These Are Airbnb’s Most Popular Rentals From the Last Decade

published Feb 25, 2020
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Whether you’re planning a trip or just looking for inspiration for a future vacation, it’s a smart idea to save dream rentals as you browse. And Airbnb is helping you expand that list by highlighting the most wish-listed homes from the last decade. 

Airbnb launched their wish lists back in the early 2010s, which allows users to create boards filled with listings they love—kind of like the Pinterest of rentals, if you will. The company released the most saved home from every year since, and the listings are definitely worthy of the title. 

From a seashell-styled abode in Isla Mujeres, Mexico, to an elegant cave house in Santorini, Greece, see below for every year’s most wish-listed rental (and get ready to expand your own wishlist, too): 

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2019: Exceptional Property with Private Beach, Santa Catarina, Brazil (wish listed 275,862 times)

Surrounded by panoramic sea views, this four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom beach house is located right on its very own private beach. Its floor-to-ceiling windows showcases the surrounding environment, with a wraparound porch for when you want to step outdoors. Rates start at $68 per night.

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2018: Hector Cave House, Santorini, Greece (wish listed 254,773 times)

Carved into a caldera cliff, this unique listing was once a wine cellar and is now a one-bedroom, two-bath rental listing, with a private veranda that overlooks the Aegean Sea. Rates start at $326 per night.

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2017: White Breeze Apartment, Phuket, Thailand (wish listed 204,110 times)

This house in is located right down the road from Promptep Cape, the most southern part of Phuket. Each one-bedroom apartment comes with a private terrace, and the pool is just a few steps away. Rates start at $52 per night.

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2016: Everview Suite, Cape Town, South Africa (wish listed 28,305 times)

This recently renovated three-bedroom apartment combines high-tech features within its exposed oak interior. Large glass sliding doors open up to the spacious deck with a pool, where you’re surrounded by ocean and Table Mountain views. Rates start at $404 per night.

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2015: Balian Treehouse, Bali, Indonesia (wish listed 271,887 times)

This sustainably built treehouse overlooks a garden, pool, and jungle. Built with driftwood from the beach, the two-level hut has one bedroom, one bath, and an open living area with a veranda. Rates start at $92 per night.

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2014: Cob Cottage, Mayne Island, Canada (wish listed 152,918 times)

This hand-sculpted earth house is made of locally sourced materials, which can be seen throughout the interior and exterior of the abode. Complete with one bedroom and one bath, this rental is surrounded by various farms and a vineyard on the property—not to mention the beach is just 10 minutes away. Rates start at $120 a night.

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2013: The World Famous Seashell House, Isla Mujeres, Mexico (wish listed 235,803 times)

Shaped like a collection of shells, it’s fairly obvious why this rental is so popular. The property has two bedrooms, plus a private pool located right outside. Rates start at $299.

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2012: Off-The-Grid House, Pioneertown, California (wish listed 98,796 times)

Located in the high deserts of California, this rental runs on solar power and hot water. Built with sustainable practices in mind, this property is surrounded by nature that makes it feel like a secluded getaway. Rates start at $450 a night.

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2011: Villa Near Florence, Tuscany, Italy (wish listed 3,686 times)

This 300-year-old rental lets guests go back in time in the Tuscan countryside. The villa can accommodate up to 16, and its original architecture has been updated using sustainable practices. The outdoor area is complete with a private pool, botanical garden, and rolling green hills. Rates start at $746 a night.