Staying at Hotels While Traveling Is So Outdated. Check Out Some Amazing Airbnb’s That You Can Book.
Currently, Airbnb is making headlines, but not for the right reasons. Guests are appalled at the hidden fees that magically appear upon checkout. Shares of Airbnb have dropped nearly 40% since February, but with increased travel expected as vaccinations continue to roll out, it’s possible there will be a swift recovery. So, Aluxers, best you “heart” a luxury Airbnb now before they’re all fully booked.
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Dar Moira, Marrakech, Morocco
This is one of your more affordable options at $1,214/ night yet doesn’t skimp on any detail. It’s decadent and opulent, and spans across 5-acress which include a gorgeous swimming pool, a steam room, a spa and beautiful oriental-style architecture matched with contemporary décor.
7-bedrooms are all yours, all with en-suites and 360° views of the Atlas Mountains.
As many guests have said, “the pictures do not do this place justice.”
A mere 25-minutes from Marrakech, you could easily go and explore the city… but truthfully, you wouldn’t really want to as you’re surrounded by elegance and refinement and most importantly, breath-taking views.
Sunset House, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
If it’s view’s you’re after, then look no further than this luxury Airbnb listing. Designed by renowned San Diego architect, Steve Adams, this listing incorporates its gorgeous natural surroundings seamlessly.
For $1,250/ night you have access to 5 stunning bedrooms and a perfect collaboration between indoor and outdoor living.
No need to lift a finger, as a housekeeper, caretaker and property manager will take care of your every need. The warm Pacific Ocean breeze filters through the tropical vegetation and the only decision you’ll need to make are whether you’re going to swim in the pool and soak in the views, lay in a sun lounger and soak in the views or take the 5-minute walk to the beach and … soak in the views!
Villa Korcula Supreme, Split Riviera, Croatia
It seems too unreal to only cost $1,342/ night for all this luxury but the proof is on the Airbnb website. This home features 4 luxurious bedrooms all with their own bathroom. The space is light, airy and provides the guest with surreal views of part of Korcula Bay.
You’re literally a stone’s throw from crystal-clear waters where you can swim to your heart’s content.
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Villa Dorata, Salerno, Italy
It’s colourful, majestic and all yours for $3,147 a night. For that amount, not only do you get a chef, a maid, and a concierge service, but you also get views that belong in the movies.
The villa was originally built in 1706, so you’re staying in a stunning piece of architectural history.
High-end décor, all Baroque-style, Villa Dorata has a private spa which incudes a swimming pool, Turkish steam bath and massage table.
Your booking also includes 1 Complimentary cooking class.
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Tree House, Nayarit, Mexico
Not only will this listing let you live out your childhood dreams, but you will be at the age to appreciate the surreal views it offers. Let’s be honest, when we’re playing in a treehouse as a kid, we’re more interested in making our “no boys allowed” sign then soaking in the view.
$1,200/ night provides you with 3 luxurious bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and a canopy of lush green forest vegetation.
The beauty of this spot is that you feel integrated with nature. The space is airy, bright and clean and features massive tree trunks running through the centre of the house.
Not only are you spoilt with the forest views, but you’ve also got an uninterrupted view of the ocean. Breath-taking? We think so!
Eden Sugar Hill, St. James, Barbados
Sprawling green gardens and pops of bright colour from the flowers form the basis of this exquisite house located in Barbados.
For $1,800 a night, you’ll live in the lap of luxury in this Airbnb as you slip into the pool after lounging outside for hours. The indoor / outdoor space blend seamlessly into each other, and three sets of doors open up onto the gardens and saltwater swimming pool. Views are spectacular, with the spacious dining area catching glimpses of palm trees and blue ocean waters. As you can see, it’s not called Eden for nothing.
While staying at Eden, you can enjoy access to Sugar Hill’s Clubhouse and facilities. There you can spend some time at the gym, meet other guests at the communal 2,000 square feet pool, play tennis or enjoy dinner at the restaurant.
Sky Ridge Retreat Deer Crest, Utah, United States
We leave the ocean views for a while and get some mountain and snow scenery in, over in Utah in the USA.
This luxury Airbnb listing is so exquisite that you might find it difficult to motivate yourself to leave to get some skiing in.
The views are surreal, and the house itself offers its guests so much. It costs $3,751 per night and includes a boot warmer, a hot tub, stone fireplace, pinball machine, pool table, ping pong table, old style jukebox, soda fountain and cinema.
Maybe you shouldn’t even worry about bringing your skis or snowboard and just hole yourself up in here and enjoy the scenery.
Karula House, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Kruger, South Africa
It’s not often your breath-taking view might include some of the Big 5, but that’s a bonus when you stay here.
The views are going to cost you though, and you’ll be spending $16,156/ night to catch a glimpse of lion, cheetah and if you’re really lucky, leopard.
4 bedrooms with 4 en-suites, a heated swimming pool – because if you’re travelling to Kruger during the winter, the days may be warm, but the evenings can be frosty.
