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5 Lighthouses You Can Rent on Airbnb

Skip the seaside cottage rental and book one of these instead
The Best Lighthouses for Rent on Airbnb
Photo: peter boer via Flickr

When looking for creative places to stay on your next getaway, the sky's the limit. From tree houses to private islands and even an enchanted cave, you can pretty much make any travel fantasy a reality, thanks to sites like Airbnb.

Our latest obsession to add the list? Lighthouses. While these historic towers are usually reserved for tours only, private owners and associations have been renovating them and turning them into rental properties, just in time for your next seaside adventure. The best part? Each property provides 360 degrees of breathtaking views best seen from the top (lucky you). Take your vacation to new heights by booking one of these incredible lighthouses.

  • Beach Front Lighthouse Marlera

    Medulin, Croatia, $161 a night

    If you're really looking to escape with a secluded vacation, this rental is for you. Wake up to a beautiful sunrise every morning looking out at the stunning shoreline of the Adriatic Sea and watch the waves crash against the cliffs. There is plenty of space to entertain, whether you choose to do it outside on the terrace or in the dining room that's decked out with a stone fireplace.

    Photo: Airbnb

  • Wicklow Lighthouse

    Wicklow, Wicklow, Ireland, $361 a night

    Located just an hour south of Dublin is this historic property, which was acquired by the Irish Landmark Trust in 1996. Guests can take advantage of nearby scenic walks and beaches, where the stunning views of the Irish coastline will take your breath away. It's the perfect spot for a romantic getaway.

    Photo: Airbnb

  • Lighthouse for Rent on Hvar

    Sućuraj, Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia, $330 a night

    The grounds are just as beautiful as the interior at this property, which can sleep up to eight people. The lighthouse is surrounded by the Adriatic Sea on three sides, so going for a dip requires only a short walk down to the water. A modern kitchen is available if you want to cook dinner, or you can treat yourself to a professional chef coordinated by the owners.

    Photo: Airbnb

  • Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse

    Seal Rocks, New South Wales, Australia, $278 a night

    Get in touch with nature at this vacation rental located inside Myall Lakes National Park, which has one of Australia's largest coastal lake systems, Myall Lakes. Explore the outdoors by hitting the trails, swimming, surfing or snorkeling. The Assistant Lighthouse Keeper's cottages are quaint and equipped with electric heating, full kitchens and laundry.

    Photo: Airbnb

  • Wings Neck Lighthouse

    Pocasset, Massachusetts, $500 a night

    Known for its beautiful coastal views, Cape Cod is where you go to relax on the beach, indulge in fresh seafood and drink the local brew, and this lighthouse is near it all. What used to be a U.S. Coast Guard Lighthouse is now a charming and historic property equipped with six beds and a large kitchen. Make sure to climb up the mahogany spiral staircase to get a 360-degree view of the Atlantic ocean from the lantern room.

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