15 of the most desirable Airbnb homes around the world

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Luganville, Vanuatu: Malvanua Island Beach House

OK, so sure ... this rental is in Vanuatu, a Pacific island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean, in the middle of nowhere, 1,090 miles east of northern Australia. But you get a whole kind-of-heart-shaped island! So if you happen to be in that neck of the woods, this is your spot.

The dwelling is a beautiful two bedroom beach house that you can just barely make out in the photo, in the indentation of the heart. From there, you can "swim in deep blue water off the white sandy beach in front of the house. Snorkel amazing coral gardens, explore the unspoilt bush of the 25 acre island only 5 minutes boat ride from mainland."

There are hammocks, a barbeque, and kayaks to the bay or visit neighbouring resorts. The hosts live on the opposite side of the island and "will be there to help if there is anything you need - but we won't intrude on your privacy. You can see as much or as little of us as you like! We provide airport transfers and shopping trips into town (the house is self catering) and are happy to run guests back and forward to the mainland to do tours and other activities on Santo." Sounds like the best of all worlds.

Malvanua Island Beach House: Accommodates 4, $188 per night.

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