Spend on your staycation: 7 insanely expensive Airbnb listings in NJ
Feeling the vacation bug? As February wraps up, Leap Day and all, lots of Jersey residents are in need of decompressing. What about a stay-cation in a swanky spot, right here in New Jersey?
A scan of Airbnb shows some amazing houses that'll cost you dearly to rent for a night. There's still listings trying to cash in on Superbowl 48 (um, that ship has sailed!) and the Pope's summertime visit. So, let's leave those out and focus on real estate that's pricey year-round. I rounded up seven of the most expensive.
Nightly rate: $1,150
Description: This 4,000-square foot luxurious rental in Barnegat Light features four master suites, two living areas and a billiards room. "No expense spared — this is clearly for discerning guests only." It's available for weekends in the off-season. With 5.5 bathrooms, it accomodates up to 12. There are give decks and direct access to the beach via a catwalk.
Nightly rate: $1,199
Description: The home includes an extensive list of luxury upgrades. Key features include gleaming hardwood floors, 42-inch cherry cabinets, speckled granite counters, Viking stainless steel appliances, custom tiling and Barsky refined millwork, corner lot landscaping, and a three level elevator. The home has a full dining room, three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, two balconies, laundry room, and a tw-car garage. The master bedroom offers walk-in closets and a spacious bathroom with his-and-her sinks and a jacuzzi tub.
Description: Luxury three bed, 2.5 bath with gourmet chef's kitchen in the most exclusive condo resort in the Wildwoods. Amenities include semi-private beach with concierge service, common beachfront infinity pool and spa, kiddie pool, terrace w/ gas grills. Guided activities for kids.
Nightly rate: $1,500 (in April)
Description: The mansion sleeps up to 22 people comfortably with seven oversized bedrooms and 5.5 luxury baths. The first floor main living area includes a grand entrance hall, with a custom circular stairway. The tw-story great room boasts a gas fireplace and huge flat screen tv as well as an adjacent bar. The gourmet kitchen has a complete suite of Viking professional appliances and granite counter tops. The dining room is designed to seat up to 22 people. The first floor includes a powder room, laundry room, two-car garage and direct access to the in-ground pool and Travertina patio. Most bedrooms have king sized beds, walk in closets and access to ocean view balconies. On the third floor, there are also 2 queen sofabeds, a wet bar and access to the 3rd floor roof top deck.
Nightly rate: $1,600
Description: The house is a great place for your multi-generational vacation stay or retreat. It has 4 gathering areas- 2 living rooms, back yard and rooftop deck has plenty of seating for entertaining or relaxing. There are six bedrooms and three bathrooms, to accommodate at least 16 people. There's 2 gift shops, a liquor store, tavern and two restaurants in a 6 block walk.
Nightly rate: $2,500
Description: Nestled in the quiet countryside outside of quaint Lambertville, Brookmill Farm provides privacy and luxury on 13-plus acres. Surrounded by woodlands, this property offers an estate home, a guest house, a heated pool, and more. With 8 bedrooms and 6.5 bathroooms, the property accommodates up to 16.
Nightly rate: $6,000
Description: Yep, it's a luxury yacht. Three rooms, each with a private bathroom can accommodate up to six people. The one-person crew also provides a boat ride each day aboard the vessel. Fully heated and air conditioned.
Erin Vogt is a lifelong Jersey Girl, whose first reporting gig involved her Fisher Price tape recorder. As a wife and momma of two kiddies, she firmly believes that life’s too short to drink bad coffee. A fan of the beach, Dave Grohl and karma, in no particular order.