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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 7 March 2021

Valentine's Day: Are these the most romantic Airbnbs in the world?

From a heart-shaped cabin in France to a tiny house and hot-tub in Texas, these 12 holiday homes guarantee romance

Romantic overseas trips might be off the cards this Valentine's Day, but there's no harm in daydreaming about future getaways with your loved one.

Recent data from accommodation platform Airbnb found that during the global pandemic, people were most missing travel for visiting loved ones. As we wait for borders to reopen and restrictions to ease around the world, to once again travel for love, here are 12 romantic Airbnbs from around the world to help inspire future loved-up escapes.

From a 700-year-old restored farm stay in Italy to a design-centric destination in the Hollywood Hills, which of these romantic Airbnb spots would you choose?

Click through the gallery above for more getaway inspiration for two.

1. The Old Mill House, Hertfordshire, England

The Old Mill House, England. 
The Old Mill House, England. Courtesy Airbnb

A Grade II Regency home in the picturesque countryside of Standon, this period home has four reception rooms, six bedrooms, a grand dining room and fully stocked pantry. Located on the banks of a tranquil river, it also has three acres of private gardens, woodland and meadows.

Stays from Dh3,816 per night

2. Still House Moonshine Shack, Cornwall, England

Luxury Moonshine Still House in Cornwall, England. 
Luxury Moonshine shack by Still House in Cornwall, England. Courtesy Airbnb

Step back to the days of pioneers and prohibition when you stay at Still House Moonshine Shack. This beautiful barn for two is located two miles inland and blends cosy interiors with unique fittings and furnishings. Perfect for couples and honeymooners, the house has its own hot tub, private porch, open-fire and fully equipped kitchen.

Stays from Dh967 per night

3. This 17th-century Le Marais apartment, Paris, France

Stay in the heart of the city of love at this 17th century Airbnb in Pairs. Courtesy Airbnb
Stay in the heart of the city of love at this 17th-century Airbnb in Paris. Courtesy Airbnb

Paris is the city of love so it makes sense to spend a romantic holiday here. This 17th-century one-bedroom apartment is located inside a historical mansion in the popular Le Marais neighbourhood. Offering amazing city views, antique furniture and a touch of French sophistication, it also has a "no noise after 11pm" policy, making it the perfect place for cosy nights in with your significant other.

Rates from Dh1,779 per night

4. Timber Lodge Nid'Amour, Occitanie, France

Timber Lodge "Nid'Amour", Occitanie, France
Timber Lodge, Nid'Amour, Occitanie, France. Courtesy Airbnb

This heart-shaped wooden cabin in France is the ideal place for nature lovers seeking a romantic stay. Nestled in the middle of the woods, the handmade hut has a comfortable bed, bathroom, solar-powered shower and outside terrace with amazing views. Awake to birdsong after a night in the Hautes-Pyrenees at this quaint stay in the woods of Couloumes in Benac, a small village between Tarbes and Lourdes.

Rates from Dh453 per night

5. A thatched farmhouse in Hamburg, Germany

Check into this 200-year-old farmhouse in Hamburg for a countryside stay in Germany.Courtesy Airbnb
Check into this 200-year-old farmhouse in Hamburg for a countryside stay in Germany. Courtesy Airbnb

For a love that's built to last, get inspired at this 200-year-old farmhouse on the outskirts of Hamburg. A fairy-tale stay for two awaits in this suite, which is located inside the heritage house. Wooden beams and hardwood floorboards create a rustic atmosphere in the one-bedroom suite that also comes with access to the farm's private gardens, perfect for picnicking on.

Rates from Dh232 per night

6. This 700-year-old restored barn in Bologna, Italy

6. Stay in this 700-year-old restored barn, in Bologna, Italy. Courtesy Airbnb
A restored barn in Bologna, Italy. Courtesy Airbnb

This restored barn in Bologna, Italy is more than 700 years old and has been lovingly restored. Inside, there's a lounge and dining area, two large bedrooms each with their own bathrooms, a spiral staircase and open fireplace. Outside, enjoy time in the gardens with sun beds, hammock and summertime barbecues.

