7 zen vacation rental tours to get you through the week

Published April 2020


By now, many of us have adjusted to the reality of staying home. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that the hours we spend awake are peaceful ones. Spouses, kids, pets, and self-proclaimed “quarantine crews” are all around us... all the time.

It’s no surprise that in April alone, we’ve seen a 33% increase in interest in online yoga and meditation classes in the U.S.1 But if you’re looking for a less traditional way to unwind, kick back and take a virtual tour of these zenlike Vacasa vacation homes.

Casa Bonita

Anna Maria, Florida

Located on Anna Maria Island off the coast of Florida, Casa Bonita offers guests an ideal backdrop for seclusion, peace, and relaxation. The spacious four-bedroom home features designer furnishings and a quiet canal-side location with a private dock. The neutral color palette inside will put you at ease, as will the private heated pool out back. Need some air? Take in scenes from the sugar-sand beach, just a few blocks away.

Vacation rental home in Sonoma, CA with a wooden patio and sun umbrellas.

Great Oak Main

Sonoma, California

Indulge in the restful nature of this updated home in Sonoma County. While upscale finishes, a curated art collection, and luxury furnishings await you inside, outside is a great place to find your zen. The garden patio offers a serene respite where you can take in the stone pool and spa, complete with a waterfall. Another can’t-miss feature of the home is its natural stone shower in the upstairs bathroom, featuring dual rain shower heads.

Lake Cabin 10

Big Sky, Montana

This Montana cabin in the popular town of Big Sky is far from the bustle of the city, but close to a scenic drive through Yellowstone National Park. While you might not want to bring the whole family, Lake Cabin 10 sleeps eight people and has lounging space to boot. Muted tones and slate gray walls provide a soothing landscape throughout the space, which also features a private hot tub and isolated lake views from the balcony and back patio. Step out onto the private dock for a private yoga or meditation session and let it all melt away.

26 Ontario

Fire Island, New York

Oversized windows and high ceilings will give you extra room to stretch in this open, airy home. Fun pops of color run throughout the interior, complemented by natural wood ceilings. Kick back with a book on the wraparound outdoor patio, which also features lounge chairs for catching some rays. While you shouldn’t need too much privacy from neighbors, tall trees do their part in blocking distractions.

Sky Fall

Sea Ranch, California

This single-level home borrows from the original barns of the Sea Ranch homestead, and was updated using redwood, steel, and concrete fiberglass composite panels to blend the indoors with the outdoors. A walk through the home will provide nearly 360-degree views of the peaceful nature outdoors, and often offers a glimpse of surrounding wildlife. Inside, the traditional distractions of, say, a flatscreen television are disguised with art when not in use. A modern hot tub and Adirondack chairs surrounding the firepit are perfect for looking up at the stars.

The Boulders

Carefree, Arizona

Relaxing and desert air go hand in hand, and this charming, authentic Southwest home demands that you kick back. This space provides all the comforts of home with rustic elements and a warm, inviting atmosphere. Wake and indulge in the private pool, then spend an evening in the courtyard under twinkling lights. Let the crisp night air flow in as you snuggle up by one of the kiva fireplaces.

Sahhali Luxury Beach House

Neskowin, Oregon

They say nothing calms the soul quite like the presence of water—and this luxury home has ocean views for days. In fact, we don’t think there’s really anything about this home that doesn’t beckon relaxation. While you might spend the entire time on either of the back decks taking in the view and feeling the coastal breeze on your skin, indoors you’ll find plenty of comforts when the sun goes down. The wood stove and sauna, as well as two master suites with private balconies, are ideal for winding down.