It’s no secret vacation rentals have revolutionized the way most of us travel. These wanderlust inspiring properties are a far cry from the $20 a night room you booked while backpacking around in college. As vacation rentals have grown in popularity, the quality of accommodation has also improved. Scroll through these with caution, as you might find yourself booking an immediate reservation in one of these unique vacation rentals.
Stunning rentals for a unique vacation
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Vacation Rentals in Africa
Cape Town Historic Beach House
Cape Town will undoubtedly steal your heart the moment you arrive. Throw in the gorgeous Shell Cottage, one of Camps Bay’s original homes. The property has been completely renovated into a super-stylish four bedroom holiday home, while keeping its beach vibes. Located one block from the beach promenade, guests won’t regret staying in this little slice of heaven.
Exclusive Bush Villa in Kruger National Park
This villa is perfect for extended families and friends with 5 bedrooms and 4 baths. It features stunning views over the bush of Kruger National Park, an infinity pool, and even offers a personal chef for an additional fee. Families can also book private safaris through the property making this a villa that really has it all.
Chic Riad in Marrakesh, Morocco
A trip to Morocco wouldn’t be complete without spending at least a night in a chic riad in Marrakech. The traditional Moroccan homes with indoor garden and courtyards are adorned with beautiful tiles. This one even comes with daily housekeeping and a plunge pool.
Awesome Vacation Rentals in Europe
Endless views at this Mykonos Villa
Enjoy evenings with a great bottle of wine and the beautiful sunset views of the Mykonos Art Villa. The villa sleeps 15 (it has 5 bedrooms) making it the perfect place to host a family or friends getaway of a lifetime.
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Romance in Rome
Crisp bright whites, beams of natural light, and beautiful terrace with city views will make your time in this luxury Rome apartment feel like a dream. The rustic antique feel with modern amenities is exactly the image of Italy you had in mind when you booked the flight.
Apartment with amazing views of Dubrovnik’s Old Town
An Old Town Dubrovnik apartment is exactly what you want went staying in Dubrovnik, and this might be the perfect choice. Located in a peaceful residential area, there are amazing sea views over the town’s rooftops and famous city walls. Spend time relaxing in the afternoon sun on the property’s terrace. Everyone who stays here loves it!
Unique Australia holiday rentals
Centrally located Bondi Beach Penthouse
Let the waves lull you to sleep at this stunning Bondi Beach penthouse! The property has breathtaking views of the beach and access to countless restaurants and shops. We are sure once you step inside you will never want to leave!
Modern farmhouse in the heart of Australia wine country
This modern, spacious farmhouse is in the heart of Barossa’s vineyards. Spend hours in the sun room soaking in the infamous Barossa sunsets. Mattschoss House is a welcome Barossa retreat for those looking for the perfect escape.
Asia holiday homes
Fabulous home in heart of Tokyo
Hotels in Tokyo are notoriously expensive, so why not save money and stay at a Tokyo vacation rental? This beautiful three bedroom house is in the heart of the tourist area Shinjuku. The house is in a quiet location, with many restaurants and convenience stores nearby. There is no shortage of things to do.
Luxury Bali villa
A bright and fresh luxury villa with a pool surrounded but the lush green Bali landscape. The villa offers ocean views and you can even see the Javanese volcanoes. It’s so beautiful you’ll have to force yourself to put your camera away.
Beachfront villa in Sri Lanka
This beautiful villa with a sea view has it all. Weight room, pool table, infinity pool, Sonos systems, koi pond, what more do you need? A professional chef is available for an additional fee. Time for a vacation!
Mexico vacation homes
Casa in San Miguel de Allende
They say location is everything, and Casa Azteca doesn’t disappoint with it’s central location and stunning city views. This Mexican hacienda style house is less than a 10 minute walk to the central zone. Everyone loves the rooftop terrace off the master bedroom and the comfortable living space.
Stunning home with ocean views in Sayulita
Villa Sol Blau is a modern Mexican home with breathtaking views of the ocean, jungle, and village. The property offers indoor/outdoor living spaces and guests love listening to the waves for hours on end. You can be on the beach in five minutes or simply relax by the villa’s pool and enjoy the view.
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Vacation Rentals in Central America and South America
Colonial Charm in Cartagena
With a fabulous location, this luxury apartment in Cartagena has it all. Concierge and full time butler are included, and those who don’t want to cook on vacation can hire someone to prepare all of the meals. There are city rooftop views from the balcony and even a private pool for relaxing on a warm day.
Luxury Villa in Peru’s Sacred Valley
If Machu Picchu is on your family bucket list, you will want to book a stay at this gorgeous villa in Peru’s Sacred Valley. Located inside a luxury complex this property has beautiful decor and stunning views. Only five minutes to the train station that links to Machu Picchu and other historical sites. And you can spend the nights observing the stars without light pollution. Sounds like a dream!
Endless Views Lake Atitlán, Guatemala
Disconnect from everything in your very own Lake Atitlán waterfront retreat. Waking up to views of the lake and three volcanoes will make each morning seem better than the last. Enjoy early morning kayaking in the crisp clear waters off the dock or practice yoga on the garden terrace. Vacation rentals with a view don’t get much better than this!
Eco-home in Costa Rica
This Costa Rica Eco-Home is the place for guests who want to be unplugged and get away from it all. Wake up to the sounds of the rain forest and enjoy the panoramic ocean views and lush jungle canopies from above. Located in the heart of nature inside the Oro Verde Private Reserve, this is the reason to visit Costa Rica, nature and an unforgettable experience.
Canada vacation rentals
Beautiful historic home in the heart of Quebec City
This lovely vacation home dates to 1850 and is located in Quartier le Petit-Champlain, the perfect spot for exploring Quebec City. The wood beam ceilings, hardwood floors, and stone work show off the home’s original architecture, but here you will find all the modern amenities you need. I wish this was my home!
Stunning beach house near Vancouver
Sabie Seas will enchant you with expansive unobstructed oceanfront views and all the nature the land and sea have to offer. This spacious waterfront home is perfect for entertaining and just 40 minutes by ferry from Vancouver. Who’s ready to book a trip?
Caribbean vacation rentals
Beautiful all-inclusive villa in Saint Lucia
The pictures alone would make me book a trip, with Mango Point villa’s wonderful views looking out over the Caribbean Sea to Pitons across the way. The property comes with a housekeeper and chef for you to use at your discretion to prepare meals and even do laundry! If you need a massage, they can arrange that as well, and even have a driver available for your time exploring the island. You have all the benefits of a resort while staying here, which would definitely make me never want to leave.
Beach front condo in Grand Cayman
Thatch Hill boasts stunning views of the sparkling Caribbean Sea, a large beachfront freshwater pool, and a spacious full-width screened porch with an outdoor dining table for sunset dinners and drinks. A protective reef provides excellent snorkeling just steps off the pool deck! At night, don’t miss the nearby Bioluminescent Bay and its evening glow. Be sure to set aside time for this unforgettable experience. Don’t miss these fun things to do in Grand Cayman!
Design villa in Dominican Republic
This stunning villa sits high in the tropical hills of Las Terrenas, providing fabulous views of the Las Terrenas Bay. Guests can relax in the spectacular pool, see the ocean from the back deck, or sunbathe on the patio. To top it off, this place comes with housekeeping and a babysitter so guests can experience a true taste of the Dominican Republic!
If you’re looking for other awesome vacation rental information, you’ll want to read Why You Should Rent a Vacation Home on Your Next Family Trip, Tips for Renting a Vacation Home, Awesome Farm Stays, Beachfront Vacation Rentals, and Castles You Can Rent.