Getting away once in awhile is good for your well being, especially surrounding yourself with the right kind of ambiance. Everyone wants to pay for the experience, and these days, instead of booking hotel rooms, travellers are going for Airbnb instead for both style and comfort.
The home stay concept used to be plain, simple and boring, even travellers like myself would rather stay at hotels instead. However, more and more home owners are catching up with the current trend to turn their house and apartments into stylish living spaces. In other words, spaces that are Instagram-worthy and worth blogging or posting on social media about. In fact, some of the prices here are the same as 4 to 5 star hotels! You may not have a bell boy carrying your luggage, but you and your family will be able to stay in beautiful Airbnb Malaysian homes, with gorgeous interior design to complete your holiday or staycation experience.
1. Damai Rustic Studio, Langkawi, Kedah
Damai Rustic Studio is a rustic rural retreat guesthouse by Teratak Damai Langkawi. A private home that is close to nature, it is surrounded by paddy fields with a view of the Mat Cincang mountain. In the mornings, you will probably get to see the coastal birds as you breathe in the fresh air. Those who love mother nature, will definitely enjoy staying in this down-to-earth home with traditional decor. If you are looking for a place for a retreat, a place for meditation perhaps, this might be the place for you.
2. Templar Park Rainforest Retreat, Rawang, Selangor
A one-of-a-kind retreat space, the Templar Park Rainforest Retreat villa is designed specifically for those who are looking to escape the hustle and bustle city life. You are surrounded by nature all the time with its open concept kitchen space, recreational area, including your bedroom! It is like camping in the woods, except that you get to sleep on the bed and use its facilities.
3. Basaga Villa, Kuching
The outdoor bathtub in the Basaga Villa has to be the main attraction of the guesthouse. The brown hues and wooden furniture may make this space seem a little old fashion, but because it is surrounded by a lush tropical environment, it makes it cozy at night, especially when you are soaking in the tub under the moon and stars.
4. Seafront Scandinavian Home, Georgetown, Penang
Besides surrounding yourself with greenery, there’s the option of basking yourself in the sun and sea breeze. The Seafront Scandinavian Home seem to be one of the most popular listings in Airbnb, thanks to its sophisticated interior design. This Scandinavian home design has a romantic ambiance, perfect for a couple to getaway from the busy city. Its tall glass windows with a sea view makes the room beautiful, especially when the sun shines in. The clean and white space makes you want to just kick off your shoes and make yourself feel at home!
5. The Rucksack Caratel, Bandar Hilir, Malacca
The Rucksack Caratel is a fun place to live in, especially if you are visiting Malacca with a group of friends. Not only will you be staying in the town area, rich in cultural background of Peranakan, Portuguese and Dutch heritage, but you will definitely be housed in mobile homes, with retro designed caravans inspired by the 60s and 70s icons. The caravan park where most people gather for activities, are decorated with fun facilities like a foosball table. It is all about FUN at the rucksack!
6. SINKEH, George Town, Penang
“SINKEH is a guesthouse in Penang that supports the arts.” When I came across this listing on Airbnb, this was the first sentence that caught my attention. SINKEH is not your typical guesthouse. It is a space that highly supports the arts and culture, occasionally, hosting performances, talks and discussion and I am sure, even art exhibitions as well. SINKEH is s a 19th century Straits Chinese house with 9 bedrooms, designed by Lillian Tay, an award-winning Malaysian architect.
7. Westwood Highland, Cameron Highlands, Pahang
Westwood Highland is a cozy guest house with 9 different rooms. It was built in the middle of a flower plantation, designed with a minimalist, earthly interior design where everything is made out of wood. The space may be simple, but it is a perfect staycation for families and friends.
Be Good Condo KL is a beautifully decorated space in Kuala Lumpur. It is perfect for working adults who are looking for a quick weekend escape or some quiet time. Clearly, the colour scheme and decor is well thought of before it was put together; the soft turquoise, blue and green hues are meant to make anybody who lives there, feel comfortable. Also, if you are looking to house someone, be it a relative or a corporate visitor, this would be the perfect space! Be Good Condo KL includes its own bath and body care products which are all naturally, and locally made under the artisan brand BeGood.
9. Wogoxette Upstairs, Kuala Terla, Cameron Highlands
Wogoxette Upstairs is situated in small village called Kuala Terla in Cameron Highlands. It has a nostalgic element, maybe because it was revamped from a village family home that was built in the 70’s. A modern interior design with hipster colours and crafty decor, it is definitely a fun holiday space that appeals to the younger crowd. If you are interested in a weekend trip to the cold Cameron Highlands, this will be a great place to share with your friend.
10. PentHouse KL, Bukit Prima Pelangi, Kuala Lumpur
Another city Airbnb! The PentHouse KL is a modern space with a sophisticated hotel decoration and facilities. Just like the other apartments and condos in the city centre, the PentHouse KL can be used for quick escapes and/or to house corporate visitors. It would be a great selection for companies to book for their clients because of its impressive interior design, with a stylish living room, tastefully done dining area that comes with a pantry, and a classy bedroom with king size beds!
If you enjoy checking out beautiful spaces, you will definitely love the rest of these gorgeous Airbnb homes with stunning interior designs. Who knows, it might even inspire you to start your own.