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9 Properties You Can Rent On Airbnb For Utmost Peace And Quiet The Great Escape

In need of a respite from city life? Wish to become one with nature? Say no more; we have just the right recommendations for you, below. 

A couple of days ago, Airbnb unveiled their very first underwater property in Paris – a circular bedroom submerged in an aquarium filled with 3,000,000 litres of water … and 35 sharks. How cool is that?! According the host Fred Buyle, a shark conservationist, he hopes the experience would help dispel certain myths about the oft-misunderstood creatures and that guests would develop newfound respect and appreciation for sharks.

Sorry to burst your bubble, but don’t get too excited yet; we doubt the property will actually be available for rent, but for now, Airbnb is giving away three one-night stays to three lucky winners, where each winner and their guest will be welcomed by Fred, enjoy complimentary meals, and sleep with the majestic sharks. The prize even includes Economy class return tickets to Paris! The contest closes April 3, so login to your Airbnb account, go to the “Night At The Shark Aquarium” listing page, and simply tell them why you deserve to win under “Enter to win”.

In the meantime, if you’re looking for similar listings (read: total peace and near-isolation from the rest of the world), check out these other properties that you can actually rent on Airbnb:

1. Halsabol Sumarhus
Grundarfjordur, West, Iceland

Source: Airbnb

Source: Airbnb

Located in the middle of Snæfellsnes, there are all of two Halsabol summer houses, each accommodating up to 8 guests. While peaceful and remote, they are just 3km away from the town of Grundarfjordur. The houses overlook a breathtaking landscape with Mt. Kirkjufell at the back – if you’re feeling adventurous, you can even scale to the summit of the mountain! (Click here to see the listing.)

2. The Tiny Fern Forest Treehouse
Lincoln, VT, United States

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Source: Airbnb

Perched 30 feet above a blanket of ferns, this cozy treehouse is every Enid Blyton fan’s childhood dream come true! Let your imagination run wild as you soak in the hot tub under the stars, or while you marvel at the fantastic views of Mt. Abraham and the Green Mountain National Forest from the deck. (Click here to see the listing.)

3. A Beautiful Cottage Close to Geysir
Laugarvatn, Iceland

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Source: Airbnb

Situated in the middle of the famous Golden Circle Route, this architectural work of art was designed to reflect the gorgeous Icelandic landscape. The environmentally conscious will also be glad to know that the electricity in the house is generated by geothermal energy, and that the house is kept warm by geothermal water – from a nearby geothermal hot spring – that runs through pipes in the floor. (Click here to see the listing.)

4. South Eyjafjallajokull Modern House 
Hvolsvöllur, Rangárþíng eystra, Iceland

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Source: Airbnb

Built with plenty of wide, clear windows, this standalone house offers stunning views all around, including the Eyjafjoll mountains and Seljalandsfoss waterfall. If you’re lucky, you could even catch the magical Northern Lights from the kitchen! (Click here to see the listing.)

5. Mushroom Dome Cabin
Aptos, CA, United States

Source: Airbnb

Source: Airbnb

The most popular rental on Airbnb is this semi-rustic cabin. Don’t worry about getting cabin fever; there are plenty to do when you stay here – from stargazing and strolling along Rio Del Mar Beach, which is just 10 minutes away, to dirtbiking in the Redwoods and along Aptos creek. (Click here to see the listing.)

6. Dream Adventure Mongolia, Ger Camp
Gorkhi Terelj National Park, Gachuurt Reserve Park, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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Source: Airbnb

This is more like a homestay, really, because you’ll be spending lots of time with the incredibly warm hosts, who will give you a Mongolian experience you’d never forget. (Click here to see the listing.)

7. Traveling Light – Mongolian Yurt
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada

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Source: Airbnb

Whether you decide to canoe in the lake, go on a mountain biking adventure along two spectacular trails, or simply take in the beautiful Yukon landscape, we bet there will never be a dull moment when you stay in this unique handcrafted Mongolian yurt. (Click here to see the listing.)

8. Straw Bale House
Komoro, Nagano, Japan

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Source: Airbnb

This house may be entirely made of natural straw block and muddy soil, but rest assured it wouldn’t crumble during torrential downpours because the walls are 50cm thick! Become one with nature as you take a stroll in the woods. Or, broaden your literary horizons at the nearby book cafe, which is run by the friendly hosts. (Click here to see the listing.)

9. Amazing View On Top Of Norway
Ingoya, Finnmark, Norway

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Source: Airbnb

If total isolation is what you’re looking for, search no further. Check in to this property during winter, and you will be all by yourself, with the next closest population 6km away. (Click here to see the listing.)


With wanderlust flowing in her veins, Lili has always had grand dreams of travelling the world, escaping to exotic locales and experiencing different cultures. Whenever Life gets too much for her, she reaches straight for her earphones to tune out the world. More than just a temporary distraction, music has a profound way of taking her to places that stir the soul.

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