Published February 2021
Bathtubs can be suited to a variety of moods: relaxation, romance, and even quiet reflection, but they’re undeniably essential to self-care. One of the many things 2020 taught us is that we can always use more self-care, right? So why not add to the restorative effects of your next vacation by booking a vacation home with a soaking tub to alleviate any lingering stress. Fun fact: some studies show that warm baths can reduce blood pressure and even help boost your immune system.
If you’re due for some R&R, pour a glass of cucumber water and let us take you on a tour of eight unique bathtubs from coast to coast—and one south of the border—that put the “aah” in Vacasa.
This custom-built retreat in Sonoma County comes with many displays of craftsmanship, one of which is a traditional Japanese tea and bath house that includes a cedar soaking tub.
After a session in the vacation home’s private sauna, take in the tropical palm tree views from this free-standing jetted tub on the second floor.
You won’t get chilly traveling from the comfort of the bath to the comfort of bed in this suite that boasts a stone-framed jacuzzi, complete with a waterfall feature.
This coastal vacation rental comes with complimentary salts for its cast iron bathtub, along with built-in nooks to safely stash a book or streaming device for in-tub entertainment.
Mimicking the full spa experience, this neutral-hued bathroom features a rare square bathtub next to a dual-head shower, so you can opt for a bubble bath with a quick rinse to follow.
Wrapped in a color palette of cool blues, this angular bathtub offers stunning views of the Puget Sound—so you can watch sailboats go by while you enjoy the much warmer (and calmer) waters inside.
Last but not least, we’re going international for this one-of-a-kind bathtub made from carved rock and tucked in the natural privacy of Costa Rica’s Marino Ballena National Park.