Airbnb has come a very long way since it first started just over ten years ago. You can use it to find almost any type of accommodation, practically anywhere in the world. Whether you want a cozy getaway cabin, a cliffside apartment overlooking the beach or a romantic castle fit for royalty, you are sure to find a property that will elevate your next vacation — or, at least, inspire it! The unique Airbnb properties below are #travelgoals.
One of the most popular rentals on Airbnb is a small Mushroom Dome Cabin in Aptos, California. It is semi-rustic on the inside with two levels and room for three people. There is even an outdoor patio with shade from oak and Madrone trees.
This is the perfect spot for relaxing, watching the hummingbirds, or going for a hike. There is a loft under the little dome with a queen-size bed and a Casper mattress.
In Helenville, Wisconsin, you can have a glamping experience in a turn-of-the-century grain silo. The accommodations include the whole 40-foot silo with four floors, a loft, and room for four.
These accommodations are very rustic, so think camping, sleeping on hammocks, and beautiful 360-degree views of the farm.
If you want to get away from it all, book your stay at the Seashell House in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. This is a gated home on an island in a secluded area and sits right near a cliff. There is a private pool, a kitchenette, air conditioning, and room for up to four people.
If you have two extra friends you want to bring, there is a third shell with a full bath and a king-size bed you can rent for an additional cost per night.
Head to Topanga Canyon, California, to experience the unique Pirates of the Caribbean Getaway. It’s a pirate-themed room with hammocks to sleep on, an outdoor bathroom, and a fire pit. This getaway is a private room with one queen bed and a hot tub.
The property has waterfalls and a tropical theme, and it is just minutes from Santa Monica. No kids allowed, though.
Spend a few days relaxing at Alfie-the-A-Frame in the woods of Sechelt, British Columbia, Canada. This is a cute little cabin overlooking the water and just a few minutes from the Sunshine Coast. It has a queen-size bed and room for two guests.
This little cabin is at the top of the Airbnb wishlist in Canada and offers beautiful views of the Sechelt Inlet. You get privacy when you want it, but it’s just a three-minute walk to the beach.
This Playa Del Carmen bungalow is surrounded by lush landscape, making it the perfect escape for a couple looking for privacy. Open up the patio doors to feel the ocean breeze, which is just blocks away, or step out onto the deck that overlooks a jungle canopy.
This unique Airbnb property has a fully-equipped kitchen, pool, and private Jacuzzi!
This one-of-a-kind house looks like it belongs in a fairy tale. The stone and timber cottage has four beds, a large living room, and a large glass window to showcase the views. Outside, there is a porch, a large garden, and a BBQ.
This house sits in the hills between Olevao Romano and Bellegra. There is even a teepee set up to accommodate two extra guests.
You don’t have to surf to enjoy this house on the cliffs in Bingin Beach, Bali, Indonesia. The wooden deck overlooks the ocean, and there is an outdoor shower. There are three bedrooms, a maid available for cooking and cleaning, and even on-site massages if you want.
This house sits just a few steps away from the beach, has a full kitchen, and room for six guests. It’s the perfect spot for listening to the waves crash on the rocks as you sleep.
Go off the grid in the itHouse in Pioneertown, CA. This home has glass walls and a minimalist design. You rent the entire house, which sits in a remote valley near Joshua Tree. It gets its power from solar panels and is 100% off-the-grid.
This home is one of the ten IT Houses in California, and it is one of the top ten Airbnb rentals in the world. It is truly off the grid with no TV and only satellite Wi-Fi for emergencies.
This Atlanta tree house has three areas, Mind, Body, and Spirit, which are all connected by rope bridges. Mind is the sitting room, Body is the bedroom, and Spirit is the hammock deck. The bed is even on wheels so you can sleep inside or roll it out on to the platform to overlook the stream.
The treehouse is open to the elements for a unique experience. It’s the place for people who want to enjoy nature right in the middle of Atlanta.
If you have ever wanted to have your own private island, then a stay on Bird Island in Belize is the answer. You get the entire island to yourself with snorkeling and kayaking right outside the door. The island has three buildings, including the main house with a queen-size bed, and two cabanas with more beds.
