The coolest Airbnbs and VRBO vacation rentals in the US. Staying in one of these unique properties will make for an unforgettable adventure, even if you’re staying close to home.
Whether you are travelling a distance or just looking to get away for a weekend, where you stay is pretty important. Sometimes the accommodation is what makes the trip a success, well most of the time to be honest.
It’s important to ensure that your accommodation is just as great as the rest of your itinerary. Luckily, we’ve made it easy to find a unique stay with our list.
Instead of staying in a standard hotel why not try something different, like one of these coolest Airbnb or VRBO vacation rentals in the US.
Coolest Stays in California
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Vintage 1969 Silver Streak Trailer in Joshua Tree
Staying in a vintage 1969 trailer is pretty cool. This accommodation is luxurious and offers you an amazing patio where you can enjoy the peace and beautiful views
It is the perfect unique getaway that offers you an amazing interior, including a kitchen and seating area. The decor is fantastic with a dash of rustic to make you feel at home.
- Price: US$96/Night
- Sleeps: 2 Guests – 1 Bedroom – 1 Bed – 1 Bathroom
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The Houdini Estate in Los Angeles
Honestly, what could be cooler than staying in the home of Harry Houdini? This unique rental in the U.S is the most luxurious property on this list and has a special place.
Harry Houdini was famous for his great escapes and other fantastic tricks. It just figures that his home, the Houdini Estate would have the same secret hideaways and tricks that are just waiting for you to discover them.
This property sleeps up to 12 people and is perfect if you want to have a special trip with friends or family that none of you will forget in a hurry.
Besides being absolutely gorgeous, the estate is massive and you can spend hours exploring the hiking trails and the magnificent gardens.
The estate has some great caves and hidden tunnels that you can explore among other fantastic luxuries. These luxuries do come with a price, but I think it’s totally worth it to have the opportunity to explore this legendary secluded estate.
- Price: US$1,748/Night
- Sleeps: 12 Guests – 4 Bedrooms – 5 Beds – 4.5 Bathrooms
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Cozy & Cute Sausalito Boathouse, Sausalito
This unique vacation rental is exactly what you need for your next trip. The boathouse is located just a few minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge and offers you a serene setting.
You can enjoy modern amenities, including Amazon Alexa, cable TV and internet access. There are kayaks and a bicycle on the property that you are free to use.
This is the perfect place to stay for families that love adventure and luxury.
- Price: US$400/Night (30-night minimum)
- Sleeps: 6 Guests – 2 Bedroom – 7 Beds – 2 Bathroom
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Cycle to Wineries from a Funky, Remodeled Barn in Templeton
I love the idea of staying in a barn, especially one as chic as this one. This perfect and unique vacation rental offers you some excellent and comfortable decor that meets your every expectation.
It has wide-open spaces and the cutest stylish bathroom that will meet your needs. You can enjoy a small terrace where you can relax and recuperate. There is a perfect kitchenette that offers everything you would need.
- Price: US$158/Night
- Sleeps: 4 Guests – 1 Bedroom – 2 Bed – 1 Bathroom
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Coolest Vacation Rental in Hawaii
Paradise: Ocean View Cottage Solar Power Tropical Flower Farm, Hana
Have the best Hawaiian trip at this cool vacation rental. It’s located on the north shore of Maui, overlooking the ocean. The cottage is completely solar-powered and sits amid a tropical flower farm.
You can expect to relax here with perfect ocean views from your bed and a well-equipped kitchen where you can make locally-sourced meals. In your downtime, explore the nearby Koolau Forest Reserve.
- Price: US$225/Night
- Sleeps: 2 Guests – Studio – 3 Bed – 1 Bathroom
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Unique Vacation Rental in Maine
Vintage 1968 Hatteras Boat on the Kittery/Portsmouth Harbor
Have the coolest vacation on this Vintage 1968 Hatteras Boat. It has everything you need, including two bathrooms and enough room for a family. The galley (kitchen) is well equipped, and there is a great dining area.
When you need some time out, you can enjoy the enclosed deck with its brilliant views of the river. You can also enjoy the marina’s pier, which includes a grill and picnic tables.
- Price: US$324/Night
- Sleeps: 6 Guests – 2 Bedrooms – 4 Beds – 2 Bathrooms
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Coolest Airbnb in Laurel Maryland
Royal Blue Caboose at Annapolis Junction MD. 20724, Laurel Maryland
Located in Laurel, this mostly restored Caboose is a really wonderful and unique stay. This cool Airbnb is perfect if you want to try something new or just have a love for trains.
The Caboose includes a bathroom and can sleep up to 3 people. According to the host your stay here is similar to “RV Camping” so come prepared. You’ll be right next to running trains so you will really get an immersive experience.
