ITALY VS SPAIN… WHERE TO GO THIS SUMMER?

August 9th, 2018

La Dolce Vita versus Vicky Cristinia Barcelona, antipasti versus tapas and pasta versus paella! Spain and Italy may be neighbors, but their offerings are varied. When it comes to luxury villas for rent though, they both offer exceptional standards. Where you decide to go is entirely up to the experience you’re after.

To help you decide, we give the low down of two of Europe’s top spots to visit this summer.

Go for the Food

Both countries have a great love of food, both benefitting from their beautiful climate creating delicious tasting local produce and wines.

Villa Regina

For a love of fresh ingredients as well as pizza, pasta and steak, Italy is best served with a glass of local vino on the side. Tuscany provides the perfect backdrop for your luxury villa rental, with lots to explore in the Chianti region.

Villa Carlora

For something meatier, Spain’s famous tapas serves up a rich mix of chorizos, spicy meatballs, fried fish and patas bravas to name a few. There’s no shortage of local wine or ‘cerveza’ either, it would after all be rude not to try a local Estrella! Each region is known for its own speciality, with so much diversity, you’d may be inclined to extend your stay. If you do, Villa Carlota in Marbella is surrounded by peace and tranquillity in its expansive gardens.

Villa Adele

Soak up the Culture

Neither country is short on heritage and sights, but Italy is home to some of the most famous art and architecture in the world. From the Colosseum in Rome, to Michelangelo’s David statue in Florence. Stay in luxury villa in Sorrento and you’ll be close enough to visit the incredible Pompeii historical site.

From the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona to the Guggenheim in Bilabo and the modern architecture of Valencia. Spain’s cultural sights are endless and plentiful. Gothic architecture with baroque influences, fused with modern design deliver something for everyone.

Villa Livia

Bliss out on the Beach

Glorious weather and coastal shores are a plenty in Spain. The magical Balearic Islands provide the perfect escape for beach life. In fact, it doesn’t get much more exclusive than Villa Livia, a beautiful Ibizan bolthole set in luscious surroundings. It’s also within easy reach of some of the island’s best beaches, including Cala d’Hort and Cala Vadella. Meanwhile, the ultimate beach island of Formentera, just off the coast of Ibiza, demands a visit – least of all for its famous picture postcard views.

Looking to the mainland, Costa Brava is known for its stretches of coasts with turquoise waters, attracting tourists throughout the summer season.

Villa Wendy

Italy is of course known for its lakes, be it Como or Garda. A-listers including George Clooney are huge fans, and as such it attracts a well-heeled visitor. The seductive island of Sardinia, should however not be overlooked. With tens, if not hundreds, of beaches to choose from, it regularly tops the ‘best beaches in the world’ list. Don’t miss out on your luxury villa rental and stay close to the action.

We’ve only skimmed the surface of what these great countries have to offer. However, both are ideal to visit during the warmer summer months, and are well geared towards tourists. Wherever you decide, you can’t go wrong with a trip to two of Europe’s most popular destinations.

Villazzo and Global Luxury Villas provide luxury vacation homes around the globe, including Spain and Italy. Coupled with outstanding service, Villazzo provides all the trappings of a five-star hotel, in the privacy of your own luxury villa.

MARBELLA, MALLORCA, MYKONOS…
WHICH ONE’S FOR YOU!?

August 3rd, 2018

All good things start with an ‘Mmmm’ and vacations are no exception! Marbella, Mallorca and Mykonos all have one thing in common, and it’s not just the ‘M factor’ – they’re three of the hippest spots to hangout this summer.

