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Use your Capital One Venture miles to stay at these 10 stunning Airbnb homes

April 08, 2021
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When it comes to lodging, some travelers are points maximizers, looking for the best value on suites at luxury resorts. Others (like me) prefer to book unique, once-in-a-lifetime stays that can’t be offered by a hotel chain.

If you’ve also spent countless hours scrolling through Airbnb to find your next picture-perfect getaway, you’re in luck. Airbnb has made it easier for you by gathering the most liked homes on Instagram in 2020, ranging from stone cottages in the south of France to cozy cabins in Vermont.

(Photo by The Points Guy)

Many card issuers have also released extraordinary sign-up bonuses and offers as travel picks up. Today, I’m honing in on the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card, which is currently offering 60,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening.

My favorite part about my Venture card (even with the free Global Entry/TSA PreCheck application credit) is that you can use it to travel how you want. If you’re the points maximizer that I talked about earlier, you can transfer your miles to Capital One’s travel partners, including 13 airline and two hotel loyalty programs. Or, you can simply use the miles earned on your Venture card to “pay” for any travel — flights, hotels, Airbnbs, tours and more — by redeeming them at a fixed value of 1 cent each to cover these charges.

When opting for the latter, this sign-up bonus is worth an incredible $600 — enough to cover multiple nights at all of these incredible Airbnbs. Let’s take a look at each stay and how you can use your miles to book these properties for virtually free.

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16th-century cottage in Saint-Victor-la-Coste, France

Whether you’re poolside or gardenside, there’s no shortage of relaxation spots at the chateau. (Photo courtesy of Airbnb)

Located in the south of France, this Airbnb is the perfect opportunity to stay at your very own cottage on the grounds of Chateau St Victor la Coste. Perfect for a couples getaway, you’ll enjoy an entire one-bedroom, one-bathroom stay.

Starting at just $235 a night, there’s a three-night minimum to book this. Thankfully, with the Venture sign-up bonus, you have enough miles to book four nights at this lovely property.

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Coastal cabin in Casablanca, Chile

Soak up the sunlight with these large glass windows overlooking the water. (Photo courtesy of Airbnb)

You’ll wake up every morning to a gorgeous view of Quintay’s Playa Grande, located a 1 1/2-hour drive from Santiago, Chile. It’s a 54-square-meter (581-square-foot) setup with one bedroom and one bath.

It only costs $182 per night to book this property, meaning you can easily book up to five nights with your 100,000-mile sign-up bonus.

Lakeview lodge in San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala

Enjoy breakfast every morning with these spectacular views. (Photo courtesy of Airbnb)

This beautiful lodge, located between San Marcos and Tzununa, offers panoramic views of both the mountains and the sea. This lodge fits two guests in a one-bed, one-bath setup.

With the Venture card’s sign-up bonus, you can stay here for 11 nights at the affordable price of just $89 (or 8,900 Venture miles) per night.

Open-air cabin in Brookline, Vermont

The hosts change the bed linens seasonally. (Photo courtesy of Airbnb)

If tiny houses are your thing, you won’t want to miss this enchanted stay on a flower farm in Vermont. It’s a 10-by-10, minimalist yet stunning cabin.

Priced at $91 per night, use your bonus Venture miles to book 10 nights at this lovely Airbnb, beautiful in every season.

Desert pueblo in Pioneertown, California

This quaint desert home sits on 5 acres of land. (Photo courtesy of Airbnb)

This adorable ranch house is located just 20 minutes outside of Joshua Tree, California. You can fit four guests here with two bedrooms and one bathroom.

Your Venture sign-up bonus will easily cover two nights here with a price tag of $388 per night.

19th-century schoolhouse in Kingston, New York

There’s plenty of space to host a lovely dinner party. (Photo courtesy of Airbnb)

This rustic property was a 19th-century schoolhouse in its previous life and is now equipped with modern amenities — and even a pool. It has been converted into a three-bed, two-bath home that can fit up to six guests.

At a price of $501 per night (50,100 Venture miles), you’ll be able to squeeze in two nights using a few extra miles outside of your sign-up bonus.

Cozy cabin in Pond Eddy, New York

Adventure awaits in the Darby House. (Photo courtesy of Airbnb)

Enjoy a break from the big city (only a two-hour drive from Manhattan) in this cabin nestled in upstate New York. With two beds and two baths, you can easily fit four guests at this getaway.

This stay costs $335 a night. With your Venture bonus miles, this Airbnb is practically free for up to three nights.

Breathtaking studio in Florence, Italy

Built in the 1600s, this romantic apartment inspires. (Photo courtesy of Airbnb)

Solo travelers, listen up. This artist’s studio located in the heart of Florence offers one of the best views of the iconic cathedral, the Duomo.

Stay here for up to eight nights with your Venture sign-up bonus, as it costs just $112 per night to book this stay.

Gorgeous mountain home in Idyllwild-Pine Cove, California

The perfect mountain chalet for your weekend trip. (Photo courtesy of Airbnb)

This log cabin is ideal for a family retreat, offering a wood-burning fireplace and a tub with sliding-glass windows overlooking a forest. With two bedrooms and 1 1/2 bathrooms, you can fit up to four guests here.

Priced at a reasonable $254 per night, your Venture sign-up bonus can get you up to three free nights here — and plenty of miles leftover.

Floating house in Joanópolis, Brazil

Take a break from the world in this fantastic retreat. (Photo courtesy of Airbnb)

My favorite part about Airbnb is that it brings the unimaginable to life: Who knew that you could stay at a floating home? Located two hours north of Sao Paulo, you’ll love the minimalist design of this one-bedroom, one-bath home.

You can book four nights here for free with your Venture sign-up bonus, which would otherwise cost you $221 per night.

Bottom line

With your Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card, all of your travel dreams are possible. If you don’t want to, you won’t have to worry about transferring points to any airline or hotel programs. Whether you book any of these properties or another dream Airbnb on your list, you can pay with your Venture card and pay off your charges immediately.

Application link: Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card available for with up to 60,000 bonus miles.

Featured image by The master bedroom in an Airbnb in Punta Mita, 10 miles north of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. (Photo courtesy of Airbnb)
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