It’s easy to get nostalgic for travel right now. In fact, a recent study shows that shows that 46 percent of Americans are planning to use their tax refund for travel this year. With the promise of a vaccine in everyone’s very near future, that first post-pandemic trip is slowly becoming a reality. Whether it be an opportunity to connect with loved ones or a chance to simply escape your own four walls, your first vacation will likely be a meaningful one.
Thankfully, Affirm has partnered with Vrbo to allow you to book that dream getaway today while paying for it over time. It’s kind of the perfect scenario for this environment and Kay of The Mom Trotter agrees. “I have been dreaming about spending a month [with my family] at beach front property in the Caribbean,” says Kay. “I love Affirms ‘buy now, pay later’ option because it allows me to plan a trip ahead of time without the worry of needing to pay for it upfront. Also, the fact that there are no late or hidden fees gives me peace of mind.”
So whether you’re itching for that family reunion on the beach or a getaway in the mountains, check out these nine Vrbo rentals all available to book using Affirm.
Editor’s note: While most experts agree that renting a vacation home is relatively safe, please remember to follow all social distancing guidelines and local travel recommendations. You may also want to reach out to your Vrbo host to ensure that they are using additional cleaning and sanitation practices.
1. The Pond House in Woodstock, NY
Rate: As low as $216/mo with Affirm*
Featured in Icon Design magazine, this newly renovated artist’s home is what relaxation dreams are made of. The setting with a private waterfall bordering public preserves, as well as the attention to architectural detail is not only unique, but majorly ’gram-worthy. You’ll find trails through the woods to downtown Woodstock, outdoor dining with charcoal grill and multiple outdoor lounge areas. Reserve your stay now because it’s booking up fast.
2. Lake Atitlan Retreat in Solola, Guatemala
Rate: As low as $77/mo with Affirm*
Private lake access. Heated pool. Panoramic views. Full kitchen amenities. This rental is a gem. Perfect for meditation, a creative retreat, romance or healing, guests boast “It was a truly exceptional experience from beginning to end.” Views aside, we love that it also offers concierge services, transport coordination and site seeing resources. The hosts can even arrange for a chef to come to the property or someone to do your food shopping.
3. Smith Mountain Lake Castle in Moneta, VA
Rates: As low as $267/mo with Affirm*
This 7,087 square foot, three-story French Chateau castle with lake views from every room has a large outdoor pool, five bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms, an inside hot tub, an exercise room, a wet bar, spectacular game rooms, a library, two fireplaces, a 75" smart TV in the living room and two more TV's in the game rooms…and Wi-Fi. The Castle is located on a quiet cove with very minimal boat traffic allowing you to have an amazing experience and enjoy nature without the constant noise from the boats that zip around in the main part of the lake.
4. The Rass Mandal Residence in Santa Fe, NM
Rate: As low as $354/mo with Affirm*
Featured on HGTV's House Hunter's on Vacation, Rass Mandal is the most sought-after adobe vacation residence in Santa Fe. Situated on a mountain range of pine forests with spectacular views, the house and 20-acre grounds feature a large private (heated) pool, jacuzzi style five-person hot tub, plunge pool and sauna. In other words, there’s no shortage of ways to get a taste of the beach in the middle of the desert. The best of both worlds, if you ask us.
5. Red Sands Ranch in Mason, TX
Rate: As low as $461/mo with Affirm*
Planning a big family reunion? Look to this exclusive private rental. With charming native-stone cabins, poolside cabana, waterslide, lighted tennis court, fitness center, full-court basketball, pickleball, game room, hot tub, river rapids, fishing and miles of trails, there’s legitimately something for everyone. Red Sands Ranch is located on the crystal-clear Llano River between the towns of Mason and Fredericksburg in Texas. If you happen to get a reservation, just know we will be supremely jealous.
6. Fully Staffed Beachfront Villa in Montego Bay, Jamaica
Rate: As low as $345/mo with Affirm*
COVID-19 Certified, this villa is furnished with modern amenities, luxurious spa-style bathrooms, air conditioning in every bedroom, and a truly Caribbean feel. Two of the bedrooms have breathtaking views of the sea from their own private veranda. If a Caribbean getaway is on the brain, look no further.
7. Lake House (with a Pool) in Mountain Home, AK
Rate: As low as $451/mo with Affirm*
Set up high on the ridge with plunging views of Lake Norfork lies this undiscovered gem of the Ozarks. With clear, still waters, it’s the perfect lake for a family vacation. You can swim, boat, water-ski, fish, take a sunset cruise—or simply relax and enjoy the mesmerizing views from your luxury lodge. There’s even access to a 24-ft pontoon that comfortably seats up to 11 people.
8. Newly Renovated Beach House in Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos
Rate: As low as $128/mo with Affirm*
The layout of this new home may seem odd—all bedrooms are located on the main floor with open kitchen, dining and living room on the upper level. However, the advantage of this are the private oceanic views and constant cool breeze while cooking family meals, socializing on the sofa or relaxing on the balcony with friends and family. The upstairs balcony facing the ocean has recently added a screen in area allowing the cool breeze in while keeping the buzzy mosquitos out.
9. The Lanes at Meemo’s Farm and Resort in Hershey, MI
Rate: As low as $144/mo with Affirm*
The Lanes offers highly-rated accommodations with an extra twist—there’s a bowling alley inside. Surrounded by mature forest with pure Michigan wilderness at your doorstep, the Lanes provide breathtaking scenery while providing complete privacy and relaxation. A state of the art kitchen, high vaulted oak beamed lounge and dining room, and beautiful bedrooms that ooze with warmth and character.
Disclosure: *Monthly prices based on 15.27% APR over 12 months. Your rate will be 0% APR or 10–30% APR based on credit, and is subject to an eligibility check. For example, a $700 purchase might cost $63.25/mo over 12 months at 15% APR. 0% APR is available until 4/11/2021. Payment options through Affirm are provided by these lending partners: affirm.com/lenders. Options depend on your purchase amount, and a down payment may be required.