7 Investment Properties for Sale With Huge Airbnb Potential

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.

Here are seven properties with huge Airbnb potential...

1. 166 Tekoa Lane, Lopez Island, WA 98261

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.

Aerial shot of waterfront red shingle style house surrounded by trees
Waterfront red shingle style house with mountains in the background

2. 2242 S Redondo Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90016

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 considering this investment property.

Grey bungalow with exotic trees and plants outide
Grey house with silver airstream in the backyard

3. 1208 Enfield Rd #102, Austin, TX 78703

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!

Open living, dining, kitchen area with bright blue cabinets
Exterior of small apartment building with red doors and balconies

4. 5021 Center Avenue, Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Over in Joshua Tree, we found this custom storage container turned tiny home on a sprawling 5-acre lot that just screams Airbnb!

Just a 5-minute drive from downtown Joshua Tree, this home is sure to draw plenty of attention. With 240 square feet, one bed, one bath, and a cozy kitchen-living room, there's not much left to do to open this up for business or even live in as your very own tiny home.

5. 416 Johnson Street, Sausalito, CA 94965

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.

White colored house with front porch and split level back with exterior stairs
Kitchen with white marble counters and large stove and office with large desk and wood ceilings

6. 234 Bradberry Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30313

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...

Large open room with white beamed ceilings and staircase
Split image of grey cabinets in a kitchen, a wallpapered bathroom, and a free standing tub inside a glass shower

7. 1359 Southridge Court, Golden, CO 80401

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, 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.

Red cabin surrounded by snow and trees
Light color wood kitchen with stainless steel appliances

If you happen to just be starting out on your home buying journey or are moving cities or states, you may find our research resources helpful:

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