9 most lusted-after family homes on Airbnb

Last updated 11th March 2024

Have you tried Airbnb yet? With Airbnb, families can book and stay in unique homes all over the world, and experience the destination like locals. Whether you choose a house, a villa, a yurt, a sci-fi dome, or even a castle, Airbnb is the perfect way to have an authentic and special holiday that will stir the kids’ imaginations.

When browsing properties on Airbnb, families can add their favourites to a ‘wish list’. Here, we present the most wished-for family homes in the whole collection. Which one would you choose?

1/9 Modern architectural apartment, Northern Iceland

This modern marvel in Northern Iceland offers a slice of tranquility for busy families looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Nearby, families can take hiking tours, rent horses and visit naturally heated pools. For those that are more adventurous, kayaking and professional diving are available.

From £132 per night

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2/9 Trullo Edera, Brindisi, Italy

Spend an unforgettable holiday in the enchanting surroundings of the town of Cisternino. Trullo Edera offers a haven of peace and tranquility, set in an elevated position with a stunning view. Trullo Edera is the perfect place for families seeking nature. You’ll rest under an olive tree reading a good book, stroll along the small country streets or hit the nearest beaches. 

From £53 per night

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3/9 Glamping Tent, Wiltshire, UK

A unique country escape, sleep under canvas on a farm near Bath. Set in a quiet young woodland, these bell tents have been designed to make life simple, help families unwind and provide an unforgettable experience. Added bonus, there is an indoor heated pool and games room available to guests.

From £89 per night 

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4/9 Container Home, Palma de Mallorca, Spain 

Live the experience of a uniquely designed home constructed out of container modules. A very original house full of light, with small pool and barbecue located in a quiet and non-touristy area just 15 minutes walking from the historic centre of Palma. Fully equipped with modern amenities, this off the grid container home is the perfect stay for families seeking unique architectural design off the beaten path.

From £123 per night

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5/9 Eco Bamboo Hut, Bali

Hideout is a unique eco stay for adventurous family travelers, hidden in the mountains of Gunung Agung volcano. The all-bamboo house is situated at a beautiful riverside among rice fields. It’s the perfect place to get off the grid and experience authentic life in a Balinese village.

From £105 per night

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6/9 Modern Houseboat, Amsterdam 

A beautifully-designed top floor studio in a houseboat with a large terrace and amazing views over the water. Families can enjoy living on the water with easy and quick access to the inner city centre of Amsterdam. The terrace has a large table with chairs and a hammock to relax in. In the summer, guests can wake up and jump into the water around the houseboat!

From £83 per night

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7/9 Luxury Villa, Lisbon, Portugal 

Casa do Alto is a unique villa in Lisbon with a cascading pool and magnificent view of the countryside and sea line. Located in a National Ecological Reserve area, enjoy the privacy and sun on the edge of the pool with friends and family.

From £168 per night

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8/9 Farmhouse, Devon, UK 

This cosy old stone family farm house is set in very quiet remote location in Devon, perfect for family gatherings and small celebrations. With idyllic setting and views, lovely walks, all-year-round indoor heated pool and large inglenook fireplace, families are guaranteed a fun and restful stay.

From £249 per night

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9/9 Glamping Tent, Oulton, UK 

These large furnished bell tents are set in the stunning and historical setting of Mannington Hall and Gardens just outside Itteringham in North Norfolk. With a sauna, pizza oven and private meadows in the grounds, get back to nature in style. To keep your cosy tent comfortable inside throughout your stay, the hosts provide a large bell tent awning, creating a shelter for boots, cooking, and on clear nights, star gazing.

From £95 per night

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