The sensational Airbnb in Mexico shaped like a giant waving snake
If your travel aspirations include staying somewhere sensational, this snake-inspired Mexico property – surely one of the most surreal rentals in the world – should do the trick.
Quetzalcoatl’s Nest – named after the Aztec feathered serpent god, Quetzalcoatl – is an incredible piece of architecture set on 40 acres that resembles a giant serpent, its mouth built around a natural 19-foot cave (six meters) wide, one of many in the hilly terrain.
Designed by Mexican architect Javier Senosiain, it’s part of a sculpture park and housing complex – and one of 10 apartments is available for rent through Airbnb. There are no doors (other than at the main entrance), the rooms are connected by winding tunnels, and guests can climb a flight of stairs to enter the Serpent’s Mouth, from where there are fascinating views. .
Quetzalcoatl’s Nest – named after the Aztec feathered serpent god, Quetzalcoatl – is an incredible piece of architecture set on 40 acres that resembles a giant serpent
There are ten spacious apartments in the winding complex and one is available to rent through Airbnb for £ 228 per night
The unit can accommodate up to ten people in five bedrooms, with full kitchens, dining areas, and spacious bathrooms among the amenities.
Large, round windows with window seats allow travelers to make the most of the gorgeous views, and there’s an eye-catching communal indoor garden with tropical plants, a small pond, and a multi-colored glass window.
Senosiain, who is known for his dreamlike organic designs, completed Quetzalcoatl’s Nest in 1998 and owner Patricia has been hosting her unit there since 2015.
She says when she show guests, “Wows”, “oohs” and “ooh la las” are plentiful, while his listing describes the property, which is in Naucalpan, just northwest of Mexico City, as “heaven in the city”.
The unit can accommodate up to ten people in five bedrooms, with fully equipped kitchens, dining areas, and spacious bathrooms among the amenities
There are no doors, the rooms are connected by winding tunnels, and guests can enter the snake’s mouth (pictured) for a mesmerizing view
All rooms have large round windows so that guests can easily gaze at the sculpture garden. In the photo, the Airbnb kitchen area
One of the property’s many dazzling features is this communal indoor garden
He continues: “This place is perfect for anyone who loves nature, silence, woods, architecture, and someone who wants to recuperate.
“It has a park with botanical gardens, a mineral cave and lakes to go around. It is a perfect place for small groups on retreat, to write, meditate, do yoga, walk, rest. ‘
Past guests have left rave reviews and it has a 4.92 rating for cleanliness, location, and value for money.
Natalie, who stayed at the Airbnb in February, said: “This place exceeds all expectations. What a dream land! It was so special to be able to stay in a place like this and experience a part of someone’s wildest imagination. It is a unique experience.
Multi-colored glass windows and colorful mosaics create a vibrant atmosphere in the winding inner garden
A magical atmosphere reigns throughout the property, thanks to the playful collisions of shape and color of Senosiain
The Airbnb listing, compiled by host Patricia, describes Quetzalcoatl’s Nest as a “paradise in the city.” He continues: “This place is perfect for anyone who loves nature, silence, woods, architecture and someone who wants to recuperate”
And Mark, who rented the wacky apartment in 2018, reflected: ‘Nido from Quetzalcoatl [Quetzalcoatl’s Nest] is for lovers of architecture and nature!
“Sleeping in the belly of a rattlesnake in the most beautiful architectural and landscaped park designed by Javier Senosiain is an unforgettable experience. You will feel like Alice in Wonderland! ‘
Quetzalcoatl’s Nest costs £ 228 a night. Click on here for more information.
Past guests have left rave reviews on the rental and it has a 4.92 rating for cleanliness, location and value for money