Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Villas with a Twist

According to concierge.com you can rent some pretty amazing places...check them out.

Twin Palms Sinatra Estate, Palm Springs, California

The dish: Built for Ol' Blue Eyes and his first wife, Nancy, the 4,500-square-foot Twin Palms Sinatra Estate has 3 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, mid-century furnishings, and Sinatra's original sound system. A large patio surrounds the cabana and the grand piano-shaped pool.

The details: $1,950 a night, or $650 per room

L'Isle House, Oxfordshire, England

The dish: Play a round while playing lord or lady of the manor at L'Isle House, an 8-bedroom English country house dating to the seventeenth century. The 140-acre estate comprises manufactured gardens, a pool, a tennis court, three fishing lakes, and a private 9-hole golf course. For a full 18 holes, start the course in one direction, then do it again in reverse.

The details: From $25,570 per week, or $456 per room per night

Villa Lyrica, Santorini, Greece

The dish: The 5-bedroom Villa Lyrica, with its traditional Cycladic exterior and modern interior, features a state-of-the-art recording studio (past guests have included celebrity music producers Kevin Shirley and Peer Astrom). The spare, earth-toned d├ęcor won't distract you from your work; for inspiration, head to the terraces, which provide panoramic sea views.

The details: From $11,050 per week or $315 per room per night

Villa Andrea, Glen Ellen, California

The dish: The 5-bedroom, 7-bathroom Mediterranean-inspired Villa Andrea sits on 30 acres of a cabernet sauvignon vineyard in the heart of California's wine country. The large swimming pool has stunning views of Sonoma Valley, and guests can throw dinner parties in the property's 7,000-square-foot cave, where the wine is distilled and aged, then show a flick in the villa's screening room.

The details: From $19,000 per week, or $542 per room per night

Golden Dolphin Villa, Cabrera, Dominican Republic

The dish: The Golden Dolphin Villa, on a 100-acre hilltop estate, overlooks tropical forests and the ocean, and features its own private baseball diamond. With 9 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, the mansion is big enough to accommodate a full field of players.

The details: From $2,100 per night, or $233 per room

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