Airbnb offers the perfect opportunity to stay in a home away from home on the other side of the world. That’s no less true for our favorite 11 Chile locations where you’ll be able to experiment staying somewhere quirky, enjoy the architecture, explore the local surroundings and get to know the locals.
A container house near Coyhaique
Hidden away among the woods is this cool container house, mounted on a stack of wood, filled with natural light and overlooking the nearby Simpson River. After a long day of hiking around Chile’s beautiful Aysen region, put the kettle on, fire up the wood burner and tune into a movie in this cozy abode.
Rustic cottage with hot tub on Chiloé
Not far from the town of Castro is this quaint rustic cottage overlooking the Chiloé archipelago. You’ll find a classic wooden bathtub for two in its yard, which you can heat up and soak in to admire the great views over the bay. The host, Juan Carlos, likes to leave local, in-season produce as a gift during your stay. What a treat!
A grand design near Coyhaique
If you’re a Grand Designs fanatic, this place will be perfect for you! It’s an equally great escape for both couples and families, and is located in the woods with stunning surroundings so there’ll be no shortage of enjoyable hikes. This home can house up to eight people and is a great place to enjoy with friends and family.
Cosy casa in Puerto Natales
The interior of this red house caught our eye immediately, so swing into its living room, kick back on the inviting sofa or enjoy a home-cooked meal as you discover some of the highlights of Puerto Natales. This will be a great place to relax before or after hiking in Torres del Paine.
Great views over Valpo
Sit out on the balcony of this chic apartment and watch Valparaíso’s stunning sunsets over the bay. The host Claudia is even kind enough to leave you a bottle of wine! Perfectly located on Cerro Alegre, check out the city’s gorgeous artistic murals and visit its many cafés and restaurants. You’ll even be able to use the building’s gym and pool.
Tranquil lake house with a private beach
South of Pichilemu is this gorgeous and peaceful lake house overlooking Lake Vichuquén. The house has access to a private beach and a pier with a jetty and is in the perfect setting for outdoor activities like hiking and water sports. With two large terraces furnished with bean bag chairs, you can enjoy a book among the trees or have an outdoor lunch.
Stunning boat house in Algarrobo
A fabulous house with endless eccentricities, this place was created by an animal and boat lover and you’ll be able to spot many similarities to Pablo Neruda’s Isla Negra house. Unwind and completely disconnect here as the house has no WiFi or television set, but with its views of the Pacific Ocean and beautiful surroundings, you won’t even miss plugging in. If you’re lucky, you might even spot some penguins!
Stay in a wine cave in Casablanca
If you’ve ever dreamed of staying in a wine cave, now’s your chance. With a cave-like structure, brick floors and oak beams, this place doesn’t lack in character. You’ll also have a kitchen and cellar where you’ll find some of Casablanca’s finest wines. Cook on your private quincho and watch the sun set over a glass of wine made of the best grapes from the vineyard.
Log cabin near Pichilemu
This is a modern and ecological hut hidden among the trees that offers a great view of Lake Cahuilla. Perfect for outdoorsy people (surfers in particular), it’s not far from Punta de Lobos, one of Chile’s best surfing destinations. A warm and peaceful retreat for couples or families, the house can host up to five guests.
Plush villa near Atacama
Overlooking the Licancabur volcano, the main bedroom in this house is decorated in the style of Atacama villas, which adds to its charm. Sit out on the terrace in the evening and take in the sublime views of the rolling desert, particularly when the sun sets and the celestial sky becomes illuminated. Enjoy a shower al fresco and take advantage of the fully equipped kitchen.
Great views from a Tunquén spaceship
Mounted on stilts and designed with modern architecture, you could make the assumption that this house almost resembles a spaceship. Due to its height, it has fantastic views over the Pacific Ocean and the sunsets from its balcony are really magical. You’ll also be able to relax at any of the surrounding beaches and listen to the sounds of nature humming at night.