The Best Tiny House Rentals for Your Next Mini Vacay

The Evolve Team
The Evolve Team
July 31, 2023

Vacations are often made memorable by the destination, but staying in a tiny house rental is an adventure all its own no matter where you are. These getaways usually offer a standout travel experience, giving you plenty of opportunity to get out and explore before getting cozy indoors.  

Plus, data shows tiny houses are one of the most-listed unique vacation rental types, so you’re likely to find one near your favorite destination.

Book any of these charming tiny home rentals next time you’re searching for a compact cabin or a pint-sized paradise. No matter what kind of vacation you need, you’re sure to find a little something to explore.

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1. Tiny Hot Springs Treasure

Image of a quaint tiny home vacation rental in Hot Springs, AR with a green backyard

This tiny studio in Hot Springs, AR entertains national park enthusiasts from all over the world and provides all the amenities for a comfortable, budget-friendly adventure. The best part? It’s located just minutes from Hot Springs National Park.

The snuggly hideout is also close to popular thrills found at Magic Springs Theme Park, and sits less than one mile from downtown. There you can roll the dice at Oaklawn Casino, or take a stroll through Garvan Woodland Garden. Wherever your daytime adventures take you, relax peacefully as the evening unfolds in the comfort of your private backyard.

2. Waterfront Hideaway

Image of a tropical vacation rental tiny home with lush greenery surrounding it

Possibly one of the Gulf Coast’s best-kept secrets, this eclectic tiny home sits in the heart of Bay St. Louis, where southern charm meets total relaxation. With walkable access to Main Street (hello, shopping and mouthwatering eats) and nearby white sand beaches, it’s easy to enjoy a little bit of everything for a perfect tiny trip.

Just like this colorful home, Bay St. Louis beaches are pet-friendly, so you and your best pal can soak up the sunshine and salty air together. You can also head out for a stroll around the Walter Anderson Museum of Art (though your furry friend will have to stay home for that) before returning to your enclosed backyard for privacy and rejuvenation.

Don’t want to travel without your four-legged friend? Check out the top destinations for pet-friendly trips, and book a home that sets you up for a paw-some adventure.

3. Chic & Tiny Lakeside Home

Exterior view of a tiny home with a private pool, hot tub, and small deck surrounded by green trees and a blue sky.

Embrace a place where simple living meets total relaxation in this modern Texas tiny home. With two sleeping spaces, upgraded finishes, and lakeside to-dos right at your fingertips, this special sanctuary is an adventure group’s dream.

Take a plunge in the shared pool, or travel down a private path to Belton Lake for boating, fishing, and water sports. With over 100 miles of shoreline and comfortable year-round temperatures, you can enjoy being on “lake time” all the time. And when you’re ready to head inside for some rest (and A/C), cook up a tasty meal in the fully-stocked kitchen before kicking back to surf your favorite streaming service.

4. Mini Tin Cabin

Tiny tin cabin rental surrounded by mountain wilderness in Utah

Never judge a tiny house rental by its exterior, especially when it’s this unique granary-turned-cabin. Found in the Utah wilderness, it looks like a large tin silo from the outside, but inside it has everything you need for a few restful days off the beaten track. 

When you’re not enjoying the mountain range views or taking advantage of the nearby hunting, hiking, and mountain biking, retire to this rustic-yet-modern rental to cook up a meal in the farmhouse kitchen or take a soak in the classic clawfoot tub.

5. Tiny Ozarks Escape

Tiny house rental with furnished patio and seating area next to trees in Branson Missouri near the Ozarks

Take a break and head to Missouri for a serene stay in this classic cabin near the Ozark Mountains. It’s a charming tiny home with wooden details and furnishings throughout, matching the surrounding forest vibes. Not to mention the porch patio is a perfect place to sit and enjoy a cup of morning coffee while soaking in the wooded wilderness. 

This tiny house rental also makes it easy to enjoy peace and privacy without sacrificing proximity, since Branson and its many activities are just a short drive away. A can’t-miss option: the mystical underground Talking Rocks Cavern!

6. Artsy Adobe Studio

Colorful tiny house rental in Arizona with painted murals

Escape and unwind in this artsy adobe cottage that’s covered in larger-than-life murals. Just a short day trip from Tucson, it’s an Arizona escape that offers a balance of indoor comfort and opportunity for outdoor adventure. From the easy access to parks and trails to the charming decor and quaint breakfast nook, it really is a tiny house rental that can quickly feel like home.

In your downtime, don’t forget to soak up the sun and quiet in the patio hammock. If extra company is more your style, you’re likely to find it at the community space and shared hot tub.

7. Cozy Remote Cabin

Tiny home cabin with Adirondack chairs and a fire pit, surrounded by Montana land and a bright blue sky

You’ll feel extra tiny when staying among the towering mountains that surround this off-the-grid home in Augusta, MT. It’ll give you the chance to appreciate the true spirit of the wild west, with sweeping views of the Rocky Mountains and wildlife roaming just outside your door. 

You can also take a day trip to Glacier National Park for bucket-list hikes and drives, then come back to relax by the fire pit or snuggle up in the loft.

8. Woodsy Tiny Home

Tiny house rental in Winnsboro, TX with a furnished porch and grill, surrounded by trees

It’s not every day that a tiny house rental comes with tons of space. This modern farm-style home in Winnsboro, TX sits on its own private pasture, complete with pond access for fishing and paddle boats, a gazebo and game room, and plenty of friendly farm animals to visit. 

