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

1. Rancho de Costa


(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

2. Fortlands Point on the Beach


(Fortlands Point on the Beach)


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

3. Sol y Sombra


(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

4. Petit Plage


(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

5. Villa Captiva


(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

6. Palm Beach


(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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