You won't even mind cooking your entire vacation away.
I'm a self-professed HGTV and interior design junkie, so believe me when I say I spend a lot of time browsing Airbnb listings. I love to travel, and as someone who is still pretty far away from home ownership, I get a thrill from vacationing in a full-sized house. I currently share an apartment with three other people, and I often find myself craving a kitchen roomy enough to accommodate all of us at the same time. So, whenever I peruse luxurious Airbnb listings, I’m always looking for jaw-dropping kitchens—unique architectural features, premium appliances, sweeping views...you get the idea.
So whether you’re dreaming of a romantic getaway in Paris or want a tropical abode that can fit your whole family, we’ve got you covered. From insane seaside views to centuries-old stonework, here are nine Airbnb listings with some of the most amazing kitchens we’ve ever seen.
Does it get any better than cooking a meal in a dreamy, tropical open-air kitchen? Dine with your loved ones at a massive teak table, then take a dip in the adjacent pool and enjoy lush jungle views. And if you want to let someone else do the cooking, the hosts are happy to make arrangements.
Dreaming of a Downton Abbey-esque getaway? This Airbnb has all the charm of a Lady Mary-approved manor, with all of the modern conveniences you need to serve a five-course meal—or just host a cocktail hour. Dig in with a few of your closest loved ones or a dozen of your friends at the extra-long dining table inside and outside.
If you’re a sucker for Scandinavian design, spend a week away with your loved ones in these dreamy digs. What this kitchen lacks in size, it makes up for with gorgeous lighting and that airy feeling we expect from Danish interiors.
History buffs will love staying in this centuries-old trullo. The whitewashed kitchen has rustic elements that make this Airbnb fit right in with the Italian countryside, and you’ll feel like you’re stepping back in time whether you’re making pancakes or pasta. Plus, the indoor fireplace will instantly up the cozy factor if you’re traveling in cooler weather.
Have you ever seen so much counter space? This is the kind of kitchen I dream of while I chop onions at my kitchen table. You’ll love cooking on the Viking range, and a dishwasher will definitely come in handy when you're cooking for a large group. I mean, at the end of the day you’re on vacation—you shouldn’t have to put on rubber dishwashing gloves.
You don’t need an excuse to take a trip to the City of Light—but a long weekend is definitely a good one. Cuddle up with loved ones over a cup of chocolate chaud at Angelina, then come home to this cozy Airbnb and get cooking. This home is made for food lovers, and there’s a dining table that’s nearly 10-feet-long—so whether you’re making dinner for two or 12, there’s room for everyone.
Looking to hit the slopes and get your gourmet on? This cozy Wyoming home is less than 15 minutes from Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park, so you can enjoy everything the mountains have to offer and still come home to a premium kitchen, complete with a wine fridge and six-burner stove.
Bet you never thought you’d have a giant boulder in your kitchen. While you’re cooking, you can drink in pool and ocean views complete with plenty of lush palm trees, and stay cool thanks to tiled floors and walls. Since this kitchen is an open-concept, you can mix and mingle with your friends and family whether you’re shaking up caipirinhas or snacking on brigadeiro.
Everything is better in NOLA. Even though this kitchen has modern fixtures (just look at that double oven!), we love that it still has old-fashioned charm, like stained-glass and patterned tile. And hey, what better way to kick off a vacation than with beignets and chicory coffee?
Have you ever stayed in a vacation rental with an amazing kitchen? Share your experiences with us below!