* VRBO offers vacation rentals by owner
* Has more pet and family friendly rentals than competitors
* Rentals range from studios to luxe mansions
If you’re in dire need of a weekend getaway–or longer–treat yourself to a luxurious stay in one of the many offerings available for rent through VRBO (Vacation Rentals by Owner). Unlike competitors such as Airbnb, VRBO is a vacation rental service that is hosted by the property’s actual owners (and not people who are renting out generic properties to make a quick buck).
In addition, VRBO offers more pet and family-friendly rental options than leading competitors, ensuring that whether you are looking for a romantic getaway for two, or a family adventure (with the pooches), you’re sure to find a space that fulfills all of your needs and desires. VRBO also offers up some stunning accommodations, too. If you’re in the market for a luxury getaway, we’ve rounded up the 9 best mansions for rent around the world.
1. 10 Bedroom Mansion in Versailles
This 1825 Historical Mansion in Paris houses 10 bedrooms, one playground, a pond and slew of other luxury amenities on a three-acre landscape. This stunning mansion was fully restored in 2007 and decorated by renowned interior designer David Hare. And as you can imagine, the interior is equally as stunning as its facade, with delicate French provincial furnishing and plenty of ornate gilding throughout. Plus, this child-friendly mansion offers a variety of amenities that your youngster will appreciate, so you can have a romantic getaway and a family vacation all in one.
2. Star Wars Jedi & Disney Princess Mansion
This Disney/Star Wars-themed mansion in Orange County, CA is for adult fans and children alike. Located minutes away from Disneyland Resort and Theme Park, this would make the perfect complement to amusement park goers or for a birthday weekend that the fan in your life will never forget. One of the bedroom features a Millennium Falcon bunk bed, while across the hall is an all-pink Disney princess dream house that your little princess will love. In addition to its fun theme, this vacation spot also offers a range of other amenities including a heated pool, cooks kitchen and an impressive game room.
3. 7 Bedroom Villa in Thailand
This beautiful glass estate sits on top of a beachside 9,687 sq. ft. property with surrounding mountain views. Located in the upscale area of Bang Tao, Phuket, this villa offer stunning design with upscale amenities including housekeeping and catering with a comfortable, central location in close proximity to the area’s golf resorts, designer shopping and fine dining.
4. Victorian Mansion in NOLA’s Arts District
New Orleans is one of the greatest getaway destinations in the world. Its rich cultural pulse and history add to the city’s already bustling entertainment circuit, with endless options for superb dining and nightlife. One of the best neighborhoods is the Art District, located near the famous French Quarter. This neighborhood is full of the characteristic Victorian structures in an array of colorful paint jobs with ornate accents. This traditional Victorian has 7 bedrooms and a charming elevator that really enhances the old world charm of NOLA.
5. 7 Acre Vineyard Estate in Napa, CA
Wine country is one of the most beautiful and sought after destinations in California. If you’re a lover of wine and are looking for a serene getaway with privacy and the comfort of the outdoors, this hillside estate located just outside of Napa will make your dreams come true. This beautiful mansion is seated on top of sprawling grassy knolls that look out to a private lake and endless vineyards. As if that weren’t enough, consider the breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views from inside, or the fully-equipped outdoor space featuring a bocce ball court and a large pool. This is perfect destination for a romantic getaway whether the kids are in tow or not.
6. Ocean View Mansion in Cabo San Lucas
Mexico’s beautiful coastline makes for one of the best beach getaways in the world, and this stunning beach front mansion in Cabo San Lucas will make the most out of the city’s spectacular beauty. The floor to ceiling window plans let you enjoy the pastel sunrise and sunsets each day and the outdoor pool and waterfall hot tub overlooking the Pacific Ocean is great for after-dinner entertaining or a romantic evening with your special someone. In addition, this mansion will also serve you with a plethora of luxury amenities and services. Not into cooking? No problem, the in-house chef is able to whip up breakfast, lunch, or dinners of your choice.
7. 10 Bedroom Castle in Lake Malaren, Sweden
Built in 1871, this XVII-Century Imperial Palace goes above and beyond what we expect from a mansion. Situated next to Lake Malaren in Strängnäs Ö, Sweden, this castle-like accommodation is just an hour away from Stockholm. This private location will leave you feeling relaxed and immersed with nature while the luxurious baroque style interior will have you feeling like royalty. Although this castle posses an elegance borrowed from the opulence of the Middle Ages, this castle is equipped with all of the modern amenities you’ll need including WiFi, cable and heating.
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