78 Airbnbs That Will Blow Your Mind (Not Your Budget)

There are holiday rentals, and then there are holiday rentals so unique, they’ll make you laugh and squeal with excitement. And, while Airbnb has come to be known as the low-key, economical way to travel, it also boasts some seriously incredible, one-of-a-kind accommodations.

So, yeah, you could stay in hotel. Or, you could stay in a glass tree house in the Tuscan forest, or a real-life Scottish castle, or even a restored windmill in Santorini. Ahead, we've scoured the site to find the coolest, quirkiest, and most all-around awesome Airbnb listings. You'll want to spend a night in each and every one, just for kicks.

Casa Bananas, Azores, Portugal

If you're a fan of color, this seaside cabin is totally your jam. The vibrant exterior is not the only thing this Airbnb has got going for it: It's got a breathtaking vantage of the Atlantic Ocean and a backyard garden. The house is also a stone's throw from the renowned Ferraria Hot Springs. Seriously, what more can you ask for?

$48/night
Vumba Stable, Lisburn, United Kingdom

Ever want to take up horse riding? This corner room of a cottage is located on a real horse farm. You'll be getting a prime viewing of show jumpers and events as they practice their craft. Of course, guests are also welcome to go pet the horses at the stable.

$39/night
Indoor Forest and Heaven, Melbourne, Australia

Who says you can't find a relaxing piece of nature in the middle of the city? This carefully curated indoor forest is filled with house plants and climbing vines. The all-white bedroom features plush bedding and shaggy carpet framed with pretty fairy lights.

$78/night
Torquay Farm Stay Studio Truck, Freshwater Creek, Australia

This vintage converted horse truck can barely fit in a queen-sized bed, but guests have been raving about the compact and quirky interiors. Also included in your stay is an unbeatable vantage of the nearby wetlands and the experience of feeding adorable farm animals. What more do you even need?

$101/night
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The Cozy Palace, Marrakesh, Morocco

Located within the heart of the souks, this riad — a traditional Moroccan house with a built-in courtyard — will make you speechless. The space is covered in exquisite tilework and African tribal art, with a skylight for you to stargaze in the evenings. It will feel like you've traveled back in time to experience the life of an ancient merchant in the Medina.

$46/night
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Photographer's Hutong, Beijing, China

This gorgeous pad is situated in a hutong — a traditional residential alleyway in China — that's been around for at least a hundred years. The exquisite decor is modeled after Chinese period dramas, with antique furniture and artwork from the owner's four-generation family collection. The only catch? The house is currently not taking bookings from foreign visitors.

$65/night
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Caravan Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Staying in an RV normally means that you're situated in the middle of nowhere, but this listing takes things to the next level: Imagine sleeping in a custom-built caravan on Omotesando, one of the busiest streets in Tokyo. The vehicle is parked within a hip residential complex, where galleries, street food venders, and coffee shops are easily within reach.

$136/night
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Valpo Romantic Suite, Valparaiso, Chile
If you love the color blue, this listing is right up your alley. The suite part of a shared family home just over a hundred years old. Apart from the striking powder blue walls, the wooden edifice also boasts a stunning ocean view. The best part? A hospitable old lady living on the premise will bring home-cooked breakfast to your room every morning.

$62/night
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Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi, India
Ever wonder what it's like to live in a glasshouse? You'll be able to get a taste of that in this exquisite top-floor property, wrapped around by views of the lake and the cityscape of New Delhi. Imagine all the panoramic shots you'd be able to take on your phone.

$64/night
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Art Home, Budapest, Hungary
Formerly the residence of a celebrated ceramist, this studio can pass for an indie art museum. The walls in each room carry specific color themes and are decked out in the owner's private art collection. You'll find eclectic sculptures and paintings by the aforementioned artist, who now manages the rental property. The funky pad is just steps away from the coolest bars and restaurants downtown Budapest has to offer.

