FAQ: Private island homes on Airbnb
What’s a good time of year to visit a private island?
It depends on where you want to go and the vibe you want. Cozy cabins in Minnesota are appealing year-round. For more of a beach getaway, like in Belize or Colombia, be sure to check with the local weather conditions to be sure it lines up with your stay.
How do I find private island vacation rentals on Airbnb?
When you search on Airbnb, you can select “go anywhere” from the location dropdown and then pull up a list of results. From there, filter using the drop-down navigation above the search results to select “islands,” then refine further by price, number of guests, and location.
What should I bring to a private island Airbnb?
It depends on how your accommodation is stocked before your arrival. It’s a good idea to chat with your host about that before arriving so you know exactly what to bring and leave at home,
Sometimes, hosts will offer to stop at the grocery as part of their transport service, others might provide catering as part of the rental cost or for a separate fee.
How much does renting a private island on Airbnb cost?
There’s truly a range of prices possible, depending on where you want to go and the kind of Airbnb you want to rent. Are you looking for a backcountry getaway? Those often come cheap. If you want a luxurious, designer home, however, prepare to pay much more. We found prices that start close to $100 and go up to $1,000. Though, to be sure, there are far more expensive ones available, too.
How do I get to a private island?
The vast majority of hosts will provide details about how to transfer from the mainland or a larger island, if that’s the closest transportation hub. Read the listing carefully to see whether it’s included in the rental price or if transport to and from your private island will incur extra fees. If anything is unclear, message your hosts before you book.