HOT DESTINATIONS FOR 2019

August 28th, 2019

When it comes to scouring all corners of the globe for the hottest destinations and luxury villa rentals, you can leave the hard work to us! Drawing on latest industry trends, A-list tips, and with insight from our team of travel experts, we’ve selected four of the hottest destinations for the year ahead.

Whether you want to; chill by the pool, get back to nature in the country, or bathe in the bliss of the warm Mediterranean breeze, we’ve got it covered.

Gustavia, Saint-Barths
For such a small island, Saint-Barths packs a sizeable punch! Loved for its pristine white beaches, five-star restaurants, St Barths luxury rentals and yacht-filled harbour; it’s a destination that never goes out of fashion. As such it has even been proclaimed the ‘place to be’ in 2019 by Conde Nast Traveller.

It’s an especially perfect time to visit, since the island is up and running with several multi-million renovations, following a brief hurricane a few years back. Play a game of tennis, swim with turtles, or just chill in the comfort of your private pool. Complete with seven bedrooms Villa Liliana is a great place to say, especially convenient for the St Barths Bucket Regatta at Gustavia harbour, between 21-24 March.

Tuscany, Italy
In recent years wellbeing-travel has become popular; combining travel with relaxation, spending quality time with your loved ones, and enjoying the natural beauty of the world. Tucked away in the Tuscan countryside, luxury villa rental, Villa Pilar offers all of this and more. With 11 bedrooms, its own private pool, and luxurious grounds set in the heart of the Italian countryside, it’s a place to enjoy ‘la dolce vita’ at its finest.

It’s easy to get immersed in the slower pace of life here. With endless cultural sights, delightful eateries and cycle routes to discover; all washed down with a local bottle of Chianti for good measure!

Marbella, Spain
Combining the best of luxury living with city beaches, Marbella has earnt a top spot in 2019’s hottest destinations to visit. Growing in popularity, Andalucía received more than 10.6 million guests in 2016, a figure that continues to grow.

On the western coast of Spain, this lively destination has it all; golden beaches, an old town with first-class shops, top-rated golf courses, hidden sculptures by Dali to discover and its famous marina in Puerto Banus.

Go big or don’t come at all; the only place to stay is Villa Cynthia – a sprawling 11-bedroom estate perfectly placed in the hills!

The Riviera, France
It’s hard not to be dazzled by the beauty of the southern coast of France; encompassing the glamourous Saint-Tropez, world-famous Cannes and billionaire’s home of Monaco, some say its reminiscent of Beverley Hills. After all, it boasts a five-star following, luxury villa rentals carved into its hillside, high-end boutiques and enough Michelin-star restaurants to dine somewhere different every night.
The Côte d’Azur is always a trusted destination for unrivalled luxury and class. This year presents another exciting opportunity to visit, with a number of events; from the Monaco Grand Prix (23-26 May) to the 72nd Cannes Film Festival (14-25 May).

But putting the Riviera firmly on the map for 2019, is the release of the ‘The Hustle’; the highly anticipated remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, filmed – you guessed it – in the South of France!

Villas in St Tropez to rent aren’t always easy to come by, with this being a popular destination, so book in advance. Villa Leslie is one of the most decadent, and authentic places to stay, accommodating up to 16 guests.
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WHERE THE STARS ARE TRAVELLING TO IN 2019

August 19th, 2019

If anyone appreciates the jet set lifestyle and a taste for the finer things in life, it’s our A-list friends. From first class luxury villa rentals to king-size yachts, there’s no holding back when it comes to the very best that life has to offer.

Offering a glimpse into their lifestyles, here’s three destinations that are always in vogue. To help you on your way, we’ve hand-picked the best five-star villa rentals to complete your trip!

Always Chic in France
Since the early days of film, the French Rivera has been a haven for stars of the silver screen, royalty, fashionistas and billionaires alike. With turquoise waters, golden sands and delightfully warm summer days, not forgetting it’s mix of culture and couture, it’s no surprise that it remains popular to this day.

