Vacation rentals across the U.S. run the gamut, and often, you don’t know what you’ll find when you arrive at your destination. However, when you book a luxury vacation rental with a price tag to match, you expect not only exquisite views but also high-end furnishings and top-notch amenities, such as chef’s kitchens, infinity pools and Italian marble flooring.
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From Florida to California, here are nine lavish vacation rentals that are worth a look.
Orlando, Florida: The Bear’s Den Resort Orlando
Average Rate (depending on the size of the home): $1,500 per night (for an 8-bedroom home); ~$4,500 for a three-night weekend stay
“Rentyl manages several different resorts in the Orlando area which feature luxury vacation homes,” said travel expert and owner of Dynamite Travel, Dr. Terika Haynes. “The Bear’s Den Resort is great for families who enjoy splurging on a super luxe vacation home.”
Haynes added, “This resort is special because it is great for golf enthusiasts with its exclusive location on the 17th and 18th holes on the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Last, the property also has a waterpark for the entire family to enjoy.”
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Stonington, Connecticut: Villa Salt Acres
Average Rate: $10,000 per night; ~$30,000 for a three-night weekend stay
Managed by Rental Escapes, this six-bedroom, seven-bathroom home, located on over eight private waterfront acres on a peninsula overlooking Fishers Island Sound, boasts 10,000 square feet of pure luxury, including amazing water views from almost every room.
The charming village of Stonington with restaurants and shopping is a short distance away, but you’ll find plenty to do at this lavish estate, too. Activity options include enjoying a leisurely morning walk in the private garden, taking a dip in the 30′ x 60′ saltwater pool, relaxing in the heated spa, perusing the 2,000-bottle wine cellar and enjoying a movie in the estate’s theater room.
Austin, Texas: The Above Lago Castille on Lake Travis
Average Rate: $5,000 a night; ~$15,000 for a three-night weekend stay
This luxurious Central Texas estate, managed by Above Vacation Residences, features an Old World Style castle, hence the name Lago Castille. The outside includes acres of manicured grounds, a negative edge pool and plenty of inviting outdoor living space.
From inside the castle, you’ll be able to enjoy stunning water views of surrounding Lake Travis. Between the main home and the guest house, the property offers seven bedrooms and eight-and-a-half bathrooms and sleeps up to 16.
Scottsdale, Arizona: Jackrabbit Luxury Mansion
Average Rate: $1,500 per night; ~$4,500 for a three-night weekend stay
“Rental Escapes manages several different properties in the Scottsdale area which feature luxury vacation homes,” said Haynes. “The Jackrabbit Luxury Mansion can accommodate 16 guests and has six bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms. There are multiple fire pits and gazebos along with a fabulous pool that makes this home a very upscale vacation experience.”
Scottsdale, Arizona: Orangewood Mansion
Average Rate: $2,000 per night; ~$6,000 for a three-night weekend stay
“The Orangewood Mansion has seven bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms and can accommodate up to 16 guests,” Haynes said. “This property has a heated pool, billiards room, and arcade games creating a fun luxurious experience for the entire family.”
Paradise Valley, Arizona: Lavish Paradise Valley Home
Average Rate: $1,766 per night; ~$5,298 for a three-night weekend stay
Evolve Rentals manages vacation homes in the Paradise Valley, Arizona area and offers a rental listing of this five-bedroom, six-bathroom property that sleeps 14. Guests will enjoy amenities such as a gourmet kitchen, an infinity pool with waterfall, an outdoor fireplace and a sports court for tennis and basketball.
Palm Springs, California: psHermosa
Average Rate: $1,995 per night; ~$5,985 for a three-night weekend stay
Managed by psLUX, this six-bedroom, nine-bathroom home located in Old Las Palmas features amazing luxury inside and out, including a gourmet kitchen and a fully stocked bar and lounge. Outside you’ll find an outdoor kitchen with grill, dining and lounging areas, a full tennis court — and a saltwater pool and spa, complete with gorgeous mountain views.
Park City, Utah: Iron Mountain Chalet
Average Rate: $30,000 per night; ~$150,000 for a three-night weekend stay
“Villas of Distinction manages several different properties in the Park City area which feature luxury vacation homes,” said Haynes. “The Iron Mountain Chalet is a bucket list vacation home experience. This property has seven bedrooms and six bathrooms and can accommodate up to 20 guests. It also includes beautiful outdoor spaces, a hot tub and a unique heated al fresco lounge with a firepit and large theater-style TV.”
Aspen, Colorado: Four Peaks Estate
Average Rate: $3850 per night; ~$11,550 for a three-night weekend stay
“Villas of Distinction manages a special property in the Aspen area which could be a bucket list vacation experience,” said Haynes. “The Four Peaks Estate is a five-bedroom, six-and-a-half bathroom treat for foodies! This property features a secondary kitchen with a connecting dumbwaiter lift, making it easy for chefs to create unforgettable meals for guests. The property also has an elevator making it easy for guests to navigate throughout the luxurious home. This property is a once-in-a-lifetime stay as it used to be owned by Prince Badar, Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States, but it is now available for guests to rent for the first time ever.”
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