Can you believe that amongst the plethora of options offered by Airbnb, including exotic castles and stylish apartments, the most precious option is a quirky treehouse in Atlanta? With impressive statistics including 300,000 site visits every month and 147,000 people adding the property to their Airbnb ‘wish lists’, it’s unquestionably Airbnb’s most desired stay worldwide.
The treehouse’s Airbnb page proudly states: ‘We are honoured to have been named in 2016 as Airbnb’s #1 most wish-listed property in the world!!! Thank you!’
At approximately, $380 a night, the ‘Secluded Intown Treehouse’ is all about an exotic urban retreat. What earns it the title of the ‘most searched Airbnb retreat’? Well the out-of-the-box experience begins with three separate suites connected by rope bridges. Perched well within the trees and ideal for you and your better half, the complete treehouse structure has a living room with antique furnishings and a balcony, a bedroom with a double bed and vintage décor, and a deck with wraparound walkways.
The entire retreat is held up by seven trees, including the largest one, Old Man, a 150-year-old Southern Short-Leaf Pine. Granted for a bathroom visit, you may have to visit the main private house of the hosts, only 30 seconds away.
Designed by Peter Bahouth, the unconventional property was fashioned around 18-years-ago. ‘I didn’t really know how I would feel about having people stay out here,’ Bahouth told Today. ‘But I began to realise that people were having these amazing, great experiences and it was meaningful [to them], and it therefore became meaningful for me,’ says Bahouth.
‘People come here and they write and they think. They leave great stories and they have things happen to them here. Sometimes, they leave after two days and they just look different — they look like they just needed to simmer down a little.’
Reservations begin May 2018. Well, clearly I know where my summer vacation is next year.