Extravagant, secluded villas for the ultimate escape
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The one-percent crowd can break away from whatever is stressing them out at these beautifully isolated villa rentals in Greece, Spain, Scotland, Costa Rica, and more—all recommended by our meticulously vetted specialists.
Masai Mara, Kenya
Located 60 miles from the nearest town of Narok on the remote hills of Kenya on a private game concession, this homestead (more than 10,000 square feet) has five bedrooms, a kitchen staff, private security guards, and housekeeping. Guests can also participate in guided day and night game drives, swimming, and fishing, and then relax their muscles with the help of the villa’s very own masseuse.
From $4,300–$5,400 per night for up to 10 guests.
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By Fort William, Inverness, Scotland, UK
Isolated 11 miles from the main road on a 60,000-acre estate, the Courrour Lodge has seven double bedrooms each with en-suite bathrooms, plus a children’s bunkroom that sleeps 14 (which brings the lodge's total sleeping spots to 30). When you're not sleeping, you can hang out in the library, office, game room, sauna, or gym—and for the more outdoorsy guests there's fishing, mountain biking, hill walking, canoeing, rowing, motor boating, and pony trekking on one of the estate's 16 Icelandic mountain ponies.
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Dominical, Costa Rica
Revel in your own tropical paradise in this 11,000-square-foot, four-bedroom spread accented with hand-selected Balinese, Indian and Asian carvings, fabrics and artifacts. Outside, you'll find equally compelling decorations: orchids, bromeliads, ferns, bananas, and heliconia.