COVID-19 has sadly put a stop to international holidays — and may continue to do so for a while yet — but that hasn’t stopped Aussie travel-lovers spending 2020 dreaming about their post-pandemic jaunt abroad.
Aspiring vacationers have been busy mapping out their overseas itineraries on Airbnb by saving their top destinations to their wish lists, spawning the term, ‘Wish List Wanderlust’.
According to the brand’s Country Manager for ANZ, Susan Wheeldon, Aussies have their eye on ‘far-flung’ escapes such as Brazil and Greece and unusual accommodation types.
“Not surprisingly, exotic locations and unique listings — such as treehouses, cabins, miniature homes and farm stays — are all highly sought after, as well as homes that are designed for relaxing and unwinding, with everything from panoramic views to outdoor baths,” she said in a release shared with Yahoo Lifestyle.
Without further ado, here are the most sought-after stays on Airbnb:
Luxury villa. 180-degree pool views. Bali. What more can we say?
Carved out of the ancient cliff face over 250 years ago, this epic Grecian ‘cave’ house was once a wine cellar or ‘canava’ before becoming a family-owned summerhouse. Now, it’s an Instagram-worthy vacay spot for world travellers.
Straight from the pages of a fairy tale is this secluded treehouse nestled in the forest just outside of the city centre in Atlanta, Georgia, in the US. The urban retreat offers a pair of travellers the opportunity to rest, recharge and reflect in nature.
This Balinese treehouse gives guests the choice of taking a dip in the on-site pool or walking just three minutes to the beach. Decisions, decisions.
It’s not hard to see why this listing is the most sought-after by Aussie Airbnb users. Catering to eight guests in total, this beach house in Santa Catarina, Brazil, boasts incredible panoramic views and access to a private bay.
Explore your own backyard
Recent Tripadvisor research revealed a whopping 65 per cent of Aussies have turned their attention to their own backyards when it comes to travel.
If that’s you then check out our comprehensive state-by-state breakdown of the country’s must-visit destinations and hidden gems.
From Tassie’s Bay Of Fires to the Abrolhos Islands in WA, there’s something there to inspire all different types of holidaymakers.
Details correct at time of publishing. Consult local government advice before travelling.
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