mahabis escape // ten airbnb spots for ultimate downtime

Do you need to get away from it all? When the stress of your 9 to 5 hits, there is nothing better than heading on a relaxing retreat where you can rejuvenate and take a break from everyday life. There’s no need to splash out on expensive hotels with our selection of tranquil Airbnb accommodations that will help you to achieve the ultimate downtime.


BKK Riverside House, Bangkok, Thailand

Situated on Bangkok’s ‘Green Lung’ island, this ultra-modern eco house encourages you to turn off from the digital world and enjoy your relaxing surroundings. Constructed entirely from natural materials, including an abundance of bamboo, wood and glass, the bright and light accommodation features an outdoor shower, a roof terrace with a comfortable daybed, a natural pool, free bicycle hire and complimentary ice cream.



Dome in the Desert, Joshua Tree, California, USA

What could be more relaxing than retreating to a secluded cabin in the middle of Joshua Tree National Park? Decorated with a modern bohemian aesthetic, the cabin is fitted out to be both cool in the heat and cosy in winter. Climb the ladder up onto the mezzanine to relax with a book amongst the cushions and throws, lounge on the daybed or sway in the suspended chair to channel your inner Zen. At night, take a pile of blankets outside and lie back to admire the stars.



Tropical Tree House, Fern Forest, Hawaii, USA

Completely secluded amongst the Hawaiian jungle, this peaceful treehouse is suspended on stilts and surrounded by a canopy of tropical fauna. Experience off-grid living, as the property is supplied by solar power and rain water, with large windows allowing natural light to flood inside. Relax on the outside deck listening to the gramophone, or climb down the ladder that allows access to the building through the trapdoor and spend your days lounging on the hanging bed. Bliss.



Jack Sparrow House, Cornwall, England

Enjoy a magical getaway by the Cornish coast in one of the most unusual abodes that we have stumbled upon. Resembling a dwelling from a fairy tale, this cute and compact cottage features a romantic mezzanine bed, wooden interior and eccentrically painted exterior for a completely unique experience. Its location is ideal for secluded walks on the beach, or simply unwinding and admiring the views.



Container Home, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Constructed from shipment containers, this ultra-modern home is bright, relaxing and peaceful, despite its immediate proximity to Palma. The exteriors blend into the interiors, with the clever use of glass walls used throughout the building, allowing the Spanish sunshine to radiate through the house. The patio area with a small pool is perfect for dining al fresco and relaxing with a glass of Spanish wine.



Geodesic Dome, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

The spectacular views are the true selling point for this retreat. If you don’t fancy strolling along the disused train track or horseback riding, you can simply settle onto the sofa and watch the sun set over the Ortiz and Sandia mountains through the panoramic window for a truly tranquil experience.



Quiet Earth Woodland Eco Retreat, Cardigan, Wales

If you are looking to truly get away from it all, we recommend this off-the-grid eco home in Wales, located in woodland close to coastal paths. Take the opportunity to get close to nature, and try to leave all electrical appliances at home to thoroughly enjoy your surroundings. The owners can help to organise your visit by planning a variety of calming activities including yoga, meditation, silent walks and wild food foraging and cookery lessons.



Laks Villa Oberoi, Kuta, Bali

For the perfect relaxing retreat, relocate to this Balinese villa that is surrounded by a relaxing swimming pool. As soon as you awaken in the morning, you will be treated to glimpses of the water that intersects the two bedrooms. Spend your time lounging on the decking, or take a dip in the refreshingly cool water.



Old Smock Windmill, Kent, England

Treat yourself to a calming getaway in this memorable windmill in the heart of the English countryside, only a short distance from London. Lovingly renovated to preserve the original brick walls, beam work and unique features of the mill, accommodation is spaced out over three floors. A first-floor balcony circles the building, with seating for relaxing and enjoying the scenery.


Vallarta Romantic Amapas Ocean View, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

If you are seeking ocean views, you can’t do much better than this Mexican condo, located in the Romantic Zone of Puerto Vallarta. The floor-to-ceiling windows in the lounge and bedroom both open up onto balconies overlooking the Pacific Ocean, with a sunken Jacuzzi bath and deckchairs for taking in the view with a glass of wine. But it’s the roof area that makes this condo so idyllic, with its infinity pool, daybed and shaded terrace that make it perfect for relaxation.

 photos: all via the relevant airbnb listings


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