From elaborate treehouses to fairytale homes, the VRBO and AirB&B craze has taken hold worldwide. Check out this boot home in the video to the right. And in the Business Insider España article titled “From a boot and a stable to a dog-shaped house, these are 6 of the weirdest Airbnbs in the world”  by Andrea Gómez Bobillo and Qayyah Moynihan, you can take a look at some of the craziest homes people have built. If you have a unique property, consider making it into a vacation rental. Or, if you have room on your property, add unconventional lodging to expand the attraction to your home.

Of course, you don’t have to have a super quirky home like these. You can turn your fairly average-looking investment into a short-term or holiday rental. It just needs to have the amenities folks are looking for and the location that is near to where vacationers want to be.

If you are interested in buying an investment property for this purpose, we can help you. There are some criteria that make one location or home type better than another. So, it is best to have guidance on what houses qualify. Also, there are local codes that may limit or prohibit a property from being used as a short-term rental. And we can help you check that out as well.

Take a look at these homes near the lakes or mountains that might be just the perfect retreat for your venture into hospitality.

Property Near Mountains or Water