Bet you wouldn’t mind spending a month in one of these dream homes! 😎

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The Bamboo House in Bali, Indonesia. Photo credit: @andathousandwords via Instagram

Everyone has different reasons for travelling. Some seek adrenaline-pumping activities while others crave foreign cuisines. And then there are those who want to experience living like royalty. You know, just for a couple of days.

With COVID-19 changing travel as we know it, travellers may be more cautious about spending too much time at crowded tourist attractions. But with dream homes like these, even staying in will feel like an epic adventure!

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Encantada Vieques in Vieques, Puerto Rico. Photo credit: Daniel via Airbnb

Here are 12 dream homes you can rent for your next holiday!

1) Bali, Indonesia: Bamboo house with river views

Bali Indonesia Eco Bamboo House Exterior - Dream Homes

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Built on the west bank of River Ayung, Aura House is a mesmerising three-storey bamboo paradise. It’s surrounded by lush rainforest and even includes a private pool!

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For the ultimate R&R experience, hire an in-house masseuse or yoga instructor.

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This home has the best of both worlds — it’s secluded but not remote! Aura House is 25 minutes away from the cultural sights in Ubud and 35 minutes from the gorgeous beaches of Canggu.

Cost: ~S$229/night (4 pax)

Read also: Ultimate Bali Accommodation Guide — Value for Money Hostels to Affordably Luxurious Villas

2) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Minimalistic eco-friendly house surrounded by rainforest

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The Arca House is a work of art nestled in an ecological sanctuary. Previous guests have described living here as a spiritual retreat, ideal for letting go of stress. Large floor-to-ceiling windows let in natural light, and modern furniture keeps the place looking classy.

Rio De Janeiro Brazil Secluded Sustainable House Interior - Dream Homes Around The World

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The home has two bedrooms which sleep six, and a common space with a dining table, kitchen and comfy bean bags.

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Just a two-minute walk away lies a private waterfall perfect for an afternoon swim! It’s also a 20-minute car ride from the colonial town of Paraty, where there are numerous restaurants, bars and beaches.

Cost: ~S$213/night (6 pax)

3) Drimnin, Scotland: Secluded airship with highland views

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All aboard Airship002! Destination: comfort city. This Airbnb experience is out of this world, with a futuristic exterior and a prime location on a hill. Enjoy stargazing while getting cosy inside!

Drimnin Scotland Airship Airbnb Interior - Dream Homes Around The World

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Bigger doesn’t always mean better; this modern tiny house packs all the amenities you’d need into a small space. Past reviews rave about how comfortable this place is, even (or especially) during bad weather.

Cost: ~S$264/night (2 pax)

4) Marrakech, Morocco: Traditional Moroccan house with a central courtyard

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Live like Morrocon royalty at The Riad. It’s located in the heart of Medina, Marrakech‘s old city, making it an excellent home base to explore. Just a 15-minute walk away, you’ll see the famous Jemaa el-Fnaa square!

Marrakech Morocco Traditional Moroccon Airbnb with Open Air Courtyard - Dream Homes

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The first thing that’ll catch your eye is the beautiful pool at the centre of the home. After a morning swim, head up to the roof terrace! You’ll find a couple of sunbeds and shaded lounge areas.

Marrakech Morocco Airbnb Roof Terrace - Dream Homes

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Marrakech Morocco Traditional Moroccon Airbnb Bedroom - Dream Homes

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This Airbnb includes four bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, each tastefully furnished. Arched doorways, lamps and colourful fixtures continue the traditional theme throughout the house.

Cost: ~S$287/night (8 pax)

Read also: 11-Day Morocco Itinerary for under S$2.7k incl. flights — The Perfect Introduction to North Africa

5) Vieques, Puerto Rico: Open-air luxury villa with a 94ft infinity pool

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Dream of living in an outrageously luxurious villa like the ones on television? Welcome to Encantada Vieques. It’s a massive five-acre property with 6,000sqft of living space.

The star of home is the 94ft long infinity pool which faces the Caribbean Sea. Prefer the beach? There’s gated access to Coco Beach, located just in front of the house!

Vieques Puerto Rico Luxury Villa Airbnb Living Room - Dream Homes

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The house has an open concept, with tons of space both indoors and outdoors. Spend the day lounging by the pool and end the night with a rooftop barbeque!

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One unique feature is the lack of glass in the entire home — the owners didn’t want anything between them and this world-class view!

Cost: ~S$1,045/night (16 pax)

6) Akureyri, Iceland: Modern apartment with lake and mountain views

Akureyri Iceland Studio Apartment Airbnb - Dream Homes

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Embrace wonderful Icelandic landscapes at this sleek studio apartment. It’s just 10 minutes from Akureyri, Iceland’s second-largest city. There’s tons to do here — husky-sledging, kayaking, hiking, skiing, horse-riding and more!

Akureyri Iceland Studio Apartment Airbnb Interior - Accommodation in Iceland

This Airbnb is perfect for catching the northern lights during the winter and the midnight sun during the summer.

Cost: ~S$189/night (2 pax)

Read also: 10-Day Budget Iceland Itinerary for S$2.8k — The Epic Camper Van Road Trip

7) Penafiel, Portugal: Rustic countryside villa with a saltwater infinity pool

Penafiel Portugal Rustic Countryside Villa Airbnb - Dream Homes

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Douro Villa is a rustic property located on the banks of the Douro River. It has a cabin-like interior, but you won’t be roughing it out while you’re here. The villa features a 12m saltwater infinity pool, jacuzzi, massive patio and a foosball table.

