The 4 Most Beautiful Airbnb’s You Can Stay At Around The World
Airbnb is widely used by the budget-conscious masses looking to save a buck on lodging, but the platform is also an amazing resource for those of us who prefer luxurious accommodations with a unique and local flair.
Options on Airbnb run the gamut, from camper vans parked on the border of parks in San Francisco to island bungalows in southern Cambodia. Wherever your budget or taste, there’s an option to suit your needs. Below are four of the options that stand out amongst Airbnb’s thousands of listings. All the hosts have excellent ratings and beautifully appointed residences in vacation destinations that are dynamic, historic, and perfect for anything from a romantic getaway to a ladies weekend.
Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
Just off the southern coast of Cambodia, there is a quiet island that belongs to neighboring Vietnam. Phu Quoc is Vietnam’s own island paradise, where soft white sand beaches and tranquil island vibes abound!
Phu Quoc was not always the peaceful and quiet oasis it is now – during the war between America and Vietnam, it hosted one of the most populated prisons in the country. You can still visit the old prison grounds.
In the village of Ba Keo, on the west coast of the tiny island, there is a bungalow that is up for grabs called “Tigon Flower”. Situated in the forest just a few minutes walk from a beautiful beach, this is 2-bed, 2-bath bungalow let by English-speaking hosts comes with all of the essentials as well as free bicycle rentals, a refreshing pool, and included breakfast.
Phu Quoc is a place to disconnect and get away from the hassles of work and daily life. Slow down and enjoy a slower pace of life at one of the lovely beach bars and venture out to find cheap local food just adjacent to the property.
While Iceland is not famed for the best beach weather, you can still experience some of the most unique and varied terrain found on earth in their unique black sand beaches, natural hot geysers, majestic waterfalls, and ancient glaciers.
Take your first day to visit the world famous Blue Lagoon and bathe away the jetlag in the soothing natural hot springs before going home to a luxury villa in Selfoss, a quiet town southeast of Reykjavik.
The villa is fantastically appointed and situated on the banks of a quiet and calm lake, but you can instead chose to take in the northern lights from an extravagant infinity hot tub that owner and Reykjavik native, Signy, thoughtfully installed on the property. Signy has thought of every last detail from the décor to the complimentary dressing gowns and slippers for each guest.
From the villa, you are within easy access to some of Iceland’s most majestic natural wonders such as Gullfoss, Thingvellir National Park, Skogafoss and the Great Geysir.
Fez, often referred to as the cultural capitol of Morocco, is a charming and historic city that shows it’s age in the best way. Fez’s architecture shows the various cultural influences of ruling powers over the centuries, especially the Marinid’s who presided over the city’s Golden Age in the 12th century.
Tucked away on tiny, winding streets is Frenchman Jamaï’s cozy accommodation. The “Paprika Suite”, as he calls it, is appointed in true Moroccan style, with a luxurious four-poster bed and intricately detailed whitewashed walls. Paprika colored silk cushions and Royal Blue glass accent the all-white upholstery.
The property features a 360-degree terrace with magnificent views of the Medina and a spacious patio with a pool. Once you’ve spent the day exploring Fez’s unique culture and cuisine, retreat to your own quiet oasis and recharge for another day of exploring!
No list of the beautiful Airbnb’s would be complete without a charming Parisian pied-a-terre and here is one of the best on offer! Situated in the desirable Saint-Germain-des-Près neighborhood, this 1-bed, 1-bath apartment made it onto this list because of sumptuous décor that is uniquely Parisian. This is the place to rent for a fairytale getaway to Paris!
Owner Evelio has created a functional and modern space that brings you back to the Paris of Gertrude Stein, Picasso, and Hemingway. His apartment is chock-full of character and located just steps from several metro stops, excellent bistros, quaint shops, and wide-open Parisian boulevards.
After a breakfast of fresh-from-the-oven croissants and a café crème, you can meander across the famous Pont Neuf and visit all of the museums Paris before hitting one of the nearby cafes for a delicious French meal (paired with exquisite wine, of course).
When you have had enough of observing masterpieces in the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay, return to this well-appointed flat and take part in one of Paris’s favorite pastimes…people watching, which can be easily done from the apartment’s immense floor to ceiling windows! Ready for a trip yet no ideas where to go? See what’s popular in 2016!