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    21 Amazing Airbnbs We Dare You To Try Not To Book

    Some of our staff's favorite places around the world. ::requests vacation days immediately::

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    1. A gorgeous two-bedroom home on acres of land in Yucca Valley, California, land that looks like it was plucked straight out of a Free People catalog.

    "I stayed here during the weekend of Coachella. It was amazing! There were so many photo ops, trails, beautiful natural sites, and a lot of luxury additions like the outdoor shower space, jacuzzi, telescope, and more." —Brianna Holt

    Max guests: Four

    Price: $235/night

    2. A light-drenched Nashville treehouse home that you're gonna wanna book for the 'gram alone.

    "I stayed in this treehouse in Nashville and I loved it. I was looking to stay somewhere different, somewhere I couldn't find in NYC, so this was the perfect choice. It's secluded from all the craziness, but just a 10-minute car ride downtown. I'm not sure if it was the traveling, or BBQ I ate for lunch AND dinner, but I had the best sleep there. Also, it's great for photos." —Daniela Cadena

    Max guests: Four

    Price: $120/night

    3. A guesthouse in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, shrouded in lush greenery, perfect for couples or solo travelers who want to stay in a quiet pocket of a central location — and maybe even get a glimpse of a sloth., Emmy Favilla / BuzzFeed

    "I think this might possibly be the most memorable Airbnb I've ever stayed at — simply because I was lucky enough to observe the elusive backyard sloth crawl its way through the garden and up a tree while lounging in one of the front porch's hammocks on a gorgeous afternoon. Costa Rica is magical, and Puerto Viejo is filled with wildlife, (friendly) stray dogs, and tons of super-chill beachside bars and restaurants that just might convince you to take up permanent residence. If you don't mind sharing your bungalow with some geckos and the occasional frog who stops by after a night at the local reggae bar or a day of surfing, this is the place to be." —Emmy Favilla

    Max guests: Three

    Price: $40/night

    4. A quaint cottage in Newport, Rhode Island, with an interior-design scheme that dreams are made of.

    "I wish I was able to meet the hostess of this house for two major reasons: 1) She had FRESHLY MADE chocolate chip cookies waiting for us upon arrival as well as a handy guide on all the things we should do in Newport, so I would like to give her a huge thank-you bear hug, and 2) I wanted to ask her where the hell she bought her furniture and decor, because this is truly the most beautifully decorated home I have ever stepped inside of: Picture a chalkboard door in the kitchen (cupboard filled with adorable mugs, snacks, tea, coffee, the works), the most comfortable couch and chaise, home-y touches everywhere (hanging frames, various knickknacks, adorable throw pillows), and of course, the pièce de résistance: a sunroom complete with a couch and a HANGING CHAIR. (See Instagram.)

    On top of being ridiculously quaint, the location was perfect: walking distance (maybe 10-15 minutes) to the heart of Newport, but far enough that nothing could disturb our sleep. I’m waiting for another one of my friends to get married/have a bachelorette party in Rhode Island just so we can stay here again." —Anamaria Glavan

    Max guests: Six

    Price: $700/night

    5. A luxurious-as-hell villa in St. Tropez — with six sea-view rooms and eight bedrooms — that'll fit your entire crew and then some.

    "My friends and I decided to get real classy one summer and we booked this super-fancy house in the south of France. It was sophisticated AF — and although the price tag is shocking, when you're dividing it up among 14's really not that bad. The hosts also helped us book table reservations, get around, and were basically like a hotel concierge!" —Elena Garcia

    Max guests: 14

    Price: $4,302/night

    6. A village of tiny Victorian buildings in an off-the-grid location called Karenville in Ithaca, New York, built by a woman named Karen.

    "This place is unreal. A woman named Karen built a village of tiny homes on her property — an actual village, dude. There's a "chapel" and a "general store" and a bunch of different huts you can sleep in. She has peacocks and goats and chickens on the property. It's wild." —Erin Chack

    Max guests: 16+

    Price: $25/night

    7. A bright studio in Buenos Aires with a private roof terrace that will make you swoon.

    "I stayed in this ridiculously pretty studio in Buenos Aires. The apartment has the most amazing private terrace that's painted the perfect shade of pink and has a huge barbecue. It's located in the middle of San Telmo, right near the markets, on a cute cobbled street." —Gyan Yankovich

    Max guests: Two

    Price: $56/night

    8. An awesome A-frame cabin in Iceland built on a black sand beach that's in a perfect location for viewing the Northern Lights.

