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20 Vacation Rentals With Amazing Outdoor Spaces

March 27, 2023

These vacation homes on Vrbo and Airbnb feature incredible private outdoor spaces to swim, soak, picnic and roast marshmallows this summer.

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How to Find a Vacation Rental With Great Outdoor Space

In a good vacation rental, great design extends from the inside of the house all the way out to the entrance. These Airbnb and Vrbo hosts have expertly designed their outdoor spaces so that you and your group can enjoy the outdoors from sunrise to stargazing.

Finding a good outdoor space like this can take some time, because it's usually images of the inside of the house that pop first in search results, so you'll need to click through to see pics of the backyard, if there is one. Neither Vrbo nor Airbnb currently have a feature for filtering properties for outdoor spaces to really wow you. But, there are ways around it. Try poking around using filters for swimming pools, hot tubs or "outdoor space" and "great views" to try to narrow down your search. Still not sure? Check the reviews to see if other guests mentioned impressive outdoor spaces as an underrated perk.

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A Los Angeles Villa

This stunning home perched on a cliff in Los Angeles features gorgeous, minimalist landscaping that gives the space an impossibly chic vibe. The home has four bedrooms, all with plenty of natural light, and two bathrooms. Outside, you can enjoy a heated infinity swimming pool, a hot tub and a barbecue. Feeling extra luxe? For an extra charge, you can have the villa pre-stocked with essentials and even book airport transfers and excursions directly through the host.

BOOK NOW: Airbnb, from $1,269

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Spanish Villa in California Wine Country

This massive villa in Paso Robles, California, features an incredible mosaic infinity pool and hot tub. Olive trees dot the property, and you'll find seating areas with gorgeous views of the mountains beyond. Inside, hook up your vacation playlist to a sound system with speakers hidden throughout the house. The home has five bedrooms and five bathrooms, with space for up to 11 guests.

BOOK NOW: Airbnb, from $1,300

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Waterside Villa in Sarasota, Florida, With Courtyard Pool

This villa in Sarasota, Florida, expertly blurs the line between indoor and outdoor thanks to a gorgeous courtyard. While the exterior of the home is well-manicured — with eye-catching ivy snaking up the front of the house — a courtyard pool makes the property seem more serene and secluded once you're inside. When you're ready to venture back out into the real world, Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico are just steps away from the property, and you can borrow kayaks or electric bikes to explore from your doorstep. The villa has space for up to 12 guests in five bedrooms.

BOOK NOW: Airbnb, from $1,900

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