The best and most unique Airbnbs in Europe

Airbnb - stay in other peoples homes. From small glass houses with amazing views, huge villas to beach huts. These are the coolest Airbnbs in Europe.

From tiny glass houses with amazing views and huge villas to beach huts, these are the coolest Airbnbs in Europe.

Why stay in a boring hotel when you can experience beautiful views of the sea, mountains, northern lights and more!

Airbnb’s new search categories will change this, with users now able to find all kinds of unique accommodations with unusual features, from grand castles to traditional homes and cottages that are truly outside the norm.

There’s a lot to choose from, so below we’ve rounded up some of our favorite unique Airbnb’s.

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5-star holiday accommodation in Valldal, Norway

100% of recent guests gave the place five stars.

A magnificent holiday home located on a hill, with a wide panoramic view of the fjord.

The windows in the living room cover two floors and capture the ever-changing light from outside. This is truly a luxury house, surrounded by fantastic nature!

From the 100 m² open terrace or the 20 and 15 m² covered terraces you can enjoy the relatively dry climate for which this orchard district is known.

The plot is protected and faces south. Three of the double beds are 120 cm wide. Extra sofa beds in the attic.

The small village of Valldal is 2.5 km away, with many facilities. You can raft and catch salmon and trout in Valldøla, a river 2.5 km away.

A public outdoor pool is available in Tafjorden, 15.5 km away. Drive another 2 km and you will find Onilsvatnet, a lake with trout. The fjord is 300 meters away in a direct line, and 2 km in driving distance.

Unique Architecture Cave House, Santorini, Greece

Wave-shaped doorways, organic steps and a bedroom with a cocoon cave all add to the house’s unique charm.

This spacious, unparalleled cave house, hanging on the cliffs of the Caldera in the center of Oia, is part of a traditional complex of cave houses, owned and renovated by a family of architects.

If you’ve ever looked at the whitewashed houses that tower along the cliffs of the Greek islands and wondered “who lives there?” it could be you, via this Cycladic Airbnb home.

Perched on the cliffs of the caldera on the island of Santorini, the home is part of a complex of traditional cave houses, renovated by local artisans to create a stay that feels both authentic and pampered.

Wave-shaped doorways, organic steps and a bedroom with a cocoon cave all add to the house’s unique charm. But ultimately, a vacation here is all about that view, one you get all to yourself and can admire from multiple vantage points via the private multi-level terrace.

This cave house used to serve as the old bakery of the settlement. Just a stone’s throw from the main pedestrian street of Oia is the remarkable cave house with sculptural aesthetics.

Originally renovated for personal use by local craftsmen, the house perfectly combines traditional style with comfort. The shapes, the use of local techniques, the built-in beds and the selection of antique furniture together with modern comforts, strike the right balance between sophistication and coziness.

A glass house in the heart of a lava desert on Iceland

Glass house with a hot tub and the northern lights as a roof.

In a lava desert in southern Iceland. 5 minutes from the small town of Hella, close to all the popular attractions that South Iceland has to offer, but also in a secret and secluded location.

The experience offered is unique. The bedroom is completely made of glass, you can sleep under the stars in comfort and warmth. The bathroom offers a view of the largest Icelandic volcanoes, Hekla, Eyejafjallajökull, Bláfjöll, Tindfjöll…

There is a fully equipped kitchen with luxury equipment and appliances. Oven, fridge, induction hob, espresso machine, kettle, toaster.
And also a private hot tub and a terrace.

Glass Cottages is a small family business. Surrounded by 500 hectares of natural lava fields, Glass Cottages is a unique glass house dedicated to showcasing nature, the sky and ethical luxury. The cottages offer the perfect antidote to the hectic pace of modern life.

Being in the heart of a lava desert, in an ecological cabin made of glass and wood. Feels outdoors with the comfort of being indoors. The furniture is made from driftwood collected from the shores of ísafjörður. The cushions are hand-knitted, the wool dyed with natural products, comes from a rescue sheep farm.

The cottages consume almost nothing, the sun during the day acts as the main source of heat. It has its own well and the water is one of the cleanest on earth. The cottages are almost self-sufficient, organic and vegan-friendly.

Apulian trullo from 1714 in Martodda, Puglia, Italy

Experience the magic of living in an authentic Apulian trullo.

Trullos are traditional stone houses with conical roofs unique to the Itria Valley in Puglia.

This particular Trulli dates back to 1714 but has been cleverly modernized inside.

The wonderful stone walls and sculptural dome forms remain, along with the additions of a fitted kitchenette and modern bathroom.

