From Caribbean villas to California coastal charmers, there’s no better way to ring in 2019 than with a stylish winter getaway to a world-class—not to mention warm-weather—travel destination. Here’s a look at six luxury vacation rentals around the world where you can warm up to the new year in style.
Located toward the southern end of Long Bay’s three-mile, white sand beach, this exquisite Caribbean escape, represented by Ian Hurdle, showcases over 12,000 square feet of exceptional living space. With over two acres of lush landscape and 155 feet of beach frontage, the villa captures a sense of peace and calm with all the amenities one would expect of a luxury resort. Featuring seven bedrooms with private sundecks, 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 a warm Caribbean winter.
Represented by Laura McNulty, this 5,353-square-foot estate, affectionately known as “Casa di Pietra,” or “Stone House by the Sea,” is one of Malibu’s most in-demand addresses. Designed by renowned architect Douglas W. Burdge, the bold architectural masterpiece has played host to countless celebrities, red carpet events and star-studded weddings—with space to accommodate up to 300 guests. Showcasing spectacular panoramic ocean views throughout, the property boasts lush landscaping, a sweeping roof deck, pool, hot tub, outdoor kitchen and seamless indoor-outdoor flow through sliding walls of glass.
Ideally located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, moments from esteemed restaurants, entertainment, night life, galleries and spring baseball training fields, this loft-style residence is sleek and sophisticated. Represented by Jack Luciano and Raul Siqueiros, the fully-furnished, 2,649-square-foot residence showcases three levels of living space, with soaring ceilings, a large chef’s kitchen and sliding walls of glass to exceptional outdoor entertaining terraces with multiple seating areas. The third floor offers a wraparound patio with a built-in barbecue and a fireplace set against unobstructed mountain and city light views.
One of the finest luxury properties in Costa Rica, this private oceanfront compound, represented by Michael Grady, was designed by renowned Costa Rican architect Ronald Zurcher (who also designed Costa Rica’s only Four Seasons Hotel). Comprised of a Spanish-style main villa, coach house, garage, heli-pad, pool and stables, the property is situated on 13 lush tropical acres of the Nicoya Peninsula—renowned for its white-sand beaches and some of the best surfing and scenery on the Pacific Coast. Among the home’s many standout features is a custom 300-foot suspension bridge that provides private access from the property to the nearby beach town of Montezuma, known for its European-inspired dining and classic “pura vida” vibe. From a free-form infinity pool with swim-up bar to a state-of-the-art home theater, the amenities are virtually endless.
Nestled in the picturesque Palisades bluffs just moments from the charming Village shops and restaurants, this stylish, 5,673-square-foot abode, represented by Melanie Goldberger, showcases a light, bright, open center floor plan with high ceilings, white oak floors and exquisite chandeliers and fixtures throughout. An exceptional chef’s kitchen features a Wolf range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, pizza oven and large island seating, while an adjacent family room with a frameless glass slider leads to a scenic backyard with a pool, spa and large wood deck. Upstairs, the luxurious master suite features a balcony overlooking sweeping views of Potrero Canyon. A rooftop deck is the perfect place to watch those postcard-perfect Southern California sunsets over the Pacific.
Can’t get enough of Turks & Caicos? Neither can we. Situated on a 10,000-square-foot private beach and lagoon on the tail of Caicos Banks in Turks & Caicos, this spectacular eco-luxury villa, represented by Ian Hurdle, was masterfully designed for indoor-outdoor living. An expansive great room with a 20-foot sliding wall of glass captures incredible views of the turquoise waters and white sand beaches of Turks & Caicos, while an Italian chef’s kitchen and dining space for 20 is ideal for entertaining. Boasting nearly 500 feet of oceanfront on 1.1 acres, this is a privileged place where you can smell the salt air, hear the waves and feel the pulse of the sea.