These were the most wish-listed Airbnb rentals of the past decade

Feb 24 2020, 4:19 pm

Whether it’s castles, game-themed houses, or epic tree escapes, there is no shortage of unique and amazing short-term rental options on Airbnb.

Throughout the years, the extensive accommodation catalogue has continued to grow, providing travellers with a plethora of destinations to add to their various travel bucket lists.

Since it is a new decade, the popular holiday accommodation rental company took the time to reflect on its vast inventory of accommodation options to develop its list of The Most Wish Listed Homes of the Past Decade.

“In 2010, we started the decade off with catchphrase, YOLO (you only live once), and ended it with popular acronym FOMO (fear of missing out),” the company explains.

Regardless of your motivations, these accommodations are sure to provide some significant travel inspiration leading into the new decade.

Without further ado, here are the most wish-listed homes on Airbnb in the last 10 years.


Exception Property with Private Beach, Santa Catarina, Brazil –¬†Wish-listed 275,862 times


If you’re on the lookout for a secluded seaside sanctuary, this waterfront home in Santa Catarina has just what you seek. With unique amenities, including a Brazilian BBQ that provides the ideal conditions for grilling your catch of the day, a wooden boat, surfboards, and loungers, it’s no wonder that so many people wish-listed this coastal oasis.


Hector Cave House, Santorini, Greece РWish-listed 254,773 times



True to the iconic architectural theme of Santorini, this breathtaking house is carved into the caldera cliff. A wine cellar turned holiday getaway, guests can indulge in the magnificent scenery of the Aegean Sea from the comfort of their outside veranda.


White Breeze Apartment, Phuket, Thailand –¬†Wish-listed 204,110 times



This pristine example of modern architecture pairs beautifully with its idyllic hillside location, providing visitors with a destination to relax in comfort and luxury in a secluded holiday haven. Take an evening dip in the private pool as you admire the transcendent colours of the sunset, concluding the day.


Everview Suite, Cape Town, South Africa –¬†Wish-listed 28,305 times



This coastal hideaway presents awe-inspiring views of Table Mountain and is only a quick drive from Camps Bay. The suite is ideal for group bookings, as it can accommodate as many as six people. It also has a heated pool and fireplace, making it a perfect rental for those looking to spend some quality time with friends or family.


Balian Treehouse, Bali, Indonesia РWish-listed 271,887 times



This epic treehouse is ideal for travellers looking for a more withdrawn destination. The house, perched above a beach, allows guests to surround themselves with nature with outstanding views of palm trees, a luscious garden, and a private pool. Don’t worry — you aren’t too isolated. There is a town nearby with restaurants and shops to equip you with anything that you may need.


Cob Cottage, Mayne Island, Canada –¬†Wish-listed 152,918 times



This adorable cottage is straight out of a storybook, hand-sculpted from sustainable materials, and fully equipped with all of the comforts of a contemporary retreat. The house features custom woodwork as well as delightfully quirky neighbours (sheep and chickens) who provide fresh milk and eggs for a perfectly balanced breakfast. This cottage offers a quaint rural escape for travellers looking for a slow-paced selection.


The World Famous Seashell House, Isla Mujeres, Mexico –¬†Wish-listed 235,803 times



With its unique architectural shape, this house is what Instagram dreams are made of. Add to that a private pool, concierge services, and the warm Mexican sun, and you have all of the elements necessary for an ideal holiday retreat. Guests can see for themselves the vast influence of seashells throughout the property, from the spiral staircase meant to represent the inside of a seashell to the coral decor, providing them with a laid-back beachy feel.


Off-The-Grid House, Pioneertown, California –¬†Wish-listed 98,796 times



Unplugging is becoming a prevalent trend amongst travellers, and this house in the remote desert valley of Pioneertown is perfect for those looking for an escape from technology. Additionally, the house produces a small carbon footprint for those travellers that are passionate about eco-friendly travel. The house is equipped with solar panels that provide electricity and heat to the interior. As well, the floor to ceiling windows allow guests to admire the beautiful surrounding landscape.




Villa Near Florence, Tuscany, Italy –¬†Wish-listed 3,686 times

Take advantage of drinking a glass of Chianti in the genuine Chianti hills with the stunning view of oak trees and olive groves that occupy the areas around this blissful villa. This farmhouse turned picturesque holiday escape can sleep up to 16 people and features an abundance of appealing amenities, including a private saltwater swimming pool, natural botanical garden, and two wood pizza ovens.