While many luxury villa rentals have beautiful gardens, ocean, lake and mountain views, and are set in locations with spectacular scenery, LuxeGetaways is particularly fond of ”forever views” that simply transport you… leaving any hints of your stress or problems miles and miles away. Here are some of our favorite villas for you to consider when planning your next unbelievable villa getaway.

Croatia | Villa Sheherezade, Dubrovnik

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This jewel of the Mediterranean is graced by colorful gardens overlooking Dubrovnik Old Town and the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic. The story goes that it was built in the 1920s by a wealthy banker as a gesture of great love for his beloved. Lush with palm and cypress trees, the grounds have been lovingly nurtured, creating an oasis in which to relax. Dip a toe in the outdoor swimming pool, or head to the private beach and marvel at the views that stretch out as far as the eye can see. A world of luxury greets you inside too with high ceilings and hidden alcoves, classic furnishings and sumptuous carpets.

Nearby: A short walk to Dubrovnik’s Old Town, the cultural epicenter of the region. Explore the cobblestone streets, historical monuments, museums, churches, monasteries, art galleries, markets and boutiques. Many guests also enjoy the nearby vineyards and the multitude of islets for boat excursions at the Adriatic Sea.

Amenities: A butler, housekeeper and a chef (with waiter during breakfast) are available to guests. Additionally, the guests have access to concierge, valet parking, in-villa spa services and limousine services.

Availability: April to November
Rates: Available Upon Request
Website: www.adriaticluxuryhotels.com

Mexico | Villa Penasco, Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas

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This stunning property is perched high on a cliff overlooking “Lands End” where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean. Endless views and sumptuous décor complement your total relaxation in this private area of Cabo. This villa also offers some of the greatest ocean views in all of Los Cabos.

Nearby: Located near Land’s End, the Arch of Cabo San Lucas and the Sea of Cortez are easily accessible.

Amenities: A full-time staff is at your service to insure that your every need is met during your stay. Villa Peñasco offers a boardroom complete with theater system, a fully equipped fitness room and a state-of-the-art keycard security system.

Availability: Year-round
Rates: Weekly rentals begin at $25,900 per week (low season July – October). No monthly rates.
Website: www.villasofdistinction.com

California | Inn at Newport Ranch, Fort Bragg

Located three and a half hours north of San Francisco and twenty miles north of the historic town of Mendocino, the newly constructed Inn at Newport Ranch is part of a 2,000-acre coastal cattle ranch on the site of the former town of Newport, and its lumber chute. With more than a mile of oceanfront, three miles of ridge tops, panoramic coastal views and 20 miles of world class hiking and riding trails through redwoods and along the coast, the ranch is a unique private domain for those enjoying the North Coast’s many recreational opportunities and delights; and is an ideal destination for vacations, small conferences, retreats, family reunions, weddings, and special events. A world of breathtaking natural beauty and outdoor adventure await you.

Nearby: Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, Pacific Star Winery, Seaside Beach, Glass Beach, Avenue of the Giants, Point Cabrillo Lighthouse, Russian Gulch State Park are nearby. The Inn at Newport Ranch is also comprised of 2,000 acres with 20 miles of groomed trails for horseback riding and guided ATV tour. It also boasts 1.5 miles of coastline.

Amenities: Complimentary breakfast served every morning between 8:30 and 9:30AM. Fireside Appetizers & Libations are offered every evening. There is an on-site manager, and several types of accommodation in addition to the main lodge. Wedding and event services, limo, wine tours, chef, and a service to stock your kitchen available. You can land your helicopter here, private airport 35 minutes away by car.

Availability: Year-round
Rates: Rates for entire property and additional services upon request.
Website: www.theinnatnewportranch.com

Greece | Aetos, Mylopotas, Island of Ios, Cyclades

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Aetos soars over the Mediterranean sea providing panoramic views of the island of Santorini and Sikinos, the city of Ios and breathtaking sunsets.The minimal architecture and simple decor is reflective of the striking cliffs it is built upon and embraces the arid beauty of Ios island. Open to the outdoors, and with two Infinity pools, the open-air lifestyle ensures the experience of living the typical island-style. Aetos offers the best of two worlds: a peaceful atmosphere as well as fun and sports nearby.

Nearby: Aetos is a skip away from Mylopota Beach, one of the top 5 beaches in the Aegean – offering water sports, restaurants, bars and more activities. The city of Ios is nearby, with a charming historical museum. Be sure to visit Skarkos archeological site.

Amenities: On-site staff of one to see to your every request. No airports so come by yacht or ferry. There is a marina to arrange docking, and other services can be arranged.

Availability: Year-round
Rates: Weekly rentals begin at $18,475. Monthly rates begin at $79,182.
Website: www.fivestargreece.com