Romantic escapes for Valentine’s Day

Save the date for a long weekend away at one of these seven dreamy destinations.

Published January 2022

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While really any vacation home can be seen as romantic (beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right?), sometimes a little inspiration is needed. According to Google Trends, Valentine’s Day-related searches spike in the first two weeks of February, so if you’re feeling behind this year, fear not.

For couples looking to rekindle the romance with a getaway, we’ve rounded up some of our top vacation destinations across the country with vacation rentals still available to book over Valentine's Day weekend.

Of course, Cupid’s arrow may strike some of these featured vacation rentals off the calendar, but the good news is, you can still plan a trip to these spectacular homes any time this year or browse more vacation rentals nearby.

Door leading out to an outdoor patio with furniture in Charleston, SC.

1. Charleston, South Carolina

Featured Charleston Vacasa home: 563 King D

Live like a local in 563 King D, which lies in the heart of King Street within walking distance to top attractions like the Charleston Museum, as well as popular restaurants with tables for two. Whether you opt to spend your time in this chic space sipping wine from a local winery and enjoying a film from the comforts of the couch, or out exploring the history and architecture of this sunny southern town (via a horse drawn carriage ride, perhaps?), you won’t be disappointed.

Clay house vacation rental in Sedona, AZ

2. Sedona, Arizona

Featured Sedona Vacasa home: Casa Shanti

Rise and shine to stunning views of the red rocks at Oak Creek Canyon. This charming oasis features two patio spaces for taking in the vistas, while also offering a welcoming indoor experience as you return from the day’s adventures. You'll be just a short stroll away from Indian Gardens, a local eatery and coffee shop with incredible food and drinks, and Oak Creek for a picnic for two.

Brick home with a large concrete patio in Fredericksburg, TX

3. Fredericksburg, Texas

Featured Fredericksburg Vacasa home: Historic Rocky Hill: Malbec Suite

What could be better than walking hand-in-hand to local wine tasting rooms right from your front door? Oh, right—if Fido can come along, too. This plush, pet-friendly suite provides easy access to a low-key Texas wine country weekend in the heart of Fredericksburg. In addition to the tasting rooms on property, other popular wineries, including 4.0 Cellars, are mere miles away.

Living room with an oceanfront view in Princeville, HI

4. Princeville, Hawaii

Featured Princeville Vacasa home: Puu Poa 105

No one is contesting Hawaii’s reputation as one of the most romantic destinations in the country (or even on earth), so don’t fight the feeling and book a trip to Princeville on the island of Kauai. Depending on your need for privacy, the master bedroom in this oceanfront condo can open up to the living room, so you don’t have to miss a moment of that ocean blue view. Walk the shoreline, book a couple’s massage or simply enjoy the sunset from your vacation home.

Luxurious living room with white colored decorations in a vacation home in New Orleans, LA

5. New Orleans, Louisiana

Featured New Orleans Vacasa home: The Rose

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet as this charmer in the Garden District of New Orleans. While the music, food, and nightlife might beckon you out in the evenings, take advantage of all the tranquility that lies right on the property including a tea garden, a bubbling waterfall, a hot tub, and steam rooms that will instantly put you in relaxation mode for your romantic escape.

Living room with log beams on the ceiling in Taos, NM

6. Taos, New Mexico

Featured Taos Vacasa home: The Birdhouse

It’s nearly impossible not to feel a sense of joy walking into this colorful, restored adobe home that boasts nearly 360-degree views of the New Mexico landscape. It’s the perfect place to whip up a meal for two in the gourmet kitchen, then take it out to one of the three porches and enjoy, as hummingbirds, magpies, and ravens swirl about.

Open concept living room and dining room in a vacation home.

7. Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Featured Cape Cod Vacasa home: Happy As A Clam

Sometimes a romantic Valentine’s getaway means that kids have to come along, too. But at this gorgeous Cape Cod home, there’s not only plenty of space, but plenty of opportunities to sneak away for some 1:1 quality time. Slip down to the beach and dip your toes in the sand, or listen to the waves from the comfort of the adirondack chairs nestled in the lush grass.

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