5 Most Interesting and Quirky Family Vacation Rentals in America

If you’re looking for family rentals your kids will love—replete with private pools, kitchens, and beach and mountain views—look no further than this curated list of our favorite family-friendly vacation rentals.
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Instead of visiting a hotel for your next family vacation, have you considered booking one of the many quirky and interesting vacation home rentals around the US? Whether you’re looking for a charming cozy getaway with mountain views or a swanky modern home with a private pool, you’ll find exciting family vacation rentals here in our GoWhee-family-approved list of destinations. 

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5 Most Interesting and Quirky Family Vacation Rentals in America

1. Stay and Play at The Sundown Estate in Scottsdale

Finding cool rental offers for large families can be a real challenge, especially when you have lots of kids to keep entertained. The Sundown Estate in Scottsdale, Arizona, however, has everything you need (and more) to keep a family of 15 entertained for days. This luxury rental property has a swimming pool, a game room, a ping pong table, outdoor bowling, a mini golf course, a basketball court, a splash pad, a playground, an outdoor entertainment area, and so much more. 

If you’re traveling with small kids or a baby, The Sundown Estate also offers a free baby package, which includes a pack n play, highchair, stroller, booster seat, toys, utensils, etc. The hosts will even arrange babysitting for you if you need a little break!

Key Information: $3,707 per night – sleeps 15 – 6 bedrooms – 5 full bathrooms

Good To Know: The Sundown Estate is located on a golf course and just minutes from tons of family-friendly restaurants and activities.

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2. Future Astronauts Heaven Near Disney, California

The Galaxy Quest Home  located in Anaheim, CA, is one of those home, where the kids will not want to go out, so perfect for a quick stay-cation or family reunion. While the adults will enjoy the comfortable beds, spacious and the full kitchen as well as the relaxing covered patio, this house is a kids’ heaven. 

The house  is set up like a giant NASA themed park with crazy airplane/astronauts playground structures in the backyard and star gazing display in the rooms. For rainy days, the whole family can enjoy the extensive board games and arcade games menu.With three bedrooms, large outdoor space and the host offers recommendation for local sitters, so you may even score a date night!

The host offers kids breakfast (cereal) as part of the deal.

Key Information: Start at $373 per night – sleeps 9 – games for all ages even infant – all kids amenities you need.

Good To Know: The Galaxy Quest home is only seven minutes from Disney, and the host has other properties in the same town, so great for families getting together for a trip to the park.

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3. Vacation Like a Hobbit in Montana

If your kiddos are fans of The Hobbit or Lord of the Rings trilogy, they’ll absolutely fall in love with this vacation destination. Located in beautiful Clancy, Montana, The Hideaway at Creekside Meadows is burrowed in the foothills of the Elkhorn mountains, and feels every bit as cozy and whimsical as you would imagine! Kiddos can enjoy playing outdoors and on the waterfront, and the whole family can take trips to the surrounding lakes, rivers, and mountain paths for lots of fun in nature. 

Like all good family rentals, this one offers a complimentary pack n play, a crib, board games, children’s dinnerware, and other amenities for children. 

Key Information: start at $221 per night – sleeps 12 – 2 bedrooms – 1 bathroom

Good To Know: The surrounding area has amazing fishing, easy enough for young ones who are just learning how to become anglers.

4. Bring the Whole Family on a Beach Getaway to Myrtle Beach

Another option perfect for large families, this stunning family rental home is just one block from the beach so your kiddos can spend as much time splashing in the waves as their hearts desire. Myrtle Beach has tons of amazing activities for families, and even if your kiddos aren’t in love with the ocean, there are plenty of swimming pools with community access. 

Key Information: $89 per night – sleeps 7 – 2 bedrooms – 2 bathrooms

Good To Know: Towels, beach chairs, and umbrellas are provided for visits to the beach.

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5. Stay at a Florida Estate that Feels Like a Theme Park

The ultimate vacation destination for large families, The Great Escape Lakeside is a positively enormous estate that can sleep up to 43 people in its 10 luxurious bedrooms. The amount of sleeping space isn’t what makes this destination so fabulous, however. The estate is equipped with everything you need to keep kids of all ages entertained, including, but not limited to a lazy river, a giant water-slide, a private pool and hot tub, an escape room, a laser tag maze, a home theater, tons of games, lakefront amenities, and so, so much more. 

For babies and toddlers, the estate also has a pack n play, a crib, children’s dinnerware, etc. 

Key Information: $1,839 per night – sleeps 43 – allows events

Good To Know: Guests have total access to everything on the estate, so be sure to take advantage of the various amenities!

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