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You don’t have to choose between romantic and affordable when it comes to planning your honeymoon thanks to so many unique choices on Airbnb. We found 10 unique rental homes that will impress your new spouse and add a magic touch to your newlywed plans.
Whether you’re on a tight budget or ready to splurge, these rentals give you more bang for your buck than traditional hotels. We’re talking jaw-dropping views, solitude and privacy, and amenities so good that the memories will last a lifetime.
This list includes homes from both Airbnb and VRBO to maximize the range of uniqueness and cost-efficiency. Search the list to find the perfect fit for you and your better half, and save money compared to pricey hotel suites that can also command resort fees and sometimes higher tax, on top of expensive prices for basic like food and drinks.
Romantic Airbnbs and VRBOs for Your Honeymoon
Are you looking for a peaceful after-wedding vacation? Escape with your new spouse to this desert oasis. Joshua Tree has long been a top California destination because of its unique ecosystems and distinctive plant life.
This unique home is within the average rental price for the area but will still save you money compared to a hotel. It’s worth it for the private hot tub, beautiful scenery of the Mojave Desert, and romantic stargazing. Spend your days adventuring in the desert, putting food on the grill, and relaxing on the front porch.
If you’re on a budget, this gorgeous guest house offers privacy and romance in a prime location — for over $100 less than the average nightly price in Miami. Located near Brickell Village, the house gives you access to a plethora of food spots, rooftop bars, and easy access to both public transport and Miami Beach.
Keep in mind that the Airbnb host lives on the property, as do his pet dog and chicken. This spot is perfect for an extroverted couple who wants to explore everything Miami has to offer.
Truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, this clear roof igloo could give you an unparalleled view of the aurora borealis. The nightly price is more expensive than other options in the Fairbanks area but may include three meals a day — saving you both money and time.
Adventurous couples are in for a treat. The private igloo camp offers many activities and amenities, including trails, fire pits, fat tire bikes, snowshoes, snow machines, ice fishing, and dogsled transportation. After a day of exploring, you can cuddle up with your partner in your own winter wonderland.
This property mixes nature with the city by giving you a treehouse with a view of Austin. This tourist hot spot exploded in recent years because of the beautiful scenery and exciting nightlife culture. Austin has been dubbed “The Live Music Capital of the World.”
This eccentric treehouse is just far enough away from the city for you and your partner to enjoy each other’s company in total privacy. The spacious and comfortable property is right in the heart of nature, perfect for bonding with your better half.
Lord of The Rings fans will have a blast at this Hobbit-style home. The Hobbit House is styled after the popular series and is made of mud, making it a truly unique all-natural honeymoon spot that requires an outdoorsy and adventurous spirit.
While its exterior may excite the nerd in you, be sure to read the description of what this stay does and does not include. There is a working bathroom, but no shower on the premises. With that being said, it’s perfect for a short honeymoon shared between two nature lovers.
If you love nature but still want modern amenities, this Asheville apartment is for you. You’ll have everything from a fully updated kitchen to a waterfall showerhead, all while being a short drive away from the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains.
This rental is located in the heart of Downtown Asheville, where art, music, and good food are just outside your front door. If you want an extended honeymoon with lots of options, this is the place to go.
Do you want a secluded waterfront stay right in the heart of nature for your honeymoon? Equipped with a private hot tub and a beautiful view of the canal, this Airbnb promises to awaken your senses.
This boudoir-style property rests in the heart of the Big Thicket national preserve and is built for couples. Romantic touches include an outdoor shower, matching robes, and even matching crocs.
Winter sports are what Interlaken is known for, and this 4-star vacation apartment gives you access to everything from sledding to skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, and more.
If the winter isn’t your thing, consider honeymooning here during the spring, when blooming flowers paint the valleys of the mountain in beautiful colors. Just an hour away by train is Kandersteg, which boasts a mountain coaster/slide that zooms between the mountains during the warmer months.
If relaxing is on the top of your list for your honeymoon, Tulum is a perfect place to get away from it all. This jungle villa offers a private pool, king-sized memory foam bed, and access to private in-room massages.
It’s also located within walking distance of two cenotes (freshwater caves), where you can swim and enjoy all of the nature that Tulum has to offer. This honeymoon destination is less than two hours away from the touristy beaches of Cancun, making it easy to access and more enjoyable all around.
This mushroom-shaped property looks like it sprouted in the middle of the desert. Located in the center of the Jalpan magical village, the La Redonda home is a great starting point to explore the rest of the region.
The unique home has plenty of lush and beautiful vegetation around it to complement the outdoor seating. It has access to an outdoor grill, the option to enjoy a bonfire, a trampoline, and outdoor activities that you and your new spouse may want to enjoy.
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