(WTNH) – If you’re planning your summer vacation, or even a vacation later in the year, renting a home might be your best option. Locals rent their homes on Airbnb, and they might be cheaper than hotels under certain circumstances.
If you’re coming to Connecticut for a vacation or looking to stay in Connecticut for a “staycation,” we’ve researched some of the most interesting and top-rated homes in the state on Airbnb.
We divide them by department:
New County of London:
Water Forest Octagon in Norwich
Looking to stay in an octagon? Look no further. The Water Forest Retreat is a very private 122 square foot electrified and heated cedar octagon. It sits beside a creek on 100 acres of forest with a pond, waterfall, and hiking trails. The octagon can accommodate up to two people starting at $120 a night.
Little house in Norwich
This tiny house is located at Water Forest Retreat in Norwich and just steps from a stream nestled in 100 acres of forest. The electrified and heated little house can accommodate up to two people who can enjoy the water view from inside or outside on the terrace and near the fire pit. The Tiny House starts at $130 a night.
Cozy and Bright Cottage in East Lyme
This cozy cottage was named one of Connecticut‘s Best Airbnbs by Business Insider Reviews in 2021! The cottage is perfectly located for exploring the Connecticut coastline and is just ¾ of a mile from a private beach. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom home sleeps up to four people and starts at $289 a night.
Luxury Beachfront Cottage in Guilford
The luxury seaside chalet offers the ultimate experience to escape the hectic life. The one-and-a-half-bedroom and one-and-a-half-bath sleeps four and has stunning coastal views. You can watch the sunset over the water from the hot tub or pool. You can rent this beautiful house from $300 per night.
Waterfront Joshua Cove Cottage in Guilford
Another beautiful home in Guilford! This cottage offers a private beach with beautiful views. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom home sleeps up to four people. You can fish, kayak and swim in this beautiful place. It starts at $364 per night.
Waterfront Studio in Milford
This beautiful waterfront studio overlooks magnificent panoramic views of Long Island Sound. You will be able to enjoy a large private patio, which makes it a true oasis by the water. You can stay in this one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment for $132 a night.
Anchor’s Away Cottage in Middlefield
Anchor’s Away! Whether you are interested in reading, fishing or boating, this is the perfect place for you! The newly renovated chalet offers a magnificent view. The studio location sleeps up to five people and starts at $250 a night.
Hartwoods Yurt in Guilford
If you’re looking to stay in a unique, private yurt, there’s one in Guilford! It is in a peaceful, wooded area that can accommodate four people. It is perfect for nature lovers as there is a creek and miles of trails nearby. You can rent this yurt for $185 a night.
Branford Beach Bungalow
This beautiful beach house has views of the Thimble Islands, is close to restaurants and historic sites. Enjoy the beautiful Connecticut summers in this home near the water. The Beachfront Access House sleeps up to four people and starts at $183 a night.
Back to Nature Guesthouse in Guilford
This unique and modern guesthouse is the perfect place to relax and unwind. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom guesthouse sleeps up to two people and is close to beaches and shopping areas. The guesthouse starts at $243 a night.
County of Litchfield:
Vintage Cottage in Litchfield
If you are looking for a cozy cottage, look no further. This two-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage in Litchfield can sleep up to four people! The newly remodeled home features a cozy fireplace and private hot tub. It starts at $186 a night.
The silo at the Sun One organic farm in Bethlehem
If you want to sleep in a silo, this is the place for you! This one-bedroom, one-bathroom home sleeps up to two people. The silo was converted from the 1940s to this unique location which sits on a 65 acre farm. Staying at the Silo starts at $101 per night.
Windy Top Chalet in Granby
The Windy Top Cottage is a romantic European getaway that was featured in Architectural Digest in 2021! The chalet has two bedrooms and a bathroom and can accommodate up to four people. It is an old stone building which was built in 1932 by HL Bitter. You can rent this quaint cottage for $136 a night.
Rustic cabin in Litchfield County
The rustic and historic family cabin was built in 1941 and sits on a private pond. It is surrounded by 35 acres of forest to enjoy and explore. The cabin has been updated with heat and air conditioning and has a full bathroom, washer and dryer. It can accommodate up to three people and starts at $257 a night.
Heavenly Treehouse on a farm in Willington
The one-bedroom, one-bathroom treehouse starts at $206 a night and sleeps up to four people, and it’s absolutely gorgeous! It’s on 40 acres of farmland which has all the amenities you need. It is close to local wineries, breweries and hiking trails.
Quiet Cottage in Falls Village
A tranquil cottage surrounded by a private forest is the perfect retreat from the outside world. The two-bedroom, one-bathroom home sleeps up to three people. It is surrounded by 50 acres of private forest, waterfalls and a pond. It was built by hand and inspired by Japanese treehouses. You can rent this cottage for $250 a night.
Vibrating Dome in Cornwall
You won’t want to miss visiting this domed home! Reconnect with nature in this three-acre location. The beautiful home offers a wonderful porch and fun outdoor seating areas. You can sleep up to 8 people in this three-bedroom, three-bathroom home, starting at $313 a night.
Geodesic dome in Bethlehem
This 165 square foot dome is nestled at the edge of the woods and was constructed from wood growing on the owner’s property. The dome has only one bedroom and is not connected to electricity, heating or air conditioning. There is a guest bathroom for use in the main house. This impressive dome starts at $51 a night.
The Getaway House in Litchfield
WOW! This place is absolutely beautiful and has a heated pool and hot tub. Come and relax in the quiet Litchfield County neighborhood where you can enjoy local wineries, horseback riding, restaurants and local shopping. The house has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and can accommodate up to 8 people. It starts at $675 a night.
Ancient barn in Bethel
The bucolic antique farm property accommodates people in Connecticut country living at its finest. Enjoy the gardens from your terrace, dip in the pool or relax in your private suite. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom barn sleeps up to two people and starts at $172 a night.
Treehouse in Thompson
This fun treehouse is perfect for a romantic getaway, family vacation, or both. You can sleep among the trees on an 1825 7-acre farm where you can meet the goats, see fairy houses and go on a treasure hunt. The tree house has two bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms and can accommodate up to four people. This fun spot starts at $144 a night.