My top 10 airbnbs – dream places around the world

I am a heavy airbnb user since 2010. I soon started to appreciate the luxury and unique experience the platform and its wonderful hosts are offering and almost made it a hobby to browse the site for new accommodations. And so during my last vacation in Greece I was reflecting a bit which I would consider as the best airbnbs I’ve stayed in the past 5 years. So here is a list based on criteria that are most important to me like cleanliness, friendliness of the host, landscape, uniqueness, relaxation and overall experience. If you are not yet on airbnb you can get a 23€ discount by registering via this link.

    1. Maison au fond des bois / Provence / France: Super lovely hosts, beautiful countryside, tasteful interior, extremely clean, very quiet and a super beautiful Thai meditation pavilion makes this airbnb my absolut favorite.
    2. Thano’s Caldera Cave Studio / Santorini / Greece: Oh what a view. This airbnb comes with the most stunning view on the caldera someone can wish for. The studio itself belongs to an artist and is therefor super tasteful decorated and the property manager is an extremely lovely and helpful greek person named Christos. An affordable jewel in the middle of overpriced and touristic Santorini.
    3. Le Manoir Equivocal 止园 / Burgundy / France: Our wedding destination and therefor a bit of a non objective choice but I know that all our guests where stunned by the place as well and the owners were the most lovely and easy going french couple we could have wished for. I can just say the view from there on the fields and countryside is wedding picture material. 😉
    4. Friendship Villa / Southern Province / Sri Lanka: A befriended Sri Lankan family and an Austria couple manage and run this unique accommodation in Sri Lanka. The standard their is top, the rooms super clean and the hospitality touching and unforgettable. Please promise me to take a cooking lesson with Rassika. You will think about this food for the rest of your life.
    5. Jasmin the artist house / Santorini / Greece: I had a couple of amazing and lovely hosts at airbnb but I have to say Frederika was definitely one of those who I will remember for the rest of my life. I felt like in the garden of Eden at her beautiful garden and was taken care of as if I would have been family. I had a hard time leaving at the end. My little oases and hide away from the busy and touristic rest of Santorini.
    6. Little paradise / Southern Province / Sri Lanka: Really lovely food, an almost private beach and a great interior made this place unforgettable
    7. Art and Creation, le bourge / Auvergne / France: Jaap and Ahmed are wonderful hosts and the house in the middle of the hills in France has such a wonderful and artistic flair that you can really relaxe and let go. We especially enjoyed the dinners together with them and some other like minded guests.
    8. Splendid little flat on 2 floors / Montreal / Canada: Ralph ist not just a fantastic host he also became a wonderful friend after our stay at his beautiful and well decorated little nest in Montreal. My Montreal secret tip.
    9. Berlin countryside retreat / Brandenburg / Berlin: Sophie created a beautiful and relaxing countryside get away from Berlin which we enjoyed together with our cat Lily. She was so refreshing easy going about us bringing our cat that we were really touched and thankful and felt like home the moment we entered the house.
    10. a UNIQUE place in town / Vienna / Austria: Cosy, minimal and somehow extremely relaxing. this is how I would describe the studio of Odile in Vienna. After booking this place for myself I recommended it to my stepfather who had his first experience with airbnb at the time and was extremely positiv surprised.

And of course also a loooong list of places I still want to visit:

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