Sometimes you just need to get away and forget the stress of life, but even that is stressing you out. You don’t want to drive a few hours or shell out the money for a plane ticket just to unwind.
Luckily, there are some unique Airbnb listings around Gwinnett County where you can unwind close to home. You can sprawl out in a beach house, cast a line from a backyard dock or even squeeze into a van outfitted with a bed.
At this Lilburn home on Lake Lucerne, you can walk out of the back door and be steps from a day of fishing. The “curiosity cottage” sleeps six, with two bedrooms, six beds and two bathrooms. Birdwatchers can take advantage of a lakefront sunroom, complete with three sets of binoculars and a telescope. Or, you can just row around the lake in a canoe or kayak.
Buford beach house
This Buford home is walking distance from the shores of Lake Lanier, but if you don’t want to leave the house, you still have access to the water thanks to a backyard pool. Up to 12 people can stay here, so you can bring the whole family (and maybe some friends), or sprawl out in the four-bedroom home all by yourself. Bamboo around the pool and front entrance give the home a vacation feel any time of year.
A van down by the...lake
Meet Vanny McVanface, a Sprinter van that has been converted into a tiny home. The van is parked in front of a Stone Mountain home , where you can use their shower and bathroom, though there is also a composting toilet in the van for easy access. You can sleep on a full-size matress and there is some shelving for storing your items. Guests also have access to a community lake, where you can canoe, kayak, paddleboard or just sit at the beach.
Get cozy in this renovated 1940s hay barn in Loganville. Selah Barn went from storage to a home in a 2016 renovation, with two twin bunks in one room and a full-size and twin bunk in the other. Seven guests can fit in this barn on 50 acres of land, and some guests have used it for events including weddings.