From a chateau in France to a bamboo home in Bali, there is something about these Airbnb listings that sparks joy for world travelers. Whether it’s a stunning waterfront view in Montenegro or the ornate tile decor in Morocco or forest setting in Hawaii, guests have given love to these unique homes by adding them to their “wish list”. For a memorable stay, check out these top wish-listed Airbnbs in the world.
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Located in the coffee region in the Andean mountains, this Airbnb offers easy access to hang gliding, zip lining and hiking adventures. You can fall asleep to the sound of crickets on the king-size bed in this charming cabana made of bamboo and awake to birds singing. Nestled on a small organic farm that grows tropical fruits and trees, flowers and aloe vera, the Airbnb boasts an outdoor shower surrounded by rainforest plants for complete privacy.
Santorini, Greece needs no introduction, as it’s one of the most romantic places in the world. Perfect for love birds, this unique cave house is carved into the caldera cliff and was originally used as a wine cellar. The one-bedroom, two-bath abode has a spacious living room area, while its kitchen is fully equipped and boasts an espresso machine. The real highlight, however, is the private veranda for sunbathing or relaxing in the plunge pool, offering stunning Santorini, volcano and Thirassia Island views.
It doesn’t get more exotic than staying in a bamboo home in Bali. This unique eco-stay is nestled in the mountains of Gunung Agung volcano, far from city life. You can get off-the-grid and be surrounded by nature, as it’s set next to a beautiful river among the rice fields. The two-floor house has a fully-equipped kitchen, cozy living area, outdoor shower and hammock for relaxing. Upstairs there’s a king-size bed and bean bags with river views. A scooter is complimentary.
This three-bedroom luxury home in Italy has got it all, from captivating lake views and an outdoor pool to a tennis court and bowling alley. If you can peel yourself away from the outdoor terrace and its panoramic views, you can take advantage of the spacious living room with a sofa bed and kitchen, or step outside and explore the picturesque medieval village of Riva di Solto. To access nearby beaches, you can take the ferry to Montisola, or explore ski resorts in Camonica Valley.
Offering an array of exotic sights, smells and flavors, Marrakesh is known for its bustling souks. Explore this fascinating city, then retreat to your own personal riad in the Dar el Bacha area. Just a short walk from Jamaa el Fna square and the souks, this traditional house can accommodate up to 7 guests and features a large suite plus two bedrooms, a pool in the patio, flowered terrace and living room with a TV and fireplace. There’s also a fully equipped kitchen and dining room.
Blending industrial aesthetics with a green design, this award-winning house is nestled in Southern California. It is 100% off-grid, powered by solar panels for energy and hot water, designed to have a minimal disturbance to the natural setting. It has no TV and only satellite Wi-Fi for emergencies, but you’ll rest easy with the plush Casper mattresses and pillows. Located in Pioneertown, the Airbnb offers easy access to iconic attractions such as Joshua Tree National Park as well as local museums and art venues.
Live out your fairytale-like dreams in this castle, which is nestled on a 40-acre vineyard in France. Boasting a contemporary interior, it has three levels with eight ensuite bedrooms as well as a billiard table and bar. Soak up the sunshine outside in the large garden with its outdoor seating area and hammock or enjoy the terrace views of the vineyards surrounding the castle. Are you a vino lover? Explore the nearby vineyards for a tasting experience.
Nature lovers flock to this enchanting Airbnb stay in Italy, as its tranquil setting offers a zen atmosphere with an outdoor dining area as well as stunning countryside views. You can read a book under an olive tree or enjoy a scenic stroll along the charming streets, while picturesque beaches are nearby. The one-bedroom dwelling is within easy access of memorable sites in the town of Cisternino, including the baroque cities of Lecce and Martina France and the caves of Castellina.
Escape to the dense jungle of Hawaii to reach this secluded bamboo treehouse. Located in Fern Forest, it sits on top of 15-foot stilts in the canopy of local flora, with memorable outdoor adventures in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park just 10 miles away. Enjoy your personal paradise with perks such as a hanging bed, bamboo fixtures and a wrap-around lanai with panoramic views of the jungle. The unique bathroom has floor-to-ceiling windows, while natural lighting and solar power means you can enjoy an eco-friendly getaway.
