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The best secluded Airbnbs near Boston

From off-the-grid cabins to cozy cottages, these secluded Airbnbs will help you get away from it all

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Eric Grossman
Alex Floyd-Douglass
Camila Karalyte
Talia Stanton

Make your next travel adventure a quiet and serene one. Splashing about at the beach or visiting iconic landmarks is great, but sometimes you just need a break to reset and embrace the quiet and solitude of nature. And we've got just the thing. These secluded Airbnbs near Boston offer tranquil accommodation amidst wooded forests, meadows, and lakes, perfect for hiking, swimming, or just relaxing. From a tiny hut to a rustic cabin on a private island, book a night (or three) and recharge. For other unique getaway opportunities, check out our list of the best Airbnb cabins, the best waterfront Airbnbs, or for something a bit fancier, the best glamping near Boston.

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Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every Airbnb featured, we've based our list on top reviews, hosts, and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

Secluded Airbnbs near Boston

The writer’s retreat in Orange, MA

1. The writer’s retreat in Orange, MA

This 325-square-foot lakeside cottage is located on the shores of Tully Lake. Built with salvaged barn wood and featuring custom-built furniture, the intimate cottage offers seclusion and inspiration. Catch a stunning sunset from the back deck or enjoy quiet views of Mount Tully over morning coffee. Sleeping two guests in a queen-sized bed, this Airbnb is the perfect little place for a romantic trip for two, cozying up and enjoying the sounds of nature. Until one of you falls asleep and starts snoring...

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? Rustic retreat.
Location perks? Nature, nature, nature. You're surrounded by it – we say, embrace it.
Budget range? Well-priced for a memorable stay.

The private island cabin in Indian Purchase Township, ME
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2. The private island cabin in Indian Purchase Township, ME

What’s more secluded than a private island? With stunning views of Mt. Katahdin, this island retreat is located on the fifth-largest lake in Maine. Accessible only by boat, the property offers total privacy. Prepare for rustic living, with solar-powered lights, bring-your-own drinking water, and no refrigeration, but all the basics are sufficient, and both cell reception and WiFi are strong. With a queen-sized bed and two singles, grab your nearest and dearest for a group vacay that offers nothing but peaceful vibes and the chance to reconnect with each other. 

Rooms? Two bedroom. Sleeps six guests.
Mood? A literal private island.
Location perks? Did we say private island already? If not, private island. Do with this information what you will.
Budget range? A whole lot less spenny than you'd think.

The island A-frame in Monmouth, ME
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3. The island A-frame in Monmouth, ME

Go off the grid on a private island on a lake. This secluded A-frame cabin offers plenty of adventure in your solitude. Hike, kayak, play on the rope swing, or just enjoy the sounds of nature while relaxing in a hammock. Cook under the stars and sleep in peace in a comfy bed. Suitable for up to five guests, this secluded Airbnb is a great stay for small families and it's pet-friendly, too. Your dogs will thank you. 

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps five guests.
Mood? Your cabin in the woods era.
Location perks? Secluded island life meets comfort in abundance. All you could need – and more – is right here.
Budget range? Mid-range but worth it.

The log house in Plymouth, MA

4. The log house in Plymouth, MA

Located on an acre of wooded property, this traditional log house offers solitude and seclusion with easy access to Cape Cod, the beaches, and historic Plymouth. Stroll the nearby walking trails and check out the lovely cranberry bogs across the street.

Rooms? Two bedrooms. Sleeps four guests.
Mood? A log cabin of dreams.
Location perks? Stunning private gardens, untouched forests, and a little snow in the winter. Epic.
Budget range? Very affordable for what's available. 

The tiny house in Buckland, MA
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5. The tiny house in Buckland, MA

This secluded cottage is located on 23 acres of meadows and woods. Stroll the gardens or the path through the woods that leads to an abandoned orchard at the top of a hill with incredible views. Visit nearby Northampton or Shelbourne.

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? Countryside escape.
Location perks? Rolling meadows, surrounding woodlands and 23 acres to stroll at your own leisure. 
Budget range? Cheap and cheerful.

The treehouse in Wareham, MA
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6. The treehouse in Wareham, MA

Twelve feet off the ground, this unique treehouse offers views of Mink Cove. A suspension bridge leads to a porch that’s perfect for quiet mornings and fabulous sunsets. Stargaze with the telescope located in the tower. Located on 2.5 acres next to a 260-acre conservation trust, there’s plenty of solitude to be had.

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? An adults-only adventure.
Location perks? If being 12ft off the ground isn't quite enough adventure for you, explore the nearby Mink Cove in Buzzards Bay. Thank us later.
Budget range? An adventurous getaway for a great price.

The coyote’s den in Tremont, ME

7. The coyote’s den in Tremont, ME

Built with bent maples in the style of an Iroquois longhouse, this tiny cabin is located in a seven-acre forest. Wander trails to see fairy houses and nature art installations, or head off property to hiking and the ocean. The property’s farm has goats, chickens, and a vegetable garden for guest use.

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? Hobbit energy.
Location perks? Moss-covered woodlands with a whole lot of exploring to do. As majestic as it sounds.
Budget range? Incredibly affordable.

The cabin with a sauna in Bolton, MA

8. The cabin with a sauna in Bolton, MA

Make your way through the woods and hunt down this top-rated Airbnb in Massachusetts for a getaway fueled by sauna sessions, hammock-swinging, cozy nights in and trips to the local winery. The inside is nice and spacious with everything you need for a comfortable stay. The outdoor sauna adds a slice of luxury to the otherwise homely and understated offerings – the best of both worlds! 

Rooms? Two bedrooms. Sleeps four guests. 
Mood? Cute, cozy and couple-friendly. 
Location perks? Close to Nashoba Valley Winery, hiking trails and a local orchard for apple picking. 
Budget range? Book-without-a-second-thought affordable. 

A peaceful mid-century paradise in Northborough, MA

9. A peaceful mid-century paradise in Northborough, MA

If you like surprises, this Northborough Airbnb is the one for you. If you had to guess the decor just by looking at the front of the house, we guarantee you'd miss the mark by a long shot. The innocent exteriors serves as a diguise for the colorful chaos going on inside; expect funky 70s-style furniture, a pool table, a fully-fledged bar, and absolutely no consistent color scheme. It's great for groups of friends of families with a fun side – there's even board games to wind down with and a rainfall shower. 

Rooms? Two bedrooms. Sleeps four guests. 
Mood? Like staying at your trendy grandma's house (in a good way). 
Location perks? Surrounded by nature while still being just two miles from the town center. 
Budget range? Worth cutting your stay short to make it a little more affordable. 

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