Over the Top Luxury Vacation Villas and Homes

When it comes to finding superior accommodations, travelers who want nothing but the best may look no further than the high-end vacation villas and mansions mentioned in this gallery. If you’re looking to splurge on your next vacation, here are some luxury vacation villas and homes that will catch your fancy.

Spa-House-in-Hout-BayThe Spa House is located at the end of a local fishing village in Hout Bay, Cape Town. It is elegant yet ultramodern and is developed and designed to give vacationers the best in privacy, relaxation, and entertainment. It has casually elegant rooms, a well–maintained garden, an infinity edge pool, heated indoor Jacuzzi, salt bath, steam and massage room, among other amenities. You will experience an immediate peace of mind the moment you enter the house.


Nestled on a 50-acre property in Barbados, the Sugar Hill Resort is a private resort community that overlooks the St. James “Platinum Coast” as well as the Caribbean Sea. You will totally feel secure in this resort, which houses private residences that range from luxury estate homes and condominiums. Amenities include a conference room, two swimming pools, four tennis courts, a gym, expansive parking, and 24/7 security.


Ama Lur is a stunning luxury villa directly facing the beautiful Throng Krut Beach. It has an infinity pool, steam room, and even a private chef who will serve you only the finest cuisine. It is ideal for reunions with friends and family get-togethers.


As the name implies, this villa was once owned by the powerful Machiavelli family. The villa is over 600 years old, so if you’re also a fan of history, your stay at the Villa Machiavelli will be totally worth it! It has many original paintings and other artwork as well as stunning frescoes. And what’s more, this stunning villa is nestled in the midst of the wine country, the acre Classico Wine region near Florence, Italy. It has ten bedrooms and also has an olive grove. Guests will enjoy the best of history, the finest wine, and olive oil.


The Black Rock Estate is an 11,000-square foot vacation villa in Maui and offers vacationers a piece of paradise. Amazing Hawaiian-Balinese architecture, eight bedrooms with two full-sized beds, a spacious kitchen where your gourmet meals are being prepared, ping-pool and pool table, a hot tub, and an unbeatable ocean view, among many other amenities.


This 17-room castle in Normandy, France is a family-owned chateau, complete with authentic, valuable antiques. Amble through the castle’s beautiful 60-acre garden. When you’re tired, retreat to the grand salon or find relaxation at the cafe and billiard room. It also has a theater (with 80 seats) and even a discotheque — something quite anachronistic inside the ancient castle.


La Petite Plage is a contemporary luxury oceanfront villa in St. Maarten, in the Caribbean. This fabulous gated property has six bedrooms with king-sized beds for each, a spacious interior, and private/heated/Jacuzzi pools and stunning panoramic beach views.


Situated on the pristine white-sand beach along the Caribbean coast, the 52-acre Goldeneye Hotel and Resort was once owned by the late Ian Fleming, the man behind the famous fictional spy James Bond. Now luxury resort since, 2010 it still retains remnants of the prior ownership, including Fleming’s main house. It has cottages, tropical gardens, and 20 accommodations situated around a lagoon.


The Laem Sor Beach Villa is another exquisite oceanfront villa in Koh Samui, Thailand. Surrounded by the lush forest, the villa is split into four pavilions. It is serene, making the resort an ideal time for a beach picnic. It master bedrooms and other bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms, a spacious kitchen where guests can also learn to cook Thai food with a professional chef. It also has swimming pools for the guests to enjoy as well as places they can play in the nearby garden, beach volleyball, and football.


Guests who have stayed in this resort praise its unparalleled service and views of the Pacific Ocean; those who crave the privacy of a villa but also the services of a hotel should go to this hotel. The bungalows, nearby the hotel, has its own separate entrance. Every bungalow has 4000-square-feet of living space as well as a couple of bedrooms, a private swimming pool, and a vast lanai. Guests can also feed turtles and make leis, and play at the golf course aside from swimming in the seas.


Another luxury resort in the Caribbean, the Nandana might be your next tropical hideaway! An exclusive, gated paradise (“nandana” means paradise in Sanskrit) in the West End of Grand Bahama Island, this mansion is rich in Asian-style furnishings. It combines the best of private villa and hotel services. Experience exquisite taste, luxury, and peace of mind in this lovely piece of tropical beauty and modern comforts such as iPod docking stations, flat screen satellite, and cable TV, stereo, air conditioning, 120 foot-long infinity pool, private masseuse, Jacuzzi tub, private sundeck, and so much more.


In the pristine region of the British Virgin Islands, Necker Island is owned by the mega-mogul Richard Branson. His private island is also welcome to discerning visitors looking for an awesome tropical hideaway. The island has the nine-bedroom Great House, as well as the Bali houses, and rooftop Jacuzzi as well as fishing and water sports facilities.