Travel: In Photos, the most Extravagant Airbnbs Around the World to Book for Your Next Trip

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A-list holidays are no longer the sole preserve of five-star hotels and swish resorts thanks to Airbnb.

a clock tower in front of a building: This Renaissance-era estate is a mere 20-minute drive from stunning city Florence © Airbnb This Renaissance-era estate is a mere 20-minute drive from stunning city Florence

The popular online booking platform has revolutionised vacations by offering access to some of the most interesting private places to stay in the U.S.

And Airbnb Luxe also allows users to search for some of the most extravagant Airbnbs available anywhere in the world.

So if you are feeling frivolous and price is no problem, take a look at these most exquisite of Airbnb listings.

Villa Machiavelli: Florence, Italy

This full-renovated 16th-century villa is situated only a short drive from Florence – but with its own private helipad, perhaps you should arrive by helicopter instead.

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The beautifully furnished villa can accommodate up to 16 people and is set in stunning countryside featuring fantastic panoramic views of the nearby vineyards and olive groves.

a table that has a sign on the side of the road: This luxury Airbnb retreat in Punta de Mita, Nayarit sleeps 14 and entertains even more Airbnb © Airbnb This luxury Airbnb retreat in Punta de Mita, Nayarit sleeps 14 and entertains even more Airbnb

Estate Brisa: Punta de Mita, Nayarit, Mexico

This is without question of the most luxurious properties Punta Mita has to offer.

Spread across two floors, Estate Brisa boasts an enormous open-plan living room and beautiful gardens, access to the exclusive Kupuri Beach Club and famous golf courses – not to mention direct views of the Pacific Ocean.

a resort near the water: Principal view of Marrakech's contemporary riad just after sunset Airbnb © Airbnb Principal view of Marrakech's contemporary riad just after sunset Airbnb

Contemporary Riad: Marrakech, Morocco

This sumptuous seven-bedroom modern riad, sited on the periphery of Morocco's vibrant capital city, blends modern decor and traditional details.

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Highlights include a rooftop terrace offering panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains and there is an optional chef available to prepare mouthwatering Moroccan cuisine.

a house covered in snow: This stunning 10,000 square foot Steamboat Springs lodge includes a climbing wall, hot tub, pool table and even a movie theater Airbnb © Airbnb This stunning 10,000 square foot Steamboat Springs lodge includes a climbing wall, hot tub, pool table and even a movie theater Airbnb

Family-Friendly Lodge: Steamboat Springs, Colorado

This high-end and homely six-bedroom house near ski resorts is proof kids can enjoy luxury too.

After a hard day pounding the pistes, your entire clan can indulge in acres-ski in front of an enormous fireplace or unwind in the lodge's jetted hot-tub.

This luxurious private island Placencia, Belize, can easily accomodate 12 guests Airbnb © Airbnb This luxurious private island Placencia, Belize, can easily accomodate 12 guests Airbnb

Private Caribbean Island: Placencia, Belize

Indulge your pirate fantasies via Airbnb with this ultimate in exclusive vacations, situated off southern Belize's coast.

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The Little Harvest Caye island's five-bedroom compound is a five-minute boat ride from the mainland.

However, there is plenty to enjoy while cut-off from the mainland, including a chef, maid service, while kayaks and paddle-boards are also available.

an island in the middle of a body of water: This extraordinary nine-bedroom estate with oceanviews across Nova Scotia Airbnb © Airbnb This extraordinary nine-bedroom estate with oceanviews across Nova Scotia Airbnb

Maritimes Escape Chester: Nova Scotia, Canada

This meticulous mansion boasts some of Canada's most expansive – and expensive – coastal views.

This stunning nine-bedroom estate can cater for as many as 16 guests, who are guaranteed an unforgettable experience, with a gym, spa, steam room, game room and swimming pool all on offer.

a close up of a street in front of a brick building: This spectacular converted Synagogue sits in heart of New York's artsy East Village Airbnb © Airbnb This spectacular converted Synagogue sits in heart of New York's artsy East Village Airbnb

Stunning Synagogue Townhouse: New York

This four-bedroom former synagogue is situated in New York's hipster-central East Village – and offers both luxury and history.

The living room features 22ft-high ceilings and trendy exposed brick, while the master bathroom features a steam shower and freestanding whirlpool tub.

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a house with a mountain in the background: This nine-bedroom, fully-staffed property offer unparrelled views of Thailand's Andaman Sea Airbnb © Airbnb This nine-bedroom, fully-staffed property offer unparrelled views of Thailand's Andaman Sea Airbnb

Tranquil Thai Estate: Kamala, Thailand

With this extraordinary nine-bedroom villa near Phuket boasting both an infinity pool and jacuzzi, guests may never feel the need to visit the beach.

The modern indoor living spaces open onto terraces overlooking the sumptuous Andaman Sea and there is also a game room, media room and much more should you wish to spend any time inside.

a large pool of water: This exceptipnal Orlando mansion treats guests to more than 25,000 square foot of luxury living Airbnb © Airbnb This exceptipnal Orlando mansion treats guests to more than 25,000 square foot of luxury living Airbnb

Luxe Mansion with Lazy River: Orlando, Florida

This jealously-inducing Orlando villa comes complete with 14 bedrooms capable of accommodating as many as 34 guests.

And although there is a bowling alley and home cinema, the main attraction is the custom swimming pool with a lazy river, bridge and sunken bar.

a house with bushes in the background: This self-catering lodge is found in South Africa's Black Rhino Game Reserve Airbnb © Airbnb This self-catering lodge is found in South Africa's Black Rhino Game Reserve Airbnb

Nkala Safari Lodge: Pilanesberg, South Africa

Those who want to safari in style via Airbnb may be tempted by this luxury lodge while resting after exploring Africa's unparalleled nature reserves.

As many as 12 guests can rent this six-room lodge exclusively and enjoy the bar, pool, lounge, and plenty of space for accommodating al-fresco dining.

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a group of palm trees on the side of a building: This entire five-bedroom luxury villa in Kailua-Kona can be yours Airbnb © Airbnb This entire five-bedroom luxury villa in Kailua-Kona can be yours Airbnb

Private Big Island Oasis: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

This five-bedroom golf-course "ultra-luxury villa" offers exceptional views of both the opulent resort and Pacific Ocean panoramas.

The luxurious master suite includes direct access to the lanai and an awe-inspiring infinity pool, in addition to a private rainforest outdoor shower.

a stone bridge over a body of water: An incredible 22 bedrooms and 34 bathrooms awaits those who book the Chateau de Farcheville via Airbnb Airbnb © Airbnb An incredible 22 bedrooms and 34 bathrooms awaits those who book the Chateau de Farcheville via Airbnb Airbnb

Château de Farcheville: Bouville, France

Straight out of a fairy tale's pages, this almost-unreal French castle boasts 22 opulent bedrooms with plenty of period decor, a mind-boggling 34 bathrooms, and a wealth of "concealed doorways, hidden passages and secret rooms."

The castle, which has never been open to the public, also includes an underground wine cellar and even its very own Medieval prison cells!

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