35 Best Airbnbs for Families [on 6 continents!]

Airbnb has been at the forefront of the sharing economy, yet many families are hesitant to give it a try. I certainly understand the concerns…is it safe, is it clean, what if they cancel, what if it is a scam, what if it is awful? I plan trips for families all the time and I know many feel like they are willing to take some risks when traveling solo or as a couple, but when it comes to their kids, they want something that is vetted and proven to be family friendly. So I have teamed up with my fellow travel bloggers to get their recommendations on the best Airbnbs for families around the globe. I came up with this massive list of 40 Airbnb rentals from family travelers that they know to be kid friendly.

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Airbnb Tips for Families

Even if you have used Airbnb before, there are still some tips you should keep in mind (see all my tips for using Homeaway and Airnb here.)

  • Select “entire home” under room type. I’d never expect a family to want to share a home or room with strangers.
  • Read the description carefully and don’t make any assumptions. Some of the gotchas to look for include:
    • Stairs vs elevator
    • Check in time / check out time (remember, it isn’t like you can store your bags with the bellman!)
    • Cleaning fee
    • Extra person fees
    • Air conditioning or fans?
    • WiFi?
    • Baby proof / kid proof?
  • Make sure they offer all the gear you need. Do you need a baby crib, high chair, fully stocked kitchen supplies, washing machine, etc? Even if they don’t have some of the baby items, they may have a source for rentals.
  • Location, location, location. Don’t accept descriptions like “steps to the beach” or “minutes from the city center.” There are over 5,000 steps in a mile and 60 minutes in an hour. Get specifics. I also like to plug the location into Google Maps to check and see what is in the neighborhood (is there a grocery store nearby, what about public transportation?) I then look on Google Earth to see what the neighborhood looks like. Is it clean, dirty, busy, quiet? This will give you a better picture of what to expect than the glamour shots that hosts sometimes use of the area.
  • Read the reviews. Read them all and don’t stay at a place without reviews. Look for little things like, the Wifi was spotty, the bed was uncomfortable, the shower didn’t have enough hot water, or the hosts were hard to reach.

With that said, if you would rather follow in the footsteps of those who have gone before. Then pick one of these Airbnbs from around that world that are family-tested.

Best Airbnbs for Families Around the World

North America

South America

Europe

Africa

Asia

Oceania

Punta Uva, Costa Rica

Punta Uva Airbnb

Photo credit: Thais Saito

We spent our days in Punta Uva, near Puerto Viejo, in Costa Rica, in this awesome place. It’s simple and rustic, but we found nowhere else in the world like that. And we’ve been Airbnbing for over 18 months now.  We woke up to the sound of white-faced capuchins asking for food, and they’d come really close to us to get fruit. The best part of the day was sitting on the daybed on the porch, watching toucans, sloths, hummingbirds, butterflies, lizards, and the howler monkeys in the distance.
Sleeping with the sound of the frogs was relaxing and we loved the experience! See this Airbnb!
By Thais Saito, World Trip Diaries

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio Costa Rica Airbnb

Photo credit Linzey Taylor

Our favorite Airbnb experience was in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Within a few days, we had the experience of what it would be like to live there. Our host clued us in to favorite local spots and brought us fresh fish from the market and provided us our ride to our next Airbnb. See this Airbnb!

Linzey Taylor, The Family Fun Tour

Turks & Caicos

Tursk and Caicos airbnb

Photo credit: Sheri McDonald

Our Airbnb experience at Wheeland Settlement in Turks and Caicos was a memorable one. Charlene and Alanzo were more than Airbnb renters, they were gracious hosts. They helped us get an affordable car rental and gave us a tour of the area. They showed us where the locals shop and where to get the best Caribbean meals. The home was perfect for our family of five and the yard was a nice retreat that included an above ground swimming pool. The beach was just a short walk away and it was easy to drive around the island. If you are looking for an affordable Caribbean getaway, this one will work for you. See this Airbnb!
By Sheri McDonald, Family EnRoute

Aruba

Aruba airbnb

Photo credit: Danielle from Like Riding a Bicycle

I recently stayed in an Airbnb in Aruba, and was absolutely blown away! The photos on the site didn’t even do it justice! I’m originally from Edmonton in Canada, but have been traveling the world for five years straight. I thought it would be nice for my grandma and I to meet up in Aruba for a week for some relaxation, and Airbnb was our best bet. We were blown away by the huge room, the lovely patio, and the amazing pool that barely had anyone at it (as opposed to giant resorts!) The room had two big beds plus a couple couches, fridge, stove – the works! We could eat out or make our own food no problem, and the hosts were just amazing. There was even a BBQ in the pool area we could use, and hammocks all around. I cannot rave about this place enough! See this Airbnb!

