15 of the best Airbnbs on Florida’s Gulf Coast for white sand beaches, dramatic views, and great pools

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  • With beautiful beaches and sunsets, Florida’s Gulf Coast is a top pick for a beach getaway.
  • The Gulf Coast also tends to be less crowded (and expensive) than South Florida’s east coast.
  • The top Gulf Coast Airbnbs include vacation rentals and beach cottages, all under $318 per night.

Florida’s Gulf Coast is the state’s unsung hero with miles of pristine beaches and waterways. It lacks the flash and sizzle of South Florida beach towns like Miami and Fort Lauderdale but makes up for it with the softest sand, clearest waters, and some of the best nature trails and fishing in the state. There are also legendary sunsets.

As a Florida transplant of over 15 years, I’ve spent significant time along the Gulf Coast. While there are many glossy hotels and resorts, the best way to soak up the Gulf Coast is to spend a bit more time in town and book a vacation rental, like those found on Airbnb.

From posh Naples and Bonita Springs to laid-back Sanibel and Captiva Islands, the Gulf Coast is peppered with some of the best Airbnbs in Florida, from beachfront homes to Airbnbs with private pools, and much more.

Browse all the best vacation rentals on the Gulf Coast of Florida below, or jump directly to a specific area here:

These are the best Airbnb vacation rentals on the Gulf Coast, sorted by price.

Beachfront condo in Fort Myers

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This first-floor condo has access to a large pool, tennis courts, and offers idyllic views of the Gulf.

Book this Fort Myers condo on Airbnb

Located in the Estero Beach and Tennis Club, this one-bedroom condo directly faces the bright blue waters of the Gulf. Enjoy a large pool, tennis courts, or make the one-minute walk to a quiet stretch of Fort Myers beach. The Little Estero Island Critical Wildlife Area is also a short stroll, but most folks look to this area for the pristine, uncrowded beaches and legendary sunsets. 

Inside, the first-floor condo is modern with a nautical navy blue and white design scheme. There is an attractive balcony for al fresco dining or morning coffee. The modern kitchen is fully equipped and the building has laundry facilities, too. The bedroom is nicely furnished with a Queen bed, while the living room has a fold-out couch for two more guests. 

Beach towels, chairs, and coolers are available, and local favorite Fish Tails restaurant is across the street. The local trolley is also easily accessible and convenient for heading to town. 

Remodeled Key West-style villa in Naples

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Unwind on this Airbnb’s large balcony that overlooks the yard, or on the patio with hammocks.

Book this Naples home on Airbnb

This laid-back retreat is made for outdoor living, with a large balcony overlooking the yard and a rear patio with hammocks and a BBQ grill. There are beach cruiser bikes too, and the beach is roughly a mile away. The house is also pet-friendly with a large fenced backyard.

The apartment occupies the entire second floor of the house and consists of an open kitchen/living area plus two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The apartment is done up in soothing white and beige tones with a master bedroom with a Queen bed and a second bedroom that has a double and single bed. 

This newly-remodeled house is also close to Naples’ downtown 5th Avenue shopping and restaurant strip.

Coastal studio with bicycles and a deck in Naples

Coastal escape with bicycles and spacious deck
This compact cottage studio has ample deck space for entertaining outdoors.

Book this Naples home on Airbnb

Make your way past a seashell-strewn private parking area to discover this pastel-colored cottage-style studio, situated halfway between downtown Naples and Vanderbilt Beach. It includes bicycles, beach chairs, and an umbrella, and the beach is just a short seven-minute bike ride away.

The petite apartment is best for a couple as there is no divider between the sleeping area. It’s decorated in soothing ocean colors of teal and white with starfish and seashells accents, and the modern kitchenette is done up in seafoam blue and white tile with a coffee maker and a full supply of pots and dishware. There’s also a small dining nook and a memory foam Queen-size bed with a whitewashed headboard. 

Plenty of natural light filters through the windows and the pullout couch provides a comfortable reading nook or extra sleep space. One of the true standout features, however, is the spacious deck for outdoor dining, entertaining, and savoring warm breezes. 

Pet-friendly home with tennis and beach access in Sanibel Island

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The tropical decor details in this spacious Airbnb make it truly feel like a beach vacation.

Book this Sanibel Island home on Airbnb

Savor tropical vibes in this large, breezy sun-filled home on scenic Sanibel Island. The house is located in a quiet neighborhood lined with lush trees and staying here comes with access to a community pool and tennis courts. It’s also a quick bike ride or walk to Bowman’s Beach and many of Sanibel’s natural attractions. This property is also pet-friendly.

Inside, double-height ceilings and terra cotta tile give the living room an airy feel, while floor-to-ceiling patio doors allow daylight to spill through the room. There’s a well-appointed kitchen and breakfast area, and a screened-in porch with a table and chairs for dining or entertaining.

The master bedroom is spacious with a spa-like ensuite bathroom that has double vanity sinks, a large soaking tub, and a separate shower. If you’re traveling with kids or a group, there are two other bedrooms, including one that opens up to a screened balcony on the second floor.

A swanky condo on Siesta Key Beach

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Across the street from the beach, this lovely condo resembles a Hamptons beach home.

Book this Siesta Key home on Airbnb

The beach on Siesta Key was voted a top beach in the U.S. by Trip Advisor, and this gorgeous condo is directly across the street from it and the accompanying sparkling Gulf Coast waters.

The third-floor apartment is part of an amenity-filled building with a heated pool, game room, private parking, and laundry. The gleaming kitchen is outfitted with a grey stone island with bar stools and stainless steel appliances. Take your meal into the posh dining room, which feels reminiscent of a designer Hamptons beach home.

A screened-in porch overlooking the water has red Adirondack chairs for witnessing those famous Gulf Coast sunsets. 

Waterfront home with kayaks and boats near Fort Myers

Waterfront home with kayaks and boats
This waterfront Airbnb has various outdoor activities like hiking, paddle boarding, fishing, and more.

Book this St. James City home Airbnb

This house in St. James City on Pine Island is not on the beach side, but is a must book for anyone who wants to stay among ample nature and water. Take a ride along a bike trail that runs the full 18-mile length of the island, or go for a hike within the many nature preserves. Or, simply take advantage of all the outdoor offerings within the home. 

Dubbed the “Salty Retreat,” this waterfront home comes with a dock, kayaks, and paddleboards, as well as boats that guests can rent for the day or charter for personalized fishing trips. Sit and fish off the dock and watch dolphins swim by, or try and spot manatees in one of the nearby canals. 

The home itself is a treat with a glass-enclosed sun room with floor-to-ceiling windows that frame water views. Two modestly-sized bedrooms come with Queen beds, and there is a pull-out lazy boy couch for additional guests. A small but functional kitchen rounds out the offerings.

Fort Myers Beach is an hour’s drive away and the barrier island beaches of North Captiva and Cayo Costa are accessible via car or boat. The house also includes fat tire bikes which make rides on the sand a breeze.

Chic apartment in Tampa

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This sophisticated apartment features modern amenities like a community pool, gym, grill.

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Hardwood floors, a gorgeous kitchen, and minimalist lighting — you might want to live here.

This apartment fit for four is sophisticated and includes a lovely balcony, community pool, gym, and grill. The host recently noted that the pool and gym are now open for guests.

It’s also a quick five-minute drive to downtown Tampa. If this home gets snatched up, the Superhost also lists some other beautiful properties around Tampa. 

Bayside apartment on the water in Clearwater

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Wake up to the waterfront views from bed at this minimalist-styled apartment.

Book this Clearwater home Airbnb

This listing, ideal for a couple, comes with a waterfront view right from the bed. Beach chairs, and the option to rent jet skis and paddleboards are also on offer. Clearwater’s beaches are close and stunning, and the waters are, as the name implies, impossibly clear.

Time spent on land will also be positive thanks to the studio’s clean, cheery, and cozy demeanor. The studio has a minimalist aesthetic with a statement wood wall behind the bed, a midcentury modern style armchair, and wall sconce light fixtures.

This home is also quite close to Clearwater’s shops and restaurants.

Condo with pool and access to one of Marco Island’s best beaches

Marco Island's resort beach combined with comforts of a home
This neutral-hued condo has access to the same public beach as hotel guests at the JW Marriott resort across the street.

Book this Marco Island home on Airbnb

Marco Island’s JW Marriott resort is located on what locals know to be the best spot on the island. It’s across the street from the resort and gives you access to the exact same public beach that hotel guests pay top dollar for, along with other amenities, specific to this apartment. 

The condo features a simple color palette of beige, pale yellow, and blue, and includes a large couch in the living room, a small white round table and chairs for dining, and a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances. The bedroom’s King-size bed is flanked by whitewashed dressers and a vanity, while a covered balcony offers a private shaded spot for morning coffee or settling in with a good book. 

The beach is 200 feet away and the apartment has all the supplies you’ll need including beach chairs, a cooler, pool noodles, and two beach cruiser bikes. Additional perks include private parking, laundry, and access to a shared large pool and tennis courts. 

Beachfront condo in Treasure Island

Beachfront condo's living room in Treasure Island
This beachfront condo offers a 10% discount for a stay of seven days or more.

Book this Treasure Island home on Airbnb

Take refuge in this cozy condo with a light blue interior that complements the picturesque beach right at your window. This beachfront home is ideal for families as it is located in a quiet and private neighborhood on Sunset Beach. 

The shared balcony has an unobstructed 180 degree of scenic clear waters and staying here comes with access to a family-friendly community pool. The open kitchen is great for dinners at home as it is equipped with modern appliances, a four-seat dining table, and a breakfast bar for additional seating. 

This condo has a modestly sized master bedroom with a King bed and a Queen sleeper sofa in the living room. If you’re traveling with kids or have guests, there is a Twin size air mattress and a Pack n’ Play crib provided as well. Keep in mind that there is a 10% discount for stays of seven days or more. 

A resort-like home in Captiva Island

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This Captiva Airbnb is located in a private residential complex that makes for a relaxing retreat.

Book this Captiva Island home on Airbnb

Captiva Island is more off the beaten path than its sister Sanibel Island with its quiet neighborhoods and gorgeous beaches.

One of the most popular spots on the island is the South Seas Island Resort, which attracts a fair share of visitors. Many of the resort condos are individually owned and rented out, including this one-bedroom condo, located in a private residential complex called Bayside Villas. Enjoy the comforts of a home while still taking full use of the sprawling resort’s multiple beach areas, pools, hot tubs, BBQ grills, restaurants, free on-site parking, and marina.

The apartment features a nice-sized porch that overlooks the pool, and the condo was fully renovated with a sleek subway-tile open kitchen and a master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and King size bed. The living room also includes a fold-out couch.

Beautiful beaches are within walking distance and the owners provided all the gear you might need — even shelling rakes to make collecting easier. Guests are also encouraged to rent golf carts to make it around the island and explore its various beaches and trails.

Contemporary waterfront condo in Marco Island

Waterfront Condo's living room in Marco Island
Enjoy the use of a large pool facing the water.

Book this Marco Island Airbnb

If you’re looking for something akin to a luxury getaway, this gorgeous condo offers the privacy, open spaces, and amenities of a resort. 

The light and bright accommodations include a King bed in the master bedroom along with a sofa bed and air mattress in the living room. There are beautiful water views of the Marco River from nearly every room, as well as glimpses of the river and Jolley Bridge from the private screened-in lanai. The contemporary condo also has a washer and dryer in the unit and comes with beach and fishing equipment and other high-end finishes. 

This condo is located in the Riverside Club housing complex with multiple pools, tennis courts, boat docks, fishing piers, and more. However, registration and a $30 fee are required to access these amenities.

 

Family-friendly home with private pool in Marco Island

Waterfront family friendly Marco Island home
The open living concept along with the 23-foot heated pool are suitable for large groups.

Book this Marco Island home with a pool on Airbnb

This generously-spaced home is great for large families or a group of friends as there are several nice spaces for entertaining and to spread out. Though, you’re probably booking here for the backyard, which has a 23-foot heated private pool, as well as a large screened-in porch with canal views. If you’d rather hit the sand, the garage is stocked with a beach cart, beach chairs, sun tent, and four adult and two child-sized bicycles. 

The sprawling first floor features an open kitchen with modern appliances as well as a built-in desk and writing area with a wireless printer. There are two living areas, each with plush couches, coffee tables, and beachy-chic decor that includes white wicker and pale blue accents. Two bedrooms feature King-size beds while a third has a bunk bed, single bed, and a crib.

Located on a waterway where fishing and kayaking are encouraged (the house has fishing poles and kayaks and life jackets for guests to use), the house is also just a 15-minute walk to Tigertail Beach and the JW Marriott on Marco Island.

Waterfront studio in Nokomis

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This cozy studio offers views of the Gulf of Mexico and comes with complimentary housekeeping.

Book this Nokomis home on Airbnb

This cute and cozy Nokomis home has all the makings of a tranquil couple’s weekend. Facing the Gulf of Mexico, the waterfront studio comes with relaxing perks like a deck dotted with beach chairs, beach gear, chaise lounges on the water, and even complimentary housekeeping, if you want it.

While it does have a full kitchen, the apartment is pretty small, so it’s best for couples or solo travelers who would rather stay right near the sand than pay more for a larger home further away.

Beachfront condo in Panama City Beach

Pool at an Airbnb in Panama City Beach in Florida's Gulf Coast.
Make sure to take advantage of the pool facing the beach. It looks like paradise.

Book this Panama City Beach condo on Airbnb

Panama City Beach has long been the epicenter of spring break activity in Florida, but lately, it has turned its party reputation around and become a quieter destination for families, too.

In line with that, this picturesque beach house promises to be far more peaceful than you might expect of PC. Drink your morning coffee while gazing out at the ocean from the waterfront balcony, or grab an appropriately-spaced chair by the beach or pool.

With a King-sized bed and bunk beds, it accommodates up to six and would be great for families or small groups. 

FAQ: Gulf Coast vacation rentals

Where should I stay on Florida’s Gulf Coast?

The Gulf Coast of Florida has a wide range of towns and villages, each with its own distinct style. Which one is the best for you is entirely dependent on your vacation needs.

Cities like Naples and Fort Myers have beaches as well as cosmopolitan downtown areas with shopping, high-end restaurants, and museums. 

Smaller enclaves like Captiva and Sanibel Islands offer a quieter, more beachy and tropical vibe with village-style main streets and small mom-and-pop fish shacks and stores.

Marco Island has more of a resort town feel and is home to a JW Marriott, so expect a bit more action and visitors on that beach. 

Siesta Key is situated centrally and attracts vacationers from northern Florida as well as Southern Florida. 

How much does a Florida vacation rental cost on the Gulf Coast?

Plan to budget at least $100-$300 per night in low season for a spacious apartment or home on the Gulf Coast. There are a few around $100 deals to be had, but they tend to be studios or cottages and book up quickly. Also, expect prices to rise during high-occupancy periods such as spring break and holiday weekends.

Where is the cheapest place to rent a beach house on Florida’s Gulf Coast?

Overall, Fort Myers beach seems to be the most budget-friendly place to rent a house on the beach, as it’s less pricey than tony Naples to the south, and not as exclusive as the island rentals on Sanibel Captiva, or Marco Island. 

What are the best times of year to visit the Florida Gulf Coast?

The Gulf Coast is an attractive beach destination year-round but if you want to avoid the heat and humidity of the summer months (and hurricane season), then try to visit from November to May, when temperatures are comfortable, humidity is low, and the chance of thunderstorms is much less than in the summer.

However, the summer months will see much cheaper rates than the peak winter months as there is less demand.

What are the best Gulf Coast beaches in Florida?

The best beaches in Florida on the Gulf Coast can arguably be found on Siesta Key (voted #1 by Trip Advisor). Unlike beaches elsewhere that are made up mostly of pulverized coral, Siesta Beach’s sand is 99% quartz, most of which comes from the Appalachian Mountains. This makes for a powder-soft toes-in-the-sand experience. The beach is within walking distance of the many shops and restaurants in Siesta Key Village. There’s also a Drum Circle held at Siesta Beach an hour before sunset every Sunday. 

Is it safe to stay in an Airbnb during COVID?

The CDC says fully vaccinated people can safely travel in the US.

Additionally, experts say that private Airbnbs are safe because these stays minimize interactions with other guests and staff. Plus, Airbnb hosts are required to follow enhanced cleaning procedures.