Offering something for everyone, with their own distinctive personality, find out which destination is best for you…

Marbella

Marvelous Marbella

Flashy and fabulous, the Costa del Sol has long attracted a jet-set crowd, from its heyday when Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant filmed Charade. Today you’re more likely to rub shoulders with singers, tennis stars and even royalty, who have been known to visit the coastal Spanish resort. While its famous ‘Golden Mile’ attracts a rambunctious crowd, there is serenity to be found in private villas benefitting from the exclusivity of the Sierra Blanca Mountain backdrop. Villa Carlota is one such luxury villa rental accommodating up to 20 guests. This oasis is the perfect place for exclusivity, with a sizeable pool, grand sweeping stairway, sauna and Jacuzzi. The nearby marina of Puerto Banus makes for the perfect evening stroll, where you can moor up alongside the other superyachts!

Famous fans: Sarah Ferguson, Antonio Banderas, Sean Connery, Simon Cowell.

Mallorca

Majestic Mallorca

A small island with a huge personality, Mallorca is known for its azure views, hidden hideaways and some of the best beaches in Europe. Here you can easily get back to nature with rugged mountains and alcoves for exploring, or let nature come to you in one of its many picture-postcard beaches. There’s endless choices for eating out too – islanders are very proud of its great cuisine using local produce. To experience Mallorca at its most majestic though, be sure to book a luxury vacation home, such as the recently renovated 1,300 sqm Villa Pedra estate, for a well-deserved secluded and tranquil break.

Famous fans: Jennifer Aniston, Claudia Schiffer, King Felipe VI & Queen Letizia of Spain.

Mykonos

Magnificent Mykonos

The bustling island of Mykonos is everything you ever dreamed of. Windmills blowing in the warm Mediterranean air, whitewashed walls set against a deep blue sea, and cobble-stone walkways – all coupled with that unmistakable Greek charm! The island comes alive, quite literally to the sound of music, in its summer months, with packed beaches frequented by the young and beautiful. The best way to avoid the hustle, is with your own luxury villa rental. Welcoming to all, Mykonos attracts holidaymakers, fashionistas, wannabees and millionaires, as well as a LGBT crowd. Off-peak the island recharges – this is the time to visit if you prefer a more toned-down Mykonos, without it losing any of its charm.

Famous fans: Grace Kelly, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bella Hadid, Ariana Grande.

For spectacular homes at exceptional rates in Marbella, Mallorca, Mykonos and more, visit Global Luxury Villas, part of the prestigious Villazzo group.

LUXURY FOR LOVERS – TOP TEN ROMANTIC VILLAS IN EUROPE!

July 26th, 2018

Europe has no shortage of stunning hideaways for romantic rendezvous and starry-eyed lovers. From private breath-taking retreats in Ibiza, to cozy villas weaved in to the tapestry of the Italian countryside, there’s something to suit every luxury need!

So, it’s time to turn the heat up on Europe, as we carefully curate our top ten list of luxury villa rentals for a romantic get-away…

Villa Sabrina

For Dreamy Days and Cozy Nights

Sophisticated décor and elegant surroundings make Villa Sabrina one of Ibiza’s most sought-after luxury villa rentals for lovers. Escape for days or weeks, hiding in the hillside of this magical island. And when you’re ready to resurface, it’s within easy reach of the infamous Blue Marlin beach.

Villa Teresa

For Great Food and Wine

Known for its charm and natural beauty, the luxury vacation home of Villa Teresa is located in Italy’s Montalbano – the land of da Vinci, great wine and local produce. If food is the language of love, then Teresa speaks volumes. Great for romantic walks, late night Chianti’s and natural springs, there’s so much to fall in love with – company included!

Villa Andrea

For Honeymooners

Set in perfectly manicured gardens and hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the world, you’ll never want to leave Villa Andrea. The ultimate secluded get-away, this Saint-Tropez luxury villa rental is designed with an open plan feel, ideal for honeymooners or those wanting to enjoy the comfort of their own company.

Villa Fabiana

For Impressing Someone Special

Whisk that someone special away for a memorable trip to Italy. The peaceful retreat located on the seaside between the towns of Amalfi and Positano is sure to impress, least of all because it’s built in to an eighteenth century building. Complete with plunge pool, private chef (by request) and breath-taking views.

