Budget travel might seem like a thing of the past in the COVID-19 era, but you really just have to know where to look. This private island in Venice, for example, probably costs you less to rent than the Ryanair flight you’d take to get there. The 50-acre island of Valle Falconera sits just a short boat ride away from Venice, next to Cavallino-Treporti, and it’s available to rent on Airbnb for around $100 per night. That’s right — a private island. In Venice. 50 acres. For $100.
Your rental would consist of a pink farmhouse with seven bedrooms, nine beds, and three bathrooms. The island has plenty to see with beehives, fish farms, and beautiful flora and fauna, including flamingos. The house sleeps up to 16 people and is priced accordingly. It starts at $102 per night for one or two guests, but a group of 16 will cost $685 per night. Still, if you split the cost evenly, you’re only paying about $43 each.
The property is owned by sisters Martina and Anna Sarzetto, who inherited the island from their grandfather and have now opened it up to visitors. While it’s not exactly a prime location for easily exploring Venice on foot — you’d need to get a boat from Cavallino — you’d probably be perfectly happy spending your entire stay on the island.