15 Insane Airbnb Rentals That Will Inspire to Plan Your Dream Winter Getaway
THE SEASHELL HOUSE, MEXICO
Are you sick and tired of the cold – like really, really sick and tired of it? Take your tropical vacation to the next level, then, and stay in a seashell, complete with a private pool and view of the ocean. You know, just in case you weren't feeling beachy enough.
CLOCK TOWER, ENGLAND
Sure, you can always get a hotel with a view of London, but wouldn't you much rather stay in one of its most famous landmarks, in an apartment that overlooks the city? Yeah, we thought so.
THE BOOT, NEW ZEALAND
Is staying in the land of Hobbits not quite magical enough for you? How about you make all of your fairy tale dreams come true and stay in a house shaped like a boot, just like the old lady in the nursery rhyme? (An army of children is, however, optional.)
BUNGALOW IN JURASSIC PARK, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
While we cannot promise that you will spot any dinosaurs (or even Jeff Goldblum) during your stay, we can pretty much assure that your trip to this private bungalow on a nature preserve will inspire many sequels.
"Oh, your hotel had a view of the Eiffel Tower when you took that second honeymoon to Paris? How quaint. I'm staying right underneath the tower, myself."
– You, probably, after booking a stay on this houseboat.
A BUBBLE, FRANCE
For those who describe themselves as "outdoorsy types" but are bored by your standard-issue campsite, this is the bubble to book.
DOG BARK PARK, IDAHO
Because you shouldn't have to stop showing off how much of a dog person you are just because you're on vacation.
MONGOLIAN YURT, GERMANY
It's time to get serious about that New Year's resolution to start meditating … by flying to Germany to stay in a gorgeous yurt by the Elbe River. Your peace of mind will thank you.
ROYAL TRAIN CARRAIGE, AUSTRALIA
Because you're classy and continental, and it's time that your vacations started reflecting that. (Plus, this has a pool!)
What's cooler than staying in a tree house in Hawaii? How about a tree house in Hawaii next to an active volcano – it's basically the Dwyane "The Rock" Johnson of Airbnb listings.
RECYCLED GLASS HOUSE, BRAZIL
Do not, under any circumstance, throw stones. Do, however, have a trip that will make all your friends jealous.
Consider it a very glamorous step up from your standard beachfront getaway.
Everyone deserves a little alone time now and then – but you deserve to treat yourself to the kind of escape that inspires great novels and indie movies.
AN ELEPHANT PRESERVE, THAILAND
Sure, sure, it has stunning nature views, picturesque rivers and the promise of adventure. Whatever. It also has actual elephants on the property that you can .
MEDIEVAL CASTLE, IRELAND
Because you're a queen. That's why.