Winter, schminter. The cooler months may be upon us but a tropical getaway (and a good dose of vitamin D), is closer than you think. With these five dreamy beach houses on Airbnb, in five tropical locales, you can still book a chic beach break, within a five-hour flight of New York.
Where: Turks and Caicos
What: Sleeps two, $907 per night
At this beachfront hideaway, there’s only enough room for you and bae to relax amidst the magic of the Caribbean. The villa has a private pool deck and white sand beaches right by it, making for an idyllic tropical vacay for two. Marble furnishings and a minimalist décor make the property as stunning inside as the surrounds, while the master suite boasts a king-sized bed and glass doors, offering expansive views of the turquoise bay below.
Kelly Isle Villa
Where: Turks and Caicos
What: Sleeps six, $977 per night
If you don’t see it up close and personal, this contemporary three-bedroom villa’s view of the Leeward canal may strike you as CGI animation. Fortunately for anyone who wants to experience this actual daydream, it’s real and comes with a lush list of features from en-suite bathrooms with two-person showers to a sizable pool in the backyard deck. And the neighborhood is a good'un – you're just five minutes from Salt Bar and Grill, a chic bar overlooking the marina.
What: Sleeps 10, $11,318 per night
Perched prettily on a hill above Anguilla's rocky shoreline, Asian-style Villa Kishti offers sublime ocean views from three of its four bedroom suites. This peaceful hideaway also features a ginormous infinity pool and grotto with a giant hot tub. The sleek design of the spa-like property spells relaxation and seclusion for groups looking for the most snapchat-worthy getaway around.
What: Sleeps 16, $11, 111 per night
Le Bleu’s two-and-a half acres of exotic gardens are ripe for a group getaway, with the slickest palatial communal living and entertaining spaces around. There's no shortage of indoor and outdoor dining options at your disposal, as well as two pools, a tennis court, a personal cinema and beach pavilion. Dreamy? You betcha.
Elements Sand Villa
What: Sleeps eight, $4,066 per night
The Sand Villa is a little like a vintage Hollywood mansion, with 65,000 square feet of the most lavish facilities that money can buy (or in this case, rent). Steps from the sizable infinity pool and jacuzzi area is half a mile of powdery white sand, while the creamy interior furnishings are primed for entertaining. All in all, you can't go wrong – the villa is a gem.