Tips for Securing Your Dream Luxury Rental

Remember the old adage: “the early bird catches the worm”? Well, securing your dream luxury rental is no different. Yes, there’s always a chance you’ll find an incredible last-minute bargain. But, really, when seeking those goosebump-amazing luxury experiences, why risk it?

Here’s why you should plan ahead and pick from the cream of the crop.

Luxury Rentals Are in High Demand

You know the kinds of places, we mean. Although everyone has their own interpretation of perfection when it comes to choosing a holiday/vacation rental, we can all agree on those extra special details. Mind-blowing views, the most exclusive locations, private beaches, apartments in the heart of the action, tree-houses, cabanas in walking distance of the beach, family homes with plenty to entertain the kids… the list goes on.

To secure the rental you really, really want, you need to act as soon as you have an idea of the dates you wish to travel.

Dream Luxury Rental in Comporta
Retiro da Andorinha in Comporta, Portugal

What You Can do to Secure Your Dream Luxury Rental

When it comes to getting what you really want, you need to plan ahead, particularly when booking luxury rentals during high season. You need to act as soon as you have an idea of the dates you wish to travel.


Booking in advance is essential to avoid disappointment during Christmas, New Year, Easter and the summer in Europe. Making your arrangements eight months to one year ahead is advised. Villas in Italy, Portugal’s Algarve and the Costa del Sol in Spain, for example, are usually booked for the summer season by March. You might find a last-minute slot if you are very flexible with your dates or decide to travel during shoulder seasons in early spring and late autumn.

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Blue Heaven – Luxury Gulet rentals in Turkey

Gulets in Turkey are also very popular during the summer and should be booked in advance, though you will find the weather quite agreeable during the shoulder seasons.


The high season for Mexico’s coastal regions is during the winter, when beach destinations become hot spots for snowbirds escaping the brutal temperatures back home. For luxury rentals from November through April, you will need to book at least 8 months in advance to secure your first choice. If you want to stay for Thanksgiving. Christmas and New Year, you might consider a whole year ahead, as competition is steep for these dates. Easter is also a very competitive time for luxury beach rentals in Mexico.

Be sure to book Atardecer Estate in Punta de Mita well in advance

For Banderas Bay — which includes the Riviera Nayarit, Punta de Mita and Puerto Vallarta — and Costa Careyes, summer is a great time to book a stay last-minute.

Mexico’s Caribbean locations in Riviera Maya and Tulum tend to be popular among luxury seekers both during the winter high season and the summertime. The region appeals to both North Americans and Europeans because of shorter flight times to Europe. As such, be sure to book well in advance for a summer luxury rental as well as winter getaways.

Winter getways
Casa Castaway on Soliman Bay, Tulum in Mexico.

If you are looking for a bargain, September is the time to book your stay in Mexico. And, if you plan it right, you can experience Mexico’s Independence Day on September 16th.

Tripwix to the Rescue!

However, if you haven’t had time to plan ahead to secure your dream luxury rental for your next getaway, never fear. You can count on Tripwix to recommend alternatives. Rest assured that all of the properties promoted by Tripwix have been personally inspected and selected for their “wow” factor. Early bird or last-minute, you can expect the highest levels of quality and impeccable service no matter which home you choose from the Tripwix collection.

Here’s what we do best …

Homes with That “Wow” Factor

Tripwix’s curators have an eye for distinguishing those villas, penthouses and mansions that will take your breath away. Be it an unrivaled view from a jetted tub; exquisite interior design and architecture; original artwork; high-tech details; a lavish private spa or a location on a secluded beach. You can be sure there’s something very special about any home you choose to stay in from the Tripwix collection.

Peer-to-Peer Pampering
Douro Valley Tripwix Ambassadors
Teresa and Manuel Lobo – Douro Valley Ambassadors

To ensure your stay is beyond perfect, we have local ambassadors representing Tripwix in each destination. These individuals are hand-picked by word of mouth. Some are local celebrities or artists. Others are experts in a particular field, such as wine-making, golf, surfing, and hunting, to name a few.

Impeccable services

Our local ambassadors will go out of their way to organise not just the things that you ask for, but also the kinds of things you might not even know you would like to experience, including unique encounters that only our Tripwix ambassadors can arrange. Besides the option of a chauffeur, helicopter rides, gourmet chefs and more, housekeeping staff at all properties are chosen for their flawless work-ethic.

So, remember, book ahead to secure your dream luxury rental and call us at Tripwix as soon as you have a rough idea of your dates. The more flexible you are, the easier it will be for us to find a home that is sure to wow. However, don’t forget that last-minute reservations are still possible with Tripwix. We will endeavour to find you the best options available.

Want to book now for next year or next week? Email us today, or call:

USA / CAN: +1 (877) TRIPWIX / +1(877) 874 7949
EUR: +351 962 031 231
MEX: +52 322 135 5983

Miguel Carvalho

Miguel Neves de Carvalho is Portuguese, from the southern region of Portugal, Alentejo. But, he considers himself a citizen of the world, having lived in Portugal, Mozambique, USA, Hong Kong, Macau, Dubai, and now, Mexico. For Miguel, the world seems a relatively easy place to get around as he speaks fluent Portuguese, English, Spanish and French and has a good understanding of Italian. His passion is to travel in order to eat and drink! Offer him the most unusual local dishes anywhere in the world and he is curious to try it and he will want to know what drink is typically served with it. Other passions include polo, horse riding, rugby, cigars and most recently ... golf.