Beacons of wanderlust: The world’s most wishlisted lighthouses on Airbnb

Key Takeaways

  • With National Lighthouse Day on August 7, Airbnb is revealing the most wishlisted and illuminating lighthouses around the world.
A private island lighthouse and lighthouse keeper's cottage in Scotland.

Key Takeaways

  • With National Lighthouse Day on August 7, Airbnb is revealing the most wishlisted and illuminating lighthouses around the world.

Ahoy, lighthouse lovers! For those who have ever dreamt of being a lighthouse keeper for a night, pack up those binoculars as we reveal some of the most wishlisted lighthouses on Airbnb1.  

These picturesque beacons found around the world offer a whimsical blend of maritime lore, breathtaking views, and stunning seaside escapes. 

Guests can navigate unique stays like lighthouses with Airbnb Categories–a way to discover millions of remarkable homes around the world. Categories classifies homes by over 60 different types based on their style, location and other defining factors inspiring wanderlust for guests. The Towers and OMG! Categories–both featuring lighthouses–offer unique and inspiring stays that stand apart for their one-of-a-kind design. 

From the coastal shores of the mid-Atlantic in the US and the Maritimes in Canada, to spectacular seasides in the UK and across Europe, here are popular lighthouses and light-keeper houses perfect for your next nautical adventure.

A red and white lighthouse in PEI
Lighthouse Keeper’s Inn (PEI, Canada)

Nestled on the smallest Canadian province, this Prince Edward Island unique home is the perfect getaway to the Maritimes on Canada’s east coast, featuring a 70-foot tall lighthouse overlooking the Canadian shoreline.
A lighthouse on Eagle River at night.
Stunning 1850's Eagle River Lighthouse (Eagle River, MI, United States)

Eagle River Lighthouse is unique in its history and presentation. Commissioned by the US Government to guide ships along Lake Superior's Keweenaw coast. Built in 1855 completely of red stone, it housed the light keeper and his family until being decommissioned in 1909.
A gold and white lighthouse on a bay.
Rubha nan Gall Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage (Tobermory, Scotland)

The former lighthouse keeper’s cottage is found on the Isle of Mull on Scotland's west coast near Tobermory’s picturesque harbour known for its whale watching. The cottage, built in 1857, means “Stranger’s Point” in Scottish Gaelic.
A clay faro surrounded by palm trees.
El Faro en Villas San Vicente (Guerrero, Mexico)

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Mexico, this unique and incredible faro (lighthouse in Spanish) is found minutes from the Acapulco airport.
A white lighthouse on a rocky coast.
Wings Neck Lighthouse (Pocasset, MA, United States)

It comes as no surprise that Cape Cod is known for its coastal beauty and illuminating lighthouses. Formerly a US Coast Guard Lighthouse, Wings Neck Point lets guests climb the mahogany spiral staircase for a spectacular view of the Atlantic from the lantern room.
A cliffside lighthouse on the Isle of Man.
Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage (Isle of Man, United Kingdom)

This original lighthouse keeper’s cottage watches over the original lighthouse built in 1857, a significant landmark on Douglas Head that overlooks Douglas Bay on the Isle of Man.
The interior of a lighthouse in the UK.
Living in a Lighthouse (Winterton-on-Sea, United Kingdom)

The converted 18th-century lighthouse is found on the edge of the picturesque village Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk. It was even mentioned in Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe and used as a lookout tower during WWII.
A lighthouse and light-keeper cottage on a grassy field in Cove Point.
Cove Point Lighthouse Keeper's House (Lusby, MD, United States)

This active lighthouse and keeper's home sits on seven-acres in Maryland, complete with the 5th oldest lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay dating back to 1828.
A Swedish lighthouse on a bay during the day.
Lighthouse - Sauna - Kayaks - Own Island - Boat (Säffle, Sweden)

The 1878 lighthouse stands alone on Gunnarsholmen Island on Lake Vänern, Sweden, surrounded by a nature reserve. For guests looking for an off-the-grid adventure, this lighthouse is the perfect spot
A private island lighthouse and lighthouse keeper's cottage in Scotland.
Tiny private island off Skye (Isleornsay, Scotland)

Set on a private island near the coast, Eilean Sionnach Lighthouse Cottage is the perfect place to enjoy the secluded, magical experience of the Skye, accessible by a private boat for a little haven oasis.  

Wishlists help guests keep track of homes (including lighthouses!) they discover on Airbnb by tapping the heart on any listing they want to keep top of mind. As part of our 2023 Summer Release, Wishlists now include a redesigned interface, one-tap saving, and an improved calendar that shows availability of wishlisted homes. Travelers can also add notes to any wishlisted listing–making it easier to remember why they loved it.

All homes in this article are intended purely to inspire and illustrate. Airbnb does not recommend or endorse these listings or any other homes on the platform.

1A selection of the most wishlisted lighthouses by space type from April 30, 2022 to March 31, 2023.