Thursday, December 8, 2011

Time to Dream: High End Vacation Rentals

Just for fun, let's look at a few of the high-end vacation rentals you'll find on After all, we can all dream a little, right? And if you're fortunate enough to be able to afford staying in one of these opulent vacation rentals, congratulations and be sure to let us know about your stay. (Click on the headlines above the photos to see more of these mansions. They're truly amazing!)

Villa Castellamonte features 8 spacious bedrooms and overlooks azure blue ocean waters in Cabrera, Dominican Republic. It has over 15,000 square feet of living space, a huge outdoor pool, a semi-private 600-foot long beach, tropical gardens, and perfectly manicured grounds. It can accommodate up to 20 people. Villa Castellamonte sits atop a soaring sea cliff and has magnificent views from every bedroom, yet has easy beach access via a romantic stone stairway to the beach. It's in the private, gated community of Orchid Bay Estates and is fully staffed, including an executive chef. Your every need will be looked after and catered to during your stay.

Castlewood greets you with heavy oak doors, and from there you walk into a unique world of rustic mountain opulence. This 8-bedroom, 10-bath vacation rental accommodates 35 guests in a western style all it's own. The great room has tall vaulted ceilings, a log burning fireplace, and magnificent views of the San Sophia mountain range in Telluride. This ski-in/ski-out rustic mansion is located on the Double Cabins ski run and features turn-of-the-century antiques and the most modern conveniences. It's as if a classic western mansion has been expanded and updated with everything you need from the 21st century, including an incredible home theater, complete with suede and leather seating and over 25,000 movies to choose from.

Villa Vista Bellena is one of the finest homes in Los Cabos and combines traditional handcrafted details of haciendas with the latest amenities. You'll enjoy luxurious living from the moment you enter this incredible vacation rental. It sits at the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula and overlooks the inspiring 17th green of the Ocean Course at Cabo del Sol. A beautiful and inviting white sand beach and azure coral-lined coves await you, just steps beyond the ocean-facing gate. And when you're done snorkeling and sun bathing, your private chef will create a magnificent meal, made to order.