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These are the top-ranked Airbnb rentals in every state, with 100% 5-star ratings for cleanliness, communication, and easy check-in

an Airbnb listing called Modern Marvel /2 blks to FQ & Frenchmen /Free Pkng in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Airbnb says these 50 listings have the most hospitable hosts for their respective states.
  • Hosts who made the cut have unblemished 5-star records in cleanliness, check-in, and communication.
  • North Carolina and California have the highest number of hosts who meet this standard, with 35 each.
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When you’re looking for an Airbnb, the location’s features, location, and price are probably some of the first factors you’ll take into consideration.

But having a great – or terrible – host can also make or break your stay.

Airbnb recently released a list showing the rentals with the most hospitable hosts in all 50 US states for 2021. To make the cut, hosts had to have 100% 5-star ratings in the categories of cleanliness, communication, and check-in, with a minimum of 100 reviews.

In states where multiple hosts reached this standard, the host with the most reviews took the crown. This was the case in several states – California and North Carolina had the greatest number of eligible hosts, with 35 apiece. North Carolina’s most hospitable host has a whopping 530 reviews, the most of any host in the US.

In total, 310 hosts qualified for the list. Here are the 50 that reigned victorious, by state:

Alabama

an Airbnb listing called Fairfield Farm Cottage Fairhope DogWelc EV Chargr in Fairhope, Alabama

Fairfield Farm Cottage Fairhope DogWelc EV Chargr in Fairhope

Alaska

an Airbnb listing called Meadow Creek Cabin in Homer, Alaska

Meadow Creek Cabin in Homer

Arizona

an Airbnb listing called Sedona Sunset Jewel, Amazing Views, Pool in Sedona, Arizona

Sedona Sunset Jewel, Amazing Views, Pool in Sedona

Arkansas

an Airbnb listing called Montclair (Private Suite; lower level walkout) in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

Montclair (Private Suite; lower level walkout) in Hot Springs Village

California

an Airbnb listing called Guest Studio Minutes from Mendocino in Mendocino, California

Guest Studio Minutes from Mendocino in Mendocino

Colorado

an Airbnb listing called Modern Carriage House Loft in Popular Platt Park in Denver, Colorado

Modern Carriage House Loft in Popular Platt Park in Denver

Connecticut

an Airbnb listing called Woolly Acres Farm in Glastonbury, Connecticut

Woolly Acres Farm in Glastonbury

Delaware

an Airbnb listing called Comfortable Bethany Beach Townhouse Near Ocean in Bethany Beach, Delaware

Comfortable Bethany Beach Townhouse Near Ocean in Bethany Beach

Florida

an Airbnb listing called Quiet Delight! Just N of Pensacola near I-10/Rt 29 in Cantonment, Florida

Quiet Delight! Just N of Pensacola near I-10/Rt 29 in Cantonment

Georgia

an Airbnb listing called Come Stay In A Private 5 Star Luxury Suite in Austell, Georgia

Come Stay In A Private 5 Star Luxury Suite in Austell

Hawaii

an Airbnb listing called Stroll to Beach from Ocean View Condo with Pool & Roof Deck in Kīhei, Hawaii

Stroll to Beach from Ocean View Condo with Pool & Roof Deck in Kīhei

Idaho

an Airbnb listing called Cabin on Spring Creek Pond in Sandpoint, Idaho

Cabin on Spring Creek Pond in Sandpoint

Illinois

an Airbnb listing called The Guest House - Private and All Yours in Galena, Illinois

The Guest House – Private and All Yours in Galena

Indiana

an Airbnb listing called Simple Blessings Cabin in Bloomington, Indiana

Simple Blessings Cabin in Bloomington

Iowa

an Airbnb listing called The Farmhouse & Optional Event Venue in Norwalk, Iowa

The Farmhouse & Optional Event Venue in Norwalk

Kansas

an Airbnb listing called Comfortable & Charming Prairie Village Cottage in Prairie Village, Kansas

Comfortable & Charming Prairie Village Cottage in Prairie Village

Kentucky

an Airbnb listing called The Little Brown Cottage in Paducah, Kentucky

The Little Brown Cottage in Paducah

Louisiana

an Airbnb listing called Modern Marvel /2 blks to FQ & Frenchmen /Free Pkng in New Orleans, Louisiana

Modern Marvel /2 blks to FQ & Frenchmen /Free Pkng in New Orleans

Maine

an Airbnb listing called Chickadee Cottage at Willard Beach in South Portland, Maine

Chickadee Cottage at Willard Beach in South Portland

Maryland

an Airbnb listing called Modern Home in Paradise in New Market, Maryland

Modern Home in Paradise in New Market

Massachusetts

an Airbnb listing called All-New Studio In Town, By The Water in Williamstown, Massachusetts

All-New Studio In Town, By The Water in Williamstown

Michigan

an Airbnb listing called Country living close to Downtown. No cleaning fee in Traverse City, Michigan

Country living close to Downtown. No cleaning fee in Traverse City

Minnesota

an Airbnb listing called The Seward House in Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Seward House in Minneapolis

Mississippi

an Airbnb listing called The Peggy's House in Laurel, Mississippi

The Peggy’s House in Laurel

Missouri

an Airbnb listing called Cozy Barndominium Loft in Quiet Neighborhood in St. Louis, Missouri

Cozy Barndominium Loft in Quiet Neighborhood in St. Louis

Montana

an Airbnb listing called Woodland Loft - Centrally Located Luxury in Bozeman, Montana

Woodland Loft – Centrally Located Luxury in Bozeman

Nebraska

an Airbnb listing called Stubby Acres Bunkhouse - Bunkbed - Hot Breakfast in Paxton, Nebraska

Stubby Acres Bunkhouse – Bunkbed – Hot Breakfast in Paxton

Nevada

an Airbnb listing called Little Paradise in Las Vegas, Nevada

Little Paradise in Las Vegas

New Hampshire

an Airbnb listing called Seacoast Guest Suite! in Rye, New Hampshire

Seacoast Guest Suite! in Rye

New Jersey

an Airbnb listing called COUNTRY MOUNTAIN OASIS w Frog Pond-Private&Cozy in Columbia, New Jersey

COUNTRY MOUNTAIN OASIS w Frog Pond-Private&Cozy in Columbia

New Mexico

an Airbnb listing called Sunflower Canyon Casita in Abiquiu, New Mexico

Sunflower Canyon Casita in Abiquiu

New York

an Airbnb listing called Private Charming Country Guesthouse Close to Town in Livingston Manor, New York

Private Charming Country Guesthouse Close to Town in Livingston Manor

North Carolina

an Airbnb listing called Blend City and Country at Lucky W Cottage in Asheville, North Carolina

Blend City and Country at Lucky W Cottage in Asheville

North Dakota

an Airbnb listing called One bedroom apt at Oliver’s Landing in Minot, North Dakota

One bedroom apt at Oliver’s Landing in Minot

Ohio

an Airbnb listing called Private guesthouse on scenic property! in Perrysburg, Ohio

Private guesthouse on scenic property! in Perrysburg

Oklahoma

an Airbnb listing called Midtown Bungalow in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Midtown Bungalow in Oklahoma City

Oregon

an Airbnb listing called Newberg Garden View Suite - Peace, Rest, Enjoy in Newberg, Oregon

Newberg Garden View Suite – Peace, Rest, Enjoy in Newberg

Pennsylvania

an Airbnb listing called Private, clean and cozy guesthouse. in Altoona, Pennsylvania

Private, clean and cozy guesthouse. in Altoona

Rhode Island

an Airbnb listing called The Newport Cottage.Perfect Location/Comfort/Style in Newport, Rhode Island

The Newport Cottage.Perfect Location/Comfort/Style in Newport

South Carolina

an Airbnb listing called NEWER APT IN OLD VILLAGE MINS TO BEACHES/DOWNTOWN in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

NEWER APT IN OLD VILLAGE MINS TO BEACHES/DOWNTOWN in Mount Pleasant

South Dakota

an Airbnb listing called Big Mountain Cabins - Cabin #4 - Sleeps 2 to 6 in Rapid City, South Dakota

Big Mountain Cabins – Cabin #4 – Sleeps 2 to 6 in Rapid City

Tennessee

an Airbnb listing called Explore 12 South from a Beautiful Carriage House in Nashville, Tennessee

Explore 12 South from a Beautiful Carriage House in Nashville

Texas

an Airbnb listing called Chicken Coop Tiny Cottage in Austin, Texas

Chicken Coop Tiny Cottage in Austin

Utah

an Airbnb listing called Private Riverfront Cabin-25 minutes from PARK CITY in Kamas, Utah

Private Riverfront Cabin-25 minutes from PARK CITY in Kamas

Vermont

an Airbnb listing called Vermont River House, Tiny House by Winooski Falls in Burlington, Vermont

Vermont River House, Tiny House by Winooski Falls in Burlington

Virginia

an Airbnb listing called Tiny House @ TinyHouseFamily in Floyd, Virginia

Tiny House @ TinyHouseFamily in Floyd

Washington

an Airbnb listing called SandyPointSuite-PrvtCarriageUnit/NearTown/Modern in Langley, Washington

SandyPointSuite-PrvtCarriageUnit/NearTown/Modern in Langley

West Virginia

an Airbnb listing called Cozy 2 BR Red Cottage in Fayetteville, West Virginia

Cozy 2 BR Red Cottage in Fayetteville

Wisconsin

an Airbnb listing called Birchwood Blue Cabin- Come to the Wild Blue in Birchwood, Wisconsin

Birchwood Blue Cabin- Come to the Wild Blue in Birchwood

Wyoming

an Airbnb listing called Experience Western Hospitality / Historic District in Cheyenne, Wyoming

Experience Western Hospitality / Historic District in Cheyenne

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A 3D-printed concrete tiny home is now on Airbnb – see what it’s like to stay inside the $130 per-night stay

the exterior of the Fibonacci House among trees and grass
The Fibonacci House.

  • Take a tour of the Fibonacci House, a 3D-printed concrete tiny home that’s now available on Airbnb.
  • The home was designed, created, and sold by a Dutch company, Twente Additive Manufacturing.
  • The Fibonacci House is Canada’s first 3D-printed home and Airbnb’s first 3D printed concrete tiny home.
  • See more stories on Insider’s business page.
Vacationers have been flocking to Airbnb’s “unique stays,” and searches for these unconventional rentals have jumped 94% in 2021 compared to the same time in 2019, according to Airbnb.

the exterior side view of the Fibonacci House
The Fibonacci House.

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Now, a new one-of-a-kind unique stay is available for summertime vacationers to rent: the Fibonacci House …

the exterior of the Fibonacci House among trees and grass
The Fibonacci House.

… Canada’s first 3D-printed home and Airbnb’s first 3D-printed concrete tiny home, according to a press release from Twente Additive Manufacturing (TAM).

a wall of the Fibonacci House under construction
The Fibonacci House.

Twente Additive Manufacturing is a Dutch construction technology group that specializes in, of course, 3D-printed concrete homes.

The Fibonacci House under on-site construction
The Fibonacci House.

Like other 3D-printed concrete homes, the sound and weatherproof Fibonacci House has distinctly curved walls.

the Fibonacci House under construction with only its walls up
The Fibonacci House.

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If the home’s name sounds familiar, that’s because its design and name pay homage to the Fibonacci Sequence – or the golden ratio – hence its curved appearance.

the exterior of the Fibonacci House with a view of its surroundings
The Fibonacci House.

The home was designed to use “the least number of straight lines in the design as possible,” according to the press release.

the Fibonacci House under construction with no roof yet
The Fibonacci House.

The Fibonacci House was printed over 11 days in 20 parts using a 3D concrete printer.

the Fibonacci House being printed
The Fibonacci House.

These components were first printed off-site before being assembled at its current woodsy Canadian location, Lynne Myers reported for Designboom.

the Fibonacci House being printed
The Fibonacci House.

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The Airbnb now sits in the Kootenay Lake Village at the waterfront Procter Point community.

the Fibonacci House in a wooded area
The Fibonacci House.

Besides 3D printing, the spiral concrete home also capitalizes on another big real estate trend: tiny homes.

the interior of the Fibonacci House
The Fibonacci House.

In this case, tiny means 376.7 square feet.

the exterior of the Fibonacci House
The Fibonacci House.

This space – which follows a curved, spiraling floor plan – fits a living room, kitchen, bathroom, patio, and sleeping loft.

the interior of the Fibonacci House
The Fibonacci House.

The bathroom is located in the middle of the curved floor plan, and its shower tops off the center of the spiral.

the Fibonacci House's shower
The Fibonacci House.

The room also has a toilet, sink, and enough storage to accommodate items like towels, according to images on the Airbnb listing.

the Fibonacci House's bathroom
The Fibonacci House.

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Now, moving on to the bedroom. The sleeping loft can be accessed using the ladder, according to the Airbnb listing.

the Fibonacci House's kitchen and ladder
The Fibonacci House.

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If you’ve never slept in a loft before, don’t be too concerned about the height.

the Fibonacci House under construction with no roof yet
The Fibonacci House.

The side of the bed closest to the ledge is guarded by a mesh net.

the interior of the Fibonacci House
The Fibonacci House.

In total, this area can sleep two adults and two children.

the exterior of the Fibonacci House with a view of its surroundings
The Fibonacci House.

Moving along, the window-lined kitchen and living room are at the base of the ladder.

the interior of the Fibonacci House
The Fibonacci House.

Taking a closer look, the kitchen has amenities like a dual induction cooktop, a coffee maker, and cabinets.

the Fibonacci House's kitchen
The Fibonacci House.

Now, let’s head outside to the last part of this tour, the covered patio.

the exterior of the Fibonacci House among trees and grass
The Fibonacci House.

Don’t want to cook in the kitchen? You’re in luck. The outdoor space has a barbecue and view of a park and the nearby Kootenay Lake.

the interior of the Fibonacci House
The Fibonacci House.

Almost all of the home’s elements that aren’t based in concrete are made up of sustainably sourced wood from a nearby community forest.

the bathroom of the Fibonacci House
The Fibonacci House.

The revenue from the Airbnb listing will be donated to World Housing, a home building charity that’s currently looking to construct a community of affordable 3D printed homes for single mothers in Canada.

The exterior of the Fibonacci House with a tree
The Fibonacci House.

The community – currently called “Sakura Place” – will have five three-bedroom homes that will form the appearance of a flower.

the exterior of the Fibonacci House among trees and grass
The Fibonacci House.

Like other companies that specialize in a 3D printing construction method, World Housing believes 3D concrete printing can address two aspects of the housing crisis: the labor and housing shortage.

a close up of the Fibonacci Houses windows
The Fibonacci House.

Similarly, TAM believes that home construction needs to pivot to decreasing building material use and energy consumption while “rewiring … how people think about the process of designing buildings,” according to the press release.

the Fibonacci House under construction with only its walls up
The Fibonacci House.

“In addition to affordable homes, the market increasingly demands innovative housing concepts,” Yasin Torunoglu, the housing and spatial development alderman at the municipality of Eindhoven, said in a press release regarding another 3D printed concrete home, this time in the Netherlands.

the Fibonacci House under construction with a crane lifting part of the home
The Fibonacci House.

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“With the 3D printed home, we’re now setting the tone for the future: the rapid realization of affordable homes with control over the shape of your own house,” Torunoglu continued.

the Fibonacci House under construction
The Fibonacci House.

A night’s stay at the Fibonacci House ranges from around $127 to $132 per night – not including the cleaning or service fee – depending on the days booked.

the exterior of the Fibonacci House among trees and grass
The Fibonacci House.

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But if you’re currently planning a last-minute trip, don’t go running to the Fibonacci House listing.

the exterior of the Fibonacci House among trees and grass
The Fibonacci House.

The Fibonacci House is already fully booked for the reminder of July and almost half of August.

the exterior of the Fibonacci House among trees and grass
The Fibonacci House.

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An increase in Airbnb rentals is linked to more crime in some Boston neighborhoods, a new study finds

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An increase in crime in certain neighborhoods in Boston was linked to an increase of Airbnb rentals in the areas over the span of several years, a new study found.

An uptick in violence in certain neighborhoods in Boston appears to be linked to an increase of Airbnb rentals in the areas over the span of several years, according to a study published this month.

The study was published July 14 by researchers at Northeastern University in Boston, Boston.com reported on Friday.

Because the increase in violent crime occurred several years after Airbnb rentals were introduced to the area, the researchers linked the uptick in crime to a disruption in the social dynamic in the communities created by the increase in short-term rentals, and not to an increase in tourism.

