VRBO Announces their Top 10 for 2024

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When you’re traveling with family or a group, renting a private home gives you the advantage of feeling at home while you explore the world…

The search for the best vacation rentals is filled with options from resorts and hotels, to camping, and private homes. While all of them can enhance your travel experience, sometimes renting a home over a hotel or pitching a tent has its perks. 

When you’re traveling with family or a group, renting a private home gives you the advantage of feeling at home while you explore the world…as long as your “home” is located in the best destinations and includes top amenities! 

Vrbo® just announced their Top 10 Rentals for 2024, and wait until you see the choices! Which of these best vacation rentals in popular worldwide destinations are you putting on your travel list?

“What stands out to me is the variety in this year’s Vacation Rentals of the Year — from cool places with game rooms for kids to wine caves for grown-ups, at nightly rates ranging from $550 to $3,000. This list exemplifies the caliber of private vacation rentals across Vrbo,” said Jon Gieselman, president of Expedia Brands.

When you book any of these properties, you earn OneKeyCash to use on your next vacation. 

Savings and a wine cellar? Count me in!

Isn’t it great to have a curated list of the best vacation rentals to start planning your next trip? Now, let’s dig in and see which properties made the list for 2024!

Sedona, Arizona “Palatial Paradise Estate”

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With easy access to all the best attractions in Sedona and nearby Coconino National Forest trails, this escape is the ideal vacation rental for a family or group vacation.

With easy access to all the best attractions in Sedona and nearby Coconino National Forest trails, this escape is the ideal vacation rental for a family or group vacation. Enjoy a resort-style patio and outdoor area with infinity pool and waterfall while you enjoy breathtaking views of the iconic red rocks.

Big Sky, Montana “Fire Lookout Towers”

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A one-of-a-kind cabin retreat, the “Fire Lookout Towers” is an awe-inspiring home situated on 60 acres and perched atop a ridge overlooking the majestic Beehive Basin.

This one-of-a-kind cabin retreat, sits on 60 acres high on a ridge overlooking Beehive Basin. You’ll feel like you are on top of the world; however, you’re just 10 minutes from Big Sky Resort. Your group will love to gather in the gourmet kitchen for breakfast before heading out to ski or explore the surrounding wilderness.

Inlet Beach, Florida “Paradise Found”

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Outside, enjoy a masterfully designed infinity pool with a large hot tub, a covered cabana, and premier entertaining spaces.

It’s no wonder that this beachside oasis nestled along 30A is considered one of the best vacation rentals on VRBO’s 2024 list. Perfect for multi-generational travel and groups of every size, the home boasts three distinct living areas and a gourmet chef’s kitchen. The transition from indoors to outdoors is seamless. Although, with an infinity pool, large hot tub, and cabana on a popular stretch of Florida beach, you may find yourself entertaining outdoors during your stay!

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Austin, Texas “Toro Canyon”

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The home is perfect for a relaxing retreat with friends, boasting beautifully landscaped grounds and outdoor amenities including a pool and hot tub, outdoor kitchen and dining space, fire pit, and even a sports court…

Located just minutes from bustling downtown Austin, this tranquil getaway has the perfect balance of modern luxury and comfortable elegance. Nestled under a canopy with the sound of a natural creek nearby, you’ll enjoy the outdoor kitchen and firepit on the beautiful Texas evenings.

Glen Ellen, California “Villa Montebella”

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The home offers acres of privacy with spectacular views, including ones of the San Francisco Bay less than an hour away…

Get a taste of Italy in the heart of Sonoma Valley. This villa has acres of privacy and spectacular views. Imagine sipping on world-class Cabernet Sauvignon from the onsite vineyard, eating farm-to-table meals, and looking out over San Francisco Bay located less than an hour away. The home boasts, among other things, large gathering spaces, an oversized kitchen, and a wine cave. Yes, a wine cave!

Sand Lake, Michigan “Sandy Lakehouse”

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This is a perfect spot to host family and friends for a summer vacation or for a quick weekend escape, located only half an hour from Grand Rapids.

Head to Baptist Lake to enjoy this home decked out with every amenity imaginable for the sports enthusiast. Enjoy the professional-grade gym and sports court where you can play pickleball or basketball. Plan your summer vacation or weekend escape just 30 minutes from Grand Rapids.

Epworth, Georgia “Miracle Creek Retreat”

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An outdoor living area also provides serene views of the forest and a cozy space for evenings spent under the stars.

Head to Georgia and an expansive cabin nestled on the hillside overlooking Fightingtown Creek with a modern design and spa-like bathrooms. Now, picture yourself in the gourmet kitchen with a cup of coffee, overlooking the river. Or, in the game room serving cocktails to family and friends under the stars in the outdoor living area. That sounds like vacation to me!

Winchendon, Massachusetts “Copley’s Lakefront Cottage”

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 Inside, the home is impeccably furnished with features including floor-to-ceiling views of the lake in the living areas, and a large sauna for a pampered spa day.

Next on the list of best vacation rentals is a uniquely designed, Belgian-style farmhouse located on Lake Monomonac. Because the property straddles Massachusetts and New Hampshire, you can vacation in two states at the same time! You can enjoy this home all year long, with a private beach and dock during warm weather, and room for ice skating and fishing when temperatures drop.

St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands “Villa Cin Cin”

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The estate was also custom-built to have identical primary en suite bedrooms so everyone in the group gets the best room.

An exquisite oceanfront luxury home right outside of Cruz Bay with unparalleled views of the nearby Virgin Islands National Park. And that’s just the beginning. En suite bedrooms, thoughtfully designed spaces, infinity pool, and a rooftop deck make enjoying your U.S. Virgin Island vacation effortless.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico “Casa Acantilado”

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If ending your day in the hot tub of an extraordinary cliffside villa in the heart of downtown Cabo San Lucas sounds like your type of vacation, Casa Acantilado may be your vibe. Bedrooms with oceanside patio access make it easy to rise and greet the day, or fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean. One look and you’ll understand why this home made the list of best vacation rentals from VRBO.

Becoming the Best Vacations Rentals on the VRBO 2024 List

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Travelers that book on Vrbo can also save with One Key, the first loyalty program from a major online vacation rental platform. Guests can earn 2% in OneKeyCash on every eligible Vrbo booking — including any of the 2024 Vacation Rentals of the Year…

The properties are stunning. The locations are places where you want to visit. However, getting on this list takes more than just exceptional real estate (which all of these are!). To be considered, VRBO combed through their list of over 2 million vacation rentals to find the best. 

VRBO evaluated each home based on its amenities, like heated pools, fire pits, hot tubs, saunas, gamerooms, outdoor sports courts, indoor gyms and a yoga studio. 

Plus, they had to exceed travelers’ expectations with a 4.9 or higher star rating, positive guest reviews, and hosts who are dedicated to providing a quality home and experience for their guests.

See all the 2024 best vacation rentals of the year from VRBO HERE

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