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Jul 21, 2023

13 Luxury Long

By Adrienne Jordan For those of us still longing for a digital nomad lifestyle, what could be more fun than an extended vacation in one of the best long-term Airbnb rentals? Places like Panama,

By Adrienne Jordan

For those of us still longing for a digital nomad lifestyle, what could be more fun than an extended vacation in one of the best long-term Airbnb rentals? Places like Panama, Estonia, Costa Rica and Paris are made all the more special when you have a luxurious space to return to after a day of exploration. Not to mention, design features like wrap-around balconies allow you to take in the sights before even leaving your living room. Depending on the destination, you may come across solar-powered units or treehouse-style constructions. The common denominator among these properties is that these Airbnb hosts cater to the long-haul traveler who likes to have more amenities than typical short-term stays. Here are 13 of our favorites around the world.

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Views of the Caribbean Sea while lounging in a private pool? Yes, please. The archipelago of islands Bocas del Toro, Panama, are home to a luxury long-stay gem: The island of Bastimentos and the Red Frog Resort. Book a long-term stay in one of their high-end villas, like this two bedroom unit that comes fully stocked with a chef’s kitchen, in-unit laundry, and upscale amenities like the private pool and personal golf cart to get around the jungly property.

Take a seaside break along the beautiful Baja California peninsula in Mexico. La Paz is a home away from home getaway for those who love outdoor excursions—you can walk or bike the malecón (boardwalk), shop arts and crafts markets, or dive and snorkel with whales and sea lions. We think the Vista Coral condo is a fitting luxury stay in La Paz. Picture crisp and airy design elements, stainless steel appliances in a chef-style kitchen, and upscale amenities like a sprawling private deck, jacuzzi, and BBQ grill. Take advantage of the king-size bed in one bedroom, two queen beds in the other, and convenient beach access leading from the front entrance.

Planted on the island of Exuma in the Bahamas, the Starlight Villa at Fowl Cay is a fitting choice for those that like to be surrounded by nature as they fall asleep. The villa is composed of three treehouse-style pods that are connected by decks. The floor-to-ceiling windows afford sweeping tropical views of the island’s Major Harbor area. This vacation rental is equipped with a full kitchen; outdoor grill area; patio furniture; and indoor and outdoor showers.

Next on our list of stays is one of the best long-term Airbnbs in Paris. Whether you’re choosing to spend time on a solo trip in France, living the digital nomad life, or exploring the city for a visit with friends and family, the Summer House in Paris is cozy and intimate. The three-level home contains three bedrooms and six beds—including ample space for visitors (especially when you consider the rooftop terrace with a dining table for four and lounge chairs to catch vitamin D).

When you’re going on vacation with a large group of family or friends, a five-bedroom Airbnb in Jamaica fits the bill—especially when the accommodation has sweeping ocean views and a strip of private beach. The bedrooms have beautiful four poster beds, workspaces, tropical themed bedding, and expansive windows in the en suite bathrooms for gazing while washing up. Lounge chairs at the private pool and on the beach ensure you’re catching the Jamaican sunset in comfort.

Check-in to this whimsical two-bedroom terra-cotta villa in Costa Rica where most of the interior furniture is built from acacia wood. The property is perfect for an extended stay with its neutral designed beds, couches, and dining sets in the living area. Meanwhile, the wooden piping along the exterior doors and roof gives a serene touch throughout the living space.

Overlooking Clifton Bay in Cape Town, the Cliffside Villa offers the opportunity to soak away a day’s adventures in the jacuzzi or have breakfast while the sun comes up over the hilly vista. The design elements are crafted by local artists and the light and airy furnishings complement the elevated construction. The solar-powered home also has a lap pool that faces the mountain as well as a private garden with olive trees to relax or have dinner with friends and family. Another benefit to the location is that you can walk straight to the beach.

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If your wish is an upscale West Coast vacation with family or friends, then a stately Victorian home fitting up to nine guests in four bedrooms is the way to go. Tastefully furnished with ornate mirrors, leather couches, and faux sheepskin rugs, this Airbnb feels instantly welcoming. Not to mention the amenities are also comprehensive: flat screen TVs, a chef-style kitchen, central AC, an in-unit washer and dryer, and off-street parking should you need it.

The town of Maidla is only 45 minutes away from Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Planted in the middle of the Estonia wetlands, you wake up to sounds of birds calling and breezes passing through the native plants. The Käbi tiny house is one of the accommodations offered by the Maidla Manor and is equipped with all of the essentials for an upscale, nature-based vacation. The design-forward space has huge picture windows and an indoor jacuzzi, perfect for two, where you can watch the sunset.

Enjoy Baja California’s craggy cliffs, barking sea lions, and scenic vistas from this three-bedroom beachfront villa with stunning views of the Sea of Cortez. The standout design feature of this Airbnb is the the beautiful tilework in blue, red, and green located in the bathroom showers, with vanities that give a cheery sense of place. Don’t forget to take advantage of this Superhost’s perks: Complimentary bikes that come with the Airbnb as well as a private pool to cool off in. The property is also a short drive to several lesser-visited beaches.

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This modern home in San Diego is complete with sweeping views of downtown Point Loma and the Bay. Coming off of the pandemic, the luxury property is appointed with all of the comforts of home, like a full kitchen, washer/dryer unit, and soaking tubs in the full bathrooms. You can even choose to stay in the pool casita also located on site, which houses a full bed.

A quick one-hour drive from Montreal will land you at this upscale residence in Quebec. The chalet was designed by Jean Gagnier and evokes the best feelings of alpine living—from the outdoor fire pit to the steamy on-site hot tub. The home is furnished in an earth-toned palette—cream-colored couches and chaises in the living room and wooden chairs that complement the black wood dining table. Feeling sore from activities? The third bathroom in the house has a soaking tub perfect for melting stress away.

Last but certainly not least on our list of long-term Airbnb rentals, enjoy a scenic vacation at this Auckland Airbnb located in the heart of the Wynyard Quarter. The three-bedroom unit has double balconies so you can catch the sunrise while taking in your local cup of Joe. In the kitchen, there is European hardware, Italian fittings, and German appliances. You can have a snack at the French bistro style dining area or choose to eat out at one of the many restaurants that are located within walking distance. The property is also perfect for groups as it has a sizable family room where games can be played or movies can be watched at the end of a long day.

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