Expect to see Elton John and his partner David Furnish, who own a home in Mount Boron, or Brad Pitt who is no stranger to nearby ‘Cap Ferrat’, dubbed ‘Cap Celebrity’ for its VIP fan base. With sweeping views, and a luxurious interior Villa Dahlia, is the perfect place to unwind in your own luxury villa rental.

Closer to the action, and within reach of the International Film Festival, Villa Nada is nestled in the hills of Cannes; boasting seven incredible bedrooms with equally stunning views to match.

Expect to see a roll call of stars during the Cannes Film Festival, possibly Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper tipped to attend this year. Previous guests have included Julia Roberts, Lupita Nyong’o, Kirsten Stewart, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem to name just a few.

The Chill of the Caribbean
Oozing with style, glamour and an A-list clientele, the Caribbean island of Saint-Barth is a year-round destination for the rich and beautiful.

Expect to hang out with supermodels, such as Emily Ratajkowski or Heidi Klum, who make the most of its bikini lifestyle! However, most VIP guests descend on the island come New Years’ eve, with a ‘who’s who’ of billionaires in their super yachts.

If you prefer dry land, then Villa Silvana is the perfect luxury vacation home rental, with all the five-star touches you could hope for, including a very ‘instagram-able’ view.

Cool in Colorado
A popular hangout for those who like the great outdoors, Aspen has become somewhat of a celebrity favourite in recent years.

Do like the A-listers and stay in your very own private abode at Villa Justine. Here you can ski by day and bliss-out by night, with its state-of-the-art facilities, including a wet bar, BBQ and fire pit!

Come at the right time and you can expect to rub shoulders with the likes of Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton who are big fans. Christmas and New Year is a popular time for A-listers, as well as events such as the ‘KickAspen Big Air’ and the annual ‘Jazz Aspen Snowmass’.

Go Greek!
Where impossibly blue waters meet a lively up-for-it-crowd, this Grecian hideaway attracts beautiful people from all around the world. You never know who you might run in to, Tom Hanks and Lindsay Lohan both own luxury vacation homes here, while supermodels Kendall Jenner and Alessandra Ambrosio are frequent visitors.

Live like an A-lister with a luxury villa rental at Villa Micaela. This seven-bedroom property offers the ultimate in relaxation with its white washed interior, calming sounds of the sea and private pool hanging off the Cliffside.

Global Luxury Villas offer luxury villas in a selection of leading destinations around the world.

HITTING UP FESTIVAL SEASON IN EUROPE

August 2nd, 2019

With summer in full swing and festival season upon us, it’s time to think about that long overdue vacation in your very own luxury villa rental. Now
is a great time to visit Europe with its warm weather and plenty of festivals and parties in full swing. From yachting events to classical music performances and party-all-night soirees, there’s something for everyone.

If you’re ready to book your luxury villa rental and jet off in style, here’s some inspiration for things to do, with some of the best festivals over the coming months.

Shine on at Starlight
Marbella manages to effortlessly combine putt-perfect golf courses, Marbella luxury vacation homes and a healthy measure of after-hours fun, making it a top European destination for a ‘vacay’. A favourite festival returning again this summer is Starlight. Bringing some of the best acts from around the world in music, highlights include John Legend on 24 July and Jason Derulo on 13 August, amongst many other stars. Combine this with crystal-clear waters, hiking trails and gastro-delights, and you’ve got all the ingredients required for the perfect holiday.

Party with Pride
The cosmopolitan Greek island of Mykonos is both a chic get-away and party destination all in one. With a proud LGBTQ community, the XLSIOR festival taking place during 21-28 August is one not to miss.

With 30,000 revellers expected to attend this huge dance party, you’ll be wise to book your Greece luxury villa rental in advance.

Sail Away in St Tropez
A festival of a different kind, the Mediterranean waters of St Tropez are ever-popular with the jet-set community. As such, it’s a haven for yacht enthusiasts and the uber-elite, culminating in the annual Les Voiles de St Tropez event. A stalwart in the yachting diary, this event returns again between September 28 and October 6, with plenty of local delights to enjoy.