“Airbnb prevalence in a neighborhood appears to be associated with increases in violence, but not with public social disorder or private conflict,” the study found.

Representatives for Airbnb did not immediately return Insider’s request for comment Saturday.

There were more than 6,000 Airbnb rentals in Boston in 2018, according to the research, more than double the number the city had in 2014, the study said.

“What’s interesting about social organization is that it’s not really about going over to each other’s houses for backyard barbecues, it’s not knowing all your neighbors” Daniel O’Brien, one of the researchers who conducted the study, told Boston.com. “It’s as little as being familiar strangers.”

Airbnb in a blog post last week appeared to defend itself against claims presented by the researchers.

“The study examines a handful of districts in Boston only, and then extrapolates that into nationwide generalizations without providing detailed evidence,” the company said.

Airbnb also claimed researchers used “inaccurate data” and a “flawed methodology” to reach their conclusions, arguing that researchers didn’t control other variables, like new construction in neighborhoods and the “overall economic conditions.”

“Over the last year-plus, various reports indicate the unfortunate trend that crime has risen in many American cities (even as travel and tourism, including short-term rentals, have suffered in urban markets). There are many complex issues that contribute to rises and falls in crime rates that require serious research to help inform and guide public policy work,” the company said in the blog post.

It added: “As a society, we should be working to advance serious research. In this context, Airbnb will be formally reaching out to Northeastern University to express our concerns about the lack of academic rigor in this paper and learn more about the protocols the University applies to assure the quality of the research performed by those associated with the school.”

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Escape to the desert with 15 remote homes on Airbnb across Texas, Utah, and the western US

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Best desert Airbnbs

  • A desert offers a dreamy backdrop for a secluded getaway amid nature, hiking, and stargazing.
  • Airbnb lists many unique homes in remote deserts and towns in Arizona, Nevada, and other states.
  • From Joshua Tree to Sedona, we rounded up the best Enhanced Clean Airbnbs near deserts under $600.

Think of the last time you looked up and saw a pitch-black sky speckled with stars. If a recent evening doesn’t come to mind, you’re due for a stay in a remote desert where stargazing and solitude are a nightly spectacle.

Desert landscapes also offer unrivaled hikes, historical landmarks, artisanal shops, and a crop of cool Airbnbs to add to your must-visit list.

I’ve driven across the country (twice), watching the trees become cacti and grassy terrain turn to sand, making stops in towns like Marfa, Texas; Palm Springs, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Sedona, Arizona, where I even stayed at an Airbnb on this list.

Though fall through spring is the best time to visit the desert, you can find cheaper prices during the summer if you’re willing to face the hot temperatures.

Browse all the best Airbnb homes in the desert below, or jump directly to a specific area here:

These are the best Airbnbs in desert towns, sorted by state and price.

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Colorful oasis in Palm Springs

Colorful oasis in Palm Springs
This colorful adobe’s walk-in shower leads to a heated backyard private pool.

Book this Palm Springs home with a pool on Airbnb

While Coachella is not until next year, you can still enjoy a trip to Palm Springs, which is about a two-hour drive from Los Angeles.

Within the Colorado Desert, this colorful abode is located close to the main downtown area and is a vibrant, plant-filled oasis. Pop art and vintage books pay homage to celebrities who owned homes in Palm Springs, like Marilyn Monroe and Dean Martin. 

Bright orange and teal colors cover the walls underneath vaulted ceilings, alongside an open-concept kitchen with funky, colorful appliances. The bedroom includes a Queen-size, memory foam bed, couch, TV, as well as a workspace.

A spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower leads to the backyard with a heated, private pool and hot tub bordered by mod lounge furniture, a grill, bikes, and mountain views framed by cacti.

Artist’s loft in Joshua Tree

Art Loft near Joshua Tree
This urban loft is an art space to gain inspiration and create while on vacation.

Book Joshua Tree loft on Airbnb

Joshua Tree National Park, named for the spiny, palm-like botanical tree that grows here, is where two deserts converge: the Mojave Desert and the Colorado Desert. With no light pollution, you’ll be able to spend evenings admiring the stars and days hiking 100-plus miles of trails — just beware of extreme heat warnings and pack more water than you think you’ll need.

This art-infused loft is a creator’s dream haven and is located just north of a few eclectic restaurants and the national park’s entrance on Park Boulevard. The remote home boasts floor-to-ceiling windows to soak up desert views, as well as a fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms with Queen-size beds, two bathrooms, and open-concept studio space. 

Work on large projects that can be spread across a work table on casters, surrounded by six bar stools. Art supplies are stored in a desk that spans 22 feet, and a vintage Dutch typewriter awaits poetic inspiration. A chalkboard wall also makes sharing ideas easy, while music from a record player provides the score for artistic sessions. 

When you’re not working, dangle from a transparent hanging bubble chair or peruse provided books about art, design, travel, and photography. In the backyard, find a hot tub, fire pit, lounge area, bocce ball court, and a custom cabana inspired by a 2006 Burning Man bamboo sculpture.

Off-the-grid house in Pioneertown

Off the grid House in Pioneertown
Step away from society in this eco-friendly home with minimal Wi-Fi and no TVs.

Book this Pioneertown house on Airbnb

Unlike lively Palm Springs or hiker-laden Joshua Tree, Pioneertown offers total remoteness. Out of sight in the California high desert, this sequestered refuge is a 10-minute drive from local favorites like Pappy & Harriet’s, a quirky bar, restaurant, and music venue that’s hosted musicians like Paul McCartney to Diplo. 

There are no TVs in this industrial home, only satellite Wi-Fi for emergency communication. Guests are meant to instead soak in views of the desert with floor-to-ceiling windows in almost every room. Not only is the architecture stunning, but the property is eco-conscious, powering energy and hot water entirely using solar panels.

The modern and minimalist design also includes a petite kitchen island next to an expansive dining table and a living room with a hanging fireplace that serves as a focal point. A shaded outdoor patio is set between this part of the home and two bedrooms, one with a King-size and one with a Queen-size Casper mattress, where you can enjoy panoramic views from bed.  

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Desert home near Death Valley National Park

Desert home near Death Valley National Park
This seemingly floating desert home is a remote retreat that’s 20 miles away from any civilization.

Book this Death Valley home on Airbnb

Set on 80 acres of land north of Las Vegas, this home is seemingly in the middle of nowhere, with the closest landmark being Death Valley National Park, 20 miles away. Designed by lauded architect Peter Strzebniok, the home was featured in The New York Times for its remoteness. 

The 1,200-square-foot marvel appears to be floating thanks to a concrete plinth that elevates the structure. There are two bathrooms and three bedrooms; the master has a Queen-size bed below a skylight for nighttime stargazing. In the office, a writer’s desk is set flush against floor-to-ceiling windows with desert views. 

The all-white kitchen, with pops of red from light pendants, is an open concept that flows to the dining and living rooms with a coffered ceiling. Glass doors slide open to a 900-square-foot deck with a sunken hot tub.  

‘Desert rose’ house in Las Vegas

‘Desert Rose’ house in Las Vegas
Take a therapeutic retreat from the city at this hacienda-styled home with a spa, pool, and massive tepee.

Book this Las Vegas home on Airbnb

A 10-minute drive from the Las Vegas Strip, this hacienda-style home in a residential neighborhood is nicknamed the “Desert Rose.” 

Stay in one of the master bedrooms and you’ll step out of a four-poster, King-size bed and onto cool ceramic floor tiles that lead to an en suite with two vanities, two shower heads, and a therapeutic copper bathtub. 

In the living room, a zebra rug and western throw pillows support a southwestern aesthetic, and the gourmet kitchen includes an expansive bar and two slot machines as a reminder of the home’s close proximity to casinos.

Outside, the large private backyard is an oasis with a garden veranda with barbecue grills and a picnic table. There is also a spa and pool with a water slide, chaise lounges by a Kiva fireplace, fire pits, and various seating arrangements. Finally, a tepee large enough to cover two rustic couches is an unexpected touch that makes this home stand out.

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Desert townhome in Southwestern Moab

Desert townhome in Southwestern Moab
Near Arches National Park, this townhome embodies the surrounding desert in its earth-tone decor.

Book this Moab home on Airbnb

This townhome is a 15-minute drive from Arches National Park with its gorgeous natural sandstone arches, and a 10-minute drive from downtown Moab with restaurants, shops, and galleries.

The color scheme incorporates orange and beige shades inspired by the surrounding desert, as well as a green velvet couch complemented by a spiral Peruvian cactus. In the dining room, a rattan light fixture hangs above a sustainably sourced mango wood table, and a fully stocked kitchen has stools for additional seating. In the master, a Pendleton Escalante duvet is spread across a King-size bed under a clay and cholla cactus wall hanging. There’s also a bunk room with four twin beds. 

The front patio features a striped beach chair surrounded by desert plants, and on the back patio, a grill, accent chairs, and a hammock are set in front of expansive views. 

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Cowboy bunkhouse in Scottsdale

Cowboy bunkhouse in Scottsdale
A bunkhouse that feels like the Old West with its vintage cowboy decor and rustic charm.

Book this Scottsdale house on Airbnb

Scottsdale, nicknamed “The West’s Most Western Town,” is east of Phoenix, in the Sonoran Desert. While the area is known for upscale shops and dining, you’ll also find Frontier Town, which celebrates the city’s history with old-fashioned saloons, museums, and even gun show reenactments, which could have inspired the theme of this Airbnb dubbed the “Cowboy Bunkhouse.” 

The kitschy-cool, pueblo-style home takes design cues from the city’s heritage with wood-beamed ceilings and rustic, vintage furnishings. Decor includes cowboy hats and painted hanging bull horns, a painting of a cow, and barrel chairs with lattice woven bases.

In the master, buzzard statues perch atop a tree-branch headboard and in the guest bedroom, two bunk beds are stacked below cowboy dangling boots.

Outside, mariachi wire sculptures are set near a round dining table by a Kiva fireplace and a metal swing hanging from two trees.

Yucca Room at JTH Tucson

Yucca Room at JTH Tucson
This intimate lodge is set on a 40-acre compound in the Sonoran Desert.

Book this Tucscon lodge on Airbnb

The Yucca Room is a lower-level unit in the JTH Tucson, a five-suite inn on the outskirts of Saguaro National Park, near Tucson. The compound is set on 40 acres of the Sonoran Desert, peppered with cacti and native plants. 

The one-bedroom accommodations include a King-size bed below an exposed-beam ceiling and Tulum-inspired rattan light fixtures. Two rustic leather barrel chairs face a mustard-colored Kiva fireplace to create a comfy seating area, and on a private, shaded patio, twin chaise lounges and chairs also invite relaxation. There is also a bathroom, kitchenette, and a light breakfast of tea, coffee, granola, and fruit, served daily. 

To take full advantage of the property’s remoteness, be sure to stock up on groceries before arriving. Other common areas include a swimming pool surrounded by rock formations, a rooftop lounge, a yoga room, a fire pit, and a living room with a projector for movie nights.

Mountain-top getaway in Sedona

Mountain top Getaway in Sedona
Bask in this home’s panoramic views of the red rock mountains changing orange at sunset.

Book this Sedona house on Airbnb

Located in Arizona’s high desert, Sedona is surrounded by red rock mountains said to be where healing energies are palpable. I can’t attest to whether that’s true, but I can personally vouch for this property. 

I stayed here during a recent trip to Sedona, a small town where psychics and crystal shops line the streets. Inside, a desk is set up in the foyer between two bedrooms, one with a fireplace and King-size bed, and another with two Queen-size beds. A shared bathroom is tucked behind a staircase that leads to the open-concept kitchen with mint green cabinets stocked with organic tea, coffee, and oatmeal.

You’ll spot Buddha statues and quotes sprinkled throughout the house, a callback to the destination’s alleged spirituality, and an additional room that includes a pull-out couch for more guests. A full bathroom is attached to the living room, where a dark gray sectional and ottoman face a media console displaying guide books and board games. 

Best of all is the wraparound balcony with unobstructed views of red rock formations that turn bright orange as the sun sets. There are plenty of seats, including a dining table, plastic chairs, and a daybed, and the porch wraps around to more seating. At the back of the house, a gate leads to the National Forest that connects to Airport Mesa Trail, one of the 100-plus hikes to check out during your stay. 

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Resort-like adobe in Grand Junction

Resort like adobe in Grand Junction
This luxurious adobe styled home has views of the Colorado National Monument, Colorado Grand Mesa, and the Book Cliffs formation.

Book this Colorado house on Airbnb

See the Colorado National Monument, Colorado Grand Mesa, and The Book Cliffs formation all from this adobe-style home. The southeast patio has rocking chairs for reclining while taking in views, while an expansive patio with a pizza oven, grill, and fireplace is optimal for watching the sunset.

A well-lit master suite is outfitted with a King-size bed, sling-style leather seat, a hide rug, and ensuite bath with a tub and walk-in shower. Bed configurations include a Queen-size bed, a twin and double bunk, and a Murphy double bed in the office. 

There is also a full kitchen with a coffee station and margarita machine, a dining room, and a living room framed by bookshelves showcasing eclectic art and maracas.  

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Casita de cacti in Albuquerque

Casita de Cacti in Albuquerque
This southwestern townhome is filled with earth-toned decor and desert plants everywhere.

Book this Albuquerque house on Airbnb

New Mexico’s largest city in the high desert state is home to this townhouse, nicknamed “Casita de Cacti,” filled with cacti and other desert plants. Red clay concrete floors, a gray stone fireplace, and natural woods are also incorporated to mimic the local landscape. 

On the lower level of this two-bedroom, two-bathroom property an all-white, full kitchen opens up to the living room, which includes a contemporary couch upholstered in an orange-red velvet that faces accent chairs, a round pouf, and a transparent coffee table. The dining room flows nicely to the patio, where guests can relax on two circular lounge chairs. 

The master bedroom has a Queen-size bed, ensuite bathroom, and a balcony that overlooks the backyard with a colorful mural.

Secluded home near Santa Fe

Secluded home in Ojo Caliente
While staying here, take advantage of area spa offerings.

Book this New Mexico home on Airbnb

Ojo Caliente is north of Santa Fe and is a natural spa destination, known for its concentration of hot springs. Between wellness experiences, retreat to this home with a King-size, four-poster bed that looks out into the living room with a wood-burning fireplace.

A four-person dining table is set behind the couch, and the marble-topped kitchen comes equipped with stainless steel appliances. 

The bathroom includes a walk-in marble shower and plush Frette linens, and the covered backyard patio features a gas grill and chairs facing the mountains.

Modern house in Taos

The Modern Taos House in El Prado
This modern bungalow is a summer and winter off-the-grid destination.

Book this New Mexico bungalow on Airbnb

Home to a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Taos preserves a pueblo with the only living Native American community in the U.S. The high desert area on the outskirts of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains experiences scorching hot summers and snowy winters, making it a ski destination. 

Whether you prefer the heat or cold, this off-the-grid luxury home is far enough away to feel totally secluded yet close to haunts like the Taos Mesa Brewery Mothership that’s just two miles away.

The 1,250-square-foot home has two bedrooms with King-size beds, two bathrooms, and a Queen-size sofa bed to comfortably accommodate up to six. In the living room, a brown leather couch and Papasan chair are arranged around royal blue ottomans in a modern, industrial setting. The kitchen includes a hand-polished concrete island and expands to the dining room table, which was custom-built to also function as a ping pong table.

The home runs on rainwater and solar power, which is possible because Taos experiences 283 sunny days on average per year.

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Corte del Norte in Marfa

Corte del Norte in Marfa
This unique home is part of a three-home compound in the heart of this artsy town.

Book this Marfa house on Airbnb

The western Texas city of Marfa is an unexpected art hub. It draws travelers to pose in front of Prada Marfa, an art installation by artists Elmgreen and Dragset that depicts a life-size designer store replica in the middle of the Chihuahuan Desert.   

Part of a three-home compound called Corte del Norte, “The Love House” accommodates up to six guests in an eclectic setting. Find Big Bend Coffee Roasters coffee in the kitchen’s vintage cabinets, and in the dining room, rustic blue walls complement an expansive wooden table. A TV room is complete with a large couch, cowhide rug, and marble coffee table. 

