This Week In Travel: Absurdly Brilliant Places You Can Rent

#1 A Six-Tonne POTATO home rental

Photo by Otto Kitsinger

The Big Potato Idaho Hotel might just be the quirkiest Airbnb you’ve been looking for. It’s sadly not actually made out of potatoes – just plain old steel, plaster and concrete taking the shape of the vegetable. Having opened just this May 2019, the USD 200/night rental has turned out to be a hit. It’s already sold out in May.

Though it doesn’t quite look like the ideal sleeping situation from the outside, it is fully equipped with the essentials: a queen-sized bed, seating area, mini-kitchen, fireplace, bathroom, and stylish home pieces. Here’s a glimpse of its interiors:

Photo by Otto Kitsinger

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#2 Prince Charles’ newly opened BNB features 10 royal-approved rooms

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If Meghan Markle’s birth announcement has got you thinking about how the royalty live, wonder no more! Earlier this month, the Duke of Rothesay (aka Prince Charles) opened The Granary Lodge on the grounds of the family-owned Castle of Mey in Caithness, Scotland. The lodge’s rooms enjoy exquisite Victorian style and feature dark wood furnishings, pastel finishing, floral drapery, and panoramic views of the North Sea. Profits from this hotel venture will be allotted to maintaining the estate as a tourist destination.

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#3 Spend a night in the World’s Most Expensive Island for USD 100,000

Photo by Banwa Private Island

Banwa Private Island is located off the Philippine coast of Palawan and features six villas with a maximum capacity of 48 guests at a time. If you thought $100,000 bucks was pricey, here’s the catch: guests are required to spend a minimum of 3 nights, which adds up to a whopping price tag. The paradise-like island boasts rich flora and fauna, an on-site wildlife expert, white sand beaches galore, in-villa hot tubs and infinity pools, tennis court, golf course, on-site spa, access to a variety of boats as well as water sports such as jet skiing, scuba diving, sailing, and kayaking.

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#4 Airbnb turns NYC’s Rockefeller Plaza into luxury suites

Another entry from the home-share giant and this one is a major move to create a “new category of urban lodging” in no other than the iconic Rockefeller Plaza. Guests will soon be able to book luxury suites in the heart of NYC thanks to a recent partnership with RXR Realty, one of the city’s key real estate players. The apartment-style suites promise an authentic New York experience with unparalleled views of the Empire State Building, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and the Rockefeller ice skating rink during winter.

Christelle Torres

She starts her mornings sipping americano while thinking about when she'll be reunited with the ocean. You'll probably find her rapping to old school R&B, channeling Martha Stewart, catching sunsets or schooling herself on all things pop culture.

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