Villa Dahlia

For French Sophistication

It’s hard not to be seduced by Villa Dahlia, with its panoramic views of the French Riviera, a spacious and Provençal style dining area and heated infinity pool. Cozy enough for two couples, why share when you can have the property all to yourself.

Villa Ilaria

For Stylish Pampering

Porto Cervo in the north of Sardinia, is the preferred destination for those seeking luxury vacation rentals, with a stylish twist. Villa Ilaria offers all the right ingredients for an unforgettable trip, including a Jacuzzi and Turkish bath, for all those cozy nights in.

Villa Cynthia

For the WOW factor!

It would be hard to say anything but ‘yes’ to Villa Cynthia, one of Marbella’s top luxury vacation homes, offering everything you could wish for and more. Accommodating up to 20 guests, this is the place to sweep your star struck lover off their feet and dazzle them with your excellent taste!

Villa Calypso

For Falling in Love

Fall in love with Mykonos from the minute you step inside Villa Calypso. With an infinity pool overlooking the ocean and split-level rooms, you can always find a quiet corner to enjoy some time-out.

Villa Camilla

Find your Happy Place

Spend quality time together in the tranquility of this Mallorca farmhouse with its own in-house concierge to ensure you don’t have to lift a finger! Offering sea-views, a private infinity pool and exquisitely landscaped gardens, you may never want to leave.

Villa Tatiana

For Family Fun

Take the kids and enjoy a luxurious countryside retreat at this simply stunning eight-bedroom luxury family home just west of Bordeaux. Made for family escapades, it’s perfectly positioned between the seashore, pine forests and world-famous vineyards, ensuring there’s something for everyone.

Global Luxury Villas provides luxury vacation homes in some of the most romantic settings in the world. Coupled with outstanding service, it provides all the trappings of a five-star hotel, in the privacy of your own villa.

THE INTERVIEW SERIES – DAVID SONTAG – SALES DIRECTOR, VILLAZZO

July 19th, 2018
David Sontag

In our ongoing series of interviews, we exclusively speak to David Sontag, Sales Director at Villazzo. With more than five years’ experience in the luxury sales industry, David has also worked for The Miami Herald and The Miami Heat, before joining Villazzo in 2016.

Q: Tell us a little about your objectives as Sales Director at Villazzo?

My main objectives are to book homes in each of the destinations we serve, while increasing revenue year on year. This involves finding homeowners that are interested in joining our VillaHotel program, and continuing to keep Villazzo at the front of their minds.

Q: Villazzo is known for its unrivalled vacation rentals in incredible locations. What do you look for in new properties?

We always look for the best homes in the best locations in the destinations we offer, many of which have the ‘wow’ factor. Our reputation means that owners trust us with their homes and work with us exclusively. We enjoy finding likeminded partners that we can build long-term relationships with.

Q: Currently, Villazzo is present in five global locations around the world. Where would you like to see the next destination on the map?

Our customers enjoy being inspired by the luxury vacation rentals we offer. Beverly Hills is a destination with tremendous opportunities for growth, and we’re seeing a demand for homes in the area, so watch this space…

Q: What makes Villazzo unique, that entices your elite clientele back time and again?

It’s all about the high level of service we offer. When a client first contacts Villazzo, it’s because they’ve heard about our concept, and have seen photos of our properties online. But, it’s our five-star service that gives us a real advantage, which is unrivaled and unmatched by anyone.

After we’ve completed the booking process, guests are introduced to our operations team (David & Aleksandra). They work effortlessly to plan the guest’s itineraries, and ensure their every desire is met. Between these two and their in-house teams, they pull out all the stops to make every experience special. Guests leave feeling cared and catered for, and we notice that many return – not just to the same destinations, but others in our portfolio too.

Q: What is more important – great customer service or a great villa location?

