As testament to the platform’s extravagant offerings, below my signature are five of the most awe-inspiring, Instagram-worthy, and one-of-a-kind homes travelers can stay in – for absolutely nothing. With more than 350,000 homes to choose from in 187 countries, GuesttoGuest offers users the opportunity to swap homes and live like a local with access to exclusive amenities (think cars and beloved pets!) that help them save 58% of their overall vacation costs.
Private Villa Carved Atop a Spanish Mountain
This secluded Spanish villa is a small paradise – removed from the world and surrounded by the Mediterranean countryside, the village of Santa Eulalia, and the sea. Enjoy the warm salty breeze from the landscaped garden, large pool, or barbecue area. With trendy restaurants, bars, and shops only 10 mins away, this villa has it all.
Cape Town Beach House Nestled on Private Beach Estate
This is indoor outdoor living at its best. The spacious light and airy beach house is nestled on a private South African beach estate. With an open concept floor plan, windows in every room, and sliding doors that open to an outdoor deck, there isn’t a bad seat in the house. Although secluded, this beautiful home is still close to Cape Town’s city center and local tourist hot spot Cape Point Nature Reserve.
Modern Suite in the Heart of Berlin’s Art District
This modern chic apartment is located in Prenzlauer Berg – the district of choice for more than 20,000 artists. There are lots of bars, cafés, and restaurants all within walking distance as well as great parks and nearby transportation to Alexanderplatz and Kollwitzplatz. With hardwood floors throughout and high ceilings, this family-friendly home is imbued with natural light.
Romantic Flat in the City of Lights
This Parisian open concept suite invites the beautiful Luxembourg Garden from across the street into the space through its large vintage windows. As if torn from a design magazine, the neutral tones, herringbone flooring, and antique accents make this two-bedroom condo warm and welcoming. Conveniently located near Saint Germain des Prés and Montparnasse, there is easy access to the metro for trips into the city center.
Five-Bedroom Mansion in the Florida Keys
This five-bedroom mansion in the Florida Keys is the perfect getaway for families and groups. The home comes with a wonderful open floor plan, two master bedrooms, floor to ceiling windows and glass French doors to showcase the fantastic view. For the avid sailor, there is a dock that accommodates a 35' boat. There’s also a pool, spa, and outdoor kitchen complete with a cabana and grill.