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Take a look inside Airbnb’s 10 most wish-listed homes


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Popular accommodation marketplace Airbnb has millions of homes in over 191 countries. Incredibly popular with travellers looking to explore a new destination from an authentic home, globetrotters can choose from apartments, castles, and even treehouses.

With so many places to choose from, have you ever wondered which homes make it to the top of traveller’s wish lists? You’re in luck. Airbnb has released its ten most Wish Listed homes, which have been visited by more than 860,000 guests in the past ten years.

Unsurprisingly, given the recent emphasis on eco-tourism, five of the top ten most wish-listed homes are stylish eco retreats. Four of the ten are constructed from bamboo, two are caves, and one is made entirely from glass.

Here’s the breakdown.

10. Waterfront with Extraordinary View (Kotor Bay, Montenegro)

Wish-listed: 52,946 times

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For only £36 per night and with a five-star guest rating, this four-person studio has a terrace with panoramic views of the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro. Ideally positioned at the waterfront, guests can swim at their will, or simply kick back and people-watch from the private terrace.

9. The Cozy Palace  (Marrakech, Morocco)

Wish-listed: 59,838 times

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The Cozy Palace offers private bed and breakfast rooms only 300 metres from Marrakesh's main square. At only £44 per night, guests are sure to feel at home in this restored riad, which is surrounded by banana trees and constructed from traditional materials to create a Moresque ambiance.

 8. Off-grid ItHouse (Yucca Valley, CA, USA)

Wish-listed: 63,669 times

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OffGrid ItHouse is a high-design eco retreat made entirely from glass and powered by solar panels and hot water. Situated in a remote valley in the Californian desert with no Wi-Fi, guests are expected to pack their own telescope and live minimally. According to the host, the retreat is “perfect for design or green aficionados, writers or those needing a secluded quiet getaway”.

7. Bamboo Eco-cottage in Rice Fields (Ubud, Bali, Indonesia)

Wish listed: 65,644 times

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Constructed from bamboo and situated alongside a footpath surrounded by rice fields, this eco-cottage in Ubud, Bali, is an open-air paradise "as close to living in nature as you get". In the evenings, traditional Balinese village-style dinner is served by candlelight.

 6. Dreamy Tropical Treehouse (Fern Forest, Hawaii)

Wish-listed: 66,336 times

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Dreamy Tropical Treehouse is every person’s childhood dream come true. For £78 per night, guests enter their bamboo treehouse through trapdoors and sleep 15 feet above the ground. With hanging beds, sliding glass doors, and bamboo-backed cubby holes, it is definitely worth risking rain downpours to stay in the treetops.

5. Luxurious Stone Villa in Crete (Crete, Greece)

Wish-listed: 76,658 times

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Close to Kissamos bay and an assortment of small beaches, these alternative studios in Crete make staying in a cave sound luxurious. With rooms carved out of natural stone, The Cave is peaceful and private, ideal to relax in following a day exploring the local village of Kaliviani and swimming at the Lagoon of Balos.

4. Hideout Bali Eco Bamboo Home (Bali, Indonesia)

Wish-listed: 77,177 times

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More expensive than the previous homes but worth the extra cash, this bamboo hideout in Bali is an idyllic riverside retreat hidden in the mountains of Gunung Agung volcano – “far from city life”. The hideout is also a shelter for super soft kittens and houses a friendly Hoki dog. What more could you want?

3. Romantic Cabana with a View (Armenia, Colombia)

Wish-listed: 99,622 times

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An affordable romantic getaway located in the coffee region of Colombia, this is another popular bamboo home – we’re beginning to see a pattern here. On a five-acre organic farm surrounded by bamboo forest, guests have easy access to nearby world heritage sites, zip-line activities, and bee farms.

2. Hector Cave House (Santorini, Greece)

Wish-listed: 133,869 times

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Wish listed more than 100,000 times, the Hector Cave House is carved from the caldera cliff and provides views over the Santorini coast. Originally used as a wine cellar, the “canava” was transformed into a family summer home but has now opened its doors to travellers who may enjoy the outdoor plunge pool overlooking the crowds of Oia below.

1. I Sette Coni – Trullo Edera (Ostuni, Italy)

Wish-listed: 164,444 times

A home that looks as though it has been plucked straight from the pages of a fairy tale book, I Sette Coni tops the list of Airbnb's most wish-listed homes. I Sette Coni is situated in the enchanting town of Cisternino near Ostuni, Italy. Guests can sample local jam under olive trees or take cooking classes organised by the host.

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