We may not enjoy the convenience of summer break anymore, but that doesn’t stop us from having travel on our mind 24/7. Sandy beaches, rocky hikes or cosmopolitan cities: We’ll take it all. Whether you’re planning a big trip or just imagining a cross-country excursion, get your passports ready as we explore 10 incredible Airbnb rentals you’re going to want to visit soon.
1. Charming Lake Tahoe Studio ($175/night): This quaint loft is about five miles north of Tahoe City, close to the lake and accessible to numerous hiking trails and a beach. The walls in this space are filled with books on all subjects, making it the perfect home away from home for bookworms.
2. Mid-Century Modern Alexander Home ($250/night): Palm Springs is known for its influential modern design, and this beautiful home proves it. Relax by the private pool, enjoy a meal from the vintage Cherner dining chairs or take a quick drive to the Uptown Design District for some unique mid-century finds.
3. Upstate New York Lake House ($149/night): City dwellers who need a break from the hustle and bustle of the city will want to take in the incredible views of this lake house in Narrowsburg, New York. The property is surrounded by thousands of acres of undeveloped land and has access to Fox Lake, for all those spur-of-the-moment swims.
4. “Owl House” in High Town, United Kingdom ($122/night): How adorable is this rustic little shack in the UK? It has access to gorgeous garden views and is just 30 minutes outside Liverpool. You’re looking at the perfect quiet retreat for some time away from the bustling city.
5. Lake Michigan Beach House ($325/night): This modern beach house is a peaceful space with a gorgeous view overlooking a private beach on Lake Michigan. With decor this cute, you might want to spend a few hours taking in the scenery from inside.
6. Wings Neck Lighthouse in Maine ($500/night): Get a 360 degree view of the Atlantic Ocean and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to stay in a historic lighthouse on the top of Wings Neck Point in Maine. The property includes a private beach, and is a short drive from Cape Cod.
7. ‘50s Trailer in Upstate Catskills Farm, New York ($125/night): This super cute 1953 Spartenette Trailer is located near a lake in the Catskills Mountains. The campsite is on a farm with numerous animals and a garden, plus a full-service recording studio, fiber arts workshop space and a vintage clothing store. You definitely won’t be bored on this trip!
8. Urban Glamping in Oakland ($85/night): For bay area locals looking for a unique staycation, this 1964 Kenskill camper is the place to stay. It is centrally located near the best restaurants and hosts a shared garden and loaner bikes. It’s like camping in the city.
9. Off-Grid itHouse in the California High Desert ($360/night): Okay, we know what you’re thinking: The desert is probably the last place you’d want to visit in the middle of summer. But hear us out. This architectural masterpiece was recently recognized by Dwell as one of the “Best Homes in America,” and is one of only 10 itHouses built in California. The house is remote and free of distractions, but nearby several unique attractions, including Joshua Tree National Park and Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace.
10. Mushroom Dome Cabin in Aptos, CA ($110/night): Live out your childhood fantasies by staying in this unique dome loft tree house in Aptos. This cozy, rustic space has access to numerous hiking trails, and is 10 minutes from the beach, various stores and activities.
What are your favorite Airbnbs to stay at? Got a trip planned soon? Tell us in the comments below!