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16 Tiny House Rentals for Big Vacations

Everyone wants a special place to stay while on holiday. Here are 16 tiny house rentals for big vacations.

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Tiny homes and tiny goats in the Catskills

We didn’t need to pack too much into the 2020 Chevy Traverse for a recent stay at this tiny house resort located 25 minutes from Woodstock in the Catskills because really, all that’s needed to spend quality time in one of eight tiny house rentals is a love of the great outdoors, goats, fresh eggs, and a desire to spend peaceful days and quiet nights together with people you adore. Kids will love walking the property’s baby goats while mom does a little goat yoga in the sun and dad picks fresh herbs and veggies from the garden to whip up made-to-order omelets every morning in the luxurious kitchen. While each of the eight tiny house rentals are tiny, some have as many as three bedrooms and all have outdoor grills and deluxe patio furniture. Always follow these etiquette rules when staying in a vacation rental.

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Terrific Texas tiny house

They say everything’s bigger in Texas but not this adorable tiny house rental tucked into the energetic port city of Galveston. Whether you spend one night or two before or after your Carnival Dream cruise, or while visiting nearby Houston, you will have big fun in this quaint, beautifully decorated one-room home with a private porch because it’s steps from the Gulf beaches, three blocks to the seawall, and close to Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn Water Park, and Galveston Island’s Historic Pleasure Pier.

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Gettysburg tiny house

This tiny house rental could easily stand in as a Pier 1 commercial set because its rustic modern charm looks as warm and inviting as one of their wood-paneled stores. Add in an outdoor patio beneath an evocative trellis roped with twinkle lights and you have the best tiny home getaway to call home during your visit to the Gettysburg Civil War battlefield sites. First time in a rental home? Here are things to always pack for your rental vacation.

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A California Hobbit house

This Hobbit tiny house rental in Mendocino, California is pulled straight out of a Tolkien novel into a modern, comfortable world. Nicknamed “Bag End,” this home has two bedrooms with a writing desk to pen your own fantasy tome, a soaking tub with a view of the treetops, and a picturesque kitchen to pose for photos or prepare a heaping second breakfast for your hungry traveling companions. The incredible location of this tiny house rental makes for a perfect pit stop during a scenic Pacific Coast Highway road trip or a much-needed escape from the hectic Bay Area.

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Yurt It Up in Idaho

This yurt in a remote part of Idaho is a true escape from the modern world. Unplug, unwind, and bask in the comforting glow of the many books that line the top of this unique tiny yurt rental like literary crown molding. During the days, explore nearby Craters of the Moon National Monument just ten minutes down a country road and hike some of Pioneer Mountains’ 2000-square miles. Here are the things you must know before renting your home on Airbnb.

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Charming tiny house in Amish Countryvia

Charming tiny house in Amish Country

Close enough to the popular outlet shopping of Lancaster but a world away on a real working farm sits this positively perfect tiny house rental. One loft bed with a sectional sofa folding out for more sleeping accommodations, white paneled walls, industrial metal and brown wood ascents, a fit pit with Adirondack chairs, and colorful flowers in window boxes outside all help to make this tiny house rental in rural Pennsylvania one of the cutest in America. Looking to trade in your car for some tiny house cash? Learn how to get out of a car lease.

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Floating in Key Largo

Nicknamed “The Happy Crabby,” this floating tiny house rental for two is a slice of waterfront paradise. Anchored in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico, unique doesn’t quite describe this tiny house rental island accessible only by boat tender in Key Largo, Florida. You can fish, snorkel, and swim, or simply relax on Adirondack chairs beneath the shade of a big umbrella and watch for dolphins and manatees to greet you. A gas BBQ is on your private island too, so if you catch anything you can grill it for dinner! While surrounded by water, this is not a beach house. These overwater bungalows will make your next vacation a hoot! Here are the 50 best rental beach houses in America.

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The perfect Seattle tiny house rental

This 300-square-feet of tiny house rental perfection in Seattle is a dream home away from home for outdoor enthusiasts and big-city lovers alike. Located near Raveena Park, you will be just a short and delightful walk away to Green Lake, with a pit stop at Whole Foods on the way back to your darling luxury Seattle tiny house rental with three queen beds, full kitchen, gas fireplace, and smart TVs. Incredibly, free parking is included as is LED color adjustable lighting to make your tiny home literally shine…any color you’d like!

