With the rising popularity of Halloween celebrations across Australia and New Zealand over the last few years, more Aussies and Kiwis are marking the traditionally American holiday.
Whether it’s a costume party or children collecting candy while trick or treating in their neighbourhoods, there is a growing trend of Halloween celebrations taking place down under and across the ditch.
In fact, globally there has been a 50 percent year-on-year increase in Airbnb wishlists with the name “Halloween”.*
From a pumpkin coloured 19th century home in Twillingate, Canada, an entire Pumpkin Island on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, to a luxury villa with a candy coloured pumpkin statue in Ubud, Indonesia, there is a pumpkin-themed Airbnb listing for every type of traveller.
If you’re into pumpkin carving, pumpkin pie and pumpkin spice lattes rather than the scary, spooky and spine-tingling this Halloween, Airbnb has rounded up some of the most pump(k)in’ listings around the world that might be just for you.
Complete with a pumpkin-shaped stone sculpture, Hickory Corner, known as the Pumpkin House, is a home full of character on the edge of Stokes State Forest. Featuring book nooks, a loft and a huge deck, the house is surrounded by sprawling trees and hiking trails.
Pumpkin House, Twillingate, Canada
Step back in time in this lovingly restored 19th century pumpkin coloured home in Canada. The cosy home has been furnished with original and period appropriate furniture. With Victorian style dining room, farmhouse kitchen, and a wrap-around deck, the home is the perfect place to kick back and relax.
Pumpkin Island, Cooee Bay, Australia
Nestled in the Southern Great Barrier Reef’s Keppel Group of islands, Pumpkin Island is the ultimate private escape. The hidden gem offers you eco-friendly accommodation for up to 34 guests in 7 self-catering units that are powered by the wind and the sun. Fish the rich waters, snorkel the coral reefs, harvest your own oysters off the rocks, or simply wander the secluded beaches.
Villa Banyan, Ubud, Indonesia
Surrounded by rice fields and a small tropical jungle, the pumpkin village in Ubud, features a stunning infinity pool and beautiful gardens. Complete with its very own candy coloured pumpkin statue, this villa is ideal for a relaxing holiday.
Villa Pumpkin, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia
Close to the beach, this uniquely shaped and brightly painted home in Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia is great for couples, solo adventurers and families with kids.
Modern Renovated Adirondack Lodge, Catskill, United States
The renovated former Scout Camp lodge, is a secret little hideaway in upstate New York. With a magnificent stone fireplace, covered porch for alfresco dining or sunset cocktails, and the special interior styling touches (if you’re lucky, you might see pumpkins adorning the fireplace when in season) this home is warm, modern and comfortable.
*According to internal Airbnb data from October 2017 to October 2018.
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