Buenos Aires, Argentina
Here's the opportunity of a lifetime for fans of the Godfather trilogy: rent Francis Ford Coppola's actual residence in Buenos Aires, a space that he retreats to to write and relax in his adopted city. If available (that is, if none of the Coppola clan are in town), travelers can rent either just the top or bottom level, or the entire home, for the duration of their stay in BA. The beautiful residence is situated around a 'jardin escondido' or secret garden, and is one of our top picks for a place to catch up on some serious R&R while in the midst of Palermo's hustle and bustle. The very personalized concierge can arrange anything from an in-home steak dinner, prepped on the grill by the resident 'asador', to a tasting of wines from Argentina's best vineyards (not to mention Coppola's own label from his Napa Valley winery). Feel like just curling up for a movie? Choose a flick from Francis Ford's own DVD collection.