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New OMG! Airbnb category reveals the site’s most jaw-dropping holiday rentals around the world



A new filter on Airbnb allows adventurous travellers to find only the most weird and wonderful stays. 

The aptly named OMG! filter reveals breathtaking homes, boats, and kooky cabins that are available to rent, from a ‘very romantic’ bamboo retreat in Bali to a mushroom-shaped hut in Thailand, and from a guitar-shaped house in South Korea to a converted missile silo in New Mexico and a cow-shaped caravan in Suffolk.

We’ve used the filter to pick out 10 incredible Airbnb listings that’ll make you shout: ‘OMG!’

Aura House, Bali, Indonesia

According to the Airbnb listing, this bamboo house on the west bank of the River Ayung in Indonesia has two 'very romantic' bedrooms, a kitchen, living space and a private swimming pool

According to the Airbnb listing, this bamboo house on the west bank of the River Ayung in Indonesia has two ‘very romantic’ bedrooms, a kitchen, living space and a private swimming pool 

'The atmosphere of Aura House is perfect for people looking to disconnect from their busy city life,' says the listing. 'Be ready to be awoken by the sun peeking up into your room and the sounds of the river down below'

‘The atmosphere of Aura House is perfect for people looking to disconnect from their busy city life,’ says the listing. ‘Be ready to be awoken by the sun peeking up into your room and the sounds of the river down below’

According to the listing, this bamboo house on the west bank of the River Ayung has two ‘very romantic’ bedrooms, a kitchen, living space and a private swimming pool. 

The website adds: ‘The atmosphere of Aura House is perfect for people looking to disconnect from their busy city life. 

‘Be ready to be awoken by the sun peeking up into your room and the sounds of the river down below.’

Irene, a previous guest, wrote of the eco-retreat: ‘Our stay here was otherworldly… I have wanted to try this bamboo house for a long time and it didn’t disappoint.’ Aura House sleeps four from £277 per night. 

Leafy Greens, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Featuring an organic garden, outdoor barbecue and air conditioning, the unusual mushroom-shaped home in Thailand known as Leafy Greens (above) was initially built to form part of a meditation centre

Featuring an organic garden, outdoor barbecue and air conditioning, the unusual mushroom-shaped home in Thailand known as Leafy Greens (above) was initially built to form part of a meditation centre

Writing on the Airbnb listing, the owners say: 'Our place is full of flowers and trees. You might see part of nature like birds, crickets, frogs, lizards, butterflies, bugs and insects in our garden'

 Writing on the Airbnb listing, the owners say: ‘Our place is full of flowers and trees. You might see part of nature like birds, crickets, frogs, lizards, butterflies, bugs and insects in our garden’

'We believe that our body will absorb good energy from the earth. This means earthy house brings you close to nature and eliminate bad energy out,' say the owners

Inside the 376-square-ft (35-square-metre) building, guests will find two bedrooms, with two futons on the top floor and a single bed on the ground floor. Leafy Greens sleeps three and costs from £10 per night

‘We believe that our body will absorb good energy from the earth. This means earthy house brings you close to nature and eliminate bad energy out,’ say the owners. Inside the 376-square-ft (35-square-metre) building, guests will find two bedrooms, with two futons on the top floor and a single bed on the ground floor. Leafy Greens sleeps three and costs from £10 per night

Featuring an organic garden, outdoor barbecue and air conditioning, the unusual mushroom-shaped home known as Leafy Greens was initially built to form part of a meditation centre. 

Writing about the rental property and its clay structure, owners say: ‘We believe that our body will absorb good energy from the earth, this means earthy house brings you close to nature and eliminates bad energy.

‘Our place is full of flowers and trees. You might see part of nature like birds, crickets, frogs, lizards, butterflies, bugs and insects in our garden.’

Inside the 376-square-ft (35-square-metre) building, guests will find two bedrooms, with two futons on the top floor and a single bed on the ground floor. Leafy Greens sleeps three and costs from £10 per night.  

