Five Airbnbs in Dallas to Keep Your In-Laws Happy on Vacation

Cut: 1,250 square feet
Capacity: 2 bedrooms, 6 people
Price per night: $80 to $150
Best Feature: The cereal buffet
Site: Lower Greenville
What to do in the hood: See The Kooks at the Granada Theatre; hang in the treehouse at Truck Yard; take a turkey break at Gung Ho Hosts Kelsey and Jeremy Turner were renting this Lower Greenville duplex before deciding to buy it from their landlord. Originally they lived in one half, but now they rent out the whole space. “I was thinking about how kids’ rooms in ’80s movies always seem like a really fun place,” Jeremy says of his inspiration. The couple collected period-appropriate items at flea markets, thrift stores and estate sales, and added a hand-painted mural inspired by the Memphis design movement. “It was work,” Jeremy says. “But it doesn’t really feel like work when you buy a Ninja Turtles arcade.”

Cut: 200 square feet
Capacity: 2 bedrooms, 4 people
Price per night: $55
Best Feature: Instagram Operations
Site: The Cedars
What to do in the hood: Go anywhere from Cedars DART station; watch a holiday movie at Alamo Drafthouse; get the taco del día at the shipping container taco stand behind The Cedars Socíal

“It’s always been my dream to live in a tiny house,” says owner David Krauss. “When I had the opportunity to buy one and also use it as an Airbnb, I jumped at the chance. I think the coolest part is that the shipping container has been in China and back, so there are still Chinese characters on it. It is a well-trafficked house.

Cut: 1,482 square feet
Capacity: 2 bedrooms, 4 people
Price per night: $230
Best Feature: View
Site: Small forest hills
What to do in the hood: Visit the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s Pumpkin Patch; walk on pecan pie at White Rock Lake; take the family for brunch at Smoky Rose “When we had our first child, we knew it wouldn’t be our forever home, but Airbnb allows us to share such a unique experience with others,” says owner Danielle Kaserman . “Walking the gravel path to the tree house for the first time is a magical experience. Once inside, the huge bay window in the living room, with its stone wall and raised ceilings, is our favorite place to relax. It brings nature indoors all year round with an ever-changing palette as the garden blooms and grows.

The Luxury Loft

Cut: 5,000 square feet
Capacity: 3 bedrooms, 8 people
Price per night: $1,250
Best Features: Full gym and games room with foosball and shuffleboard
Site: Borough of Harwood
What to do in the hood: Cheer on the Mavs at AAC; see dinosaurs at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science; let Stephan Pyles cook your holiday dinner at Stampede 66

Owner Jon Clark says the loft’s location means the property is often rented out by athletes and celebrities. ‘A private townhouse steps from the Katy Trail, AAC and all the bars and restaurants in Uptown and Victory Park – with a fenced yard, four car garage and a private rooftop with an outdoor kitchen — is relatively unheard of in Dallas or other urban cities,” Clark says. “It’s one of Dallas’ best-kept secrets.”

Cut: a 25 foot trailer
Capacity: 1 bedroom, 3 people
Price per night: $72
Best Feature: The hug factor
Site: Knox Henderson
What to do in the hood: Shop for gifts at Favor the Kind; find an evening dress at Vintage Martini; take a picture of the Oval Office for the greeting card at the George W. Bush Presidential Center “Airflow has always seemed like a really cool thing to me,” says owner Ben Rankin. “But most people will never have the opportunity to stay there because, you know, you have to buy it and maintain it. So it seemed like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and something that I think people will appreciate.

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