NEW YORK, Oct 16 — Online travel review site TripAdvisor has curated a list of vacation rental sites from around the world that come with their own infinity pools for snowbirds who may have begun to shop for their winter escape.
From Florida to Fiji, the vacation rentals listed not only span the globe, but different budgets as well.
While a one-bedroom cottage in Fiji runs a reasonable US$200 (RM656) a night, those with a bigger budget and bigger entourage may want to consider a 10-bedroom villa in Miami that comes with a price tag of US$10,000 a night.
Here’s a selection of vacation rentals from TripAdvisor:
The Priory, Luberon, France
Set across 40 acres of meadows in the Provence countryside, the 16th-century farmhouse comes with a heated infinity pool and overlooks the rolling Luberon Hills, says TripAdvisor. The property includes seven suites, a treehouse for the kids, and a floodlit tennis court. The dining area features a piano, stone column fireplace and beamed ceiling.
US$3,867 a night
Villa Bayuh Sabbha, Bukit, Bali, Indonesia
Perched 50 meters above the sea, the open-air pavilion-type villa offers sweeping views of the Bali coastline, and tropical gardens and nightly sunsets. The property is particularly popular for wedding groups, with nine separate living spaces and comes fully staffed with a cook and cleaners. The infinity pool also provides swimmers with sweeping views of the ocean in the distance.
US$1,875 per night
Villa Blanca, Miami, Florida
With a distinctly luxurious Mediterranean feel, the 10-bedroom waterfront estate of the Villa Blanca is the priciest on the list, but with good reason. Guests have their run of 12,000 square feet (1,115 square meters) of living space that includes a private, tropical oasis, multi-level pools and a private boat dock for guests who may need, you know, a place to park their yacht.
US$10,000 a night
Lomani Cottage, Matei, Fiji
At the other end of the price spectrum, travelers looking for a more modest, intimate seaside retreat may want to consider the Lomani Cottage that offers priceless views for a more reasonable $200 a night. The one-bedroom private rental includes a natural, outdoor stone shower, and is furnished with traditional, local Fijian furniture. The infinity pool overlooks the waters of Taveuni.
US$200 a night
Villa Turquesa, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Built on a cliff overlooking the Pacific, this ultra-extravagant property comes with a private movie theater, luxurious furnishings, and a flowing design that sets off its natural setting to its advantage. The main terrace area includes a large, infinity lap pool, and includes a swim-up bar, lounge chairs and an outdoor dining space. Oh, for those counting on traveling in mini herds, the nine-bedroom property can sleep 28.
US$5,000 a night
Earlier this month, hotelier group Small Luxury Hotels of the World launched a separate collection of independent villas, ski chalets and estates in response to the growing demand for holiday rentals.
The Four Seasons and Relais & Chateaux also offer private vacation rentals for affluent travelers. — AFP-Relaxnews