Earlier this year, Airbnb rolled out a curated subset of the site: Airbnb Plus, which highlights a collection of homes handpicked by the brand—aesthetics and design top of mind, a high-quality stay and experience goes without saying.
And with summer looming closely ahead, and a serious case of wanderlust building up in all of us, we decided to do a little digging to find the homes that would make for the ultimate getaway. Now, whether you choose to embark on a journey to a far-flung destination or settle for a jaunt nearby, these stunning homes, ahead, will surely please. See for yourself.
A Stunning Mountainside Retreat, Topanga, California,
If the breathtaking view of the spanning Pacific ocean wasn’t incentive enough for you to book this contemporary hideaway, we have a feeling the massive infinity pool—which comes paired with an equally lavish soaking tub (read hot tub)—might be.
Tropical Mid-Century House, Newport, New South Wales, Australia, $398/night
Conveniently situated near the beach, this serene abode comes with its very own tropical garden, which frames the saltwater pool. Inside, you’ll find a natural stone bathroom, open-layout floor plan, and a spacious balcony that offers a front row seat to the panoramic views.
Modern Home on a Working Flower Farm, Stellenbosch, South Africa, $379/night
This dreamy spot not only embodies the modern-farmhouse aesthetic we’ve been coveting as of late but, it also boasts an exterior that just might be too good to believe. Couple that with the mountainous backdrop, the working flower farm on site, and you have the ultimate weekend escape.
The Mid-Century Modern Pool House, Malibu, California, $205/night
While this picturesque hideaway is located a mere 10 minutes from the beach, we have a feeling you won’t be leaving the property during your stay. The waterfront pool with a wraparound deck and abundance of avocado and lemon trees on site may be a few of the reasons but, frankly speaking, they’re all we’d need.
Luxury Designer Penthouse Apartment, London, $402/night
Can we all, collectively agree that this pool definitely takes the cake for one of the more impressive ones? The luxe penthouse, which is located within close proximity to all that central London has to offer, features a magnificent terrace complete with a massive rooftop pool that is simply perfection.
Renovated Private Bungalow With Mountain and Ocean Vistas, Cape Town, South Africa, $134/night
Yet another winner courtesy of South Africa. Sure, this may look like your average pool but the mountainous backdrop definitely sets it apart from the rest. Located minutes away from Cape Town’s famed Clifton beach, this charming bungalow is an oasis in its own right.
Extravagant Vintage Hollywood Home, Los Angeles, California, $1,100/night
If your idea of a getaway entails basking in the Californian sun, whilst deep in the hills overlooking the ocean, then this is the spot for you. This stunning, whitewashed home comes complete with floor-to-ceiling windows that show off the spectacular views but considering the availability of a fully-decked terrace, we’d be hard-pressed to spend much time indoors.