107 inspirational AirBNB rentals you can use for a magical writing retreat

Starting next year, when I finish my PhD in literature, I’ll be truly location independent and writing full-time. One of the biggest productiity hacks I’ve found is to put myself in beautiful and inspiring environments (that are mostly distraction free). While some argue they can “write from anywhere” – I’m a firm believer in what Cal Newport calls the “grand gesture” mode of productivity: I can write more in a special month I set aside than I can in a year of trying to make time for writing.

This isn’t about going on vacation either; I’m not trying to “get away from” real work and take a break. I’m trying to boost my productivity by staying in places that allow me to maintain a meaningful writing habit. What follows are 100 of my top picks for personal or communal writing retreats. Not all of these are ideal in every way (some of the rustic cabins may not work long-term but will be great for a weekend digital detox.) And not all of these are cheap, but I tried to keep them under $1000 a month per person. For example, in November I’m renting a castle for Nanowrimo… it cost $12,000 to rent but I could easily split it with 12 people.

I’ll be exclusively staying at places like this for the next several years while I focus on my writing, and there will be lots of opportunities to join me – if you’d like a chance to split these with me, sign up to my list. I also hope to routinely give away free stays for indie authors, maybe with giveaways or writing contests, so you should follow me if you want to win.

If you could write your book anywhere, where would you go? Let me know in the comments!

Criteria: I like places with a view, and I like history, so most of these are in Europe. 

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Cozy room with a mountain view

123 Lunca Vişagului, Județul Cluj, Romania

Book a room in our guest house to spend some time in the middle of nature, surrounded by mountains. Get to experience the traditional way of living in the rural Transylvania, away from the busy cit…


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Residenza Centrale – Piata Sfatului

Brașov, Județul Brașov, Romania

Residenza Centrale is a self-catering accommodation located in Braşov. Free WiFi access is available. The property is 100 metres from Council Square and 200 metres from Black Church.


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Your own Island in lake near Manila

Cavinti, CALABARZON, Philippines

Retreat to a small and secluded island with a simple but comfortable bungalow, in a tranquil lake in the mountains around 3 hours from Manila. The house has one bedroom, a kitchen, a spacious livi…


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Valletta Vintage – GALLERY

Valletta, Malta

Sunny, studio penthouse in the capital Valletta with great views on two harbours. Designed, furnished & finished to high standards by its owner-architect & photographer partner. Sun terrace, superb…


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Villa Acqua Chiara “Cielo”

Bagheria , Sicilia, Italy

Ristrutturato maggio 2014 discesa a mare privata,vista da sogno sul golfo della vicinissima Palermo. Accogliente e romantico è una location ideale sia per un soggiorno di relax che per visitare le…


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Apartamento en Sallent de Gállego

Sallent de Gállego, Aragón, Spain

Acogedor apartamento en el pueblo de Sallent de Gallego.
Completa informacion en descripcon.
Los meses de Julio y Agosto se alquila solo por semanas.


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Beautiful Little Country side house

Ubilla-Urberuaga, Euskadi, Spain

A complete home ideal for couples and capacity for 4 people. Chimeney one bathroom with a shower.
Linnen and towels included
Kitchen facilities and washing machine
garden . free parking two indivi…


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STUNNING VIEW OVER RIVER DORDOGNE

Bézenac, Aquitaine, France

Near all the highlights of Périgord, Cantegrel, two lovely farmhouses set in 4 acres of land at the edge of a wood, carefully restored and furnished with French antiques.


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Bordeaux Châteaux & Vineyard

Saint-Sulpice-et-Cameyrac, Aquitaine, France

Welcome !
The castle is perfect for a relaxing holiday, special event, or team building with your colleagues.


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12 bedroom house by a lake for 30 p

Chemillé-sur-Indrois, Centre, France

The ideal location to discover the Loire Valley chateaux! Set between the 35 hectare lake of Chemillé sur Indrois and the medieval church of St Vincent, Pamoja is an 18th century farm that was conv…


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Romantic Medieval Village House

Hérisson, Auvergne, France

Discover the real France in this wonderful ancient village, staying in La Grande Maison which is over 500 years old.
This charming maison situated in a tiny laneway in the centre of the village sle…


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Stop a while and dream

La Roque-Gageac, Aquitaine, France

A much loved home in a pretty French village.
Eating in or out, watch the river, catch the sunset.


