Amazing Yet Affordable Luxury Vacation Villas From Rental Escapes

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    Mid-Priced Vacation Villas from Rental Escapes, Like this Amalfi Gem

    Luxury villa near Positano on the Amalfi coast of Italy
    ••• La Ceramica: an Amalfi hillside villa of your own. ©Rental Escapes

    The Exotic Villa Vacation of Your Dreams

    Renting a vacation villa is incredibly easy on the Web, thanks to online villa rental companies like Rental Escapes.

    Why Rent a Villa Instead of a Hotel Suite?

    Villas are bigger and more private than even a hotel presidential suite.
    • And better value, especially off-season
    See how else a villa rental can beat a luxury hotel vacation

    And now for Some Vacation Fantasies Courtesy of Rental Escapes..

    18th-Century Villa in the Amalfi's Society Playground, Positano

    Villa name: La Ceramica (above)

    • Setting: On the ancient hillside cliffs outside Naples, with mesmerizing views of the green Amalfi hills and the azure Tyrrhenian Sea 

    • Size: Two bedrooms, two full baths

    • Look: Classic Italian villa restored to its original beauty

    • Vibe: A paradise for art and architecture lovers alike

    • Wow factors: Knockout Amalfi coast views, 15+ foot ceilings, handmade ceramic tile floors (hence the name)

    • You won't believe this: Restored original frescoes...MORE throughout the villa

    • Rate: from $490 per night

    • Sold? More info and pics here

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    A Villa Amidst English Billionaires' Estates in the British Virgin Islands

    Vacation villa on Tortola in the British West Indies of the Caribbean
    ••• Living large and in charge: Villa Alfresco on Tortola in the BVI. ©Rental Escapes

    Dramatic Hillside Perch on Chic Tortola in the British Virgin Islands

    Villa name: Alfresco

    • Secluded setting: Overlooking Long Bay Beach on the stylish West End of Tortola 

    Size: Three bedrooms, three full baths, one half bath

    Look: Airy, modern, refreshing

    Vibe: You found the quintessential Caribbean hideaway

    Wow factors: OMG views, private pool, outdoor beach shower

    Unique feature: The villa is divided into two pavilions for privacy

    Rate: from $520 per night

    In love? More info, pictures here

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    The Aloha Vibe You Hoped for, on Hawaii's Big Island

    Fabulous beafront vacation villa in Hawaii
    ••• Villa Hali'i Kai at Waikoloa on Hawaii's Big Island. ©Rental Escapes

    Paradise Regained at the Upscale Waikoloa Resort in Hawaii

    Villa name: Villa Hali'i Kai ("spreading out to the sea" in Hawaiian)

    • Setting: Spectacular oceanfront on the Big Island. along the same beach as five-star resorts

    • Size: Three bedrooms, two full bathrooms

    • Style: Classic Hawaiian luxury: natural and relaxed

    • Mood: A low-key Aloha State Eden you won’t want to leave

    • Wow factors: Outdoor adventures: an oceanfront fitness cabana, Pacific reefs to snorkel, waves to surf, living volcanoes to hike

    • Selfie moment: Luscious views from the lanai (porch/balcony) and living room

    • Rate: from $325 per night

    • Dyin' to go Hawaiian? More details and pics here

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    Classic Caribbean Beach Cottage on Jamaica's Loveliest Shore

    Dreamy vacation villa on the beach in Jamaica
    ••• Relaxation station: Sea Haven Villa in Jamaica. ©Rental Escapes

    Perfect Colonial Cottage Set on Discovery Bay in Jamaica

    Villa name: Sea Haven

    Setting: A private waterfront acre situated on Jamaica's posh, green north coast

    • Size: Four bedrooms, four full baths

    • Look: West Indian cottage: porches galore, pastel walls, rattan ceiing fans

    • Vibe: Traditional, romantic Caribbean

    • Wow factors: Seaside gazebo, Jacuzzi plunge pool, snorkeling gear waiting for you

    • Bragworthy: Full staff including private chef, housekeeper, laundress, gardener

     Rate: from $429 per night

    • Jamaican you jeaous? Additional info and images here

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    Bali Villa that's Both Serene and Social

    Luxury rental villa on Bali
    ••• Balinese beauty: Eshara III villa near everything. ©Rental Escapes

    Lush Tropical Retreat Near Everything Fun on Bali

    • Setting: A jungle-y hideaway in Seminyak. just outside Bali's lively Denpasar town

    • Size: Three bedrooms, three full baths

    • Look: Indoor-outdoor villa finished with distinctively Balinese touches

    • Vibe: As serene as meditation, yet transforms into an ideal party space

    • Wow factors: Deck surrounded by coconut trees, private tropical garden

    • Is-this-for-real feature: Two pavilions built temple-like around a mosaic-tiled swimming pool

     Rate: from $555 per night

    Must, or bust? More info, images here

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    View-tiful Perch Facing the Caribbean Dawn on St. Martin

    Luxury villa on St. Martin in the Caribbean
    ••• Sunrise Villa faces east on St. Martin's quietest coast. ©Rental Escapes

    Endless Views High Above St. Martin's Most Tranquil Bay

    Villa name: Sunrise

     Setting: A private escape minutes from the beaches and shops of Orient Bay, a quiet corner of a busy island

    • Size: Three bedrooms, three full baths

    • Look: Ultramodern French-Caribbean villa with tons of outdoor lounging space

    • Feeling: Uncluttered, open living that makes you feel reborn

     Wow factors: Infinity lap pool, balconies and decks galore, lush tropical greenery

    • Pinch-me feature: Sipping your French coffee on the deck, watching the sun come up

    • Rate: from $400 per night

    • Gotta have it? Further facts and photos here

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    Family Safari Lodge in South Africa

    Safari lodge, Tuningi Game Reserve, South Africa
    ••• Family fantasy: a safari lodge at Tuningi Game Reserve in South Africa. ©Rental Escapes

    Q.: How Good Can a Family Vacation Get?

