These days finding a beautiful hotel or home to stay in comes a dime a dozen. But what if you want to vacation at a truly unique space unlike any other in the world? The sort of place that will stop you dead in your tracks and make you go, “Wow!” Here’s a sample of our most surprising listings you won’t be able to find anywhere else. With one-of-a-kind architectural elements in special locales, these destinations are perfect for inspired vacationers looking for a wow factor.
Beauty in balance… Whale watching from bed, an in-floor heating system, and a sleek aesthetic to boot. Wood h on the Isle of Skye proves cozy and classy can coexist with ease.
X marks the spot… It doesn’t get much more surprising than a house shaped like a giant ‘X’, perched in the mountains of Catalonia. Complete with modern design elements, infinity pool, and walk-in sauna, this stunner never ceases to turn heads.
A+ A-Frame… Treat yourself to the ultimate hilltop retreat at this eco-conscious cabin in Australia. With aerial views of Kimo valley and the Murrumbidgee River flats below, glamping never looked so good.
An atypical cabin… Unplug and unwind at the aptly-named Hideouts in northern Cornwall. Secluded in the woods away from the mayhem of the everyday, your creative juices are sure to flow freely as you draw inspiration from the natural surroundings.
Nurture in nature… Make a great escape to this boutique hotel located within a private nature preserve along the Pacific coast. From the on-site turtle sanctuary to bamboo treehouse with an ocean view, eco-friendly and luxury harmonize beautifully at Playa Viva.
Futuristic dome dwelling… Straight walls are so mainstream. Liven things up instead with a stay at this unique structure featuring sloping concrete, wooden accents, and iron beams. A wall of glass overlooks the pool and Mediterranean pine forest for a sense of extreme serenity while within the lively architecture.
Luxe layers… Entirely hand-crafted in the 1960s, The Onion House remains an iconic structure that continues to push architectural boundaries. Restored by artist Beth McCormick, the home endures as a beacon of imagination, whimsy, and the payoff of going against the grain.
For more vacation home rentals with wow factor, browse our collection here.