10 Inspiring Homestays for a Perfect Staycation

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                                                             ― Marcel Proust

Traveling always comes with surprises, uncertainties, and often awe-inspiring experiences. As it was rightly said in the Tom Hanks starrer ‘Forrest Gump’– Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you are going to get! applies aptly to travel too. You never know what awaits you until you open your arms and reach out for it. Here are 10 inspiring Homestays that will instantly get you onboard in search of creating your own adventurous experience. 

16 C Artist Cottage Avignon- France


16th C Artist’s Cottage, Avignon, France- Starts $126 per night

Take a tour of the French souvenir  classic with this exotic colonial styled 16th Century French cottage in Avignon, France. This classic stone French house with an artistic twist set in Provence has two boulangeries nearby and a farmer’s market, plus has an enclosed garden with a barbecue and an alternative collection of books and films from which guests can peruse.

Converted Barn- New Zealand


Converted Barn,New Zealand – Starts $73 per night

It is often beyond understanding how far human imagination goes in its quest for creativity. This stylishly converted barn in New Zealand spells out its story itself. This converted barn overlooks Mount Taranaki, an active for quiescent volcano, and is ten minutes away from the small country town of Hawera.

Romantic Villa, Mykonos- Greece


Romantic Villa Mykonos, Greece – Starts $131 per night

What’s your idea of getting romantic? How about waking up to the rising sun on a slightly chilled morning overlooking the beaches! Tucked away in Kounapas, ten minutes away from the bustling nightlife of Mykonos and the island’s beautiful beaches, this homestay boasts a rooftop on which guests can view the most striking sunsets.

Grass-Roofed House, Pernaja – Finland


Grass Roofed House, Pernaja Finland – Starts $71 per night

Sometimes, you are on your own for weird experiences. Your journeys are not the same always, and sometimes bring you unusual experiences.This quirky, grass-roofed house, named Villa Nordica, is located in the Pernaja, six miles from the nearest city center, Loviisa.  For an extra cost, host Roya will take guests on a fishing trip to Merikarvianjoki.

Lakeside Retreat Halifax – Canada


Lakeside Retreat Halifax, Canada – Starts $64 per night

Often, a tranquil and isolated escape totally cut off from the mainstream lets you gather yourself back to life.This secluded, one-of-a-kind home, which boasts a 2006 honorable mention in Architectural Digest and scenic lake views, is perfect for those looking for a weekend escape.

Mountain Home Zakopane – Poland


Mountain Home Zakopane, Poland – Starts $23 per night

For those who climb the mountains, for them awaits ‘the view’. Mountain and outdoor lovers will find their delight at this wooden chalet in Zakopane, a resort town in the extreme south of Poland, at the base of the Tatras Mountains.  Wintertime beckons skiers, while in summer, mountain climbers and hikers flock to the destination.

Jungle Organic Farm – Thailand


Jungle Organic Farm, Thailand – Starts $29 per night

Wah and Poh grow everything from bok choi and lemongrass to longan and lychee in Northern Thailand’s Karen Village, which is home to Sino-Tibetan speaking groups of people.  While there, guests can learn the art of Karen weaving, go trekking, elephant riding, bamboo rafting, and bathe in waterfalls, which are all close by.

Rotorua – New Zealand


Rotorua Island, New Zealand – Starts $233 per night

This modern, luxurious home has panoramic views of Rotorua, which is known for bubbling mud pools, shooting geysers and natural hot springs, as well as a cultural center for the Maori people as well.

Temple Gianyar – Indonesia


Temple Gianyar – Starts $14

When it comes to witness Indonesia, one thing that comes to mind is ‘luxury in the midst of serendipity’. And Temple Gianyar is sure to take you with a surprise.This traditional Balinese house is steps away from the lush green carpets of Pulagan Rice Field UNESCO World Heritage Site and  has its very own family temple, called a “mrajan,” right on its premises.

The Zen garden surrounding the temple will instantly cut you off your mind from the rush of life and let you slow down, relax, and reconnect with your inner self.

Treehouse, Costa Rica


Tree House, Costa Rica – Starts $71 per night

Who does not like a Treehouse? And should you let yourself out on searching for one, do not be afraid, as the In the hills of San Antonio de Escazu, this treehouse is prime for spotting hummingbirds, admiring flowers and fruit orchards.

So, have you found your perfect homestay yet!!!!


Hi, I am Rajat, and I travel. It started as a hobby and soon became an addiction. Now, it is a compulsion. I travel to learn, to explore, to click and to dream. Join my journey as I take you along the roads less ventured.. and create memorable experiences.

8 thoughts on “10 Inspiring Homestays for a Perfect Staycation

    1. Thanks Indu, I bet you can find a perfect setup for one of those ‘foodie trails’. If that’s ‘Fish Curry’, please count me in… 🙂

  1. Loved this post Rajat. It’s really informative and worth it read. Glad to land here via Indiblogger. I would love to be at Finland and that temple at Indonesia. Thanks a lot for sharing this valuable info. 🙂

    1. Hello Tara, Thank you for visiting and liking my post. It is always good to know when I am able to share something that gives value to my readers.

      So, what’s the favourite country on your bucket list?

    1. Hey Geethu, thanks a lot for connecting and liking my post.

      So, what would be your ideal stay if you would want to consider writing your poems or getting ideas to write one?

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