Villas in St Tropez to rent are snapped up during this time for their privileged views of the waters below, be sure not to miss out and book in advance.

Dance all Day, Dance all Night!
The hedonistic island of Ibiza is one big festival from the opening parties in May, to closing in September. Visit the island during this period and you’ll be bamboozled with the endless soirees, day and night.

Both the opening and closing events are not to be missed. But if you come peak season, then time it around the Ibiza Rocks festival, with live performances and DJ sets. For all the Ibiza feels, the MK Pool Party conjures up the famous Ibiza spirit, running from 8 July until 19 August. After all that partying, you’ll need a luxury villa rental Ibiza to rest and recover!

A Classic Escapade
Not to be outdone by its Balearic partner in crime Ibiza, Mallorca has its fair share of festivals during the summer months. Attracting a sophisticated audience, the Pollenca Music Festival on 7 August brings classical music to a historic venue in the North of the island. Team this with an extended stay in your very own Mallorca luxury vacation home for an authentic experience and magical weekend away.

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Unmissable global events for the jet-set traveller

July 18th, 2019

MARK YOUR CALENDARS – THE TOP EVENTS FOR 2019

It’s that time of year again, when calendars start filling up and the thought of a vacation dominates our minds. But before you start booking your luxury villa rental and jet off to warmer climes, here’s some inspiration for the year ahead.

From the sun-kissed shores of Saint-Barth, to the ever-bustling Balearics, and the buzz of Miami, to the natural beauty of Aspen; there’s something for everyone to enjoy, hinged around a calendar of exciting events, not to be missed!

Saint Barth in July
Some come for the jazz, others the yachting – and nearly everyone for the beach! Why not have it all, with a trip to the sunny island of St Barths over 27-28 July, when the Flamands Fete festival returns. It’s worth booking a St Barts villa rental in advance, as this is a busy time for the buoyant island. With its rooftop pool, sweeping views and six sizeable bedrooms to enjoy, Villa Estelle is perfectly placed for a blissful break.

Ibiza in August
The party paradise of Ibiza is at its peak in August with its legendary parties. Top of the list is uber-club Ushuaïa, known for its VIP clientele and dazzling high tech productions. With DJs from all over the world, every night the island is in full swing.

Make the most of the Ibiza’s restorative qualities and head to Villa Rochelle high in the hilltops, yet close enough to the action of Playa d’en Bossa. Complete with eight large bedrooms, its own pool (and waterfall), as well as BBQ area, it’s the perfect retreat for groups of friends looking for a luxury villa rental Ibiza.

St Tropez in September
There’s endless reasons to come to St Tropez; the food, the people, the Picasso exhibition, and a well-known film festival in nearby Cannes, are just some of the reasons! But hand-in-hand with its glitzy personality, ‘Le Voiles de Saint-Tropez’ might just be the event to make you visit in 2019.

This popular regatta attracts more than 300 yachts to its shores, between 29 September to 6 October. Naturally, villas in St Tropez to rent are in high demand at this time. Book in advance to avoid disappointment, and put Villa Sogno Di Luce high on your list. This five-star property is perched atop a sun-drenched hill, offering a prime position overlooking the sailboat-dotted bay below.

Miami in December
The cultural melting pot of Miami is best experienced in December, during the annual Art Basel Festival. Bringing artists, and art lovers, from all over the world, this must-visit event celebrates modern contemporary art with more than 70,000 people visiting. If you plan to be one, then a luxury villa rental miami is the only way to go!

Set in private grounds, enshrined with palm trees and boasting its own pool Villa Ola offers a tranquil setting, just minutes away from Miami beach.

Aspen for New Years’
Eternally fun all year-round, Aspen is the place to visit, for those that appreciate the great outdoors and plenty of entertainment. Combining both of these perfectly, December to January is a fun time for families to visit. Not only is it perfect powder weather for catching some ski, but the city’s annual New Year’s party in Wagner Park is pretty legendary. With warming drinks to keep your spirits up, live music and a blazing bonfire on Aspen Mountain, it’s never too early to book your Aspen luxury vacation home rental. The city’s best kept secret, Villa Justine is great for families. This six-bedroom abode even comes with its own indoor Jacuzzi and bar!