From Danielle, Like Riding a Bicycle

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Finding a hotel room in Reykjavik can be challenging (and expensive!) Luckily, we scored a reservation at a two-bedroom apartment in downtown Reykjavik, just a block of the famous Laugavegur shopping street. Our host was kind enough to wait for our very late arrival. While it was a pain to lug our suitcases up to the third floor, we were happy to have the extra space to spread out. This is clearly still a primary residence, so we had to work around our host’s personal belongings, but it is well suited for families as it even had a toddler bed. See this Airbnb!

By Tamara Gruber, We3Travel

County Clare, Ireland

County Clare Airbnb

Photo credit: Jody Halstead

We often use AirBnB when traveling in Ireland, but the most special one we have stayed in has to be Knappogue Castle. This private castle -yes, your family are the only overnight guests!!- is exactly what Ireland vacation dreams are made of. The private apartment accommodations are furnished with a wonderful mix of incredible antiques and contemporary comfort. Each morning your ‘fairy godmothers’ arrive to prepare a magnificent breakfast that will power your sightseeing until it’s time for afternoon tea, which you can enjoy in the sitting room or the wonderful walled garden. In the evening you may wish to join the Medieval Banquet that takes place in the dining hall, where good food, lively music, and fantastic tales are shared. And in between time you are free to step back in time and explore where the winding tower stairs will take you. See this Airbnb!

By Jody Halstead, Ireland Family Vacations

Ring of Beara, Ireland


We love this Airbnb just across from the Ring of Kerry on the Ring of Beara.  It is a 15-minute drive to Kenmare, a cute little Irish village.  The cottage is up on top of a mountain and the views were simply fantastic. At night, you have a beautiful view of the stars with no light pollution. During the day, the views over the ocean and the Ring of Kerry are outstanding.  The cottage has a full kitchen, two bedrooms, one bathroom, living room, and a sun room.  The owner, Martin, lives close by and has three boys who are available to play with your kids.  He also has animals like ducks and goats on the property.  This Airbnb is the perfect mix of a country cottage with all the privacy you could want, while being close to the conveniences of a small village.  If you need a cottage that sleeps more than four, they have a larger one on the property as well. See this Airbnb!

By Nicole Debickes, Family with Latitude

Scottish Highlands, Scotland

Scottish highlands airbnb

Photo credit: Kirsty Hill

As a family of five, our accommodation requirements include good location and great pricing. Stathmashie House in the Scottish Highlands was a winner with the children before we even got out of the car. Set in a location that literally takes your breath away, we were greeted by the properties gorgeous dog, two horses and chickens…as well as the host, Chris, of course.

The Butlers flat was rustic and cozy, with plenty of room for us.  We also found out Queen Victoria once visited the Hunting Lodge! ur children panned for gold in the little stream near the property, enjoyed exploring the grounds, and spending time with all the animals. The property is slightly off the beaten track and it is a drive to nearby facilities, just the way we like it. There are plenty of beautiful walks in the area and a nearby waterfall to explore. See this Airbnb!

By Kirsty Hill, Travel with Meraki

Falkland, Scotland

Scotland airbnb

Photo credit: Jenna Francisco

Fountain House is a quiet, cozy place for a family stay in Scotland. Located right on the main square in the village of Falkland, the house makes a convenient base for a quiet stay in the country. Plus, “Outlander” fans will love recognizing the filming locations right outside the front door of the house! My family especially loved being able to walk out the door to miles of hiking trails, an organic farm, a playground and creek for the kids to play in, and the town’s famous Renaissance palace. See this Airbnb!
By Jenna Francisco, This is My Happiness

