10 Beautiful Mansions and Villas You Can Rent for Cheap
If a big family reunion or getaway with a group of friends is on the calendar, make it luxurious and memorable without breaking the bank -- by renting a mansion. Yes, there are bona fide mansions across the country where large groups of people can hang out for a nightly rate of less than $90 a person. Here are some of the most fabulous mansions and villas where large groups can vacation in style for less, with per-person prices based on the biggest crowd the property can bear.
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Located in the picturesque San Bernardino Mountains, the Edgewood mansion is 15,500 square feet of modern luxury. Ideal for a large family reunion or gathering of friends, the Edgewood is a grand home surrounded by natural beauty. The minimum stay is two nights -- but that might be the minimum anyone would want to stay in this mansion with a gym, wine cellar, private balconies for each bedroom, a fire pit, and more. The home sleeps up to 24 people and costs an average of $2,036 a night, or about $85 a person.
For a nature-loving group of up to 30 people, the Bristlecone Lodge in Breckenridge is a perfect place to nestle for vacation -- especially in the winter, as it's just steps away from the Peak 8 Breckenridge Ski Resort, where a visiting crew can suit up and hit the slopes. The home has mountain views from every room and from the hot tub, a heated deck, an exercise room, and a media room. The average total cost is $1,952 a night, making the nightly cost for each person about $65.
The Tiki Moon Villas offer a degree of privacy for a large group stay in Hawaii. The property is made up of five bungalows on nearly an acre of private beach. The luxury bungalows together sleep up to 30 people, who can enjoy modern kitchens and bathrooms, Wi-Fi, and high-definition TVs. But who wants to be inside when the beach, a koi pond, covered picnic tables, and lounge chairs await? The property can be rented for an average of $1,680 a night, so each person in the group pays about $56. There's a two-night minimum stay.
Looking to take a big group on a Las Vegas vacation? The Mansion Belle Oasis is less than 10 minutes from McCarran Airport, so vacation can start almost as soon as the plane lands. The mansion's ample backyard is a great spot to congregate, with a swimming pool, hot tub, and gazebo. The professionally equipped kitchen will please cooks in the group, and the game room with pool, poker tables, and gaming consoles will please just about anyone. The home sleeps 30 people, so with a total cost of $1,328 a night, each guest pays about $44 a night. There's a three-night minimum stay.
The modern mansion affectionately called "As Sweet as Possible" by its owners has some flashy amenities in 6,300 square feet of space, but perhaps the best feature is outside: an 80,000-gallon pool with a central bar surrounded by swim-up bar stools. The home also offers 22 TVs throughout, a covered outdoor living room, and games on the deck. The mansion costs an average of $1,227 a night, so with a group of 32, each guest pays $38 a night. There's a three-night minimum stay.
The 10-bedroom, 11-bathroom high country Twickenham House and Estate in the Blue Ridge Mountains can sleep up to 40 people. Even with more than 11,000 square feet to enjoy, the interior is cozy, with a spa, steam room, sauna, and hot tub for unwinding, while the sprawling 400-acre property makes guests feel like they're staying in their own national park. The estate costs an average of $1,475 a night to rent, which comes to a nightly cost of about $37 a person. There's a four-night minimum stay.
This 16-bedroom lodge in Traverse City sits on beautiful private beach property, but the inside of this massive waterfront home is just as enjoyable as the outside. The house is complete with fireplaces, a gym, a game room with a pool table, foosball, and air hockey. All the beds are queen size and the lodge can sleep an amazing 64 people. A total nightly cost of $1,883 brings visitors' individual costs to just over $29 a night.
The gorgeous and expansive Mountain View Lodge near Great Smoky Mountains National Park can sleep 40 people comfortably. It combines the feel and look of a cabin with every modern comfort 5,200 square feet can provide. Each of the nine bedrooms has its own full bathroom, TV, and fireplace. There's also a 27-seat home theater where the group can enjoy movie night and a game room with a pool table, foosball, and arcade games. Outside is 2,000 square feet of deck space, a hot tub, and a huge yard to enjoy. Prices vary seasonally, but during the summer the cabin costs about $1,120 a night, or only $28 a person. There's a two-night minimum stay.
The historic Sol's Cliff House is perched on the Atlantic Ocean with expansive views of the mountains in nearby Acadia National Park, making it an all-season delight -- good for laying on the patio in sunny weather, watching the woodlands change colors in fall or spring, or snuggling next to one of six fireplaces in winter. The house has 12 bedrooms and sleeps up to 26 people. With an average total of $600 a night, the mansion would cost only $23 a person for each night. There's a seven-night minimum stay.
Located at the base of the Tushar Mountains in Beaver, the Beaver Mountain Lodge is a dream location for a large group vacation -- it sleeps 60 -- with some perks for younger visitors. Upon arrival to the house, guests are sure to notice the slide leading from the second-floor deck to the yard, where the verdant 40-acre property features a basketball court, swimming pool, soccer field, and pickle ball court. Inside this 13-bedroom luxury home, there are fireplaces, a kitchen with top-of-the-line equipment, and a game room with foosball, pinball, and a pool table. Prices vary throughout the year, but the average nightly rental is $695, less than $12 a night for each person. There's a three-night minimum stay.