The majority of summer travel plans might be firmly on hold due to Covid-19, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t experiencing any wanderlust. Of course, there’s always the option of taking a hotel staycation, but perhaps you’d rather hang out with friends at a house or apartment, or trade your tiny city flat for a sprawling rural getaway for the weekend. Or maybe you’re just browsing interior design inspiration from the comfort of your couch. Whatever you’re looking for, we’ve rounded up some of Hong Kong’s most intriguing AirBNBs for your perusal.
This stunning contemporary take on a quintessential Hong Kong village house in Shek O sleeps four guests in two bedrooms, and boasts a breezy, beach side location while at the same time only being a half hour drive away from Central. Take advantage of the rooftop terrace as well as the nearby beach and shops, which are just a few minutes’ walk away.
Why rent a house for your weekend getaway when you can spend it on a houseboat instead? This three-story, 2,100sqft vintage style houseboat sleeps up to seven guests in five bedrooms, and is kitted out with a fully equipped kitchen, roomy rooftop deck with a BBQ, and other outdoor decks. There’s plenty of entertainment in the living room in the form of board games, books, and VCDs, too. Another perk is being well-positioned to explore Aberdeen Fishing Village.
If you’ve ever wanted to know what one of the healthiest apartments in the city looks like, here is a great example. This award-winning 600sqft studio apartment was once featured on Bloomberg TV for its usage of sustainable materials and air and water purification. Its design elements — such as the colorful egg carton wall and artsy shadow-boxes — are pretty cool, too. It’ll also situate you near hip and happening Hollywood Road. The sleeping area is partitioned for privacy.
For most Hongkongers, the idea of a sumptuous garden dinner party is just an idle daydream — but not if you live in a house like this one. The two-story village home welcomes up to four guests in two bedrooms, but its pièce de résistance can be found outdoors. Its sprawling 10,00sqft garden — complete with organic vegetable patch — is perfect for BBQs and other gatherings. There’s also a rooftop with excellent 360° views. The house is conveniently located between Hebe Haven Marina and Sai Kung public pier.
How’s this for living in the lap of luxury? This grand, colonial-style mansion sits in a quiet location overlooking the cliffs of Cheung Chau. The two-story house sleeps eight guests in four bedrooms and is surrounded by indulgent outdoor spaces, including manicured gardens and terraces with sun loungers, a BBQ area and outdoor bar, and even an outdoor jacuzzi with adjoining showers, to boot.
Another great getaway for nature-lovers is this quaint, cottage-style townhouse in Lamma Island. Sleeping four guests in two bedrooms, this two-story house is right on the water and boasts a garden, balcony, and BBQ. There’s even a yoga room complete with tatami mats. The home is just a five minute walk away from the ferry pier.
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