These unusual accommodations are trending, according to Vrbo

Travelers are always on the hunt for the next big thing. From hidden gem destinations to secret beaches, there’s a whole world to explore. When it comes to accommodations, travelers are looking for something different than the typical hotel. In fact, 71% of millennial travelers say they’d consider staying at a nontraditional vacation rental. 

While beach houses, cabins and condos still reign supreme, travel demand for unusual accommodations is on the rise. Joining barns, castles and treehouses, travel demand for properties on wheels and properties that float is up 30% year over year on Vrbo, including houseboats, yachts, RVs and Airstreams. 

Check out these unique vacation homes available to rent on Vrbo for your next getaway. 


Who says RVs are just for camping? For the less adventurous type, you can rent a more luxurious option like the Happiness Bus in Calabasas, California. This converted bus is beautifully decorated and features amenities like a fireplace and full tiny kitchen. Guests boast about the available amenities like a private pool and onsite massages or a private chef on request.  

Book this RV


Looking for a true Amsterdam experience? Stay in one of the beautiful houseboats on the canals of Amsterdam. This houseboat in Central Amsterdam is within walking distance of many cafes, bars and a grocery store. It can accommodate up to four guests and has everything you might need to relax after a day of exploring the Venice of the North, including a fully equipped kitchen, satellite cable and a quaint patio overlooking the canal. 

Stay in this houseboat


Ready to hit the beach in style? Book a yacht for your next adventure. Enjoy the comforts of home from the sea with a full kitchen, three bedrooms and two bathrooms on this luxury yacht. It’s great for a unique family getaway — reviewers love this different way to travel and recommend catching the sunrise from the top of the boat. 

Rent this yacht 

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