Home Away From Home: 5 Dreamy Summer Rentals

From a farmhouse-inspired haven in the Hamptons to a Spanish-style villa with views of Southern California beaches, these five alluring vacation rentals prove that getting away is as stylish as staying home.

Villa Delle Fontane

Pacific Palisades, California | Enzo RicciardelliSotheby’s International Realty – Pacific Palisades Brokerage

Secluded behind an ornate gate and a curtain of mature oaks, this Mediterranean-style residence is the perfect hideaway for relaxing and reveling in dramatic sunset views. Filled with a unique style that marries modern sophistication with Old World elegance, it offers formal living and dining rooms, a comfortable family room, spacious cook’s kitchen with a breakfast area, a library, and an attached guesthouse. An iron-railed balcony overlooks the property’s numerous courtyards, colorful gardens, and fountains and gazes out through the trees into the Palisades Hills.

Classic Coastal Getaway

Osterville, Massachusetts | Jennifer McCartinSotheby’s International Realty – Osterville Brokerage

Minutes from the harbor in Osterville Village, this former ship captain’s home is the quintessential New England coastal retreat. Its classically detailed interiors feature formal living and dining rooms—each with a fireplace—a kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and a delightful breakfast area, a family room, a lower-level game room, five bedrooms—including an owner’s suite with a soaking tub—and a breezy covered porch. A seemingly endless swath of glorious, lush lawn surrounds a secluded deck designed for private outdoor grilling, dining, and lounging.

Sagaponack Idyll

Sagaponack, New York | Harald GrantSotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage

A sense of spaciousness and light pervades this 5,900-square-foot farmhouse-inspired haven set amid the rolling greenery of Sagaponack and just minutes from Atlantic beaches. It offers a living area and kitchen with walls of windows and soaring vaulted ceilings, a den, and four bedrooms, all featuring one-of-a-kind reclaimed woodwork, fixtures, hardware, and finishes. A deck is ideal for appreciating the lush surroundings and the wide-open blue sky. Near the refreshing outdoor pool, the former chicken coop houses a 55-foot indoor lap pool and sauna.

Mediterranean Oasis in Malibu

Malibu, California | Josh SpiegelSotheby’s International Realty – Malibu Brokerage

This alluring Spanish-style villa enjoys ocean views from its location on 1.6 landscaped acres in an exclusive gated neighborhood. Highlights include four bedrooms; a gourmet kitchen; living, dining, and family rooms; and a bar—all with impeccable designer furnishings. The primary suite benefits from a private entrance and boasts a fireplace, two closets, and a generous bath with a spa tub and a steamshower. Numerous patios and a rejuvenating pool with vibrant tile allow for consummate alfresco living and entertaining.

Sleek Southampton Serenity

Southampton, New York | Holly HodderSotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage

Beyond the shingled façade of this striking contemporary Southampton retreat are impressively sleek and chic modern interiors. Oversized windows and glass doors admit lovely light and provide idyllic views throughout. In addition to open living, dining, and kitchen space—which features a fireplace, an island with counter seating, and a wine chiller—it offers three bedrooms and baths, an inviting den, and multiple enviable decks for relaxing outdoors while overlooking the sparkling heated swimming pool.

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