    A.: Safari Lodge on South Africa's Madikwe Game Reserve

    • Name: Tuningi Game Reserve 

    • Setting: A perfect safari destination on a Big Five game reserve

    • Size: Two bedrooms, two full baths

     Look: Super-safari: wildlife-themed family lodge 

    • Vibe: Luxury in the wild heart of South African bush country

    • Wow factors: Animal encounters in daily game drives; amazing African massages

     This is not a dream: The lodge's viewing deck is beside a critter-laden watering hole; you will witness the "Big Five" African animals

    • Rate: from $1,500 per night

    • Safari, so good? More info, pictures here

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    Seclusion and Bay Views on the Caribbean's Trendy Turks and Caicos Islands

    Caribbean luxury rental villas on Turks and Caicos
    ••• Caribbean chic: Angelfish Reef villa on Turks & Caicos. ©Rental Escapes

    A Serene, Secluded Retreat in Posh Providenciales

    Villa name: Angelfish Reef

    • Setting: Picture-perfect hideaway minutes from Taylor Bay's beaches, clubs, yoga classes

    • Size: Three bedrooms, two full baths

    • Look: Perfectly pastel on the outside, bright and airy on the inside

    • Vibe: Secluded and relaxing, yet close to in-town restaurants and nightlife

    • Wow factor: Separate downstairs apartment for added privacy

    • Photo op: Wraparound deck with 360º panoramas and thrilling sunsets

    • Rate: from $450 per night

    • Inspired? More info, photos here

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    Sweet Farmhouse with a View of Spain's Mediterranean Beach

    Luxury villa on the Mediterranean in Spain
    ••• Farm-to-table-to-pool: Spanish-Mediterranean villa Cortijo Los Almendros. ©Rental Escapes

    250-Year-Old Farmhouse in Southern Spain's Flavorful Andalucia

    • Name: Cortijo Los Almendros ("Farmhouse of Almond Trees")

    • Setting: Charming Spanish village two miles from the Mediterranean beach

    • Size: Four bedrooms, three full baths

    • Look: Restored 18th-century farmhouse (with a nice, modern pool)

    • Overall vibe: Take your watch off for a country farm-to-table experience

    • Wow factors: Stirring Mediterranean vistas, horseback riding, hiking directly from the house

    • Unique feature: Walking distance to Frigiliana, called Spain's most beautiful "white town"

    • Rate: from $395 per night

    • Sold on Spain? More info, pictures here

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    French Flair + Fabulous Views on Fashionable St. Barths in the Caribbean

    Luxury rental villa on St. Barths, Caribbean
    ••• It's all in the name: Paradise View Villa on St. Barths in the Caribbean. ©Rental Escapes

    The Perfect Perch on Stylish St. Barths in the French West Indies

    Villa name: Paradise View

    • Setting: A way-upscale residence high atop Saint-Jean Bay  

    • Size: One bedroom, one full bath

    • Look: Best of both worlds: a contemporary condo with antique furnishings

    • Vibe: Romance and rediscovery for lovebirds

    • Wow factors: Bull's-eye location a short walk to Saint-Jean beach, five minutes to airport, 10 to the island capital of Gustavia

    • Unique feature: A sensational view from every window

    • Rate: from $286 per night

    • Amour? Info and images here

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    Six Bedrooms on Thailand's Happening Koh Samui Island

    A rental luxury villa in Koh Samui, Thailand
    ••• Made for lounging: Piña Colada villa on Koh Samii, Thailand. ©Rental Escapes

    Indoor-Outdoor Living Steps from Koh Samui's Gorgeous Thai Beaches

    Villa name: Piña Colada 

    • Setting: Secluded yet a quick walk to stunning Thai beaches and Koh Samui's social life 

     Size: Six bedrooms, six full baths

    • Look: Modern villa opening onto a pool, like a Thai pavilion

    • Vibe: Private and luxurious, yet practical and comfortable

    • Wow factors: Modern Thai artwork, outdoor dining area, serene beaches and ocean views

    • Above-and-beyond perk: Private Thai chef and maid on-site

    • Cost: from $650 per night

    • Sold? More info, pictures here

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    Seductive Four-Bedroom Villa in Trendy Tulum on Mexico's Riviera Maya

    Luxury rental villa on the beach in Tulum, Mexico
    ••• Exactly the beachfront "adobe abode" you were hoping for: Villa Almaviva in groovy Tulum. ©Rental Escapes

    Dreamy Beachfront Villa Near Majestic Mayan Ruins in Tulum, Mexico

    Name: Villa Almaviva

    • Setting: Where the Caribbean Sea meets the Yucatan jungle, near Tulum's yoga scene and landmark Mayan temple on the beach

    Size: Four bedrooms, two full baths

    • Look: The model for Mexican beach villas: white adobe, terraces, gardens

     Vibe: It’s all about two things: the beach and the romance

    • Wow factors: The balcony Jacuzzi, the Tiffany-blue hue of the Mexican Caribbean waters lapping your private beach

    • Unique feature: An on-site housekeeper and private chef

    • Rate: from $900 per night

    • Sold? More info, pictures here

    Tempted by Tulum? Read more about its enchanting Riviera Maya region