Airbnb Recommendations

Airbnb Recommendations


Jenny and I are frequent airbnb'ers. We've been to the following Airbnb's and would highly recommend them. Photos are taken directly from the listing but the descriptions are edited versions of our reviews post-stay.



Upstate New York



Rustic Country Barn

This was our very first Airbnb that we booked back in 2013! The barn is tucked away off the main road behind another building on the property. Big windows and two stories provide for a relaxing and quiet environment. The barn was perfect for two and had everything to make for a great trip.



Chic Converted Barn

The place is cozy, comfortable, and a wonderful place for a getaway or an extended stay. We spent the holidays here warmed by the wooden stove and under the moonlight from the multiple skylights. We didn't realize how spacious the upper space would be--there were an additional four beds that could sleep a whole family! The cabin is located close to the town of Hudson so day trips are super convenient.



Eco cottage, spectacular setting

This two-bedroom eco-cottage was wonderful. The house is very spacious, comfortable, and well designed. Clever details and fun artwork throughout make for inviting and warm place to lounge and hang out. The place would've accommodated a family or another couple with the second bedroom but was only myself and Jenny for our stay.



The Shack in Narrowsburg! 

Very charming place 'shack' outfitted with fun items such as a felt bear rug from the owner's houseware design shop. The fireplace and huge windows made for a cozy spot to see the first snowfall of the winter. There's also a second simply appointed cottage in the back, but it only has a bed (no bathroom, kitchen etc). 



Beaver Brook Lodge

We stayed at this lakefront cabin over a long weekend--a few adventurous ice fishers on the frozen lake and the surrounding pillowy snow made a perfect backdrop for our quiet stay. The cute kitchen was stocked with all necessary equipment and the TV room / second bedroom downstairs was great for watching some binge-worthy television.


Ulster Park

Gorgeous, modern home in upstate NY

This three bedroom, two bathroom modern home is perfect for a big group. We stayed here with my parents and my brother's family (infant included) so the open floor plan was perfect for socializing while preparing meals. The extra-large dining table was also great and enormous windows frame the lovely landscaping and picturesque views of the yard. Although the house is much closer to the road and neighbors than we had anticipated, there were absolutely no noise disturbances and the thoughtful design of the home helps you forget the road is even there. The house is conveniently located equidistant to Kingston (make sure to visit the Saturday Farmer's market!) and New Paltz where we got to stop by a fun orchard and cidery.



Victory Farmhouse

The Victory Farmhouse is a charmingly renovated farmhouse originally built in the mid-1800's. It's owned by friends who have an impeccable eye for mid-century modern design. 

(this one is technically not Airbnb but available through Red Cottage)


Outside of NY

Mexico City

Apartment 1 of 4 with green terrace in Roma Norte

Hidden on the top floor of a quiet street in Mexico City is architect Alex's lovely apartment, which was designed by himself and is actually the first passive house in all of Latin America. The aesthetic is both charming and industrial: exposed structure, OSB, and DIY elements give it a fun and playful atmosphere. The best part is the roof deck which almost as large as the apartment and is filled with plants and light, enjoyable at any time of the day or night.


Joshua Tree

Dome in the Desert in Joshua Tree

Located in the beautifully alien landscape of the California desert, Kathrin and Brian’s Dome is the type of magical experience you will continue to talk about. The Dome is serene, comfortable, and full of personality and charm. The Dome is located a quick drive from Joshua Tree National Park, yet is tucked away from the main road so you can enjoy the night stars in solace.



Right in downtown

This flat was so much fun. In addition to being so stylish and lovingly decorated, it's located in a quiet residential part of town with lots of great cafes and stores nearby. 

Wish List

Here's a few that we haven't actually been to, but have been recommended or just look awesome!



The Hunter Greenhouse

I first came across this Airbnb on Apartment Therapy where it's accurately described as a 'Wishfully Minimalist, Hopelessly Maximalist" Catskills Cabin'. With three bedrooms, it looks great for a small group of friends.



Brushland's Owl Nest

This minimal cabin comes recommended by friends at Brunette Wine bar in Kingston (see their upstate recommendations in VinePair). 



Lumberland Cabin

This place looks incredibly cozy. It's also owned by the photographer of Cabin Porn, an awesome collection of cabins across America.

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The Glass House

At 180 sq ft, this Airbnb is tiny–but the big windows and design makes it seem like you're surrounded by nature. 



Zink Cabin

Black, white, and wood from the design duo at JaegerSloan Studio