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Alternative lodging is all the rage and for good reason. This is not just some hipster fad or backpacker’s delight. This is cool, this is functional, this is enhanced vacationing. This is for you.
Check out why rentals like Airbnb and VRBO beat out the traditional hotel stay and why this works for any type of person.
Enter Airbnb, with actual homes people have designed and decorated to match their personal tastes. So naturally, with the melting pot of preferences, there is something for every Airbnb or VRBO renter.
There are stark, crisp and modern homes with infinity pools. There are tiny cottages tucked at the end of mountain trails and adorned with a wood burning stove. There are beachside bungalows with palm tree bedding and a tiki bar out back. Really, the options are endless. Check out these amazing treehouse rentals Airbnb recently featured.
For my recent birthday my friends and I rented an AMAZING South American castle overlooking the ocean. The home was actually situated in the glamorous hills of La Jolla, CA but had an amazing South American design with the use of large wood doors, Spanish-style tiling, indigenous pottery and rustic chandeliers.
The best part of the trip was cooking and socializing in the rental’s sprawling kitchen, complete with aged emerald cabinets and an opening to the living room for easy conversation and the passing of appetizers. The fact that we closed our bedroom doors at night and opened them the next morning for coffee and breakfast in the same home felt wonderful. There was privacy when needed but community when desired!
Home rentals allow for luxurious or even zany amenities depending on the owner. Pools, hot tubs, grills, fire pits, lawn games, two-story slides – you name it! Depending on the place you can find unique aspects like a star gazing tower or sauna. These amenities make the trip even more magical and provide memories that would far surpass a dull hotel room.
Many Airbnb owners are progressive and tech-savvy. Our recent rental had an entire app that provided the key code, WiFi, and other pertinent info for our stay. We checked in and out through the app. It was so hassle free! No lost room keys, no waiting for check in, or annoying lines. It’s all about you and your people.
Cheers to enhanced vacationing!
Have you tried an Airbnb or VRBO rental before? Where did you stay? Which do you prefer? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section!
Photos via Sea Breeze Vacation Rentals, home originally found on VRBO website