Your bags are packed, your tee time is scheduled, and you've got mojitos on your mind. The best part? You own your vacation home, so you don't have to worry about previous renters taking out trash or fellow time-share users leaving everything in the right place. Just thinking of a vacation can put you in a more relaxed state of mind — a concept that rings true with this look at some of the most-viewed vacation homes on Trulia.
To create the list, Trulia searched for the most-clicked properties in vacation-home areas (defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as metro regions where a large share of homes are not primary homes). So go ahead, click around, indulge in the idea of buying a second home in East Hampton, NY, and get into vacation mode.
Most popular vacation homes on Trulia
Great escapes: The most popular vacation homes for sale on Trulia
Get two vacation homes for the price of one when you buy this renovated, two-bedroom cabin set among pine trees at Mormon Lake; the second building on the property is fitted for water and electricity and could be remodeled into a guest home. The single-level living makes it advantageous for families with small children or those looking to grow with the home. Hike in nearby Coconino National Forest, where you'll find the largest tract of ponderosa pine trees in North America. Who said vacation couldn't be educational?
This two-bedroom home fits a lot of enviable amenities (wood-beamed ceilings and a brick fireplace, to start) into its 896 square feet on a private cul-de-sac. The fenced-in yard and large front deck make it ideal for family ski vacations, thanks to its close proximity to the lake, ski slopes, and hiking trails.
No one wants to forfeit comfort when they're on vacation, and there's no such worry at this two-bedroom condo in the Sandpiper Cove resort in Destin, FL. The 1,132-square-foot home offers new appliances, three flat-screen televisions, and views of the Gulf Coast from the patio. (Can you feel the breeze already?) Practice your swing on the par-3 golf course and six tennis courts, or bask in the sunshine on some of the 1,100 feet of Sandpiper's deeded beach, five pools, and boating docks.
Grab a slice of the American dream at this quaint, three-bedroom cottage with close proximity to the village and five beaches in East Hampton, NY. The house makes it easy to entertain all of those friends escaping the city, with an open floor plan and 1,143 square feet spread over two floors, plus 666 square feet on the lower level. Take this house off the market before peak Hamptons season starts!
True tranquillity lies at the end of the long driveway of this seven-bedroom, Nantucket Sound-facing home. The 10,000-plus-square-foot home comprises a mix of New England decor and architecture in the form of coffered ceilings, wide-board wood floors, and endless built-ins. Friends will clamor to stay at the four-bedroom guest cottage, and the pool, cabana, tennis court, and spa mean you don't have to leave the estate to enjoy the iconic island.
No need to be an expert marksman to enjoy this 52.2-acre hunting lodge estate with two trout ponds in Castle Creek Valley. Elk Mountain Lodge's rustic-chic architecture and decor (think fieldstone fireplaces and wood-beam ceilings) match the estate's private natural surroundings without sparing a moment of relaxation. Unwind by the pool or simply take in the Aspen sunset (or sunrise, if you're ambitious) from one of the house's rooms filled with floor-to-ceiling windows.