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Note: All travel is subject to frequently changing governmental restrictions—please check federal, state and local advisories before scheduling trips. Check specific travel restrictions by country and state here.

People everywhere are finding themselves with a familiar office these days: their home. With COVID restrictions in place, many of us will likely have at least a few more months until we’ll be asked to work in-person again. Until then, that means you probably have some flexibility with where exactly you work, so why not get an office with a view? Whether you’re working solo or have a pod of friends looking to temporarily relocate together, we rounded up 7 vacation rentals that have everything you need for working remotely. Great WiFi, space to work and fun things to do outside of the 9-to-5 means all you need to do is pack up your laptop and book it!

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The Catskills, NY

The Catskills in Upstate New York is one of the loveliest places on Earth, no matter the time of year. This tranquil villa in Roxbury offers 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, an outdoor shower, plus a hot tub—great for friends and roommates sharing a quarantine bubble. In the winter, you’re a quick drive to Plattekill Mountain where you can ski, while warmer months allow you to go knee deep into one of the many rivers and creeks to fly fish. The home is eccentrically decorated (think peacock wallpaper, velvet chairs and sunken floor-level Jacuzzi tubs) so maybe it’ll help get the creative juices flowing during the workday hours. Plus, you’re just a two-hour drive from the NYC so you can easily visit whenever you crave a little concrete.

Costa Rica

Recently reopened to Americans, the lush tropical forests and beautiful beaches of Costa Rica are calling your name. For around $100 a night, a room in this killer home could be your new office. In addition to the sweet ocean views, this property offers free WiFi, has a pool and hottub, and is only a 13-minute walk to the beach. Surfing is a favorite pastime here so be sure to book some lessons when you arrive. Head south for a stretch and live the pura vida like a local.

Scottsdale, AZ 

Warm desert temps will be right outside your front door at this charming 4-bedroom home in Scottsdale. This house has tons of space for everyone to have their own work area and lunch breaks can be enjoyed in the huge backyard at the picnic table. After work, plunge into the pool to wash away any workday worries. The home is just a quick drive to Old Town Scottsdale and just a bit further north from is Fashion Square, with plenty of shopping and restaurants. Especially during the pandemic, Scottsdale makes a great home base, since there are so many amazing outdoor activities nearby. Spend weekends hiking Papago Park, Superstitious or Camelback Mountain, or book a hot air balloon ride over the desert!

Barbados

This stunning southern Caribbean island is offering visitors extended stays with its new “Welcome Stamp.” The stamp allows tourists to stay for 12 months, making Barbados an ideal place to hold up for a while and work. Villa Jarrow, featuring 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, is set right on the shores of St. Lawrence Bay, meaning you can clock out and be swimming in cerulean waters within 60 seconds. There are plenty of restaurants and shops in the village nearby and the property offers easy access for water skiing as well!

Key West, FL

If you like piña coladas and key lime pie, Key West is calling your name! The Bahamian Reed condo sleeps 5 people, has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and overlooks the pool. The bright, tropical decor will automatically cheer up your soul after a long arduous year. The Old Town location of this property is awesome, just a few blocks from Duval Street where all the fun bars, restaurants and shops are. There’s no better place to head this winter than the southernmost point of the USA

Austin, TX

Throughout the pandemic, Austin has stayed weird…and that was their goal. (Their motto is Keep Austin Weird, after all.) If this sounds like you, then go live among other eccentric types and indulge in amazing food, a killer art scene, live (outdoor) music and cocktails that go down a little too smoothly. All 2,500 square feet of this charming home can be yours, putting you less than a 5-minute walk to the downtown Austin scene. The 3-bed/3-bath home sleeps 12 and has a grill on the back patio. It has every appliance you could dream of, including a printer which will come in handy when you need to write to your boss that you’ve decided to work from home a little longer.

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Yes, this one requires a long plane ride but if you’re ready to go full digital nomad, Chiang Mai is an amazing place for an extended visit that includes working from “home.” Thailand is already a very affordable destination but right now, their government has sweetened the deal by offering a special tourist visa so you can stay up to 9 months. Book this amazing home and you’ll live like a king for $125 a night. The luxurious 3-bed/3-bath property comes with a car and driver, as well as maid service! You can work poolside and hit the tennis court after work. On weekends, you’ll be able to go hiking or mountain biking, hit the beach or head into the city, which is only about 25 minutes away. Heads up: You will have to quarantine for a bit upon arrival.

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