As families with ‘Lockdown Babies’ gear up to their first Covid-free summer holidays, Vrbo®, global expert in family holiday rentals, shows 80% plan to get away. After spending two years daydreaming, holiday trends show:

  • A huge 70% of young families plan to invite an extra pair of hands on the trip – including grandparents (30%), adult siblings (16%) and even nannies (10%). 
  • Families are looking for convenient accommodation with a third (35%) opting for holiday rentals, where they can get together with friends and family to enjoy their baby’s first holiday
  • More than half (54%) will stay in the UK while four in 10 plan to venture to Europe

From contemporary cabins and cottages to traditional period homes and lo-fi boltholes, Vrbo rounds up holiday rentals guaranteed to meet every family’s needs.  

Edinburgh, Scotland

This charming Mews House in Edinburgh City Centre is a real crowd pleaser. Just a 5-minute walk from Princes Street and near the bustling 'village' of Stockbridge, discover fabulous bars, restaurants, and food shops as well as antique stores and cafes. The picturesque Dean Valley is a hidden gem with a tranquil walk along the Water of Leith. Family friendly amenities include a highchair and travel cot, games for children and nearby Edinburgh Zoo and Botanical Gardens.

Sleeps: 5 

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

Camarthenshire, Wales

With the top trend for 2022 focused on ensuring new parents have additional hands-on-deck to help with childcare, this beautiful barn conversion is guaranteed to convince the grandparents to come along for the trip. Located right next to the beach in Carmarthenshire, this four-bedroom home boasts huge open spaces to relax and prepare family meals, including an open plan kitchen, oak frame conservatory and terrace, together with a games room and TV room. Located right next to dry ski slopes, miniature steam trains, bike hire and miles of white sandy beach, this house is the perfect spot to explore the Welsh outdoors.

Sleeps: 9 

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3

Costa del Sol, Spain 

For families that want to be in the heart of the city, this fully air-conditioned apartment boasts two bedrooms, a full bathroom and an open plan kitchen-living room overlooking the Cathedral of Malaga and Alcazaba. For a home away from home feel, this property provides guests with private parking, two elevators suitable for buggies, along with a travel cot and baby monitor.

Sleeps: 5

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 2