Have a truly unique holiday with a stay in one of the world’s best Airbnb rentals

Words Helen Brown

Not only is Airbnb one of the more economical ways to travel, it also boasts some seriously unique stays. Explore the extraordinary and the scenically superior at some of its best offerings. Picking a destination is the easy part where these home-from-homes are concerned. There are castles, tree houses, cabins and architectural astonishments to choose from. Here are a few of our favourite Airbnb rentals.

Bamboo House, Bali

Vacay in this Balinese dream house, perched on a valley alongside the sacred Ayung River. Sunrise House is made entirely from bamboo sourced from its surrounding dense jungle.

£267 per night; book here

Seashell House, Mexico

This Seashell House on the Isla Mujeres in one of airbnb’s more unique offerings. It’s the product of brothers Eduardo and Octavio Ocampo and offers guests magnificent views across the Caribbean sea. It’s also offers easy access to the island’s most beautiful beaches.

£245 per night; book here

Cube House, Rotterdam

Definitely worthy of an Insta-snap, this quirky three floor home is created from a collection of cubes that merge together in a cool feat of architecture. It’s open plan and boasts huge windows that showcase an incredible view of the surrounding bustling city centre.

£129 per night; book here

Kirkby Stephen Castle, Yorkshire Dales

This grand castle was built in 1841 within 15 sweeping acres of grounds. It was created as a Victorian gentleman’s folly and is rich in history. It’s the perfect starting point for treks around the forested and hilly landscape of the rugged Yorkshire Dales.

£160 per night; book here

Vallarta Romantic Amapas Ocean View, Mexico

Romantic Amapas is a haven of luxury nestled in Mexico’s Romantic Zone. The double terrace provides spectacular views of sunsets, rolling waves and the pristine Los Muertos Beach. As well as this, the condo comes complete  with all the luxuries you could possible desire during your stay.  You’ll enjoy an on-site gym plus a rooftop pool area with Jacuzzi, barbecue and shaded areas all overlooking the magnificent beach.

£139 per night; book here

Modern Lakeside Cabin, Iceland

This location offers a quiet atmosphere and a touch of the nature against a backdrop of views over the bay. In the winter guests can enjoy the aurora borealis and the midnight sun during summer. Akureyri is just a 10 minute drive away and offers all kinds of shops, restaurants, cafés, galleries and a summer music festival.

£148 per night; book here

casaBARTHEL Tree House, Tuscany

Immerse yourself in the Tuscan landscape away from the rhythm of working life. Wifi is only provided in the communal courtyard which makes casaBARTHEL the perfect destination to disconnect.

£179 per night, book here

Jack Sparrow House, Cornwall

This fairy tale cabin is situated in the perfect location for an adventure on the Lizard Peninsula. Relax and unwind with sweeping views of seaside and country.  

£100 per night; book here

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