Bird Island has a minimum four-night stay and a maximum of five. The owners say this is the perfect amount of time to enjoy everything without having to go into town for supplies.
Looking for a unique Airbnb property with unforgettable views? Consider this unparalleled cave house in Greece, which hangs on the cliffs of the caldera in the center of Oia.
Outside, there are private terraces on several different levels where you can sit right on the rim of the caldera and a hot tub to relax in. Inside, there are two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a full kitchen.
The Kealakekua Bay Bali Cottage on the Big Island of Hawaii is the perfect spot. It sits in the backyard of your host and is made from antique Bali Panels. The unique interior has surfboards on the ceilings and a large limb that goes right through the living room ceiling. There is one bed, one bath, and a full kitchen.
Listen to the waves crashing on the shore while you fall asleep at this Airbnb rental. It’s only four miles to great snorkeling and within walking distance from several other beaches.
14. Ha’veli House
Ha’veli House in Bangalow, Australia, is a cottage with an Indonesian and Indian inspired décor. It has two bedrooms with queen-size beds, a Joglo Bali Hut in the garden, and a single day bed. This is the perfect spot for a private retreat, but it only takes a few minutes to walk into town.
This rental encourages relaxation and rejuvenation with yoga and meditation areas throughout the property and an espresso machine and juicer for your use.
15. The Airship
When it comes to unique Airbnb properties, this top the list for its design. Step into the future when you stay at the Airship in Scotland, United Kingdom. The sustainable property is constructed from insulated aluminum and sits on four acres of land. There are beautiful views of the Sound of Mull out of the dragonfly windows, and at night there is a perfect view of the stars.
This space has everything you need to curl up with a blanket and a glass of wine to just sit and enjoy the view and watch the ships go by.
The Blue Guesthouse in Ilulissat, Greenland, has three rooms, with a shared kitchen and bathroom as part of the main house. If you want a more private spot, there is also the Green Guest house with two bedrooms and an alcove. The views from any of the guesthouses are unbelievable.
Watching the ice fjord is unlike anything you’ve ever seen, and if you are lucky, you might get to see spectacular aurora.
17. Cob Cottage
The unique Cob Cottage is set on Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada. Guests have access to the whole cottage and the property, including the gardens, orchards, and more. There are even sheep on the property. The house is hand sculpted from local, sustainable materials, and has one double bed.
This cottage offers a rustic getaway and a cozy place to stay. There is a vineyard nearby, and during your stay, you can live entirely off the grid.
This treehouse in northern Italy has beautiful views, access to a swimming pool, and a garden with a solarium. There are wineries all around, and the room has a balcony where you can sit and take in the views. This suspended cabin sits in San Salvatore Monferrato, Italy, and has one bedroom and room for two guests.
When you stay at this Aroma (n)tica Treehouse in Monferrato, your breakfast appears in the magic box out front in the morning. This is a perfect spot for a romantic getaway.
The Beach House on the Rocks in Cape Town, South Africa, is a state-of-the-art bungalow with large glass windows and granite seawalls. There are 360-degree views of Table Mountain, the ocean, and Lions Head. This rental is luxurious, offering room for six and an open plan kitchen.
All three bedrooms have beautiful views at this Cape Town getaway. There are gardens all around you, an outdoor shower, and its an easy walk to the beach and town.
The tropical bamboo treehouse in Fern Forest is the ultimate island getaway. The red cinder blocks through the jungle lead you to the treehouse, with a hanging bed at ground level. Head up the stairs to the trap door to get to the wraparound lanai and 360-degree views.
This rental sits 15 feet off the ground and is only accessible by steep stairs. It has one bedroom and space for two guests. Running water comes from the rain, and the electricity is generated by sunlight.
In Bali, Indonesia, you can stay in a Hideout Bali Eco Bamboo home. The A-frame structures is constructed entirely out of bamboo and gives you a place to live right in the middle of a Balinese village. The house has one bedroom, room for four guests, an outdoor shower, and sits hidden in the mountains of a volcano. It also sits right along the side of a river.
As an added bonus, this home is also a shelter for kittens, so you’ll have some company throughout your stay. This rental is one of the most wish-listed homes in the world.
These unique Airbnb properties make it easy to dream about getting away from the grind of everyday life.
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