You may recall a few years ago when we went to a gorgeous historic home in New Kent, VA for New Year’s with a few friends. It’s one of our favorite NYE celebrations to date (and it’s when we decided to buy a home on the river ourselves!).
This year, we decided to recreate that magic when my friend Sadie found the most stunning farmhouse on Airbnb. We’d already rented our cottage out for New Year’s, and we only have enough room currently for three couples, so this bright and airy farmhouse was perfect for our group of ten.
A Farmhouse Airbnb on the Eastern Shore
From the minute I scrolled through the images on Airbnb, it was clear this place was special — it wasn’t just a home that had been purchased and turned into a short term rental. And, as I explored the owners’ story on Instagram, it became apparent this is their full-time home, that they’ve put incredible work and thought into, and that they also happen to share with guests on occasion.
Every corner has been decorated so thoughtfully and intentionally, and there’s this feeling of cozy minimalism throughout the entire space. There’s whimsical wallpaper, airy paint choices, and decor that hints at historic farmhouse without feeling too literal. It’s fresh and calming, modern and traditional. There are five bedrooms, three bathrooms, so it’s perfect for a big group — I can see this being a wonderful spot for a family reunion.
We spent nearly the entire 48 hours in the kitchen. It was too lovely to leave, and had absolutely everything we needed to cook elaborate meals. We did heavy apps for New Year’s Eve, a taco bar with homemade tortillas for breakfast on New Year’s Day, and DIY pizzas for New Year’s Dinner. Plus, each couple made a specialty cocktail. Is there any better way to spend a weekend in a Nancy Meyers-worthy kitchen?!
The house is located in a quiet small town on the Eastern Shore, filled with historic homes and a charming main street. Because we visited over New Year’s, we didn’t have the chance to explore any shops or restaurants, but it seemed there are places to explore if you get the itch to leave the house (which you won’t…).
But that’s enough about our stay. The photos speak for themselves, so that’s exactly what I’ll let them do. Enjoy these images of the gorgeous renovation and check our Carolina’s Instagram here, where she shares incredible design inspo from her Airbnb farmhouse on the Eastern Shore and daily life.