Ten of the World's Largest Luxury Estates To Rent

Whether you’re planning a multi-generational family getaway to a far-flung tropical island or searching for somewhere to spend long summers days with groups of friends - these sprawling estates ensure no-one need be left at home. From entire Moroccan Riads to elegant abodes on the shores of Lake Como, these beauties all boast ten or more bedrooms - perfect for special occasions, corporate retreats and large groups of family or friends.


1. Machiavelli Villa, Tuscany, 11-Bedrooms

Tucked away in 600 acres of the celebrated Chianti Classico winemaking region outside Florence, this majestic 14th Century villa was built by the Machiavelli family and designed by Michelangelo himself.


2. Le Preverger, Cote D’Azur, 15-Bedrooms

Follow in the footsteps of legendary actress Jeanne Moreau and iconic English interior designer Laura Ashley, both former residents of this luxury chateau. Set across 140 acres and complete with helipad, this 15-bedroom estate provides a tranquil sanctuary overlooking the glamorous playground of St Tropez.


3. Villa Maliyadda, Sri Lanka, 15-Bedrooms

A sprawling beachfront compound set atop a bluff on Sri Lanka’s south coast, Villa Maliyadda is the ultimate retreat for families and groups of friends, with oversized pools and waterslides, suites featuring individual plunge pool and a full-service staff including private butlers, chefs, housekeepers and security.


4. Villa Yao Noi, Thailand, 10-Bedrooms

Set across 2 acres this beachfront estate offers guests laid-back island living alongside five-star amenities - with waterslide, 30-metre beachfront pool, spa, fitness centre and water sports equipment as well as a full team of staff on-hand.


5. Residence, Turks and Caicos, 11-Bedrooms

The largest villa on Parrot Cay’s exclusive private island compound, The Residence offers guests privacy and serenity, with unobstructed ocean views of the Turks and Caicos’ infamous white-sand shores from your own infinity pool. A personal butler is on hand 24 hours a day to cater to your every whim, from organising picnics to children’s activities.


6. Villa Pliniana, Lake Como, 18-Bedrooms

With 18 acres of immaculate lakefront gardens, two palatial ballrooms, heated pool and coveted lake access via its own jetty- Sereno hotels have partnered with world-renowned designer Patricia Urquiola to add a contemporary feel to this historic property, one of Lake Como’s very finest.


7. Palais D’Lo, Marrakech, 20-Bedrooms

With 11 beautiful bedrooms and 9 sumptuous suites all boasting private terraces and awe-inspiring Atlas Mountain views, this palatial Riad boasts a beautiful swimming pool, on-site restaurant, delicious food on offer from the restaurant, spa and hammam.


8. Estate Flamingo, Mexico, 12-Bedrooms

Priceless seclusion and unparalleled luxury await guests at this magnificent beachfront retreat, nestled amid acres of lush tropical gardens in Punta Mita, Mexico. A discrete, but attentive staff is available around the clock to accommodate any request with an array of amenities to satisfy the most discriminating wish list.


9. Deplar Farm, Iceland, 13-Bedrooms

Heli-ski into this super-luxe mountain pad, deep in remotest Iceland. Formerly a working sheep farm Deplar Farm is set in a remote valley surrounded by 3,000 ft peaks and offers guests custom-made experiences, from Salmon fishing to whale watching.


10. Villa Leonora, Mallorca, 10-Bedrooms

Set in 12,000 square meters of sprawling landscaped gardens, Villa Leonora is situated in North Mallorca, close to the beaches of Pollenca and Alcudia bays and the dappled waters of the Mediterranean Sea. With 10-bedrooms all with en-suite and an attic for children, undulating lawns and terraces and large pool and jacuzzi, this villa is ideal for those looking for a modern, Mediterranean escape.

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