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Vrbo Has Selected Its Top 10 U.S. Vacation Getaways

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Vrbo properties can make any type of holiday—sea side, desert hideaway, city living, or close to nature—happen. Learn more about the Top Vacation Homes of the Year selected by Vrbo.


When it comes to planning a getaway, many people depend on word of mouth from friends and family, while the majority of them take advantage of the ease of booking online or through apps. Vrbo is one of the most popular vacation rental websites, offering more than two million properties in over 190 countries.

Nevertheless, with such a vast number of listings available, it can be a challenge for its 48 million customers to pick the right property — even with filters, price points and advisory services provided by the app. In this case, Vrbo just released its Vacation Homes of the Year Report featuring their top 10 U.S. vacation rentals.

The report notes that “These stunning, private vacation homes all boast stellar star ratings, rave guest reviews, are owned or managed by a Premier Host, and feature some of the most standout spaces and amenities for going on vacation together with family and friends.”

Not only do the Vacation Homes of the Year fulfill all of the necessary criteria, but they also offer a diverse range of property types in highly sought-after locations throughout the United States. As an added treat this year, Vrbo has included a home in Mexico – one of the most beloved foreign destinations for American tourists. Whether you’re searching for a sandy desert haven, a serene urban retreat, or an idyllic oceanfront sanctuary to share with loved ones, these homes will provide unforgettable experiences.

No matter what type of holiday you’re looking for—a stay beside the sea or a desert hideaway, city living or time spent close to nature—there’s a Vrbo property that can help make it happen. Continue reading to learn more about the 2023 Vacation Homes of the Year, selected by Vrbo.

The Oasis Estate, Palm Springs, California

The “Oasis Estate,” a desert retreat in Palm Springs, California. Photo courtesy of William P., host of The Oasis Estate/Vrbo.

The “Oasis Estate” is a luxurious desert retreat situated in Palm Springs, California. It offers an impressive outdoor area with a large pool and hot tub, as well as a 45-foot putting green. Plus, it comes complete with a sunset-viewing pavilion with spa services. Guests looking for something extra special can try out the vintage trailer on the premises.

Stepping inside, visitors are presented with a grand living room and an enormous kitchen outfitted with state-of-the-art appliances and customized dining areas. Located within a short drive from Los Angeles, the “Oasis Estate” is the perfect weekend retreat that guests will likely never want to leave.

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The Happy Roadrunner, Phoenix, Arizona

The Happy Roadrunner in central Phoenix, Arizona. Photo courtesy of Sierra F., host of the Happy Roadrunner/Vrbo.

This luxurious urban retreat situated at the foot of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve has everything one could dream of. The backyard is set up like a resort, with its heated pool, rock waterfalls, putting green, outdoor pool table and fireplace, providing spectacular views of the terrain surrounding it.

Inside, guests will have access to a luxurious kitchen, a game room with a selection of classic games and activities, and they can take in the picturesque scenery of the sunset from each room’s balcony or window. The house is situated in the center of Phoenix making it easy to go out and explore the city.

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The Chasestone, Lake Norman, North Carolina

“The Chasestone” occupies a private peninsula on Lake Norman. Photo courtesy of Caleb H., host of The Chasestone/Vrbo.

“The Chasestone” occupies a private peninsula on Lake Norman, featuring an impressive 600 feet of waterfront views. The main level of the house displays a theater room, an open-concept kitchen, and a unified living and dining area that leads directly onto the deck for outdoor meals.

Guests of any age will adore the game room that has doors leading to the patio, pool and hot tub, as well as a putting green. Additionally, the host provides concierge services, including high-performance boat rentals so visitors can see what’s on the lake and visit waterfront eateries. Plus, it’s conveniently less than an hour from downtown Charlotte.

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The Contemporary Gem, Manzanita, Oregon

Contemporary with views of Neahkahnie Beach in Oregon. Photo courtesy of Eva S., host of The Contemporary Gem/Vrbo.

The “Contemporary Gem” is a modern architectural wonder, seemingly floating amongst the trees. The main living space offers plenty of natural light and mesmerizing views of Neahkahnie Beach via its floor-to-ceiling windows. The kitchen also boasts abundant sunshine, quality appliances, and a scenic outlook over the ocean.

The outside of the home includes a large deck with multiple seating areas, an outdoor kitchen and hot tub to take in the sunset views. The location is ideal for those who love the outdoors; it is close to both the beach and Oswald West and Nehalem Bay State Parks, where one can bike, hike or fish.

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Ocean View Oasis, Montauk, New York

Ocean Views Oasis in the Heart of Montauk. Photo courtesy of Vrbo.

