From sprawling oceanfront manors to eclectic apartments and airstreams, there's no shortage of memorable and conveniently located places to rent from Airbnb. But it turns out that people aren't flocking to book the same homes as their favourite celebrities or even a traditional house at all — the most requested listing is actually a tree house.
The Atlanta tree house is $487 a night and is booked through May 2018. According to Today, the listing gets 300,000 visits each month and 147,052 people have saved it to their Airbnb "wish list."
Although it doesn't come with a connected bathroom, the Secluded Intown Treehouse offers visitors a memorable experience that outweighs what it lacks in traditional amenities. According to the listing, this urban retreat is minutes from downtown and is a suite of three different rooms nestled in the trees with rope bridges connecting them. "The tree house provides and intimate, simple and calming retreat for two people," the listing states. "Centrally located within the heart of intown Atlanta, the tree houses are a hidden gem. The subject of numerous TV and magazine features, they are often described as being the most relaxing, romantic, dreamy and unique place you'll ever stay. What could be better than falling asleep in the trees and waking up to birds singing around you — all within the city limits?"
The bedroom boasts organic linens with a bed that can be rolled out onto a platform to sleep under the stars and overlook a calming stream. In the next tree, guests can enjoy a living room filled with antique decor and a picturesque balcony. The third element is a deck that surrounds a 150-year-old tree.
Peter Bahouth built the tree house in his backyard 18 years ago, but only first considered renting it out when Airbnb gained popularity. "I didn't really know how I would feel about having people stay out here. But I began to realize that people were having these amazing, great experiences and it was meaningful [to them], and it therefore became meaningful for me," Peter told Today.
Many of Peter's guests come for the opportunity to unplug while being immersed in nature. "People come here and they write and they think," Peter said. "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." Take a look at the photos of the cool rental!