The site's most popular properties will induce serious wanderlust
If you crave authentic local experiences from your holidays, it’s likely that you’ve used Airbnb to plan your perfect trip.
The site’s rise has helped fulfil our growing desire to live like a local when we travel – opening up some of the world’s most beautiful, unique properties in the process.
Now the company has revealed some of its most wish-listed properties of the last decade – and they’re as wanderlust-inducing as you’d expect.
They include a lush treehouse home in Bali which comes complete with a private swimming pool, as well and Mexico’s famed ‘seashell house’. The unusual property has proved popular thanks to its distinctive architecture, inspired by its idyllic shoreside location.
Discover these and more of Airbnb’s most wish-listed properties of the last decade below. And prepare to add a few to your own wish-list…
The Exceptional Property – Santa Catarina, Brazil
For a secluded coastal getaway like no other, head to the Exceptional Property – and not just for its private beach. Guests can make use of the stay’s unique amenities; fry freshly-caught fish on the Brazilian barbecue, explore the coastline in a wooden boat or grab a surfboard and hit the waves. Alternatively, take it easy on a sun lounger whilst watching dolphins in the distance.
Hector Cave House – Santorini, Greece
Originally a wine cellar, it’s easy to see why Hector Cave House is a standout stay. Carved into the Caldera cliff, it boasts beautiful views of the ocean, with a veranda (complete with plunge pool) for enjoying Santorini’s incredible sunsets.
White Breeze Apartment – Phuket, Thailand
The hillside White Breeze Apartment is designed to lull guests into a slower pace of living. If sipping coffee on the terrace or lounging by the private pool doesn’t do the trick, freshly-picked papaya served up by the dedicated staff will. For further relaxation, the nearest beach is handily only 400 metres away.
Everview Suite – Cape Town, South Africa
Perched on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean with views of Table Mountain, the Everview Suite is an oasis of calm. It has a heated pool for warmer days and a fire to cosy up beside when the temperature drops. This is great choice for a group of friends or families, with accommodation for up to six guests.
Balian Treehouse – Bali, Indonesia
Satisfy an adventurous spirit with a stay at the Balian Treehouse. Set in lush surroundings, this secluded Airbnb features a tropical garden complete with private pool. Nearby is the small surf town of Balian, with a beautiful beach and restaurants and shops to explore.
Cob Cottage – Mayne Island, Canada
Canada’s Cob Cottage ticks all the boxes when it comes to a sustainable stay. This one-of-a-kind earth house was sculpted using sustainable materials, with custom woodwork reflecting the property’s rural location. Meanwhile, the resident sheep and chickens provide guests with fresh eggs and milk for unforgettable breakfasts.
The Seashell House – Isla Mujeres, Mexico
The architectural wonder that is Mexico’s Seashell House has become an Airbnb sensation. Inspired by the property’s island location, sea-themed features include a spiral staircase that mimics the inside of a shell. They stay comes with use of a private pool and a special concierge service.
Off-The-Grid House – Pioneertown, California
Off-The-Grid House certainly lives up to its name. Set in a remote desert valley, this Airbnb is the perfect place for a digital detox. Solar panels contribute towards the property’s small carbon footprint, whilst floor-to-ceiling windows provide incredible views of the area’s natural beauty.
Villa Near Florence – Tuscany, Italy
This farmhouse turned palatial villa is tucked away in the Chianti hills amongst centuries-old oaks and olive groves. Sleeping up to sixteen, it’s perfect for a group holiday, with a saltwater swimming pool and two wood-fired pizza ovens.