Nick Watkins

The 5 Coolest Airbnbs You Can Book Right Now

Forget the sad, cramped hotel room and embrace a spirit of adventure at these magnificent Airbnb homes around the world.



Airbnb has revolutionized the world of travel with its easy and bespoke accommodation options. Want to stay in a cabin with a glass roof in the middle of the woods? Just Airbnb it. How about an igloo? Yup, there’s quite a few on Airbnb. Whether you want to head to Mexico or Iceland, we’ve found the Airbnbs of your dreams.

A SEASHELL HOUSE IN MEXICO

What? Casa Caracol – the World Famous Seashell House  

Where? Isla Mujeres, Mexico

How much? AED 915 per night

Sleeps 4

Why do we love it? This unique five-star gated property has a private pool, king-size beds and BBQ pit and is situated close to downtown Cancun, with a beach just 15 minutes away. Legend has it this is the biggest (and most spectacular) seashell in the world.

The World Famous Seashell House

aed 1000 Airbnb

2. A GLASS TREEHOUSE IN THE US

What? Modern Glass Tree House

Where? Atlanta, USA

How much? AED 1,837 per night

Sleeps 4

Why do we love it? It’s not cheap, but then you’re getting a night’s sleep like no other. Situated in a forest retreat in Atlanta, this glass treehouse was built and designed by a creative architect and set among the hardwood trees. It’s open plan, on two floors with picturesque views all around.

Modern Glass Tree House,

aed 1843 Airbnb

3. A MEDIEVAL CASTLE IN FRANCE

What? Medieval Keep Castle

Where? La Flocelliere, France

How much? AED 1,671 per night

Guests? Sleeps 10

Why do we love it? You and your friends can rent out this glorious 11th century masterpiece and live like royalty. Features include a massive fireplace and medieval garden, plus it’s close to a traditional market town. No wonder it has a five-star rating.

Medieval Keep Castle

aed 1677 Airbnb

4. A MODERNIST HOUSE IN ICELAND

What? Moderne apartment

Where? Akureyi, Iceland

How much? AED 739 per night

Guests? Sleeps 4

Why do we love it? Views don’t come much better than this! Located in the north of Iceland, this stylish residence brings the great outdoors inside with its large glass windows and 360-degree spectacular surroundings. There’s never a bad time to stay here – in winter time, you can enjoy the aurora borealis and in summer, bask in the midnight sun.

Moderne Apartment

aed 600 Airbnb

5. A YACHT IN SPAIN

What? Old Dream Yacht

Where? Mallorca, Spain

How much? AED 5,000 per night

Guests? Sleeps 6

Why do we love it? It’s called the Old Dream for a reason – this AirBnb is like something out of Hollywood. The charming wooden boat is as romantic as it gets, equipped with everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. The superstructure has double cabins, a central kitchen and – of course – stunning views of the ocean.

Old Dream Yacht

aed 5000 Airbnb