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10 Incredible Places To Stay At With Airbnb For Those Long Weekend Holidays

Did you know that there are seven long weekends for Singaporeans in 2015? It’s time to start strategising your leave days, before your colleagues get a whiff of this amazing news. All thanks to pohtecktoes, we can now plan our long weekend getaways easily with the following cheatsheet!

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Image Credit: pohtecktoes

If you have already penciled down your dates, you must be wondering where to head to next. Here are some out-of-the-ordinary experiences we recommend which might just help you decide your travel destination, either for a year-end getaway or a long trip in 2015. From airplanes, dog inns to beer barrels, nothing is quite impossible these days. Check out these ten incredible places to stay on Airbnb that will have you going wowza!

1. WIN an airplane stay on KLM this November 28-30

Location: Netherlands

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Image Credit: Airbnb

For three days this November, this KLM airplane will be parked beside the runway of Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, available for a one night stay.  The 366m² plane will be outfitted with a large living room, one master bedroom, two children’s beds, two kitchens and eight small bathrooms. It also comes with Wi-Fi, a toaster, a coffeemaker, comfortable first class chairs, a game console and a giant cockpit panorama window. All the comforts of life.

All you have to do is to take part in their Airbnb contest, and tell them why you should win the contest. The prize also includes an Economy Class return ticket for the winner and guests to fly to Schiphol from their place of residence, as well as an Airbnb coupon valued at 500 euros. Hurry, for the contest ends on the 20th of November!

2. A horse ranch called ‘Love Nest’

Location: United States

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Image Credit: Airbnb

Stay in a private room above the barn, surrounded by roaming ranch animals and the sounds of nature. Revel in the ways of the wild west by playing pool or horse shoes at the saloon!

3. Dog Bark Park Inn

Location: United States

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Image Credit: Airbnb

Pets and their human owners are welcome at this beagle-shaped inn, where two bedrooms are nestled in the belly of the pup. The second storey deck is also ideal for stargazing on a clear night.

4. Ancient British Castle

Location: United Kingdom

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Image Credit: Airbnb

Set in 15 acres of ground in Northern England, Augill Castle was built in 1841 and is now run as a small hotel, B&B style. The owners and their two children live on-site and run the castle with a team of up to 16 help, so there’s always someone around. This is also a great place to consider if you are travelling with a large extended family, as they can accommodate up to 16 people.

5. Gypsy Wagon

Location: United Kingdom

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Image Credit: Airbnb

This one is for the traveller who loves to get down to basics with nature. Equipped with an outdoor composting toilet in a garden shed and a hot shower in a horsebox, staying in a countryside wagon like this has its charms. In the evening, you can light a fire and toast marshmallows while watching the sun go down. Not something you can do every day.

6. Treehouse

Location: United States

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Image Credit: Airbnb

This hot property is already fully booked for 2014, so start marking your dates for 2015! Made up of three connected treehouses, rope bridges connect the living room, bedroom and open deck equipped with a hammock. This beautiful, dreamy retreat does not allow children or pets, making it a true haven for couples.

7. The Boot

Location: New Zealand

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Image Credit: Airbnb

“There was an old woman who lived in a shoe…”, remember the childhood nursery rhyme? This is truly a fairy-tale accommodation nestled within a grove of hazelnut trees, where you can even warm your fingers in the indoor fireplace, or have some hot chocolate while you read some Grimms’ fairy tales.

8. Clock Tower Suite

Location: London

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Image Credit: Airbnb

Ever fancied staying in a clock tower apartment? Though this one never held bells, it looks out on many of London’s landmarks at 10 metres high, with a prime location near King’s Cross station and the British Museum. We can only imagine how gorgeous the view is.

9. Beer Barrel

Location: Germany

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Image Credit: Airbnb

This 19th century beer barrel is older than you and your grandfather, but it is still sturdy enough for you to sleep in. In use till 1995, you might just be able to catch a whiff of malt and yeast as you tumble into slumberland. What’s more, there’s also a barrel sauna on the grounds which you can book if you so fancy.

10. Private Island

Location: Fiji

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Image Credit: Airbnb

Spanning across 10 acres, Nanuku Island is a marine and wildlife sanctuary where exotic creatures thrive – the fabled Hawkesbill and Leatherback turtles make the yearly pilgrimage to bury their eggs in the sun-warmed sand and is a sight to behold. Hollywood star Mel Gibson called it ‘a charming speck of perfection’ but the hosts warn that it is not an experience for the faint-hearted. The rustic experience entails composting outhouses, outdoor camp-style showers and solar-powered electricity. In line with its eco-preservation, a local Fijian chief will be on-site to show you the wonders of the island, while maintaining its sanctity.

Phew, we have reached the end of the list and I bet you are wishing you are on the next flight to one of these gems. Go on then, time to book that dream holiday you’ve been longing for!

Also read: When In Rome, Live As The Romans Do – With Airbnb

 

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