Juston proposed on the field at Carter-Finley April 2021 and the pair recently wed in Cabo, Mexico, this June.

Catching Airbnb

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Former NCSU footballer turns superhost.

Some of your best ideas come when you’re on vacation—and so is the case for former NC State standout cornerback Juston Burris and wife Brittany. (You may also now know Juston as Carolina Panthers safety No. 31.) 

In this case, the next stop for the veritable hosts and travel-enthusiasts was, well, The Next Stop Co. Now catching air—er, Airbnb—off-field with their expanding vacay empire, the Raleigh-bred NCSU-alum husband-wife team has clearly tapped into their shared wanderlust and natural knack for hosting. 

If your next stop is becoming an Airbnb superhost, peep the couple’s recently launched online digital course, schooling you on how to invest in short-term rental properties.

“We are known for always having people over to our house, hosting watch parties or gatherings, and just providing a place for our family and friends to gather and spend time together,” says Brittany.

So, after years of renting, the couple finally thought, “Why don’t we just buy a property of our own that we can stay in when we visit and try to rent it out when we aren’t there?” she adds. So they did just that. 

Now, as hosts, “we get to travel with loved ones while also hosting others to do the same,” says Brittany. Their first property was, fittingly, in Asheville—she actually first took him there in college for NYE—and they have visited annually since. 

“After seeing the success of the first rental,” says Juston, “we were motivated to invest in more properties.” Since then, the pair has added another property in Asheville and one slated to open in Wintergreen in March, with another being built in Oak Island and plans to continue expanding into additional markets. 

“We are natural hosts,” says Juston, “and it translates well into actually being Airbnb Superhosts.” Initially launching in 2020 prepandemic—“we had one or two guests before all travel stopped,” notes Brittany—that scary start gave way to arguably serendipitous timing. 

Fast-forward to the work-from-home vacay frenzy… “luckily, after a few months,” says Juston, “everyone was itching to get out of the house, find somewhere with a great outdoor scene, and escape to work from home with reliable Wi-Fi. So, our Asheville property started booming.” 

Adds Brittany: “We like to say we went through the worst of it up front, which made the success even sweeter!” Here, a snap of the couple’s growing “collective”—and what may just be your next stop. Vacation mode, on. thenextstopco.com

The Blue Ridge Bungalow | Asheville

The best of both worlds, a secluded mountain getaway awaits in this cozy retreat situated square between—and just moments from—Asheville and Black Mountain downtowns. 

The Hillside Haven | Asheville
Outdoor adventure meets peace and serenity in this Hillside Haven. Live like a local with brews at Wicked Weed, a tour of Biltmore House (and a stop at the winery) or a hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains before retreating. 

The Skyview Villa | Wintergreen, Va.
Virginia resort oasis found in this fully transformed reno. Know your limits and then ski beyond them via Virginia’s four-season destination serving up slopes, golf, hiking and winery-hopping. 

An Oak Island Ocean Paradise | Oak Island, NC

Beach hair—don’t care. Def no need to get salty once this custom-built Oak Island beach home boasting 360-degree views and unforgettable sunsets sets sail for rental.

If your next stop is becoming an Airbnb superhost, peep the couple’s recently launched online digital course, schooling you on how to invest in short-term rental properties.

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