Airbnb may have gotten its start as the go-to for travelers looking for a place on the cheap, but it now offers stays at some of the most extravagant homes around the world. Whether you’re planning a girls’ weekend, a family vacay or a romantic getaway, there’s no need to settle for the ordinary. We’ve scoured the site to find some of the most over-the-top properties, from a mansion in the Hollywood Hills to a castle (yes, a castle) in Scotland.
This is a villa Gianni Versace himself could’ve lounged in. Villa Leo sits on the Venetian Islands of Miami Beach and is dripping in Mediterranean extravagance, from the luxe pool and hot tub to the secluded balcony overlooking the ocean. And for just $7,000 a night, you and your guests can enjoy the property’s six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, plus a dock equipped with love seats for you and that someone special.
Ibiza may be known for its party scene, but this tranquil property is designed to help you find your Zen. For around $2,000 a night, you and nine friends can enjoy the seclusion of this mountaintop home on the tiny Spanish island. The 500-year-old farmhouse has been renovated yet still retains its authenticity. As guests, you have access to the property’s sauna, hot tub, Instagram-worthy views and more.
This $17-million Los Angeles abode overlooks everything from the city of angels to Catalina Island. You and 13 other guests can kick back, relax and live it up in the same neighborhood as A-listers like Leo (DiCaprio) and Gwen (Stefani), making full use of the home’s infinity pool, grassy backyard, BBQ bar, fire pit and more. Seems like a steal at just $3,800 a night.
Our good neighbors to the North are offering up this penthouse with 360-degree viewsof downtown Toronto. Live like a queen in this luxe getaway up on the 46th floor, complete with funky furniture and art deco pieces. Take in the views of Lake Ontario and the bustling streets of the city or take a dip in the rooftop hot tub. For around $7,000 a night, you and a gal pal can live like royalty, eh.
Watching the sun set over this tiny Greek isle doesn’t have to be a fantasy. For about $2,000 a night, you and your besties can enjoy this Mediterranean villa overlooking the Aegean Sea. Start your day swimming in one of the infinity pools then nosh on some local fruit for breakfast. Need a change of scenery? Move your sun-basking to the minutes-away beach or check out the nearby village of Aetos, complete with restaurants, bars and water sports.
You know what you need? A getaway to Aspen, Colorado, with your loved ones. This newly remodeled home in the mountains can hold 16+ guests, making it great for groups ready to hit the slopes. Just minutes from downtown, this cabin on steroids is ready to house you after a chilly excursion. Enjoy the outdoor hot tub by the fire after a day of skiing or kick back on the balcony and watch the snow fall over the mountains. This could be your perfect wintery vacation for $3,000 a night.
Put down that Jane Austen novel and book this 800-year-old castle for your next trip to Scotland. Wardhill Castle sits on 700 acres just 30 minutes from the airport. Each room is traditional in its decor, but parts of the property have been modernized, too (in other words, no cold showers here). Hang in the cozy library next to a roaring fire or relax on the terrace to take it all in. For some $2,800 a night, you can throw the most magical get-togethers.
Enjoy the expansive ocean and mountain views in this extravagant Cape Town villa. For around $4,500 a night, you and nine other guests can sleep in on your California king beds, take a dip in the balcony pool and relax by the fire. This dramatic, three-level home sits right on the edge of the beautiful coastal town and offers breathtaking scenery — perfect for vacationing with your best friends or family.