With over 150 millions users and 4 million listings, AirBnb has completely exploded since it launched in 2008. It lists houses and apartments amongst other getaway options such as tiny homes, castles and caravans, so there really is something for everyone, in over 150 countries world wide. It’s clear to see why this concept has become so popular. Who doesn’t want to stay in someone else’s vacant apartment in a new city to actually have a chance to mingle with the locals? In this article we take a look at some of the most weird and wonderful AirBnb listings that are available for you to rent today.
This magnificent castle is located in La Flocelliére, Pays de la Loire in France. This building dates back as far as the 11th century but still has some of it’s original features. It can sleep up to ten people with five double bedrooms and three bathrooms. This glorious castle boasts not only a fantastic array of rooms for all the lucky tenants to sleep in, it is also home to medieval banquet hall where you can tuck into a traditional dinner. The castle is surrounded by medieval gardens where you can make memories with the whole family as you overlook the nearby town of La Flocelliére. This castle is available at $448 per night.
Located in the centre of Rotterdam, you will find this one of a kind cube house. It’s very unique appearance will leave a lasting impression on all who stay here along with it’s interior. This house consists of three floors with a fully equipped kitchen that comes with it’s own Nespresso machine, along with wifi throughout and very unique shaped living areas following the theme of the houses exterior. The top floor opens up to provide up to 4 guests a 360 view of Rotterdam. If this view and city isn’t enough for you, you can reach nearby Amsterdam with a fifty minute train journey. The cubehouse is available to rent at $180 per night.
Eco Itaka Glamping
Are you looking for something different in your AirBnb? Then look no further than this wonderful tent, imports directly from Japan, situated in Playa Del Carmen in Mexico. For only $52 per night, you and your lucky partner will be treated to a night under the stars that can only be truly experienced from glamping. The tent is located only a stone’s throw away from the gorgeous white sandy beaches of Playa Del Carmen, so during the day you won’t be stuck for something to do. If the beach isn’t your idea of a relaxing time, don’t worry. This funky tent comes with access to a nearby pool where you can relax and shared cooking facilities are available so that you can have the real outdoors experience.
Romantic Bus in the forest
Are you looking for a romantic getaway for you and that special someone? Then look no further than this cosy romantic getaway in Weavervile, North America. This may not look like your typical romantic getaway but this gorgeous little converted bus is hidden away in the pine forest just beside the black mountains. It comes fully equipped with a double bed and an eating area along with a sink where you can wash the mud off your wellies after a long hike through the surrounding mountains. At a cost of $57 per night this romantic getaway will give you the feeling of having your own secluded space amongst nature, however the nearest town, Asheville, is only fifteen minutes away.
Dome Room in the Sacred Valley
Have you ever dreamt of staying in a secluded space in the Andes of Peru? If you have, then this AirBnb should be of great interest to you. This Dome Room is located in the sacred valley in the Andes of Peru, surrounded by nature. This room comes fully equipped with a double bed, kitchen, feather duvet and drinking water directly from the well. Once you step outside to take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding gardens you will also have wifi access! It gives occupants the option to escape the modern ways of the world and resort back to nature, without comely having to sacrifice their modern gadgets. This room is available for only $32 per night, a bargain by any means.
The Hobbit Inn
Have you ever been fascinated by the building and structures in a fantasy movie and thought to yourself, I wonder what it would be like to actually stay in that building? Well, now you can. For all the Lord of The Ring and Hobbit fans, you can visit this hobbit home in Orondo, Washington. The home is surrounded by all the wonders of nature and sleeps up to two people. The home has received over 300 reviews from people who have stayed, with each person singing this unique home’s praises. It is available to rent at a price of $207 per night.
The Seashell House
If you want to stay somewhere truly unique unlike any other house in the world then this AirBnb should be just what you are looking for. The world famous Seashell house is situated in Isla Mujeres in Mexico. You will have the pleasure of staying next door to the owner and architect of the house, famous architect Eduardo. The Seashell comes equipped with two king sized beds, a private pool and barbecue area. The home also comprises of a living area, balconies and garden area. The home is located in a private residential area so you can feel very safe as you sunbathe outside and enjoy the barbecue! Only 15 minutes away from the nearest beach the Seashell costs $309 per night.