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Where the rich and famous spend their time in Europe

July 8th, 2019

PLAYGROUNDS OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS IN EUROPE

Europe is a continent that has it all; cooling Mediterranean breezes, world-class ski resorts, luxury villa rentals, beautiful golden beaches, endless marinas for yachts and party islands renowned the world over.

Known for their five-star lifestyle, the rich and famous have exquisite taste when it comes to a well-deserved vacation. Inspired by their favourite European destinations, we’ve compiled a billionaire bucket-list that is simply unmissable!

Saint Tropez, France

From Kate Moss and Leonardo di Caprio, to Princess Charlene and Prince Albert of Monaco, you never know who you might bump in to in Saint Tropez.

This French coastal town is known for its decadent lifestyle, boutique shops and extravagant parties. If you don’t own a countryside mansion here, the next best thing is to rent a luxury villa in St Tropez, or do like Simon Cowell and board your private $73 million yacht!

Oozing with glamour and irresistible old-world charm, Villa Anastasia is the perfect hideaway, hidden in the charming hills of Ramatuelle (also home to the world-famous Pampelonne beach). Closer to the action Villa Leslie serves up the right amount of coastal charm and privacy, in this highly desirable eight-bedroom property dangling above Cannes.

The Alps, France

While America has Aspen, Europe has the Alps. Offering great conditions for ski and snow during the winter months, Courchevel is known to be a billionaire’s ski row, also dubbed ‘Saint Tropez on Snow’!

And it’s easy to see why. Catering to high rollers, there’s no less than eight Michelin star restaurants in the area and plenty of mountain bars for a touch of Apres Ski. It’s impressive ski resort ‘Les Trois Vallées’ is one of the best in the world, where you’re no-one without a Gucci onesie – take note!

Complete your stay in vacation home Villa Layla which recently underwent a €1,000,000 renovation. With breath-taking views over the Dent du Villard, there’s a lot to take in, literally!

Ibiza

Up the tempo and head to the magical island of Ibiza, to see how the other half live. Aside from its well-publicised clubbing scene, Ibiza rentals are some of the most impressive you will find in Europe. It’s one of the many reasons it attracts an elite crowd, including; Cristiano Ronaldo, Paris Hilton and David Guetta who all own luxury villas here.

Complete the playboy lifestyle and stay a Villa Rochelle which was named the most “luxurious and exclusive villa” on the white isle by Conde Nast Traveller. With its supersize clifftop pool, and eight en-suite bedrooms split across four floors, it’s another league of luxury.

Mallorca

The largest of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca is still small with just 870,000 people living here. Yet its appeal is wide reaching – popular with CEOs and celebrities alike who moor up to its marina and bathe in its sun-kissed beaches.

Enjoyed by food and wine lovers, as well as those who appreciate the great outdoors, there’s plenty to see and do here, or simply relax and do nothing at all. There’s lots of places to discover by foot, bike and of course – superyacht!

Hollywood royalty (Jennifer Aniston, Michael Douglas) and traditional royalty (King Juan Carlos) have all been known to visit, staying in some of the top vacation homes on the island.

If you can’t beat them, the only way is to join them! A stay at Villa Pedra is everything and more that luxury dwelling should be, set in a renovated estate in tranquil surroundings.

But like all things on this island, you’re never too far from the neighboring village, and is stunning beach, making this a great choice for a five-star getaway.

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LUXURY TRAVEL DESTINATIONS FOR WINE LOVERS

June 21st, 2019

Some destinations need to be tasted to be believed! France, Italy, Greece and Costa Rica, are just some countries high on the list of any self-respecting foodie and wine lover. Yet finding the right luxury villa to rent can in itself be a challenge.

With many of these vineyard retreats hidden in valleys, or nestled deep in the countryside, it can be a challenge to find an accessible destination to visit. That’s why we’ve compiled our list of top destinations for wine lovers, complete with luxury vacation homes within the neighboring vicinity.