They’re both equally as important as each other, but for different reasons. The homes, and their location are often the motivation for guests to get in touch – and what makes us stand out against competitors. However, it’s our five-star service that we’re known for. The service begins during the first initial call and continues even after a guest checks out. Our goal is to make a personal connection from the start. Once a guest arrives and stays with us, it’s the outstanding customer service that gets them to return, and we go beyond the usual expectations to make sure guests are satisfied.

Welcome

Q: You’re extremely well-travelled with a love of luxury – how does this help in your role?

Having a knowledge of luxury, how luxury is defined, and what’s expected from a luxury experience helps define my role. I appreciate that customers want a professional, polite approach, as well as access to some of the best luxury villa rentals.

Q: What is the most challenging part of your job?

We’re often asked to help plan itineraries that create memories that last a lifetime. This is a challenge we love, but can take weeks, if not months of planning.

Q: Have you noticed any interesting trends in the industry at the moment?

The increased demand for private rental homes continues. As travelers look for a more personalized service, this is something we can help with at Villazzo.

Q: Do you have any insider tips for online rental bookings?

Rates tend to be more favorable during mid-week stays. If you have a limited budget, try and look for properties that don’t include a weekend stay.

Q: If you had to pick a destination for unrivalled luxury, where would you choose?

This is personal to everyone’s taste, after all, there is luxury to be found in every destination. For me, it’s a combination of a perfect property matched with five-star service to create a memorable stay.

THE TOP FIVE LUXURY VILLA RENTALS WITH JAW-DROPPING POOLS

July 12th, 2018

A crisp glass of chardonnay in one hand, a good book in the other – all that’s needed is an infinity pool for the perfect get-away.

If summer holidays are all about rest and relaxation surrounded by the finer things in life, you will appreciate our pick of the best luxury villa rentals with jaw-dropping swimming pools. Plus, they’re in some of the most sought-after destinations in the world…

Villa Veronica

Best for Grandeur and Glamour

Holiday like a King at Villa Veronica in Ibiza, where new world charm meets timeless elegance in this ultra-modern oasis. At the heart of this five-bedroom luxury vacation home proudly sits a welcoming infinity pool, teetering off the edge of the villa. But that’s not all, this property has a secret hidden bunker with an underwater disco bar for your very own after-hours club! For the ultimate in pampering, it also has a detox sauna and gym.

Villa Violet

Best for Clinging to a Cliff Top!

Sometimes, only an infinity pool clinging on to a cliff top retreat will do! Villa Violet in Saint Barth makes this dream a reality, with its semi-heated slender pool offering plenty of space in its modern sundeck. Giving the feel that you’re swimming straight into the horizon, this stunning luxurious villa rental transports you to paradise.

Villa Sogno di Luce

Best for Exclusivity

It doesn’t get more exclusive than the sun-drenched hills of Saint-Tropez. Perched on the hills, the heavenly hideaway of Villa Sogno di Luce offers six extravagant bedrooms and spacious living room with state-of-the-art facilities. For outdoor living at its best, it’s complete with a vanishing edge pool and Jacuzzi, and outdoor lounging area, ideal for relaxing with guests.

Villa Brigitte

Best for Hollywood Glamour

Hollywood A-listers flock to Saint-Tropez every year, and not just for the international film awards. This has long been the destination of choice for stars seeking refuge in their very own luxury vacation home from home. Its best enjoyed with an Aperol Spritz as the sun goes down from the comfort of your private pool. The contemporary swimming pool in Villa Brigitte is just the place, with great views overlooking the ocean.

Villa Vanya

Best for Unrivalled Views

It doesn’t get more exclusive than the cluster of small islands between Miami and South Beach, otherwise known as Jungle Island. Here you will find Villa Vanya a luxury villa rental offering playful luxury with contemporary charm. Surrounded by water, it boasts floor-to-ceiling views, for the ultimate view without having to leave the island! No expense is spared, with its very own elevator, secluded swimming pool and private terrace.

