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10 Dream Places For Grill Masters (PHOTOS)

Posted: 08/01/2012 7:00 am

Nothing says "summer fun" quite like the family barbecue. The grill masters in your group can keep the party going on vacation with these 10 'cue-friendly vacation rentals, featuring top-of-the-line grills, Texas-sized smokers and decked-out outdoor kitchens.

Now all you need is one of those classy "Kiss the Cook" aprons and you're ready to ignite some fun on your summer vacation!

On family vacations and reunions, it's easier, cheaper and a whole lot of fun to gather everyone around a patio table for a cookout. I have done this many times at rentals with extended family, and it's a super memorable and relaxing way to enjoy dinner together.

Quick tips to make it easy to cook on vacation:

  • Use paper plates.

  • Keep the menu simple: Think chips, premade salads, fresh fruit and bakery cookies.

  • Put the kids to work setting the table and taking orders.

Check out these amazing places, and master the grill!

-- posted by Kiley and Jaime for the HomeAway team

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  • Sizzle in the Southwest

    This <a href="http://www.vrbo.com/228372" target="_hplink">Santa Fe, NM house</a> has a spectacular outdoor kitchen with wood burning pizza oven and grill.

  • Smokin' Hot in Texas

    This <a href="http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p329472" target="_hplink">Wimberley, TX vacation rental spread</a> includes an outdoor kitchen with smoker. Practice making your own award-winning BBQ.

  • Poolside Party

    This Firemagic grill and poolside bar with counter stools <a href="http://www.vacationrentals.com/vacation-rentals/7399.html" target="_hplink">in Kissimmee, FL</a> make it easy to throw a pool party.

  • Cooked to Perfection

    Enjoy the view from this <a href="http://www.vrbo.com/204389" target="_hplink">Kaanapali, HI condo community</a> with 10 Viking Grills near the pool.

  • Oceanfront Eats

    The grill master tending the charcoal at this <a href="http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p127526" target="_hplink">Marshfield, MA beach house</a> couldn't have a prettier view.

  • Hot Off the Grill in Hilton Head

    A <a href="http://www.vrbo.com/114798" target="_hplink">Palmetto Dunes Plantation house</a> with a stunning outdoor kitchen and pool area.

  • Grillin' and Chillin'

    Crank up the heat at this <a href="http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p317375" target="_hplink">Steamboat Springs, CO rental</a> for dinner.

  • Grill with a View

    Poolside grill and outdoor kitchen by the pool at this <a href="http://www.vrbo.com/161188" target="_hplink">Scottsdale, AZ vacation home</a>.

  • Fired-Up in Ft. Lauderdale

    This <a href="http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p333179" target="_hplink">Pompano Beach house</a> has an amazing outdoor haven for grill masters.

  • Perfect Beach Break

    This <a href="http://www.vrbo.com/170298" target="_hplink">WaterColor, FL vacation rental</a>'s outdoor kitchen is the perfect place to cook out and relax before heading back to the beach.

 

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