Oddly Designed Homes You Can Rent

May 30, 2018

When it comes to vacation rentals, the options are endless. There are hundreds of hotel and rental home websites to choose from, but if you’re looking for once-in-a-lifetime accommodations, that typically requires a lot of time and research. And who has time to scroll through and read thousands of listings and reviews?

If that’s you, look no further: we’ve done the work for you. The slideshow below is a compilation of some of the most amazing oddly-designed homes you can actually rent.

Villa Collina's stone interior was constructed in the 14th-century in Tuscany, Italy.

Batu Villa on Virgin Gorda includes a main house and four standalone suites along the rocky coastline.

Redstone, a historic townhome located in Aspen, is the epitome of classic, American luxury.

Foresteria Firenze is located in Florence, Italy and has a unique Renaissance design.

Cobalt Cottage in Rosemary Beach has a tower that's three stories high for ocean viewing.

Vista Lago was built in the 1700s on Lake Como in Italy, so its centuries-old charm is one-of-a-kind.

Odd Homes, Gansevoort Villas, Turks and Caicos

This odd deck floating in Turtle Tail Bay belongs to the Gansevoort Turks + Caicos Villa.

Odd Homes, Rosewood Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico

This multi-level, modern home was built at Rosewood Mayakoba on the Riviera Maya.

Odd homes, Six Senses Laamu, Laamu, Maldives

With suites built on stilts, guests are sure to have a unique experience at Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives.

Odd Homes, Hale Elua, Kohala Coast-Hawaii

This custom-built, Balinese pod-style home offers guests a unique experience with indoor/outdoor living.

Odd Homes, Six Senses Zil Payson, Seychelles

The Six Senses Zil Payson resort was built among the boulders along the shoreline in Seychelles.

Of all the oddly designed homes featured in the slideshow, a few stand out. Villa Collina is one of Italy’s many cobblestone villas that dates back to the 14th century. The room featured in the slideshow contains a brick oven for making pizzas. Redstone, a $7.5M historic townhome in downtown Aspen, features almost 4,000 square feet of antique features and design elements such as wrought-iron railings and grand staircases throughout the home. 

Floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and original Italian artwork grace the walls at Foresteria Firenze, an Italian penthouse with Renaissance flair. The views of downtown Florence and the city’s most famous landmarks can be seen from most rooms in the home. Pictured below, you can see the over-the-water swimming platform connected to the Gansevoort Villa in Turks and Caicos giving guests direct ocean access.

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Cobalt Cottage is a restored home in Rosemary Beach, Florida with a unique three-story tower made for visitors to view the ocean. If guests are looking for a memorable Florida beach experience, Cobalt Cottage is a great option. And at over 6,000 square feet, Vista Lago is the largest home featured in the slideshow. This impressive lakefront estate is just minutes from George Clooney’s property on Lake Como, and the classic design is enhanced with contemporary updates. 

If travelers are looking to plan a once-in-a-lifetime vacation, renting a uniquely designed home is the first step. Most of the homes in the slideshow and featured images above are available through Inspirato.