Blissful Bordeaux

Arguably, France should be visited at least once if you’re serious about wine. There’s endless regions to choose from, but Bordeaux stands out as one of the most appealing, with plenty of high quality vacation rentals to enjoy.

Blessed with the perfect conditions for flourishing vineyards and with extensive sprawling grounds, the temperate climate of Bordeaux is globally acclaimed for its wine making. Here over 90% of the produce is red wine, made with Merlot and Cabernet, attracting visitors from far afield, any time of year.

The charming coastal town of Arcachon makes the perfect stop-over point for visiting; combining both the local beach, and with links to the great French countryside for wine tasting.

For a truly French experience, a country estate is a prerequisite! With eight generously-sized bedrooms, Villa Tatianna offers a vast luxury vacation home in its chateau-style estate. It’s a wonderful base for exploring the region, without being limited to just one vineyard. Plus, its many facilities make it ideal for larger groups and families too.

Iconic Italy

The Amalfi Coast is home to sweeping views, world-class cuisine, and Villa Adele. Perched on Sorrento’s rugged hills, many come here for a romantic escape and appreciation of its outstanding local cuisine. With local Michelin star restaurants on your doorstep, you may never want to step outside the village. The luxury vacation home is also equipped with everything you could desire for a five-star stay. But if you do venture out, there’s a world of wineries awaiting your arrival; including the renowned Winery De Angelis, half an hour away by car.

For a traditional experience, the coastal village of Monte Argentario in Tuscany is home to Villa Larissa. Appealing to large groups, this seven-bedroom luxury villa rental has its own fully-equipped kitchen for dishing up locally sourced dishes. Hanging off the Italian coast, it looks and feels like an island in itself, however it’s perfectly located for trips to nearby wineries, within easy reach.

Glorious Greece

Mykonos is a lively place for those that love delicious food and drink, with beach life thrown in for good measure! Nonetheless, this small Greek island, does produce a small amount of vino, using native Greek grapes ‘assyrtico’ that offer a rich nutty flavor.

Staying at Villa Kendra you can have it all; glorious sunshine and a pool to dip in to, as well as a 10-minute drive to the ‘Ecologically Vineyard and Winery of Mykonos’.

Charming Costa Rica

While it might be better known for coffee, Costa Rica’s wine region is well worth a visit. Pair this with a stay at Villa Kamala for a truly memorable experience. Set in paradise, this luxury vacation home offers ten-bedrooms in its world-class eco-lodge. Committed to wellbeing, the pioneering design utilizes the natural terrain, to create a zen-like space. There’s plenty of local vineyards to discover, although you’ll need a car to visit them all. Neighbouring Finca Vidor, tends to be very popular with tourists, and much like Villa Kamala, should not be missed!

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Must Visit Destinations For Seafood Lovers

May 23rd, 2019
Luxury Villa Rental for Seafood Lovers

If you like your swordfish with a side of calamari, if you know your ‘pacific’ from your ‘Kumamoto’ oyster, and if you can crack a lobster claw in less than 30 seconds, you may well be a ‘sea-foodie’!

Revered by foodies the world over, many even chose their luxury villa rental based on kitchen facilities and private dock, in order to cook and catch – such is their love of fresh seafood.

From Saint Barth to Saint Tropez and Ibiza rentals, there may be oceans between them, but there’s plenty of fish in the sea, so to speak. Here’s our top destinations for seafood lovers…

Villa Emily

Ibiza

Surrounded by perfectly turquoise waters, there’s no shortage of locally caught fish on this idyllic island.

By day, Nikki Beach in Santa Eulalia delivers mouth-watering lobster tacos and steamed Ibiza prawns, offset to a pumping soundtrack and fun crowd! It’s not alone, the legendary Blue Marlin on the beach prides itself on serving some of the best sushi in the land.

Meanwhile, for a more authentic experience, head to the Old Town after dark; with its interwoven cobbled streets and hidden cove of restaurants, there’s no better place for a local paella.

Ibiza luxury rentals should be booked in advance, and nearby Villa Emily is one of the best positioned to all the nightlife and excellent restaurants in the area.

Villa Contenta

Miami

Miami is a haven for foodies, everything can be found here; Asian fusion, Cuban, Spanish, Mediterranean and more.

Surrounded by a bay and the ocean, its seafood scene is hard to miss. Many who come here try the grouper sandwich at local stalwart Garcias. Meanwhile, sushi lovers should head to Japanese restaurant ‘Naoe’ which is Michelin-starred. Not to be missed, Area 31 downtown leads the way in responsibly sourced fish with a Spanish twist.

A popular Miami villa rental to stay in close to these restaurants is Villa Siri. Or, for those that feel more adventurous, Villa Contenta boasts its own private dock, inviting you to spend the day flinging your hook into the great Atlantic Ocean. Its state-of-the-art kitchen is the perfect place for your private chef to rustle up your catch of the day!

Villa Maya

Saint-Barth

Surrounded by tranquil blue waters, this Caribbean gem is known for its creole cuisine and plenty of fresh fish. For those that love beach life with unrivaled luxury, Saint-Barths has it all.

Stay at St Barths luxury rental Villa Maya for good links to all the best restaurants, with the added benefit of its secluded hillside position. Dine under the stars at nearby Tamarin, one of the best restaurants on the island for seafood lovers, with a dedicated menu offering locally sourced Mahi Mahi, wild shrimp and tuna.

It can only be topped by nearby Eden Rock, known for its celebrity clientele and world-renowned chef Jean-Georges.

Villa Brigitte

St. Tropez

With an endless list of five-star eateries, Michelin-star restaurants and local cafes serving outstanding cuisine, St Tropez is a gastronomical delight.

This once sleepy fishing village, still serves up delightful dishes, such as fish soup – perfect with a glass of local rose. For something quick and easy, the port has no end of diners, crafting stunning dishes from local fishing boats. For something more refined, Le Girelier is known for its lobster, crab and oyster platters.

The French pride themselves on rustic home cooking, and the sleek open plan kitchen at Villa Brigitte alone makes it a top luxury villa for rent in St Tropez.

Finally, if you left your superyacht at home, why not hire a private charter for the afternoon and enjoy a touch of big-game fishing, with the locals!

Villazzo offers a wide selection of luxury house rentals for a five-star get-away. With outstanding customer service and an unrivaled portfolio of properties, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable stay.

Five Ways To Nail A Five-Star Vacation In Miami

February 20th, 2019
Miami Luxury House Rentals

Known for its glitz and its glamour, jet-set dwellers, beautiful beaches and luxury house rentals, Miami is no stranger to the high life. In fact. #VacationGoals might just come to mind when you think about this popular luxury destination!

But, for a city that demands ‘go big or go home,’ there’s only one way to visit – and that’s in style.

In order to nail your five-star vacation, there’s a few essentials and certain etiquettes to consider before booking a luxury break, quite unlike any other.

Villa Melissa

1. Luxury Living all the Way

Locals, guests and tourists may have a shared appreciation for the finer things in life. This means decadence at every touchpoint.

Start with a luxury Miami rental, such as Villa Melissa. This spectacular modern home is furnished with the latest amenities, delivered to the high spec. Its large kitchen is the perfect spot for hiring a local chef to cook up a treat for dinner parties and soirees, with no expense spared.

With two parking spots, don’t miss the opportunity to hire only the very best sports cars to show off your drive-way; a Bentley convertible should do the trick.

Villa Contenta

2. Billionaire Beach Bunker

When Kanye West splashed out on a million dollar ‘beach bunker’ on Miami beach, it made global headlines. To follow suit, you’ll need more than a Miami beach villa; you’ll need a mansion masterpiece!

With seven huge bedrooms, Villa Contenta is up there with some of the most desirable and breath-taking properties in the city. This sprawling estate spans over 11,000 sq ft, putting Kim and Kanye’s 4,700 sq ft four-bedroom property firmly in the shade.