Mushroom Dome Cabin
For $125 per night three guest can have the experience of a lifetime by spending a night in this very uniquely designed Mushroom Dome Cabin. It’s located in Aptos, California and comes with it’s very own deck where you can relax, read and take in all the sounds that nature has to offer. This rustic dome comprises of a queen bed and a sofa bed, and a fully functioning kitchenette with it’s very own popcorn maker. The owners will leave organic coffee’s and tea’s along with oatmeal for the guests to enjoy so you can get the full nature experience. If you want to book a weekend in the Mushroom Dome Cabin you need to be quick, guests usually have to book for up to 11 months in advance.
St Pancras Clock Tower Guest Suite
Have you ever wished that you could stay in a guest house in a clock tower in the heart of London? Now you can. The St Pancreas Clock Tower Guest Suite sleeps four guests and comprises of two master bedrooms, one of which directly overlooks Kings Cross Station. The suite comes fully equipped with it’s own kitchen, living area, ensuite, tv and wifi so that you can enjoy your own choice of music as you relax in the magnificent listing, all for $180 per night. Again like some of the other AirBnb’s, you will have to book this place heavily in advance as any availability gets snapped up very quick!
Modern Glass Tree House
Only five minutes from the heart of Downtown Atlanta you will find this majestic glass tree house. It comprises of two floor, which you have full access to and sleeps up to four guests. This modern, decadent building is stowed away in between hardwood trees where it boasts very high ceilings, magnificent interior design along with wifi access throughout the building. This glass tree house is available at a price of $500 per night, making it one of the most expensive listings that we have covered so far! Due to it’s stunning and unique features, this space is often rented out by filmmakers so that they can film and shoot videos in it.
FO Suite Superior
This gorgeous traditional white home is located in Oia in Santorini, one of the Greek islands. The style of the home follows closely with the tradition and theme of many homes in Santorini. They are very simplistic looking with white wash walls and decorated in white and blue. The home was completely renovated in 2015 to give it a fresh feel so that the tenants could really feel the authentic bohemian vibes as they overlook the village of Finikia and the Aegean Sea. This gorgeous little traditional house, which can sleep up to three, comes complete with a cooking area, dining area and wifi throughout all for the price of $82 per night.
Treehouse in San Juan del Sur
This AirBnb listing offers absolute everything that you could want for a unique getaway. The treehouse which sleeps four people, is hidden away in the forest of San Juan del Sur offering breathtaking views over Nicaragua in Central America. The tree house comes with it’s own private pool which overlooks the sea, so there is a gorgeous beach nearby. The treehouse is made up of two beautiful bedrooms with gorgeous views from each room, a wrap around terrace area where you can have your dinner whilst taking in the views and a very open spaced living area so there is enough room for a family of four or two couples. This incredible luxury treehouse is available for $170 per night.
Cottage Close to Geysir
For $255 you can sleep in this wonderfully unique cottage in Laugarvatn, Iceland. This home sleeps up to six adults and comes fully equipped with a furnished kitchen, garden and living area. The home is very green and environmentally friendly as the house is kept warm by geothermal water that runs through pipes that are in the floor, keeping the home warm even in the winter. The water comes from a natural spring nearby and the drinking water in the house also comes from a natural nearby source, helping occupants with their carbon footprint. The cottage is located only ten minutes from a nearby geysir, one of the most fantastic sights to behold when visiting Iceland.
Are you seeking a unique “Off the grid” living experience in New Mexico, then look no further! Studio Earthship, located in Taos, can sleep up to four guests and costs $128 per night. This house has taken three years to build by it’s owner and is situated off the gird in a desert just outside Taos so that occupants can truly get a feeling of what it is like to live away from society. The house is fully self sustaining as it catches rain water and generates it’s own electricity, meaning that the owner of this house won’t get any nasty unexpected bills! Although the owner prides this home on being off the grid, don’t let this trick you into thinking you will be unreachable whilst you stay here. The house has wifi, Netflix, a washing machine and it’s very own luxury man made hot tub.
Owl House award winning Eco Build
This bespoke environmentally friendly, eco house is situated in Hightown just beside Liverpool in the UK. If you are renting this property you will have access to the guest room in the owl house, as the owner Tracy lives in the other room. Don’t let this take away from your experience as the owner is very accommodating and will ensure to provide you with fresh food and fruit every day of your stay. The home itself is very comfortable. The beds are made from driftwood from the nearby beach which you can stroll along. The views from the house are truly majestic and you will get the pleasure of being greeted by owner Tracy’s friendly pet dogs all for the cost of $155 per night.
