Top 10 Spring Break Vacation Rentals

Natasha Khullar RelphNatasha Khullar Relph

Mar 22, 2024

Top 10 Spring Break Vacation Rentals

Embrace the rhythm of relaxation and adventure because spring break is knocking on the door, and we’ve got the backstage pass to the ultimate escapade! Spring break is more than just a date on the calendar — it’s a vibe, a chance to hit pause and embark on a getaway that’s all about unwinding and recharging.

Whether you’re a spring breaker looking for the best spring break destinations, eager to explore top-notch vacation home rentals, or just ready to ditch the work emails for a budget-friendly family vacation, these ten spring break getaways hit the spot.

Disney Pool View Condo, Windsor Hills, Orlando, Florida

  • Location: Orlando, Florida 
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Price per night: $169+

Florida stands out as one of the top destinations for spring break. And there are a ton of options to choose from. There’s Key West, Panama City Beach, Daytona Beach, and, let’s not forget, Miami. But if you’re looking for a family spring break trip, you can’t go wrong with Disney in Orlando. Windsor Hills is a gated community only 1.5 miles from the world-famous Walt Disney World and promises fun for the whole family. Several family-friendly properties are available as rental vacations that can accommodate large groups.

This particular property, for instance, boasts a great view of the entire resort. The clubhouse is at the heart of the action, with a movie theater, game room, fitness center, and even a handy convenience store. Plus, there’s a pool, water slides, and tons of sports facilities.

Sweet Carolina, Hilton Head, South Carolina

  • Location: Hilton Head, South Carolina 
  • Sleeps: 16+
  • Price per night: $3,388+

Over in South Carolina, you have two options: Hilton Head (the state’s largest barrier island) and Myrtle Beach. 

This stunning Airbnb Luxe property tips the scales for us with ocean views that will bring your beach vacation dreams to life. This retreat is a haven for water enthusiasts, offering seamless access to the sugary shoreline for refreshing dips and an array of water sports, such as kayaking, snorkeling, and paddle boarding. Indoors, the open floor plan is designed for entertaining, featuring a gourmet kitchen, dining room, and a spacious living area flooded with natural light. There are eight well-appointed bedrooms, each offering ensuite bathrooms, balconies, and even private terraces, making this a perfect choice for people who want to revel in an oceanfront property. 

And it’s not just the promise of beautiful beaches. Hunting Island State Park and the Congaree National Park are both doable road trips from this property.

The Orange Starfish, South Padre Island, Texas

  • Location: South Padre Island, Texas
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Price per night: $150+

This one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo on South Padre Island is perfect for a couple’s getaway. The spacious and cozy interior features a king-size bed for restful nights. Cable, Wi-Fi, and a DVD player are provided for entertainment, while the resort complex offers a large outdoor pool and an adult-only hot tub. Laundry facilities on each odd-level floor, secured covered parking, and immediate access to the beach make this condo an ideal spring retreat on the Gulf of Mexico.

Santorini-Inspired Cottage, San Diego, California

  • Location: San Diego, California 
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Price per night: $285+

Sixteen steps up a Greek-inspired stairway, you’ll arrive at a cottage tucked into the hillside at Alta Colina. The space is designed with European influences, providing a unique atmosphere and harbor views. The cottage includes a kitchenette, an adjustable bed, and a full bathroom. Guests can enjoy the private front balcony, back patio with a fireplace, and access to shared rooftop decks with a hot tub and grill. 

Conveniently located, it’s a five-minute Uber ride from Downtown and San Diego airport and close to attractions like Little Italy and the Gaslamp District. Another cottage on the property is also available for nightly rentals.

Bywater Guest House, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana 
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Price per night: $93+

New Orleans, a sought-after spring break destination, promises a lively atmosphere for those seeking a good time. However, if you envision a consistently sunny New Orleans spring break, brace yourself — this city is known for its frequent rain, and warm weather is not always guaranteed. 

The Bywater Guest House is a vibrant Creole-style cottage nestled in the historic Bywater District. This 1-bed, 1-bath retreat, dating back to the 1800s and fully renovated, features a modern kitchen, a snug living room, and a private courtyard. Whether sipping morning coffee on the garden patio or seeking solace behind darkened bedroom shutters, it offers a tranquil escape. Explore the distinctive Bywater architecture and local hangouts, with convenient access to the Crescent Park Trail along the Mississippi Riverfront.

