Tree house retreats you have to see

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We’ve all heard of glamping, but tree houses have got to be some of the most unique accommodation choices around. For nature lovers who are seeking tranquillity, what could be better than waking up surrounded by flora and fauna? The sun streaming in, a view of the countryside…

And before you wonder where on earth you might be able to find such a property, we have done a little searching on Airbnb and found some fantastic locations, whether you’re looking for something at home or abroad.

Who knows, perhaps you might love them so much that you feel compelled to create a similar structure in your own garden. It’d certainly be the perfect accommodation for guests!

1 Treetop luxury on private island, Nicaragua

With a swimming pool and yoga platform, this luxurious treetop pad would perfectly suit an adventurer who enjoys doing a spot of activity with a view. And who would say no to staying on a private island? Our thoughts precisely!

2 Coast view tree house, Stratton, UK

You definitely won’t forget that you’re in a tree house in this beautiful structure with a trunk coming right through the middle of it. Eighteen feet off the ground, a raised outdoor seating area is ideal for enjoying a sundowner while watching the waves roll in and out. Below is a private garden with barbecue so you won’t have to venture very far unless you want to.

3 Tree house Barthel, Florence, Italy

You
will find an internet signal here, but the owners suggestion of
enjoying the ‘here and now’ and going ‘unplugged’ is not a bad one. This
tree house is suitable for all seasons, with its fireplace a romantic
feature in winter, and the air conditioning a blissful addition in
summer. Tuscan landscapes, a private bathroom, plus a swimming pool and
tennis court are just some of the other draws.

4 Tree house in a natural park, Andalusia, Spain

Views of the Sierra Nevada and a swimming pool are just some of the rewards of staying in this beautiful natural park. Access is via a hanging bridge, so you can release your inner Indiana Jones…

5 Tree house Gabrielle d’Estrees, Vernou-la-Celle-sur-Seine, France

Every time you gaze out of your window, you will be looking into times past, as the oak tree this fabulous house is built on is 150 years old. Visitors to Paris (about one hour’s drive away) can take time away from the big city and enjoy life at a much more tranquil pace here. Light is by candle only, so it’s perfect for a romantic getaway – dinner can even be delivered to your accommodation to be enjoyed à deux!

6 Secluded intown townhouse, Atlanta, USA


Recently named Airbnb’s most-wished-for listing worldwide, this fantastic tree house has three separate rooms (bedroom, living room and open-air deck), all connected by rope bridges. You can also benefit from the best of both worlds here, with the feeling of a remote country location, based in bustling city. We can see why it’s so popular.

7 Aroma(n)tica tree house, San Salvatore Monferrato, Italy

With Wifi, free parking, heating and breakfast, not to mention a swimming pool and stylish interior, you won’t want for anything at this gorgeous country property in Italy. Nature lovers will spot many varieties of plant in the garden, which measures 18,000 sq m. Walking, cycling and wine tours are just some of the great activities you can enjoy locally.

8 Floating tree sphere, Sturminster Marshall, UK

This
striking construction is perfect for a romantic getaway in the Dorset
countryside. It’s all mod cons here, with mains power, a log burner and
running water, so there’s no need to worry about slumming it. The owners
also rent out a double-decker bus called Bertie, if that takes your
fancy.

By Andreia Shelley

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