Take Your Vacation to New Heights

We never thought we'd say this, but just forget about hotels for a minute. While we love their attention to detail (and have even been known to choose one based on the products alone), we're looking further up for our next getaway. Nestled amidst greenery, modern treehouses offer a one-of-a-kind getaway—all while making your inner child jump up and down with glee. Here, find the 10 coolest sky-high escapes to rent this summer.

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Bilpin, New South Wales, Australia

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The Surroundings: This luxe treehouse, which is really more like an impeccably designed apartment, is set on 600 acres of private wilderness in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales.

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Why You Should Book: If you're in need of some one-on-one time with nature, this secluded Bushland escape delivers that and much more. The space is outfitted with a spa, kitchenette, and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of untouched terrain as far as the eye can see. Exploring the nearby Wollemi National Park and Colo River will fill your days, and some seriously restorative R&R will be on the nightly agenda.

Pricing starts at $708 per night, for availability see airbnb.com.

Helston, Cornwall, United Kingdom 

The Surroundings: Tucked away in an ash tree, this compact treehouse is straight out of a fairy tale with the dramatic Lizard Peninsula as the setting.

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Why You Should Book: While the space might be a bit on the cozy side, it's still very charming, and the views of Falmouth Bay and the fields and orchards of the neighboring Tregaminion Farm are what you're really after here. Porthallow Beach is a short 10-minute walk away, which makes exploring the coast of the Lizard Peninsula a breeze.

Pricing starts at $150 per night, for availability see airbnb.com.

San Salvatore Monferrato, Alessandria, Italy

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The Surroundings: This Italian nest is perched hillside overlooking the surrounding grape fields responsible for the local Barbera, Freisa, Grignolino, and Cortese wines.

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Why You Should Book: As if lazing your day away in a tree sipping fantastic local wine wouldn't be enough, there are also nature walks and biking routes on which you can make your way through the bountiful countryside lined with cedar trees, pagodas, hollies, and tamarisks. 

Pricing starts at $161 per night, for availability see airbnb.com.

Miami, Florida

The Surroundings: This urban oasis is located on a permaculture farm (a designed mini-ecosystem), 15 minutes from the Miami International Airport and South Beach.

Why You Should Book: Your visit to Miami can have the best of both worlds with a stay at this tree-perched escape. Fresh vegetables, eggs, and honey are provided to guests—and the farm's goats, pigs, emus, and chickens are certainly happy for you to feed them before taking off for a sun-soaked day at the beach.

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Pricing starts at $65 per night, for availability see airbnb.com.

Cooper, Alajuela, Costa Rica

The Surroundings: Located near the second-largest city in Costa Rica with 35 acres of rainforest boasting nine natural hot springs.

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Why You Should Book: You can spend your entire vacation dipping in and out of the  mineral-rich springs and never get bored. Five of the nine are right on the rainforest floor, while  the rest are to be found in a neighboring meadow.

Pricing starts at $129 per night, for availability see airbnb.com.

Nojals-et-Clotte, Aquitaine, France

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The Surroundings: The five medieval-inspired treehouses on this estate, which is a former feudal stronghold in the heart of the Périgord region in southwest France, offer modern accommodations in one of the country's most rural, unspoiled areas.

Why You Should Book: Because even in your childhood fantasies, you couldn't have imagined a small commune of tree castles! This specific castle—with a moat, of course—comes with a jacuzzi on the terrace. Is there anything else to say, really? 

Pricing starts at $267 per night, for availability see airbnb.com.

Outes, Galicia, Spain

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The Surroundings: Hidden among trees and pines on the right bank of the river Tines in Galicia.

Why You Should Book: A long, action-packed itinerary won't be in the cards if you choose to stay at this community of particularly sleek, secluded Spanish treehouses—elegantly elevated by a foundation of beams—but if you've already wrapped a busy trip across Galicia, we can't think of a better place to end your travels.

Pricing starts at $149 per night, for availability see airbnb.com.


Atlanta, Georgia

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The Surroundings: Mere minutes from downtown Atlanta, which makes this treehouse the ultimate urban escape.

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Why You Should Book: This treehouse actually consists of three separate areas—the living room, bedroom, and deck— all connected by rope bridges. If there's a hotel in the heart of Atlanta that offers details this cool, we'd like to see it.

Pricing starts at $350 per night, for availability see airbnb.com.

Lincoln, Vermont

The Surroundings: This tiny getaway is located near Mount Abraham and the Green Mountain National Forest.

Why You Should Book: While a snowy Vermont vacation spent in this cozy treehouse sounds perfect, visiting in the summer months means swimming in the New Haven River and hiking the Green Mountain National Forest.

Pricing starts at $169 per night, for availability see airbnb.com.

Aptos, California 

The Surroundings: Ocean views in Santa Cruz County—right next to a Redwood state forest.

Why You Should Book: Waking up to ocean views with redwoods outside your door seems like a pretty good deal, but the design of this Santa Cruz property is noteworthy, too: three different decks on the very top floor, each with its own unique panoramic view. And if you manage to pull yourself away from the stunning treehouse, Capitola Beach and the Santa Cruz Boardwalk are both less than 10 miles away!

Pricing starts at $295 per night, for availability see airbnb.com.

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