The Best Places in the US to Airbnb for a Monthly Rental or Remote Working Vacation this Summer and Fall

Let’s face it, this whole quarantine thing hit us all like a ton of bricks. We all were forced to lock down for months on end, celebrating postponed weddings via zoom, birthdays in quarantine, virtual bachelorette parties, graduations, and more. Vacations were cancelled, and life as we know it was seemingly cancelled. But, FINALLY, things are starting to open up again in the United States, and with offices everywhere from San Francisco to Chicago to LA to New York City saying you can work from home until further notice, I’ve noticed a trend among my friends looking to make a new home away from the city for a couple months this summer and fall. Because let’s face it, who wants to be in a city right now? But everyone has the same question – where should we go? You don’t really want to stay in a hotel right now (even though I have tips on disinfecting hotel rooms if you do), which leaves you to an airbnb. A place you can call ‘home’ for a month or so. 

For the price you probably pay for rent in a city, you can spend a month, or a few months, 
working remotely and being productive while exploring a new place, but you want a community, good weather and enough going on you won’t get bored. So I decided to round up my top choices for where to rent out an Airbnb for August, or for a couple months this Fall. Because let’s face it, we all deserve to get away, and who knows the next time your boss will say ‘go ahead, work from wherever you want!’.

**a lot of these places are offering huge discounts on fully furnished monthly rentals right now in light of COVID-19, so I’d jump on it as soon as possible if you want to getaway for a month this summer.

San Diego, California

San Diego is where my fiance and I have been spending lockdown and it hasn’t felt like ‘lockdown’. With the beaches open (and thriving), you can start your day with a surf (and if you’re a beginner, take a private lesson with a pro), have acai bowls for breakfast, take your morning calls from your rental house, have some Mexican food on the beach for lunch, finish the day, and meet up with your buddies for after work drinks at one of the many outdoor bars and restaurants. Or, if you’re not quite ready to be out and about, just enjoy the ocean views from your house and the perfect summer and fall weather that San Diego brings (averages are upper 70s, and dry, not humid). I’d recommend basing from Pacific Beach if you’re looking to be in the center of the action, Encinitas if you want a fun restaurant/bar scene and a gorgeous beach, also a little closer to LA, La Jolla if you’re looking for an upscale escape and some of the best views in San Diego. 

The best Airbnbs in San Diego for a couple or a single:

Modern Encinitas 1 bedroom rental with porch, 4 minute walk to downtown restaurants and the beach

Mission Beach Townhouse, steps from Beach

Mission beach is great because it’s slightly quieter than Pacific Beach, but you’re still a walk away from the hustle and bustle of PB when you want it.

Pacific Beach Cottage

Pacific Beach top floor condo with ocean views

Quiet, coastal retreat steps from the beach and downtown Encinitas for 2 people

 

Bright, sunny studio on the beach in Leucadia/Encinitas

A cozy studio in a quiet neighborhood with french doors opening up to a balcony of ocean and sunshine, this looks like a great spot. 

The best Airbnbs in San Diego for a family or group:

Encinitas modern OCEANFRONT house, sleeps 10 guests

How gorgeous is this house? Probably more for a San Diego vacation than an extended stay, but hey, if budget is no object – go for it!

Whole house in La Jolla, Sleeps 8, with private pool

Can totally imagine working from this table with island coffee every morning. 

Search weekly or monthly airbnb rentals in San Diego

3 Bedroom House in Del Mar

Also, if you’re interested in renting the 3BR, 1 block from Del Mar’s incredible beach, the vacation home Kenny and I have lived in this Spring, it’s not on Airbnb but run by a private management company, is INCREDIBLY clean and all the best modern amenities and will be available from August on! Reach out to me at JSC@jetsetchristina.com and I can send more photos and info! It has seriously been the most ideal place to work remote, I’m so sad we have to leave!

 

Malibu, California

Beachfront Lifestyle Cottage with Stunning Views

Can you even imagine waking up to this every day? Take my money now. 

Modern Malibu 1 bedroom with ocean views & huge patios

How dreamy is this!?

Miami, Florida

Miami beaches are open, South Beach is open, restaurants are used to tons of outdoor dining, and it’s become somewhat of a hub for remote workers looking to work from paradise, and to wake up with this view. 

Also, wow, when I was finding these places, I’m stunned at the quality of place with oceanviews you can find for SO cheap for the month in Miami. BRB moving here.

This airbnb studio with a king bed and super modern amenities is only $3000 a month – and shares the facilities of the 1 Hotel South Beach!

Key Biscayne Condo with a Pool

Under 2000 a month for a cute bright condo with beach access and a pool? Where do I sign up.

Furnished 1 bedroom 1 block from South Beach

Or, head north to Palm Beach for a quieter beach escape, (but still with enough going on)

Palm Beach Private Guest House 

The Hamptons, New York

If money is no object, or you’re going in on a Hamptons house with friends, this is an ideal spot with ocean views and a huge pool.

or a cozy, hamptons cottage like this one. And if you’re looking for more of a quiet studio in the hamptons to rent:

This studio with ocean views and a private deck

Santa Barbara, California

Bright and Airy State Street Cottage

Santa Barbara Villa, walk to the beach

Tropical Santa Barbara guest house

Scottsdale, Arizona

If you’re looking for the biggest bang for your buck, and don’t mind the heat (or you want to book a fall/winter getaway and are LOOKING for the desert sunshine), Scottsdale is an awesome place to base from for a month or two. And it’s SO AFFORDABLE. 

New Scottsdale Condo with Pool

or rent a big house with a private pool in Scottsdale with friends or a group – check out my post on The Best Airbnb Rentals in Scottsdale for a Group

Lake Tahoe

Summer in Lake Tahoe is UNREAL, and renting a cabin in Tahoe is the perfect way to relax and work remote for a week, two weeks, or a month. 

Search tahoe airbnbs here

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