Long Weekend Ahead? Check Into These Quirky Airbnbs Across The Country

Aakanksha posted on 9th March

When it came to holidays and long weekends, 2016 was bad. But hey ho, 2017 is being kind and merciful with plenty of Mondays, Fridays and even Tuesdays being festivals or general holidays. And that, fellow workaholics, naturally means escaping the city in pursuit of fun and adventure. To make that quest a bit easier, we’re rounding up some of the coolest and most unique Airbnbs across the country. From treetop cottages to a museum hotel suite, go on, take a holiday and do it with pizzazz.

The Tree Hugger, Indapur

A swanky cottage with glass walls to let you really soak in the natural surroundings, The Tree Hugger is magical, and perfect for a quick escape. And more so because it’s built around a tree {hence tree hugger, geddit?}. Perfect for a couple, or a family of four, make sure you check in here for a low-key holiday.

Spending time on the wooden deck, either with a book or with board games, should be on your agenda. As should just lying in bed, gazing into the distance.

Price: INR 12,000

Type Of Stay: Entire house

Can Accommodate: 4 guests

Find out more here.

Unique Cocoon, Tikona

Truly a cocoon on the outskirts of Pune, this Airbnb is part of a resort known as Amanzi. You’ll be signing up here for four-poster beds, chirping of birds, and views of the glittering Pavana Damn. Rather luxurious, they even say that the Cocoon, is one of the most innovative structures in the South Asia.

What we love about this place is that in summer you can retreat to the pool, and the monsoon, nothing like watching the rain from your bed or the wooden deck. Time to book this out…NOW!

Price: INR 15,000

Type Of Stay: Entire home

Can Accommodate: 2 guests

Find out more here.

Waterfront Villa, Kumarakom

Set on a little island with spectacular views of the Vembanad, this family home is ideal to retreat to when in Kerala. There are two bedrooms in the villas, each with a different look and feel. Like a typical Kerala home, expect it to be decorated with antiques, intricate carvings, statues and vintage furniture. The property is built such that the courtyard opens onto the lake itself, so really, what else do you need? A gazebo? Oh, well they’ve got that covered too.

Nothing beats old-school charm, especially when it’s in Kerala-style. Win!

Price: INR 28,000

Type Of Stay: Entire villa

Can Accommodate: 4 guests

Find out more here.

Tree House Cottages, Thinapuram

Smack in the centre of unending coffee plantations, up in the trees is where you’ll be staying if you choose to head off to Kerala’s Thinapuram. And we don’t mean rustic accommodation. We’re talking colonial-style rooms made entirely of wood, with en suite bathrooms.

Perfect to up the romance, each bedroom {with functional but fancy canopy mosquito nets, no less} opens onto a balcony that overlooks the plantations. You may not want to wake up early, but it’s simply majestic when there’s a light mist – like you’re living on cloud nine.  

Price: INR 5,660

Type Of Stay: Entire villa

Can Accommodate: 4 guests

Find out more here.

Museum Hotel, Kochi

Oh so you want to live in a museum? Well then, you’ve come to the right place. The YME Presidential Suite, in the vibrant Mattancherry, is really the best room in this granary-turned-hotel {apparently, the first museum hotel in Kochi}. You’ll practically be living in history because they’ve retained plenty of stuff from the days of yore including trinkets, pieces of jewellery, anything used for barter, like coins, paper money, cutlery, crockery… it’s all here.

While the room is naturally grand, the highlight of the property for us is the private jetty where you can relax, enjoy a meal, watch the port bustling with trawlers and traders, and take in the culture of Kochi.

Price: INR 16,000

Type Of Stay: Private room

Can Accommodate: 2 guests

Find out more here.

Casa Britona, Majorda Beach

With seven rooms on offer, each spectacularly different from the other, this villa is luxe-meets-home. Each is named after the places in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal where the owners have lived at, from Ballygunge to Alipore. And you can pick from teakwood beds, four-poster ones and even tents.

Go on, gather your gang and book out the whole place. Oh, and did we mention it’s bang on the banks of the river and has a swimming pool?

Price: INR 40,000

Type Of Stay: Entire house

Can Accommodate: 14 guests

Find out more here.

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