These are the top 10 most-liked Airbnb properties on Instagram in 2020

A stone castle in the South of France had the most love

A stone castle in the South of France was Airbnb's most-liked property on Instagram in 2020.

The accommodation platform ranked all of the images taken by hosts and travellers, and those posted on its Instagram account in the past 12 months.

An image of a 16th-century chateau in Saint-Victor-la-Coste in France's Gard region was the most popular, with more than 76,000 likes. It captured the picturesque swimming pool in the lush grounds of the castle.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the top 10 most-liked Airbnb properties on Instagram.

Other properties that rank in Airbnb's top 10 posts on Instagram for 2020 include an eco-friendly, design-led abode in California, an upstate New York cabin and a Guatemalan glass-fronted cottage some 1,600 metres above sea level.

Read on to find out about the Airbnb stays that made the cut and how much it will cost you to spend the night in each one:

10. A floating house in Joanopolis, Brazil

An aerial shot of an off-the-grid house garnered lots of attention on Airbnb's Instagram page in 2020. Located at the foot of the Mantiqueira Mountains, the floating house is called Altar and sleeps up to four people. It bobs on the Jordanopolis dam and invites guests to disconnect from technology as they reconnect with nature. Daily activities include stand-up paddleboarding or kayaking, a home cinema experience on the video projector and daily trips to the pier to stock up on locally produced, organic products from vendors.

Stays from Dh827 per night, up to two guests.

9. This mid-century A-frame chalet in California, US

Ninth on the list is a wintry shot taken in Riverside County, California. It's taken from a cosy adults-only hideaway in the forests of Idyllwild. This private mountain retreat is as secluded as they come. A wood-burning fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows and a wraparound deck make it the perfect place to soak in the fresh air and enjoy the views of Marion Mountain.

Dh931 per night, for up to four people.

8. Solo travellers' 'Window to the Duomo', Italy

The Florence Cathedral or "Duomo" takes centre stage in this image captured by @girlgoneabroad. It's taken from inside an exceptionally well-located artist's studio. The tiny apartment is strictly for solo travellers. It's located in a building that dates to the 1600s and has high ceilings, a sunlit interior and an incredible view of the Piazza Duomo.

Dh424 per night for one person.

7. Darby House in upstate New York, US

This is a shot of Darby House, an A-frame home tucked away in four hectares of woods alongside the Delaware River. Two hours from New York City, this woodland escape is the ideal place to retreat from city life. It has two bedrooms – guests need to climb up into the loft to reach the second one – and a cathedral-esque grand living room overlooking the woods. In summertime, guests can make use of the supplied tubes and life jackets to go exploring on the river.

Dh1,451 a night, sleeps up to four guests.

6. This 19th-century converted schoolhouse, New York, US

It's all about the interiors in this converted school house in Kingston. A shot of the early 19th-century building has amassed 43,757 double-taps on Instagram, and it's easy to see why. Solid wooden floors, monochromatic tiles and wooden rung ladders combine with gorgeous minimalist decor to create a space that looks like the perfect getaway.

Overnight stays from Dh1,837 for up to six guests.

5. Casa Mami in California, US

An eco-friendly, solar-powered Californian home just two hours from Los Angeles is the fifth most-liked Airbnb Instagram shot in 2020, with more than 46,000 likes. The fully renovated pueblo-style home sits on two hectares of desert land and is entirely design-driven. Casa Mami has been carefully curated and most of the products in the house are for sale. As night falls, the sky is the main event; sit by the patio or lay back in the garden and immerse yourself in an amazing stargazing experience.

Stays from Dh1,098 per night, for up to four guests.

4. Tanglebloom Tiny Cabin, New England, US

Taking fourth spot on the list is a tiny Tanglebloom cabin in New England's Vermont. Entirely built by hand, the open-air sleeping cabin is tucked in a forest on a flower farm. The Airbnb hosts shared an image of the cosy sleeping quarters and it has been liked 46,471 times. The cabin offers a camping-like experience with screen walls that let the breeze in and keep the bugs out. Curtains can be closed for privacy, cooking is done over a fire pit and the camp shower uses solar-warmed water.

Dh333 per night, per couple.

3. Lakeview Lodge in Guatemala

When it comes to views, you'll be hard-pressed to find better than those from Lakeview Lodge in Solola, Guatemala. A picture of Lake Atitlan taken from this glass-fronted villa in the hills of Pasajcap has amassed 66,618 likes on Instagram. Located 1,600 metres above sea level, the one-bedroom house comes with amazing volcano views and a tropical garden, fully stocked with fresh avocados, bananas, dragon fruit, mangoes, coffee and more.

Overnights from Dh290 per night, for two people.

2. The Grey Loft in Casablanca, Chile

The view from this coastal cabin in the Valparaiso region of Chile is breathtaking, which explains why a picture of it taken by @rafael_medeiros has clocked up more than 67,000 likes. The 54-square-metre Grey Loft is a modern cabin entirely surrounded by rocks, gardens and the very best views of Quintay's Playa Grande. Wake up to the sound of the ocean and enjoy a barbecue dinner on the grill outside with the blue of the Pacific as your glorious backdrop.

Stays from Dh724 per night.

1. Stone Cottage, Saint-Victor-la-Coste in France

The most-liked picture on Airbnb's Instagram account last year was taken by @conte_yoon. It shows a private pool in the 16th-century Chateau St Victor la Coste and has more than 76,000 likes. Guests staying at the ancient castle will bed-down in one of three private cottages, with access to the chateau, the on-site vineyards and the regional history of the surrounding medieval villages.

Rooms from Dh892 per night

Updated: February 3, 2021 07:38 PM

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