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Old barn Val d’Herens 1600 m Valais

Saint-Martin, Valais, Switzerland

Our converted barn (old chalet) is situated in Val d’Herens, Valais on a sunny south-facing (1600m) slope below the small village of Eison La Crettaz.


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La casa tra li ulivi

Bellegra, Lazio, Italy

Chalet pietra/legno su due livelli: 1°con cucina abitabile con soggiorno vetrata e bagno con sauna, 2° stanza da letto matrimoniale . Ampio giardino con veranda forno a legna e barbecue. Panorama…


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Romantik in der eigenen Blockhütte

Maria Alm, Salzburg, Austria

Malerisch an die Linie der Salzburger Alpen geschmiegt, mit einem herrlichen Ausblick, liegt unsere gemütliche Hüttenanlage inmitten der Bergwelt des Hochkönigs.

Das Hüttendorf Maria Alm ist ein P…


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Chalet in Triglav National Park

Slamniki, Slovenia

A cosy and well maintained chalet in Triglav National Park, secluded location by the forest, suitable for ‘Robinson’ holidays, excellent for walks, exploring villages and the highlands, 1000 m a.s…


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Casa Heidi – “One of Europe’s best”

Bran, Brasov, Romania

The British “Guardian” selected our cozy self-catering villa as “one of Europe’s most fantastic” self catering vacation homes. Locating it steps away from a mountain creek, in the pristine mountain…


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La Terrasse

Turenne, Limousin, France

One of two romantic apts in lower level of a medieval home in Turenne heart of the Correze. Very comfortable little private getaway for 2. Has everything you need for your stay. Visit medieval …


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Cozy A-Frame Cabin in the Redwoods

Cazadero, CA, United States

Enjoy peace, quiet, and beautiful views in Cazadero.

For each rental, $50 will be donated to Raphael House, a San Francisco organization whose goal is to help at-risk families achieve stable hous…


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Chateau Paquerette

Lencloître, Poitou-Charentes, France

Chateau Paquerette is comfortable, both in terms of size and its facilities. As a family or with friends, you are sure to feel at home here. The combination of old-world charm and modern comfort ma…


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Chateau Flacelliere Keep

La Flocellière, Pays de la Loire, France

The 900 years old historical Chateau Flacelliere is located in the Western Loire Region only an hour from the Atlantic coast, on a hilly country landscape. The chateau is idyllically set in a timel…


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Medieval Castle for 10 persons

(Love this! Will use it next year)

Llaés, Catalonia, Spain

In the center of the Ripollès between rivers, valleys and mountains stands magnificently ancient castle Llaés (sX). A unique place of exceptional beauty, where there is absolute tranquility amidst …


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AMAZING VIEW! 2.2 MI FROM THE LAKE

Sapois, Lorraine, France

AMAZING VIEW of the Massif des Vosges, the house is located at the top of the mountain, 2.2 mi from Lake Gerardmer, 10 minutes from the ski resort and in the heart of hiking trails.
We provide you…


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Borgia Castle in Tuscany – Italy

Passignano Sul Trasimeno, Umbria, Italy

13 SLEEPS (7 bedrooms)
Near Passignano sul Trasimeno at the border of Tuscany and Umbria on the Trasimeno lake, this fairy tale castle is the perfect location for a relaxing holiday in Italy and w…


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Prestigious Castle in Dordonia

Carlux, Aquitaine, France

With a stunning view over Dordonia Valley, stay in one of the most impressive private castle of Perigord, available for group up to 16 people.


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Château fort “Plein cadre”

Sedan, Champagne-Ardenne, France

App.90 mètres carrés, premier étage, maison style anglo-normand 1930. Planchers chêne massif chambres et salon .Carrelage “granito’ d’époque cuisine, SDB et WC. Volets , d’intèrieur. Séjour avec bo…


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VILLA CAPRI

Massa Lubrense, Campania, Italy

Villa con vista mare e piscina per 10 persone.


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St Louis Entire Estate

Saint-Loup-Lamairé, Poitou-Charentes, France

A stay in the luxurious Chateau de St Louis is the epitome of chateau living. The Château provides overnight and weekly rental options with sumptuous entertainment for guests.


