5 Vacation Houses for Large Friend Groups That You Can Rent this Summer

5 Vacation Houses for Large Friend Groups That You Can Rent this Summer


The economical, adventurous, and bigger alternative to a hotel to accommodate your big friend groups is an Airbnb. Set out to your next destination with a value-for-money and sizable living arrangement

While vacation rentals have always been a popular option, traveling with a group has never been more common as it is now with Airbnb’s simplified search and booking process. And for all the discussion around whether they’re better than hotels, the scenario in which Airbnbs reign superior are for group travels. They keep the members together, staying under the same roof simplifies meetups and planning, and if the whole crew starts and ends their days together, it’s easier to account for everyone. Plus, seating the party around a large kitchen table after cooking rather than securing a reservation for dinner can be a money-saver for penny pinchers, and a lifesaver for those with dietary restrictions. And for those who packed light, laundry might be necessary. If budget is a priority on this trip, we’ve rounded up five Airbnbs you can rent for your friend group that will maximize your quality time together.

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1. Loft Cabin in Amadeo, Cavite

Enjoy your barkada staycation with a peaceful getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life

This entire cabin can fit up to 12 guests in the two bedrooms. The modern rustic design can make you feel right at home, and there’s wifi, a dedicated workspace, a private pool with a BBQ grill and an outdoor projector cinema set-up for your movie nights. Gather in the living room for games and books and TV, or have a karaoke session. If you have a fur baby, bring them along, too! 

2. Salud Batangas Vacation Home in Lipa

Relax under the sun in the water or on the daybed

This chic glass villa is a tropical paradise that can fit up to six guests. It has a beautiful view of nature, a spacious sleeping area that opens up to a private outdoor pool and garden, and a dining table, sala, and kitchen where the group can all congregate. The detached massage room and private hot tub are amenities you’re also getting from this haven tucked in a quiet neighborhood.

Wake up to the view of the pool and nature every morning

3. Playa Encantada in El Nido

Live the way El Nido locals do in this homely and cozy cottage right out at the private beachside

Get your fill of the beach with a spectacular view of El Nido island in this cottage that can fit up to eight people. The private beach access, beachfront view, and the remote location allow you disconnect from the El Nido town while giving you the tranquility of the island. Breakfast is provided and pets are welcome. This charming cottage is your perfect, private beach staycation destination.

4. Adora’s Place in Coron

Have conversations with friends, food, and drinks at the outdoor balcony

Adora’s Place is furnished to accommodate a large number of people and gives you a good view of the picturesque mountainside of Coron, Palawan. Have shared beach access, a private backyard and patio with an outdoor BBQ grill, and other home amenities. In this island dome, the full-time staff can provide you and your friends transportation assistance with tricycles, cars and motorbike rentals, and also airport transfer bookings and island excursions. Trust the locals, right?

5. Bali-inspired Villa in Iloilo

Relax and take a dip in the water in this Bali-inspired villa

If the group is planning to book flight tickets as well, might you consider a Balinese-inspired house for a serene retreat that can accommodate up to nine people? If you’re craving the summer vibes Bali has to offer, you can get them at this multi-room replica with an indoor private pool, jacuzzi, and all-around minimalism for your Instagram feed. To keep your group entertained, this house also offers a projector for movies and music, a huge garden for activities, and board games for game nights.

Cook and enjoy dining with friends in a minimalist space with good lighting

Photos and Featured Image: AIRBNB (Via Website)

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