Chances are, many of us are planning or thinking about a large gathering or event in the coming summer months. In fact, some who might never have done so are ensuring they organize something this year after so many holidays and big events missed because of the pandemic. From high school or college graduations canceled to regular holidays like Easter unable to be celebrated, there is going to be a surge in demand for spaces and event homes for rent in the near future.
And while few of us are ready to prepare for celebrating, it is essential we remember that brighter days are ahead. This makes it a good time to spend a few relaxing hours exploring the places to rent for events, including event homes for rent.
The Ultimate Group or Family Gathering
Have you ever wanted to rent a beach house for a party? Maybe you have wondered if you could rent a home for an event in a tropical or faraway location? The good news is that there are some truly impressive event homes, and this includes luxury rentals in faraway destinations like New Zealand and Fiji, the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe and more.
Start with the Essentials
As you consider event homes for rent, the first factor to consider is the overall size of the space required. There are enormous, estate-sized event homes for rent. They will feature individual bedroom suites with private baths, full-sized and gourmet kitchens, a long list of indoor and outdoor spaces (usually including pools, hot tubs, fire pits, terraces and balconies, rooftop decks, and more). Some are close to the ocean and may open to private beaches or provide you with immense, private gardens.
So, it is essential you take the time in advance of seeking out house rentals for events to itemize your actual needs. Start with the number of bedrooms. Then consider the amenities. A reasonable expectation of amenities for any party event house would include:
- High-end entertainment systems and electronics
- Wi-Fi throughout
- Gourmet kitchen
- Barbecue and al fresco dining spaces
- Private parking
- Potential for household staff (some luxury houses for events include chefs as well as other extra help)
- Outdoor lounge spaces
- Activities as far-ranging as swimming pools, waterfront (with water sports equipment), spa services, exercise rooms, home cinemas, game rooms, and more
Once you have considered the size and activities or amenities you need from your vacation rentals for events, it is time to contemplate the location. While a search for “event home rentals near me” is likely to yield good options for your “nearest and dearest,” when you want something special, you need to consider a farther distance.
Naturally, you may be concerned that not all of your friends and family members would be able to make it a considerable distance. For example, not everyone can fly to Fiji. However, it may be quite likely that a domestic location like Florida, Colorado, North Carolina, or California would be fairly easy to schedule.
Each of these locations offers VRBO events spaces and properties and many are in prime locations. For example, a family gathering near the Outer Banks area of North Carolina would allow amazing beach activities, days spent in the sun and warm weather, and some pretty amazing food.
The family that heads to California might enjoy the attractions of San Diego, while the group in Florida can hit all of the parks of Orlando. Yet, these same groups might just enjoy booking a large spot for their event or gathering and planning a single day trip.
And while a destination event in a location like Hawaii is a great idea, and there are many excellent event properties in islands like Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui, there are islands and tropical spots even closer.
In fact, the Caribbean has long been popular for destination events and larger gatherings. Because of this, it is entirely possible to find estates and even former, historic plantations available for special events. This can allow you to accommodate a huge number of visitors at one site or book neighboring villas and bungalows.
Which islands have such options? Almost any of the famous Caribbean islands will have spaces ideally sized for events. Barbados has its Platinum Coast that is home to excellent towns where shopping, dining, entertainment, and nightlife prevail. They are also tucked right along the white sands, and you can easily find any number of premium options in an event home rental.
The unique and lovely Turks & Caicos is not as widely known by the world’s travelers but is also replete with luxurious events spaces. Here too, you are close to the sea and the biggest towns, such as Providenciales. Yet, you can find waterfront homes large enough for events in sheltered bays, along the southern coastal areas and on all of the major islands.
And if you want a bit of European flair along with your tropical destination event, it is tough to match the options found on St Barts. With its French cultural influences, you get an abundance of choices. Be in the hills above charming Gustavia or in one of the many beach areas around the entire coast. You will almost trip over the number of gourmet restaurants but may find that your event can occur entirely in the luxurious privacy of the villa or property booked.
Event planning has been put on pause during the pandemic, but it will begin again quite quickly. Now is a good time and opportunity to consider all of the options for your destination event or family/group gathering. Will it be to a domestic location where you spend time outdoors exploring the mountains of Colorado or the beaches of North Carolina? Will it be on an island in the Caribbean region? Perhaps it will be in a faraway location where everyone can savor an entirely unique experience.
Whatever your choice, the good news is that there are many homes open for rental and events, and this will ensure a truly memorable gathering.