    "The house itself was built by the owner, and it includes use of the hand-built sauna as well, which is its own little building outside of the cabin. The home overlooks beautiful ice-capped mountains; it's built on a black sand beach that is home to a few adorable resident seals which, we became friends with! And since it's pretty remote (so much so that there was no address — only GPS coordinates), there is a big chance that you can see the Northern Lights." —Katie Sadler

    Max guests: Four

    Price: $203/night

    9. A cozy Parisian apartment in one of the city's hippest neighborhoods, fantastic for solo travel or a romantic getaway.

    "My boyfriend and I stayed in this lovely apartment when we went to Paris this year, and loved it so much we had to talk ourselves out of claiming squatter's rights and staying forever. It was cozy but not teeny, decorated so well that I took ~inspiration pictures~ to bring home with me. It's located in Montmartre, a thoroughly charming arrondissement (that's "I've been to Paris" for neighborhood) that's perfect for strolling and also just a metro ride away from pretty much every Parisian sight you could hope to see. One word of caution: the apartment is a fifth-floor walk-up. But if stairs aren't an issue for you, I recommend — without reservation — that you make a reservation." —Jessie Gaynor

    Max guests: Two

    Price: $123/night

    10. A king-sized bedroom in Venice Beach, California, in a house full of world travelers with an awesome garden area, right off the "trendiest street in America."

    "We stayed here and had the best time. It's walking distance to the beach, free bikes, and like tons of people from around the world stay their and everyone chills on the porch at night and it's very cool." —Loryn Brantz

    Max guests: Two

    Price: $129/night

    11. A stunning, spacious apartment in the heart of Milan with tons of amenities (and a discount on weekly and monthly reservations if you decide you never want to go home).

    "I stayed in this place with some friends and it was fantastic! Great location, super cute, and the host were so SO on top of it! They helped us with airport transportation, recommendations, and even checked in during our stay. Loved staying there!" —Elena Garcia

    Max guests: Eight

    Price: $318/night

    12. A townhouse with a private pool in a small, charming village in Mallorca, Spain.

    "My girlfriend and I stayed in this house in Mallorca last summer. It was in the middle of this small village called Petra, which was very medieval in vibe – narrow streets, high walls, lots of churches. The house had a private pool in the back, tons of space inside, lots of beautiful artwork, and a cool library with tons of books about every topic imaginable. There was also a tiny pond out back where a friendly family of turtles lived, so that was an extra bonus." —Eric Larson

    Max guests: Four

    Price: $135/night

    13. A two-bedroom country lodge with a giant wrap-around deck on three acres of forest in the Hudson Valley in upstate New York.

    "Stayed here a few years ago and it was beautiful and delightfully '70s." —Karen Hobowsky

    Max guests: Four

    Price: $200/night

    14. A vibrant, funky room in a whimsical and eclectic home with serious New Orleans flair.

    "This home dating to the 1800s in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans is a trip! When I stayed here, there were other friendly guests in rooms throughout the house as well as in a backyard camper, but the bedroom itself was super private, quiet, and comfortable. The house is a little run-down-looking from the outside — our host mentioned that it at one time was a convent — but our stay was great and the home filled with SO much character and was fun to explore. There's even a giant shelf filled with hot sauces in the spacious kitchen upstairs, and a cute little backyard garden area." —Emmy Favilla

    Max guests: Two

    Price: $60/night

    15. A one-bedroom apartment 10 minutes from downtown Charleston so comfy and inviting you'll probably say, "I live here now" the moment you walk through the door.

    "We only got to stay here for one night and I wish we had longer. It is a lovely FROG apartment but the main draw is it's right on the Intercostal Waterway and they have kayaks for you at the end of the dock! Definitely the highlight of the first time I brought my boyfriend to visit home. We didn't see any dolphins this time, but we did see an old man in a boat with approximately 11 labs so that more than makes up for it. It's a short ride over the Charles Ravenel Bridge (which you have a view of from the dock) into downtown Charleston!" —Sarah Kobos

    Max guests: Two

    Price: $125/night

    16. A chic loft apartment with super-cool stone and wood detailing (plus a fireplace), located on a main street in Lyon, France, close to pretty much everything.