$23/night
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The Enclave, Chiba, Japan

This secluded dwelling is an art enthusiast's dream. Nestled within a forest on the grounds of Nakadaki Art Village — a community for local artisans and craftsmen — the house is outfitted with funky artifacts collected from the owner's travels. Accessibility is also a plus: The house is also minutes away from the beach, and just an hour outside of Tokyo. But, with a lantern-lit gazebo, a koi pond, a Jacuzzi, and a private chef on site, you might not even want to leave the house.

$111/night
Trullo Aromatic Green, Apúlia, Italy

A trullo is a conical architectural structure unique to the Puglia region of Italy. Thick walls and high ceilings keep these buildings cool in hot summer months. There's no better place to experience the Italian way of life than this 300-year-old trullo: The charming property comes with a gazebo and hammock shaded by fig trees and olive groves. Throw in the fact that top quality olive oil is produced on the premises, and you may never want to leave.

$99/night
Cabana Floripa, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Ever wonder what it feels like to live inside a work of art? Your can find out by booking this stunning property. Perched on a mountaintop between two beaches, this glass-encased home offers a 360-degree view of the Brazilian nature. But, that's not even the coolest part: The whole house is an art project two decades in the making, where the owner carefully embellishes every nook and cranny with recycled glass materials in all shades of the rainbow. The result is this breathtaking, technicolored space made for Instagram — and the museum.

$79/night
The Hobbit Hut, Geyserville, CA

This tiny, earthen hut may not look all that note-worthy from afar, but it will win you over with characteristics that are equal parts quirky and impressive. Designed by sculptor Miguel Elliott, the cozy house features a living roof of grass and herbs, which may be harvested to make wheat juice. With wild animals like alpacas, peacocks and emus frequently spotted around the premises, it wouldn't look out of place as a movie set for The Hobbit.

$100/night
Domus Civita, Lazio, Italy

For a stay that truly takes your breath away, look no further than this restored 14th-century palazzo sitting atop Civita di Bagnoregio, a historic settlement reportedly with a population of ten in 2015. Despite the town's rep as a "ghost village", staying in this castle will feel more haute than haunted: The glorious edifice is decked in contemporary furniture, with the heated cave pool as the pièce de résistance of the property. An ancient roman water cistern houses over 300 bottles of wine fine, available for guests to purchase.

$402/night
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Love Nest, Morongo Valley, CA

This private room — nestled atop the Genuine Draft, a working horse ranch — is the perfect getaway if you're looking to ride horses, stargaze, and generally enjoy the "Wild Wild West." It also has its own deck and there's an old-school saloon onsite to grab a beer.

$137/night
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Fully Restored 1920s Sheep Wagon, Shirley Basin, WY

Westward ho! This covered sheep wagon may be from the 1920s, but it gives us major Oregon Trail vibes. But don't worry, the "fully restored" part means there's a bed, stove, electricity, and even a wood-burning oven. The owners clearly understand the allure of the Wild West, since they offer a romance package.

$125/night
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Original Old Afghani Yurt, Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany

In this cozy yurt, there's no internet, TV, or running water. But you will experience peace of mind amid fascinating decor collected from the owner's travels. Plus, you'll have access to a little garden and a pool.

$42/night
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15th-Century Castle, Galway, Ireland

This is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to stay in an authentic medieval castle. The master bedroom's at the very top, so you'll definitely feel like a queen looking out of the turrets. Medieval-history buffs, this is your moment.

$143/night
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Punta Sayulita Treehouse, Sayulita, Mexico
Okay, okay, we know $2,060 a night doesn't exactly sound affordable. But hear us out: This is a luxury treehouse that accommodates eight people. Set in a gated community, it's actually more like a tree castle, with breathtaking views, a balcony with a hot tub, and access to a private beach club.

$2,060/night
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Inkijkmuseum, Eindhoven, North Brabant, Netherlands
Bet you never knew you could stay in a repurposed shipping container that's also a tiny museum. But you can! And the rooms all feature art from the museum's collection.

$55/night
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Mirror House, Pittsburgh, PA
The vainest house of all, this crazy home in Pittsburgh is decorated with more mirrors than a funhouse, both inside and out. And, before you ask — yes, the space feels positively enormous.

