When you get busy or stressed at work, a sick day may start to sound ideal; at least you will get to spend a day at home. And what is the only place better than home? Well, one of these incredible vacation rentals. You will not only feel like you can live anywhere, but these places will allow you to live like a celebrity, or even royalty. Whether you are in a foreign country, or enjoying a nearby staycation escape, here are seven homes that will inspire the Ferris Bueller in all of us.
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1. Tokyo, Japan: Four Minute Walk From Shibuya
If you want to be fully immersed in Tokyo’s local high-tech culture, then you will definitely want to stay at this super modern, sleekly designed apartment. Centrally located within a few minutes walk of Japanese Shibuya fashion district, this rental even comes with a pocket WiFi that you can bring exploring so you will never have to be disconnected. This upscale apartment is decorated in minimalist style, but, as a large two-bedroom, is actually quite spacious for Tokyo, and can sleep up to seven adults. You will enjoy luxury amenities from a full kitchen to an in-unit washing machine, and even a hot tub is available for your nightly use.
2. Breckenridge, Colorado: Magnificent 5-Bedroom Home
Nothing says cozy quite like having your whole family together on a quiet, snowy street. If you throw in a floor-to-ceiling view of the Rocky Mountains, then it is basically perfection. Not only is it gorgeous, but also this incredible rental has something for everyone, from a hot tub on the patio to a game room fully equipped with Xbox and a pool table. If the weather is warm, you can enjoy a BBQ on one of the private decks, and when it’s cold, you can sip a cocktail or cocoa by the fire. This home is so fully loaded with amenities and entertainment – like stereo systems and a mini bar – that you may not feel the need to leave. However, it is only a half-mile away from the free shuttle bus to the nearest ski slopes if you want to make your Colorado getaway complete.
3. Nassau, Bahamas: Luxury Oceanfront Villa
When you have 130 feet of oceanfront, a freshwater pool with a fountain almost seems superfluous, but we’ll definitely take it! Enjoy everything that Bahamas has to offer from the privacy of your own lavish villa, but be warned that you may never want to go home. This rental includes anything that you could hope for from a Nassau vacation. Enjoy complimentary snorkel gear, access to your personal dinghy, and one of the most breathtaking places to watch the sun set over the ocean.
4. New Orleans, Louisiana: Mecca For Live Music
You don’t need to break the bank to have an epic vacation rental experience. New Orleans is one big party every day of the year, and this one bedroom apartment on Frenchman St. will make sure you won’t miss any of them. This neighborhood is the musical center of the city known for being the birthplace of jazz music, and it is also right next to the famous French Quarter. This historic home has been upgraded with modern amenities, but has not lost its authentic NOLA charm, and even has a cast-iron balcony that will make you feel like a local.
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5. Paris, France: Stunning Panoramic View of Eiffel Tower
There’s no chance of forgetting that you’re in Paris when you book this vacation rental. This apartment boasts a wraparound balcony with a view of one of the most iconic structures in the entire world. Let the Eiffel Tower be the first thing you glimpse with your morning coffee, and the last thing you see before you close your eyes at night. And if that is not already more than you could ask for, this rental is equipped with a washer and dryer, French and English cookbooks for your reference, and complimentary use of a tablet computer.
6. Key West, Florida: Houseboat MV Coconuts
Welcome aboard the MV Coconuts where you will be treated to the very best of two different worlds: land and sea. While the word “houseboat” may not invoke thoughts of extravagance, this rental manages to let you experience life on the water without sacrificing any of the comforts of home. This harbored boat features private bedrooms and bathrooms, satellite television, and a fully-functioning kitchen. In addition, you get the benefits of being at sea with the master bedroom’s 180-degree views, multiple sundecks, and a front row ticket to viewing local sea life like blue herons, or even manatees. As if that were not enough, you are also allowed guest privileges at Key West Harbor Marina’s facilities such as their infinity pool, gym, and tiki bar. It is like taking a cruise vacation without the risk of cabin fever!
7. Kilmaine, Ireland: Deburgo Castle
Many people visit Ireland to see the castles, but few have the experience of actually living in one for a week. Deburgo Castle is a central location for exploring western Ireland, if you feel like venturing out from your royal accommodations. The historic property has been updated with some modern conveniences like satellite television, but its lush and vast grounds allow for the utmost privacy and escape. Also, after several overnights in an authentic castle, you are all but guaranteed, a lifetime of bragging rights.
This article was written by Paula Ashlee Berg.