“This Airbnb Cost More Than My Car”: Exploring 10 of America’s Most Expensive Airbnbs

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Ever fantasized about living the high life, if only for a short while? Or maybe you’re just craving a virtual tour of some lavishly decorated mansions? Join us as we journey into the world of America’s most expensive Airbnbs, marveling at the exceptional extravagance that these impressive homes have to offer. Grab your top hat and monocle, and let’s look into the life of a mega-rich vacationer!

Bellagio Grand, California

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Price per night: $21,640.

Ready to become the Prince of Bel-Air for a month? The Ballagio Grand mansion is awaiting, with its nine bedrooms, 12.5 bathrooms, outdoor pool, games room, and even a private cinema! Overlooking the Bel-Air Country Club fairways, you’ll need to stay for a minimum of 30 nights to bag this luxury spot… Don’t worry, that’s only $649,204! And that includes Airbnb’s 10% monthly discount.

Castle on the Potomac River, Virginia

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Price per night: $5,665.

After you’ve lived it up in Bel-Air as a Prince, it’s time to take it up a notch and crown yourself as a King or Queen at the Castle on Potomac River. This huge home has plenty of quirky features – from a glass elevator overlooking the Potomac River to a 3D Movie Theater, to whirlpools in five of the bedrooms. Although only 12 guests can stay, the Grand Ballroom can host 50 people so there’s plenty of room for a real party!

Deer Creek Ridge, California

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Price per night: $5,605.

Escape to Europe without leaving the American borders when staying at Deer Creek Ridge, a Malibu mansion overlooking the Pacific Ocean. With 39 acres, a huge swimming pool, eight bedrooms, and stunning views of the Santa Monica canyons, this Airbnb might just be perfect for switching off and getting away from the hustle and bustle of modern life – if you have a lot of money to burn, of course.

Bell Mill Estate, Tennessee

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Price per night: $4,372.

A popular spot for well-to-do weddings and summer parties (emphasis on the well-to-do), Bell Mill Estate truly has it all. With a resort-sized pool, tennis court, and indoor racquetball court, those looking to stay active will be rushed off their feet. To unwind, why not enjoy the spa-level bedrooms that include a hot tub and massage room?

Wilson Creek Manor, California

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Price per night: $2,153.

Compared to the other homes on our list, Wilson Creek Manor is a steal at just over $2,000 per night. What will that get you though? How does an outdoor pool, a games room, and wine tasting from the neighboring vineyard sound? Plus, the place can sleep 24 people, which means you’d all only be paying $89 each to live in luxury – seems like a no-brainer!

Eden Beach Retreat, Florida 

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Price per night: $3,013.

Looking to live that beach-bum lifestyle? Well, you couldn’t be closer to the ocean when staying at Eden Beach Retreat in Florida. Surrounded by water on both sides of the house, you could literally roll out of bed and fall straight into the soothing waters. With 15 beds and 6.5 bathrooms, it’s not like you’re going to be cramped up here too!

Sweet Carolina, South Carolina

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Price per night: $1,943.

Sleeping “16+” guests, Sweet Carolina is another potential cheap(er) option when looking to take in a bit of affordable luxury on vacation. With an open floor plan and sunlit rooms wherever you turn, this spot is bound to leave its residents with a sunny disposition. Make the most of the gourmet kitchen, pool, tiki bar, and fire pit before hunkering down in one of the 8 cozy bedrooms for the night.

Honey Pond Farm Estate, Vermont

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Price per night: $6,513.

There might not be a more picturesque Airbnb in the whole of America to spend during the holiday season than Honey Pond Farm Estate. The crowning jewel of this 17-bed property is its USGA-rated private golf course, where visitors and guests can spend as much time teeing off as they please. Golf not your thing? The estate has a full gym, over 10 miles of hiking trails, and even a cozy bar.

Norman Lykes House, Phoenix 

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Price per night: $1,913.

Seemingly built for a James Bond villain, this super property was actually designed by famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, and is the last one he designed before his death. Found in the middle of the desert, this Airbnb is for those looking to truly escape from reality and hide out for a bit. Thanks to its unique design, every room overlooks Palm Canyon and the city below. While not as overtly flashy as some of the others on our list, you can be sure you’ll be telling just about every one of your stay here!

The Pacific Dream, California

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Price per night: $5,331.

Rounding off this list of ‘American’s Most Expensive Airbnbs’, we have The Pacific Dream and you’ll struggle to find a more sleek ocean-based home to stay in. Finishing construction in 2020, the 6-bed rental includes an indoor hot tub overlooking the ocean, a gym, a billiards table, and of course, a Tesla charger.

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