Top 10 Perfect Valentine’s Day Getaways!

Romantic Valentine’s Day Getaways

Let me paint you a little picture here, folks…

You’re a parent, you work day in and day out on all the many, many {MANY} responsibilities you have throughout your day. You love your spouse but if we are being 100% honest some days you hardly even have time {or energy!} to ask them how their day was. Days turn into weeks, weeks turn into months, and before you know it Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Okay, so you get planning. Sure, dinner and a movie is ALWAYS a good idea, and hey, maybe even throw in a little stay-cation downtown because heaven knows you could BOTH use a break from the daily grind… but let’s be real here, you don’t have the time or money to throw that together NOR do you even want to battle the crowds and deal with the Valentine’s Day madness around the city!!

Enter: HomeAway.


Top 10 Perfect Valentine's Day Getaways!

HomeAway basically the perfect mix of a romantic getaway, staycation, and at-home date night. Yep! I’m telling you guys, THIS is what you need for Valentine’s Day! HomeAway is a site that features fully furnished houses that you can rent on a nightly basis instead of having to cram into a hotel room. So basically… it’s a HOME away from home! {See what they did there? WINK!} We’re talking family rooms, living rooms, KITCHENS… all the amenities you enjoy in your own home but in the perfect get-away spot you need to escape to! And because you have so much more space and can getaway to the perfect location of your dreams, HomeAway offers you WAY more value over staying at a hotel. It’s basically twice the space for half the cost of a hotel room… especially on Valentine’s Day! Hotel prices sky rocket during Valentine’s Day and vacation rentals don’t, making them uber budget-friendly for a weekend away. And really, Valentine’s day should be about you TWO, relaxing, reconnecting, and falling even MORE in love than you were when you first got married… and what better place than on the back porch of a romantic cottage overlooking the sunset and listening to nothing but the sounds of nature?!

So let’s get to it, shall we?!

Today, we partnered up with HomeAway to bring you the top TEN perfect Valentine’s Day Getaways that you can escape to with your sweetheart and have the Valentine’s Day of your DREAMS! {and don’t worry, if your dream city isn’t on our list… you can search for it here!}


1.) San Diego – Getaway to Palm Springs, CA:

Getaway Vacation Palm Springs

Capture the magic and fun of Palm Springs in this “Pretty in Pink” Cinderella makeover newly remodeled from head to toe and artfully decorated by local designers H3K with a meticulous attention to style, comfort and thoughtful details. . The cool white walls and shiny porcelain tile floors provide a soothing backdrop to the bold pops of color in canary yellow, tangerine orange and peacock blue. Designer lighting and deluxe finishes add ambiance and elegance to the home.

2.) Seattle – Getaway to San Juan Islands, WA:

Rental Home Seattle

Set high above Eastsound, in the quiet community of Eagle Ridge on Buck Mountain, you will find the Eagle Ridge Guest House! You will experience breathtaking views over Eastsound, to the Canadian Gulf Islands and beyond to Vancouver Island. The sunsets are spectacular! The guest house has 1 bedroom with a queen bed, living room, upstairs with pull-out futon, a fully equipped kitchen, wireless internet, 1 bathroom, washer/dryer, hot tub and large deck. Located between Moran State Park and Eastsound, where you will find many hiking trails, and outdoor activities, kayak rentals, bicycles, grocery, natural foods, boutiques, bookstore, gift shops, and more. . Simply the perfect spot for your quiet getaway!

3.) Phoenix – Getaway to Sedona, AZ:

Rental Home Sedona Arizona

‘Casita De Los Santos’ (Little House of the Saints) offers spectacular red rock and sunset views, privacy, serenity and beautiful furnishings. It is a charming, cozy, romantic getaway and spiritual retreat~the perfect honeymoon escape. The West Sedona location is highly desirable, just minutes from grocery stores ( including Whole Foods, Natural Grocers and Safeway ), art galleries, movie theatres & restaurants. Hiking trails are within easy walking distance of the house. Enjoy coffee in the morning and cocktails in the evening from the lovely patio which features incredible red rock and sunset views and has a gas barbecue grill, fireplace, comfortable chairs & lounge. Relax in the hot tub and experience the breathtaking sunrise, red rock and sunset views and starlit nights!

