Travel Picks: Top 10 unusual holiday homes for rent

Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:33pm EST
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NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - For holidaymakers looking for homes away from home, with a twist, travel website TripAdvisor ( has come up with a list of the world's quirkiest vacation rental homes.

This list, complied by the website's editors, is not endorsed by Reuters.

1. DOME ECILE, St. George Island, Florida

A geometrical wonder, DOME ECILE not only is a sight in and of itself, but it also sports beautiful beach views.

2. Calypso Castle, Skopelos, Greece

Complete with a stone tower and gorgeous views, Calypso Castle is a great rental home for travelers looking for a royal retreat.

3. Unique Hilltop Windmill Rental, Odemira, Portugal

Only in Portugal can you rent your own windmill-inspired house on top of its own mini-mountain for under $800 per week. As one TripAdvisor traveler puts it, "The Mill on the hill is rustic, homely, cozy and down to earth just the way it should be!"

4. 1926 C&O Caboose, Natural Bridge, Virginia, U.S.   Continued...

<p>Dome Ecile, a vacation rental on St. George Island, Florida is seen in a handout photo. REUTERS/Collins Vacation Rental/Handout</p>