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10 All-star villas

Even the very finest hotels can't offer the kind of peace and quiet we crave. For isolation that is truly sublime, try these standout properties from around the world.

Casa Tabachin, <br>Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Casa Tabachin,
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Set on a hillside overlooking the Bay of Banderas, this four-bedroom house in Puerto Vallarta was once home base to movie director John Huston (he rented it while filming his masterpiece, "Night of the Iguana").

Though the property is still old-world opulent, it's been thoroughly modernized since then, with sleek contemporary furniture, a shiny-new kitchen, and original paintings by celebrated Mexican artists (owner Raquel Brooks also has a gallery in town). Two cooks, a housekeeper, and a handyman are on hand to cater to your every need.

Pricing: From $700/night.

Complete booking information: Casa Tabachin
Last updated February 07 2008: 7:47 PM ET

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