These days, half the fun of a vacation is finding the most incredible place to stay. There are train cars that have been converted into Airbnbs, treehouse rentals, even entire private islands you can rent on Airbnb. But, for people who really want to take their time off to the next level, there's Airbnb Plus.
Launched earlier this year and offered in 13 cities globally, the service features the company's newest (and arguably most exclusive) listings. All Airbnb Plus homes are "inspected and verified in person against a 100-point checklist for quality and comfort" to ensure they are each "one-of-a-kind [and] thoughtfully designed." So, these aren't your typical private-room-in-somebody's-run-of-the-mill-apartment situations.
The company just revealed its most-wishlisted, most lusted-after homes. And trust me, you're going to want to add each and every one to your bucket list.
If you're traveling to Barcelona, and you aren't staying at one of these two Airbnbs, what are you even doing? Ha, I'm mostly serious. First up, this stunning loft-style apartment, which is equal parts rustic and modern.
Next up, the kind of open, airy apartment that basically defines effortlessly chic (the open shelves! the cheerful mix of furniture!).
Both places are well within walking distance from everything the city can offer. Gorgeous architecture, galleries, restaurants, shops, and wineries — whatever your heart desires.
This one had me at "rooftop pool and spa with 360-degree views of DTLA." But it's not just about the convenient location and scenic views. I mean, look at this interior!
Four lucky guests can experience Shanghai at its finest in this eclectic 1-bedroom home with stunning floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors.
If you're looking for an urban escape within walking distance of a lake, restaurants, coffee shops, galleries, and Dodgers Stadium, here's your place. With one queen bedroom and one bathroom, this Airstream hilltop retreat in Echo Park may be the coolest getaway to top the wishlist.
This glam-without-going-Liberace-OTT studio apartment is right above St. Peter's, giving you easy access to various restaurants, bars, and boutiques.
Featuring two queen bedrooms, one bathroom, and a spacious rooftop deck, this suite is a sweet escape from downtown San Francisco. Plus, within two blocks of walking, you'll be surrounded by restaurants, bars, and music.
Though this entire Toronto guest suite is worthy of recognition with its updated dark and jewel-toned finishes throughout, the backyard takes the cake. Flaunting a hot tub, grill, seating area, and fire pit, the outdoor space is perfect for summer entertaining. It's located 15 minutes from Downtown Toronto and 10 minutes from the beach. Can you say best of both worlds?
When I think Cape Town, I think gorgeous beaches and this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment has the view of Clifton Beach to match that vision. On top of the breathtaking view from its terrace, the owner brought the nautical vibes inside as well. Everything is within walking distance, including the pool.
This industrial-style space has a touch of vintage charm, . Featuring a granite-topped breakfast bar, brick walls, and cherry wood floors, we can definitely see why this open-concept 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment passed the Airbnb Plus checklist. Plus, it's located just 4 blocks away from Wrigley Field and surrounded by restaurants and theaters. Who could say no?