Here at Girls Getaways, we are constantly on the lookout for unique places to stay when travelling. One of the most important factors is authenticity... We’re chasing new experiences that make us feel like locals.
Naturally, we’ve searched and searched (and searched some more) and here are our Top 5 Airbnb picks that have us dialing our girls for another getaway. Add these to your bucketlist and get saving. Enjoy the wanderlust dreams...
1. Pink House - Barcelona, Spain
We’re crazy about this pinked up house, only 15 minutes away from Barcelona’s city centre, full of tapas and vibrant nightlife. However, if you were more inclined to stay in... we wouldn’t blame you! A lazy day in the sun with your girls at the private pool, complete with day beds and an entertaining area, would be a must at this divine getaway. We also couldn’t go pass the pink fridge - a perfect home for the bubbly!
2. The Seashell House - Isla Mujeres, Mexico
She sells seashells by the seashore… and why not stay in a seashell by the seashore? Fulfilling every girl’s childhood dream of becoming a Princess of the Sea, evoking memories from seashell bikini tops in The Little Mermaid. Surely they custom make somewhere on the world wide web?! The views out to the Caribbean Sea are unlike any other, but our favourite part of the listing is its location - Isla Mujeres - Spanish for “Island of Women”. How appropriate!
3. Borgia Castle - Umbria, Italy
Every woman deserves a bit of quality time with her best girlfriends. Wouldn’t it be great if that quality time was to be found in Umbria, Italy? Rolling hills, olive groves and everlasting vineyards work wonders for nourishing the soul. We know where we want to stay when we visit Umbria... this enchanting castle on the hills, which once belonged to the famous Borgia family. So much to do and see in this sunny side of Italy! Exploring medieval towns, bike riding in farming villages or tasting some of Italy’s finest foods. All of which can be done with a glass of vino in hand, of course. Cheers!
4. Villa Champak - Ko Samui, Thailand
On the hunt for our Top 5 Airbnb picks, sometimes we stumbled across those listings, which we thought were a bit too dreamy. This Koh Samui villa was one of them - but it was just too divine not to make the list! All five bedrooms join to form a courtyard surrounding an oasis-style pool that leads to your private sandy white beach that you call home for the entirety of your stay. There’s just something about slowing down the pace of life, being with your girls and treating yourself to the ocean’s treasures. There was nothing like this when Jen honeymooned there 25 years ago… She might have to go for round two!
5. Paris Palais - Paris, France
This Parisian-style apartment is located in a 16th century building, just a short walk to the greatest art museum in the world - The Louvre. Grab your girlfriends and get lost in the art or in the charming alleyways. According to the reviews, some of the most delightful macarons can be tasted in the alleyway cafes just off Saint Honoré. YUMMM!
So there’s our Top 5 Airbnb picks! The reason we love them so much is because they help us to create moments - moments of feeling like a local, moments of pure indulgence and moments of true laughter with the girls.
We’re collecting moments, not things.
Cara Team GG Social Butterfly x
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