A pool in front of a Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy family vacation rental

Create memories of a lifetime with your family at a vacation rental in Huatulco, Oaxaca. (Photo: Marriott International)


No Work, All Play: 12 Family Vacation Rentals for Your Next Getaway

Every family vacation begins with a vision, as aspiring travelers imagine exactly what they seek from their getaway. It could be a chance to bond, a respite from a hectic work schedule or an adventure-filled stay near beaches, mountains or forests. And a fantastic vacation rental with Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy can be just the accommodation you’re seeking. 

Curated Collections by Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy guide travelers toward just the experiences they envision by spotlighting standout guest homes in a variety of categories. Read on to discover homes that are perfect for families who are hankering for a playful retreat, an ideal beach vacation, a restful stay in a cabin or treehouse, or plenty of time near a sparkling pool. 

As always, check for travel guidelines and closures before planning your trip. 

Beachfront Oasis 

If the crash of ocean waves sounds like the ideal soundtrack for your next family vacation, the Beachfront Oasis collection offers a variety of homes near beaches across the world. These homes celebrate the natural beauty of their settings, with windows, decks and walkways designed with a focus on seaside vistas. 

The Modern Beachfront Haven in Huatulco, Oaxaca, is a serene three-bedroom home that graces its guests with a palm-tree-shaded infinity pool facing La Bocana Beach, a serene koi pond and picture windows showcasing magnetic beach sunrises. Spend your days frolicking on the beach or lounging by the infinity pool — there’s no wrong answer. 

Step off the porch of the Marlin Beachfront Mansion in Seacrest, Florida, and amble down the steps to reach a private stretch of Emerald Coast beach. Use the included beach gear credit to borrow boogie boards, bicycles and beach chairs, and then retreat home to float in the courtyard pool, play table shuffleboard or pool, or just relax in the 10-bedroom house’s spacious interior. This large family vacaiton rental can accommodate up to 22 people, so feel free to invite extended family or friends along, too. 

Choose this four-bedroom SoCal Style home in Encinitas, California, to experience expansive views of Moonlight Beach, an easy walk to dig your toes into the sand, lounge areas overlooking ocean sunsets, a kitchen worthy of a professional chef and a television on the deck for outdoor movie nights as a family.

Playful Retreats 

The homes in the Playful Retreats collection aim to delight and surprise guests of all ages; each offers so many amusements, recreation opportunities and amenities that you could spend your entire family vacation on the property. If you’ve ever wished you could just kick back while your surroundings kept the kids — and adults — entertained, these playful retreats are for you. 

A pool table and other games in a room at a Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy family vacation rental
This Resort Comfort Meets Fun home has games for the whole family to enjoy. (Photo: Marriott International)

Your family surely won’t run out of fun things to do at this Resort Comfort Meets Fun home in Four Corners, Florida. The home has nine bedrooms, including character-themed ones that are picture perfect for kids. Swim in the pool or host a friendly tournament in the game room, which is decked out with a pool table, air hockey and more. It’s almost impossible to imagine feeling cooped up here — but if you’re eager to explore, take advantage of the surrounding Solara Resort’s surf simulator, soccer field, and basketball and beach volleyball courts.

The six-bedroom Waterfalling Estate in Ninole, Hawaii, is an oceanfront, cliffside showstopper overlooking a private waterfall. Here, you can hone your backhand on the illuminated tennis courts, slip down a waterslide into an Olympic-size pool, golf nine holes and then unwind in the airy interior with balconies for lounging amid sea breezes. 

Show your family a good time at Chutes n Stars in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, a pet-friendly, seven-bedroom property that invites multigenerational fun. Guests can challenge each other to a game of pool, Skee-Ball or poker; splash in inviting ponds; screen a movie in the theater; zoom down twisty indoor and outdoor slides; and dine under the stars in the campfire and barbecue area.

Cabins & Treehouses 

For those who feel most at peace surrounded by trees, the Cabins & Treehouses collection invites guests of all ages to unwind among pine-scented hillsides or witness colorful fall foliage up close. Imagine the treehouse of your childhood dreams with luxury upgrades, and you will find it in this collection — and your kids will get to experience it, too. 

A porch at a Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy family vacation rental with a view of the mountains
Take in the views at the Gem of Blue Ridge home in Georgia. (Photo: Marriott International)

In the Gem of Blue Ridge in Georgia, you can gaze into the mountains through a full-length window while showering in the king suite bathroom. The four-bedroom home’s outdoor living spaces lend it an upscale treehouse feel, with a variety of decks where your family can dine, watch a movie under a vaulted wood-beam ceiling, soak in the hot tub or rock on the porch swing while enjoying the mountain sunset. 

The name of Bouldercrest at Eagles Nest in Banner Elk, North Carolina, evokes this five-bedroom home’s majestic Blue Ridge Mountain perch, which you can enjoy while soaking in the outdoor hot tub or gathering around the fire pit. Inside, cozy up around a fireplace or play foosball or air hockey. And if the family games or the magnificent views distract you from your coffee, stop by the mug-warming station. 

If you’ve ever wanted to stay in a home praised in architecture magazines, visit the Sterling Treehouse in Stowe, Vermont: a striking, three-story, three-bedroom creation of concrete, weathered steel, raw timber and glass. You can admire the Green Mountains to the west, the Worcester Range to the east and the white pines and maple trees all around from stunning floor-to-ceiling windows on all sides.

Epic Pools 

For some travelers, a beautiful pool is the ultimate vacation icon, whether you plan to splash with the kids, swim laps or enjoy lounging around it. The homes in the Epic Pools collection promise unforgettable stays with swimming pools at their heart. 

aerial view of a Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy family vacation rental with a pool
The Luxurious Serene Property in Anapoima, Colombia, provides a dazzling backdrop for a family vacation. (Photo: Marriott International)

The Luxurious Serene Property centers around an infinity pool surrounded by the lush greenery of the Anapoima, Colombia, foothills. Stretch out on a shaded lounge by the blue-tiled pool, ease into the hot tub or dine in the covered, open-air living room in this crisp, modern, three-bedroom home.

The infinity pool of the Austin Accolade extends into a tree-lined canyon with views so lovely your family might want to linger poolside and grill dinner, hang out and watch the outdoor TV until long after the sun sets. And with concierge planning included and the center of Austin, Texas, just a short drive away, you’ll have city activities at your fingertips during a stay at this four-bedroom home.

The Hilltop Villa with Infinity Pool Overlooking the Jungle Home in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, sits surrounded by lush greenery. Spend the day swimming in and lounging by the sparkling infinity pool, and revel in the fabulous views of the Pacific Ocean and Cerro Nara Mountains. Kids will love keeping an eye out for local wildlife like macaws and even sloths. This is a tasteful, window-filled home with four bedrooms and major relaxation vibes.