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12 Airbnb Rentals That Will Take Your Breath Away

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12 Airbnb Rentals That Will Take Your Breath Away
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From a giant seashell to a tree house to a bus, here are some of the strangest places you can rent on Airbnb right now.

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1. Casa Caracol
1. Casa Caracol
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If you've ever wanted to feel like Ariel from The Little Mermaid, now's your chance.

The famous "seashell house" Casa Caracol is located in a gated community in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Amenities include a private pool, kitchenette and in-shell wifi and air conditioning.

2. The Great Escape Lakeside Retreat
2. The Great Escape Lakeside Retreat
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If you love board games, this Clermont, Florida-based Airbnb option is perfect for a lakeside retreat.

Each room in this home—which sleeps a whopping 43 people—is themed after a different board game, from Clue and Operation to Scrabble.

The house also features a giant water slide, lazy river, fishing, boating, an actual escape room game, a real laser maze, escape room, theater, human bowling, human Foosball, soccer billiards and an outdoor TV.

3. Tile House
3. Tile House
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There is no shortage of color and design in the Tile House, located just outside the east entrance to the Joshua Tree National Park.

The home is covered in Mexican tile, smalti, and handmade Perry Hoffman ceramics. Amenities include a hot tub, gated courtyard, and fire pit.

4. casaBARTHEL
3. casaBARTHEL
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There is no shortage of romance in Tuscany, but with casaBARTHEL, you can squeeze in a bit more with this tree house.

It sits on the edge of Galluzzo, a small village, and is only 20 minutes from the region's acclaimed vineyards.

It offers a bedroom with a queen size bed, a small kitchenette with stove and fridge; and a private outdoor terrace.

There is also a communal pool and tennis courts.

5. Augill Castle
4. Augill Castle
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You don't have to have the last name Windsor to take up residence in an English castle.

Augill Castle, located in Cumbria in North West England, has all of the makings of a Victorian-era throwback travel experience, with turrets, Tudor paneling, and Gothic windows.

Oh, there is also a bar.

6. Bamboo Eco Cottage
5. Bamboo Eco Cottage
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Set in the middle of Indonesian rice fields, the bamboo eco-cottage is made of just that - woven bamboo.

The open-air Airbnb, has modern amenities: The bathroom is upgraded and there is an outdoor living space that just begs for cocktails and stargazing.

Guests at the cottage can also take advantage of the main lodge's full food menu and saltwater pool.

7. Cob Cottage
6. Cob Cottage
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Built from local, sustainable natural materials, the Mayne Island, Canada-based home is surrounded by gardens, orchids, and sheep.

An indoor fireplace, kitchenette, and wireless Internet help to make it an option for hunkering down and getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

8. Mushroom Dome Cabin
7. Mushroom Dome Cabin
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The Mushroom Dome Cabin continues to be one of Airbnb's most popular listings with nearly a year-long waiting list.

Located in Aptos, CA, the mushroom dome cabin has a geodesic dome loft that gives renters a view of the Oak and Madrone trees that can't be beat.

French press coffee, a popcorn maker and a grill are all provided, as are several organic food staples.

However, the owners warn that the toilet is a composting one.

9. Cave At Sacromonte
8. Cave At Sacromonte
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With three earthen rooms surrounded by a garden, the Granada, Spain-based Cave At Sacromonte includes breakfast as part of your stay.

While owners note that the Airbnb is cool in the summer, for those sensitive to the chill of winter weather, a fireplace and electric heating are included.

10. Caravan Tokyo
9. Caravan Tokyo
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Tokyo, Japan lauded the debut of a caravan that includes a double bed, dining nook, storage shelves, WiFi, air conditioning, bathroom with modern toilet and a shower.

Secured in a mixed-use complex that includes a shared office, the caravan also has a desk and handcrafted wooden lounge. 

11. The Brandy Bus
10. The Brandy Bus
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Spend some time in this renovated old double-decker school bus located in Nairobi, Kenya.

With the capacity for six guests, there is also outdoor seating and a fireplace for guest use.

Travellers have applauded its homey feel as a perk as well as its location to attractions and restaurants.

12. Dutch Windmill
12. Dutch Windmill
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Close to Amsterdam, there is a windmill set in the gorgeous Dutch countryside.

A kitchen, wireless Internet, and three bedrooms await renters.

The windmill is only rented to one group at a time, making it cozy and intimate, as well as an authentic experience for those looking for a little something different.



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