It’s safe to say that here at Travel + Leisure, our editors know a thing or two about travel. Whether it be the latest and greatest carry-on essentials, the year's top destinations, or even where to find the best hot dog in every state — we're a selective bunch when it comes to anything related to trip-taking. So believe us when we say these are the best Airbnb properties we’ve ever booked.
We have a high bar for what makes for an outstanding Airbnb stay: it's more than welcoming hosts, neat amenities, and a comfy bed. There also has to be something extra, a “wow factor,” if you will, and these properties have it. From a stunning stay in Lake Como to an architect’s dream apartment in Spain to a little “cupcake cottage” in upstate New York, scroll through to see our favorites and how you can book a stay, too.