Airbnb is a popular way to make money, and for good reason.
People are always looking for ways to travel more affordably, and Airbnb offers exactly that by giving people the opportunity to rent out private homes for a more personalized, comfortable, and unique experience.
Before the pandemic, city central Airbnbs were in very high demand but 2020 brought an unprecedented wave of demand for more rural properties where people can break away from the hustle and bustle of their day-to-day lives.
We've curated a list of investment property opportunities in a variety of locations below for you to choose from - each one with a unique draw that is sure to catch the eye of any Airbnb vacationer.
This cabin on Mud Bay is begging to be transformed into an Airbnb.
Think sweeping views like you've never seen before, a beautiful pebble beach with 575’ of waterfront, a screened-in porch, wood-burning fireplace, and an additional bunkhouse with room for two beds on 3.76 acres (so plenty of extra space to build on). The interior is quite rustic and could use some love but it really doesn't get more idyllic than this.
So. Much. Potential.
Second up on our list of properties with huge Airbnb potential is this gem in the heart of Mid-City with a large yard that's home to an awesome Airstream. Rent the two out separately, together, or live in one and rent the other.
The property is ideal for entertaining with a wonderful indoor-outdoor flow and open floor plan. The property is gated for added security, is surrounded by native, low maintenance landscaping, and features plenty of living space for guests to enjoy - both inside and out. Fully paid solar complements the efficiency of this home plus the back gate which allows for secure parking of two cars, off-street.
Note: The Airstream comes at an additional price so keep that in mind if this is the investment property for you.
On the lower end of property price tags, we have this adorable first-floor unit just minutes from downtown Austin. The current owner added plenty of modern finishes and updates. The home features a covered porch, Italian Terrazzo floors, custom cabinets, quartz counters, Bosch appliances, and in-unit laundry so rest assured your Airbnb guests can enjoy all the comforts of being in a real home while they check out Austin!
Over in San Antonio, we found this sprawling single-story ranch that just screams Airbnb!
Just a 15-minute drive from San Antonio center, this home is sure to draw crowds. With its backyard oasis of a pool, hot tub, patio, and mature oaks, its updated kitchen for cooking with friends in, and its huge master for a blissful night's sleep. There are two bonus rooms that could easily become extra bedrooms for additional guest opportunities, on top of the existing four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.
This fantastic two-unit home means you can have guests upstairs and downstairs simultaneously, or you could live in one half and Airbnb the other. This is the ideal flexible use property. San Francisco city dwellers will love escaping to your unique Sausalito home in its prime location with Caledonia Street just half a block away with all its shops, cafes, and restaurants.
The front cottage is a two-bedroom, one-bathroom with tall ceilings and lots of charm while the second residence is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom with a huge office space. Each unit has its own washer and dryer and the large back patio area at the rear of the property is perfect for relaxing or entertaining. The possibilities are endless.
For properties with huge Airbnb potential in Atlanta? We found this elegant Soho-inspired loft with soaring, open trussed ceilings, brick walls, large windows, hardwoods, and an open-flowing floor plan. Located in the heart of Atlanta's Artists Loft District, your guests will have plenty to do and see. The property features a private roof deck with city views, a marble bath, upgraded kitchen, two-car garage, gated entry, security system, and a 30-year roof. This seems like a solid investment.
We would happily spend a weekend here...
Just a 30-minute drive from Denver you'll find this four-bed charming cabin nestled in the hillside - perfect for an escape from the city and sure to draw crowds of short-term renters. Enjoy views of snow-capped peaks from the kitchen, main bedroom, and dining room and a rock fireplace in the great room. The renovated kitchen is perfect for groups to cook up a storm in and the adjoining dining room is spacious enough to accommodate large tables of people, not to mention the deck access for al fresco dining.
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