Villazzo provides luxury vacation homes with jaw-dropping pools around the world. Coupled with outstanding service, it provides all the trappings of a five-star hotel, in the privacy of your own villa.

EUROPE IN AUGUST – A ROUNDUP OF THE BEST BEACH DESTINATIONS

June 27th, 2018

Vast and varied, alluring and inspiring – Europe has it all. From vineyards in Bordeaux to historic sites in Germany, from the blissful chill of Ibiza to sailing in the French Riviera. With more than 50 countries to choose from, it may be hard to know where to start your European get-away with a luxury villa rental. Despite it being peak season, August is a great time to visit with many destinations welcoming families, and soaring summer temperatures, perfect for a trip to the beach!

To help select the perfect get-away, we’ve selected four of our favorite European destinations for beach lovers this summer…

Women Overlooking Mykonos

Mykonos

This Greek island might be best known for its luxury villa rentals, however it’s also home to some hidden gems of beaches. Lined with pine trees, covered in golden sand and with plenty of sun beds to hire, Paraga Beach is one of the most popular. It’s also one of the more livelier beaches – expect to hear distant mutterings of Greek music blasting from the local beach bars and cafes! Note – the nearby glamorous ‘Scorpio’ restaurant is the place to see and be seen. For a quieter affair ‘Myrsini’ beach in the north of the island is small and unspoiled, providing the perfect backdrop for soaking up the sun.

Beach Path

Ibiza

The magical island of ‘Evissia’ provides rave and refuge in equal measures. Here, beaches are transformed in to day clubs, with the Blue Marlin and Ushuaia attracting a rambunctious glamorous crowd enjoying the Balearic beats! It’s best enjoyed with your very own Ibiza villa rental to return to, for the ultimate in five-star dwelling. Of course, not all beaches are about the party and the idyllic island of Formentera (accessible by ferry) is a desirable haven with its crystal-clear waters, sand dunes and pine trees.

Beach Promenade French Riviera

French Riviera

Attracting the rich and famous, the French Riviera brings a certain ‘oh la la’ to sunbathing! In Cannes you can expect five-star service at the private Carlton Beach with sky high prices for the privilege while Plage du Midi, just a little further down, offers a more casual family vibe. For an A-list experience though, Paloma Beach in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat offers exclusivity and privacy, alongside its Chanel-clad clientele!

Puerto Banus Marbella

Marbella

Like your sunbathing with a side of summer tunes and sangria? Then head to Bounty beach and Nikki beach, attracting a young hip crowd. But why stop there when there’s 27kms of coastline to choose from. One of the many outstanding blue-flag beaches to enjoy is Cabo Pinto, or if it’s exclusivity you’re after then Playa Nagueles is a beauty spot worth visiting, best coupled with an exclusive Marbella luxury villa to complete your trip!

So, there you have it, three of the most seductive, exclusive and charming beaches for when you want to escape the city.

Global Luxury Villas provides luxury vacation homes within reach of some of the best beaches around the globe.

THE INTERVIEW SERIES – DAVID SIAUVAUD – OPERATIONS DIRECTOR, VILLAZZO

June 21st, 2018
David Siauvaud

In our ongoing series of interviews, we exclusively speak to David Siauvaud, Operations Director at Villazzo. With more than seven years experience in the hospitality trade, David worked for a number of leading hotel brands before joining Villazzo four years ago.

Here we exclusively catch up with David about this role at Villazzo and the importance of customer service.

Q: You’ve studied in Ireland, worked as a head waiter in hotels in France, been a product manager in Mexico, and now head up operations for Villazzo in Miami. Tell us how you made the leap – both in terms of the role and location!?

I’ve always loved to travel and my studies have taken me far. I’ve found that working in several countries has excelled my career. It has given me a wealth of experience and the opportunity to discover other cultures and their approach to hospitality for a well-rounded view.

Q: Tell us a little about your day-to-day role.

