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Stay in a Tiny Home or River Pod At the Saluda Outdoor Center: Greenville, SC

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If a unique getaway or staycation is on your radar, Kristina stayed at a tiny house with Saluda Tiny on the Saluda River in Easley. It’s the perfect little overnight glamping trip to take a break from the world and she tells us all about it. Thank you to the Saluda Outdoor Center and Saluda Tiny for hosting us. 

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Saluda Tiny Home
Saluda Tiny Home

Swim, Paddle, and Relax at These Lake House Vacation Rentals in the Carolinas

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Ready for a break and thinking about looking at lake house rentals? SC and NC have some of the best lakes to retreat to. We have a list of amazing homes on lakes that you can rent for your next family vacation! Loaded with peace, tranquility, and amenities for the family, these lake house vacation rentals are perfect for a spring break trip or a weekend away.

These lake home rentals are all nearby in North Carolina, South Carolina, or Georgia.

Lake House Rentals in the Carolinas

10+ Family Friendly Vacation Rentals in Western North Carolina

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Trying to book a vacation rental in Western North Carolina but overwhelmed by all the options? We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite WNC rentals. Not only are they in convenient locations, but also the hosts have been sure to include family-friendly amenities!

Through affiliate relationships, Kidding Around earns when you book through these links.

This article includes:
Vacation Rentals for Families in Cashiers, NC
Vacation Rentals for Families in Brevard, NC
Family Vacation Rentals in Hendersonville, NC
Vacation Rentals for Families in Asheville, NC

Cashiers, NC Vacation Rentals

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Cashiers Downtown Getaway

Looking for a place to stay that is near restaurants and shops? This is one of the few vacation rentals right in the town of Cashiers. While you have the convenience of the town, waterfalls, skiing, hiking, and boating are still just a short drive away.

Cashiers Downtown Getaway Photo Credit: VRBO
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Updated kitchen
  • Large yard for playing
  • Wooded area with a stream on the property
  • Wrap around deck
  • Book Cashiers Downtown Getaway

Free Bird

Enjoy gorgeous views of Whiteside Mountain from an extensive stone eating area outside at this cozy cabin near Cashiers. This rental is perfect for families with young children who need space to burn off energy. The large yard is level and shaded and even has a fun swing.

Free Bird Photo Credit: VRBO
  • 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Cozy, rustic interior
  • Level, shaded yard for playing
  • Games and toys for kids
  • Outdoor stone seating area
  • Book Free Bird

Whitewater Whispers

Whitewater Whispers is a 3-bedroom 2-bath house with a jaw-dropping mountain view and the gentle soundtrack of a rippling river you can hear from the back deck. Need more adventure? The nearby Sapphire Valley Resort is open year-round and offers plenty of family fun!

Deck at Whitewater Whispers
Whitewater Whispers
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths
  • Sleeps up to 8
  • 1570 square feet
  • Gas log fireplace
  • Located in the quiet wooded setting of the Whisper Lake community
  • Allows pets
  • Several easy-to-access waterfalls & hiking trails nearby
  • Nearby Sapphire Valley Resort offers indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hot tub, miniature golf, game room, fitness room, skiing, snow tubing, zip-lining, a golf course, and gem mining. 
  • Stunning mountain view
  • Rippling waters of the Horsepasture River offer a calming soundtrack
  • Book Whitewater Whispers on VRBO.

Brevard, NC Vacation Rentals

Custom Mountain Cabin

Don’t forget to use promocode KAG22 for 10% off this cabin!

Weary from the day-to-day grind of work and life? Why not escape to this secluded, 2,200 square foot mountain cabin near Brevard, NC? It’s the ultimate destination for a big family or group of friends that want to recharge and reconnect.

Read our full review of this luxurious cabin rental.

Custom Mountain Cabin Photo Credit: StayGVL
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Fully stocked gourmet kitchen
  • Heated flooring
  • Back porch and separate screened-in porch with outdoor seating
  • Fireplace and outdoor firepit
  • Ping pong table
  • Hammock style chairs
  • Book Custom Mountain Cabin Don’t forget to use promocode KAG22 for 10% off this cabin.

Waterfall Cabin

If you’re looking for privacy, this is the rental for you. This cabin is surrounded by forest and has an actual waterfall just 25 feet from the porch! Spend your days relaxing by the private stream, swinging on the porch swing, and enjoying the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Waterfall Cabin Photo Credit: VRBO
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Private stream
  • Waterfall 25 feet from the porch
  • Porch swing
  • Firepit with stone outdoor seating area
  • Book Waterfall Cabin

Treehouse with Views

What could be more exciting for kids than staying in a real treehouse? Climb into the trees for a stay at this unique rental near the entrance to Pisgah National Forest. If you manage to leave the stunning mountain and valley views for the day, you have convenient access to all the outdoor fun you could want.

Treehouse with Views Photo Credit: VRBO
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Minutes from the entrance to Pisgah National Forest
  • Mountain and valley views
  • Private treehouse
  • Games for kids provided
  • Near Davidson River, great for fishing or tubing
  • Book Treehouse with Views

New and Rustic Cabin

This new cabin was designed with a rustic feel to give guests a cozy stay. Spend your days biking and hiking at DuPont before coming back to relax in this private and quiet bungalow.

