By Elsa Court
For a city loft
This one-bedroom apartment may have been designed in the style of a New York loft but it is located in the Tverskoy District of Moscow. The international feel of the flat extends to its quirky interior decor: features include a red fire hydrant from the US and a manhole cover from a Dutch street. The property is fully furnished and available to rent for Rbs400,000 ($5,230) a month.
For seaside history
Situated in Sag Harbor, a sought-after vacation spot on New York’s Long Island, this renovated 18th-century villa (main picture, above) retains striking original features such as exposed beams, high ceilings and working fireplaces. The five-bedroom property, originally built for the Revolutionary War veteran Captain John Hulbert, is a 10-minute walk from the sea. Featured in the Netflix show Million Dollar Beach House, the furnished property can be rented for $675,000 a year.
For Parisian views
While the living area of this fourth-floor apartment faces the Church of Saint-Sulpice in the French capital’s 6th arrondissement, its three bedrooms overlook a quiet courtyard. The flat, which has an elevator, is located in a 1930s building a five-minute walk from the popular Luxembourg Gardens. Offered furnished, it could be yours for €11,400 per month, which includes the services of a caretaker.
For working from home
The study of this five-bedroom house near Paarl in South Africa’s Western Cape offers uninterrupted views of Simonsberg mountain, providing solace while working from home during the pandemic. The open-plan kitchen and living area make it ideal for family life, while solar panels and insulation make it an energy-conscious rental. It is available for R68,000 ($4,437) per month unfurnished.
For outdoor entertainment
This seven-bedroom villa in Dubai’s Mohammed Bin Rashid City has ample outdoor entertainment space including a barbecue and dining area, plus a pool with hydromassage jets. With winter temperatures averaging around 25C, al fresco life can continue all year round. Annual rental for the unfurnished property is Dh1.5m ($409,000).
Photographs: Moscow Sotheby’s International Realty; Knight Frank; Christie’s International Real Estate; Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty; Luxhabitat Sotheby’s International Realty