Crazy Vacation Spots | Airbnb is in large parts complicated when it comes to good returns on investment. Since there are not proper standards home owners have to follow, airbnb users experience a more unpleasant surprises then users of regulated booking portals such as booking.com and tripadvisor. The following Airbnb listings are handpicked, mostly pricy too, and will live up to one standard: They represent truly crazy vacation spots.
St. Pancras Clock Tower, London (UK)
There is a nice mini guest suite within the clock tower at St. Pancras Station in London! It comes with bathroom, kitchen and sitting area; ok for 2 to 3 persons. It sits in Sir George Gilbert Scott’s Hotel – a gothic revival railway building from 1868. Average price per night: GBP107 (USD140).
Cubehouse, Rotterdam (NL)
This weird cubehouse has three floors. On level 1 you will find a living room with TV and a fully equipped kitchen The second floor has the bedroom. There is the possibility for a 3rd and 4th person to stay with you. On the 3rd floor is a cosy living room with an awesome 360 degree view. Just in case you wonder: The cubehouse is approx. 1 hour away from Amsterdam, in case if you want to visit this tourist honey trap, too. Other than that you will be located right in the city center of Rotterdam. Average price per night: 138 Euro (USD156).
Seashell House, Mujeres Island (MX)
Casa Caracol – the famous Seashell house on Mujeres Island is a gated property for a reason. This architectural pearl makes guests happy. You will have a private pool, two kingsize beds, kitchenette and BBQ in a sunny tropical location. You would loooove to stay here forever. Ask the owners/architects if they want to sell! They live next door :) Average price per night: 270 Euro / USD305.
Mongolian nomadic Jurt, Ulan Bator, Mongolia
On southern edge of Ulan Bator – not too far away from the Chinggis Khan International Airport – you can find a true original: a jurt. This Mongolian national ger house situated very near from the city. From the final bus station you have to go by car 10 minutes and reach to Mongolian national ger. For your stay there a little farm is your, too. There are about 40 black yaks, 3 horses and 1 dog waiting for you. But be prepared: no electricity, no internet. Instead you get fresh air and a magnificent landscape = an excellent breakaway from busy daily life. One might experience more traditional ger stays with real nomads in the Gibi dessert or other more distant locations. But this is the best you can get near Ulan Bator for a relatively short period of stay in Mongolia. The price per night is very cheap: USD45.
Narrow boat on mooring, Abingdon (UK)
Living on a boat is now in reach. Airbnb has some 500+ house boats in stock. This one here is docking in a quiet private marina, in Oxfordshire – a 20min walk away from Abingdon Town centre. Make full use of the entire boat, except the engine room. The house boat is fully equipped for on-board living, with central heating, shower, fridge, cooker, and toilet. There will be a double bed and single bed in separate rooms available for you. Price: GBP60 (USD79)
Rainforest Tree House, Cooper, Costa Rica
The Tree House with hot springs in Cooper (Alajuela) is hand-crafted, one of three casitas and two treehouses at the Bio Thermales natural resort. The are integrated into a 35 acre rainforest. Guests enjoy free 24 hour access to natural hot and cool springs pools of various temperatures and rainforest trails. It’s a 45 min drive from La Fortuna and Volcano Arenal, a 3 h drive from SJO Airport, and a 4 h drive from Liberia Airport. Great location for young couples, and solo adventurers. Maybe also appropriate for families with from the age of 6+. Average Price: USD130
Private Island, Kingston. Ontario, CA
Thanks to Airbnb staying on a private island just got cheaper. Grab your bag and head to Ontario, Canada! Only one-half hour from the charming city of Kingston you will finally own your private island – for a few days. Richard Branson has one, and Johnny Depp has one. Welcome in the club! Private Island is located in the middle of the Canadian channel of the St. Lawrence River. There will be inexpensive rental of boat, motor and all necessary equipment available for experienced boaters. Average price: GBP104 (USD136)