In preparation for the new decade, Pantone recently announced that the 2020 color of the year is Classic Blue – a shade that is calm, confident and connected. Vacation rental site Vrbo has a selection of vacation homes that are painted in the enduring blue hue, to help travelers feel a sense of peace and tranquility.

Daufuskie Island

A tiny house on wheels that's painted blue and has seats in front of it
This tiny house on wheels is located on South Carolina's Daufuskie Island © Vrbo

This tiny house-on-wheels is located on South Carolina's Daufuskie Island, which is only accessible by boat. Called Indigo Escape, it has two loft bedrooms that sleep four people, but bear in mind that guests have to be over 25. You can explore the island with ease thanks to the golf cart that comes with the property - they're the primary mode of transportation there. Indigo Escapes comes complete with a bathroom, kitchen and sofa, and a flat-screen TV with DirecTV. For further information, please see here.

New York

A blue house on a lake
Keuka Blue is a waterfront home on Keuka Lake in New York © Vrbo

Keuka Blue is a spectacular all-season waterfront home on Keuka Lake in New York. It sleeps nine people and comes complete with a dock, boat lift, swim platform, canoe, fire pit and gas grill. There are many waterfront restaurants with live music nearby, and you can take advantage of being in the heart of wine country by planning a wine tour. You can hike or bike the Keuka Lake Outlet Trail or visit the state park for hiking, or wander around the beautiful small towns of Hammondsport and Penn Yan. Find out more about it here. 


A blue cottage with white trim in Michigan
True Blue is a charming renovated 1930s cottage that sleeps 11 people © Vrbo

Located in Union Pier, Michigan, True Blue is a charming renovated 1930s cottage that sleeps 11 people. It is decorated in an eclectic style that mixes and matches vintage pieces with comfy furniture. In the evening, you can gather around the fire pit on the brick paver patio, and games, books and toys for young and old are on hand for family night gatherings, as well as lawn games and bikes. Beach towels, beach chairs, beach toys and umbrella are available for your use. Situated in Harbor Country, there is no shortage of leisure activities to be enjoyed nearby. Check it out here

Mt Maunganui

The Blue Beach House in Mount Maunganui
The Blue Beach House is located in Mount Maunganui © Vrbo

Located in one of the most sought-after avenues in Mt Maunganui, New Zealand, the Blue Beach House is close to everything the Mount has to offer, yet is tucked away down a quiet road. Within easy walking distance of the beach, restaurants, cafés and shops, you can see the sea from the spacious deck and living room and can put your feet up with a book in the hammock. The house has two bedrooms that sleep six people and parking space for up to three cars or two cars and a small boat. You can read more about it here.


A blue waterfront house in Nelson, Canada
The Blue Beach House is located in Nelson, Canada © Vrbo

This 3100-square foot home is also called the Blue Beach House and is located in Nelson, Canada.  It was custom-built in 2010 and provides incredible views of the mountains and Sunshine Bay. It has sun exposure all day and moonlight all evening, and as it sleeps six people, it is ideal for several couples or extended families looking to vacation together.  There is a square floating raft, and the beach in front of the house belongs to the house. Use of the hot tub is optional for an extra fee. The house is located 25 minutes from Nelson, and five minutes from Kokanee Creek Provincial Park. Ainsworth Hot Springs is located a short drive away and further information about the property is available here.

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