Home Away from Home: 6 Enchanting Rentable Retreats

From a villa in Malibu to a tropical oasis in Palm Beach, these six rental properties prove that getting away can be as satisfying and stylish as staying home.

A Haven in the Hamptons

Wainscott, New York | Harald Grant & Bruce GrantSotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage

A quintessential Hamptons getaway, this seven-bedroom Shingle-style residence is full of light and sophisticated style. Located on one of Wainscott’s most scenic streets, it dates to the 1920s and has been thoughtfully expanded and renovated. Highlights include living and dining rooms, an eat-in kitchen, a master suite with a balcony, a wine cellar, a gym, a media room, and an attached two-car garage. The lush 1.63-acre grounds offer a heated pool, a pool house, a tennis court, and multiple outdoor sitting areas.

Light-Filled Malibu Villa

Malibu, California | Shen SchulzSotheby’s International Realty – Malibu Brokerage

Bringing to mind a villa in the Spanish countryside, this elegant 5,500-square-foot home secluded at the end of a private road boasts light-filled spaces that are inviting and generously scaled. In addition to four bedrooms, it features a chef’s kitchen, a living room, a family room, a formal dining room, and a wet bar with a wine chiller. Multiple balconies and patios offer sunny perches for enjoying views of the surrounding hills, the dazzling swimming pool and spa, and the ocean.

Refined Greenwich Retreat

Greenwich, Connecticut | Steve ArchinoSotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage

Amid the lush greenery of Greenwich’s gated Belle Haven neighborhood, this tastefully renovated 10,000-square-foot estate is an ideal vacation retreat with five restful bedrooms and an array of spaces for living, dining, entertaining, and relaxing. Among the many highlights are an impressive updated kitchen featuring a 14-foot island and a La Cornue range, a luxurious master suite with dual baths and dressing rooms, a new Wagner gunite swimming pool, and an expansive grassy lawn.

Cheerful Getaway in East Hampton

East Hampton, New York | Lawrence Ingolia & Jonathan SmithSotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage

Steps from the amenities and attractions of East Hampton Village, this welcoming 3,000-square-foot summer retreat is enveloped by three emerald acres and undisturbed woodland beyond. Its cheerful, colorful interiors include two master suites, each with a private deck; an airy living room; a dining area with double glass doors to a terrace; a kitchen that is both charming and well-appointed; two guest bedrooms; and a gym. A sunny patio and a saltwater pool accompanied by a refreshing outdoor shower encourage alfresco relaxation and recreation.

Stylish Palm Beach Oasis

Palm Beach, Florida | Christine GibbonsSotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage

A veritable private tropical oasis, this Mediterranean-inspired residence combines classical and modern elements in one stylish destination. The 5,983-square-foot interiors feature sophisticated living, dining, and kitchen spaces, and each of the impressively spacious bedroom suites has a sunny window or doors to a balcony. Multiple doors give way to a variety of covered and open-air patios surrounding a tile-accented swimming pool and spa accompanied by a cabana bar.

A Cape Cod Classic

Osterville, Massachusetts | Ellen ValentgasSotheby’s International Realty – Osterville Brokerage

A timeless charm pervades every space of this classic Cape Cod home, perfectly sited on 1.28 secluded acres. Beyond the traditional Shingle-style façade lie multiple airy living spaces filled with glorious sunlight, a sleek kitchen, a formal dining room with a fireplace, a colorful butler’s pantry, and five serene bedrooms, including two master suites. The tranquil backyard and its spacious patio allow for enjoyment of refreshing sea breezes beside the inviting heated pool.

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