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Umbria Hills: Luxury Medieval Home

Monte Santa Maria Tiberina, Umbria, Italy

With stunning views,& recently renovated sophisticated interior mixes in with the 16th century; a truly fabulous,green marble pool. Unique & special its adjoining medieval hamlet has its own restau…


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MY LITTLE PARADISE IN MONTSENY

Montseny, Catalonia, Spain

A place where you will forget the world…


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Discover the Episcopal city of Albi

Albi, Midi-Pyrénées, France

Step into history.

In the heart of the Episcopal City – World Heritage of UNESCO – this apartment, located in the old guard tower of the Cathedral Sainte Cecile, is waiting for you.


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The Watchtower of the Pyrenees

Senterada, Catalonia, Spain

Cérvoles is a village on the crest of a mountain, 1200metros high. It has stunning views of the mountains to the north, south and endless views.
Very close to the National Park Aigüestortes i Sant …


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Seaside apt in Stazzo (Acireale)

Acireale, Sicily, Italy

The apartment is fully equipped, has direct access to the bay and overlooking the blue Ionian Sea. Wrapped from the terrace surrounded by gardens full of native vegetation, the apartment has a seav…


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Charming Cottage + Incredible view

Villanueva de la Vera, Extremadura, Spain

Charming stone cottage with private garden in a stunning rural location, with an amazing and truly breathtaking panoramic view of the Gredos Mountains…The perfect hideaway by those who relish to …


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Junk-style by castle w/view+2bikes

Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

The flea market style furnished apartment is in the historical part of Budapest. It is on the top (5th floor) of the house, and has a wonderful big roof terrace with a view to the Hungarian parliam…


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Redstone Mountain Treehouse

Redstone, CO, United States

*** NOV-MARCH a 4WD VEHICHLE IS REQUIRED***
Love of dogs is required year round because there are 3 that live in the home:)
Private room and bathroom in a mountain cottage with beautiful views jus…


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Very nice small chalet in the woods

Moieciu de Sus, Brașov, Romania

A small wooden chalet not far away from Dracula’s Castle in Bran [20,5km away]. It’s situated in a very quiet area in the woods. With a nice terrace with barbecue area.

Altitude 1211 meter
Lat 45 …


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Independent Tower Home in a Castle

Campello Alto, Umbria, Italy

Within the ancient stone walls of an Umbrian castle high above the valley between Perugia and Spoleto, this tower home has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, full kitchen, comfortable living & dining areas and l…


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lumière et soleil en Cévennes.

Bez-et-Esparon, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Gîte les moulins a Esparon au coeur des cévennes.
50m² (de 2 à 5 p) pour les amoureux de nature, au milieu de la chataigneraie cévenole à 600 m d’altitude, panorama sur toute la vallée et le vill…


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mayen Val d’Herens en Valais – Sion

La Sage, Valais, Switzerland

Calm, contemplation, returning to the roots, walks within nature, rest…

The Mayen is the cosy place to be…a former barn-stable which has been transformed in a modern way of living with all nec…


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Maison de famille à Sainte-Foy-Tse

Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise, Rhône-Alpes, France

Maison de famille du 18ème siècle en duplex refait à neuf localisée au Planay-dessous comprenant 4 chambres avec lits doubles, deux salles de bain, pièce à vivre avec cuisine ouverte où nous avons …


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Stay in the heart of the city

Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia

Centrally located, sunny loft has an everyday sight on the flower market. In the cold days you can get warm with antique fireplace and have a bath with the view of an old architecture. While enteri…


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Great Loft in Historical house

Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia

Loft located in center of Tbilisi, bank of river “Mtkvari”, 2 min. walk to “Dry bridge” flea market of Antiques and Art products, 2min. to “Agmashenebeli” and 8min. to “Rustaveli” avenue. Wine bar…


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Tranquil, Romantic Paradise!

