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9 Airbnb Stays In BC You Must Experience At Least Once

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Explore your own backyard at these magical spots across the province that will make you feel like you’re a world away.

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Coolest Airbnb Stays In BC

Oceanfront Treehouse, Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring Island
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You can relive your childhood by falling asleep in this cozy treehouse. But we can guarantee the one you stayed at as a kid looked nothing like this. This oceanfront cottage nestled on the quaint Salt Spring Island is quite literally what dreams are made of.

The newly-built treehouse is completely private and it’s the ultimate in glamping—with a private deck, full kitchenette and a day bed that turns into a king bed to allow for a luxurious stay. It costs approximately $234 per night.

Off-The-Grid Hut, Penticton

Photo: The Shire/Airbnb

Head to The Shire cabin in beautiful Penticton for a staycation that is equal parts cozy as it is off-the-grid. The rustic hut is made up almost entirely out of reclaimed materials and is built right into a rock wall—offering visitors a getaway unlike any other.

The tiny home can sleep up to two people with one queen bed. It’s suspended from above and hangs completely off the ground in a private little clearing offering up some of the best views the region has to offer. And at about $125 per night—this Airbnb is super affordable.

Private “Designer” Treehouse, Chilliwack

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Photo: The Birdhouse in Chilliwack/Airbnb

Visit the serene Ryder Lake area of Chilliwack to discover this tiny treehouse offering up a bird’s-eye view of the region. It can sleep up to two guests with one bedroom and one bathroom. Amenities include: WiFi, a dedicated workspace, outdoor shower, TV and free parking.

The private designer treehouse, appropriately called The Birdhouse is available to book out on Airbnb for approximately $210 per night.

Couple’s Cottage, Savary Island

Savary Island
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Couples in need of a relaxing retreat can travel to the quaint Savary Island. Airbnb has a listing for a tiny home that is perfect for a couple’s staycation or a getaway with your BFF. The private cottage can sleep up to two guests with one bedroom and one bathroom.

Find this little piece of paradise nestled in the woods, situated along the southern shores of the pristine island. It costs about $300 per night.

Sanctuary Bed and Breakfast, Salt Spring Island

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The Sanctuary Bed and Breakfast is treetop living at its finest. Just imagine a (seriously) elevated version of your childhood treehouse.

It is situated on a sprawling four acre property that is seemingly cut off from the outside world, but is under a five minute drive to Ganges.

Rainforest Yurt, Courtenay

rainforest yurt
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The whimsical Airbnb on Vancouver Island is the perfect place for all those who are young at heart. It can sleep up to four guests with one bedroom and one bathroom. The bedroom has a queen-size bed and there’s also a double bed in the common area.

The welcoming space features an open-concept design with natural earth tones, exposed beams and windows overlooking the lush forest. Book a stay for approximately $150 per night.

Hobbit House, Bridesville

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Photo: Meagan Gill

Escape from the world (for a little while anyways) at the one-of-a-kind Hobbit Mountain Hole in Bridesville, nestled in the picturesque Kootenay region. It’s about 30 minutes outside of Osoyoos and a five hour drive away from Vancouver.

Seemingly straight out of a Lord Of The Rings film—it’s an idyllic staycation immersed in nature. Book it out on Airbnb for approximately $350 per night (depending on dates selected).

Sante Fe, Okanagan Lake

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In true Okanagan fashion, this home is situated amongst award-winning vineyards and overlooking the pristine Okanagan Lake.

The sprawling property can accommodate up to 10 guests, with four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.

Bali Casa, Halfmoon Bay

Bali Casa
Photo: Bali Casa

This unique Indonesian inspired casa is situated on a sprawling five-acre property surrounded by the lush forest with sweeping views of the Salish Sea. It’s also very secluded—making it one of the best spots in the province for stargazing

Guests will definitely feel like they’re vacationing in Bali rather than in BC with its eclectic mix of Balinese Buddhas, vibrant paintings and zen gardens.


Ocean View Cabin, Halfmoon Bay

Halfmoon Bay
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The cabin is nestled amongst lush greenery and overlooks the ocean so you get the best of both worlds.

It can sleep up to four guests with two bedrooms and one bathroom. It’s extremely quiet and secluded so you can just relax while watching sailboats streaming by.

It’s also a great launching pad to explore Secret Cove by kayak. And it has a BBQ and a cedar barrel sauna.

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