$165/night
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Train Caboose, Agoura Hills, CA
Fans of The Boxcar Children series will enjoy the chance to live in a bonafide train caboose buried in the California landscape. The owners boast in the description that the house will "stimulate and inspire the creative spirit that resides in all of us." So if you're a creative type experiencing writer's block or just an average Joe looking to take up painting, head to Cali! Go trout fishing in a brook nearby or head to one of multiple beaches when the caboose begins to feel cramped.

$195/night
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The Pink House: A Magical Retreat, Tulum, Mexico
This beach house is very Malibu Barbie Goes South of the Border — and we love it. Get lost in the orchid-filled jungle and enjoy the 50 yards of private beachfront. Play in the pool or sit out on one of the terraces. Inside the three-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom villa, you'll find the most delightful, dollhouse-like furniture and enough art to fill a gallery. And don't miss the only bathtub in the world that'll legit make you feel like Princess Jasmine.

$618/night
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The Offgrid ItHouse, Pioneertown, CA
This house lives up to its name: it's totally off the grid. Made from entirely green materials, the it's entirely is self-sustaining. Solar panels provide electricity and hot water. It's nestled in a relatively empty valley, so don't go here if you're looking for lots to do. If you get bored, however, you're right next to Joshua Tree National Park. Otherwise, just unwind, and let go of the grid.

$380/night
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Studio Earthship, Taos, NM
This Airbnb is called an "earthship" because it self-sustains (like the Earth.) It catches its own rainwater and generate it's own electricity! Bet your house can't do that. If you're worried about being too cut off from the real world, don't worry — the house has wi-fi and all the creature comforts you might desire. Outdoorsy types looking to escape an urban landscape will enjoy the rather empty surroundings. Gaze upon acres of the New Mexico desert and go hiking in the nearby Taos Ski Valley.

$125/night
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Lighthouse Keeper's Apartment, Point Arena, CA
Ever wanted to live like a lighthouse keeper? Sleep atop a tower and look out the window at incoming ships? It's the perfect location to write that novel you've been avoiding. Or just to relax and enjoy the California weather. This home sleeps two guests, so it's perfect for a scenic getaway.

$166/night
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Safari Tree House, Limpopo, South Africa
There are tree houses, and then there are grand house among the trees. This house lands solidly in the latter category. Located on a wildlife preserve, you'll get a one-of-a-kind view of the surronding wildlife. Zebras, impala, birds, and buffalo hang out nearby, so be careful when you step out of the house!

$102/night
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Cocon Douillet Dans Les Arbres, Fondettes, Centre, France
The title of this French home translates roughly to "cozy nest" — and this cocoon tent among trees is probably about as close to a nest as you can get. Although you'll feel isolated, this nest isn't as remote as it seems. Paris is only an hour away! Enjoy your solitude, and then when you've had enough, escape for a baguette.

$138/night
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Cockatoo Island Camping, Sydney, Australia
This truly one-of-a-kind camping experience is enough to tempt even the most indoorsy. Located just a short ferry ride from mainland Sydney, Cokcatoo Island is the only harbor island that hosts overnight guests. You just need to bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and flashlight — everything else, from tents to happy hour, are taken care of by the island's employees and volunteers.

$69/night
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Secluded In Town Treehouse, Atlanta, GA
This treehouse was recently named "Airbnb's Most Wished For Listing," and it's easy to see why. The rental is comprised of three separate rooms, all connected by rope bridges. Stepping out onto the balcony, surrounded by lush greenery, you'll quickly forget you're actually in the middle of Atlanta. Furnished with antiques and vintage decor, the treehouse is one of the most magical places that actually exists.

$350/night
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Dome In The Desert, Joshua Tree, CA
This dome house in Joshua Tree is a true escape from reality. With amazing desert views, but still just a quick drive from town, this house is private and incredibly scenic. Despite its modern, geodesic outside, the dome's interior is cozy and beautifully decorated. Complete with full kitchen, master bedroom, and AC, you won't be slumming it. The dome is also equipped with Wi-Fi, so you can snap that perfect Instagram.

