Pictured above, Playa de La Paz in La Paz, Mexico
From tropical island getaways to snowy ski escapes, there’s nothing quite like booking that long-awaited winter getaway to get you in the holiday spirit. This week, we rounded up some of our favorite luxury vacation rentals around the world that will take your breath away.
Surrounded by the calm, turquoise waters of the Sea of Cortez, this three-bedroom residence in the newly unveiled Playa de La Paz development in La Paz, Mexico, offers the ultimate in luxury and sophistication. Represented by John Herkenrath, the fully-furnished, turnkey residence features high-end interiors and all the amenities one would expect of a resort property, including a concierge, exceptional Olympic-sized swimming pool and fitness center overlooking Playa el Caimancito. Master your backhand on the tennis courts or perfect your warrior pose under one of the residence’s open-air palapas. An exceptional opportunity to purchase a dream home as an investment property—while reserving select travel dates for yourself and loved ones, of course—it’s a gift that will keep on giving year after year. For more information, contact John Herkenrath.
Located on the white sand beach of Long Bay in Turks and Caicos, this exquisite tropical escape, represented by Ian Hurdle, showcases over 12,000 square feet of exceptional living space on one of the world’s most coveted beaches. Featuring seven bedrooms with private sun decks, an outdoor movie theater with a sunken fire pit, outdoor kitchen, beachfront yoga pavilion, and glass-front pool with an infinity-edge hot tub set against the striking azure sea, it’s the perfect place to enjoy an unseasonably warm Caribbean winter. And with no hotels or commercial developments in sight, you’ll feel as if you’re in your own private paradise.
If you’re hoping to hit the slopes this season, look no further than this elegant ski escape in Aspen, listed by Leonard Rabinowitz and Jack Friedkin. Situated on a private 2.26 acre lot in the exclusive gated community of Starwood, the home boasts 13,500 square feet of luxurious living space to accommodate over 16 of your nearest and dearest. Boasting spectacular forest views just moments from downtown Aspen, it’s the perfect refuge for thrill seekers and snow bunnies alike, with an indoor pool and hot tub, personal gym, private outdoor tennis court, home theater and wine room providing plenty of entertainment when you’re not putting your time in on the mountain.
We love Paris in the winter when it drizzles… and sometimes… when it snows! This exquisite 19th-century apartment, represented by Natasha Barrett, is located in the heart of the city close to the Champs Elysées and Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. The iconic Haussmannian building is the classic image of a Parisian apartment with incredible views, high ceilings, crown molding, and a delightful combination of French antiques and modern furniture. The vintage fireplace is the perfect place to curl up with a good book and glass of wine on a chilly night, or swing open the French doors in the living room on a snowy morning as you sip your morning coffee.
Showcasing panoramic views from Puerto Los Cabos in San Jose del Cabo—and a prime location over the seventh fairway of the Jack Nicklaus golf course—Casa Yvonne, listed by Lorena Shelley, epitomizes the ultimate luxury holiday destination. Two spacious master suites boast private balconies overlooking the Sea of Cortez, while opulent bathrooms include oversized soaking tubs and indoor-outdoor showers. A sprawling great room features a fully stocked, backlit bar and series of glass pocket doors that open the space to a covered, al fresco dining area and unparalleled ocean views. Relax with a margarita poolside or take in the panoramic views—stretching from Punta Gorda to Palmilla Point—from the roof deck.
Christmas in L.A. is always a good idea—especially if you’re spending it at an incredible midcentury modern home in the Hollywood Hills. The ultra-private residence, represented by Adrienne Martz and Max Nelson, is immaculately designed for entertaining, with substantial public spaces merging seamlessly to an expansive backyard. Perfect for enjoying a California winter, exceptional outdoor areas include a large, heated swimming pool and outdoor dining and lounging areas, all set against a stunning backdrop of the twinkling city lights.