Villa Kumulani, Maui, Hawaii

Designed by architect Tan Hock Beng and set on two ares, this villa sleeps eight.  An interior courtyard, an infinity pool and artwork highlight the home.  A private chef is available, and a 24/7 concierge service can arrange outings such as surf and hula lessons; Hawaiian cultural experts give guided tours.  A spa and shopping area are within walking distance.  Villa Kumulani, $4,500-$5,500 per night, is offered by Hawaii Hideaways.