Modern Flat in London, UK Airbnb host, Toby, is a diversity and inclusion consultant, whose light, modern home is a stone’s throw from the Thames and Chelsea Harbour and the attractions of central London. Fully wheelchair accessible, the ground floor apartment has an en-suite wet room with roll-in shower, easy-access kitchen, low light switches and wide doors.
Sunny Paradise Villa in Côte d'Azur, France Set in beautiful rolling Provençal countryside, this traditional five-bedroom family villa has been adapted with ramp access to the ground floor, and a wheelchair accessible bathroom with a wide roll-in shower. Guests can enjoy the expansive gardens of lavender, a swimming pool, petanque and access to tennis courts.
Botanical Artist's Studio in Putney, Vermont, USA On hot summer days, cool off in the outdoor shower and sit out on the deck at this quirky yet elegant accessible home attached to a botanical art studio. Cleverly designed with a ramp to the front door and an indoor step-free bathroom, the home is light and spacious, with arched ceilings, large windows, and the host’s botanical art lining the walls.
Casa Peixe in Odemira, Portugal Set in the hills overlooking Portugal’s wild Alentejo coast, this cozy eco-cottage is ideal for a couple looking to relax. Airbnb host, Cornelia, designed Casa Peixe to be accessible to disabled guests or anyone with a mobility issue, offering level access, a roll-in shower, and gradual pool access, which can be entered using a wheelchair.
Lakeshore Villa in Kangasniemi, Finland Perched on a lake and surrounded by forest, this stylish four-bedroom wooden cabin built in the Scandinavian-style has a huge, accessible wraparound terrace to soak up the views. The ground floor is completely level, with one wheelchair accessible bedroom and a bathroom with a roll-in shower and chair.
Eco-Friendly Cave House in Tenerife, Spain Tucked away on Tenerife’s wild and little-visited northern coast, this cool, design-led home, built into a cave, is set on a farm with access to gardens and a swimming pool. The ground floor is step-free and includes a wheelchair accessible bedroom with a Smart TV and roll-in shower, with a mezzanine level for two extra guests.
Colosseum Vacation Home in Rome, Italy Just moments away from the Colosseum, Airbnb host Salvatore welcomes guests to a unique accessible retreat in the heart of Rome. Level access is via a pretty courtyard which leads into the spacious, newly modernized home, with one bedroom and bathroom that have been specifically converted for guests with a disability or mobility issue.
Central Ski Apartment in Chamonix, France Airbnb host, Anastasia, is parent to two children, one of whom is disabled, and ensures her new home is accessible to disabled people and families with young children. Just five minutes from the Aiguille du Midi ski lift in lively Chamonix, the ground floor ski apartment has two step-free bedrooms, a wheelchair accessible bathroom with roll-in shower, TV, washing machine, bike room, garden, ski locker and garage.
Luxurious Home in Barwon Heads, Australia Just off the Great Ocean Road, close to the beaches of Barwon Heads, this architect-designed home oozes style with a gourmet kitchen, log fire and lovely extras such as picnic blankets, toys, and hot water bottles. It has an accessible design too, with step-free access throughout, a roll-in shower and adaptive equipment, such as shower chairs, grab bar, and toilet assist attachments.
Villa Kaliva in Cape Town, South Africa Nestled at the foot of Table Mountain, Villa Kaliva is a spectacular new designer retreat with panoramic views over glitzy Camps Bay. Set around a large pool, the open plan home is on a single level, with a beautiful bathroom that includes floor to ceiling windows and a roll-in shower, as well as wide lift access from street level.