London, England

We selected this central London Airbnb because of its ability to sleep our family of five in relative comfort and security, its cost per night, and its proximity to transportation and tourist sites. The flat is charmingly decorated (rather glam) with a bow window, high ceilings, and crystal chandeliers. My husband and I slept in the double-bed room, our son in the tiny second bedroom, and our two daughters on the living room’s pull-out sofa. Guests can use the building’s tiny elevator or the carpeted staircase. Basic cooking supplies are available in the kitchen, and the hostess provided some snacks, coffee/tea, and bread. There is a full-fledged grocery store within a couple blocks. I can’t say enough about the location. Nearby are Tube stations and Paddington station, a Heathrow Airport connection. Additionally, it was pleasant to walk the neighborhood of Marylebone with its many charming corners and tiny streets. See this Airbnb!

From Holly Jacobsen, Sleeps5

Paris, France

We loved this family-friendly apartment in the heart of Paris! It is near metro and restaurants, with easy access to the unit by taking either an elevator or the stairs. You enter through the front door into a cozy open living room, dining area and kitchen. There are two spacious private bedrooms, one with a queen size bed and the other with two single beds and shelving – the kids immediately claimed their territories and made themselves at home. The kitchen even has a washing machine for clothes. The company that manages the apartment is extremely professional, had a person waiting to check us in upon arrival, and stored our bags prior to our departure. We would definitely rent this apartment again!  See this Airbnb!

By Melissa, The Family Voyage 

Bordeaux, France

We stayed in a little farm outside Bordeaux. Our host had us for a real french dinner, took my kids to the dairy and helped us garden. I’m dying to go back just to visit her! See this Airbnb!

By Vanessa Hunt, wanderlustcrew.com

Krakow, Poland

I’m often asked how my family and I can afford to travel around Europe for weeks at a time. We are able to do so because we seek out affordable Airbnb apartments for our family of four. In July of 2016, we traveled through Poland and Lithuania, staying at Airbnb apartments along the way. We especially loved our rental apartment in Krakow, Poland. It’s a one-bedroom with a pull-out couch in the living room. My husband and I slept in the bedroom; the kids shared the pull-out. It more than suited our needs, especially since the price was approximately $65 per night. The apartment is in a prime location – only 10 minutes by foot to Krakow’s old town – and has a washing machine and air conditioning (which was most welcomed in July). It’s a perfect apartment for families on a budget. See this Airbnb!

By Francesca Mazurkiewicz, Working Moms Travels

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Airbnb

Photo credit: Thassia Dezan

We spent a great three days in a lovely sunny apartment in Budapest. It is was a small but cosy apartment in the heart of the city, only a short walk from supermarkets, restaurants, bars, shops and public transport stops and sights. However it is located in a quiet street, away from the hustle and bustle, just around the corner from a public park with a great playground. We loved the uniqueness of the place. The entire apartment was beautifully decorated with pieces handmade by the owners. The brightly coloured tiled floor, handcrafted mirrors, homemade rolling table, and fold-away kitchen table were all very charming and made us feel home straight away. In addition, the apartment and building had all the facilities we needed for a good stay including lift, complete functioning kitchen and washing machine. The owners were great to deal with too. I would definitely recommend this apartment for a small family visiting Budapest. See this Airbnb!
From Thassia Dezan, Family Off Duty

Vienna, Austria

Airbnb apartment Vienna

There are so many great Airbnb options in Vienna that is was hard to choose, but we picked one in the First District, easily accessible to all the main sites. It was tucked off of Judenplatz, in a courtyard-building with a secure main entrance. The flat itself was spacious and minimalistic in design. It had more of a rental property feel than someone’s home, but I like that because it seems clean and fresh. We didn’t use the large kitchen area with so many great places to eat in Vienna, but it was the perfect size for a family of three or four. There were two large bedrooms with queen beds and one large bathroom. The layout was peculiar, but we soon got used to it. Just be prepared to carry your bags up two to three flights on a spiral staircase! See this Airbnb!
By Tamara Gruber, We3Travel