Outside there is a barbecue area and an outdoor dining area with a beautiful view of the landscape.

Mini house directly on the beach by the Adriatic Sea in Croatia

You will enjoy a beautiful location next to a private beach with a spectacular view of the Kornati National Park

Villa 26 is located in the ECO resort Buqez, which is a unique project on the Adriatic Sea. Here you can find luxury villas that are made of natural organic materials.

You will enjoy a beautiful location next to a private beach with a spectacular view of the Kornati National Park, which includes an archipelago of hundreds of islands and islets.

We promise you a special piece of heaven and an unforgettable experience of pure relaxation, privacy and comfort.

Villas Rent eco resort presents independent ecological villas with terraces that are
highest quality and durable structures. They are characterized by minimalism and simplicity, special design equipment and a unique touch with nature.

Villa No. 26 offers two bedrooms, toilet, kitchen, living room with sofa bed, spacious terrace and beautiful private day bed on the beach.

Modern glass house in Estonia

Nature Villa takes you as close to nature as possible and offers you comfort and luxury at the same time.

Through the historic park Maidla manor you are guided to our mini house KASEE.
You will experience amazing views in a cozy yet luxurious atmosphere like nowhere else.

This modern glass house is specially made to blend into the wetlands and help you admire the surroundings in the best possible way.

Nature Villa takes you as close to nature as possible and offers you comfort and luxury at the same time.

KASEKE is designed by the Estonian architectural firm b210 and has been nominated and won many design awards. Every detail of this tiny house is handpicked Estonian design.

WonderINN, Raelingen

A mirror-clad cabin in Norway

Immerse yourself in the wilderness, still within reach of civilization!

WonderINN is literally a hidden gem: the unique mirrored glass design allows the house to blend into the landscape so you can retreat to comfort and luxury as you watch the world go by.

Birdbox - a birdhouse you can live in

At the top of the mountain with a view of the Førdefjord in Norway.

Relax, rejuvenate and unwind in this unique modern birdhouse.

Feel close to nature in ultimate comfort. Enjoy the view of the epic Blegja mountain range and the Førdefjord.

Feel the tranquility of the true Norwegian countryside with birds chirping, rivers flowing and trees blowing in the wind.

Explore the countryside, go down to the fjord for a swim, hike in the surrounding mountains, relax with a good book & meditate.

Enjoy the unique Birdbox experience.

Casa Acantilado, an architectural icon of the Costa de Granada

A unique house in Salobreña, Andalusia, Spain

Considered an architectural icon of the Costa de Granada. It is a unique house built within the mountain, offering a year-round temperature of 20 degrees.

Its exclusive design and furnishings, its undulating decks, its spacious kitchen integrated into the large 150-meter lounge overlooking the Mediterranean leave one slightly breathless.

The roof has been made using a hand-made metal protective casing and the zinc scales are also hand-made and supported by tracks. The furniture is made inside the house, made from digital models by the creator architects, they are exclusive personal designs designed for the comfort of their guests.

La Casa del Acantilado returns to construction the opportunity to show that craftsmanship is worth honoring its preparation, over the construction industry. This house has been visited by hundreds of people to see its amazing design and take at least one photo from the outside.

The house has two floors with a large terrace living room following the natural height of the mountain, attached to an overhanging terrace with a heated pool, and a second floor with rooms that contain overlapping terraces on this wonderful deck, giving the impression of climbing a large Dragon.

The house is truly buried in the mountain, with a level that stands out with its magical beauty. From inside the house it feels as if you are on a big boat, because the movement of the sea is the only thing you see in front of you, there is no obstacle that disturbs the view. In addition, it has a natural underground temperature of 20 degrees all year round.

The Arctic Hideaway, Norway

Arctic Hideaway is an architecturally playful and stunning collection of 11 individual buildings, four of which are dormitories.

Go north in Norway and experience a small hotel on a remote island.

Arctic Hideaway is an architecturally playful and stunning collection of 11 individual buildings, four of which are dormitories.

The common areas are the iconic Tower House, kitchen house, studio building, bath house, crab trap and sauna.

Included in the stay is all food and daily use of the sauna.

The arctic hideaway is an experience like few others. It is a place that will give you visual peace. It is truly a transformative experience to live here.

The arctic hideaway is nestled in Sørværet by Fleinvær’s islands, these cabins offer guests beautiful views of the Norwegian Sea, nearby islands, birds, seals, sunrises and sunsets, the northern lights, the midnight sun and so much more.

The architecture is designed to push you out into nature, meaning you move between the cabins for bathroom and kitchen use.

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