5 oversized villa rentals worth planning


After more than a year stuck in our sleek pods, we’re all clamoring to step out of our bubbles and celebrate a new place – and these five new rentals are great options to start the party.

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A birthday explosion in the Riviera Maya

An elegant concrete compound bordering the Caribbean, Villa Moloch has all the comforts (and more) needed to celebrate another loop around the sun: oversized daybeds by the pool, a private chef to prepare celebratory feasts, and indoor-outdoor spaces that flow from seamless way, so you can open a better seller in the shade without sacrificing the sound of the crashing waves. Sleeps up to 14; from $ 1,800 per night.

The Pillar, Hamptons

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Group hangs out in renovated Hamptons home

Since its full renovation completed earlier this year, the nine-bedroom Pillar will undoubtedly become one of the friends who spend the summer at Tony Southampton. Set on two acres, the home is sleek and secluded but totally relaxed – think, a chic farmhouse with brass fixtures, warm wood floors, and marble finishes – plus deep sofas for hours of reading and a long glassed-in pool with plenty of lounge chairs. A concierge can arrange for a private chef, but you can also turn on the luxury grill in the backyard and throw a few burgers – or lobster tails – on the fire. Sleeps up to 23; starting at $ 1,300 per night.

Multigenerational fun at Discovery Bay, Jamaica

The past year has been tough for families, with parents and children gathered at home while cautious grandparents missed important milestones. Happy Hour, a new refuge on the north coast of the island, allows you to make up for lost time, on the tennis court or on the private beach, soaking up the sun or building sandcastles. And at the open-air bar, you can mix up any cocktails (or mocktails) you mastered during your 40s. Sleeps up to 14; from $ 3,715 per night.

An adults-only weekend in Big Sky, MT

Some parents just need a full break from the kids. The travel specialist Embark Beyond can organize a group of adults at Chalet Wildridge in Spanish Peaks, which means you and your friends can hurtle down the slopes of the Big Sky Resort or miles of hiking trails and be back in front of a fire with a local IPA in hand just 20 minutes later. Plus, stargazing from the back deck is the perfect bedtime story. Sleeps up to 16; from $ 770 per night.

One of Solvei’s outdoor spaces, Belize

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An intimate beach wedding in Belize

Located on nearly a mile of pristine Caribbean beach within the confines of Naïa Resort & Spa, the five bedrooms Solvei (in Danish for “way of the sun”) can accommodate both celebration and relaxation. Open for rental since October 2020, the spacious waterfront home has plenty of private outdoor spaces where you can say your vows, as well as ample indoor spaces for entertaining, including a game room with billiards and table tennis. , so that the fun can continue long after the cake has been cut. Sleeps up to 15; from $ 4000 per night.

A version of this article appeared in the July / August 2021 issue of Condé Nast Traveler. Subscribe to the magazine here.

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