There are so many choices on Airbnb that it can sometimes be hard to select the perfect vacation rental. The site has narrowed it down for us a bit with their list of the number one-rated hospitable hosts in every U.S. state.
The criteria Airbnb used to select these hosts was pretty simple -- hosts must have 100 percent 5-star ratings for in Cleanliness, Check-in or Communication and have 100-plus reviews.
Beyond being just the top rental in North Carolina, Lucky W Cottage in Asheville had over 530 100 percent reviews in every category. This cottage, located on a farm, promises farm fresh eggs every morning and a memory foam mattress to rest your head on at night. There's a mountain view, a lovely pool and plenty of horses and chickens to visit with -- the perfect way to get away.
In all of California, the top spot in the whole state goes to a guest studio near Mendocino (this host has held this title since 2012). It's no wonder, as the cabin comes equipped with a skylight from which you can gaze at the redwood forest above, a cedar deck and chairs for "forest bathing" and an overall zen experience.
The late Dean Martin's family operates the best in Utah, a private riverfront cabin near Park City. You can sit by the fireplace and watch the river or try fishing, just like Dino did.
One of our favorites is also the winner in Sedona, Ariz., a guest suite with views of Red Rock surrounding the saltwater pool. Reviewers say the place is large on charm and attentive to detail, like snacks and wine.
By far the tiniest rental is this little bunkhouse in Paxton, Neb. Complete with a twin bunkbed, what you lack in stretching-out room inside is made up for by the spacious property outside. Reviewers report they left feeling calm and relaxed.
In addition the the rest of the list, check out the adorable Oklahoma City bungalow, a luxurious loft in Montana, and this starkly modern condo in New Orleans. You know these properties have been traveler-vetted and there might be one that fits your budget and personality perfectly.
We can't wait to visit these 50 best places in the country. They are a perfect blend of city and country and luxurious to simple. At the very least, you know you will be well taken care of by wonderful hosts. Time to pack!