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10 Unique HomeAway Vacation Rentals Around The World

Belicia
Updated Jul 27, 2016

If you’re looking to take your vacation game up to the next level, then look no further than HomeAway. HomeAway is a vacation rental site that offers some of the coolest and most luxurious rentals. From funky modern apartments to lush villas, here are ten of the best HomeAway vacation rentals that are sure to add a new level of extravagance to your next vacation. Even if these rentals are a bit too much for you, it’s always fun to look and dream. Here we go!

1. Apartment With Hanging Lift Bed

Space-saving has reached a whole new level with this one-room apartment in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The bed retracts into the ceiling, shelves fold up into walls, and wardrobes are cleverly tucked away. It has a ‘smart house’ system that allows you to control all the lights and devices straight from your smartphone. Welcome to the house of the future.

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2. 5-floor bamboo palace

Who needs a Disney palace when you can live in a palace made of bamboo? The Sharma Springs house is a remarkable work of art. All 6 floors of the house, the furniture, and decorations are made from bamboo. The floors, walls, ceilings, stairs, railings, and roof are made from white and black bamboo. Aside from the abundance of bamboo, the design of the house is also exceptional. You enter it through a giant bamboo tube! Set along Bali’s sacred Ayung River, the Sharma Springs house is beautiful both inside and out.

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3. Grand Villa Luxury Time

For an indulgent vacation in Thailand, head over to the Grand Villa. It boasts three floors, six bedrooms and two living rooms. The villa is nestled away amidst the lush tropical forests of Phuket, and it gives you a beautiful view over Phuket’s Bangtao area and the Andaman Sea. It’s perfect for a tranquil and indulgent Thai getaway.

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4. Orthahisar Cave Suites

Spend your vacation in a beautifully restored cave house in Ortahisar, Cappadocia, Turkey. The region is famous for its fairy chimneys, cone-shaped rock formations that were excavated centuries ago and turned into a network of dwellings and caves. Today, you can experience cave living with a side of modern comfort. The hosts pay homage to the history of the caves with their choice of furnishings (traditional prints and minimal furniture) but also ensure that your stay is as comfortable as it can be.

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5. Tonkin Bungalow

Located just one minute away from the beautiful white sands of An Bang Beach, the Tonkin Bungalow is the perfect place for a seaside vacation. Its thatched roof, wooden floors, and concrete bathrooms make it enchantingly rustic, but the bungalow still has all the modern conveniences that you might need. You can enjoy a breakfast under the veranda, head to the beach for a swim, and be back on the veranda in the evening to enjoy an amazing view of the sun setting over the little village of An Bang.

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6. Isle East Indies

Forget about renting a room or a home. It’s time you rented an ENTIRE ISLAND. Isle East Indies is a small island paradise located amongst Indonesia’s Thousand Islands. It’s roughly one hectare in size, and its perimeter can be walked in 15 minutes. There are four houses around the island, each with a different theme that you can stay in. There are also water activities such as kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, and water skiing. But really, nothing will beat the feeling of knowing you have an entire island to yourself.

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7. Villa Rom Trai

Villa Rom Trai is perfect for big groups or families looking for a getaway. Located in the Samsara Estate in Phuket, Thailand, the villa gently cascades down a hillside, ending close to the water’s edge. The estate has 4 bedrooms and multiple levels of living spaces and gathering spaces. There are two swimming pools, as well as a sauna and a steam room. Here, you can end each day on the lawn terrace with your friends and family, enjoying the beautiful view of the setting sun.

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8. The Manor

Stay in a luxurious 12th century mansion during your trip to Israel. The Manor gives you a beautifully authentic and unique experience. Outside, the building’s brick walls covered in vines makes it look like an old country estate. Inside, you’ll be awed by the stone walls, high ceilings, and stunning arches. Expect heavy curtains and rich carpets. There are three bedrooms, making it ideal for big groups.

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9. Private Luxury Yacht

Staying in Bali? Nah. How about sailing around Bali for a change? You can book a private 5-bedroom yacht and live out your pirate dreams in the comfort of air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and plush furnishings. You can arrange sailing trips to Lombok, Gili, and the Komodo Islands, or drop anchor anywhere and use the yacht’s swim platform as your own private beach.

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10. Villa Tuscany

This villa in Tuscany, Italy fits 20 people. It has ten bedrooms, several gardens, a gazebo, an indoor swimming pool, and a small lake. Also, it has its own treehouse. The main building is a Tuscany-inspired building, with grand designs and lush decorations. It’s bound to thrill both the young and the young at heart. If you’re looking for a place to host your next extended family retreat or class reunion, you found it. Or, you could just rent it for yourself–it has a treehouse. A treehouse.

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Where's your HomeAway from home?

There are many hidden gems around the world that give you the chance to experience the holiday of your dreams. For your next vacation, maybe it’s time to forgo the hotel room that we’ve seen a thousand times. Who knows, you may just find your next HomeAway from home!

This article was originally published on Jul 27, 2016
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Belicia is a clueless child in between polytechnic and university. She loves playing with words and cameras, and in her free time tries to stay curious and keep exploring the world. To her, the...Read more

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