The holiday season is a busy time for travel. According to a NerdWallet survey conducted by The Harris Poll, half of Americans anticipate spending money on airline flights, hotels, and other travel expenses for the holidays this year. But even though this is tradition for many families, without strategic planning and a hefty budget, traveling during the busiest season of the year can cost quite the pretty penny. To combat this, many Americans are turning to alternative lodging options such as Airbnb. And judging by the more than 150 millions users that use popular platform for their booking needs, it’s clear that Airbnb is emerging as a favored choice for holiday accomodations.
Airbnb Announces ‘Most-Loved Homes’ List
As 2023 slowly comes to an end, many businesses take a look at their operations for the year and reflect on their successes. This is no different for rental giant, Airbnb.
Recently, the company revealed its plans to list the ‘Most-Loved Homes on Airbnb’ in a new platform feature called Guest Favorites. Guest Favorites highlights the top 2 million rental properties that garnered the highest ratings, reviews, reliability scores from other guests.
The new feature scores properties based on a comprehensive analysis of more than half a billion trips. Plus, nearly 2 out of every 3 ‘Guest Favorites’ are owned by Superhosts. This ensures Airbnb fans have an optimal experience not only as they explore but during their stay as well.
Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky explained the intention behind the new feature. “People often describe checking into an Airbnb as a ‘moment of truth’— when you find out if the home you booked meets your expectations, too often, it doesn’t. We’re changing that today. With Guest Favorites, revamped reviews, and the new Listings tab, you’ll now know exactly what to expect every time you book.”
The Most Loved Homes on Airbnb To Spark Your Design Imagination
Airbnb is a fan-favorite for a number of reasons. It’s convenient, it’s affordable, and you can support the local economy in the process. Plus, with the new ‘Guest Favorites’ feature roll-out, you can expect even more personalized recommendations for your future stays.
To see which destinations made the cut, here are five ‘most-loved’ homes that you can book on Airbnb now:
This Peaceful, Modern A-Frame Cabin with a View – Lake Arrowhead, CA
This picturesque 3-bedroom cabin is the perfect holiday retreat away from home. It features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a fantastic forest view. Watch the sun set as you enjoy dinner on the patio, or serve breakfast at the kitchen island that seats up to 6 people.
This Dreamy Palms Place Penthouse – Las Vegas Nevada
This modern penthouse is an absolute dream featuring a gorgeous panoramic view of the city. It includes a master bathroom, fully-stocked kitchen, luxury furniture, a steamroom, two jacuzzis, and a whole lot more. And for the party animals, it even comes with a Bluetooth stereo system plus five ceiling speakers so you can party without ever having to leave the penthouse.
This Entire Cabin Designed for a Good Time – Blue Ridge, Georgia
If you’re looking to let the good times roll this holiday season, check out this 3-bed, 3-bath cabin in Blue Ridge, Georgia. It features an outdoor party deck complete with bar seating and a fireplace for hosting friends and family. Plus, you can find a fully-equipped entertainment center including nostalgic arcade games, a pool table, — and of course, a smart TV!
This Luxury 2-Bedroom Apartment ft. a Skyline City/Water View – Midtown NYC, New York
Looking for a luxurious stay in a big city? Look no further than this New York apartment that boasts a fabulous view of the Manhattan skyline. Nestled smack dab in the heart of midtown New York, this 1,100 square foot rental unit features 2-beds and 2-baths — an ideal choice for couples or small groups. If you’ve never been to NYC, this place is a fabulous start as it provides stunning views of the city skyline, the Hudson River, the Empire State building, Times Square, and even New Jersey.
The Queen Sacrifice, A Townhouse at Galleria, Medical Center – Houston, Texas
For a peaceful, private getaway, take a look at this beautiful townhouse located in Houston, Texas. This 3-bed, 2-bath space comes with a fully-stocked kitchen, a dedicated work space, a washer and dryer, fast WIFI and smart TVs in each bedroom. Plus, it’s really close to the city’s most popular landmarks including the University of Houston, Rice University, Bush Intercontinental Airport, and a number of sports stadiums.
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