Sometimes it is as simple as stepping away, taking time for yourself, and changing your scenery to make it feel like a ginormous weight has been removed from your shoulders. “How does one accomplish this?” you may be asking yourself. Well, one way is found in the power of vacation and travel. I truly believe that no matter how brief the stay or how short the distance, vacation possesses a rejuvenating power that we all should tap into more often.
A great and easy way to make this happen is to use Airbnb to find a beautiful place to stay! If you are not acquainted with Airbnb, this company has created a marketplace-like network to provide accommodations for travelers around the world. Not only does using this site for planning a trip provide flexibility in price and length of stay, but it also offers unique environments that you will not find at a standard hotel. Get your bags packed because these 7 Airbnb destinations are sure to awaken your wanderlust!
With one of my recent trip still weighing heavily on my mind, I couldn’t help myself from starting off my list with this magical cottage listing in Ojai, California. This inviting home is nestled in the mountains giving way to breathtaking views and has 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, and a full kitchen. With hiking trails right outside the door and the pacific ocean only 15 miles away, this Airbnb is truly is the best of both worlds and the perfect relaxing get away!
Sorry for the bias towards Southern California, but I was born and raised here, and it excites me to share my insight of places to go. Although it only has 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom, it also has a pull-out sofa, which allows for four people in total to be accommodated comfortably. This loft is incredible because not only do you have access to all the entertainment the Gaslamp Quarter provides, but you are also in close proximity to all that San Diego has to offer, which trust me is a lot!
For all my fellow artists out there, this beautiful studio in Greenwich Village is a location that is sure to inspire you! Not only is the studio itself aesthetically beautiful, but Greenwich Village is a location where the heart of art beats strong and loud. Also, with the subway only a block away, this studio listing has easy accessibility to public transportation, making it easy to see the rest of New York City.
To prove my point that Airbnb offers unique accommodations, this gorgeous tree house is a wonderful option for anyone feeling adventurous and wanting an untraditional trip! With this listing, you get to experience being off-the grid by residing in the Hawaiian jungle in a bedroom that is elevated amidst the canopy. This treehouse is solar powered and rainwater is what allows the bathroom to be functional. Also, below the bedroom is a hanging bed that invites guests to relax and take in the breathtaking scenery. If you truly want to escape and be surrounded by nature, this listing in Hawaii may be just what you need.
This listing had me sold when I read that it was stocked with wine and coffee. However, for those not as easily satisfied, this houseboat is docked in Lake Union in the heart of Seattle and provides an incredible amount of other amenities. There are biking trails and opportunities to kayak for those with the urge to be active, as well as a gym and an indoor heated pool owned by the marina. Also, it is only a 15-minute walk to a trolley station that quickly connects you to downtown Seattle and Bellevue. With the wonderful accessibility, you definitely won’t be bored staying at this houseboat. Even if Washington in the winter is too cold for you, this listing is great to consider for summer; it’s never to early start planning!
The interior design of this gorgeous townhouse is enough incentive to get me planning a trip to Nashville! With three bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, this listing is a great option for planning a group trip, whether it be friends or family. Specifically this townhouse is located in Cleveland Park which is in East Nashville. If you are hoping to take in all that Nashville has to offer, this may be a place to consider seeing as its only 1miles away from downtown and the Grand Ole Opry!
Did I not tell you that travel possibilities are endless with Airbnb? Not only can you find beautiful accommodations within the United States, but there are international locations, like this tower in Italy, that allow you to reside in a piece of history! This Medieval tower was originally built in 1146 but has since been restored to include 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a kitchen. Also, it is only about 2.5 miles away from the town of Tuscania and an hour from Rome. This listing makes the dream of living in a castle become a reality!
Which one of these Airbnb listings is your favorite?