Prana Residence Spa
This very unique igloo themed home is located in Litchfield, Connecticut in North America. Although from the outside this building may not appear to be that impressive, once you take a look inside your first impression will be proved wrong. This spectacular home sleeps up to seven people with three fully furnished bedrooms and more amenities then you can imagine. Not only does the home have it’s own private heated indoor swimming pool, it also boasts a sauna, hot tub, jacuzzi and a solarium. With all these amazing feature it will also help with your carbon footprint as this building is created with the environment in mind. The LEED chosen materials keep the home cool in summer and warm in winter. This amazing home costs tenants $771 per night.
Unique artist mirrored house
This home is truly one of the most unique and awe inspiring houses on this list. You can rent the spare room in this home in Pittsburgh for $197 per night. The room can sleep up to 10 people with extra bedding available. You will have the pleasure of sharing this home with it’s owners Martin and Jesha, who are both artists. The home is covered in mirrors, both the interior and exterior. The interior is truly amazing with a lot of original features and also a cinema room, a pool table and lots of seating areas throughout the home. There is an office space with the shelves covered in records and you will also find a library room where you can read one of the many books available at your own leisure.
Dog Bark Park Inn B&B
This is a listing that has to be on any dog lovers bucket list. Located in Cottonwood in Idaho, surrounded by prairie grain fields and all the wonderful offerings that nature has to offer, you will find these giant dog shaped homes. There are two to choose from, both in the shape of a beagle. Both homes can sleep up to four people with two bedrooms each. They come fully equipped with wifi and a living area along with each guest being served breakfast in their own doggy home. There is also a gift shop on the premises so you can leave with a bag full of beagle themed gifts. These homes cost $135 each per night to stay in.
Bow Top Elle Gypsy Wagon Cornwall
This unique home on wheels, is located in Cornwall in the south of England in the UK. It still has all of the original features of the older times gypsy caravans where people would come to get their fortunes read by a fortune teller. This home sleeps two people and comes fully equipped with electricity, heating and plumbing making this home the cosiest one on our list. You can open the front door and take in all the beautiful sights that surround this rustic abode. Prior to what you may think by looking at this home from the exterior, it is stable and cannot be moved to meet tenants requirements.
Windmill close to Amsterdam
Have you ever dreamt that one day you could wake up inside your very own windmill? Well, now all of your dreams can come with this authentic windmill AirBnb located in Amsterdam in Holland. The windmill can sleep up to six adults and is within a few miles of the city centre making it very accessible. The windmill comes complete with wifi access throughout, three bedrooms, a huge living area, kitchen and bikes available for rent. If the inside of the home isn’t enough to satisfy you, you only need to step outside to take in the gorgeous surround views around this windmill. The design of the interior is very true to it’s original features with wooden beams throughout. This home can be rented at a cost of $350 per night.
This home known as the, Love Nest, can be found in Morongo Valley in California North America. True to it’s name, this home caters for couples and can sleep up to two adults. You will sleep in the private room above the farmhouse but have access to the entire farm house and all the wonderful amenities that come with it. If you step outside you will notice various animals walking around. They are very friendly and you can pet them and bring them with you on hikes. There is also a saloon bar nearby where you can choose from a range of local drinks and you will also be provided with a huge breakfast in the morning, included in the price of your stay. To enjoy the Love Nest you will have to pay $128 per night.
Real Plane AirBnb
Do you or someone you know, love aviation? Then this could be the dream AirBnb for you! It’s located in a campsite in Saint Michel Chef in France. Tenants can enjoy the experience of sleeping in a real life fully equipped airplane. The plane has been converted so you won’t have to worry about sleeping in your seat. This home can sleep up to four people and comes fully equipped with a kitchen, living area and shower room. In the summer months guests can also enjoy the swimming pool and waterslides in the camp site. You can enjoy this thrilling rental for $115 per night.
Secluded Intown treehouse
This property has taken the award of being AirBnb’s number one most wish listed property in the world. It’s located in Atlanta in North America, and costs $353 per night to rent. This property can be booked up as far as one year in advance. This magnificent treehouse has featured in different magazines and tv shows and can be split up into three areas, mind, body and spirit. Each area is separated by a rope bridge. In the mind area you will find the living room. This consists of antique furnishings along with a comfortable sitting area. Across the rope bridge to the body area you will find the bed. This sleeps up to two people and is very comfortable with only the highest quality of bedding used. In the spirit area you will find the hammock deck. Here guests can relax and watch the world go by.
