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 10 Wow Factor Apartment Rentals You Won’t Want to Miss

From cliffside Mexican retreats to authentic homestays in the Australian outback, these top 10 apartment rentals are calling your name.

Naomi Chadderton
Naomi Chadderton
An experienced editor and journalist specialising in news and lifestyle.

Looking for an apartment rental for your next vacation that will really wow you and your loved ones? Whether you’re looking to live it up in a luxury Parisian apartment affording some of the best views of the Eiffel Tower, sip hot chocolate from your own private hot tub in the French mountains or relax by the fireplace watching the wildlife in Australia, you’ll find it at these 10 wow-factor apartment rentals.

1. Villa Casa Acantilado, Salobreña, Spain

Designed to resemble the face of a dragon, this futuristic 2476 sq ft villa is literally embedded within a cliff face in the 6,000-year-old Spanish town of Salobreña, making it one of the most innovative examples of architecture in the country. Curved zinc fascia tiles have been sculpted to create windows (or eyes), while the glass-fronted ground floor spans the entire length of the huge terrace. It also comes complete with a pool that is designed to resemble a cheeky tongue sticking out. Sleeping up six people in three bedrooms, it can be yours for £1,263 per night.

"One of the most exquisite apartments in Paris, the Margaux has been professionally decorated with high-quality antique touches."

2. A Luxury Apartment in Paris

Boasting a prestigious location nestled in the charming 7th arrondissement, this three-bedroom designer apartment is the crème de la crème of apartment rentals in Paris. While it has interiors to die for, the pièce de résistance is undoubtedly the huge wrap-around terrace that makes for the perfect spot to enjoy a lazy breakfast, sunset cocktails or candlelit al fresco dinner complete with one of the best views of the Eiffel Tower in the city.

Unfortunately, the apartment isn’t suitable for children under eight, but if you’ve always wanted your own Carrie Bradshaw in Paris moment, this is the place to find it.

3. Forty Nine Post Office Lane, Crackenback, Australia

One of Crackenback’s most sought-after homestays, this four-bedroom apartment rental sits just five minutes from Kosciuszko National Park, five minutes to the Perisher Ski Tube or a 15-minute drive to Thredbo. Designed by Myson+Berkery, outdoor living doesn’t get much better that this, coming complete with an al fresco kitchen with pizza oven, charcoal grill, fridge and sink with trendy lounge area and outdoor firepit. Other stunning design elements include a suspended fireplace plus a massive wall that’s actually a Scrabble board.

4. Terracotta Cave House, Oia, Greece

Have you always dreamed of staying in a cave? Well now’s your chance. An architectural dream, the sunburnt orange exterior of this incredible apartment rental stands out from the crowd among Santorini’s sea of whitewashed traditional cave houses, making it one of the most unique places to stay on the island.

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Oia, despite being just a two-minute walk away from all the best bars and restaurants, you’ll find two bedrooms sleeping up to six people, two bathrooms plus private balcony promising unreal views of the volcanos and caldera.

5. Villa Valgiano, Tuscany, Italy

Wine tasting holidays are all the rage right now, and there’s no better base than Villa Valgiano. From the enchanting pathway flanked by roses that offers the chicest of welcomes to the lemon trees, smooth stone deck and pristine swimming pool that comes flanked with loungers and parasols – and all that with the most idyllic views of the surrounding Tuscan hills and villages - it’s a true Italian dream. The best bit?

There’s a whopping 12 bedrooms sleeping up to 24 people, so it’s a great option for a huge family get-together.

6. Chalet Hollygotty, La Clusaz, France

France is without a doubt the most popular winter destination for British skiers and snowboarders, and if you’re looking to hit the slopes (or are only there for the après ski), book a stay at Chalet Hollygotty. Sleeping up to eight people in four bedrooms and costing from £619 per night, this traditional French chalet is as hassle-free as they come. Location is key here - the ski bus stops just 300m away, and you’re less than 2km into the centre of La Clusaz, too.

When you've tired of the slopes, enjoy the stunning views over Etale and Beauregard from your own private hot tub on the sunny wrap-around terrace before retiring to the living room for hot chocolate in front of the open fire. Does life get any better than this?

7. The Cabin Ride & Sleep, Quebec, Canada

Taking the tiny house to incredibly stylish new heights – quite literally – this cosy cabin is perched on the top of one of Lac-Beauport’s biggest mountains. A 256 sq ft base camp for mountain biking, hiking, skiing and more, this modern-rustic getaway is a great shout for the more adventurous couple looking to explore Canada, complete with fireplace, pool and BBQ grill. It’s a brilliant value apartment rental too, with prices starting at just £207 per night for four people.

8. This House On The Edge Of a Cliff in Muğla, Turkey

Looking to go off-grid on your next summer holiday? Then consider cliffside apartment rental in the small Turkish village of Karaagac. A 50-minute drive from Fethiye and 35 minutes from Oludeniz, it’s perched right on top of a mountain, offering some of the most awe-inspiring views of the Mediterranean Sea in the country from its numerous terraces.

With five bedrooms for up to 11 guests, this is a place you can expect total peace and quiet - your only neighbours being the local birds, turtles, squirrels and goats – while it’s also based next to one of the world’s most famous trekking routes, ‘The Lycian Way,’ so be sure to bring your hiking boots.

9. Casa Faro, Oaxaca, Mexico

If you’re willing to leave all the luxuries of modern life behind for an off-grid adventure at this serene Mexican getaway in the small coastal town of Puerto Ángel, you’ll be rewarded with the perfect sanctuary in which to rest and restore. Think 180-degree ocean views from every arch and doorway, a one-minute walk to a secluded swimming cove and a whole host of hammocks scattered around for whale-watching, bird-viewing and a bit of yoga. You and up to nine guests will also have access to two kitchens, wood-crafted bathrooms and an orchard that contains over 50 fruit trees including mango, lemon and mandarin. This has Eat, Pray, Love written all over it.

10. This apartment overlooking the area in Pula, Croatia

If Croatia is calling, this incredible apartment rental is the place to base yourself. The views of Pula’s magnificent arena here speak for themselves, and you’ll have the only balcony that overlooks its eclectic performances and concerts. Not just that, it’s also a prime position to enjoy those world-class eastern European sunsets that descend over the whole of the bay. There are four bedrooms in total, each with Arena or full sea views.

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