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9 secluded Airbnbs you can rent near Boston

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

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Eric Grossman
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Make your next travel adventure a quiet one. When you need to reset, look to a spot that features quiet and solitude so you can refresh and revitalize. These secluded Airbnbs near Boston offer tranquil accommodations 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 two 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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Secluded Airbnbs to rent near Boston

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.

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Enjoy solitude in this treehouse overlooking a working family farm, with only the goats, horses, hogs, and water buffalo to keep you company. A rustic off-the grid property, you’ll be charmed by the sounds of nature, and your cozy nights will be lit by lantern light and warmed by a fire.

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Go off-the-grid on a private island on a lake. This secluded a-frame cabin offers plenty of adventure with 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.

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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.

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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.

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