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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?

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.  

Luxury vacation rental bookings are increasing and if you and your plan is to use a villa on your next vacation, you'd better be quick.

9 Websites to Find Your Next Dream Vacation Rental

Invited Home

Being invited to one’s home is a special honor and vacationing in one is a privilege. 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.

Ranging 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.


Villas of Distinction

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

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

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

One Fine Stay

One Fine Stay offers exactly what it says-–a fine stay! Besides offering private 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 do not have. They also offer 24/7 concierge services and let the guest know about the extra amenities they can add on, such as butlers or chefs.

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

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 ideal not only for vacations, but also corporate retreats and weddings. Their listings are all exclusive to Dream Exotic Rentals so no matter which villa you choose, you'll have a one of a kind experience.

Need something even more special? Order the “Ultimate Experience” package. Here, you give Dream Exotic Rentals an idea you have, then let them get creative with it. They promise to deliver an experience that you'll never forget!

Palm Trees


There’s luxury vacation sites – and then there’s Behomm. It's unique home share program is different from all the other rental websites. Specifically for artists and designers, this website is invitation only. 

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?

Time & Place

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

They also offer free concierge, so that you can gain a local’s perspective on where to eat and what to do in the area.


Imagine a 5-star hotel with all the comforts of a home, and you’ve got the philosophy behind Inspirato. It was started by two brothers trying to find accommodation for their huge family vacation, who wanted to provide a better experience for other big families. Now they help guests find their next villa for weekend escapes, romantic holidays, and even huge family reunions in the most beautiful corners of the world.

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


Welcome Beyond

Welcome to the best small boutique hotels and vacation homes in the world! Welcome Beyond has been featured in publications such as Vogue, BBC Travel, and Conde Nast Traveler. They hand-pick properties from around the world, giving you access to exclusive properties like a castle in Portugal or a yurt in France.

Utopian Luxury Vacation Homes

Sign up once and let Utopian Luxury Vacation Homes do the rest. You’re assigned a personal concierge the second you make your booking, and they take care of the rest of the planning. Whether it’s stocking the fridge or booking a day excursion, Utopian specializes in helping you make the most of the area you’re staying in.

If you’re a homeowner, Utopian will provide unparalleled service as well. You won't need to worry about maintaining the house, housekeeping, enforcement of the rules and regulations, or even marketing. They’ll make sure you’re well taken care of.

While all rental sites offer good service and the ability to have a great vacation, Inspirato really ensures that their guests have everything they need. They can accommodate anything from the smallest to the largest groups, a feat not many can achieve. You'll only have to open one tab and you can ignore the other 69,000,000 results that came up for “Maui, Hawaii.”


Have you used any of these websites? Let us know in the comments!

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