Manifesting until we can all safely travel again
Here’s something to look forward to after the third wave of lockdown—or when all this—is over: travel restrictions easing and domestic borders gradually reopening. Hopefully that’s not too far away in the future. But hey, in the meantime, we can dream can’t we? If anything, we have some time to get inspired, especially if you’ve been watching Netflix’s The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals. The series tracks down some of the most unique, luxurious and budget vacation rentals from around the world. And the best part? You can find some of these breathtaking stays on Airbnb. Ahead, destinations and homestays worthy of a spot in your bucket list:
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Magical Bamboo House
Where in the world: Bali, Indonesia
You can find this unique bamboo house in the middle of Bali's lush rice terraces. Wake up to an incredible view of the scenery right from your bedroom and lounge the day away on a hammock while soaking up the sight and sounds of your surroundings. Looking for things to do? Host Made can arrange experiences like white water rafting or private yoga classes.
Where in the world: Pelkosenniemi, Finland
Are the Northern Lights on your things to see before you kick the bucket? Go on a once-in-a-lifetime experience and stay in this snow igloo house in Pelkosenniemi, Finland. Each private igloo comes equipped with warm sleeping bags, and the opportunity to snowmobile, ski and enjoy a traditional Finnish sauna.
Where in the world: Mexico
Paradise on earth? There are plenty Mother Nature blessed us with but one you’ll find in Naucalpan de Juárez México. Enter: Quetzalcoatl’s Nest. It’s made up of acres of organic architecture and colorful futuristic interiors designed by architect Javier Senosiain. Surrounded by lush botanical gardens, a mineral cave and lakes, it’s the perfect stay for travellers looking for a hard reset and relaxation.
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The Sitka Lighthouse
Where in the world: Sitka, Alaska
The Sitka Lighthouse is one of the few places in the world where guests can live in a lighthouse on a private island. Found in Alaska, the lighthouse was first built in 1893 and was a labor of love by Burgess Bauder, a local veterinarian with a passion for construction and design. The house offers two luxury bedrooms and an upstairs deck with a 360-degree view of the most magical scenery.
Where in the world: Atlanta, Georgia
Inside a bamboo forest on an animal rescue farm is The Alpaca Treehouse. This beauty is a two-storey treehouse with two plush beds, a marble bath and Victorian French doors. Animal-loving guests will be glad to know they can interact with the many llamas and alpacas roaming freely around the property. It’s made for families who wish to escape the city and is the ideal spot for weddings, private ceremonies and other intimate events.
Old House Cay
Where in the world: Hilton Head, South Carolina
Dreaming of a getaway far, far away from the city? Head to this private island in South Carolina. Old House Cay is an off-grid home accessible only by boat and allows private access to three islands. Here, guests can enjoy boating, fishing, kayaking or simply lounging the day away by the pier.
Where in the world: Orlando, Florida
Here’s another treehouse stay for you. This lovely vacation rental in Orlando, Florida comes fully equipped with an elevator in its tree trunk, private shower and full air-conditioning. Hosted by Dan and Deborah, guests can enjoy exciting farmstay activities including learning to milk a goat and horseback riding.
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Head on to Airbnb to find the perfect stay that suits your travel style and budget.
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