Price: From $100
Sleeps: 2 guests
Vacation Rental in Taos New Mexico
The Dobson House Famous Taos Earthship
The Dobson House is the perfect unique stay, right next to the Rio Grande Gorge. You can either rent just one suite or the entire property.
The property offers unique decor and amazing views from each room and the circular living room. You’ll find some great hiking, biking and snowshoeing trails nearby, as well as brilliant sunsets each evening. This is a great place to stay for couples and families.
- Price: US$178/Night
- Sleeps: 4 Guests – 2 Bedroom -2 Beds – 2 Bathroom
Unique Vacation Rentals in Pennsylvania
Historic 1800s Farmhouse, Milford
This historic property is perfect for your next family vacation. It is a unique place to stay and offers plenty of space to explore. Hang out on the patio and grill while enjoying wonderful views of the ponds and a waterfall.
Or explore your surroundings where there’s plenty of hiking, skiing and horseback riding to be discovered. The interior is charming, with a cozy fireplace and a fully-equipped kitchen where you can cook up a storm.
- Price: US$200/Night
- Sleeps: 6 Guests – 3 Bedrooms – 2 Bathroom
The Forester’s Cottage, A 19th C. French Chateau, Milford
Originally built in 1897, Forester’s Cottage is a unique property well-worth the price. It’s a National Historic Site and offers you exquisite architecture, massive french windows and intricate ironwork throughout the property.
Throughout the house, you’ll find original furnishings, an old-fashioned kitchen and a cozy fireplace that will transport you to another time. All this is mixed with modern appliances and comforts.
The grounds are spectacular and a luxurious playground that includes a stunning swimming pool, open lawns and massive fruit trees. In the distance, you’ll hear Sawkill Falls, a relaxing sound that adds to the experience.
- Price: US$714/Night
- Sleeps: 10 Guests – 5 Bedroom – 7 Beds – 4 Bathroom
Coolest Vacation Rentals in Tennessee
Out On A Limb, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Staying in a treehouse is always a great way to make your vacation unique, especially in Tennessee. The perfect retreat for couples and small families, this treehouse rental is located amid the Smoky Mountains. Out On A Limb offers you modern comforts with a touch of rustic that will make your visit memorable.
There is a large stone fireplace that you can enjoy on cooler nights. You’ll find everything you need to enjoy the perfect vacation in the Smoky Mountains.
Price: From $289
Sleeps: 4 guests
Converted WWII Train Car with Patio in Maryville
If you really want to stay in one of the most unique Airbnbs out there, then this converted WWII train car is perfect for you. This is one of the coolest Airbnbs in the U.S and if you are a history buff then this shouldn’t be missed.
This renovated train car has been featured on the Travel Channel website as well as NBC’s Today show, how cool is that right? There is everything you need here including modern furniture and decor, just to remind you which decade it is.
You can also make use of the outdoor fire pit and a BBQ, perfect for those relaxing evenings. There’s everything you need and of course, after your stay, you get to have some serious bragging rights.
- Price: US$149/Night
- Sleeps: 4 Guests – 2 Bedrooms – 1 Bathroom
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Best Vacation Rentals in Texas
Twinkling Star at Rockin Star Ranch in Brenham
What’s more authentically Texan than spending a few nights on a ranch right? The Twinkling Star is the perfect escape from the urban jungle, and this stone cabin is one of the coolest rentals in the state.
Located right in a ranch compound, it is the perfect way to experience Texas. The decor and setup of this unique property give you a real authentic feeling and you can even enjoy cooking the local cuisine in the pro-grade outdoor kitchen.
- Price: US$199/Night
- Sleeps: 4 Guests – 1 Bedroom – 3 Beds – 1 Bathroom
The Helm—2-Story Container Home in Waco
This container home can also be categorized as a tiny house too and is unique and beautiful. This two-storey container offers comfort and class with a modern touch. The decor is beautiful and offers simple and stylish comforts such as a well-lit rooftop deck.
The interior offers comfortable seating and a bedroom as well as a kitchenette that has everything that you need. Enjoy the modern and stylish bathroom located in the container itself. This place is so cool and stylish that it made me seriously consider joining the tiny house movement.
- Price: US$162/Night
- Sleeps: 2 Guests – 1 Bedroom – 1 Bed – 1 Bathroom
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The Mush Room at SunRay Shire, Sedro-Woolley
Enjoy a stay at an unusual property that is perfect for couples. The Mush Room is one of two stunning cabins that overlook a trout pond. This property offers you simplicity that is perfect for those that enjoy rustic living.
There are several outdoor amenities, including a compost toilet, outdoor shower and a bathhouse. You can also enjoy the outdoor kitchen, which is located in an apple orchard. It’s the perfect place to unwind.
- Price: US$125/Night
- Sleeps: 3 Guests – 1 Bedroom – 1 Bed – 1 Bathroom
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