The 10 Most Wish-Listed Airbnb Homes Around the World
To celebrate their 10th anniversary, Airbnb has released the most wish-listed Airbnb homes around the world.
Published Aug 14, 2018 5:24 PM
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Perusing Airbnb can be a risky prospect, if you’re prone to intense feelings of wanderlust. After all, the site boasts some of the most beautiful homes, and their “wish list” feature allows you to plan entire jaunts across the globe as you stay in different—and equally stunning—locales. If you’ve ever found yourself exploring the amenities of a beach-front property or figuring out airfare for a desert vacation, know that you’re far from alone. For Airbnb’s 10th anniversary, they compiled a list called “10 of Our Most Wish Listed Homes.”
When Airbnb says that a home is beloved by users, they really mean it. Of the 10 properties they identified, 860,000 guests have “given love” to the homes over the past decade by adding it to their wish lists. (Some of them have been wish-listed over 150,000 times!) The homes run the gamut of locations, from a tropical tree house to a restored palace to a former wine seller carved into a cliff. While each has its charms, there’s one thing in common—they are more than just places to stay. They are travel destinations.
See the most sought-after locales below. For even more breathtaking homes, check out Airbnb’s most popular wish lists.
THE COZY PALACE IN MARRAKECH, MOROCCO
Wish listed 59,838 times
This gorgeous accommodation in Marrakech was once a riad—a traditional Moroccan palace with a courtyard—that has been restored to a peaceful getaway. Enjoy the beauty of a Moresque aesthetic and partake in traditional dishes cooked as part of the Cozy Palace restaurant service.
BAMBOO ECO-COTTAGE IN RICE FIELDS IN UBUD, BALI, INDONESIA
Wish listed: 65,644 times
Calling this woven bamboo house “as close to living in nature as you get,” the lofted eco retreat sits among rice fields. Enjoy relaxing in the secluded accommodations, and when you’re feeling more social, take a soak in the saltwater pool with other guests.
OFF-GRID ITHOUSE IN PIONEERTOWN IN YUCCA VALLEY, CA, USA
Wish listed: 63,669 times
Considered one of the “best homes in America” by Dwell Magazine, the Off-grid itHouse is the perfect chance for you to unplug and enjoy the wild serenity of the desert. Its exterior is made of glass to give you a nearly seamless view to the outdoors. And you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy it—the house is sans Wi-Fi.
LUXURIOUS STONE VILLA IN CRETE, GREECE
Wish listed: 76,658 times
Carved from natural rock, this one-family home was renovated in 2007 to become a studio space intended for two guests. Enjoy the villa’s balcony that offers a breathtaking view of the Kissamos bay.
DREAMY TROPICAL TREEHOUSE IN FERN FOREST, HAWAII
Wish listed: 66,336 times
Your childhood dreams can finally come true with this treehouse in Fern Forest, Hawaii. The abode is situated on stilts 15 feet above the ground and provides a picturesque view of the lush jungle that surrounds you. Just beyond the bamboo house is a Volcano National Park that will only add to your adventurous retreat.
WATERFRONT WITH EXTRAORDINARY VIEW IN KOTOR, MONTENEGRO
Wish listed: 52,964 times
The view from this studio apartment doesn’t disappoint. It boasts a large terrace that has a gorgeous view of two stunning attractions of the Bay of Kotor: islands of Sv Đorđe and Lady of the rocks. Inside, it has everything you need for a comfortable stay; but considering the surroundings, you probably won’t spend much time inside.
HIDEOUT BALI ECO BAMBOO HOME IN BALI, INDONESIA
Wish listed: 77,177 times
One of the most appealing aspects of Airbnb is the ability to live immersed in local culture. This all-bamboo house affords you the chance to live off the grid and live right in the middle of Balinese village life. And a bonus—the Hideout is a shelter for local kittens.
HECTOR CAVE HOUSE IN SANTORINI, GREECE
Wish listed: 133,869 times
The Hector Cave House has stood the test of time, having been carved into a cliff for more than 250 years. Originally used as a wine cellar, it can now accommodate up to five guests and boasts a private veranda for dining, relaxing, and sunbathing.
ROMANTIC CABANA WITH A VIEW IN ARMENIA, COLOMBIA
Wish listed: 99,622 times
This bamboo cabana, located in the coffee region, is surrounded by rainforests with an emphasis on privacy. Situated on a small organic farm, you’re among the land’s bounty—tropical fruits, trees, flowers, and aloe vera. Walk down a nearby path and enjoy a small waterfall or take part in coffee region attractions.
I SETTE CONI – TRULLO EDERA IN OSTUNI, ITALY
Wish listed: 164,444 times
The most wish-listed home on Airbnb looks like a miniature castle with its cone-shaped roofs and white stone walls. Spend the day relaxing under an olive tree and later, traverse the quaint country streets.
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This story was originally published on My Modern Met.