10 architectural gems that are bookable on Airbnb

Key Takeaways

  • Since the Design category launched last year, it’s easier than ever to find architectural masterpieces on Airbnb.

Key Takeaways

  • Since the Design category launched last year, it’s easier than ever to find architectural masterpieces on Airbnb.

Milan Design Week, the biggest annual design event in the world, kicks off on April 17. To mark the occasion, Airbnb has rounded up a selection of designer masterpieces available at every price point: from a Mediterranean loft by a renowned ‘starchitect’ for less than $100 per person to a lavish but otherworldly architectural icon in the Californian desert.

For those looking to discover even more designer stays, the Design Category on Airbnb includes just under 30,000* of the world’s best design spaces that will immerse guests in outstanding architecture, affordable luxury and aesthetically inspiring interiors.

Loft Inside the Muralla Roja
Calpe, Spain

Staying in one of the most iconic private buildings by postmodernist superstar Ricardo Bofill is undoubtedly a visual treat. Inspired by casbah architecture, the incredible building sits atop a cliff on the Mediterranean Sea.

Starting from $155 per night
Sleeps: 2 adults

Contemporary Home in the Heart of the Atlantic Rainforest
Paraty, Brazil

This earth ship project by Atelier Marko Brajovic is inspired by indigenous houses of the Amazon. Monkeys and blue butterflies will be your next door neighbors in this sumptuous retreat nestled in the Brazilian rainforest,

Starting from $165 per night 
Sleeps: 6 adults

Modern Architectural Oasis Near the Ocean
Oaxaca, Mexico

Designed by French architect Ludwig Godefroy, Casa Wo is a unique beach house in La Punta, a stylish neighborhood in the popular surf town of Puerto Escondido. The compact concrete facade conceals a contemporary and airy interior.

Starting from $398 per night
Sleeps: 4 adults

Sophisticated Design Residence
Darlinghurst, Australia

Designed by Nina Maya Interiors in collaboration with Urban Future Architects, this bright open-plan home is a perfect example of beauty being in the details thanks to its high quality finishes and materials. 

Starting from $1,191 per night
Sleeps: 6 adults

Archistar’s Villa on the Cliff
Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Breathtaking views of Weligama Bay and Pritzker Prize-winning design are the hallmarks of this three-story villa designed by architect Shigeru Ban. Other features? An infinity pool, gymnasium, direct access to a semi-private bay, summer hut on the cliff, and an expansive eight-acre tropical garden. 

Starting from $563 per night
Sleeps: 7 adults

Contemporary Jungle Retreat
Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Blurring the boundaries between inside and out, this luxurious villa designed by Formafatal feels like paradise on earth, surrounded by Costa Rica’s lush rainforest and enjoying stunning views of Playa Hermosa Bay.

Starting from $700 per night
Sleeps: 6 adults

Modern Villa on Lake Garda
Gardone Riviera, Italy

Part of a complex of luxury villas designed by Italian architect Matteo Thun, this stunning residence features clean lines and spaces that blend into the surrounding nature thanks to its floor to ceiling windows.

Starting from €6,699 per night
Sleeps: 6 adults

Eco-friendly Retreat in the Woods
Rhinebeck, New York, USA

The ‘Ex of In’ House is a single-family home that fuses the energy of its interior spaces with the ecology of its setting. Designed by Steven Holl Architects, the geometric eco-friendly masterpiece sits on 30 acres of preserved woodland in the famously scenic Hudson Valley.

Starting from $479 per night
Sleeps: 4 adults

Masterpiece of Organic Architecture
Joshua Tree, USA

If you want to experience the thrill of sleeping inside a sublime organic sculpture, a night in the Kellogg-Doolittle House may be just the ticket. Designed in the 1980s by architect Kendrick Kellogg, a disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright, it is in perfect harmony with its Californian desert setting.

Starting from $5,231 per night
Sleeps 6 adults

Unusual House in the Middle of a Forest
Austin, Texas, United States

Dreamt up by two self-described hippies, ‘Bloomhouse’ was constructed in the freewheeling and free-spirited 1970s. This magical work of art waves goodbye to “the real world of right angles” and is totally unique. Do it for the ‘gram’, but also for your soul.

Starting from $589 per night
Sleeps: 4 adults

*As of March 23rd, 2023.

Prices do not include cleaning fees, taxes or Airbnb fees. All included listings are intended to inspire and illustrate. Airbnb does not endorse or promote these listings or any other accommodations or experiences on the platform.