Locum tenens assignments usually mean staying in a hotel. While these rooms are comfortable, they can be generic and lack conveniences like a full kitchen or a washer and dryer that physicians need to feel comfortable on longer assignments. Unique Airbnbs can offer more amenities, a better sense of the local character, and an opportunity to relax after work.
With the traveling physician in mind, we've compiled some of our favorite Airbnbs located near hospitals and medical complexes in the Southern states. From down-to-earth, charming abodes to truly unique experiences, these Airbnbs are sure to turn your locum tenens work into a work-vacation trip of a lifetime.
1. Broadway, VA
Retreat from a long day of patient care into this cozy, underground hobbit house. Built into a hill and featuring a round front door in a cheery yellow, this Airbnb provides a cozy fantasy-inspired atmosphere alongside modern conveniences like central air and fast wifi.
2. Leesburg, VA
This charming stone cottage is situated in the perfect spot for you to feel secluded but not cut off from amenities. With a rustic king bed and a full kitchen, you'll feel right at home. Nearby easy hiking trails, wineries, and breweries provide plenty of entertainment options for your days off.
3. Boomer, WV
With its riverfront porch and sweeping valley views, Rose River Cottage provides the perfect nature retreat for work assignments in Charlestown or Fayetteville. This is an ideal location for boating and fishing, while the cottage offers practical features like laundry and a dedicated work area, and wifi and HDTV service so you can unwind.
4. Hedgesville, WV
This stylish A-frame cabin sits on the edge of a tranquil pond and includes both an outdoor fire pit and an indoor gas fireplace. The fully-stocked kitchen will help you feel right at home, and the large windows and two decks let you enjoy the view from inside or out. Pets are welcome.
5. Lexington, KY
Enjoy sweeping field and river views from every room of this beautiful, well-appointed cabin situated in the middle of a private farm. After a long day of work in Lexington, you'll be able to retreat to this peaceful spot where your only neighbors are horses.
6. Stamping Ground, KY
Conveniently located between Louisville and Lexington, the historic Buffalo Springs Distilling Company office has been converted into a comfortable home. The charming stone building includes a kitchen, washer, dryer and desk, so you can keep up with laundry and paperwork. Shops, restaurants and a post office are all located within walking distance.
7. Wilmington, NC
This sleek guesthouse is surrounded by greenery, with picture windows providing a serene view. Located just outside of Wilmington, this Airbnb is the ideal spot to relax from your stressful work. The kitchen, washer and dryer, and dedicated workspace make it a practical place to stay throughout your assignment.
8. Lexington, NC
This charming lakefront cabin is decorated in blues and whites to create an even more relaxing atmosphere. An outdoor grill and fire pit make dining or enjoying the view outside easy. Wifi, plenty of comfy places to sit, a fully-stocked kitchen, laundry, and HDTV make it feel like your home away from home.
9. Charleston, SC
This airy home is situated on a peaceful creek and features a large screened-in porch for bug-free outdoor dining. Pets are welcome, and a desk, well-supplied kitchen, and laundry contribute to the homey feel. The house is close to Charleston but located in the beautiful Francis Marion National Forest.
10. Myrtle Beach, SC
If you're providing healthcare in Myrtle Beach, this luxury condo offers a beautiful ocean view and all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. Enjoy a beachfront balcony, the building's pools, and a well-stocked kitchen.
Explore the South With a Locum Tenens Position
Finding the right place to stay makes all the difference when living the locum tenens lifestyle. Would you book one of these unique stays for your next locums assignment? Contact Med X to learn more about job opportunities in these areas to make your work-away-from-home experience that much more comfortable.