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Vrbo’s List Of Best Vacation Homes Of 2022 Is Here, & The Wanderlust Is Real

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For the first time ever, Vrbo has released its Vacation Homes of the Year to recognize 10 "best-in-class" vacation homes across the U.S. This inaugural group boasts a combo of 5-star ratings, good reviews, family-friendly amenities, and hosts who go "above and beyond." Ready for some wanderlust? Keep reading.

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Big Sky, Montana

Tucked away on 20 acres near Yellowstone and Big Sky Resort, this 4500 sq. ft. home on Beaver Creek is a nature lover’s paradise: fishing, hiking, and lots of peace and quiet.

Cost: $1000 avg/night

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East Hampton, New York

If you’ve ever dreamed of hanging out in the Hamptons, here’s your chance. This dreamy 5 bedroom, 6.5 bathroom modern farmhouse is located in East Hampton, just a 10-minute walk to the local beach. Bonus: It has a 15-foot movie screen.

Cost: $1888 avg/night

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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

A private heated pool, panoramic ocean views, a fully stocked chef’s kitchen, and 24/7 concierge service are just a few reasons this 6728 sq. ft. vacation home in SC’s Lowcountry stands out.

Cost: $2987 avg/night


Telluride, Colorado

If the rugged American West speaks to your soul but you still want modern amenities, “Overlook Haus” could be your dream vacation rental. This lodge is immaculately appointed, close to ski slopes, and set against a stunning mountain backdrop.

Cost: $1562 avg/night

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

If you haven’t visited this gorgeous coastal Florida town, you should — it’s #BeachGoals. “Great Expectations,” a 3000 sq. ft. Gulf-front home, overlooks turquoise waters and has a private walkway to the beach. Oh, and a private pool, too.

Cost: $1327 avg/night

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Broken Bow, Oklahoma

Situated on 1.5 acres of forest, this modern cabin can sleep up to 18 guests and is pet-friendly. Kids will love the 12 bunk beds, shuffleboard, pool table, and video arcade.

Cost: $657 avg/night

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Sawyer, Michigan

This modern new construction home is mere minutes (a bike ride or short walk!) from the beaches of Lake Michigan and Warren Dunes State Park. A chic interior coupled with great gathering spaces outdoors — including an 8-person hot tub — make it memorable.

Cost: $1342 avg/night

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Built in 2021, this new retreat is nestled in the heart of Gatlinburg’s Arts and Crafts District. Minutes from iconic entertainment like Dollywood, it still has that mountain getaway feel. And the game room is next level.

Cost: $485 avg/night

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“Big Island,” Hawaii

This secluded Hawaiian retreat offers panoramic ocean views from the upper lanai, where the hosts say you may spot “whales and dolphins at play.” The home’s indoor/outdoor living vibes include an infinity pool and pool-side barbeque.

Cost: $1400 avg/night

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Palm Springs, California

Minutes from world-famous Palm Canyon Drive, this remodeled designer home sits in the exclusive Little Tuscany neighborhood of Palm Springs. The resort-style retreat features a pool, spa, built-in BBQ and bar, fire pit, bocce ball, and horseshoes.

Cost: $499 avg/night

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