Gorgeous villa rentals on the beach

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Published October 14, 2013

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Gorgeous villa rentals on the beach

Gorgeous villa rentals on the beach

Here’s your next vacation rental: glamorous beach homes from our carefully vetted villa specialists.

Rancho de Costa

La Paz, Mexico

Two separate villas (together totaling nearly 18,000 square feet and housing up to 28 people) share this property, which sits on a private stretch of white sand on the Bahía de los Sueños (Bay of Dreams). The ten-bedroom “ranch” also holds a tennis court, a 50-by-30-foot pool with a swim-up bar, and a private air strip for those who don’t fly commercial. From $1,600 a night

Fortlands Point on the Beach

Jamaica

Located on a promontory that was once the site of an old stone fort, this seven-bedroom villa is nearly surrounded by private beaches, the largest a crescent of powdery sand. The coral reefs just beyond the point are home to parrot fish, jackfish, and many others—and snorkeling equipment awaits you at the villa, of course. From $16,000 a week

Sol y Sombra

Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

On the other side of the villa’s Indonesian-style carved wood gate lies a white-sand beach. Launch an ocean kayak—two are yours during your stay—from directly in front of the house, or go snorkeling with the gear provided. The four-bedroom home’s pool is stunning, but should you tire of water pursuits, a private lighted tennis court with basketball hoop is also at your disposal. From $12,500 a week

Petit Plage

St. Martin

Right up against the sands of its namesake beach, this five-bedroom home offers some of the best sunset views around. Grand Case village, a short stroll away, is the gourmet capital of St. Martin, but the home’s gym will help you stay bikini-ready after indulging. From $15,000 a week

Villa Captiva

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Indoors, this six-bedroom villa is all classic hacienda styling with traditional furnishings, wood-beamed ceilings, and original art. Outside, a huge wooden deck stretches the length of the house, overlooking the sugary sands that lead to the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez. From $3,900 a night

Palm Beach

St. Barts

The sand quite goes all the way up to the doorstep of this villa, situated on Lorient Bay. The five-bedroom property has two pools: an infinity-edge for swimming laps and a shallow wading pool. From $25,070/week

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