    "This loft apartment in Lyon, France, that I stayed in with a couple friends is situated right on the main street through Vieux Lyon, the oldest district in the city, which is straight out of a fairy tale. You enter the building through a huge wooden door, walk down a stone hallway lined with lanterns like you're entering a cave, go up a staircase, and then you reach the door to the loft. Inside, there are stone walls, exposed beams, and huge windows that offer views of the street below that are bonkers-beautiful. Oh, and it's only about $100 a night, so between four friends, you only pay $25 each. I still think about this place...a lot." —Tom Vellner

    Max guests: Four

    Price: $123/night

    17. A beautiful studio apartment in Aruba with a private pool, BBQ, and ridiculously accommodating hosts.

    "I had never been to this part of the world before and it turned out to be a best-case scenario. Our host picked us up at the airport and helped us get our rental car and he could not have been nicer. The apartment was out in back of their place, but we had a ton of privacy and our own entrance, our own pool, our own grill, our own sound system, a kitchenette, not to mention an entire shed full of beach supplies we were welcome to. There were lovely little touches like a chalkboard at our entrance where they wrote a welcome message with our names all pretty. They gave us good advice on local spots, and even sent us a nice message and a Christmas card after we left. There's a ton to do in Aruba so we didn't even spend much time in the space, but we loved every minute we spent there and it was very relaxing." —Maritsa Patrinos

    Max guests: Four

    Price: $70/night

    18. A penthouse in Naples that features a sauna, Jacuzzi, and terrace with a 360-degree view of the city.

    "I loved this place that my boyfriend and I stayed at for a few nights in Naples. It's massive, has panoramic views of the city on the rooftop, a Jacuzzi and sauna in the bathroom, and is down the street from one of the best pizza places in the city (so probably the world). Sophia Loren also filmed a movie in the owner's apartment downstairs!" —Rachel Zarrell

    Max guests: Four

    Price: $47/night

    19. A truly adorable 17th-century home with a large private garden area in one of the most bustling neighborhoods in Stockholm.

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    "Photos don't quite do this place (and its surrounding area of equally adorable old homes) justice. I stayed in this historic house with four other friends, and I loved that it was in a super-central part of town within walking distance of bars, restaurants, and shops, but on a quiet, picturesque street, just across (like, steps across) from a seriously breathtaking scenic overlook of the sea and the city in the evenings. The view alone was worth staying there! The house itself has so much character — and is in pristine condition, with both its original features, like the fireplaces pictured above, and modern amenities — and comfortably fit the five of us (with one couple sharing a bed). If you're traveling to Scandinavia with a group, you will absolutely adore this place, and the hosts were a pleasure to communicate with as well." —Emmy Favilla

    Max guests: Five

    Price: $374/night

    20. A colorful room in an artsy nature lodge in Marineo, Sicily, perfect for both exploring the nearby woods and taking a day trip to the city.

    "I loved this little cabin in the middle of nowhere Sicily. The host, Lucilla, picked us a bowl of pears and stocked the fridge with breakfast treats. The entire place is decorated with little homemade touches — she painted flowers on the cabinets and macraméd little candle holders. She also, like, came out drinking with us until 3 a.m. and offered to take us hiking the next day. What a fucking legend." —Erin Chack

    Max guests: Three

    Price: $25/night

    21. A cozy cabin for anyone who loves hiking, kayaking, sitting by the fire pit, and taking in some spectacular views of the Adirondacks.

    "A few friends and I escaped the city for a long weekend in this rustic, cozy cabin last summer. We filled the days with long hikes through the beautiful Adirondack forests and slow afternoons kayaking on the nearby lakes. And in the evenings, we'd start outside roasting marshmallows over the fire pit, then eventually move inside (I don't remember why, but I'm guessing we got chilly) to finish the day in front of the biggest stone fireplace you've ever seen in your life. The beds and the bathroom were comfortable and functional. Our host, Larry, was very friendly and helpfully pointed us toward the best hikes, and the one nearby restaurant, where we couldn't get enough of the homestyle food." —Natalie Brown

    Max guests: Ten

    Price: $150/night

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