Discover the perfect private retreat with this magnificent Montauk home. The “Ocean View Oasis” has a recently extended deck area with a heated infinity pool and sunken hot tub. Inside, the sun-filled, wide open living room offers plenty of sitting room and large windows that showcase breathtaking views of the ocean. The cook’s kitchen and country-style dining area are ideal for cooking up some delicious dishes, and hidden away in the done basement is an art studio and theater room.

Located just steps from the beach and within walking distance of some of Montauk’s best attractions, this vacation rental is the perfect place to experience the best of the Hamptons.

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The Riverfront Hideaway, Dripping Springs, Texas

“Riverfront Hideaway” in the rolling Texas Hill Country. Photo courtesy of Vrbo.

The “Riverfront Hideaway” is a relaxing place nestled on five acres of land that sits right on the Pedernales River. From the expansive windows and wrap-around terrace, you can admire the rolling Hill Country terrain. Inside, there is an open concept living area with a cozy corner fireplace. It’s both grand and homey.

The kitchen is impressively outfitted with the latest appliances and has a barbecue on the terrace. Guests can benefit from making use of all it has to offer and enjoy beautiful Texan sunsets while eating dinner around the large dining table. What’s more, it’s only an hour away from Austin for convenience when traveling in the city.

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30A My Way, Rosemary Beach, Florida

Where your beach vacation meets true luxury!

“30a My Way” in Rosemary Beach, Florida. Photo courtesy of Sharri & Jason R., hosts of 30A My Way/Vrbo.

Take a trip to “30A My Way”! This incredible beachfront accommodation, located close to Rosemary Beach, Florida, offers a wealth of luxury outdoor amenities, spacious lounging areas and an array of fun entertainment options including a home theater and game room.

This beachfront home boasts four levels of outdoor decks with stunning views of the turquoise waters and white sand, as well as a private pool and putting green. When guests need to retreat from the beach, they can relax in one of the indoor living areas or whip up something delicious in the gourmet kitchen complete with wet bars.

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Port of Call, Isle of Palms, South Carolina

“Port of Call” is a grand, oceanfront vacation home on Isle of Palms. Photo courtesy of Shelley M., host of Port of Call/Vrbo.

“Port of Call” is a luxurious beachfront rental home located on the Isle of Palms. It’s just a few steps away from the shore and only a half hour drive from Charleston city. Enjoy stunning views of the sea and easy access to all the best of South Carolina’s coastal areas.

This living area comes with a fireplace for a warm and inviting atmosphere, while the kitchen is fully stocked with all necessary appliances and utensils to make meals. The two balconies outside stretch along the length of the house and provide plenty of room to take in the views. Plus, an expansive deck comes equipped with a private pool, two dining tables outdoors, and a fire pit for evening activities.

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Salmonfly Lodge, Victor, Idaho

One of the best-appointed luxury log cabins in the area. Photo courtesy of Harry K., host of the Salmonfly Lodge/Vrbo.

Nestled on the edge of the Targhee National Forest, “Salmonfly Lodge” provides breathtaking panoramic views of Teton Valley. It’s an ideal spot for a cowboy-cation experience that you’ll never forget. The home is less than an hour’s drive from Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, making it the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day spent exploring the great outdoors.

This luxury log cabin is one of the most glamorous in the area, with high ceilings and tasteful decorations. From either of its two living spaces, guests can take in the panorama through large windows and admire the floor-to-ceiling fireplaces. The spacious kitchen is also well-equipped with top-notch appliances for cooking up a meal over vacation.

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Trestle House, Winter Park, Colorado

The breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and luxury features make for an unforgettable stay. Photo courtesy of Lee S., host of Trestle House/Vrbo.

The stunning “Trestle House” ski-in/ski-out holiday home, located mere steps from the slopes in Winter Park Resort, is the perfect spot for an unforgettable ski getaway. Plus, it’s a reasonable 90 minutes away from Denver.

The breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and luxury features make for an unforgettable stay. The tailored dining room and open living room lead out onto a large deck on the main level, letting in the crisp mountain air along with stunning sights. On the outside, there are three sizable decks featuring comfortable seating, a gas grill, a fire pit, and a hot tub to relax and marvel at the scenery after skiing all day.

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Villa Luna Nueva, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico

A gorgeous retreat in the hills overlooking downtown Cabo San Lucas. Photo courtesy of Vrbo.

“Villa Luna Nueva” sits atop the hills overlooking downtown Cabo San Lucas. This villa blends classic and modern decor to create a soothing ambiance that caters to comfort and luxury. All amenities are top-notch for the ultimate relaxation experience.

The home offers a direct connection to the outdoors, where guests can experience patios for dining, or take a dip in the pool or hot tub. On the second floor, visitors will find a private garden terrace with comfortable seating surrounding a fire pit. For those who are looking for extra special treatment, there’s the option of concierge and maid services to make them feel pampered and taken care of.

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