Villa Valentina

3. Decadence and Opulence

By its own admission, Miami is not an understated city. Here, decadence comes in great packages. For the full five-star experience, you need to eat, drink and dwell like an A-lister.

There’s endless Michelin-star restaurants to sample, as well as high-end watering holes and private clubs for evening entertainment.

Back in your luxury house rental, Miami is best enjoyed with a chic abode. Villa Valentina is the perfect answer to this, with its symphony of design, prime waterfront views, exquisite modern art masterpieces, and a stunning vanishing-edge pool to relax in. It’s Miami living at its best.

Villa Kayla

4. Yachts to do

If you’re going to nail your Miami ‘vacay’, there’s one pre-requisite above all others; you’re
going to need a yacht! What’s more, you’re going to need a dock to moor it.

In the many mansions for rent, Miami is home to a number with private docks, like Villa Kayla. This stunning contemporary property sleeps 14 people, with floor to ceiling natural light, showing off its prime location in all its magnificence.

Boasting waterfront views, this elite property is one of the most in-demand, for those wanting only the very best from their break. It’s extremely popular during the International Yacht Show, so advance booking is advised.

Villa Siri

5. Keep it Exclusive

While Luxury Miami rentals are dotted all over the city, prestigious residences are harder to come by. As such, properties located in and around the island’s waterways are some of the most popular in well-heeled circles.

Tucked away in the Venetian Causeway, Villa Siri offers all the trimmings of five-star luxury, in the privacy of its own island. Within swinging distance of the local golf club, and an Uber ride from the golden stretches of sand, it has all the hallmarks of exclusivity about it. Not to mention its private heated pool and six en-suite bedrooms.

Villazzo offers a wide selection of Miami luxury house rentals for a five-star get-away. With outstanding customer service and an unrivaled portfolio of properties, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable stay.

The International Boat Show of Miami – Where to Stay and Play

February 4th, 2019
Miami International Boat Show

The International Boat Show is one of the most anticipated events in Miami’s calendar, and perfect excuse to treat yourself to a luxury Miami villa rental at the same time. Attracting a well-heeled clique of jet set visitors, it returns again between February 14 and 18, 2019.

As one of the busiest times in the city, it’s worth organizing your trip in advance, to make sure it’s VIP access all the way, and you nab one of the top villas in Miami to stay.

If you’re planning to visit, here’s what you need to know.

Miami International Boat Show

What to Expect

Big things – in every respect. This is one of the top events for the global sailing community, with super yachts, sailboats, catamarans and sailing gear to marvel at. Last year attendance was up 7% with nearly 100,000 guests visiting from approximately 35 countries.

To avoid disappointment, tickets are worth buying in advance and start from $25 at miamiboatshow.com

Villa Valentina

Where to Stay

The International Boat Show takes place in Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin, which is just below downtown. Villas in Miami are always a great option for small and large groups, offering the right balance of freedom and privacy. Villazzo, offers the best Miami luxury house rentals, with five-star concierge service for your every need.

If you plan to stay close to the venue, Palm Island is a tranquil setting for some respite. Here, Villa Kayla is well suited to families, with five large bedrooms, a stunning pool and views across the bay.

If you’re looking to moor up, then Villa Valentina offers a waterside residence for your superyacht that is sure to impress. With all the trappings of luxury, this six-bedroom luxury Miami villa is one of the most sought after.

Just minutes from the excitement of Miami Beach is Villa Melissa – an elegant four-bedroom property with a private dock.

Nobu Miami

Restaurants & Bars

Much like the exquisite villas in Miami Fl, its food and drink scene is impressive. If you want to soak up the city in all its glory, then a walk down Collins Avenue offers plenty of eateries and bars to swing by.

However, reservations are always advised, especially at this busy time.

For high-end dining, Nobu remains a hip spot for Japanese cuisine at its best; you never know who you might rub shoulders with too. An institution, Joe’s Stone Crab is a stalwart in the city, offering great local seafood dishes. Or, for all-American dining, try The Dutch – also a good spot for brunch.