The wooded forests here are perfect for anyone in need of a luxury vacation at a leisurely pace, and the town’s lively Main Street is just a quick drive away when you’re ready for a little more hustle and bustle. You can even bring your four-legged companion to this pet-friendly tiny home, since vacations are best when they’re with your furry friends.

Craving a tiny home rental with a big city vibe? This chic, modern house is right near the heart of Austin — and there’s a pool and hot tub included!

9. Rustic Black Hills Abode

Exterior view of a barn-style tiny home with a white picket fenced porch and Western signage, surrounded by a pine tree forest.

Enjoy the Black Hills countryside when you stay at this cozy and tiny studio in Hermosa, SD. With a whopping four queen beds, all the essentials for comfort, and a prime location for sightseeing, this South Dakota treasure is perfect for families and friend groups seeking an epic outdoor adventure.

Spend a day at Mount Rushmore (just 17 miles away!), Custer State Park, or riding horses through the evergreens. When you return to your rustic retreat, fire up the grill for some grub and enjoy uninterrupted views of the starry night sky from the shared hot tub.

10. Colorful Pet-Friendly Cabin

Colorful turquoise cottage surrounded by foliage and greenery with Adirondack chairs for seating

Cute and quirky combine to create a homey vibe in this colorful North Carolina cabin. Settled in Arden, the home is just 20 minutes outside Asheville — one of the most pet-friendly vacation destinations — so it makes sense that this adorable house welcomes your four-legged friends, too.

Surrounded by greenery, there’s no question you’ll feel tucked into the forest during your stay. The great news is you’re still close to local eateries, breweries, and activities, so you can easily find entertainment just minutes away. Be sure to take a drive through the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway before you head back to the house for a relaxing lounge by the fire pit.

11. Tiny Hawaiian Paradise

Light blue tiny house rental in Kailua-Kona, HI with an elevated front porch with stair access, surrounded by lush vegetation

Lush rainforests, beautiful views, volcanoes nearby — you can’t ask for much more when it comes to tiny travel in Hawaii. This convenient, cozy home in Kailua-Kona is ideal if you want to spend your days exploring natural wonders, with prime spots like Volcanoes National Park, Onekahakaha Beach, and Kaumana Caves just a short drive away.

Once back home, you’ll feel re-energized by bright, updated interior spaces. Soak up the natural light through this tiny home’s many windows, or get out and see the foliage firsthand.

12. Creekside Cabin

Secluded tiny cabin rental in a lush forest with a picnic table, chair, and small grill with a propane tank in front.

In the heart of the Alaskan wilderness and sitting on three acres of wooded land, this cozy log cabin is waiting to be booked. You can spend your days fishing the creek and exploring the landscape, then head to the fire pit for a night of toasted marshmallows and stargazing. When it’s time to head indoors, the heated floors will warm you from the ground up while the hidden wall bed invites you to settle in for the evening. 

With the Alaskan coast just two miles away, it’s easy to road trip to the shore for ocean views and whale watching tours. Don’t forget to visit the nearby Kenai Fjords National Park, where misty mountains, dense forests, and native wildlife thrive.

13. Idyllic Forest Studio

Tiny home with elevated back porch situated on the side of a lush forest mountainscape in New England, with an additional bright blue building in the background

Head to enchanting Edgecomb, ME for a New England escape in this wood-crafted studio. The home has a furnished balcony with scenic views of dense forest trees, plus large windows for plenty of natural light. The house is modest, but the fully-stocked kitchenette has all you need for a pleasant stay. 

With easy access to nearby attractions like the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and Pemaquid Lighthouse, coastal exploration is at the top of the to-do list during this tiny house getaway. You can hike, bike, or fish, then chow down on a classic seafood dinner before heading back to the comforts of  your home away from home.

14. Quaint Hideaway on the Gulf

Exterior view of a yellow stucco tiny home with a outdoor table and chairs, umbrella, and grill on a blue deck surrounded by palm trees.

Located just steps from the Gulf of Mexico, this tropical Palm Harbor studio is perfect for couples and solo travelers seeking salty air and seaside bliss. While simple on the outside, this tiny home is newly renovated and equipped with central A/C, WiFi, and a full-sized refrigerator in the kitchenette — everything you need for a beachy vacation.

With ocean access at Honeymoon Island State Park and water sports along the Dunedin Causeway, you can enjoy sunny and sandy days outdoors before venturing back to your oasis. Once home, grill out on the shared deck or unwind with your favorite show from the comfort of your queen bed.

There are more oceanside escapes just waiting to be booked: these beach vacation rentals are perfect for your next trip requiring surf, sand, and sun.

Book the Best Tiny House Rentals with Evolve

Tiny homes are small, but never forgotten. Wherever your next adventure takes you, trust Evolve to help you find the perfect place to stay. We’re proud to offer a wide variety of vacation home sizes and types in hundreds of locations, and our Rest Easy Promise guarantees your space will always be clean and ready for a great stay. 

Tiny travel isn’t the only way to make your getaway dreams come true, either. If your mind is wandering to less petite places, you might be into one of our best places to stay.  And no matter what type of trip you’re planning, we’ve got plenty of ideas for vacation inspiration –– from the best wine regions, national parks, and charming small towns to visit to the coolest road trip stops in between.

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