Top 5 Airbnb’s to Explore

Airbnb, the widely popular site providing short and long term stays in apartments, homes, cabins and even buses, provides housing across the globe. Here’s a look at some of the top rated places to stay during your travels, as provided by Airbnb:

Casa Caracol “The Seashell House” in Isla Mujeres, Mexico

For $249/night, you can stay at this five-star rated two bedroom, two and a half bathroom house. The home, designed by Raquel and Eduardo Ocampo, boasts a gorgeous pool and view of the beach, and is truly an architectural marvel. The design concept and interior decor provides an experience unlike any other, offering privacy sitting atop a cliff, close to beaches and golf courses on the 7km long, 650 meter wide island of Isla Mujeres.

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Tile House in Twentynine Palms, California, U.S.A.

The house, a mosaic made of Mexican tile, smalti, handmade Perry Hoffman ceramics, tile and fused glass, recovered desert tiles, found objects, stained glass, and ceramic bric-brac, this desert-surrounded structure creates an indoor/outdoor osmosis experience. For $148 a night, you and your guests can sleep soundly on queen sizes beds after spending the day in the outdoor hot tub or gathered around the firepit listening to music blasting from the iPod dock speakers. Comfortably accommodating 4, the Perry Hoffman creation is colorful, intricate, and amazing, and only 7 miles from the east entrance of Joshua Tree National Park.

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St. Pancras Clock Tower Guest Suite in London, United Kingdom

Ever wonder what it’s like to spend a night in a clocktower? Here’s your chance! Located in Sir George Gilbert Scott’s 1869 gothic revival railway hotel building, the mini apartment is located in the clock tower at St Pancras Station. Accommodating groups of four, the 1 bedroom/1 bathroom apartment is ideal for weekly holidays at $241 a night. Located in the neighborhood of Kings Cross, the British Library is your nextdoor neighbor, and the West End is a 20ish minute walk away; it’s the perfect central location to explore all that London has to offer.

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Historical Nakagin Capsule Tower in Ginza, Tokyo, Japan

Designed in 1972 by Kisho Kurokawa, the historical tower is a rare example of Japanese Metabolism and was the world’s first example of capsule architecture built for actual use. Located in the center of Tokyo, the tiny space rents out for $75 a night, and is able to squeeze in two guests, shower not included. If you’re looking for a no-frills, one-of-a-kind stay in one of the world’s most fascinating cities, try this architecturally fascinating building, close to the Upmarket shopping area and Salaryman District.

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Modern Glass Tree House in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

The two floor, open-concept home is available for both overnight stays and hosting private events, meetings, and retreats. Tucked into a cluster of mature hardwood trees, the house boasts high ceilings, large spaces, and unbeatable amounts of natural light. Featuring modern, custom-built lofts, giant doors and windows, as well as four outdoor terraces, it easily accommodates four to six guests. At $500 per night, the modern space offers a unique experience in a natural environment.

Jerry Daskoski