The Netflix show World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals highlights collections of amazing and unique properties around the world, from lighthouses to treehouses to snake-like homes. Some are over-the-top for the everyday traveler, but many are places you can actually stay on during a trip. These seven properties, all featured on the show, are available for rent on Airbnb.
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1. The Sitka Lighthouse — Sitka, Alaska
Alaska’s Sitka Lighthouse is a former working lighthouse overlooking Sitka Bay. Though currently retired from its marine navigation duties, the lighthouse has found a new purpose as the home for everything your crew could possibly want on a coastal Alaskan getaway. It has a full kitchen, two bathrooms, and sleeps up to six guests comfortably. There are bunk beds in one bedroom and an additional private bedroom, and before you even ask, the answer is yes — you can go up to the top of the lighthouse. Just don’t expect much response from passing vessels.
Six guests, two bedrooms
Price: $949 per night
2. Alpaca treehouse in bamboo forest — Atlanta, Georgia
As surprising as it may sound, Atlanta has a bamboo forest that you can fully experience in this treehouse. You’ll even see rescued llamas and roosters roaming the property. This property is among Airbnb’s most wish-listed stays and in addition to being featured on The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals, it was also seen on the show Love Is Blind.
Two guests, one bedroom
$395 per night
3. Private islands of Old House Cay — Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Who hasn’t dreamt of a private island? Just off Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, is this gorgeous stretch of tiny islands known as Old House Cay. They’re yours for the night through this listing, with access from Hilton Head courtesy of the owner’s private boat. Adding to the isolated allure of the private islands is the off-grid home you’ll stay in. Remember, this is The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals — not Castaway.
Six guests, three bedrooms
Price: $395 per night
4. Treehouse at Danville — Geneva, Florida
This Florida treehouse looks like what you’d find if you somehow stumbled into “The Jetsons meet The Flintstones.” The home has a tree trunk elevator, probably the only chance you’ll ever get to ride in one, leading to a 18-foot yurt on stilts with a functioning bathroom and accent lighting. No children or pets are allowed, so you can rest on your perch and sip a glass of wine free from distractions.
Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $230 per night
5. Snow igloo in Finland
You’ve heard of ice hotels, but odds are that you’ve never slept in an actual igloo. This one, in Finland’s northern Lapland region, sleeps up to six — in actual, non-frozen beds — and comes with sleeping bags and lighting. Dress warm, bring a thermos of your favorite hot beverage, and prepare for an unforgettable night under the stars.
Six guests, one bedroom
Price: $131 per night
6. Magical bamboo house in Bali — Bali, Indonesia
A bamboo house fits right in with the architecture of Bali, known by visitors for its peaceful retreats and meditative ambience. This bamboo paradise is surrounded by rice terraces far from the urban bustle of Denpasar, an ideal place to return to after hiking the amount Batur volcano or catching a morning surf.
Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $169 per night
7. Snake-shaped Quetzalcoatl’s Nest — Naucalpan de Juárez, Mexico
This snake-shaped Airbnb property on the outskirts of Mexico City has gained much notoriety lately. You and nine guests can crash inside one of the most bizarre lodging properties on the planet, a luxurious estate that is the adult version of the crawling tubes at Chuck E. Cheese. The property is surrounded by botanical gardens, lakes, and a proclaimed cave of minerals, making the stay just as unique outdoors as it is inside.
Six guests, five bedrooms
Price: $318 per night