The idea of staying in a stranger’s home may have seemed alien ten years ago, but the launch of Airbnb in 2008 changed that notion entirely. Today, most of us rely on the platform when booking accommodation for our travels. Whether we’re after a small two bed apartment for a city break in Amsterdam or a luxurious villa for a group trip to Bali, the options are not only endless but affordable too.
So to celebrate ten years of the popular rental platform, Airbnb has released a definitive list of the most wish-listed homes on their site over the past decade. Prepare for a serious case of wanderlust.
I Sette Coni – Trullo Edera (Ostuni, Italy)
Wish-listed: 164,444 times
The most wish-listed property on Airbnb is this conical Italian villa located close to the towns of Bari and Brindisi. The stunning accommodation is perfect for nature enthusiasts as guests can enjoy the beautiful Puglia landscape; whether they’re reading under an olive tree, going for a walk along the small country streets or visiting nearby beaches. And for just £64 a night, we can see why it’s so appealing.
Hector Cave House (Santorini, Greece)
Wish-listed: 133,869 times
This Santorini cave house is possibly the most Instagrammable property ever, but that’s not the only thing drawing us all in. Carved into the Caldera cliff, it was originally used as a wine cellar but is now a family owned complex of three different properties with a private veranda for sunbathing. It accommodates up to five people and will set you back £223 per night.
Romantic Cabana with a view (Armenia, Colombia)
Wish-listed: 99,622 times
This incredibly romantic cabana is made from bamboo and is situated in a bamboo forest which crisscrosses a five-acre organic farm, leading down to a stream. Coffee lovers will be extra impressed as guests will be able to explore the Andean mountains where it’s made. It’s available for £31 a night for two guests.
Hideout Bali Eco Bamboo Home (Bali, Indonesia)
Wish-listed: 77,177 times
Turns out bamboo huts are a trend right now, and this particular property is very much in demand – so much so that it requires booking six months in advance. But judging by the reviews, the Hideout in Bali is totally worth the hype. Prices start from £137 a night and guests also get a free scooter to enjoy during their stay.
Luxurious Stone Villa in Crete (Crete, Greece)
Wish-listed: 76,658 times
This cave in Crete has been carved from natural rocks and was once a family home. Recently rebuilt, it is now a beautiful stone-enclosed villa with a lovely balcony to show off the waters of Kissamos Bay. Prices start at £45 a night for two guests.
Dreamy Tropical Treehouse (Fern Forest, Hawaii)
Wish-listed: 66,336 times
This tropical treehouse is located on the outskirts of the Big Island’s Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and as you can tell by the images, it looks as though it has been taken right out of a fairy tale. Despite being situated in the wild, guests will be far away from any danger. But beware, there is no Wifi or running water. In fact, the entire house is run on solar energy/ Prices start from £235 a night.
Bamboo Eco-cottage in rice fields (Ubud, Bali, Indonesia)
Wish-listed: 65,644 times
What better way to experience Bali than living in a Bamboo cottage? And to make it even better, this popular rental is eco-friendly. Located near a quiet footpath nestled in the rice field, it is not far from the bustling central Ubud but far enough to be secluded. The cottage hosts up to four guests and prices start from £51 per night.
Off-grid ItHouse (Yucca Valley, CA, USA)
Wish-listed: 63,669 times
Located in the wilds of the Californian high desert, this off-the-grid house brings together raw industrial aesthetics with the tactics of green design. Surrounded by glass, you’d be a fool not to pack a telescope to gaze at the beautiful night sky. Oh, and there’s no Wifi so it’s the ultimate location for a digital detox. The property suits up to four guests and prices start from £314 per night.
The Cozy Palace (Marrakech, Morocco)
Wish-listed: 59,838 times
In true Moroccan style, this restored riad is made out of tiled archways and bold colours. During their stay, guests can enjoy the ‘coolness of the courtyard’ or rest in the gorgeous terrace, as advised by the owner. It accommodates up to four people and is available for £45 per night.
Waterfront with a view (Kotor, Montenegro)
Wish-listed: 52,964 times
This waterfront studio apartment is located right next to the Perast museum and has a spacious terrace with a breathtaking view of of two beautiful Bay of Kotor islands. Despite this, it is pretty cheap too priced at £36 per night.