Turn your holiday up to 11 with these designer Air BnB rentals.
Air BnB rentals have really upped their game from musty, leaky lodges to state-of-the-art, all mod-cons, and designer palaces. There are so many to pick from on AirBnb, we thought we’d give you a hand…
Guests: Up to 4
Space: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, living room, kitchen
Price: From £130 per night
That glorious emerald tiled wall separates the kitchen and living space from the bedroom in this modern designer apartment. The rest of the home is decorated in minimalist style with a few plants. The green tiles carry into the shower and bathroom sink backsplash. Joggers can head to the nearby Giardini di Porta Venezia, the oldest park in Milan that also houses the Natural History Museum and the Planetarium.
Neighbourhood: Ponte Venezia is full of lively streets, gourmet restaurants and the Gallery of Modern Art. The apartment is a 15-minute walk from Duomo and 20 minutes from Centrale station.
Guests: Up to 8
Space: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, dining room, living room, kitchen
Price: From £280 per night
Famed for its bookcase, this Airbnb apartment is solidly booked for the coming months, so we recommend far in advance. The apartment mixes old and new, clean white space with antique rugs and exposed beams. Not to mention the natural light that floods through every room.
Neighbourhood: Eixample is where you’ll find most of Barcelona’s designer boutiques like Chanel and MaxMara. Plus, the gorgeous LaPedrera and Casa Batllo, two of Gaudi’s most famous buildings are nearby.
Where: Camps Bay, Cape Town
Guests: Up to 6
Space: 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, open plan living area, lounge, kitchen, dining room
Price: From £320 per night
With views of the Atlantic Ocean on one side and Table Mountain on the other, you can’t find a more scenic spot for your South African adventure. The home includes a spacious deck with pool and stunning views. There’s also an outdoor braai (South African barbeque) area with large sofas.
Neighbourhood: A few minutes’ walk to Camps Bay beach and restaurants, eating out is no problem. The house is a 10-minute drive from Cape Town and on a direct bus route.
Chapel Street House
Guests: Up to 6
Space: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, kitchen, dining room, study, utility room
Price: From £150 per night
Chic, minimalist and urban, this is a beautifully decorated rental that’s perfect for families or couples visiting Melbourne. The kitchen’s well equipped for making any meal, and you can enjoy the Australian outdoors in the courtyard, patio or back garden — the choice is yours.
Neighbourhood: South Yarra is an eclectic and affluent inner suburb. Visit the nearby Fawkner Park with its art deco pavilions and Prahran Market, the ultimate destination for foodies.
Where: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Space: 10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, open plan living area, lounge, dining room, event area
Price: From £665 per night
If you’re heading away with the family for a big celebration, Villa Novaceiba is exactly what you need! Hidden away in a quiet area of Playa del Carmen, the home offers catering, daily cleaning and event set-up as an additional extra. The house also has a garden, pool, and it’s walking distance to the beach.
Neighbourhood: Play 18 holes of PGA golf at El Camaelon Mayakoba golf course, rent a luxury private catamaran, or visit Chichen Itza — one of the New 7 Wonders of the World!
Where: Ubud, Bali
Guests: Up to 12
Space: 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, living room, common space, gym, recreation area with pool table
Price: From £560 per night
Perfect for large groups, the house offers a blissful retreat from the stresses of life, nestled between a river and stunning rice fields in rural Bali. The interior is natural and calming, and the living room has a century-old hand-carve joglo (ceiling). There’s plenty to offer outside too — an alfresco bathtub, terrace, and patio with private hot tub.
Neighbourhood: Ubud is the cultural heart of Bali with dozens of art studios, galleries and local craft markets selling antiques, furniture and jewellery. Outside Ubud is Ubud Monkey Forest, the Tegallalang Rice Terraces and Goa Gajah Elephant Cave.