One bathroom stocked with Marfa brand soap is shared by two bedrooms with Queen-size beds and one daybed. The accommodations are quirky with accents by local artists, including a Woody Farris painting and a striped armchair by Constance Holt Garza.

Luxury yurt in Terlingua

Luxury yurt in Terlingua
A luxury yurt that has a 360-degree view of the Chihuahuan desert and mountains.

Book this Texas yurt on Airbnb

You’ll find this luxury yurt near the entrance to Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas, which is part of the Chihuahuan Desert. Encompassing 573 square feet, this circular, permanent structure is sealed to protect from extreme winds or rain, and provides both electricity and running water during your stay. 

The home boasts a King-size bed, a designer lounge chair and pouf, as well as a wood-burning fireplace and telescope. There’s also room for a dining table with four chairs, and a full bathroom with a walk-in shower.

Outside, plush Stori Modern furniture is set up on the deck for unobstructed, 360-degree views of the desert and mountains. Beyond is an outdoor campfire ring with two rocking chairs.

FAQ: Staying in the desert

When is the best time to visit a desert? 

Plan a trip to the desert during the fall through spring in order to avoid extreme heat warnings. In summer, temperatures skyrocket well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. In winter, temperatures can still dip low enough to spot snow on the mountains, too. No matter the time of year, evenings can feel brisk after the sun sets, so be sure to pack a jacket.

How much does it cost to stay in the desert?

Prices for Airbnb rentals in the desert will vary based on the location, the number of guests, and the time of year you plan to visit. During the off season in the summer, rentals can run cheaper than the more desirable months to visit in fall through spring.

What is the best desert town to visit?

When deciding which North American desert — Great Basin, Mohave, Chihuahuan, and Sonoran — to visit, choose to stay in a town that caters to your agenda: Joshua Tree, California, is an ideal hiking destination for the active traveler; Sedona, Arizona, is a retreat for the wellness-minded; Marfa, Texas, is perfect for the art enthusiast; and Taos, New Mexico, is attractive to those who want to go totally off-the-grid or ski. 

Why vacation in the desert?

Deserts offer stunning scenery and secluded stays, but there’s also plenty to do beyond relaxing and disconnecting. When visiting a US desert, you can visit hiking trails, holistic spas, historic landmarks, art colonies, quaint downtowns, artisan shops, and so much more. Plus, you can enjoy stargazing at night without any light pollution in the sky.  

Is Airbnb safe?  

The CDC says fully vaccinated people can safely travel in the US.

Additionally, medical experts say that private Airbnbs are safe, perhaps even more so than hotels because they minimize interactions with other people. Plus, Airbnb hosts are required to follow enhanced cleaning procedures.

What should you look for in an Airbnb? 

When choosing an Airbnb, similar to the criteria we set above, look for a listing by a Superhost with a high rating and positive reviews, participation in the Enhanced Clean program and the amenities you may need during your stay, like access to Wi-Fi, a washer and dryer, parking, a full kitchen, and more.

When specifically looking for desert Airbnbs, think about booking close to a grocery store, or plan on stocking up on food and water prior to your arrival in order to enjoy the remoteness of the property. Also, be sure to ask your host about whether the property has air conditioning and how strong the cell service is before booking. 

What is Airbnbs cancellation policy? 

Each Airbnb property has a cancellation policy that’s been implemented by the individual host, causing stipulations to differ from home to home. To learn more about Airbnb’s cancellation policies, click here.

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Renting out your own private island may be cheaper than you think – here are 13 incredible Airbnbs

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Private island in Stann Creek District, Belize

  • If you’ve ever dreamed of having your own private island, Airbnb can make it a reality.
  • Airbnb vacation rental homes on private islands are available around the world, including the U.S.
  • We found top-rated private island Airbnbs ranging from $113 to $1,003 per night.

Pretty much everyone has dreamed of having their own private island. And you don’t have to be Richard Branson-level rich to make it happen thanks to vacation rental sites like Airbnb.

From Stockholm to Michigan, there are hundreds of scintillating private island listings, offering everything from a white-sand tropical getaway in Belize to a rustic retreat in Minnesota.

With so much choice, we combed all of Airbnb to find the best private island homes for $1,000 per night or less (split the cost with friends and you’ll only pay a fraction of that). The only thing left to do is pack your bags and get ready to savor solitude.

Browse all the best private island below, or jump directly to a specific area here:

These are the best private island Airbnbs, sorted by price from low to high.

Rural island just outside Venice, Italy

Veneto, Italy private island

Book this Veneto, Italy private island on Airbnb

Located in the Venetian lagoon, this private island is home to a salmon-colored villa that’s full of Italian character. Enjoy all of the beauty of the natural surroundings of the area without the throngs of crowds that jam up the Venice city center.

Your host will take you from Cavallino – Treporti Church on an eight-minute boat trip to this island where the interiors are traditional and stunningly gorgeous, with dark beamed ceilings and carved wooden chairs. Simply furnished bedrooms have white walls, wicker furnishings, and solid-colored bedding in rich blue and white. Despite its old-fashioned charm, there are also modern conveniences like a dishwasher and washing machine. 

It’s easy to bop between the island and the shore, with the hosts accommodating enough to transport guests to and from when needed. Due to a lack of Wi-Fi though, it’s not ideal for remote workers. 

Historic Irish island cottage near Galway

House on County Galway, Ireland private island

Book this County Galway, Ireland private island on Airbnb

Not everyone fancies jetting off to a tropical island, and for those who like a wooded setting, this rustic island in County Galway, Ireland, is a luxe lodge that’s just a five-minute lake boat trip provided by the hosts from Kenny’s Bay, near Lough Corrib. 

The house is full of history, and looks the part, with a green roof that stretches to cover a gorgeous veranda where you can unwind after a day by the water. The kitchen is wood-paneled and cozy, with a stone fireplace and modern cooking appliances. Bedrooms are simple, but a claw-foot bathtub adds charm. 

The spot is especially ideal if you want to fish as it sits directly on a lake and a professional ghillie service and catering are available if you just want to focus on the water. 

A 40-acre private island with loads of free activities in Honduras

Private island in Fort Morgan Cay, Honduras

Book this Fort Morgan Cay, Honduras private island on Airbnb

This expansive 40 acre private island off the coast of Roatan, Honduras, is part of the country’s Bay Islands. And if you’re a beach-lover, consider this paradise. There is a sweeping white sand beach, a waterside dining terrace, and private guest rooms with touches like hammock-bedecked front porches.

The property and Cay are reserved solely for your group, and you also will receive three meals and appetizers catered daily with your reservation. So, there’s truly nothing to worry about during your stay. The hosts can also help arrange pick-up from the airport and for boat transfer between the town of Roatan and the Cay.

Both the interior and exterior are modern but luxurious, with carved wooden touches, elegant white bedding, and indoor-outdoor common areas under high wooden ceilings. 

The well-designed Airbnb also comes with plenty of features and activities built into the cost. Take advantage of any of the following free activities during the stay: beach chairs, a paddleboard, two single kayaks, snorkel gear and a boat trip to nearby sides, a 14-foot catamaran, volleyball, and yoga classes for up to 12.  

A tree-studded, woodsy Washington island

large house on Poulsbo, Washington private island

Book this Poulsbo, Washington private island on Airbnb 

What looks like a cluster of pine trees is actually a private island in Washington (Poulsbo, to be exact), with a private tethered ferry to reach the mainland.  

The place is a delight from the moment you pull up with a peaked roof and beautiful wide windows that let in loads of light. The living area is spacious with sailing flags adorning the walls. Bedrooms are comfortable and simple, with white blinds, solid duvets, and plush carpet underfoot. 

The house comes with two kayaks and life jackets, which you can take down to the floating dock. Or admire the water from afar from the Adirondack chairs and fire pit that preside over the lake below. 

An all-inclusive lush tropical island in Belize

private island in Stann Creek District, Belize

Book this Stann Creek District, Belize private island on Airbnb

For a romantic, remote private getaway for two, this private island makes for a dreamy tropical escape. It isn’t luxurious — more back-to-nature — but if you want a tropical hideaway with a bit of adventure, this home is a solid choice. 

The mangrove-covered landmass is located in the center of one of the Caribbean’s least-touched reefs, and the home is a cross between a bungalow, a treehouse, and an island cabana. Furnishings are simple with mahogany accents and a hammock swaying in the breeze.

The island has one other facility on it, which is a bar and restaurant that prepares your dinner and lunch each day as meals are included in your stay. The cooks will even clean and cook any fish or lobster you catch for yourself (you may book fishing excursions through the host). Transport between the island and the mainland marina is included as well. 

A tropical island house with a white sand beach in the Philippines

Private island in El Nido, Philippines

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A white sand beach flanked by a verdant forest of tropical foliage and flora surrounds this ancestral house, which pops out from all the surrounding greenery thanks to its chartreuse and sea-green exterior.

Inside is just as citrine, with minimalist dark wood furniture and tropical beams throughout. 

The property (and the island it’s on) rents to groups of four and up, making it a great choice for families or groups looking for a spot to reunite. No other tourists stay here and the island is booked only for your group, but it’ll feel like a luxe resort with a Filipino breakfast, lunch, and dinner included daily, as well as a coffee and tea bar, daily housekeeping, and even drinking water on the list of provided amenities. 

Kayaks and snorkeling are available for free as well (you can get around the whole island in 30 minutes), and if you want to pay a bit more, you can arrange for day trips, beach massages, and booze during your stay.

Old-growth island on a lake in Minnesota

private island on Juggler Lake, Minnesota

Book this Juggler Lake, Minnesota private island on Airbnb

Minnesota is known for its 10,000 lakes (though in truth it’s closer to 12,000) and this island retreat in the middle of Juggler Lake, is less than four hours from Minneapolis.

It’s a charming place to hole up for a nature break, and has enough room for the family with three bedrooms. Hosts will transport you between the mainland and island (there’s a private parking spot for you at the dock) where you’ll find this traditional A-frame cabin.

Inside, 20-foot ceilings house two refrigerators, two freezers, a Weber grill to throw some fish on, and a stone fireplace when the evening breeze has a chill. 

Three decks overlook the waters of the expansive Juggler Lake, and the island offers nature-lovers 18 acres of old-growth forest that’s full of wildlife for hiking and nature-spotting, and there are bountiful waters off the shores with clean water for taking a dip.

Low country house with three private islands near Hilton Head

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Book this Hilton Head, South Carolina private island on Airbnb

Hilton Head Island is a hotspot for beach seekers, families, and couples, but just 10 minutes away from the tourist hordes, get away from the crowds on your very own private island. Better yet, claim three of them with this off-the-grid home accessible only by boat, and the transfer is included.

The interior looks straight out of a magazine, with an open floor plan giving way to white cabinets in the kitchen, wicker chairs in a great room, a plush sofa, and green pillars.

Outside, a veranda comes with fans, a barbecue, and a table to take meals al fresco. 

Dreamlike private house on a beautiful island in Brazil

private island in Ilha Grande, Brazil

Book this Ilha Grande, Brazil private island on Airbnb 

This private island connects to the island of Ilha Grande by a bridge, so you may come and go with ease at this home and enjoy two islands during your stay.

Your host will pick you up from Angra dos Reis, about 93 miles from Rio de Janeiro’s international airport, for a 20-minute boat trip to the property (if you stay more than 15 days, transfer to and from the airport itself is included). Furniture comes in in sunset hues of marigold, sun-drenched red, and vivid orange alongside all-white decor and stone floors. Balconies off some of the bedrooms open out onto postcard-perfect views of the water and tree-studded hills.

Spread out on wooden decks for sunbathing, swing in a Brazilian hammock with a Caipirinhas, or take the kayak out on the water. Staff is on hand to bartend or cook for an additional fee.

The large island has plenty of activities, too. It’s a big spot for birdwatchers, snorkelers, and eco-tourists looking to soak up the natural beauty of the islands. 

A private hideaway on Bird Island in Belize

Private island in Stann Creek District, Belize

Book this Stann Creek District, Belize private island on Airbnb

Ideal for a couple’s getaway or a family gathering, this private island rents out its charming tropical housing to up to eight guests.

The overwater construction is beautifully designed outdoor areas that include a bar and swings that dangle directly over the ocean. You may also stretch out on individually sized solariums over the water, and dine on a terrace overlooking the water. A beach and loungers in the backyard round out the offerings.

Inside is all island vibes, with brightly colored and white wood paneling, crisp white sheets, and wood floors. Furnishings are homey and simple and the home is also sustainable. The island runs on solar power and a wind generator, and while there’s purified bottled water for drinking, a filtered rainwater system is used for pretty much everything else. 

You won’t be cut off from the world entirely as there is a local phone as well as unlimited high-speed internet. The hosts can also pick you up from the airport and go food shopping en route back to the island, which we’d recommend since the home is self-catering and well, a private island, so you’ll want to be stocked with all the fresh food and drink you’ll need.

Nature-lovers’ paradise in the Outer Banks’ Roanoke Sound

Nags Head, North Carolina private island

Book this Nags Head, North Carolina private island on Airbnb

Located in the scenic Outer Banks area of North Carolina, this three-bedroom house is accessible only by boat, just a short ride from the Nags Head Causeway or the waterfront in Manteo.

And it has everything nature-lovers could want with 18 small islands to explore, a wildlife reserve, waterways and mashers, birdwatching, stargazing, and fishing. 

Eat on the covered veranda with a large dining table or hang inside where wood-paneled and -beamed interiors give the house a cabin-like feel. Rattan-backed sofas, plush rugs, and milk-glass-like light fixtures give it some stylish vintage appeal. Kids will love the second sleeping area, which has four-foot ceilings and a little cove as if they’re tucked away in a little fort.

Drinking water is supplied, though some elements lean rustic such as the dishes washed under saltwater taps or the outdoor shower.

The house is dog friendly and the transfer to and from the island is included in the rental price. 

A 1,700-square-foot cottage in Michigan hardwood forest

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With a large patio overlooking the lake (complete with fire pit) and a pontoon boat available for use, this 1,700-square-foot cottage on a private island was built for a relaxing, get-away-from-it-all escape on a 156-acre private lake.

Post-and-beam construction defines the structure, and it’s elevated up in the trees like a tree house for a beautiful view over the forest floor.

Inside is simple but welcoming with turquoise trim on the windows, white beams, and cozy beds crafted from hardwood. 

Explore the eight-acre island on foot or coordinate with the hosts to arrange fishing and tubing. It’s pet-friendly too.

Turn-of-the-century villa on a Swedish island

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Book this Gustavsberg, Sweden private island on Airbnb

This storybook turn-of-the-century villa is just a 20-minute drive from Stockholm, and a three-minute boat trip brings you to this cheerful yellow house.

Tasteful Scandinavian country decor mixed with an emerald-green backsplash and matte black accents in the kitchen, offset by white wood ceilings, walls, and floors. Carved white wood chairs, antique chandeliers, and floral textiles in the living areas add a design-forward touch,

And even if this is a get-away-from-it-all vacation, you won’t be bored. There’s a sprawling veranda, a beach for sunbathing, and a wood fired sauna.

A second house on the island hosts the shower room, and you’ll have to pop out to use the WC outside, but no other people will be on the island with you.

FAQ: Private island homes on Airbnb

What’s a good time of year to visit a private island? 

It depends on where you want to go and the vibe you want. Cozy cabins in Minnesota are appealing year-round. For more of a beach getaway, like in Belize or Colombia, be sure to check with the local weather conditions to be sure it lines up with your stay. 

How do I find private island vacation rentals on Airbnb? 

When you search on Airbnb, you can select “go anywhere” from the location dropdown and then pull up a list of results. From there, filter using the drop-down navigation above the search results to select “islands,” then refine further by price, number of guests, and location. 

What should I bring to a private island Airbnb? 

It depends on how your accommodation is stocked before your arrival. It’s a good idea to chat with your host about that before arriving so you know exactly what to bring and leave at home,

Sometimes, hosts will offer to stop at the grocery as part of their transport service, others might provide catering as part of the rental cost or for a separate fee. 

How much does renting a private island on Airbnb cost? 

There’s truly a range of prices possible, depending on where you want to go and the kind of Airbnb you want to rent. Are you looking for a backcountry getaway? Those often come cheap. If you want a luxurious, designer home, however, prepare to pay much more. We found prices that start close to $100 and go up to $1,000. Though, to be sure, there are far more expensive ones available, too.

How do I get to a private island?

