6 Most Luxurious Vacation Homes Around the World

All This Can Be Yours - for a Few Days

luxury home rentals with extras like private swimming pools and beachfront
Do you go green with envy every time you watch Travel Channel? It might surprise you to find out that many of these unbelievable properties are available for rent for anyone who can fork over the cash.

In fact, when it comes to luxury in exotic locales, the possibilities are only limited by your search capabilities and your budget. If you need a little inspiration, take a look at some of the world's most luxurious vacation homes to give your inner travel-bug a wake-up call. If you can't swing the bill, it's always fun to dream!

1. Not Only a Private Estate, but a Matching Yacht

in Boca Raton

private yacht with house rental in boca raton

What else could you ask for in sunny Florida? This seven-bedroom compound comes complete with towering palm trees to catch every breeze, refreshing ocean waters for an early morning swim, and a deluxe yacht for cruising the local waterways.

Boca Raton vacation homes like this will turn your annual getaway into the stuff that dreams are made of. Your only problem will be deciding how to divide your time between this luxury home and the equally-luxurious yacht!

2. One Night in Lanikai, and You'll Be Ready to Go Native

on Oahu

boats on the beach on oahuImagine this: before your lei has had a chance to wilt, you'll be relaxing in your very own pool, listening to the peaceful sounds of your very own waterfall, on 1.3 acres of prime Hawaiian real estate. On lovely Oahu, life occurs at a different pace than on the mainland.

Whether you're soaking in the Japanese furo tub, admiring the elegant decor of your vacation home, or discovering the true essence of island living, you'll soon wish you never had to go back to your "real" home. Although you could spend your entire stay enjoying the seclusion and luxury of this private estate, all the wonders of Hawaii are just minutes away.

3. Live Like Royalty

in Port Antonio, Jamaica

view from the beach in jamaicaIf your idea of a vacation is being waited on hand and foot, this vacation rental will definitely satisfy your every desire. With a staff of eight servants, you won't have to do a thing but relax, and soak up the sun. As you settle into your very own castle in Jamaica, take a look at the guest book.

When you recognize a few names, don't be surprised: this 40,000 square foot property, with stunning ocean views and an extremely-large private pool, has been the private retreat of many celebrities. What did you think that helicopter pad was for, anyway?

4. What Screams Indulgence More than a Private Island?

off the coast of Spain

rent your own private island for vacationIf your vacation goal is to avoid the tourist traps and over-priced resorts, why not stay on your very own private island in the middle of the deep-blue, balmy Mediterranean waters? Located just off the coast of Ibiza, Spain, Tagomago Island could be yours for the length of your stay.

Although you'll be far from the crowd, you won't be roughing it. Your private island contains an equally-secluded mansion, replete with sophisticated decor and the latest in luxurious amenities. As you soak up the sun on one of the roomy terraces and observe your exclusive domain, you'll truly feel like you own all that you survey during your stay in this vacation home.

5. Pools, Pools, and More Pools

at a Bali villa

swimming pools at a bali villaIf you love swimming pools, this vacation property in exotic Bali is just the ticket. As a two-story, waterfront home, the Shores Villa offers 180-degree views of the surrounding Indian Ocean waters from all three bedroom suites. Need a little more room? No problem! You'll also have exclusive use of the guest pavilion.

Now, let's talk about what you're really interested in: the swimming pools. Nestled within a tropical garden, guests can enjoy two very different pools. The first is an elegant infinity pool that gives an elegant optical illusion of seamless integration with the nearby ocean waters.

The second, a lap pool, offers guests a chance to get their daily exercise, and boasts a very interesting interior design feature. From your completely-dry vantage point in the living area, simply glance down at the glass floor. The glowing turquoise beneath your feet isn't another visual trick; it's created by the subtly-lit pool water running under the crystal-clear flooring.

6. All the Pros of a Ritzy Resort with None of the Cons

in Marbella, Spain

fully stocked wine cellar at Marbella, Spain vacation homeThe Marbella Villa is not only a study of contrasts; it has also managed to take only the very best features of its conflicting personalities. Located in historic Marbella, Spain, visitors marvel at the plush furnishings from a long-ago era, all while taking advantage of cutting-edge technological trends like an in-home theater.

For dinner, plan your own menu, or leave it up to the gourmet chef, a member of the full-time staff of servants at the Villa. Unless you're a wine expert, definitely allow him to pair a selection from the fully-stocked wine cellar with your European cuisine. As you enjoy the old-meets-new ambiance of this rental home, you'll be glad you chose to bypass the crowded, over-priced resort areas, in favor of this premium vacation home.

From private islands to private estates, the selection of luxurious vacation homes is nothing short of amazing. Whether you're planning your next excursion to some exotic land or simply dreaming of what could be, you'll definitely enjoy browsing through these charming rental properties. If the sky was the limit, where would you go?


Start your own list of most luxurious favorites with some of these ideas:

Finnish style wooden house with fireplace on a large property on southern slope

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Newly Redecorated - FREE Beach Chairs - Beach FRONT! Call for Details!

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Elegant Villa in Villefranche with large pool and stunning sea views.

A large elegant villa, south facing with sun all day. Behind electric gates with video entry, parking for 6 cars. A 12 x 4m Infinity pool with saline purification, which can be heated. The villa is divided into two fully equipped separate apartme...

NEPTUNE Top for 20 best villas with big pools in the Mediterrean -THE TIMES UK

THE TIMES UK - The 20 best villas with big pools - Caroline Hendrie - Want to do some real swimming? We find the best pools in the Mediterrean where size really does seem to matter.. 1 - Villa Neptune, Crete The ultimate pool with a view is ...

Luxury five-star villa with 5 BR in Saint-François, Guadeloupe with pool and spa

For rent: Five-star luxury villa for 8-10 people on the water (15 m from the lagoon). Promoted by Atout France (the France Tourism Development Agency), 30 m away from the golf course and the marina, and 350 m from shops, this 300 sq.m villa boast...

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