Brasov, Romania

Romania Airbnb

Photo credit: Kristin Luna

In 2016, my family and I took a three-week trip to Europe, the last week of which we stayed in Romania. My husband Scott and I had visited on our first Christmas together in 2005 and hadn’t returned since. We were excited to show everyone why we were so smitten with the company, and the Airbnb we found just further enhanced the experience. We rented a bi-level apartment, Kronhaus, in the town center of Braşov, walking distance to everything we wanted to see, and it wound up being a very spacious 4,000 square feet—for just $250 a night! It was a total steal, the apartment was outfitted in gorgeous antiques, each of the four couples had their own room and, best of all, the owner was an absolute delight and sent us to so many great locals’ spots we wouldn’t have ever found on our own. See this Airbnb!
By Kristin Luna, Camels & Chocolate

Florence, Italy

Florence Italy Airbnb

Photo credit: Amy Whitley

This apartment, located above a tucked-away pottery store, was only steps from Ponte Vecchio (the bridge that links the two most popular neighborhoods in Florence.) We were within easy walking distance of everything, even the train station. When we arrived, it was very easy to work with the owner, and she even had a bottle of Tuscan wine waiting for us. Hotel rooms go for a premium in downtown Florence, and this apartment easily slept five with a spacious dining area, kitchen, and outdoor patio. See this Airbnb!
By Amy Whitley, Pitstops for Kids

Lucca, Italy

Two years ago we stayed the cutest Airbnb with our family in Lucca, Italy. We wanted a special apartment to stay over the Christmas holiday, and our rental in Lucca was just that. “Via Della Stufa” it is an old attic with charm on the top floor of a seventeenth-century building in the very heart of Lucca. To get to this apartment you must climb four sets of stairs, but the exercise is well worth what’s waiting at the top. A unique, rustic and Italian apartment suitable for a large family. We were traveling with five people and the size was perfect and intimate. See this Airbnb!
By Natasha, The World Pursuit

Óbidos, Portugal

Portugal Airbnb

Photo credit: Laura Siciliano-Rosen

We were traveling around Portugal with our little ones, age one and three at the time. We stayed in great apartments in Lisbon and Porto, and built in plenty of “kid time,” but our older son was having a tough time—lots of meltdowns. For our last night we booked this Airbnb in the middle of the country, near Óbidos. We had trouble finding it, but once we got there, it was like a weight lifted off everyone’s shoulders. The place is beautiful, an old winery turned handsome three-bedroom country guesthouse, with a yard to explore and stunning orchards outside the front gate. The kids immediately found their happy place, playing outside in the sandbox and playhouse with the older kids of the hosts, who live in the main house. It was late, so they offered to make dinner, and brought us plenty of homemade wine. We were so sad to leave after just one night! See this Airbnb!

By Laura Siciliano-Rosen, Eat Your World

Rome, Italy

Rome airbnb

After many apartment rentals in Spain, Rome was our first Airbnb experience and it was perfect! We rented a three-bedroom, two-bath apartment with a kitchen and lounge just steps away from the Colosseum in a lovely, residential neighborhood. It was so cool to look out the window at the Colosseum at night and leave the window open and listen to the music playing nearby. We had more space than we knew what to do with and we enjoyed coming back in the afternoon to relax with a drink and snack before getting ready for dinner. For under $250 per night, this was a steal in Rome for all the space! See this Airbnb!

By Tamara Gruber, We3Travel

Porto, Portugal

Porto is a unique place that combines cobblestoned alleys with steep streets, colourful houses, beautiful tiles and endless views of the sea passing by. The apartment we stayed in was perfectly located. It’s been only a short walk until we reached the center. Also, famous landmarks of Porto, such as the Clerigos Tower, the Lello Bookstore and the Virtudes Garden are basically around the corner. When arriving, we were greeted with a bottle of water and a bottle of Portuguese red wine – could arriving be any easier? The building that our apartment was located in was a typical Portuguese one: tiles that decorated the façade and huge doors. All in all we had the perfect experience here and loved starting the day by looking out of our window and watching Porto’s daily life go by. See this Airbnb!

By Clemens Sehi, Travellers Archive

Porto, Portugal

Tucked away in a cul-de-sac, this two-bedroom flat was perfect for our family of four. Clean, practical and with all necessary facilities, it was also only about 20-minute walk to the city centre. João, our host, was very helpful setting us up and gave us lots of tips. He was there on time and sorted out the baby’s crib for us. There is even a small outdoor space for the kids to play. What made this flat even better for us was the free and safe parking right outside our door: something that is not easy to find in the city. Around the corner was a delicious little restaurant and take-away for typical Portuguese food. See this Airbnb!

