6 Airbnbs That Show Why Themed Short-Term Rentals Are a Great Revenue Generator

If you’re considering entering the short-term rental (STR) space, it’s important to distinguish yourself from your many competitors. During the last years, Visio Loans vacation rental loan volume increased nearly 3,000% and nearly a quarter of US travelers who preferred STRs said their reasoning was because they offered something uniqueadding to the overall travel experience.

When it comes to STRs, the more unique the better. Instagram-enabled rentals will not only ensure that your home stays booked, but they will also provide free advertising. Airbnb has followed the trend since they have just invested 10 million dollars in absurd style buildings.

There are no hard and fast rules regarding your themes. Damaging another company’s likeness or characters without their consent (Harry Potter or Disney-themed rentals are likely to result in quick cease-and-desist letters) could be a risky move. That hasn’t stopped some owners from trying their luck.

If you are looking inspiration To theme your STR, here are some ideas:

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The Luxurious Tugboat — Louisa, Virginia

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How about staying on a luxurious tugboat comfortably moored on an 8-acre private lake in Virginia next to a 142-acre wooded island? The boat has been renovated and comes with a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, air conditioning and heating.

Wake up to the sight of glistening sunlight over the lake before starting a day of hiking, swimming, kayaking, and more. The boat has a hatch and an internal ladder connecting the two levels. Also ideal for a romantic getaway or reading/writing retreats.

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The Warnock House – Salem, Massachusetts

Airbnb themed Warnock house for short term rent

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Revisit the Salem Witch Trials of 1692-1693 with this spooky-themed house that’s sure to fire (no pun intended) the imagination of occult and paranormal enthusiasts. That old house is ideal for a Halloween getaway, with all the paraphernalia of Witch City, including pictures of Ouija board history, an authentic witches’ altar, and a nod to spooky writer Edgar Allan Poe.

Each bedroom has a distinct spooky theme with skulls, cobwebs and more. Once you’ve settled into this house, sleep may be the last thing on your mind.

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The Desert Disco – Joshua Tree

Airbnb themed nightclub for short term rent

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Shake your groove, step back to 1978 and revisit your inner Tony Manero at this disco-themed home in the unexpected setting of Joshua Tree. Aptly dubbed the Desert Disco House, this rental features plenty of 70s-style furnishings with hot pinks, mauves, magenta, and glass blocks.

Rather than do a full errand and jump into decadent disco nostalgia, the house has a modern kitchen and hardwood floors. So shaggy carpets, linoleum and old appliances are no problem. Yet each piece features a Studio 54-style twinkle bead light display that makes it great fun for kids’ parties, desert yoga retreats, and get-togethers with friends.

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“Pirates of the Caribbean” Getaway – Topanga Canyon, California

Short-term rental on the theme Airbnb house pirate of the caribbean

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Although this did not use the film’s title in its marketing, it was dubbed the “Pirates of the Caribbean” house by the media. There are no effigies of Jack Sparrow or sprawling bearded ghouls, but renting a room undoubtedly borrows heavily from the vibe of a hit franchise. It has a tropical potpourri of waterfalls, ponds, and plants, plus other quirky artifacts, statues, and trinkets.

Guests seeking creature comforts can be relieved to know that the one-bedroom retreat comes with a kitchenette equipped with a mini-fridge, stove, Keurig coffee maker, cooking utensils, dishes, condiments, oil, seasonings and a washer/dryer. Alas, there is no air conditioning, only ceiling fans. However, no pirate worth his salt has ever worried about air conditioning!

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Harry Potter House – Kissimmee, Florida

Airbnb themed short term kidney harry potter house

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Obviously, there’s a lot of room to market a movie-inspired property. Although this 5-bedroom home is marketed to those who visit the “Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Orlando and uses photos of the theme park on its Airbnb page, there are no official images of Potter. inside the house. We could, however, imagine many of his furniture and artifacts on a Potter film set.

There are four themed bedrooms on the ground floor that Potter pilgrims may immediately recognize. There is also a well-equipped kitchen, a common room with a giant screen with Netflix and Nintendo Switch, a dining room, a swimming pool, a terrace with grill, a games room in the garage and a laundry room.

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The Ziggy Apartment — Dubrovnik, Croatia

Airbnb themed ziggy apartment for short term rent

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If you feel like making some changes in your living environment, you could do worse than staying at Ziggy Apartment. This chic David Bowie themed apartment is on the top floor of the Rock Palace Apartments in the picturesque town of Dubrovnik in Croatia.

A historic setting overlooking the Adriatic Sea and nearby apartments might seem like an odd place to pay homage to Ziggy Stardust. However, the artwork, posters and stylish Bowie quotes – “We can be heroes just for a day” – that adorn the place allow you to escape into your own quirkiness of space as you wander around. in the cobbled streets outside.

With a view of the coast, the one-bedroom apartment (which sleeps four) is a calming palace of light-coloured laminate floors, white walls and a balcony perfect for intimate dining. If you feel pressured, this is the place to go.

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