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10 Luxury Vacation Rentals Around the World

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10 Luxury Vacation Rentals Around the World

Looking for the ultimate luxury getaway? We’ve listed ten of the best vacation rentals from different corners of the world that are guaranteed to help you have the most relaxing and memorable holiday to date.

Wander - Across the United States

Luxury Vacation Rentals California

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Whether you’re looking for a luxurious mountain escape in Tahoe Slopes or a coastal retreat overlooking the Pacific Ocean with a private path to Bandon Beach, Wander has it all!

The aesthetic can be best described as “stunning architecture and tech meets nature." Their modern homes include amenities like hot tubs, heated pools, fully equipped kitchens, a 24/7 concierge service, and a private fitness center.

You can check out their homes here. For better deals and early access to their newest properties, you can join their membership program.

Noku Beach House - Seminyak, Bali

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Seminyak is a centrally located, vibrant spot in Bali, boasting beach bars, upmarket boutiques, and gorgeous art galleries. At the heart of Seminyak’s exclusive beachfront is Noku Beach House, an epic retreat with six bedrooms, rooftop gardens, sea views, and a spa.

Curated by an international award-winning interior designer, Noku’s aesthetic is best described as "Zen chic meets Moroccan style." If you're looking for the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a vacation, look no further than this fully staffed peaceful sanctuary.

The home comes with a guest relations manager, villa manager, private chef, butlers, waiters, housekeeping, groundskeepers, and security. 

Erosantorini Estate - Santorini, Greece

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Overlooking Santorini’s iconic caldera lies Erosantorini, an exclusive five-suite getaway with a private chapel, a wine cellar, and an open-air cinema.

The designer uses Greek-style open-air “salons” and sea colors to bring the serenity of the outdoors into each room, and the result is spectacular. 

Erosantorini also happens to be a premier culinary destination. What's extra unique here is that guests have the option to join the chef’s daily fishing trip, as well as watch the team prepare a traditional kakavia stew using locally sourced ingredients.

Fenton Tower Scottish Castle - North Berwick, Scotland

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Ever wondered what it’s like to wake up in a castle? Well, now you can walk in the footsteps of King James VI of Scotland by checking into this fortified 16th Century tower, which has been transformed into a 5-star luxury escape.

The castle has seven bedrooms, a library, and a grand dining room that's often used for wedding receptions due to its scenic views.

Fenton is located East of Edinburgh near the coastal town of North Berwick, ideal for anyone interested in country recreational activities like pheasant shooting fly fishing, horse riding, and archery.

Villa Vidorra: Beach Front Luxury Villa - Soliman Bay, Mexico

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On your next trip to Mexico make sure to visit the breathtaking pearl-white sandy beaches of Soliman Bay. If you're looking for the ultimate luxury escape, make your way to Riviera Maya and book a stay at Villa Vidorra.

Voted the "Best Bedroom Award" by Homeaway, this modern villa is designed for relaxation, entertaining, and privacy. The villa can accommodate up to 15 guests, perfect for hosting large gatherings.

Amenities include multiple terraces, an entertainment room, a full gourmet chef’s kitchen, as well as five bedrooms. Weekly rates range from $11,020 in low season to $14,289 in high season, with a minimum stay of seven nights.

Guests also have the option of visiting the ancient Tulum ruins, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, ziplines, and a vibrant nightlife scene.

El Carligto Estate Luxury Private Villas - Andalucia, Spain

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It doesn’t get any better than brilliant views of the Mediterranean and the Moroccan coast from the hilltops of a private Andalucian hideaway. If you’re looking to experience lavish luxury and effortless style the  El Carligto Estate is the place to be.

The villa features four double bedrooms, an outdoor shower, and a water garden in the covered spa cabana. The owners pride themselves on offering some of the very finest gastronomic and luxury travel experiences in Spain as well as a bespoke luxury concierge-style service.

Beckham Creek Cave Lodge - Arkansas, USA

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Located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, this one-of-a-kind cave house is ideal for anyone looking for something new and enticing. The home has cavernous ceilings, walls of rock, and an all-natural rock formation as the focal point in the living room.

It also features four luxurious bedrooms, a kitchen with high-end gas appliances, double convection ovens, and can sleep up to eight people. If you're looking for some real adventure activities like hiking, canoeing, and horseback riding, it can be arranged via the resort.

Rates start at $1,200 per night with a 2-night minimum stay. Beckham Creek Cave Lodge is perfect for romantic weekend getaways, small company retreats, or family reunions. It's only just minutes from the Buffalo National River.

The Arkup - Miami, USA

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Off the coast of Miami’s Palm Island, you’ll find the Arkup—a modern, sustainable floating mansion with four bedrooms and fabulous panoramic views. Considered as "the world's first electric livable yacht," the houseboat is said to be able to weather Category 4 or 5 hurricanes.

Its 2,300 sq. ft. roof collects rainwater and is covered with solar electric panels, which generate sufficient green energy.

Guests get to enjoy the experience of living off the grid and feel the satisfaction of minimizing their carbon footprint. Prices vary depending on dates, starting at approximately $2,000 per night.

Watamu Treehouse - Watamu, Kenya

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Watamu Treehouse is situated on one of the most captivating stretches of Watamu beach, right opposite the Coral Gardens of the Marine Park. If you're traveling with a large group, you can rent the entire property as it only has seven ensuite open-plan bedrooms with stunning views.

Its unique architecture features a 360-degree panoramic view of the Indian Ocean coastline and the native forest, which has many indigenous trees including beautiful baobabs and the remarkable Bamba-Kofi.

Regular yoga lessons and retreats are held. Other activities guests can book include snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking in the creek, and trips to the Gede ruins. 

Hale 'Ae Kai - Kauai Hawaii, USA

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Hale ‘Ae Kai is a luxury estate featuring a magnificent four-bedroom Balinese style villa located directly above Secret Beach on the northern shore of Kauai island, Hawaii.

It also operates as a farm, involved in the growth and sale of various palm and coconut trees, citrus trees, and other exotic floral plantings. The compound comprises four pavilions surrounded by gardens, ideal for large groups who desire privacy.

Amenities include an expansive gourmet kitchen, office, media room, wet bar, a fitness studio, and a ping pong table. There is a 7-night minimum booking required and pricing starts from $14,000 a night.


As of writing, Wander may only have properties available in the United States currently but that will change pretty soon (wink wink). Our concierge desk is ready to answer your questions about the properties and help you book your next luxury vacation at any Wander home!

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