Travel Picks: Top 10 rental homes in North America

Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:50am EDT
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LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Sometimes you want the comforts of home even while you're on holiday and a luxury rental can put you at ease while you're sampling the best of a new city, resort or region.

Travel Web site TripAdvisor ( has provided its own list of luxury rental homes in North America, ranging from beachside villas to spacious mountainside estates on the slopes. This list is not endorsed by Reuters.

1. 17 Mile Drive at the Lodge, Pebble Beach, California

Designed as a French château overlooking the Pacific Ocean and famous Pebble Beach Golf Course, heavenly 17 Mile Drive at the Lodge comfortably sleeps 14 within its majestically art-adorned walls. It's also perfect for a gold-plated summer barbeque with open-air patios, bocce ball courts, a water fountain, playground and room on its more than three acres of land designed to host more than 200 guests.

2. MIT PED, Punta de Mita, Mexico

Called the Casa El Destino, this uber-luxurious rental home sports breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, the Marieta Islands, and the skyline of Puerto Vallarta. Guests can play chef in its gourmet kitchen, swim in its expansive oceanfront pool, or take in rounds of golf with preferential tee times at outstanding nearby courses.

3. Camelback Vista, Phoenix, Arizona

Resting high on Camelback Mountain, remarkable Camelback Vista overlooks the beautiful Valley of the Sun and its surrounding red sandstone cliffs. The property boasts a triangular infinity edged pool that spills over in all directions, a spacious outdoor kitchen, theater room, and even a rock climbing wall for the more active traveler.

4. Casa Fryzer, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico   Continued...

<p>Sailboats rest at anchor in Stillwater Cove as a caddy makes his way along the fourth fairway at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California February 8, 2004. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith</p>