We live globally—family spread across continents, children on the other side of the country, friends who forgo a home base to travel the world. It takes a consummate host to bring together a far-flung cohort, to create an inviting anchor point worthy of an extended visit. Put up your family and friends in these remarkable guest houses and take a break from coordinating elaborate meetups away from home.
The Sprawling Ranch, Uruguay
Take your ease at this five-hectare dream home in Maldonado. The main house features soaring ceilings and soothing whites, while the pool house boasts a gym, fireplace, and Turkish bath. The pièce de résistance for visitors is the two-bedroom, two-bathroom guest house that includes a reception hall and laundry facilities. At this South American pied-à-terre, it may be your guests who entertain you.
The Waterfront City Stunner, New Zealand
Award-winning architect Pete Bossley gave this incredible Auckland-adjacent home a well-deserved redesign, aligning it with the highest standards of comfort and eco-friendly luxury. The 13-meter solar-heated pool and easy harbor access for paddleboarding and boating will have each of the four bedrooms in the separate second home booked solid.
The Historic Equestrian Estate, Poland
Polo fans will flock to this 279-hectare estate overlooking the Warta River. With its close proximity to Berlin and Warsaw, plus its own airstrip and helipad, the Sowiniec Polo Club and Manor is made to receive. Polo fields and arenas are maintained to perfection, as is the five-suite country-style guest house. Between matches, guests will love the stately decor, beautiful indoor pool, and library-style cigar lounge.
The Waterfront Colonial, New York
Nestled amongst the Winchester County trees, with expansive views of Long Island Sound, this Larchmont Georgian Colonial adds an air of dignity to even the most idle holidays. House visitors in this property’s spacious two-bedroom guest cottage, and invite them by to laze in the heated pool, recline in the gazebo, and the walk private sandy beach. Twenty-two miles from Manhattan and minutes from Larchmont’s commuter train, this property offers picturesque seclusion within reach of the big city.
Plan your next staycation with friends at one of these incredible properties, complete with the kind of guest houses your visitors will never want to leave.