These Are The Best Airbnbs In The World – And You Can Book Them Right Now From Just £40

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New AirBnB destinations

by Ellen Kinsey |
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There is no denying that we are all yearning for some winter sun right now. If you're feeling the wanderlust from scrolling through Instagram and eyeing up all the beautiful destinations out there, then Airbnb's new and unique accommodations are calling your name.

For true holiday inspiration, you may be interested to know that the company has just released its most wish-listed new stays. Yes, Airbnb has detailed jaw-dropping new listings from around the world to inspire the trip of a lifetime. In even better news? You could book one right now.

Destination categories were a new feature introduced last year by the site as a new way to search so that millions of people can discover homes they never knew existed. Its latest 'New' category narrows down all the latest stays to jet off to when making your travel plans this year.

From intriguing off-grid retreats in the middle of the desert to castles in the countryside, finding an ideal escape has never been more optimal.

If you've been fantasising about watching the sun set over the mountains at an isolated ranch, or reading your entire book collection surrounded by the interiors of your dreams, Airbnb offers escapism – even for a just few days – to really give yourself a break.

Scroll on to discover the most wish-listed new stays approved by Airbnb. These spectacular properties blur the lines between art and architecture, plus some of them aren’t even that far away if you are looking to take a spontaneous trip to paradise.


BOOK NOW: The Best Airbnbs In The World

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JT Luxury Villa (Joshua Tree, California, United States)

Take a deep breath and savour what the wilderness has to offer with this gorgeous villa in Joshua Tree, California. Perfect for four guests, this homestay has a pool and all the luxuries and amenities to offer while relaxing in the peaceful desert landscape.

Guest review: 'We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Aviv and Moses’s beautiful home. The home was beautifully designed and had fantastic views of Joshua Tree and the surrounding landscape. Aviv and Moses were communicative and helpful. We’d love to stay at their property again.'

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Le Moulin Vert 13th century mill (Varen, Occitanie, France)

Tucked away in Occitanie, France, this romantic escape has a private lake to channel your inner Colin Firth in Love Actually. Whether you are yearning for a solo retreat or a holiday with friends, this home is made for pure relaxation. The outside verandah of the 13th-century mill looks out onto the lake, and the historical charm echoes through the home's decor. This is undoubtedly a rare treasure.

Guest review: 'We had a perfect stay! It's a magical place. The place has been tastefully renovated. The hosts are very attentive and discreet. It felt like home.'

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Invisible House Joshua Tree (California, United States)

Step out onto a Mars-like landscape and explore the arid terrain of the desert while staying in this modern home. A piece of contemporary art as well as a breathtaking home, the 'Invisible House' has been featured in numerous music videos, television shows and publications worldwide, making it a stay you will never forget.

Review: 'Imagine a piece of modern art…one of the most spectacular homes in the world on all of Airbnb' - Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb

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'Tally-Ho' Tiny Home (Hawson, South Australia, Australia)

Take a trip to the Australian bushland in this trendy tiny home. Although only ten minutes from the popular coastal town of Port Lincoln, this stay offers a taste of farm living where you overlook grazing horses and has been designed to function completely off the grid. Featuring a stand-alone solar system and an Ecoflo composting loo, this property takes it back to basics.

Guest review: 'Such a beautiful home in a great location. We loved our stay so much that it inspired us to build our own tiny home one day. You can tell a lot of love has gone into building this home.'

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Shackup Tower (Broad Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada)

Breathtaking views await you high on an ocean hillside with this Shackup Tower on the east coast of Canada. Built on 30ft tall steel legs, this is one for nature lovers (but not those with vertigo). With 360-degree views, you can chart the sun and stars across the sky and snuggle up with a book next to the cosy woodstove as dusk draws in.

Guest review: 'Absolutely incredible experience. The 360-degree expansive views are breathtaking. The amazing sun rises, and the sun sets. The hot tub is so good. Definitely worth it.'

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Taos Skybox (El Prado, New Mexico, United States)

The Taos Skybox "Stargazer" provides a unique holiday experience designed to look out at the stars. Situated in the wilderness, you will experience the night sky like never before; with a tapestry of stars and endless vistas of the desert, this retreat will be one to remember forever. The homestay is modern and well-equipped with a full kitchen, laundry, and fibre optic internet to ensure you can share the view.

Guest review: 'We stayed at The Stargazer for our wedding anniversary, and it was the perfect retreat. Incredibly quiet, well-appointed, fast Wi-Fi and the view of the stars was unmatched. I would highly recommend it to others and hope to stay again soon.'

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Scenic A-frame retreat (Grass Valley, California, United States)

This fun and spacious chalet in the United States invites you to spend quality time with your family and friends. With plenty of activities on the property, from basketball courts, treehouses, fire pits and hot tubs, this getaway is where memories are made. Not to mention you're only one hour from the spectacular blue waters of Lake Tahoe.

Guest review: 'This home is spacious and nestled sweetly in the middle of nature. Very family-friendly and perfect for some quiet alone time for our family of 6! We came the week before Christmas. We arrived in the evening to such a vibe. The Christmas tree was up and lit, and the “fireplace” was lit. Such a beautiful home! We will definitely visit again.'