Mini Loft in Rome
This listing may be one of the most budget friendly AirBnb’s on this list, however what it lacks in price it certainly makes up for in offerings. For $48 per night this loft can sleep up to four adults but can be quite hard to find availability due to it’s central location, style and price. This home comes equipped with a bedroom, living area and kitchen. All of the basics that you need to enjoy your time away. It’s only metres away from the nearest metro, or if you want to walk, you can get into the city centre within 30 minutes where you can experience all the wonders that this ancient city has to offer.
Located in Bali in Indonesia, this tree house will cost you $89 per night. For this particular home, this price is an absolute bargain. The rustic treehouse is located just three minutes from the nearest beach where you can watch the sunset from, or else you watch it from the veranda in the treehouse. This home comes with it’s very own garden and private swimming pool, which lights up at night to create the romantic atmosphere. It sleeps up to two adults and comes fully equipped with wifi throughout along with a fully furnished kitchen, living area, shower room with a rain shower and bedroom with it’s own flat screen tv. The decor of the house is very eco friendly and a lot of the decorations and interior is built from driftwood from the nearby beach.
Pirates of the Caribbean Getaway
For the price os $225 per night you and another guest can stay in this very unique pirates of the Caribbean themed private tropical guest house in Topanga Canyon in California. This home can sleep up to four adults with no kids allowed due to the interior and structure. This home has a very unique interior and exterior. There are a number of waterfalls and pons surrounding it, along with stone steps that can bring you up to higher levels. It comes complete with a teepee for hanging out in, a fully functioning kitchen, a jacuzzi, outside decking with comfortable seating to star gaze and hammocks where you can watch the home’s light show. This home can also be rented as a photoshoot location which you can speak to the owner about.
At $178 per night, this gorgeous tree house is well worth the money. It can sleep up to two adults and is nestled cosily in a tree with panoramic views of the surround are that stretches for miles. The treehouse comes furnished with it’s own bedroom and shower room. The treehouse is surrounded in natural beauty and you can hike or go for a nature walk or a wine tour in this area. The treehouse is only an hour away from Milan and shares it’s grounds with a larger building where you can dine and visit the wine cellars for some locally created wine. Depending on the time of the year in which you visit, there is also a swimming pool onsite that you can use with wifi access throughout.
Unique Cob Cottage
Located in Mayne Island in British Columbia, this funky and unique cottage will cost you $120 per night. It sleeps up to two guests and comes fully furnished throughout. The owner built this cottage to be as eco friendly as possible as it is built with sustainable materials and has a very natural appearance. Inside it boasts a gorgeous living area where you will find the furniture is built around the home’s interior. There is a stove fire and a vey nice kitchen area along with a bedroom and living area. The hosts are very accommodating and provide guest with locally sourced organic foods such as homemade banana bread, eggs and milk so that you don’t have to worry about shopping for your own food, instead you can spend more time exploring the natural surroundings.
This may be one of the most elegant and sophisticated tree houses that you ever see. Hidden amongst the Tuscan nature in Florence in Italy you will find this delightful treehouse at a cost of $318 per night. It sleeps up to two guests and comes with enough amenities and attractions to keep any guest occupied. The home comes with a kitchen garden, a tennis court and a swimming pool that can be enjoyed in the summer months. In the winter months you can enjoy the treehouses’s very own fireplace in the bedroom, helping to create the romantic atmosphere that many guest sought after.
Sunset and Sea view on St Eustache
In Plage de Corossol in Saint Barthelemy you will find this gorgeous luxury AirBnb rental. It costs $243 per night and comes fully furnished with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, a 300 squared foot terrace that over looks the sea and your very own private swimming pool! This romantic getaway can sleep up to six adults and it gives you your very own slice of paradise in St Bathes. You can watch the sunset from the comfort of the swimming pool or even the terrace. You can also escape to the nearby beach where you can go to relax after a long day of lying around this exquisite home.
An ancient British Castle
Have you ever dreamt of staying in an authentic British castle that can sleep up to sixteen people for a mere price of $150 per room per night? Now you can. This castle is located in Cumbria in the North of England. It comes with fifteen bedrooms to choose from and eight private bathrooms. The castle comes with a healthy morning breakfast serving that is included in the price of the stay along with dinner on the weekends. You will find many of the original gothic features throughout the castle which have been well maintained over the years. It also comes with it’s very own bar.
A light filled loft in Brooklyn
Imagine if you could stay in a two bedroom loft in Brooklyn which was once a church but has now been converted? Now you can! Welcome to St Vincent de Paul church, which has now been converted into a living space that can sleep up to four guests. Although it has been converted, the owners have kept many of the original features such as the wooden beams that are very noticeable throughout the apartment. This duplex comes fully equipped with top of the line modern pitch appliances and fantastically comfortable beds. It’s only a fifteen minute walk from downtown Manhattan too and comes in at a price of $355 per night.
