Going on vacation? Wanna get high? The sky's the limit with these jaw-droppingly gorgeous rental houses around the globe.
The Pole House
Over 130 feet above Fairhaven Beach sits the most photographed flat on Great Ocean Road. A perimeter walkway, one queen bed and floor-to-ceiling windows. Really, what more is there to say?
Full of natural light and boasting spectacular views of the valley and neighboring Mediterranean from its roofside terrace, this criss-cross home goes for about $600 a night. Inside, the open living plan offers ample living space, including a private suite on the top floor.
Malimbu Cliff Villa
Don't be surprised if you see monkeys swinging through the coconut trees as you sip cocktails by the 60-foot infinity pool of this chic four-bedroom villa. The grassy hillside gives way to a private rocky beach, and the sweeping vistas extend across the ocean all the way to Bali's mystical Mount Agung.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
On the one hand, this precariously perched hacienda goes for two to three grand a night. But on the other, its 15 bedrooms, 19 bathrooms and large pool are meant to comfortably accommodate 30 guests. So in that sense, it's pretty darned reasonable. This awesome alfresco experience also includes a barbecue and fire pit area and 16-person heart-shaped Jacuzzi.
On the pricier side, this gem goes for $1,700 a night. Fourteen guests—or more, if you can squeeze them into its six bedrooms—will enjoy the natural surrounding beauty of Southern Italy's charming Amalfi Coast. Massa Lubrense, the town just next door, offers an upbeat lifestyle. And Naples is just a short drive away, making the dilemma to retreat or go out for pizza even tougher.
What better way to celebrate vacationing up in the sky than a Greek retreat named for the sun god Apollo? The spacious pergola, terrace dining table and fully equipped bar pretty much guarantee all meals and socializing will be outdoors—staring at the range of gorgeous colors that paint the resort surrounding hillside and ancient Aegean, no doubt.
Cabrita Cliff Haus
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Boasting over 8,000 square feet, this stunning Carribean getaway offers sumptuous accommodations for 14. Stunning high ceilings and 16-foot glass pocket doors mean you can take in the amazing outdoor vistas even from indoors. (But even with an air-conditioned media room, you won't want to stay indoors too long.)