10 airbnbs travel magazine

Vacation rental properties have always been popular, but over the last year, things have really skyrocketed for the industry. Airbnb’s are quickly becoming the most popular way to stay at any given destination, with some of the swankiest rentals in the world being listed on the website. If you love staying in unique hotels but are looking for something in the VRBO space, try booking your next getaway at one of these incredible Airbnbs.

1. The Greek Getaway

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Location: Chania, Crete, Greece

“We spent an amazing four nights and days at Villa Almyra. The house is spectacular, so open and comfortable, plenty of room to spread out, with views from every room. The pool was a main attraction for our girls. There is a beach path that leads to the restaurants in town, at least one of which delivers right to the house. One of our favorite things to do was pour ourselves a cup of coffee or make our own orange juice and sit and look out at the mountains and sea. Just breathtaking.” -Patrick

2. The Chic Chateau

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Location: Grimaud, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France

“The villa has stunning views and is located conveniently between St. Tropez & St. Maxime. Very spacious villa perfect for a large group. Owners are very welcoming and very attentive. Highly recommended.” -Patricia

3. The Pura Vida Villa

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Location: Junquillal, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

“We couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay in CR. The view was absolutely spectacular, the villa is gorgeous and nicely layed out, and the beds were so comfortable.” -Alia

4. San Diego Sundowner

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Location: San Diego, California

“The villa fit our needs perfectly. The rooftop deck is unbeatable in so many ways. The beds were comfortable and everything was in great working condition. There is nothing I would change about this villa or experience. It was a great vacation made easy.” -Steve

5. The Secluded Sanctuary

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Location: Guanacaste, Costa Rica

“This place is just perfect for 2 couples or a small family. It is charming and romantic. The pool, the patio, all the house have been decorated with great taste and are so beautiful.” -Marc

6. The Mexican Penthouse

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Location: Punta Mita, Mexico

“Beautiful condo on the beach! It is in a fabulous location where you can even walk to town, which is very safe if you choose. Fabulous restaurants to go to right on the beach. This whole area is a special place in Mexico” -Susanne

7. The Ski Chalet

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Location: Whistler, BC, Canada

“Our stay at Totem Chalet was absolute perfection from start to finish! The house was so much more beautiful in person, the log cabin feel was everything you hope for in a ski vacation. All the glass windows and stunning views of the mountain were the perfect way to wake up and drink coffee.” -Jacquelyn

8. The Jamaican Cove

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Location: Ocho Rios, Jamaica

“Our extended family has a wonderful holiday at Canoe Cove. The house was amazing and staff was wonderful. It was the most relaxing vacation.” -Karen

9. The Hawaiian Home

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Location: Haleiwa, Hawaii

“We loved our villa and our experience was incredible. The location was perfect, the space/room was perfect and the amenities were amazing.” -Lorena

10. Isla Mujeres Mansion

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Location: Isla Mujeres, Mexico

“Casa Isla is an amazing home with the most beautiful infinity pool and views. We felt instantly at peace with this private location and the serenity of the feel of this home. The staff is very helpful, and we enjoyed the chef, and the massage therapists who came to the house.” -Michelle

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