Discover a selection of 4,000 vacation rentals in Louisiana, US that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $120 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Louisiana. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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History and culture near Louisiana vacation home rentals

Louisiana's layers of history – a melting pot of African, French and American traditions – has resulted in some fascinating Creole and Cajun cultures. The grassy prairies of the north slowly blur into swampland and bayou before reaching the Gulf of Mexico. When you stay in a Louisiana vacation rental, you'll hear jazz emanating from the casual bars, get involved in raucously colorful festivals and gorge on unique Creole cuisine, like jambalaya and seafood gumbo. Its most famous city, New Orleans, has been through some difficult times but even that's failed to quash the spirits of its residents.

History

Historic sites near Louisiana vacation rentals

Louisiana has numerous historic sites to enjoy on a trip. Vacation homes are available near places like the National WWII Museum, a multi-building museum with interactive submarine exhibits, planes, and a theater showcasing World War II history, and the Cabildo, a state museum and landmark with local New Orleans artifacts and exhibits. You'll also like Houmas House and Gardens, a Greek revival mansion and plantation with gardens and restaurants.

Things to do

Attractions near vacation rentals in Louisiana

Nothing is quite as iconic in the state as New Orleans's French Quarter, or Vieux Carre, the oldest part of the city. Built in the 18th-century, a wander past the ornate balconies and colorful homes of Bourbon Street will transport you to a vision of old Europe. An afternoon stroll through the district is never wasted time. If you stay in a Louisiana vacation rental during February, you can't help but be swept away by the colorful Mardi Gras festival. For more historical architecture, be sure to swing by Natchitoches, the oldest town in the state.

Activities

Activities near Louisiana vacation homes

If you can drag yourself away from the historical cities and Creole cuisine, the state isn't short of outdoor activities. If you're staying in a Louisiana vacation rental towards the south, there's no better way to explore the marshes and wetlands than onboard one of the many swamp tours. If you're more of a solo traveler, you could paddle down the meandering waterways on rented kayaks, or lace up your boots to hike along their banks. Alternatively, kick back on one of the sandy beaches along the shoreline, or grab your clubs and head off to one of the courses for a sunny round.

Weather

Best time to travel to Louisiana vacation homes

If you're a first-timer to New Orleans, try to visit between February and May when the climate is at its most comfortable and the festivities are underway. Be sure to nab your Louisiana vacation rental early, it's peak season in the city. Outside these dates, the most comfortable time to travel to The Pelican State is between December and January, though you'll want to avoid the price hike over Christmas and New Year. If you don't mind sky-high temperatures, humidity and the odd thunderstorm, you can score rock-bottom deals on vacation rentals in summer.

Natural features

A treasure trove of wildlife in Louisiana

The waterways and marshlands provide habitats for countless species of birds and reptiles. If you hop on a wildlife safari, you won't be disappointed with the sight of pelicans, great blue herons and gopher tortoises. Recently removed from the endangered species list, Louisiana black bears have started to thrive again and it's not uncommon to spot one. Blue crabs often scamper around the river beds and are a main staple on the table when cooked. When you stay in a Louisiana vacation rental, listen out for the hoot of a great horned owl.

Food and drink

Sample regional cuisine in Louisiana

Louisiana cuisine blends French, Spanish, West African, Amerindian, Haitian, and German influences for a distinctive culinary culture. Many signature dishes come from Louisiana, such as gumbo, bisque, shrimp remoulade, jambalaya, rice and gravy, red beans, dirty rice, and creole cream cheese, all of which can be found in restaurants and eateries near your vacation rental.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Louisiana?

Pressed for time but want to get away? A weekend break is what you need. Snap up one of these rental properties and get ready to feel worlds away from your working week:

  • "Live Like A Local© Just Outside The French Qtr. In New Orleans" - This vacation rental in Faubourg Marigny comes with amenities designed to make your visit nice and comfy, such as high-speed internet services and an oven. Its wonderful location also makes it a great base to explore the surrounding area.
  • "Charming New Orleans Cottage Steps From Audubon Park And Magazine St" - This is another terrific place where you can relax and unwind for a couple of days. Take advantage of a kitchen, a barbecue grill and more during your stay at this Faubourg Marigny property.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Louisiana?

Studio apartments may be smaller in size, but it's hard to beat their convenient locations and affordable price tags. Whether you're traveling solo or with some friends, consider one of these terrific studio apartments in Louisiana:

  • Sleep, eat, relax with friends ... Do it all from the compact yet well-thought-out single space at "Located In The Heart Of New Orleans". Located in Fréjus Plage, optional golf privileges and games are among its amenities.
  • With lots of character and with more privacy than a busy hotel, "Suite Caroline: Nola Is Calling Lg 1b" is another top option. It's located in French Quarter and comes with coffee and tea making facilities and free WiFi.

