If I’m staying more than a couple of days in any one place, I like to rent an apartment. I thought I’d check out apartment options in some cities that are high on my travel bucket list.
If you’re an expert in any of the following destinations, I’d love if you left a comment with insights (for example, where to look for budget apartment rentals other than airbnb or which neighborhoods hit the sweet spot of good value for apartment rental and not too inconvenient. I like to stay 2 weeks to a month and I’m comfortable with craiglist type sublets, which I’ve done extensively in the US).
To see more photos of each apartment, click on the airbnb link at the bottom of the picture.
Tel Aviv, Israel
This central Tel Aviv apartment is $319/week or $1277 a month, with a minimum of 14 nights.
Koh Samui, Thailand
I had written off Koh Samui because I’d heard it wasn’t as good as neighboring Koh Phangan (which I’ve been to) but FlashpackerFamily have made me reconsider.
This bungalow is is $363/week or $1673/month on airbnb (the monthly rate includes all fees)
Tulum, Mexico’s Carribean Coast
When I looked at apartment rentals for Tulum, the nightly rates were high but weekly, and especially monthly, rates were much cheaper. This place requires a bike to get to the beach but it looks lovely and gets great ratings. It’s $363/week or $923/month.
This is the one apartment that is slightly over budget at $492/week or $1994/month (including all fees for the monthly rate). I couldn’t find any listing on budget, but this is close and gets great reviews.