Calling all book lovers: your World Book Day is about to be lit-erary!
To celebrate, ten hosts with homes that look like they’re straight out of beloved books will offer their spaces for $17 – the average price of a book – per night, plus applicable taxes and fees, for a limited selection of dates occurring throughout May, June and July, on April 23 starting between 8am ET and 9am ET*.
Whether you’re a fan of thrillers, childhood tales or contemporary reads, let your imagination run wild as the pages come to life with a novel stay in one of the homes below.
The Great Gatsby — Bridgehampton, New York
It’s a beautiful day for a dip, old sport. This Long Island estate with its heated salt water pool, manicured lawn and luxurious interiors will whisk you away to another time. Whether spending the weekend mulling over past loves or staring out at the ocean that’s less than a mile away, you will do so in the lap of luxury. Don’t spend too much time forlorn, as there’s plenty to do in this Bridgehampton neighborhood.
$17 per night, plus applicable taxes and fees, availability: May 10 – May 12; May 17 – May 19.
Big Little Lies — Palm Beach, Australia
Things are not always what they seem. However in the case of this stunning home located in Palm Beach, Australia, what you see is what you get. With spectacular views of the beach and iconic Barrenjoey lighthouse, get a taste for how the other half lives without having to stress about school drop-offs or one-upmanship.
$17 per night, plus applicable taxes and fees, availability: May 17 – May 19; June 14 – June 16.
Pippi Longstocking — Älmeshult, Sweden
Your own sunny home in Småland, the very same province that inspired these tales of adventure. There’s no room for serious adulting here. Lighthearted fun is on the menu, with a lake and pier nearby. If you’re not up for an imaginary journey on the high seas, you’re less than an hour away from extraordinary nature at the Astrid Lindgren Park.
$17 per night, plus applicable taxes and fees, availability: May 17 – May 19; May 24 – May 26.
The Notebook — New Bern, North Carolina
Is a storybook weekend right by the river in North Carolina what you want? This Antebellum home is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, with a nearby dock that offers an easy jumping off point for a romantic boat ride for two. There’s no need to sit and wait, hoping and praying for your long lost vacation to show up; it’s here!
$17 per night, plus applicable taxes and fees, availability: May 19 – May 22.
Pride and Prejudice — Chawton, England
Fond of walking? You’ll have plenty of room to do so in the charming village of Chawton, the very birthplace of this novel. In fact, the author was a nearby neighbor and is said to have visited this home socially. Keep an open mind for any chance encounters, take some time to mingle with the locals, and don’t judge a book by its cover!
$17 per night, plus applicable taxes and fees, availability: May 24 – May 26; June 14 – June 16.
Charlotte's Web — Cherryfield, Maine
Set on a picturesque orchard, this historic barn house turned summer guest house is the perfect spot for weekend life on the farm. Enjoy nearby apple picking, scenic hikes, or a swim in the lake. Befriend the local deer or wild turkey, or even the orchard critters – no friend is too small.
$17 per night, plus applicable taxes and fees, availability: July 19 – July 21.
Interview With the Vampire — New Orleans, Louisiana
This historic home, which has lived for more than 160 years, has been remarkably preserved in an elegant state of decay, featuring original fireplaces, a mahogany staircase and 14-foot ceilings with medallions. Should you wish to avoid daylight hours and roam the streets at night, it’s also conveniently located within walking distance of the French Quarter. No stranger to the limelight, this house has appeared on television and in magazines.
$17 per night, plus applicable taxes and fees, availability: June 6 – June 10.
The Handmaid's Tale — Newton, Massachusetts
This classic New England home is fit for a commander. Take a stroll into town or ride the train into Boston to enjoy all the city has to offer – just watch out for the secret police. Lucky for you, you can enjoy this picturesque home on a gorgeous tree lined street without stressing about dystopian horrors.
$17 per night, plus applicable taxes and fees, availability: May 9 – May 13.
NW — Greater London, England
A stay in this Victorian house-turned-apartment will immerse guests in North West London, providing an insider perspective. Take in the beauty and complexities of the neighborhood and the locals from all walks of life as they go about their daily business, carrying around their hopes and dreams and worries and frustrations. Sit quietly in a nearby park and you may even hear their innermost thoughts.
$17 per night, plus applicable taxes and fees, availability: July 5 – July 8.
Outlander — Edinburgh, Scotland
Get swept back in time as you enter this home located in Edinburgh. Famous for its turrets and spires, which overlook Water of Leith, the historic building features a romantic one-bedroom hideaway. Without skimping on some modern touches, the apartment is tastefully designed to evoke romance and adventure from days gone by so guests can live the ultimate dream during their stay in this picturesque town.
$17 per night, plus applicable taxes and fees, availability: May 10 – May 12; July 5 – July 7.
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