Airbnb is an amazing site. Its popularity continues to grow despite some mild controversy and some truly horrible host stories. Offering rooms, houses, and locations, for almost any set of travel parameters, the site can find you a place to stay almost anywhere in the world that include the comforts of home with the exoticism of a 5-star vacation. The problem is the search is very geographically structured. You truly need to know where you are going or where you want to look to find anything. The ‘ol dart at the dartboard method won’t typically net you anything of interest. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the Top 5 Airbnb rentals you really have to work the search filters to find. Bon voyage! (sidebar: they’re all under $150/night as well)

Country oasis minutes from Ashland

A 1/3 acre mini farm on a creek with an organic food forest, cuddly chickens, waterfall ponds, and incredible birding, this guest cottage can accommodate 4 despite having only 2 beds. There is an outdoor kitchen and a cedar bathhouse as well as being 100% off-grid. Book this stay.

Bellingham Tiny House

The La Picolina tiny house sleeps 2 adults comfortably and is located just 15 minutes to Bellingham, WA restaurants and microbreweries. With a board and batten exterior, hidden trailer, lush and landscaped greenery, outside the inside is just as nice boasting a full-size kitchen, stucco style walls, a gracious bathroom, and a queen size sleeping loft with ample headroom. Book this stay.

The Lakehouse Getaway

All this tiny talk. Let’s talk huge house that sleeps 16. That is exactly what this 5 bedroom, brick, home is. With multiple sleeping arrangements, 5 bathrooms, a game room, a man-made lake, an in-ground swimming pool, a tennis court, a media room, etc. this rental is something generations of one family could make memories at. Book this stay.

Charming studio in renovated 19th century church

Who wouldn’t want to wake up to the sun beaming through the belfry or watch midday as colors cascade across the floor through stained glass windows? That is exactly what you can do in the former Swedish Congregational Church in historic Swedeville, VT. With room for 4 this 20×20 rental has ten foot high pressed tin ceilings, arched windows, stained glass, a comfortable queen sized bed as well as a futon sofa which converts to a double bed. Book this stay.

Bohemian Paradise in Industrial BK

Why not rent the quintessential Brooklyn artists loft? Between the exposed air ducts, the huge factory windows, the open floor plan, the sleeping loft, and the location, this bohemian paradise is an authentic metropolitan adventure. Book this stay.

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