A home better than home, Airbnb is full of swanky pads that you won’t want to leave. With alluring landscapes, luxury amenities and exotic locations that stretch from California to South Africa, these captivating properties are the creme de la creme. Live like a king in these top luxury Airbnb rentals around the world.

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Private Villa, Tortola Private Villa, Tortola
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Private Villa, Tortola

Private Villa, Tortola

Nestled on top of Cooten Bay in the British Virgin Islands, this rental offers the perfect ambiance for a romantic weekend away with its slightly retro feel and island atmosphere. The one-bedroom oozes luxury with its modern decor and tasteful collection of furnishings and art-deco pieces. It’s got everything you need for an idyllic holiday away, while you’re also near Rogues Bay and Trunk Bay, two beautiful secluded golden sand beaches.

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Villa Pierre: Lifetime Memories, Saint Lucia Villa Pierre: Lifetime Memories, Saint Lucia
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Villa Pierre: Lifetime Memories, Saint Lucia

Villa Pierre: Lifetime Memories, Saint Lucia

This contemporary villa boasts a rustic ambiance in Saint Lucia, where you can marvel at spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea and World-Heritage Pitons. Sit on your private outdoor lounge on the oversized deck and watch the sunset, as this rental exudes privacy and seclusion. Enjoy a French-bistro kitchen, Caribbean-style honeymoon suite and kick your holiday up a notch by reserving a private chef, in-villa cook and pampering massages.

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Mediterranean Desert Oasis, California Mediterranean Desert Oasis, California
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Mediterranean Desert Oasis, California

Mediterranean Desert Oasis, California

This California abode is a private compound in the heart of Rancho Mirage, which is a grand resort-style compound that sits on 1.2 acres. The 9,500-square-foot home has spectacular mountain views, in addition to formal living rooms, a formal dining room and dining gazebo. Pamper yourself in the spa and admire the floral designs that come from Italy, then wrap up your day at the three fire pits and resort-size swimming pool.

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Casa Dos Chicos Hilltop Villa, Nayarit Casa Dos Chicos Hilltop Villa, Nayarit
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Casa Dos Chicos Hilltop Villa, Nayarit

Casa Dos Chicos Hilltop Villa, Nayarit

Modern mixed with Mexican colors are showcased in this rental in Nayarit, where you can spend your time admiring gorgeous vistas of the ocean and enjoy outdoor activities such as surfing, whale watching and jungle hiking. Set on the foothills of the charming town of Sayulita, it overlooks the Pacific coastline and boasts a heated infinity pool, tree-top hot tub and Mexican-style open-air living area in addition to a rooftop living room.

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5-Star Luxury Oceanfront, Punta de Mita 5-Star Luxury Oceanfront, Punta de Mita
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5-Star Luxury Oceanfront, Punta de Mita

5-Star Luxury Oceanfront, Punta de Mita

You’ll feel like royalty at this 5-star property in Punta de Mita, where the staff of four includes a cook, butler, housekeeper and manager. Ride around in the six-seater golf cart to the three private beach clubs and golf courses, then unwind in your oceanfront haven that was built with traditional, natural and organic local materials. It has a spacious open living room, saltwater infinity pool, five master suites and a wet bar great for sipping margaritas.

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Izingwe Lodge, Vaalwater Izingwe Lodge, Vaalwater
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Izingwe Lodge, Vaalwater

Izingwe Lodge, Vaalwater

You’ll be nestled near the Waterberg mountains at this South African rental, where outdoor enthusiasts will revel in the outdoor space, private balcony, infinity pool and access to a Big 5 Private Game Reserve. You can capture views of the rugged landscapes that are home to exotic animals. An experienced guide is on-site to take you on game drives of the reserve, while a full-time chef and housekeeping personnel ensure that you’re pampered at all times.

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Koh Samui Luxury Villa, Koh Samui Koh Samui Luxury Villa, Koh Samui
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Koh Samui Luxury Villa, Koh Samui

Koh Samui Luxury Villa, Koh Samui

Treat yourself to a stay at this luxury villa in Koh Samui, which can accommodate up to 12 people. The impressive beachfront rental is a short distance from the center of Chaweng and offers a tropical retreat for when you need to escape the hustle and bustle. Soak up the tranquil ambiance and beautiful setting, as you’re surrounded by Thailand’s natural wonders on a secluded private beach. Take a dip in the sparkling pool, then dine on cuisine prepared by an in-villa Thai chef.

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Florence Dreaming Villa, Florence Florence Dreaming Villa, Florence
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Florence Dreaming Villa, Florence

Florence Dreaming Villa, Florence

You’ve got plenty of space in this villa, which has seven bedrooms, 9 bathrooms and a swimming pool located in an exclusive position in Florence. The dreamy rental boasts a charming Italian charm with ornate statues, marble pools and an Italian garden. Admire its 2.5 acres of beauty on its wide terrace that overlooks the region then soak up the sunshine as you swim in the stone pool.

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Britain’s Favorite Castle, Cumbria Britain’s Favorite Castle, Cumbria
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Britain’s Favorite Castle, Cumbria

Britain’s Favorite Castle, Cumbria

Pretend you’re royalty as you stay overnight in this castle retreat in Cumbria, which has 17 grand rooms and offers a daily breakfast. You’ll get the full castle experience with its turrets, Tudor panelling and gothic windows, where you can enjoy its history that dates back to 1841 and explore its 15 acres of grounds that are nestled in a rural setting. Unwind in one of the grand rooms that have four posters, roll top baths and fireplaces.

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Douro Villa, Penafiel
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Douro Villa, Penafiel

Head to the countryside of northern Portugal to enjoy this riverside retreat. Located in Penafiel on the shores of the Douro river, the rustic house features a saltwater pool with spectacular views and cuddly farm animals. Step inside the large living room to one of the four rooms that features a large Jacuzzi, then step outside of the property to discover local restaurants and renowned wineries.

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Luxury Villa Amita on The Bukit, Bali Luxury Villa Amita on The Bukit - Pandawa Beach
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Luxury Villa Amita on The Bukit - Pandawa Beach

Luxury Villa Amita on The Bukit, Bali

This luxury five-bedroom can be your home away from home, where you can sit and admire the spectacular views from the high cliffs of the Bukit and the Indian Ocean from the studio, dining and living rooms and take advantage of the 5-star amenities. Take a dip in the sparkling 80-foot pool, book a massage in the garden, and let the staff of talented chefs, housekeepers and gardeners pamper you during your stay.

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