FAQ: Private homes on Airbnb Islands
What is the right time of year to visit a private island?
It depends on where you want to go and what mood you want. Cozy Minnesota cabins are attractive year round. For a beach getaway, like in Belize or Colombia, be sure to check the local weather conditions to make sure they match your stay.
How do I find vacation rentals on a private island on Airbnb?
When you search Airbnb, you can select “go anywhere” from the location drop-down list and then view a list of results. From there, filter using the drop-down navigation above the search results to select ‘Islands,’ then further refine by price, number of guests, and location.
What should I bring to a private Airbnb island?
It depends on how your accommodation is stocked before you arrive. It is a good idea to discuss this with your host before arriving so that you know exactly what to bring and leave at home,
Sometimes hosts offer to stop at the grocery store as part of their transportation service, others may provide catering as part of the rental cost or for a separate fee.
How much does it cost to rent a private island on Airbnb?
There really is a range of prices possible, depending on where you want to go and what type of Airbnb you want to rent. Are you looking for a backcountry getaway? These are often inexpensive. If you want a luxurious, designer home, be prepared to pay a lot more. We have found prices that start around $ 100 and go up to $ 1,000. Although, of course, there are also much more expensive products.
How to access a private island?
The vast majority of hosts will provide details of how to transfer from the mainland or a larger island, if that is the nearest transportation hub. Read the listing carefully to see if it is included in the rental price or if transportation to and from your private island will incur additional charges. If anything is unclear, message your hosts before booking.