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Airbnb Reveals The Most Lusted-After Listings Of 2017

From ‘gram-worthy treehouses to entire islands, these are Airbnb’s most wished-for properties around the world.

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1 of 24|Australia|Luxury Gold Coast Hinterland Villa - LINK
2 of 24|Bali|Balian Treehouse with Beautiful Pool - LINK
3 of 24|Botswana|Otto House & Shack - LINK
4 of 24|Brazil|Casa Com Vista - Praia do Félix - LINK
5 of 24|Canada|Unique Cob Cottage - LINK
6 of 24|Croatia|Beach Front Lighthouse - LINK
7 of 24|Denmark|Beautiful, Spacious, Family Friendly in Copenhagen - LINK
8 of 24|Faroe Islands|Hilmarsstova - LINK
9 of 24|Germany|Original Old Afghani Yurt - LINK
10 of 24|Greece|Hector Cave House - LINK
11 of 24|Italy|Luxurious Home In Riva - LINK
12 of 24|Madagascar|Great Bungalow By The Sea - LINK
13 of 24|Mexico|Apartment With Green Terrace In Roma Norte - LINK
14 of 24|Morocco|Your Private 3 Bedroom Riad - LINK
15 of 24|New Zealand|Romantic Bush Chalet - LINK
16 of 24|Nicaragua|Casa Arbol Treehouse - LINK
17 of 24|Norway|Private Island in Sunny Hvaler - LINK
18 of 24|Philippines|Treehouse by Taal Lake - LINK
19 of 24|South Africa|Prime 3 Storey Cape Town Penthouse - LINK
20 of 24|South Korea|Korean Traditional Hanok - LINK
21 of 24|Spain|Charming Apartment in Modernist Luxury Building - LINK
22 of 24|Thailand|Designer Loft in Bangkok - LINK
23 of 24|United Arab Emirates|Luxury in Front of Burj Khalifa - LINK
24 of 24|United States|Secluded Intown Treehouse - LINK

2018 stands to be a big year for Airbnb. The vacation rental marketplace will celebrate its 10-year anniversary, and all signs point to it continuing its skyward trajectory.

But before we jump ahead to the year to come, Airbnb is taking a trip down memory lane with a look at the most popular listings of 2017. As part of its annual report, the company mapped out the most wish-listed rentals by country – and with more than four million rentals spanning 190 nations, combing through the candidates must have been a formidable task.

Regular readers may already be familiar with the listing that took the coveted top spot. The number one most sought-after property on Airbnb this year is a treehouse we’ve featured twice before, a stunning property in Atlanta, Georgia that regularly features in articles and Instagram feeds. Should it be booked out (and it probably will be), treehouses in Indonesia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, the Bahamas, and the Philippines also made the list.


Not cut out for tree life? No worries, there are still plenty of unusual digs to add to your wish list. Try a traditional yurt in Kyrgyzstan or Germany, a lighthouse in Croatia, private islands in Norway and Belize, castles in England and Ireland, a cave house in Greece, or a double-decker school bus in Kenya.

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from looking at these incredible spaces, it’s that your dream getaway is guaranteed to be out there somewhere. You’ll find a few of our favourites above for your fantasising consideration, and can review the entire list of the world’s most desirable Airbnbs here.

  • Jing & Wayana

    So good. We’ve been hosts for 6 years now. Airbnb has allowed us to grow a medium business in Bali.


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