Whether you’re planning a tropical vacation or looking for a romantic getaway in the woods, your trip is dependent on the time at hand, desired activities, and budget among other things. When you have decided your location, there is an endless number of popular vacation rentals around the world, which make finding unique accommodations for your stay fairly easy – a simple Google search can open up a large encyclopedia of unique places to stay in front of you, if you can’t do that, we have done the compilation for you.
Due to the increasing popularity of Airbnb, we have stuck with it in our compilation of awesome stays. It has more than 5 million listings worldwide, with 81,000 cities, covering up more than 191 countries. From luxury condos and holiday cottages to tiny houses and treehouses, one can find different and unique kinds of properties on Airbnb.
Let’s have a look at some of the most unique Airbnb rentals that you will surely love to stay in.
Kinetohaus tiny house on wheels in Del Valle, Texas, US
The tiny house movement has spawned a number of hotels that lets people experience what small living actually is. Take an example of Kinetohaus in Del Valle, Texas, which is a tiny house you can rent on Airbnb.
Featured on HGTV’s famous TV show “Tiny House, Big Living”, this 240-square-feet tiny house has a living room, reading nook, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, and a loft bedroom. Interested in spending a night in a tiny mobile house, the Kinetohaus is a good bet.
Phoenix House in Pāhoa, Hawaii, United States
Situated on Kalapana lava beds near the base of the Kilauea Volcano, this off-grid tiny house can be rented for a stay. Chances are you will be able to see live flowing lava here, and waking on the lava beds will be an unforgettable experience. It has a living room, full kitchen, bathroom and sufficient sleeping space for two persons.
Shipping container vacation rental on Carolina Beach, US
This 320-square-feet shipping container accommodation is a low-profile vacation rental for visitors on Carolina Beach. It has enough living space to accommodate two adults and a small child. The container features floor-to-ceiling doors and a wooden deck. Interiors are luxurious, with modern furniture and amenities. Inside, there’s a living room, kitchen, bathroom, and a bedroom.
Von Gogh’s iconic painting bedroom in Arles, France
The Art Institute of Chicago in collaboration with Airbnb has come up with the idea of offering guests a chance to experience the life of Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. Perfect for art lovers, this one-bedroom vacation rental is a replica of Van Gogh’s famous painting ‘The Bedroom.’
Tropical treehouse in Hawaii, United States
This 230-square-feet tropical treehouse is situated amidst beautiful Fern Forest on Big Island, Hawaii. Elevated 15-feet above the ground on bamboo stilts, it is designed to provide a 360-degree view of the surrounding area. This off-grid treehouse rental includes a bedroom, kitchen and a bathroom, and can easily accommodate up to two guests.
Three story treehouse in Matapalo, Costa Rica
This three-story treehouse rental is a perfect spot for adventure seekers in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. It stands nearly 500-feet above sea level, providing uninterrupted views of the ocean and surrounding wildlife. There are two bedrooms to sleep six guests.
The Pinecone Treehouse in Bonny Doon, California, US
Nestled amid a groove of Red Wood forests 35-feet above the ground, the Pinecone Treehouse is designed by Dustin Feider of O2 Treehouse showcasing how architecture blends with nature. With its unique glass structure, it offers a 360-degree view of the surrounding forest. The floor is even made of glass to give guests Goosebumps. Entry requires a bit of effort as one has to climb up through a staircase, but it is well worth it, when you are up there.
Underground hobbit house in Washington, US
Dubbed Underground Hygge, this earth berm house is situated at one of the mountains at Columbia River Gorge near Chelan, Washington. It is a real-life hobbit home, featuring a round front door like Bilbo’s in the Shire. There is a bedroom and a bathroom, and the rental can accommodate two guests comfortably.
Cave House in Worcestershire, England
Angelo Mastropietro has spent $230,000 and over 1,000 hours renovating a 700-year old cave in Mastropietro, England into a 203-square-feet home that you can rent on Airbnb. Entitled The Rockhouse Retreat, it is a dog-friendly rental home. The exterior isn’t tinkered much to maintain the authenticity, however, once you enter inside, you’ll find a number of lavish amenities for a pleasant stay.
Old Tower in Hvar, Croatia
Situated in Hvar`s historical center, this tower is an old windmill restored into a chic vacation rental, offering guests a chance to peek into village life. The four-story tower has one bedroom, lounge area, living room, kitchenette with dining area, bathroom with a toilet, private garden, and private parking. There are modern amenities like cooling and heating system, as well as its own water supply, electricity, and Wi-Fi for connectivity. There is enough space to sleep up to six guests, making it a perfect family vacation home.
A chic grey caravan landing on a rooftop! Yes, this rooftop caravan hotel is located in the Omotesando neighborhood Tokyo, Japan. It has complete wooden interiors with furnishings that embrace the cultural aspects of Japan. Inside, there is a bed, bathroom and other basic amenities (excluding kitchen) to make the stay enjoyable.
Silo Cottage in Berkshires, Massachusetts, US
Located in Santarella Estate in Berkshires, Western Massachusetts, this two-story cottage features a conical roof just like a medieval castle. Originally summer studio of the English born American sculptor Henry Hudson Kitson, it is now renewed as a vacation rental. The Silo Cottage has a cozy bedroom with multi-paned “mill windows to offer views of a pond and nature outside.
