Unique Airbnbs You Can Rent In BC You Won’t Believe Actually Exist
Your next west coast adventure awaits!
If you want to maximize your fun on vacation, it can all start at one of these unique Airbnbs in BC.
If you've always wanted to spend the night in an airstream or look up at the stars through the roof of a yurt, then we recommend bookmarking these amazing accommodations.
This list includes everything from the super outdoorsy off-the-grid spots to adorable mini cabins that look great on Instagram. Grab your best friend, your S/O or even your whole squad to take an unforgettable mini-vacation.
Price: $189 per night
Location: Duncan North Cowichan
Why You Should Go: This oceanfront spot sleeps two guests in the hexagonal wing of the dome house. You'll eat breakfast in a sunny conservatory and sleep in a bedroom that's the strangest of shapes. Plus, there's a bay window in the living room that overlooks the ocean, perfect for watching the sunset.
The Swell Shack Eco-Friendly Tiny Home
The Swell Shack.
Price: $135 per night
Location: Jordan River
Why You Should Go: Curious about tiny living? Spend the night in this off-grid micro cabin and sleep up in the queen-sized loft bed. It's crazy how easy it is to adapt to living in a space that's just over 100 square feet. This Airbnb is great if you love adventure because it's close to hiking trails and surfing.
Alfie the A-Frame
Alfie the A-Frame
Price: $188 per night
Why You Should Go: This A-Frame cabin is a dreamy home perched among the trees. According to the listing, it's Airbnb's second "most wish-listed" property in Canada. The loft bedroom has an attached balcony and the bathroom has an old-school claw-foot tub for relaxing. Plus, it has an amazing view overlooking the Sechelt Inlet.
Price: $100 per night
Why You Should Go: Enjoy Cortes Island from your very own yurt. This traditional artisan-built tent is ecologically sustainable and cozy. If you love getting exploring nature and want a different kind of glamping experience, this yurt is ideal because it's located near pristine beaches, lagoons and hiking spots.
Price: $269 per night
Why You Should Go: Why not stay inside an actual barn if you're looking for a country getaway? This unique Airbnb has room for you and 15 of your closest friends. Take advantage of the hiking, skiing and swimming in the natural hot springs nearby. The rich wood interiors of the barn make the stay here a totally cozy experience.
Ultimate Modern Escape
Modern cabin located on the Blaeberry River.
Price: $500 per night
Location: Columbia-Shuswap A
Why You Should Go: Don't miss out on a stay at this artful modern home set flush against the forest. Although the price is a little steep, there's room for eight inside so when you split the cost with friends, you're getting a sweet deal. This retreat is great if you're looking to get away from the city, but you want something more updated than a traditional log cabin.
Unique Treehouse in Wardner.
Price: $300 per night
Why You Should Go: This treehouse is literally wild. The wood used to build the home is naturally curved, burled and twisted with lots of hand-made carvings inside. You could relax on a balcony overlooking a pond in the peaceful wilderness.
This place is ideal for a couples retreat.
Two Ravens Yurt
Two Ravens Yurt.
Price: $144 per night
Why You Should Go: You can sleep under the stars in this gorgeous yurt. It sits at the base of Moberly Mountain and it's a totally cozy and romantic one-bedroom spot. Surrounded by tons of wildlife, you may hear owls at night and you can go white water rafting during the day near this special B.C. lodge.
Ymir Church Guest House
Ymir Church Guest House.
Price: $150 per night
Why You Should Go: This restored church has been transformed into a colorful guesthouse. The building itself is over 110 years old and is one of the only surviving buildings from the Gold Rush era. With room for five people, this unique accommodation would be a cute spot for a double-date getaway.
Dream Catcher Dome
Dream Catcher Dome.
Price: $145 per night
Why You Should Go: Sleep in a domed bedroom wrapped up in rich Indian silk decor at this unique Airbnb. The gardens that surround this home in Armstrong are lush and vibrant. The bright dome and stylish furnishings make for a one-of-a-kind, quirky getaway.
Ray Of Sunshine house
Ray Of Sunshine house.
Price: $425 per night
Why You Should Go: If you're planning on going to Tofino with a group, this Airbnb may just be the perfect spot. This modern house sleeps six and has an enticing hot tub that looks like it's straight out of an architectural magazine. This incredible space is your perfect home base to relax and explore Tofino with your friends.
Rustic Cabin In The Woods
Rustic Cabin In The Woods.
Price: $80 per night
Location: Galiano Island
Why You Should Go: This rustic cabin looks and feels like a storybook fantasy. Enjoy warming yourself by the fire, exploring nearby beaches and trails and climbing up to sleep at night in the quiet woods. This secluded cabin with massive windows, a skylight and an outdoor shower is the perfect private escape.
Price: $200 per night
Location: Mayne Island
Why You Should Go: This gnome-like cottage is even cuter than an actual hobbit home. It was built with cobb, a kind of natural building material mix of earth and straw that has been used to build homes since ancient times. You'll feel like a forest fairy when you stay here at this highly-coveted spot.
Tofino Surf Cabin
Tofino Surf Cabin.
Price: $399 per night
Why You Should Go: This home in Tofino really plays up the local surf culture. The relaxed, care-free Airbnb sleeps six people so you and your crew can take a beach vacation together. The best surfing beaches in Tofino are right nearby.
Price: $129 per night
Location: Cortes Island
Why You Should Go: This spot on Cortes Island is unbelievably rustic and artsy. There's a rocky beach just below the cabin where you can go swimming and enjoy a private ocean view. Cortes Island is remote, requiring three ferries and eight hours of travel from Vancouver, so it's ideal for long stays.
Before you get going, check out our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.
These prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time. Taxes and fees may not be included.
This article has been updated since it was originally published on October 10, 2018.
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