Unusual holiday homes ❘ Tree houses, houseboats and yurt holidays

Unusual holiday homes (888)

Looking for something outrageously different for your next holiday? Then take a look at these holiday castles, windmills, yurts and manor houses that are all available for you to book and make your holiday an extraordinary one.


And there’s plenty to choose from: you could set your loved one's heart racing with a fairy-tale break to a French chateau or rent a houseboat in Amsterdam with your pals. Or how about escaping to a cosy log cabin in the mountains, or going glamping on a yurt holiday in Devon or Cornwall.


If stunning and unusual architecture is for you, rent a regal castle in the Scottish Highlands, a quirky lighthouse by the sea or return to a bygone age on a windmill holiday in Greece.

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(6) Excellent 

25

Holiday castle in Pagkia

Laconia Region / Pagkia

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“This was a fabulous place to stay!” We truly enjoyed our stay in this Mani Castle. To be living in an ancient but modernized place was magical. The owners very generously left our refrigerator stocked with wine, beer, olive oil and watermelon (to nam
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from £68 / night

£475 - £1002 / week

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from £68 / night

(7) Excellent 

47

Holiday boathouse rental

Amsterdam / De Pijp

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £138 / night

£1725 - £2026 / week

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from £138 / night

(23) Excellent 

77

Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Great accommodation in Amsterdam” The barge is extremely comfortable and well situated close enough to visit all the attractions but in a quiet location. Frank and Marlijn made sure everything was ready for us even leaving a bottle of wine for us. We
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from £151 / night

£1057 / week

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from £151 / night

(6) Excellent 

78

Ripoll holiday castle rental

Province of Girona / Ripoll

8 18 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £294 / night

£1285 - £3018 / week

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avg. 59 minutes

from £294 / night

12

Taroudant holiday riad rental

Souss-Massa-Draa Region / Taroudant

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

from £39 / night

£250 / week

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avg. 2 hours 40 minutes

from £39 / night

23

Holiday houseboat in Jyväskylä

Central Finland / Jyväskylä

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £268 / night

£1548 - £2324 / week

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from £268 / night

(58) Excellent 

42

Holiday narrowboat rental

Salford / Worsley

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“fantastic trip” We had an amazing long weekend as usual. The boat (Queenie) was absolutely fab, cosy clean and warm and a real head turner. people stopped and looked and had their photos taken beside it. I would recommend this boating experience to ev
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from £170 / night

£1190 / week

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from £170 / night

38

Windmill rental in Pyrgos

Santorini / Pyrgos

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £276 / night

£1932 / week

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from £276 / night

(13) Very Good 

16

Boathouse rental in Chessy

Marne-la-Vallee / Chessy

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £52 / night

£290 - £423 / week

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from £52 / night

(20) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

27

Holiday yurt in Earnley

West Sussex / Earnley

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Fabulous 3 nights” We have just returned from a three night stay at this fabulous yurt. Although it is October we were lovely and cosy with the brilliant log burner inside and there were facilities to make a nice cuppa. The bed was very comfortable an
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from £42 / night

£294 / week

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from £42 / night

(16) Very Good 

22

Monachil ski cave house to rent.

Sierra Nevada National Park / Monachil

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 69 km
  • Swimming pool
“I enjoyed the best week of my four week's holiday in Spain in the attic appartment of the Casas Cueva Muntesal , Monachil, Grana” We chose this accommodation as we love walking in the mountains. It was ideally situated for this. Easy short bus ride fr
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from £44 / night

£305 / week

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avg. 3 hours 4 minutes

from £44 / night

(53) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

24

Holiday converted chapel in Chester

Cheshire / Chester

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Little Tin Chapel Chester” Excellent location right on the canal. The accommodation is superb. Everything you need. Can't fault it one bit, what a wonderful conversion it is. Would definitely return
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Certificate of Excellence

from £95 / night

£550 - £840 / week

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avg. 2 hours 31 minutes

from £95 / night

5

Holiday cave house in Xi'an

Shaanxi / Xi'an

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £54 / night

£375 / week

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from £54 / night

(22) Very Good 

23

Holiday castle in Dover

Kent / Dover

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Our own private castle!” The Gatehouse at Dover was the perfect location for our Valentine's Day getaway. Beautifully decorated and very cozy, it made a wonderful couple's retreat. It is also ideally located, with an easy and convenient walk to both
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from £85 / night

