Here at One For Women, we’re suckers for a good girls trip, so as we sat down to figure out our travel plans for 2019 we figured we’d share some of the awesome Airbnb’s we found in our research! After having done countless weekend trips with our large group of friends, we’ve found the secrets for a perfect weekend getaway house –a large kitchen for gathering, plenty of bathrooms and a location that takes advantage of the local community and surroundings. Here are some of our favorite spots!
We love Austin for so many reasons –the weather, the landscape and the all-around laid-back culture filled with good food, great music, and fabulous artists.
Our first awesome find in Austin is this spacious modern home within walking distance to all the hotspots –downtown, South Congress (SOCO), Zilker Park, you name it. But with a house this cool, you might not want to leave. The large, spacious living room and stylish kitchen are perfect for cocktails, nibbles, and games. The best, though, is hidden outside –this home features a huge pool with hot tub, outdoor grill area, and swim-up bar! Seriously, why would you leave this house? Sleeps 8. Check it out here.
Our other favorite in Austin is this contemporary in the heart of Barton Springs (a very cool area, trust us). This house also features a gorgeous pool and hot tub, spacious eat-in kitchen and has enough privacy that you feel like you’re in your own oasis. Sleeps 8. Check it out here.
Another southern destination we’re in love with is Charleston. Although we love to stay at the fabulous Zero George (check it out here), if you’re traveling in a group then a house is the way to go.
This first house is an absolute gem. Just three blocks from King Street (THE place to shop!), you’re perfectly located to enjoy all of the delicious culinary adventures that Charleston has to offer. Best of all, this house offers the historical charm of the city blended with modern amenities for your comfort. We love that it has several indoor living spaces as well as an awesome balcony (true Southern style!), with enough bathrooms to go around. Sleeps 10. Check it out here.
If you want something really different, then check out these houseboats! Featured on Tiny House Hunters and located in a private marina in downtown Charleston, these are the perfect little getaways for you and your girlfriends. There are 6 houseboats in total and each one sleeps 2-6guests. For a truly memorable experience, check out “A Pirate’s Life For Me” and its sister houseboats! Sleeps 14-26. Check it out here.
If you’re craving a little more excitement, head to Nashville and stay in this gorgeous and professionally designed Nashville beauty. The contemporary and bright furnishings and décor, large luxurious kitchen and roof-top terrace make this the perfect spot for a girls getaway. Sleeps 12. Check it out here.
Heading north, Chicago offers the best of both worlds –a hometown feel with the excitement of a big city. Located in trendy Wicker Park, this brightly decorated home is a little slice of tropical paradise that is perfect for a girls weekend. From pink sharks to light-up palm trees to pineapple and flamingo floats, this is truly a unique getaway! Sleeps 15. Check it out here.
Another cool city that we love, Denver offers a laid-back vibe with all the amenities of an urban playground. This modern farmhouse is located in the heart of Denver but offers privacy and peace for a relaxing retreat. There’s nothing not to love about this beautiful home –the soothing colors, luxurious finishes, and clean design make this our favorite home away from it all. Sleeps 14. Check it out here.
If you haven’t seen the new Netflix series “Stay Here,” stop everything you’re doing and WATCH IT NOW. We stumbled upon this gem of a show while on our own girls weekend and it’s everything you could hope for in a Netflix binge-able series. Basically, it chronicles renovations of vacation rentals in the most fabulous destinations. This home in Malibu, one of the lucky ones featured on “Stay Here,” took our breath away. You had us at the rooftop deck with 180-degree ocean views. But the inside is pretty glorious too –a large kitchen, beautiful bedrooms and natural materials make this the perfect Malibu beach house. Sleeps 6. Check it out here.
While we’re in California, let’s hop on up to wine country, why don’t we? Basically, the girls weekend capital of the world, Sonoma (and its neighboring Napa)seems like the perfect spot to get away and enjoy a few glasses (bottles) of sultry reds and refreshing whites. And when in wine country, you MUST stay in a vineyard, right? Right. Which is why we LOVE this estate on a private vineyard. Located on 7 private acres, you’ll enjoy scenic views, saltwater swimming pool and an insanely fabulous house perfect for entertaining. Sleeps 14. Check it out here.
Last but not least, we’ll head to Maine, where a laid-back, relaxing girls getaway is waiting for you. This classic New England home, north of Portland, is just a short walk from the beach and offers all the comforts of home. Best of all it offers a quaint screened-in porch –perfect for those cool Maine nights with a glass of wine, a snuggly blanket and great conversation with girlfriends. Sleeps 10. Check it out here.
All of these fabulous getaways are perfect for your next girls trip –but hurry now before they book up! Tell us –which one is your favorite? Did we miss any must-see girls getaway cities?