When the weather is nice, there’s nothing better than having an amazing outdoor space to eat, entertain, or relax in. Staying in a vacation rental that has an impressive garden can make you feel like royalty with your own private grounds.
TurnKey Vacation Rentals offers homes with gorgeous gardens in cities all over the country, including Santa Barbara, Palm Springs, and South Bristol. Here are 5 of our favorite vacation rentals with gardens you’ll want to spend the whole day in.
Just one mile from Beer Can Beach in Santa Cruz, California lies this home that’s surrounded by a lush garden landscape. The large patio with a grill and a fire pit is great for day-to-night entertaining. Two outdoor hammocks provide the perfect place for a lazy, mid-day nap. This 2 bedroom/2.5 bathroom home also features a stocked library, a well-equipped kitchen, and a sunroom that doubles as a playroom for the kids. For a day of sightseeing, drive to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and then explore the rest of the shopping, dining, and sights in Pacific Grove.
Head to South Bristol, Maine to stay in this 4 bedroom/2 bathroom home with sprawling, flower-filled gardens. History buffs will love the fact that this property was built in 1879 by Captain Elliot Gamage. Steps away from this cozy home is a bridge that connects you to Christmas Cove. Spend your days reading on the wrap-around veranda or picking vegetables from the private garden, and then relax by the fireplace at night.
Live like a celebrity in this lavish 3 bedroom/3 bathroom home in Palm Springs, California. This property is surrounded by tall hedges, giving you total privacy. The outdoor gardens feature a large saltwater pool, Zen gardens, and two fire pits. Watch movies in the outdoor living room that has a large 70” TV and both outdoor heaters and cooling misters for year-round fun. There’s a gourmet chef’s kitchen for when you want to make meals, but for dining out, head to the nearby Counter Reformation or Chef Tanya’s.
Affectionately called Casa del Sol, this private 3 bedroom/2 bathroom Santa Barbara, California retreat is a piece of paradise. Standing in the huge garden or sitting in the private hot tub, you’ll get 360-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, coastal islands, and the mountains. When you get hungry you can fire up the grill on the patio and dine outside. And if that isn’t enough garden for you, this rental property is walking distance to the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens and several hiking/biking trails off of Tunnel Trail.
You’ll want to spend all of your time outside in the gardens if you rent this 4 bedroom/3.5 bathroom home in East Boothbay, Maine. With a sprawling deck, private balconies, a gazebo, and a beautiful, secluded garden, this home has the outdoor oasis of your dreams. Even when you’re inside the house, you still get amazing views of the scenery. The third floor has a widow’s walk with a view of the gardens and the ocean. After taking in the stunning views or picking fresh vegetables and herbs in the garden, take a short drive to the Boothbay Harbor Country Club or the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.
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