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The most unique places to stay in Dallas

From a treehouse made out of shipping containers to a modern penthouse with a rooftop terrace, Dallas is full of special places to stay that offer guests a break from traditional motels and hotels.

A housing unit consisting of three hexagon structures stacked together sits on a patch of land surrounded by trees. In front of the unit is a gravel area with a fire pit and a wooden area with two long chairs and an umbrella.

This unique geometric rental is located in Wills Point, ~1.5 hours from downtown Dallas.

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We all need a staycation or a trip to a different city from time to time. Whether you’re a Dallasite feeling a little cooped up or a visitor looking for a special experience, picking the perfect home away from home is crucial.

We went looking for unique lodgings around town that showcase that Dallas spirit. So choose your ideal digs, pack your bags, and get ready for a memorable getaway.

A modern three bedroom home in Dallas, TX.

Each bedroom has a walk-in closet in this swanky new build.

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Modern chic

Swanky New Build | West Dallas
No detail was overlooked in the construction of this three-bedroom home. It features luxury fixtures and amenities like a live edge dining room table, rain showers, smart TVs, bedside charging ports, and a covered outdoor living space.

Penthouse with Rooftop Terrace | City Center District
Enjoy contemporary living in this two-floor penthouse that boasts an open floor plan, stunning city views, and free parking for two vehicles. Plus, the property is within walking distance to attractions like the Dallas World Aquarium and Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

Modern Oasis | Deep Ellum
This massive rental sleeps up to 14. It features a balcony inspired by a Japanese zen garden, a private outdoor pool and patio space, an exercise area, clean and minimalistic decor, a game room, and a fully equipped kitchen.

A one bedroom VRBO in Dallas, TX.

The urban hideaway with custom art has one designated parking space in a gated lot.

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Artistic sanctuaries

Urban Hideaway with Custom Art | Bishop Arts District
This one-bedroom unit is perfect for solo travelers or those eager for a romantic city vacation. Guests will love the vibrant pieces of custom art, cozy living room with a Chilean Patagonia-inspired mural, and fully stocked coffee station. It’s also within walking distance from several beautiful parks, shops, and restaurants.

Woodsy Artist’s Loft | Urbandale
With gorgeous wooden accents, colorful original artwork, and a serene outdoor patio space, you won’t want your sojourn at this eclectic apartment to end. Bonus: Every stay supports RETREET, a disaster relief organization that engages communities to restore decimated urban forests.

Bohemian Chic Abode | Carrollton
Book a stay in this avant-garde home located ~40 minutes from downtown Dallas. With artistic touches, spirited decor, and a tranquil outdoor space, it’s perfect for those looking to be close to the city but not in the center of the action.

Vibrant Home with Custom Mural | Old East
It will be hard to choose your favorite part of this spunky two-bedroom rental. The space is chock-full of unique sculptures, Instagram-worthy murals and wallpaper, and bright, modern furnishings. There’s even a smiley face-clad photo shoot room for those who can never take too many selfies.

The interior of a home featuring rustic, modern decor like leather couches, a coffee table made out of reclaimed wooden pallets, a light fixture made out of an old kayak, and several plants, colorful pillows, and a flat screen TV.

This historic warehouse has been remodeled and refurnished with tons of posh decor.

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One-of-a-kind escapes

Historic Warehouse with Luxe Furnishings | Cedars
This World War II era warehouse underwent renovations to become a lavish short-term rental in an episode of CNBC’s “Cash Pad.” What was once a bare bones space now features a state-of-the-art kitchen and dining area, a living room with industrial decor, and two bedrooms. Oh, and did we mention that it’s dog-friendly?

Geometric Glamping Escape | Wills Point
This unique tiny home glamping experience is shaped like a bee hive with three interconnected hexagon-shaped cells. In addition to the charming, rustic interior, guests can enjoy outdoor amenities like a hot tub, grill, dining area, and fire pit.

Shipping Container Treehouse | Ladonia
“Shipping container” and “treehouse” are two things we didn’t know could be combined, but gosh are we glad they can be. This “air castle treehouse” features one-of-a-kind architecture, five balconies, two bedrooms, and farmhouse style decor.

Off-grid Retreat on Six Acres | Redbird
Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life with a stay at this luxurious glamping setup. You’ll be happy to know that amenities aren’t sacrificed in this urban jungle oasis — your glamping tent includes a king size bed, a kitchenette, and a deck with a grill + fire pit.

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The modern Tudor’s heated pool is calling our name.

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Unmatched amenities

Modern Tudor with Backyard Oasis | Lower Greenville
Perfect for a family vacation or a getaway with friends, this property boasts unparalleled amenities like a private heated pool, hot tub, outdoor living area complete with a fire pit and pristine outdoor furniture, and master bedroom with a fireplace and private balcony.

20-acre Retreat with Water Slide | Oak Leaf
Yes, you read that correctly — this rental comes with its own water slide that cascades into a private pond. It’s the perfect place for a family retreat or escape with friends because it sleeps up to 30 and even has a pool (in addition to the pond), hot tub, media room, basketball court, and putting green.

Neon-splashed home with Karaoke Room | Belmont Park
With photo ops around every corner, this whimsical home features custom wallpaper and furniture, neon signs, and vibrant color blocking. The fun only begins with the decor, because amenities include a karaoke room, pool table, and spacious private balcony.

Modern Stay with Private Double Rooftop Terrace | Sylvan Trinity Groves
If city views are a must on your list, this rental has your name written all over it. In addition to providing 360º views of downtown, it offers a multi-level rooftop terrace complete with a fire pit, lounge seating, and yard games. The amenities continue inside with multiple smart TVs, a foosball table, and premium linens.

Instagrammable Abode with Games Galore | Bryan Place
This apartment is decorated to the nines with trendy decor. From the “good vibes only” neon sign to the deck adorned with hanging chairs, the personal touches at this rental will make you feel right at home. Nicknamed the “game house,” the rental also comes with a foosball table, board games, playing cards, a ping pong table, and a bar cart with complimentary wine.

Historic Mansion with Pool and Hot Tub | State Thomas
This three-bedroom American Colonial home boasts a backyard that’s outfitted with a pool, hot tub, fire pit, and mini golf. Stand-out amenities and fixtures inside the house include a clawfoot tub in the master suite, multiple leisure areas, and crystal chandeliers throughout.

A stone cottage in Dallas, TX.

The stone cottage is surrounded by beautiful natural greenery.

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Cozy cottages and tiny homes

Stone Cottage One Block from White Rock Lake | The Peninsula
Even a city vacay can include an escape to the lake when you stay at this stone cottage that’s within walking distance to White Rock Lake. Guests can also enjoy close proximity to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden + the Dallas Market Center.

Centrally Located Tiny Home | Junius Heights
You’ll never want to leave this adorable tiny house that packs all the essential amenities (and then some) into a small space. Enjoy contemporary craftsman style decor, a queen bed, full kitchen, and free parking.

Charming Cottage with Quirky Decor | North Oak Cliff
Two things we’ll never tire of — lofted ceilings and posh home decor that emphasizes pops of color. Both are present in this cottage, giving it a personality you’ll be hard pressed to find in an average hotel.

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