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Some vacation rentals in the U.S. stand out from the crowd. Appealing to both kids and kids at heart, these extraordinary Airbnbs and VRBOs offer an array of whimsical themes, from Disney decor to brightly colored 80s flair. In addition to Instagram-worthy backdrops, you’ll find exciting amenities such as lavish outdoor pools, game rooms and movie theaters to keep you entertained. Ready for a unique lodging experience? Check out our top picks for the top themed vacation rentals in the U.S.
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Like a barbie dream house, this gorgeous pink Victorian mansion is filled with over-the-top glamour that is perfect for birthday and bachelorette getaways. You’ve got to love pink to stay at this themed Airbnb, which includes 4,400 square feet of living space and 5 bedrooms, as well as an outdoor pool, year-round hot tub and entertaining room. Special touches include a mermaid room, giant golden thrones in the dining room and a cabana pool house with a bar. As a bonus, you can even rent a pink escalade or pink moped for your stay.
Taking you right back to the 80s with its brightly colored decor, this Airbnb epitomizes a simpler time. You can feel like a kid again as you play Ninja Turtles arcade and Nintendo, snack on the cereal buffet or hang out in the backyard with its two play structures. It’s set in a prime location in Dallas, within walking distance to indie coffee shops, hip restaurants and nightlife. Prefer the 90s? Check out the host’s 90’s themed Airbnb too.
Perfect for a cowboy-themed adventure, this “Love Nest” in the desert offers private rooms with an extra-large deck. Sitting up high above the barn in Morongo Valley just 20 minutes from Palm Springs, guests love spending their time interacting with the various animals and hiking the nearby trails. Enjoy a beverage in the Draft Horse Saloon, play a round of pool, ping pong or horseshoes, then sit outside on the deck and admire the stars.
Looking for a vacation rental with a game room? Almost every room of this 13-bedroom in Clermont, Florida is game-themed, from the giant chessboard in the living room to the Scrabble bedroom, an interactive escape room and laser maze. Enjoy classic Atari games in the Pac Man room, then “go fish” in the pool with giant waterslides and lazy river, but don’t miss the Jumanji-themed movie theater. That’s not all, there’s still the family game show themed arcade, giant Lite Brite wall and giant Operation game wall. To top it off, you can even try human bowling, human foosball or soccer billiards. This Vrbo has got it all.
Toy Story fans will love this bright and cheery El Paso Airbnb that incorporates the movie into its decor. The 3-bedroom property has lots of fun features, including its kid-friendly living room with comfy seating and a fireplace, as well as a “you’ve got in friend in me” photo backdrop. The Toy Story theme extends to the bedrooms in a more neutral way, adorned with thoughtful touches such as toys and murals.
Disney fans will go crazy over this 8-bedroom Vrbo in Kissimmee, Florida. Not only is it a short drive from the theme park itself, but it’s easy to tap into your imagination with its enchanting Disney-themed rooms. You’ll find costumes to play with, a home movie theater and both Xbox One and Playstation 4. Cool off in the outdoor pool, then make the tough decision on where to sleep – the Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Moana or Sleeping Beauty room?
A fun space not just for men, this ManCave Apartment in Geneva, Florida is a part of an active airplane hangar on a private airstrip in East Seminole County. Decorated with an eclectic collection of unique artifacts, you’ll find every nook and cranny covered with unique items. Providing a fun ambiance with a bar, satellite TV and wood-burning fireplace, it is the perfect place to relax and unwind with a couple of your friends. You’ll have all the amenities you need for a weekend of fun, and if the weather is ideal you might even see some of your neighbors flying their aircraft off the grass strip.
Calling all music lovers, this music-themed Airbnb in Chicago offers a unique stay. You can take one of the vinyl records right off the wall to play it on the classic stereo, while you’ll also find many instruments and music supplies that have been converted into fun furniture and decor, including a drum coffee table and piano staircase. If you want, you can even play an actual piano in the master bedroom, while a miniature game room boasts classic games to keep you entertained.
Kids will delight at the themed rooms in this luxurious 8-bedroom villa. In addition to a Cinderella Pumpkin Carriage and Star Wars spaceship rooms, families can enjoy its private pool and spa with waterfall, game room with a pool table and foosball and home theater with zero gravity massage chairs. You’ll also have access to the perks of staying at Reunion Resort, such as a water park, tennis, golf and spa.
You don’t have to travel to Europe to stay in a castle, there’s one right here in California’s Hollywood Hills! Surrounded by ancient oaks and flowering bougainvillea, the 1920s storybook architecture is complemented by its outdoor pool, spa, fire pit, private courtyard and gardens. The original, medieval-style home has two different living spaces upstairs and downstairs, boasting unique features such as a circular master bedroom, gothic windows, doors and turrets, clawfoot tub and kitchen banquette.
Offering spaceship vibes in New Mexico, this spaceship-themed Airbnb is unlike any rental in the U.S. It features an on-site jungle greenhouse that creates its own microclimate in the high mountain desert and is completely off-grid, so you can enjoy its Earthship-inspired chicken coop, outdoor fire pit, food garden, fishpond and BBQ in complete privacy. The entire property is a work of art, outfitted with modern amenities, while the non-existent light pollution makes stargazing a top activity while staying here.
This bright and cheery Lilly Pulitzer-inspired condo in Palm Beach is delightful and fun. Located in the historic Palm Beach Hotel, the “Lilly Pad” is just a short walk from the beach and includes complimentary beach towels, chairs and an umbrella with your stay. Rest easy with the Lilly Pulitzer bedding on the king-size bed, enjoy the coffee bar and colorful decor through the studio space.
Escape to a remote valley in Northwest Montana to stay in this cozy Hobbit House called “The Shire”. It’s a luxury lodging experience from the moment you step onto the property and encourages imagination, from the magical display of lights from the cavalcade of mushrooms that line Hobbit Lane to the lighted mural of a whole Elven Village. Enjoy your special Trollhouse cookie upon arrival, then enjoy the scenic nature views and local wildlife, such as deer, elk and moose.
Featured in the music video “Love” by Cody Simpson and Ziggy Marley, this Pirates of the Caribbean Airbnb is set in the heart of the beautiful Topanga Canyon. Surrounded by waterfalls, ponds and tropical landscaping, this Airbnb is one of the most unique Airbnbs in the U.S. In what feels like a world’s away from urban life, some of its on-site amenities include an outdoor bathtub, tipi for lounging, large deck, hammock and hot tub with a crystal fireplace. After a long day of sightseeing, enjoy a soak in the new cedar sauna.
Feeling like stepping back to the 70s? This funky 2-bedroom Vrbo in Wisconsin has got all the retro charm you need, offering a groovy lakefront getaway. Check out its vintage decor, including a fabulous electric orange fireplace, as well as an orange hand chair and Atari Pong arcade game. While there are board games from the 70s available, they broke the 70s theme by adding a flat-screen TV. Outside you can sit by the campfire ring, grill on the deck or enjoy canoeing, kayaking and fishing at the lake.