Penafiel Portugal Rustic Countryside Villa Airbnb Living Room - Dream Homes

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This Airbnb lies on a farm, so don’t be surprised to find cute animals roaming around. Like a true farmhouse, it’s also spacious, with two storeys, four bedrooms and three bathrooms — perfect for family vacations!

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Cost: S$629/night (9 pax)

Read also: 10-Day Portugal Itinerary for less than S$2k incl. Flights From Singapore

8) Tinn, Norway: Cosy three-storey treehouse in the woods

Tinn Norway Forest Treehouse Exterior - Dream Homes Around The World

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It’s tough to disconnect when you stay in a city. Why not try living off-grid in a cosy treehouse? This Airbnb in Norway takes you back to the basics — solar lamps, candles, and solar phone chargers (yes, no electricity!).

Tinn Norway Forest Treehouse Deck Area - Dream Homes Around The World

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There’s no scrimping on comfort though, with a wood fire stove, private riverside tub and large open terrace.

Tinn Norway Forest Treehouse Interior Winter - Dream Homes

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Check out the view from the living room! Located along Tessungåe River, the property features large windows. The cosy sleeping lofts also feature a large skylight, so you’ll fall asleep watching the stars!

Cost: ~S$738/night (9 pax)

Read also: 7-Day Summer Norway Itinerary Under S$2.5k Budget Incl. Round Trip Flights From Singapore

9) Rome, Italy: 16th-century deluxe apartment close to the Vatican

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Dream homes don’t always have to be secluded. This 16th-century apartment lies in the heart of Rome, within walking distance from landmarks like the Vatican and Colosseum.

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It’s tastefully decorated with antique finishes and almost feels like the set of a film. Picture waking up here, strolling to a cafe for brunch, then enjoying a local market nearby. Sounds like a pretty great day!

Rome Italy 16th-Century Apartment Airbnb Entrance - Dream Homes

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The building itself is also charmingly beautiful — check out the entrance!

Cost: ~S$158/night (2 pax)

10) Bali, Indonesia: Bamboo house overlooking vast rice terraces

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Experience a quainter side of Bali, away from the crowds. Perched on the edge of a valley, The Bamboo House offers panoramic views of rice terraces. You can even spot Mount Agung in the distance!

Bali Indonesia Bamboo Airbnb With Rice Terrace Views - Dream holiday homes

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Now, this is a view I wouldn’t mind waking up to every day. The second floor has an outdoor hanging net ideal for lounging and snapping pictures for the gram!

Bali Indonesia Bamboo Airbnb With Rice Terrace Views Interior - Dream Homes

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The ground floor is completely open (no doors!), creating a seamless living space. Security isn’t an issue — the owner is a resident of the nearby village and knows all the local farmers.

Due to its remote location, there aren’t many restaurants or shops in the area. However, the owner has a small restaurant nearby that serves up affordable local dishes. The Airbnb also comes with a scooter, allowing guests to explore the surrounding countryside!

Cost: ~S$493/night (4 pax)

Read also: One-Week Bali Itinerary — The Lesser Known Side Most Tourists Miss

11) Mykonos, Greece: Breathtaking villa with lots of space for entertaining

Mykonos Greece Seaside Villa Exterior - Dream Homes

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Villa Orion is the ultimate dream home. It has five bedrooms and four bathrooms, designed with the iconic Greek white and blue theme. The showstopper, however, is the incredible outdoor space.

Mykonos Greece Seaside Villa Pool Area - Dream Homes around the world

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Just imagine the parties you could have here! With the large pool, outdoor dining area and barbeque grill, you and your friends will be entertained for hours.

Mykonos Greece Seaside Villa Living Room - Dream Homes

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This Airbnb is just 10 minutes from Mykonos airport. The owner also offers extra services at good deals — an in-house chef, yacht or helicopter tours and yoga sessions. Talk about living luxe!

Cost: ~S$2,102/night (12 pax)

Read also: 9-Day Greece Itinerary Under S$1.5k incl. flights — Athens, Santorini, Meteora

12) Issus, France: 17th-century castle with a pool and tennis court

Issus France 17th-Century Castle Airbnb - Dream Homes

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Ever dreamed of living like royalty? Well, it’s possible at this gorgeous 17th-century brick castle! Picture this: Four hectares of private land. Nine bedrooms, seven bathrooms, three living rooms. And that’s just the indoor space!

Issus France 17th-Century Castle Airbnb Dining Room - Dream Homes

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Each room is elaborately decorated, with grand chandeliers and intricate finishes. Looks like a scene straight out of The Princess Diaries 🤩 .

Issus France 17th-Century Castle Airbnb Tennis Court - Dream Homes

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If you think this place is stuck in time, you’re deeply mistaken. This castle has a pool, tennis court, foosball table, ping-pong table and an Xbox.

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You can even collect fresh eggs from a chicken coop and pick fruits from the garden!

Cost: ~S$2,125/night (15 pax)

Read also: 10-Day France Itinerary under S$1.5k — Paris and Beyond by Rail

Ultimate Dream Home For Future Travels

Drimnin Scotland Secluded Airship Airbnb - Dream Homes

Airship002 in Drimnin, Scotland. Photo credit: Amanda via Airbnb

COVID-19 has changed the way we travel. When we do get to fly again, some of us might still be apprehensive about dealing with crowds. But hey, it’s all good when you can rent a dream home to spend most of your time in!

Dreaming of your next getaway? Here’s some inspiration:
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