Emotional Healing, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea

This eye-catching guitar-shaped house in South Korea features a one-bedroom apartment, which has exclusive access to a rooftop terrace and is described by the owners as 'cozy and welcoming'

This eye-catching guitar-shaped house in South Korea features a one-bedroom apartment, which has exclusive access to a rooftop terrace and is described by the owners as ‘cozy and welcoming’

Writing about their stay at the Airbnb, one recent guest wrote: 'Personally, I loved to play guitar, so I was excited to stay in the guitar-shaped space. There were thoughtful props like Bluetooth speakers, stand lights, wine openers, and the bedding was neat'

 Writing about their stay at the Airbnb, one recent guest wrote: ‘Personally, I loved to play guitar, so I was excited to stay in the guitar-shaped space. There were thoughtful props like Bluetooth speakers, stand lights, wine openers, and the bedding was neat’

This note-worthy guitar-shaped house in South Korea features a one-bedroom apartment, which has exclusive access to the rooftop terrace and is described by the owners as ‘cozy and welcoming’. 

The website listing says: ‘You can take in the open nature on the third floor of a village without a tall building, or you can take a picnic on the lawn… if you prefer, you can also take ukulele lessons on the first floor of the building.’

Writing about their stay at the Airbnb, one recent guest wrote: ‘Personally, I loved to play guitar, so I was excited to stay in the guitar-shaped space. There were thoughtful props like Bluetooth speakers, stand lights, wine openers, and the bedding was neat.’ Emotional Healing sleeps two and costs from £58 per night. 

Rondavous Land Yacht, Texas, United States

'No need to worry about tan lines', writes the owner of this yacht, found aground on a 'clothing optional' campsite in Texas. 'It is far enough away from other campsites that you will not have to worry about others seeing you,' they add

‘No need to worry about tan lines’, writes the owner of this yacht, found aground on a ‘clothing optional’ campsite in Texas. ‘It is far enough away from other campsites that you will not have to worry about others seeing you,’ they add

Climb aboard and there's one bedroom, a living space, kitchen with cooker and running water, and even a helm complete with a captain's steering wheel

Climb aboard and there’s one bedroom, a living space, kitchen with cooker and running water, and even a helm complete with a captain’s steering wheel

‘No need to worry about tan lines,’ writes the owner of this yacht, found aground on a ‘clothing optional’ campsite in Texas. ‘It is far enough away from other campsites that you will not have to worry about others seeing you,’ they add.

Outside, guests will find a fire pit, charcoal grill and a shower unit with composting loo. Climb aboard and there’s one bedroom, a living space, kitchen with cooker and running water, and even a helm complete with a captain’s steering wheel. 

Speaking about the quirky rental, previous guest Patricia wrote: ‘I don’t even know where to begin to explain the magic of this place. The attention to detail, creativity, views, animals, privacy, stars, tranquility – every single thing made this one of our favorite vacations ever.’ Rondavous Land Yacht sleeps four and costs from £82 per night. 

Villa Casa Acantilado, Andalucia, Spain

Gaudi-inspired Casa Acantilado, in Salobrena, Spain, 'boasts a beautiful view of the sea' - and extraordinary aesthetics

Gaudi-inspired Casa Acantilado, in Salobrena, Spain, ‘boasts a beautiful view of the sea’ – and extraordinary aesthetics

The owners say: 'The highlight of this accommodation is its private outdoor area with a pool (which can be heated for an extra €5 per night), a garden, an open terrace, a barbecue and an outdoor shower

The owners say: ‘The highlight of this accommodation is its private outdoor area with a pool (which can be heated for an extra €5 per night), a garden, an open terrace, a barbecue and an outdoor shower

The two-storey house features three bedrooms, three bathrooms, living space and a kitchen. It sleeps six and costs from £314 per night

The two-storey house features three bedrooms, three bathrooms, living space and a kitchen. It sleeps six and costs from £314 per night

‘Boasting a beautiful view of the sea, villa Casa Acantilado is located in Salobrena,’ explain the owners of this stunning rental in Spain. 

They add: ‘The highlight of this accommodation is its private outdoor area with a pool (which can be heated for an extra €5 per night), a garden, an open terrace, a barbecue and an outdoor shower. 

‘Share a homemade meal on your terrace while enjoying fantastic views over the sea and the nearby mountains.’

