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10 of the best vacation homes in the USA

Vrbo has revealed its list of Vacation Homes of the Year to recognize the ten best-in-class vacation homes across the USA. The 2022 Vacation Homes of Year are all located in popular vacation destinations and met required selection criteria, including a combination of 5-star ratings, guest reviews, number of bookings, Premier Host status, and family-friendly amenities available.

“The Vacation Homes of the Year exemplify why families have trusted Vrbo for decades. They have a proven track record of earning excellent ratings and reviews, and the hosts who own and manage these places are dedicated to going above and beyond for their guests,” said Alison Kwong, Vrbo spokesperson. “We also know every family has different tastes and vacation preferences, so this list represents a variety of price points, destinations, types of properties and design.”

Here are Vrbo’s 2022 U.S. Vacation Homes of the Year:

Big Sky, Montana

This remote mountain lodge is located on 20 acres in the mountains near Yellowstone National Park. Outdoor enthusiasts appreciate the hiking, cross-country skiing, mountain biking and fishing, but the views are what secured this home’s place on the list.

Broken Bow, Oklahoma

This pet-friendly modern cabin is a hit with extended families, multi-generational groups, and people traveling with kids. This cabin sleeps 18 people, comes with a spacious outdoor patio for grilling, and a game room with twelve bunk beds.

East Hampton, New York

This contemporary farmhouse is a short walk from Georgica Beach. With thirty-five 5-star ratings, guests love the gourmet kitchen, private pool and 15-foot movie screen in the house’s home theater.

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

This cozy chalet has fifty 5-star ratings. It is located near Dollywood and Smoky Mountain National Park and provides the outdoor lawn games, indoor arcade games and a pool table for competitive guests or families with kids.

Hawaii Island, Hawaii

This oceanfront retreat overlooks the Pacific Ocean where guests can watch whales, dolphins, and the sunset every day. The infinity pool is a welcome alternative for guests who want to avoid crowded resorts and have a quieter vacation.

Hilton Head, South Carolina

The host of this luxury beachfront house in Hilton Head, South Carolina has been in the vacation rental business for over a decade. This home has panoramic views of the ocean, a heatable pool, fully-stocked chef’s kitchen, and 24/7 personal property concierge services.

Palm Springs, California

This designer retreat in the Little Tuscany neighborhood comes with a pool, alfresco dining areas and outdoor kitchen, eclectic art and furnishings inside the vacation home, and even a Peloton bike available for guests to use.


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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

This oceanfront beach house in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida has almost fifty 5-star ratings and sleeps 16 guests. The host of this vacation home has been with Vrbo for 15 years and his property has its own private pool and balconies overlooking the waves.

Sawyer, Michigan

The hosts of this modern property near Lake Michigan have been in the vacation rental business for the last six years. This getaway is a short walk or bike ride to Warren Dunes state park, and guests love the multiple outdoor gathering spaces by the hot tub and firepit.

Telluride, Colorado

A perfect place for adventurous travelers and nature lovers, this mountain lodge is situated between Telluride ski resort and Mountain Village. It’s called “Overlook Haus” because of the breathtaking mountain views from almost every room in the house.

See the full list and more photos of the 2022 Vacation Homes of the year here and save these places on your Vrbo Trip Board for the next time you are planning a get together with your family or closest friends.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. It’s a great bit of marketing by Vrbo. I can’t help thinking that these 10 are the tip of the iceberg. It makes me want to look for the others

  2. If these places are anywhere typical of the quality, I can see my Vrbo Trip Board getting very full, very quickly.

  3. Although we got very fed-up catering for ourselves during Covid, I’m still a bit uneasy in hotels and restaurants.

    Now that there are bits in the newspapers on new Covid variants emerging, I still think I’m safer in a holiday home than a hotel.

  4. Broken Bow is interesting as a vacation home for multi-generational trips. We’ve tried bringing the generations together, much more successful in a vacation home than in a hotel.
    It works as long as you’ve got two things. The youngsters should have plenty to keep them occupied. And the oldies ought to have some quiet corners where they can enjoy a few minutes peace and quiet.

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