Stays from Dh515

7. A romantic cabana in Quindio, Colombia

Romantic Cabana with view, Armenia, Quindio, Colombia
Romantic Cabana with view, Armenia, Quindio, Colombia. Courtesy Airbnb

Escape to your own rainforest retreat in this bamboo cabana located in the Andean mountains in Armenia, Colombia. Surrounded by greenery and strategically placed for privacy, the cabana has an outdoor shower in the garden. Situated on a small organic farm where tropical fruits, trees and flowers grow, there's also an al fresco dining area and king-size bed with amazing views of the surrounding bamboo forest. Guests can also wander to the nearby mountain stream, small waterfall, bee farm and butterfly emporium.

Stays from Dh147 per person, per night

8. Sundown tiny house in Texas, US

A tiny house with its own hot tube, picnic area and hammocks makes for one of the most romantic Airbnb stays in Texas. Courtesy Airbnb
A tiny house with its own hot tub, picnic area and hammocks makes for one of the most romantic Airbnb stays in Texas. Courtesy Airbnb

Check into Sundown: a Designer's Gorgeous Tiny Home in Wimberley, Texas for the ideal escape for two. Small but perfectly formed, this tiny house has been expertly curated and has a choice of sleeping areas (queen sleeper sofa or loft bed), a fully equipped kitchen, designer decor and a private bath with shower. Outside you'll find a hot tub perfect for two, a private fenced yard, charcoal grill, picnic table, double hammock and twinkle lights hung from the trees.

Stays from Dh564

9. Little Castle by The Sea, England, UK

This Gothic style house by the sea is set in its own walled garden,with steps leading to the beach. Coutesy Airbnb
This Gothic-style house by the sea is set in its own walled garden, with steps leading to the beach. Courtesy Airbnb

Fans of the hit period drama Bridgerton can embrace their inner Lady Whistledown with a stay at Little Castle by the Sea in England's Herne Bay. The Gothic house is set in its own walled garden that opens out to steps leading directly to the beach for swimming and sunbathing. Inside, the grand mansion has 15-foot high ceilings with chandeliers, three large sitting rooms and five bedrooms to choose from. There's also a large dining room ideal for dinner parties and a library for cosy nights in.

Stays from Dh2,544 per night

10. Hillside house in the Hollywood Hills, California, US

This hillside house in Hollywood has amazing views over the city, all the way to the ocean. 
This hillside house in Hollywood has amazing views over the city, all the way to the ocean. Courtesy Airbnb

Drink in panoramic city views of Hollywood all the way to the ocean from this rustic cabin-like home in the hills of Los Angeles' most famous neighbourhood. The small private guest unit is nestled in the wooded hillside and has a free-standing bathtub and sun-drenched terrace overlooking the city. The cabin-like bedroom has a queen-size bed, tea and coffee making facilities and air-conditioning.

Stays from Dh758 per night

11. A duplex home with a Zen garden, Atlanta, US

This duplex home in Atlanta has a Zen garden and private hot tub. Courtesy Airbnb
This duplex home in Atlanta has a Zen garden and private hot tub. Courtesy Airbnb

This design-centric duplex apartment in downtown Atlanta comes with its own Zen garden and a hot tub ideal for two people. Located in Atlanta's best walking neighbourhood it has easy access to the city's best restaurants, bars and boutiques. Inside, the small house is big on design features and has modern interiors with a new kitchenette and huge flat screen TVs in both bedrooms. The star of the show is definitely the Zen garden with its romantic hot tub and fire pit.

Stays from Dh664

12. This luxury Regency apartment in Somerset, England

This luxury Regency apartment in the heart of Bath is one of Airbnb's most romantic stays. Courtesy Airbnb
This luxury Regency apartment in the heart of Bath is one of Airbnb's most romantic stays. Courtesy Airbnb

Delight in the true Georgian character found in this spacious luxury apartment in the picturesque city of Bath. Expect high ceilings and period fireplaces alongside a richly furnished interior. Sleep between 100 per cent French cotton sheets and rejuvenate with organic toiletries in the claw-foot bathtub. The games room is filled with old books about the city, Jane Austen novels and movies, games and puzzles to while away the days.

Rates from Dh1,126 per night

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Updated: February 14, 2021 06:13 PM

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