Owning homes in far-flung corners of the world makes for relaxing holidays—from tropical beaches to snow-capped slopes, there’s nothing quite like walking into your own home abroad. Whether you’re looking to add another location to your getaway options, or are embarking on vacation homeownership for the first time, there is a luxury destination waiting for you.
With options in varying climates and with a wide range of amenities and benefits unique to each location, these homes offer the best of the getaway lifestyle.
A Nicaraguan Treehouse: $700,000
Rivas, Nicaragua | Nicaragua Sotheby’s International Realty
There are few vacation experiences as unique as settling into a luxury treehouse villa surrounded by jungle. This home in Nicaragua has been crafted from local hardwoods, with accents of slate and sandstone. Surrounded by grounds planted with native flowers, succulents, and trees, the treehouse is nothing short of a tropical haven. Set within the Aqua Wellness Resort, an eco-friendly retreat on Nicaragua’s Pacific Emerald Coast, the villa features two levels with room for multiple guests. The main penthouse unit encloses a large suite with a teak shower and private balcony. The second unit, connected via a private patio and refreshing plunge pool, features a queen-sized ensuite and private outdoor area. Enjoy the quiet surroundings or walk the few steps into the resort restaurant and amenities area—complete relaxation in a tropical setting has officially reached new heights.
An Elegant Villa in Tuscany: $728,373
Live out your Italian dreams under the Tuscan sun in this villa located in the medieval village of Sorano. With its close proximity to Rome, Lake Bolsena, and village amenities, the property is poised as a gateway to endless Italian adventuring. While the village of Sorano is known for its ancient baths, this villa features its own rooftop swimming pool with views of both the village and the beautiful valley. The glimpses of the Etruscan necropolis and nearby Orsini Fortress stand as reminders of history and culture, while the villa itself offers an elegant space in which to partake in Italian luxury at its finest. Al fresco dining takes place on the covered patio area, while the interiors have been updated with modern fixtures with historical charm. Thanks to its large living area, kitchen, three bedrooms, and three bathrooms, this romantic escape offers plenty of space for indulgent extended stays or trips with the whole family.
A Swiss Loft With a View: $707,235
Vaud, Switzerland | Hugo Gamboa, Cardis Immobilier Sotheby’s International Realty
Situated in the charming village of Chernex, this loft-style apartment overlooks the breathtaking mountains and crystal-blue waters Switzerland is famous for. Peaked ceilings highlight the striking wood beams and skylights in the main living area, architectural touches that emphasize the home’s alpine setting. Cook up Swiss delicacies in the loft’s bright, galley-style kitchen, tiled in sky-blue shades and complemented with white appliances. With two bedrooms, a separate garage space, and balconies overlooking the water, this loft is the perfect landing pad for those looking to discover all the village’s many amenities, or take to the numerous ski hills within driving distance.
A Corner Unit in Hawaii: $710,000
Set foot on your own slice of paradise at this oceanside lodge in Princeville, Hawaii. The corner unit on the very easternmost bluff of the complex, this getaway is about as close as you can get to the stunning Anini Reef coastline without going for a swim. Wake up in solitude and enjoy the sunrise as dolphins and whales weave through the waves in the distance. This ground-floor unit brings you even closer to nature, where palm trees sway and white sands beckon guests to the beach. After sunning, take the short hike to Sealodge Beach, where snorkeling opens up more opportunities to discover the sea. Tiled flooring throughout the lodge keeps the space cool, while an upgraded kitchen and bath ensure all the comforts of home follow you here.
A Spanish Seafront Apartment: $745,182
Costa Brava, Spain | Barcelona & Costa Brava Sotheby’s International Realty
Completely refurbished in 2013, this seaside apartment in Costa Brava was designed to reflect the serene sea just steps away. Outfitted in tones of sand and cream, the interiors feature an open-concept living space leading out to the scenic terrace. The ensuite master bedroom looks out to the sea, and three additional bedrooms offer space for visitors and family. Stroll along the seaside, or make the short walk into the village where shops and restaurants line the avenues. A peek into sophisticated, contemporary Spanish living, this apartment is the ideal getaway for those looking to indulge in some Costa Brava cuisine and soak up the sun.
Enjoy the very best local settings around the globe: from standalone properties to luxury apartments, these homes are poised at price points for those looking to expand their international home base. No matter where you land, find a home that enriches your travel experience.
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