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It’s fair to say that treehouses have stepped up a notch since you were a kid. Once a backyard staple complete with secret passwords and late night storytelling, these modern-day treehouses look just a little different, with AC, hot water showers and a handful of extra luxuries — especially when they’re in Bali. With all the amazing things to do in Bali, it’s no wonder this destination has become a travel hotspot. An island filled with spectacular landscapes, leafy forests and world-class beaches, a treehouse rental here is just as wonderful as its surroundings. Expect rural getaways hidden deep in the jungle, sky-high bedrooms at one with the birds, and dramatic sunrises you can watch from your wooden bedroom in the clouds.
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No amount of words can do Bali’s famous Aura House justice. This incredible treehouse Airbnb has space for four guests across three bamboo floors built on the west bank of the River Ayung. Romantic ensuite bedrooms with double beds, a large living room, private bathroom and a swimming pool are just some of the facilities to make use of during your stay here. This private Airbnb is at one with nature from the first peak in the morning, when you can catch the sunrise from your bed, right through to the final rays before nightfall. Outside from the treehouse, there’s also a communal area with a natural pool, bamboo pavilion and kitchen.
This Bali treehouse takes rural living to the next level. Set almost perfectly in the center of the island, it’s based in a tiny Balinese village and comes brimming with cultural charm. Come here if you’re heading to Bali to get up close and personal to nature. While the treehouse itself offers semi-open living, it’s also located in the middle of a farm and close to a waterfall, rice field, rainforest and hot springs. Cozy and rustic, it’s a budget-friendly version that takes you off the beaten track. With Wi-Fi and a TV, it’s still home to all of the modern essentials you could need. The price per night also includes breakfast and dinner, which you can enjoy on the terrace overlooking the rice fields.
Not only is this magical Airbnb set high up in a tree, it’s also neighboring a range of delicious fruits growing from the tree itself. Known as the original Bali treehouse, it’s based in the south of the island, close to Balangan beach. You won’t find many treehouse Airbnbs in this area, offering the perfect fusion between jungle and beach, but with one bedroom and space for two guests, it’s the perfect escape close to nature. This vintage treehouse was made using native construction methods and reclaimed timber from old Balinese ships. It’s set inside a private complex with a cozy double bed, bathroom and living space to yourself, and a communal swimming pool, forest cafe, restaurant and bar close by.
Take a look out of the window (or the door) at this Balian Treehouse Airbnb and you’ll spot vibrant greenery, the azure swimming pool and multi-colored flowers below you. A perfect Airbnb for nature lovers, it’s got space for two guests looking for a romantic getaway. When this Airbnb isn’t being rented out, its owners live there full time, which means it’s the ideal midpoint between lived-in comfort and Bali luxury. It’s also kitted out with everything you could need from a treetop getaway: a king-size bed, open living area, ensuite bathroom and a veranda overlooking the palm trees. Outside the treehouse, there’s a swimming pool, kitchenette and second veranda. If you’re a fan of watching the sunset with a drink in hand, this is an unmissable spot.
This Ubud Airbnb might take the definition of “treehouse” and stretch it a bit, but built entirely around a collection of trees that weave their way through the property, it still fits the bill with a premium twist. It’s a unique treehouse that comes complete with a jungle pool and modern interiors. Spacious and airy, it’s a rental for those who still want their luxuries nearby. With three bedrooms and room for four guests, it’s known as one of the most popular Airbnbs in Bali and has been featured in many magazines. A dual-level pool overlooks stunning rice fields, a living tree growing up from the floor (and out through the roof) in the living room and a second tree winds its way up past the stairs, into the bedroom with a balcony and swing chair amongst the treetops.
Known as “The Writers’ Treehouse,” this romantic spot in the northwest of Bali is a bit of a journey away from the usual tourist spots, but well worth the adventure. This part of Bali is known for being the most magical, with its tiny villages and endless nature, and this cute and cozy one-bedroom Airbnb is a perfect example of just that. A simple sanctuary that’s perfect for plotting your first novel or daydreaming the hours away, it’s home to vibrant turquoise walls, an outdoor living area and kitchen, and an upstairs bedroom and study filled with books. Made almost entirely from natural materials, it’s full of extra touches like fairy lights over the bed, vintage photo frames dotted throughout and colorful chairs and beanbags in the outdoor space. It’s a place where you’ll immediately feel at home.