You’ll have your own private chef either bringing your meal of choice outside to you at the boma, or he’ll be preparing it right there in the boma for you to see.
If you unwind in a bath, you’ll have expansive views of the bushveld.
You can’t go to Kruger without enjoying several game drives, just remember that you need to wake up early, because the Big 5 are early risers too.
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Chalet Baronne, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Anywhere in the Alps is bound to offer exquisite views, and this is no exception. It’s $5,684/ night of sheer luxury and opulence in this Airbnb.
This mountain-view home is so close to the ski slopes, you can walk… and it comes equipped with a private spa, home theatre, gourmet kitchen, 6 bedrooms and just as many bathrooms. A chef and butler come standard. There’s a steam room, sauna, spa, swimming pool and a hot-tub right next to the fireplace.
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Terrazas Condo XIII Nacascolo, Costa Rica
Splurge $50,000 a night and you can enjoy the luxury of this Airbnb Terrazas Condo XIII as you explore the untamed surroundings of Costa Rica. Famous local architect, Ronald Zürcher was involved in creating the luxury rental that overlooks the lush Peninsula Papgoya forests running into the Pacific Ocean on the horizon.
The sophisticated, clean and modern insides are a sanctuary from the wildness of the outside, which make the lodgings a secluded stay perfect for a honeymoon or a personal retreat.
Your stay includes access to the nearby Prieta Beach Club facilities like a pool, beach and fitness centre as well as the terrace lounge and barbeque area of the Las Terrazas complex. Or avoid the groups and enjoy the villas private terrace, lounge and dining areas overlooking the azure ocean.
Temple Guiting Estate, England
This is the kind of abode that you can picture Snow White living in after she met her Prince. Seven dwarves would look slightly out of place here, wouldn’t you say? For $8,200 a night you don’t need to wait for prince charming to spend a night here.
The Temple Guiting Estate is set in 14.5 acres of English countryside. Pull up, and champagne and fruits fit for royalty greet you upon arrival, while you meander around the rambling estate. Each bedroom is perfectly appointed with plush furnishings and rich, captivating artwork alongside naturally distressed wooden décor. Vaulted ceilings, secret alcoves and timber beams all give it a storybook drama.
Swimming pools, tennis courts, and lavishly landscaped gardens all speak of the majesty of the English country life, feel like a royal for a minute and book in at Temple Guiting Estate.
Here, every space offers something breath-taking to feast your eyes upon.
Can Gabrielet Mallorca, Spain
Secure your place in absolute mid-century modern bliss for $1,600 a night at Can Gabrielet overlooking the Bay of Palma.
This hillside estate offers clean lines of perfection from the hilltop infinity pool to the roof top terrace or hidden gardens just outside the huge sliding windows.
This is the ultimate opulence for lounging, with decks to dining areas to dine in leisure, or fire by the barbie with panoramic views of the Serra de Tramuntana.
Baraquiel Villa San Michele Salentino, Italy
These quirky conical trulli dwellings pay homage to the architectural characteristics of this region of Italy. For $2,000 a night you can stay in a fully restored trulli dwelling at the Baraquiel Villa. Trullo is the singular version of the traditional Apulian dry stone hut with a conical roof, according to Wiki.
Spend lazy sunny days at the pool or in the shade of the gazebo, enjoy al fresco dining or meander into the stone courtyards or an olive grove to read in the tranquil environment.
It is the perfect central point to explore the medieval town of Ostuni. Ostuni is known for its excellent cuisine and fresh seafood fair. However, if that’s too far away from the elegance you’re currently surrounded with, we get it. The gardens are the drawcard, and you’re going to want to spend hours just drifting through them.
Don Andrea Ceglie, Puglia, Italy
The architecture of Don Andrea is inspired by the classic Mediterranean estate in Puglia which is now a UNESCO site. Red clay tiles, stone archways, courtyards and topping it off are topiary trees; the design is balance of ancient Italy and modern pleasures.
Lounge around the huge pool, dine alfresco under lanterns or visit the historic sites in the area before retiring to your private suite. Expect nothing but opulence and old-world charm in the seat of Italian aristocracy of the Alberobello region.
It’s $1,352/ night and it’s all yours to soak in… as soon as you’re allowed to travel again.
Sharma Springs, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
If you have $1,100 a night to drop on this magnificent towering villa then you should.
Sharma Springs is the tallest bamboo structure in Bali and is a 6-storey architectural wonder.
This Airbnb looks like everything out of your wildest luxury dreams meets neverland. Vaulted open-air floors create a naturally spacious atmosphere at one with the Ayung River Valley forests surrounding it.
Beautiful uses of timber and weaving throughout make it the perfect place to get completely away from it all, and that’s all you’re expected to do. That, and of course taking in the absolutely breath-taking views!
Aluxers, which of these listings would be your number one choice to stay at? We’d love to hear from you!