High-Style Vacation Rentals

Vacation rentals have a reputation for bad décor. They're second homes that people may not have the money or time to decorate well, or (in many cases) they're just flat-out tacky, styled with kitschy knick-knacks and ugly bedspreads. These five international rental homes are just the opposite — open, airy, and tastefully decorated with simple furnishings.

  1. Chateau de Lartigolle in Gers, France: This six-bedroom vacation home outside of Toulouse skillfully balances rustic antiques with modern style and eclectic accessories.
  2. Destination BCN Rentals in Barcelona, Spain: This company owns holiday rentals in several Barcelona neighborhoods, including the Barri Gotic, Eixample, and Poble Sec. The décor is neutral, calm, and high-quality.
  3. Le Nid des Cigognes in Marrakech, Morocco: This 4-bedroom rental house has great bones, including arched doorways and tile floors. Patterned textiles are used to warm up the floors, walls, and furniture.
  4. COMMA Rental House in Daylesford, Australia: A 4-bedroom rental located 75 minutes outside of Melbourne, this farmhouse was decorated in a modern style by designer and artist Matt Martino.
  5. Maison de Mons in Provence, France: This rental home dates back to the 17th-century and was renovated by French architect, Henri Guydan, with interiors by Dutch designer, Arja Suddens. Each room features a carefully curated mix of antique art and accessories.


Photos: Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1), Les Cignones (2), Destination BCN (3), Diana Snape Photography found via Desire to Inspire (4), Mr. and Mrs. Smith (5)

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