Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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It’s hard to believe this fairy-light-festooned treehouse is just minutes from downtown Atlanta. There are three separate cabins connected by a hanging bridge; a bedroom, a living room and a deck that’s open to the elements. The interiors are decked out in vintage décor and the bed is on wheels so it can be rolled out onto a platform that overlooks a running stream for the sweetest of dreams.
Huetor de Santillan, Andalusia, Spain
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To enter this treetop shack, guests must first cross a hanging bridge that sways gently three metres above the ground. Once safely in the shack, the only company for guests are the singing birds and the view of Sierra Nevada. What you’ll find inside is pretty rudimentary: there’s a bed and not too much else, while outside there’s a barbecue to cook on and below, a swimming pool.
Vernou-la-Celle-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France
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Built into a 150-year-old oak, the Gabrielle d’Estrees treehouse offers wonderful views over to neighbouring Castle of Graville and its surrounding forest. Inside the rustic thatched-roof cabin, there’s a double bed and a bathroom and outside is a spacious deck. Breakfast is delivered to the base of the tree in a basket, ready to be pulled up and enjoyed surrounded by singing birds and scuttling squirrels.
Helston, Cornwall, United Kingdom
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Picturesque Cornwall on England’s rugged south-western tip is the setting for Tree Sparrow House, a fairy tale treehouse perched two metres above the ground and reached by a wooden ladder. There’s a bedroom, kitchen and bathroom as well as heating to keep you cosy on chilly nights. From the treetops, there are views of Falmouth Bay and the fields and orchards of Tregaminion.
Sunset Beach Treehouse, Haleiwa, Hawaii, United States
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The jungle treehouse overlooks a popular surf beach on the North Shore of Oahu. Shade is provided by the canopies of mango and avocado trees and the soundtrack is waves crashing and birdsong. The cabin has a kitchenette and a full bathroom with excellent views from the shower. There’s a sleeping nook plus a double bed so the space accommodates four comfortably. A generous deck with sun-lounges is the perfect spot to practice yoga, relax after a morning surf or indulge in a little bird-watching.
Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, United States
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This treehouse close to Volcano National Park is surrounded by lush forest, volcanic boulders and creeping vines. It’s more of a tree-terrace – its two storeys are connected by a ship’s ladder and the structure even has a heated spa and kitchen. Close by, volcanos bubble and steam – a five-minute drive takes guests to the summit of the eruption.
Bilpin, New South Wales, Australia
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The enormous Secret Treehouse (by treehouse standards) in the Blue Mountains has floor-to-ceiling windows providing views out to Bowen’s Creek Gorge and the rainforest. It has a spa, kitchenette and fireplace, and plenty of space to lounge around and take in the view. There are bushwalks, mountain-biking, canoeing and other activities, but we’d rather stay in – at night, the star-gazing is said to be tremendous.
Balian Beach, Bali, Indonesia
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This two-storey thatched hut set amid lush jungle is located in Balian, a quiet, relaxed surfer village that harks back to the Bali of old. Balian Treehouse has a rain shower, kitchenette and two balconies with hammocks and sun lounges, and in the garden, coconuts, lemons, papayas and passionfruit free for the picking. The beach is just a short walk away.
Burlingame, California, United States
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Just 20 minutes from San Francisco, this little urban treehouse is at the top of a 150-year-old oak tree. It has a kitchenette and bathroom, as well as a comfy queen sized bed in a sleeping loft reached by ladder. Local restaurants will deliver straight to the treehouse and breakfast is provided every morning. There are views to the San Francisco Bay from the balcony and close by is the town of Burlingame with its cute shops and great restaurants.
Cooper, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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The stilted Rainforest Tree House sits among 14 hectares of rainforest and 12 natural hot and cool springs. Inside, there’s a lofted master bedroom with queen-sized bed and two single beds that double as sofas. The kitchen has all the mod-cons and the bathroom has a shower and toilet. From the porch, take in the rainforest – you may see a sloth, a rare green macaw or a toucan – and spend days taking in the healing waters from one of the hot springs.
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
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The Tuscan landscape has stirred writers and artists; if you’re so inclined the charming CasaBarthel treehouse is the place to be inspired. Surrounded by olive trees and a kitchen garden, the treehouse consists of a bedroom, kitchenette and a bathroom as well as a private terrace. Guests also have the use of the property’s pool and tennis court. Nearby is the village of Galluzzo with a daily farmer’s market, and the centres of Florence and Siena are less than half an hour away.
Lincoln, Vermont, United States
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With its sweet wooden deck painted red and blue, this cute treetop cottage blends into the blue skies and coloured leaves of its Vermont location in autumn. A visit to the Tiny Fern Forest Treehouse around the season Americans call fall will reveal the foliage in all its glory. The cabin is built on four maple trees almost 10 metres above the forest floor. There’s a sleeping loft for two as well as a single bed, plus a bathroom, heat, electricity and a hot tub.
Los Angeles, California, United States
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Cosy, bright and charming, this cabin in the Hollywood Hills was built in 1927 and has been used as an artist’s studio, a film location and a writer’s retreat. There’s a wonderful wrap-around deck, a claw-foot bathtub and a fireplace. All LA conveniences are close-by – yoga classes, bars and restaurants are just a climb down the tree away.
Matei, Northern Division, Fiji
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Now this is treehouse living! Spacious Taveuni Treehouse is a luxurious island hideaway surrounded by the Rainbow Reef. On the island are waterfalls, Bouma National Heritage Park and beautiful flowing waterfalls. The treehouse is furnished with locally made furniture and the deck stretches the length of the structure, with hammocks, outdoor dining setting and chaises to recline on. There’s an outdoor shower and the space is lit by handmade candles once the sun goes down. Staff from the nearby resort will bring food and drinks and provide massages and other treatments.
San Juan del Sur, Rivas, Nicaragua
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With easy access to a number of beaches, the remote Casa Arbol treehouse makes an ideal escape. The views over the ocean are worth the bumpy car-ride alone, but there’s also a private plunge pool, windows running the length of the bedroom with incredible forest views and a huge sitting room, deck and full kitchen. It was designed by architect Matthew Falkiner and incorporates eco-ethos such as solar power. Guests may see ocelots, sloths, monkeys and a multitude of birds – magic.
San Salvatore Monferrato, Alessandria, Italy
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Make your nest in the trees above Alessandra in the Piedmonte region, replete with vineyards and wineries. After awakening, guests at Aroma(n)tica are greeted with a fresh breakfast– homemade jams, bread and pastries, tea, coffee and juice. There’s a bathroom with a shower as well as a cute deck and in the nearby village you’ll find fantastic restaurants. Guests are welcome to use the enormous pool on the property and may encounter a friendly cat or two.
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