If you’re looking to get the family back together (finally!) and want to avoid a crowded hotel or resort, a large vacation rental in or near Dallas could be just the ticket. You’ll be able to spread out, cook as a group and lounge around to your heart’s content. From lakeside retreats and private getaways to a game-lovers paradise, we’ve found some of the best spots in the metroplex, so keep reading to see them all.

Waterfront Lake Worth Escape in Fort Worth

Your crew can escape the city without really leaving when you book this lakefront property in Fort Worth. It has lake access with a dock, an outdoor living space complete with a fire pit and a large yard for kids to enjoy. 

Sleeps: 8
Cost: $267/night
Online: airbnb.com

Ultimate Game House in Dallas

You and your family might never want to leave this awesome rental! There’s a bocce ball court, a pool table, corn hole, darts and more. Pets are welcome; there’s a pack ‘n’ play as well as babysitter recommendations. You’ll be close to the Dallas Arboretum and plenty of restaurants if you decide to dine out. 

Sleeps: 8
Cost: $299/night
Online: airbnb.com

Sunset Serenity Lake House in Grand Prairie

This lake house is in the middle of the metroplex, so you’ll be close to pretty much everything! There’s a fun playground for kids in the back yard, a dock for fishing or enjoying the lake, and with three bedrooms and two living rooms, there’s plenty of room for your group. 

Sleeps: 9
Cost: $218/night
Online: airbnb.com

The Skylight Place in Arlington

If sporting events are what your family wants, this large rental in Arlington is perfect. Located in the heart of Arlington’s Entertainment District, you can walk to AT&T stadium, and since it’s located in a quiet neighborhood when the fun is over, you can come back and relax. There are bunk beds for the kids and a foosball table for a little family competition. 

Sleeps: 8
Cost: $300/night 
Online: airbnb.com

Creekside Home in Dallas

This cozy three-bedroom spot is a five-minute drive from the Dallas Arboretum and White Rock Lake, a 10-minute drive from downtown Dallas and has a fully-stocked kitchen perfect for a foodie family. 

Sleeps: 8
Cost: $290/night
Online: airbnb.com

Cabin in Broken Bow, OK

If getting out of town is your plan, Broken Bow is always a favorite. We love this cabin for all the games in the loft, the big backyard and proximity to all the fun Broken Bow has to offer. 

Sleeps: 8
Cost: $279/night
Online: airbnb.com

Modern Farmhouse on Lake Lewisville

Looking for a place for the whole family? This lakeside home has five bedrooms and an open concept that makes visiting a breeze. Enjoy beautiful views, a large backyard with a fire pit and the Pac Man arcade! 

Sleeps: 14
Cost: $518/night
Online: airbnb.com

Rustic Family Retreat in Rockwall

This stunning property is located on six acres! There’s a pool, a pond, basketball hoop, bunk beds for the kids and a screened-in back porch for evening fun. You’ll be just 10 minutes from The Harbor, which offers plenty of outdoor dining, as well as Lake Ray Hubbard, which offers boat rentals or a sail around the lake with Sail with Scott

Sleeps: 12
Cost: $750/night
Online: airbnb.com

—Gabby Cullen



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