The ultimate beach huts of Airbnb revealed

Enjoy a nostalgia seaside feel in this sweet beachside location that even comes with a selection of board games to help you while away the peaceful evenings
  • We round up 12 of Airbnb's top beach huts around the world for a range of prices and group sizes 
  • For those looking for the exotic, there are bamboo houses on a jungle-fringed beach in the Philippines
  • There are also quintessentially British painted huts available right on the sea front in England

Forget cramped and cold wooden constructions, beach huts are now taking off as holiday homes - with some reaching the heights of luxury.

MailOnline Travel has rounded up 12 of Airbnb's top beach huts around the globe - from houses made of bamboo on a jungle-fringed beach in the Philippines to quintessentially British painted huts right on the sea front in England - all within a few minutes' walk from the sea.

And with a range of budgets available, there's probably the perfect one for you.  

Shaldon Beach Hut 1, Devon, UK

The property boasts a romantic and intimate mezzanine sleeping area, a large sunny terrace and even under-floor heating

The property boasts a romantic and intimate mezzanine sleeping area, a large sunny terrace and even under-floor heating

A previously well-kept secret, the village of Shaldon has become a fashionable destination for lovers of good food, beach life and stunning coastal scenery. The hut sleeps up to four people and is £120 per night

A previously well-kept secret, the village of Shaldon has become a fashionable destination for lovers of good food, beach life and stunning coastal scenery. The hut sleeps up to four people and is £120 per night

Enjoy a nostalgic seaside feel in this sweet beachside location that even comes with a selection of board games to help you while away the peaceful evenings.

The property boasts a romantic and intimate mezzanine sleeping area, a large sunny terrace and even under-floor heating.

A previously well-kept secret, the village of Shaldon has become a fashionable destination for lovers of good food, beach life and stunning coastal scenery. 

The hut sleeps up to four people and is £120 per night.

Seaside beach hut, Frinton-on-Sea, UK

This delightful blue-painted cabin is perfect for families looking for the quintessential British seaside holiday. However the spot is only available as a daytime base and offers no beds for an overnight stay

This delightful blue-painted cabin is perfect for families looking for the quintessential British seaside holiday. However the spot is only available as a daytime base and offers no beds for an overnight stay

It offers a gas hob and grill should you want to whip up a simple meal, four chairs, a picnic and small serving table and two very good sun loungers. Free parking is also very near by

It offers a gas hob and grill should you want to whip up a simple meal, four chairs, a picnic and small serving table and two very good sun loungers. Free parking is also very near by

This delightful blue-painted cabin is perfect for families looking for the quintessential British seaside holiday. 

It offers a gas hob and grill should you want to whip up a simple meal, four chairs, a picnic and small serving table and two very good sun loungers. Free parking is also very nearby. 

However the spot is only available as a daytime base and offers no beds for an overnight stay. 

The hut is suitable for six people and can be rented for £31.

 Salad Days Dunster, UK

A hot spot for couples looking for alone time, this beautifully decorated beach hut was recently refurbished. It features underfloor heating, an en-suite with shower, a king size bed and a fully equipped and integrated kitchen with dishwasher

A hot spot for couples looking for alone time, this beautifully decorated beach hut was recently refurbished. It features underfloor heating, an en-suite with shower, a king size bed and a fully equipped and integrated kitchen with dishwasher

It makes for the ideal base from which to explore Somerset, Devon, Exmoor National Park, Quantock Hills and surrounding areas of south west England. Bringing a car is advised

It makes for the ideal base from which to explore Somerset, Devon, Exmoor National Park, Quantock Hills and surrounding areas of south west England. Bringing a car is advised

A hot spot for couples looking for alone time, this beautifully decorated beach hut was recently refurbished.

It features underfloor heating, an en-suite with a shower, a king size bed and a fully equipped and integrated kitchen with dishwasher.

It makes for the ideal base from which to explore Somerset, Devon, Exmoor National Park, Quantock Hills and surrounding areas of south west England. Bringing a car is advised.

The chalet sleeps two adults and is £70 a night.  

