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A new Netflix series, “The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals,” takes viewers to vacation rentals across the globe, providing a perspective through the eyes of the three hosts — content creators Jo Franco and Megan Batoon, and Bravo star Luis D. Ortiz. A variety of properties are featured for every travel style and budget, showcasing some fabulous options you might want to consider for your next trip. If you’ve been wondering how to book them, we’ve got the list of properties you can book right on Airbnb or Vrbo.
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There’s no shortage of amazing Airbnb rentals in Bali, but the Camaya Bali Butterfly Bamboo House is a must-see. Located in eastern Bali, this magical open-air cabin in exclusive Made Village includes two bedrooms, sleeping up to four guests. You’ll have comfortable beds with protective mosquito nets that overlook the rice terraces, a tanning net, upstairs lounging area, and a pool. Right in front of the house is a private Jacuzzi, connected with hanging nets to coconut trees on either side. There’s also a fire pit to enjoy under the stars.
If you watched the show, you probably remember the Noku Beach House. Located in Seminyak, home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Bali, it truly defines exclusive luxury. A six-bedroom villa for 12 right along the beachfront, you’ll have your own “six-star” staff that includes a gourmet chef. There’s a 27-meter pool, a spa, sunset rooftop terraces, and large indoor/outdoor entertaining spaces. Daily breakfast, a complimentary car and driver, full-time manager, housekeeper, attendants, and security are all included too. There are so many reasons Bali should be on your bucket list, and this luxury vacation rental proves why this destination is a travel hotspot.
If you’re looking for one of the best houseboat vacation rentals in the world, then this could be it. The oldest surviving ferryboat on the west coast was originally launched to transport passengers in Seattle back in 1888. Today it can be found in Sausalito, Calif., just minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge that connects the area to San Francisco. You’ll have easy access to the many charms of the city and while you’re here you can enjoy the complimentary vessels that are provided, including two kayaks, two stand-up paddle boards, and a row boat. Surfboards, boogie boards and fins are available too. But as your host notes, one of the most enjoyable ways to spend your time here is to sit by the bay with a good book, looking up occasionally to watch migrating waterfowl and harbor seals.
One of the most unique rentals you’ll probably ever find, the Quetzalcoatl’s Nest provides accommodation inside the belly of a snake, built with curves to mimic nature and incredible circular windows. The entire property is like something out of a Dr. Seuss book, with water features and fantastical works of art. A paradise in Mexico City, it’s also an oasis for nature lovers and anyone who wants to refresh and recharge. It even includes a park with botanical gardens and a cave with minerals and lakes.
Instead of an amazing cabin rental in Alaska, it might be worth planning a trip around a stay at the Sitka Lighthouse. Located on a private island in Southeast Alaska, you’ll be surrounded by wild beauty and abundant wildlife while enjoying a unique stay in a working lighthouse that still helps boats navigate at night. It sleeps up to five in two bedrooms and includes a full kitchen, living, and dining area, and an upstairs deck with 360-degree views. It’s just five minutes from town and a water taxi is provided to get you to and from the lighthouse. Experienced boaters can take advantage of a skiff, included in the rate.
One of the most affordable options featured on the show, the Firefly Eco Lodge Birdsnest has rates that are less than the cost of two movie tickets at most theaters — but it’s sure to offer an unforgettable stay in beautiful Bali. While it’s not far from the main shopping street in Ubud, you’ll be immersed in nature, with the property nestled in the lush rice fields. Rooms are basic with only a bed (mosquito netting provided) and breathtaking views, but for less than $20 a night you also get Wi-Fi, access to a pool, restaurant, and a community lounge center.
Located on a series of private islands near Hilton Head, Old House Cay offers a peaceful stay surrounded by picturesque scenery. Only accessible by boat, if you book, you’ll be transported to and from this amazing Lowcountry property. Enjoy digging into a good book, kayaking, fishing, boating, and more. You’ll have all three islands and the home to yourself. It includes three bedrooms, accommodating up to six, beach access, a large kitchen, outdoor fire pit area, Wi-Fi, and an observation tower.
Located 90 minutes south of Mexico City in the mountains of Tepoztlán, La Villa Bonita was designed to teach local culinary traditions under award-winning Chef Ana Garcias’ direction. Individual guest rooms are rented out that include private bathrooms and an exclusive patio space right out front. The property is within walking distance to Tepozteco pyramid and the center of town, and includes a pool carved out of the volcanic rock, a vegetable garden, citrus orchard, and hens who provide fresh eggs for guests’ breakfast. In the Chef’s house you’ll enjoy large open-air terraces with an elevated dining area and 360-degree view of the valley below.
Originally built by inventor George Westinghouse in the 1880s, The Playhouse was the first property in the world to be powered by AC electricity. Past visitors have even included President William McKinley, Nikola Tesla and Lord Kelvin. It combines modern details with historic elements resulting in a stunning space inside and out. It has seven sleeping areas, five bathrooms, two kitchens, and even an in-house yoga studio. You’ll have lakefront access, a 70″ and two 60″ screens connected to Google Cast for family movie viewing too.
This luxurous treehouse was a favorite among the show’s hosts, tucked among a lush bamboo forest on a working organic farm with alpacas and llamas. While it enjoys a secluded feel, you’ll be just minutes from all the action in Atlanta. The house is made of tin, stained glass, and reclaimed wood, furnished with two beds, one-and-a-half bathrooms, and electricity. There’s a composting toilet inside and a full modern restroom accessed via a short walk down a pathway.
This enchanting three-story oasis is a treehouse that’s nestled in the oak and magnolia trees on a 5-acre property just outside of Orlando. It’s considered one of the best treehouse rentals in Florida. There are many remarkable features, from the tree trunk elevator to a hot tub repurposed from a jet engine. The host creates structures using repurposed items collected over the years while adding his own unique twists. The treehouse is actually an 18-foot yurt with a panoramic window, 4′ skylight, and 14-foot ceiling. It has kitchenette items like a microwave, mini-fridge and sink, a queen-size Murphy bed, full bath, Wi-Fi, and a large flat-screen satellite TV with Netflix and Amazon.
The Majestic Treehouse is part of Bolt Farm, which features four exclusive treehouses that all accommodate two guests. Designed by NEEDTOBREATHE band member Seth Bolt who grew up on the farm, it’s truly a work of art. An adults-only property, it’s perfect for a romantic stay, set on 40 acres with gardens, unspoiled forest, creeks and trails for hiking or mountain biking. You’ll have heating and a/c, a bathroom with a toilet and wash basin, an outdoor kitchen area with a grill and pizza oven, and a hot outdoor shower just a short walk away. The host supplies organic, locally roasted coffee and vintage fine china too.