Dream vacation homes are getting more incredible with each year. Whether you long to be lounging the summer away beside the ocean or are happy with a cabin in the woods, listed below are some of today’s most impressive properties, from around the world.
Miraval Resort: Catalina, Arizona: This 400-acre property features 27 villas in the Sonoran desert and is continuously rated as one of the country’s top spas. Tucked into the foothills of the mountains
North Shore of Kauai: If you are Mark Zuckerberg and have the $100 million to purchase your dream beach home, the top of your list would have to be this white-sand property on sugarcane plantation. This is Hawaii’s best of the best!
Fijian Island: Yes, here you get not just an ocean view, but also an entire, 10-acre island in Fiji to call your very own, during your stay. Enjoy the beauty of solitude, as you are a full 15 miles from civilization.
Luxuria: Boca Raton, Florida: With 10-story oceanfront tower properties, a private, outdoor terrace, and floor-to ceiling windows overlooking the water, Luxuria lives up to its name … and its $4.6 million price tag.
Yellowstone Club: Big Sky, Montana: You don’t have to be near an ocean for luxury. This invitation-only ski club has a private slope on Pioneer Mountain, an 18-hole golf course, and full-ownership, 5-bedroom condos. Here you will discovery the luxury and “soul-reviving” beauty of Montana.
Villa Maryland: Paul Allen, Microsoft billionaire, owns a Cote d’Azur mansion called Villa Maryland. With Bono as a neighbor and an overlook view of the super yachts nearby – Villa Maryland is the definition of decadence.
Twilight House: Forks, Washington: Ready for some literary luxury while vacationing in the beautiful Northwest? Twilight-lovers will have no trouble relaxing in this property, and get a special thrill when choosing between the Jacob Black room or the Sam Uley space. This is the ultimate vacation home for the ultimate Twilight fan.
Oasis: For Eric Schmidt, Google chairman, Oasis, his $72-million yacht anchored in the French Riviera, is the ideal vacation home. And let’s face it – this is just about everyone’s ideal vacation home!
Domaine de Terre Blanche: Tourrettes, France: Situated near Provence, in stunning rural France, home in this gated area offer both an historic and modern feel, unlike any other. Superb hotels, amazing golf courses, and near the chic mecca of San Tropez – this is France at its best.
Beach Village: Coronado, California: The Victorian-tiled roofs and 21-room spa make the properties at this beachside community worth their $3 million price tag. Sink into the relaxed Southern California vibe and enjoy the stunning vistas.
Telluride, Colorado: Meg Witman, CEO of HP, has found heaven on earth in the 500 acres of meadows in Telluride, Colorado. The extensive wildlife, majestic mountains, and 5-star luxury leave nothing to be desired.
Island Villa, Sri Lanka: The only privately owned island in Sri Lanka, Taprobane Island is covered with a sprawling 1920s-era villa. Arrive by elephant and enjoy the ultimate luxury island experience.
The Club at Spanish Peaks: Big Sky, Montana: The cabins of this top ski resort are valued at $2.2 million and offer incredible cabin charm with extensive modern and luxurious twists.
Rancho Paseana: Santa Fe, California: Bill Gates’ 228-acre horse farm valued at $18 million includes a racetrack and orchard. Imagine a vacation where you could live like one of the richest men in the world!
Castello di Casole: Tuscany, Italy: For $6 million, you could own a villa in the lush vineyards of Tuscany. Included amenities are a glass-tiled infinity pool, wood-burning oven, and a stone facade from the 17th century.