Whether you’re ready for a splurge or on a budget, these 10 great vacation houses are perfect spots for a sunny spring break at the beach.
Picking a spring break destination is only half the process—once you’ve set your sights on a sun-soaked stretch of sand to spend a week of relaxation with your family or friends (or both), you have to find a place to stay. Choosing between hotels and long lists of house and condo rentals can seem daunting, but this year, you can consider it done for you.
TripAdvisor Rentals, a branch of the review site that can help travelers find vacation rentals in destinations around the world, has figured out this year’s most popular U.S. spring break destinations—and they’re all in Florida. In Panama City Beach and Destin on the Panhandle, Anna Maria Island on the Gulf, and inland Kissimmee and Orlando, TripAdvisor has found the best vacation rentals for a spring break getaway:
Save: Kissimmee Townhouse
Sleeps 8, from $66 per night
This Kissimmee home, only a 20-minute drive from Disney World, sleeps eight across two master bedroom suites and two additional bedrooms. It has a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, a lounge, a private patio, and access to a heated pool, tennis courts, a gym, and a playground.Splurge: Reunion Retreat
Sleeps 30, from $1,650 per night
Gather a big group at this 14-bedroom getaway, which boasts 12 master bedrooms with king-sized beds, a gourmet kitchen (plus a secondary catering kitchen), a large dining room, a theater, and an arcade room. Outside, it has a private heated pool with hot tub, a fire pit, and a kitchen area.
2. Panama City Beach
Save: PCB 1-Bedroom
Sleeps 4, from $65 per night
Take a break from fun in the sun on PCB’s pearly sand beaches in this cozy stay, which has two queen-sized beds and easy access to the beaches.Splurge: Gulf Bridge Lane
Sleeps 12, from $345 per night
Vacation in luxury in this 4-bedroom home, which has a private pool and an outdoor lounge area. The beaches are just a short walk or bike ride away, and a designer kitchen will make eating in easy.
Save: Sandpiper Cove
Sleeps 6, from $64 per night
Located in the private Sandpiper Cove complex, this condo has access to five pools, three hot tubs, and a 9-hole chip and private putt course, with private, gated beach access, too.Splurge: The Emerald
Sleeps 22, from $1,858 per night
This beachfront home can sleep up to 22 guests across its seven bedrooms with four king-sized beds, three queen-sized beds, and four double beds—meaning no one has to crash on a sleeper sofa.
Save: Luxury Home Near Disney
Sleeps 8, from $79 per night
This three-bedroom stay has free Wi-Fi, in-house laundry, a fully equipped kitchen, and other touches that can help you feel right at home.Splurge: Watersong Resort
Sleeps 16, from $383 per night
You won’t want to leave this luxurious, professionally decorated home, which has seven bedrooms, an outdoor dining area, and a private pool.
5. Anna Maria Island
Save: Holmes Beach 1-Bedroom
Sleeps 4, from $99 per night
With an ocean view, pool access, and beach access, this compact stay has everything you need for a casual beach vacation.
In this two-bedroom stay, two balconies offer Gulf views, and an open concept living area has plenty of space for everyone to gather at the end of the day. The condo also has access to a resort-style swimming pool and sundeck.
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