Sky Haus A-frame cabin in Skykomish, Washington, US
Want to explore the woods with your family? Rent this A-Frame cabin in Skykomish, Washington. It is a sweet family vacation rental with a sleeping arrangement for four guests. A fully equipped kitchen and bathroom make complete the interiors, while there’s also a hot tub outside the front door. You can take your pets along for an extra fee.
Eco-friendly bamboo cottage in Selat, Bali
Situated alongside a river, this open bamboo cottage in Bali is a perfect hideout for eco-enthusiasts and nature lovers. There are two floors, with one housing a living room, fully equipped kitchen, and a bathroom. On the second floor, there is a spacious bedroom, providing sleeping space for up to four adults.
Unique desert rental in Joshua Tree, California, US
Looking for a desert getaway in the United States? This beautiful dome rental in Joshua Tree, California is a good option. Its interiors feature modern-bohemian decor with many handcrafted items. There’s a full kitchen with refrigerator, oven, microwave, and coffee maker. The main bedroom has a memory foam king-sized bed, while sunroom is furnished with a daybed that can be turned into a bed by night.
Skylodge adventure suites Peru
If you’re looking for rarest lodging experience, why not sleep high on the edge of a cliff at Skylodge adventure suites in the Sacred Valley of Cuzco, Peru. These luxury capsules feature transparent walls to gaze into the valley. Each cabin has a bedroom and bathroom, sufficient for a single person. More adventure is here for the taking, one has to climb 400-meters up via Ferrata or get up the daring trail through zip line.
Platform1346 in Tennessee, United States
This vintage train kitchen car converted into a cozy home is a cool vacation destination ideal for people to look back into history. Inside, there are two beds to sleep four persons, a kitchen bathroom and everything else you will need for a comfortable stay.
Rental School Bus Conversion in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, US
Life on the road is a popular trend that motivated a number of people to go for converted bus homes. If you want to experience how it feels living in a bus conversion, rent this one on Airbnb outrightly. Inside, there is a sofa, table, woodstove, and a full bed. Bathroom and kitchen are shared.
Converted airplane vacation rental in France
Ever wished to sleep in a parked plane? If yes, this Airbnb rental in Le Haut Village, St Michel Chef Chef, France can make your wish come true. This one-of-a-kind vacation rental has a small living room, kitchen, three beds, and a bathroom complete with toilet.
Icelandic wooden cottages in Arnarstapi, Iceland
Take a look at these wooden cottages boasting raw Icelandic charm. With a comfortable sofa, double bed, and a private bathroom, these cottages look utterly cozy from the inside too. There’s also space to dine and work. It is a complete holiday cabin perfect to stay around the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in Iceland.
Wood and glass igloo in Árskógssandur, Iceland
This unique accommodation in Iceland is designed for an unmatched arctic glamping experience. It is a heated wooden dome with a glass ceiling, perfect for couples wanting to watch northern lights from the vicinity of the bed. There is a toilet and spa located outside.
AirShip 2 Pod in Drimnin, United Kingdom
Situated in a secluded four-acre property, this shiny aluminum and glass pod makes a cool vacation home. It has a cozy living room, kitchenette, bedroom full bathroom, and a patio to enjoy the outdoors. There are modern amenities such as Wi-Fi, electronic heating, and an indoor wood-burning stove. It is also a pet-approved holiday rental.
Rental cob cottage in Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada
This two-story cob house looks weird from the outside due to its mushroom-shaped roof but features a truly delightful interior with warm wooden details everywhere. There is a cozy living room with sofa bed, kitchen, bathroom and a double bed upstairs.
Bubble hotel in Uluwatu, Bali
If wanting to fall asleep while gazing at the starry sky, these transparent bubble rooms in Bali are perfect for you. They are installed at a secret location, where guests can enjoy full privacy and breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. There is a private toilet and a shower near the bubble hotel. Each Bubble can accommodate two persons and more Bubbles can be readily installed for a group.
Mobile cabins on Lake Inari, Finland
Want to sleep on a frozen lake? These caravans in Finland can help achieve you that. With heating, lights, toilet and a bedroom featuring plenty of windows, it makes a great accommodation to see the northern lights. Each cabin along with the guests is towed for overnight stay above the lake.
Houseboat Myrtle in Knysna Lagoon, South Africa
Enjoy your vacation in a fully equipped houseboat in Knysna, South Africa. It is a self-contained wooden cottage to experience what it feels like to live on the water. There are two decks to fully enjoy the outdoors. The houseboat has a kitchen, bathroom and sleeping space for four, making it ideal for families.
Star Wars-themed apartment in North Melbourne, Australia
If you have a deep obsession for space, this unique Star Wars-themed apartment in Melbourne is a good choice for you. From Han Solo bar fridge to life-sized C3PO and toys, you will find the famous characters from the movie franchise everywhere. It includes a living room, full kitchen, sleeping space for four, and bathroom as well as a work nook and patio.
ManCave in airplane hangar, Geneva
This luxurious man cave is located in an active airplane hangar. It features a thoughtfully decorated interior space that shows off an eclectic collection of collectibles hung from ceiling and walls. The bedroom is located in the loft, while kitchen, bathroom and other facilities are located on the main floor. There is even a yurt and a treehouse available at the property.