Piha Beach Hut, Auckland, New Zealand  

Immerse yourself in peaceful forest-garden setting with a stay in this stand alone cabin. The hut is near the stunning Piha waterfall, forest and cliff paths and, of course, the beach

Immerse yourself in peaceful forest-garden setting with a stay in this stand alone cabin. The hut is near the stunning Piha waterfall, forest and cliff paths and, of course, the beach

Although a small space with a separate bathroom that is shared with the host, there is a very comfortable bed, a simple food preparation area and a deck with chairs and a table where you can enjoy the morning sun

Although a small space with a separate bathroom that is shared with the host, there is a very comfortable bed, a simple food preparation area and a deck with chairs and a table where you can enjoy the morning sun

Immerse yourself in a peaceful forest-garden setting with a stay in this stand-alone cabin.

Although it's a small space with a separate bathroom, which is shared with the host, there is a very comfortable bed, a simple food preparation area and a deck with chairs and a table where you can enjoy the morning sun.

While secluded there is still plenty to do in the area. The hut is near the stunning Piha waterfall, forest and cliff paths and, of course, the beach.

Unsuitable for children under 12, the private room sleeps two people at £36 a night.

Veuve Noire Beach Hut, Praslin, Seychelles 

More of an apartment than a hut, this smartly designed destination has a veranda complete with a swimming pool and comfy chairs from which you can see the ocean

More of an apartment than a hut, this smartly designed destination has a veranda complete with a swimming pool and comfy chairs from which you can see the ocean

In a quiet and peaceful area without much traffic, the beach hut is only 100 meters away from the beach

In a quiet and peaceful area without much traffic, the beach hut is only 100 meters away from the beach

More of an apartment than a hut, this smartly designed destination has a veranda complete with a swimming pool and comfy chairs from which you can see the ocean.

It's also perfect for anyone who has dreamed of showering under the stars with its al fresco bathroom (but don't worry there's plenty of privacy).

In a quiet and peaceful area without much traffic, the beach hut is only 100 meters away from the beach.

The spot is suitable for up to four people for the price of £129 per night. 

Beach Hut, Phuket, Thailand 

Quite literally a few metres from the beach this quaint little is hut situated on the beautiful and extremely peaceful sands of Cape Panwa in Phuket

Quite literally a few metres from the beach this quaint little is hut situated on the beautiful and extremely peaceful sands of Cape Panwa in Phuket

Perks include fiber optic super-fast internet - for those who want to get away, but not too much - and a barbecue

Perks include fiber optic super-fast internet - for those who want to get away, but not too much - and a barbecue

There are plenty of restaurants and bars nearby and the area is known for its stunning views - and host, Phil, is happy to show guests round

There are plenty of restaurants and bars nearby and the area is known for its stunning views - and host, Phil, is happy to show guests round

Quite literally a few metres from the beach this quaint little hut situated on the beautiful and extremely peaceful sands of Cape Panwa in Phuket.

Perks include fiber optic super-fast internet - for those who want to get away, but not too much - and a barbecue. 

Nearby there are plenty of restaurants and bars. The area is known for its stunning views and host, Phil, is happy to show guests round.

It sleeps three people for £40 a night.

Beach Hut, Calatagan, Batangas, Philippines 

Those looking for a traditional experience need look no further than this all-bamboo hut. Even the beds are made from bamboo

Those looking for a traditional experience need look no further than this all-bamboo hut. Even the beds are made from bamboo

Unfortunately there is no air con so a ceiling fan and the sea air will have to suffice but mosquito nets are supplied

Unfortunately there is no air con so a ceiling fan and the sea air will have to suffice but mosquito nets are supplied

Those looking for a traditional experience need look no further than this all-bamboo hut. Even the beds are made from bamboo!

Unfortunately there is no air con so a ceiling fan and the sea air will have to suffice but mosquito nets are supplied.

Guests can visit the nearby coral reef beach as well as the historic Cape Santiago Lighthouse built by Spain in the 1800s.

The hut accommodates four people in bunk beds for the price of £33 per night. 

Fusion Agonda, Goa, India 

This series of traditionally decorated 11 beach huts are just a few steps away from the peaceful and relaxing Agonda Beach

This series of traditionally decorated 11 beach huts are just a few steps away from the peaceful and relaxing Agonda Beach

Family run, the guesthouse has a restaurant (breakfast is included in the tariff) and it also hosts different activities each evening such as live music, a flea market, movie screenings and yoga classes

Family run, the guesthouse has a restaurant (breakfast is included in the tariff) and it also hosts different activities each evening such as live music, a flea market, movie screenings and yoga classes

This series of traditionally decorated 11 beach huts are just a few steps away from the peaceful and relaxing Agonda Beach.

