3 destination villas

From the jungle to the city, there’s an option for everyone.

With dedicated staff, multiple bedrooms, and top-notch amenities like infinity pools, luxury villas take vacations to the next level. Thanks to the added space and seclusion, they’re ideal for big groups.

Whether you’re looking for a beach retreat or urban setting the options are endless for the fitness-minded. The estates are generally stocked with workout equipment and depending on the location, there will be private access to running trails, bikes, kayaks, or lap pools.

With the rise in booking sites such as Luxury Retreats, Wimco Villas, and ThirdHome, you don’t have to rely solely on word of mouth when booking. However, it’s important to stay in touch with the owner and make any specific requests, like vegan or gluten-free meals, in advance. Plus, he or she will have local insight and can help coordinate the best itinerary.

Here, a look at three rentable villas—at the beach, in the jungle, and in the city—around the world:

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