Your Summer Is Made: 8 Sweet Vacation Rentals with Epic Pools

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We know the 2021 struggle is real and we are here to provide some summer inspiration to get you through. A vacation rental can offer lots of the comforts of home like cribs and game rooms, with that relaxing feeling you only get on vacation. Pick a vacation rental with a pool and you don’t even have to plan a million activities to fill the days because your recreation is included. We picked a few of our favorites, all just a short drive away.

Sonoma Stunner | Sonoma, CA

Can't you just picture yourself enjoying a good book while the kids play on the expansive grass and splash in the pool? Be sure you bring your unicorn floatie for this gorgeous home in Sonoma that is surrounded by vineyards. It sleeps 8 people and you won't want to go home, we know it! 

Sleeps: 8
Cost: $952/night
Online: airbnb.com

Splash Down in Santa Rosa | Santa Rosa, CA

This lovely home comes with the vacation rental trifecta: a pool, a hot tub and a fire pit! The outdoor gas BBQ is ready for your burgers as you enjoy a bottle of wine from a nearby winery. You might even get to hear the neighborhood owls hooting at night! 

Sleeps: 6
Cost: $385/night
Online: airbnb.com

Land Park Luxury Home | Sacramento, CA

This 4-bedroom home boasts an amazing backyard oasis complete with a shimmering private pool. Whip up delicious dishes in the impressive chef’s kitchen or step out to the fenced backyard for an afternoon cookout. End days with a relaxing soak in the spa-like primary suite, which includes an oversized tub, a chandelier, and a tub-side TV.

Sleeps: 8
Cost: $277/night
Online: airbnb.com

Mid-Century Inspired Home | Occidental, CA

You'll have the best of both worlds when you book this gorgeous home that has 4 acres of land with trees and tranquility. There's a plunge pool and hot tub just for your use after a day of hiking and exploring the area. You'll really feel like you are away from it all when you visit! 

Sleeps: 6 
Cost: $559/night
Online: airbnb.com 

Novato Tiki Hut | Novato, CA

Located on a cul-de-sac in a quiet residential neighborhood, this home opens up to reveal a breezy Mediterranean vibe. With 4 bedrooms/2 baths, your group can spread out. Enjoy indoor/outdoor living with a sunroom, a sheltered dining area, mega trampoline for the kids, and of course, a tiki hut overlooking the tranquil Novato Creek. Swim in the private salt water pool and then relax in the hot tub. 

Sleeps: 8
Cost: $339/night
Online: airbnb.com

Carmel Valley Vineyard Hideaway | Carmel, CA

The spacious mid-century-modern home's open floorpan living area extends seamlessly to the pool deck overlooking the sweeping landscape. The charming Carmel Valley village, with its 21 tasting rooms, is mere 15 minutes away; Pebble Beach, Carmel by the Sea and Monterey can all be reached within 35 minutes. Want to bring the grandparents along? The Pool House, which is available as an add-on for an additional fee, hosts a bedroom with a queen-sized bed, its own separate entrance, a private deck, a direct access to the pool, as well as its own private living room with an additional sofa bed. 

Sleeps: 5
Cost: $450/night
Online: airbnb.com

Three Sisters Farm | Paso Robles, CA

If you haven't explored all there is in Paso Robles, you need to bring the family and check it out. This home is just a short drive from downtown where you'll find tasting rooms, restaurants and a lovely plaza with live music in the summer. Cool off after a hot day in the gorgeous pool. 

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

Grandma's Ranch House | Nicasio, CA

Your whole family will love this vacation rental with epic views. The decor is classic, when things were built to last. The home is very large, in a horseshoe shape, with inner courtyard, large rear deck, patio, pool, and ample parking. Kids will love the pool table, ping pong, kids games, toys, TV, dvd, even a VHS with VHS movies! 

Sleeps: 10
Cost: $600/night
Online: airbnb.com

—Kate Loweth

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