Netflix’s The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals Review: Guilty Pleasure, Maybe

The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals is a Reality TV show hosted by Megan Batoon, Jo Franco and Luis D. Ortiz.

Sitting at home in the middle of a lockdown, I started watching The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals thinking that it’d take my mind off things and make me feel happy. Truth be told, it did all of those things and made me want to look forward to when I can go on a vacation, but right now, I just have a lot of mixed feelings.

But, jealousy aside, The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals is a Reality TV show that takes the viewers on a trip to different scenic locations on a budget vacation. Most of the times we see shows that showcase wonderful places that touch your heart but they are so crazy expensive that they would burn through 2 months’ salary. However, that’s not the case here. The TV show is filled with beautiful places and locales which you can enjoy on a budget, well, sort of.

Okay, so The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals has three types of vacation rentals and the prices range from cheapest to most expensive. And, obviously, according to the prices, the services, too, range. The most expensive properties obviously provide a variety of services, but rest assured, all of the rentals are mind-blowingly beautiful.

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The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals has our three hosts, Megan Batoon, Jo Franco and Luis D. Ortiz, go around different places to explore the most beautiful vacation rentals. As Batoon exclaims in one episode – they are out on a world tour. Although this is great content to consume as a guilty pleasure, I wonder who’d be able to afford a world tour or even a vacation at this point. Nonetheless, as I said, guilty pleasure is what this show is all about.

That being said, I found the series a tad bit pretentious and kinda annoying sometimes. Don’t get me wrong, the locations are gorgeous and the cinematography and direction are excellent. But the hosts themselves are very pretentious and sometimes talk too much. I think the creators could’ve focused more on the locations, cultures and food instead of letting them droning on and on and exclaiming “oh my god!” after every 5 minutes. I know the places are beautiful, but stop it.

Speaking about focusing, I felt that the show’s runtime is a bit short to cover the number of things that are shown in each segment properly. Most of the time, everything seems very rushed and we fly through things and hop on to the next to cover as much ground as possible. Although at most times I would’ve portrayed that to be a boon, but not really covering the various cultural and other aspects of each place is a lost opportunity that takes away the connection that the people could’ve felt towards the show.

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Summing up: The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals

The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals is a show that is kinda unique, I haven’t seen anything like it. The idea of checking out vacation rentals and how beautiful they can be is great and makes you want to pack a bag and leave. However, the show has several shortcomings and is a tad bit annoying. A guilty pleasure-worthy show, but for me, this is a one-time watch.

The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals is streaming on Netflix.

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The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals is guilty pleasure worthy but is a bit annoying after a while.

4 COMMENTS

  1. You nailed it except I would have given it 2 stars flat. They hosts are SOOO annoying that I can’t even focus on the rental location. They made too much focus on the hosts. I don’t care for any of them…seem very contrived to me, but that is the director’s fault. The focus should be the land, the beauty etc.

  2. Haha, I agree that they totally ruined the otherwise beautiful show. I mean, the locations were breathtaking. I wish they had focused on that instead.

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