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Private Mountain Retreat (Blue Ridge, Georgia, United States)

Nestled into the Blue Ridge Mountains, this cabin retreat will allow you to take the deep breath you've been waiting for all year. The cabin is fully equipped for a serene getaway with indoor and outdoor luxuries such as a game room and hot tub, as well as the perfect location for setting off on a hike.

Guest review: 'Our stay exceeded our expectations, beautiful location, spotless, and clean. Plenty of activities for our kids. We loved the balconies and Jacuzzi. We enjoyed the peace while at the fire pit. Highly recommend staying here; we will definitely book another stay.'

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Organic Nature House (Brålanda, Sweden)

This off-grid home is one for Scandinavian design lovers. The Swedish home is one of the world's most environmentally-friendly and sustainable houses. Tucked onto a mountain lake with mile-wide views of Lake Vänern, this home is surrounded by beautiful nature by day and full of stars at night.

Guest review: 'We loved our stay at the house! It has so many glass walls that you feel like being in the middle of the forest. There are also so many plants around! The house itself is very cosy, and we enjoyed the outdoor hot tub a lot.'

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Modern Smoky Montains Getaway Cabin (Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States)

A room with a view. This cabin looks over the breathtaking Smoky Mountains and is the perfect peaceful getaway for you and your loved ones. If you're looking for a stay that is stripped-back yet comfortable, this property is sensationally grounding.

Guest review: Picturesque cabin with stunning views!! Exceptionally clean, and the host was so friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend.'

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Zion View Farm Stay (Cedar City, Utah, United States)

Relax in your own private space that backs onto the Kanarraville Mountains while soaking in a private hot tub, cosying up by the fire pit with an amazing view. This serene family ranch is a beautiful getaway for those looking for a rural refuge surrounded by farm animals and orchards.

Guest review: 'We loved staying here! The highlight was definitely the cows, but everything else was really great, too - the place was clean and spacious, had lots of amenities and Brandon was a terrific host. We'll be coming back here for sure.'

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New Moon Cottage (Flores da Cunha, Brazil)

Located in Flores da Cunha, Brazil, this peaceful chalet is a beautiful stay for those seeking isolation and quiet. Fitted with luxurious amenities, this stay perfectly balances comfort and minimalism.

Guest review: 'The new moon chalet is in a very beautiful and quiet location, ideal for rest and contact with nature.'

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Hidden Haven (Cape Town, South Africa)

Gaze out over a bay view while swimming in the pool in this peaceful five-bedroom villa in Cape Town. Cook up a feast in the open-plan kitchen, and kick back in the lounge area with a fireplace overlooking the mountains. This is a truly magical destination.

Guest review: 'One of the best places we’ve ever stayed! Breathtaking views both ways and amazing sunsets - we couldn’t get enough of them.'

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Luxury Glass Tiny House (Warren, Vermont, United States)

Immerse yourself in nature with this unique Airbnb located in the heart of Vermont's Green Mountains. The luxury glass home gives you a panoramic view of the gorgeous landscape, and the built-in hot tub is the perfect way to unwind after a long hike or day on the ski slopes.

Guest review: 'The Glass Tiny House was such a special place to spend a weekend away in the woods. Not too far if you’re skiing at Sugarbush, and the hot tub is a gem for après ski.'

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Dollarbeg Castle (Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom)

Scotland is a breathtaking destination that shouldn't be slept on, and this magical castle is one to remember. Situated in a baronial-style castle in Scotland, the luxury apartment has three themed bedrooms, a cinema room and a tower, with a private rooftop terrace and panoramic views that overlook the highlands.

Guest review: 'Can’t recommend highly enough! What an amazing experience and a wonderful place.'

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Private Trullo Suite (Apulia, Italy)

Dolce far niente; the sweetness of doing nothing. Book a trip that allows you to live the slow life in the land of olive groves, farmhouses and mills with this unique stay in Apulia, Italy. Discover a corner of paradise with beautiful Mediterranean interior details and a white brick exterior.

Guest review: 'Amazing place to stay! Great location, amazing host and the perfect way to enjoy Puglia and its history!'

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Hideout Beehive (Selat, Bali, Indonesia)

The Hideout Beehive is one of the most popular bamboo houses in Bali, featuring stunning river views and a jacuzzi pool. The two-storied eco house made from bamboo is an incredible staycation for friends and couples who love being close to nature. On the ground floor, there is a kitchen, living area, and bathroom with an outside shower and a lovely pool fed by the river water.
Guest review:** 'We fell in love with this place. Words are not enough to describe the feeling we felt. Extremely relaxing. Amazing staff, always caring about you. it's a dreamland.'

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Suite Pacha (Marrakesh, Morocco)

Located in the vibrant heart of Marrakech, this Riad offers an authentic Moroccan stay with lavish amenities. Featuring the richness and refinement of Arabian-Andalusian architecture, this stay is a memorable cultural experience.

Guest review: 'Beautiful Riad, minutes away from the spice market. Great hosts. Would highly recommend to others.'

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Cornish Barn Holiday (Perranwell Station, England, United Kingdom)

Nestled down a pretty country lane in the Cornish countryside, this tiny farmhouse is the perfect getaway for you and your favourite person to relinquish all your responsibilities without having to leave the country. Originally a cow shed and hay barn, this property has been restored into a modern and comfortable home-from-home. With all the modern appliances and amenities you need for a countryside escape.

Guest review: 'The perfect place to stay for relaxation. Beautiful countryside views and good location for walks and local towns.'

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