The Ultimate list of Vacation Home Names- Why you should create a Brand for your Vacation Rental

by Ilonka Berryman January 28, 2017

The Ultimate list of Vacation Home Names- Why you should create a Brand for your Vacation Rental

One of the fun things about buying a vacation rental (besides getting to use it occasionally) is giving it a name. Everything else is branded these days - why not your vacation home?  No need to use an online house name generator - we have done all the research and work for you and come up with a very extensive list of house names. Our list includes over 300 Beach House names, Lake House names and Mountain, Cottage & Cabin names as well as a few others.  We hope you enjoy our fun list of Vacation Home name ideas and find one for your Vacation Rental!

Why should I name my Vacation Rental?  Having a name for your vacation home gives it an identity and makes it stand out among the thousands of other rentals in your area. This is especially important in areas that have high rental listing density. Just try scrolling through all the HomeAway or AirBNB listings in a dense rental area like Destin, and see how they all run together after awhile.

A unique name will give your property a better chance to stand out among all the others. Think about it, when renting a Beach house would you rather stay in “Just Beachy” or #111 Ridgewood way?   Just take a look at some of our Beach House names.......



Absolute Beach Anchors Away All Decked Out
After Dune Delight Barefoot Bungalow Baydream Believer
Beachy Keen Beach Blessing Calypso Cottage
Changes in Attitude Cliff Cottage Cliff Haven
Coconut Cottage Dock Holiday Driftwood Cottage
Dune Our Thing Fanta Sea Family Tides
5 O'Clock Somewhere Flip Flop Inn Fiddler on the Reef
Gone Coastal Hip Nautic Hook Wine & Sinker
Island Time Just Beachy Keepin' it Reel
Lattitude Adjustment One Oar Missing Once Upon A Tide
Playing Hooky Reel Paradise Salty Dog
Sandy Bottoms Sandy Feet Retreat Sol Mate
Southern Exposure Sea Duced Sea Pointe
Seal La Vie Shoe Enuff Shore Fun
Seas the Day Seabatical Seascape
Seaclusion Sea Gem Sea Esta
Sea Renity Sea Glass Cottage Second Wind
Shore Thing Shore House Starfish Shack
Stella Maris Sugar Shores Sunny Daze
Sunnyside Up The Lookout The Lost Lobster
The Reel World Victoria's Sea-Cret Vitamin Sea
Sea Forever Ocean Pearl Fun in the Sun
Reel 'em Inn Looney Dunes Knot 4 Reel
Footprints in the Sand Deja Blue Feeling tip'Sea
Good times & Tan Lines Blue Chill The Blue Pearl
Beach a Holic A Wave from it all Big Kahuna
Wait 'n Sea Cake by the Ocean Isle be Back
Bikini Bottom The Beach Hive Shore Beats Work
Bikini's & Martini's Sea Forever Purple Pelican
Krusty Krab Flipping Flounder Endless Summer
Luna Sea Salt Life Sand Ranch
Porpoise of Life Whispering Palms Beach Daze
Looney Dunes Blue Haven 7 Palms
Coral Paradise Lost Shaker of Salt Conch Cottage
Shore to Please Serenity by the Sea Flirty Flamingo
Beach Haven Bahama Breeze


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When we purchased our first Vacation Rental 7 years ago in Austin, Texas we immediately gave it an identity naming it El Sueño, which translates to “The Dream”. We had always dreamed about owning something in the Texas Hill Country, so for us, this name represented the joy of finally owning a little piece of it (even if it was just a small condo).

Our second rental property was named “Vista Azul” (Blue View) because it had a fantastic view of beautiful crystal blue Lake Travis (we no longer own Vista Azul but you can see we had a theme going here). Our dream of owning a little bigger piece of the Hill Country was realized recently when we purchased 140 acres near Fredericksburg, TX. It’s a beautiful piece of property with rolling hills and several dry creek beds, hence the name - “Dry Creek Ranch”.

El Sueño HomeAway listing 287420

After coming up with the name for our rental, we made sure to have a sign made for the condo entrance to greet guests to “El Sueño” when they check in. The sign is the first thing they see when they walk through the door and lets them know that their vacation has started!

Over the years, our guests have come to know and love our brand too. We get many repeat guests who always request to book our condo by its name. They would never remember my listing number, but they do remember the name. It represents a getaway to them with many wonderful memories.

How to come up with a name - You can let many things guide you when choosing a name for your house. Maybe you want to use a name that has meaning to your family or incorporates your family name. Another popular option is to use a catchy or funny house name. Where is your rental located? Is it a Beach Bungalow, Mountain Ski condo, Lake House or Urban Retreat? There are so many different directions you can go - you really can’t go wrong. Just as long as it is meaningful to you!



