Muggles, wizards and witches are welcome in this Atlanta Airbnb listing. The Harry Potter theme is carried throughout this two bedroom, one bath condo. The full kitchen is perfect for conjuring up a batch of butter beer. The living room's walls will leave you spellbound as you stare up hallways from the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. There are seven items - horcruxes? - hidden throughout the condo. Find them all and you'll receive a discount off your next stay.

Harry Potter and the unusual Airbnbs in Atlanta

From trains to treehouses, Atlanta has no shortage of interesting places to stay

Whether you’re looking for staycation ideas or you want to give visiting friends a stay they won’t forget, Atlanta has unique Airbnb rentals to fill the bill.

Harry Potter

Whether your friends are witches, wizards or muggles, they will be spellbound by this Harry Potter-themed condo.

Candles float over the island in the full kitchen and quidditch brooms rest on one wall, ready for a match. And if you hear voices in the night, it might be the paintings having a conversation.

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Or it could be poor Myrtle, moaning away in the bathroom.

The rental sleeps eight people who can entertain themselves with the Harry Potter series of books and movies, or a Potter-themed game of Clue. Cost is $99 a night, plus cleaning and service fees.

Train

If the Hogwarts Express is more your preference, check out this caboose that’s been converted to a cottage

The real train caboose has sat on railroad tracks in the host’s backyard for 40 years, and has been remodeled with new furniture and appliances. This charming train car is perfect for one or two people, with king size bed, full size sofa, flat screen TV and shower. Rent is $175 a night.

Treehouses

People have a fascination with treehouses, and there are a couple in Atlanta that are truly fascinating.

Buckhead Tree House in Atlanta was recently named "AirBnB's #1 most wished-for listing worldwide."
Photo: Courtesy of Buckhead Tree House

This secluded intown treehouse was Airbnb’s “most wished for” listing in the world in both 2016 and 2017. Three furnished rooms — themed mind, body and spirit — are connected by rope bridges. This treehouse is usually booked solid, but you can get on their wish list. The cost is $375 a night. 

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June 3, 2019 Atlanta: Kara O’Brien with her llamas and alpacas beneath the alpaca treehouse where guests stay overlooking a bamboo forest on her Airbnb properties on Monday, June 3, 2019, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
Photo: ccompton@ajc.com/Curtis Compton

There is another treehouse rental in Atlanta that also rents for $375 a night, but this one comes with alpacas

Surrounded by an 80-year-old bamboo forest, this is a house in the trees but it’s not your childhood treehouse. 

The queen size Bali bed has a foam mattress, as does the sofa bed. The rental is furnished with antiques, plus a small fridge, a composting toilet, and a wash basin and water. A marble bathroom with a walk-in shower, a "no rules" toilet and a vintage restored sink is just a short walk down the path. This treehouse sleeps four, so you can share the cost.

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Shipping container

This tiny space is designed especially for the the eco-friendly renter. It’s a 20x8 foot shipping container that is free of artificially scented and colored candles, plug-ins, fabric softeners, dryer sheets, and cleaning and beauty products. Much of the interior is constructed from upcycled and recycled materials. The bedding and bath towels are organic and mostly fair trade, and the drinking glasses are recycled. The best part of this unusual rental is the price — $69 a night. 

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