This week, TripAdvisor released its list of ten quirky vacation rentals across America. Ranging from castles to cabooses and houseboats to treehouses, these funky digs offer travelers many of the comforts of home and a truly unique accommodation experience during their trips.
America’s Quirky Vacation Rentals, According to TripAdvisor Editors:
All Aboard: 1926 C&O Caboose, Natural Bridge, Virginia
Guests at this offbeat vacation rental property built out of a train caboose don’t need to worry about schedules or timetables during their trip. Instead, travelers can enjoy the home’s many creature comforts and the natural beauty of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.
Basking in the Branches: Exotic Treehouse at Kilauea Volcano, Volcano, Hawaii
While this vacation rental may stir up fond memories from childhood, the Exotic Treehouse at Kilauea Volcano is a fantastic choice for a romantic escape, nestled in the canopy level of a forest just minutes from the gate to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
At Home in the Dome: My Sedona Place, Sedona, Arizona
For travelers looking for their own “dome on the range,” My Sedona Place is a dome-shaped property that offers all the comforts of home, including a full kitchen, three bedrooms, an outdoor patio and a big-screen high definition TV. It also boasts stunning views of the famous Sedona red rocks.
Win, Lose, or Drawbridge: Castle in Hawaii, Pahoa, Hawaii
Situated just a short walk from some of Hawaii’s finest black sand beaches, Castle in Hawaii offers travelers many kingly amenities, including a working drawbridge that runs across its “moat” swimming pool and a soothing hot tub with views of the ocean.
House in the Harbor: The White Elephant Floating Inn, Boston, Massachusetts
Located near the USS Constitution in Boston Harbor, The White Elephant Floating Inn offers guests a whole different view of the city. With hardwood floors, beautifully furnished rooms and enough room to sleep ten, travelers may forget they’re on the water in this vacation rental.
Vibrant Vacation Home: Apple Treehouse, Bozeman, Montana
While its multi-colored exterior and unconventional architecture may be a bit on the quirky side, this green-built eco-home includes a wealth of comfortable amenities including its two master bedrooms, vast open living area, big-screen high-definition TV and two full bathrooms.
Bountiful Barn: Barn on the Pond, Saugerties, New York
Located in the picturesque Hudson Valley of New York, the bright red Barn on the Pond may look like its namesake, but is filled with modern luxuries and amenities. The property also sits on four acres of land, complete with a pond, wildflower meadow and fire pit.
The Little Vacation Home That Could: Little Red Caboose, Oakhurst, California
Train-loving travelers will love this property located just twenty minutes away from Yosemite National Park in California. While guests may come for its quirky exterior, this little caboose packs appealing amenities including Jacuzzi tub, barbecue grill, hardwood floors and a kitchenette with granite countertops.
Bobbing on the Boat: Pegasus Houseboat, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Floating by the docks in the heart of Old Philadelphia, this houseboat rental is located within walking distance of top attractions including Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell Center. The property also includes luxurious amenities, including granite countertops, a rooftop deck and a high-definition flat screen TV.
A Royal Retreat: McKenzie Castle, Murphy, North Carolina
For travelers longing to live like royalty, McKenzie Castle offers a majestic escape. This vacation rental features all of the comforts of home, in addition to an outdoor hot tub atop the castle turret, lush gardens and a private koi and gold fish pond.
To take a look at the full spectrum of vacation rental properties available on TripAdvisor, visit www.tripadvisor.com/vacationrentals.
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