If there’s one Bali treehouse Airbnb you’ve likely already heard of, it’s the Stanley Kubrik house: a wonderfully modern treehouse with jungle views from every window. This one-bedroom spot is hidden away in the jungles of Ubud, and comes with sleek, modern furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass windows from every wall. Alongside the essential bedroom and bathroom, there’s also a half-moon pool outside the treehouse and a private living area, too. As you might expect from a treehouse of this design, it comes with Wi-Fi throughout and AC in the bedroom.
Hideout Bali describes itself as a mostly off-the-grid experience. Located in the mountains of the Gunung Agung volcano, it’s also a pretty far distance from the rest of civilization. But that’s never a bad thing, when this eco bamboo treehouse is home to so many other cool experiences. Check into this one-bedroom spot and get ready to get up close and personal with your surroundings. Breathtaking jungle views, the sounds of the wildlife and the rustic accommodation all come together for a truly authentic experience. As well as the bedroom, there’s a private garden, living space and kitchen on the ground floor. You also get access to a free scooter for exploring the local area and traditional Balinese instruments for a totally off-the-grid musical evening.
Inspired by the Hobbit movies, this one-bedroom Airbnb is the getaway of dreams. Bringing together everything you could wish for when it comes to treetop living, it’s set eight meters high up in the trees and comes with a balcony where you can fully appreciate your magical surroundings. This is a place more than worthy of a good photoshoot, with its suspension bridge that leads to the rooftop terrace, queen-sized swing sofa on the ground floor, semi-outdoor bathroom, and a bedroom with arched windows on three sides providing views of the surrounding forest and terraced rice paddies. Better yet, breakfast here comes courtesy of the in-house chef, and can be enjoyed on your balcony or even higher up to the rooftop terrace. When you climb back down, there’s a 20 meter pool and a waterfall ready for swimming.
The spectacular panoramic rice field views are the first thing you’ll notice at this treehouse in North Kuta. Set just outside the buzzing neighborhood of Canggu, it’s surprisingly serene here, with space for five guests across three bedrooms. Everything about this Airbnb is designed with fun in mind. You can enjoy unique hot showers in the trees, swing like Tarzan, crawl through the trapdoors and climb around all three stories of this Airbnb’s living space. Two bathrooms with hot water and electricity means you’re never far away from feeling refreshed and clean, and a stereo sound system fuses the gap between treehouse living and modern party vibes. There’s even a jungle gym on the ground floor for workouts, and a river nearby with beautiful fish swimming along.
A bird’s-eye view is the literal and metaphorical description when you check into Firefly Eco Lodge. Made to look just like a bamboo woven birdhouse, it’s a few meters up in the area with green rice field views straight from your bedroom. This is an Airbnb with a difference — each level is a separate rental, offering a few different options depending on how high you like your sunrise views and how many rungs of the ladder you’re willing to climb. Although it may look a little rustic from the outside, this Airbnb is home to everything you could need for a few days of outdoor living. Bathrooms, living spaces and the kitchen are all semi-outdoors, promising a great getaway shrouded in greenery. However, in order to get to this spot, there’s a short hike involved. But once you’ve arrived and settled your bags down inside your bird’s nest, you’ll realize it was more than worth it.
Wake up with the birdsong at this south Bali-based ocean view treehouse. While most treehouse Airbnbs in Bali might incorporate either the ocean or the jungle, this one-bedroom rental manages to combine both. Its classic treehouse design incorporates all of the necessities — a double bed with air constantly flowing through, a living room, bathroom and a small garden — as well as communal extras, like a kitchen and swimming pool. This is also a great spot if you’re a fan of surfing, as the closest surf beaches are within walking distance. Check the waves from your bedroom balcony and spend the afternoons relaxing in the pool.
This stylish, Canggu-based Airbnb calls itself the “grown-up, sophisticated version of your favorite childhood treehouse.” A treehouse for those who like the look of nature but would perhaps like it to keep its distance a little, it’s set high up on stilts among the trees, with 360-degree views of the jungle and a brilliant balcony for sunrise and sunset views. This modernized treehouse takes aesthetically pleasing living to new extremes, with a queen-size bed located in a mezzanine and a lounge area with dining table. A spacious bathroom adds a contrast to most treehouse rentals and a shared pool with a sundeck promises plenty of tanning opportunities.