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Many of us are feeling the need to escape and de-stress in a place where there’s no one else around. While it may seem that those spots have become few and far between, fortunately, there are still plenty of options for a secluded retreat. These vacation rentals, available through Airbnb and Vrbo, all offer that perfect spot for blissful stress relief, time to recharge, enjoy nature and plenty of magnificent views.
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One of the coolest Airbnbs in Florida, it would be hard to find something more blissful than this floating suite. A thatched cabana that lies 50 feet from the shore in the Florida Keys near Key West, you’ll have to hire a water taxi to get there and your groceries with you. The reward is definitely worth the effort as once you get there you can relax in the double hammock, sip your favorite beverages while watching for marine life like dolphins, manatees, and rays along with incredible sunsets. It has vaulted ceilings that provide a more spacious feel, a king-size bed and French doors that open right out to the ocean along with snorkeling gear and paddleboards. Keep in mind that this is more of a glamping experience as there are no cooking appliances, but there is a K-cup coffeemaker and a cooler to keep those drinks chilled.
Enjoy a stay in this two-bedroom log cabin for up to six guests. A top-rated Airbnb in Missouri, it sits on 30 acres in a remote location, 13 miles from Camdenton and 25 miles from the Lake of the Ozarks so you’ll be secluded from all others here. It even has its own private lake, a boat slip, swimming dock and two kayaks, all you need for an unforgettable lakeside retreat. After a day of play, you can hang out on the wrap-around deck, soak in the hot tub and roast marshmallows on the fire pit. Inside you’ll have a full kitchen, three flat-screen TVs, a PlayStation, and a clawfoot tub.
This secluded two-bedroom cabin on 42 acres sleeps four, located far enough away from Nashville (a 25-minute drive) that you’ll feel completely secluded yet close enough to get food delivered or enjoy the attractions. You’ll be immersed in nature with huge windows that bring the outdoors in, complete with a fireplace to cozy up to, board games and a TV for enjoying movie nights. It’s pet-friendly so your dog can have a great time running around the woods too.
One of the best Airbnbs in Vermont, this spectacular off-grid cabin sits on a secluded 20-acre property nestled in the Green Mountains just 30 minutes from Burlington followed by a short hike. You’ll have total privacy with just you and the stars to gaze up at after dark and while there is no electricity, there are battery-powered lights along with non-potable water, a propane cook stove, some cooking essentials, a coffee grinder and French press. It also includes a wood-burning stove for heat and an outdoor solar-heated shower. During the summer you can look forward to refreshing dips in the swimming hole nearby.
Located down a private gravel road, you’ll enjoy plenty of seclusion here. Ideal for a romantic couples’ stay, this cabin includes one bedroom and sits on seven acres of land. Enjoy everything from hiking, mountain biking, fishing, horseback riding and rafting to skiing nearby and then come back to this serene setting for a soak in the hot tub. You’ll be able to cookout on the grill or in the fully equipped kitchen and enjoy nights around the fire pit too. A wood-burning fireplace and all the modern necessities are also included, like a 4K satellite TV, Blu-ray player, and Wi-Fi.
One of our favorite secluded Airbnbs, this off-grid space for up to four guests sits 40 feet off the ground on 160 acres of private land. Inspired by the fire lookout towers the US Forest Service built in the early 1900s, it includes hot and cold running water, a propane stove, refrigerator, fire pit, vegetable garden, and hammock tree, but the highlight is definitely the wood-fired, spring-fed hot tub. The main floor is surrounded by windows so you’ll be able to enjoy the spectacular views from inside and out too.
The Cabo area isn’t all about party crowds – just an hour northeast near the Sea of Cortez in remote Zacatitos, 8 Horizons provides a totally secluded stay with 360-degree views of the sea, mountains, and desert. When you want to enjoy the sand, it’s just a third of a mile away and the water is warm year-round for swimming. In the winter you can take advantage of the two kayaks that are included, paddling out only 100 to 500 yards to get up close to humpback and gray whales. It has a swimming pool and a wooden deck with a mattress for stargazing, a full kitchen, a living room with breathtaking views and two bedrooms, sleeping up to six guests.
If you want to enjoy an escape to Mexico with your own private beach and private pool, this tiny house is ideal. Perfect for couples who like to surf, accommodating up to two, you’ll have access to golden sands and crashing waves while enjoying a space that embraces indoor and outdoor living. The lofted bedroom provides stunning views of the Pacific while a short walk through the garden brings you to the sand. The laid-back town of Puerto EscondidIto is nearby with thatch-roofed bars providing great nightlife options too.
This very unique space sits right on the lava landscape near Volcanoes National Park, where you’ll be able to wake up to spectacular sunrises and a sweeping ocean view right from bed. When the lava is flowing, you can see it right from the front yard. An off-grid, eco-cabin, it’s solar-powered and includes an open-air propane heated shower, full refrigerator and freezer, high-speed Wi-Fi, a propane dual burner cooktop, French press for coffee, cookware and utensils. With built-in skylights, you’ll have plenty of natural light too. Plus your host offers a variety of outstanding tours so you’ll get the whole package by staying here.
Located 40 minutes from beautiful Bozeman, Montana, this two-bedroom cabin sits on 20 acres and is backed by national forest and timberland, providing plenty of privacy and seclusion. You’ll be able to hike right out your front door, or in the winter, cross-country ski, snowshoe and enjoy sledding down the hill it sits atop. Bridger Bowl is just 15 minutes away from enjoying downhill skiing too. It includes a front porch with a glider for relaxing and a back deck with a grill that’s perfect for cooking up your fresh catch. All the essentials are included inside too, from a full kitchen to a satellite TV with a DVD player.
Accessed via a steep, quarter-mile dirt road (a high-profile vehicle is recommended), you won’t have any neighbors nearby when staying at the Majestic Mountain Retreat. You might have seen it spotlighted on CNBC’s “Cash Pad,” featured as a fabulous place to relax, recharge, hike, bike, and enjoy incredible views from the patio. While you’ll be completely secluded, you can access amenities in town, including outstanding shopping and dining in just 15 minutes. It’s pet-friendly and includes an outdoor gas grill for cookouts, an alfresco dining area, a full kitchen, washer/dryer, TV, and Wi-Fi, accommodating up to four guests.
Tucked into a mountainside along the Columbia River Gorge that straddles the Washington and Oregon border, the Underground Hygge sits on a 6-acre property and offers the chance to enjoy your own Hobbit house getaway, complete an adorable round doorway. It’s totally secluded, reached by a long gravel road and as there is no TV or Wi-Fi, you can completely forget about the “real” world for a while.
Nestled in the San Juan National Forest at 8,000 feet near the town of Pagosa Springs, this cabin provides lots of privacy on nearly 7.7 acres and spectacular views. It sleeps eight comfortably with three bedrooms and includes a living room with a large wood-burning fireplace, a 42″ flat-screen Smart TV with a DVD player, a well-stocked kitchen and BBQ grill, a washer/dryer, board games and horseshoes. It’s a great base for enjoying hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding in the summer, or cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter. Wolf Creek Ski Resort is just an hour away for downhill skiing and boarding too. After any of the above, you’ll be close to the town’s famous hot springs for a relaxing soak.