The vast majority of hosts will provide details about how to transfer from the mainland or a larger island, if that’s the closest transportation hub. Read the listing carefully to see whether it’s included in the rental price or if transport to and from your private island will incur extra fees. If anything is unclear, message your hosts before you book.

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From Hawaii’s volcanoes to rugged Acadia, we found the best vacation rentals near national parks

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  • National parks make up some of the United States’ most striking landscapes.
  • Many parks are in remote areas, so if you’re planning a trip, consider a vacation rental.
  • We chose highly-rated vacation rentals near national parks, ranging from $65 to $275 per night.

From coast to coast (plus Hawaii and Alaska), the National Park Service protects over 50 million acres of land, all of which are open for public recreation.

Among these parks, you can find exceptional wonders from the world’s largest cave system in Kentucky to the world’s deepest lake in Oregon, and, of course, the Grand Canyon, the largest in the world. I know from experience that it can be tough to find a last-minute camping spot or home base near such popular parks, and as a full-time traveler, I’ve sifted through thousands of Airbnb listings.

With vacation rentals, you can find accommodations to suit any budget, which is especially ideal if you’re visiting national parks in remote locations, or when hotels near national parks are all booked up.

With that in mind, we rounded up highly-rated vacation rentals on Airbnb and Vrbo located right near some of the country’s most frequently visited national parks.

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These are the best vacation rentals near national parks, sorted by price from low to high.

Vintage apartment near Everglades National Park

Vintage apartment near Everglades National Park

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You can see Everglades National Park on a day trip from Miami, but if you really want to embrace the croc life, make your home base in Everglades City.

This apartment feels ’70s chic with vintage furniture, palm tree decor, and soft green and blue accents. The house is within walking distance of local restaurants and boat tours, but the full kitchen is also equipped to cook your own meals.

From the screened-in porch — a true necessity when visiting the Everglades — you can watch the sunset at the end of a long day of air boating and reptile spotting. On less humid days, enjoy the patio seating area surrounded by the verdant landscape. 

Rustic western house near Badlands National Park

Rustic western house near Badlands National Park

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South Dakota’s Badlands National Park is one of the country’s most striking landscapes, filled with fossil beds and frequented by amazing wildlife like bison and prairie dogs.

In this sparsely-populated part of the country, you’ll find Airbnbs like “The Cow Camp” in the town of Wasta, which is 18 miles from the national park, and 40 miles away from the Black Hills, where you’ll also find Mount Rushmore. 

The interior decor is homey but comfortable, with a rock-laden fireplace and oak floors. Western decor like cow-print throw blankets and cowboy boot art provides the thematic backdrop for this wild frontier destination. Though best suited for couples, the space is large enough for a small family with an open floor plan that connects the kitchen and living area.

Cozy river cabin near Mammoth Cave National Park

Cozy river cabin near Mammoth Cave National Park

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Below the forested hills of Kentucky lies the world’s longest known cave system, Mammoth Cave National Park. The park is home to over 400 miles of winding underground passageways.

Half an hour away in the town of Bowling Green, this home keeps you close enough to civilization to stock up on necessities while still staying immersed in beautiful surroundings. 

Set on the Barren River, this cabin is an idyllic location with an interior that features beautiful white brickwork and unique tiling. The highlight, however, is the stunning dining area, which sits adjacent to the floor-to-ceiling windows that look out into the forest.

Multiple seating areas offer plenty of room to spread out, and the living room features a stone fireplace for chilly evenings. Outside, a spacious front porch with rocking chairs makes for a lovely location to start or end the day. The lofted bed in the second bedroom is a fun feature for adventurous kids and teens.

Airy apartment near Hot Springs National Park

Remodeled two-bedroom apartment near Hot Springs National Park

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Arkansas’ Hot Springs National Park has a rich history in addition to a soak-worthy collection of hot springs. When visiting the park, you can stay in the historic town of Hot Springs in this former 1940s-era oil and lube shop that has been renovated into a modern apartment complex.

This particular apartment is large enough for a family of four with King and Queen beds and comes with air conditioning and two smart TVs. The apartment feels light and open thanks to white decor, midcentury modern furnishings, and industrial-style light fixtures. The bathroom follows suit, with modern and clean black-and-white tiling.

Be aware there is just a microwave and mini-fridge in a small sitting area, and no true kitchen, so this spot is not conducive to long stays or for those who like to cook.

In addition to the park, the home is a short walk or bike ride to downtown and a four-mile drive to Magic Springs.

Tiny cabin near Denali National Park

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In Alaska, you can see the tallest mountain in North America at Denali National Park. Talkeetna is one of the most convenient places to stay if you want to visit the park and there, you’ll find this adorable red-roofed cabin within walking distance of downtown. 

The cabin is surrounded by a forest of birch trees and lucky guests may get to see a moose or, in the right season, the stunning colors of the aurora borealis. Just 600 square feet, the cabin is small but smartly laid out, managing to fit a full kitchen, bathroom, two beds, and even a washer and dryer. With a Queen and a Twin-sized bed, this is a great choice for solo travelers, couples, or small families. The interiors also feature colorful walls, puffy throw pillows, and outdoorsy motifs.

The hosts are happy to help you arrange nearby park adventures like boating on the river or a sightseeing trip by plane. The cabin is also pet-friendly.

Bunkhouse near Crater Lake National Park

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Home to the deepest lake in the country, Oregon’s Crater Lake National Park is a remarkable sight formed by the collapse of a volcano over 7,000 years ago. There’s not much in the immediate vicinity of the park, so consider staying on this 100-acre ranch in a remodeled bunkhouse just 28 miles south of the lake instead. 

From the outside, this Airbnb has nice vintage touches and plenty of modern comforts, too. The open floor plan features a small kitchen and a deep, clawfoot bathtub, plus a spacious dining area and a spare bed with a privacy screen if you have a third person traveling with you. All wood interiors give it a rustic cabin feel.

When you’re not adventuring in Crater Lake or checking out the beautiful Pearsony Falls and other natural attractions in Southern Oregon, relax on the property amid horses, two large ponds, and hiking trails. Take in the beautiful surrounding meadows and mountain scenery from the red Adirondack chairs found right outside the home.

Dome house near Great Sand Dunes National Monument

Dome house near Great Sand Dunes National Monument

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With national parks busier than ever, don’t forget about less-crowded national monuments like the Great Sand Dunes in Colorado. The only difference between a national park and a national monument is that national monuments are preserved for historical, cultural, or scientific interest, while parks are preserved for scenic and inspirational purposes. 

This dome house offers a unique stay surrounded by wide-open views and the local wildlife. The circular design makes it feel open and spacious, and numerous windows ensure plenty of natural light.

A funky spiral staircase leads up to the loft with a workstation and meditation area. There is also a well-stocked kitchen, a full bath with a beautiful clawfoot tub, and a separate room with a Queen-sized bed.

Glamping yurt near Acadia National Park

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Not far from Bar Harbor, Maine, Acadia is the only national park in the Northeast. With a rocky ocean coastline and forested mountains, you’ll have access to a variety of cliffside trails. Or you could go for the summit of Cadillac Mountain, a perch made of pink granite, which happens to be the tallest mountain on the east coast and the very first place to see the sunrise between October and March.

This glamping option offered by Acadia Yurts is no average camping experience. With two bedrooms and a bathroom, a group of four can sleep on-site at Acadia National Park. With its own kitchen and bathroom, you can be independent without having to cook over the campfire.

The walls are made of heavy canvas material and the tent is temperature-controlled with both heating and A/C. The interior is incredibly spacious with a high-beam ceiling that draws your eyes to the skylight and unique lattice siding.

Moab apartment near Arches National Park

Moab casita near Arches National Park

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In downtown Moab, Utah, just 11 miles from Arches National Park and a 30-minute drive to Canyonlands National Park, this luxurious modern apartment is located on a quiet street that is still close to downtown attractions like restaurants and a local brewery. 

The building is new and the apartment has an open floor plan with high ceilings and cabinets that mimic the orange colors of the surrounding landscapes. The bathroom has a large shower with stone flooring and the bedroom is simple with a plush Queen mattress. Home cooks will love the huge kitchen with stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops, and a covered balcony patio makes for a nice place to take in the gorgeous setting.

Building common areas include a fire pit and a shared sauna, although these may have restrictions or limits due to the pandemic.

Cottage on the way to Yellowstone National Park

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Just 40 miles east of Yellowstone’s eastern entrance in Wyoming, this cozy cottage can sleep up to four and includes a full kitchen and two bathrooms. It rests in front of a grand mountain view and there’s even a stream that runs directly through the property.

The interior amenities are basic but more than sufficient, and you can take in the view from the charming front porch with a morning cup of coffee in hand.

Yellowstone National Park is a thermal wonderland full of bubbling mud, exploding geysers, and the largest supervolcano in North America. Yellowstone is a huge park, so be prepared to spend a lot of time driving, especially if you want to see the Old Faithful geyser, which is about a three-hour drive away from this listing.

High-altitude cabin near Great Smoky Mountain National Park

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park was the most visited national park in 2020, with over 12 million visitors, which is more than twice as many as the Grand Canyon. If you’re ready to follow suit and explore this southern portion of the Appalachian Mountain Range and all its waterfalls, swimming lakes, and trails, consider this spot. 

This deluxe cabin in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee sits on a high perch with panoramic views of the Great Smoky Mountains. You can enjoy the scenery while soaking in the hot tub on the deck or cozied up around the gas fireplace in the large living room.

Be aware there’s currently a minimum of two nights.

New modern home near Zion National Park

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A 25-minute drive down the road from Utah’s Zion National Park, this three-bedroom home is equipped with a modern kitchen, master bathroom with a jetted tub, an indoor fireplace, and an outdoor fire pit.

It also boasts magnificent views of Pine Valley Mountain and Black Ridge. This big house is great for groups, especially if you plan to drive since it’s equipped with a two-car garage. The decor is homey and inviting, with warm tones and pine cabinetry.

For those who want to explore the nearby majestic landscapes, but still enjoy the modern comforts of home, this is a great choice. Plus, it is located in the town of La Verkin, so you’ll be able to easily stock up on any supplies you need.

Chic chalet with hot tub near Joshua Tree National Park

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Probably the epicenter of the bohemian-chic aesthetic, you won’t have trouble finding an Instagram-ready house in Southern California’s Joshua Tree National Park. However, this Joshua Tree chalet is a special gem.

A modern kitchen with a fun mosaic tile backsplash and a bright living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, an egg chair, and a record player set the tone for a relaxed stay. The outdoor grill and private hot tub on the patio surrounded by the desert scenery take this rental to the next level.   

Only a two-hour drive from Los Angeles, Joshua Tree National Park is best known for its shrubby desert landscape namesake whimsical Joshua trees. There are some interesting hiking trails nearby, including one to a skull-shaped rock. But many people come to Joshua Tree specifically for stargazing, which you can easily do from the front patio of this listing in Adirondack chairs or on the cozy patio lounger.

Cedar cabin near Volcanoes National Park

Quiet cedar cabin minutes from the National Park

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Hawaii is home to many expensive hotels, so vacation rentals can often be much more affordable, especially this home near Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island. During the day, the park offers a chance to walk on cooled lava fields and even see an active lava flow. 

This cedar cabin, located in the small town of Volcano Village (just seven minutes from the park), is the ideal home base with a natural wood cabin aesthetic that still feels very Hawaiian thanks to the lush leaves right outside the windows and bright flowers adorning the tables. The centerpiece of the home is the living room with its two-story-high windows. The kitchen is compact but well-stocked so you’ll have all the tools you need to cook for yourself during your trip.

The cabin is surrounded by a native Hawaiian forest and because the home sits at 4,000 feet elevation, the weather is quite cool, which makes the cabin an unexpectedly cozy escape in the jungle. After a day of exploring, warm up by the potbelly stove. 

Alpenhaven cabin near Rocky Mountain National Park

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Big enough for two, this cabin makes for a romantic Rocky Mountain getaway at the edge of Estes Park. With amenities inside like a Queen-size memory foam bed, a private hot tub, and an electric fireplace, this is a place to come home to and recharge after a long day of adventuring.

An abundance of incredible wildlife and hiking are outside the front door; the pride of Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park is a spectacular park that protects some of the highest peaks of this famous mountain range and features plenty of easy and challenging trails and scenic drives. 

But you don’t have to leave the property to enjoy epic scenery. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer spectacular views and lucky visitors might even spot mule deers coming right up to the door.

Authentic A-frame cabin near Glacier National Park

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Although this fully-renovated and climate-controlled cabin looks like the latest Instagram trend, it was actually built in the 1950s during the construction of a nearby dam. Inside, find stylish interiors decorated in succulents with a spiral staircase leading to a lofted bed.

The kitchen comes fully stocked with all the essentials and there is also a Queen-size pullout sofa bed in the living room.

Located in Martin City, Montana, you’ll be just 10 miles from the west entrance of Glacier National Park, making this photo-ready cabin a great home base for your adventures.

Luxurious Lake Powell home near Grand Canyon National Park

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Just five minutes from Horseshoe Bend in the northernmost part of Grand Canyon park, this luxurious home in Page, Arizona is brand new and large enough for a big family or group.

The modern home is filled with local artwork and furnishings that reflect the area’s indigenous history and natural surroundings. The kitchen is well-equipped with appliances and the shaded back patio offers a great place to eat outside with a gas grill and a full patio set with rocking chairs.

The Grand Canyon is among the largest national parks, so you’ll need to give yourself plenty of time to explore, even if you’re staying right nearby. 

Classic adobe home near Big Bend National Park

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Book this Big Bend National Park adobe home on Vrbo

In West Texas, Big Bend National Park sits next to the border of Mexico that is naturally defined by the Rio Grande. The park is full of canyons and trails worth hiking, but you can also take a dip in the hot springs on the edge of the river, or go for a pleasant ride along Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive.

With thick adobe walls, stone floors, and phenomenal views of Big Bend National Park, this rental is tough to beat.

A good spot for multi-gen families, the home has two bedrooms, plus a separate guest house. The interior is simple but large and has everything you need for a relaxing stay in the desert from stone fireplaces and woven Native American rugs to an outdoor grill.

However, it’s the spacious patio with a fire pit and breathtaking valley views that really make this the place to stay.

Cabin on the bluffs near Olympic National Park

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With the water on one side and Olympic National Park on the other, this bluff-front cabin is ensconced in nature. You’ll have ample opportunity to spot deer, whales, and bald eagles without leaving the property.

Great for big groups or families, up to nine people can sleep in this sleek three-bedroom cabin with wood furnishings. But it’s the master bedroom’s enormous skylight, the bathroom’s curvaceous clawfoot tub, and a wood-burning fireplace in the center of the living room that will really ensure you never want to leave. 

A fire pit surrounded by picnic tables and wooden benches make for a picturesque spot to end a long day exploring the park with sunset views.

FAQ: National park vacation rentals

How many national parks are there?

There are over 400 national park sites overseen by the National Park Service in the United States, but only 63 official national parks. California has the most national parks with nine, followed by Alaska’s eight parks, and Utah’s five parks.

Does every state have a national park?

National parks are not spread out evenly across the country and there are 20 states that don’t have a national park.

However, these states are still home to national monuments and/or state parks. The states without an official national park are Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin.

Are national parks free to visit?

No, most national parks charge an entrance fee, but there are six days of the year where the entrance is free at all parks. For 2021, these days are January 18, April 17, August 4, August 25, September 25, and November 11.

Keep in mind these dates tend to attract bigger crowds, which will mean longer lines.

How do I get a National Park Pass?

A national park pass covers the entrance fee at over 2,00 parks in the U.S. An annual pass costs $80 and can be purchased at a recreation site that issues passes or online at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) website. Discounted passes are available for U.S. citizens and residents over 62 years old with an annual pass costing $20 and a lifetime pass costing $20. Free passes are available for people with disabilities.

What should I look for in a national park vacation rental?

Since the park will be the main attraction, you should look for a home that is in close proximity to the park of your choice.

Additionally, consider similar criteria to what we look for, such as high ratings, positive recent reviews, Superhost status, homes that specify enhanced cleaning procedures, and standout amenities like a private hot tub or pool.

You’ll want a place that’s comfortable and fits your entire group so you can get a good night’s rest between your days of outdoor adventure.

Is it safe to stay in a vacation rental right now?

The CDC has noted that travel in the US is safe for fully vaccinated people.

