The 15 coolest Airbnbs to book for your next family holiday

Last updated 13th November 2018

From a windmill in the Netherlands to a real plane, these Airbnb rentals are quirky, one-of-a-kind finds worth the trip. We’ve rounded up the coolest holiday rentals that the whole family will love.

15. Cave house, France

This cave house is set in the south of France, with a breathtaking view of the village below. It is decorated with originality and charm, and it is truly a one-of-a-kind experience.

14. Treehouse, Austria

Enjoy your family holiday in the midst of vineyards in a unique tree hotel 21 steps off the ground. Take in marvelous sunrises and sunsets from the terrace. This treehouse is in a perfect starting point for many wonderful hikes, bike tours, mountain biking and historical sights.

13. Airstream camper, Malibu, USA

Situated directly across the street from Zuma Beach in Malibu, guests can watch the surfers and dolphins ride the waves from the airstream porch. BBQ and dine on your private deck or relax and overlook some fantastic beach views.

12. Seaside igloo, Queensland, Australia

Relish a unique holiday experience in the tranquil seaside community of Trinity Beach, Queensland. Rent one of five domes containing two one-bedroom apartments each. All are set around an octagonal swimming pool and only steps from the pristine beaches of Trinity Beach.

11. Luxury yacht, Sydney, Australia

Stay overnight in one of the world’s most beautiful harbors, with a view of the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House — all on board your very own yacht. The owners can even take you on a private guided-tour harbor cruise. No boating experience needed.

10. Historic windmill tower, Hvar, Croatia

The old tower “Ruina di Molino a Vento” situated in the centre of the town of Hvar was built by the Franciscans as a windmill in 1761. Today, the tower is privately owned and protected by Hvar Cultural Heritage, as a cultural monument. The property has been luxuriously refurbished using traditional building methods and materials combined with the latest technology.

9. Dome house, Arizona USA

This rental is the perfect launch pad to discover all that Sedona, Arizona, has to offer: restaurants, shopping and hiking. Take advantage of the spectacular Red Rock views from the patio, as well as the quiet, secluded residential area.

8. Dome house, Italy

How about an Italian holiday in an ancient trullo surrounded by panoramic countryside, away from the noise? Relax in a hammock or a dip in the crystalline sea. In the evening, enjoy a great Apulian dinner in nearby villages.

7. Private island, Philippines

Host your next family reunion on a private island! Floral Island Resort is nestled in the middle of Talacanen Island in the Philippines and offers a secluded and exclusive atmosphere. With only 6 villas, Floral Island Resort is perfect for small groups up to 16 guests. They provide boat transfers, healthy and fresh meals from the region and free use of kayaks.

6. Barn, British Columbia, Canada

Kids will get a kick out of this cozy barn in beautiful British Columbia. Surrounded by nature, wilderness and space, families can enjoy almost any outdoor activity you can think of: hiking, golf, swimming, horse back riding, canoeing, kayaking, wild water rafting, ATV-tours, skiing, snow shoeing, climbing, fishing, ski-do-ing, boating, hang gliding and more.

5. Lighthouse, Costa Rica

Spend your holiday at a lighthouse and joined apartment exclusively designed in the marine style. The house is located only few minutes walk from Del Coco Beach. Enjoy luxurious oceanspace, an infinite pool and a beautiful garden.

4. Bamboo house, Bali

Constructed almost entirely from bamboo, this open-air treehouse-style rental built in a sacred river valley blends right into the jungle. With three bedrooms, meals that can be delivered daily, TV and a plunge pool in the garden, your kids will never want to leave.

3. Plane retreat, France

Kids will love capping off a day in the sun by coming home to their very own plane, located just minutes from the beach in France’s Loire-Atlantique. The cabin sleeps four and has a mini kitchen. In the summer, the hosts open up an onsite swimming pool with water slides.

2. Windmill cottage, Netherlands

Surprisingly upscale, this real windmill built in 1874 on the outskirts of Amsterdam comes with three bedrooms, a living room, a bathroom with a full bath and walls featuring gorgeous artwork. Bikes are available for rent for scenic rides through the countryside.

1. Seashell house, Mexico

Stunning white walls and a deep-blue private pool make this tropical escape evocative of Santorini. Shaped like a collection of shells, this waterfront rental on Isla Mujeres is full of unique and fun sea-themed detailing.

By Ashley Sepanski