This Airbnb showcases the best of Montenegro’s Bay of Kotor off from its spacious terrace. Marvel at the islands of Sv Dorde and Lady of the Rocks from your private studio apartment, which has an outside dining table so you can enjoy your meals al fresco. Perfect for couples or families with children, it has a double-size bed and sofa bed as well as a fully equipped kitchen, washing machine and air conditioning. Best of all, it’s next door to Perast Museum.
We’re confident so many people put this luxurious stone villa in Crete on their wish list because of its one-of-a-kind setting. A cave from natural rock, it features a dining room, kitchenette, TV and air conditioning. Step outside on its balcony to discover gorgeous views of Kissamos Bay and the mountains as a backdrop. Set in the village of Kaliviani, it’s within easy access to the lagoon of Balos and Falasarna Beach. The hosts even offer a welcome basket with local products.
Only a five-minute walk from Ubud’s center, this bamboo cottage offers a secluded eco-retreat nestled in the rice fields. The open-air basket weave design is a dream for nature lovers, offering a mini loft with an outdoor living area. It offers a complimentary cell phone where you can order an array of Asian fusion snacks, or you can enjoy an organic dinner under the stars. The main lodge is accessible down a private footpath, offering a saltwater pool and swing.
Head Down Under for this gorgeous Airbnb, which offers stunning views of Pittwater and the Pacific Ocean. Less than an hour from Sydney Airport, the charming studio cottage offers modern amenities for two people, including an indoor fireplace, bbq grill, air conditioning and balcony with water views. Revel in your cup of coffee made from the espresso machine and sit under the outdoor veranda and enjoy the view.
You’ll feel like royalty in the romantic Castello di San Fabiano castle, which is located just 15 minutes from Siena. Start your morning with a hearty breakfast buffet with fresh ricotta cheese, homemade breads and marmalades produced with fresh fruit straight from the garden, then, enjoy the fast Wi-Fi or take a dip in the seasonal saltwater pool with hydromassage loungers. On request, the Airbnb can arrange cooking classes, bike rentals and wine and food tasting.
Step back in time at this Airbnb in Edinburgh, where it’s oak-paneled walls, wooden window shutters and parquet floors highlight its other charming features. Choose from the hundreds of books that line its floor-to-ceiling shelves, then cuddle up in the secret bed box with a glass of wine. It also features works of modern art on its walls, and boasts a spacious living area, full kitchen and dining area. Located in the oldest part of the city, it’s near the iconic Edinburgh Castle.
This ancient trullo is surrounded by the picturesque Italian countryside. Escape the noise of city life and relax on the hammock or take a dip in the crystal-clear sea, while dinners can be spent with locals at quaint restaurants in nearby villages or enjoyed on the large terrace. The 300-year-old building is solar-powered, while a heater and wood-burning stove will keep you warm in winter. When you’re ready to explore, grab a bicycle and see the sights on two wheels.
Designed like an ornate palace, this Marrakesh riad Airbnb is hidden in the medina. Boasting traditional materials and soft colors, it’s beautiful courtyard is the perfect place to relax under the towering banana trees. Unwind on the peaceful terrace, which offers views over the rooftops, or book an excursion and Hammam visit with the hosts. The Airbnb also offers restaurant services with traditional Moroccan dishes.
Located in Labenne, France, this family-friendly Airbnb has luxury amenities such as an alluring outdoor pool and a quiet setting, built on the end of a dead-end street and surrounded by pine trees. The furnished outdoor terrace is probably where you’ll spend most of your time, while inside features a living and dining room with an open kitchen and tech perks such as Wi-Fi, video games and Bluetooth speakers.
There’s more than just one reason this Old Smock Mill has been wish-listed so many times. Aside from its one-a-kind architecture, it also boasts a lovely Kent countryside setting, four stories of living space and a welcome basket with organic chicken eggs. You can rest easy in the beautiful French king-size bed, whip up a meal in the full kitchen or relax in the sitting area with a leather sofa, chairs and gas wood-burning stove.
“La Salentina” is located in far south of the Salento peninsula, along the coastal road Otranto-Santa Maria di Leuca. Boasting memorable sea views, the two-bedroom home has a full kitchen with a fridge, oven and coffee maker with an adjoining outdoor terrace. There’s also a large solarium where you can sunbathe on plush sun loungers and a hammock for catching the sun rise. Added perks include a barbecue, deck chairs, private parking and air conditioning.