Spectacular lighthouses for a weekend retreat

Celebrate International Lighthouse Weekend at one of these beautiful beacons of light around the world.

Point Arena Lighthouse is a great place to experience California's rugged North Coast. Photo / Airbnb
Point Arena Lighthouse is a great place to experience California's rugged North Coast. Photo / Airbnb

In case you weren't aware, this weekend is International Lighthouse Weekend.

To celebrate these iconic emblems of sea travel, we've put the spotlight on a variety of breathtaking lighthouses available to rent on Airbnb.

Keep a close eye on those beautiful coastlines and check out the listings below:

Point Arena Lighthouse Assistant Keeper's House, United States - $396/night

The Assistant Keeper's House at Point Arena Lighthouse offers you unparalleled views of California's rugged North Coast. Relax and unwind by the wood burning fireplace and indulge in a complimentary bottle of Husch wines. Guests can also take advantage of unlimited tours of the Lighthouse Museum and Tower where you can take in the incredible view.

Beautiful Lighthouse Verudica, Croatia - $336/night

This charming villa is a renovated lighthouse situated close to a rocky beach in Pula, Croatia. With fantastic sea views and a private beach entrance, this lighthouse listing accommodates for six people and includes an outside BBQ area decked out with day beds overlooking the sea.

This renovated lighthouse is situated close to a rocky beach in Pula, Croatia. Photo / Airbnb
This renovated lighthouse is situated close to a rocky beach in Pula, Croatia. Photo / Airbnb

Lighthouse in Hvar, Croatia - $463/night

The lighthouse in Hvar, Croatia, is an ideal place for those who enjoy beautiful nature, clean water and a peaceful retreat away from the stress and crowds. Surrounded by the sea and situated on a low rocky coast, the resort house consists of four rooms and eight real beds, with a modern kitchen where you can cook yourself or pay for a professional chef to cook for you.

Get back to nature at this lighthouse in Hvar, Croatia. Photo / Airbnb
Get back to nature at this lighthouse in Hvar, Croatia. Photo / Airbnb

The Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse, Australia - $410/night

Situated in charming Seal Rocks in New South Wales, this beautifully restored heritage-listed lighthouse keeper's cottage offers architectural excellence. Stay here and discover nature trails, swimming, surfing, snorkelling, and diving - all in pristine waters and an unspoilt environment.

The Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse in Seal Rocks. Photo / Airbnb
The Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse in Seal Rocks. Photo / Airbnb

The Faro I Light House, Farallon Dillon, Ecudaor - $121/night

Located in Ballenita, Ecuador, the Faro I Lighthouse accommodates two people in a private room with a private bathroom. Sleeping here is a unique experience, as one overlooks the Pacific Coast, watching humpback whales and their calves.

Sleeping at the Faro I Lighthouse is a unique experience. Photo / Airbnb
Sleeping at the Faro I Lighthouse is a unique experience. Photo / Airbnb

The Lighthouse - Grand Marais, United States - $140/night

This lighthouse overlooks the town and harbour of Grand Marais in Maine. Situated in the heart of the town, the listing offers a modern take on the traditional lighthouse with fantastic views of the town's striking lake.

'The Lighthouse' is a special listing overlooking the town and harbour of Grand Marais. Photo / Airbnb
'The Lighthouse' is a special listing overlooking the town and harbour of Grand Marais. Photo / Airbnb

Wings Neck Lighthouse, United States - $715/night

Historic, unique and charming, with all of the conveniences that make a great holiday, the Wings Neck Lighthouse in Pocasset, USA, offers a 360 degrees view of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. Pack your camera and be inspired by its natural surroundings.

Wings Neck Lighthouse offers stunning 360 degree views of the Atlantic. Photo / Airbnb
Wings Neck Lighthouse offers stunning 360 degree views of the Atlantic. Photo / Airbnb

Beachfront Lighthouse Marlera, Croatia - $399/night

This secluded lighthouse in Croatia was built in 1882 and is ideal for those seeking a romantic and luxurious getaway, with privacy and sea views. Spend the day scuba diving in front of the lighthouse in search of an old sunken ship, before watching the sunrise cast its spell across the sky.

This secluded lighthouse in Croatia was built in 1882. Photo / Airbnb
This secluded lighthouse in Croatia was built in 1882. Photo / Airbnb

Lighthouse Crna Punta, Croatia - $448/night

Lighthouse Crna Punta is an ideal spot to get away from it all and enjoy the sea and nature around you. Situated only 10 metres from the water and decked out with a huge terrace directly above the sea, the lighthouse also includes a lounge area and a BBQ area, as well as a private beach with sunbeds.

   Lighthouse Crna Punta is the ideal listing to get away from it all. Photo / Airbnb
Lighthouse Crna Punta is the ideal listing to get away from it all. Photo / Airbnb

- NZ Herald

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