Our Dream Holiday Getaways on Airbnb

An ancient British castle or Frank Lloyd Wright house FOR RENT? We're in.

When it comes to holiday travel, we often need to take a million things into consideration. But imagine if your holiday travel plans included nothing more than one requirement: finding your dream getaway.

Photo by: Graphic: Erica Reitman

Graphic: Erica Reitman

I had so much fun rounding up these spots all around the world that fit into this "dream getaway" category. And the best part is: all of these homes can easily be rented on Airbnb. So if you're one of the lucky ones who can go wherever you'd like this holiday season, then good luck choosing your spot from this list; each place is more fabulous than the last!

The Seashell House ~ Casa Caracol - Houses for Rent

House in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. The famous Seashell house is on a gated property with the owner/architect living next door. You will have a private pool, two king beds and a simple kitchen. Free wifi , air conditioning. I am happy to bring the house to you and always available. ... View all listings in Isla Mujeres

What could possibly be better than a house shaped like a seashell? A house shaped like a seashell...in Mexico! This unique home in Isla Mujeres outside of Cancun is an architect-designed jewel with a private pool on a gated property overlooking a cliff.

Chosen by Dwell as one of the best houses in the United States, this home is "off the grid" and completely solar powered. Located right outside of Joshua Tree National Park in California, this house is the perfect spot for a couple or small group to truly get away and decompress, especially since there is intentionally no TV or WiFi.  

Off-grid itHouse in Pioneertown

House in Pioneertown, United States. The Off-grid itHouse brings together raw industrial aesthetics with the tactics of green design to forge a new home in the sunbaked wilds of the California high desert. The Off-grid itHouse is an architecturally significant house, recently noted... View all listings in Pioneertown

Frank Lloyd Wright's Schwartz House - Houses for Rent in Two Rivers

House in Two Rivers, United States. Frank Lloyd Wright designed this house for Life Magazine and is one of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterworks! Located on the Banks of the East Twin River in the Lake Michigan Harbor town of Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Frank Lloyd Wright named it Still Bend... View all listings in Two Rivers

I'll admit that Wisconsin is not necessarily at the top of my dream getaway list, but staying in a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is. Located in the Lake Michigan harbor town of Two Rivers, this Life Magazine home reflects Wright's vision of how the typical American family might live in 1939. It features four bedrooms, two and a half baths, two fireplaces and can accommodate up to eight people.

Stay in an Ancient British Castle! in Kirkby Stephen

Castle in Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom. A fabulously relaxed yet wonderful 15 bedroom small country house hotel. Privately owned & run but Simon & Wendy. Exclusive use is available from £6,300 per night. Built in 1841 as a Victorian gentlemen's folly, this castle is now a real family... View all listings in Kirkby Stephen

If you're a Downton Abbey fan, then staying in an ancient British castle has probably already made its way to your bucket list. Airbnb might actually let you cross this one off your list. This 15-bedroom estate on 15 acres sleeps up to 30 people, so feel free to bring the whole family. Built in 1841, the home features traditional furniture like four-poster beds, fireplaces in the bedrooms and large communal tables. It's also a great spot for a celebration or big family gathering.

Sedona Cliff House - Clean & Modern - Houses for Rent in Sedona

House in Sedona, United States. Spectacular home in a beautiful setting. This 3 bedroom 3 bath contemporary house is nestled in the Red Rocks of Sedona. Built in 2006-7 the house has a modern kitchen, comfortable living room and outdoor spaces with unobstructed views. This com... View all listings in Sedona

This is the listing that you might actually have to fight me for. If you've never been to Sedona, Arizona I recommend you go immediately. The red rocks create vistas and views that are so magical, you may not ever want to leave. And this modern cliff house seems like the perfect spot to take it all in. Located on quiet Cliffside, you'll enjoy unobstructed views of the scenery. With three bedrooms and three baths, the house can accommodate up to six people, and you're just a short seven-minute drive from town where you can enjoy all the shops and famous restaurants in Sedona.

Little house in Paris, Loft, Canal in Paris

Loft in Paris, France. An ancient industrial building, converted into a loft. A lot of charm for family or friends vacations! Huge living space 1 independent family kitchen 2 bathrooms 1/2 4 independent bedrooms with real beds: queen size bed, plus two bedrooms wi... View all listings in Paris

Christmas in Paris truly does sound dreamy, but dreamy doesn't even begin to describe this charming, unusual, industrial loft near the Canal Saint-Martin. There are four separate bedrooms and the huge living space can accommodate up to 11 guests. The space is truly unique with surprises around every corner, vintage furniture and amazing natural light.

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