Additionally, private home rentals are considered safer than hotels, because you minimize interaction with others and hosts must follow strict cleaning procedures. However, we always recommend following CDC guidelines and continuing to practice social distancing, wearing a mask, and washing your hands frequently.

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11 of the best Airbnbs in Virginia Beach – all within easy walking distance of the sand

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  • Known for its entertainment-packed boardwalk and beaches, Virginia Beach is a vibrant resort town.
  • We found the best Airbnbs in Virginia Beach to enjoy a summer beach vacation.
  • Every Virginia Beach vacation rental we chose is within walking distance of the beach.

With 35 miles of sandy beaches that stretch from the Atlantic Ocean to the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Beach is a popular destination with lively hotels, restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues. Most are centered around the famous three-mile-long boardwalk.

While the oceanfront boardwalk is where the action is, those seeking a quieter getaway can head to the beachfront communities of the North End, or south to the secluded neighborhoods of Sandbridge and Croatan, where my family lived for more than 15 years. The mostly residential Chick’s Beach, nestled on the Chesapeake Bay, is a great option for those with kids, with calm waters and crowd-free beaches.

And while the city is filled with hotels and resorts, you’ll enjoy more space to spread out in a vacation rental like those found on Airbnb. All our Airbnb options offer a range of amenities, price points, and are within walking distance of the beach.

Browse the best Virginia Beach Airbnbs below, or jump directly to a specific area here:

Here are the best Airbnbs in Virginia Beach, sorted by price from low to high.

Charming studio in the artsy ViBe District

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This well-appointed space is ideal for couples or solo travelers.

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Stretching from Virginia Beach Boulevard to 23rd Street, between Pacific Avenue and the Convention Center, the ViBe District is an artistic hub packed with outdoor installations and colorful murals, artists’ studios, independent shops and restaurants, breweries, plus a popular Saturday Farmers Market.

This cute, cozy, wonderfully affordable studio is located on the first floor of a townhouse in the heart of the ViBe district, just a few blocks’ walk to the ocean. Ideal for couples or solo travelers, the small space is well-appointed with a Queen-sized bed, a bathroom with a tub and shower combo, and a kitchenette with a coffee maker, refrigerator, water cooler, and microwave. Bikes and all the beach essentials you need, including towels, chairs, an umbrella, and a cooler, are provided. 

Cozy one-bedroom in Rudee Inlet

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This home is ideally located just across Pacific Avenue from the beaches on the southern tip of the Oceanfront.

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A hub for waterfront dining with a picturesque marina where you can charter fishing boats, Rudee Inlet is just across Pacific Avenue from the beaches on the southern tip of the Oceanfront. 

Light and bright and decorated with contemporary white and ecru furnishings and subtle nautical touches, this upper-story apartment is situated in a quiet residential neighborhood, but just a block from the Rudee Inlet waterfront, and three blocks from the beach.

There is a Queen-sized bed, kitchenette, and dining nook, making it best suited to couples. Though, there is a fold-out couch that can accommodate two more guests. The rental comes with bikes, beach chairs, and beach towels.

Renovated condo a block from the ocean

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Beach chairs, towels, umbrella, beach blankets, and snorkeling gear are all included.

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This renovated one-bedroom is set in the heart of the area known as the Oceanfront, just a block from the beaches and boardwalk, surrounded by restaurants, bars, and shopping.

Set on the second floor of a small complex, the condo features a nice-sized living/dining area decorated with furnishings done up in a soothing, beach-inspired palette of greys and whites with splashes of turquoise. There is a large bedroom with a King-sized bed, and a kitchen equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, and coffeemaker. A pull-out sofa in the living room offers additional sleeping and a pack and play or other children’s items are available upon request.

Make use of the included beach chairs, towels, umbrella, beach blankets, and snorkeling gear, for a great day at the beach.

Oceanfront studio with a shared pool in the North End

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Just steps to the boardwalk and beach, this apartment features water views.

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Tucked away in the desirable North End, just steps to the boardwalk, beach, and area attractions, this nicely updated apartment features water views that are hard to beat at this starting price. A spacious balcony is a prime space to admire the vantage point over the Atlantic, especially first thing in the morning with a cup of coffee.

The studio is open plan, meaning the Queen bed, living area (with Queen-size sofa bed), and kitchen all share one large room, so this home is best for a solo traveler or couple. The kitchen is small but functional with stainless steel appliances, all the pots and dishware you’ll need, and a coffee maker, though, there’s no dishwasher. 

The host provides linens, towels, beach towels, beach chairs, and a cooler, and staying here includes a reserved parking space, plus access to shared community amenities such as a saltwater pool facing the ocean, a large BBQ deck area, and a lawn on the beach. 

Midcentury modern home in the North End

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Kick back in the retro vibe of this apartment featuring colorful midcentury furnishings.

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One of two units in an oceanside bungalow located in the North End area of Virginia Beach, this property has a cool, retro vibe thanks to midcentury modern-style furnishings and bright, primary-colored accents in the separate living and dining rooms.

A more sedate gray-and-cream design scheme defines the bedroom, which has a Queen-sized bed. There is also an inflatable Queen-sized mattress, two full bathrooms, and a large patio outside with separate lounging and dining areas, surrounded by leafy trees. Hang out and fire up the grill or rinse off in the outdoor shower after a day at the beach.

This Airbnb is also within walking distance to First Landing State Park, with a lush maritime forest, lagoons, marshes, and 20 miles of hiking trails.

Waterfront apartment in Croatan

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This home is near Croatan Beach, which often has fewer crowds.

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Located about 1.5 miles south of the bustling Oceanfront, the upscale Croatan neighborhood is a great option if you’re looking for a quieter beach experience. Set on the ground floor of a lakefront home, this freshly renovated apartment features wood floors, a sleek tiled kitchen with industrial lighting, a four-seater breakfast bar, and a soothing gray and cream color scheme throughout.

The two bedrooms have Queen-sized beds and the pull-out sofa adds extra sleeping space. Two spacious decks — one covered — offer plenty of outdoor seating for lovely sunny days, plus a grill for summer barbecues. 

It’s just two blocks to Croatan Beach, which has fewer crowds than many area beaches given the residential neighborhood’s parking restrictions. All the restaurants and bars of Rudee Inlet and the Oceanfront are just a short drive away. 

Centrally located stay in a renovated beach shack

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Dubbed The Old Salt, this home was built in 1910 but was just renovated this year.

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This three-bedroom apartment is set inside a charming, bright-blue beach shack dubbed The Old Salt, built in 1910 and was just renovated this year. You won’t get much closer to the action than here; the home is a block from the Boardwalk, the beach, and 24th Street Park, where festivals and live concerts regularly take place.

Decorated in a distinctly beachy style, the apartment features understated nautical accents and an open living room/kitchen with a large island for dining. There’s also a bar area with everything you need to mix up cocktails, which are best enjoyed on the upper deck, which has seating for eight. There are two bedrooms, one with Queen-sized beds, the other with a King, and both are simply decorated but have attractive wood floors.

While the property very centrally located, it’s surrounded by restaurants and hotels, so be aware that the views are mainly of parking lots.

Family-friendly beach retreat with a pool in Sandbridge

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This area offers miles of beaches, plus plenty of freshwater activities.

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Great for nature lovers, the secluded peninsula community of Sandbridge offers miles of pristine beaches as well as freshwater activities like fishing and boating on the bay side. At the southern end is the Back Bay Wildlife Refuge, with biking and walking trails and plenty of bird-watching.

Abutting the refuge is this family-friendly, three-story home, complete with a large outdoor pool, poolside tiki bar, and lots of indoor/outdoor dining and lounging space. Children will love all the thoughtful play areas, including a mini, kid-sized kitchen and  a cool pirate ship filled with “cannonballs.”

Of its four bedrooms, two have bunk beds, one has a fun nautical design, while the other has bright pink bedspreads. Walls also are painted with full-size maritime-inspired murals featuring whales and lighthouses.

The home is just a block from the beach and comes with all the gear you need, including beach carts, toys, and towels.  

Recently-built house close to the Oceanfront

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This Airbnb features a private backyard with a gas grill and dining table.

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Everything about this recently constructed home feels fresh, from the open-plan living/dining room/kitchen to the bright, spacious upstairs bedrooms. It has nice laminate wood floors and a serene, beachy color scheme, plus a well-equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a separate laundry room with a full-sized washer/dryer ideal for long-term stays. The private backyard has a gas grill and dining table and additional seating can be found on the front porch. 

The home is located in a residential neighborhood just a few blocks from the beach and the boardwalk, though, be aware you’ll have to cross busy Pacific Avenue to get there. It’s also close to the bustling restaurant scene around 23rd Street.

Luxe abode in the historic Cavalier Shores neighborhood

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The historic neighborhood of Cavalier Shores is dotted with vintage beach houses.

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Just a block from the 42nd Street beach, at the northern end of the Boardwalk, this 2,500-square-foot, early 20th-century stucco home is set in the charming historic neighborhood of Cavalier Shores, which is dotted with vintage beach houses, red-brick Colonials, and ancient live oaks. 

The home feels like a Mediterranean villa, with beautifully preserved architectural details, including high ceilings, French doors, oak-plank floors, transom windows, and a wood-burning fireplace. Outfitted with plush furnishings, rich textiles, and high-quality linens, it feels incredibly luxurious, while unique amenities such as a vintage hi-fi with a curated collection of LPs give it the personalized touch of a home.

The huge gourmet kitchen looks plucked from a magazine, with custom tile work, gleaming black counters, and a mirrored bar, but perhaps the most impressive space is the sprawling balcony off the main suite, with outdoor sofas and great views of the century-old Cavalier Hotel.

Big bay-front property in Chick’s Beach

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Get gorgeous bay views off the porch at this Airbnb,

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While much of Virginia Beach is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, to the north is the Chesapeake Bay, with beaches well-suited to young children thanks to gentle, warm waters and a family-friendly vibe.

Known to locals as Chick’s Beach, this peaceful residential enclave is where you’ll find this waterfront home, offering spectacular bay views plus direct access to the quiet, sandy beach. While pricier, it feels distinctly high-end.

There’s plenty of room to spread out in the multi-story home, which has two living rooms, a large dining area, and outdoor space on every level, including a sprawling beachfront deck with a gas grill and bar. The top-floor living area is ideal for entertaining, with lots of sleek white leather seating, a wet bar, and glass sliders opening to a wraparound deck with direct water views.

The four bedrooms feature a variety of sleeping configurations and each has its pluses, from direct ocean views right from bed to private balconies, and a bathroom with a massive walk-in shower. 

FAQ: Airbnb in Virginia Beach

Where is Virginia Beach?

Virginia Beach is located on the southeast coast of the state of Virginia, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Chesapeake Bay. It’s the most populous city in Virginia, made up of numerous inland and coastal communities, with the Virginia Beach Oceanfront being the main resort area.

Studded with marine-themed statues, including the towering bronze figure of Neptune, the 28-foot-wide paved boardwalk draws tourists and locals alike, who come to stroll, bike, roller-blade, and catch live music and festivals at its many seaside stages. 

Where are the best places to stay in a Virginia Beach Airbnb?

If you want to be in the middle of the action, opt for the Oceanfront, which stretches from 2nd Street to 40th Street and is packed with hotels, restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues on and around the Boardwalk. Most vacation rentals here are condos and the party atmosphere appeals to a younger crowd. 

If you want a larger house with amenities and a calmer beach experience, look for Airbnbs in Virginia Beach on the northern end, starting in the mid-30s and going up to 90th Street. The farther north you go, the quieter and more residential it gets.

During the high summer season, trolleys run frequently from the southern end of the Oceanfront to Shore Drive (roughly 83rd Street), so you can easily get to all the nightlife hotspots. 

Other desirable oceanfront communities for Airbnbs in Virginia Beach include Croatan and Sandbridge to the south, and to the far north, the tranquil Chesapeake Bay beaches of Chick’s Beach offer a truly locals-only experience.

What is there to do in Virginia Beach?

By far the most popular attraction is the 3-mile-long Virginia Beach Boardwalk, whose wide, paved beachfront path is ideal for strolling, biking, or rollerblading.

Try your hand at high-octane water sports, including surfing, wakeboarding, parasailing, and jet-skiing, or more relaxing activities like kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and fishing.

State parks offer hiking and biking trails and fantastic bird-watching opportunities. For kids, there’s the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, the Ocean Breeze Waterpark, and several other amusement parks. There’s also great dining, with a focus on local seafood, and more than 20 craft breweries and taphouses.

How much does it cost to rent a beach house in Virginia Beach?

There’s a big variety in terms of price, location, size, and amenities. As expected, rentals on or near the beach and close to the buzzy Oceanfront are generally more expensive.

You can often find better deals on properties along the quieter Chesapeake Bay beaches.   Prices fluctuate wildly depending on the time of year; summer (from Memorial Day through Labor Day) is peak season so expect a surge in prices, especially on weekends and holidays. Shoulder season sees lower rates; September and October, when temps are usually still warm but crowds are fewer, are great months to visit. 

A two-bedroom bungalow in walking distance to the beach can run as little as $80 per night in October, while that same property in July is $199 per night. Larger properties see bigger price surges, like a five-bedroom oceanside home that can be had for just $250 per night in the off-season, but the summer rate quintuples to $1,250. Many homes book up fast during the coveted summer season so be sure to plan ahead. 

Be sure to also budget extra fees for cleaning, service fees, and other additional costs imposed by vacation rentals such as Airbnb.

Is Virginia Beach open to visitors?

If you are planning to travel to Virginia Beach during COVID-19, know that there are no Virginia Beach travel restrictions currently.

There is a statewide face-covering requirement in place; you can read more about Virginia’s current COVID travel restrictions on the state government’s website

How do I book a vacation rental in Virginia Beach on Airbnb?

You may search for homes on Airbnb and filter results based on location, price, date, the number of bedrooms or bathrooms, amenities, and more. For more information on how to book on Airbnb, click here.

What is Airbnb’s cancellation policy?

Cancellation policies on Airbnb differ for every home. For a full breakdown of Airbnb’s cancellation policies, click here.

Is it safe to stay in an Airbnb right now?

Experts say that private home rentals on Airbnb are safe, especially compared to hotels. The CDC also now says it’s safe for fully vaccinated individuals to travel domestically in the US.

However, there are still risks associated with traveling. Be sure to follow CDC guidelines, such as practicing social distancing, wearing a mask, and washing hands frequently.

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18 of the best Airbnbs in Myrtle Beach whether you want to enjoy the beach, boardwalk, or golf courses

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  • Around two hours from Charleston, Myrtle Beach is a lively, family-focused beach resort town.
  • We found the best Myrtle Beach Airbnbs offering great locations, amenities, and even beach access.
  • These top Myrtle Beach vacation rentals range from $72 to $538 per night.

Myrtle Beach is a popular summer destination for its lovely stretch of coastline known as the Grand Strand and a busy downtown filled with amusements and attractions. Located just north of Charleston, South Carolina, Myrtle Beach draws big summer crowds but shoulder seasons like spring and fall offer cheaper rates and fewer crowds.

It’s a personal favorite of mine after writing about consumer and leisure travel in the area for over 20 years and I highly recommend the local vacation rental market. It’s also an especially popular choice for a more affordable family vacation option.

Rentals like those found on Airbnb are a great way to claim more space to spread out, and often for cheaper than you’ll find in hotels. Here are my top picks for your next getaway.

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These are the best Airbnbs in Myrtle Beach, sorted by price from low to high.

A condo with golf course views

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This Airbnb’s proximity to scenic Arrowhead’s Cypress golf course is a particular draw for golfers.

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Myrtle Beach isn’t just about the beaches and bars; lots of people travel here for the excellent golfing. This three-bedroom condo is a bit dated in terms of decor but the low price and location offer high value for a group of golfers ready to hit the links at the neighboring, very scenic Arrowhead’s Cypress golf course on the Intracoastal Waterway. 

It’s even possible to eye up the lie of the land before teeing off from the comfort of the condo’s deck. Staying here also comes with access to a community pool for cooling off after a round, and a cute bar in the kitchen to sit with a beer and analyze those putts that could have been.

Fancy an evening cook-out? There’s a grill for barbecuing while you talk up your short game. 

Condo with Arcade Games

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Spend your free time playing the fun retro arcade games in this cozy unit.

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Skip the crowded arcades and enjoy your own game setup in this whimsical teal and gray suite that features vintage arcade games like Golden Tee and NBA Jam in the living area. The smart TV loaded with Sling TV, Netflix, and Amazon Prime adds additional entertainment options.

