June 29, 2018

Imagine this: you’ve been thinking about going on a trip somewhere for a few months now and you’re finally sitting at your computer ready to enter the words in a Google search. You start typing in “Maui, Hawaii” and hit enter. Fortunately and unfortunately, there are about 69,000,000 results.

So how do you know to even start to look for a place to stay in Maui, Hawaii?

Villas on the water in a tropical destination

It’s hard to find one website that has everything you’re looking for, especially with the thousands of options to pick from. You don’t want the stiffness or perfection of hotel, but you’ve heard one too many disaster stories of Airbnb’s gone wrong. You want someplace that’s luxurious, trustworthy, homey, and stress-free.  

According luxury vacation rental bookings are increasing and if you and your family plan to use a villa on your next vacation, better be quick. For the nine best luxury vacation rental sites to choose your next villa vacation, read on.

A canoe in the tropic waters

Invited Home

Being invited to one’s home is a special honor and vacationing in one is a privilege as well. Since Invited Home understands this, it helps both guests and homeowners look for the perfect match to give guests the best vacation and the homeowners a stress-free situation. Although they have properties around the world, they specialize in over 200 upscale properties in the United States. Do you have a fear of staying at the same place as everyone else? That won’t happen here because these properties are exclusive to Invited Home.

They range from small cottages to giant estates for your whole family, Invited Home is the perfect site for both high-end vacation homeowners and guests looking for out-of-this-world unique places to stay for their next vacation.

A Jetski on the tropical waters

Villas of Distinction

If awards and recognitions are an important qualification to your next vacation stay, Villas of Distinction has more than enough to prove to you that they’re the best. They recently one of the “Best Villa Rental Companies” award from Conde Nast Traveller.

Villas of Distinction doesn’t cater to just one kind of villa, expect to have choices that range from one-bedroom condos to 42-bedroom estates – many even have butlers, pools, and chefs. They’ve been in the business since 1989, so they know a thing or two.

Choose your next trip in over 50 countries worldwide and be ready to be impressed.

A Castle in the tropics

One Fine Stay

For a website that specializes in the finite details, One Fine Stay offers exactly that – a fine stay! Besides offering privates homes and villas in over 180 destinations, they pride themselves in the service they offer to their guests. One Fine Stay is the only company that visits and vets each home in person – a service other companies can’t say. They also offer 24/7 concierge services and let the guest know about the extra amenities they didn’t know they could have such as butlers or chefs.

Pick your next villa from the following categories: city, beaches, mountains, and countryside. Get ready to have one fine stay!

A darksandy beach with crystal blue water in the tropics

Dream Exotic Rentals

While the rest of the world is enjoying luxurious villa vacations, Dream Exotic Rentals offers even more than that. Their homes are not just for vacations but you can use them in other ways such as corporate retreats and weddings. It also helps that their listings are exclusive to Dream Exotic Rentals so that villa in Costa Rica and Thailand really is one of a kind.

Need something even more special? Order the “Ultimate Experience” package. Here, you give Dream Exotic Rentals an idea you have for your birthday or wedding event, and you let them get creative with it. They promise it’ll leave you wanting more and more from your vacation.

A beautiful lush tropical jungle

Behomm

There’s luxury vacation sites – and then there’s Behomm. It’s not a place to rent, but it’s a home sharing program. Even more specifically, it’s only for artists and designers. You even have to write your exact profession and business when you get your invitation – you can’t even sign up on your own.

This site is perfect for those looking for a totally unique and exclusive experience from their vacation. Behomm has over 3,100 members, will you be the next one?

A Lush tropical jungle forest

Time & Place

If you find the idea of renting a place from a person just a tad weird, Time & Place has the compromise you need. Instead of renting your vacation home from someone, the company owns their own properties; think of it as a hybrid between hotel property and home.

They offer free concierge so you not only get a pristine vacation home, but you get a local’s perspective on where to eat and what to do in the area.

A float plane is parked at the dock in tropical waters

Inspirato

Imagine a 5-star hotel in the comforts of a home, and you’ve got the philosophy behind Inspirato. It started out with two brothers trying to accommodate their huge family into a vacation home and wanting to improve the experience for other big families. Now, they help guests find their next villa for weekend escapes, romantic holidays, and even huge family reunions in some of the world’s more beautiful corners.

Self-proclaimed as having the world’s most exclusive vacation homes, now guests can add flights, rental cars, and even cruises to their vacation home rental. How’s that for a “one-stop shop” experience.

A secret house on a tropical island

Welcome Beyond

Welcome to the best small boutique hotels and vacations homes in the world. Welcome Beyond has been featured in publications such as Vogue, BBC Travel, and Conde Nast Traveler, amongst others. The hand-picked properties featured on their website features places from 38 countries around the world. It’s not just bungalows and estates, but even the weirdest of places like a castle in Portugal or a Yurt in France.

waterfall pool in the tropics

Utopian Luxury Vacation Homes

Sign up once and let Utopian Luxury Vacation Homes do the rest. You’re given a personal concierge the second you book your home and let them do the rest. Whether it’s stocking the fridge or booking a day excursion, Utopian specializes in helping you make the most of the community you’re staying in.

If you’re a homeowner, Utopian will do the rest for you as well. Don’t worry about maintaining the house, any housekeeping, enforcement of the rules and regulations, and even all forms of marketing. They’ll make sure you’re also well taken care of.

While all rental sites offer phenomenal service and the ability to have a great vacation, Inspirato really ensures that their guests have everything they need. They can accommodate from the smallest to the largest groups of people, a feat not many can achieve. It’s not even just about the exclusivity, but the all-encompassing nature of their services. You only have to open one tab and you can ignore the other 69,000,000 results that came up for “Maui, Hawaii.”

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