock and boat access, a chef’s kitchen, and plenty of room for family and friends. Float, boat, swim, or sunbathe the days away at Norris Lake.

Modern style vacation rental in Palm Springs, CA with floor to ceiling windows and desert views.

5. The Lookout - Palm Springs, CA

Mountain views and celebrity style

Everything about this home is perfectly eye-catching, from the colorful decor to the living room’s breathtaking desert mountain views. This awesome vacation rental boasts luxurious modern amenities, a pool, and a firepit—and we’re sure there are worse ways to spend the day than lounging in the stone soaking tub with accompanying fireplace.

Stone castle vacation rental with a mountain view in Sandpoint, ID.

6. Chateau De Melusine - Sandpoint, ID

Themed vacation stay

It’s not every day you find a unique vacation rental that lets you live your royal fantasy, which is why Chateau De Melusine is a guest favorite. This castle, high atop Schweitzer Mountain, is adorned in stunning medieval decor with all the luxuries of the modern age, including a private hot tub, inviting fireplace, and two king beds (along with three twin beds and a sofa bed). Time to cross off living like a king from your bucket list.

Best vacation rentals in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

7. Sky High Lodge - Blue Ridge, GA

Hot tub over the mountains

It’s no wonder that this cozy cabin on the outskirts of the Blue Ridge Mountains made the cut, with luxury amenities like a private hot tub, wood-burning fireplace, and high-end kitchen. Escape to the woods for a weekend and take the family out for a day of hiking, horseback riding, or mining for gems—then savor a drink from the comfort of a hot tub overlooking Blue Ridge Mountains National Park.

Living room and kitchen of a vacation rental in Crystal Beach, TX.

8. Resting Beach Face - Crystal Beach, TX

Spacious with ocean views

Guests come back time and again to this awesome vacation rental for its prime beach location, ocean views, pet-friendly policy, and enough elbow room for a group of 14. With warm Gulf Coast waters just a few steps away, you can start your mornings with a cup of coffee and a stroll in the sand looking for seashells.

retro interior of michigan vacation home

9. The Leo Cottage - Union Pier, MI

Designer style and charm

Like stepping into a magazine cover, designer Kate Marker’s resplendently styled cottage holds the air of comfort and ease for guests’ well-deserved time away. The home has been featured on HGTV, Lonny, Cottage Living, and Bungalows & Cottages, and its award-winning garden was highlighted in Better Homes and Gardens magazine. Besides its alluring decor, the home also offers a game room and hot tub, and it’s a short drive away from Lake Michigan.

oregon beach house with high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows

10. Pacific Dream - Neskowin, OR

Beachfront with a hot tub

The name says it all. Pacific Dream is an often-favorited home among guests for its stunning open layout, spacious deck, hot tub, unbeatable beach views, and quick access to the ocean. We’re big fans of the contemporary style and floor-to-ceiling windows. Settle into a refreshing coastal retreat, with no need to choose between a soak in the hot tub or listening to the tide.

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