Just over two years ago, a friend introduced me to AirBnB rentals, an innovative way to stay pretty much anywhere in the entire world. The premise is simple: you enter in your destination and travel days, set your budget and then search through a list of available Airbnb rentals.
These Airbnb rentals run the gamut from boutique flats to rustic farmhouses to treehouses, boats, castles and beyond. The best part is that AirBnB accommodates all sorts of budgets, plus it allows you to meet amazing people while traveling. And no, I’m not just talking up a brand! I’m a gal who likes to put my money where my mouth is.
I’ve stayed in some truly extraordinary airbnb rentals, including the following: a castle on Ireland’s west coast, hung out in a luxury Edinburgh flat, lived it up in a San Francisco artist’s loft, got cozy in a Boulder, Colorado garden apartment, and kept it cool in airy San Diego digs just steps from the beach.
Some pictures from the castle we stayed at last year, which only costs $150 a night:
Clearly, there are some pretty rad places to stay thanks to Airbnb. As such, I spend a lot of my time just browsing the amazing listings! Some are ultra expensive, no doubt, but many are as affordable as they are intriguing. In fact, I find myself wanting to go to a certain city or country just because the lodging possibilities are so grand! With that said, here are:
16 Extraordinary Airbnb Rentals Under $250
The Seashell House in Isla Mujeres, Mexico; $225 nightly
Calypso Tree House in Cave Junction, OR USA; $250 nightly
Historic Beer Barrel in Germany; $140 nightly
Charming Garden Room in Gelderland, Netherlands, $54 nightly
Frangipani Green Garden in Siem Reap, Cambodia; $25 nightly
Shotgun Cottage in New Orleans, LA, USA; $130 nightly
Hector Cave House in South Aegean, Greece; $140 nightly
Berkshire State Forest Luxury in Plainfield, MA, USA; $199 nightly
Castle for a King in Galway, Ireland, $153 nightly
Royal Train Carriage in Pokolbin, Australia; $135 nightly
Tiny “Mairie” Garden House in Normandy, France; $59 nightly
Vintage Airstream in Malibu, CA USA; $135 nightly
Luxury Castle in Rjasthan, India; $137 nightly
Jack Sparrow House in Helston, England; $131 nightly
Leblon Vidigal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; $102 nightly
Cozy Forrest Cabin in Point Roberts, WA USA; 109 nightly
Where the coolest place you’ve ever stayed on vacation?