Explore Airbnb's most wish-listed homes of the past decade

We're daydreaming about escaping to all of them.

Airbnb has revealed the most wish-listed properties on their website over the past decade, and each one offers something wildly different to the next.

Frankly, we're daydreaming about escaping to all of them.

To compile the list, Airbnb measured the most wish-listed homes between December 2011 through December 2019. From a beachfront oasis in South Africa, to a treehouse in Indonesia, and a seashell-themed house in Mexico, take a look at the coveted properties which have been climbing Airbnb's popularity ranks.


To those craving a secret coastal getaway, then this'll get your hearts racing.

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This beachfront home has been wish listed 275,862 times, and it's easy to see why, with access to a private beach, luxurious linens, and an outdoor Brazilian BBQ – perfect for grilling fresh caught fish.

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There's also a wooden boat guests can borrow, along with surf boards, and loungers to see dolphins swimming.

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There is no questioning why this house in Santorini was the top pick of 2018 (it's been wish listed 254,773 times).

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Carved into the caldera cliff, this special property was originally a wine cellar and was converted into a vacation home.

Guests love the clean lines inside featuring a fully functioning kitchen and common areas; outside a veranda offers space to soak up the sun.

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Paradise has been found for those looking for rest in this villa in Thailand. The beautiful hillside setting allows guests to enjoy coffee whilst taking in warm sunsets on the terrace and a private pool. There's even staff on site to satisfy your fresh papaya appetite with fresh papaya picked from the property's garden. It was the top pick for 2017, and has been wish listed 204,110 times.

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This beachfront oasis with views of Table Mountain was the top pick for 2016.

Situated on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and is a short drive from Camps Bay, this home can sleep up to six, has a heated pool and fireplace.

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Perched above a Bali beach, this private treehouse is a dream for those looking for a remote destination.

Chill out with a cup of tea on the veranda overlooking the palm trees, lush garden and pool, and take in nothing but a gentle breeze and birdsong.

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A bustling town filled with shops and restaurants is close or you can stay on the property and head to the beach with essentials provided by the host. It's been wish listed 271,887 times and was the top pick for 2015.

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This one-of-a-kind earth house on Mayne Island in Canada was hand sculpted using sustainable materials and has all the amenities of a modern retreat.

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Inside, every inch of this home features custom woodwork, while sheep and chickens outside offer fresh eggs and friendly baas.

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It's been wish-listed 152,918 times and was the top pick for 2014.

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Set atop a cliff above a beach in Mexico, this architectural wonder boasts seashell themed interiors in every room.

Designer Eduardo Ocampo pays homage to the substantial 'mountains' of seashells found on the island. Throughout the house, guests will find elements of an actual seashell - from the spiral staircase mimicking the inside of a shell to coral used as decor.

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Wish-listed 235,803 times, it was the top pick for 2013.

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In need of a digital detox? Set in a remote valley of a desert in Pioneertown, California, this architectural gem has a small carbon footprint that brings big impact.

The exterior design is modern yet functional with solar panels to power the inside with electricity and heat.

Floor to ceiling glass windows allow guests to sit back, relax, and enjoy the surrounding natural beauty of this stay.

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Tucked away in the Chianti hills amongst centuries old oaks and olive groves, this Tuscan farmhouse turned palatial villa has all the amenities of a vacation getaway.

This spot conveniently sleeps sixteen and outside offers a natural botanical garden, private salt water swimming pool and two wood pizza ovens - buon appetito.

View it here.

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Lotte Brouwer

Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.