Sometimes we all need a break from the cityscape and retreat into nature, and what better way to do that than to stay at an Airbnb right smack in the middle of the countryside, or high above the mountains?
And that’s why we have collated this list full of Airbnbs at underrated nature places for you to visit next!
1. Private cabin in Luang Prabang, Laos
What’s better than staying at a cabin in the middle of the mountains in a country like Laos? This Airbnb in Luang Prabang is so isolated from modernity that it feels like you have travelled to another time period.
The seclusion of this aesthetically rustic cabin is a huge bonus if you’re a fan of privacy, as you are surrounded by nothing but the lush greenery of mountains and a serene lake. Don’t worry though, there is still Wi-Fi available and if you’re coming by car or have rented one, there are free parking spaces available!
Right now, the prices are from S$67 per night and you can book from the link below.
2. Treehouse in Mae Chan, Thailand
Ever wanted to experience what it was like to sleep in an actual treehouse like in American movies? You get to go through the novelty of that for just S$38 per night in Mae Chan, Thailand!
This unique treehouse in Thailand has access to a lake and because it is literally on top of a tree, you can guarantee fantastic views of the property’s garden as well as the surrounding mountainous landscape.
Do take note that because the treehouse is a little cosy, it is only big enough for two with a single bed inside and a hammock on the balcony. It even has a pool for you to refresh yourself in! This is one of the Airbnbs soaked in nature that definitely gives you an experience that you can only find in the countryside, away from the city.
3. Leafy Greens in Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Thailand
One of the more interesting Airbnbs that I came across is Leafy Greens located in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Lord of the Rings fans might have a field day with this space as it was specially constructed as an earthen home closely resembling a hobbit house. Inspired by nature and the concept of living with frugality, the entire house is made of clay and its eco-friendly design is top tier.
Don’t worry though, all the amenities you need are there and the best part is it’s from S$30 per night! I, for one, am definitely adding this one to my to-visit list because of how private and close it is to nature.
4. Dolphin Bay Resort in Chhak Saracen, Cambodia
Dolphin Bay Resort in Chhak Saracen is a large space that has plenty of nature lodges within the property. You’re able to book a room within the lodges and enjoy complete privacy as well as freedom to explore the property.
There is a restaurant on premises that serves both Khmer and Western cuisine, so if you are up for trying local food, it’s definitely on the table (literally).
And the best part? The Airbnb room is a few steps away from the gorgeous sandy beaches of Saracen Bay and it’s all from S$25 per night.
I can’t think of anything better than stepping out of my room and facing the ocean, so I’ll definitely be looking into this one as well.
5. Rock Garden in Sa Pa, Vietnam
If you want to reside on the top of the world (or close to it) then this cabin in Sa Pa, Vietnam occupies a gorgeous space right in the middle of the mountains. This is one of the few Airbnbs in Asia that is snugly encircled by mountaineous nature entirely, providing spectacular views of the region.
The cabin is high enough in altitude for you to enjoy views of the rock mountains, local terrains and landscapes, and even above the clouds! If the views have not convinced you yet, perhaps the weather will.
Since it is waaaaay up in the mountains, the weather is cooling and the air is crisp. This place is perfect if you want to escape from the city.
I mean at S$82 per night, you get floor to ceiling windows with a majestic sight, so sign me up!
6. Cabin on a Hill Project in Antipolo, Philippines
Right in the middle of the Philippines’ longest mountain range — Sierra Madre — sits a quaint little cabin on a hill. If you truly want to go off the grid, then Cabin on a Hill Project is definitely right up your alley.
Picture a more luxurious type of camping, and that is essentially the whole vibe. Not only do you get 360 views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, you’re also granted privacy. But don’t worry, you won’t go too far off the grid, as there is still a relatively strong internet signal within the cabin.
Complete the camping experience with a firepit and bonfire out front, which is perfect for families to gather and spend time together. And it is only S$76 per night, with a maximum occupancy of up to five people.
That is so worth it in my opinion!
7. Traditional Bunong Hut in Krong Saen Monourom, Cambodia
Culture buffs, now you finally get to have a more intimate understanding of how the Bunong indigenous people live with this traditional Bunong hut!
Truly a minimalistic beauty in the heart of nature in East Cambodia, the locals are famous for being very hospitable and you’ll be able to enjoy tours around the place. What’s better than staying in an authentic traditional Bunong hut and learning about the culture at the same time?
I’ve always loved to go places for landscapes, learning about cultures and local traditions, as well as trying native food. This is definitely an opportunity to learn more about indigenous tribes in Southeast Asia and it’s just S$20 per night!
Krong Saen Monourom
8. Happy Elephant Bungalows, Koh Rong, Cambodia
Situated on Koh Rong Island, Happy Elephant Bungalows is a large property of several bungalows and it is just perfect for the setting! Surrounded by the vast expanse of ocean, the bungalows are along an incline on a hill so views are guaranteed.
Whilst not as private as other places on this list, this is part of the Airbnbs still situated in a relatively nature and tranquil area where you get to have the jungle as your backyard.
And your porch? You’ll wake up to an exclusive view overlooking the beach and sea, something the boring city lights definitely cannot serve.
From S$47 per night, the simplicity of this bungalow is fashioned into a lovely stay that is definitely one for the memory books.
And there you have it, these are some of the Airbnbs at underrated nature places to visit in Southeast Asia that aren’t the usual beach getaways.
As they say, the world is a lot bigger than you think. Placing one foot in front of another eventually brings you to a new place!
Which place do you think you will be adding to your visit list?
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