Himarë, Vlora, Albania

Perfect private room for couples! It is attached to our large terrace which offers a breathtaking 180 degree view of the Ionian Sea and Greek islands. Unbeatable location! We’re very close to the c…


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Pastoral, rustic, little summer castle

Běleč, South Bohemian Region, Czech Republic

My place is close to great views, nature, medieval town Tabor, swimming ponds, 85 km from Prague, 5 km from Mlada Vozice with shops, restaurants and museum, Blanik hillmemorial, biological farms an…


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Welcome to “LE STRETTOLE” in Italy

Calitri, Italy, Italy

Nestled among 150 olive trees on an elevated eastern ridge of the town of Calitri stands the holding Le Strettole.
Located on a slight hill at an altitude of 530 meters above sea level just on the…


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Malama Beach Front House

Karlovasi, Egeo, Greece

Συνδυασμός Θάλασσας και Βουνού.
Ήσυχο περιβάλλον,αποκλειστικά δικό σας ηλιοβασίλεμα,μακριά από θορύβους και κίνηση,παραλία με πολύχρωμα βότσαλα μπροστά στο σπίτι,με θέα το απέραντο γαλάζιο σε συνδ…


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The Stone House mountain retreat,

Arni, Egeo, Greece

Take a step back in time and stay in this beautiful old stone house, set on a steep mountain slope, surrounded by woods and terraces, ideal for walkers, nature lover’s and bird watchers. Glorious s…


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Beautiful nature

Serbia

The qualities of the beautiful nature , clean air and water , and a wealth of flora and fauna of which some endemic species. Visitors can enjoy walking , swimming, kayaking, fishing , great view , …


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Apartment within a Wellness-Hotel

Gosau, Oberösterreich, Austria

The 32m² (+6m² Balkony) apartment is located in the 2nd floor within the Vital-Hotel Gosau. The residence is located 3 km from the ski resort Dachstein West and the free ski bus stops directly at t…


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Pool-Side Cabin @Escape-Cabins

Ko Lanta, Thailand

A 32-sqm detached bungalow with a private bathroom and private pool-side porch overlooking a lush garden. Located at a little hideaway resort, 300M to Long Beach, 2-minute walk to restaurants. Add-…


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Forest Utopia: Stargazer’s Refuge

Slivka, Smolyan, Bulgaria

This renovated stone house, in the heart of the magical Rhodopes, with a rooftop window, elevated bed looking out at the stars and a private sundeck, providing a treetop-like view of the surroundin…


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Ferienwohnung direkt an der Piste

Sankt Anton am Arlberg, Tirol, Austria

Die 50m² große Wohnung ist ganz oben am Hang gelegen.
Vor allem für den Winter ist sie perfekt. Vom Haus aus die Skier anlegen und losfahren. Aber auch für sommerlich Bergbegeisterte, bietet die U…


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Il Profumo del Mare

Praiano, Campania, Italy

La casa “Il Profumo del Mare” è una stupenda casa indipendente immersa nel profumo del verde e del mare. Ha un panorama unico sul mare, si ammira una bellissima Torre Saracena, l’Isola Li Galli e g…


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Helen’s Tower

Bangor, United Kingdom

Helen’s Tower perched high above the rolling hills of Co Down, is an enchanting three storey stone tower nestled deep in the woods of the Clandeboye Estate.


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Honeymoon Suite with amazing view

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

This suite is part of Sayan Terrace , an iconic resort perched on the edge of Sayan Ridge overlooks to a million dollar view of tropical forest above Ayung River with volcano peaks in distance . L…


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Room at poppies 2

Kuta, Bali, Indonesia

Located just steps away from famous Kuta Beach dekuta offers a unique personality and like to be approachable, chic with comfort interior, contemporary design, great tourist center locations, welco…


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Bali Palms Sea Front Apartment 2px

Nyuh Tebel, Bali, Indonesia

Jewel in the Crown of Bai, Located on the fabulous East Bali coastline…
Bali Palms Resort offers an intimate friendly location. Near shops & restraunts
*24 Hour Security
*Poolside Restaurant…


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A double apartment in shangrao

上饶县, 江西省, China

4 kilometers to bus station . up to train station you can take NO.6 bus , 5 minutes to walk to the park, convenient to wuyuan, (It’s the most beatiful countryside in China ,) and sanqing mountains…


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The balcony of the lovers

Castellar de la Frontera, Andalusia, Spain

Lovely, charming rusitcal house inside the historical morish Castle form Castellar de la Frontera. Beautifull scenery from the panorama Terrasse, well situates for excursions and day trips to Ronda…


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Perfect View Pool Villa 8 people

Ko Tao, Surat Thani, Thailand

Perfect View Pool Villa has a stunning 180 degrees panoramic view and is located on top of mountain Sairee. The villa offers accommodation up to 9 travelers with 4 luxury bedrooms with bathrooms.Pr…


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Villa Galini Porto Carras

Porto Carras Grand Resort, Greece

Villa Galini consists of 11 monastery-style rooms & 13 suites with wooden artifacts and beamed ceilings. Unique details such as the bathrooms designed by Salvador Dali or the mosaic tiles of Yves S…


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Aaaah! Getaway to The Guest Suite

White Salmon, WA, United States

Private but not isolated. Think of it as luxury camping.


