Earlier this week we published an article titled "You & 13 Mates Can Rent This Phuket Villa From $87 Each Per Night" and that article made me want to do two things:
1. Book a ticket to Phuket ASAP.
2. Do some research as to whether it's possible to do the same sort of thing in other places around the world.
Good news: it is. Here are 10 surprisingly affordable luxury rentals from the Almafi Coast to the Loire Valley to New Zealand to New York to a whole lot of places in between. Airbnb is an amazing way to waste a lot of time.
Italy's Almafi Coast
Location: Campania, Italy
Number of People: 13
Price per Person: $41
If you're thinking views like this for $41 a night per person seem too good to be true, we're in the same boat. However, according to 5-star reviews across the board on Airbnb, this actually exists and its just as stunning in person as it looks in pictures.
France's Loire Valley
Location: Beaulieu sur Loire, Centre, France - The Loire Valley
Number of People: 22
Price per Person: $76
I suppose if you're going to go to France's Loire Valley, you might as well stay in a castle. Well, technically two castles with a swimming pool, bowling green, tennis court and multiple dining rooms to boot.
Location: Downtown Dublin
Number of People: 8
Price per Person: $50
Dubbed "The Liam Neeson Suite" because its situated on Dublin’s famous Leeson Street, this Airbnb townhouse offers space, charm and convenience with a classic flair. It boasts a private garden and patio area and is walking distance from the pubs, restaurants, and sights of downtown Dublin.
Queenstown, New Zealand
Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Number of People: 13
Price per Person: $65
A three-level apartment walking distance from downtown Queenstown is a hard deal to turn down, particularly when it comes at a price tag around $65. Complete with a jacuzzi and mountain views.
Da Nang, Vietnam
Location: Da Nang, Vietnam
Number of People: 17
Price per Person: $37
A villa with beach views and its own pool in case you don't feel like walking to the beach for a swim. Also walking distance from Da Nang and a drive away from Hoi An.
New York, USA
Location: New York, New York
Number of People: 10
Price per Person: $35
In a city notorious for prices higher than its skyscrapers, it's pretty crazy to find something that actually fits the bill for affordable. This Chelsea apartment does that and more with its prime location on Broadway, walking distance from tons of restaurants and bars.