Chilling in a treehouse isn’t just for kids anymore. If you’re the ultimate nature person, or really just enjoy badass treetop views, these modern treehouses all over the world will probably catch your eye. Okay, not all of them are technically treehouses but they feel like it anyway. From the wild forests of Costa Rica to the calm waters of St. Lucia, here are 10 HomeAway treehouse rentals I’d hike into the wild jungle for.
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Chilling in a treehouse isn’t just for kids anymore. If you’re the ultimate nature person, or really just enjoy badass treetop views, these modern treehouses all over the world will probably catch your eye. Okay, not all of them are technically treehouses but they feel like it anyway. From the wild forests of Costa Rica to the calm waters of St. Lucia, here’s 10 HomeAway treehouse rentals I’d hike into the wild jungle for.
Photos courtesy of HomeAway
Mal Pais, Costa Rica Starting at $95 per night
Spending a night in the Costa Rica jungle sounds a little terrifying, but it isn’t when you’re above ground in the treetops. The only wild animals you really have to worry about in this Mal Pais treehouse rental are the occasional howler monkeys and toucans. Custom built in a Banyon tree, the one-bedroom treehouse has a full kitchenette, full bath and shower and an amazing outdoor balcony.
St John, U.S. Virgin Islands Starting at $350 per night
The view pretty much speaks for itself in this sweet St John rental. Any house built at tree level with Caribbean Sea views is going to be a winner in my book.
Chulta, Costa Rica Starting at $300 per night
A treehouse with a totally wooden breakfast table, or you know a good place for a bar, is pretty damn cool. You can find this custom treehouse in the deep jungle of Costa Rica. There’s a ton of things to do in the area, but good luck making it out of the hammock on the terrace.
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua Starting at $150 per night
Why didn’t our backyard treehouses as kids come equipped with a pool? I’ll hide my dismay for now, partially because I’m trying to plan how I can get to Nicaragua and stay in this ridiculously amazing treehouse. It’s located in one of Central America’s largest private wildlife corridors and overlooks the Pacific Ocean.
Soufriere, St Lucia Starting at $225 per night
Within walking distance to Anse Chastanet beach and the historic town of Soufriere, get acquainted with St Lucia in this two-story, two-bedroom wood frame villa. If you get tired of the beach, there’s also a private plunging pool right outside your door.
Utila, Bay Islands Honduras Starting at $95 per night
Carpenter-enthusiast dads usually were in control of building neighborhood treehouses when we were little. But adult treehouses are constructed by absolute pros, like Norwegian carpenter and artist John Arne Loken who fulfilled his dream by building this Utila treehouse. The house also was built in a giant fig tree. How cool is that?
Bali, Indonesia Starting at $300 Per Night
Who doesn’t want to go on vacation to Bali and stay in a tropical treehouse with 180-degree views of the jungle? If you don’t, I’m not sure I really trust you.
Big Island, Hawaii Starting at $265 per night
Adult treehouses are all about the amenities, people. This exotic treehouse at Kilauea Volcano has its own built-in hot tub. Plus it’s in Hawaii—can’t really go wrong here.
Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica Starting at $179 per night
Can you say Swiss Family Robinson? If you’re obsessed with recreating the movie’s sweet treehouse, this Costa Rica rental just about does it. The six-story treehouse sleeps up to 8 people comfortably, and is nestled in a 220-acre rainforest near white sand beaches.
Selcuk, Turkey Starting at $13 per night
I’m not sure if the price is a joke or not, but you can apparently stay in this western-themed treehouse compound in Turkey for relatively next-to-nothing. The area boasts hiking, climbing and just about any outdoor activity you’d want to do. There’s also breakfast AND dinner buffets. If you haven’t had Turkish food, it’s pretty damn amazing.