This Frank Lloyd Wright house is Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky's favorite rental on the site

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There are millions of listings connected Airbnb's website, ranging from treehouses successful Brazil to castles successful France — but of each the Airbnbs Brian Chesky, the company's CEO, has stayed in, 1 location stands isolated from the rest. 

It's the Palmer House successful Ann Arbor, Michigan designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. "I'm a designer, but increasing up, I ever thought I wanted to beryllium an architect," Chesky tells CNBC Make It. "If there's 1 listing I had to pick, I'd accidental the Palmer House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, who is my favourite architect."

The Palmer House, which costs $750 per night, includes 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, capable country to comfortably acceptable six guests. 

Set connected a two-acre crippled of secluded, wooded onshore astir 1 mile from the University of Michigan's main campus, the Palmer House was commissioned successful 1950 by William and Mary Palmer. A notable diagnostic of the location is its design: Wright built the 2,000-square-foot residence connected a signifier of equilateral triangles, and arsenic a result, nary of the rooms person 90-degree corners.

A Google Earth presumption of Frank Lloyd Wright's Palmer House successful Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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After visiting Japan, the Palmers added a teahouse down the elevation from the main property, offering panoramic views of the surrounding woods and a cozy fireplace. 

Experts are predicting this summertime to beryllium the busiest question play successful years arsenic much pandemic-related question restrictions easiness and countries specified arsenic Australia dilatory invited backmost planetary tourists aft astir 2 years of sealing their borders. 

In March, the U.S. Travel Association reported that Americans spent $95 cardinal connected travel, down lone 5% from 2019, and that fig is expected to turn successful the hotter months. About 6 successful 10 Americans are readying to instrumentality astatine slightest 1 summertime vacation, and of those readying trips, 35% expect to question much this summertime than last, contempt higher state prices.

"Summer is going to beryllium large [for travel]," Catherine Powell, Airbnb's planetary caput of hosting, tells CNBC Make It. "I cognize we said this past summertime and we've said it before, but there's truly beardown involvement successful some home and planetary question close present … radical are anxious to permission their homes!" 

Powell has noticed a surge successful request among Airbnb customers for bookings successful coastal destinations similar Maine, Big Sur successful California and Cape San Blas, Florida, arsenic good arsenic sunny planetary locales similar Bodrum, Turkey, Capri and Ibiza. 

"This summer, I deliberation we're going to spot radical instrumentality to urban, metropolis destinations, which is wonderful," Powell adds. "But we're besides going to spot planetary question beryllium wildly popular, too."

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