Airbnb guest earns $52 a night in dream accommodation

It’s billed as a romantic night “under the stars” on a beach.

But a single look at the photos accompanying the An Airbnb listing reveals that the location is definitely more camping than glamping.

The short-term rental, located in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, in the Spanish Canary Islands, is described as “dream” accommodation for “two travelers”.

The bed – constructed from old trucker pallets – is located on a property with a house and trailer.

A tubular metal base frame covered with a sheet of gauze completes the decor. Pallets are prized by itinerant people and travelers as makeshift beds on which to rest.

The Airbnb owner claims the “dream” accommodation is perfect for two people. Source: Newsflash/Australscope

The Airbnb owner says the nighttime scenery is “incredible”, although he warns it can get a little chilly in the morning.

“We have chickens that we release after noon and two dogs that are unrestrained,” the ad reads.

“They are very charming and they love children. They only bark when people come and then they come to be petted.”

Minimum rental is AU$52 per night for August, although the price varies by season.

The owner also offers a shiatsu massage for AUD 15 for 20 minutes and AUD 52 for an hour.

Even breakfast is an additional $12 and includes pancakes and jam.

The pallet bed under a tree and next to a hammock.

Minimum rental is AU$52 per night for August. Source: Newsflash/Australscope

Customer criticizes Airbnb rental

The Airbnb listing had, at the time of writing, three reviews left by guests.

One of them, who goes by the name “Ellyn”, stayed there in September 2021.

‘I think paying 18 euros (£15) a night to sleep outside on a mattress in a garden is abusive, it shouldn’t be allowed,’ they said.

The host is apparently aware of possible guest concerns, stating in the ad, “If you want 100% comfort, I guess this isn’t the best option, but if you want a unique takeaway experience home and tell your friends and family about, we’re here.”

Property rentals have increased by around four percent in Spain since last year, particularly in Barcelona, ​​Alicante and Valencia.


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