You promised to take on the monumental task of planning the next family reunion, but this summer has crept up on you faster than your Uncle Tony’s muscle car. Instead of shelling out a fortune to book a block of hotel rooms with no private common area (where are the Rummy 500 games supposed to take place?), reserve one of these massive Airbnbs, and then call all the relatives and let them know you’ve got it under control.
Hilton Head, SC
Pack up the troops and head to this house on the gorgeous island off the coast of South Carolina, which features a private pool, elevator and a rooftop Jacuzzi with ocean views. With nearby beaches, golf courses and tennis courts, the fam will never be able to complain of boredom.
From $485 a night; sleeps 18
Have a hankering to explore the big city? This BedStuy brownstone is newly renovated and only a short 20 minutes from Manhattan, with a yard and rooftop access to boot. Go ahead and book those Broadway tickets for Aunt Nancy. (She’ll love you forever.)
From $750 a night; sleeps 22
Saint George, ME
If a secluded getaway is more your pace, head to the 110-acre private island of Saint George, three miles off the coast of Maine. Kayak to neighboring islands and deserted beaches, take a dip in the ocean and then warm up in the sauna. The kids will love the outdoor shower; you’ll love a quiet breakfast on the wraparound porch. Win-win.
From $800 a night; sleeps 24
New Orleans, LA
The Big Easy isn’t just for party-hard college kids. This duplex is only a short streetcar ride away from the heart of the French Quarter, with plenty of amazing seafood restaurants within walking distance, gorgeous stained-glass windows and a private patio for a couple rounds of cards after the nieces and nephews hit the hay.
From $600 a night; sleeps 16
Palm Springs, CA
If luxury is what you want, luxury is what you’ll get with this spacious seven-bedroom villa with a view of the surrounding mountains, palm trees and California desert. Amenities include a game room, wet bar, pool-side spa room and chef's kitchen.
From $1,150 a night; sleeps 16
Gran has been asking for a relaxing lakeside getaway, so here’s your chance. This rustic lodge sits on Flathead Lake with 12 acres of surrounding woodland. Take the paddleboats out for a spin, or relax in the heated indoor pool. Your call.
From $900 a night; sleeps 16
Anna Maria Island, FL
A beach getaway on this beautiful barrier island will leave even your most talkative cousin speechless. The large duplex contains eight rooms, a private pool and garage. Take the trolley through the seven-mile-long island or ride beach cruisers to the local shops and restaurants.
From $701 a night; sleeps 20
The extended family can join in on the reunion fun with this four-floor, 11-bedroom Wrigleyville home that sleeps up to 30. Catch a Cubs game with the clan, or plan a picnic on the shore of Lake Michigan.
From $799 a night; sleeps 30