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Joshua Tree tiny castle

This striking white castle tiny house rental smack dab in the stunning landscape of Joshua Tree, California is an Instagrammer’s dream. Previously featured on HGTV, the Castle House Estate (Guard Tower) can serve as a glamorous photoshoot location much like the oft-captured Greek Island of Santorini or simply as the most stunning vacation getaway crash pad ever. The property is a custom-built three-level tower with loft and each piece of furniture was made specially to fit the unique round space. Showering is done outdoors and a portable bathroom is on-site to give the vague sense of camping as you watch the unpolluted night sky from this unique tiny house rental.

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A Shenandoah getaway cabin

A growing number of Getaway Cabins are popping up from coast to coast, with more in the pipeline, but the one making this list of the best tiny house rentals is located in the marvelous Shenandoah region of Virginia. Here, you will have no choice but to unplug from your addictive tech and let the stress of the unwieldy modern world fall away. These tiny cabins blend into the wooded surroundings and feature all the essential elements of home—kitchenette, bathroom, shower, A/C and heat, running water, comfortable bed—without the excess.

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An idyllic cozy Maine cottage

Located just a mile from the beach and a short walk to central Kennebunkport, this tiny house rental is an idyllic Maine cottage in miniature. Decorated immaculately in a nautical shabby chic manner, “The Sandpiper” has a queen bed, bathroom, and a tidy kitchenette making this cozy cottage rental the dreamiest home away from home during a New England antiquing getaway. Before you rent a tiny house, you should know the differences between Airbnb, VRBO, and HomeAway.

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Salt Lake City RV tiny rental home

Proving you don’t need a lot of space to make something beautiful, this standout blue RV tiny house rental makes use of 260-square-feet brilliantly with a bedroom, full-size futon, bathroom and a kitchen consisting of a full-service toaster oven, hot plate, and dishwasher. Situated in the Mountain Shadows RV Park, halfway between Provo and Salt Lake City, this cool RV home rental is ideally located for a Real Salt Lake or Utah Royals soccer match at the picturesque Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.

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Oregon’s luxury hipster yurt

Whether you are passing through the city for a Portland Timbers or Thorns match, on a road trip along the Columbia River Gorge, or making a coastal Oregon visit to Tillamook for some delicious cheese, this hipster yurt oozing luxury is going to blow your mind but not your budget. With an average cost of just $88 per night, this immaculate glam yurt surrounded by 30 acres of lush green woodlands, vineyards, and wildlife, and with hiking trails steps away, may end up being your all-time favorite destination. No cell service means you will be forced to enjoy going off the grid in this postcard-perfect tiny house rental near Portland, Oregon.

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A tiny Rhode Island houseboat

Enjoy 360-views from the top deck of this darling tiny houseboat in Providence, Rhode Island. If you’ve always been drawn to the water, not only is this state for you, but this unique houseboat rental is where you should book your next New England getaway. Located in the heart of the city, near the hot restaurants and museums, but at the same time hidden away from all that noise on the serene waterways of Providence in Fox Point Marina. Bedding for four, a full kitchen and bathroom, and a vacation experience you’ll be talking about forever makes this tiny houseboat rental one of a kind.

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An underground Hobbit Hole in the Redwoods

There are unique places to stay in this country and then there’s this 260-square-foot, earth-sheltered off-the-beaten-path structure within a permaculture-based, sustainable, off-the-grid village. This tiny house rental features colorful bottles built into the walls, stained-glass windows, a center tree pillar, and a gigantic Celtic Cross rising up above it all. Unlike any other property on Earth, this Hobbit Hole tiny house rental is located in Crescent City, California meaning that not only will you be staying in one of the most remarkable rental properties, you will also be only minutes from even more majesty in the Redwood forests.

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Pike’s Peak tiny cabin on wheels

Rustic, wooden, and oh-so-small, this tiny cabin on wheels in Colorado Springs is almost too cute. Everything you need is here, from bedding for three and a three-quarter size shower to a TV, refrigerator, microwave, cooktop for preparing your own food, A/C and heat, and a tiny deck with spectacular views. Located a stone’s throw from Pike’s Peak, this tiny house rental in the mountains of Colorado is equally perfect for a unique vacation to visit Cañon City to go whitewater rafting, horse backing riding through the Garden of the Gods, skydiving, and ziplining over the Royal Gorge Bride, as it is for spending time in Denver for urban fun and good eats. Read on for 20 of the world’s most enchanting homes you can rent.

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Jeff Bogle
Jeff Bogle is an Iris Award–winning photographer, avid traveler and English football fanatic who regularly covers travel, culture, cars, health, business, the environment and more for Reader's Digest. He is the proud dad of teen daughters.