Go for the Fun Rental – A Houseboat, Loft or Stone Cottage
Why settle for ordinary, when your accommodation could be spectacular? For us, a highlight of our Amsterdam trip was staying on a houseboat in a canal. The living room featured a grand piano, and the windows opened onto the canal, which was handy for feeding the ducks and swans. Boats went by – we waved, they tooted their horns. This fun rental was one of our best memories of Amsterdam.
In Berlin, our artist’s loft in the trendy Kreuzberg area was 10 times the size of a hotel room, and much more fun. On a recent trip to the American south, we stayed in a perfect little stone cottage in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
Try the Fun Alternatives. Look to Airbnb, VRBO or Flipkey
There are many interesting rental choices all around the world, all backed by reputable agencies. In addition to Airbnb, check out VRBO (Vacation Rentals By Owners) or Flipkey which is owned by TripAdvisor.
And don’t settle for the ordinary. Heck, you could be staying in a glass tree house in a Tuscan forest, a Scottish castle, or a windmill in Santorini. Go for the fun, life is short!
Tips For First Time Renters
Look at our article Airbnb? Avoid These Mistakes, Rent Like a Boss! for the Top 12 tips to make sure you get the perfect rental.
Is It Time to Try Airbnb? We love it. Lots of choice, interesting neighborhoods, and the cost a fraction of a hotel room. We also like having a kitchen to make our own breakfast, snacks and meals. If you’re new to Airbnb, click here to get $50 CDN off your first stay.