Barcelona, Spain

I have stayed in many Airbnb places in Barcelona with our family but the last three years we keep on going back to this amazing place. The apartment is very homey which gives you a welcoming feel straight away and its location is literally unbeatable with just two-minutes walking distance from the hippest street in Barcelona: Passeig de Gracia. The best thing about this apartment is that it is a penthouse and therefore has two very spacious balconies with unobstructed views over Barcelona. The house owners live only five minutes away and will make sure you feel comfortable and fulfill all your needs during your stay. They will give you recommendations about cool places around to have a coffee or to go for dinner. See this Airbnb!

By Tom Grond, Dutch Travel Blogger at Travel Tom Tom

Paros, Greece

Paros Greece airbnb

Photo credit: Eileen Cotter Wright

We just spent a beautiful four nights in this Greek oasis, which sleeps at least six, with separate guest house and large garden grounds. It’s away from the more tourist-centric islands and provides all the authentic atmosphere you crave on a Greece getaway. It’s in the center of the island in the small village of Lefkes – all blue and whitewashed with plenty of purring, fluffy cats to befriend. The home itself is built from the original stonework more than 350 years old. Use fresh herbs from the garden for outdoor or indoor cooking and choose from four different sitting areas to soak up the sun. The hosts are incredible and left us a huge welcoming package of local beauty products, cheeses, wine and veggies to try. Our first Greek trip couldn’t have been more perfect! See this Airbnb!
By Eileen Cotter Wright, PureWander

Santorini, Greece

Santorini airbnb

Photo credit: Elizabeth from Wander Mum

My husband and I have always been fans of hotels so I was a little surprised when my other half finally agreed to try Airbnb for our autumn break to Santorini. The photos of the villa in Pyrgos looked incredible but would it live up to expectations? The view from the apartment certainly did! Its elevated position looking out over Santorini was incredible. I happily awoke each morning to the sun rising over the caldera. The property may not have been as luxurious as a 5 star hotel but having our own privacy and pool was bliss.

The added bonus was that it was linked to a hotel so we got transfers to and from airport, breakfast delivered every morning and we paid extra for a daily cleaner. As a first step away from hotels, it suited us very well. Although the owner wasn’t in the county, he kept in contact and was keen for our feedback. My husband and I slept in the main bedroom with my eldest daughter on the sofa bed and the youngest in a travel cot (which they provided).
There were some aspects of the apartment which weren’t hugely child-friendly. We had to move bedside lights and ornaments out of reach of our one year old daughter and made sure we watched her carefully on the roof terrace. But the pros outweighed any cons. In fact the view more than made up for it. We also had our own kitchenette, large bathroom (with two showers) as well as an extra toilet. If felt roomy and private. It was a far more convenient option for Santorini and cheaper too. Being outside the more touristy areas of Oia and Fira also meant which could explore the local town of Pyrgos. See this Airbnb!
From Elizabeth Callaghan at Wander Mum

Dubrovnik, Croatia

House Verde Dubrovnik

Photo credit: Holly Connors

House Verde was our first Airbnb experience of many and it was a wonderful first experience. Our hosts were welcoming with little touches such as leaving us a fruit basket on arrival and dropping in home made cookies a few days later. The home was just outside the city walls with incredible views of Dubrovnik. Our favourite part was the terrace where we spent our afternoons enjoying local food and drink, and watching the sun set over the city. See this Airbnb!
By Holly Conners, Four Around the World

Ljubljana, Slovenia

The apartment is in the middle of the city centre of Ljubljana and has a secure garage. It is spacious, full of light and with a modern clean design. We walked in and felt at home immediately! We travelled with our then six-months old and the apartment came with toys and was very child friendly. Location wise it is perfect to explore Ljubljana on foot, all major sights, an abundance of restaurants and a great lively market square can be reached within less than five minutes. Ljubljana itself is an underrated destination that should be on your travel radar. See this Airbnb!

