Stunning Airbnb rentals you have to see to believe
Vacations are usually the perfect time to explore new areas of the world, visiting places you've never been, and experiencing attractions that you can't find in your own hometown. Because of the focus on exploration, when you dream about faraway getaways, where you'll stay when you get there is often a detail forgotten until the last minute. Typically, a hotel right in the heart of the city or a bed and breakfast in a cozy beach town will do just fine — because where you sleep at night shouldn't matter as much as the vacation itself, right? Well, maybe not.
Rental sites like Airbnb offer an experience that differs from a traditional stay at a hotel. Many homeowners offer up their homes to rent by the night so that vacationers can experience comforts they wouldn't otherwise get at a hotel. But don't be fooled — this doesn't mean you're limited to staying in a lovely house with a picket fence (though you can totally find that if that's your thing).
What about living like royalty for a few nights in your very own castle? How about you and a few friends rent an entire island for a week? From the insanely gorgeous to the insanely quirky, here are ten Airbnb rentals that you need to see to believe.