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14 Best Vacation Rentals for Memorial Day Weekend

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If you haven’t already made your Memorial Day weekend plans, now is the time to do it for the best availability. Vacation rentals often come with a long list of amenities you wouldn’t find by booking your typical hotel room, from a kitchen to make your own meals to your own private pool. Some are practically a destination of their own, with these rentals well worth planning any getaway around.

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Romantic Getaway on Nearly 10 Private Acres - Robesonia, Pennsylvania
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Romantic Getaway on Nearly 10 Private Acres

Romantic Getaway on Nearly 10 Private Acres - Robesonia, Pennsylvania

Located in an enchanting rural mountain location on nearly 10 wooded acres with a creek, this chalet offers plenty of privacy and seclusion, along with an outdoor year-round hot tub on the patio. The outdoor shower is ideal for rinsing off afterward. There’s an outdoor fireplace for roasting hot dogs, or you might cook up steaks on the propane grill. The lighting around it all can be changed to add a romantic ambiance and from the indoor Jacuzzi you can watch glorious sunsets to the west. It includes Wi-Fi and a modern kitchen with a Keurig coffeemaker and all the essentials too.

The Blue Bird House - Gold Beach, Oregon
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The Bluebird House

The Blue Bird House - Gold Beach, Oregon

Can you imagine spending a long weekend watching the waves crash along the Oregon coast? This top-rated Oregon Coast cabin, nestled among the trees on a cliff overlooking the Pacific, is ideal for a romantic couples’ retreat or a small family of adventurers, accommodating up to four guests. You’ll have a trail that leads down to a private beach and a large deck to relax on while being surrounded by a 7-acre farm that includes gardens and donkeys – the host will be happy to introduce you if you’d like. There’s no TV or Wi-Fi, but who needs it’s the perfect place to disconnect and forget about the rest of the world for a while.

Waterfront Island Cabin with Pontoon Boat - Big Fork, Montana
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Waterfront Island with Pontoon Boat

Waterfront Island Cabin with Pontoon Boat - Big Fork, Montana

This waterfront cabin in Echo Lake offers the perfect secluded escape with everything you need here, although Glacier National Park is just 45 minutes away for day trips. The cabin accommodates up to six and can only be accessed via boat – there’s a pontoon boat available if you don’t have your own. It includes a well-appointed kitchen, cozy fireplace, a wrap-around deck with stunning mountain and lake views, and a fire pit for campfires under the stars.

Houseboat at Lake Monroe Marina - Sanford, Florida
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Houseboat 60 Feet of Fun, Sanford, Florida

Houseboat at Lake Monroe Marina - Sanford, Florida

Spend your time out on the water with a stay in this “floating condo.” One of the coolest Airbnbs in Florida, it’s within walking distance from historic Sanford, making it easy to enjoy its restaurants, bars, and galleries and then enjoy your nights relaxing on your 60-foot houseboat. It’s located in Lake Monroe Marina, part of the St. Johns River System, and includes two bedrooms, sleeping up to four. You’ll have access to kitchen appliances, stereos and TVs along with beach cruisers for exploring. Look forward to gorgeous sunrises and sunsets – and, if you want to take a dinner cruise, there’s a paddlewheel boat docked here too that offers them too.

Underground Hygge - Orondo , Washington
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Underground Hygge

Underground Hygge - Orondo , Washington

Located in the Columbia River Gorge area, two miles up into the mountains, the Underground Hygge offers the chance to live out your Hobbit dreams complete with an iconic circular door. One of the most unique Airbnbs in the U.S., it sits on a quiet six-acre property with scenic trails, with your neighbors the deer, birds, and other wildlife. Accomodating two guests, it includes a queen-size bed, an indoor fireplace, bathroom, and a beautiful view in lieu of a TV.

Live Oak Treehouse at HoneyTree Farm - Fredericksburg, Texas
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Live Oak Treehouse at HoneyTree Farm

Live Oak Treehouse at HoneyTree Farm - Fredericksburg, Texas

This super romantic luxury cabin/treehouse is nestled in a cluster of oak trees along Palo Alto Creek, peaceful and serene like you’re in your own little world, yet close to the town of Fredericksburg. It’s ideal for a wine enthusiast couple, right in the heart of Texas wine/hill country, and it includes a hammock for napping after a day of tasting. The private candle-lit outdoor bathtub with a picturesque view is just the icing on the cake. A full kitchen and Wi-Fi are included too.

Thompson Point Olympic National Park - Lake Crescent, Washington
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Thompson Point Olympic National Park

Thompson Point Olympic National Park - Lake Crescent, Washington

A fabulous lakeside getaway awaits at this home that sits right along Lake Crescent inside Olympic National Park. It comes with complimentary kayaks and two private docks where you can cast your line for Beardslee Trout, native only to this lake. You’ll have a wrap-around deck for relaxing with a magnificent view of the sapphire waters, a BBQ for cookouts, and a space for alfresco dining. It also includes a full kitchen, dining room, living room, and seven bedrooms, sleeping up to 10 guests.