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Private Room in Modern House/Lake

Pack, Steiermark, Austria

Beautiful modern house at Bathing Lake, about 1000m above sea level within idyllic nature. Two double rooms with own terrace and view on lake and own bathroom/wc. A small breakfast with homemade pr…


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Double room Slavica

Dubrovnik, Dubrovačko-neretvanska županija, Croatia

Double room Slavica is located within a house. In the most exclusive part of the town with a great view on the Old town and sea. The neighborhood is very peaceful and safe.


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Prince-Bishop of Wroclaw’s Palace

Otmuchow, Poland

this 700 year old castle is one of the most interesting and important houses in Southern Poland. The beautiful countryside is great for biking, hiking, riding, swimming, skiing – and also for relax…


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Goa Mostar

Mostar, Federacija Bosne i Hercegovine, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Goa Mostar is just above the Neretva river with a direct view of the Old Bridge.

Goa Mostar is very roomy with 3 rooms
Private parking available and garage parking for motorcycles

WiFi internet …


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Simon’s House

Săcărâmb, Hunedoara, Romania

Simon’s House offers an open and friendly space for travelers in the beautifull village Sacaramb. The villa has 4 guest rooms with double beds and another room under the roof that can accomodate u…


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Sea View Studio in Lindos

Lindos, Egeo, Greece

Bulit panoramic in Lindos town, it offers a shared terrace with sea and Acropolis view, satellite TV, hairdryer, aircondition, kitchennette, ensuite bathroom with shower, safe box, free wifi


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Bright apartment view Lake Como

Colico Piano, Lombardy, Italy

Welcome to beautiful Lake Como and this cozy and fresh place. It’s our private, loved holiday nest. We wish to make the stay of our Airbnb guests valuable for an affordable cost. Have some peacefu…


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Double Room in El vaixell de paper

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

A double room in a serene apartment for rent in a historic building dating from the medieval period, located on the 3rd floor, and the stairs was the ones going to the watchtower in the original bu…


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holiday in prussian village church

Havelsee, Brandenburg, Germany

Welcome to an east german, rustic, loft adventure in the old empty church of village Briest. You will find rural tourism, focuses on actively participating in a rural lifestyle. Be a part of ecotou…


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Charming Natural Hillside Villa

Ko Pha-ngan, Surat Thani, Thailand

Welcome to my abode of peace – a beautiful, organic and uplifting owner-built living space surrounded by untouched tropical forest. Come, relax and unwind, get inspired and leave another person.


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Great View – Heart of Athens wifi

Athens, Attica, Greece

You will not find a better location than this in Athens!
Our 1 bedroom apartment is within walking distance from all cosmopolitan Athens has to offer.

Fully Furnished Apartment on the 5th floor …


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Seafront – Rococo – Ground Floor

St Paul’s Bay, Malta

The Apartment although situated on the ground floor has commanding views of the bay which is situated down below. The size is 50m2 approx.

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Lovely Tarnita mountain lake chalet

Lacul Tarnita, Gilau, Cluj County, Romania

This is a unique property at the shores of lake Tarnita, 30 km out of Cluj-Napoca in the Western Carpathians. The chalet welcomes families with children or a group of friends to relax, have a barbe…


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IL TERRAZZINO A PICCO SUL MARE

Tropea, Calabria, Italy

Luminoso e silenzioso appartamento nel CUORE DEL CENTRO STORICO di Tropea, con ampio BALCONE A PICCO SUL MARE e a 5 minuti a piedi dal mare. Wi-Fi GRATUITO, PARCHEGGIO PRIVATO GRATUITO. Soggiorno e…


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APPARTEMENT VUE MONT-BLANC.

Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, Rhône-Alpes, France

Magnifique appartement entierement renové en rdc avec tout le confort néccéssaires a proximités des pistes de saint gervais 2 minutes.
Megéve 15 minutes.
Saint gervais 6/7 minutes.
chamonix 20 min…


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Château historique et familial

Autricourt, Burgundy, France

Entre village et forêts, entouré de ses douves et de larges prairies, charmante bâtisse (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) avec dépendances accueillant des groupes ou des familles(40pers) dans un cadre d’époque…


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Chateau De Baloigne

Saint-Michel-de-Boulogne, Rhone-Alpes, France

Chateau De Baloigne sits in the popular Ardeche region of south eastern France. For those seeking comfort, style and an atmosphere unique amongst our collection, then this medieval castle is the p…


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Wilton Castle

Enniscorthy, Wexford, Ireland

Elegant and imposing, Wilton castle is a 19th century castellated residence set on the banks of the Boro River specializing in luxury accommodation in the sunny south-east of Ireland.


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Kasbah Bab Ourika – Gateway Atlas

Marrakesh, Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco

Bab Ourika perches majestically on a hilltop at the apex of the Ourika Valley, guarding the gateway to the snow-capped Atlas Mountains – yet it is only 45 minutes from Marrakech’s International air…


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Villa with amazing infinity pool

Sorrento, Campania, Italy

Great villa with infinity pool,large jacuzzj and amazing sea view,
Ideally for large group of friends or family
Located between Sorrento and Sant’Agata


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Château médiéval à louer

Goudourville, Midi-Pyrénées, France

A 1h de Toulouse, 1h30 de Bordeaux, au coeur de”Grands sites de Midi-Pyrénées” ( Moissac, Albi, Cahors), cet authentique château médiéval du (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)ème siècles, vous offre une parent…


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The best place for your holidays.

Baronia de Rialb, LLEIDA, Spain

Living history
Heretat de Guàrdia is living history, a true hymn to the past that finds in this majestic farmhouse its reason for being.


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A Castle between clouds

Granaglione, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

The dwelling offers until 40 places read in rooms that they go from 2 to 14 beds. He is available in rent for breviums or long periods. To single 10 minutes from Porretta Terme (BO) Italy, 30 from …


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Château des Girards

Lans-en-Vercors, Rhône-Alpes, France

Demeure d’exception.
Ancien refuge de chasse du duc de Sassenage (XVII siècle).
C’est au terme de 5 années de travaux que cette bâtisse retrouve aujourd’hui sa splendeur aux notes boisées et à l’am…


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Chateau De Castet

Landes , Aquitaine, France

Chateau De Castet, originally dating from the 18th century, is unlike any other luxury chateau in the region. Perched on top of rolling hills, overlooking the Landes and Gers, stunning Chateau De C…

 


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Seafront/ huge terrace right on sea

Marsaskala, Malta

Seafront corner apartment with very large terrace right on the sea & its’ prime assets are the breathtaking views of the bay all around. This is a one of. Swimming means just going down the stair…


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Idyllic waterfront apartment

Perast, Montenegro, Montenegro

Beautiful waterfront apartment with wonderful views to the spiritual islands of St George and Our Lady of the Rocks ,across the bay of Kotor. An ideal location to base yourself while exploring the …


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Castello Montelifré, Grazia

San Giovanni D’asso, Toscana, Italy

Castello Montelifré,
il borgo medievale appartenente dal 1348 alla stessa famiglia patrizia, i discendenti della quale lo abitano ancora. Alla sommità si vedono i resti dell’antica fortezza distrut…


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Seafront loft & Pool Puerto Angel

Puerto Ángel, Oaxaca, Mexico

El Paraiso de Los Angeles is located on Oaxaca Pacific coast, near the fishing village of Puerto Angel and the mythic sites of Zipolite and Mazunte.


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Seafront 16th century castle in Dub

Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Croatia

Unique five bedroom beachfront villa near Dubrovnik
This unique 16th Century villa is located on a pretty stretch of beach located in a sheltered bay approximately 20 minutes drive from Dubrovnik …


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Luxury Pool Villa with Seaview

Koh Phangan, Surrathani, Thailand

Welcome to our home. It is located perched on the hillside an eight minute walk away from the waters of Haad Salad bay. A coral reef awaits you on the edge of the bay and it extends to the beaches …


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Taru Villas – 906

Boossa, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

Nestled amongst sun-kissed, dazzling white beaches & swaying lush green palm trees with a breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean, the picture-perfect ‘906’ is a deliciously cosy & intimate private v…


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Antalya Kaş

Antalya, Kaş, Turkey

Great Artist home in Antalya/ Kaş


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Villa Thalassa – Luxury by the Sea

