From Mallorca to New Zealand, mountain hideaways to waterside retreats, these villa rentals, perfect for the summer season, offer privacy, high-end comforts, and all the amenities of a five-star getaway.
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Arguably no other season is as synonymous with "vacation," particularly of the group kind, as summer. Now is the time to gather your friends, family, and loved ones and head for the hills—or, better yet, the coasts. With group and multi-generation travel on the rise, so, too, is the popularity of villa rentals, where privacy and customized experiences are balanced by all the services and comforts of a top-notch hotel. So whether your summer plans involve celebrating a special occasion with friends, reconnecting with family, or an intimate vacation for two, this mix of 13 private homes and resort residences around the world are sure to provide the perfect backdrop.