Rent one of these literary-inspired houses on Airbnb for less than the cost of a new book

April 23, 2019 6:29 am

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.

1A beach house à la Big Little Lies in Palm Beach, Australia

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Recreate the opening credit sequence to your heart’s content in this sunny seaside rental. Book it on Airbnb here.

2A very Pride and Prejudice house in Chawton, England

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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.

3A storybook cottage straight out of The Notebook in New Bern, North Carolina

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Pretend that Noah built the porch just for you. Book it on Airbnb here.

4A repurposed barn that screams Charlotte’s Web in Cherryfield, Maine

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If Charlotte spun a web about this historic house, it would read “Some Barn.” Book it on Airbnb here.

5A luxurious home that feels very Handmaid’s Tale in Newton, Massachusetts

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Don’t worry, you won’t be under his eye in this gorgeous home. Book it on Airbnb here.

6A flat that could be in NW in Great London, England

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This Victorian house-turned-apartment will make you a North West London local in no time. Book it on Airbnb here.

7A Great Gatsby-inspired estate in Bridgehampton, New York

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This six-bedroom, five-bathroom mansion normally costs $1,000 a night. Book it on Airbnb here.

8A whimsical home inspired by Pippi Longstocking in Älmeshult, Sweden

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Every nook and cranny of this house oozes charm. Book it on Airbnb here.

9A historic home serving Interview With the Vampire vibes in New Orleans, Louisiana

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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.

10A very Outlander lodge in Edinburgh, Scotland

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Step back in time and enjoy a romantic getaway for two. Book it on Airbnb here.