From treehouses and boathouses to quirky castles, airstreams, and earth homes, there are so many unique spaces to consider when making domestic travel plans for the spring and summer. Lucky for us, many of the most wish-listed stays on Airbnb Canada are located right here in B.C.
In a press release, Airbnb shared that more distinctive rentals are up 70% compared to back in 2019 – and we get it. Staying somewhere special can take an experience from good to great. And that’s exactly where these unique BC Airbnbs come into play, with the first on the list being the most wish-listed stay in the whole country.
Here are the most wish-listed unique Airbnbs in British Columbia.
Believe it or not, this charming retreat was hand-sculpted using sustainable, natural materials local to Vancouver Island. Truly the cottage of our dreams!
As one visitor commented, you can “sleep to the sound of frogs” and “wake up to the songs of birds.” Sounds like a fairytale to us.
The Mayne Island home unsurprisingly takes the title for Canada’s Most Wish-listed Unique Stay—if you want to book your staycation, you’ll have to try and nab a spot for next year before they’re all booked.
Located in a gorgeous intersection of rural land, ocean, and old-growth forest in Sooke, B.C. is a space that is just as magical. Romantic weekend getaway in a hot tub in the middle of the forest with a glass of vino? Yes, please!
If the tub’s not your thing, you can always take a nice hot shower in the separate-entrance bathroom overlooking giant conifer trees. Climb up the ladder to access your swanky loft bedroom.
Also located in Sooke, B.C. is Canada’s Most Wish-Listed Treehouse, Owl’s Perch. As the name suggests, it’s the perfect place to touch down for a nice, relaxing retreat in the woods.
The house itself is nestled between several large cedars and a giant maple tree, reaching 30 feet off of the ground.
Lounge on some comfy patio chairs on a private deck for some gorgeous views of the Salish Sea and Washington State. If you’re down to venture out (which is a big if, considering how big this treehouse is), be sure to check out Sooke Potholes Provincial Park and Galloping goose trail!
Tolkien fans and mountain lovers take note! This hobbit-themed earth home is the perfect backcountry destination. There’s plenty of privacy if you just want to hang out and play board games or cozy up by the hearth, or you can venture out for some serious hiking.
For a completely unplugged experience, look no further than this cozy Osoyoos hobbit hole.