10 Amazing Vacation Rentals We Dream of Staying In
Call us crazy, but we get a special thrill out of browsing through over-the-top awesome vacation rental listings—even when we don't plan on booking any time soon. The incredible properties where we may or may not rest our heads one day inspire wanderlust and big dreams of living the luxury life, whether it’s in a Parisian penthouse or a hillside villa in Greece. That's how all great vacations begin anyways, right?
If you enjoy similar breaks from reality, scroll through for 10 of the most amazing rentals available right this minute, from Paris to Madrid, New York City, and Santa Monica.
Live the high life in this artsy 2,350-square-foot loft overlooking the High Line in the Meatpacking District, steps away from the best galleries and markets in Chelsea. Bonus: the elevator opens directly into the sweeping, upscale apartment.
Nestled into a verdant tropical hillside with views of the Caribbean Sea and Piton twin peaks, this open-air place promises unforgettable vistas and a constant cooling sea breeze. Features include an infinity pool, cliffside deck with cabana and lounge chairs, hammock, four-poster beds with gauze netting, and on-site cook.
A five-minute walk to the Arc de Triomphe and world-class shopping on Champs-Élysées, this utterly dreamy Parisian apartment boasts gorgeous Parquet floors, loft-like high ceilings, and an elegant all-white interior, with a rooftop terrace to boot.
This stunning colonial abode in the historic San Angel neighborhood in Mexico City is a landscaper's dream. Vines and bougainvillea wind beautifully around the exterior arches, weaving between the patio and the exquisite private garden where you can enjoy breakfast with a visit from a hummingbird.
For a truly unforgettable escape, plan a trip to this luxury estate located amidst the lush landscape of the Marche countryside. The villa offers four separate apartments with private terraces and a communal spa and clubhouse. Take advantage of the infinity pool, sauna, hammocks, and panoramic views of the surrounding rolling hills.
This cheerful, modern, spacious apartment is situated in the very heart of old Madrid. Enjoy an open-concept combined kitchen and dining area, and exterior-facing living room with Spanish balconies that look out onto the streets below.
The defining feature of this sleek Parisian penthouse (aside from its elegant salon with original stone fireplace), is the private rooftop terrace with 180-degree views of the Eiffel Tower, Sacre Coeur, and Musée d’Orsay: the picture-perfect spot to sip a glass of red wine, if we do say so ourselves.
Haven in Paris
This vacation rental summed up in a word? Paradise. Take in unparalleled views of the breathtaking Cretan coast, where the line between the luxury villa’s Mediterranean architecture and its natural surroundings is masterfully blurred.
In addition to period details like original mosaic tiled floors and stain-glass windows, this gorgeous apartment has lust-worthy molding, arched wooden doorways, and multiple exterior-facing balconies with ample natural light—truly a design-lover’s sanctuary in the city.
Close to the ocean in Santa Monica, this distinctive Los Angeles property has a slightly futuristic feel while still offering relaxation and comfort. Natural elements with bright white accents and pops of color mimics the Southern California aesthetic, and the indoor and outdoor spaces interact seamlessly.
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