5 super-chill stays for no-drama group getaways

When you’re finally able to unite your squad for a quick escape, you want to have the time of your lives — which means there’s absolutely no room for drama! Find the right shared setting for your crew, and you’re well on your way to collective nirvana. A private stay with built-in perks and extra space, from poolside cabanas to giant entertainment rooms to multiple outdoor decks for sprawling out and grilling out, is a guaranteed good-vibes-only zone. Choose one of these five awesomely peaceful places, and you’ll spend your next group weekend getaway celebrating under one harmonious roof.

1. A contemporary pad in Palm Springs, California

HomeAway palm-springs-p723226vb

The Sprangz is just poppin’ enough to keep your crew busy and just mellow enough to maintain your collective chill. And this recently rebuilt modern 4-bedroom hacienda with a casita and cutting-edge kitchen is minutes from downtown — with all the requisite amazing vistas. Think desert meets mountains in a landscape lined with palm trees and your own pool. No need to stress over sharing cabanas with strangers! Make this modern masterpiece your hub for a super-pleasant group stay and let nature do the rest.

Rent this friendly Palm Springs retreat

See all Palm Springs rentals

 

2. A upscale treehouse in Asheville, North Carolina

HomeAway North Carolina

Fulfill your Swiss Family Robinson fantasies on your next framily vacation! “Tree Tops” is perched in the Blue Ridge Mountains just outside Asheville, aka North Carolina’s most beloved bohemian enclave. A wall of windows lines three floors of this fancy 6-bedroom fort, ensuring a killer view from every bedroom. Other cool amenities include three separate decks, an outdoor grilling area, a game room, a remote-controlled gas fireplace and state-of-the-art bathrooms.

Rent this friendly retreat in Asheville

See all Asheville rentals

3. A house of Zen in Sedona, Arizona

HomeAway Sedona

How does 1.5 magical Arizona acres to yourselves sound? With 3 luxurious and roomy bedrooms and bathrooms, a hot tub, glorious views of Thunder Mountain and a private-entrance Zen studio on the first level, your group may find its most harmonious frequency ever. Sedona’s energy fields and magical red rock formations are a bonus, but sharing this especially peaceful stay together will yield good vibrations only.

Rent this friendly retreat in Sedona

See all Sedona rentals

4. A Mayan casa in Tulum, Mexico

HomeAway Tulum

You and 10 of your closest compadres can live it up along the Mexican Riviera just 40 feet from the water on Soliman Bay Beach. This insane villa boasts six bedrooms, huge shared spaces, a TV room and a patio with an outdoor barbecue grill. The playa offers its own shaded palapa, and several of the bedrooms have attached private bathrooms. There’s even an extra garden guest house, should your friend group grow.

Rent this friendly retreat in Tulum

See all Tulum rentals

 

5. A monument to modernism in Vancouver, British Columbia

HomeAway British Columbia

Just a 20-minute ferry ride from Downtown Vancouver, this Bowen Island retreat is a dream escape for you and five other contemporary design fans. The architectural firm behind it is actually named “superkül inc.” Sweet amenities include heated floors, a two-sided wood-burning fireplace and sliding doors that open up to a deck perched atop a canopy of Douglas fir trees. Once outside you can chill on your own private beach, relax in the hot tub, or take off on a boat cruise from the mooring dock. If your posse can’t get along here, y’all probably weren’t meant to be.

Rent this friendly retreat in Vancouver

See all Vancouver rentals

Looking for more ideas for a quick getaway? Inspiration, right this way.


Discover more articles