If you’re looking for a unique getaway this summer, these 10 incredible Airbnbs are for you. We’ve scoured the site and have put together a list of 10 amazing stays in British Columbia that will get you out into nature. Canada is full of surreal experiences, and lodging like this is a good place to start. There are treehouses, boats, boathouses, yurts, pods, tiny homes, and everything in between. Try something new this summer, and discover these 10 incredible Airbnbs in BC.
Location: Chilliwack, BC
Lodging Type: Private Designer Treehouse
From the host: “Designed and built as a passion-project, The Birdhouse was crafted for relaxation, seclusion, and to connect with nature. The treehouse sits on its own private, fully fenced, acre of land with a long winding driveway to the parking and campfire area. From the south-facing deck you’ll often see deer, cattle, coyotes and other wildlife in the neighbouring fields. The dwelling is completely unique and provides a very special feeling when you’re relaxing in the trees.”
The Farmhouse Tiny Home
Location: Squamish, BC
Lodging Type: Tiny Home
From the host: “Wake up in your private space in the forest to the sounds of birds singing, enjoy a breakfast of colorful free-range eggs from the hosts’ hens and smoothies from the Vitamix blender. Relax on the deck under the sail shade, with filament-style lighting and a fire pit ready for the evening.”
The Vintage Airstream
Location: Gibsons, BC
Lodging Type: Airstream
From the host: “Highly aesthetic ranch style property with a renovated 1970’s vintage Airstream. Complete with an outdoor shower, bathtub and sauna, local handmade pottery, furnished with Barter goods, bathroom with full sized shower, flushing toilet and toiletries, queen sized bed, twin sized sofa bed, cable and wifi, fire pit and large property for activities, including bocce and horseshoes. Located in Gibsons on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, BC.”
The Vintage Airstream
Location: Five Coves at Howe Sound, BC
Lodging Type: Cabin
From the host: “A half-hour from Vancouver, this boat access tiny home sits on a mountainside with snow-capped mountain views overlooking the glacial stained waters of Howe Sound. The private cabin is only 52 steps from the beach. Relax by the beachside campfire on a swing or hammock. A 10-minute hike to a pure mountain river, waterfalls and swimming holes. Your hosts pick you up from Porteau Cove and motor you 3 km to your destination. They offer boat tours to Gibsons (45 mins away).”
Location: Sooke, BC
Lodging Type: Treehouse
From the host: “Nestled between large cedars and a giant maple, Owl’s Perch offers stunning views across the Salish Sea to the mountains of Washington state. This one-of-a-kind treehouse reaches 30 feet off the ground and has a full bathroom and kitchenette. The large deck is perfectly situated in the tree’s canopy and provides maximum privacy. Located along the Galloping goose trail only 5 minutes from Sooke city center and the Sooke Potholes. Owl’s Perch is the perfect place to stay for your island adventure!”
The Hobbit House
Location: The Okanagan Highlands
Lodging Type: Hobbit House
From the host: “The Hobbit House offers seclusion and privacy and lots of space. We are on a mountain surrounded by nature.
Our cleaning regime is already very strict during normal times, but especially now we are taking great care to wash, disinfect and clean everything thoroughly between stays.”
Lagoon Float Camp
Location: Clayoquot Sound, BC
Lodging Type: Houseboat
From the host: Unique Glamping experience in Clayoquot Sound just a short boat trip from the town of Tofino. Lagoon Float Camp is a remote floating accommodation. It features a 14′ canvas bell tent, complete with propane heater for sleeping & lounging, a modern outbuilding with wood-fired sauna, fully equipped kitchen & bath, and plenty of deck space. Rowboat with life jackets. Prices include transportation to and from the camp with Tofino Boating.
Wildpod Luxury Glamping
Location: Tofino, BC
Lodging Type: Pod
From the host: “WILDPOD is a luxury glamping experience for adult couples consisting of six geodesic domes sitting on the edge of Tofino’s downtown core. Each dome is beautifully decorated and situated directly on the waterfront featuring stunning views. You would be hard pressed to find a better view anywhere!”
Location: Sidney, BC
Lodging Type: Boat
From the host: “Experience life on the water! The boat is yours to enjoy, but as you might have guessed, it can’t leave the dock.
The boat is situated to take advantage of the best views especially from the top deck where you can sip wine and gaze across the Gulf and San Juan islands to Mt. Baker. Zero gravity chairs make lounging on the top deck with a good book a must do.”
Location: Whistler, BC
Lodging Type: Mansion
We figured we’d end our list with a luxury Airbnb. This place is amazing.
From the host: “Start a new holiday tradition at Horstman Lane. This custom contemporary vacation rental in Whistler is a home you’ll want to return to again and again. A ski-in, ski-out location gives you direct access to the slopes, and its beautifully appointed living areas have plenty of space for après-ski entertaining or relaxing with friends and family. The villa’s amenities range from low- to high-tech, including a gas fireplace, grand piano, Apple TV, Sonos sound system, and Wi-Fi. Entertain inside around the bar and wet bar or in a charming home theater with its own ticket booth, or, in warmer weather, on a deck with an outdoor fireplace, barbecue, and hot tub.”