14 Quirky Airbnbs Straight Out of a Wes Anderson Movie

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Wes Anderson, a cult favorite film director known for his unique aesthetic and eccentric storylines, has been trending on social media as of late, just in time for the release of his latest (and characteristically quirky) film, Asteroid City. Whether you’ve been in the fan club since the Bottle Rocket days, or a recent trip to the theaters made you fall in love with the filmmaker’s signature style, you’re here because you like Wes Anderson, and probably wouldn’t mind vacationing on one of his film sets. Well, that we can’t do—but we did find the next best thing. Here, 16 Airbnbs that will make you feel like you’re staying in a Wes Anderson movie.

20 Truly Exceptional Airbnbs in Upstate New York

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Rate: $257/night
  • Why We Love It: off-the-grid stay, amazing views, natural beauty, huge outdoor space

Enjoy an elevated (literally) stay with Moonrise Kingdom vibes at this unique Oregon property—a well-appointed, forty foot tall lookout tower with sweeping views of the untouched mountains and valleys that surround it. This one-of-a-kind cabin in the sky boasts a vegetable garden, a spring-fed, wood-fired hot tub and a whopping 160 acres of private property for guests to explore. As for the interior, it’s cozy, charming and stocked with every modern amenity needed for a comfortable stay.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Rate: $253/night
  • Why We Love It: unique design, picturesque setting, close proximity to beaches

This funky rental is located on a large green field and just miles away from several seaside resort towns where guests can enjoy white sandy beaches and picturesque harbors. This space oddity certainly channels Wes Anderson’s quirky style and its design, both inside and out, boasts the kind of near-perfect symmetry that would make said filmmaker swoon.

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Rate: $52/night
  • Why We Love It: off-the-grid stay, natural beauty, retro aesthetic

If you’re a fan of all things retro, this vintage yellow camper—a veritable blast from the past with a spacious and airy interior that’s been decorated in Anderson’s preferred color palette—fits the bill. Nature lovers will also delight in its remote location in the heart of the Tennessee woods. Just be prepared to truly unplug—you’ll have to travel a couple miles up the road for WiFi and phone signal—and do your business in an outhouse for the duration of your stay.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Rate: $232/night
  • Why We Love It: off-the-grid stay, natural beauty, amazing views

What better place to film some long slow-motion walking shots than on a private, 10,000 square meter island in the gorgeous archipelago of Hvaler, a treasured spot known to have the most sunny days per year in Norway. The breathtakingly beautiful location serves up an abundance of outdoor activities (like kayaking, fishing and hiking, to name a few), but guests should know that it’s totally off the grid: There’s electricity so you can keep your devices charged, but no signal, and potable water must be purchased up the road.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Rate: $150/night
  • Why We Love It: historic architecture, off-the-grid stay, couples retreat, natural beauty, amenities

Yet another funky, vintage camper where folks can unplug and unwind—this newly renovated 1959 Airstream boasts a light and airy interior, with decor that’s inspired by the stunning desert landscape of Joshua Tree. Aside from having one of the country’s most beautiful national parks in your backyard, this property also boasts several shared amenities, including a hot tub, pool, solar showers and an outdoor kitchen that can be reserved for private use.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Rate: $84/night
  • Why We Love It: couples retreat, prime location, mediterranean vibes, modern design

Step into The Life Aquatic with a stay at this playful, pop-art inspired apartment, which was designed by artists to achieve maximum personality and aesthetic appeal. The apartment is equipped with every modern comfort under the (Puglian) sun and, by all accounts, the accommodations are top-notch. Plus, the price is right and the location—a region known as the “Florence of the South” on Italy’s Mediterranean coast—can’t be beat.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Rate: $427/night
  • Why We Love It: artistic interior design, prime canalside location, outdoor garden

Ornate rugs, vibrant and modern splashes of color, and traditional furnishings combine to create a unique, Anderson-esque aesthetic in this impeccably designed Venetian abode. Best of all, this roomy townhouse occupies a prime spot on the canal and boasts an oh-so romantic backyard garden, to boot.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Rate: $102/night
  • Why We Love It: couples retreat, glamping experience, natural beauty, amazing views

Calling all happy campers: This festive, retro caravan—with its color-centric, vintage design and beautiful surroundings—could easily be the set of Anderson’s next film. Aesthetic aside, the best part of this vacation rental is by far its location in a clifftop regional park that boasts incredible seaside views of the sparkling gulf, plus mangroves and lush rainforest in the backyard.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Rate: $398/night
  • Why We Love It: amazing views, mediterranean vibes, impeccable design, prime location, couples retreat

Soft pastel colors (a la The Grand Budapest Hotel) and mid-century decor elements combine to create a swoon-worthy aesthetic that harmonizes perfectly with the Mediterranean paradise just outside the door of this modestly sized but very special Santorini home. Best of all, the property features amazing views of the water from the patio, so guests can catch every breathtaking sunset, plus a location that’s just steps away from the town center, where visitors can feast on fresh seafood at one of the many bayside restaurants.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Rate: $263/night
  • Why We Love It: waterfront, film-themed, artistic interior design, amenities

Every room of this waterfront cottage in Ontario is subtly themed after a movie (The Life Aquatic is one of them) and the end result is a veritable work of art that’s much more than the sum of its parts and definitely a film buff’s dream. Indeed, the attention to detail is second to none—and, judging from the perfect five star rating, the accommodations are far more comfortable than what you’d find on any film set.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Rate: $217/night
  • Why We Love It: couples retreat, amazing views, natural beauty

This insulated aluminum pod is the closest thing you’ll find to a submarine above ground and it happens to be situated on a picturesque four acre site in the highlands with spectacular views of the Sound of Mull. Take a leisurely woodland walk to enjoy the surroundings and the fresh air; then, cozy up under a tartan blanket with a splash of Glenfiddich (that’s a type of whiskey, BTW) in a funky room with a view.

  • Sleeps: 16
  • Rate: $3,210/night
  • Why We Love It: whimsical design, luxury amenities, spacious

Dial up the set design of The Budapest Hotel to the max and you have The Pink House, a whimsical Essex home featuring unicorns, flamingos and a lot of (you guessed it) pink. In addition to the truly original interior stylings and the bespoke vacation experience, you can expect palatial accommodations and amenities galore.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Rate: $90/night
  • Why We Love It: whimsical design, film-themed, boutique experience, couples retreat

This mansion-turned-boutique hotel boasts a common area straight out of The Royal Tenenbaums and a special suite dedicated to Wes Anderson himself. The interior is like an eccentric art exhibit, with plenty of comfort and so much to feast your eyes on you might find it hard to leave. (If you need a break from visual stimulation, though, we highly recommend spending some time in the serene and beautifully landscaped patio and garden area.)

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Rate: $159/night
  • Why We Love It: historic architecture, modern design, amazing views, natural beauty, couples retreat

The Flea Windmill in Portugal is a 19th century gem perched atop a cliff, promising guests an enchanting seaside stay with sweeping 360 degree views of the water, both from the top floor bedroom and the sprawling cobblestone patio upon which the property sits. The bright, sun-drenched interior is well-decorated and features playful pops of color, while the lush gardens and countryside outside the front door provide a serene outdoor escape. Stylish design, natural beauty, prime location—this place has it all.

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