Nothing makes you feel like you're winning at life more than an unforgettable vacation with a big group of friends and loved ones. The only obstacle? Finding a rental home large enough for your guests. It's just the price you pay for being wildly popular, but don't despair. There are options out there for groups as modest as 15 and as large as 100. Are you hosting a ski trip for a couple dozen? A wedding that would look best in the European countryside? A tropical retreat with beach access? See below for suggestions of spacious rentals in stunning locations.
Tropical vacation rentals that can accommodate a crowd
If you're not sure a tropical beach getaway is within your price range, take a peek at the south coast of Bali before you give up. Despite its popularity as a sun-soaked paradise, there are plenty of options at reasonable nightly rates, especially if you have 20 or more people to share expenses. You won't have to skimp on amenities, either. Think beach access plus private pools, and keep your eyes peeled for included services like housekeeping, in-house chefs, and drivers. Keep your search closer to the city of Denpasar if you'd like access to more restaurants and tourist activities, or head farther northwest or northeast along the coast for large homes that feel far away from it all.
Large rentals for a group that likes to party
If you're looking for a rental that can keep a crowd occupied for hours, check out the possibilities in Las Vegas and along the Florida coast. Both areas welcome visitors of all ages and during all seasons, but they offer more than flashy rooms in casino hotels and cozy condos by the beach. You can treat your small army to a different side of Vegas with a large home featuring an outdoor pool and hot tub. Roomy properties in the city often come with games rooms, home theaters, and saunas, too. In Florida, you can find rentals with similar features, plus sea breezes and ocean views.
Countryside homes fit for a king... or a small kingdom of holiday makers
Sometimes you just want to get away from it all with a small group of, oh, 40 or so. You can find peace and tranquility even with that many guests in some of the gorgeous rental properties in the southern US. Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is known for its scenic backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains, and you can find expansive cabins there with amenties like stone fireplaces, hot tubs, grand dining rooms, and, of course, spectacular mountain views. Check out rural Louisiana and Georgia for other picturesque possibilities. You can find plantation homes and country houses featuring access to local rivers and hiking trails, plus comforting home theaters and hot tubs for indoorsy types. If your group likes to keep big city amenities close at hand, look first in the suburbs near Atlanta or north of New Orleans.
Plan a wintry getaway with a large rental home near the slopes
If your group of vacationers includes ski bunnies and snowboarding experts, you can find sizable cabins and mountain homes that offer the perfect place for everyone to bond over hot cocoa in the evenings. In Utah's Heber Valley, vacation rentals redefine the log cabin with indoor pools, sweeping views, and glorious communal spaces with vaulted beamed ceilings. You'll be within easy driving distance of ski resorts like Deer Valley, Sundance Resort, and Soldier Hollow, although you may have a hard time tearing yourself away from the property itself. Breckenridge, Colorado is another town that has a handful of spacious rental homes and even easier access to the slopes.
Pack up your extended family for a European vacation
A private chateau in central France might seem like an extravagance, but you might find such luxurious accommodations surprisingly affordable when you're booking for 50 or 60 of your nearest and dearest. The Auvergne region offers stately homes surrounded by rolling hillsides, hiking trails, and hot springs, and the rentals themselves will make you feel like royalty. Greece is another hot spot for international travelers who want beautiful scenery at a reasonable price. Its islands—especially those gems less known to tourists, like Naxos, Milos, and Crete—have large villas that serve up rustic charm and features like outdoor pools and stone archways.