Last Updated June 7, 2021 6/7/2021

Top 16 Airbnb Luxe Properties Around the World

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If you want your next vacation to be bucket list-worthy, book a stay with Airbnb Luxe. Airbnb Luxe is the site’s luxury tier, which offers a selection of the world’s most extraordinary places to stay. Not only are the curated selection of luxury Airbnb homes spectacular, but they also offer add-on amenities like airport pickup, chefs, massage therapists, and more. From beachfront villas in the Caribbean to exotic Bali escapes, these Airbnbs go beyond your typical vacation rental.

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Tarasand - Rum Point, North Side, Cayman Islands
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Tarasand - Rum Point, North Side, Cayman Islands

Tarasand - Rum Point, North Side, Cayman Islands

This luxury beachfront getaway in the Cayman Islands doesn’t disappoint, located on the North coast. Set right on a gorgeous stretch of white sand beach, the large villa is perfect for a family vacation or holiday with friends. Ocean-facing windows, large living spaces, an entertainment lounge, and a modern kitchen make it an ideal home away from home, but it’s the outdoor area that will lure you in. Just four steps from the living room and you’re on the beach, where you’ll find sun loungers and outdoor living areas.

Casa Nikki - Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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Casa Nikki - Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Casa Nikki - Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

It will be hard to peel yourself away from the sparkling oceanfront plunge pool at this luxe villa in Playa del Carmen. Set in an exclusive gated residential community, the luxe space offers direct access to the crystal-clear turquoise ocean and finest white sands of the Mexican Caribbean. The three-level Mexican-style villa has a second outdoor pool and lounging area with sun loungers and a day bed as well as a luxurious sauna. Your stay even includes housekeeping, 24/7 security, and concierge services. When you’re ready to explore, you’re only a short walk to the downtown area.

Alas Villa - Marathi, Chania, Greece
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Alas Villa - Marathi, Chania, Greece

Alas Villa - Marathi, Chania, Greece

Escape to the coastline of Greece and stay at this luxurious hidden gem. The contemporary villa features slide-away walls that open up to mountain and sea views, while its outdoor pool, hammock-style hanging chair, and loungers on the pool terrace are added perks. When it’s time for dinner, enjoy some of the country’s tastiest delicacies together in the pergola-covered dining area. The villa also has a prime location, a five-minute drive from two of the island’s best beaches.

Saving Grace - Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands
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Saving Grace - Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands

Saving Grace - Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands

Live the life of luxury at this plantation-style villa in Turks and Caicos. A wooden boardwalk connects the home’s spacious poolside deck with the reef-protected beach and watersports hut, while a floating bar in the pool allows you to sip bubbly while basking in the sunshine. There are also plush sun loungers available, as well as an alfresco shower, fire pit, and barbecue. Inside, five bedrooms offer enough room for up to 12 guests and the property features a fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar, Nespresso machine, and wine fridge. Daily housekeeping/butler, shopping services, and in-house laundry are available.

Xhale Luxury Villa - Cap Estate, Gros Islet, St. Lucia
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Xhale Luxury Villa - Cap Estate, Gros Islet, St. Lucia

Xhale Luxury Villa - Cap Estate, Gros Islet, St. Lucia

Savor the spectacular hilltop views from this luxury villa in St. Lucia’s Anse Galet Bay. Nestled within Gros Islet, it offers picture-perfect views of the Caribbean Sea framed by the lush shoreline hills. Its expansive indoor/outdoor spaces are its biggest highlight, featuring a terrace with an infinity swimming pool and ocean views as well as a wrap-around balcony with lounge areas. Fire up the grill for a seafood feast or gather around the fire pit in the evening, then step through the sliding glass doors to discover an open-plan kitchen and dining area with ocean views.

Micalao - Anse des Cayes, St. Barts, St. Barthélemy
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Micalao - Anse des Cayes, St. Barts, St. Barthélemy

Micalao - Anse des Cayes, St. Barts, St. Barthélemy

Nothing says luxurious getaway like a beachfront villa in St. Barts. You only have to descend a wooden staircase at this property to reach the sugary sands of your private beach. It’s impossible not to relax at this ocean-view getaway, where its unique beach-bohemian vibe and indoor/outdoor spaces complement its large outdoor pool and crashing waves of Anse des Cays just a few steps away.

Calypso Shores - Montego Bay, St. James Parish, Jamaica
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Calypso Shores - Montego Bay, St. James Parish, Jamaica

Calypso Shores - Montego Bay, St. James Parish, Jamaica

Embrace the laid-back spirit of Jamaica at this beachfront luxury villa, which is located in a gated community near Montego Bay. Enjoy its secluded setting and private beach, as well as its beautiful alfresco living spaces, lagoon views, and four bedroom suites. There are plenty of perks of staying here, including a cook, butler, gardener, and housekeeping, while water sports equipment and shared amenities such as tennis courts and gym are also available. Spend your days swimming at the crescent beach, then relax on the seaside deck or at the pool. Don’t forget to check out the views from the master suite’s stand-alone jetted tub.