New and Rustic Cabin Photo Credit: VRBO
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Easy access to hiking and biking trails
  • Bike wash station
  • Games for kids
  • Firepit
  • Porch swing and hammock
  • Book New and Rustic Cabin

Shoal Sound

Located across the road from Shoal Creek Falls, this new cabin is designed to make your vacation comfortable. The huge wrap-around porch is ideal for outdoor eating as you listen to the sounds of the falls. This cabin is only 10 miles from downtown Brevard and Hendersonville.

Shoal Sound Photo Credit: VRBO
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Near Shoal Creek Falls
  • Huge porch with outdoor eating area
  • New cabin designed for comfort
  • Games for kids
  • Firepit
  • Porch swing
  • Book Shoal Sound

Hendersonville, NC Vacation Rentals

Blue Ridge Cabin

Experience luxury in the mountains at this incredible cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains. This rental near Flat Rock is sure to make you feel like you never want to leave. The huge wrap-around deck has comfortable rockers where you can sit and enjoy the mountain views.

Blue Ridge Cabin Photo Credit: VRBO
  • 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Ping pong table
  • Foosball table
  • Board games and children’s books
  • Wrap around deck with rockers
  • Stone fireplace
  • Book Blue Ridge Cabin

Laurel Cottage

If you’re looking for a place with everything, look no further. This designer cottage is one of two located in a gated riverfront conservation community. There are hiking trails and a river on the property where you can tube, fly fish, and swim to your heart’s content.

Laurel Cottage Photo Credit: VRBO
  • 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Gated riverfront conservation community
  • Hiking trails onsite
  • Riverside firepit
  • Huge yard
  • Half mile of river for tubing, fishing, swimming
  • Book Laurel Cottage

Serenity and Birdsong

This quaint little cottage provides a private retreat near Chimney Rock. Enjoy the sounds of a bubbling creek from the large gazebo and firepit or relax in the unique loft with a good book.

Serenity and Birdsong Photo Credit: VRBO
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Loft area for reading and games
  • Creek onsite
  • Gazebo and firepit
  • Book Serenity and Birdsong

Asheville, NC Vacation Rentals

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French Broad River Views

Only 3 miles from the heart of downtown Asheville, this brand new home is perfect for families who want to be close to the city. Check out the beautiful French Broad River from the huge covered deck. This rental has tons of space to spread out and relax after a day of exploring Asheville.

French Broad River Views Photo Credit: VRBO
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Brand new home
  • Large covered deck with outdoor dining
  • Ping pong table
  • Book French Broad River Views

Cozy Modern Cabin

This unique, modern cabin is conveniently located near I26 with access to all your favorite WNC spots. Downtown Asheville is just a 10-minute drive away. Both levels of this house have their own kitchen so this could be a great choice for families vacationing with grandparents or another family.

Cozy Modern Cabin Photo Credit: VRBO
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Large sunroom
  • Pool table
  • Family-friendly games
  • Two kitchens
  • Book Cozy Modern Cabin

Does your family have a favorite place to stay in WNC?

Vacation Rentals Near Greenville, SC

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Are you looking for a vacation home to rent near Greenville, SC or in the Upstate, South Carolina area? Whether you’re looking for a place to stay for a vacation in Downtown Greenville, or a vacation beside an Upstate mountain lake or river, or for a place to stay when attending a Clemson University game, we have some fabulous vacation homes to rent in our list. These rentals are great for family trips, couples getaways, or time spent with friends.

Through affiliate relationships, Kidding Around earns when you book through these links and codes.

This article includes:
Vacation Rentals Near Downtown Greenville, SC
Vacation Rentals in Greer, SC
Vacation Rentals in Travelers Rest, SC
Vacation Rentals on the Water Near Greenville, SC
Vacation Rentals Near Clemson University
Vacation Rentals in the Mountains Near Greenville, SC

Vacation Rental Homes Near Greenville, SC

Lake Hartwell, SC Vacation Home Rental Near Clemson

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Heading to a Clemson game and need a place for you and your friends to stay? Or maybe you’re looking for a little Lake Hartwell getaway? Whether you’re looking to get away with your family, friends, or for a couple’s retreat, this duplex close to Lake Hartwell might be perfect for you.

When you book through these links, use the code KAG22 for an additional 10% off the already reduced rental fees by booking directly with StayGVL.

Lake Hartwell, SC Home Rental


Family Vacation Homes With Kayaks, Canoes, Paddleboards, and Other Water Gear

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Would you like to rent a vacation home that includes kayaks, paddleboards and water gear for guests to us? You have found the right list. Start planning a family vacation where you can enjoy a lake, river, or beach! These vacation homes in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia not only look like great places to spend time with your family, but also include kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and/or other water gear for your enjoyment.

Vacation rentals with kayaks and paddleboards

Vacations on or near the water are always fun, but what makes them even more fun is having access to water “toys” like canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards. Since you may not own that kind of equipment, we made vacation planning a little easier for you. Use the location links below to find the perfect water fun vacation home for your family!

This article includes:
Georgia Vacation Homes to Rent that Include Kayaks and SUPs
North Carolina Vacation Homes that Include Kayaks and More
South Carolina Vacation Rentals with Kayaks, Paddleboards, and More
Tennessee Vacation Home with Kayaks and Paddleboards
Virginia Vacation Home with Kayaks and Paddleboards

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A note on safety: Be sure to use included life jackets when enjoying the water gear at these properties. Know where it is safe to use the included water gear at these VRBOs and closely watch children. This list is intended for information purposes only and is not a specific endorsement of these properties and equipment.