Five Incredible Airbnbs all travelers need to try out

Every traveler is different: some prefer being downtown in order to get a cultural feel of the city they’re visiting, some prefer comfort and luxury, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of central areas, and some go for experiences completely immersed in nature. For travelers who are searching for something different yet like to feel ‘at home’ when abroad, we have compiled a list of the most incredible Airbnbs in the world. Say goodbye to the formulaic hotel room and check-out these unique and peaceful spaces!

Secluded Intown Treehouse

Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Price: $390 per night

This Treehouse in Intown Atlanta was ranked number one on Airbnb’s “most sought-after homes worldwide” list for two years in 2016 and 2017. A hidden gem situated within the heart of the city, yet also an ideal option for those who want to enwrap themselves in all things natural.

The accomodation consists of three separate areas; the sitting room, the bedroom, and the hammock deck.

Casa Caracol (The Shell House)

Location: Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Price: $335 per night

As the legend goes, when you hold a sea shell to your ear, you will hear the sound of the sea. Now, imagine what it would be like to live inside that shell.

The Shell House is located at the top of a beautiful beach on the Mujeres island in Mexico, and there are 2 bedrooms and a pool surrounded by sea shells, rocks and coconut trees. The accomodation sleeps up to 4 people in two separate ‘shells’, offering plenty of space under a completely unique concept. The bathrooms are authentic in every sense of the word; the sink is made of conch shells, the taps are made of coral and the towel racks made of seashells found along the beach. We can think of few experiences as mesmerizing as living in a real life Sea Shell!

Drummond Tower Castle

Location: Drogheda, Ireland 

Price: $220 per night

We are all accustomed to castles featuring in our favourite fairy tales growing up. For example, the tale of Rapunzel, in which a princess gets locked up in one before being rescued. As children, I’m sure we all imagined what it would be like to live in one of these magnificent, enchanting castles. Alas, Drummond Tower Castle gives you the opportunity to experience our childhoods once again.

Transporting you back to the 1800s, this castle tower was built in the Victorian Period, and boasts an amazing rooftop terrace with a 360 degree view.

Skylodge Adventure Suites

Location: Urubamba, Peru

Price: $530 per night

And now, an amazing option for adventure lovers. Accessed by zipline or hiking, this smart adults-only cottage on Route 28B features glass cottages suspended from a mountain cliff. The three glass cabins each have 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains and valley.

Though it may not be for everyone, if you are indeed a thrill-seeker looking for the next high, this one is right up your street!

Private Island

Location: Vesterøy, Norway

Price: $340 per night

Sometimes on vacation, you need a bit of seclusion from the outside world. What typically springs to mind, when one thinks of a peaceful vacation, is a beautiful coast with a sunrise, or a calm chalet with a glass of wine – but how about your very own private island?

Scandinavians have very private living spaces with some observers even claiming that they have ‘normalized loneliness’ compared to other cultures. If you want to run away from everything, this Airbnb is the one for you. This accomodation allows you and up to six friends to stay on the island, which can be reached with the help of a boat, which guests also have access to: this means you’ll be able to venture over to neighboring islands too!

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