If you are on a quest for an off-the-grid adventure (that still feels like a 5 star stay), then look no further: these gorgeous treehouses might be exactly what you are searching for.
Nothing says adventure like sleeping under the stars, lighting a campfire and letting your soul get pampered by the evening breeze. However, if you prefer your nature with a dash of comfort, then a modern treehouse might be the type of glamping tailored on your needs… particularly one which overlooks the jungle and the shimmering waters of the Caribbean Sea.
Here is Stylist.co.uk’s guide to the most incredible treehouses around the world.
Treehouse Retreat, North Devon, UK
The Treehouse Retreat is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle from the big city. Located in the adorable village of Lee and surrounded by 12 acres of private woodland, the house overlooks the beautiful valley and will make anybody forget about noise and pollution.
Styled by Wayfair, the luxury rental boasts a waterfall shower, meditation and yoga corner, games area and reading nook to spend your nights devouring your summer books list in peace. Outside, a wood-fired pizza oven will make your nights in the spacious terrace even more indulgent. The good news? Until 31st July, UK residents can enter to win a weekend getaway at the Treehouse Retreat. Ready, click, go!
Treehouse Retreat, 1 bedroom (sleeps 2), from £205 per night
Hoots Treehouse, Mayfield, East Sussex, UK
This incredibly cosy treehouse is perfect for a romantic weekend away. Snuggle up in bed, in front of the burning fire, have breakfast overlooking the amazing woodland or go for a walk to discover the spectacular natural surroundings.
Only 10 minutes away by car, the picturesque village of Mayfield will fill your basic needs. With cute pubs and local shops, just around the corner you will soon get used to this slower way of life.
Hoots Treehouse, 2 bedrooms (sleeps 4), from £204 per night
Bensfield Treehouse, Wadhurst, East Sussex, UK
Built around a mature oak tree, this treehouse is another romantic gem that’s your childhood dreams brought to life.
If the decor wasn’t dreamy enough, the service will make you never want to settle for a ‘normal’ apartment ever again. A delicious complimentary breakfast made of local organic produces is provided, delivered on your floating doorstep.
Bensfield Treehouse, 1 bedroom (sleeps 2), from £179 per night
The Buzzardry, Heathfield, East Sussex
A luxurious retreat for four, in the middle of the glorious Sussex woodland. This little oasis in the sky has everything a fancy hotel does, and more: two en-suite bathrooms with showers, a fully equipped kitchen, a barbecue and drinks deck at the front, overlooking the lakes that surround the treehouse.
If you think all that sounds too lavish for a treehouse, think again. The grounds include an on-site tennis court nestled in the trees – what else could you ask for?
The Buzzardry, 2 Bedrooms (sleeps 4), from £230 per night
Stolidi Mou, Rethymnon, Crete
Crete is not short of opulent resorts to spend endless breezy Greek nights. But what could be better to disconnect than sleeping in the middle of grandiose oak trees?
If the inside is beautiful, the outside is spellbinding. A vast lawn covered area overlooking the shimmering sea and the magnificent trees and a 5 seater heated Jacuzzi tub to stay cosy during the windy nights.
Stolidi Mou, 1 Bedroom (sleeps 4), from £181 per night
Raray Treehouse, Oise, France
Located in the woods just outside Paris, this super modern treehouse is the perfect escape for a couple seeking some privacy or someone in need of a relaxing weekend alone.
Situated at a height of 11 metres, the treehouse is fitted with a hot tub and there’s also a private terrace, perfect to enjoy the panoramic treetop views. The breakfast fairy will also come to ease your hunger every morning, leaving the food at the bottom of the treehouse. No worries, a handy rope attached is there to pull it up, no need to step foot on the ground.
Raray Treehouse, 1 bedroom (sleeps 2), from £287 per night
Dubrovnik Treehouse, Dubrovnik, Croatia
This award winning treehouse – ‘Innovation of the Year Award’ in 2016 – can accommodate six people and includes three bedrooms, one bathroom and a large terrace.
Located near Dubrovnik, inside an adventure park called Cadmos Village, there will be plenty of activities perfect for big groups and families. The best feature in the house? Everything is powered by solar energy, to make the best out of the long Croatian summer.
Dubrovnik Treehouse, 3 bedrooms (sleeps 6), from £128 per night
Casa del Arbol, Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica
This luxurious and stylish treehouse has everything a modern home would have, form exercise machines to ergonomic mattresses, a bar with speakers and even a swimming pool surrounded by cosy loungers.
A technology filled oasis in the middle of Costa Rican natural beauty to please every kind of traveler.
Casa del Arbol, 2 Bedrooms (sleeps 4), from £147 per night
Pura Vida Eco-lodge & Retreat, Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Another award-winning tree house, this time nestled amongst the virgin rainforest just 5 km from the Pacific Ocean, in beautiful Costa Rica.
A lavish ‘off-grid’ retreat that would leave even the fussiest traveler breathless. Pura Vida Ecolodge is an ‘eco-luxury’ heaven surrounded by the magical Costa Rican forest and its incredible wildlife. Enjoying a glass of wine at sunset in your private infinity pool overlooking the valley – too spectacular to be true.
Pura Vida Eco-lodge & Retreat, 2 bedrooms (sleeps 7), from £150 a night
Watamu Guest house, Watamu, Kenya
Built high up in the trees, in the stunning Watamu beach in Kenya, this treehouse offers a jaw-dropping 360 degree panorama of the Indian Ocean coastline on one side and native forest on the other.
An incredible white construction by the beach – decorated with colourful tiles and wooden furniture – that includes a swimming pool, a hot tub and even an outdoor oven. Talking about relaxation… the rental comes with its own cook and domestic staff.
Watamu Guest house, 3 bedrooms (sleeps up to 6), from £225 per night