The word bungalow conjures up costal visions of warm, cozy, and open-air spaces filled with ample amounts of sunshine. Before gaining popularity in SoCal as a novel departure from more classical architecture, the small (often one-story) abodes' etymology traces back to 19th century India when they were first designed as casual resting spots for travellers. Today, this same low-to-the-ground and airy-layout style still captivates wanderlusters across the globe — making it a top refreshing option when planning warm-weather escapes.
We explored the expansive map of Airbnb's best bungalows to select the most charming rentals, from India to California and beyond. Ahead we've rounded up 11 of the coziest places to consider when planning your next travel adventure — whether it's beachfront, city-side, jungle to treetop or a salt-marsh bungalow. Scroll on to discover what makes each hosts' property so dreamy. Get ready to book your dose of essential fresh-air and sunshine.