Secluded Luxury Waterfront Property - South Bristol, Maine
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Secluded Luxury Waterfront Property

Secluded Luxury Waterfront Property - South Bristol, Maine

This rental for up to six is luxurious but it also offers that rugged, quintessential cabin feel. It sits on eight forested acres, with a scenic path that will bring you down to a private cove that opens to the Atlantic. There you’ll find a private dock for swimming, two kayaks, and a rowboat. Enjoy spectacular water views while relaxing inside too, along with in-floor radiant heating, a high-end kitchen with a Viking stove, washer/dryer, and a wood-burning stove.

Private Luxury Resort Home - San Diego, California
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Private Luxury Resort Home

Private Luxury Resort Home - San Diego, California

If guaranteed sunshine and sand are what you’re after, consider this four-bedroom home that’s like your own private luxury resort. Located in the Mission Hills just a few miles from San Diego International Airport and a short drive from beautiful beaches, you’ll have plenty to do right here. It includes a heated, lighted pool with fountains, floaties, and an elevated Jacuzzi spa. There’s also a putt-putt course, a separate grilling area with a stainless-steel grill, a huge custom-built wet bar with a built-in 70″ HDTV, a home theater, a game room with a pool table, gourmet kitchen, and more.

Hudson Pool House Modern Meets Rustic - Hudson, New York
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Hudson Pool House

Hudson Pool House Modern Meets Rustic - Hudson, New York

While it’s just five minutes from the small city of Hudson, two hours by train from Manhattan, this gorgeously designed home feels remote and secluded, surrounded by a wildflower-filled field. Every room has floor-to-ceiling glass windows or sliding doors that bring the outside in, while the outdoor living space includes a hot tub and heated lap pool. You could easily spend the entire time here relaxing and watching for wildlife like deer, fox, and wild turkey or head into the beautiful riverside town to enjoy antiquing.

Lakefront Home with Sweeping Views - Dillon, Colorado
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Lakefront Home with Sweeping Views

Lakefront Home with Sweeping Views - Dillon, Colorado

Perched on the cliffs above Lake Dillon, this gorgeous lakefront home accommodates a large group of up to 10. Hit the area’s miles and miles of hiking trails or get out on the water and play and then come back to enjoy your own private hot tub where you can soak while gazing out at the sweeping mountain and lake views. You’ll have lots of options for relaxation and entertainment with the rental including a flat-screen HDTV with cable channels, foosball, a pool table, and a poker table with chips and cards. You can also look forward to grilling on the gas BBQ, cooking up meals in a gourmet kitchen and cozying up to the custom stone fireplace.

Sonoma Mountain Terrace Valley View - Penngrove, California
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Sonoma Mountain Terrace Valley View

Sonoma Mountain Terrace Valley View - Penngrove, California

The Sonoma Mountain Terrace is the perfect place to base yourself while exploring wine country. A studio set on 50 acres in the hills overlooking Sonoma County, you can walk right out your door to enjoy views of the sprawling vineyards and large oak trees. It’s located on a non-traditional dairy farm allowing guests to enjoy unique experiences like feeding a baby calf. There are extensive gardens to stroll and incredible sunsets to watch while the space itself sleeps two in a queen-size bed and includes a kitchen with a French press and traditional coffeemaker, and a variety of complimentary coffees and teas.

Saltwood Cottage Outer Banks Tiny Beach House - Kitty Hawk
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Saltwood Cottage Outer Banks Tiny Beach House

Saltwood Cottage Outer Banks Tiny Beach House - Kitty Hawk

A “tiny house,” this one-bedroom cottage is an adorable space for two, a pleasant 10-minute pedal or a two-minute drive to the beach. You’ll have complimentary bicycles, a kayak, surfboards, and beach supplies like a Yeti cooler, beach chairs, and umbrellas. After a day on the sand, enjoy hanging out around the fire pit or soaking in the key lime green clawfoot tub on the back porch. With a fenced-in backyard and blinds, you’ll have plenty of privacy. A gas grill is provided for cookouts, along with all the essentials, like a kitchen with a French Press, Keurig, coffeemaker, tea kettle, and teapot.

Romantic Bus in the Woods - Weaverville, North Carolina
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Romantic Bus in the Woods

Romantic Bus in the Woods - Weaverville, North Carolina

Want to spend the weekend in the mountains while being close enough to downtown Asheville to enjoy its many attractions? This bus offers a unique stay at a budget-friendly price nestled in a pine forest overlooking the Black Mountains. It’s just 15 minutes from the breweries, restaurants, shops, and galleries in Asheville, close to miles and miles of scenic hiking trails too. Plus the bus itself is more than just a space to sleep, fully powered with electricity and elegant furnishings, with a full-size bed, sink, eating area, and a coffeemaker. Composting toilets are in the main bathhouse a 30-second stroll across the lawn, and there’s an open-air hot outdoor shower too.

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