Where in the world can you find some of the most lavish vacation real estate rentals? From billionaire mansions in Dubai to rustic villas on Lake Como, here are a list of some of the world’s most luxurious beachside vacation rentals to satisfy your wanderlust:
A Private Villa with Hotel Amenities in St. Bart’s
La Petite Sereine, St. Bart’s
With all of the luxury amenities of a resort in the intimacy of your very own private villa, La Petite Sereine in St. Bart’s is perfect for those who want to stray from the beaten path but who still enjoy the comforts of a hotel on holiday. Nestled into the cliff of Pointe Milou in the Caribbean, guests can enjoy breathtaking oceanside dinners from the terrace and relax with in-house facials and massages without so much as lifting a finger.
Oceanfront in the Hamptons
Oceanfront Mansion, The Hamptons
For a relaxing getaway on Long Island, book a stay at this Southampton mansion. With a heated pool, cabana and pool house, sauna, tennis court and incredible ocean views, you may never want to leave. The European-style villa sleeps 20—you can decide whether to bring along your family and friends, or enjoy the spacious retreat as your own personal palace.
A Private Island in Maldives
Coco Prive Kuda Hithi, Maldives
How about your very own island? This completely uninhabited isle in the Maldives offers surreal panoramic views, five private villas, two pools, a steam shower, and daily spa services. Other amenities include a gym, library, cocktail bar, and private chef. It’s the ultimate luxe retreat for escapists.
An Epicurean Dream in Italy
Villa La Cassinella, Lake Como
If you’re visiting Italy to enjoy the flavors of the Mediterranean, this luxurious property on sparkling Lake Como is perfect for you. The seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom villa‘s lush gardens, enormous kitchen, and close proximity to vineyards and wine tasting tours make this Italian manor the ideal vacation for vino connoisseurs and gastronomy experts alike. Amenities include tennis courts, an infinity pool, and 22-karat gold tiling, in addition to a fully equipped gymnasium.
A Sunbather’s Delight in Greece
Villa Sullivan, Paros
If long, afternoon sunning is more your style, there’s no better place than this Grecian getaway in Paros. The seemingly endless pool joins a seamless horizon over the Aegean Sea. Reclining chaises overlook lush olive trees, and comfortable sunbeds also offer a pleasant place for languid lounging. Take advantage of beautiful outdoors with the swimming pool, alfresco dining and shower, and nearby access to Farangas Beach.
A Modern Oasis in Dubai
One&Only The Palm, Dubai
This luscious sanctuary is like no other. This beachfront villa in Dubai sits on the Palm Jumeirah, known as the eighth wonder of the world. It offers stunning views of the city’s modern skyline, including the iconic Atlantis hotel. Because of its private pools, lush gardens, and oversized bedroom windows and doors that open onto the beach and 24-hour service from your private host, it’s the perfect spot to rejuvenate.
A Luxe Treehouse in Phuket
Baan Chirawan, Thailand
Last on our list, Baan Chirawan is a winner of numerous accolades including being listed as one of the Top 5 Thai resorts by Condé Nast. This private villa in Phuket is the ultimate choice for those who like a little adventure on vacation. Nestling amongst the tropical foliage of a private Thai peninsula, a stay inside the Baan Chirawan is like staying in an ultra-luxe treehouse—or better yet, a tree castle. In addition to its astounding views of the surrounding greenery and the Andaman Sea, this mansion offers a private beach, infinity pool, fully equipped gym and two villa staff members.
Whether it’s in Dubai or the Maldives, St. Bart’s or the Hamptons, these pieces of luxury real estate prove when it comes to vacation, nothing beats the beach.
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