A new show on Netflix called “The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals” showcases some of the best places on the planet to spend a vacation at, according to the producers. It premiered on June 18th and some critics have made comparisons with Anthony Bourdain’s shows around the world.
The show has three hosts. Former real estate agent Luis D. Ortiz is responsible for finding luxury accommodations; design expert Youtuber Megan Batoon discovers the best bargains, from cheap but quality places; and travel and lifestyle blogger Jo Franco identifies places with unique characteristics, either for their surroundings or because they are associated with some kind of experience.
You can travel through the food, the bizarre, and you can go on and on, because there are endless amounts of categoriesJo Franco
The episodes, each about 35 minutes long, are mostly thematic, though there are a few that are focused on specific tourist destinations. The presenters spend two nights in each place. There is a snake-shaped apartment in Mexico City, a luxury cave in the Ozarks, a yacht in the Caribbean, a chic bungalow in the Bahamas, a gourmet chalet in Japan, or a tree house on an alpaca farm. Viewers will find chapters focused on houseboats, bizarre stays, private islands, and gourmet stays. Also shows on Hawai and Bali.
I think there’s going to be some fierce competition for rentals that you see on the showJo Franco
In addition to showing the best parts of these diverse accommodations, the presenters briefly participate in local experiences. Though the program doesn’t intend to go into depth in any particular topic, the presenters try offer a glimpse into the things that visitors could see and do in these cities or regions. Almost all of the accommodations where Ortiz, Batoon and Franco stay are available on major international room and vacation home rental platforms.
I think what people can take away from the show is not necessarily specific places, but the idea that there are so many places to rent, because we only saw three properties per episodeJo Franco