Lodging rental website Airbnb has made it easier than ever to travel the world on the cheap and stay in interesting places around the globe. Including beautiful beach houses, charming apartments, remote mountain cabins, and even tree houses, you can rent out a variety of places to create the vacation of your dreams. But did you know that you can also stay in a lighthouse? Here are five that we thought were worth checking out—or at least dreaming about.
Waking up with a view of the sea each morning sounds like the ideal way to start a day. Located in scenic Mouille Point in Cape Town, South Africa, this lighthouse is around the corner from the 2010 World Cup stadium and just a short walk from the waterfront and golf courses. Enjoy beautiful sunsets on the beach, embark on a kayak adventure, hike through the nature reserve, or take a helicopter ride for an aerial tour of the city. More info: www.airbnb.ca
Built in 1849, this Cape Cod lighthouse is the perfect place for a truly remote getaway. Situated on the rocky slopes overlooking the Atlantic, this lighthouse affords beautiful views of the ocean and the surrounding coastline. With three renovated bedrooms, the home accommodates up to eight people, so bring the whole family or a group of friends on this trip. More info: www.airbnb.ca
This lighthouse is situated on the island in the strait that separates San Francisco and San Pablo Bays. Just a short 30 minute drive from San Francisco, it’s the ultimate weekend getaway from the city’s hustle and bustle. Whether you’re taking a boat ride around the island or exploring the neighbouring cities on foot, there is plenty of natural beauty and history to see in the small community where the lighthouse resides. More info: www.airbnb.ca
Set on the shore of the beautiful Adriatic Sea, this hidden gem is surrounded by nature, hiking paths, and bike trails. Listen to the waves crash into the shore or enjoy a beautiful sunset on the nearby beach. The lighthouse is just a short distance away from the town of Pula on the Istrian coast, which offers amazing seafood and rich historical monuments like the Amphiteather, Temple of August, and the Golden Gate. More info: www.airbnb.ca
Located in the quiet fishing village in Myall Lakes National Park, Australia, the Sugarloaf Lighthouse offers renovated self-contained cottages for your stay. The area is surrounded by lush nature, beaches, and has a number of attractions, which includes hiking, swimming, snorkelling, or just taking in the area’s gorgeous surroundings. Take a walk through the park and discover the famous Grandis, a 76-metre-high flooded gum that’s one of the tallest trees in the state. More info: www.airbnb.ca