4.) New York City – Getaway to Catskills, NY

Vacation Home Catskills New York

Your Woodstock “home away from home” is ideally located at the end of a private lane (set back from the road and hidden from view), yet walking distance to the heart of the quaint and artsy village of Woodstock. You can walk to restaurants, cafes, galleries, boutiques, theaters and clubs ~ or just stay home and relax in front of a cozy fire in your living room gas fireplace with an exposed stone chimney, cathedral ceiling with skylights, and 2-story north-light windows with mountain views! Or you can snuggle by a fire in the cast-iron gas stove in the sunny south-facing kitchen/dining/TV room with a wall of glass overlooking a blue stone patio (with a gas grill and outdoor dining table), spacious lawn and year-round stream that flows through the back of the property and right past the cottage!

5.) L.A. – Getaway to Palm Springs, CA:

Vacation Home LA

Your historic home built from rocks is beautiful inside and out. The special feeling from the home and surrounding area is the only property in Palm Springs with a retreat feeling. You can check in and never have the desire to leave. We can make all arrangements for total privacy. The Palm Canyon and Earl Henderson Hiking Trails are steps away for hiking and horseback riding. The Palm Canyon Wash is a great for riding a mountain bike. The Indian Canyons Golf Resort and the Famous Indian Canyons – unique to the world are a stone throw away.

6.) Dallas – Getaway to West Texas, TX

Getaway House Dallas Texas

Renovated 100 year old ruin in the ghostown of Terlingua surrounded by dozens of rock and adobe ruins. The house is situated on a small hill with an incredible view of the Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park. There are 2 bedrooms, kitchen area, full bathroom (plus additional outdoor shower!) and a very large deck as well as a seating area with fire pit. It is within walking distance of everything in the Terlingua ghostown. Do not want to miss this one!

7.) San Antonio – Getaway to Fredericksburg, TX

Vacation Home San Antonio

German for “Wine Country Home”, Weinland Haus is situated on six private and gated acres just 5 minutes from Fredericksburg’s Main Street. Built in Tennessee in 1863 — the builder’s name and year are carved into the logs! — this fabulous find was lovingly reassembled and restored in its present location.

8.) Houston – Getaway to Galveston, TX:

Vacation Rental Houston

The Down Home Beach Cottage was completely restored/ renovated in 2008-2010. It is located in the old San Jacinto Conservation District, which is on the gulf side of Galveston’s famous historic east end. This area was destroyed during the Geat Storm of 1900, and was rebuilt after the hurricane as a neighborhood of ‘worker’s cottages’ to house those working to rebuild the city. You can still get a feeling from the scale and character of the architecture of this neighborhood what it may have been like over 100 years ago. The San Jacinto Conservation District is a neighborhood in transition. This neighborhood has a ‘beach bohemian’ feel that exudes a more laid back and slower paced existence- even by Galveston standards! Be prepared for quaint cottage, ‘funky beachtown’ meets down home Galveston!

9.) Philadelphia – Getaway to Cape May

Rental Vacation Home Cap May

Cozy Downtown Cape May Condo. 2 bedrooms 1 1/2 baths. Conveniently located to the beach, shops, restaurants and more. Just 3 1/2 blocks to the beach and only one block from Washington Mall. Spend your Summer vacation days basking in the sun, splashing in the ocean, or watching the dolphins frolic. It is ideal for a group of friends, couples, or a small families. We welcome your dogs!

10.) Orlando – Getaway to Winter Park, FL:

Vacation Rental Orlando

This authentic downtown bungalow, nestled among mature oak trees, offers the best of everything in downtown Winter Park. It’s new interior offers granite counters, high end appliances,a cook’s kitchen, light filled rooms,a private deck for quiet coffee breaks, a separate office with desk, a spacious brick patio under spacious old oak trees for outdoor living, off street parking, interior laundry,and walking distance to Winter Park’s finest restaurants, museums, live theater, tennis courts, Rollins College campus and ball field.

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m ready to start my Valentine’s Day NOW! These getaways are nothing short of PERFECTION! I can just picture it now… bathrobe on, drink in hand, and my sweetheart by my side. Mmmmmmmm.

Book your Valentine’s Getaway TODAY!

Thank you so much, HomeAway, for partnering with us this Valentine’s Day!

About the Author: Chrissy

I am a busy wife and Mother to three beautiful children! I was raised in California but I now call Texas home, and I love being with my family more than anything in the world! I have LOTS of different interests and love learning new things. Photography and being a wife/mommy are what make me the happiest, but water skiing on a hot summer day isn't a bad second choice!

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