Many people only dream of living in a lavish villa on the beach or in the mountains. Renting a luxury home may be more practical, and you can still reap the benefits that come with luxury. Here are’s top 5 reasons to book a luxury home on your next vacation.

Why You Should Vacation In A Luxury Home

1. You don’t have to clean

Didn’t you go on vacation to get away from the stresses of everyday life? In a regular vacation home, you still have to do some chores. Those dishes in the sink won’t wash themselves. In a luxury home, however, you don’t have to worry about cleaning dishes or making beds. Don’t worry about wiping off your sandy feet before walking through the kitchen. In a regular vacation home you are normally expected to clean it up a little before you leave. When you stay in a luxury home, however, you don’t have to concern yourself with the menial tasks of everyday life. Tripping’s luxury homes often offer housekeeping services or maids to take care of the house cleaning for you, like at the spectacular Oceanfront at Seaside Villas in Miami, Florida.

2. Your backyard is the beach

Why waste time packing the car and driving to a beach only to find that you forgot your towels and the parking lot is full? If you rent a luxury home, you may have your own private beach in your backyard, like at Villa Oceana, which is right on Mission Beach in San Diego, California. Even if it’s not in your backyard, you are still within walking distance of the beach. You won’t have to worry about being too noisy or that those people pretending to nap on towels near you have actually been listening to your private conversations the whole time.

3. You have more privacy

Luxury homes are often more secluded from other homes and have bigger yards with more space between homes, like the stunning Three Sisters Lookout in Breckenridge, Colorado. You won’t have to worry about your neighbors throwing a loud party late at night or hearing dogs bark obnoxiously early in the morning. Luxury homes also typically have more bedrooms and bathrooms per person. Not having to share a bathroom with your family members can be great when you are all trying to get ready at the same time in the morning and are fighting over the shower.

4. You can have food served to you

If you’ve dreamed about sitting in a lounge chair on the beach with someone bringing you grapes, that day has finally come. When you rent a luxury home, it’s not unusual for your own private chef to come with it! At rentals like Puerto Vallarta's sumptuous Casa Yvonneka, request whatever meal you want without having to go buy the ingredients or find a restaurant that has it. The best part is that you can do it without ever leaving your chair on the beach or changing out of your pajamas.

5. You have a spa in your house

Spa day can start as soon as you wake up in the morning. Take a dip in your private pool, hot tub, or Jacuzzi to start off your day. Or maybe rotate through all three to fully relax. Don’t forget to have your private chef bring you some chocolates and wine for after your massage. No vacation rental is better for a spa day than The Spa House, in picturesque Cape Town, South Africa, where you can plan a complete spa vacation without ever having to go anywhere!

This article was written by Colleen Regan.