The Californian sun during the summer is all the spa therapy we need for our souls this season. It’s brisk, delightful, and the perfect excuse to escape to one of these Californian summer villas, made for the hedonists who can’t get enough of all the good things in life. By Shubhanjana Das

1. Villa Serenity

Located in Indio, aka the ‘City of Festivals’, Serenity is a five-bedroom haven inside the Montage gated community, offering seclusion, calm, and of course, oodles of serenity to fill your system with. Be it the routine luxury retreat, a formal gathering with your family, or a golf trip with friends, Villa Serenity is that piece of pie that everyone wants to taste, no matter what the occasion. With a back patio that doubles up as a tropical oasis and spacious indoors luxuriantly decorated, we suggest you book this Villa for an extra two nights just to have the time to say goodbye in a proper fashion. The rates start from $975/night.

2. Redondo Beach Luxury

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Looking for a special place for your next family vacation in the Caribbean? Nestled on the grounds of a luxury resort in St. Lucia, this elegant plantation-style villa is sure to please everyone in your group. Enjoy instant access to the soft sands of Sugar Beach, as well as sumptuous waterfront dining, chic bars, and premier spa facilities. There’s also a complimentary kids’ club if you’re traveling with little ones! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👆Click the link in our bio to view our properties in #Saintlucia! 📸Photo by @Luxuryretreats 🏠Three Bedroom Villa Residence Beachfront, Sugar Beach, St. Lucia, Caribbean #travelinspo #beautifuldestinations #victorianhouse #welltraveled

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What’s a Californian trip without a sufficient dose of Vitamin Sea, right? The Redondo Beach Luxury, located just 20 miles from downtown LA, is a seafront villa with a sprawling 7,888 square kilometres of space. Summers are meant for long hours by the pool and what better than Redondo’s richly manicured pool with waterfall features? With natural light filtering in from all directions and a breathtaking view of the coastline, Redondo surely makes it to one of the most striking villas in California. However, you are looking at a pocket pinch of $3,900/night.

3. Beverly Hills 5

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This summer, go away with your family or friends and taste the true Hollywood magic staying at Beverly Hills 5, sitting on top of the Hollywood Hills. This gated villa is a 3-bedroom facility, which accommodates up to six guests and is pet-friendly. Along with every other amenity imaginable, Beverly Hills 5 also has a private patio and a gel fire pit. It offers the seclusion of the Hollywood Hills without being too far away from the lively Sunset Strip. Views of downtown Los Angeles definitely are something that we’d love to wake up to. The tariff starts from $695/night.

4. Village Royale WEHO

Sleek and chic and everything sweet, the Village Royale WEHO in Melrose Village neighbourhood of Los Angeles is a modern-day place, furnished impeccably with everything that comes with the placard of luxury and opulence, but in a very modern manner. Outdoor furniture, alfresco dining, rooftop terrace, and a private backyard are only few of the things that should lure you to this villa. If nothing works, the spectacular panorama of the Hollywood Hills surely should. The iconic Hollywood streets are only 10 miles away on a drive through Insta-worthy vistas. The Village Royale WEHO can be booked for $2,299/night.

5. The View at Las Old Palmas

The life in the Californian Desert Cities is best lived in a mid-century resort-like villa, which could double up as a secret hideout fit for a Bond. All the privacy and the quiet that you lacked amidst the hustle-bustle of city life will be made up for here in The View at Las Old Palmas, which comes with a bonus of the San Jacinto Mountains’ view. This gated property has four bedrooms and sleeps a maximum of eight guests. The backyard is right out of a movie set and the alfresco dining is out of charts. Besides, the fireplace and the barbeque don’t hurt a luxury retreat, does it? This piece of heaven can be booked for $1,145/night.

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