7 Airbnbs That Will Blow Your Mind

There’s something about this time of year that gets everyone in the holiday planning mood. The weather is miserable, summer still feels like a lifetime away, and as our Facebook feed fills up with bragging statuses we spend our lunchtimes planning our next getaway.

AirBnb is our first port of call when it comes to finding accommodation for our trip. The site is a haven of rental properties across the world, and the choice really is endless.

As well as your run-of-the-mill villas and apartments, Airbnb is home to a whole host of unusual, quirky properties. We’re talking seriously bucket-list worthy holiday destinations – and we’ve rounded up some of the most dreamiest…

Casa Arbol Treehouse, Nicaragua


Make your childhood dreams a reality and stay in a real-life treehouse in the rainforest of Nicaragua. Overlooking the Pacific ocean in one of Central America’s largest private wildlife corridors, this eco-lodge is the perfect way to get back to nature – the luxurious way.

The Green Windmill, Santorini


Stay in an old windmill on the beautiful Greek island of Santorini and watch the ‘best sunset in the world’ over the Aegean sea from your very own private sun terrace.

Bamboo House, Bali


An absolute feast for the eyes, this stunning bamboo house is an ideal base for exploring the highlands of Bali.

The Seashell House, Mexico

This unusual cliff-top property on a small island off the coast of Mexico will provide you with a holiday to remember. With a shell theme throughout, multiple swimming pools, and Caribbean views to die for, this really is a fantasy holiday location.

Camps Bay Holiday Mansion, Cape Town



Just 25 minutes from beautiful Cape Town this beach side property comes complete with all the holiday essentials: a heated infinity pool, a Romeo and Juliet style balcony, parking for 16 cars and a library containing 500 books. Start saving if you fancy vacationing here…

Historic Castle, Cumbria


Live your Downton Abbey dreams by renting a real-life castle in Cumbria. Turrets, tudor panelling and gothic windows all add to the authentic experience.

Loft Apartment, New York


Pretend your Carrie Bradshaw in this fabulous Manhattan home. The arty pad is thoughtfully decorated and conveniently situated in trendy Chelsea. 

By Elizabeth Bennett