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5 of the most unique Airbnbs you need to stay in

Team Faye
Jun 16, 2022
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Ever wanted to stay on your own private island? Or in a luxe jungle treehouse? Here’s your chance to explore some of the best vacation rentals on the market - whether it’s a one-of-a-kind view of the beach, unique architecture or to search for the Northern Lights, there is something for every adventure-seeker.

Casa Caracol, Isla Mujeres, Mexico

The name describes this Airbnb perfectly, as it’s a house that looks like seashells. Designed and built by Eduardo Ocampo in 1994, it could be all yours when you visit Isla Mujeres. This picturesque rental includes a private pool, two king beds, a kitchenette and ocean views. Not only is the house-shaped like seashells, but many of the furniture and small details inside are made of shells or are ocean-inspired. If you love the sea and if mermaid life is for you, then Casa Caracol is calling.

Casa Caracol, Isla Mujeres, Mexico

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Casa Acantilado, Salobreña, Andalucía, Spain

You might recognize this home if you’re a fan of architecture or if you binge-watched “The World's Most Extraordinary Homes” on Netflix. In English, the name of this property means “Cliff House”. 

The house is comprised of two floors with a few small balconies, a large overhanging terrace and a heated pool. From the second-floor balconies, you get the impression you’re on top of a large dragon while looking out at the water. Some say that it feels like you’re on a large boat from inside because you have unobstructed sea views from the windows.

Casa Acantilado, Salobreña, Andalucía, Spain

Hideout Horizon, Selat, Bali, Indonesia

For those seeking a jungle adventure in beautiful Bali, look no further. The Hideout Horizon is part of a network of bamboo houses first built in 2014 by the Hideout family. Their goal is to help you experience Balinese traditions and values while reconnecting with nature - and maybe even some wildlife along the way.

This particular bamboo rental is entirely open and comes with an indoor-outdoor plunge pool and dedicated hammock area. It also includes a generous breakfast and access to scooters so you can explore what’s nearby. This next-level outdoor living experience is one you’ll never forget.

Aurora Fjord Cabins, Lyngen, Norway

If you’re looking for a remote European getaway in the dead of winter, with the promise of seeing the Northern Lights, staying in these cozy wood cabins is meant for you. To get here you must fly into Tromsø, drive a couple of hours, and take a ferry. But once the aurora borealis dance across the sky after sundown, it will all feel worth it. 

Relax while overlooking the fjord thanks to your cabin's immense glass windows and later book a tasting at the world's Northernmost whisky distillery that's on-site, Aurora Spirit. There’s also a NATO bunker on the property that you can explore if you're craving some history. Through the property you can book a dog sledding ride for an unforgettably scenic snowy activity outside.  And don’t worry about the remote location - the cabins are equipped with full kitchens and all the tools you need for cooking and keeping yourself warm.

Aurora Fjord Cabins, Lyngen, Norway.

Floral Private Island, El Nido, Mimaropa, Philippines

This could be your very own private island, perfect for up to 24 guests or even a party and intimate wedding. 

The Floral Private Island is located in the middle of Talacanen island and offers an exclusive, luxe experience in the Philippines. The property features eight guest rooms, a restaurant,  bonfire, beach grilling facilities and a massage hut. Boat transfers, meals, kayaks and wifi in common areas are also included with your stay. This Airbnb runs entirely off solar-powered energy with the owners being big on conservation. They’re also a part of the Coral Triangle Initiative, an international project planting artificial coral reefs. In fact, during your time on the island you can visit the coral domes and Taklobo garden, or leave a lasting impact by planting some coral when you stay.

Floral Private Island, El Nido, Mimaropa, Philippines

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Are you reeling from all the bookmark-worthy Airbnbs? You can keep exploring more unique stays on Airbnb for your next adventure. And don’t forget to pack Faye Travel Insurance, there to protect you while away from home so you can take in the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of a new destination knowing you’re covered.

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