Villa Feodora - Žrnovo, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Croatia
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Villa Feodora - Žrnovo, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Croatia

Villa Feodora - Žrnovo, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Croatia

You are spoiled for spectacular scenery at this beachfront villa in Korcula, Croatia. Its sparkling outdoor pool area offers postcard-worthy coastal views and features a multi-leveled terrace with sun loungers, plush seating areas, and a dining table. Inside you’ll find a modern rustic interior with Mid-century furniture, as well as a cinema room and wine cellar. You can explore the area by bike, paddleboard or kayak or do nothing at all and appreciate the Adriatic Sea views from the comfort of your heated infinity pool.

Lotus Beach Villa - Koh Samui, Thailand
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Lotus Beach Villa - Koh Samui, Thailand

Lotus Beach Villa - Koh Samui, Thailand

This waterfront home in Koh Samui, Thailand is perfect for beach lovers, offering magnificent views of Koh Phangan and the Gulf of Thailand. Along with generous indoor living and outdoor spaces, it features multiple beachfront terraces, an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi. Enjoy a massage treatment in the spa room or outdoor terrace, get competitive with the pool table, table tennis, and foosball, then sip cocktails poolside while watching the crashing waves of the beach. Included in your stay is a Villa Manager, housekeeping, two-way airport transfer, a daily breakfast, and private chef service for one meal a day.

The River House - Kecamatan Mengwi, Bali, Indonesia
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The River House - Kecamatan Mengwi, Bali, Indonesia

The River House - Kecamatan Mengwi, Bali, Indonesia

If the exotic lure of Bali is calling your name, consider a luxury stay at The River House. The five-bedroom property is not only architecturally picture-perfect, but it’s surrounded by lush landscaping and boasts an outdoor pool and sun terrace with sun loungers and an alfresco dining area for 10. It’s all about openness at this spacious villa, which features large living spaces, designer furniture, and a fully outfitted kitchen. You’re just minutes from the beaches, restaurants, and a popular surfing school.

Casa Bella - San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico
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Casa Bella - San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Casa Bella - San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico

You can’t beat the view at this Los Cabos getaway, which stretches from the Baja hills to the Sea of Cortez. Its five-bedroom layout can accommodate up to 10 guests and includes a personal concierge and complimentary chips, salsa, guacamole, and beverages on arrival. If that doesn’t lure you in, maybe its large outdoor terrace, infinity pool, hot tub, and alfresco dining area will. There’s also a barbecue and fire pit and plenty of inviting seating areas for enjoying the incredible views.

Villa Korcula Supreme - Korcula, Split Riviera, Croatia
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Villa Korcula Supreme - Korcula, Split Riviera, Croatia

Villa Korcula Supreme - Korcula, Split Riviera, Croatia

An ideal retreat for nature lovers, this luxury stay in Croatia features gorgeous mountain and crystal-clear water views. Follow a short staircase down to the oceanfront patio and pool, then kick back on a lounge chair under the shade of an umbrella or get adventurous with a paddling excursion in the bay. Only a two-minute walk to a beautiful beach where you can take a dip, the waterfront home also features a wine fridge, sauna, barbecue, and alfresco dining area.

Nolen - Grand Cul-de-Sac, St. Barts, St. Barthélemy
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Nolen - Grand Cul-de-Sac, St. Barts, St. Barthélemy

Nolen - Grand Cul-de-Sac, St. Barts, St. Barthélemy

There’s no better way to wake up than to the sounds of the sea, and this St. Barts getaway adds this and much more. Its elevated position offers incredible ocean views, while the outdoor terrace with sun loungers, a sun bed and hammock, and an outdoor pool invites you to unplug and relax. You’ll be immersed in the natural beauty of the island at this four-bedroom home, which features a fully-equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar, alfresco dining, gas barbecue, and outdoor living areas.

Almyra - Chania, Crete, Greece
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Almyra - Chania, Crete, Greece

Almyra - Chania, Crete, Greece

With gorgeous mountain views and an inviting outdoor pool, this luxury home in Crete is the perfect escape for those who want to get away from it all. You’ll probably spend most of your time outdoors enjoying its waterfront pool, pergola, and alfresco dining area, while its stylish interior offers cozy places to unwind and relax. Beach lovers will enjoy its location just a five-minute walk from Almirida Village.

Halekailani - Kohala Coast, Hawaii, United States
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Halekailani - Kohala Coast, Hawaii, United States

Halekailani - Kohala Coast, Hawaii, United States

If you’re looking for over-the-top luxury in Hawaii, this five-bedroom property can accommodate you and 13 other guests. The oceanside estate sits atop an inclination forged by lava rocks and offers incredible ocean views as well as luxe indoor/outdoor living spaces. Not only does it have two swimming pools, but there’s also a private putting green, a media room, sauna, steam shower, and fireplace. Daily housekeeping, a twenty-four villa manager, and concierge services are all included as well.

Ventanas Villa - Dominical, Punta Arenas, Costa Rica
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Ventanas Villa - Dominical, Punta Arenas, Costa Rica

Ventanas Villa - Dominical, Punta Arenas, Costa Rica

This six-bedroom beachfront escape in Costa Rica offers hotel-worthy amenities. The villa is a private retreat just steps from the ocean on the Dominical coast, putting you close to the beach but not too far from restaurants and nightlife. In addition to a covered outdoor living area, the home features an infinity pool with ocean views, and a sun-drenched pool deck with plush chaise lounges. Step inside to discover a great room with 25-foot ceilings and sliding glass doors to let in the breeze.

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