50 Top-Rated Airbnb Vacation Homes in America Gallery
November 15, 2017
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50 Top-Rated Airbnb Vacation Homes in America
It has been nearly a decade since Airbnb revolutionized the travel industry by allowing people to list their personal homes, cottages, mansions, castles, and other residential properties on the website in order to rent them out to travelers across the globe. Thanks to this 21st century servic, access to unique homes and experiences is just a click away.
Founded in 2008, Airbnb has become one of the more popular destinations for booking vacation rentals all over the world. Companies like Guiness and Taco Bell have teamed up with Airbnb to offer stays in places like a beer storehouse or a franchise location turned into a cozy home. The website showcases more than 3 million listings in over 65,000 cities and 191 countries worldwide, so you’re bound to find exceptional accommodations practically anywhere you desire to visit, whether it's a farm or even the childhood home of Donald Trump.
According to Airbnb, at least 80 percent of a host’s reviews must be five-star reviews in order to qualify as a Superhost. We did some digging and found 50 of these top-rated Superhosts whose properties boast desirable must-haves such as an ideal location or top-of-the-line amenities. From a tropical tree house in Hawaii to a towering retreat in California to a bungalow in East Nashville, you have plenty of options to consider in our list of America's 50 top-rated Airbnb vacation homes.
Malibu Dream Airstream (Malibu, Calif.)
Get off the grid and escape your hectic life to enjoy a relaxing weekend in the California wild. Situated on a private bluff among thousands of acres of nature and wildlife, this Malibu Airstream boasts spectacular ocean views and plenty of space to unwind.
Industrial Style Loft (Chicago, Ill.)
Located in the heart of the historical Avondale neighborhood in Chicago, this one-bedroom loft has been completely renovated. The chic, modern rental is cool and comfy, and a private rooftop deck is an added bonus. There are plenty of walkable bars and restaurants nearby, so this is a perfect spot for couples and solo travelers alike.
The Joshua Tree House (Joshua Tree, Calif.)
This 1949 hacienda is a place was designed for dreamers to rest, focus, and create. With more than 100 Joshua trees on the property, the views from the house are simply breathtaking.
Capitol Hill Stylish Garden Cottage (Seattle, Wash.)
A cozy, inviting retreat in Seattle, this quaint garden cottage is big on style. Nestled in a lush courtyard the space comfortably accommodates two guests, it's the perfect romantic getaway.
Mushroom Dome Cabin (Aptos, Calif.)
Nature lovers flock to Aptos, California, for this charming cabin situated in the middle of ten wooded acres. With the geodesic dome loft and a large deck in the trees, you’ll truly feel at one with nature.
Cozy A-Frame Cabin (Cazadero, Calif.)
Those needing a little peace and quiet will enjoy staying in this cozy cabin in Sonoma County, California. Tucked away among beautiful redwood trees, the cabin is close to the Sonoma Coast and wine country, particularly one of the best wineries in America: Cazadero's Hirsch Vineyards.
Underground Hygge (Orondo, Washington)
This must-see rental looks like it belongs in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth. The dwelling is situated right in the Columbia River Gorge mountainside, where adventure awaits at every turn.
"Silo Studio" Cottage (Tyringham, Mass.)
The former summer studio of sculptor Henry Hudson Kitson, this two-story cottage has a charming bedroom with a 35-foot-high conical ceiling and a comfy canopied bed. The Massachusetts home also offers breathtaking views of the trees and lily pond from upstairs, as well as the babbling brook and lush gardens when you're downstairs.
Dreamy Tropical Tree House (Fern Forest, Hawaii)
Situated on top of stilts 15 feet up in the canopy of the local flora, you'll feel like you're on top of the world in this Hawaiian treehouse. Climb through the trapdoor for access to a wraparound lanai that gives visitors a 360-degree view of the lush jungle. Two sliding glass doors grant access to the bedroom. Every inch of this treehouse was carefully crafted to exceed the expectations of guests.
