The year 2020 will go down in history as the time that travels stopped. Never before have so many people lost out on their long-awaited vacations than this year.
The inability to travel doesn’t mean we’ve given up on our aspirations for exploring though.
So, if you’re one of those unlucky folks whose travel plans hit the deck this year, you’ve got every reason to spoil yourself with a luxury home vacation next time.
Check out these sought-after luxury home vacation rentals and start dreaming of your next amazing vacation now.
1. Grand Chateau in Nantes, France
This magnificent 7 bedroom chateau epitomizes all the romance of France. Located within 6 hectares of private parklands among tall trees, vineyards, and lush meadows, the Chateau du Breil is supremely well located for relaxation.
Outside you’ll find quiet countryside to explore as well as all the sights of Nantes. There’s also a tennis court, beach volleyball pit, a badminton net, an outdoor spa, and trampolines to enjoy.
The chateau has 7 large bedrooms, a heated swimming pool, and vast balconies from which to admire the countryside views. There’s a personal chef on call as well as access to horseback riding, and onsite wellness treatments.
Chateau du Briel is one of the best luxury vacation homes for rent if you want access to all the top rural experiences France has to offer.
2. Plush Villa in Cadiz, Spain
From its location within the exclusive Kings and Queens area of Sotogrande Costa, this stunning estate offers VIP access to the finest golf and polo offerings in the region.
Around-the-clock security, a full complement of staff, and exceptionally luxurious interiors are some of the conveniences that await when you visit this 5-star-hotel-inspired villa.
All services take place discretely at the hands of attentive staff including grocery delivery, cooking, newspaper delivery, and flower arranging.
Additional services include massages and beauty treatments, and helicopter transfers. There are a Hobie cat and yacht available for hire on site.
3. Alpine Chalet in Zermatt, Switzerland
It’s not surprising that Conde Nast readers voted Chalet Les Anges the best chalet in the world.
This 14-sleeper haven in the village of Zermatt’s easily the most luxurious accommodation available in the Alps. It offers access to stunning views of the Matterhorn as well as excellent opportunities for skiing in the winter.
The wonderfully sophisticated interiors sprawl over three floors and incorporate stunning artworks and plush furnishings. The grand sitting room boasts a piano and huge fireplace and the dining room flows out onto a huge terrace and outdoor seating area.
There are seven bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and the manicured garden features a three-meter swimming pool crafted from black marble.
4. Luxury Beach House in Gerroa, Australia
Latitude 34 holds pride of place overlooking the Pacific Ocean close to the sleepy hamlet of Gerroa, just 2 hours from Sydney.
Rolling hills, mountains, and farmlands surround this magnificent property where you can spend hours watching the dolphins and whales at play. Latitude 34 boasts a huge deck, a saltwater pool, and a barbeque area.
The house accommodates 6 guests and has a huge main bedroom en suite with a private lounge. Every room’s furnished in the finest style and has sea views. A brand new state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen completes the picture.
5. Beachfront Villa in Montego Bay, Jamaica
Your paradise awaits at this 5-star villa located on a narrow peninsula lapped by the Caribbean Sea.
The home features a host of amazing amenities to make your seaside stay as unforgettable as possible. When you stay here, you’ll have access to a private beach, and a sparkling infinity pool, as well as paddleboards and kayaks for personal use.
This Jamaican island treasure ticks all the boxes when it comes to epic custom home design.
Fittings and furnishings are of the highest quality and you have a choice of both indoor and outdoor dining areas, as well as a barbecue grill with a gazebo. The outdoor bar has a big screen TV visible from the pool and the in-house butler’s an expert mixologist too.
6. Private Island Retreat in Livingstone, Zambia
Tangala House offers unimaginable luxury on the banks of the Zambezi River, a few kilometers upstream from Victoria Falls.
This four-bedroom mansion features an award-winning interior design and has a 13m swimming pool as well as it’s own gym. Outside, the manicured lawn sweeps down to the river where you can watch some of Africa’s Big Five come down to drink while you sip on sundowners.
The house comes with a vehicle, a boat, a chef, waiters, and a private guide to escort you on unforgettable safaris in one of Africa’s best wildlife viewing areas.
7. Luxury Retreat in Wine Country, Salem
If you’d rather stay closer to home in the year to come, you’ll find no shortage of elegant retreats right here in the USA.
The 6,500 square foot modern house is one of the best luxury vacation homes to rent if you love gorgeous views and sophisticated pastimes.
It’s built on a 30-acre property in the Eola Amity AVA (American Viticultural Area) in the Willamette Valley. There are also 3 large bungalows for hire as part of the package.
The house accommodates 14 guests in seven bedrooms. It also has six bathrooms, a large saltwater pool, and luxurious furnishings throughout the living and sleeping areas.
The spacious patio provides ample opportunity for relaxing when you’re not enjoying your favorite shows on satellite TV or enjoying fun with friends in the elegant games room.
Finding the Best Luxury Home Vacation Rentals
Every vacation starts with a rock-solid plan, especially when you’re traveling abroad. So it’s never too early to start dreaming about — and saving for — the vacation of a lifetime.
You can search the internet for luxury home vacation ideas and pictures to inspire your travels, or speak to your travel agent about your needs.
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