Dream Homes for a Summer Vacation  By

Dream Homes for a Summer Vacation

If you haven’t planned a summer vacation yet or are dreaming of traveling this Fall, it’s never too late!  Take a look through these inviting SabbaticalHomes listings around the world to dream a little about the possibilities. If you don’t see just what you’re looking for in this list, you can always search more of our listings, whether you are looking for a home rental or a home exchange.

If you have a home listing on SabbaticalHomes.com that would be perfect for another member’s summer vacation (or beyond), please add a comment in our blog and let our community know all about it. Note: with travel still opening up at different rates around the world, be sure to check travel guidelines in relation to COVID-19, variants and/or vaccinations before making housing arrangements.

Related: 5 Simple Steps to Getting Started with SabbaticalHomes


Dream Home #1: Serene and Spacious Apartment for Rent Overlooking Canals in Venice, Italy

This fully restored apartment is situated on Rio di Noale, the second largest canal in Venice after the Grand Canal, in the authentic area of Cannaregio. Full of sunshine and sea breezes, most rooms and a small balcony overlook a courtyard and the canal. You’ll enjoy spending time in this wonderful home and the convenience of a 5 minute walk from the vaporetto (public boat) stop of Ca’ d’Oro on the Grand Canal. The nearby Rialto Market is reached by the traditional venetian means of crossing the Grand Canal in a traghetto (public gondola, cost is 2 Euro). A Concierge Service is available to advise on getting around Venice, book theatre tickets and other activities. Private tours of the city and its monuments can be arranged.

SabbaticalHomes.com Listing #41077 apartment for rent for a summer vacation in Venice Italy.
A modern and bright apartment on a canal in Venice, Italy.

2 Bed | 1 Bath | Suited for 4 People
Available from now until April 15, 2022 (1 Week Minimum Stay)
View Listing

Related: 40 Basic Italian Phrases for Travel 


Dream Home #2: Big Sur Retreat in the form of a Geodesic Dome near Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Reconnect with nature in this charming geodesic dome situated on 2 acres.  With its rustic exterior and warm, cozy interior, this is a true retreat. The house is modern but is heated by a wood stove that also makes a lovely fireplace (a side benefit is that the wood stove is very efficient and its catalytic converter makes it relatively pollution-free). You’ll enjoy hiking, biking, bird watching, beach combing, meandering, and star gazing while you sit in the hot tub.

SabbaticalHomes.com Listing #141961, a geodesic dome house for rent in Big Sur, California.
The exterior of this geodesic dome in magical spot on the coast in Big Sur, California.

4 Bed | 2 Bath | Suited for 4 People
Available from July 23 to August 12, 2021 (1 Month Minimum Stay)
Additional Dates:
August 17 to September 15, 2021
November 1 to November 24, 2021
View Listing


Dream Home #3: Striking Georgian House & Garden to let in Heritage Zone, Central London/SouthBank

This Georgian home sits in a charming 19th-century heritage zone hidden in the heart of London. The area is often featured in films (a new James Bond one, most recently)! The house was originally built as an artisan’s cottage in the 1830s and has a double-sized living room, two bedrooms and a light-drenched kitchen/dining space where a long table sits in a vaulted glass conservatory. The conservatory door opens out into a private garden with a table for four, should you choose to dine or work amid roses, delphiniums, anemones, and jasmine. The location is both tranquil and central, close to everything but quiet since no buses are permitted, and there is minimal car traffic–and the house is just as peaceful.

SabbaticalHomes.com Listing #129901 house for rent for a summer vacation in London, England.
Modern, light-filled kitchen and dining room in this conservation zone London house for rent.

2 Bed | 1 Bath | Suited for 2 People
Available from August 5, 2021 until January 5, 2024 (1 Month Minimum Stay)
View Listing


Dream Home #4: Private, Remodeled Guest House with a Pool for Rent near UCLA in Los Angeles, California

Relax in this private pool house surrounded by redone gardens in Westwood. With its completely separate entrance, this freestanding guest house is fully furnished and has a study with a built-in desk and plenty of shelves. You can relax – or get some work done if you’re inspired! It has a fully-equipped kitchen, air conditioning and a washer/dryer. Enjoy pool and garden views when downstairs and a view of Century City when upstairs. If you are looking to spend some time in Los Angeles, especially to be near UCLA, this could be the perfect place for you!

SabbaticalHomes.com Listing #67286 private pool house for rent near Westwood in Los Angeles, California.
Private remodeled guest house in Westwood, California.

1 Bed | 1 Bath | 1 Office | Suited for 2 People
Available now onward (1 Week Minimum Stay)
View Listing


Dream Home #5: Charming Flat in Paris near Canal St. Martin for Rent or Exchange

Enjoy living like a local in this typical Parisian apartment in an old building (beginning of XXe century). With original hardwood floors, nearly floor to ceiling windows, multiple fireplaces and an updated kitchen, it is welcoming and comfortable. This flat has a perfect arrangement of rooms, with three real bedrooms! It is particularly suitable for families with children. It is located in a nice neighborhood, close to all Universities in Paris and the suburbs. You’ll appreciate being close to Canal St Martin with all types of shops, places to savor a cup of coffee and restaurants nearby.

SabbaticalHomes.com Listing #110623 a flat for rent or exchange for summer and fall travel in Paris, France.
The bright and welcoming dining room in this Paris flat.

3 Bed | 1 Bath | 1 Office | Suited for 5 People
Available from August 6 to August 12, 2021 (3 Day Minimum Stay)
Additional Dates:
August 13 to August 27, 2021
October 30 to November 7, 2021
View Listing

Related: 40 Basic French Phrases for Travelers 


Dream Home #6: Charming & Airy Apartment for Rent near near Boston in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts

Looking out over Lobster Cove in Manchester-by-the-Sea, this 3-bedroom apartment sleeps 6 and is perfectly situated to explore and enjoy the natural beauty surrounding the home. In the summer, Lobster Cove is ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and tide pool explorations. There are also hammocks, bikes, kayaks, an ocean shell and a dory to enjoy – and many trails nearby for walking and biking. It is a short walk to downtown or sandy Singing Beach. All bedrooms have window ACs and downstairs is cooled in summer (or warmed in winter) by a mini-split AC. The full-size bedroom can also be used as an office and the futon bed turned into a couch, making it a perfect place for writing, and relaxing.

SabbaticalHomes.com Listing #145931 apartment for rent in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts.
Charming apartment right on the water in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts.

3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1 Office | Suited for 6 People
Available from August 29 to October 2, 2021 (1 Week Minimum Stay)
Additional Dates:
View Listing

Related: SabbaticalHomes.com Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Let us know what you think! If you are a member with an inspiring an inspiring home to stay in for a vacation or travel of any type, please add it in the comments to share with the community. Connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *