Some things in life never grow dull. Just like a gin and tonic on a summer’s afternoon, for many, sunsets are an endless source of delight. Who doesn’t become an Ansel Adams wannabe when awed by a particularly spectacular sunset? Instagram is certainly full of our attempts at capturing that winning sunset.
While every destination on the planet — technically speaking— gives birth to a sunset 365-days a year, some destinations are “more equal” than others. For example, it’s no secret that west-facing locations on the coast offer particularly spectacular displays of our solar system’s bold star doing what it does best (second only to sun rise, of course, but that’s a whole other blog post).
To save you the trouble of travelling the world in search of the best homes for watching the greatest free show on earth, we have complied a list of our favourite luxury sunset rentals in the Tripwix collection. Tripwix’s curators don’t just check the quality of the mattresses and linens when inspecting villas, we also consider subtle details such as your chances of enjoying a stunning sunset during your stay.
Browse our top 8 luxury sunset rentals below…
To begin the countdown of best luxury sunset rentals, we have a special treat in Umbria, Italy. Torre Bella is your chance to live a modern fairy tale amidst awe-inspiring landscape and sleek contemporary interior design. The rooftop terrace capping this authentic medieval castle provides 360-degree views, meaning that you will never miss sunset (or sunrise) no matter where the sun makes its descent.
Contemplating sunset while swinging from a hammock simply had to feature on our list of top sunsets. No country does hammock chillaxing quite like Mexico. At Villa Pelicanos, sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and the Marietta Islands await you in one of the most exclusive golf neighbourhoods in Mexico – try the views from the hammock or the bathtub, you won’t be disappointed. Besides the sunsets, enjoy full access to the Four Seasons Hotel — restaurants, spa, gym, kids club, pools, beaches, lazy river, tennis courts and more.
Sunset is but the cherry on the cake of the jaw-dropping views you can enjoy of the Douro Valley from Quinta do Crasto. Accompanied by our local ambassadors, Manuel Lobo and his wife Teresa, you can “wine” away the hours till sunset. Manuel is the Head Winemaker at Quinta do Crasto winery, and pretty much an all-round wine guru extraordinaire. Imagine a sunset picnic among the Douro Valley vines or a sunset wine tasting by the pool. Nothing short of fabulous for those seeking luxury sunset rentals in Portugal!
Sunset shows have some steep competition in this house peppered with fabulous contemporary sculptures and eye-catching artwork. Unique modern architecture and breath-taking views – coupled with an enviable address – make this a most memorable home with many one-of-a-kind features, and high technology. Make time for a sunset game of tennis or a soak in the jacuzzi and see if you can spot the African continent on the horizon from this Marbella home on Spain‘s Costa del Sol.
Watch sunset from the infinity pool that hangs high above the Mediterranean in one of the world’s most sought-after areas — or from the stunning outdoor gym with sea view! Besides daily sunset treats, you can enjoy never-ending views out to the Galli Islands, while Positano and the Amalfi Coast stretch away to your left with one dramatic rocky headline after another. One of our favourite luxury sunset rentals in Italy.
Morphing magical shadows and a kaleidoscope of hues characterise the sunsets in Alentejo, Portugal. From its privileged position crowning the village, Casa de Santiago wows guests with its wonderful views. On one side, you can look out across the rooftops towards the pretty rolling countryside of Alentejo. From the other side, you can gaze upon its majestic sandstone neighbour whose origins date back to pre-Celtic times.
Watch spectacular sunsets from a hidden sandy ledge nestled in the rocks where the waves mist your skin with their refreshing spray as they tumble on the sand. This oceanfront estate is – without a doubt – the most secluded and coveted of all Punta Mita locations. Situated on an ocean-front bluff with steps down to unarguably the prettiest private beach in the area (otherwise only accessible by boat) this spectacular home offers privacy, a fabulous location and a broad array of guest facilities.
And the winner is …
If you think you have seen a spectacular sunset from land, you are in for a treat. Nothing beats the seemingly endless sunsets you encounter while sailing. A floating paradise on crystalline waters, the Blue Heaven gulet ensures an experience unlike any other. Deck space is plentiful and big daybeds complete the picture alongside a freshwater Jacuzzi tub. All you have to do is choose your spot and allow the sunset show to begin.
Contact our luxury travel specialists today to select from our collection of luxury sunset rentals with Tripwix so you can impress your friends with an album of magnificent sunset photographs. Don’t forget to post your sunset photo on our Instagram or Facebook account with the hashtag #TripwixSunset and tell us where you took the photo!