The two-storey house – inspired by the architect Gaudi – features three bedrooms, three bathrooms, living space and a kitchen. Villa Casa Acantilado sleeps six and costs from £314 per night.  

Eclipse, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

This Airbnb in Indonesia has a 'custom three-leaf clover-shaped infinity-edge pool that looks directly out to the ocean'

This Airbnb in Indonesia has a ‘custom three-leaf clover-shaped infinity-edge pool that looks directly out to the ocean’ 

The 'luxury dome' is inspired by the surrealist artist Wolfgang Widmoser, says the listing

A five-minute walk down the hill 'reveals a quiet sandy beach lined with coconut trees'

The ‘luxury dome’ is inspired by the surrealist artist Wolfgang Widmoser, says the listing, and a five-minute walk down the hill ‘reveals a quiet sandy beach lined with coconut trees’

This Airbnb has a ‘custom three-leaf clover-shaped infinity-edge pool that looks directly out to the ocean’, and is described as having ‘one of the most spectacular settings in the world’.

The ‘luxury dome’ is inspired by the surrealist artist Wolfgang Widmoser, says the listing, and a five-minute walk down the hill ‘reveals a quiet sandy beach lined with coconut trees’.

Previous guest Fauzi, who spent their honeymoon there, wrote a glowing review: ‘Every morning we wake up to the sound of singing birds and we end the day with a picturesque sight of the sea complete with the sun setting. The room offers a unique experience, a mixture between a distinctive architecture and nature.’ The Eclipse dome sleeps three and costs from £95 per night. 

Artist’s Tower on the Sea, Provincia de Bocas del Toro, Panama

This Airbnb in Panama is only suitable for 'adventurous travellers', says the host, who has been working on this passion project for years – but has never quite finished it

This Airbnb in Panama is only suitable for ‘adventurous travellers’, says the host, who has been working on this passion project for years – but has never quite finished it

The owner says: 'It is covered in my art and sculpture, as well as some beautiful objects I collected. The sea underneath includes many colorful fish, a little coral, and sometimes small stingrays. If you leave sweet water out, hummingbirds will visit'

The owner says: ‘It is covered in my art and sculpture, as well as some beautiful objects I collected. The sea underneath includes many colorful fish, a little coral, and sometimes small stingrays. If you leave sweet water out, hummingbirds will visit’

'There is no air conditioning (only sea breeze), no television, and not many walls,' the owner writes on the Artist's Tower listing

‘There is no air conditioning (only sea breeze), no television, and not many walls,’ the owner writes on the Artist’s Tower listing 

Artist’s Tower on the Sea is only suitable for ‘adventurous travellers’, says the host, who has been working on this passion project for years – but has  never quite finished it. ‘There is no air conditioning (only sea breeze), no television, and not many walls,’ the owner writes on the website. 

The owner adds: ‘It is covered in my art and sculpture, as well as some beautiful objects I collected. The sea underneath includes many colorful fish, a little coral, and sometimes small stingrays. If you leave sweet water out, hummingbirds will visit.’

The bottom floor contains a kitchen and shower, the second floor features a full kitchen, and the third floor is accessed via two spiral staircases that jut out over the sea and includes a living area and bathroom. At the top of this artist’s retreat is a ‘tiny’ bedroom, ‘just big enough for one small double bed’.

Artist’s Tower on the Sea sleeps five and costs from £86 per night.

Alianz Loft, Heredia, Costa Rica

'Literally the coolest space in San Jose. I would move in if I could,' wrote previous guest James in his review of Alianz Loft (pictured) in Costa Rica

‘Literally the coolest space in San Jose. I would move in if I could,’ wrote previous guest James in his review of Alianz Loft (pictured) in Costa Rica

The 'unique' house is described as 'ideal for architecture lovers, romantic dates, or having a good time'

The ‘unique’ house is described as ‘ideal for architecture lovers, romantic dates, or having a good time’

Outside, the Airbnb rental has a decked terrace, hot tub, fire pit, basketball court, barbecue and a private garden with rabbits

Inside, two air-conditioned bedrooms boast 'luxury beds' and 'mountain views', says the listing

Outside, the Airbnb rental has a decked terrace, hot tub, fire pit, basketball court, barbecue and a private garden with rabbits. Inside, two air-conditioned bedrooms boast ‘luxury beds’ and ‘mountain views’, says the listing

‘Literally the coolest space in San Jose. I would move in if I could,’ wrote previous guest James in his review of Alianz Loft in Costa Rica. 