Tigmi Mzine, Essouria, Morocco

Morocco airbnb

Photo credit: Jenny from TraveLynn Family

Tucked down a maze of quiet alleyways in the heart of Essaouria’s bustling medina, lies the most wonderful Airbnb we have ever stayed in. With three bedrooms (two double, one twin) and an open plan kitchen, diner and lounge (with log fireplace), all spread over three floors, there is more than enough space for a family to spread out. But the real treat is the rooftop seating area affording the most wonderful views across the medina; a very special place to retreat at sunset to witness the call to prayer drifting across the rooftops.
A cot and highchair can be provided, and there’s even a washing machine. The lovely owner also managed to find us a buggy to replace ours that EasyJet had lost. There are lots of stalls two minutes walk away selling all essential items, including Pampers nappies, milk, fruit and snacks. Plus, with so much to explore on your doorstep (beach, camels, souqs, fishing port and ramparts), we cannot recommend this Airbnb enough. See this Airbnb!

Capetown, South Africa

Sea Point Capetown

Photo credit Kaylie Lewell

This Airbnb in Capetown was fabulous. With two bedrooms, a large living room, and modern kitchen, it is perfect for families. A secure courtyard meant we could let the kids play while we relaxed on the daybed with a book. Just through the gate is the swimming pool, perfectly positioned to capture the last rays of the day and a beautiful sunset. Decorated with a coastal theme which gave a resort-like vibe, we felt immediately on holiday. The location in Seapoint is fantastic! At one end of the block there was the coastal promenade, sandy beaches and rock pools to explore, at the other end casual and fine dining restaurants, cafes and trendy coffee shops, as well as well-stocked supermarkets. See this Airbnb!

By Kaylie Lewell, Happiness Travels Here

Capetown, South Africa

Capetown passport kids

Photo credit Nicole Fiorante

We lucked out with finding this Airbnb gem in Cape Town, South Africa. Perfect for families to explore this great city and be able to blend with the locals. It is in a prime location in Green Point, a short walk away from many parks, Promenade walking path, V & A Waterfront and much more. The apartment provided all the amenities any family of four would need, two bedrooms, washing machine, WiFi, 24-hour security, full kitchen and immaculately clean. Grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops are all within walking distance. The other bonus to this apartment is the hosts, Sarah & Lewis were amazing and helped arrange day trips for us to explore the Winelands and our safari selection by Kruger National Park. Staying in this Airbnb apartment allowed us to explore Cape Town alongside local families and felt like home for our 12-night stay in October 2017. See this Airbnb!
By Nicole Fiorante, The Passport Kids

Sanur, Bali

Sanur Bali Airbnb

Photo credit: Nicky Young

After spending a week touring Flores, Rinca and Komodo we decided to pamper ourselves by staying at a private villa (booked through Airbnb) in Sanur, Bali. It was a fantastic decision. The Colonial Villa was exceptional in every way, a luxurious walled sanctuary. With its own pool, garden and open sided Balinese living, we barely left the villa. Ketut and his team, who manage the villa, are sublime, super helpful and attentive but also inconspicuous. Meals can be provided and we recommend you try them as they were superb and reasonably priced. See this Airbnb!
By Nicky Williams, GoLiveYoung

Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines

Philippines airbnb

Photo credit: Christine Rogador

This four-bedroom villa in Panglao Island is everything you could ask for. For $79/ a night, you’ll get four bedrooms, two bathrooms, private small pool, TV room, relaxing living room and a sleek and modern kitchen. The whole place is spacious and has everything a family need. The host also offers a private van and driver than can pick and bring your family up in the airport, to give you an island and country tour and basically brings you anywhere. For a total of three days that my family was there, I only had to pay less than $60 for our private van and driver service (and tips!)

The villa is also few minutes drive away from the world famous Alona beach in Panglao, so if your family wants to try the beach instead of the pool, you can easily head to the beach and enjoy the sun. The best thing about Panglao and Bohol as a whole is that you won’t run out of things to do with your family: amazing beaches, snorkelling and diving activities, adrenaline packed activities for adults, historical places, the world-famous Chocolate hills and Tarsier watching for your kids. See this Airbnb!

