Top 10 Most Unique & Affordable Airbnb Rentals

If you haven’t heard of Airbnb by now, its a website that allows people to rent rooms, apartments or homes of residents living in the specific location travelers are visiting.

Airbnb Rental in Iceland

The beauty of this service is that it allows travelers to stay in unique locations for extended periods of time while gaining a fuller experience of the city, town, state or country they are staying in.

Airbnb creates a more personal and intimate feel where travelers can stay in places and with people with whom they would be less likely to encounter like that of a foreign exchange program creating a broader experience than if they just went the commercial / tourist route.

Airbnb Rental in Iceland

Many of these rentals can be much less expensive and even more accommodating than staying at a high rated hotel.

To give an idea of some of the locations where Airbnb hosts house travelers, below is a list of the top 10 most beautiful Airbnb rentals –

1. Amsterdam, Netherlands – Rent the inside of a furnished windmill in Amsterdam. The windmill is fully furnished and comes equipped with all amenities. You can experience an “original Dutch countryside feeling” only 15 minutes outside of the city.

2. Medina, Morocco – This exquisitely designed rental gives guests the royal treatment with its palace-like feel and traditional Moroccan decor.

The terrace

The Cozy Palace aka Bamileke Suite!

3. Cairo, Egypt – This beautiful stone loft has a mosaic terrace with a breathtaking view of the Pyramids of Giza

It's easy to get distracted while working the barbecue.

Apt 4

4. Kiev, Ukraine – Ultra contemporary chic home in the heart of the city with an amazing Jacuzzi and modern artwork lining the walls

This wonderful apartment is in very centre of Kiev- in pedestrian part of Khreshchatyk street - Passage.

Big jacuzzi and fresh towels. What can be better after great day of adventure through the city.

"This is a great apartment, very well appointed, everything you could need, including two televisions with very many channels, and the apartment was spotlessly clean. It also has s small balcony."- by Jonathan. View from the balcony to Horodetskogo street. 3 minutes till Independance Square and subway station.

5. Cusco, Peru – Beautiful view of the mountains with a rustic design with hints of Inca design influences

Relaxing on the terrasse.

A large suite for the price of a room

6. Kolsstaðir , Iceland – More of a secluded location in the hills of West Iceland – cozy, warm and a vivid view of the Aurora Borealis.

We had such a special time staying in this lovely home. A perfect place to start our Honeymoon. Kristjan made us feel very special by going out of his way to leave us some lovely gifts, which truly touched us. Leaving our car down the tracks due to the high level of snow added to the adventure. Making fresh tracks made us really feel like we were the only ones experiencing this: we were individual, not just one in the crowds! The advice Kristjan gave us prior to our visit was invaluable. We ended up going to the Viking hot spring (which you can see in the pics). Again we were the only ones there! Making fresh tracks knee deep! So so romantic! If you are looking for non-standard touristic place to stay (be off the beaten tracks) this is the perfect location. I am a professional photographer - traveling the world for my job, and can honestly say that this location is in my top 5 of my best locations to take snaps! Thank you Kristjan

"We cannot say enough wonderful things about our 3 night stay in Kristjan's little cabin...a piece of heaven is a perfect description! It was the second half of our honeymoon and could not have been more romantic and exactly what we were looking for...and more. A lot of care clearly went into the construction and care of this "tiny house". Communication from Kristjan was perfect, the location, the cabin, cleanliness, amenities, charm, VIEWS, everything!!!...perfect. I recommend to anyone else without a single moment's hesitation. :-)"

5 stars are not enough. The location was exactly what we were looking for in choosing to stay in West Iceland: beautiful, scenic, and peaceful. The cabin is well-appointed for being a perfectly cozy home base and the stove kept the place plenty warm. The mountains behind the property were coated in snow, making for a gorgeous backdrop and on top of everything, we got to enjoy the Northern Lights from the front porch, all to ourselves. Thank you Kristján for providing such an amazing experience!

7. Montana, United States – Sleep under the stars and among the trees in this rustic treehouse with a brilliant view of the mountains

View from the Treehouse trail of the Bridger mountains and Bridger Bowl Ski Resort

8. Viana do Castelo, Portugal – A beautiful and cozy stone home close to the mountains and the beach with lake side swimming and breathtaking natural surroundings

Backyard with good shadow.

9. Yui Valley, Japan – Traditional Japanese style home with a view of Green mountain and close to Kyoto / Tokyo


Living Room with view to the Green Mountain.

Traditional Japanese house in the mountains.

10. Hemmathagama, Sri Lanka – Absolutely gorgeous oasis in the middle of the jungle with a pool and stunning views of the surrounding landscape

The Living area

Rambutan Chalet bedroom

Mangosteen Chalet at dusk