Airbnb is ideal for travelers that are seeking a more authentic local experience on their holidays. Now people across the globe welcome strangers into their homes, hoping to offer them the comfort of home and perhaps a bit of cultural insight. While most hosts’ popularity is down to their hospitality, other hosts are sought after for their unique Airbnbs. From sea-shell inspired houses on the pristine Mexican coastline to fairy-tale treehouses hidden in the forest, here are some of the most unique Airbnbs in the world.
The Most Unique Airbnbs Across the Globe
1. Secluded Intown Treehouse in Atlanta, United States
Hidden away amongst the greenery of Atlanta, Georgia, this magical three-bedroom treehouse was Airbnb’s number one most wished-for listing worldwide in 2017. For $380, you can live out your fairy-tale dream and enjoy a romantic urban getaway in a majestic forest setting.
2. Foxborough – Bubble Den in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
The Foxborough offers guests a luxury retreat nestled in the Northern Irish countryside where the woodlands meet the water. Additionally known as Bubble Den, the glass dome is a cozy sanctuary that provides expansive views of the unspoiled landscape, not to mention the stars! Escape to Portglenone, take a bubble bath under the stars, and wake up to the incredible scenery of the Irish wilderness.
3. [email protected] – Luxury Pod Auchtermuchty Farm in the United Kingdom
Located in the lush green Fife farmlands is an uber-modern luxury pod at a small working farm. Offering a glamping style stay, the Airbnb is set on the outskirts of historic Auchtermuchty. Take in Lomond hills’ sweeping views from the hot tub, and experience the untouched surrounding countryside’s beauty from the mezzanine level.
4. “The Cave” Of Toledo in Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Situated at the heart of the ancient Spanish heritage is “The Cave” of Toledo. The luxury apartment still holds its rich history with archaeological touches such as a medieval vault, Arab bricks, and Roman column bases, yet offers the comfort and convenience of modern amenities. Just a few meters from Spain’s most prominent cathedral and popular local attractions, the recently restored Airbnb is a dream stay for the historically-inclined tourist.
5. Ohoi Houseboat in Kummerow, Germany
Stay in a houseboat on the picturesque Lake Krummerow. The Ohoi harbour, in the quaint German town, Kummerow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern offers a unique accommodation that is both environmentally-conscious and well-equipped. The houseboat can comfortably accommodate four people and provides a charming holiday experience on the beautiful Kummerower See (Lake Krummerow). Allowing direct access to the Peene River and the Wakenitz River – also called the Amazon of the North – this Airbnb is not just a place to stay, but a whole waterfront experience.
6. Balian Treehouse in Bali, Indonesia
Just a 3-minute walk from the beach, you can experience a slice of paradise when you stay at this Balian Airbnb. Nestled in the lush jungle-like greenery, guests can wake up to an Indonesian sunrise from the veranda, complete with the views of an untamed garden which overlooks a turquoise swimming pool. Besides the palm trees and ocean breeze, this stay offers guests all the conveniences of modern amenities, such as WIFI and air-conditioning.
7. The Seashell House in Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Residential Isla Mujeres is home to the well-known Seashell House. The island is just 13 km off the coast of Cancún, Mexico, and is famous for its pristine beaches, so this shell-shaped abode fits in perfectly with its surroundings. Due to its prime location, this ocean-inspired Airbnb offers a private retreat away from the island’s bustling tourists within a gated residential area. At the same time, sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea only add to the aquatic atmosphere.
There you have it! Bubbles in the Irish backcountry, houseboats on German lakefronts, and treehouses in the Balian jungle – turn on Airbnb’s “unique stays” search filter and be sure to add these fascinating places to your wish list!
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