Escape the Ordinary: Unique Stays Around New Jersey

New Jersey isn't just about the shore! Whether you're seeking a family adventure, a romantic escape, or a quirky getaway with friends, there's a unique Airbnb waiting to be discovered. Here are a few incredible options in and around the state:

For the Animal Lover:

  • Alpaca Cottage (Southampton Township): This charming cottage lets you mingle with adorable alpacas, pygmy goats, and even rabbits and chickens! Enjoy fishing, kayaking, or hiking on the property's two acres. (Guests: 4, Beds: 2, Bath: 1, Cost: $168/night, Rating: 4.99 stars)

For the Nature Enthusiast:

  • Cedar Cove Treehouse (Newton): Immerse yourself in the wilderness at this treehouse retreat. Explore 20 acres of land with hiking, biking, and fishing opportunities. Relax by the fire pit, unwind in the screened porch, or simply enjoy the stunning views. (Guests: 5, Beds: 4, Bath: 1, Cost: $180/night, Rating: 4.99 stars)
  • Magic Forest Farm's Enchanted Cabin (Coeymans Hollow, NY - 2 hours): Embrace sustainability and off-grid living in this eco-friendly cabin built with local materials. Hike the surrounding woods, spot wildlife, and enjoy the peacefulness of nature. (Guests: 4, Beds: 3, Bath: 0 [porta potty], Cost: $130/night, Rating: 4.89 stars)
  • Willow Treehouse (Willow, NY - 15 minutes from Woodstock): Disconnect and reconnect with nature in this romantic treehouse getaway. Nestled on 34 wooded acres with a swimmable pond, this charming retreat offers a firewood-heated hot tub and zero Wi-Fi/cell service for a truly unplugged experience. (Guests: 2, Beds: 1, Bath: 1, Cost: $375/night, Rating: 4.96 stars)

For the Stargazer:

  • The Lookout (Vernon): This unique dome at Moon Valley Campground offers an unforgettable glamping experience. With panoramic views of the valley and mountains, it's the perfect spot for stargazing and enjoying the outdoors. (Guests: 6, Beds: 1, Bath: 0, Cost: $255/night, Rating: No reviews yet)

For the Beach Bum:

  • Octopus Cottage (Lower Township): This beachfront beauty offers direct access to the sand and ocean. Relax on the beach, unwind in the hot tub, or roast marshmallows by the fire pit. Kayaks are available for exploring the coastline. (Guests: 4, Beds: 2, Bath: 1, Cost: $273/night, Rating: 5.0 stars)
  • Pink Cabana (Belmar): This vibrant "retro Belmar-ly Hills hotel" themed Airbnb is perfect for groups of friends (21+ only). Enjoy the private backyard with a shower, grill, beach gear (including bikes and badges), and close proximity to the beach and popular nightlife. (Guests: 6, Beds: 4, Bath: 1, Cost: $316/night [increases in peak season], Rating: 5.0 stars)

For the Quirky Adventurer:

  • Haines Shoe House (Yorkana, PA - few hours outside NJ): Ever dreamed of living in a shoe? This giant shoe-shaped house offers a unique stay with farm views, a hot tub, fire pit, and outdoor dining area. Explore nearby York County attractions or visit Lancaster, Hershey, and Gettysburg. (Guests: 6, Beds: 4, Bath: 2.5, Cost: $250/night, Rating: 4.81 stars)

Looking for Even More Options?

Explore Airbnb's unique listing categories like treehouses, cabins, domes, and even caves! You can also check out the "OMG!" category for some of the wildest and most incredible rentals around the world.

From helicopter glamping to hobbit houses, there's a unique Airbnb waiting to turn your New Jersey vacation into an unforgettable adventure!