Amazing Kid-Friendly Airbnbs to Bookmark for Your Next Vacation

Half the fun of a vacation is the anticipation — and I hereby declare it’s time to start getting excited for future travels! Booking a vacation or just making a list of dream destinations gives us a little lift as we look forward to the future. These kid-friendly Airbnbs around the country get me so excited for days when we’ll be out on the road again. (If you’re looking for stays a bit closer to home, our list of Illinois Airbnbs for families is also a great resource!)

Amazing Kid-Friendly Airbnbs for Families

Mountain Retreat + Kids Playroom + Outdoor Fire Pit in Frazier Park, California

This mountain retreat welcomes families with a playroom, board games, outdoor fire pit, and other kid travel essentials. It would make a great home base for hiking, stargazing, and other outdoor adventures.

Elskanhús Cabin in Camp Connell, California

Skiing, sledding, sandy beaches, and rivers are all nearby this family-friendly cabin in California! It comes already stocked with kids’ and adults’ snow gear (for sizes 2T on up) so you can pack light and come ready to hit the slopes.

Cozy 1920’s Farmhouse in Historic Nowata, Oklahoma

This beautifully restored historic home welcomes kiddos with toys, a travel crib, and more. It’s got plenty of space for the family to relax, too, whether out in rocking chairs on the front porch, at the picnic table out back, or inside on cozy couches.

Charming Bungalow with Backyard Treehouse in Downtown Logan, Utah

The home is beautiful, kid-friendly and stocked with toys and art supplies — but the real treasure is the grassy backyard where you can grill on the patio and kids can play on the swings or in the real live treehouse. The big-screen projector for movie nights should come in handy, too.

Home Town Cottage in Laurel, Mississippi

Owned by one of the designers featured on HGTV’s Home Town, this cozy cottage is outfitted just for families with kids. In addition to the giant pool and cabana, there’s also a kids’ jungle gym, a swing set, books and toys, a high chair, and many more family-friendly features. It’s in a great downtown spot to come explore historic Laurel, too.

Pet- and Kid-Friendly Beachfront House for Up to 10 in Bolivar Peninsula, Texas

Families can walk to the beach in just a minute from this kid-friendly home with a giant outdoor giant gathering space, backyard playground, and views of the Gulf of Mexico. The inside is airy, bright, and spacious, too.

Beach House in Norfolk, Virginia

This is the view a couple minutes from the front door of this family-friendly beach home, with quick access to miles of beach. Bunks for older kids and a toddler bed for little ones make it an inviting space for families to stay. The house comes equipped with beach gear, too, so you can travel light.

Grandfather Studio Near Blowing Rock, North Carolina

A twin bed atop a bookcase makes a cool place for kiddos to perch in this cozy little studio, which also boasts streaming services including Disney+ to make family movie night easy. Outside, kids can play on the playset, check out the chickens and more! The studio is 10 minutes from Blowing Rock, as well as 15 minutes from Appalachian Ski Mountain and Grandfather Mountain.

Lake House in Marion, Illinois

Right on the lake, this lake house is perfect for boating, game nights in the game room, paddles in the pair of one-person kayaks, and more family fun indoors and out.

Dream View Family Vacation Home in Fort Valley, Virginia

Enjoy a family movie together in the outdoor movie theater, relax on the hot tub, take advantage of the spacious deck, and enjoy the family-friendly amenities inside this indoor/outdoor vacation destination. Toys inside and a playhouse outside welcome kiddos to stay and play.

Farm Stay in Richfield, Wisconsin

Cookies are waiting for you on the farmhouse table when you arrive for your stay. There’s a Pack & Play, high chair, and kids’ picnic table to help make traveling with littles easier. Near hiking, skiing, and more.

Lake View with Slide Into Kid Cave in Hollister, Missouri

There is plenty to do while you stay at this house with a view of Table Rock Lake, a community pool, and a short drive to Branson. Open the kitchen island to reveal a tube slide down to a kid cave with a hammock, pinball machine, and rock climbing wall. You can also play air hockey here during your stay.


Our travel with kids page is full of resources, hints, and hot tips for amazing family trips together. Check it out and let us know where your adventures take you!

About the Author

Rachel Matuch
Rachel is a mom to two boys (ages 2 and 4) who "certainly has her hands full," as strangers in grocery stores tell her. She's doing her best to keep up and get comfortable with the mud pies and tree-climbing her kids love. In addition to writing and editing, Rachel frequently pillages the Naperville library, plays nerdy board games with her husband, and collapses into a tired heap at 8:30 p.m.

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