Everyone Is Freaking Out About These Downright Magical Airbnbs
Treehouses, green houses, mushroom lofts, and more!
I think we can all agree that Airbnb is amazing, not least because you get to stay in crazy/dope/weird/WTF places all around the world.
Knowing this, Airbnb recently analyzed its own data to find out the 10 places people *really* want to stay in right now.
To get this info, they looked at the rentals that showed up the most on Airbnb's wish list, a feature that lets you save and share your favorite listings.
So here are the top 10 most ~desired~ places around the world. The best part? They still have availability for 2016... so get them while you can.
1. Secluded Intown Treehouse, Atlanta, Georgia
This dreamy one-bedroom treehouse, nestled in the woods in Atlanta, Georgia, actually connects three treehouses total — a bedroom, a living room, and an outdoor sitting area. The hosts, Peter and Katie, bring you coffee in the morning and put out wine for when you arrive, but otherwise, they let you sit back, relax, and enjoy the peaceful sound of birds, frogs, and wind in the trees.
"The neighborhood was extremely quiet, even considering it was located in the heart of Atlanta ... the treehouse was perfect for a quick two-day getaway," said one reviewer. What's not to love?
Book it here for $350 a night.
2. The Seashell House, Casa Caracol, Mexico
The theme here is pretty obvious: The rental is designed to look like a pair of shells. And it does, both inside and out — you may even say it's very ~shell-played~. The two-bedroom rental, one bedroom for each house, is on a cliff in a residential area, so it's not right in the middle of the tourist zone — but you can take a golf cart or a taxi to the beautiful beaches.
"Communication was excellent! The hosts helped us arrange a golf cart rental ahead of time (highly recommend), and they provided great recommendations of things to see and do," said a guest.
Book it here for $249 a night.
3. Casa Barthel, Tuscany, Italy
This one-bedroom treehouse is super dope in and of itself, but the property also comes with a very authentic Tuscan ~experience~. "You will be part of our large family!" the owners write on the site. They also give you access to a small swimming pool and tennis courts, their kitchen garden, and all of the olive trees on the property. And can you imagine having breakfast on that cute little coffee table, with that view of the Tuscan countryside?
"Elena [one of the owners] welcomed us smiling, and was helpful in showing us all the amenities of home as well as giving us information on places to eat nearby," said one reviewer.
Book it here for $281 a night.
4. Unique Cob Cottage, Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada
Made from all local and sustainable natural materials, this one-bedroom cabin retreat is beyond cozy. Plus, the owners live in the neighboring house, and the cabin's also a 10-minute walk from the beach, art galleries, and a local organic deli — all of which make it even more appealing.
"The pictures don't do the place justice. Alexis [one of the owners] was so warm and wonderful, and had delicious banana bread, fresh eggs, butter and milk for us," said one reviewer.
Book it here for $99 a night.
5. Aroma(n)tica Treehouse in Monferrato, San Salvatore Monferrato, Alessandria, Italy
Another treehouse! This one-bedroom happens to be in one of the best wine regions in the country, and has phenomenal views of the surrounding hills. The host, Mauro, who lives in a house on the property, brings a delicious Italian breakfast in the morning, and leaves you wine and cheese for your arrival. You can also take a tour of the wine cellar in his house.
"The house is even better than the pictures," said one reviewer. "The room is beautiful, well-cared-for and comfortable, and Mauro has been a nice host, polite and very helpful."
Book it here for $157 a night.
6. Mushroom Dome Cabin, Aptos, California
Stay in a mushroom? YUP. This mushroom — i.e., a one-bedroom geodesic dome loft — is located on a 10-acre property in the woods, surrounded by nothing but a Redwood grove and good vibes. You sleep inside the dome by night, and hike the California woods by day. Not bad, not bad at all...
"Awesome little place in a rad setting," said one guest. "And [Kitty and Michael, the owners] kept the cabin nicely stocked with towels, food necessities, games, movies, and anything else you could possibly think of," said another.
Book it here for $110 a night.
7. Pirates of the Caribbean Getaway, Topanga Canyon, California
Located in the countryside outside of Los Angeles, this one-bedroom getaway obviously has a tropical vibe happening, and includes mini-waterfalls, pools, and a jacuzzi. The owner, Darrell, also lends you his surfboard so you can hit up the waves, only eight minutes away by car.
Bonus: The property's also featured in Cody Simpson's "Love" music video!
"Darrell was absolutely lovely and was super helpful with the fire pit and suggesting local spots. It doesn't feel like you're in Los Angeles at all, but in the middle of a tropical paradise," said a reviewer.
Book it here for $95 a night.
8. Balian Treehouse, Bali
Known around Bali as the "mushroom villa," this one-bedroom rental is a throwback in time that, according to its description, "feels like the older days in Bali" (before all the tourists started pouring in). It's only a few minutes from the beach, and the owners let you pick fruit like coconuts, papayas, jackfruit, and passionfruit from their tropical gardens.
"This simple villa truly communicates the wild nature of Bali," said one reviewer. "The ocean is visible from the second floor that overlooks the beautiful yard."
Book it here for $76 a night.
9. Brand New Mini Loft, Rome, Italy
Rome is one of the most beloved cities in the entire world — which is partly why this one-bedroom loft is such a hit. It's newly renovated, it's in the heart of the city, and it's only $42 per night — making it a complete steal.
"It's clean, spacious, and beautifully decorated ... as well as being stocked with everything you might need for a stay in Rome," said a reviewer. "It's also close to the metro and is an easy 30 minute walk to the colosseum."
Book it here for $42 a night.
10. Off-grid iT House, Pioneertown, California
Located in the California high desert, this two-bedroom house is about as eco as they come. Powered by solar panels for energy and water, the remote house, known as the "iT house," uses renewable resources and is completely off the grid, though it's relatively close to Joshua Tree National Park, local museums, art venues, and more. Here's more info on the story behind the house.
"Being 'off the grid' is an interesting experience, and really makes you think differently about how you use energy," said one reviewer.
Book it here for $380 a night.