Most people travel for destinations, special events, and activities. And then there are special individuals who would make the long journey for certain accommodations, particularly Airbnb. To put the spotlight on the latter, here’s our seven picks on the most amazing Airbnb’s worth flying to.

Ubud Bamboo Eco Cottage, Bali

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Bali’s landscape is known for 2 things: beautiful beaches and lush greenery. Tucked in the rice field of Ubud is this woven house that is also ergonomically made of bamboo. Vacationers get to enjoy the views of rice paddies, banana plantation, and coconut trees that surround this secluded cottage. Pre-ordered meals are made available to guests, as well as the use of the host’s saltwater pool at his lodge.

Because of the Eco Cottage “basket” design, air flows freely to give guests that natural tropical breeze. This Airbnb is ideal for nature lovers who enjoy privacy.

How to get there: Direct flights from Manila to Bali are as low as USD180. From Ngurah Rai International Airport, you may take a shuttle ride to Ubud for USD25. The Bamboo Eco Cottage is only a 5 minute-walk to central Ubud.

Kotor Waterfront Villa, Montenegro

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Situated in the historic town in the Bay of Kotor, is this Airbnb that has a great view of the islands of St. George and Lady of the Rocks. The property has a rustic charm equipped with a full kitchen and outdoor dining area. Guests usually sail around the bay all day, and especially in the late afternoon to catch the stunning European sunset.

How to get there: There are roundtrip flights from Manila to Montenegro’s capital, Podgorica, for as low as USD1,600. Podgorica to Kotor is only an hour and a half drive, while the public transport or train ride will take 2.5 hours.

Glass House with Sea View, Sao Paulo

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Contemporary architecture, full sea view, and serene forest surroundings make this Glass House in Brazil truly unique. The property has a total of 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, sun decks, an outdoor dining area, and a full kitchen. Renters delight in waking up to the sound of ocean waves, gorgeous sunrise, and sightings of colorful birds in the forest.

How to get there: It takes about 31 to 35 hours to fly from Manila to Sao Paulo, Brazil. From the airport, you can get a car rental or ride a bus to Ubatuba, the beach town where the Glass House is located.

Hector Cave House, Santorini

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Originally built and functioned as a wine cellar, the Hector Cave House is a sea-front villa carved into a caldera cliff in Santorini. This luxurious Airbnb has 2 beds, 2 baths, and a veranda with a mini pool designed after Santorini architecture. Guests here are impressed with the sunset view they get from the villa.

How to get there: Flights from Manila to Santorini International Airport will take at least 19 hours. From the airport, you can opt to take a taxi or shuttle, which will take 17 to 20 minutes to Oia town proper. The host of Hector Cave House usually picks up guests from Oia post office.

Off-Grid IT House, California

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Aside from long beaches and the glamour of Hollywood, California is also a tech hub and a hiking destination for nature-lovers. The Off-Grid IT House combines tech aesthetics and green design to complement the deserted hills of California. This property is also highly recognized in the architecture world. It is praised for its intelligent design that carries eco-friendly principles, such as reducing carbon footprint and utilizing renewable resources.

How to get there: The Off-Grid IT House is situated in Pioneertown, San Bernadino, California. There are direct flights from Manila to San Bernadino for as low as USD 1,200.

Dreamy Tropical Treehouse, Hawaii

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True to its name, this Hawaiian jungle treehouse will make your dream eco-retreat happen. This sustainable lodge is powered by solar energy and runs rainwater harvested from the roof. Well-decorated and definitely Instagrammable, the Dreamy Tropical Treehouse also features a lanai, small kitchen, indoor-outdoor shower, and outdoor hanging bed for napping.

How to get there: The fastest commercial flight from Manila to Kona, Hawaii, is about 13 hours. From Kona International airport, you can rent a car to drive to the Dreamy Tropical Treehouse in Fern Forest.

Seashell House, Mexico

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This list wouldn’t be complete without the famous Casa Caracol or Seashell House in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. This listing will bring out your inner mermaid (or merman) with its unique shell design, outdoor pool, gorgeous sea view, and everything ocean interior. Guests would remark that the property made their beach vacation absolutely memorable. Well, who could ever forget staying in a seashell?

How to get there: Although there are no direct flights to Isla Mujeres, you can take a ferry from Puerto Juarez in Cancun. While the fastest flight from Manila to Cancun, Mexico, will take about 22 hours.

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