Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Dream Vacation Homes

This week I was doing some research for a project.  I am designing a vacation home on the beach.  I remembered some fabulous homes that my family was looking into for our next dream family vacation.  6 adults a teenager and 3 kids in one place is not an easy challenge.  Finding places that appeal to all of the age groups is sometimes difficult.  Tennessee offers some spectacular vacation rental homes in Pigeon Forge, they are not beach homes but definitely give me some cool ideas for my design.  Sugar Maple Cabins have some unique and very luxurious options to please people of all ages. 
Home theaters are becoming a very popular room in a home for those that have the space and can afford it.  This vacation home has 3 rows of very comfy seating to kick back and watch a movie after a fun filled day. 
Having a pool is something that immediately comes to mind for a vacation home to me, but an indoor pool with a hot tub is over the top!  What a way to spoil yourself when you are on vacation!  The tile floor compliments the wood on the ceiling to give a warm tone to the room.  This would be the way I would want to relax.
For those people that LOVE golf...there is even a home that has indoor mini golf!  I think adding the tree in the golf course was the most fun.  This interior with the rocks and tree helps give the illusion of playing golf outside without having to leave the house.  The way the windows are positioned helps complete the illusion with using the outdoors as the art on the walls.  How fun!
There are obviously endless ideas for vacation homes and the sky is the limit.  This project is going to be a lot of fun.


  1. sign me up, for sure. great ideas for the indoor pool & indoor mini golf, what better way to spend a rainy day that may have ruined an otherwise fun day. also great ways to keep kids entertained while preparing meals to help cut down the cost of always eating out. fantastic way for large families to spend quality time together.

  2. I agree, rain has spoiled many family vacation days, it would be great to have an alternative without traveling out of your home ! I also love how they have the low set windows so you can get the outdoors feel. The skylights in the pool area and the natural wood, are great for the same reason. I think these ideas would help all age groups to get bonding time.