Every once in a while, you come across a home on Airbnb with creativity bursting free of its four walls (or, in the case of some of the properties below, no walls). Check out our list of 7 of the most special Airbnb properties in the world—from a bamboo dwelling in Bali to a sea-themed abode fit for Poseidon.
- A Whole Castle to Call Your Own
Cumbria, United Kingdom
Have you ever wanted an entire castle to yourself on a 15-acre estate in the English countryside? Now’s your chance! Breakfast and dinner are included in this royal retreat, and gothic features, towers, and secret passageways are yours to explore.
Accommodates: 30 adults and 10 children
- The Seashell House
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Every detail of The Seashell House, down to the conch shell bathroom faucet, is designed with a nautical theme by architect Eduardo Ocampo. Sip on a fishbowl while you wait for your sea chariot to arrive.
- Old Smock Windmill
Benenden, United Kingdom
Close to the beach towns of Camber and Hastings, this historic windmill has been restored into a charming countryside getaway. Bonus perks: a wraparound deck, spiral staircase, and unpolluted night sky full of stars.
- Stunning All Bamboo House by River
Abiansemal, Bali, Indonesia
You’re already in Bali—you might as well keep on living as the celebrities do with a stay in this treetop home made completely out of bamboo. Half-walls offer incredible panoramic views of the surrounding rainforest.
- Secluded Intown Treehouse
You might very well encounter a few forest nymphs in this woodland paradise, made up of 3 rooms connected by swaying bridges. Finally, you can live out your childhood dream of sleeping in a tree house!
- The Gatehouse to Ayton Castle
Eyemouth, Berwickshire, United Kingdom
If booking an entire castle is a little overwhelming, consider a stay in this restored gatehouse that is also located in the English countryside. Special features include a stone spiral staircase, river walk, and private garden.
- A Pirate’s Life for Me – Houseboat!
Charleston, South Carolina
You can’t get any closer to the water than this houseboat docked in a private slip with great views of the Charleston Harbor. Play captain as you watch other boats drift by and are lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of the waves.