For many, Fourth of July goes hand-in-hand with relaxing outdoors, spending time with family, and, of course, BBQ! It’s also the perfect excuse to book an extra long weekend getaway!
With that in mind, we’ve rounded up eight vacation rentals that boast magnificent outdoor kitchens and entertaining spaces, ideal for your Fourth of July cookout. Whether you’re the BBQ master or a hungry guest, these homes across the US have top-notch grills that will be sure to heat up your summer vacation plans.
Equipped with an oversized gas grill, outdoor TV and a dual gas and wood fireplace, the backyard at this Peoria vacation home is the perfect place to host your Fourth of July bash! Crank some summer tunes while you fire up the grill for an afternoon feast of burgers and hot dogs. While Peoria sees nearly 300 days of sunshine each year, the outdoor living space is cleverly covered, ensuring that the festivities will go on, rain or shine.
Walk straight through the sliding glass doors of this French-inspired mountain estate into a beautiful backyard oasis. Grill masters will gravitate to the industrial BBQ shaded by a pergola, while peckish guests can snack on appetizers by the bar. Once you’ve had your fill of grilled goodness, gather around the double-sided fireplace to make s’mores. With spectacular views of Truckee Valley, there’s no better place to dine al fresco.
Spend the Fourth of July bouncing from pool to patio at Pelican Perch. The cozy outdoor space where the grill is located is just steps from the community pool, and provides a sunny place to dry off, grab dinner and dine with family and friends. There’s plenty of room here to entertain from sunup to sundown, or retreat to the wraparound porch for some shade.
With the Blue Ridge Mountains out back, relax in the comfort of Enchanted Elegance’s backyard portico. It’s home to a gas grill, beautiful stone fireplace, flat-screen TV and enough seating for 10+ guests. Toss a variety of meats and veggies on the grill to cook while you play lawn games with your family just steps away. When you’ve had your fill of barbecue, roast marshmallows over the fire while watching a baseball game on TV—it doesn’t get more Fourth of July than that!
A stainless steel BBQ, big enough to cook dinner for your entire group, sits on the back deck of this majestic mountain home! Built into the same stone wall are a sink and large prep space that make preparing a Fourth of July feast a cinch. Once your meal is cooked, grab a seat on the couch in front of the fireplace, or pull up a seat at the counter, and take in the natural beauty of South Lake Tahoe. We feel more relaxed just thinking about it!
After an afternoon of swimming and splashing in the pool, grab food hot off the grill and dine outdoors at Stepping Rock. The custom outdoor kitchen is just steps from an open air entertainment area that features a TV and fireplace. Additional dining space can be found in the large yard, where you can eat at picnic tables surrounded by live oaks, with string lights twinkling overhead. With its warm temperatures and abundant sunshine, head to Austin to celebrate this beloved US holiday.
At Island Oasis, kick back on your balcony and enjoy some fresh air as the tantalizing aroma of barbecue wafts from the grill. With fresh, local ingredients at your fingertips in Maui, it’ll be hard to resist whipping up Hawaiian favorites like grilled pineapple and Huli Huli chicken. This luxurious Hawaiian villa is surrounded by swaying palm trees and verdant greens, the ideal setting for a Fourth of July getaway.
Set on 20 acres of pristine land in Montana, the Nelson Farmhouse is a wonderful place for your Fourth of July festivities. Offering an alluring valley setting and top-of-the-line gas grill, there’s no reason not to take the cooking outdoors here. Pile barbecue onto your plate then make yourself comfortable in an Adirondack chair by the fire pit, or take a seat in the gazebo. There’s even a heat lamp here, so you can stargaze late into the night without getting chilly at this Bozeman vacation home.