Joshua Tree Homesteader Cabin (Joshua Tree, Calif.)
Nestled in the middle of five acres of unfenced Joshua tree desert wilderness and located just minutes from downtown Joshua Tree, the tranquil background gives the feel of being in a quiet, secluded area. Plus, wireless internet is available if you don’t want to be totally unplugged.
The Lake Tahoe Chalet (South Lake Tahoe, Calif.)
A charming log cabin surrounded by tall pine trees and majestic mountains puts you in the heart of nature and minutes from casinos as well as one of America's best weekend getaways, Lake Tahoe. A great spot for a girls' weekend or a guys' trip, the rustic chalet has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and is suitable for up to eight people.
Peaceful Tower Retreat (Carmel Valley, Calif.)
Experiencing the great outdoors doesn’t have to mean camping in cold tents. Escape to a quiet tower in the park lands of Carmel Valley, and have easy access to all manners of outdoor activities. Meant for just two guests, this converted water tower is a beautifully romantic getaway with breathtaking views of Garland Park.
Private Pool House (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Dennis and Alex, the owners of a private residential compound, offer access to their cozy pool house in Los Angeles. The house has all the comforts of home, complete with a living room, a full kitchen, and one bedroom with a queen-sized bed. You even have access to a private backyard patio with a barbecue grill, along with plenty of amenities such as a coffee maker, Wi-Fi, and cable TV.
Perfectly Located Castro (San Francisco, Calif.)
A private room in this 1895 Victorian flat is a great value in one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the country. It’s the perfect spot for solo travelers who want to experience the sights and sounds of San Francisco and its food scene rivalling that of New York City's.
The Pondhouse (Ashfield, Mass.)
Pack up the car and head to the small New England town of Ashfield, Massachusetts, where the ultimate rustic getaway is waiting for you. Forget the tent and sleeping bags. This expansive retreat is a great spot to rest your head while still enjoying all that nature has to offer.
Saul Zaik Treehouse (Portland, Ore.)
A childhood dream come true, the Sail Zaik Treehouse in Portland, Oregon boasts incredible views from the comfort of a cozy living room. The lower level guest suite includes a bedroom, a private bathroom, and a sitting area for lounging.
Adorable Garden Gingerbread House (Makawao, Hawaii)
Skip the long road to Hana, and settle into this romantic hideaway on a private, gated property in Makawao, Hawaii. The remodeled 1930s cottage has all the comforts home but shows off all the beauty of the island.
Garden Suite Efficiency (Seattle, Wash.)
With its own separate entrance, this private garden suite is surrounded by lush plants in the courtyard garden. Character abounds in the restored apartment, with period Deco furniture throughout the space.
1885 Victorian Suite (Denver, Colo.)
Spread out in this private suite, which takes up the entire second floor of the Denver home. This award-winning, historic home was featured on HGTV, so you know the restoration was top-notch.
Tile House (Twentynine Palms, Calif.)
Feel rested and rejuvenated inside this magical retreat that is filled with picture windows and fantastic amenities and decorated in mosaic handmade Mexican tile. It’s an ideal spot to meditate or catch up on a little R&R.
Cair Paravel Farmstead (Stanardsville, Va.)
Cair Paravel Farmstead is anything but standard! The owners claim that the property "transports you into another realm," and we agree. Not only is the property inviting, but 58 acres on numerous walking trails offer plenty of outdoor fun and stunning views.
Rustic Tiny Home (Portland, Ore.)
This hidden gem was built as a Model T Garage in 1926 behind a 1915 bungalow. Since then, it has been restored and has taken on a new identity as a cozy, freestanding studio. A few blocks from the bus and a few minutes from shopping and dining, it’s a great spot for a weekend getaway.
