When you’re travelling, the place you’re staying can make or break the trip. With the rise of Airbnb, it’s become a lot easier to find unique accommodations around the world that can be affordable, fun, and sometimes – the best part of a trip. Vancouver and BC boast some of the most interesting places to rent that have ranked high in the “most wishlisted” annual lists.

We’ve scoured the Airbnb listings to find places that are much more than just a place to rest your head for the night. These entire homes, islands, and treehouses are really the destination! So, check ’em out and start planning your next trip (which might have to be for next year) because these places book out fast.

1. Cob Cottage on Mayne Island

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Images courtesy of Cob Cottage | Airbnb.ca

This cozy cottage is always listed in the top Airbnb listings in Canada. It’s quaint, adorable, and made of local, sustainable natural materials on a lovely acreage with sheep, gardens and orchards. Amazing.

Price per night: $160/night
Location: Mayne Island, BC
Type: Entire home/apt
Guests: 2 guests
Link: Listing on Airbnb

2. “Alfie” the A-Frame

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Images courtesy of Alfie the A-Frame | Airbnb.ca

Airbnb’s fourth “Most-Wishlisted” property across all of Canada, this loft cabin has incredible views of the Sechelt Inlet with a three minute walk to the beach. Guests rave about the cabin, and it’s not hard to wonder why.

Price per night: $119/night
Location: Tuwanek, Sechelt
Type: Entire home/apt
Guests: 2 guests
Link: Listing on Airbnb

3. Dome with Seaviews

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Images courtesy of Amazing Dome | Airbnb.ca

It took over 40 years for this home to be ready, and now it’s ready for you to enjoy! Recently featured on CBC as the 4th most popular Airbnb listing in Canada, this unique dome-shaped house is stunning and a Continental breakfast is included every morning!

Price per night: $119/night
Location: Maple Bay, Vancouver Island
Type: Private Suite / East Wing
Guests: 2 guests
Link: Listing on AirBNB

4. Unique Treehouse

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Image courtesy of Unique Treehouse | Airbnb.ca

Perched on a platform 15 feet above ground, this unique eco-friendly vacation retreat lets you experience the magic of living in the trees – with the comforts of home. The treehouse is built entirely out of the woods with carefully selected, curved, twisted and burled wood. You might even get to see a moose when you’re relaxing on the patio!

Price per night: $201/night
Location: Wardner, BC (near Cranbrook)
Type: Entire home/apt
Guests: Up to 4 guests
Link: Listing on AirBNB

5. Stargazer Sleeping Loft

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Images courtesy of Stargazer Sleeping Loft | Airbnb.ca

Nestled in the treetops, the stargazer sleeping loft is a cozy, rustic rooftop studio that offers a wonderfully unique Tofino experience. This loft features a glass roof that offers the perfect place to stargaze as you drift to sleep.

Price per night: $108/night
Location: Tofino, BC
Type: Private Room
Guests: 2 guests
Link: Listing on Airbnb

6. Cozy Bus for Two

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Images courtesy of Cozy Bus for Two | Airbnb.ca

Perfect for the cycling tourist, this cozy bus built for two is situated on an organic farm on Salt Spring Island. Overlooking a pond, it’s the perfect alternative to a tent when you’d rather have a good night’s sleep on a queen size bed.

Price per night: $79/night
Location: Salt Spring Island, BC
Type: Entire home/apt
Guests: 2 guests
Link: Listing on Airbnb

7. Cool Cottage on Hornby Island

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Images courtesy of Hornby Island Cottage | Airbnb.ca

This little gem on Hornby Island is a unique getaway in both wintertime and the summer months. It’s a short walk to the beach and centrally located to all the other amazing amenities that Hornby has to offer.

Price per night: $98/night
Location: Hornby Island, BC
Type: Entire home/apt (studio)
Guests: 2 to 4 guests
Link: Listing on Airbnb

8. Ultimate Modern Escape in Golden, BC

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Images courtesy of Ultimate Modern Escape | Airbnb.ca

You wouldn’t think it when you saw the thing, but this uniquely modern cabin actually fits up to 8 guests. It’s located in a park like setting, perfect for taking some time to get away from your job, your life, and the world at large.

Price per night: $449/night
Location: Golden, BC
Type: Entire home/apt (studio)
Guests: Up to 8 guests
Link: Listing on Airbnb

9. Rumspringa Huts in Penticton

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Images courtesy of Rumspringa Huts | Airbnb.ca

Want to get away from it all for awhile? This cabin is completely off the grid and located on a mountain, allowing you relax and take in the nature outside of your floor to ceiling windows. Herds of deer often walk by early in the morning, and you may even see some big horned mountain sheep.

Price per night: $100/night
Location: Penticton, BC
Type: Entire home/apt (studio)
Guests: Up to 3 guests
Link: Listing on Airbnb

10. Yurts on Cortes Island

Images courtesy of PADMA Yurt | Airbnb.ca

Think luxury, remote and camping, three words which you might not bring together easily. Set on a bluff, the yurt is raised 8 feet off the ground and the large deck offers ocean, mountain and a stunning sunset view. The perfect place to recharge!

Price per night: $95/night
Location: Cortes Island, BC
Type: Entire home/apt (studio)
Guests: 2 guests
Link: Listing on Airbnb

Know of any other unique Airbnb listings in the Vancouver and BC area? Let us know in the comments!

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