Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Situated in the beautiful old town of Puerto Vallarta, this romantic suit boasts two balconies and a Jacuzzi, allowing you and your partner to watch the sunset over the rolling waves of the Pacific Ocean.
From £111 per night. More information here.
For a quiet break, rent one of three apartments in this beautiful setting, located just a 10-minute drive away from Akureyri – the Capital of North Iceland. If you’re feeling adventurous, rent a horse for a ride under the midnight sun during the summer time, or go sledging with huskies in the winter.
From £73 per night. More information here.
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Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy
Just steps away from the beach in Petit Cul de Sac Bay, this luxury villa combines architectural minimalism with effortless luxury. Airport transfers and a daily maid service are included, leaving you to sit back, relax and enjoy your stay.
From £703 per night. More information here.
Balearic Islands, Spain
If you’re looking for total privacy, this contemporary take on the traditional finca (a rural Spanish estate) does the job perfectly. Designed by award-winning architect Andrau Bennassar, and beautifully furnished with a magnificent art collection, the villa is just 3km away from the main town where guests can enjoy the local cuisine.
From £661 per night. More information here.
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
For a truly unique getaway, this seashell house on the Isla Mujeres might be just what you’re looking for. The project of architect Eduardo Ocampo and his artist brother Octavio, the property offers guests a magnificent view of the Caribbean Sea and easy access to the island’s most beautiful beaches.
From £147 per night. More information here.
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Kirkby Stephen, UK
Set in 15-acres of grounds in northern England, this Victorian castle is the perfect stay-cation spot for those looking for a taste of the English countryside. Augill Castle has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere; it operates as a privately owned hotel, but is also available for exclusive hire.
From £95 per night. More information here.
New York, USA
This loft in Chelsea, on the west side of Manhattan, offers guests a spacious, light, child-friendly retreat (a rare combination to find in New York City). Decorated with an artistic edge, the stylish space is situated in a prime Chelsea location.
From £601 per night. More information here.
Cape Town, South Africa
This luxury beach house is fitted with glass windows on every side to allow guests to enjoy the magnificent South African setting. Enjoy uninterrupted views across the waters, alongside beautiful gardens and a private entertainment area with a Jacuzzi. The house is even fitted with green technology, using solar panels and water recycling systems.
From £558 per night. More information here.
For a traditional Portuguese experience, travel to the banks of the Douro River to this beautifully restored country farmhouse. It features farm animals, a private salt-water infinity pool and a kitchen with a wood burning stove. As if that wasn’t enough, the breathtaking views over the river make this the perfect destination for a tranquil getaway.
From £162 per night. More information here.
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Val di Pesa, Tuscany, Italy
This 500-year-old villa is situated in the heart of the Chianti countryside, close to the Renaissance city of Florence. The garden is planted with olive trees, lavender, rosemary and traditional roses, matching the authentic Tuscan atmosphere of the house. Tuscan cookery classes are on offer, or alternatively, hire a cook for the duration of your stay and take advantage of the wine and art tours in the area.
From £352 per night. For more information here.
This article originally appeared in Harper’s BAZAAR UK.