Intrigued by the cost-saving hallmarks of vacation home rentals but haven't yet taken the plunge? Let this sweet limited time deal on Airbnb sway you. For first-time users only, the site is offering a night free (up to $300) when you book a stay for two nights or more.
How it works: Airbnb will first calculate the average nightly rate for your entire stay. Then, they'll subtract that average – up to $300 – off your total stay. So if you book a two-night rental that's $350 per night for $700 total, you'll pay $400; if you book a two-night rental at $250 per night for $500 total, you'll pay $250. Potential cleaning fees and charges for additional guests can not be discounted as a part of this deal, so be sure to read the listings carefully.
For some inspiration
New York City: $245 one-bedroom in the West Village accommodating 4; minimum 2 nights.
London: $271 one-bedroom in Notting Hill accomodating 2; minimum 2 nights; $51 cleaning fee.
Paris: $176 two-bedroom in Montmarte accommodating 4; minimum 2 nights.
San Francisco: $110 one-bedroom in Cole Valley accommodating 2; minimum 2 nights.
Tokyo: $199 three-bedroom by Shibuya, accommodating 9; minimum 3 nights; $42 cleaning fee.