By Christine Rogador, The Travelling Pinoys

Batangas, Philippines

Philippines airbnb

Photo credit: Jerny Destacamento

Kapusod Eart Dome is a unique accommodation in Batangas, Philippines where your little home is made of sandy sand and lime held together my sacks and barb wires. It faces a 4ft natural swimming pool (they call it the water garden). It could fit not more than three for a family with a child. However, if you need more accommodation options, they also have the tree house and the cabanas. It fronts the Taal Lake, the home to the Taal Volcano, the smallest volcano in the world. The place was nonetheless magical. If you’re an earth lover, this is the perfect relaxing spot and learning space for you. You can marvel at the beautiful Taal Lake and the mountains surrounding it, or swim around the Taal Lake itself. If you need to take a break from the busy corporate life, this is one of the places I really would recommend. See this Airbnb!
By Jerny Destacamento, The Jerny

Sydney, Australia

Sydney Opera house at night

Photo credit: Dawn Nicholson

We found a great little gem of an apartment to use as a base to explore Sydney with the perfect location.  The apartment was located in hip Kirribilli, where just a minute walk provided us with breathtaking views of Sydney harbour, the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. We had a ferry terminal right near the apartment for a super fun way to get around the city.  We even walked across the Harbour Bridge one day to Circular Quay.  We love using Airbnbs for the use of a kitchen, but there were also lots of cute restaurants nearby in this leafy suburb.  While it was a small apartment, it was great to have the two bedrooms for our family of five. See this Airbnb!

By Dawn Nicholson, 5 Lost Together

Adelaide, South Australia

Adelaide Australia

Photo credit, Ariana, World of Travel with Kids

There are a lot of wonderful things about Airbnb homes, but it is rare that one place ticks all the boxes.  We were in Adelaide to attend the WOMADedalaide Festival and stayed at a home in Glendora, South Australia for a week. A semi-detatched “half house”, it was cute and atmospheric, decorated in art-deco style. It provided enough space for our multigenerational family of five to sleep – and best of all – had its’ very own Secret Garden. This simple but beautiful garden was the absolute highlight.  Each morning (as they do at home) the kids were up and outside playing.  With three bedrooms this Airbnb had an ample kitchen and laundry – both bonuses while travelling with kids. Plus, it was located about 10 minutes walk from the Tram line (on little legs.) See this Airbnb!

By Ariana, World of Travels with Kids

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Hobart Australia Airbnb

Photo credit: Leah Yoder

Our Airbnb in Hobart, Australia was the perfect fit for our three-generations trip.  The house had four bedrooms and two bathrooms and plenty of space to spread out.  Our favorite things were the playset in the backyard and the breathtaking view of the Derwent River from the deck and living space.  We still talk about the night that, after a long day of sightseeing, we made steaks on the grill and drank local wine while watching the kids play in the yard.  We couldn’t have had such a memorable experience at a hotel. See this Airbnb!
By Leah Yoder, Yoder Toter Blog

Nelson, New Zealand

Boot airbnb New Zealand

Photo credit: Luke Marlin

About 30 minutes outside of Nelson, New Zealand (i.e. in the middle of nowhere,) is a small cafe on a backroad called the Jester House. This cafe happens to be on a large property and out the back they have constructed a small guest house fashioned into the shape of a large boot. You know, like the nursery rhyme “There was an old woman who lived in a shoe.” The boot is 100% environmentally sustainable as what little power it needs is sourced from the sun, it is heated with a cosy, warm fireplace, and even the toilet is composted. Don’t flush, just throw in some saw dust. Trust me, it’s a lot less gross than it sounds. It is completely disconnected from the world with no TV and no Internet, so it was such a beautiful place to be just enjoying nature and each other’s company.
By Luke Marlin, Backstreet Nomad

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Airbnb tips and ideas for your next trip with 35 family-approved Airbnbs from around the world #airbnb #familytravel

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4 Comments on “35 Best Airbnbs for Families [on 6 continents!]

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  1. This post is such a great resource! as you said, it’s hard to know which vacation rentals to choose, especially when you’re traveling with kids, but having recommendations from people who have actually stayed there and loved them makes it easier to choose a place. Some of these make me want to book a trip just to stay in them!

    What a great list of accommodation options. Thanks for including our Santorini AinbNB. We will definitely be using it again – makes so much sense with children. I think we need to make our way through this list!

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