These Coveted Airbnbs Will Give You a Serious Case of Wanderlust
Sometimes a standard hotel room or vacation rental doesn’t cut it. Airbnb, the site where people can list and view vacation rentals, analyzed which properties millions of users have put on their “Wish Lists” since the feature was launched in 2012. Recently, they shared their findings—the top five types of properties were treehouse, igloo, van, lighthouse, and cave. Structurally unique rentals and those in sunny locales (like Belize, Turks and Caicos, and Puerto Rico) reigned supreme. Here are the top 10 most Wish Listed homes on the site.
Secluded Intown Treehouse in Atlanta, Georgia
Immerse yourself in nature in this dreamy treehouse. The property features three connecting treehouse rooms—a bedroom, living room, and deck—all impeccably decorated with charming antiques and comfortable furniture in a rustic-chic vibe. It’s really the perfect getaway if you're after some peace and quiet.
For more photos and booking information, visit airbnb.com ($350 per night).
The Seashell House (Casa Caracol) in Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Ever wanted to live underwater? This might just be the closest you’ll ever get. Known for its interesting shell-inspired structure, the house can accommodate four people with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchenette, and an inviting pool.
For more photos and booking information, visit airbnb.com ($249 per night).
Casa Barthel in Tuscany, Italy
When you think of Tuscany, you probably picture tiled roofs, stone or stucco walls, and beautiful rustic shutters. A modern treehouse might not be what comes to mind, but this unique property is number three on Airbnb’s list. The one-bedroom home has a fireplace and terrace—plus, there’s also a swimming pool, tennis court, olive trees, and a kitchen garden to explore.
For more photos and booking information, visit airbnb.com ($280 per night).
Unique Cob Cottage in Mayne Island, BC, Canada
With an interesting sloped roof and unique exterior, this charming cottage is the rural getaway of your dreams. Two people can stay in the home, which is made of sustainable materials and has one bedroom, a full kitchen, and a living room with a cozy fireplace. You can live out your fairy tale fantasies in this whimsical property that’s located near farms and a private vineyard.
For more photos and booking information, visit airbnb.com ($100 per night).
Aroma(n)tica Treehouse in San Salvatore Monferrato, Alessandria, Italya
The view alone is worth the stay in this treehouse, which has one bedroom and a bathroom, both decorated in a charming shabby chic style. Guests will have access to the garden, swimming pool, and wine cellar in the adjacent mansion.
For more photos and booking information, visit airbnb.com ($157 per night).
Mushroom Dome Cabin in Aptos, California
Enjoy the best of California’s Central Coast (it’s close to Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Carmel) in this geodesic dome cabin. The small cabin has an upstairs bedroom, a bathroom, and kitchenette, but who needs to be inside when you’re surrounded by beautiful Redwoods and fresh air?
For more photos and booking information, visit airbnb.com ($110 per night).
Pirates of the Caribbean Getaway in Topanga Canyon, California
Who needs to go to a tropical island, when you can head to the hills of Los Angeles? This kooky rental will make you feel like you’re in the Swiss Family Robinson with its tiki-themed decor both inside and outside. Notable features include the main patio, where guests can enjoy the fire pit while lounging on swinging chairs, a decked-out Tipi, and an outdoor bathtub covered in seashells.
For more photos and booking information, visit airbnb.com ($95 per night).
Balian Treehouse in Bali
The locals have dubbed this treehouse the “mushroom villa,” and it’s not hard to see why. Guests can spend most of their time lounging in the upstairs veranda, which overlooks the garden and pool. Downstairs is the bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette, and yet another veranda.
For more photos and booking information, visit airbnb.com ($76 per night).
Brand New Mini Loft in Rome, Italy
This ultra-modern loft has all the amenities you need to stay in the Eternal City. And with this price, you can save money on lodging and splurge on visits to restaurants, museums, and shops. The loft can accommodate four people with one bedroom and a pull-out sofa.
For more photos and booking information, visit airbnb.com ($41 per night).
Off-grid itHouse in Pioneertown, California
This futuristic-looking house has been praised by many design magazines for its innovative, sustainable design. It’s located in the California high desert, close to Joshua Tree National Park. And the unique house is truly a secluded getaway—there’s intentionally no television or Wi-Fi, so guests can unplug and appreciate the nature surrounding the home.
For more photos and booking information, visit airbnb.com ($380 per night).