Whatever type of bachelorette party suits your fancy, the bottom line is that this special occasion should be about togetherness, good times, and great memories. And while we love the idea of everyone chipping in to stay at a super sweet crash pad together, vacation home rentals always come with a few extra rules and responsibilities—and just a few less VIP perks. Who's going to cook breakfast for you every morning, keep things tidy, or set up awesome activities, like private surf lessons or yoga sessions, wine tasting, spa time or dinner plans?
The good news is that you can have the best of both worlds: hotel comforts and 5-star services with all of the charms and perks of a vacation home rental, including cozy, extra large living spaces to call your own and outdoor amenities like fire pits, umbrellas and lounge chairs, an infinity pool with ocean views, and then some.
All of these wonderfully unique properties can be bought out for bachelorette groups of 8, 10, up to 12 guests, depending on the size of the property, and there are options for smaller groups, too. And when it comes to bachelorette-worthy perks? Oh yes, there are plenty. Ladies, let's just say these are some serious #squadgoals...
Midcentury Oasis in Palm Springs, California
The Lautner, a four-room property named after prolific 20th-century architect John Lautner, has been lovingly restored in recent years with classic design elements and modern comforts, including en suite kitchenettes, outdoor lounge areas, a grilling station, saline plunge pool, and fire pits and market lighting for after-dark ambiance.
Concierge services are available by phone 24/7 and can readily assist with scheduling on-site spa treatments, private yoga or fitness instructors, even catering services or a private chef. While all of Palm Springs is in your backyard, there's a serious chance you might never want to leave the grounds of this luxe desert retreat.
Modern Luxury Overlooking the Pacific
The Central American country of El Salvador is full of surprises, one of them being B Boutique Hotel, a four-room, villa-style property that's built into black rock cliffs high above the Pacific Ocean. Sunny days and moderate temps year-round (highs in the 70s and 80s) mean that no matter what time of year you're planning your bachelorette, everyone will love having a private infinity pool and these gorgeous ocean views for the weekend.
Attentive staff will make sure the rosé stays chilled, can arrange for private dining experiences in your villa, airport transportation (a 30-minute ride), and can connect you with local tour companies if you'd like to check out some of El Salvador's other treasures, including lush national parks, artisan workshops and coffee plantations, and more gorgeous beaches, of course.
"Full House" package ($1,050/per night, 8 guests) includes complete use of facilities, full breakfast daily, on-site massages for each guest, stocked mini-bars and welcome bottle of wine per room. Contact the property for packages for smaller groups.
Your Very Own Parisian Pied-à-Terre
As Audrey Hepburn once said, "Paris is always a good idea." We happen to agree, and fortunately, Paris Perfect has a few fabulous flats that would indeed be perfect for a bachelorette fete heading to the City of Light. One of our favorites is the Margaux apartment in the 7th Arrondissement, which comfortably sleeps six to eight, and comes with a full kitchen, living room and dining room, as well as a wraparound terrace with this view.
But what really sets Paris Perfect apart is its next-level guest services, including pretravel itinerary planning, restaurant reservations (this is a big plus for groups of any size) and a lengthy list of bespoke experiences and tours on offer, from private cooking classes, to exclusive museum access, to city tours after dark. When you're planning a group event like a bachelorette from afar, this sort of access to local resources is game changing.
Rates for the Margaux range from €676 (about $760) per night in the low season to €1,696 (about $1,910) per night in the high season, up to 8 guests. See website for additional listings.
All-Inclusive Costa Rican Surf Lodge
Dreaming of a surf-centric bachelorette? If so, what could be better than heading home to your private, Balinese-style lodge after a killer afternoon surf session to catch the sunset and unwind with your besties while dinner is prepared by your personal executive chef? Kalon Surf was designed with just such experiences in mind.
Located on six acres of rainforest and jungle trails near prime surfing beaches along Costa Rica's southern coast, booking your bachelorette at Kalon Surf means every detail is attended to from the moment you arrive at San Jose airport. The all-inclusive rate includes round-trip airport transportation, customized daily surf coaching, pilates, one massage per guest and all meals daily—gourmet fare made from locally sourced ingredients and fresh, seasonal produce, including ingredients sourced on the grounds. Bridal beauty goals? Check!