$175/night
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Vintage Trailer In Loft, Los Angeles, CA
Located inside a huge loft, this vintage trailer offers unique accommodations in L.A. The 1954 trailer is untouched and outfitted with all of it's original features, except for the addition of a king-size bed. Located in the middle of the city's Arts District, this loft was converted from a 1918 factory, and the trailer basically functions as a spare bedroom. Renters have access to the loft's full kitchen and living areas, as well as an indoor swing and air hockey table.

$75/night
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Cobb Cottage, Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada
Mayne Island is a secluded spot in the Gulf Island chain of British Columbia. This cozy cottage, located in a rural and agricultural neighborhood, is constructed out of sustainable materials, with softly lit interiors and just enough room for two. The round construction and wooden accents give this house a story book vibe. Find your inner zen while relaxing on the second-story deck.

$111/night
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Marilyn The Sheep Wagon, Evergreen, CO
If you have a craving to sleep like you're on the Oregon Trail, take a look at this sheep wagon, which sports a queen-sized bed... and not much else. There's a small Franklin stove in the wagon for heating as well as a cooking stove for whipping up buffalo meat (or macarnoi and cheese, whatever you prefer). When wagon living gets boring, trek to nearby Denver for more modern amenities.

$60/night
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The Rancho At Cielo Vanilla, Atenas, Costa Rica
With an open floor plan and overhanging deck, The Rancho feels very Swiss Family Robinson. Even the bathtub is carved out of a single tree trunk. Nestled on four acres of land in the heart of a tropical paradise, staying here you'll feel instantly relaxed. It's just what you'd expect from a country who's slogan is pura vida.

$129/night
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Covered Bridge House, Nevada City, CA
This unique rental (which has been featured on HGTV) rests just at the edge of the Sierra Foothills, less than a mile from the heart of Nevada City. The recently renovated one-bedroom home is made out of a converted covered bridge (hence the name), offers plenty of space, and comes complete with a private bath and patio.

$199/night
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All Solar Palapa, Los Cabos, Mexico
As the listing for this unique seaside hut explains, you'll be bunked up 900 miles south of the border, 12 miles from the nearest town, and 100 steps from the ocean in Baja, Mexico. The palapa has no real walls or doors, meaning you'll wake up to the sights and sounds of the beach every morning. While there's not much more than two beds inside, the hosts' home is yards away, and you'll have access to their bathroom and kitchen. Oh, and their cat might stop by to visit, too.

$52/night
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Kealakekua Bay Cottage, Captain Hook, HI
Tucked away in a tropical forest, this cabin is the perfect getaway for two. It's so close to the beach, you can fall asleep to the sound of the waves. The front yard includes a private gazebo and outdoor picnic area, and the property is perfectly secluded from the surrounding village. The open structure — which features a tree limb growing right through the ceiling — is made from Balinese teak, and the intricate woodwork only adds to the magic.

$142/night
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Traditional Hanok, Seoul, South Korea
This unique rental gives you a glimpse into the past — without sacrificing any modern comforts. The hanok, a traditional Korean house, was built in 1934, but was completely renovated in 2012. The simple furnishings include bedrooms with futons, dining tables where guests sit on the ground (atop gorgeous silk pillows), and sliding glass doors that let in lots of light. It's almost like stepping back in time — until you see the high-tech thermostat and high-speed internet.

$185/night
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One-Of-A-Kind Converted School Bus, Salinas, CA
Calling all fans of the Magic School Bus! If you can find this off-the-grid converted school bus (it's on a five-acre farm in Monterey Bay and, apparently, most GPS devices have a hard time finding it), it offers surprisingly comfy interiors and sweeping views of the sunrise and sunset. And though it's really just a bedroom, you'll have access to the hosts' bathroom and kitchen in their nearby house. Other perks include optional sunrise yoga and fresh eggs from the farm's chickens.

