Find yourself in need of reconnecting with your significant other? Here are seven stellar vacation rental ideas for you and your favorite sweetheart to get away to. Let the loving commence!
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Located on the charming and secluded River Road, this wine country home is located on five acres by the Russian River and nestled among beautiful vineyards in the famed Alexander Valley. See serene mountain views and experience country living at its finest with your honey bear—not to mention a host of activities to partake in such as biking, hiking, wine tasting, shopping, swimming, and water skiing.
What’s more is that the home is just a merely walk to downtown Geyserville, which offers even more rustic charm and renowned restaurants. Drive out a bit further for Healdsburg town square, where an array of additional hiking and biking trails await to be discovered. There’s also the nearby Coppola estate offering a sparkling pool with alfresco dining. And since the property has been registered with Sonoma county as an official Vacation Rental, 55% of the Federal, State, and Occupancy tax is paid by the owners. Nice.
This Edelweiss Village home in the Lakes Region is the perfect spot for a relaxing vacation to work on any relationship. There’s something for everyone in all of the seasons. For snow lovers, it’s just a short drive to the most popular ski mountains in New England. For nature lovers, it’s got easy access to scenic drives and is super close to several hiking or walking trails, as well as the five beaches of the Pea Porridge Ponds. In less than twenty minutes, you’ll also find yourself surrounded by tons of tax free outlet shopping, restaurants, and activities in North Conway.
From ice-skating, rock climbing, moose tours, and gondola rides, to drives across the scenic Kancamagus Highway or visits to nearby Storyland, North Conway Scenic Railway, or Santa’s Village, it’ll be a holiday getaway to remember for sure.
Ideally located in a peacefully quiet neighborhood, this charming Cape Cod home in the Hamptons is perfect for couple looking to get away. Though secluded and super private, it’s still just a mere mile from Foster Memorial Beach, a few minutes from downtown Sag Harbor, and less than half hour drive to the fabulous ocean beaches and villages of the Hamptons.
Go around selecting the array of fresh vegetables and seafood offerings at the local "Serene Garden" farm stand just a few yards away from your front door in order to grab goodies for that tasty and romantic candlelit supper you’ll be cooking. There’s also a privately-fenced in back yard, a brick patio, wrought iron furniture, and outdoor showers to rest and relax at. Cherish that relationship with a trip on down to the shore.
Right next to the National Forest, this 3,300 square foot residence is a unique safe haven retreat that sits at the end of Wilderness Road at an altitude of 6,200 ft. Take in broad mountain views and surrounding forests within an extremely tranquil and peaceful setting with the wilderness right in your back yard. It’s also less than a mile to the town of Running Springs, just under ten miles to Lake Arrowhead, and about twenty miles from Big Bear Lake, so you’ll literally find yourself in the middle of the mountains but still have all the amenities of any resort town.
Explore the nature of the National Forest or just stay put to enjoy the spacious cabin and activity centers around the property, such as a boating pond, a rock creek, a sandy beach, a volleyball court, a climbing wall, an outdoor chess board, or even a mini zip line with low suspension bridge, as well as a toboggan run and an archery range. Pursue personal and spiritual growth with your significant other by connecting with Mother Nature and each other in a positive and uplifting way.
It’s a wonderful year round home offering three bedrooms, two baths, and a private floating dock that accommodates a boat up to 22 feet long. Launch your personal kayak or canoe at this charming waterfront rental that’s also close to vineyards and beaches galore. It’s situated on a creek that leads to Goose Neck Bay and to the Peconic Bay, while the area itself boasts over fifty vineyards and is home to wonderful restaurants and shopping options. You can definitely rekindle that relationship by venturing into this tranquil woodland setting, which makes for a superb quick weekend getaway or even a month-long retreat.
There’s even a fully stocked kitchen-- dishes, pots and pans, linens, and small appliances, included—as well a spacious Master bedroom that opens up to an upper deck, as well as a raised downstairs deck that’s perfect for entertaining, relaxing, or dining outside. Nature lovers will also love to know that the home is a true bird-watchers paradise!
Find the bliss of Italy right on the West Coast. Here’s a Tuscan Villa retreat that awaits, offering a spacious open floor plan that’s superb for entertaining, as well as its own outdoor bocce court and wood burning pizza oven. Homemade pizza made from Villa Amici's herb and vegetable alongside two modern bedrooms and spa-like bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen and gas BBQ grill, endless internet and Dish TV, a high-end stereo system with large CD collection, and a spacious backyard patio? Wine country memories will no doubt be made within this breathtaking Alexander Valley home.
Sip wine under the stars or do some boutique shopping in downtown Healdsburg, which is super close by and offers high-end spas and fabulous restaurants galore. Within a mile or two, couples can embark on wine tasting adventures at Jordan, Medlock Ames, Hawkes, Alexander Valley Vineyards, White Oak, Sausal, Soda Rock, Stryker, Fieldstone, Hanna, and more. There’s no other vacation rental that will provide the Tuscany feel and warm, personalized decor that this ranch house does. Perfetto.
7. Mercer, Wisconsin
Relax in a spacious Lakeside home that’s secluded by majestic pines while watching tranquil sunsets and sunrises over the lake. Sound too good to be true? Well, luckily, vacation rental bliss awaits. It’s the lake retreat of everyone’s dreams, offering rustic charm, vintage décor, two spacious bedrooms in the main house, as well as an additional separate lake house featuring a Queen size bed.
Read a book or just snuggle up with your honey while enjoying the cool lake breezes (or when listening to those nighttime loons)! You’ll also love the fact that you can grill your freshly caught northern Pike or Walleye for a nice tasty dinner right on the large deck that awaits. Relax while the kids roast marshmallows over the fire, or maybe just spend the entire evening star gazing and canoodling. Let’s just say you’ll have tons of great stories to tell once it’s time to go home.
This article was written by Pamela Chan.