The Most Expensive Luxury Penthouse Vacation Rental On TripAdvisor

Waterfront Sandy Lane Penthouse

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One Sandy Lane, Paynes Bay, Barbados. $15,000 per night.
This $15,000 per night penthouse is a truly luxurious way to experience Barbados. Tucked in an enclave of private villas, this penthouse is an architecture enthusiast’s dream and includes elegant contemporary furnishings in a relaxed beach setting. In addition to the setting, the service is top notch – the 24/7 staff includes a private chef, housekeeper, butler, property manager, and a laundry and dry cleaning service. All five bedrooms feature king beds, en-suite bathrooms, and the finest linens. Guests also have access to the compound’s private pool, hot tub, and fitness center.

Oceanview Bacara Resort Penthouse

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Bacara Resort Penthouse, Isla Vista, California. $5,000 per night.

This 2,000 square foot penthouse is located along the Naples State Marina Conservation Area in Santa Barbara, and offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Mix up a drink at the rental’s wet bar, then peek down the coastline from the massive wraparound terrace. The main room features floor to ceiling windrows so you can soak up the ocean view no matter where you sit, and the formal dining room area seats 8 and includes a fireplace. Both bedrooms are master suites, each with a king bed and marble en-suite bathroom. Enjoy access to the resort’s amenities, including a 42,000 square foot wellness center and spa, three zero-edge saline swimming pools, night-lit clay tennis courts, hiking trails, and water rentals for stand-up paddling, kayaking, and surfing.

Villa Ambrosia Penthouse

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Villa Ambrosia, Positano, Italy. $3,797 per night.

This amazing villa combines history and luxury, with museum-quality artwork, intricate architecture, and a heated indoor swimming pool, all in an 18th century coastal home. This villa is so private that it’s not directly accessible by car – a porter is available to help with luggage transfer to walk the distance from the drop-off point. In additional to the Italian Baroque touches everywhere, you’ll also find Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a sauna, heated indoor swimming pool, and a Turkish bath. The kitchen is fully equipped, including a wood-burning pizza oven and bread oven, which will be perfect for the complimentary welcome dinner and cooking classes included in your booking. The fourth floor penthouse suite has a private entrance and two queen bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms with shower, private balconies, and they share a terrace – in addition to the massive shared terrace on the main level.

Swiss Verbier Penthouse

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Penthouse Number 5, Bagnes, Switzerland. $2,603 per night.

This Verbier penthouse combines a classic chalet style with cozy luxury in one of the best skiing areas in the world. After a day skiing the Swiss Alps, relax in your private outdoor hot tub, or head to the complex’s spa and wellness facilities for a steam bath or sauna. Exposed  beams and an antler chandelier add to the mountain atmosphere and as you get cozy watching a movie by the fire. Your booking includes a champagne reception, ski instructions, breakfast, wine dinners, complimentary spirits and daily tea times to make sure you’re truly relaxed. Each bedroom features an en-suite bathroom, and the bunkbed room is sure to be a it with your kids (or your friends).

Deluxe Dalmatian Coast Penthouse

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Deluxe Dalmatia Penthouse, Dalmation Cost, Croatia. $3,757 per night.

Enjoy the view from the top in this ultra-luxe penthouse apartment. The penthouse elevator opens directly into the apartment, where you’ll find a bright, modern interior and plenty of space for 8 guests. Each of the four bedrooms have a king-sized bed, and the terrace offers stunning views over the city and out to the sea. There’s even an outdoor shower, if the ones in the apartment’s three bathrooms don’t cut it for you. The fully equipped kitchen also includes wine fridge so you can really get in vacation mode.

Rio Di Janiero Penthouse

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Rio Penthouse Number 1, Rio Di Janiero, Brazil. $3,390 per night.

Get the best views in Rio of the famous Copacabana beach from this recently renovated, 11,000 square foot penthouse. Floor to ceiling windows keep the living room bright and airy during the day, and at night the view of the city lights is spectacular. The property features a modern kitchen, 5 bedrooms all with an en-suite bathrooms, and two living spaces mean your group will have plenty of space to relax. The over-sized terrace brings luxury piece to lie, with a private pool, and plenty of space for entertaining with Rio as the backdrop. The stay includes daily breakfast prepared by an in-house team, and access to a concierge service to book a private chef, exclusive tours, luxury transportation, and helicopter and yacht rentals.

Caribbean View St. Peter’s Bay Penthouse

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St. Peter’s Bay Penthouse, Mullins, Barbados. $1,275 per night.

The St. Peter’s Bay Penthouse offers a luxury experience from beginning to end, staring with a fast track through Barbados customs and a welcome basket upon arrival. Enjoy a private chef, housekeeper, fully stocked wine bar, fitness center, and water taxi service to restaurants and beaches. The 3,100 square foot, two-level property offers sweeping views of the beach and the bright blue Caribbean Sea. Three of the bedrooms includes en-suite bathrooms, and the spacious living areas, including breezy outdoor and al fresco dining options. Enjoy direct beach access to the stunning beach of the northwest coast off Barbados.

Meier On Rothschild Penthouse

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Meier On Rothschild, Tel Aviv, Israel. $7,500 per night.

Head all the way up to the Royal Penthouse at the luxury Meier on Rothschild Tower in the heart of Tel Aviv. The modern, stylish penthouse features 360-degree views of the city from the living and dining rooms, and although it sleeps 2, there’s plenty of living space for hosting guests. With a central location and a feeling of privacy and seclusion, this Tel Aviv gem is worth the price tag.

Beaver Creek Ritz Carlton Penthouse

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Colorado Lodge Penthouse, Beaver Creek, Colorado. $2,200 per night.

This Ritz Carlton penthouse features stone fireplaces, hand-hew log walls, a walk-in wine cave made of stone, and plenty of outdoor space to overlook the ski runs. After a long day on the slopes, the warm wooden interior will feel extra cozy, and the open plan living room means plenty of space for your group to recount the day together. Fire up the gas grill or sit by the pool on one of the two outdoor terraces, or enjoy your access to the Ritz Carlton’s amenities, including world-class restaurants, patio with live music, spa and fitness facility, and additional heated pools and hot tubs.

Deux Rivieres Penthouse

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Deux Rivieres, Bagnes, Switzerland. $2,083 per night.
This Swiss holiday chalet is centrally located in Verbier, making it a great spot for a ski trip or summer getaway in the Alps. Bring your friends, as the penthouse sleeps up to twelve guests. The cathedral ceilings, exposed beams, fireplace and cozy furniture will have you feeling at home. Grab a seat on the patio to enjoy sweeping mountain views, or run a warm bath in the stunning master bathroom standalone tub. You’ll be so cozy enjoying the view from the top, that you may forget to hit the slopes.

Forbes.com | Dec 2016

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