Our Labor Day weekend plans involve a lot of daydreaming about time spent in faraway lands. That said, jet-setting overseas is not always the most budget-friendly of ventures. Enter Airbnb. Our defacto source for exotic home-away-from-homes that are both wildly affordable and unequivocally unique. To that tune, we've cultivated out ultimate wish list of retreats. Since the end of summer kicks up some of the best weather of the year, many of these distinctive getaways are all about embracing the great outdoors.
From a summer ski palace to a Geo Dome in the Catskills, we combed coast to coast for our very favorite swoon-worthy locations. The best part? They won't break your wallet. Take a break from the daily grind and dive into our world tour of affordable Airbnb vacation spots for Labor Day weekend. Whether you're looking to go off-grid completely or just bask in the lap of luxury, these mini escapes are tailor cut to fit any agenda. We'll race you to the booking calendar.
Glamping gets an easy yes in our book. This Malibu Safari Tent retreat boasts all the secluded sophistication of an African-style escape. The roomy canvas tent setup even features an en-suite bath and solar heated shower. Location wise, you'll be nestled into a canyon surrounded by the wonder of nature. This is how you recharge.
Located on London's iconic Cheyne Walk in Chelsea, the Rudyard Kipling houseboat is a panoramic haven of picturesque views and gorgeous natural light. Stay onboard for some R&R or venture outside for a quick walk to the shops, restaurants, and bars of nearby Kings Road. It's all very Sleepless In Seatle, with an exotic across the pond twist.
Get a group of friends to go in on a palatial Hamptons spread. This self-professed perfect location is aptly named by our standards. One of the largest properties in Sag Harbour Village, it features a 60-foot long heated gunite pool. There's really nothing more to say. We're all in.
Cultivate a Tarzan moment courtesy of this Atlanta treehouse. A suite of three rooms nestled amongst the trees and woodland foliage, the property is surprisingly just minutes from downtown. Recently featured on Treehouse Masters' Ultimate Treehouses, it's a nature lover's dream come true.
Cooking, hiking, swimming, and a visit to the local Farmer's Market...are you sold yet? We're daydreaming of this Upstate Geo Dome abode situated in Woodridge, a rural community located in the southern Catskill mountains. This is the ultimate respite from New York City's hustle.
This curated petit space in Venice, California features an open outdoor shower and a cozy back cottage. It's also located near Abbott Kinney, one of our favorite neighborhoods to shop for incredible vintage and artisan-crafted finds. An escape to the West Coast beach city is always a good idea.
Want a social media detox? I can personally testify it works wonders for gaining some much-needed perspective. If that sounds desirable, look no further than this Off-Grid Earthship. Located just outside of Taos, New Mexico, it's the other-wordly abode we're currently coveting.
Close out the summer with an idyllic jaunt to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This summer cabin located minutes from the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort ski area is framed by the majestic beauty of the Grand Teton National Park. Sustainably built and LEED certified, it's quite literally as good as it gets.