Absurd mansions you can rent for a dirt-cheap vacation


Want to do a fun summer trip with ALL your friends or family? Well, there are some amazing houses you can rent these days that could be cheaper than renting hotel rooms. Plus, you get the added benefit of everyone staying in one place together for some quality bonding time.

And these are not your normal everyday homes. These mansions are designed for huge groups and come with everything you could possibly want to make your trip unforgettable.

Check out these houses for some ideas to help you get started planning your next friend bash or family reunion.

The prices are based off the average cost per night divided by the total number it sleeps. The key is getting a big group together to keep the costs low. Even without filling to the max, the prices are still pretty good. Plus, it’s fun just looking at these crazy homes.

A quick note: The prices fluctuate on these rentals, but were accurate at the time this story was published. You’ll definitely want to click each listing to learn more and to make sure it’s still affordable for your family!

Destin, Florida


Located in Destin, Florida, this house dubbed Paradise at Park Row has something for everyone. The swim-up bar in the middle of the pool is the icing on the cake. Details here.

  • Sleeps: 30
  • Price: $56 per person/night

This place boasts a multitude of cool outdoor spaces both in and out of the water.

And the indoor space is luxurious and inviting as well.
Wow. Now, this is a kitchen. You should be able to whip up even the biggest meal in here.

Steamboat Springs, Colorado


This 14,328-square-foot estate is situated near Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and overlooks the ski area and valley. It includes two full houses, which can be split up if needed! Details here.

  • Sleeps: 32
  • Cost: $82 per person/night

Just look at this gorgeous property. Close proximity to skiing and hiking.There are some cozy spaces here. Check out this roaring fire blazing with a mountain view outside.


Nags Head, North Carolina


If the beach is your thing and you have 31 relatives or friends to join you, then you need to check out this oceanfront pad in Nags Head, with easy access to Outer Banks beaches and 16 bedrooms. Details here.

  • Sleeps: 32
  • Cost: $67 per person/night

The house is just yards away from the beach, but why bother when you have this setup?


There are multiple spaces for lounging in view of the ocean.


There’s also a private movie theater, for days when you’ve had too much sun.


Lake Michigan


There’s nothing better than a summer lake trip. And this house would be the ultimate place to spend that vacation. It even comes with 450 feet of private beach. Details here.

  • Sleeps: 64
  • Cost: $63 per person/night

It doesn’t get much better than relaxing at a lake. Talk about peaceful.


There should be more than enough kitchen cabinet storage for all those snacks you’ll be eating lakeside.
Are you ready for a vacation yet?

MORE: Surprisingly affordable private islands you can rent for your next family vacation

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