You don’t always instantaneously think of watching movies when you’re about to go on vacation. Let’s be honest though: there’s probably going to be a couple days where you just need to chill and get away from whoever your spending time with. So instead of opting for an average flatscreen, upgrade to a rental with an insane home theater. I’m talking like 40 seat theater with a bar. Yes, it does exist. Vacation rental guru HomeAway has some of the coolest rentals with home theaters in them, and we’ve found 9 you’ll consider planning an entire trip around.
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You don’t instantaneously think of watching movies when you you’re about to go on vacation. Let’s be honest though: there’s probably going to be a couple days where you just need to chill and get away from whoever your spending time with. So instead of opting for an average flatscreen, upgrade to a rental with an insane home theater. I’m talking like 40 seat theater with a bar. Yes, it does exist. Vacation rental guru HomeAway has some of the coolest rentals with home theaters in them, and we’ve found 9 you’ll consider planning an entire trip around.
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Palm Springs, California Sleeps 10 / 5 Bedrooms Starting at $2,000 per night
Chosen by Architectural Digest as “one of California’s best designs,” this Mediterranean/Spanish revival home in Palm Springs believe it or not has more than its sprawling five suites and luxury furnishings. The incredible home theater that is outside on its patio is truly the selling point of this vacation rental.
Orlando, Florida Sleeps 20 / 8 Bedrooms Starting at $1,139 per night
This 8 bedroom stunner in Orlando will actually make you want to go to Orlando. You don’t need to venture out into the tourist attractions because this house literally has everything you need. From the game room to the private pool, it’s all amazing. Especially the cinema room.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Sleeps 18 / 6 Bedrooms Starting at $1,999
The ultimate bro backyard lies in this Philly rental that brings the tropics to you. You can swim around int he indoor pool, hot tub it, drink at the swim-up tiki bar while you catch the game on the 25-foot HD theater. There’s also five waterfalls, banana trees and a game room. Being bored isn’t an option here.
Lake Tahoe, California Sleeps 16 / 5 Bedrooms Starts at $1,500 per night
Lake Tahoe is one of the best places to do some star gazing, but you can also do it in the comfort of a badass home theater like in this cabin rental. The three-story luxury residence is located right outside a ski slope too, in case you want to get some quality powder time in. The Ritz Carlton is also next door, but you don’t really need to go it when you have a place like this.
Santa Barbara, California Sleeps 16 / 5 Bedrooms Starting at $3,600 per night
So being the fact that this Santa Barbara rental is an oceanfront estate, you might be a bit distracted from staying inside. But its movie theater will convince you otherwise. Watch a flick in the home theater or head outside to the pool, which has a giant LCD TV you can watch the game on.
Scottsdale, Arizona Sleeps 30 / 9 Bedrooms Starting at $14,000 a night
I know. What could possibly make something that’s $14,000 per night worth the lofty price? For starters, this Scottsdale home is a whopping 35,000 square-feet, sits on 6 acres, has an Olympic sized pool and not to mention the incredible home theater. So who wants to start a GoFund me campaign?
Puntarenas, Costa Rica Sleeps 27 / 10 Bedrooms Contact for price
I don’t really have to say too much about this Costa Rica villa considering the home theater, which overlooks the Manuel Antonio Bay and the beautiful Costa Rica rain forest. The villa is constructed out of steel, glass and natural rock and is sitting on 2.5 acres of actual rain forest.
Gatlinburg, Tennessee Sleeps 40 / 10 Bedrooms Starting at $990 per night
This 10 bedroom luxury Tennessee cabin overlooks the Smoky Mountains and downtown Gatlinburg, so there’s an infinite amount of things to do. But the true amenity of this 7,200 square-foot lodge is the 30-seat home theater with 14-foot HD screen.
Lincoln city, Oregon Sleeps 28 / 5 Bedrooms Starting at $585 per night
Any vacation rental that comes with a 40-seat theater and even an upstairs bar to watch movies from is going to be a must in my book. And if you need to step outside for a bit, there’s a 2,000 square-foot deck with seating up to 40 and has a sauna, hot tub and fireplace. Oregon sounds a lot better already.