Four nights, all-inclusive (up to 12 guests), $19,000; seven nights, all-inclusive, $29,000. Contact the resort for packages for smaller groups.
Vineyard Living in Paso Robles, California
What could be better than a day of fun in wine country with your besties? How about two or three days, which means a more leisurely schedule, more time with your BFFs and maybe even the chance to spend the night on-site at a vineyard?
JUST Inn, a four-suite boutique offering on the grounds of Justin Vineyards & Winery, is an ideal overnight for brides planning a winery tour of California's Central Coast. The rooms feature fireplaces, hydro-spa tubs, Frette linens, among other cozy touches, and all reservations include a cave tour, wine tasting and breakfast in the morning. The winery's restaurant earns high marks for its wine cellar and farm-to-table cuisine; whether you opt for à la carte ordering or go all in with the five-course tasting menu, there's no better way to end the day than with some stargazing around the fire pits, the grounds of the vineyard all your own.
Room rates at JUST Inn start at $375/per night and $525/per night, for a total of $1,800/per night for four rooms, max 8 guests. See website for more details on individual suites.
Live It Up in Your New York City Loft
With so much to see, do, sip and savor, the Big Apple is a prime bachelorette destination. But the conundrum always is: Where does everyone stay? If you've found yourself scouring Airbnb for listings would somehow, miraculously, keep everyone together under one roof, we've got fab alternative for you.
Oasis is a home-sharing site similar to Airbnb, but with a few major differences. All homes are vetted before they can join; check-in and housekeeping services are handled professionally; and Oasis offers guests a ton of perks, including on-demand concierge services, a bevy of VIP exclusives (we're partial to priority reservations and a kitchen tour of one of Mario Batali's restaurants), and complimentary access to a local member's only club, such as Norwood in New York City. This summer, Oasis is launching a few new amenities, including a "stock up" option. What's not to love about chocolate and Champagne ready and awaiting your arrival?
In NYC, Oasis has numerous listings for 3- and 4-bedroom apartments in neighborhoods including Chelsea, NoHo, Midtown, and the Lower East Side. Rates vary by listing and some have a minimum night stay. See website for more details on New York City listings, as well as listings in other cities in the U.S., Mexico, Europe and South America.
The Ultimate Bond Girl Escape
Nailing a themed bachelorette getaway can be tricky, which is why we love the idea of an ultra-chic James Bond–inspired weekend with your favorite ladies and gents at the Fleming Villa at GoldenEye Resort on Jamaica's lush north coast. The historic home of author and cultural icon Ian Fleming, where many legendary Bond lines were penned, the Fleming Villa is now a luxurious private retreat complete with its own private beach, pool, gardens and staff who can arrange for private dinners at the villa, catamaran excursions, spa services, whatever your idea of the ultimate Bond Girl bachelorette entails.
Fleming himself was known for throwing lavish affairs at his Caribbean estate, so you know the property is bachelorette ready. In total, the Fleming Villa features five bedrooms—three in the main house and two in cottages on site—as well as a full kitchen, media room and bar with plenty of vintage details, natch.
Rates for the Fleming Villa start at $5,830 per night for up to 10 guests; all-inclusive option available upon request. GoldenEye Resort also offers 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom villas for smaller bachelorette groups; see website for more details.
Modern Mountain Retreat in Park City, Utah
Ladies, take note: There's a luxe new property in the charming mountain town of Park City, Utah, that's ideally suited for a fabulous bachelorette getaway any time of year. The Imperial House, named after the historic building's first iteration, the Imperial Hotel (circa 1904), is a bespoke, four-bedroom property that comes with some next-level amenities.
A new project from Riverhorse Hospitality, which runs the lauded Riverhorse on Main restaurant, a stay at the Imperial House includes the property's signature Imperial Concierge Service, assuring that your gourmet kitchen and bar will be well stocked upon your arrival, and private chefs and bartenders are ready to prepare a few fabulous meals for your squad over the course of your stay. While the action on Main Street beckons, one of the greatest perks about the Imperial House is its comfy living room, with plenty of space for everyone to chill—you know, slumber party style.
Imperial House rates range from $900/per night to $3,500/per night, depending on the season. Three-night minimum during peak season, max 10 guests.