Tuesday, April 23rd is World Book Day. It’s a holiday organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) dedicated to promoting reading, publishing, and copyright. Basically, it’s the perfect day to cancel your plans and curl up with a great book. If you’re feeling adventurous, it’s also the perfect day to plan a literary-themed vacation.
Books have the power to transport you to another time and place. Thanks to vivid prose, you can practically see the cozy cottages, swanky lofts, and oceanside getaways that your favorite characters inhabit. And now, you can visit them for real. In honor of World Book Day, Airbnb hosts with homes that look like they’re straight out of novels will rent their spaces for a mere $17 per night, plus applicable taxes and fees. Why $17? It’s the average price of a book.
But hurry, because they’re only available for a limited selection of dates in May, June, and July. Book (get it?) one of these stunning literary-inspired homes.
Recreate the opening credit sequence to your heart’s content in this sunny seaside rental. Book it on Airbnb here.
Fingers crossed you’ll meet your very own Mr. Darcy. Anything is possible in the village where Jane Austen lived. Book it on Airbnb here.
Pretend that Noah built the porch just for you. Book it on Airbnb here.
If Charlotte spun a web about this historic house, it would read “Some Barn.” Book it on Airbnb here.
Don’t worry, you won’t be under his eye in this gorgeous home. Book it on Airbnb here.
This Victorian house-turned-apartment will make you a North West London local in no time. Book it on Airbnb here.
This six-bedroom, five-bathroom mansion normally costs $1,000 a night. Book it on Airbnb here.
Every nook and cranny of this house oozes charm. Book it on Airbnb here.
This just-the-right-amount-of-spooky Creole mansion is preserved in an elegant state of decay. You may recognize it from American Horror Story: Coven. Book it on Airbnb here.
Step back in time and enjoy a romantic getaway for two. Book it on Airbnb here.