Cooking might be the last thing a lot of people want to do while traveling — but others (you know who you are) find that it's a great way to feel more at home, entertain in comfort, and experiment with local flavors. The rise of the home-sharing economy has brought options out in numbers, and a well-equipped kitchen can be a real selling point for online rentals. Take a look at some of the current possibilities available for rent around the world... and see if you don't start planning some fantasy destination meals!
1. Provence, France
Your own pizza oven? Now that's a game changer to us. Check out this six-bedroom French estate, called L'Ancien Moulin.
2. Napa Valley, CA
A four-bedroom home in the Napa Valley hot springs resort town of Calistoga offers a spacious kitchen and a 12-person dining table to create elegant meals to pair with all that newly acquired fine wine. There's also an optional guest house to rent if you want to have more than six sleep over.
3. Florence, Italy
The 18-bedroom Villa Pozzolo comes with a private chef ready to whip up delightful meals with local ingredients, but you're also encouraged to use the Tuscan fruits and vegetables that grow on the 100-acre property if you want to cook in the 1,400 square foot kitchen.
4. Bali, Indonesia
An all-bamboo house on the edge of Pristine Valley has kitchens in each of three bedrooms if you want to experiment, plus a large main kitchen where a Balinese chef will prepare your first breakfast (and further meals, should you desire).
5. Victoria, Canada
Morningside Ocean Estate, a six-bedroom luxury oceanfront home inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, not only has a Barbie dream kitchen, but you can cook with fruits that grow on the proeprty, including olives, bananas, grapes, peaches, and cherries.
6. Park City, UT
A ski trip to charming Park City could be capped off by staying in this six-bedroom home that sleeps 15 and is built around a large and welcoming kitchen with plenty of dining space, recommended for multiple families who want to travel and cook together.
7. Malibu, CA
If you're not afraid of the potential for getting stuff dirty, this mostly-white four-bedroom Malibu beachfront home features stunning views of the Pacific from your kitchen — which is stocked with amenities like espresso and smoothie makers and All-Clad anodized cookware.
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