The best Marriott Homes & Villas properties you can book


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Nov 08, 2023

The best Marriott Homes & Villas properties you can book

Renting a whole home, rather than just a hotel room, provides more space and

Renting a whole home, rather than just a hotel room, provides more space and privacy for the whole family to stretch out and relax. Short-term lodging platforms like Airbnb have revolutionized attitudes toward staying in a stranger's home.

However, these platforms usually don't provide the perks and security of a global loyalty program. Marriott solves the problem with Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy, offering professionally managed luxury homes worldwide. While each property is unique (and more memorable than your average cookie-cutter corporate chain hotel room), guests can expect brand standards like high-speed Wi-Fi, bathroom amenities, high levels of cleanliness and round-the-clock customer support.

Marriott is one of the world's largest and most well-known hotel chains, with a diverse portfolio of brands in the United States, from cheap and cheerful budget options to aspirational luxury properties. Marriott's Bonvoy loyalty program allows members to earn and redeem points for free nights (including at Homes & Villas properties) and earn elite status for perks like room upgrades, free breakfast at certain brands, bonus points and early check-in and late checkout.

With so many unique and luxurious properties across the globe, here are our top seven properties for your vacation.

Live it up in the heart of midtown Atlanta with this spectacular penthouse conveniently located near the Georgia Institute of Technology and North Avenue MARTA station.

The property features two bedrooms and two bathrooms with a Scandinavian aesthetic — ideal for getting ready for a night on the town. The breathtaking view is thanks to 16 1/2-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows that welcome plenty of natural light and add to the sense of space. A large, open-plan kitchen allows groups to entertain at home, or simply mix up a cocktail to enjoy on the private balcony. Head up to the sun-drenched rooftop pool terrace on the 24th floor, where communal grilling stations, alfresco dining tables and a fire pit are available to soak up that Georgia sunshine.

Rates start at $893 or 156,000 points per night.

With incredible views of Costa Rica's Tamarindo coast, this property's clever ecodesign means you won't need to pump up the air conditioning to enjoy the tropical setting.

Keep the camera handy for the parakeets, howler monkeys, iguanas and butterflies that populate this jungle-meets-coastal dry forest setting. Relax in your own infinity pool as you soak up the ocean views and sunsets of Guanacaste's Gold Coast. This incredible property sleeps up to 10 guests across four bedrooms. Some of the four bathrooms have sea views, so you can check the surf conditions before you even get out of the shower.

Rates start at $857 or 153,000 points per night.

Retreat from the chaos of everyday life at this Zen beach house in Tabanan, Bali. The area is known for its picturesque rice paddies and undeveloped natural beauty offering a more traditional slice of Balinese life. Travelers looking to get off the beaten path while still enjoying the comforts of home can stretch out in this luxurious villa with its own private pool.

There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms with a semi-outdoor living area ideal for relaxing and entertaining in the tropical air of Southeast Asia. Don't worry about the occasional downpour in this tropical paradise — a generously sized gazebo allows all-weather activities.

Free on-site parking is provided, and if you don't feel like cooking in the fully equipped villa kitchen, the nearby Lilly by the Sea restaurant offers beachfront dining with local and international cuisine. Try the signature "Bebek Goreng Garing" for dinner, a crispy duck marinated in cinnamon, coriander seeds, ginger and nutmeg.

Rates start at $378 or 66,300 points per night.

Get your camera ready for one of the most incredible views in Dubai and a jaw-dropping penthouse that's the perfect social media backdrop for enjoying the best of the United Arab Emirates. There are four luxurious bedrooms, sleeping up to nine guests, and 4 1/2 bathrooms, making it ideal for extended families or groups of friends to live it up in this millionaires playground. Relax in the swimming pool on your private balcony and revel in the views of the Palm Jumeirah and the Ain Dubai, the world's tallest and largest observation wheel.

A short car ride away is the world-famous Atlantis, The Palm, with its Nobu restaurant and Aquaventure water park. Or you can walk to Club Vista Mare, with its seven restaurants overlooking the water, including Rumba, Logs & Embers and The Tap House.

Rates start at $1,777 or 317,300 points per night.

Enjoy 360-degree views of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands with this freshly completed four-bedroom villa sleeping up to eight guests.

A huge open-plan living and dining area opens out to your private pool and Long Bay. The fully appointed kitchen includes a six-burner gas stove to whip up meals for the whole family and then gather at the spacious 12-seat dining table. Or, if you prefer, a barbecue grill and smoker invites alfresco cooking while taking in the tropical trade winds with the world-famous Grace Bay Beach in the distance. A private chef is available for an extra charge if you would rather let someone else handle the cooking while you take in the ocean views with a cocktail in hand on one of four sun loungers.

Those lucky to snag the master bedroom can enjoy a private outdoor soaking tub, a king-size bed and a walk-in closet.

Rates start at $1,403 or 246,100 points per night.

Live like royalty in this spectacular 18th-century chateau just a 30-minute drive from the historic French town of Avignon, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The combined three-story main house and farmhouse cottage have an impressive 16 bedrooms (all with en suite bathrooms), which are elegantly appointed with antique furniture. Sleeping up to 29 guests, the property is ideal for large group gatherings such as weddings or milestone birthday celebrations.

Outside on the spacious grounds, amenities include a large swimming pool, with an adjoining children's pool, as well as an outdoor shower and changing rooms. For those looking to be more active during their French getaway, a tennis and basketball court is equipped for use day and night, while exquisitely manicured lawns can host croquet, badminton and volleyball tournaments.

Wine aficionados are just a short drive from vineyards producing Cotes du Rhone and Cotes du Ventoux wines. There is also an extensive wine cellar within the chateau.

Rates start at $7,482 or 1,375,800 points per night with a seven-night minimum stay.

While it may be snowing right outside, you'll stay warm and cozy in this five-bedroom, five-bathroom penthouse in the Golden Peak ski area, just a five-minute walk from Vail Village. The ultimate in mountainside pampering begins when you open your car door — there's heated, private parking for two cars leading to an elevator to access the property.

The penthouse is thoughtfully designed with natural wood, high ceilings, eye-catching artwork, lighting displays and decorative nods to local fauna and ski sports. The home sleeps up to 20 guests, and kids will love the six-person bunk room.

An enormous theater kitchen invites guests to show off their best cooking skills or take a seat at the bar while a private chef does the hard work for you for an extra fee.

There is also the option to grill outside on the spacious terrace with mountain views, a fire pit, patio heaters and even a hot tub to soothe the muscles after a long day on the slopes.

Rates start at $2,141 or 382,300 points per night.

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