8 prime vacation rentals for Father’s Day grilling

Reward dad on a job well done with a vacation to one of these elite outdoor kitchens.

A person cooking steak and vegetables on an outdoor grill at a vacation rental.
An outhouse with an outdoor pool near a beach house rental in Frisco, NC.

Remember family cookouts growing up, with dad flipping burgers at the grill? Maybe you’d hold the platter—a very important job as dad’s helper—and eagerly wait for the finished patties that smelled oh-so-good to come off the barbecue. Even better than the aroma, though, is that quality time. For many, outdoor grilling with dad or a father figure is a time-honored tradition, and one that’s loaded with nostalgia, so why not recreate those moments on a trip this Father’s Day?

The best part? No need to pack up your grill and bring it with you. Whether you’re planning a Father’s Day weekend getaway or reuniting with extended family for a summer vacation (after all, family reunions are the #1 group event prompting travel this summer), we’ve rounded up eight Vacasa vacation rentals with “un-grill-ievable” outdoor kitchens. See, we even have dad jokes.

A large gazebo with a fireplace, outdoor grill and full sink with stone aesthetics in San Marcos, TX.

Four-O Ranch

San Marcos, Texas

At this upscale ranch in the heart of Texas, you can hop off your horse and head straight to happy hour at this home’s scenic outdoor kitchen.

Outdoor stone patio with an full sized outdoor grill and furniture at a vacation rental in Scottsdale, AZ.

Desert Escape

Scottsdale, Arizona

This home’s extensive backyard is fully equipped with an outdoor pool and everything you need for a fun-filled summer retreat. While dinner’s on the grill, challenge the family to a quick round of putt putt!

Vacation home with outdoor pool and underwater blue lights in Palm Desert, AZ

Hanging In Palm Desert

Palm Desert, California

The swim-up bar at this Palm Desert retreat is the perfect way for Dad to deliver freshly prepared snacks to the still-swimming kids.

A cute outdoor grill on the side of a vacation rental in Greenbank, WA.

Whidbey Island Modern Farmhouse

Greenbank, Washington

Have your Food Network moment in this aesthetically pleasing kitchen fit for a camera crew. Just remember the cardinal rule: no photos while eating!

Outdoor grill with stone aesthetics on the back deck of a vacation rental in Downieville, CA.

Sierra Bridge House

Downieville, California

This home’s outdoor kitchen is perched over a beautiful brook and features a natural stone fireplace, offering a dinner experience straight out of the wilderness.

A full outdoor kitchen with a grill at a modern style vacation home rental in Hollywood, FL.

Quint Collection 3

Hollywood, Florida

The scenic view from this home’s modern outdoor kitchen reminds you that you’re vacationing in paradise—even if you’re stuck on dinner duty.

Outdoor kitchen on the lower level of a vacation home rental in Otis, OR.

Lake View Escape

Otis, Oregon

Maximize your lake days and never miss a sunset at this Oregon escape—the outdoor kitchen is only a few feet from the water.

Outdoor grill near an outdoor pool at a vacation home rental in Orondo, WA facing a mountain view.

Trinity Pride Estate

Orondo, Washington

Warning: the breathtaking views at this home’s complete outdoor kitchen may become a distraction while cooking, so keep your eyes on the grill and out of the clouds.

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