Pillow Talk: 10 Amazing Airbnbs Around the World For the Ultimate Night’s Sleep

10 Amazing Airbnbs Around the World

Stargazing to shark gazing.


Whether your idea of a good night’s sleep is counting stars, dreaming of fairytales or being circled by a few sharp-toothed friends, one of the below spectacular Airbnb listings is bound to grant you a healthy case of zzz’s. The only dilemma? Which one to book first.

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1. The Shark Aquarium in Paris

Love sharks? Here’s your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sleep in a 30-foot deep underwater bedroom, where the only thing separating you from your finned neighbors is the transparent cylindrical wall. On April 11th, 12th and 13th, 2016, the Aquarium de Paris is hosting a first-ever sleepover in their Shark Aquarium. Three lucky winners and their guests will be welcomed by host Fred Buyle, a world record-breaking freediver, underwater photographer, and shark enthusiast. In addition to 360-degree shark-gazing, the night will include a guided tour of the aquarium, an intimate meal and introductions to your sharp-toothed friends as Fred dives into the tank. Oh, and did we mention free roundtrip airfare from anywhere in the world? Hurry, entries close April 8th.

Enter to win your stay here.

2. Off-grid itHouse in Pioneertown, CA

Spend a night in the sunbaked wilds of the California high desert in this green-designed refuge featuring raw industrial aesthetics near Joshua Tree National Park. As the name would suggest, the house is completely off-grid. Expect solar-powered energy and hot water and while you won’t find television or wi-fi, you will find stunning, unobstructed views in all directions. Entire house from $380/night, accommodating up to 4 guests.

View the full listing here.

3. Dairsie Castle in Fife, Scotland

Live your own fairytale in this restored 1300s castle located in the historic county of Fife, Scotland. Merging medieval character with modern day comfort, the property features 6 bedrooms, an art + antique gallery, spiral staircases, expansive views of the surrounding countryside, and yes – a dungeon. Entire castle from $742/night, accommodating up to 13 guests.

View the full listing here.

4. Mesón Sacristia de la Compañía in Puebla, Mexico

Situated in the heart of downtown Puebla (a UNESCO World Heritage City) antique furnishings, ornate accents and 4-poster beds are the signature of this colorfully preserved, colonial-style accommodation that will instantly transport you to 19th-century Mexico. Traditional balconies and heavy wooden doors face an inner courtyard that serves up traditional Pueblan cuisine while hosting live music, plus – have any of the antiques throughout your room (and adjoining gallery) caught your eye? Everything’s for sale, so you might just be able to take a piece of Puebla home. 1 private room from $80.00/night, accommodating up to 4 guests. (Multiple rooms available.)

View the full listing here.

5. Villa San Gennariello in Portici, Campania, Italy

This history-filled Italian Villa dating back to the 1700s boasts sprawling antique-appointed rooms alongside proximity to Herculaneum, Pompeii, Naples and more. Plus, catch breathtaking sunset (or sunrise) views of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius on the spacious sundeck. 1 private room from $70.00/night, accommodating up to 3 guests. (Multiple rooms available.)

View the full listing here.

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6. Elqui Domos Astronomic Hotel in Paiguano, Coquimbo, Chile

One of seven astronomic hotels worldwide and the only one in the Southern Hemisphere, the Elqui Domos offers an unmatched experience to stargaze through the clear, magical skies of Chile’s Elqui Valley. Each room comes in the form of a geodesic dome equipped with a living room, bathroom, bed and detachable roof – not to mention a private terrace. Plus, take a dip in the shared pool or book an astronomic tour or nighttime horse ride. Domes from $190/night, accommodating up to 4 guests. (Multiple domes available ; plus 4 separate “observatories.”)

View the full listing here.

7. Container Home in Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain.

Just 5 minutes from the historic center of Palma, check in to this unique, light-filled house constructed of container modules. The spacious home features all modern amenities including A/C, wi-fi, washer/dryer and TV, not to mention an outdoor terrace complete with BBQ and plunge pool. Entire home from $163/night, accommodating up to 3 guests.

View the full listing here.

8. St Pancras Clock Tower Guest Suite in London

Located in an apartment in the clock tower above St Pancras International Station, this 5th floor guest suite (take the lift or climb a spectacular gothic staircase) offers a double bed as well as private bathroom, living area and kitchenette alongside sweeping city views. No need to worry about being woken up to loud ringing – the gothic revival tower was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1868, but never held bells. 1 private suite from $221/night, accommodating up to 4 guests.

View the full listing here.

9. Modern Glass Tree House in Atlanta, GA

A five minute drive from Downtown Atlanta, this gorgeous forest retreat sits on a steel structure tucked into a group of mature hardwood trees. Two levels of spacious open floor plans feature high ceilings and floods of natural light, surrounded by giant glass doors and windows opening up to 4 outdoor terraces. Entire house from $500/night, accommodating up to 6 guests.

View the full listing here.

10. The Seashell House in Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Built in 1994 by architect Eduardo Ocampo, this private, gated property located on the stunning island of Isla Mujeres (off the coast of Cancun) offers two king beds, a private pool, sweeping Caribbean views and more all under the enclave of two adjoining “shells.” Oh – and don’t be alarmed if you spot a few additional houseguests in the form of adorable geckos peeking out from behind the built-in bar. Entire house from $299/night, accommodating up to 4 guests.

View the full listing here.