Destination guide

Experience Thailand in vacation home rentals

Treat your senses with a trip to Thailand, a hedonist's playground, a foodie paradise, and a culture vulture's dream, all rolled into one. Famous for full moon parties on the beach, frenetic market experiences, and adrenaline-inducing tuk-tuk rides, Thailand delivers so much, whether you explore its many natural wonders, get in touch with its spiritual side, or sample its epicurean delights. Thailand vacation rentals mean you don't have to choose when it comes to exploring everything this colorful, charming country has to offer—instead you can take it all in at your own pace.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near vacation rentals in Thailand

Thailand is a traveler's mecca and there's more to see here than you could possibly fit into one short vacation, but Thailand vacation rentals give you the time and the space needed to explore as much of this beguiling country as possible. Buddhism forms the heart of Thailand's unique culture, and a visit to some of the country's temples will open any traveler's eyes. Wat Phra Kaew is perennially popular in Bangkok, but Wat Pho has smaller crowds and is just as impressive. Phimai Historical Park is home to Thailand's most notable Khmer ruins, while just north of Bangkok you'll find the beautiful national parks of Erawan, and Khao Yai.


What to do near vacation homes in Thailand

Thailand has more activities than you shake the proverbial stick at. Practice your chopstick skills by going on a food tour of Bangkok, or learn to whip up a Thai-style storm in the kitchen by taking a cooking course. If your idea of Thailand vacation rentals involves more in the way of white sand beaches and crystalline waters, then you won't be disappointed; snorkeling and diving are two of the most popular activities in Thailand, especially off the southern coast, while beach bums will be just as happy hanging out on the sand. Keen hikers meanwhile might want to try trekking in the north of the country.


Best time to travel to vacation homes in Thailand

Thailand's year is divided into three distinct seasons, rather than the usual four. The rainy season runs from May to October, the cool season from November to February, and the hot season from March to May. Most visitors choose to come in the cool season, when temperatures still rise to a very warm 86°F, with temperatures soaring to over 95°F in the hot season. Travelers are often put off Thailand during the rainy season, although if you do choose to visit then, you'll likely find it to be less crowded, and won't experience non-stop rain—you'll get an hour or two each day.

Natural features

Find your paradise on one of Thailand's idyllic islands

Thailand is located in the area generally referred to as southeast Asia, and is bordered by Myanmar, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Laos. The capital of Bangkok sits on the Gulf of Thailand, which is also scattered with the country's famed islands, and home to its many beach resorts. Immediately east of the capital, the beaches of Pattaya have been colonized by all-inclusive resorts, while those seeking something a little more sophisticated head to Ko Samet, or the Ko Chang archipelago. To the north of the country you'll find lush countryside, waterfalls, and great trekking country, as well as the charming historical city of Chiang Mai.


Beaches near vacation rentals in Thailand

The beautiful beaches of Thailand are one of its biggest draws. Vacation homes are available near places like Phi Phi Islands, an island group with white-sand beaches and seaside amenities, and Pa Tong, a beach area with tranquil waters, clean sand, and vibrant nightlife. You'll also like Railay Beach, a remote beach on a peninsula with limestone cliffs that’s popular for climbing and scuba diving.

Food and drink

Must-try foods in Thailand

Thai cuisine favors lightly prepared dishes with strong flavors and a spicy touch. Signature dishes in Thailand include tom yam goong, pad Thai, som tam, massaman curry, green curry, and Thai fried rice, though you'll find a rich mix of flavors and ingredients. Whether you want authentic Thai food or a unique fusion dish, you'll have endless options in restaurants near your vacation rental.

Where to stay around Thailand?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 8,838 vacation rentals near Thailand. From 3,241 Villas to 1,188 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Thailand for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Thailand?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Thailand. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Bangkok: 1,202 vacation rentals
  • Phuket: 2,446 vacation rentals
  • Chiang Mai City: 420 vacation rentals
  • Phuket: 2,608 vacation rentals
  • Koh Samui: 1,786 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Thailand! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Thailand?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Thailand:

  • Bangkok: 1,202 rentals
  • Phuket: 2,446 rentals
  • Chiang Mai City: 420 rentals
  • Pattaya: 1,233 rentals
  • Hua Hin: 641 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Thailand?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Thailand are:

  • Pattaya (PYX-Pattaya Airpark): 1,219 vacation rentals
  • Phuket International Airport (HKT): 1,628 vacation rentals
  • Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK): 1,156 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Thailand?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Thailand. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Patong Beach: 2,607 rentals
  • Pattaya Beach: 1,227 rentals
  • Thailand Cultural Center: 1,200 rentals
  • Koh Lanta Lighthouse: 64 rentals
  • Chiang Mai Night Bazaar: 425 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Thailand listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Thailand

1,202 vacation rentals
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Krabi Province
478 vacation rentals
Chiang Mai Province
433 vacation rentals
Chiang Rai Province
17 vacation rentals
Rayong Province
82 vacation rentals
Surat Thani Province
1,835 vacation rentals
Prachuap Khiri Khan Province
562 vacation rentals
Chon Buri Province
1,232 vacation rentals
Phang-nga Province
72 vacation rentals
Nonthaburi Province
29 vacation rentals
Trat Province
119 vacation rentals
Phetchaburi Province
110 vacation rentals
Samut Prakan Province
90 vacation rentals
Nakhon Ratchasima Province
19 vacation rentals
Phnom Penh
28 vacation rentals
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Siem Reap
128 vacation rentals
193 vacation rentals
Hanoi Province
477 vacation rentals