The upcoming real estate trend in vacation homes isn't restricted to owning properties around the world. The super rich are exploring all real estate propositions in terms of part ownership and rental homes to cut their maintenance costs while enjoying the plethora of luxury services offered by the realtors for a pampered stay, including concierge, private staff at disposal 24x7 amongst others. Catering to this demand, numerous vacation rentals companies offers some of the most stunning and extravagant rental homes that can provide discerning travelers with impeccable, and more personalized service, same like the luxury hotels. Here, we have listed some of the most exclusive and luxurious rental accommodations around the world that can rival some of the luxury 5-star hotels, in terms of personalized services and privacy.
1). Knight House Malibu
Location: Located just north of Point Dume, a promontory on the coast of Malibu, California
Knight House Malibu is one of the recently completed estates that boast 6 luxuriously furnished bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms. With 7,700 sq. ft of living interior living space, the estate offers spectacular whitewater views of Zuma beach. Location is uniquely protected from the afternoon winds, and the ocean whitecaps and swaying trees above are a mere gentle breeze on this protected estate. Even the building material used were inspired by the natural surrounding environment, and the distinctive elegance of stone and wood gets further enhanced by an abundance of natural light.
Highlights: The highlight of this estate is its open floor plan which is perfectly balanced with each room functioning as its separate space. A massive automated sliding glass door featured in the great room disappears in a flash, allowing full integration of the outdoor & indoor living spaces and the pool area. Further, a lower level large media room features an underwater view window into the outdoor-indoor saltwater lap pool. In addition, the executive room is perched above the great room, sharing its expansive and spectacular view. Other amenities include the interior and outdoor fireplaces, high-end kitchen with wolf range ovens and subzero refrigerator, and a built-in outdoor BBQ.
2). Punte Del Este Beachfront home
Location: Punte Del Este Designer Beachfront is located only 5km from Jose Ignacio
Rent: $100,000 per week
With naturally landscaped gardens, the property sits on 6 hectares of impressive beachfront, offering breathtaking ocean views. Designed to indulge you in luxury, this estate is a unique retreat for an intimate getaway or family and friends gathering. The property is split over two levels; the upper half includes the luxurious master bedroom with Jacuzzi, 3 separate bungalows, and 2 guest bedrooms attached to guest wing for a total of 6 fully furnished bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. And, the lower half of the property boasts 4 bedrooms along with 5 full bathrooms, kitchen, dining area and plunge pool. (Listing: Wolf Worster)
Highlights: This Punte Del Este Designer Beachfront property boasts separate beach pavilion with modern AV center with projector screen, iPod plug and Bose sound, spa and gym, clay tennis court, and oceanfront heated indoor & outdoor 35 meter infinity pool.
3). Grand Colony Park City
Rent: $87,500 per week
Nestled on the secluded and private hilltop with compelling valley and across the ski slopes views, Grand Colony Park City is the most prestigious home in The Colony. Set in 5 acres of land, this commanding property sits over 15,000 sq. ft of interior living space and features 5 beautifully appointed bedrooms in the main house and a separate 2 bedroom guest house. Park City boasts a beautifully designed living room with a bar, a large professional kitchen opens on to a family room, and a home theater, making it a perfect retreat for group of friends and families. Further, Park City is just half an hour drive from the airport with excellent private aircraft facilities. (Listing: Wolf Worster)
Highlights: Grand Colony Park offers a master suite with Jacuzzi and steam room, and a spacious games room along with gym and massage area. Guests’ can also enjoy the offerings like outdoor spa pavilion, theater and a wine room.
4). VillaHotel Elisa, Aspen
Location: The VillaHotel Elisa is located in Aspen, Colorado, United States
Rent: $31,100 per night, based on the stay of 7 days or longer
Putting your right in the heart of Aspen, VillaHotel Elisa is build to wrap you in the lap of rustic luxury. Situated less than 5 minutes away from downtown Aspen and area’s top ski slopes, this sprawling 17,000 sq. ft villa sits on a piece of pristine land overlooking the Hunter Creek Valley, Independence Pass and Red Mountain. The villa’s outdoor seating area features a wood burning fireplace, spa and a 60 ft long vanishing edge pool that lets you enjoy the outdoors in winter months.
Highlights: The VillaHotel Elisa boasts vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, stone faced walls along with capacious windows, and a huge welcoming hearth. Further, it also has 12-person seating dining, and a lavishly decorated master suite with plenty of room space is fit for the king.
5). Chalet Hike, Zermatt
Rent: $54,000 - $136,000
To enjoy the Alpine charm of the village and stunning scenery that surrounds it, one can rent the Chalet Hike, a luxurious chalet rental in Zermatt. This ski chalet offers the most fabulous views of the Matterhorn, a mountain in the Pennine Alps on the border between Italy and Switzerland. This unique five-star chalet rental has been designed to the highest possible standard. Furnished with warm natural colors inspired by the Alpine landscape, Chalet Hike remains flooded with light to boasts its interior architecture and decorations. The 5 beautifully decorated en-suite bedrooms can easily accommodate 13 distinguished guests. Further, the Chalet Hike is staffed with trained butlers, allowing the guests to relax and focus on Zermatt’s famous pistes.
Highlights: This luxury chalet rental in Zermatt features excellent spa and world-class fitness facilities, offering a truly memorable holiday experience.
6). Bahamas Luxury Nygard Cay
Rent: $42,000 per night
Nygard Cay is described as one of the most unusual villa rentals in the world. A 6-acre dreamland of Lyford Cay, it’s the most amazing villa rental that has been used by celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey, Roberto DeNiro, Sean Connery and former President George H.W. Bush. To create this colossal pre-Columbian structure, hundreds of craftsman used tons of stone. The Nygard Cay is inspired by the Mayan civilization, known for their finest architecture. (Listing)
Highlights: Bahamas Luxury Nygard Cay offers 10 luxuriously furnished bedrooms with 2 dedicated pools, 5 Jacuzzi and whirlpools, a tennis court, 2 volleyball courts. Further, guests can indulge in the luxury of 3 boats, 2 Hummers, and a 82’ yacht, 24-seater movie theater.
7). La Villa Contenta
Rent: $250,000 per month.
Location: 26848 Pacific Coast Highway
Sitting on an expansive ocean view bluff, the La Villa Contenta’s ultimate compound is surrounded by meticulously manicured lawns. With over 12,000 sq. ft of living space and beautiful landscaping for the most discerning clients, this Malibu pool-house is one of the most expensive summer rentals in Malibu. (Listing)
Highlights: It boasts an infinity pool in the front along with a huge pool in the side, and another pool inside along with 13 luxuriously decorated bedrooms and a total of 14 baths.