Ever wondered what the most sought-after properties on AirBnB were? Everyone's favourite holiday accommodation source has just revealed its list of its most coveted properties across the globe.
The ones to hit the most wish lists range from a modern hillside home in Austin to a beachside villa in Cape Town, a 130-year-old building in the heart of the Barcelona to a lush, green apartment in Milan's city centre.
These properties feature on the recently launched AirBnB Plus, which offers a new level of top-tier accommodation. Each property is inspected and verified in person to ensure they meet the high standards of an AirBnB Plus listing.
WATERFRONT VILLA IN CAPE TOWN
Talk about a breath of fresh air. Set in a fishing village outside of Cape Town, this secluded villa (opens in new tab) has panoramic views, a stunning pool, steamy glass showersand acres of white sand beaches.Natural materials mix with blues and greens to mimic the natural setting of the home.
SEASIDE CABIN IN AUSTRALIA
A lush, seaside property with total seclusion, this private cabin (opens in new tab) in New South Wales is perfect for couples looking to get away from it all – though Sydney Airport is under an hour away. It has a cosyindoor fireplace, and an idyllic porch with breathtaking viewsover water towards and the Pacific Ocean.
This downtown, boho-chicloft (opens in new tab) is everything you could ask for:hanging hammock chairs, warm finishes, and modern art that mimics the local downtown vibe, plus a 360-degree view of downtown Los Angeles. For those who don’t feel like leaving to check out the local scene, this lavish pad even has its own rooftop pool and spa.
LOFT LIVING IN BARCELONA
Located in the heart of Barcelona's oldest district, this 130-year-old loft (opens in new tab) has old Spanish charm with exposed brick walls, open beam ceilings and modern interiors. The Roy Lichtenstein print in the bathroom and the Roman statue print in the bedroom don't clash, but rather play into the art-inspired theme.
GREENHOUSE LOFT IN MILAN
Relax and unwind in this plant-filled, ultra modern loft (opens in new tab) in the fashion capital of Italy. Tucked away on a quiet street in the heart of Milan, you can enjoy the secluded vibe while easily enjoying the greatlocation in the Porta Venezia area. Inside, the green-tiled kitchen and bathroom add some serious interest to this Italian loft, while grays and whites keep things sleek and refined.
HILLSIDE HOME IN AUSTIN
Floor-to-ceiling windows and an expansive deck help to take in the breathtaking views of Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve from this hillside home in Austin, Texas (opens in new tab).It's perfect for experiencing nature, as it sits in a heavily wooded area known for lots of deer and small wildlife. If you want to dial things up, shops, restaurants and more are just 10 minutes away. Industrial-inspired interiorskeeps things uncluttered and sleek, while juxtaposing warm woods and leathers with metal finishes.
SAN FRANCISCO LOFT
This rooftop SanFran loft (opens in new tab) has it all; a cosy fireplace, a private outdoor deck with skyline views andnumerous restaurants, bars, live music and more, all in walking distance in the Mission District. The loft is charming, withangled ceilings and geometric features.
SHIKUMEN LOFT IN SHANGHAI
Get a taste of old Shanghai with this stylish, central apartment (opens in new tab).Exposed dark beams and grout play against the white finishes of the home for a cool, yet relaxing home away from home.
TREEHOUSE STUDIO IN AUSTRALIA
This quaint and charming 'treehouse' studio (opens in new tab)features high vaulted ceilings, transoms, sliding windows, an outdoor patio and custom steps made from reclaimed iron bark timber.The high vaulted ceilings and natural light of this loft create a relaxing open space.
ELEGANT STUDIO IN ROME
In a prime location with a stunning patio that overlooks St. Peter's Church, thiselegant Roman apartment ticks all kinds of mini-break boxes.
Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.
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