Cool Dallas Airbnbs & VRBOs (+ A Few Within Driving Distance)

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With summer break just around the corner, now is the time to start planning a great summer vacation. If you’re looking to stay close to home, be sure to check out all the awesomely unique local rental spots. Add one of these amazing rental properties to your summer vacation list and enjoy a fun local staycation!

Dallas vacation rentals range from a cool treehouse to a lakeside oasis.

One of the most unique vacation rentals in the metroplex is a beautiful treehouse. This amazing two-bedroom, two-bath full home is available for nightly rental and features a beautiful running brook and plenty of Japanese maple trees. Located close to White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum, you are sure to find plenty of local attractions and delicious dining choices. This one’s the perfect backdrop for a romantic staycation at around $300 per night (at the time of this post).

Take a trip down memory lane with a very unique ’90s themed vacation rental. You’ll find this totally tubular ’90s blast from the past near Lower Greenville. The entire two-bedroom, one-bath unit is decked out in retro ’90s gear. Sit down for a meal in the Saved by the Bell- inspired dining area or pop in a VHS tape and enjoy the big screen TV while lounging on a VERY ’90s red leather sofa. The bedroom comes complete with New Kids on the Block posters and retro red metal bunk beds. Transport yourself back to the golden years for just $149 per night (at the time of this post).

If you’re looking to enjoy a peaceful local retreat without breaking the budget, Bishop Arts has a beautiful one-bedroom tiny home in a wooded backyard. This tiny home is located in a booming area with plenty of shops and nightlife. A queen loft bed area, living space, stocked kitchenette, and full bathroom complete this tiny home. And this space has Wi-Fi, making it the perfect spot to relax while remaining connected.

Fun Airbnbs & VRBOs within Driving Distance of Dallas

Shreveport, LA

Shreveport is about a three-hour drive from Dallas and is home to a beautiful one- bedroom, one-bath Cedar Treehouse. The treehouse is located on a two-acre peninsula on Pine Island, and the nightly rental fee of $91 per night (at the time of this post) includes two kayaks that can be taken out on Cross Lake. Note that all guests at this property must be 16 and up, so this is more of a romantic adult getaway. Consider booking soon as this property is sure to be in high demand all summer long.

Waco, TX

Located just outside Waco is an amazing llama farm with a converted silo for rent. The Silo House is a one-bedroom, one-bath home that’s around 600 square feet and features a vibrantly colored living and dining area along with an upstairs loft bedroom. Llama feed is included, and the farm is also home to sheep and sometimes cows. The stocked pond is great for fishing too! Located on a 10-acre lot, you’ll love the privacy of this getaway home. This property has been featured in several magazines and home décor television shows. Book your getaway now starting at $277 per night (at the time of this post).

Russellville, AK

Russellville, Arkansas, is a six-hour car ride from Dallas and features a very unique hobbit-inspired vacation rental property. This beautifully decorated basement “hobbit hole” has two bedrooms and can comfortably sleep up to eight guests. The property owner spared no attention to detail, and once you enter the property, you’ll be transported to a whimsical hobbit world. Starting at just $180 per night (at the time of this post), you are sure to love this unique getaway.

Whether you are looking to keep it local with a staycation or hit the road for a summer getaway, Dallas and the surrounding areas have some very unique yet cozy Airbnbs and VRBOs. When it comes to booking a vacation rental property, please be sure to book using a reputable website or travel agent. Make sure you read through the property’s rules and have a clear understanding of proper check in and check out procedures to avoid any inconvenience. Also, be sure to research any applicable cleaning or service fees that may be included with a booking to avoid unexpected charges.

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