$50/night
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Malibu Dream Airstream, Malibu, CA
The Airbnb listing says, "There really is no other airstream like this one" — and that's not just because Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss shot their Vogue cover there. It's been renovated into a one-room interior with glass walls and stunning views of the California coast. It's a bit of a rough drive up the hill, but once you're there, you're on your own (except for the deer and coyotes that sometimes drop by in the morning). And if you think the daytime views are stunning, just wait until night falls and the stars come out.

$400/night.
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The Fisherman's Cave House, Santorini, Greece
Your Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants dreams are one step closer to coming true. Up to five guests can enjoy this lovingly restored traditional classic "cave house," which is literally carved into a cliff above the seaside town of Oia. It's a five-minute walk to restaurants and bars, but you may not want to leave — why venture out when you have your very own Jacuzzi and these views?

$299/night
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Overwater Bungalow, Sepang, Malaysia
Overwater bungalows are pretty much the beach-lover's dream vacation — but with notoriously high prices, actually staying in one is probably a fantasy. Until now. For under $200 a night, you can enjoy the overwater experience in a resort setting with this private rental at the Golden Palm Tree Resort & Spa. In addition to direct access to the azure waters, you'll also be able to utilize the hotel's spa, fitness center, and restaurants.

$199/night
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Mushroom Dome Cabin, Aptos, CA
This quaint geodesic dome house is conveniently located in Monterey, a short drive from town and the beach — but you'll feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. The eco-friendly construction includes a composting toilet, which may take some getting used to, but there's a full kitchen, which comes pre-stocked with snacks, and a sleeping loft with a Casper mattress. The owners also welcome guests to enjoy their farm (with baby goats!), as well as the hummingbirds that flock to the many feeders around the property in the summer.

$115/night
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Tree Sparrow House, Cornwall, England
If you don't mind close quarters, it doesn't get much cozier than this tree house, perched on the southern tip of England. Built around an ash tree, the little house contains a small kitchen and dining area and snug sleeping loft for two. The magical feeling of the home extends to the craggy cliffs and coastline of Cornwall's Lizard Peninsula, only a 10-minute walk away.

$145/night
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Frank Lloyd Wright's Schwartz House, Two Rivers, WI
There are several Frank Lloyd Wright houses open to the public for tours, but actually staying in one is more of a rarity. When you book this stunning home, which appeared in Life Magazine in 1938, you can experience the architect's designs as he intended — as a place to live. If that's not enough of a draw, guests can also enjoy the peaceful nearby marsh and the small-town charms of Two Rivers.

$395/night
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Amboise Troglodyte, Nazelles-Négron, France
Charming and rustic, this perfectly French abode — near the one-time home of Leonardo da Vinci — will transport you to another time with its cave-like structure, period furniture, and open-plan bathroom.

$70/night
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Loft Studio, Atlanta, GA
If you’re climbing the walls in a shoebox apartment with little to no natural light, you're in luck — because this Atlanta loft has plenty to spare. The ultra-modern space is essentially a glass box in the sky (complete with a queen-size bed, A/C, and an espresso machine), so you can sleep easy, and wake to the Georgia sunrise.

$244/night
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Bamboo Eco Cottage, Bali, Indonesia
Be kind to the planet as you lap up holiday luxury in this impressive eco-cottage, which slays in style and sustainability. Take a leisurely snooze in a curtain-enclosed bed fit for royalty, and savor your Indonesian coffee each morning on your private patio, as you gaze out over the rice fields.

$65/night
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Houseboat, Copenhagen, Denmark
Why merely admire Denmark’s beautiful waterfront when you can sleep on it? This renovated houseboat lets you get up-close and personal with the sea from the comfort of a luxurious (and dry!) abode. And, you can jump directly into the water outside for a summer swim.

$47/night
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Bubble Under The Stars, Limousin, France
Why stay in a hotel when you can stay in a transparent, tent-like bubble under the stars, in a real bed? Surrounded by fields and forests, and with unobstructed views of the sky, this out-of-the-norm retreat promises peace and quiet, and good god, think of the romantic possibilities!

