There’s a lot to love about AirBnb. Often, it’s the reasonable prices and availability. Sometimes, it’s the advantage of staying with locals, and getting their perspective on your destination. Other times, AirBnbs are amazing because of the incredibly unique properties they are. From castles to cabins, AirBnb offers a huge array of flat out amazing vacation rentals. If you’re traveling in New England, the options are pretty darn great. You don’t have to sort through the 1000s of stunning New England rentals to find the best, however. We’ve compiled a list of 15 of the best properties we’ve found. These spots are a MUST-BOOK. Read on to discover the epic accommodation that you could rent for your next New England vacation.
Can you believe this adorable tiny house can sleep five people? It’s true! The Apple Blossom Cottage is beyond adorable, and is beautifully outfitted to meet all your needs. Located in southwestern Vermont, the cabin is tucked away in the woods, with easy access to Stratton Mountain (for ski lovers), shopping in Manchester, VT, and plenty of hikes and outdoor adventures. This sweet spot might be the cutest tiny house AirBnb Vermont has.
You don’t need a private house or apartment to find an amazing New England vacation rental. Rhode Island has a huge number of amazing AirBnb options. If you’ve ever wanted to stay in a life size dollhouse, this Rhode Island AirBnb could be perfect for you. It’s incredible! With so many vintage details and decor to rival any antique store, this home will be your home away from home. A private room can suit 2, so book in for a quick and affordable Providence getaway.
We actually stayed at this AirBnb in May of 2018. Located in Westbrook, this beautiful place is just outside of Portland, Maine. The space is absolutely gorgeous; little vintage touches everywhere, and a lovely combination of antique and modern design. Host Peter has clearly put a lot of love and work into his property, and it shows. He’s also a fantastic host and great to talk to. No joke, best AirBnb host we’ve ever had.
There’s plenty of room for two or even three people to stay in this suite, and Peter has another AirBnb space onsite, too. Enjoy the lush backyard, preferably with a beer and a fire. The location of this rental is ideal, because you can easily take an Uber or Lyft to downtown Portland and not have to worry about parking. Or if you’d prefer to drive, it’s about 10-15 minutes to downtown.
Peter’s property seems super popular, so good luck getting a booking! If you go, tell him Amy and Nathan sent you!
Have you ever wanted to stay at a working cattle farm? Now’s your chance! This is an AirBnb New Hampshire should be proud of. The 36 acre Miles Smith Farm was founded in the 1830s and still functioning today. This special property has scenic views and a bevy of Scottish highland cattle. According to the site, “Our Scottish Highlander cattle are so tame we ride them. You can too!” Ok! Sign me up!
We cannot get over how enchanting this cottage is. Like something out of a fairytale (or a Hobbit village) this place oozes romance and charm. This is a somewhat famous place—it used to be a sculptor’s summer studio and is set in the artsy, nature-filled Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. With a canopied bed and all the amenities you need, this would be ideal for a summer getaway or honeymoon stay. Plus, you can roam the lovely grounds and swim in a refreshing pond a couple of miles away. Ah, what a dream!
Could there be a more quintessential New England AirBnb than a lighthouse? Staying in a lighthouse AirBnb is true bucket list accommodation. There are actually several New England lighthouses you could stay in, but this Massachusetts one has incredible views and beautiful decor. We just love it.
The Cape Cod location is great for a summer getaway, and the lighthouse can fit up to 8 guests. With 360 degree views of the ocean, we’re pretty sure you’ll want to stay more than just a few days. This just might be the best AirBnb Massachusetts has to offer!
I don’t know about you, but a castle is pretty much the #1 type of New England vacation rental we’d like to stay in. The storybook castle in Connecticut looks like a dream come true. Play out your King Arthur fantasies in this stunning property just 20 minutes from Hartford. The grounds are spacious and the bedrooms themed. Refurbished by an artist in the early 2000s this is one epic AirBnb.
Six guests can comfortably stay in this 3 bedroom castle, a Connecticut AirBnb that is undoubtedly super popular with visitors. Make sure to keep your eye out for the gargoyle.
About 10 miles of the coast of Portland, Maine, lies Chebeaugue Island. This is a quiet spot to escape the city’s hustle and bustle, and this Maine AirBnb is ideal for family vacations. You can book the entire home (an original sea captain’s house) or book individual rooms. The property can accommodate 8 guests.
