Just because traveling this summer might look a bit unusual doesn’t mean people stopped bookmarking Airbnbs for their wish lists. In many countries around the world, Airbnbs are still up and running and will soon be welcoming international visitors.
In a statement, Airbnb said, “While lockdown still prohibits us from holidaying beyond our own four walls, there’s nothing to stop us dreaming about the incredible places we’ll travel to once it’s safe to do so — and lots of people across the globe have been using Airbnb to do just that.”
The home-sharing giant just revealed its most wish-listed homes around the world between March 11 and May 4, 2020. The list makes it pretty obvious that just because people are grounded, they’re still daydreaming about a treehouse vacation or an epic Iceland getaway.
10. Marrakesh, Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco
One of the most authentic ways for visitors to experience Morocco is by staying in Dar Ahwach. “The best way of traveling,” the listing states, “of knowing a country and people, is to share their way of life. By living in DAR AHWACH in the traditional and typical housing environment of the medina, you enter into the heart of the Moroccan ancestral culture.” The house comes complete with a pond, terrace, and easy access to the local medina.
9. Oia, Greece
This cave house was initially used by regional craftsmen. Its architecture is defined by local techniques and antique furniture, making it one of the most traditional Airbnbs in Greece. Its most defining feature is the cave room — an old cistern transformed into a bedroom. Every room in this quirky abode has its own distinct character, which evokes Greece’s unique architectural past.
8. Akureyri, Iceland
Iceland is set to become one of the first countries welcoming tourists this summer, so you might want to make special note of this cabin in Akureyri. This modern take on rural cabin life offers visitors solitude, a view of Akureyri’s bay, and the opportunity to truly commune with nature. From the cabin, you can hike to Sulur, the nearby mountain, or even take a horseback riding tour of the countryside. In the winter, it’s the perfect place from which to view the northern lights.
7. Mount Washington, Los Angeles, California
Sure, you could fork over $20 million for your own LA mansion, or you could just rent this Airbnb for a weekend and get a taste of the high life. Located close to Downtown LA and Hollywood, this private pool house has high ceilings, an open layout, and oriental-inspired decor, as well as access to a pool and spa.
6. Balian Beach, Bali, Selemadeg Barat, Indonesia
If you close your eyes and imagine heaven, chances are it looks something like this treehouse in Bali. The Balian Treehouse has a private pool, panoramic countryside views, and is just a few steps from the beach. The nearby village is within walking distance, but you can also rent a sightseeing bike to give you greater access to the island.
5. Orondo, Washington, United States
No, it’s not New Zealand. It’s just Washington. This Hobbit-hole-inspired dwelling is nestled in the Columbia River Gorge mountainside. Its iconic round doorway will make you think you’re in Middle Earth, and the “Underground Hygge” home doesn’t sacrifice comfort for rustic simplicity, either. It sleeps six, is equipped with modern amenities, and you won’t have to worry about 13 dwarves dragging you off to the Lonely Mountain.
4. Selat, Bali, Indonesia
Bali is no stranger to this list. The Indonesian island is often considered the perfect affordable beach escape for world travelers, and this eco-friendly villa is no exception. Tucked away in the mountains of the Gunung Agung volcano, and situated among the rice fields, this house is the ideal relaxing getaway for those eager for some peace and quiet.
3. Santorini, Greece
When you dream of a Greek island getaway, you’re probably dreaming about Santorini. The Hector Cave House was carved into the caldera cliff over 250 years ago and was originally used as a wine cellar. Now, it’s a family-owned complex consisting of three different properties that host travelers from all around the world. The house has its own plunge pool, a private veranda for outside dining, and, of course, scenic views of the Mediterranean.
2. Governador Celso Ramos, Santa Catarina, Brazil
This house is located in a quiet natural park, with panoramic views of the ocean and direct access to the main beach, as well as a private beach. If you’re lucky, you might see dolphins and whales breeding off the coast. It also has floor-to-ceiling windows, smart interiors, and sleeps eight people.
1. Singaraja, Bali, Indonesia
This luxury villa in Bali has 360-degree views of the Indian Ocean. It sits in an elevated position in one of the few untouched parts of the island, located in the relaxing area of Sanglung. The villa sleeps eight people and comes equipped with an infinity pool and its own staff and security.