Super Cute Retro Airstream (Wimberley, Texas)
A true glamping destination for the masses, guests who book this Texas Airstream have access to a hot tub, a fire pit, a basic kitchen, and even Wi-Fi. Be one with nature when you feel like stepping outside, and when you’re done, come in for a little dinner and a movie. It’s that easy!
Treehouse at Kilauea Volcano (Volcano, Hawaii)
Less than five minutes from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a destination that might actually kill you if you're not careful, this custom-designed island getaway features two levels, two lanais, and a hot tub in the trees. The rainforest location is one you must see in person to believe.
Ballard Backyard Cottage (Seattle, Wash.)
Buzzing with activity, the Seattle neighborhood of Ballard is a hotspot for travelers, and so is this Seattle guest house. Tucked behind the main house, this 350-square-foot studio space has plenty of room to breathe, complete with a queen bed and a kitchenette.
Grand and Cozy 1920s Studio (San Francisco, Calif.)
The village of Bernal Heights is known for quaint cafes and trendy shops, and this artfully decorated studio fits right in. Once a corner store, this quiet living space is close to stunning views of San Francisco.
Garden Retreat (San Francisco, Calif.)
A private garden entrance leads into this one-bedroom sanctuary that looks like a stately hotel room. Steps away the bus, the train, and all that Haight Street has to offer, including its market, this is an ideal spot for those new to the area.
Ocean View Malibu Highway (Malibu, Calif.)
Perched on a sea-facing canyon, this gorgeous home overlooks the Pacific Ocean toward the island of Catalina. It is enveloped by three acres of mature gardens with trees containing orange, lemon, and figs ready to pick upon your arrival.
The Artist's Experience (New York, N.Y.)
Be in the heart of it all in Midtown Manhattan! This private room in a Hell’s Kitchen apartment may be small, but the kitchen is huge with tons of sunlight. It truly is an experience for an artist.
Urban Farmhouse at Curtis Park (Denver, Colo.)
This circa 1886 farmhouse has all the charm you could want from a 19th-century building and all the modern convenience you could ask for from a 2013 remodeling. It is also privately nestled next to the community garden in Denver’s oldest neighborhood, which only adds to its appeal.
Large Penthouse (Chicago, Ill.)
Just steps away from the Wicker Park neighborhood’s “six corners” in Chicago, guests occupying the private room in this prime penthouse have unprecedented access to a booming art scene, nightlife, and popular restaurants. Guests also have access to the television and pool table if they want to stay in for the evening.
The Cleveland Cottage (Nashville, Tenn.)
When you want a break from the hustle and bustle of Broadway, this private oasis is your home away from home. Cathedral ceilings highlight the openness of the home, and amenities like the electric fireplace and smart TV add to its cozy feel.
Quaint English Garden Apartment (Portland, Ore.)
Nestled in the lower level of a lovely Tudor-style home, this one-bedroom apartment has a separate key, entrance, and a private courtyard. Located in the Laurelhurst community, guests are just 10 minutes from world-class shopping and dining, not to mention the beautiful nearby park.
Sunny Home in Historic Curtis Park (Denver, Colo.)
One of the unique features of this two-bedroom Victorian cottage is that it runs on solar power. The environmentally friendly abode also features a sunny eat-in kitchen, a formal dining room, and a spacious living room.
Loft in the Heights (San Diego, Calif.)
San Diego’s historic neighborhood of Logan Heights is home to this contemporary loft. The space appeals to imaginative creatives, as the walls feature pieces by local artists. It’s like living in your own private gallery for the duration of your stay!
Woodbine Retreat (Nashville, Tenn.)
The breezy front porch, with a swing, chairs, and a hammock, welcomes you into a relaxing retreat. Guests will also appreciate all the exquisite updates on the inside, where they will find new beds, new furnishings, and renovated bathrooms.
Bright and Spacious Guest House (Portland, Ore.)
This is one guest house that doesn’t feel like a guest house. Sunlight floods the spacious home, thanks to high ceilings and large windows. And once you’ve had your fill of nearby Division Street, which is filled with restaurants, coffee shops, and more, a luxurious queen-sized bed offers a cozy respite from the world.
