1. Boeing 727 Tree House, Costa Rica
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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