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Vrbo Unveils America’s Top Vacation Rentals for 2024

Out of the more than 2 million short term properties listed on their website, Vrbo announces their Vacation Rentals of the Year for 2024. Working off stellar star ratings and rave guest reviews, they select the most standout spaces among the top private vacation rentals in the United States, plus a bonus property in Mexico, a favored destination for U.S. tourists.

This year’s selection highlights amazing properties that include luxurious waterfront homes, secluded cabins, and stylish urban dwellings in locations such as Sedona, Arizona; Austin, Texas; Inlet Beach, Florida; and Blue Ridge, Georgia.

These properties boast popular outdoor amenities that influence current travel trends, offering features such as six heated pools, three infinity pools, eight hot tubs, three outdoor sport courts, five fire pits, three saunas, six game rooms, and four indoor gyms, including a yoga studio. Guests can find unique amenities like a wine cave, vineyard, and in-ground trampoline, too.

“What stands out to me is the variety in this year’s Vacation Rentals of the Year — from cool places with game rooms for kids to wine caves for grown-ups, at nightly rates ranging from $550 to $3,000,” says Jon Gieselman, president of Expedia Brands.

“This list exemplifies the caliber of private vacation rentals across Vrbo.”

Two Million Down to 10

Vrbo draws its Vacation Rentals of the Year selections from a pool of more than 2 million global properties on its platform. To qualify, properties must amass a rating of 4.9 or higher, receive positive guest reviews, boast exceptional amenities, and hold Premier Host status.

“Vrbo’s Premier Hosts go above and beyond to offer exceptional, reliable, and relaxing guest experiences and are key to making a traveler’s vacation seamless,” says Tim Rosolio, VP of Partner Success, Vacation Rentals.

“With the recent adjustment of our Premier Host criteria, we are ensuring that only the best partners receive the badging and are eligible for opportunities like Vacation Rentals of the Year. We have incredible partners on our platform, and with the Premier Host badging we’re sending a clear and compelling trust signal to travelers about where to find the best, and consistent experiences on Vrbo.”

The Top 10 Destinations

Based on Vrbo’s criteria, these listings are the cream of the crop. They offer luxury experiences and accommodations and routinely receive positive guest feedback.

Sedona, Arizona — Palatial Paradise Estate: This luxurious estate offers breathtaking views of Sedona’s iconic red rocks. The Palatial Paradise Estate blends the best of both worlds — adventure and relaxation — with telescoping doors, a resort-style patio, and easy access to local attractions and hiking trails.

Big Sky, Montana — Fire Lookout Towers: This unique, ridgetop cabin overlooks 60 acres of Beehive Basin, offering a serene retreat only 10 minutes from Big Sky Resort. The sprawling property’s gourmet kitchen and floor-to-ceiling fireplace make this spot perfect for a nature-centered family getaway.

Inlet Beach, Florida — Paradise Found: This beachside oasis along 30A, designed to accommodate groups and families, stays true to its name with its luxurious infinity pool, chef’s kitchen, and seamless indoor-outdoor living spaces.

Austin, Texas — Toro Canyon: Close to the heart of Austin, this tranquil retreat blends modern luxury with natural beauty. It features amenities like a sports court, outdoor kitchen, and pool nestled among a lush landscape with a nearby creek.

Glen Ellen, California — Villa Montebella: A charming Italian-inspired villa in Sonoma Valley, this listing offers seclusion, breathtaking views, and a taste of luxury with its onsite vineyard, large gathering spaces, spa facility, and unique wine cave.

Sand Lake, Michigan — Sandy Lakehouse: This Baptist Lake property offers premium amenities, including a professional-grade gym, custom sports court, and a game room, making it an ideal spot for entertaining or a peaceful lakeside getaway.

Epworth, Georgia — Miracle Creek Retreat: Nestled in the Blue Ridge area, this modern cabin combines comfort with rustic elements and offers amenities like spa-like bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, and outdoor living areas with stunning forest views.

Winchendon, Massachusetts — Copley’s Lakefront Cottage: This Belgian-style farmhouse on Lake Monomonac provides a scenic escape suitable for all seasons with its private beach and dock. Additionally, the cozy listing offers cozy indoor spaces with panoramic lake views.

St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands — Villa Cin Cin: This exquisite oceanfront home near Cruz Bay boasts breathtaking views of the Virgin Islands National Park, a rooftop deck, and an infinity pool, all designed for optimal relaxation and entertainment.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico — Casa Acantilado: This impressive cliffside villa in downtown Cabo contains versatile indoor-outdoor living spaces, impressive ocean views, and extravagances like a pool, sauna, and hot tub, perfect for relaxing at the beginning and end of each day.


Alec Sills-Trausch | Wealth of Geeks

This article was produced by Media Decision and syndicated by Wealth of Geeks.

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