As with all things Villazzo, good customer service runs through the company. As such, my role centers around bringing all the departments together to make sure they run smoothly, and customers remain at the heart of what we do. Maintaining a consistently high service worldwide is integral to this role. Overseeing the company financials is part of the day-to-day running of the business, to ensure budgets are managed too.

Q: From your time in hospitality, you witnessed first-hand the importance of good customer service. How do you deliver this to an online audience?

In the digital time we find ourselves in, immediacy is everything. Being able to respond quickly and helpfully is very important to our customers, and being reachable is key to the industry.

Q: What does Villazzo offer that a five-star hotel doesn’t?

When customers book a luxury vacation home with us, they can enjoy all the trappings of a five-star hotel, with the added benefit of complete privacy and a totally tailored experience. Everything is arranged as the guest desires, and that makes us special.

Q: You’re extremely well-travelled with a love of luxury – how does this help you in your role?

It’s a great advantage to understand guests, both on a cultural level and in their language. It allows us to connect more easily with customers and help anticipate their needs.

Q: What is the most challenging part of your job?

Ah yes, last minute requests are always fun! But it gets the adrenalin rushing and our team are brilliant at rising to the challenge – never failing to please. As mentioned before, I’m always ‘on’ and available, which means the business must always come first, but that’s not a problem as I’m passionate about what I do!

Villazzo Team

Q: What makes Villazzo stand-out from its competitors?

We have a really dedicated and passionate team that live and breathe hospitality. We share a common love for welcoming guests to our own houses, so it’s a pleasure to welcome guests to the beautiful luxury vacation homes we offer. It’s an extension of what we do!

Q: If you had to pick a destination for unrivalled luxury, where would you choose?

Dubai does luxury like nowhere else! They have an innate understanding of how to treat customers, offering everything they could desire, and then some! Personal helipads, private chefs, gold-drenched four poster beds – no request is too ambitious.

Q: Do you have any insider tips for online rental bookings? (e.g. specific requests, days that are cheaper than others?)

Surprisingly, the longer you stay the more affordable the trip. And don’t be afraid to make requests prior to your stay. After all, we’re here to deliver a five-star experience and want you to have the best vacation.

ESCAPE THE CITY AND HIT THE BEACH THIS SUMMER!

June 14th, 2018
Beach

Summer is officially here in all its glory and it’s time to book that much deserved get-away! For those of us that work in the city, an escape to the beach with a luxury villa rental may be just the tonic you need from overload burnout. Research has found that taking a vacation is good for your performance at work. That’s not all, there’s many health benefits associated with going to the beach, from the minerals in sea water to the calmness of the environment.

As if you needed an excuse to hit the beach, we’ve made it even easier, picking out our favorite global gateways for the ultimate relaxation. Just add a luxury villa rental in to the mix and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a five-star break!

Shell in a Caribbean Sea

St Barths – for Nothing but Beaches!

Surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, St Barths takes pride of price with 14 picture postcard perfect beaches to discover. Amongst its most famous is Shell Beach in Gustavia – a great location for cliff jumping, snorkeling and cave diving. For a polar opposite experience, Flamands is not just the largest beach on the island, but one of the most pristine with stretches of glorious white sand. This is the go-to beach for sunbathing and romantic walks. It’s also within easy reach of Villa Liliana in nearby Anse des Cayes, providing all the trappings of a St Barths luxury vacation home with your own private pool to plunge in to.

Grace Bay

Turks & Caicos – for Beach Life at its Best

Swap the hustle and bustle of city living for the ultimate chill in the Turks & Caicos. Home to 40 coral islands, leading luxury villas, shops, restaurants and beaches for days, this is luxury living at its best! Grace Bay is probably the most known beach, boasting 12 miles of unadulterated bliss. While Long Beach Bay has all the right ingredients for the perfect beach – privacy, turquoise waters and impossibly white sand. For a great escape with complete tranquility offering some of the most decadent yet exclusive luxury villa rentals on the island, look no further.

