(NEXSTAR) – A one-bedroom, one-bath tiny house near Winooski Falls in Burlington is Vermont’s top-rated Airbnb, according to the company’s ranking of hosts in all 50 states.
Described as “a unique, arty, brand new loft space,” the Vermont River House is 10 minutes from downtown Burlington and Lake Champlain. It has hardwood floors, a small kitchen and bath and a shared outdoor space.
All of Airbnb’s “most hospitable” hosts have a five-star rating that rewards everything from cleanliness to check-in and communication. While getting a handful of perfect reviews is good, consistency is key — each host needs a minimum of 100 reviews to be considered.
For the states that had more than one incredible host, the tiebreaker went to the host with the most reviews.
So how did these super hosts beat out the thousands of others in their states? The secret sauce varies, apparently. Brian & Barb J. in Bloomington, Indiana, uses wildflowers, home-baked bread and personal notes to welcome their guests, and make their stays feel “magical and memorable.” Hawaiian host Gammy A. says sitting down with each guest to show them maps and share tips and tricks about Maui makes a big difference.
At the Vermont River House, perhaps it’s the funky, arty touches, which include large paintings and some smaller works by local artists. The house, which is attached to a single-family home, is stocked with all the comforts of home, according to the host.
See the full list below with links to the hosts’ Airbnb pages: