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20 Most Luxurious Airbnbs Around the World

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How the Other Half Travels

When it comes to luxurious accommodations, five-star hotels and lavish resorts aren't the only game in town. Airbnb and Vrbo offer some of the most interesting places to stay across the country — and, as it turns out, some of the most extravagant places you can rest your head all across the world, combining resort-worthy amenities with a ton of privacy and exclusivity. If you've got several grand to burn per night (or you just wish you did), take a gander at these 20 jaw-dropping rentals.

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Contemporary Riad, Marrakech, Morocco
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Contemporary Riad

Marrakech, Morocco
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Sumptuous decor and traditional details infuse this modern seven-bedroom riad outside Marrakech. After sipping traditional mint tea upon arrival, climb up to the rooftop terrace for panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains. Housekeeping service means you'll never be left wanting for clean sheets or towels, and optional chef service will keep you well-fed with traditional Moroccan dishes.

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Contemporary Riad: Guided Excursions and Spa Services

Unsure of what to do in Morocco? A concierge, included in your stay, can arrange mountain excursions, four-wheeler trips, guided trips to the famous Marrakech souk, or a range of spa services. Or you can just stay and take a swim in the peaceful, palm-lined outdoor pool, or relax in the steam bath.

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Luxe Family-Friendly Lodge, Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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Luxe Family-Friendly Lodge

Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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This warm and whimsical six-bedroom property near ski resorts proves luxury is for families, too. Your whole crew can warm up in front of the massive stone fireplace while you whip up dinner in a kitchen with double islands, copper farm sinks, professional appliances, and its own flat-screen TV. Then everyone can retire to six decked-out bedrooms, including a bunk room with tons of kid appeal; there's also a master with its own fireplace, a steam shower, and a jetted tub.

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Luxe Family-Friendly Lodge: Home Theater and Hot Tub

Once it's time to take a break from the slopes, just use the on-call shuttle service to come "home" and enjoy the entertainment-focused lower level. There's ping-pong, foosball, a pool table, a full wet bar, a home theater with a massive screen and recliners, and even your very own 14-foot climbing wall. Oh, and don't forget the hot tub on the porch.

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Private Caribbean Island, Placencia, Belize
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Private Caribbean Island

Placencia, Belize
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If you really want to get away from it all, a private island awaits off the coast of southern Belize. The five-bedroom compound on Little Harvest Caye is a five-minute boat ride from the mainland, but no worries — you'll have your own boat and driver any time you want a taste of civilization. On-island amenities include ensuite bathrooms, a private study, a chef, maid service, kayaks, paddleboards, and more.

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Private Caribbean Island–Belize/Freshwater Pool and Full Bar
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Private Caribbean Island: Freshwater Pool and Full Bar

Of course you'll get your own private beach on your own private island. There's also a sleek freshwater pool with a tanning ledge, hammock chairs, and plenty of loungers. Retreat under the thatched roof when you've gotten too much sun and grab a drink from the full bar.

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Historic Synagogue Townhome, New York City
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Historic Synagogue Townhome

New York City
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This four-bedroom East Village townhome is more than luxurious — as a former synagogue, it's historic and dazzlingly unique at every turn. The living room has 22-foot ceilings and exposed brick, and the master bathroom features a steam shower and freestanding whirlpool tub surrounded by hand-poured glass tiles. Don't worry, foodies: There's a gourmet kitchen and a wine room, too.

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Historic Synagogue Townhome: Roof Deck and Hot Tub
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Historic Synagogue Townhome: Roof Deck and Hot Tub

Great outdoor spaces can be hard to find in New York City, but here you'll have access to not one but two 400-square-foot decks. On one, a party deck, you'll find a hot tub and a rose wall. A separate roof deck is the perfect spot for al fresco dining or sunbathing.

Posh Rio Retreat, Angra dos Reis, Brazil
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Posh Rio Retreat

Angra dos Reis, Brazil
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Swanky and modern, this newly built beach home just east of Rio de Janeiro boasts five bedrooms, all with views of the Atlantic. Aside from the eye-popping indoor and outdoor living spaces, there's a game room, fitness room, and wine cellar. A cook is also on hand to make paella for you and up to nine of your friends. If you really want to splash out, arrive in style on a helicopter — this place even has its own helipad.

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Posh Rio Retreat: Private Beach and Heated Infinity Pool

Who has time for crowded Brazilian beaches? You can relax on your own private beach here: Just take a short stroll down the steps right outside the door. If you don't feel like getting sand in between your toes, the heated infinity pool beckons.

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Florida Boredom-Buster

Orlando, Florida
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This gleaming Orlando villa has 14 bedrooms that can accommodate up to 34 guests, two gourmet kitchens, and includes a never-ending list of amenities. Of course, to use them, you'll have to get out of the custom swimming pool with a lazy river, bridge, and sunken bar.

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Florida Boredom-Buster: Bowling Alley and Home Cinema

You'll never be bored here, and that's even if you opt out of the world-class theme parks that are just a short drive away. There's a private basketball court, a game room, a home cinema with a 150-inch screen, a gym, and even your own two-lane bowling alley.


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Modern Swiss Chalet
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Modern Swiss Chalet

Zermatt, Switzerland
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The best chalet in the world according to Conde Nast, this seven-bedroom Alpine haven for up to 14 guests has staggering views of the Matterhorn from its floor-to-ceiling windows. Skiers will be spoiled by some of the world’s finest runs, and luxury awaits after a long day on the slopes. Play a tune on the grand piano or enjoy dinner on the terrace — either way, you’ll feel like you’re living in a postcard.

Modern Swiss Chalet: Spa Services and Plunge Pool
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Modern Swiss Chalet: Spa Services and Plunge Pool

Sore muscles? Ease into a square black marble plunge pool with massaging jets and underwater lights. Be sure to bring a glass of wine to enjoy the view. You can also opt for a real massage in the chalet’s dedicated spa room. 

Tuscan Villa With a View
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Tuscan Villa With a View

Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
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If “Under the Tuscan Sun” made you swoon, renting this restored 16th century farmhouse will be your dream vacation rental. Stare slack-jawed at the rolling vineyards and dazzling sunsets as you enjoy a glass of wine on the terrace. Five bedrooms and a guest house accommodate up to 16 guests who have access to a chef’s kitchen, media center, billiard room, and solarium.

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Tuscan Villa With a View: Pizza and Bocce Ball

The only thing better than a glass of wine at a Tuscan farmhouse? A fresh homemade pizza to accompany the wine, courtesy of an outdoor wood-burning pizza oven. Follow your meal with a friendly game of bocce ball, a dip in the infinity pool, or a visit to the estate chicken coop. 

Spanish Island Estate
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Spanish Island Estate

Sant Lluis, Spain
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Watch the palm trees sway in the breeze from this expansive seven-bedroom estate with every conceivable luxury. Set on 42 acres near the ocean, it boasts orchards, two pools, a hot tub, a tennis court, olive groves, and more. There are plenty of prime spots for outdoor dining, and the aqua waters of the Mediterranean are just minutes away. 

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Spanish Island Estate: Private Miniature Golf Course

The most unique amenity of this rental property: An adorable miniature golf course where you can perfect your putting skills. Follow it up with a (careful) stroll around the estate’s cactus park. 

Ski Lover’s Mansion
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Ski Lover’s Mansion

Aspen, Colorado
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Just over the mountain from the Snowmass ski area, you’ll find this rustic but elegant ranch home overlooking scenic Wildcat Lake. It sleeps 18 guests with amenities including a library, theater room, bunk room for the kids, game room, and family room with soaring ceilings and a stone fireplace.

Ski Lover’s Mansion: Pool and Waterfall
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Ski Lover’s Mansion: Pool and Waterfall

If you’d rather come when it’s warm out, the outdoor pool with its own waterfall is ready for a dip. Afterwards, climb the stone steps to relax in a gazebo with some pristine views of the lake and mountains beyond.

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VillaHotel Contenta

Miami
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Fuse the exclusivity of your own luxury rental with the service of a hotel with this swanky 11,000-square-foot Miami villa for up to 12 guests. Highlights include the gorgeous pool with a grotto and waterfall, a volleyball court and gym, a theater room, and the swankiest master bathroom we’ve ever seen.

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VillaHotel Contenta: Your Own Staff

If you’re going to drop this kind of cash, why not feel like a celebrity? A stay here comes with a private uniformed staff, including a personal butler, a private chef, and an on-call limousine driver.

Hamptons Hideaway
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Hamptons Hideaway

Southampton, New York
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Close your eyes and picture a beach house in the Hamptons — chances are, it will look something like this classic 13-bedroom beauty that sleeps up to 26. Features include an indoor gym, theater room, an eye-popping bunk room for the kids, and a gourmet kitchen that would surely receive Martha Stewart’s stamp of approval. The beach is minutes away, but chances are you won’t want to leave.

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Hamptons Hideaway: Tennis Court and Putting Green

Fancy some tennis or golf? You’ll have your very own court and putting green here. After you’ve perfected your game, take a dip in the outdoor pool or relax in the infrared sauna with its own music system.

Charming Victorian Manor, Cannington, England
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Charming Victorian Manor

Cannington, England
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This 21-room Victorian estate in the Somerset countryside is a popular wedding venue because of its bucolic setting. You'll have your run of eight adjoining properties, including the main manor house, three cottages, and tower apartments. The formal gardens include a stocked fishing lake and a tennis court. And what country estate would be complete without an elegant pool in a glass house?

Charming Victorian Manor: Outdoor Games and Sauna
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Charming Victorian Manor: Outdoor Games and Sauna

No need to lie around — there's a gym and a game room, of course, or you can breathe in that fresh country air while enjoying a game of giant chess, croquet, badminton, miniature cricket, boules, or basketball. Retreat to the hot tub or sauna when you're ready for some rest.