£450 - £600 / week

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avg. 1 hour 13 minutes

from £85 / night

(3) Excellent 

25

Beach hut rental in Keta

Volta Region / Keta

2 8 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £12 / night

£79 / week

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avg. 49 minutes

from £12 / night

(34) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

24

Tower rental in Central York

York / Central York

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“Stunning historical Tower in the centre of York” Our three night stay at Lendal Tower was truly memorable. From the moment of booking we were treated as honoured guests and nothing was too much trouble for Nathan and his team. The Tower, which has so
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Certificate of Excellence

from £245 / night

£1300 - £2200 / week

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avg. 2 hours 27 minutes

from £245 / night

(2) Excellent 

16

Holiday yurt in Saint-Priest-Bramefant

Puy-de-Dome / Saint-Priest-Bramefant

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

from £87 / night

£475 - £837 / week

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avg. 3 hours 14 minutes

from £87 / night

(16) Excellent 

24

Houseboat rental in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly

from £225 / night

£1569 / week

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avg. 1 hour 8 minutes

from £225 / night

(10) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

20

Holiday cave house in Baza

Province of Granada / Baza

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Just a bit different” Really enjoyed our stay at Bazavista.Cave house was clean and comfortable with basic food items supplied.A bit of upgrading of some of the furnishings would have earned 5 star.Great views.Steep road up,bit rough in places.Not far
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from £44 / night

£250 - £337 / week

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avg. 2 hours 47 minutes

from £44 / night

(2) Excellent 

29

Holiday boathouse in Metz

Moselle / Metz

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £57 / night

£324 - £427 / week

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from £57 / night

(15) Excellent 

18

Holiday windmill in Crosby

Merseyside / Crosby

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

from £300 / night

£1800 - £3000 / week

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from £300 / night

(5) Excellent 

11

Holiday yacht in Lymington

New Forest / Lymington

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Luxury living on a yacht” Myself and 3 friends stayed on this beautiful boat, moored ideally with no boats in front of us, giving us a perfect view across to the Isle of Wight. The yacht was clean, had 2 bathrooms and showers, and a well equipped kit
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from £200 / night

£1400 / week

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from £200 / night

(18) Excellent 

27

Holiday yacht in Barcelona

Barcelona / Port Forum

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“BOAT WAS A FABULOUS AND UNIQUE EXPERIENCE FOR US” I organised the trip for my brothers, in laws and couple of friends, we are all in the 45-55 age category and really just enjoyed renting the whole boat to ourselves. We cooked on board, however, the
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from £255 / night

£1781 / week

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avg. 2 hours 30 minutes

from £255 / night

17

Holiday beach hut in Alotau

Papua Region / Alotau

2 2 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

from £32 / night

£223 / week

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avg. 1 hour 14 minutes

from £32 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Limerick

County Limerick / Limerick

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £299 / night

£2033 - £2845 / week

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from £299 / night

28

Holiday yurt in Costa da Caparica

Setubal District / Costa da Caparica

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£302 - £393 / week

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from £44 / night

(4) Excellent 

20

Holiday shepherds hut in Gateshead

Tyne and Wear / Gateshead

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £78 / night

£540 - £585 / week

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from £78 / night

(15) Very Good 

25

Holiday trullo in Locorotondo

Province of Bari / Locorotondo

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool

from £44 / night

£302 / week

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avg. 2 hours 34 minutes

from £44 / night

(3) Excellent 

18

Holiday boathouse with shared pool in Tuan Chau Island

Halong Bay / Tuan Chau Island

18 2 1 night min

  • 18 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £200 / night

£17354 - £18054 / week

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from £200 / night

(2) Excellent 

16

Otranto holiday castle rental

Province of Lecce / Otranto

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £311 / night

£690 - £2156 / week

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from £311 / night

(1) Very Good 

11

Holiday beach hut in Pantano do Sul

Florianopolis / Pantano do Sul

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £112 / night

£781 / week

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avg. 3 hours 4 minutes

from £112 / night

(5) Excellent 

33

Holiday yurt in Tokyo

Tokyo Prefecture / Tokyo

1 8 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £112 / night

£781 / week

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from £112 / night

(10) Excellent 

25

Sorrento holiday yacht rental

Province of Naples / Sorrento

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £234 / night

£1740 / week

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avg. 2 hours 16 minutes

from £234 / night

(2) Excellent 

63

Holiday riad with swimming pool in Marrakech

Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region / Marrakech

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £259 / night

£1811 / week

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avg. 2 hours 29 minutes

from £259 / night

8

Beach hut rental in Barra de Sao Joao

Casimiro de Abreu / Barra de Sao Joao

2 10 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £54 / night

£377 / week

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from £54 / night

5

Holiday cave house with shared pool in Monachil

Sierra Nevada National Park / Monachil

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 69 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£287 - £348 / week

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avg. 3 hours 4 minutes

from £44 / night

(15) Excellent 

20

Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Martina Franca

Province of Taranto / Martina Franca

2 3 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool

from £56 / night

£388 - £1035 / week

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from £56 / night

(4) Excellent 

29

Manaus holiday houseboat rental

Amazon River / Manaus

1 6 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £21 / night

£162 - £889 / week

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from £21 / night

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Ski castle to rent in Biella

Province of Biella / Biella

9 26 1 night min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 26
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £863 / night

£5173 / week

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from £863 / night

(3) Excellent 

36

Holiday trullo in Locorotondo

Locorotondo / Contini

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £44 / night

£305 - £883 / week

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from £44 / night

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