These are the unique getaways people covet on Airbnb

Fancy a getaway? (Photo: Airbnb)

Wacky accommodation and unique apartments and houses are becoming increasingly popular with British holidaymakers, especially staycationers.

New data from Airbnb has revealed that bookings of unique spaces – think treehouses, UFO-themed homes and renovated double-decker buses – have increased by more than 113% since 2019.

It also found that total revenue for one-time stays was higher than for regular listings in 2021, with these homes bringing in £134million in the UK and nearly $1billion globally.

From fairytale castles to houseboats, unique vacations are for everyone, useful not only for family getaways, but also for themed celebrations and romantic getaways, and more and more is popping up in the UK. United, with Stoke-on-Trent in the lead. spot of trendy destinations for unique stays this summer.


Top 10 trending destinations for unique stays in the UK

  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Scarborough
  • Cardiff
  • Paington
  • Isle of Lewis
  • Bideford
  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • birmingham
  • New city
  • Southampton

The most popular homes for a unique getaway in the UK

The Willow, Pembrokeshire, Wales

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Not one for camping?

This luxury glamping experience, set in the secluded Welsh countryside, is ideal for a family getaway.

With three beds, the beautifully designed cabin sleeps four.

Book now for £140 a night on Airbnb

Single, isolated airship, Drimnin, Scotland

Tranquility at its best (Photo: Airbnb)

Suitable for two people, this secluded spaceship-themed house in Scotland is ideal for a relaxing romantic getaway.

Perfect for a night spent watching Star Trek under the moon.

Book now for £165 a night on Airbnb

Futuro “UFO” style flying saucer, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Out of this world (Photo: Toby Rhys-Davis)

Another starship, this house on a campsite in south Pembrokeshire sleeps four.

It has a monitor for playing classic 80s games like Space Invaders and Defender and a remote-controlled hatch for getting in and out.

Kitchen facilities are in another part of the campsite.

Book now for £194.5 a night on Airbnb

The Original Spice Bus, Isle of Wight, UK

Spice up your life (Photo: Airbnb)

This bus speaks for itself, doesn’t it?

With room for three, this bus is perfect for a girls’ getaway or even a little bachelorette party.

Book now for £220 a night on Airbnb

Luxury Remote Kabin, East Meon, England

Did we mention the outdoor bath? (Photo: Airbnb)

Set in the beautiful, tranquil countryside of England, this secluded log cabin has views across the Meon Valley.

A place to relax and unwind – with an outdoor bath, I must add – this stay is ideal for couples and can only accommodate two people.

Book now for £160 a night on Airbnb

Dollarbeg Castle, Clackmannanshire, Scotland

Fit for royalty (Photo: Airbnb)

Sleeping six, this grand Scottish castle is perfect for a fantastic family getaway.

With a movie theater, tower and private rooftop terrace, plus expansive grounds, you’ll have plenty to do come rain or shine.

Plus, the rooms are truly fit for royalty.

Book now for £372 a night on Airbnb

Fairy Tale Castle, Portpatrick, Scotland

This is how the other half lives (Photo: Airbnb)

With 25 bedrooms, 25 bathrooms and 16 beds, this fairytale castle is ideal for an extravagant birthday getaway or honeymoon.

It’s expensive, but it’s also huge, with 2,000 acres of private valley walks, forests, three beaches, two lochs, walled and woodland gardens, a maze and two waterfalls.

You will also be looked after by a dedicated team and can book an all-inclusive option.

Book now for £1,125 a night on Airbnb

The Tree Tent, Somerset, England

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A place to switch off (Image: Content creators)

Sleeping two, this quaint Somerset treehouse is an absolute gem.

This spherical structure suspended between two trees offers a chance to reconnect with nature and escape adulthood – and with a fully equipped kitchen.

With no wifi or data access, this place is perfect if you want to disconnect.

Book now £156 for one night on Airbnb

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