East Nashville Cozy & Cute Cottage (Nashville, Tenn.)
A recently renovated cottage in the South Inglewood neighborhood has one bedroom, one bathroom, and plenty of room to breathe. When you’re hanging out on the patio in the backyard, the free-range chickens will make you feel as though you’re in the middle of the quiet country instead of a bustling metropolitan oasis.
Cottage in the Heart of Ballard (Seattle, Wa.)
Nestled behind the owner’s Victorian home, a cozy cottage boasts a separate entrance to give guests privacy. Step outside to revel in the beauty of the brick patio that is flanked by a charming English garden and a large trellis covered with roses and grape vines.
"The Country" & the NYC Waterfront! (New York, N.Y.)
Not only does the top floor of a restored 19th-century home offer all the comforts of home, but its location in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg cannot be beat. It’s close to all the trendy hot spots in Brooklyn, but also a quick ride subway or cab ride from Manhattan.
The Villa (Nashville, Tenn.)
Although this one-bedroom apartment perched atop a historic 1930s bungalow was recently renovated, it hasn’t lost any of its original charm. Vaulted ceilings, walnut hardwood floors, and the charming decor add to its rustic feel.
Rococo Romance (Denver, Colo.)
Nestled in a 100-year-old building, this two-bedroom apartment in the center of the upscale Denver neighborhood Capitol Hill is the epitome of charm and luxury. Guests enjoy a hotel-like experience while feeling like a Denver native.
Fairfield Flat (Chicago, Ill.)
This recently renovated two-bedroom flat sits on the first floor of the building, giving guests easy access to a private oasis. The versatile space, tucked on a quiet corner in the Little Village neighborhood, is perfect for solo vacationers, business travelers, and even families.
Gorgeous Loft in Historic Building (Detroit, Mich.)
Situated in a nostalgic 1920s building that originally housed graphic artists for General Motors, this modern loft has been updated but still exudes a historic charm. Concrete floors, a brick wall, and mushroom columns complement the building’s Art Deco features.
Montgomery Place Studio (Boston, Mass.)
This townhome is located in the heart of Boston's South End, surrounded by plenty of shops, restaurants, and art galleries. But it’s the inside of the home that will really impress guests. The spacious bedroom contains a hand-crafted wooden king bed and boasts views of the Boston skyline and Copley Square.
Top of the Hill Acres (Topanga, Calif.)
Nature lovers will enjoy waking up to a stunning landscape with striking mountain views beneath clear blue skies. This RV and campsite is the perfect spot for active people who love the outdoors.
Pure Miami Beach (Miami Beach, Fla.)
Ocean views are just the beginning of the perks inside Pure Miami Beach. The waterfront flat was torn down to the studs and completely rebuilt with both functionality and design in mind, resulting in a getaway that's beautiful indoors as well as outdoors.
Brownstone Studio (New York, N.Y.)
Brooklyn is known for its brownstones, and now you can stay in one of its best. A cozy studio with exposed brick, this rental has a a newly renovated bathroom and a kitchen with stain steel appliances. The spacious apartment fits up to four people and is centrally located on a quiet street.
Casa Alameda (Portland, Ore.)
A romantic yet modern abode, Casa Alameda is situated in the heart of one of Portland, Oregon’s finest neighborhoods. Guests have the run of the entire lower level suite, which features a living room and a kitchenette, but there is also access to the rest of this fantastic Spanish revival.
Luxury Sunnyside Townhouse (Denver, Colo.)
Guests staying in this three-bedroom loft are just one mile from LoDo, Denver's oldest neighborhood that houses some of the city's best restaurants, galleries, and shops. Inside, new features abound in the open-concept living space. If you're more concerned about glamour or novelty than you are about the highest ratings, you should check out these 20 over-the-top homes that are also for rent on Airbnb.