Can I find short term rentals in Louisiana?

Spend a few days in a cheap and cheerful cabin or live life large in an upmarket condo. Vrbo has lots of short-term rentals to suit your budget in Louisiana. Have a look at these options for some inspiration:

  • Located near the heart of Faubourg Marigny, "Live Like A Local© Just Outside The French Qtr. In New Orleans" is perfect for a short-term stay. Set up base here and discover all the interesting sights in the area.
  • "Charming New Orleans Cottage Steps From Audubon Park And Magazine St" also lays out the welcome mat for short-term guests. Spend a day or two at this option in Uptown and Carrollton District and find out why it's a favorite among many travelers.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Louisiana?

A romantic weekend getaway in Louisiana is a surefire way to stir up passions. Light some candles, take your honey by the hand and watch the sparks fly at one of these properties:

  • Bond as a couple at "Spacious And Breathtaking Home | Experience The French Quarter And Frenchman Street". This Faubourg Marigny property is custom-made for romance, with amenities like beauty services and massage services to help set the mood.
  • Alternatively, plan a weekend of canoodling at "Located In The Heart Of New Orleans". Skiing facilities and a nearby bay add to the idyllic ambiance of this Fréjus Plage property.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Louisiana?

If your idea of a dream trip away is to bring all your friends with you, you'll be needing a whole bunch of space. Luckily, there are plenty of vacation rentals in Louisiana that cater to large groups, starting with these sprawling escapes:

  • "Great Home W Private Pool, Central To All The Top Attractions": This escape is an excellent choice for large groups planning to visit Broadmoor. It has 4 bedrooms and amenities that include a swimming pool and a kitchen.
  • "Amazing Deal , Luxury Historic Home Near French Quarter Area": Located in New Orleans, this roomy stay has 5 bedrooms and is another top pick for a large family vacation. There's a whole lot to keep guests content and comfortable, such as a fireplace and a nearby river.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in Louisiana?

If you're organizing a big family getaway or a special event like an anniversary in Louisiana, you won't have to worry about anyone missing out. We've got an excellent range of large vacation rentals that will fit all the people you love. Here are a couple of great examples:

  • "45 Minutes From New Orleans/walkto Tiger Stadium": With 3 bedrooms comfortably sleeping up to 99 people, there's more than enough space at this property in Highlands - Perkins. Useful amenities here include an oven and a barbecue grill.
  • "Beautiful Apartment In Alpendorf": Sleeping up to 30 guests and featuring excellent amenities such as a kitchen and a sauna, this is another standout. It has 8 bedrooms and is located in Seventh Ward.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Louisiana?

You'll have your choice of houses with a pool in Louisiana, so dig out your swimsuit and get ready to spend your days paddling around. Here are some popular options to tempt you:

  • Little kids, big kids, parents — everyone will love hanging by the pool at "The Red Bayou House, Walk To City Park And Jazzfest". Take the whole family on a vacation at this Bayou St. John rental home which also comes with a kitchen island and childrens activities.
  • Laze by the water while the kids splash around at "Fabulous Whole House. Central To Everything. Great Porch Off". This property in Broadmoor offers a range of conveniences to keep your guests comfortable and happy, such as a living room and free toiletries.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Louisiana?

Maybe you're organizing a getaway to celebrate an event, or reuniting with relatives you haven't seen for months. Whatever the reason, you're going to want a lot of space. One of these large family vacation rentals in Louisiana could be just the ticket:

  • Located in Touro, "4 Bedroom - Prime Magazine St. Location" has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 10 people. Some of the handy amenities here include a microwave oven and childrens activities.
  • "Maison De La Royal, Penthouse, 7 Blocks To The French Quarter" in Faubourg Marigny is another top choice. You'll be able to invite up to 8 guests to this retreat which has 4 bedrooms, a smart TV, childrens activities and more.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in Louisiana?

Relaxation on a grand scale for adults and entertainment on tap for kids, an indoor pool will add extra flair to your vacation. If you're searching for someplace with lots of space where everyone can enjoy a splash around, don't miss these awesome large houses in Louisiana:

  • Offering 9 bedrooms that can sleep up to 18 guests, "Stay Together At New Orleans' Most Unique" in Uptown Historic District is an ideal place to bond with loved ones. As well as a private indoor pool, it comes with a swimming pool and a kitchen.
  • Alternatively, stay a week or more at "4 Bedroom Accommodation In Vejers Strand" in New Orleans Central Business District. When you're not splashing about and having fun in the water, make use of a fireplace and a sauna. This rental property has 4 bedrooms and accommodates as many as 8 of your friends or family.

If you want more inspiration, check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to see our full selection of Louisiana vacation rentals.

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