A Walk in the Clouds A-Frame of Mind Above it All
Adventure Lodge Aspen Glow Bear Cave Haus
Bears Eye View Bear Pause Bearadise
Bluebird Day Changes in Attitude Eagles Nest
Eagles Watch Day Dreamer Deer Ridge
Dreams & Streams Fireside Retreat Flyin' High
Forrest Creek  Grandview Happy Hollow
Hickory Ridge Hidden Haven Hillside Hideaway
Heavenly Daze Heavens Gate Lookout Lodge
Knotty & Nice Lazy Bear Lodge Misty Mountain Hideaway
Moonlight Ridge Moonlight View Moose Tracks
The Slippery Slope The Toasted Marshmallow Mountain Majesty
Pine Hollow Riversong Redwood Retreat
Rocky Top Retreat Scenic Solitude Serenity Creek
Sleepy Hollow Sky High Squirrels Leap
Snow Pine Smokies Outlook Smoky Mountain High
Stairway to Heaven Stix-N-Stones Summit View
Summit Solitude Timberwolf View-Topia
Whispering Creek Whitetail Hollow Whispering Pines
Woodland Chalet Woodhaven Snow White
Chardonnay Chalet Pinot Peak Merlot Mountain
Altitude Adjustment Ski Shack Gone Ski 'Inn
Happy Trails The Hot Toddy Champagne & Ice

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Once you have decided on a name, here are some great ways to put it to use:

  •  Put it in the header of your online listing so people can easily search for you.
  •  Create a check in with your name on Facebook 
  •  Use it with a hashtag for Social Media posts
  •  Use the name as your WiFi password so it is easy for guests to remember
  •  Monogram pool or beach towels for guest use
  •  Have a logo designed to use on your website 
  •  Create a signature for emails 
  •  Have a sign personalized with your home name to greet guests



Tranquility Bay Cedar Lodge Canoe Landing
Edgewater Escape Fun in the Sun Pier Paradise
Sun Kissed Sunset Bay The Lilly Pad
Timber Bay Windswept Cove Good Times
Reel Simple Pier Serenity Lakeside Landing
Serenity Shores Bass Cove Vista Azul
Lake Daze Lake Haus Tranquility Shores
Whispering Pines Sun n Ski Oar'asis Barefoot Bungalow
Firefly Cottage Wishin' n Fishin' Wave on Wave
Cypress Cove Bay Bliss Lake Therapy
Wet Feet Retreat Timber Lodge All Decked Out
Absolutely Shore Chardonnay Bay Hook Wine & Sinker
Lakeview Oasis Costalotta Cottage Sunset Point
On the Rocks Pinot Point Starboard Shores
Shades of Summer Stone Crest Dock Holiday
A Shore Thing Blue Heron Lodge Captains Hideaway
Lake Escape Fish Tale Cove Skipping Stone Cottage
Pointe of View Wake Zone Paradise Point
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Vacation Home name ideas


7th Heaven Borrowed Time Bottoms Up
Casa Blanca California Dreamin Chateau Relaxo
Casa Del Sol Copa Cabana Cozy Cottage
Daze Off Desert Ridge Dolce Vita Villa
Dream Weaver El Rancho Del Sol El Sueño
Endless Summer Empty Nest Family Ties
Firefly Cottage Good Vibrations Great Escape
Happy Daze Happy Hours Heavenly Hideaway
Hilltop Haven Joint Venture Journeys End
Lazy Daze License to Chill Livin' the Dream
Makin' Memories No Regrets No Worries
Off Course Permanent Vacation Playing Hooky
Rancho Mirage Relax Inn Serendipity
Serenity Now Southern Comfort Sunrise Cottage
Sunset Shack Sweet Retreat Tequila Sunrise
The Big Chill The Last Resort Time Out
Tranquil Times Vacation Station Villa Costalotta
Riesling Retreat Wine Down Whits End
My Happy Place Catch the Breeze Pop-a-Top
Bella Vista Paradise Found House of Views
Next Chapter Sunset Hideaway Suits Us
Casa Chillotta Tequila Sunrise Leave of Absence
Afternoon Delight Mutual Fun Family Affair
The Good Life Timeless Memories Green Acres


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For more name and sign ideas see our Pinterest board of Vacation Home Names. As you can see, branding your home goes a long way into getting your guests to feel like they are truly staying in a unique place.  Some of the other things you can do to brand your property is to decorate in a style that complements your homes location.

You can also have inexpensive gifts printed with your name or logo, like cooler bags to use at the Beach or monogramed caps and visors.   One of the things we have made for our guests is coozies with our homes logo.  

We also provide our guests with custom hotel toiletries and amenity kits from our online store, Vacation Home Amenities, that have a "vacation inspired" theme.  We offer a variety of hotel soaps and shampoos that are available in small quantities or bulk.  We use the Retreat line of hotel toiletries which is a simple classic design that complements many types of decor.  What are some of the things you do for your guests?  

It has been so much fun researching the names for this blog!  I especially enjoyed finding out the meaning behind some of them. If you had a vacation home, what would you name it and why? Leave a comment below and let us know your favorites.  If you have any great home name ideas we would love to add them to our list!  

~ Happy Renting ~ 

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2 Responses

bob smith
bob smith

September 25, 2017

Glad I discovered your site…love it.

We’re in Australia so if any readers want to swap Chalets,drop us a line!


August 23, 2017

Great Ideas Sharing vacation rental naming!

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