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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Uma Treehouse is surrounded almost entirely by plants, flowers, and trees, offering total seclusion and a peaceful setting. This straight-out-of-Instagram treehouse is perfect for couples looking for a romantic stay with a difference. Step inside this one-bedroom spot and you’ll be greeted by the wooden bedroom, complete with four-poster beds, subtle lighting, and lots of personal touches. The ground floor provides an open-air living and dining space that’s only steps away from the private pool. If you’re looking to seriously celebrate, you can even arrange a flower bath across the entire pool. The best part about this Airbnb? Its overhanging netting is the perfect spot for tanning or simply watching the world go by. With partial shade and partial sunlight depending on the time of day, it’s easy enough to spend a few hours chilling out here.
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.
Ayu Treehouse has almost 200 incredible reviews, making this one of the most popular treehouse Airbnbs in the area. This magical spot technically starts on the ground floor but, with its wooden structure and thatched roof, it blends into the surrounding wilderness pretty easily. Here, there’s space for two guests in its one-bedroom, with a multi-level structure and a bedroom looking out onto rice field views down below. Everything about this treehouse encapsulates Bali’s most-loved features. There’s a downstairs chill-out area with beanbags and a bathroom with no roof over the shower, so you can gaze at the sky and overhanging coconut trees. The upstairs bedroom has a comfy queen size bed with a mosquito net, leading to the balcony with its stunning views over the surrounding countryside. The calmness, peace, and tranquility are what make this place special: although you’re in a treehouse, there’s a definite sense of luxury too.
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.
This four-person treehouse is a fusion of the old and the new, incorporating traditional Balinese features in each room with all of the modern amenities needed for a peaceful and stress-free vacation. Located in Gentong village, a suburb of Ubud, it’s close enough to the action to spend your days exploring but far away enough for pure silence at night time. You’ll love this spot on a 24/7 basis, no matter whether the sun is shining and you’re relaxing in the pool or when the evening’s approaching and you can close the gauzy canopy and snuggle up for a blissful night’s sleep at this serene escape. In the mornings, head up to the cozy balcony for picturesque jungle views and distant strains of animal calls. Despite staying in a treehouse, there’s still a TV and ensuite in the bedroom here.
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.
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.
Ananda House is a larger treehouse with space for up to six guests. So, if you’re exploring Bali with a few more friends but still want the experience of sleeping in a treehouse, this is one of the best places to choose. This secluded spot can be found in Abiansemal, located between popular Canggu and Ubud. It’s a great place to stop by during your trip around the island, providing a peaceful getaway before you head onwards to the busier towns. This tranquil bamboo paradise is nestled in a tropical forest above the sacred Ayung River and comes with air-conditioned super king-size beds, a reading terrace and indoor/outdoor bathrooms with magnificent stone baths. Wander up to the top floor to find the best part: a meditation nest with a hammock offering a bird’s eye view of the river, mountains, and endless greenery.
Many of Bali’s coolest treehouse Airbnbs are found towards the northern end or the middle of the country, surrounded by tall trees and plenty of long grass. Not this one. This secluded treehouse is down towards the southernmost tip of the island, set on a peaceful clifftop with stunning ocean views from every window. Designed uniquely and styled by the environment, this suite has a private semi-open bathroom, a queen-size bed, AC, and a mosquito net. Slide the doors open and enjoy the luxury of the private deck with a net lounge, private plunge pool, and a chill area to enjoy the sun from the beanbags. If you’re feeling a little more active, walk down the cliff and paddle to Impossible Beach, a beautiful rocky beach with great waves that are renowned for surfing adventures.
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.
This treehouse bends the rules of what can truly be considered a treehouse. Calling itself a nature lodge but based firmly in the treetops, it’s a treehouse ideal for those who prefer their home comforts but still want an authentic experience. Each room at this relaxed house in the valley comes decked out with all kinds of luxury amenities, like comfy double beds, huge freestanding baths overlooking the jungle, a spacious sitting area, and, of course, those wonderfully tranquil surroundings. If you’re someone who loves nature you’ll adore this spot, with one waterfall within viewing distance from the treehouse itself and another four within a 10-minute drive. Wake up to the gurgle of water from the stream just below the treehouse and listen to the sounds of the nearby birds flying by. It’s the true definition of relaxing in paradise.
This picturesque treehouse lies in the tiny village of Sambangan, away from the hustle and bustle of Bali’s larger cities and towns. A dream-worthy eco house, it’s one crafted by the owner and comes filled with unique touches throughout. With one bedroom, it’s a smaller treehouse but still manages to fit up to four people. And, once you’ve woken up and gazed out at the rice field views all around you, you’ll forget about being perhaps a little squeezed in. Those views are the main attraction of this rural treehouse with a small triangle deck on one side that overlooks a stunning valley and mountains. On the other rectangle deck, you can look down and out directly at a lovely mountain stream. Spend your time here swinging on one of the two swings, snoozing in the hammocks, or exploring the local area.
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.
This Bali treehouse is a little more on the rustic side and provides a wonderful escape for those looking to explore the island on a budget. Sure, you could check into a fancy hotel in Bali but this authentic experience provides a whole new opportunity to see the real Bali, up close and personal. Set in the remote spot of Busungbiu, just outside of popular Ubud, you’ll experience a more untouched area of the island complete with a tourist-free accommodation spot. This multi-level treehouse offers differing views from each level, with an open-air bedroom that allows for plenty of breezes. While this Airbnb may be a little more low-key than the standard Bali treehouse, it still comes with all of the essentials. There’s space for up to nine guests in total, with five bedrooms on varying floors.