It’s time to start thinking about where you’re going to stow your family when they visit for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or those extra-fun times when they decide to “just drop by.” We made our recommendations for fun Airbnbs they’ll never forget, but what about their own private little villa with all the amenities of a local resort? How is this possible, you ask? Well, by booking a private villa at a local resort, where you’ll get all the charm of an Airbnb but won’t have to sacrifice daily maid service.

The villas and lodges at mid pines and pine needles range from 1-bedroom getaways to 10-bedroom homes that sleep up to 20 of your favorite people. While many of the resort’s guests are golfers enjoying one of their inclusive packages, the houses are open to the public starting at $140/night per room.

A stay includes access to the rooms you’ll need in the house, and every house has a common area for everyone to congregate. When you book your stay, just let the concierge know what you’ll need for you trip, who you’re traveling with and why you’re coming. They can even help decorate for the holidays so you’ll feel right at home.

Need a place for Santa to visit? Hang stockings along the fireplace, bake cookies for ‘Ol Saint Nick and have a cozy living room to unwrap presents on Christmas Day. Then best of all, let the maid do the cleanup. Right outside your door is the clubhouse with dining, entertainment and yes a bar (because you’re vacationing with your family after all).

Check out the premier lodges at Pine Needles and the private villas at Mid Pines.

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