Luxury home rentals for an extended summer vacation

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The warm summer days call for a longer, more exotic vacation. And what better than a luxury holiday home? 
Hotel groups around the world have expanded their networks, on their own or with collaborations, launching extensive collections of luxury hotel homes that recreate the charm of a 5-star hotel, inside what feels like home. 
Giving wind to this trend is luxury hotel group Mandarin Oriental which launched Mandarin Oriental Exclusive Homes in partnership with an online platform called StayOne. With lavish properties spread all over Europe, the group intends to create a personalised luxury experience for a longer stay at an affordable rate. 
If you’re looking for a long summer vacation in a home away from home, here are the top luxury hotels offering the best homes in some of the most exotic locations.  
Accor OneFineStay
Accor OneFineStay
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Like Mandarin Oriental, Accor too collaborated with home rental platform OneFineStay for a luxury home collection. The collaboration includes a massive collection of 5,000 handpicked private holiday homes and villas to choose from; located in some of Europe’s most charming cities including Paris, Rome, Florence and Milan. Full of character, space and comfort, each residence is handpicked after careful inspection to ensure the best of a luxury hotel wrapped inside a rental home.  
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Destinations Hyatt
Destination Hyatt
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From snow-capped mountains and sun-kissed shores to colourful deserts and lush forests, Destination by Hyatt offers unique properties to choose from across Italy, Spain, US and Canada. Destination offers a private home base experience that is shaped by local culture in all these separate locations. Taking inspiration from local geography, indigenous architectural styles as well as regional tastes and traditions, each Destination property is designed in harmony with its surroundings to create an authentic experience for each guest.
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Four Seasons vacation rentals 
Four Seasons
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Having been in the market for quite a while, Four Seasons Vacation Rentals has over 750 rental homes to choose from. Whether you enjoy a beach, mountain or an urban centre for your holiday, Four Seasons has got you covered. Their most popular destinations include Bali, Bora Bora, Costa Rica, Vail and the Bahamas among others. From family escapes to romantic retreats or even a getaway with friends, the rentals cover all the amenities of a luxury hotel and more, all within the confines of a home.
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Homes & Villas by Marriott International
Marriott InternationalMarriott International
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In a commitment to providing travellers with unique and different accommodations, Marriott International Homes & Villas offers as many as 2,000 premium and luxury homes located in over 100 destinations which include the US, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. Blending the comfort of a traditional hotel stay with all the amenities of a private home, the collection is perfect for frequent travellers looking for a longer stay at a much more affordable rate. What’s more, guests will earn five Marriott Bonvy points for each dollar spent along with one Marriott elite night credit for each night of their stay, which can be redeemed for booking homes in the future.   
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Mandarin Oriental Exclusive Homes
Mandarin Oriental
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With properties in the South of France, Spain and the United Kingdom, the luxury home collection offers guests a unique selection of the world’s finest and most luxurious private villas, mansions and homes; from a private Island in Ibiza to a lavish villa overlooking the St Tropez, a home in the mountains or a classic English manor. Each of the fully serviced homes comes with concierge and housekeeping services 
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Villas by Relais & Châteaux
Relais and Chateaux
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One of the world’s finest hotel groups, Relais & Châteaux expanded their network of luxury collections with the launch of Villas by Relais & Châteaux. Offering a new standard of privacy and exemplary service, the launch includes a curated international collection of 600 luxury retreats across 30 countries including France, Costa Rica, Argentina, Brazil, Sri Lanka and Thailand. From seaside villas and beach houses to remote mountain chalets, rural cabins and safari lodges, each property reflects the diversity of architectural and cultural heritage of their respective locations. Some of the properties come with private Michelin-starred chefs and butlers for a truly personalised experience.  
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