Celeb-Worthy Malibu Mansion, Malibu, California
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Celeb-Worthy Malibu Mansion

Malibu, California
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Live like a star at this six-bedroom gated Malibu estate, offering near-panoramic Pacific views and just about every conceivable luxury. Inside, you'll find high-end furnishings, sparkling chandeliers, a gleaming chef's kitchen, and a master bath that's bigger than most bedrooms. Outside, the infinity pool, fire pits, palms, and immaculate loungers beckon for plenty of Instagram-worthy relaxation. You'll also have access to a private beach club.

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Celeb-Worthy Malibu Mansion: Wine Cave And Theater
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Celeb-Worthy Malibu Mansion: Wine Cave and Theater

If you head indoors, grab a drink at the swanky rec-room bar, check out the massive wine cave, or catch a new release in the swanky home theater. Of course, there's also a full workout room, sauna, steam room, and massage room.

Maritimes Escape
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Maritimes Escape

Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Breathe in the salty air in style at this meticulous mansion that affords some of the most expansive sea views in Canada. This classic nine-bedroom estate for up to 16 guests will please any traditionalist who still wants bells and whistles, as it has a gym, spa, steam room, game room, and pool. There are also two guesthouses and a wine cellar where you can pick the perfect bottle to pair with your sea views.

Maritimes Escape: Water Galore
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Maritimes Escape: Water Galore

A 130-foot dock, 800 feet of waterfront, and plenty of outdoor spaces make it easy to enjoy the ocean. Most rooms open to decks that overlook the water, and there’s a seaside golf course and opportunities for sailing close by. 

Tranquil Thai Estate, Kamala, Thailand
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Tranquil Thai Estate

Kamala, Thailand
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After one look at the infinity pool and Jacuzzi at this nine-bedroom villa near Phuket, you may never want to set foot on the beach. The modern indoor living spaces open seamlessly onto terraces overlooking the Andaman Sea, and all beds have mosquito nets that let you enjoy the ocean breeze, bug-free, all night. If you actually want to spend any time indoors, a game room, media room, and more await.

Tranquil Thai Estate: Massages and Fitness Room
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Tranquil Thai Estate: Massages and Fitness Room

Stay three nights or more and you'll get a complimentary hour-long massage, as well as a fleet of staffers at your beck and call, including a housekeeper and chef. You can also unwind at the state-of-the-art fitness room, which includes a sensory deprivation tank.

Nkala Safari Lodge
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Nkala Safari Lodge

Pilanesberg, South Africa
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A safari is a bucket-list vacation for many, so why not go truly over the top by holing up in a luxury lodge while you’re exploring Africa’s wild side? Up to 12 guests can rent this six-room lodge exclusively and enjoy all the creature comforts. The luxe suites include eye-popping bathrooms, and there’s a bar, pool, lounge, and plenty of room for outdoor dining.

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Nkala Safari Lodge: Animal Viewing

The best part of this dream rental: Two game drives a day are included in your stay, so you’ll have plenty of chances to spy elephants, lions, rhinos, giraffes, and more. There’s also a viewing deck on the property, which is surrounded by an electrified fence to keep animals at a safe distance. 

Related: Places to Safely See Wild Animals Up Close

Fairway Fantasy, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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Fairway Fantasy

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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Receding walls and windows in nearly every room of this five-bedroom golf-course villa allow for eye-popping views of lush resort grounds and the Pacific Ocean beyond. The luxurious master suite includes direct access to the lanai and magnificent infinity pool, plus a bathroom with a stone bathtub and TV, a triple-headed indoor shower, and a private rainforest outdoor shower.

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Fairway Fantasy: World-Class Golfing and Beach Massages
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Fairway Fantasy: World-Class Golfing and Beach Massages

If you're a golfer, you're in luck: The villa sits on the fairway of the Hualalai Golf Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus. Your personal concierge can arrange your tee time, of course, or for any other activities, from scenic hikes to a beachside massage at the nearby Four Seasons Resort.

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Beachfront Refuge In Bali, Kerambitan, Indonesia
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Beachfront Refuge in Bali

Kerambitan, Indonesia
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Bring a friend — or 19 friends — to enjoy the best of Bali at this 10-bedroom complex, set amid lush landscaped gardens overlooking the Indian Ocean. Dark wood, minimalist decor, and spa-like bathrooms with outdoor showers make for a serene feel, and there are not one but four — yes, four — infinity pools all over the complex.

Beachfront Refuge In Bali: Private Spa And Helicopter
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Beachfront Refuge in Bali: Private Spa and Helicopter

Indulge in a massage at the estate's very own private spa room after working out in the gym, or grab a book for quiet contemplation in the library. You'll benefit from butler service, and if you need to make a quick getaway, just summon your helicopter to the private helipad.

Chateau de Farcheville, Bouville, France
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Chateau de Farcheville: Indoor Pool and Cinema Room
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Château de Farcheville: Indoor Pool and Cinema Room

Once you're done exploring the cobblestone courtyard, exterior moat, and lush grounds beyond, come inside to unwind in an indoor pool sheltered by a soaring glass ceiling. Want to catch a movie? The cinema room could easily double for a historic theater.


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