Here’s what makes each Pacaso a Family-Friendly Second Home

Published Date: June 14, 2022

Two young children collecting Easter eggs on the putting green at a second home estate in Palm Springs.
At Pacaso, we take family fun seriously — so seriously that we outfit each home with amenities to help you create special moments as a family. Our promise to deliver Family-Friendly Second Homes™ means you have the space, entertainment and environment to make the most of your time together. “There’s going to be amazing memories made in our home,” said Rita, an owner of a Lake Tahoe Pacaso. “As a grandmother, that is my main job. And I think it’s going to be quite easy.”Here’s how we make our second homes easy for families, plus more stories from Pacaso owners and partners.

All the fun and games

“My kids are at a critical point in their lives,” said George, an owner of a Lake Tahoe Pacaso. “To have a place that we can call our home and where we can separate ourselves from living and breathing the frenetic pace of Silicon Valley — that's huge.”Entertaining the family is a piece of cake in a Pacaso. Each home contains classic games like Jenga, backgammon and playing cards. (Select properties even have ping-pong and pool tables.) And all Pacaso homes include smart TVs and streaming services for popcorn-filled movie nights with the kids. The high-end touches make it easy for families to plan quality time and create positive lifelong memories in their second home.“There’s a lot less screen time when we’re there because there’s so much other stuff to do, like playing family games,” said Susan, a Napa Pacaso owner.

Outdoor living, unlimited

Each Pacaso home is designed to reduce stress and encourage family time. If your Pacaso has an outdoor space, you’ll find gas grills and patio furniture to kickstart relaxation. And if you have a pool, you can unplug with floaties, lounge chairs and umbrellas. “We live in a city, so having all this space, a pool, playing bocce ball, making s’mores — it’s great, and the kids don’t want to leave,” said Susan. Another big plus of every Pacaso is location — mountain homes with direct access to ski lifts, desert homes with year-round sunshine and coastal retreats just minutes from the beach. “Being able to say, ‘Let’s go to the beach’ and have that be a 20-second journey down the stairs is amazing,” said owners Nkem and Angela. “There’s no rush … we can just go about our day, living our lives without stress or schedules.” 

Comfort for kids

Rest assured: Your second home will be ready when you and your family arrive. Beds are fitted with fresh linens and pillows, bathrooms are supplied with essential toiletries, and your Pacaso has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected. “One of the great things about Pacaso is you really feel like you’re at home,” said Landon Clements, a Malibu real estate advisor with Engel & Völkers. “Everything is fresh and new.”And if you have little ones, no need to bring a bunch of baby gear: Each home has an extendable baby gate, outlet covers, baby monitor and a Pack ‘n Play. Select homes have bunk beds for kids to hang out together. Every kitchen is stocked with high-end pots, pans, pizza stones, measuring sets and bakeware — essentials for creating kid-approved meals. Countertop appliances like multicookers, stand mixers and blenders make it easy to whip up favorite treats. Invite the little ones to dinner with dinnerware, cutlery, high chairs and booster seats designed for kids.

Beyond the bare necessities

With Family-Friendly Second Homes, we’ve got the needs of you and your children covered, from amenities in your home to services while you’re away from home. Pacaso has partnered with UrbanSitter, a trusted online babysitter and nanny services company, to make scheduling your child care plans easy and worry-free. Owners receive a credit that can be used toward UrbanSitter membership and paying sitters when booking directly on the UrbanSitter website. “We wanted to have the experience of a multi-generational property but we wanted it to be turnkey,” said Joe, owner of a Park City Pacaso. “Family time, skiing, recreation, family meals — and with the Pacaso offering, we are able to do that … that just brings so much joy.”For more details, see the list of 200+ home amenities in every Pacaso and the inventory of home goods we restock before each stay. 

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