UrbanDaddy
mia
Sign-up-badge
UrbanDaddy is a free exclusive email magazine devoted to keeping you in the know.
Leisure

Miami Home > Leisure > House Party

Published October 06, 2009

House Party
Your $69 Art Basel Crash Pad

UD - AirBnBYou can feel it in the air. The season. It's almost upon us. And with it come the inevitable house guest requests.

(And this year's a doozy. Not only for the usual Art Basel and South Beach Food and Wine festivals, but there's also the Super Bowl to consider.)

Which is why you'll be directing those hospitality requests to a little Web presence called Airbnb, a gem of a site that lists short-term rentals for as low as $69 a night.

Think of Airbnb as a less scruffy version of CouchSurfing crossed with a less sketchy version of Craigslist. The site lets people rent out their condos or houses for short stays (anywhere from one night to a month), and because each host puts up a profile where past renters can post reviews, you know everything's on the up-and-up.

Miami listings include everything from artist lofts to oceanfront condos on Collins Avenue to deco apartments in South Beach (most for less than $300 per night). Booking is pretty simple—just enter your dates and peruse the available pads, which include photos, map views and lists of amenities. When you've decided on a spot, you can email the host and set up the transaction.

Which means come February, you could be hosting a wine-soaked afterhours soiree at a modest four-bedroom Moroccan hacienda on the mainland.

Belly dancers not included.
ADVERTISEMENT Arrow2-down
  • December 03, 2014

    Bas Relief

    Bas Relief
    The Hot List: Art Basel 2014

  • November 24, 2014

    Triple Threat

    Triple Threat
    How to Properly Do the Thompson

  • November 18, 2014

    Anatomy Lesson

    Anatomy Lesson
    An Opulent Labyrinth Dedicated to Sweat

  • November 10, 2014

    Get Out of Dodge

    Get Out of Dodge
    Five Things to Do Around Palm Beach

  • October 28, 2014

    Magic Marker

    Magic Marker
    A Key West Hideaway with Distillery Ties

© 2014 UrbanDaddy.
All Rights Reserved.

Loading...

close