5 Things To Consider When Looking For a Family Airbnb

Taking your family on vacation is something fun for the entire gang to enjoy.  Creating lasting memories as a family is a beautiful part of growing up for children.   To make it a positive experience and run as smoothly as possible, it will take some planning on your end.

Since there are more than one of you and several of you may be young children, there are unique specifications that you may require for the journey.  From ensuring you’re able to check a stroller with the airline you’re flying with, to locking down a place to stay which is comfortable for all of you.

When looking for your Airbnb options, in particular, you should make sure that you consider the following.


Even though it’s your job as a parent to keep your little ones safe, it’s also nice to be able to look away now and then.  Having the comfort of knowing that there aren’t any significant life-threatening traps surrounding you is the best kind of vacation.

Make sure that you read the details of the listing carefully.  If there is a pool on the premise, it should be enclosed.  Ideally, there won’t be access to oncoming traffic or zooming vehicles anywhere near the property.   You should also ensure that any long stairwells are closed off with doors. The last thing you want to do is spend your vacation worrying that your little ones will get seriously hurt.


Why send yourself into significant debt for a vacation.  It’s entirely possible to have a great holiday without paying the equivalent of a second mortgage.  

Set your search filters to a range which you can comfortably afford.  If you include listings in your search that are way out of your budget, you’ll only end up wasting your time and potentially feeling sorry about it.  Keep it simple and realistic!

Read The Fine Print

Included in every Airbnb listing are the house rules and terms.  Read them carefully so that you can be sure that you are a good fit.  For example, if the listing clearly states that children and pets aren’t allowed on the property, but you failed to read this, then it may be an unpleasant surprise when you arrive with your dog and four kids.


Ensure that you familiarize yourself with where the listing is on the map compared to the places that you’d like to visit around town.  Sometimes a property that’s all too good to be true actually is too good to be true. Once you arrive, you realize it was priced low because it’s over an hour from the central part of town.

Oops! Doing your research and preparing plenty of time ahead is the best way to ensure a great vacation.