Alabama: a beachside condo along the Gulf Shore
Via Airbnb.com Sure, you could spend the day hitting up the area's many restaurants and shopping sites, but considering the condo is literally steps away from the glistening Gulf Shore waters, we wouldn't blame you if you had a different plan in mind. The property's on-site pool is perfect for a dip after dark, and when it's time for bed, the condo comfortably accommodates six guests. Rates start at $84 a night. Also check out these surprisingly affordable beach vacations.
Alaska: a cozy log cabin in Fairbanks
Centered around wildlife and hiking trails in Fairbanks, it's easy to see why this cozy cabin is already heavily booked through the first quarter of 2018. And though visitors can view the Northern Lights from its front porch, the pros don't come without sacrifice. The property is listed as a "dry-cabin" (aka it doesn't come equipped with indoor bathrooms), but a detached outhouse is available for use. Starting at $85 a night, the property can accommodate up to four guests. And you may want to choose to stay in Alaska because residents are paid over $1,000 every year to live there.
Arizona: an A-frame mountain view cabin in a forest
Bordering Coconino National Forest, the home is tiny with room to accommodate only four guests, but the breathtaking mountain views and 1.5 acres of property make up for what the interior lacks. Prepare to unplug while you're here: The property doesn't have a phone, Internet, or cable/satellite TV, but it's stocked with plenty of books and board games, so you'll never be bored. Rates start at $109 per night, and if you're looking to book, don't hesitate—the property is already largely reserved through the first half of 2018.
Arkansas: a cabin in the Ozarks
Via Airbnb.com This vintage-style A-Frame cabin lies at the heart of Arkansas' famed Ozark Mountains, and with 20 acres of rolling green meadows, the setting is equally secluded as it is striking. Inside, solid oak flooring and an open floor plan bring the spirit of the rustic outside in. The cabin accommodates six guests, and rates begin at $109. Don't miss these gorgeous castles you can rent on Airbnb.
California: a private LA pool house
If you can't decide between visiting Hollywood, Glendale, Burbank, or Pasadena, we have good news: This luxe escape is no more than 20 minutes away from each destination. And after a long day of exploring, a cozy poolside garden and hot tub will welcome you home. Booking fees start at $135 a night, but good luck finding an open weekend—the home is already reserved for most of 2018, so here are some of the nation's best value hotels.
Colorado: an 1880s carriage house in Curtis Park
This quirky city-side retreat once served as a home for horses, but the 19th century structure has since been revamped with a cozy industrial-chic interior that sleeps three. Laze the day away on the outdoor hammock or take a dip in the hot tub, and when you're ready to explore, plenty of restaurants and craft breweries are just a short walk away. Available dates through 2018 are already sparse, but if you do find an opening, fares start at $133 a night.
Connecticut: a private island in East Hampton
Via Airbnb.comCall up 35 of your favorite family members because this lakefront Connecticut property is almost too good to be true. The private island includes five guest houses, all with full kitchens (so you can easily separate Uncle Johnny and Cousin Jim). And when the family's not fighting, take a swim in the lake, kayak, or throw down a game of volleyball, badminton, or croquet. Prices start at $250 per night, but ultimately will depend on the number of guests and cabins you plan to rent. For more family fun, check out the best family travel destinations in each state.
Delaware: a condo on Bethany Beach
Via Airbnb.comIf you're looking for the ultimate beach retreat, this Bethany Beach condo for two might pique your interest. Located in a resort community, amenities like tennis courts, pools, beach, and shuttle service to and from the beach are all available for your use. Rates start at $110 per night.
Florida: paradise in Biscayne Park
Via Airbnb.comStanding at just 500 square feet, this small studio sleeps two, but with a tropical poolside garden, tiki hut, and pergola just steps from your personal living space, you won't be spending much time indoors. Accommodating hosts are happy to provide bikes, making local adventures (like a trip to the nearby beach) a little more approachable. Rates for this Biscayne Park paradise start at $95 per night, and dates for 2018 are already starting to fill up. For more beautiful Airbnb escapes, see the most picturesque lighthouses you can rent on Airbnb.
Georgia: a secluded tree house in Atlanta
Via Airbnb.com You may have seen this whimsical tree house before (or at the very least, in your dreams). The romantic retreat for two has received much attention since it was named Airbnb's most wished-for listing in the world, and with three separate spaces set between lush woods, the accolades are warranted. Best of all, the property is just minutes from downtown Atlanta—despite its intimacy and seclusion. Rates start at $375 a night, but if you're ready to drop that card, you may have to wait until March 2018 for additional calendar dates to be released.