St. Petersburg, Russia

Simple apartment for rent in a beautiful 1718 building in the former imperial capital of Russia. The small room is only 10 minutes from Peter the Great’s Summer Garden and the Field of Mars. Add another 10 minutes to your outing and you will reach the famous Winter Palace on Palace Square. Available for $32 per night in November through Airbnb…

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6080608?guests=1&s=ElOySLJ0

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Lecce, Italy

Penthouse suite for rent overlooking the 2nd century Roman amphitheater in Lecce, Italy. Located in a former royal palace directly on Sant’Oronzo Square, the rooms are near the Santa Maria delle Grazie Cathedral and only 50 meters from the Castle of Charles V. Available for $73 per night in November through HomeAway…

https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p600357vb

Benaulim, India

Apartment for rent on the crossroads of a small Indian fishing village. Located on the south Goa coastline, Benaulim boasts a stunning, untouched beach. Also in the village are the ruins of Katyayani Baneshvar, an ancient temple dedicated to Shiva and Parvati. Available for $44 per night in April through HomeAway…

https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p830695

Yerevan, Armenia

Apartment for rent in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia and one of the oldest, continuously inhabited cities in the world. Worth a visit is the nearby Erubuni Fortress built in 782 BCE and the famous Mount Ararat, which can be seen from any section of the city. Available for $25 per night in January through Airbnb…

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/13582943?guests=1&s=dnKOxf0o

Kérkira, Greece

Apartment for rent in the Old Town on the island of Corfu. The Palaio Frourio, the town’s oldest Venetian fortress, and the Palace of St. Michael and St. George are right outside the windows. Available for rent in January for $92 per night through Airbnb…

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4980183?s=WVeaBcKh

Milanówek, Poland

Room for rent in a 100 year old summer palace just outside of Warsaw. The town of Milanówek was created by the pre-WWI Polish aristocracy as a summer resort. These villas now pepper the landscape of old-growth trees and gardens. Available for $49 per night this coming spring through Airbnb…

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/8610883?s=t3TFT-PX

Bordeaux, France

The roof garden of an apartment for rent on the top two floors of a Georges-Eugene Haussmann building in the heart of Bordeaux. Located in southwestern France, the city boasts the nicknames “The Pearl of Aquitaine” and “Sleeping Beauty.” The wine of the region, of course, needs no introduction. Available for $144 per night in July through HomeAway…

https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p669898vb#photos

Laukvik, Norway

House for rent on the Skagerrak Coast of Norway. Located on one of the busiest shipping routes in the world, the rental is a traditional “rorbu” (a fisherman’s house built on land with one end over the water to ease access to boats). Enjoy the Northern Lights or the Midnight Sun over the shrimp boats in the harbor just outside your front door. Available for $97 per night in April through Airbnb…

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/12419178?s=zJUaklr_

Manila, Philippines

Penthouse room for rent 50 stories above the “most densely populated city in the world.” The balcony overlooks the Rockwell and Makati districts of Metro Manila, with the Sierra Madre Mountains somewhere far in the distance. Available in November for $29 per night through HomeAway…

https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1670002

Barracas, Argentina

Room for rent in the Barracas barrio of Buenos Aires. Located in the Design District, the apartment is in a quiet, artistic area. Nearby are the colonial buildings, antique shops and tango parlors of the famous San Telmo. Available in October for $59 per night through HomeAway…

https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p781908vb