For travellers feeling the winter blues, they’re not alone. Last year, just behind the summer months of June, July and August, January was the busiest month for Airbnb searches as guests sought to escape the winter doldrums through travel planning1.
To brighten up the gloomiest month of the year with some travel inspiration, we’ve handpicked a collection of colourful homes around the world that boast one common feature: a captivating blue motif. From a ‘livid blue’ manor house to a ‘majorelle blue’ riad, this selection of homes in various shades of blue has the power to brighten up the gloomiest of Januarys.
18th-Century Estate with Pool (Ducey-les-Chéris, France)
The entrance hallway of this 18th century Normandy manor is painted in ‘livid blue’, a bluish gray colour that perfectly complements the historic home that comes with its own private estate.
Charming Apartment on Bustling Street (South Yarra, Australia)
This newly styled urban haven is the perfect blend of comfort and style, featuring local artwork, a bold blue living room and carefully curated objet d’art in various shades of our favourite colour.
Sea View Apartment (Capri, Italy)
The color capri is named after the shade of the Mediterranean Sea around the island of the same name. Staying in this hidden gem with breathtaking views of the Gulf of Naples is a relaxing immersion in Capri blue.
Room in a Riad with a Pool (Marrakesh, Morocco)
‘Majorelle blue’ is the deep shade of cobalt blue associated with Marrakesh. Situated in the heart of Medina, this room in a Riad embraces the traditional color with flair, perfectly blending Moroccan decor with modern comfort.
Restored Farmhouse (Shandaken, NY, United States)
This traditional farmhouse stands out boldly in blue at the base of Shandaken Wild Forest. Originally built in 1900, the house has been meticulously restored to maintain the character of a traditional Catskills Farmhouse.
Modern Apartment with Mountain Views (Cape Town, South Africa)
With its white spaces and sky-blue kitchen, this stylish apartment offers spectacular views of Table Mountain.
Zen Cabin in the Forest (Durango, CO, United States)
With activities like rafting, climbing and skiing on its doorstep, this cozy blue cabin is an ideal haven for a January detox getaway.
Extravagant Tiny Home (Cape Charles, VA, United States)
This 1930s tiny house couldn’t be bluer – inside and out, the prominent use of blue is a nod to its maritime setting, in Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay.
Little Finca Near Lake Yahuarcocha (Ibarra, Ecuador)
Perched on a hillside rolling down to the shores of Lake Yahuarcocha in Ecuador, this boldly coloured finca offers guests breathtaking views and the opportunity to escape the winter blues in the Ecuadorian highlands.
Cottage with Wellness Area (Hveragerði, Iceland)
This charming turquoise cottage is a true haven for wellness enthusiasts: not only is it located in a town with geothermal springs, it boasts its own blues-banishing wellness area with a wood-fired sauna, hot tub and outdoor shower.
Many of the listings featured here are part of our Guest Favorites collection – which include 2 million of the most-loved homes on Airbnb based on ratings, reviews, and reliability data from over half a billion trips. Guest Favourites have excellent reviews and are rated above 4.9 stars on average, with Host cancellations and quality-related customer service issues below 1 percent on average.