Location-wise, it’s right across from the beach and has a balcony that overlooks the shared outdoor pool. Although the one bedroom is compact with one Queen sized bed, a sleeper sofa, and twin air mattresses can accommodate additional guests.

Tiny beach home in North Myrtle Beach

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This cute and compact home is just a half-mile from the beach and well-suited to family vacations.

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With a six-person capacity, this isn’t really a tiny home in the new, trendy sense of the word, but it’s cute and compact and would probably suit a family or group of four.

The porch and floors feature handsome distressed wood alongside a metallic blue and slate color scheme for a classy, subtle look. The decor is playful, with a suitably aquatic theme, and the attractive furniture creates a welcoming, neutral space.

It’s half a mile to the beach, but that’s a breeze thanks to the provided golf cart and bicycles. There’s also a community pool, and the porch comes with a fire pit for outdoor evening socializing. 

Tranquility cabin

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Check-in and say ahh at this unique spa-like cabin with Himalayan salt brick walls near the ocean.

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This cabin might seem more at home in the Californian countryside but it’s a great addition to the beachfront portfolio of Myrtle Beach. It’s completely unlike most properties in the city, with a peaceful, reflective space constructed out of white oak wood and salt Himalayan brick wall. 

The interior basks in warm, golden light and the property comes with perhaps the only aerial yoga swing in Myrtle Beach. There is also a bathroom that looks like a small but high-end Alpine spa, crafted from wood and stone. A small kitchen and back porch with a grill means that you can buy and cook your own food, which is always a bonus, and the hosts generously provide homemade almond milk, and green smoothies every morning. It’s just a minute from the beach and includes bikes, skateboards, beach games for guests’ use. 

Condo in a resort complex

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Guests have access to various resort facilities like poolside bars, game rooms, and a lazy river.

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It doesn’t get too much more relaxing than lazily swinging in your own hammock on a generous patio while being graced by sea breezes. That’s one of the main draws for this gorgeous one-bedroom condo with designer-inspired interiors such as wooden floors, a King-sized bed, and tasteful fittings.

The unit is located inside the Caravelle Resort and guests can enjoy the on-site facilities that include indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs, a kids’ lazy river, a poolside bar, and a game room. There’s also a restaurant and sun deck, and it’s such a well-placed spot that it’s easy to walk to most of downtown’s main attractions, including the beach, of course.

There’s also fast Wi-Fi, cable TV, and a kitchenette.

Waterfront condo

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Guests have access to a boating dock with rental easy boat and jet ski rentals.

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If crowded beaches and getting sandy aren’t your thing, opt for watersports along the Intercoastal Waterway and pool activities at this waterfront stay. The private community boat dock lets guests avoid the summer crowds with jet skis and boat rentals available. If you happen to have your own boat, you’re also welcome to bring it and keep it at the dock. 

The property is also within reach of the town’s many popular attractions, such as Ripley’s Aquarium and Wonderworks, Market Commons shops, and Broadway at the Beach. Additionally, the grey-hued decor gives this modern condo a refreshingly modern touch, though a coral tablecloth and a community patio with bright Adirondack chairs still give it plenty of coastal charm.

Surfside cottage

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This cottage comes with a golf cart to check out the nearby beach, pools, and sport courts.

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Not many properties come with their own transportation options beyond bicycles, but this three-bedroom cottage includes the use of a golf cart. It’s a fun way to explore the beachfront, and cruise up to the center of downtown, which is about 10 minutes away.

The cottage itself ticks all the boxes with plenty of space, wooden floors, and fittings, giving the place a beachside cabin feel. The kids will love the indoor and outdoor pools and splash pad that are available to guests and the property also comes with access to tennis, bocce, and basketball courts, as well as an exercise room.

Dog-friendly condo

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This pet-friendly condo has plenty of space for large groups to spread out.

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Located just north of the main drag, close to Arcadian Shores, and still just a couple of blocks from the beach, this modern condo welcomes larger groups and their four-legged friends. 

There’s an adult feel to the design, helping it stand out against the playful beach motifs of many other rental units in this town. The cream walls and dark furnishings seem elegant, with geometrically-patterned throw cushions, and a spiral staircase descending into the open-plan living and dining spaces. The property comes with a dining table, breakfast bar, access to front and rear covered porches, a huge sun deck, indoor and outdoor pools, a hot tub, and grilling stations. Best of all, there’s space all around for Rover to run around. 

Condo for indoor-outdoor living

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The furnished balcony terrace at this Airbnb features jaw-dropping ocean views.

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While the inside of this beautiful family condo is bright and vivid with an aquarium-like ambiance, the outdoor spaces truly impress with a 300-square-foot balcony terrace outfitted with a retro swing bed, day bed, and full sofa framed by jaw-dropping ocean views. You’ll easily want to lounge here all day and night.

Back inside, delight in playful maritime motifs of fish, starfish, and seahorses, and eye-popping bolts of turquoise everywhere from the walls to the kitchen tiles to lighting that illuminate one of the beds.

The unit comes with the use of the resort’s heated outdoor and indoor pools, kids’ play pool, lazy river, hot tub, and beach bar. 

Modern townhouse

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Conveniently located near the airport and beach, this two-story townhouse is located in a quiet residential area.

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Larger groups or families will appreciate the space of this two-story townhouse, which is quite a rarity in Myrtle Beach with a sea of condo complexes.

The house has two bedrooms and comes replete with hardwood floors and attractive furniture in green and blue hues. There are 50″ HDTVs, cable, fast Wi-Fi, and a kitchen that is fully equipped for home cooking. If you’ve been fishing, the charcoal grill will come in handy. 

The house is just a couple of minutes’ drive from the airport, and the quiet, residential neighborhood will suit guests who don’t want to stay in the thick of downtown. Taking a day out at the beach, golf course, or amusement park is easy, and this home is just a couple of minutes’ walk from public access to the beach as well.

Penthouse with oceanfront balconies

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Catch a beautiful sunset from the balcony of this rustic-meets-coastal penthouse.

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Retreat to this corner penthouse suite and soak up panoramic views of the ocean and surrounding beach area.

The condo is refreshingly designed with modern furnishings done up in blue and salmon colors that contrast peacefully against custom Tuscan tile. Subtle maritime art compliments the seaside setting, and the bedrooms have a Hamptons-esque rustic feel with washed wood and curated beachy accents.

The complex has indoor and outdoor pools and a hot tub, and the beach is just a few footsteps away. The views from the top of the building are the real draw, though. 

Lush townhome

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Destress on this townhome’s secluded patio or ocean-view balcony.

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If your group is here for a fishing weekend and would enjoy cooking up the catch of the day on a shady patio, consider this townhouse. The leafy backyard couldn’t be more accommodating with its terracotta tiles, comfy furniture, and chimenea fireplace.

The house gives off a playful seaside vibe with a color palette of bright greens and blues, bamboo furniture, and striking, nautical-themed decor. The quieter, more refined environs of North Myrtle Beach are just a couple of blocks away, and the house comes with supplies including a surfboard, Wi-Fi, cable TV, a Roku, and a selection of board games. 

The SkyWheel condo

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This condo directly overlooks a 180-foot tall Ferris well called the SkyWheel.

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The SkyWheel is a 180-foot tall ferris wheel and one of the most popular attractions in Myrtle Beach. This fun, colorful condo sits on a prestigious corner that overlooks the wheel and the beach beyond.

A bold blue, turquoise, and green color scheme makes for a playful tropical setting, with plush, hotel-like furnishings. There is also a rock tile fireplace, and the balcony’s Adirondack chairs are a prime place to settle in and look out over the bustling seafront or watch the spectacular LED light display of the wheel every night.

The center of Myrtle Beach is right outside and the location really means that you’re so close to the action that you could stay here without the need for a car. 

Hip designer home

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This elegant property features exposed wood, granite surfaces, and a deck for relaxing.

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Some of the Myrtle Beach condo stock can look a little tired and out of date, but that can’t be said of this refurbished, three-bedroom unit that was redesigned with an eye for aesthetics. Exposed wood walls, granite surfaces, and hip curated decor all stand out prominently.

The amenities are up to date as well, with a Keurig coffee maker and smart TVs ready to play all the popular streaming services. There’s a deck for relaxing but it’s just a couple of blocks to the beach, and this home comes kitted out with outdoor gear such as bikes and boogie boards, as well as beach chairs and a cooler. 

Beachfront condo

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This chic oceanfront condo is larger than it looks with an eight-guest capacity.

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With contemporary decor and a plum spot right on the Grand Strand, this chic one-bedroom condo is larger than it sounds because it can actually sleep up to eight guests comfortably. The main bedroom has two Queen beds and there are two convertible sofa/futons for two more people each in the living spaces. 

Interiors were freshly refurbished in 2019 and a private balcony makes a great perch when not taking advantage of access to shared heated pools, hot tubs, the kids’ lazy river, and the on-site gym. The beach, boardwalk, and Family Kingdom Amusement Park are all just a few minutes’ walk away. 

 

Beautiful four-bedroom house

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High cathedral ceilings and plenty of light offer an open, airy space great for entertaining and large groups.

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Set 200 yards from the ocean, and just steps from the dining and entertainment options of Grand Strand, this home enjoys a plum location right in the thick of things. 

The open plan design opens up thanks to high, cathedral ceilings and hardwood floors, and the four bedroom/three bathroom arrangement means that three families could share this space while maintaining a modicum of privacy.

There are patio decks on both floors, with a grill on the second, and smart TVs throughout for entertaining the kids. There’s also a shared community pool. 

Large oceanfront condo

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This family-friendly condo is located in a resort with an indoor waterpark and panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

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This is a great spot for larger groups with a prime Ocean Boulevard location overlooking lots of great restaurants and entertainment options. 

The decor is a kaleidoscope of patterns flanked by views of the beautiful Atlantic streaming in through the wrap-around, ceiling-to-floor windows. Traditional wooden dining tables mix with leather sofas and jazzy, floral print curtains and carpets for an eclectic look that certainly stands out. Kids and parents will love the Dunes Village Resort with its heated pools, Jacuzzi, lazy river, and water slides. 

Midcentury modern condo

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Situated on the 18th floor, this condo has three balconies that provide stunning views of the ocean and the SkyWheel.

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If you desire a seaside location but want to avoid the near-endless ‘seaside chic’ interior design choices, consider this condo. There isn’t a wall-mounted fish in sight. 

This 18th-floor space is huge with a thoughtful selection of polished, hardwood, midcentury modern pieces, all set against rich but subtle red carpeting. Granite worktops in the fully-equipped kitchen and three balcony spaces with views of the ocean and the SkyWheel add to the allure. The master bedroom also comes with ocean views through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Bayview Resort allows guests to access indoor pools, a lazy river, hot tub, fitness room, and a splash deck. 

FAQ: Visiting Myrtle Beach

Where is Myrtle Beach?

Myrtle Beach is a seaside destination in South Carolina, located around two hours or so north of Charleston along a stretch of coast known as The Grand Strand.

In contrast to the somewhat refined Charleston, Myrtle Beach is much more skewed to families and tourists, and is an unpretentious, down-to-earth coastal getaway that gets very busy at peak times, such as summer.

Where should I vacation in Myrtle Beach?

Where you stay in Myrtle Beach depends a lot on your budget and personal tastes. Along the oceanfront, the north end is generally held to be more contemporary, with the south end having older properties.

Ocean Boulevard is the main drag that runs parallel to the beaches with busy spots around Wither Heights and Yaupon Circle. Families will probably want the ease of being close to the action and the sands, while couples or older visitors may want to stay a few blocks back from the seafront, and there are quieter residential areas around the country clubs and golf courses away from the clamor.

There are many units within gated resorts, from brands such as Marriott and Sheraton, and some independent complexes. These places have shared community pools and other leisure facilities, some even having small water parks. The vast majority of the accommodations in Myrtle Beach are close to the beaches. 

How much does it cost to rent a vacation house in Myrtle Beach?

If you want to book a private vacation rental in Myrtle Beach, the cost will depend on factors such as house or unit size, proximity to the beach and downtown, added amenities such as a pool, plus the time of year and the day of the week that you plan to visit.

It will also, as noted, depend on whether you’re renting inside a gated resort community or not. Myrtle Beach gets incredibly busy during the summer and over holiday weekends. 

For example, a small unit in a resort might start at less than $75 per night off season, but surge to over $300 per night for a summer weekend. A large, lavish beach house could be closer to a thousand dollars or more per night at any time.

For better deals, as well as increased availability, visit in shoulder seasons like spring or fall when the weather is still quite pleasant and there are fewer crowds and less competition for inventory. If you’re set on a summer trip to Myrtle Beach, plan to increase your budget or consider only staying midweek for lower rates.

Expect to pay, at minimum, a few hundred dollars for a short midweek stay off season, or over one thousand dollars for a weekend or summer visit in a higher-end property. B

Also, be aware of cancellation policies and read the fine print, as some homes have strict rules and service fees. You may also want to check other home rental sites before you book to make sure you’re getting the best deal. Finally, as the global pandemic continues, be aware that shared amenities such as pools or gyms may be closed. Be sure to check with the host before booking if accessing such facilities is important to your stay.

What is there to do in Myrtle Beach?

Myrtle Beach is a casual, family-focused resort town, with 60 miles of brown sand along the Grand Strand, framed by amusement and water parks, shopping malls, family attractions, chain restaurants, golf courses, and country clubs.

The major attractions center around families and golfing, with theme parks including the Family Kingdom Amusement Park, Myrtle Waves Water Park, and the NASCAR SpeedPark. Ripley’s Aquarium and the SkyWheel are also huge draws.

Some of the best golf courses include Dunes Golf & Beach Club, Caledonia Golf Club, Tidewater Golf Club and Grande Dunes Resort Club.

Is Airbnb safe?

The CDC now says fully vaccinated people can safely travel in the US.

Additionally, experts say Airbnb is safe, especially compared to hotels, because they eliminate interactions with others. Airbnb hosts must also follow enhanced cleaning guidelines.

Of course, there are still risks and we recommend following CDC guidelines, practicing social distancing, double masking, and washing hands frequently.

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16 charming Airbnbs near wineries for couples, friends, and families looking to sip wine and savor views

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  • Wineries make for a great gourmet getaway or a trip surrounded by nature and stunning scenery.
  • Since hotels near vineyards can be limited, we paired U.S. wine regions with top Airbnb rentals.
  • From pool homes to yurts, these are the best Airbnbs near wineries, from $120 to $456 per night.

While a day spent sipping pinot at a winery is lovely in itself, making a trip out of it allows you to linger for extra glasses or to hop between vineyards.

There are currently 252 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) spread across the country, with 141 in California alone. So, there’s a good chance you live within an easy road trip of a grape-growing region. Though I’m no sommelier, I’ve been to enough tastings to know that staying right nearby is a serious perk and many wine-producing areas have become popular destinations with a new crop of vacation rentals growing as quickly as the vines.

From charming cottages to mod guest houses with pools, converted barns to rustic log cabins, wine country offers Airbnbs with plenty of personality.

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Here are the best Airbnbs near wineries, sorted by area and price.

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Napa Valley cottage in downtown Calistoga

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Book this Napa cottage on Airbnb 

This storybook cottage is one of a cluster of 16 similar cottages scattered throughout an elm forest in the heart of Calistoga. Collectively known as the Cottage Grove Inn, they’re located within easy strolling distance of the town’s tasting rooms, shops, and restaurants.

This cottage is a relaxing and romantic place, with soft furnishings in white and rosy hues, reclaimed hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, and a wood-burning fireplace (wood provided). The King bed has down bedding, and the spa-like bathroom offers robes, a two-person soaking tub, and a shower. A customized armoire hides a kitchen nook with a small fridge, coffee, and tea. 

Yoga mats, picnic basket backpacks, and cruiser bikes are available, and there’s also a Tesla charging station. 

Although the cottage is configured as a studio for double occupancy, the hosts can add an extra single bed with advance notice, and dogs under 40 pounds are welcome (for an extra $50 per pet, per night), but children under 12 are prohibited. 

Vineyard guesthouse in St. Helena

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This recently renovated guesthouse is located on a private vineyard in the mountains, 10 minutes from St. Helena. Plenty of neighboring vineyards are also within easy reach.

