Live out your literary fantasies in these Airbnbs for just $17 a night
Want to make all your literary dreams come to life? Airbnb have conjured up an offer for book-lovers with the travel bug for World Book Day 2019. Ten gorgeous homes will be on offer for just US$17 (€19) a night (plus applicable taxes and charges), which is about the price of a decent-sized novel. Now which dream experience will you pick up?
The Great Gatsby — Bridgehampton, New York
Relive the party of the last century here, just with a better ending. Spend your time gazing at the ocean while sitting in the lap of luxury in this grand estate in the Hamptons. Relax in the heated saltwater pool…just not too much.
Available for $17 a night for May 10-12 and May 17-19.
Big Little Lies — Palm Beach, Australia
Take a break from the neighbourhood drama in this stunning beach house with views of the Barrenjoey Lighthouse. Clear your head with a short walk to the beach to clear your head or visit neighbouring Sydney.
$17 per night between May 17 – 19 and June 14 – 16.
Pippi Longstocking — Älmeshult, Sweden
Your childhood favourite made elegant retreat. Swim and fish in the nearby lake or enjoy a campfire as the night closes in. Room for five people so plan a tranquil getaway with plenty of space for fun for all the family.
$17 per night for May 17 – 19 and May 24 – 26.
The Notebook — New Bern, North Carolina
Yes, it can fit ten guests, but how about just two for a romantic break? You have 3.5 acres of lush grounds and private sandy beach all to yourself. If you do ever want to leave, there is biking, hiking, boating and paddling all in the nearby area.
$17 per night for May 19 – 22.
Pride and Prejudice — Chawton, England
Nestled in Jane Austen’s own hometown, this is the perfect base to go on rambling walks and retrace her footsteps and inspiration. Plus you might meet a handsome, proud stranger on those country laneways…
$17 per night for May 24 – 26 and June 14 – 16.
Charlotte’s Web — Cherryfield, Maine
Stay in a picturesque orchard in this historic barn that has undergone a very cosy makeover. Pick apples and blueberries by hand and spot local animals while going on hikes or visiting the lake. Guaranteed to turn anyone into an animal lover.
$17 per night for July 19-21.
Interview With the Vampire — New Orleans, Louisiana
Dripping in decaying opulence, this 1800s home looks like it’s straight out of a movie set. The perfect blend of new and old, you’ll have your own tropical garden to relax in and, when you are ready to see the sights – or seek some prey – you’ll be within walking distance to the French Quarter.
$17 per night for June 6 – 10.
The Handmaid’s Tale — Newton, Massachusetts
All of the comforts of a commander’s lifestyle with none of the dystopian horror. In an upmarket suburb of Boston, this extraordinary house is filled only with the finer things in life. One reviewer describes it like living in a “comfortable museum“.
$17 per night for May 9 – 13.
NW – Great London, England
Overlooking the leafy Queen’s Park area, this Victorian home will immerse you in the neighbourhood immortalised in Zadie Smith’s novel. The bright windows are perfect for your own spot of people-watching and maybe even character inspiration.
$17 per night for June 6-15.
Outlander — Edinburgh, Scotland
$17 per night for May 10-12 and July 5-7.
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