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If you’re a nature lover who enjoys the sights and sounds of cascading waterfalls, you might want to plan a trip that allows you to enjoy them. While driving to various waterfalls makes for a good time, there are some Airbnbs that will put just a short walk away. Others, even come with their own stunning waterfall views. Either way, you’ll want to have lots of memory available for the many photos you’re bound to take by staying at any one of these outstanding options.
The Roxbury Waterfall House - Roxbury, New York
The highlight of this house is that it’s built right over a mountain stream, showcasing a full stunning view of a private waterfall. A 1960s A-frame home, it offers a peaceful summer retreat between Roxbury and Margaretville and also includes two private swimming holes, one beneath the base of the waterfall and another larger one just a short walk away. The space also includes a full kitchen, Weber charcoal grill, TV with Roku and cable channels, Wi-Fi, and a pool table, accommodating up to six guests in three bedrooms.
Creekside Cottage - Issaquah, Washington
There are hundreds of waterfalls across western Washington, and at this Creekside Cottage, you’ll find a 15-foot waterfall hidden right in the backyard. Enjoy lots of peace and quiet in a small space for two with a king-size bed, a kitchenette, flat-screen cable TV with a DVD player, and Wi-Fi. Enjoy the sounds of the creek and waterfall, immersed in nature, while being just minutes from restaurants and I-90, to get to Seattle or the Cascade Mountains.
Glass Treehouse - Hayden (Nectar), Alabama
Located in a lush forest, this glass treehouse will immerse you in natural beauty, surrounded by forest with access to private waterfalls and idyllic swimming holes. Set on a private estate with gardens, chickens, and more, this is a one-of-a-kind space as a hand-built treehouse, complete with an eclectic collection of recorded music, centuries of antiques, and a provocative art collection. There are three bedrooms, sleeping up to five, and a well-appointed kitchen.
Casa Luz - San Isidro de El General, San José, Costa Rica
A popular Airbnb in Costa Rica, this property is a waterfall lover’s paradise. It sits atop a mountain overlooking the magnificent Baru River Valley from over 12 acres in a gated community that’s surrounded by waterfalls, bamboo-lined drives, and jungle. Through the floor-to-ceiling walls, you can enjoy the lush scenery while watching for multiple butterfly species, toucans, and the occasional howler monkey or jungle cat. The casa comes with a pool, foot access to a nearby river, a minibar, a kitchenette with an induction burner and refrigerator, plus a washer/dryer.
Nónsteinn Farm Stay - Grundarfjörður, Iceland
A great option in Iceland is Nónsteinn, which offers a large space with nearly a wall of windows. It showcases the famous Kirkjufell mountain, one of the country’s most iconic images on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, with Kirkjufell waterfall just on the other side. The studio-style cottage sits on a farm with Icelandic sheep and horses – and when the northern lights make an appearance, you can even watch right from bed.
Cool Artistic Treehouse Cabin - Austin, Texas
Enjoy glamping in the heart of downtown Austin at Casita Roja, the “little red treehouse cabin.” It overlooks the woods providing a serene space with modern comforts like a kitchen, hot shower, heat and A/C. The highlight is the outdoor space which includes a quarter-acre outdoor courtyard with a three-tiered waterfall, pond and fire pit surrounded by Live Oak trees and lush bamboo.
The Hawaiian Waterfall - Koloa, Hawaii
Located on the south shore of Kauai, this spectacular estate in exclusive Kiahuna Golf Village comes with its own private pool and waterfall. It blends old Hawaii with ancient lava rock walls and accommodates up to eight in three bedrooms. Enjoy easy access to the beach, mountains and golfing at the course. The space also features a gourmet kitchen, lots of indoor and outdoor living and dining spaces, along with all the other essentials, including A/C.
House with Panoramic Views - Saksun, Faroe Islands
The Faroe Islands look as if they’ve come straight from a fairytale with their lush beauty, and this unique turf-roofed home complements it perfectly. Built from driftwood in 1869, it’s hidden away in a peaceful valley overlooking a beach, fjord, and fields, with a waterfall cascading right next to it. You’ll feel as if you’re worlds away from the hectic pace of modern life. It comes with an outdoor wood-fired hot tub for soaking among total tranquility too. Inside, there’s a kitchen and a living room with a wood-burning stove and a magnificent view.
Rustic Stone Cabin - Leavenworth, Washington
This rustic cabin was constructed right into a rock face, hand-built with granite stone. It offers a glamping experience, accommodating up to five in the cabin plus tent sites available for additional guests – you’ll need to bring your sleeping bags. You’ll be able to enjoy a waterfall, creek, and a wood-fire heated hot tub, along with plenty of tranquility. It sits on 20 acres adjacent to the national forest, providing the perfect place to disconnect while being just a short drive from the popular Bavarian town of Leavenworth along the eastern slopes of the Cascades.
The Old Barn - Mosfellsdalur, Iceland
Iceland is famous for its waterfalls, a bucket-list place for anyone who wants to enjoy them – you could easily make your entire trip all about visiting the many falls. By staying at The Old Barn in Mosfellsdalur, you’ll be just a short drive from the capital city of Reykjavik while enjoying isolation among the beauty of mountainous farmland. There’s a salmon river rushing nearby and a waterfall in the canyon that cascades in the distance. The Golden Circle is within easy reach too – one of its major attractions is Gullfoss Falls, right along the main tourist route.
Waterfall-View B&B, One Mile from Downtown - Hilo, Hawaii
This Airbnb is a private 500-square-foot guest space in a B&B set on 1.7 acres. It has its own private entrance, bathroom and private deck that overlooks a lush valley with a waterfall and swimming pond. You’ll also have shared access to a covered gazebo with a BBQ cooking area.
Motukiekie Beach Apartment - Barrytown, West Coast, New Zealand
This two-bedroom apartment sits beneath the main house, but it feels like your own private cabin with a full kitchen and cozy wood-burning stove. A waterfall spills down the hill just steps away and you can even fall asleep to the sounds of the waves too as the ocean is right out front, with a long beach easily accessed for strolls, spotting seals and even the occasional blue penguin. It’s one of New Zealand’s most breathtaking beaches, with sea stacks just offshore, yet it’s in a tranquil setting away from the tourist hub of Punakaiki, a 20-minute drive away.
Cozy Screen House on Waterfall - Starksboro, Vermont
This Airbnb offers a glamping adventure for up to three. It’s the perfect way to enjoy camping without having to bring your own gear. A fully weatherized screen house, it’s available during the warmer months of the year, from May through October, and overlooks the waterfalls on the grounds of the Historic Starksboro Millhouse. It comes with a memory foam mattress, sleeping bags, hot shower, private toilet, grill, and an outdoor kitchen. The river is perfect for refreshing dips, and after dark, you’ll enjoy a stunning starry night’s sky.