When you think outrageous family vacations you probably think they’re just for the Pitt-Jolie clan. French villa? Private island? Butlers? Yes please. But now with our newest partner Homeaway and their “Million Ways to Stay” Contest, you could travel like the rich and famous too. And even bring the kids.
Here, we’ve tracked down 7 totally insane Homeaway rental properties that we think families will go nuts for. And you could stay at any of them if you win Homeaway’s contest – check out all the details below. And uh, we’ve used Homeaway ourselves to book our own family vacations, but we assure you, we’ve never stayed anywhere like these:
Fairytale Chateau: Indre-et-loire Castle
We know a few princess lovers who would be right at home in a real 19th Century castle.
Your Own Theme Park: The Sweet Escape
With amenities like an actual theme park out back and an ice cream shaped pool with a whipped cream water slide, we’re not sure our kids would ever let us leave. Bonus: No lines! You have to see the other pictures too which include outrageously themed kids’ rooms.
Your Own Private Island: Ever After Estate
A mere 62 acres all to yourselves. We were hoping for 63 but you know. We’re willing to compromise.
-Don’t miss a chance to win a $10,000 Homeaway vacation rental credit! Details below -
An Entire Ranch: Grass Valley Estate
This takes the idea of a camping vacation to a whole new level. Don’t forget your cowboy hats.
Hawaii Indoors: Five Falls Estate
Save yourself the long plane ride and enjoy pretty much everything Hawaii has to offer . Only, inside. In Philadelphia.
Your Own Summer Camp: The Camp
Instead of sending your kids off to camp, bring entire the camp to them. Along with 20 or so of their closest friends, while you’re at it.
Beach Villa: Montego Bay
A private infinity pool and butlers in a Jamaican villa. Need we say more?
Thanks to our sponsor Homeaway for allowing us to drool over these amazing family vacation rental properties, all of which are cleared for families with kids.
EXTRA COOL: WIN IT! For a chance to win a stay at any Homeaway property at all of your choice (they’re priced for every budget), head over to the Homeaway Facebook Page to enter their Million Ways to Stay contest by July 16, and follow the #1MilWaysToStay hashtag on Twitter. If you win though, you need to promise to take us with you. We’ll even bring our own snacks.