Airbnb is fast becoming one of our go-to options when looking for accommodations in a foreign city, and it is definitely one of the best travel companion websites for travellers looking to experience the life of locals in a city. With over 1.5 million listings on Airbnb worldwide, here are some of the most breathtaking and luxurious Airbnb apartments around the world that one can expect to feel like a royalty in.
1. Slemish House Spa & Retreat (Broughshane, Ireland)
A luxurious 5000 sq ft 5-bedroom villa, Slemish House offers panoramic views of the Braid valley and the Slemish mountain. With amenities including a large open-plan kitchen, 12m x 6m swimming pool, sauna and steam room along with 6 bedrooms, this is one luxurious apartment to stay at in Broughshane, Ireland. The luxury villa is available for booking here.
2. Water View Mansion (Canterbury, West Vancouver, Canada)
Overlooking the oceans, this 5700 sq ft luxury mansion offers more than just a breathtaking panoramic view. With 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, the three-storey luxury home also features an outdoor pool, jacuzzi, steam room and a massive designer kitchen suited for chilling with friends over some drinks. This modern and minimalistic mansion is available for booking here.
3. Loft Studio (Barcelona, Spain)
The 8000 sq feet two-storey loft studio is located in the heart of Barcelona, making it the ideal place to stay in for city dwellers and shopping enthusiasts. This luxurious loft studio has also been featured in a number of architecture magazines for its brick walls, bold elements and unique artworks displayed in every corner. The loft studio is available for booking here.
4. South Iceland Family Cottage (Selfoss, South Iceland)
Located near a river and mountains, the 700 sq ft family cottage has almost no other apartments in close vicinity and is a relaxing and quite respite for the ones seeking a break from the busy urban lifestyle. Accommodating up to 6 adults and 1 child, the modern 3-bedroom cottage is not to be fooled by its smaller space as it allows an unobstructed view of the Northern Lights in winter. The cottage is available for booking here.
5. Le Marais Luxurious Loft (Le Marais, Paris, France)
Facing the Picasso Museum, this 2100 sq ft loft is housed in a vintage building from the 17th century. Despite the vintage facade, the loft looks every bit luxurious and modern with a Copenhagen-inspired interior. With 3 bedrooms, the two-storey loft can accommodate 5 to 6 adults perfectly and is perfect for the art lovers. The loft is available for booking here.
6. Panoramic View Loft (New York, United States)
Offering a full 360º view of the New York city, the loft features 30 windows that allows one to see points of interest including Empire State Building, Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges and the East River. With only 1 bedroom available that houses 2 guests, this is a perfect apartment for a romantic couple-only getaway in the bustling New York city. The NY loft is available for booking here.
7. Luxury Chelsea Penthouse (Chelsea, London)
Featuring an open space roof terrace with a spectacular view, the luxurious penthouse offers a beautiful view over London. Occupying the entire top floor of the building, the 3 bedroom penthouse includes other amenities such as reception room, study room, roof terrace with BBQ and fireplace, and is located only a stone’s throw away from the popular streets of London. The penthouse is available for booking here.
8. Beachfront Ocean View Villa (Canggu, Bali, Indonesia)
Just a two minute walk away from a variety of restaurants, the stunning villa is easily accessible and just a stone’s throw away from the famous Echo beach. One can expect incredible mountain and ocean views from the villa’s roof top, which offers amenities including a cinema room, spacious swimming pool and even a lily pond with koi fishes – truly a villa fit for royals. This villa is available for booking here.