Beach House on the Rocks
This glorious home is located in Cape Town in South Africa. It offers three bedrooms so that up to six guests can stay at any one time. The luxury beach bungalow is built with glass walls on all sides to offer guests a 360 panoramic view of the world famous, table mountain. The owners described this home as luxurious but not pretentious. The exterior is very chic in it’s design with wooden decking all around the house so that guests can make the most of the gorgeous weather. There is also an outdoor jacuzzi and a shower outside so that guests can clean themselves off before entering the house. On the inside you will find lots of space with all the modern necessities such as wifi throughout, an open plan kitchen with a gas stove and convection oven along with two bathrooms. This home will set you back at a price of $847 per night, making it one of the most expensive listings on our list.
This gorgeous and rustic villa is located in Penafiel in rural Portugal. It sleeps up to nine guests and has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. It costs $370 per night but with the amazing views and amenities on offer, the place is well worth the price. The villa comes complete with it’s very own salt water infinity swimming pool, where guests can swim and enjoy the gorgeous sunset that happens right in front of their eyes. The home is surrounded by beautiful nature and faces a lake. The house also comes with a selection of it’s own farm animals that live on the land and just beside the house not too far away there are a number of restaurants and cafes if you don’t feel like cooking.
Vallarta Romantic Amapas
For $175 per night, up to two guest can spend a very special time at this romantic getaway that comes with everything that you could ever need to make memories for a lifetime. Located in Puerto Vallarta in Mexico, this private apartment can be accessed by your own private lift and that’s just where the luxury begins. The master bedroom overlooks the sea and has it’s own private balcony so that you can wake up and be greeted by the sea. The kitchen is fully equipped with the latest in kitchen utensils and the living area boasts amazing view overlooking the sea also, as it leads out to the terrace. The long terrace is home to a jacuzzi, two luxury sunbeams amongst the amazing views overlooking the sea.
Malibu Dream Airstream
If you are looking to escape civilisation and return back to nature to connect with it, then this getaway is for you. Named the Malibu Dream Airstream this unique bohemian style home will cost you $617 per night and it can sleep up to three guests. You won’t be completely shut off from society, as Los Angeles is only a short drive away, but you are far enough away to enjoy some peace and quiet. This unique home was an aluminium shell that was stripped down and the designer added three huge glass panels to allow guests to experience views they could only have ever dreamed of.
For $336 per night you and up to seven other guests can enjoy yourselves in this all bamboo house located on the edge of Pristine Valley in Bali. It’s home to three bedrooms and three bathrooms and has been occupied in the past by many celebrity guests. The house will take your breath away when you see how the inside is decorated, completely with bamboo including the ceiling. The house includes wifi throughout and is one of a number of bamboo houses in the area. They all share a communal area and swimming pool, which all guests will have access to. The house comes with a fully equipped kitchen, a study area, a reading area, a media room and it’s very own plunge pool.
Private Beach Property
This home is located in Governador Celso Ramos in Brazil. This private beach property offers its guests four bedrooms and two bathrooms, which is more than enough to cater for up to eight guests. To stay in this guesthouse it will cost $142 per person per night and normally has to be booked well in advance. It has a fully equipped kitchen, all the modern compliances you could need along with panoramic sea views where you can watch the sunset. The house is located directly on the beach and was designed by using just glass and wood for the exterior.
This cosy cabin is tucked away in Cazadero in the Redwoods in California. For a price of $180 per night this home will sleep up to two guests and $50 of your payment will be donated directly to a local charity who helps families achieve stable housing. The house is nearly two hours north of San Francisco and is very rustic and authentic in it’s appearance. Inside the house you won’t find a tv or a microwave, however you will be happy to find a record player and wood burning stove. This home really brings you back to nature. There is a wooden bench on the decking of the house where you can eat your breakfast, lunch and dinner whilst taking in the beautiful views. There is wifi throughout this home.
Amethyst Crystal Dome
The Amethyst Crystal Dome is located in Ubud which is one of the most popular visited places in Bali. This unique 2-story home is equipped with the essentials you need to enjoy your stay including a bedroom, a bathroom, free wifi, a luxury shared swimming pool and breakfast is also provided. This home is perfect for nature and adventure lovers. The upstairs bedroom is actually located in an operating rice field with views over the jungle! This luxury romantic space is available for just $77 per night.