With Instagram fast approaching 1 billion active users according to a recent study, the photo app has quickly become a source for unending travel inspiration. From pictures of unspoiled tropical beach destinations to videos of bustling city streets (and everything in between!), we are #obsessed.
But now it’s your turn to get behind the camera! We’ve searched the globe and hand-picked 11 of the most luxurious rentals ready to grace your Instagram feed. Whether your idea of paradise is sitting by an infinity pool in Thailand or gazing out over the Los Angeles skyline from around a fire pit, the photogenic vacation homes on our list will not disappoint. They’re sure to kick-start your vacation planning and give you some serious wanderlust (you’ve been warned!). Happy browsing!
Perched at the highest point of Beverly Hills, this open-concept home offers panoramic views of the Los Angeles skyline, surrounding mountains, and Pacific Ocean. Whether you plant yourself by the pool or near the fire pit here, make sure to snap a sunset photo to share. In addition to its stunning setting, visitors will enjoy luxurious amenities such as a home theater, spa-like bathroom, and a swanky outdoor patio. Although a vacation at this place runs $2,500 per night, you can’t put a price tag on amazing.
Look familiar? You may have seen Villa Rak Tawan on our Instagram feed where it’s currently inspiring travelers from around the world. The insanely beautiful villa offers an indulgent escape where luxurious spa treatments and meals prepared by a private chef are the norm. When you’re not lounging by the infinity pool, take in the view of Surin Beach from your bedroom’s private balcony.
For the ultimate mountain getaway, plan a stay at the Moonlight Summit Chalet in Big Sky’s high-end Moonlight Basin community. Inside the home you’ll find exposed timbers, vaulted ceilings, and massive picture windows that face Montana’s jaw-dropping landscape. But that’s not all! Six spacious bedrooms, a family-friendly game room, and several fireplaces make this rental extra inviting. Whether you’re unwinding in the sun-drenched living room or soaking in the hot tub, this place is #vacationgoals.
Between the tree-lined garden, saltwater pool, and picture-perfect gazebo, you may be tempted to stay at this Tuscan farmhouse forever. Situated in the Italian countryside, Villa Emma offers seven bedrooms spread out over two spacious floors of living space—plenty of room for you and 14 of your friends! Spend time here lounging under the shade of an olive tree or head to the nearby village to catch a performance at the Theatre of Silence, a famed open-air amphitheater five minutes down the road.
If you think renting an entire castle is out of your budget, think again. When you split the $605 nightly rate between 15 guests, Chateau de la Paix becomes uber-affordable. Amenities here include a game room, heated pool, on-site gym, and more. There’s even the option to splurge on a private chef or daily housekeeping, so you can truly relax during your stay. With eight bedrooms and two additional cottages available to rent on the property, the more, the merrier at Chateau de la Paix!
Ditch your worries at the door when you arrive at Villa Mia. With four outdoor terraces overlooking the ocean, a heart-shaped hot tub that fits sixteen people, and a large palapa bar, this rental is sure to put you at ease. For the more active travelers in your group, Villa Mia also boasts an on-site squash court and a place to slip kayaks into the water for an adventure at sea.
Whether you’re planning your honeymoon or finally checking the Maldives off your bucket list, this luxurious over-the-water villa is the place to stay. Its unique architecture captivates visitors and the surrounding crystal-clear turquoise waters stretch as far as the eye can see. When you’re not admiring the tropical views from bed, take a dip in your private infinity pool. The only caption necessary for your Maldives vacation photos: #nofilter.
Dali Hale Estate is nestled along the bluffs of Kilauea overlooking Kauai’s spectacular North Shore coastline. In addition to the lush tropical setting, the 6,000 square foot plantation-style home features floor-to-ceiling windows, a gourmet kitchen, and a wraparound lanai perfect for watching the sunset. Dine al fresco under the gazebo; play some tennis; take a bubble bath on the balcony (yes, really!)—the possibilities are endless here!
Tree Villa offers unobstructed views of some of Camps Bay’s most famous attractions: Table Mountain, the Twelve Apostles, and Camps Bay Beach. When you’re not taking in the panoramic views, head indoors where the villa’s airy rooms and modern furnishings are equally Insta-worthy. Sink into one of the plush couches near the living room fireplace or cozy around the kitchen island as your group makes dinner. There’s something amazing to discover in every room!
Boasting sweeping bay views, this contemporary masterpiece known as Villa Venetia sits along the water’s edge in Miami Beach. Here, luxurious indoor spaces blend seamlessly with outdoor living areas, and modern amenities make for a once-in-a-lifetime stay. Need a break from lounging on the rooftop terrace or swimming in the pool? Catch a boat from your private dock and head to nearby beaches.
We bet you’ll rack up the likes on photos of this astounding Grecian villa! It’s located in a quiet corner of Santorini and features several floors of immaculate living space. Walk through the home and you’ll see colorful paintings and elegant furnishings that bring the whitewashed walls to life, while arched ceilings will draw your eyes upward. As you reach the back of the villa, have your camera ready—the volcano views and sparkling sea will take your breath away.