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Perched atop the mountains of Whistler, Canada, Belmont Estate is anything but an ordinary ski lodge. Among its many amenities, one of its most impressive features is its private helipad for Heliski-in/Heliski-out adventures. The estate has seven bedrooms (five in the main house and two in the guest house plus loft), 8.5 bathrooms and offers 8,100 square feet of living space. Modern and bright, the interiors are laced with brilliant white walls, hardwood flooring, panoramic windows and large wooden beams throughout. Perfect for the chilly winter days, the house also provides a heated outdoor pool and hot tub that seats 12. Belmont is located a five-minute drive to Whistler Creekside ski slope and 10 minutes from Fairmont Golf Course, W Racquet Club and Whistler Village.
With 11 bedrooms and bathrooms, views of the Tuscany countryside from its windows and elegant European furnishings, Villa Controni is a stunning 19th century vacation rental that will make any Italian vacation all the more exceptional. The historical two-story estate sits on the southern outskirts of Lucca and is surrounded by olive groves, pine forests and lush gardens. Including the two living rooms, study area, and grand banquet room, the villa also holds a swimming pool and lounge chairs all behind a walled garden for extra privacy. Eleven frescoed guestrooms all with en-suite bathrooms hold up to 22 guests and plenty of nooks and rooms for as much or as little solitude as you’d like.
A fully equipped Tuscan-style kitchen makes staying in and cooking a family meal easy while the wine cellar and tasting room is great for pre-dinner mingling. Brides-to-be, there is also a small chapel on its grounds which is open for weddings. Rates begin at approximately USD $30,900 per week and additional amenities or excursions can be arranged for an extra cost.
If you’re going to vacation in La-la-land for an extended period and want to get a feel for how Hollywood celebs live, you may as well do it right. You could rent a penthouse suite at The Peninsula Beverly Hills or choose a Sunset Heights four-bedroom vacation rental and really get a feel for California’s good life. The modern home comes fully furnished and features Oak hardwood floors, a spacious living room with 24' ceilings and fireplaces located both indoors and outdoors.
The large gourmet kitchen is great for entertaining with its granite countertops, custom made Maple wood cabinets and on chilly nights guests can enjoy the terrazzo radiant heated floors. Since Southern California boasts (an almost) year-round warm weather, the lap pool and BBQ area provides a nice place to relax outside and cool off. When you want to snuggle up and watch a movie, head to your own private state-of-the-art screening room which has seating for 10. All bedrooms come with their own bathrooms and the master boasts a king size bed and walk-in closet. To ensure privacy, a gated entrance is situated at the foot of the driveway. The property requires a minimum of 30 days and prices begin at $2,000 per night.
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