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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 20 November 2018

The 10 most spectacular and sought-after homes on Airbnb - in pictures 

From a bamboo cottage in Bali's rice fields to a stone villa in Crete, here are the homes that have proved most popular on Airbnb over the past decade

We've all heard both sides of the story - while some have horror stories from a home rented via Airbnb, others cannot stop raving about their perfect accommodation in a foreign country.

And those who are very lucky end up staying at a property that not only ticks the basic boxes (clean, conveniently located and spacious, for example), but also brings in elements of beauty, luxury and much sought-after isolation.

To mark its 10th anniversary this month, Airbnb took stock of the homes that have proved most popular over the past decade, housing a total of 860,000 guests and garnering almost a million wish-list clicks. Check out our gallery above and get inspired to book your next holiday (or to redo your own home decor).

The top 10 list with a link to their listing page (as of September 2018):

10. Waterfront with Extraordinary View (Kotor, Montenegro) - Wish-listed: 52,964 times

9. The Cozy Palace (Marrakech, Morocco) - Wish-listed: 59,838 times

8. Off-grid ItHouse (Yucca Valley, California, USA) - Wish-listed: 63,669 times

7. Bamboo Eco-cottage in Rice Fields (Ubud, Bali, Indonesia) - Wish-listed: 65,644 times

6. Dreamy Tropical Treehouse (Fern Forest, Hawaii) - Wish-listed: 66,336 times

5. Luxurious Stone Villa in Crete (Crete, Greece) - Wish-listed: 76,658 times

4. Hideout Bali Eco Bamboo Home (Bali, Indonesia) - Wish-listed: 77,177 times

3. Romantic Cabana with a View (Armenia, Colombia) - Wish-listed: 99,622 times

2. Hector Cave House (Santorini, Greece) - Wish-listed: 133,869 times

1. I Sette Coni – Trullo Edera (Ostuni, Italy) - Wish-listed: 164,444 times

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