From castles and huts to treehouses and cabins, Airbnb is full of weird and wonderful properties to rent, but sometimes all you require is a little luxury for your next vacation. Whether it’s a Chicago penthouse or a private Palm Springs retreat, discover our top 10 Airbnb vacation rentals and explore somewhere new this spring…
At a Glance: 10 guests, 3 bedrooms, 3 beds, 2 baths
Located in the beautiful and historic old town neighborhood in the heart of downtown Chicago, this beautiful 2,500sq.ft penthouse is the preferred Chicago property of Airbnb founder and CEO, Brian Chesky.
Originally built in 1897 and fully renovated in 2016, it features exposed brick, 20 foot ceilings, barn wood floors and includes three bedrooms, two full bathrooms as well as a kitchen and living room. Bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, featuring king sized beds, large closets and views of the Sears Tower. The Master bedroom also includes a 50 inch television with adjoined marble bathroom with Jacuzzi, rain forest shower and heated flooring.
An ideal space for small groups of friends, this Downtown Chicago Penthouse is finished with a large rooftop deck equipped with a couch, grill and large table adorned with draping light bulbs. With a 360 degree view of the Chicago skyline adding the finishing touch, it’s the perfect escape for a relaxing weekend away.
At a Glance: 11 guests, 5 bedrooms, 9 beds, 5 baths
One of the most architecturally significant homes in Chicago, the Florsheim Mansion for the Arts is the ideal destination for a group of friends looking for a weekend escape. Built by the famous architect, Andrew Rebori, in 1938, it was home to shoe heiress and sculptor, Lillian Florsheim, who purchased the property in 1946.
Made up of a main house and guest house which are connected by the kitchen, this historic residence is fully furnished with 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a high-tech media room, art studio, living room, dining room and ample gardens. Offering over 5000 square feet of luxurious living space, the Florsheim Mansion is located on State Street, just two blocks from the lake and the famous Rush/Division nightlife hub.
At a Glance: 10 guests, 4 bedrooms, 5 beds, 3.5 baths
The Aloha Bungalow is a restored 1929 classic Hawaiian bungalow. Elegantly furnished with four bedrooms, this bright and breezy property can host up to 10 guests and offers amazing views of Honolulu from Waikiki to the majestic peak of Diamond Head.
An ideal escape to get away from everyday life, the property is equipped with a pool, hot tub, and luscious outdoor space to relax and enjoy the moment.
At a Glance: 8 guests, 3 bedrooms, 3 beds, 2 baths
Where: New York
Explore the Big Apple in style in this sun-filled loft in the heart of the Nolita/SoHo area. Surrounded by large windows and enhanced with a skylight, high ceilings and hardwood floors, it features a private elevator, 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and a large kitchen/dining/living area. Effortlessly cool, this centrally located penthouse is close to some of the city’s best restaurants, bars and shopping.
At a Glance: 8 guests, 5 bedrooms, 5 beds, 4 baths
Located within an hour of New York City, this elegant, modern home combines easy city connections with small-town charm. Located in Weston, the small town with a community of roughly 10,000 residents, it has no highways, byways or through roads making it the perfect place for relaxing, cycling and walking vacations.
Large, airy and light-filled, this 5 bedroom home benefits from wrap around deck overlooking lawns and gardens, a large Italian eat-in kitchen/family room, home theater, multi room B&O system, gym, badminton, ping pong and volleyball.
At a Glance: 16 guests, 7 bedrooms, 12 beds, 4.5 baths
Centrally located to Newport/Middletown beaches, this large Victorian home comfortably accommodates 16 guests for a relaxing weekend break. Recently undergoing a complete interior refit, it is tastefully decorated with plenty of luxury amenities including a billiards table, hot tub, ping pong, fooseball and pool table to keep guests entertained for hours. The large kitchen is fully stocked with plenty of cooking supplies and a large dining room table provides the perfect spot for leisurely dinners with family and friends.
At a Glance: 8 guests, 4 bedrooms, 1 bed, 4 baths
Where: Palm Springs
Once owned by Bing Crosby, this Palm Springs villa is a unique and charming rental located in the Old Movie Colony. Perfect for a romantic getaway, it features vaulted ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace, original tiled floors, beautiful furnishings as well as bougainvillea and lush green landscaping.
With a view of San Jacinto Mountains, this 3200 sq. ft. home boasts a newly designed chef’s kitchen with a wall of French doors that open out to a luxurious private heated pool. The pool area includes seating for up to 30 and your own private Cantina including a full wet bar with ice maker and an array of citrus fruit trees.
At a Glance: 13 guests, 5 bedrooms, 8 beds, 2 baths
Located in the heart of the artistic East End Community and just 0.8 miles from the famous 6th Street District, this 3,500 sq. ft. property is one of Austin’s most beautiful historical properties. Offering two private rooms with queen beds, two single bedrooms and a lounge with 3 full sized beds tucked in beautiful window nooks, it can host up to 13 guests and is perfect for entertaining large groups. With nearby buses, trains, cabs and personal bicycles to rent, it is an ideal base for exploring the local bars, shops, clubs and quality restaurants.
At a Glance: 16 guests, 7 bedrooms, 11 beds, 6.5 baths
Where: East Quogue
Located in East Quogue, the picturesque small town in the Hamptons, this luxurious house is the ultimate spot for a summer escape. An excellent choice for large families and groups of friends, it houses up to 16 guests within its 7 bedrooms and also features a generous heated pool with two outdoor spas.
At a Glance: 16 guests, 7 bedrooms, 10 beds, 4 baths
Located just 3 miles from the beautiful Hollywood Beach Boardwalk, this luxurious 7 bedroom property has a large outdoor area with plenty of room for entertaining. Including two bar spaces, an oversized pool, tiki hut including outdoor BBQ kitchen area, outdoor fridge freezer and full basketball court, it is the ultimate escape for pool parties and BBQs.
The house itself is elegantly furnished and features three master bedrooms with private bathrooms & king size beds, a further four bedrooms with queen size beds as well as a large open plan kitchen. World-class shopping, dining and nightlife is close by and there is a ferry service available for day trips to the Bahamas.