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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.

Villa Cortez,<br>Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Villa Cortez,
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Four of the bedrooms in this 4,000-square-foot Cabo San Lucas villa have their own sweeping patios overlooking the Sea of Cortés. (The fifth, in its own casita, provides extra privacy.)

The enormous kitchen can be stocked, by prior arrangement, with all your favorite food and drinks--so guests need never leave the property with its waterfall-fed pool, hot tub, and hammocks for lazy swinging.

That would mean, however, missing a round of golf on the adjacent Jack Nicklaus--designed course.

Pricing: From $2,000/night.

Complete booking information: Villa Cortez
Last updated February 07 2008: 7:47 PM ET

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