12 Of The Most Unique Vacation Rentals In The World
by Hannah Marsh
Instead of booking the same old hotel room next time you plan a trip, mix up your getaway with one of these awesome vacation rentals. We guarantee it will be even more memorable!
Eaton House Studio
This all-pink Airbnb will remind you of Barbie’s Dreamhouse the moment you walk in the door. The Eaton House Studio is located in Essex in the U.K., and it will definitely change the way you vacation. With six bedrooms, 15 beds, and too many amenities to count, this pink paradise is ideal for a girls’ trip. And when you split the $2,683 per night price tag amongst the group, it’s practically a steal.
If you’ve ever wanted to live out your own fairy tale, this original medieval castle In Galway, Ireland, is the ultimate backdrop. The listing makes sure to point out that the 600-year-old structure has been restored to its original state, meaning spiral stone stairs, cobwebs, and unprotected hot stoves, making it an unsuitable lodging option for children and/or pets, but the perfect one for a throwback getaway for the grown-ups. For $157 each night, prepare to be the queen of your castle.
Going green is taken to an entirely new level with the Cabana Floripa in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. The two-bedroom, three-bed condominium has walls made totally out of recycled glass bottles and repurposed windows and stained glass, filling the space with light. For just $46 per night, you can enjoy this artistic gem in the middle of Brazil.
Secluded Intown Treehouse
With three fully furnished rooms separated by rope bridges amongst giant pines, this listing is the ultimate treehouse fantasy. The site has been featured on “Treehouse Masters” and the “Today” show, and was Airbnb’s No. 1 most-wished-for listing in the world in 2016. And while this gem feels remote, it’s still convenient to downtown Atlanta, making it a steal at only $375 per night. You’re definitely going to want to get your reservation in early.
Dog Bark Park Inn B&B
Listen up, dog lovers. We have officially found your new dream vacation. This beagle-shaped building (yes, you read that correctly) nestled in Cottonwood, Idaho, comes with a library of books, games, puzzles, and snack foods–all dog-themed and dog-friendly. And with the uber affordable price of $124 per night, this is the one time that being in the doghouse is actually a good thing.
The World Famous Seashell
Sally doesn’t need to go to the seashore to find the perfect seashell anymore; she can actually just stay in it. The charming “World Famous Seashell” house in Isla Mujeres, Mexico, includes a private pool and two king beds in two separate conch houses. While the cliffside location provides plenty of privacy, prepare to feel like a celebrity when tourists try to get a closer look at the incredible architecture. The best part? It starts at only $308 per night, making it a great option for a couples’ getaway.
Cubehouse In Central Rotterdam
After most of Rotterdam was destroyed during WWII, Dutch architect Piet Blom built a forest-like housing structure known as the cube houses in the city center. One of these oddly shaped buildings can sleep four people, and its modern furnishings and $174-per-night rate are sure to please everyone. But if stairs aren’t really your thing, you’ll probably want to stay elsewhere.
Windmill Close To Amsterdam
Why would you settle for a tour of an Amsterdam windmill when you could actually stay in one? With three cozy bedrooms, the scenic countryside, and plenty of outdoor activities to participate in, this 1874 windmill is the perfect setting for a family getaway. It’s about $350 a night, but that’s a small price to pay for this combination of modern convenience and rustic appeal.
Heward’s Fully Restored 1920’s Sheep Wagon
Even if staying in eclectic places is a hobby of yours, we’re going to go ahead and assume that you’ve never stayed anywhere like this 1920s sheep wagon. Situated in the middle of a 30,000-acre ranch in Wyoming, this tiny home comes with a full-size bed, two built-in cold boxes, a pull-out table, and a fully restored wood-burning stove and oven. If you’ve always dreamt of being a homesteader, now’s your chance to try it out for $125 a night.
The Airplane House
Want to book a unique room with a view in the jungle of Costa Rica? This modified 727 definitely fits the bill. Perched 15 feet above the ground, this plane has been repurposed to accommodate six guests in two wood-paneled bedrooms and features two over-the-wing deck/balconies. Not bad for $288. With scenic views of the Pacific Ocean and Manuel Antonio National Park and whale watching, beachcombing, horseback riding, parasailing, snorkeling, and so many more activities, this is bound to be a memorable destination.
PCH Water Tower
For those unfamiliar with the California landmark, this almost 3,000-square-foot building was created as Southern California’s first man-made tourist attraction. It stands at over 85 feet tall with three stories, and has windows on all sides for a 360-degree view. The two garages, indoor elevator, four bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, fully stocked kitchen, bar and laundry room will make for a first-class stay (it averages nearly $900 a night) in the middle of mountains and beaches galore.
Ever After Estate
You’re going to want to call up 44 of your closest friends for this Orlando listing. The Ever After Estate is a 62+-acre private island that truly has a little something for everyone. The home is complete with 12 themed bedrooms (including a Star Wars bedroom, a Harry Potter Gryffindor dorm room, a royal “Be Our Guest” suite, a James Bond box office bedroom, a John Wayne suite, and more), in addition to arcades, a movie theatre, a gymnasium, a private pool (with a poolside theatre), jacuzzi, hot tub, and plenty more. At $2,222 per night, it’s definitely an investment; but the experience will be priceless.