Sergoula Beach, Greece

VILLA THALASSA is a Luxury Villa, build by the sea, in a captivating location of the Corinthian Gulf, Sergoula beach. Here you can enjoy your vacation combining comfort and luxury along with the un…


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Stunning Newly Renovated Chalet

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France

Situated in the sought after area of Plaine des Praz, just 15 minutes’ walk and a few minutes’ drive from Chamonix centre. This beautiful luxury chalet boasts 5 stunning bedrooms (4 of which can be…


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CHARMANT APPARTEMENT DANS CHATEAU

Avaray, Centre, France

A 1h30 de Paris, au cœur du triangle d’or des Châteaux de la Loire – Chambord, Blois, Cheverny – le Château d’Avaray vous accueille dans son domaine de 16 ha entièrement clos pour des vacances inou…


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Charm com DNA boemio

Catania, Sicily, Italy

Il quartiere di San Berillo, è il cuore del Centro Storico di Catania, ed è l’ex distretto a luci rosse di Catania. Oggi il quartiere é in fase di valorizzazione turistica e culturale. Nella zona h…


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Sarajevo – Best view in Old Town

Sarajevo, Federacija Bosne i Hercegovine, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Located on one of the most attractive location (walking distance from Baščaršija), it’s a 120m2 large-air conditioned apartment with free WiFi, public and private-secured parking.
It has 25m2 terra…


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Château dans parc de 10 hectares

This is the one we’re using in November!
Saint-Sylvestre-sur-Lot, Villeneuve-sur-Lot, Aquitaine, France

Vue imprenable sur la campagne environnante, position dominante. Un grand salon ouvrant sur une terrasse de 180m2 avec vue sur le parc. Salle à manger avec de belles tapisseries, une cuisine ancie…


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Chateau de Frontenay

Frontenay, Franche-Comté, France

Built on an overhang to protect salt convoys, the Frontenay castle has successfully stood the test of time, along with its 12th-century arched rooms and its 14th-century donjon.


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Main Bedroom

Broniszów, Lubusz Voivodeship, Poland

Renaissance castle with great neighbourhood. Perfect hideaway spot to get away from the city rush. This is an offer for a big, beautiful room with a double bed and a sofa.


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Falkennest für Verliebte auf Reisen

Unsleben, Bavaria, Germany

Wir begrüßen Sie ganz herzlich in unserem Schloss Apartment.

Zwei jahrhundertealte Räume werden denjenigen zur Verfügung gestellt, die etwas ganz Besonderes suchen: Das „Falkennest“ besteht aus …


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Castello Montelifré. Liutfredo Room

San Giovanni D’asso, Toscana, Italy

Campagne Senesi il Castello Montelifé è un Borgo medioevale sotto l’antica fortezza resa in rovina dall’assedio del 1527 della Repubblica di Siena contro la mia famiglia. Tra Pienza, Asciano, M. Ol…


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Castello Montelifré. Liutfredo Room

San Giovanni D’asso, Toscana, Italy

Campagne Senesi il Castello Montelifé è un Borgo medioevale sotto l’antica fortezza resa in rovina dall’assedio del 1527 della Repubblica di Siena contro la mia famiglia. Tra Pienza, Asciano, M. Ol…


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Medieval Room of Fosse

Provincia di Pesaro e Urbino, Marche, Italy

The Borgo of Cisterna is an ancient fortified medieval village, placed in a panoramic and quiet promontory, surrounded by nature, where the sensation you feel is to cross the threshold of time and …

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  • None of those places suck, that’s for sure. But I do love Sicily. I’m lucky enough to live in the foothills of the Rockies, so I often just drive up into the mountains and write and plot. I would love to get away for a week though. One day when I can afford it!

    • Sicily is great; we’ll probably spend a couple months in Malta this winter.

  • ecogal

    Late to the party, but these are all great. I’d love to stay in Germany or Ireland. But my dream location would be somewhere on the western coast between Coos Bay, OR and Hot Springs Cove on Vancouver Island overlooking the ocean during storm season. Now that would fire the imagination!

  • Late to the party, but these are all great. I’d love to stay in Germany or Ireland. But my dream location would be somewhere on the western coast between Coos Bay, OR and Hot Springs Cove on Vancouver Island overlooking the ocean during storm season. Now that would fire the imagination!

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