Millions of people have opened their homes to strangers on the Airbnb site, but of those many, many options, which are the most popular? So, let’s forget about our lack of annual leave and strict budgets for the moment and just sit back, relax, and daydream over these most wish-listed houses up for grabs on Airbnb.
The guests are obviously lusting after the spectacular and the eccentric properties – from fairytale-like treehouses to secluded wood cabins, these are the top 10 most popular Airbnb properties in the world:
9. Off the Gridit House, Pioneertown, CA
Located in the middle of the California desert, this property is is 100% off-grid, and powered by solar panels. The $380 a night spot is a favorite for photoshoots, and won the “Western Home Award” by Sunset magazine. Keep in mind that the house is VERY remote. Wi-Fi was recently added, but other than that you’re entirely out of contact, and it’s easily half an hour to the nearest town.
8. Balian Treehouse, Bali, Indonesia
A three minute walk from the beach, this $87 a night tropical Balian treehouse has a private pool, veranda, and the most beautiful peaceful and private garden. It is only a short walk to the beautiful surfers beach for breakfast / dinner and you can even use the phone in the treehouse to order takeaway!
7. Pirates of the Caribbean Getaway, Topanga Canyon, CA
For $95 a night you can party like Jack Sparrow at this Pirates of the Caribbean Getaway in Topanga Canyon, California. The home features, tipis, hammocks, waterfalls, and ponds, making it one tropical escape.
6. Mushroom Dome Cabin, Aptos, CA
This cool, geodesic dome loft is situated on 10 acres of woods. For $115 a night, you can sleep while staring up at the stars. A geodesic dome loft & a large deck in the trees, you’ll feel like you’re in a tree house in the woods.
5. Aroma(n)tica Treehouse, San Salvatore Monferrato, Italy
Nestled on the hills of rural Italy, this $161 a night treehouse offers panoramic views and endless serenity, as well as access to a solarium and a swimming pool surrounded by blooming peaceful nature. The Treehouse is a true dream, you do not believe such places exist until you see them in person. The house was built around a gigantic tree, with a proper wooden staircase, wooden internals and wooden windows. The interior is all new and clean, the bedroom has a stunning view on the hills of Monferrato.
4. Unique Cob Cottage, Mayne Island, BC, Canada
Staying in the cob cottage is a dream turned reality. This rustic property was hand-built, and made from sustainable materials. The $110 a day cottage is a welcoming and cozy retreat hand sculpted of local, sustainable natural materials located on a lovely acreage with sheep, gardens and orchards.
3. TREEhouse/casaBARTHEL, Tuscany, Italy
This modern treehouse comes with a tennis court, swimming pool, and garden — not bad for $288 a day. The one-room abode has huge windows that overlook Tuscany. casaBARTHEL is a perfect place for a vacation and an artist residency, immersed in the Tuscan landscape only 15′ from the Duomo and 30′ from Siena. The hole terrain around the treehouse is very beautiful, neat an clean.
2. The Seashell House ~ Casa Caracol, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
This unique island paradise, in which a mermaid might feel right at home, will set you back $308 a night. The world famous Seashell house is a gated property, owners/architects live next door. You will have a private pool, two king beds kitchenette and BBQ . Free wifi, air conditioning.
1. Secluded Intown Treehouse, Atlanta, Georgia
Recently crowned “AirBnB’s number one most wished-for listing worldwide,” this $350 a night, a suite of three beautifully furnished rooms set amongst the trees is a romantic urban getaway. Just minutes from downtown, this secluded property is an urban retreat like no other.