7 Kid-Approved Airbnbs to Rent for Your Next Family Vacation
Goal #1 for your upcoming vacation? Actually have one. Which, if you’re a parent, translates to finding a rental with enough kid-pleasing amenities to keep them occupied—and out of your hair. From telescopes to bocce courts to built-in babysitters, here are seven Airbnb rentals guaranteed to give you a true respite, even with a handful of rambunctious kiddos in tow.
A Cape Cod Charmer (Dennis Port, MA)
This cozy and colorful beach cottage boasts a delightfully private, kid-approved attic sleep loft replete with toys, games, a set of twin beds and its own half bath. The house is stocked with a rotating library of books (if you don't finish the one, feel free to take it with you), and the beach, village center, children’s park, and best of all, famous Sundae School Ice Cream Parlor are just a stone’s throw (half mile walk) away.
From $129/night; sleeps 6
A Smoky Mountain Hideaway (Tallassee, TN)
These dreamboat hosts factor kid count into their offering, and make sure to have ample snacks and s’more ingredients waiting upon your arrival. Waterfront on Lake Chilhowee, this outdoor wonderland includes a Jacuzzi, snow-making machine and on-site tubing/sledding hill, a log porch swing, kayaks with paddle gear, tubes, floats, corn hole, frisbee golf and an outdoor fire pit with marshmallow roasting sticks at the ready. (Bonus points for a portable crib for the baby.)
From $119/night; sleeps 10
Complimentary Babysitting in Bali (Ubud, Bali, Indonesia)
A family flight to Bali is no small feat, but this veritable paradise just might be worth it. The massive jungle estate includes a kid-friendly private game room with a pool table, darts, astronomic telescope, instruments and comfy beanbags for hanging out after a long day of splashing in the pool. The amazing grounds also have a hidden waterfall and lush tropical garden, home to a huge population of native butterflies. But the real cherry on top? Complimentary on-site babysitting is included.
From $299/night; sleeps 12
An Infant-Optimized Miami Stunner (Miami Beach, FL)
This sleek bay-front manse saves new parents from packing literally all baby gear, including but not limited to: a crib, high chair, tub, changing pad, stroller, potty, special plates, spoons and glasses, and night-lights. For little kiddos there’s not only the bay to swim in, but also a heated infinity pool--and the house comes equipped with endless gear for fun in the sun (i.e., a kayak, paddleboard, sea masks and water guns). But the most delightful amenity for kids and grown-ups alike?
Schools of dolphins are regular property visitors.
From $750/night; sleeps 10
Paradise in Desert Valley (Paradise Valley, AZ)
This incredible property is a dry-heat-loving mama’s dream, as well as a haven for sporty and nature-buff kids. The property has a lake, lily-lined stream, citrus trees and koi pond, as well as a saltwater pool, basketball court, tennis court, volleyball court and Ping-Pong table. Plus, there’s a giant 60-inch TV for popcorn movie nights.
From $850/night; sleeps 10
The Best of City Livin’ In Austin (Austin, TX)
If an urban escape is on the bucket list, this gut-renovated gem has every amenity your little one could ask for. For playtime there’s an adorable custom playhouse, outdoor swing, chalk table for two and even a tiny vintage toy kitchenette and dining set. And the ideally outfitted kids’ bedroom features a twin bed, crib, toys and a changing table. Three cheers for light packing.
From $189/night; sleeps 4
Disney Dream House (Anaheim, CA)
This Technicolor condo has your kids covered from every angle. All gear is included—think strollers, safety gates, high chairs, toys, books, a dollhouse, Pack ’n Plays, even children’s dishes and cups. Better still, the gated condo has complimentary access to a wading pool and jungle gym. Oh, and did we mention that it’s literally across the street from Disneyland? Convenience: The key to your most stress-free vacay ever.
From $209/night; sleeps 7