Beachfront Casita Paradise, Gulf Shores, Alabama

  • Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama  
  • Sleeps: 16+
  • Price per night: $848+

Coastal Alabama’s Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are beloved spring break destinations for families. They offer powdery white sand beaches, water sports, live music, and family-friendly attractions. While nightlife is abundant, the region’s beaches remain alcohol-free during spring break, maintaining a family-friendly atmosphere. 

For an unforgettable beachfront experience, consider the Beachfront Casita in Gulf Shores. This professionally curated property features breathtaking ocean views, private decks, and direct beach access. With five bedrooms, four and a half baths, and the capacity to accommodate up to 20 people, it’s perfect for large family getaways.

70s Inspired Retro Art House, Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada 
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Price per night: $590+

Las Vegas is a captivating spring break destination renowned for its vibrant nightlife, iconic landmarks, and diverse attractions. From dazzling lights on the famous Last Vegas Strip to outdoor adventures and upscale dining, the city provides an unforgettable experience, accommodating various budgets for an accessible and exciting getaway.

Nestled 12 minutes from the Strip, this retro-inspired 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom house offers a unique and stylish getaway. With captivating art pieces and abundant natural light, the 3,500-square-foot residence is an ideal space for endless entertainment. This vacation rental is convenient and chic, fully equipped with a kitchen for family dinners and a shimmering pool for refreshing escapes.

Secret Carriage House, New York City, New York

  • Location: New York City, New York  
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Price per night: $590+

It’s not your traditional spring break destination, but there’s never a bad time to go to New York City. The city’s diverse cultural scene offers world-class museums, Broadway shows, and iconic landmarks like Central Park. New York City comes alive in the spring with outdoor events, blooming cherry blossoms, and pleasant weather, providing a unique blend of cultural enrichment and seasonal charm for an unforgettable experience.

Reimagined for contemporary East Coast living, this 19th-century carriage house offers three private floors, featuring an open-plan living space, two bedrooms, a home office or screening room with a sofa bed, three full bathrooms, a two-person sauna, and a spacious walled garden. The well-equipped kitchen, under-floor heating, central AC, high-speed internet, and curated contemporary art collection enhance the overall experience.

Beach Front Studio, Cancun, Mexico

  • Location: Cancun, Mexico  
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Price per night: $75+

Cancun is a popular spring break destination for college students. It features stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, and a wealth of water activities. From lively beachfront clubs and bars to thrilling water adventures like snorkeling and scuba diving, it caters to the adventurous spirit. 

The destination’s affordability, highlighted by budget-friendly accommodations and entertainment tailored for students, adds to its allure. This private studio offers a beachfront escape with direct access to Cancun’s sandy shores, a 5-minute walk from the bus stop to the hotel zone. With a spectacular ocean view, a small kitchen, and family-friendly amenities, it’s an ideal spot for couples, solo travelers, or small families.

Casuarina Bay Sunset Apartment, Governor’s Harbour, Bahamas

  • Location: Governor’s Harbour, Bahamas   
  • Sleeps: 3
  • Price per night: $195+

The Bahamas, with white sand, crystal-clear turquoise waters, vibrant coral reefs, and many outdoor activities, also offer a rich cultural experience. The Exuma Cays, Nassau, and Paradise Island are popular destinations within the Bahamas, attracting visitors seeking relaxation, water sports, and the beauty of the Caribbean.

This apartment in a lush tropical garden with a private entrance is perfect for a long-term rental or budget getaway on Eleuthera. Just 1.5 miles northeast of Governor’s Harbour, it boasts multiple indoor and outdoor living areas, a full bathroom, a kitchen, and a beach deck with an outdoor shower. Guests enjoy complimentary use of kayaks, paddleboards, masks, and snorkels to explore central Eleuthera’s coastline.

Interested in investing in vacation rentals without the hassle of homeownership? Arrived offers many vacation rental properties, including The Oasis in Tennessee and The Hammock in Florida. 


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