The Top Airbnb Destinations People Are Adding to Their Wish Lists

Here are our faves from the top ten.
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We’re only three months into the year and it already feels like everyone could use a vacation. Luckily Airbnb has some ideas—from Orlando, Florida (the buzziest place for families) to Paris (the number-one international destination). People are packing their bags and setting their automatic email replies. The brand recently released its top 10 most wish-listed rentals, and these aren’t your average guesthouses or hostels. An A-frame cabin in Utah’s Zion National Park and an “earth house” in Missouri have us thinking about how to incorporate a vacation experience into our everyday lives. Take a peek inside Airbnb’s most coveted stays and find the design ideas we’re stealing from each. 

The Eco-Cabin

To really showcase its views of Zion National Park, this cabin comes complete with a lift-up, garage-style door so you can sleep under the stars. For similar indoor-outdoor flow at home, install an accordian window in the kitchen. Cocktails, coming right up.

The Swing House

This Cincinnati rental’s draw is exactly as its name suggests: a swing hanging from the ceiling in the middle of the space. Playground equipment may not be practical for everyday use, so instead hang a plant or two. 

The Architectural Wonder

Angular architecture and endless plywood offer a futuristic spin on this classic upstate retreat. Our favorite part: the large circular window at the corner that’s the perfect vantage point for your morning cuppa.

The Earth House

Looking more like an apocalypse-ready bunker than a Missouri home, this house gives off major supervillain’s lair energy. Rounded cutouts in the walls allow light to pass from space to space—even though it’s (partially) underground. Garden-apartment dwellers, take note.

The Survival Earthship

Another hillside hideaway, this time in the desert of Taos, New Mexico, this rental’s exterior is coated in a sage green with a mottled finish that reminds us of plaster. The rocklike structure proves that the verdant hue isn’t just for kitchens cabinets.

Kate McGregor


Kate McGregor covers everything related to the home, from design inspiration to IKEA hacks. She has been the market assistant at ELLE Decor where she focused on curating product for the print magazine’s market pages.