$176/night
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Casa Arbol, Nicaragua
This tropical two-story eco-unit is tucked into a tree canopy in Nicaragua, and comes with its own infinity plunge pool and stunning views of the Pacific (and plenty of wildlife). Oh, and it’s only a five-minute drive to three of the area's most pristine beaches. Surely, it’s too good to be true.

$185/night
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Container Home, Palma De Mallorca, Spain
A wooden box never looked so appealing. This cozy spot in Palma de Mallorca may be small, but it has everything you need — not just fresh sheets, high-speed internet, and cooking facilities, but a pool and barbecue, too. Two free bikes are also provided, so getting around town is a cinch.

$164/night
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Cottage, Laugarvatn, Iceland
Sharp, slick, and blissfully isolated, this spiky two-bedroom rental offers the ultimate escape from urban life. The only thing you'll find around here is an outdoor hot tub surrounded by wild blueberries, trees, and crowberries.

$220/night
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The Green Windmill, Santorini, Greece
Escape from reality and into a fantasyland, as you watch the sunset over Grecian waters from your very own windmill hideaway in Santorini. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is luxurious throughout; there’s even a bean-shaped pool in back with hydro-massaging jets.

$329/night
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Cube House, Rotterdam, Netherlands
For fans of the Rubik’s cube, this crazy, sunshine yellow house in the center of Rotterdam awaits. The kooky space is spread over three floors and accommodates four, with a cozy box room at the top that offers epic 360-degree views. Amsterdam is less than an hour away by train.

$159/night
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Dairsie Castle, Fife, Scotland
Live out your Downton Abbey dreams in this stunning, restored 12th-century Scottish castle, which can be your home for the weekend. Bring 12 friends and have cocktails in the Great Hall or the Gallery before exploring the property's herb garden, orchard, and six acres of woodlands.

$726/night
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Villa, De Qing, China
Hide from real life in this sublime retreat tucked into the Moganshan mountainside near Hangzhou, China. The 150-year-old former farmhouse is now a three-bedroom, four-bath villa with naturalistic structures and modern furnishings. There’s Wi-Fi, huge TVs, and even a baby grand piano. Outside, a wood-burning pizza oven and large hot tub are calling your name.

$500/night
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Dog House, Cottonwood, ID
You want quirky, you got quirky. This bizarro, beagle-shaped inn in Cottonwood, Idaho, is worth visiting for the LOLs alone. There are lots of outdoor activities (horseback riding, jet-boat tours, etc.) nearby, and the owners are happy to provide recommendations to guests. Naturally, dogs are welcome to stay, too.

$98/night
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Geodesic Dome, Facinas, Andalusia, Spain
Set on the grounds of a larger guesthouse, this igloo-like white pod contains a beautiful, colorful interior. Here, guests get comfort, privacy, and quirk, plus their own dining table in the sun and access to additional facilities in the main guesthouse — it's a win all around.

$37/night
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Gingerbread House, Maui, HI
Headed to Maui? How about crashing in this gorgeous garden cottage, where Jimi Hendrix reportedly stayed during his travels in the '70s? It’s set on 4.5 acres of land and has a vegetable farm, fruit trees, and a stream. Mahalo!

$175/night
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Glass Treehouse, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
A far cry from the treehouses you used to play in as a kid, this impressive glass structure right outside Florence offers undisturbed views of the Tuscan landscape from the comfort of your queen-size bed. There's also a small kitchenette, en suite bathroom, and a private outdoor terrace. (And, if you can't make the trip to Italy but you like the idea of crashing in a treehouse, we've got you covered.)

$294/night
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Moderne Apartment, Akureyri, Iceland
Yikes, we think we may have found the most beautiful property on the whole of Airbnb. Rural, natural, and architecturally stunning — what more could you want?

$117/night
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Seashell House, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
If you're looking for accommodations that are particularly unusual (not to mention photo-worthy), Seashell House is a whitewashed, curvilinear villa in Isla Mujeres, Mexico — and it's looks just like, well, an actual seashell. Take the round staircase up to the master bedroom, which boasts stunning views of the Caribbean sea.

