We all have to get out of dodge sometimes, whether it’s to escape the pressure of a job or a family that really does mean well, honest. No matter what the reason, you’ll find no judgement here. But you will find 13 remote, gorgeous, leave-your-life-behind vacation rentals everywhere from Montana to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Casa Bougainvillea, a St. Thomas vacation rental

Specs: 5 bedrooms; 5 bathrooms; sleeps 10

Price: From $771 a night

This sprawling gem is surrounded by bougainvillea plants on three sides—on the other, a secluded, rock-and-coral beach along Great Bay. You can snorkel the warm, turquoise waters, keeping eyes peeled for turtles, octopus, and eagle rays without worrying about other swimmers blocking your view. And while the house’s bright, tropical decor is worth spending time in, the most show-stopping property features lay outside of its walls. Think private Caribbean gardens, sculptures, a freshwater pool, gas barbecue, lily pond, and fountains.

Cabin Creek Landing, a Marion, Montana vacation rental

Specs: 6 bedrooms; 6 bathrooms; sleeps 18

Price: From $935 a night

All six bedrooms in this sprawling cabin feature their own fireplaces, making for one seriously cozy stay in this Montana vacation rental home. If you do venture outside, you’ll only have to go so far as the deck the enjoy the great outdoors. If you’re feeling more adventurous than that, you can hike the property’s 7.5 acres of mercifully people-free wilderness, or drive the 56 miles to spend the day at Glacier National Park.

Pacific Azure Villa, a Puntarenas, Costa Rica vacation rental

Specs: 5 bedrooms; 4.5 bathrooms; sleeps 12

Price: From $258 a night

The hammocks, lounge chairs, and hot tub are all calling your name. Tucked amid Puntarenas’s famously lush rainforests, and not far from the beach, this sprawling villa offers plenty of ways to relax without being bothered by other souls. You can hang out on the balcony overlooking the pool, host a barbecue, or simply spend the day lounging in the soft sand nearby. And if you want to really relax—or you get a touch lonely out there—private yoga and surf lessons, massages, and private chefs can all be arranged.

Creekside Chalet, an Irish Beach, California vacation rental

Specs: 4 bedrooms; 3 bathrooms; sleeps 8

Price: From $250 a night

Enjoy a peaceful, private stay amid California’s famous redwoods in this charming A-frame home, where you’ll only hear singing birds (and not clumsy, loud neighbors). It’s outfitted with satellite TV, a Blu-ray DVD player, and WiFi for restorative days spent lounging around the house. Venture outdoors and you’ll discover, first, the hot tub and its private deck, and then, a little further, the serene Irish Beach.

Seal Cove, a Bath, Maine vacation rental

Specs: 5 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; sleeps 10

Price: From $313 a night

If you like any of the following, this vacation rental home is for you: oceanfront property, kayaking, swimming, hiking, fishing, hot-tubbing, and roasting marshmallows over an open fire. Oh, and ample privacy and space, just for you. This picturesque Maine home and all its amenities are perched on a private, 6-acre peninsula with 1,600 feet of protected coastline. Inside, you’ll find a refreshingly non-stuffy decor, complete with patchwork quilts and charming wood panelling.

Glass & Steel House, a Borrego Springs, California vacation rental

Specs: 2 bedroom; 2.5 bathroom; sleeps 4

Price: From $227 a night

This is about as remote as it gets. Which is great, because this ultramodern home—designed by architect Richard Orne—offers up floor-to-ceiling windows in much of the house. They afford spectacular views of the desert, dunes, San Ysidro Mountains, and this dark sky zone’s starry night skies…but would also show you off to any passersby, if there were any. But the 10 acres of private property surrounding this gem make that a moot point. Oh, and you’ll pretty much be staying in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, so pack those hiking boots.

Kubla Khan, a San Jose, Costa Rica vacation rental

Specs: 2 bedrooms; 1 bathroom; sleeps 4

Price: From $100 a night

Picture yourself here, surrounded by the serene Chirripo River, mountains, virgin rainforests, and the lush San Isidro Valley. This is Costa Rica at its finest. The hardest decision you’ll make is whether to eat lunch—made with the onsite garden’s herbs—before or after climbing nearby waterfalls, cooling off in swimming holes, or sunbathing on the rocks right in front of the house. Inside, you’ll find all the comforts of home, from an espresso machine and juicer to WiFi and washer/dryer.

Mello Cove Landing, a Dayton, Montana vacation rental

Specs: 4 bedrooms; 3 bathrooms; sleeps 8

Price: From $321 a night

Here between the tall pines, mountains, and lake you can find true serenity, whether you prefer to hole up for the winter or enjoy some serious outdoor adventures during the warmer months. You’ll find choice hiking right outside your door. Or, if you bring a small boat you can day-trip around the area or spend long afternoons boating, swimming, and water-skiing.

Volare, a Turrialba, Costa Rica vacation rental

Specs: 3 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; sleeps 6

Price: From $195 a night

Be honest—how much do you wish you were that guy? Well, it could be you, if you head to this remote Turrialba Volcano region, surrounded by cloud forests and the country’s only pre-Columbian ruins. And though it’s definitely private, this house is not completely isolated. It’s accessible by well-paved roads, which is how the owners are able to offer a full-service package, including daily cleaning and meal preparation.

La Bou, a Soufriere, Dominica vacation rental

Specs: 2 bedrooms; 1.5 bathrooms; sleeps 4

Price: From $195 a night

There is no internet or television here. Making La Bou a destination for those dedicated to truly leaving the material world behind.You’ll fall asleep, and awake, to the sounds of glorious nature, and not much else, in this charming, rustic home. But it does have staff living 1km away, meaning you can choose to explore the area with seasoned local guides (or not). Some choice highlights near the house are the National Trail and the Soufriere Sulphur Springs, where you can take a load off and soak in the warm waters.

Villa Bernardo, a St. John vacation rental

Specs: 4 bedrooms; 4.5 bathrooms; sleeps 8

Price: From $1,071 a night

This brand-new home is perched high above Cinnamon Bay, meaning when staying here you can enjoy sweeping views of Jost Van Dyke, Tortola, and Francis Bay. From that pool. Which is gloriously, privately, all yours. That’s not to mention the multiple outdoor patios and balconies, as well as the hot tub, where the view is nothing to sneeze at, either.

Casa del Cabo, a Guanacaste, Costa Rica vacation rental

Specs: 2 bedrooms; 3 bathrooms; sleeps 6

Price: From $265 a night

Most of this hidden home is open to the jungle, meaning you nearly always get a front-row view of the lush rainforests that surround it. The house itself is made from local wood, harvested from fallen trees. Hundreds of banana trees and other exotic fruits grow on the property, meaning you can wander downstairs and pick your breakfast, if you can reach.

Huckleberry Rose, a McCall, Idaho vacation rental

Specs: 2 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; sleeps 8

Price: From $195 a night

We’ve written about the glories of McCall before—and if you’re not in the know, get ready to discover your new home away from home. This homey lake house sits on the shores of Payette Lake, with mountains rising dramatically in the distance. Hunker down in the winter with the satellite TV, after long days of skiing. In the summer, bring your boat and spend those long, lazy afternoons out on the water, and toast to the glories of America.

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