References to marriage proposals at Airbnbs have tripled since 2018, with some hosts witnessing and even photographing guests’ engagements. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Airbnb is highlighting homes that have hosted the most proposals, including a 125-year-old machinery shed in Australia, a hot tub near a national park in Colorado, and a rustic cottage on the shore of a lake in Canada. Many of these listings are part of Airbnb’s Guest Favorites collection, with excellent reviews and a high rating. Since 2007, Airbnb has grown to over 4 million hosts and 1.5 billion guest arrivals globally.
According to guest reviews, references to proposals at Airbnbs have more than tripled since 20181. One mountain-top guest house in Colorado has hosted more than 100 such magical moments, and one Host has not only witnessed engagements at his stay but has also been hired to photograph his guests’ weddings. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we’re rounding up a selection of homes that have hosted the most marriage proposals, according to guest reviews2. From cozy cabins with fully equipped kitchens to rural hideaways with hot tubs and spectacular views, these homes have offered the perfect setting to pop the ultimate question.
The Machinery Shed (Blackheath, NSW, Australia)
Set up for a romantic couples stay, this stunning 125-year-old machinery shed is located on an old apple orchard and faces the iconic blue mountains cliffs.
Hot Tub Near National Park (Estes Park, CO, United States)
The Host of this spectacular home explains why romance seems to blossom during his guests’ stays: “For some reason – the simplicity of the space, the privacy, the sunrise view from bed – people keep getting engaged at my house. I think being in the mountains is the perfect start for a relationship, and I’ve tried as a Host to create spaces that encourage people to slow down and reconnect. And after they see that I’m a professional photographer, some have even hired me for their wedding.”
Il Pulcino di Maria (Lake Como, Italy)
The setting for this beautiful villa couldn’t be more perfect for popping the big question. Located in Moltrasio, a magical village on the western shore of Lake Como, the location screams “I do”.
16th Century Dovecot (Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom)
In central Edinburgh yet tucked away in a gorgeous garden, this historic dovecot is not only beautiful to look at, it seems to have proposal magic in the air. Host Sarah explains: “Over the past eight years since I started hosting, there have been about 10 proposals of marriage made in my cottage, all of which have been accepted!”
Nature’s Edge Cabin (Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom)
Nature’s Edge Cabin is your very own mini spa resort, nestled in the idyllic Worcestershire countryside just outside Malvern. According to Host Steve, he has “started to get a little reputation for proposals so I now supply a candlelit cabin along with our natural-looking neon ‘Marry me’ sign which we position under our trees filled with fairy lights to create the ultimate romantic spot”
Super Cute Airstream (Wimberley, TX, United States)
This cute Airstream trailer is nestled in an oak and elm grove along the banks of Smith Creek on 10 beautiful acres shared with the owners. You’ll enjoy this nature retreat with the convenience of Wimberley just three miles down the road.
Red Rocks Oasis (Idledale, CO, United States)
Perfect for nature-loving couples, this gorgeous mountain-top guest house includes a hot tub, fire pits, outdoor living spaces, and access to vast hiking trails. Host Tassi explains her home’s special appeal: “We’ve had well over 100 proposals on the property (that I know of)3, and I often get to be involved in some capacity. It’s so heartwarming to watch all the well-thought-out plans anxiously put in place. It’s really beautiful.”
The Water’s Edge (Utterson, ON, Canada)
This utterly unique rustic cottage is on the shore of one of Muskoka’s most stunning lakes. Guests can fall asleep to the sounds of water gently lapping against the shore or watch the sunrise from the hammock on the deck next to a two-sided fireplace.
Appalachian Container Cabin (Otto, NC, United States)
Stay at one of the most unique and stunning vacation rentals in the Smoky Mountains. The “Appalachian Container Cabin” is a modern tiny home with an unparalleled view overlooking the Appalachian Trail, built out of shipping containers.
Rural Hideaway with a Hot Tub (Cornwall, England, United Kingdom)
Host Jacqueline explains the appeal of her home: “We have been lucky enough to host a large number of marriage proposals, and we’ve even been involved in ‘setting the scene’ and helping our guests to prepare for their big moment.”
Many of the listings featured here are part of our Guest Favorites collection, which includes 2 million of the most-loved homes on Airbnb based on ratings, reviews, and reliability data from over half a billion trips. Guest Favorites have excellent reviews and are rated above 4.9 stars on average, with Host cancellations and quality-related customer service issues below 1 percent on average.
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1Based on a review of keywords in guest reviews since 2018. Guest Favorites listings with the most mentions of the word “propose”, “got engaged”, “proposal” & other variations of “asked to marry” in reviews
2Based on a review of keywords in guest reviews. Guest Favorites listings with the most mentions of the word “propose”, “got engaged”, “proposal” & other variations of “asked to marry” in reviews in the past 10 years.
3This is not limited to Airbnb reviews and includes bookings and stays from other sources.
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