You can take the ferry out to the island, where your hosts will meet you. The old home is stunning and classic New England, with abundant nature on the grounds, and an even greater abundance of peace and quiet. This is one AirBnb Maine visitors should definitely book.
For those travelers in search of the most unique AirBnbs, this New England home will fit the bill. The Ross House is located in New Shoreham, Rhode Island, which is on Block Island. Block Island is a popular summer vacation destination for New Englanders and visitors alike. It’s ideal for a family holiday or a romantic New England getaway.
The Ross House is a truly incredible modern home situated on the Mohegan Bluffs. The location offers privacy and serenity, and many people enjoy biking around the island. The property boasts stunning architectural design, and was built with natural light in mind. You’ll love the ocean views and the spacious interior. Housing up to 7 guests, Ross House is a perfect luxury AirBnb for discerning guests.
For some, a real getaway involves totally unplugging. This could mean leaving your cell phone and laptop at home, or it could mean heading to an off-the-grid cabin in Vermont’s Green Mountains. If that sounds like bliss, this property is precisely what you’re looking for. This Vermont AirBnb is nestled away in the woods on 20 acres. There’s plenty to explore in the immediate region and a bit further afield. The cabin is just minutes away from hiking, swimming, skiing, golf, and more, including Vermont’s Long Trail.
On AirBnb cabins are really popular, but not everyone will be interested in the off-grid lifestyle. This place is suited to only the most adventurous and intrepid travelers who really want to have a getaway in nature. A solar shower, propane cookstove, and a wood stove will take care of your basic needs. The cabin is rustic but beautiful, and honestly, we’re pretty sure we want to book this place ASAP!
So maybe a vacation sans electricity is not for you. Perhaps urban escapes are more your thing. If so, Portland, Maine is a fantastic small city that will delight you in every way. The apartment is set in the West End, a safe and convenient spot that will give you access to everything. With WiFi and all the essential amenities, you’ll have a nice stay in this modern, sunny flat. But with tons of great restaurants, shopping, and culture, Portland will have you out and about exploring most of your visit.
If this place were available for a long term rental, we might want to snatch it up. Portland is an awesome city, and a place we’ve considered living. For young couples in their 20s and 30s, it’s an ideal New England destination and this Portland AirBnb is truly hip.
The modern style is undoubtedly gorgeous, but for these Two Drifters, we love epic mansions made of stone! (Just check out where we got married). This English Tudor style stone house is to die for. Set in Tiverton, this is one Rhode Island AirBnb we just had to include on this list. Take a look:
This property, with its chandeliers, massive library, fireplace, and claw-foot tub, seems like something right out of a Clue mystery! There are three bedrooms all with beautiful, unique features, and plenty of room to relax and feel good. Plus, the AirBnb is super convenient to lots of Rhode Islands major draws. You’re 20 minutes from Newport, a half hour from Providence, and within reach of RI’s top beaches.
Of all the places to stay in Vermont, Burlington is one of the most exciting. This little city on a hill overlooks the sparkling Lake Champlain…and you know, it’s where we live now! With a distinctive bohemian flair, Burlington attracts artsy, open-minded folk who fall in love with the Green Mountain State. Burlington is a lot of fun. If you’re looking for a Vermont AirBnb for your stay, we recommend the Little Place Guest House.
The property is light and open with a soothing feeling of simplicity. It’s a perfect retreat for your Vermont getaway. Located in the Old North End, the property is right in the pulse of Burlington. You can walk to the busy downtown in just 10 minutes, where you can stroll Church Street and enjoy coffee shops, restaurants, shopping, breweries, and street performers. This sweet place is a great choice for 2 guests, and its convenient to the waterfront, takeout, and other amenities.
Last but not least, we couldn’t cap off our list of amazing New England AirBnbs without including an AirBnb treehouse! Let out your inner child with a stay in a grown-up-sized home nestled amongst the trees. Here in New Hampshire, you’ll find a perfect choice. The hosts call their Treetop Sanctuary ‘luxury in the trees’ and it truly appears that way. The cabin, some 30 ft above the ground, is accessible through a network of boardwalks. You don’t even have to climb to get in!
It looks like you’ll find a bit of magic up in this house in the tree tops. Clean, cozy, and inviting, it’s a phenomenal place for two to cuddle up and have a romantic retreat. And with a location in Southern New Hampshire, it’s an easy drive from Boston and other points south. Check out more amazing treehouse hotels here!