NOBODY is falling for the glamour of hotel rooms anymore. The global lifestyle of today’s millennials has paved the way for concepts of homes away from home, which makes perfect sense, what with travel becoming so much more than just about vacation. Here is a list of the most luxuriously furnished dream home-stays around the country listed on AirBnB.
1. La Belle Vie
Located in the Lake District of Uttarakhand, this fairy-tale stone cottage offers stunning views of the Naukuchiatal Lake as you nestle within its Scandinavian style minimalist warm wood interiors. With its smooth, cosy interiors as picturesque as the views, this cottage literally allows you to live the beautiful life. That private sit-out in the garden is to die for.
Book this cottage here.
2. Rosie’s Homestay in Udaipur
Perched on one of the banks of Lake Pachola, Rosie’s is an ethnic style space built right into the regal architectural horizon of Udaipur. The interiors are eccentric, with layers of ethnic patterns, art and treasures, and is perfect for a low-key honeymoon getaway. You’re sure to find a delightful surprise around every corner!
Book this stay here.
3. Shobla Pine Royale
If you, like me, think that the Himalayas are literally heaven on earth, this is the ideal vacation spot for you. A traditional Himalayan style pine cottage, it overlooks the river Beas and the Jogni waterfalls. It is located out of the bustle of tourist-infested Manali and is a cosy, cosy, serene stay.
Book this dream cottage here.
4. Rent a Palace in Jaipur
Yes, that’s right, you can now rent out your own little mahal for a royal vacation. Nazarbagh is a 12 bedroom affair surrounded by lush gardens brimming with exotic bloom. The palace itself is built in the Rajputana and Mughal style of architecture, and offers a truly luxurious vacation.
Rent your palace here!
5. Riverside Chalet in Goa
This 4 bedroom chalet is a steal at Rs. 6800 a night. It almost floats on the Mandovi river, the largest freshwater body in Goa, and promises a nice, lazy vacation with family or friends. With the lower decks opening onto the patio, and the other rooms opening out into wooden decks, the cottage offers a panoramic view of the river, St. Peter’s Bay and the surrounding islands.
Book your vacation chalet here.
6. Serendipity House in Goa
So the beachbum’s Goa reigns all notions of vacations in the holiday spot, but haven’t you ever been tempted to explore the state’s colorful colonial architecture? Well, I’m certainly hooked, and this lush, historic Portugese villa 20 minutes out of Panjim looks like my next holiday spot.
Book your heritage home here.
7. Singtom Tea Resort, Darjeeling
Surrounded by lush tiers of tea gardens all around, the Singtom Tea Resort is steeped in the colourful history of Darjeeling, and its interiors carry these marks. Head out to this charming vacation stay for a serene breath of the Himalayan foothills.
Book a stay at the resort here.
8. Heritage Apartment at Hauz Khas
An unlikely location for a heritage apartment- the party district of South Delhi, only makes this rental all that better. The apartment features minimalist upholstery and decor in the traditional Rajasthani style, lending the place an ambiance that it quietly opulent.
Book this property here.
9.Pristine Mediterranean Cottage in Goa
I cannot seem to say this enough, it seems, if you haven’t experienced the uniqueness of colonial Goa, you’re missing out! This particular cottage features the fusion of coast-side Indian and Portuguese styles that makes Goa so unique.
Book this cottage here.
10. Lake View Hut
This is another unlikely spot located in the heart of South Delhi, isolated enough to offer you a peaceful stay with sweeping views of the lake, and everything located at a few minutes’ walk away.
Book a room here.