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Incredible Homes You Can Rent In Nature

Rohan Vasa, Writer

Homes to Rent in Nature Lead

It’s one thing to be in a beautiful, remote place. It’s another to have an Architectural-Digest-worthy home. You put the two of these together, and you have yourself homes that are literally one with nature. Under the definition of showstoppers, these homes are architectural feats, whose superpower is their spectacular integration into the great outdoors. Unlike the look-sees we know you all are into when you peruse the real estate section for sale, with these homes, you can go a step further. Yes, they are all available for rent, because everyone deserves a shot at the ultimate one with nature trip.

Since it’s August, everyone is traveling and you’re likely getting an influx of pictures from people’s idyllic vacations. Maybe you’re feeling a little FOMO, or maybe you’re the one out there laying by the Mediterranean looking for the next spot to hit. Either way, you’re inspired by all the travel buzz and are in need of a picturesque getaway. These incredible homes you can rent in nature are the perfect answer for your next reprieve. From the French Alps to the jungles of Costa Rica, from the Savannah of South Africa to the sunshine of the Dalmatian Coast. We’ve covered all bases to showcase these five stunning homes.

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The Home: Melton Manor

The Location: South Africa, Africa

Melton Manor is an exclusive luxury safari villa out in the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. Encompassing 22,000 hectares of wilderness it is one of South Africa’s highest guest-to-land ratios. The reserve, which is home to the Big 5, is surrounded by Afromontane forests and includes 30 kilometers of river frontage. The Manor was designed in a way to allow guests to immerse themselves in nature while also indulging in the luxury home. The U-shaped house forms around a central courtyard and a large swimming pool. This incredible home you can rent in nature includes four en-suite bedrooms, each with its own veranda. It features an indoor fireplace, an interactive kitchen with an on-site chef, and a large terrace for outdoor dining. In addition, your stay comes with a private guide and vehicle. Activities include exploring the landscape, going on game drives, walking safaris, and fishing in the river.

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The Home: LOPUD 1483

The Location: Lopud, Croatia

This magnificent property is a restored fifteenth-century Franciscan monastery located on the northern peninsula of Lopud Island. It is just off the coast of Dubrovnik and overlooks the Elaphiti Islands dispersed within the Dalmatian coast. The original thirteen cells have been transformed into five suites with their own bathrooms and views of the gardens and ocean. Its interiors combine handmade furniture by Italian designer Paola Lenti, renaissance pieces from the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection, contemporary art from the TBA21 Collection, and ancient architecture. As a result, the property synthesizes elements of history, art, and nature in one home. In addition to an organic garden, the grounds have nine designated spaces for meditation. The chef prepares meals with produce from the garden and other ingredients from local purveyors. LOPUD 1483 also has a workout space, massage deck, and hammam. Enjoy complimentary boat trips for local excursions like exploring nearby islands and snorkeling.

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The Home: Chalet Dalmore

The Location: Chamonix, France

This upscale chalet is set in the French Alps, offering stunning views of Mont Blanc. It is the perfect option for a luxury ski or golf retreat, with a secluded intimate feel. Chalet Dalmore has large panoramic windows, including in the five ensuite bedrooms that also have their own balconies. Furthermore, each of the bedrooms includes luxury linens and towels, your own robes and slippers, and L’Occitane bath products. A modern aesthetic and deluxe amenities dress the open-plan living and dining area. As a result, you can find a cozy fireplace, a large dining table, and a cinema room for watching movies. The exterior of the house features a heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, massage rooms, spa area, and an expansive garden. For dining, you get treated to meals prepared by a private chef which includes five four-course dinners per week. In addition, you get a chalet manager, driver, and staff team.

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The Home: Villa Mayana

The Location: Achiote, Costa Rica

Villa Mayana is nestled within the 75-acre Achiote Private Reserve. Set high atop one of its cliffs, it gets views of the Pacific on one side and the lush mountains on the other. It’s just steps away from Hermosa Beach and near “Whale’s Tail,” the famous reef in Ballena National Park. As a result, guests get privacy and access to activities in one of the most biodiversity-rich areas in the world. The perimeter of the house includes a fire pit, an outdoor kitchen with a dining area, a table tennis set, and a 3,000-square-foot infinity pool. Additionally, guests can explore the grounds and enjoy the orchard or take the hiking trail to a nearby waterfall. On the inside this luxury villa has marble floors, thirty-foot ceilings, and a mix of both local and Balinese furnishings. The six bedrooms feature spacious bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, and wrap-around balconies.

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The Home: Ultima Corfu

The Location: Corfu, Greece

Situated on the Greek island of Corfu, park your boat at the private dock of this luxury retreat. Set on a coastal cliff, you’ll get 180-degree views of the Greek and Albanian coasts while having pale woods and earthy stones as your backdrop. There are six suites on the property, each with its own dressing room, bathroom, luxury amenities, and jaw-dropping views. Ultima Corfu features two infinity pools, a hilltop jacuzzi, a fitness center, a cinema room, a spa, and a mosaic-tiled hammam. In addition, you get a team of staff including a private chef, chauffeur, fitness coach, massage therapist, and service staff. For dining, you can expect a distinctly Mediterranean and Greek cuisine including fresh seafood and local produce. Spend your days taking boat excursions, engaging in water sports, doing yoga by the pool, or having a personalized cooking class.

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