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14 Unbelievable Places You Can Actually Rent Out

And even better, the whole place is all yours — no sharing with hosts or other unwanted guests.

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1. Boeing 727 Tree House, Costa Rica

https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p577384vb
https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p577384vb

Like something out of Lost, this airplane fuselage has been turned into a two-bedroom, treetop abode overlooking the Costa Rican jungle and the Pacific Ocean. It's like living in a castle, 50 feet in the air!

2. The Hobbit House, Montana

https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p969762
https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p969762

This is more than just a home — it's an entire model village full of magic, imagination, and wonder.

Surrounding the Hobbit House that's available to rent is The Shire, featuring elf houses, a wishing well, a troll mine, and even the house of Bilbo himself. And it all comes to life with a beautiful light show at nightfall.

3. Isla Mujeres Shell House, Mexico

https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p156977#map
https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p156977#map
https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p156977#map

If you want to feel like a movie star, then you should think about staying at this one-of-a-kind house on the tiny island of Isla Mujeres, just off the coast of Cancun.

It's not uncommon to have a stream of people stopping by to take pictures every day — of both you and the property!

4. Château de Challain, France

https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p230230
https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p230230
https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p230230

Yep, you can rent this ENTIRE castle. And with 23 bedrooms and 18 bathrooms, it actually works out to only $118ish per night per person if you sleep the full 55 people.

Time to start rounding up your crew, no?

5. Lake Superior Barn, Wisconsin

https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p282464
https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p282464
https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p282464

This amazing barn property can sleep up to 20 and is completely surrounded by the Brule River State Forest, which means there's not another home near for miles.

One of the cleanest Great Lakes, Lake Superior waters can even reach 68 degrees in the summertime.

6. St. Jean de la Porte Château, France

https://luxury.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3519105
https://luxury.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3519105

This 17.5-acre French château is steeped in history, located on the route that the Romans once used as they took their wares east to Lyon.

However, it's not the architecture or the picturesque surroundings that are the most unique aspect of this place. It's the underground caves that lie beneath!

7. French Quarter Firehouse, New Orleans

https://www.homeaway.co.uk/p287365vb
https://www.homeaway.co.uk/p287365vb

Located in one of New Orleans' trendiest neighborhoods, this seven-bedroom converted firehouse is as charming as they come.

Over 110 years old, the building is steeped in history and, most importantly, easy walking distance to Bourbon Street.

8. Kehena Point Cliff House, Hawaii

https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p252825
https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p252825
https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p252825

The dictionary definition of "something different," this remarkable house can be found overlooking the Pacific Ocean on Kehena Point.

Just down the road you'll find a black sand beach, where you'll find dolphins and even whales!

9. Your Own Private Island, Florida

https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3503655
https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3503655
https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3503655

Yep, you don't necessarily have to travel to some remote paradise to buy your own island. There's one in the Florida Keys!

Just half of a mile offshore, the private villa sits in the middle of 6 acres of land that's yours to do with as you please.

10. Viterbo Province House, Italy

https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3469599
https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3469599
https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3469599

A good portion of this 14th century house is made up of "caves and grottos" dating back to Etruscan times, which sounds like just the place we'd love to chill out.

As well as the spectacular underground Jacuzzi, there's also a wine cellar inside a Roman water cistern, a meditation room, and an art gallery. That is some fine, fine living.

11. The Sweet Escapes Theme Park, Florida

https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p925448

It's every big kid's dream: owning your own 8,000-square-foot, 5-acre, 10-bedroom estate that doubles as your own private theme park.

There's a splash park, arcades, miniature golf, carnival games, a KARAOKE CLUB, giant board games, a hot tub, swimming pools, LASER TAG, water slides, an outdoor movie theatre — the list goes on.

(Did we mention LASER TAG?!)

12. Oia's View Cavehouse VII, Greece

https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3563565
https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3563565
https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3563565

This cute Grecian villa is actually carved into the side of a mountain on the island of Santorini, making for some incredible views of the sunset each evening — from your own private pool.

The owner, Manos, actually built and designed this himself, making for a truly one-of-a-kind property.

13. McCormick Onion House, Hawaii

https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p103840
https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p103840
https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p103840

The Onion House — named so because it looks like an onion — is an amazing blend of architecture, history, and luxury that overlooks Hawaii's Kailua Bay.

But the most impressive part? The master bedroom was once named "one of the most romantic bedrooms in the world." Say no more!

14. The Eiffel Tower, France

https://www.homeaway.com/info/eiffel-tower
https://www.homeaway.com/info/eiffel-tower
https://www.homeaway.com/info/eiffel-tower

OK, we're slightly cheating on this one. Even though you’re likely not one of the four lucky people who won HomeAway's competition to become the first people to spend a night in the Eiffel Tower, they will be re-opening it for fans to watch soccer throughout this month.

In the meantime, stay tuned for the next unforgettable rental from HomeAway!

(All images courtesy of HomeAway.)

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