The Best Last-Minute Valentine's Day Getaways on Airbnb

by Colleen Stinchcombe
Feb 8, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. ET

Surprise: January (finally) ended, and now it’s pretty much Valentine’s Day. What? You’re not prepared? We hear you. Before you rush to book a dinner reservation, remember that one of the most romantic things of all is travel. New places, new experiences, renewed love. Or you can escape all the lovey-dovey stuff and go on a solo trip. Traveler’s choice!

As with all holiday-related plans, it can feel like everybody but you prepared way in advance and all your go-to spots are booked. But have no fear. If you look hard enough, you’re bound to find something awesome. And luckily for you, we did most of the work.

We searched through Airbnb for the absolutely best getaways that are still available on Valentine’s Day. From a treehouse in Italy to a centuries-old apartment in France, these stunning destinations are hard to beat. Pack your bags, prepare your love notes, and book one of these houses ASAP.

1 /17: 1920s Loft in Austin, Texas

1/17 :1920s Loft in Austin, Texas

Just north of downtown, this cute Austin loft was built in the 1920s. Enjoy the quiet neighborhood and take a perfect romantic stroll to nearby shops and restaurants.

1920s loft in Austin, Texas, $59 per night at Airbnb

2 /17: Cozy Studio in Lyon, France

2/17 :Cozy Studio in Lyon, France

Take a trip to the past in this cozy 17th-century apartment in the center of Lyon. Walk to the opera, the largest Renaissance district Vieux Lyon or the subway stations to get around the city. 

Cozy studio in Lyon, France, $83 per night at Airbnb

3 /17: Central Apartment in Athens, Greece

3/17 :Central Apartment in Athens, Greece

Located in Pantazopoulou square, this apartment is right in the heart of historic Athens. Easy access to the Acropolis, Parthenon and Olympic stadium, you’ll also have a gorgeous view of the city.

Central apartment in Athens, Greece, $45 per night at Airbnb

4 /17: Harborside Suite in Boston, Massachusetts

4/17 :Harborside Suite in Boston, Massachusetts

Stay on a quiet tree-lined street in Boston. Just a short walk from the harbor, take a water taxi into the sunset or walk around the corner to several restaurants.

Harborside suite in Boston, Massachusetts, $80 per night at Airbnb

5 /17: Eco Lodge in Eastern Cape, South Africa

5/17 :Eco Lodge in Eastern Cape, South Africa

In these luxury chalets in the indigenous Xholora forest of the Amatola Mountains, you only have to hang out on your patio to see rare species of birds, butterflies and plants.

Eco lodge in Eastern Cape, South Africa, $60 per night at Airbnb

6 /17: Surf Bungalow in Rivas, Nicaragua

6/17 :Surf Bungalow in Rivas, Nicaragua

If you want a rustic getaway, this bungalow in Nicaragua is just the place. Coconut and fruit trees surround the property, a caretaker can bring you fresh eggs in the morning, and the ocean waves can lull you to sleep at night.

Surf bungalow in Rivas, Nicaragua, $45 per night at Airbnb

7 /17: Mountain Views in Solola, Guatemala

7/17 :Mountain Views in Solola, Guatemala

Perfect for the nature-loving couples and with stunning mountain views over gorgeous Lake Atitlán, this house is located between San Marcos and Tzununá. Hang out in the outdoor hammock under an avocado tree or take a short walk to San Marcos la Laguna.

Mountain views in Solola, Guatemala, $59 per night at Airbnb

8 /17: Luxurious Apartment in Copenhagen, Denmark

8/17 :Luxurious Apartment in Copenhagen, Denmark

For a city excursion, check out this ultra-lux apartment in Copenhagen. Walk to Tivoli, the royal palace or the Central train station, or sit on the balcony with champagne to oversee the city.

Luxurious apartment in Copenhagen, Denmark, $152 per night at Airbnb

9 /17: Houseboat in Charleston, South Carolina

9/17 :Houseboat in Charleston, South Carolina

Overlook downtown Charleston’s harbor from a quiet, secluded marina in this charming and modern houseboat. Plus, it’s a little like being a celebrity — the boat was featured on Tiny House Hunters.

Houseboat in Charleston, South Carolina, $299 per night at Airbnb

10 /17: Guest House in Oahu, Hawaii

10/17 :Guest House in Oahu, Hawaii

Located on the north shore of Oahu, you’ll be close to restaurants, shopping, surfing, bike paths and public transportation, all while staying in a cozy cottage with a charming outdoor patio.

Guest house in Oahu, Hawaii, $180 per night at Airbnb

11 /17: Cottage in Los Angeles, California

11/17 :Cottage in Los Angeles, California

Minutes away from Venice Beach, this is a bright and warm retreat that doesn't put you far away from it all. Take a bike ride on the boardwalk or walk along the warm sand. 

Cottage in Los Angeles, California, $132 per night at Airbnb

12 /17: Times Square Commuter in Weehawken, New Jersey

12/17 :Times Square Commuter in Weehawken, New Jersey

Get all New York City has to offer… by staying just across the water in Weehawken, New Jersey. An easy commute to Times Square without the New York City prices.

Times Square commuter in Weehawken, New Jersey, $66 per night at Airbnb

13 /17: Townhouse in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

13/17 :Townhouse in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

In this stunning townhouse in the city center of Ho Chi Minh, you’re minutes away from Saigon Opera House, fine art museums and Ben Thanh Market.

Townhouse in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, $85 per night at Airbnb

14 /17: Rice Barn Near Chiang Mai, Thailand

14/17 :Rice Barn Near Chiang Mai, Thailand

This sweet rice barn set up just outside Chiang Mai gives you the feeling of a secluded, local experience while also being accessible to the local tourist attractions, like the elephant sanctuary, zip line and Thai cooking classes.

Rice barn near Chiang Mai, Thailand, $64 per night at Airbnb

15 /17: A Luxury House in Havana, Cuba

15/17 :A Luxury House in Havana, Cuba

Escape to Cuba in this incredible tropical paradise located in the heart of Havana. Breakfast, yoga classes, massages and even salsa classes can be arranged by the host.

A luxury house in Havana, Cuba, $197 per night at Airbnb

16 /17: Tree House in Florence, Italy

16/17 :Tree House in Florence, Italy

Stay in a stunning tree house in the Tuscan farm landscape of olive trees and kitchen gardens. You’re still near enough to Duomo and Siena to go sightseeing as well.

Tree house in Florence, Italy, $384 per night at Airbnb

17 /17: Zen Loft in Cuernavaca, Mexico

17/17 :Zen Loft in Cuernavaca, Mexico

Looking for a calming, luxurious Valentine’s Day? This hotel-style Airbnb has a jacuzzi, pool, swimming pond and a room with a waterfall view. Head to El Centro for a romantic dinner and take a leisurely walk along the river.

Zen loft in Cuernavaca, Mexico, $115 per night at Airbnb