10 Dream Homes for a Change of Scenery  By

10 Dream Homes for a Change of Scenery

Whether you are actively planning your next trip this spring, summer or beyond or just dreaming about a change of scenery, these home listings (not in any particular order) around the world are sure to inspire!  After the past year of pandemic life, you might be craving sunshine, the energy of the outdoors or maybe just to refresh your work from home routine in a completely different setting.

If you have a home listing on SabbaticalHomes.com that would be an ideal post-pandemic home away from home, please add the link in the comments section on our blog and let our community know all about it. Note: with travel opening up at different rates around the world, be sure to check travel guidelines in relation to COVID-19 and/or vaccinations before making housing arrangements.

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Dream Home #1: Luxurious Villa on the island of Sifnos, Greece

This beautiful home on the Greek island of Sifnos is the “perfect place to appreciate the slow rhythm of Mediterranean life.” With views of the island and Aegean Sea, the home is modern with a design unique to Sifnos. It is located halfway between the main village of Appolonia and the ancient town of Kastro with easy access to local beaches, shopping and restaurants.

SabbaticalHomes.com Listing #69565. A Welcoming villa on the island of Sifnos in Greece.
A welcoming villa on the island of Sifnos in the Cycladic Islands in Greece.

2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1 Office | Suited for 5 People
Available from March 28-May 30, July 19-August 7, August 23-September 3
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Dream Home #2: Sea Ranch in California, United States

The Rookery is a beautiful home designed by well-known architect Edgar Allan Steinau at the world-renowned Sea Ranch.  Sitting at the end of a cul-de-sac on nearly an acre of forested land with its own private creek, the house looks out over the Pacific on the Mendocino Coast of Northern California. When you’re not outdoors looking at the views, you’ll enjoy this light-filled home with beamed ceilings and relax in front of the natural rock wood fireplace.

SabbaticalHomes.com Listing #142038. The Rookery at Sea Ranch near Mendocino, California.
The Rookery at Sea Ranch near Mendocino, California.

3 Bed  |  2 Bath  |  Suited for 6 People
Available May 31, 2021 onward
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Dream Home #3: Eco Home with Mountain Scenery in Kyoto, Japan

Rossory House enjoys an incredible vantage point over the mountains that lie between Kyoto and Lake Biwa. You can fully relax into Japanese mountain retreat life while not sacrificing the convenience of Kyoto and an international community on your doorstep. A world class Eco-home, the natural cedar and cypress timbers provide a warmth and comfort that fits well with the mountain environment, and eagles, hawks and other bird species can be observed at all times during the day.

SabbaticalHomes.com Listing #142649. The loft library at the Rossory House in Kyoto, Japan.
The loft library at the Rossory House in Kyoto, Japan.

4 Bed  |  3 Bath |  1 Office | Suited for 8 People
Available from April 1, 2020 onward
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Dream Home #4: Updated Home on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada

Ideal for a writing retreat or just to spend time reconnecting with nature, this home near Ganges is full of light and has been renovated beautifully. It’s close to the Salt Spring Conservancy, Blackburn Lake, the forest, trails and a landscape that is unique to the Gulf Island. You can take all of this in from large deck as well!

SabbaticalHomes.com Listing #142403. Renovated cottage to reconnect with nature on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada.
The sun-filled living room of a home on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada.

3 Bed  |  2 Bath  |  1 Office |  Suited for 5 People
Available from November 2021 to March 2022
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Dream Home #5: Cozy Cottage Apartment near the White Mountains in Tamworth, New Hampshire

With three walls of windows, this recently renovated cottage apartment has magnificent views of the Sandwich Range and Ossipee Mountains. Walk to local trails or bike three miles to the Tamworth village center. You can enjoy an old-fashioned summer of swimming in clean waters, hiking diverse networks of trails, biking, kayaking, reading, conversing, relaxing and, perhaps, taking in a play at the nation’s longest running summer theater.

SabbaticalHomes.com Listing #143394. Cozy Cottage Apartment near White Mountains in Tamworth, New Hampshire
Cozy Cottage Apartment on a lake White Mountains in Tamworth, New Hampshire.

1 Bed  |  1 Bath  |  1 Office | Suited for 2 People
Available June 17 to September 20, 2021
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Dream Home #6: Casa Verde in Guanajuato, Mexico

Beautiful Casa Verde is located in the Centro but tucked up Callejon Potrero for privacy and tranquility; this home combines beautiful views of El Centro with the convenience of being directly in it, and provides guests with an enchanting Guanajuato experience. The geography, history, rich culture and warmth of the people of Guanajuato makes it a truly special place to stay. Note: this property and much of Guanajuato are accessible only on foot, so not recommended for anyone who has difficulty walking or climbing hills or steps.

SabbaticalHomes.com Listing #143262. Casa Verde in Guanajuato, Mexico.
The upper balcony at Casa Verde in Guanajuato, Mexico.

3 Bed  |  2  Bath  |  Suited for 5 People
Available August 2 to December 18, 2021 and January 3 to May 20, 2022
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Dream Home #7: Rustic Manor in the Countryside of Provence, France

Experience the beauty of the French countryside in this updated manor home, Les Mouliéres. Situated on 60 acres of land (with a caretaker in a separate unit on the premises), this country home is spacious and charming, with cozy fireplaces, a balcony with an uninterrupted view down the valley all the way to the Mediterranean and even a pool. This home is an ideal “get away” while still being just a few minutes drive from the local village and an hour to Nice.  

SabbaticalHomes.com Listing #142707. Les Moulières is a beautiful home in countryside of Provence, France.
Les Moulières is a beautiful, renovated manor home in the countryside in Provence, France.

5 Bed  |  5 Bath  |  2 Offices
Available August 20, 2020 through May 31, 2022
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Dream Home #8: Contemporary Family Home in Ithaca, New York

Enjoy this spacious home with abundant natural light in the Cayuga Heights/Village of Lansing/Highgate Circle neighborhood. This wonderful year-round retreat has central air conditioning and heat and landscaped front and back yards with beautiful spring and autumn colors, birds in the backyard and a small creek running just behind the property fence.

SabbaticalHomes.com Listing #143355. Spacious contemporary kitchen in light-filled Ithaca, New York home.
The spacious contemporary kitchen in this light-filled Ithaca, New York home. 

4 Bed  |  3 Bath  |  2 Offices | Suited for 8 People
Available August 15, 2021 to August 15, 2022
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Dream Home #9: Welcoming Home on Mount Ulriken in Beautiful Bergen, Norway

This bright and welcoming home has an open floor plan, cozy wood-burning stove, a nice garden and is close to shops, an excellent school and of course, Mount Ulriken. With spectacular views, hiking from the backyard, excellent air quality, and plenty of outdoor space on two balconies, this is an ideal place to spend this Fall!

SabbaticalHomes.com Listing #143512. Modern home for rent or exchange in Bergen, Norway.
Light-filled home for rent or exchange on Mount Ulriken in Bergen, Norway.

3 Bed  |  1 Bath  |  1 Office |  Suited for 4 People
Available August 9 to December 31, 2021
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Dream Home #10: Charming Villa in Cascais, Portugal

This charming Villa with a glass-clad living room and central, open fireplace is an oasis of peaceful privacy, but just a half hour train ride to Lisbon. Surrounded by a lush Mediterranean garden and close to the famous Guincho beach, it’s a perfect home to relax in, walk or ride a bike along the oceanfront or enjoy the two nearby world-renowned golf courses.

SabbaticalHomes.com Listing #87904. The living room in a charming villa in Cascais, Portugal.
The living room and fireplace in a charming villa near Guincho Beach in Cascais, Portugal.

2 Bed  |  2 Bath  |  2 Offices  |  Suited for 5 People
Available January 17, 2021 Onward
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