Most popular alternative dream accommodation on Airbnb? Treehouses

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  • Saturday, 16 Jan 2016

Secluded Intown Treehouse (Atlanta, Georgia) (PRNewsFoto/Airbnb)

A charming treehouse hideaway in Atlanta, Georgia has emerged the most popular bucket-list retreat on Airbnb, garnering the most votes on the site’s “Wish List,” a feature that allows users to bookmark their favourite properties. 

Of the two million listings in 190 countries, the Secluded Intown Treehouse in Atlanta garnered the most clicks for offering guests the possibility of falling asleep in a forest canopy and waking up to the singing of birds. 

In addition to allowing users to save searches, the Wish List also allows travellers to bookmark fantasy destinations, says Airbnb. 

At the Secluded Intown Treehouse, a trio of cabins built amidst tree trunks and leafy branches are decorated in antique and vintage furnishings and connected by romantic bridge ropes festooned with holiday lights. 

The word “magic” is used often in the Airbnb reviews with guests praising the hosts for including small details such as wine and snacks on arrival and heated mattresses. 

“This is the perfect and most comfortable place to enjoy simplicity and quietness. The trees and nature sounds are therapeutic and relaxing, and the twinkle lights add warmth and romance to the experience,” wrote one guest. 

It seems travellers are particularly smitten by the idea of living à la Swiss Family Robinson, as treehouses are also the most popular types of lodging on Airbnb Wish Lists, followed by igloos, vans, lighthouses and caves. 

When it comes to destinations, Airbnb users are most enamoured by Belize, which boasts the highest percentage of listings saved to Wish Lists, followed by Okinawa, Japan; Savannah, Georgia; Turks and Caicos; and Mendocino, California. 

Here are the top 10 Wish Listed Property Types on Airbnb:
1. Treehouse
2. Igloo
3. Van
4. Lighthouse
5. Cave
6. Island
7. Yurt
8. Train
9. Loft
10. Cabin 

Top 10 Most Wish Listed Properties on Airbnb:
1.Secluded Intown Treehouse in Atlanta, Georgia
2. The Seashell House ~ Casa Caracol in Mexico
3. Casa Barthel in Tuscany, Italy
4. Unique Cob Cottage in Mayne Island, BC, Canada
5. Aroma(n)tica Treehouse in Monferrato in San Salvatore Monferrato, Alessandria, Italy
6. Mushroom Dome Cabin in Aptos, CA
7. Pirates of the Caribbean Getaway in Topanga Canyon, CA
8. Balian Treehouse with private pool in Bali
9. Brand New Mini Loft in Rome, Italy
10. Off the Gridit House, in Pioneertown, CA 

Top 10 Highest Percentage of Homes Wish Listed in a Destinations Globally:
1. Belize City, Belize
2. Okinawa, Japan
3. Savannah, Georgia
4. Turks and Caicos
5. Mendocino, California
6. Kyoto, Japan
7. San Juan, Puerto Rico
8. Margaret River, Australia
9. Jervis Bay, Australia
10. Tamarindo, Costa Rica — AFP Relaxnews

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