8 New Villa Rentals for Couples Who Want a Honeymoon Spot All to Themselves
Want to rent a villa or apartment for your honeymoon? Then look no further than these new-for-2016 options, from a sleek one-bedroom apartment in Iceland to a gorgeous villa in Greece.
This one-bedroom Chambertin rental from Paris Perfect has all the makings of a romantic getaway in the City of Light, including a claw-footed bathtub overlooking the Eiffel Tower and French doors that open onto a private balcony (from $377 per night).
Sporades Islands, Greece
Already experts in Sicily, Puglia, and the Ionian Islands, The Thinking Traveller is branching out to Greece this year, with five villas in Greece's Sporades Islands. Among the dreamy options: Potami, a two-story two bedroom with a wrap-around terrace, an infinity pool surrounded by olive trees, even a putting green (from $2,352 per week).
Set just a short walk from Reykjavik's main shopping street, the Home & Delicious property is made up of three rentals. At around 320 square feet, the one-bedroom apartment—bookable through Welcome Beyond—isn't palatial, but what it lacks in space, it makes up for in its ultra-cool and contemporary design aesthetic and proximity to top-notch restaurants (from $246 per night).
Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico City is on many a traveler's radar right now, and for good reason: it's got a world-class food scene, new cultural centers (including the Centro de la Imagen), and many neighborhoods to explore. Make your base Oasis Collection's Magnificent two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment in Colonia Juárez, located between the city's historic center and the Chapultepec Park area (from $250 per night).
The four-bedroom Casa Santa Maria, from Unique Properties and Events, is set right in the historic center of a small town just outside of Seville. If you can tear yourself away from the property—and its pool and many terraces and patios—there are plenty of churches, Renaissance palaces, and bustling cafes to explore (from $7,052 per week).
A super contemporary, tri-level apartment with a balcony overlooking Notting Hill? Yes, please! Powis Square has ample space made for relaxation, including a sitting room with a fireplace and a book-filled study. It's available through OneFineStay, which provides hotel-like services: top-notch toiletries, sheets, and towels; an iPhone preloaded with local recommendations (plus free data and local calls); and 24/7 support (from $286 per night).
Talk about a classic honeymoon destination. Red Savannah's Villa Bougainville, which overlooks the Amalfi Coast and the Tyrrhenian Sea, recently underwent a top-to-bottom redo and looks better than ever. The beach is just 100 steps away, though you may have trouble tearing yourself away from your temporary home (from $8,561 per week).
One way to escape to the Caribbean in style: rent Alphane, a perfect bungalow for two, where two walls of the bedroom open up onto a terrace and pool with ocean views. And should you want it, a Time & Place concierge can arrange a personal chef, spa treatment, restaurant reservations, and more (from $500 per night).