Living in Buckhead means you’re never far from thousands upon thousands of people. But if you’re looking to get away, there’s one spot that’s getting a lot of attention for its seclusion, and it’s not as far of a drive as you might think.
Airbnb recently named a Buckhead treehouse as its most wish-listed property in the world. Costing $350 per night to rent, the treehouse is owned by Peter Bahouth and may seem like a steal for city-dwellers who need a night in the woods at a convenient location.
Bahouth told Atlanta Magazine that he wasn’t notified by Airbnb that his property received the honor, but rather, it was the influx of emails and calls he was getting which tipped him off that something was up.
“It was a complete surprise,” he said in the report. “We never even got a heads-up from Airbnb.”
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Bahouth is a former nonprofit executive who built the three-room treehouse out of reclaimed construction materials, Atlanta Magazine also said. It’s been his backyard for 15 years, but he has been renting it out for the last six. He told the magazine that he’s had people come from as far away as Montreal just to stay in the treehouse.
As you might expect, a secluded treehouse in the middle of a big city has plenty of demand. Bahouth closes the rental down for the winter months, shrinking your time frame even more.
The booking has attracted star power in the past as well. While in town to film Triple Nine, actor Woody Harrelson celebrated his birthday last July by renting out the treehouse and invited co-star Casey Affleck and Affleck’s wife, Summer Phoenix, to join him, according to HGTV.com.
If you’d like to try your hand at booking the most sought-after rental of nearly 2 million on Airbnb – there’s a two-night minimum – here’s the link to the booking. If you just want to enjoy the scene from afar, here are a few more photos to help you.
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