When talking about vacation rentals, there are the obvious choices like Airbnb, HomeAway and Vrbo. But have you ever checked out the amazing vacation rentals from Vacasa? Founded in Portland, Oregon in 2009, Vacasa doesn’t have the inventory as its competitors do nor is it as widely known.

But Vacasa is one of the fastest growing companies in America, with more than 13,000 vacation rentals across the U.S. and overseas, and has also launched top flight property management and real estate services, making it the largest vacation rental management company in North America. What’s more, Vacasa employs local housekeepers and property managers to help create the finest experience possible for vacation renters and property owners.

If you’re still not convinced in getting an upgrade to your summer vacation, take a look at these five extraordinary vacation rentals from Vacasa.

Saddleback Retreat

Mesa, Arizona
Saddleback Retreat, Mesa

Just minutes from one of Mesa’s most popular recreational areas, Saddleback Retreat is a stunning 3-bedroom, 3-bath home equipped with a private pool, waterslide and a whole lot more. Tucked away in a quiet residential neighborhood in the northeastern portion of the city, this contemporary two-story home also features modern amenities like full kitchen with a dishwasher, central air conditioning and washer and dryer. All of the bedrooms are on the second level, with the master bedroom equipped with a fireplace and stylish bathroom with a separate bathtub and shower. The enclosed backyard offers even more amenities, like afire pit, patio, gas grill and even a putting green.


Pajaro Paradise

Watsonville, California
Pajaro Paradise

Featuring spectacular oceans views amid a nearly deserted beach, Pajaro Paradise meets the classic definition of paradise: a place or state of serenity and bliss. Located in Pajaro Dunes, along the breathtaking Monterey Bay just outside of the City of Watsonville, Pajaro Paradise is a 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath beachfront home with enough living space to comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests. This two level home offers all sorts of modern conveniences, like a full kitchen with complimentary coffee, washer and dryer, wood-burning fireplace, Wi-Fi and a telescope for dolphin and whale watching.


Belted Kingfisher

Hilton Head, South Carolina
Belted Kingfisher, Hilton Head

Yet another magnificent property with sweeping oceans views, Belted Kingfisher is a luxurious private home with seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, elegant bay windows and a heated pool. Located in the South Beach section of Hilton Head, near the southernmost edge of the shoe-shaped island, Belted Kingfisher can accommodate up to 20 guests and is available on a weekly basis. An enormous collection of amenities are available to enjoy inside the stately home, like central air conditioning, full size kitchen with modern appliances, washer and dryer, outdoor gas grill, outdoor Jacuzzi and a private boardwalk to the beach just a short walk away.


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Heron Point

Lake Anna, Virginia
Heron Point, Lake Anna

Elegantly perched along Virginia’s Lake Anna, Heron Pointe is a spacious home with 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and its own private boat dock. Located outside the peaceful Town of Mineral, about an hour’s drive from Richmond, Lake Anna is a popular getaway destination for other Virginia cities like Alexandria, Charlottesville, Norfolk, Roanoke and Virginia Beach. One of several Vacasa-managed homes in the area, Heron Point has its own private beach. Additionally, it offers several other amenities, like a full sized kitchen vaulted ceilings and fireplace. Outside this magnificent lakehouse are a spacious deck with a firepit, beach chairs, gas grill and private boat dock.

This Vacasa vacation rental has a maximum occupancy of 14 guests and nightly rates start at $298, with reservations available online.


Whispering Pines Lodge

Eagle River, Wisconsin
Whispering Pines Lodge, Eagle River

One of more than 20 Vacasa-managed homes in Northern Wisconsin, Whispering Pines Lodge might be the perfect setting for a family reunion, picturesque wedding, corporate getaway or other large gathering. Located along what’s known as the World’s Largest Chain of 28 Connected Lakes in the Town of Eagle River, Whispering Pines is a breathtaking 9 bedroom, 6 bath lodge. Nightly rates for this Vacasa vacation rental start at $889. In order to make online reservations through Vacasa, the prospective renter must be at least 25 years old and guests must be 25 or older unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.


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About The Author:

Randy Yagi is an award-winning freelance writer who has covered national/international travel for CBS Local and all things San Francisco for CBS San Francisco. He is a Media Fellow of Stanford University and a member of the Freelance Council of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW).

He is a lifelong resident of Santa Cruz County, in California.