Family run, the guesthouse has a restaurant (breakfast is included in the tariff) and it also hosts different activities each evening such as live music, a flea market, movie screenings and yoga classes.

Quirky features of the site include wash basins shaped like guitar cases, open showers and swings around the bar area.

A private room sleeps two for £18 a night. 

Premium room in a beach hut, Agonda, Goa, India 

The spacious room in this sea-view house comes with a private balcony but there is a communal outside area where you can relax under the palm trees and make the most of the Wi-Fi

The spacious room in this sea-view house comes with a private balcony but there is a communal outside area where you can relax under the palm trees and make the most of the Wi-Fi

Previous guests have raved about the restaurant available to guests who stay at this homely spot. Breakfast is complimentary but host Manveer can provide three meals a day for those unwilling to stray elsewhere

Previous guests have raved about the restaurant available to guests who stay at this homely spot. Breakfast is complimentary but host Manveer can provide three meals a day for those unwilling to stray elsewhere

Previous guests have raved about the restaurant available to guests who stay at this homely spot. Breakfast is complimentary but host Manveer can provide three meals a day for those unwilling to stray elsewhere.

The spacious room in this sea-view hut comes with a private balcony but there is a communal outside area where guests can relax under the palm trees and make the most of the Wi-Fi.

Nightlife is just around the corner thanks to famous party spot Palolem, as well as isolated beaches accessible by boat. 

Sleeping two, the room comes at £25 a night.

Casa Liane, Praia, Cape Verde, Brazil

This holiday accommodation is certainly unique with its thatched roof and carnauba palm sprouting out the top. There is also a terrace filled with plants and a sea view

This holiday accommodation is certainly unique with its thatched roof and carnauba palm sprouting out the top. There is also a terrace filled with plants and a sea view

Its closer proximity to the beach makes it perfect for kite surfers and families looking to get out and about. But the house's hammock and jacuzzi make for relaxing times indoors too

Its closer proximity to the beach makes it perfect for kite surfers and families looking to get out and about. But the house's hammock and jacuzzi make for relaxing times indoors too

This holiday accommodation is certainly unique with its thatched roof and carnauba palm sprouting out the top.

Its close proximity to the beach makes it perfect for kite surfers and families looking to get out and about. But the house's hammock and jacuzzi make for relaxing times indoors, too.

There is also a terrace filled with plants and a sea view.

It fits four guests for £84 a night.

Bamboo eco cottage, Bali, Indonesia  

This woven house among the rice fields is made almost entirely of bamboo. A friendly goat provides milk and cheese while staff are even on call to walk you back at night

This woven house among the rice fields is made almost entirely of bamboo. A friendly goat provides milk and cheese while staff are even on call to walk you back at night

A complimentary cell phone is provided to enable guests to call to order food from the complete menu of Asian fusion snacks as well as a traditional Balinese village style dinner, served by candlelight in the outdoor living area under the stars

A complimentary cell phone is provided to enable guests to call to order food from the complete menu of Asian fusion snacks as well as a traditional Balinese village style dinner, served by candlelight in the outdoor living area under the stars

This woven house among the rice fields is made almost entirely of bamboo.

A complimentary cell phone is provided to enable guests to call to order food from the complete menu of Asian fusion snacks as well as a traditional Balinese village style dinner served by candlelight in the outdoor living area under the stars.

A friendly goat provides milk and cheese while staff are even on call to walk you back at night.

It can be yours for £50. It sleeps four people.

Bamboo house, Bali, Indonesia

Described as a gazebo, this cozy spot is just the ticket for backpackers looking for a low budget stay

Described as a gazebo, this cozy spot is just the ticket for backpackers looking for a low budget stay

Communal areas can also be found where guests can relax together. A selection of Indonesian, Western and Vietnam food at eateries are also located within a five-minute walk of the guesthouse

Communal areas can also be found where guests can relax together. A selection of Indonesian, Western and Vietnam food at eateries are also located within a five-minute walk of the guesthouse

Described as a gazebo, this cozy spot is just the ticket for backpackers looking a low budget stay.

Communal areas can also be found where guests can relax together. A selection of Indonesian, Western and Vietnam food eateries are also located within a five-minute walk of the guesthouse.

The site is a three-minute drive from Berawa Beach - one of the best surfing spots in Bali.

The two-person room costs £13 per night. 

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