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Where The Jet Set Stays

What’s more elite than the penthouse suite? These 8 exquisite private residences around the globe.

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In the age of AirBnB, it's fitting that the world’s most exclusive crash pads aren’t found in five-star hotels. Whether it’s taking over a billionaire’s private island in the Caribbean, lounging in George Clooney’s Lake Como villa, or hiding out in an elegant Parisian apartment, a certain high-minded subset of travelers are forgoing hotels entirely in favor of renting out private residences (often complete with private chefs, breathtaking views, and total privacy.) For a tour of the world’s most upscale vacation rentals, click through the slideshow above.