With plenty of bars, you’re spoiled for choice.

For business meetings in a chic setting, Le Sirenuse is a great venue for discerning visitors. Likewise, The Regent Cocktail Club is a popular spot, slightly more upbeat with a post-prohibition theme and sophisticated cocktails. Another popular joint is Jim & Neesie in Miami beach; expect inspiring cocktails with an equally punchy bar menu.

Champagne Service

Private Member Clubs and After Hours

Within mooring distance of your luxury villa rental, Miami has no end of dazzling clubs for those wishing to party into the night.

Liv at the Fontainbleau is one of the city’s prime nightspots, known for big name DJs and VIP access.

There’s always something going on at Soho Beach House. Restricted to members and their guests, it’s stunning restaurant – Cecconi’s, is also worth a detour.

For high rollers, The Bath Club is one of the city’s most exclusive members-only clubs. If you are a member, or happen to know one, it’s perfectly placed for all the action just off Collins Avenue.

Enjoy Miami as it’s meant – in true style, staying in a luxury villa rentals with Villazzo. With outstanding customer service and an unrivalled portfolio of properties, you’re guaranteed a five-star stay.

FIVE STAR EUROPE – WHERE TO WINE, DINE AND REST IN STYLE

December 6th, 2018
Luxury Villa Rental

If you have a penchant for the finer things in life, appreciate five-star dining, a well-bodied glass of wine and luxury villa rentals for your holiday, then Global Luxury Villas has the perfect picks for you.

For those with discerning taste, we’ve compiled the ultimate places to wine, dine and stay in some of Europe’s leading destinations. From the breath-taking views of the Amalfi coast, to the chic Riviera, and tucked-up Tuscan retreats to Spanish finca’s, there’s something for everyone…

Villa Adele

Amalfi Coast

Where sweeping views fawn over clashing rocks below, where bright blue skies transform into perfect pink skylines, the Amalfi Coast remains one of the most exclusive destinations to visit. Enjoy the views at La Cambusa, a long-serving restaurant that does fresh seafood like no other (zuppa di pesce comes highly recommended). While a night cap at Silver Moon is a romantic spot to enjoy a crisp glass of local wine. Take luxury to the next level, staying at your own luxury vacation rental in Villa Adele. This cozy five-bedroom property perches high in the clifftops to offer unrivaled views.

Villa Pilar

Tuscany

Let the warm Italian hospitality wash over you in Tuscany – a melting pot of great food and drink, history and art.

Strategically located between Florence, Pisa, Siena and Lucca, Villa Pilar is the ideal location for exploring the region, while enjoying all the trappings of five-star luxury. This hotel-size mansion can sleep up to 23 guests, making it ideal for larger groups. Nearby the local town includes delightful local eateries, while some of the best vineyards are all within reach.

Villa Nora

French Riviera

Attracting a jet-set crowd and host of A-listers for good reason, the French Riviera always makes a chic get-away. Staying at the delightful Vila Nora, just above Cannes, guests can make full use of its private pool, or relax in comfortable surroundings in this luxury house rental. It makes the ideal base for discovering the local area, with the nearby village of Le Cannet offering plenty of great local eateries to discover, down winding back roads. Travel a little out of town and enjoy the best seat in the house at Le Bar L’Amiral in the world famous Hôtel Martinez, for a glass of champagne – what else!

Villa Pedra

Mallorca

Turning the heat up, the magical island of Mallorca provides some of the best mansion rentals in the whole of the Balearics. For unrivalled luxury Villa Pedra delivers five-star living in this fantastic finca hidden in the beautiful countryside, accommodating up to 12 guests. With your own private library, swimming pool and tennis courts, you may never want to leave. But it’s worth stepping outside, if only for the great restaurants in the area. Local spot Restaurante Clivia is known for its great cocktails and menus, or venture a little further for Michelin-star dining in the picturesque setting of Es Raco d’est Teix in Deia.

For the best value luxury vacation rentals, visit Global Luxury Villas. With a wide selection of high-end properties including concierge services, you’re guaranteed a memorable stay.