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02/17/2015 05:18 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

10 Vacation Rentals That Are Way Cooler Than Hotels

You can find anything on the Internet these days--including some totally awesome places to stay on vacation. Skip the hotel and book a stay in one of these ten unconventional vacation rentals around the world.

A Seashell in Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Gaudí-esque architecture? Sweeping ocean views? Private pool and beach access? This house is an oasis.

Related: The Craziest Places to Stay on Vacation

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A Tepee in New Braunfels, Texas
In this furnished and air-conditioned tent, you can enjoy the great outdoors--without giving up the luxury of a private bathroom.

Related: 5 Charming Southern California Hotels

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An Airplane in Teuge, The Netherlands
Book an entire grounded airplane for two, complete with a Jacuzzi and sauna.

Related: A Guide To Traveling Solo

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An Igloo in Tirol, Austria
Spend the day on the slopes, then relax in your very own igloo. (Don't worry: It's furnished with an insulated bed and plenty of cozy sheepskin blankets.)

Related: 5 Dreamy U.S. Ski Resorts

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A Modern Cabin in Winchester, England
It doesn't get much simpler than a quaint wooden cabin tucked away in an English garden.

Related: 5 Beautiful Spots in Cuba

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A Tree House in Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii
High above Hawaii Volcanoes National Park sits this abode, which is equipped with a fireplace and a hot tub--and is undoubtedly cooler than the tree house of your childhood.

Related: 8 Great West Coast Getaways

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A Colonial Wagon in Kaikoura, New Zealand
You won't have to worry about motion sickness when you spend the night in this stationary reproduction of a colonial wagon.

Related: 5 Splurge-Worthy U.S Resorts

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An Island in Nanuku, Fiji
Looking for some solitude? This private island outfitted with two Fijan-style homes (no five-star accommodations here) should do the trick.

Related: The Most Incredible Beaches In The World

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A Chalet in Foussignac, France
Vacation like royalty in this historic turreted castle set on seven acres of pristine grounds.

Related: 3 Do-Good Vacations

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A Lighthouse in Bernard, Maine
It's no secret: We love a good lighthouse. Rent this landmark (and accompanying guesthouse) set in a secluded fishing village.

Related: The Lighthouse Is The New Hotel

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