$299/night
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Spacious Apartment, Tokyo, Japan
Glean some serious interior decorating tips from this wonderfully simple, perfectly contemporary Ginza apartment, which fuses traditional Japanese and Scandinavian design elements to magical effect.

$332/night
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Train Carriage, Pokolbin, Australia
For those of you who struggle to stay awake on your commute home at night, meet the train carriage you're actually supposed to sleep in. Set in the middle of vineyard country in New South Wales, the compact carriage offers beautiful scenic views, all the standard comforts, and luxurious spa bathing facilities. Not bad.

$125/night
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Villa San Gennariello, Portici, Campania, Italy
Feel oh-so-fancy in this swanky B&B villa, which has three beds and baths, a rooftop solarium, and all sorts of antique furnishings. Just be advised that the rooms are treated as separate bookings, so if you want to occupy the whole place, you'll need three individual reservations.

$70/night
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Magic Windmill, Lisbon, Portugal
Though it looks like something that’s been erected for a music festival, this cutie is actually a very permanent windmill near Lisbon, which sleeps two and offers stunning 360-degree views of the Portuguese countryside. Inside, bold, contemporary furnishings contrast with the old-worldy architecture, though it’s the outside that’s begging to be Instagrammed.

$70/night
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Mongolian Yurt, Hollern-Twielenfleth, Lower Saxony, Germany
The formula is simple: Stay in a yurt, Instagram a lot. This is the most glamorous glamping site of all — full of character, color, and panache, it's wonderfully inviting with its felt and linen furnishings. Outside, it’s all apple trees and plum trees, with cooking facilities in the welcoming host’s house.

$82/night
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St. Pancras Clock Tower Guest Suite, London, England
Very few people can say they've slept in a clock tower — let alone one in the middle of London. Provided you don't mind sharing common areas with the host, book this comfortably modernized tower (originally built in 1868) and enjoy the Gothic revival architecture, along with your bird's-eye view of the bustling streets below. The location is excellent; the tower is situated above St Pancras King's Cross, one of the city's major rail and tube stations.

$218/night
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Tile House, Twentynine Palms, CA
The owner of the Tile House has been working on his masterpiece for 11 years. Mosaic, tile, fused glass, and homemade ceramics cover the building inside and out. The location is ideal for a quiet getaway, just seven miles outside of Joshua Tree, and with 360 degree desert views. It sleeps four comfortably, but this whimsical retreat is especially perfect for a romantic getaway.

$175/night
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Yellowstone Under Canvas, West Yellowstone, MT
Located just outside of Yellowstone National Park, this canvas tent has all of the stuff needed for a good glamping trip: a real bed, a cozy fireplace, and miles and miles of pristine wilderness. The deluxe cabins come with their own front porch, as well as bathroom next door in a canvas tipi.

$294/night
Miętowa Górka, Czerwienne, Poland
This charming little cabin looks like something straight out of a story book. In the winter, you'll catch a breathtaking view of the snow-capped Tatra Mountains, and in the summertime, the snow melts to reveal the verdant meadows of the Polish countryside.

$38/ night
Cave With Garden, Sacromonte, Spain
Living in a cave has never looked this good. This unique cueva (Spanish for "caves") is breezy in the summer and cozy in the winter. The property also comes with an intoxicating rooftop view of Alhambra and a lush garden.

$61/night
The Vintage Caravan, Somerset, U.K.
Feeling like you just want to run away from it all? This '70s caravan in a river valley is the perfect place to get some R&R. This cozy vehicle is just steps away from a local bakery, so you'll be waking up to the fragrant smell of sourdough every morning.

$56/night
Verzasca Valley Cottage, Tessin, Switzerland

We've always dreamed of staying in a cozy Swiss cottage, and this Airbnb — with its wooden paneling, furry rugs, and big fireplaces — ticks off all the boxes in our fantasy.

$139/night
Private Bedroom, Paris, France 

Because who doesn't want to live in a chic Parisian library? This charming bedroom features lots of light, an antique piano, and loads of reading material.

$72/night