13 Fun Family-Friendly Airbnbs For Your Summer Vacation

by Hilary Braaksma

13 Fun Family-Friendly Airbnbs For Your Summer Vacation
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Temporary home rental services like Airbnb have changed the way people vacation. No more choosing between the limited lodging hotels can offer—people all over the world can offer up access to their private homes for your vacation. For families, Airbnbs can be huge money savers thanks to spacious rentals, the ability to make your own meals and access to everyday amenities. If you’re planning a summer vacation, check out some of these awesome family-friendly Airbnbs.

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Quiet Cabin in Pine Valley, UT


Explore Zion National park, visit the Tuacahn Amphitheater, go hiking, fishing, four-wheeling and more when you bring your family to stay at this peaceful cabin 30 minutes outside of St. George, Utah. This cabin sleeps up to nine, has all the comforts of home and features an amazing outdoor deck slide kids will love.

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Historic Row Home in Washington, D.C.


This historically restored row home in D.C. is the perfect place to stay if you’re planning a fun, educational trip to the nation’s capital. This Airbnb has a fully equipped kitchen and a six-seat dining table for meals in, tons of space and a relaxing screened in porch to enjoy. You’ll be only a short Uber ride away from amazing museums, national monuments and more.

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Mickey Mouse Themed Condo in Kissimmee, FL


If you’re taking a traditional Disney vacation to Florida, why not try this unconventional lodging option? This Mickey Mouse themed condo is only 1.5 miles from Disney World, has a full kitchen (no worrying about pricey meal plans!), sleeps up to four guests and has a fun, retro design that feels just as fun as the more expensive resort options. Guests will also have access to a pool and gym on-location.

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Three Story Lookout Tower in Terrebonne, OR


This cozy three-story lookout tower was fashioned after Fire Service lookouts, and the top level offers a gorgeous, 360-degree view of the Cascade Mountains. Families looking for solitude and an escape from the day-to-day grind will love this rustic Airbnb on five acres of natural landscape. The Lookout Tower sleeps up to four guests and has a kitchen, hot tub, washer and dryer and more.

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Dome in the Desert, Joshua Tree, CA


Spend your days exploring Joshua Tree National Park in California, then wind down at this truly unique dome-shaped Airbnb during the evening. The bright, gorgeous space sleeps up to four guests and has a full kitchen, full bathroom, indoor fireplace, air conditioning, WiFi and more comforts of home.

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The Little Owl Cabin in Packwood, WA


Up to five guests can enjoy a vacation at this cool cabin near Mt. Rainier National Park in Washington State. Families will enjoy amenities including a kitchen with cooking basics, a cedar hot tub, WiFi, snow shoes, a deck and balcony with scenic views. This cozy cabin is also only 2.5 hours drive from fun sightseeing cities like Seattle and Portland.

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Treehouse with an Ocean View, Aptos, CA


Kids and adults alike will love this epic treehouse with a gorgeous view. This beautifully decorated treehouse with mid-century touches has a full kitchen for family meals, windows all around for a panoramic view, three bedrooms that sleep up to six guests, a full bathroom and a patio with a hammock for lots of rest and relaxation.

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Fun Midtown Apartment in Manhattan, NYC


Enjoy all New York City has to offer with this fun, spacious apartment as your family’s own personal rest stop between all of the incredible sights. This private apartment sleeps up to five guests and is within walking distance of Central Park, Times Square, Rockefeller Center and so much more. A full kitchen, cable TV and comfortable space will make winding down between trips around town easy.

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Private Pool Home in Los Angeles, CA


Experience the sights and sounds of L.A. with this home as your pretty private retreat. Relax around the fire pit or enjoy a dip in the heated pool, make a meal in the full kitchen, get your workout in on the treadmill or just kick back and enjoy the comfy furniture. This home sleeps up to four and is within walking distance of restaurants, grocery stores and coffee shops.

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Peaceful Yurt in the Redwoods in Gualala, CA


Forget camping and try glamping with this fully-stocked yurt in the California Redwoods. This peaceful yurt is extremely private, surrounded by forest, lush greenery and beautiful scenery. Enjoy getting in touch with nature while having access to family must-haves like a full kitchen, bathroom, WiFi, hot water, TV, washer and dryer and more.

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Stonehaven Castle in Eureka Springs, Arkansas


It’s not easy to come across a real castle on vacation in the U.S., but you can stay in the next best thing when you book this awesome Arkansas Airbnb. The gorgeous Stonehaven Castle sleeps up to 13 guests and has awesome features like a jacuzzi tub, stained glass windows, vaulted ceilings, its own art gallery and family-friendly features like a travel crib, extra bedding, TV, washer and dryer and more.

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1940s Gas Station in Gallatin, TN


This old gas station has been remodeled into one amazing Airbnb for your family to stay in. The Station is 30 minutes south of downtown Nashville and has a full kitchen, bath, washer and dryer, an outdoor grill and fun decorative touches the kids will get a kick out of. This Airbnb sleeps up to four and has plenty of space to stretch out after a day of seeing the sights in Music City.

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Loco for SoCo in Austin, TX


If you’re visiting Austin with the family, check out this gorgeous stay near the city’s historic South Congress street. This picture-perfect Airbnb has charming rustic touches, a full kitchen, sleeping accommodations for up to seven and a pet pig on location—yes, a real pig.