Work hard, play hard. Vacationers and remote workers alike have plenty to gain from one of the latest categories unveiled in Airbnb’s Winter Release. Play plucks out properties with awesome leisure and recreational features, such as basketball courts, game rooms, climbing frames, miniature golf, and more right in the backyard. We’ve rounded up the most surprising Play Airbnbs around the globe that’ll make you want to stay home.
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Luxury celebrity vineyard estate Temecula – Murrieta, California, United States
Situated on five acres, this handsome vineyard estate is surrounded by fruit trees and croplands. The backyard is laid out with a pool, hot tub, nine-hole mini golf course, and shuffleboard. You’ve also got your own court that doubles up for basketball and tennis. Because all this play is going to rouse an appetite, the property also has an outdoor kitchen with a brick pizza oven. Indoors, you’ll find a movie theater, games room, and a wet bar.
Sixteen guests, eight bedrooms
Price: $1,976 per night
Superb connecting villa with jungle and river views – Kecamatan Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
This deluxe Play Airbnb in Bali consists of two homes, Villa Santa Monica and Villa Kala, with a backdrop of lush jungle. Ideal for a duo of families, these units are connected by a pool with a water slide – far more thrilling than taking the stairs! Both dwellings are beautifully appointed with modern furnishings while your personal butler is available to arrange activities, massages, floating breakfasts, and a chef.
Sixteen guests, twelve bedrooms
Price: $1,466 per night
The Playhouse Retreat – #1 best family-friendly house – Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
By far one of the best Play Airbnbs for families, this Scottsdale home comes with a playground, splash pad, and a tiny town for kids, complete with mini cars and a pint-size soccer pitch. Catering just as much to big kids, the backyard retreat also has a pool, hot tub, basketball zone, pickleball court, and shuffleboard. Spacious interiors comprise three double bedrooms plus a bunk room and nursery suite, all outfitted with state-of-the-art amenities and new linens.
Thirteen guests, five bedrooms
Price: $1,658 per night
Villa Enjoy – new modern villa in Patong – Tambon Patong, Phuket, Thailand
You might find it near-impossible to leave this unique complex, fitted with a lap pool, rooftop plunge pool, games room, movie den, and Muay Thai boxing gym. Designed with immaculate attention to detail, all amenities are top-notch – plus you get the perk of mountain, ocean, and skyline views. Rental includes two live-in chefs who’ll make sure you keep your stamina up at this exciting vacation home.
Twelve guests, five bedrooms
Price: $1,712 per night
Artihome chalet in the heart of the Alps – Grafenweg, Tirol, Austria
Located in the Kitzbühel Alps, this Play Airbnb accepts pets and is perfectly placed for hiking, biking, golfing, and skiing. However, you’ll struggle to drag the kids away from the custom-made playhouse and basket swing! Meanwhile, adults can kick back in the mountain-view spa while there’s a sauna indoors with panoramic views over the valley. A complimentary shuttle bus serves the property during ski season.
Thirteen guests, five bedrooms
Price: $1,383 per night
Finisia House Two with tennis court – Elea, Laconia, Greece
This peaceful beachfront Airbnb villa in Elea, Greece, spares you the summer crowds of the islands. In addition to beach access and an expansive lawn, a short stroll through the olive grove brings you to the house’s star attraction – a tennis court that benefits from the sea breeze. Ease the post-play aches with a soak in the jetted tub and spend the rest of your evening star-gazing from the terrace.
Four guests, two bedrooms
Price: $208 per night
Torvale Cabin: Escape in style to a luxury hideout – Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom
Equally suitable for a couple or small family, this pet-friendly Play Airbnb features a private hot tub, patio, PlayStation 5, and an acoustic guitar. You’ll also have complimentary use of the resort’s crazy golf course and sauna, shared only with the three other properties. Not only is the cabin fitted with a top-of-the-line kitchen, but there’s also a barbecue deck in the yard for your exclusive use.
Three guests, one bedroom
Price: $130 per night
Chalet Tyrosolios – Méribel, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Taking après to a whole new level, this luxury Méribel chalet comes with a climbing wall in one of the bedrooms. After a day on the slopes (or hiking trails), warm up the popcorn and retreat to the home movie theater. The chalet is also equipped with a sauna, steam room, plunge pool, and backyard table tennis. Bonus services include daily housekeeping, a full-time chef, and a private driver.
Sixteen guests, eight bedrooms
Price: $3,962 per night
Casa Jarilo – Juršići, Istria, Croatia
Escape to Croatia’s premier wine region at this Play Airbnb in Istria with a private pool, hot tub, mini-golf course, and multi-purpose sports complex. But the fun doesn’t stop when you head indoors, the villa has a games room and fitness room with a sauna. Enjoy long summer days flitting between the terraces and rustle up an al fresco feast in the outdoor kitchen.
Fourteen guests, five bedrooms
Price: $659 per night
Lux mountain paradise with lush tropical garden – San Jose de Las Matas, Santiago Province, Dominican Republic
Putting 5-star resorts to shame, this Caribbean villa features stylish yet homely interiors and a commitment to recreation. Backyard amenities include a basketball court, pool, and billiards table as well as a mix of sheltered porches and sunny nooks where you can catch a ray. Set back from the crowds of Santo Domingo, this Cibao Valley rental is within driving distance of the picturesque northern beaches.
Sixteen guests, four bedrooms
Price: $210 per night
The Lanes at Meemo’s Farm – Evart, Michigan, United States
Go for the strike at this Michigan Play Airbnb with a ten-pin bowling alley. If the game gets a little heated, relieve the tension with a soak in the hot tub on the deck or go for a hike in the forest. This lakeside cabin is equipped with cozy bedrooms and a gourmet kitchen, with the option to book the host’s private chef for the duration of your stay.
Six guests, four bedrooms
Price: $600 per night