The home’s modern design is white and bright, with flashes of sunny yellow and deep coral mixed with warm wood tones. Open, airy, and elegant, there are lofty, 20-foot ceilings and gorgeous views from wrap-around windows. The studio configuration includes a sleek white kitchenette, a rustic antique wooden dining table, a lounge area with a cushion-strewn built-in window bench, a Queen sleeper sofa, a fireplace, plus a white-curtained canopy bed. The bathroom is stocked with robes and offers an oversized walk-in shower.

It’s easy to wander between indoor and outdoor spaces thanks to two sets of French doors that open onto a private terrace with panoramic vistas, contemporary seating, and a dining area. 

Vineyard cabin in Paso Robles

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Located on the Hoyt Family Vineyard, just nine minutes west of Paso Robles, this funky little cabin is peaceful and private, yet it’s within an easy 20-minute drive to several area vineyards.

Local design firm Daniels Wood Land created the cabin’s unconventional interior design using repurposed wine barrels, fallen trees, and old industrial parts to create many of the home’s furnishings.

Kids are welcome, and one bedroom has bunk beds, while the other has a Queen bed. There’s also a kitchen, air conditioning, and Wi-Fi.

Outside, there’s a spacious deck, a BBQ grill and picnic table, lounge seating, and a campfire (s’more kit included). Guests have access to a hot tub on the adjoining property (there’s another Airbnb on the premises, and it’s possible to rent both for larger groups), and there’s even a tree swing atop the hill.

Mountain guesthouse with a pool in Napa

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This tranquil guesthouse with vineyard views is hidden in the mountains only a few minutes up a country road from Napa. It’s a quiet and secluded setting for a peaceful, private stay, while still right near incredible wineries. It’s also been used as a writer’s retreat, and it’s easy to see how someone could be inspired by this exquisite setting.

The interior is light and open, with vaulted ceilings and minimalist white and wood mod decor. Fold-down beds concealed behind panels resemble Shoji screens and one Queen bed and two Twin beds share the main space. The versatile home can also be configured with fewer beds to make room for a seating area, depending on your needs.

The gorgeous kitchen has a white marble island with a breakfast bar, a fire-engine-red Smeg refrigerator, and the hexagonal-tiled bathroom features a walk-in shower. 

Outside, there’s an elegant lap pool, hot tub, and seating area for watching the sunset with a glass of wine. Walk beyond the house to meet local cows, alpacas, and sheep, and you’ll be rewarded with views all the way to San Francisco.  

Modern barn on vineyard near Healdsburg

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This sophisticated barn is ensconced within a nine-acre working Zinfandel vineyard overlooking Sonoma County’s beautiful Dry Creek Valley. Although it’s only five minutes from Healdsburg with its excellent restaurants, shops, galleries, and farmer’s market, the setting is private and peaceful.

There are two luxurious Restoration Hardware California King bed suites (each with a full bath) separated by a shared great room with lounge seating, a dining table, and a well-equipped kitchen with high-end appliances. The decor is eclectic-cool, including a rustic wooden dining set, leather club chairs, modern white sofa, groovy handmade concrete tile flooring, rugs curated from the hosts’ world travels, and striking original art. A Haiku bamboo fan swirls above the main space to keep it cool.

It’s a place for easy indoor-outdoor living, with a fragrant lavender field just outside the living room’s French doors, and a 45-foot covered porch that overlooks the vineyard and Dry Creek Valley. A Weber gas grill is available, and there’s outdoor seating. 

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Airstream with private hot tub beside tasting room in Wapato

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Book this Yakima Valley Airstream on Airbnb 

Play it cool in this Airstream, parked in a private spot beside the Freehand Cellars tasting room in the Yakima Valley. Located just a few minutes away from downtown Yakima, the trailer comes with its own hot tub and gas fire pit and is surrounded by eight acres of orchards, roses, and vineyards. 

The living space is streamlined and contemporary with sleek metal surfaces, pale wood tones, and plenty of natural light. There’s a kitchenette, cushioned dining nook, a cozy Queen bed, and a bathroom with shower. The trailer also has all the necessary modern comforts, including Wi-Fi, TV, and air conditioning. Level-2 electric vehicle chargers are available free on-site.

Vineyard cottage near Walla Walla

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Book this Walla Walla vineyard cottage on Airbnb 

Nestled amidst rolling fields of wheat and grapes on a family vineyard, a few miles north of Walla Walla, this dreamy cottage offers quiet relaxation in a country setting.

With two covered porches and a sprawling lawn, visitors tend to spend a lot of time outdoors dining, sipping wine, or just enjoying the sunset. Inside, the spaces have a refreshed antique charm with hardwood floors and an open-plan living room warmed by a fireplace and furnished with leather sofas. The full kitchen and adjacent dining area feature a square wooden farmhouse table surrounded by white Windsor chairs. 

Consider bringing or renting a bike to explore local backroads and rural cycling routes. Downtown Walla Walla has more than 30 tasting rooms, and there are plenty of others to visit nearby.  

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Wine Country yurt near Salem

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Book this Oregon wine country yurt on Airbnb 

For a one-of-a-kind stay, this yurt is tucked into an oak grove on five rural acres near Salem, only a few minutes from award-winning vineyards in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA.

And don’t judge a yurt by its cover. The interior goes far beyond the rudimentary with modern amenities and spacious comfort. The bright, airy main space includes a living room with a 40-inch TV, a dining area with seating for six, and a full kitchen. There’s framed artwork adorning the walls, and a private bedroom is furnished with a Queen-sized brass bed, dresser, armoire, and the bathroom has a walk-in shower. A sofa bed and air mattress are also available, and the yurt has heating, a portable air conditioner, and Wi-Fi. 

Outside, there’s a grill and private deck with a jolly umbrella-shaded cafe table. Well-behaved pets are allowed.

Willamette Valley cabin with vineyard views

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Book this Willamette Valley vineyard cabin on Airbnb 

This recycled cedar cabin is perched at the edge of a forest overlooking 40 acres of vines on the Beacon Hill Vineyard in Yamhill-Carlton wine country. The vineyard produces pinot noir, chardonnay, and Riesling, and they have a tasting room on-site. Plus, the cabin is located within a few minutes’ drive of several other wineries.

Built in the shape of a tower, the cabin offers panoramic views from the tree house-like upstairs bedroom. And while the wood-paneled space is compact, it’s practical and comfortable. There’s a wood-burning fireplace, leather armchairs, electric heaters, and air conditioning, too. The kitchenette has a small refrigerator, microwave, coffee-maker, toaster, and electric burners, and the bathroom is equipped with a shower. 

The spacious outdoor deck is just right for sipping wine and keeping an eye on the vineyard. The hosts even provide a bottle of their estate-grown pinot noir. There’s also a picnic area with a BBQ grill and a fire pit in the woods. 

Guests can receive a 10% discount on designated local wine tours, too. Ask the host for details.

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Log cabin near Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country

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An authentic log cabin built in the 1800s, this remarkable rental is just five miles from downtown Fredericksburg and within easy reach of numerous tasting rooms. 

One of three antique cabins on over seven acres (all three can be rented together, for a total of 18 guests), this two-person home is called Peach Cabin. And though it may be old, it’s certainly not musty or dusty. The interior is clean and fresh with a soaring ceiling, stone fireplace, comfortable furniture, and a small kitchenette and dining area. The loft bedroom features a Queen-sized bed, but the star of the show may just be the bathroom’s fabulous antique copper soaking tub.

If that’s not enough, there’s a private hot tub on the back porch, and the cabin also comes with a picnic table, hammock, and charcoal grill. Don’t be surprised if you wake up to find deer grazing in the yard.

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Vineyard barn in Palisade wine country

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Explore Colorado’s wine country from this newly renovated barn, set amidst four acres of vineyards and peach orchards in the Grand Valley AVA. Located two miles from Palisade and 13 miles from Grand Junction with stunning views of Mt. Garfield, the barn is next door to Maison La Belle Vie Winery, Red Fox Cellars, and Garfield Estates.

The spacious, two-story living space features hickory and stained concrete floors with simple, comfortable furniture. There’s an open-plan kitchen-living-dining area with a fireplace, plus one King and one Queen bedroom, and two bathrooms (one with a shower). The barn is comfortable year-round with heating, air conditioning, a washer and dryer, and Wi-Fi.

Outside, the patio has a fire pit and grill. Dogs, a cat, and three friendly sheep live on the property, so you may have a chance to meet them. Two new cruiser bikes are available to rent for an additional $10 per day, and the hosts can also set you up with a local horse-and-carriage serviceto visit area wineries in style.

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Hudson Valley tiny home on Shawagunk wine trail

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This super-stylish Airbnb Plus listing is a tiny house on a 30-acre farm, with vineyard and orchard views. If it looks familiar, maybe that’s because you’ve seen the home featured in Airbnb ad campaigns. Located on Hudson Valley’s 80-mile-long Shawangunk Wine Trail, with 15 vineyards nearby, there are plenty of tastes to explore during your stay.

Though it may be small, this cleverly designed place doesn’t feel cramped. It’s got a clean, modern vibe thanks to light wood interiors and loads of natural light. 

There’s one sleeping area with a Twin bed on the main level, plus a lofted King bed with a memory foam mattress above, set off by a uniquely carved railing. The bathroom is stocked with upscale products and though it may feel off-the-grid, the home has Wi-Fi, heating, and air conditioning. 

There’s also a slate fire pit in front, and guests rhapsodize about the tranquility of the setting and the clarity of the starry night skies.

Historic Finger Lakes barn on Seneca Lake Wine Trail

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This reconstructed 1810 threshing barn is 10 minutes north of Watkins Glen, on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, with views of the lake and neighboring vineyards.

The barn’s lower level was converted into 1,100 square feet of living space that blends rough-hewn timber and stone construction with modern amenities. Heated, polished concrete floors add gloss to the rustic charm of the interiors, where dramatic lighting, a creamy white color palette, and soft textures balance out the roughness of the wood.  

The multi-purpose main space is so well planned that it manages to feel uncluttered despite including a plush Queen bed, a living area with leather sofas, a dining space, a desk, and a full kitchen. The bathroom has a rain shower, and there is also air conditioning, a washer and dryer, and Wi-Fi.

North Fork farmhouse cottage in Laurel, Long Island

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This delightful little North Fork cottage is hidden on private acreage, with a vineyard next door and a farm stand nearby. 

The main room is tastefully furnished with hardwood floors and a Queen bed, plus a full kitchen, dining area with an antique table, and additional seating area with a leather sofa and armchair. With high ceilings and a skylight, the space is bright and airy. When the weather is especially nice, open the french doors that lead to the covered veranda with seating overlooking the lush lawn.

The location is close to vineyards, beaches, and plenty of restaurants and shops.

Cottage near beaches and vineyards on Long Island

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Located just one minute from Peconic Bay’s beaches in the North Fork hamlet of New Suffolk, this adorable seaside cottage is near multiple Long Island wineries.

The vintage interiors feature hardwood floors and a nautical white and navy-blue color palette, with a relaxed mix of antique and new furniture. The main space has an open-plan living area and kitchen. It’s especially good for families as one bedroom has a Queen bed, and the other has two Twins. 

The cottage is part of a larger compound, sharing the lawn with the main home and another cottage. However, it does have its own private porch with a picnic table, sea views, as well as a grill. 

When you’re not out tasting wine, you can tiptoe one minute down to the sandy beach with towels, blankets, snorkeling gear, and an umbrella provided by your hosts. Just note that no children under age 2 are allowed at the cottage. 

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Farmhouse near Afton

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This beautifully updated Rockfish Valley farmhouse, built in the early 1900s, is within seven miles of 151 wineries, distilleries, breweries, and cideries. It’s also in a great area for hiking and other recreation, with Shenandoah National Park, Wintergreen Resort, and US Bicycle Route 76 all nearby.

It’s the sort of place where you’ll gather with your favorite people for a special getaway. Combining historic charm with family-friendly, modern amenities, the farmhouse has a well-equipped kitchen, two Queen bedrooms, and a third bedroom with two single beds. (There’s a high chair and travel crib, too.) The decor is country farmhouse fresh with rocking chairs on the front porch and wrought iron bed frames.

After a day of tastings, enjoy the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain views while relaxing in Adirondack chairs beside the outdoor fire pit and roasting marshmallows at sunset with the provided s’mores kits.

FAQ: What are the best wine regions in the US?

Are wineries safe to visit?

Many wineries have reopened with new safety protocols in place. Check with each winery for the latest details as you plan your visit. Some are operating with reduced capacity, limited indoor seating, mask requirements (when not tasting wine), and enhanced cleaning measures. Wineries may require reservations too, so consult their websites and make reservations in advance if you can. 

State and local COVID-19 restrictions will also impact how each winery is able to operate. Napa Valley, for example, is advising visitors to wear masks and practice social distancing. In general, expect limited interaction between customers and servers at tasting rooms, contactless ordering and payment, and perhaps temperature checks before entering some wineries. 

What’s the best time to visit a winery?

Keep in mind that vineyards are working farms, so they’ll be busy places during peak grape harvest season (roughly July to October, depending on the region). A winery (where wine is produced) may be separate from the actual vineyard, and a tasting room might also be separate from the growing operation.

Many are open year-round but check with the winery for specifics on their schedule, including any vineyard tours and wine-tasting programs they may offer. If you’re hoping to have a chance to chat with a winemaker, you might want to choose a quieter time of year. 

Keep in mind that finding available accommodation in high-demand areas during the peak summer and fall seasons can be a challenge, so book early to avoid disappointment.

What are the best wine regions in the US?

There are currently 252 established AVAs across the country, reflecting a wide range of growing conditions and geographic features in states you might expect (California, Washington, Oregon, New York), and those which might surprise you (Texas, Arizona, New Jersey, Wisconsin). In fact, the oldest AVA is actually in Missouri (the Augusta AVA, established in 1980, just a few months before Napa Valley). There’s a wine region for every taste, and that’s what makes them so much fun to explore on your way to finding your own personal favorite. 

Washington State has 16 AVAs producing over 70 grape varieties. The Yakima Valley AVA is known for chardonnay, Riesling, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and syrah.

Oregon‘s 19 AVAs grow nearly 100 grape varieties. The Willamette Valley’s Eola-Amity Hills AVA is known for its pinot noir and chardonnay; and the Yamhill-Carlton AVA specializes in pinot noir, chardonnay, and pinot gris.

California has a whopping 141 AVAs, with over 100 varieties of grapes growing throughout the state. In Napa Valley, the Calistoga AVA is known for producing cabernet sauvignon, zinfandel, petite sirah, charbono, and syrah. The Mount Veeder AVA specializes in cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, malbec, merlot, and syrah; and the St. Helena AVA is recognized for cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, syrah, zinfandel, and sauvignon blanc. You’ll find plenty of zinfandel and sauvignon blanc in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley AVA; and the Paso Robles AVA has built a reputation for cabernet sauvignon, merlot, zinfandel, syrah, and chardonnay.

Texas has eight AVAs. The Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country AVA specializes in chardonnay, chenin blanc, merlot, and pinot noir.

Colorado has two AVAs. The Grand Valley AVA is known for syrah, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and chardonnay.

New York’s wine producers are classified within 11 AVAs. The Hudson River Region AVA specializes in pinot noir, cabernet franc, Riesling, and merlot. Seneca Lake AVA, in the Finger Lakes region, is recognized for its Riesling, cabernet franc, chardonnay, pinot noir, and Gewurztraminer. Long Island‘s North Fork AVA is especially known for its cabernet franc, merlot, and chardonnay. 

Virginia has eight AVAs. The Monticello AVA specializes in chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, and viognier.

Is Airbnb safe?

 The CDC announced that fully vaccinated people can safely travel in the US.

Experts also consider private vacation homes like Airbnbs, one of the safer choices, especially when compared to hotels. This is because you are often booking an entire home protected from interaction with others.

Airbnb also announced rigorous new procedures including the Enhanced Cleaning Protocol, which includes guidelines on personal protective equipment, disinfectants, and mandatory waiting periods between previous guests and cleanings.

However, there are still serious risks to traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s important to follow advice from leading health organizations such as the CDC and the WHO. Look into the latest local and state guidelines before planning your vacation, and take precautions including wearing a mask, washing your hands frequently, and maintaining social distancing.

What is Airbnb’s cancellation policy?

Airbnb cancellation policies are set by each home’s host, so check the individual listing for details. You can read a full breakdown of Airbnb’s cancellation policies here.

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