Guide to Gwinnett

Gwinnett's Most Unique Airbnbs and Short Term Rentals

These days everyone is looking for a unique Instagram-worthy getaway. How about staying in a treehouse or on an alpaca farm the next time you visit Gwinnett? Thanks to Airbnb and VRBO those options are not as far-fetched as you may think.

Owl in the Oak Treehouse: Sleep 30 feet in the air above the forest floor and fall asleep to the trickle of a small stream below your window at the Owl in the Oak Treehouse in Duluth. This secluded getaway offers a treehouse with similar accommodations to a tiny home at just 120sf on the main floor. Don't be fooled by the treehouse reputation, Owl in the Oak offers a kitchenette with sink, mini fridge and a microwave and a bathroom with running water and a shower. There's even a suspension bridge that leads you into the living room. 

Photo Credit: Airbnb Owl in the Oak Treehouse Photo Credit: Airbnb Owl in the Oak Treehouse

Alpaca Bag N Stay Cottage at New London Farm: This short term rental offers a unique getaway on a magical urban oasis just minutes from Atlanta. Stay overnight in a cozy cottage while you relax, unwind and step to a simpler time. Gaze at horses, alpacas, llamas and goats or even feed them if you're an animal-lover. Refresh by an outdoor fire, soak in the private hot tub, roast marshmallows and wake up to roosters crowing in this beautiful farm setting. A shared salt water pool available, as well as a 300-foot zipline (add-on).  If you want to bring snacks for the animals, the hosts recommend apple slices and/or baby carrots.

Add-on Experiences include: The Firewood and S'mores Package, Horse/Goat/Llama/Alpaca Experience, Ziplining Experience, Hands on Morning Feeding Experience and the Tour and Trail Package.

Photo Credit: Alpaca Bag N Stay Airbnb Page Photo Credit: Alpaca Bag N Stay Airbnb Page

Equestrian Retreat Farm Stay:  Escape the city and choose a simpler way of life in Dacula at Big Sky Farm's 30 acres! Your peaceful retreat includes wide open spaces, horses at play, fresh country air, and an authentic working farm. 

So, what exactly does "farm life" mean? There are horses, dogs, free range chickens...which means farm fresh eggs. There is also a pond which is perfect for fishing. Dogs and horses are welcome (additional fees). A grill and/or farm fresh eggs are available by request. Don't you wish you were there already?

Photo Credit: Farm Stay by Carla Airbnb page Photo Credit: Big Sky Farm Airbnb page

Suburban Tiny House: Ever wondered what tiny house living would be like? Here's your chance to try it out! Visit this unique house in Lilburn, near Stone Mountain Park. Don't be fooled by it's size this property houses 2 queen beds. 

Photo Credit: Tiny House by Kimbela Airbnb page Photo Credit: Tiny House by Kimbela Airbnb page

Post by Victoria Hawkins 
Victoria, a Gwinnett native, loves discovering new restaurants and things to do locally. Every weekend she re-energizes by spending time with her 2 sons and husband. When she's not enjoying a margarita on someone's patio you can find her at an outdoor festival or shopping locally for vintage items.