The ‘unique’ house is described as ‘ideal for architecture lovers, romantic dates, or having a good time’. 

Outside, it features a decked terrace, hot tub, fire pit, basketball court, barbecue and a private garden with rabbits. Inside, two air-conditioned bedrooms boast ‘luxury beds’ and ‘mountain views’, says the listing. Alianz Loft sleeps four and costs from £286 per night. 

The Cow Shed, Suffolk, England 

Described as a 'unique place to stay', The Cow Shed in Suffolk is a 'mix between camping, glamping and a caravan', says the Airbnb listing

Described as a ‘unique place to stay’, The Cow Shed in Suffolk is a ‘mix between camping, glamping and a caravan’, says the Airbnb listing

The cow-shaped accommodation in the Suffolk countryside has a ground-floor double bed with a three-quarter bed above, and admission to the on-site farm park – which features ponies, alpacas and goat yoga [it's a thing] – is included

The cow-shaped accommodation in the Suffolk countryside has a ground-floor double bed with a three-quarter bed above, and admission to the on-site farm park – which features ponies, alpacas and goat yoga [it’s a thing] – is included

Guests can explore the farm out of hours and can even help give the animals breakfast and clean out their stables in the morning

Guests can explore the farm out of hours and can even help give the animals breakfast and clean out their stables in the morning

Described as a ‘unique place to stay’, The Cow Shed is a ‘mix between camping, glamping and a caravan’, says the Airbnb listing. 

The cow-shaped accommodation in the Suffolk countryside has a ground-floor double bed with a three-quarter bed above, and admission to the on-site farm park – which features ponies, alpacas and goat yoga [it’s a thing] – is included. 

When it comes to dining, guests can hire a barbecue, or pop into the farm cafe during the day.  

The website listing adds: ‘Guests can explore the farm out of hours and can even help give the animals breakfast and clean out their stables in the morning. Staff are on hand to answer any curious questions!’ The Cow Shed sleeps four and costs from £100 per night.

Atlas F Missile Silo, New Mexico, United States

Described as a 'true Cold War relic', this apartment is a converted upper level of a 'launch control center' and features 'numerous books and displays' on missile heritage as well as 'a complete living suite'

Described as a ‘true Cold War relic’, this apartment is a converted upper level of a ‘launch control center’ and features ‘numerous books and displays’ on missile heritage as well as ‘a complete living suite’

The converted rental space still retains the original 'underground Launch Control Center' and a tunnel that leads to the '186ft-deep Missile Silo'

The converted rental space still retains the original ‘underground Launch Control Center’ and a tunnel that leads to the ‘186ft-deep Missile Silo’

'Mark' wrote of his stay in this historic missile base: 'Wow. If it were possible to give this place a higher than a five-star review, I would'

A stay at Atlas F Missile Silo is described as 'truly one of a kind'

‘Mark’ wrote of his stay in this historic missile base: ‘Wow. If it were possible to give this place a higher than a five-star review, I would.’ He added: ‘The experience is truly one of a kind’

Described as a ‘true Cold War relic’, this apartment is the converted upper level of a former ‘launch control center’ and features ‘numerous books and displays’ on missile heritage as well as ‘a complete living suite’, says the Airbnb listing. 

The converted rental space still retains the original ‘underground Launch Control Center’ and a tunnel that leads to the ‘186ft-deep [56m] Missile Silo’, the website reveals. The stay includes a guided tour of the property, and the host describes himself as ‘one of the most distinguished speakers regarding missile sites throughout America’.

‘Mark’ wrote of his stay in this historic missile base: ‘Wow. If it were possible to give this place a higher than a five-star review, I would. The experience is truly one of a kind. Gary has such an abundance of knowledge about the site and the missile program.’ Atlas F Missile Silo sleeps two and costs from £322 per night. 




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