Traveling this time of year is definitely one of the most stressful things that comes along with the holiday season. While hotel stays are luxurious, they’re often lacking in the cozy factor like you would have in your own home. Whether you’re visiting family and friends and need a place to stay, going on a trip, or planning a staycation, check out the options available on Airbnb. These 15 finds are decorated to perfection and will have you feeling right at home during your stay.
For the Design Lover
This home sits on seven acres of private evergreen pines in upstate New York. Must we say more? Aside from its location, the three bedroom house is a design lover’s haven. The exposed woodwork, whitewashed floors, and expansive windows provide the perfect backdrop for cozy decor. Relax among sheepskin rugs and cowhides by the fireplace before falling asleep with a view of the forest.
A Victorian Stunner
When you hear Vermont you may immediately think of a log cabin, but we’re smitten with this 1850’s Victorian home. The kitchen and living space in this idyllic retreat are perfect for spending time with your family during the holidays. Gather in the gourmet eat-in kitchen to prepare some festive meals, and then spend the night playing games in the living room.
The Industrial Loft
This 1926 industrial building has been completely renovated, and now you get the pleasure of staying in beautiful loft spaces like this one. The original concrete floors, exposed brick, and columns are still intact and give this expansive space so much character. While the architecture creates plenty of warm elements on its own, the attentionl to the interior design in this loft is what earned it a place on our list. Kick back in an Eames lounger, and play some traditional holiday records while you unwind.
A Former Factory
Although this loft is in a former factory in downtown Brooklyn, it’s still packing major charm. Twelve foot ceilings and industrial windows left this space waiting to be filled with furniture and cozy accents, and the owner didn’t disappoint. After exploring the neighborhood, kick back and warm up next to the fireplace.
The Desert Oasis
Joshua Tree, CA
Escape to the desert to have a truly peaceful Christmas. The city may be thriving with trendy restaurants and shopping, but you’ll want to stay inside this adorable abode. With plenty of cozy seating, pillows, and throws, this space is begging to be your escape from holiday chaos. Oh, and did we mention the mountain views?
Heated flooring and stunning views are only two of the many reasons why this North Carolina home is the perfect place to visit this season. This modern house may be more stark than what you would imagine, but the mountains and forests right outside the window will make even the grinchiest person get in the holiday spirit.
This cozy cottage is right on the harbor and is the ideal location for a family gathering. The kitchen is screaming to be cooked in, and all the seating is ready to be occupied. Early mornings spent in the rocking chair reading your favorite book while taking in the view is the perfect way to start off the new year.
Family Friendly Fun
This downtown Albuquerque home has accommodations that both adults and children will be happy about. The children’s bedroom comes complete with a dreamy tent and copious Christmas tree lights. The adults get a clawfoot tub and coloring books so they can get their relaxation on, as well.
Airy and Bright
When you’re celebrating the holidays in a warm weather area, it’s sometimes hard to get that traditional Christmas vibe. And that’s ok. Spaces with white walls and lots of light look better when the decor suits them. This California space has the perfect holiday touches with understated bedding accents. Sometimes some candy cane stripes are all you need.
The Moody Penthouse
“Penthouse” is all we probably have to say to get your attention, but let us continue. This top floor loft has a wraparound deck with views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, which immediately turns this space into a holiday must. The dark, glossy floor and masculine design makes this open plan cozier than it appears.
A Waterfront Holiday
Don’t let the chilly waterfront deter you from staying in a location like this one. The outdoor seating is the dreamiest spot to sip hot chocolate with your loved ones. Grab some blankets, head outside, and enjoy the view, firepit, and the company while you visit this adorable cottage.
Los Angeles, CA
Silver Lake is one of the coolest neighborhoods in the country right now, so of course it has some of the best Airbnb options available. This charming duplex will no doubt leave you feeling like you never even left home. The comfortable design and feminine elements make this LA gem a great spot for your holiday stay.
Traditional Log Cabin
This small log cabin is the perfect spot to visit when you’re in Colorado. It’s a tiny space, perfect for one or two people. The whole aesthetic of this home makes it festive year round. From the tiled walls in the kitchen to the added wall sconces and pendant lighting, we dare you not to fall in love with this small space.
A Carriage House
This carriage house is filled to the brim with southern charisma. From the moment you enter you are met with farmhouse-style sliding doors leading to the kitchen. Once we saw that, we were sold. The space only gets better as you continue through. The warm, lived-in vibe of this home is what makes it so perfect for your time away from your own home.
Wes Anderson Inspired
When a 1890’s craftsman house is converted into a Wes Anderson-inspired space, you know it’s going to be good. The exposed wood, lighting and decor all lend themselves perfectly to the owner’s vision. The warm design of the space, in particular this traditional bed behind french doors, will be the best place to fall asleep on Christmas Eve.