Palm trees on the beach

Palm Beach – for Beach Within City Limits

Known for its glitzy upscale settings, providing the bliss of beach within city limits, South Florida seduces with its luxurious surroundings. Palm Beach is popular with holidaymakers seeking the refuge of the beach, but with boutique shops, restaurants and all the benefits of city life within reach. Like something out of Baywatch, Oceanfront Park Beach is one of the closest beach settings, complete with its own lifeguards, as well as beach chair rental. With so much space to enjoy, this is a great destination if you’re looking for a large luxury vacation house too.

So, there you have it, three of the most seductive, exclusive and charming beaches for when you want to escape the city.

For luxury villa rentals within reach of the best beaches in the world, book your get-away now with Global Luxury Villas.

FIVE OF THE BEST LUXURY FAMILY VILLAS IN EUROPE

June 7th, 2018

The long stretch of summer is the most popular time of the year to book a family break. With excitable kids to entertain, Europe ticks all the boxes for the perfect family get-away. For great beaches, delicious food, plenty of cultural sights and blissful weather, look no further.

A happy holiday starts with the perfect setting. Many families opt for a luxury villa for rent, since it provides privacy, peace and quiet and a home-from-home.

Here’s five of the best vacation homes on offer this Europe, available to book now!

Villa Cynthia

First Class Fun

High-rollers won’t feel out of place in Marbella. By day, take your pick of two enormous heated pools (one indoors, one outdoors), or take a stroll to the beach, there’s many to choose from. Conveniently located near the local golf club, and Casino Marbella, there’s plenty to occupy big kids, as well as younger ones! There’s no shortage of family-friendly restaurants either, serving up traditional Spanish food. Or stay in a first-class vacation home such as Villa Cynthia with its huge open-plan professional kitchen, and hire your own chef for a special night in. Situated in the tranquil settings of El Paraiso, the 10-bedroom 10-bathroom sanctuary is the perfect get-away for large families.

Villa Adele

Historic Haven

Ideal for families with older kids that want to explore its rich history, Sorrento in Italy perches high above the cliffs. Take the Amalfi Coast for breath-taking vistas and Michelin star restaurants, or head to Capri and Pompeii for archaeological sites – it’s certainly an enriching place to visit. Base yourself at Villa Adele, to be central to the action. With five bedrooms, its own wooden pizza oven and Jacuzzi pool, it’s no wonder they call it ‘La Dolce Vita’! For an added extra, you can hire your own boat to explore the coast in style.

Villa Perla

Country Chic

Whether you’re here for the surf, sunbathing on the beach, or enjoying walks by the harbour, Saint-Tropez in France is the ultimate all-round destination. Stay in style at Villa Perla – your very own luxury vacation villa. Great for the kids, the luscious grounds offer plenty of space to run around in, with an inviting pool to cool down afterwards! Boasting five bedrooms across two levels, an open plan kitchen and shaded terrace area, it feels like your very own private hotel!

Villa Zalika

Pamper in Porto Cervo

Bathe in luxury and enjoy the finer touches that this fashionable district in Sardinia has to offer. What better way to relax with your loved ones than taking time out in a truly decadent luxury villa rental, with seven bedrooms to enjoy. Its large heated pool is great for children, and its perfect size dining room and lounge offer plenty of room for get-togethers. Despite its remoteness, Villa Zalika is reassuringly close to the local beach, golf club and marina, for fun day’s out.

Villa Raven

Blissful Balearic Bolthole

When all you want is sun, sea and luxury, Ibiza is the island to turn to. In the peaceful area of Cala Cona, you’ll find Villa Raven, an expansive bungalow accommodating up to 12 guests for the perfect extended family stay. Great for young kids, it comes complete with cot beds, and well-tended pathways for strollers. There’s also plenty of shade, as well as a divine swimming pool. A great place to kick back and entertain, the property is complete with a fully equipped kitchen, cinema-quality entertainment in the lounge and an indoor gym. Should you ever want to leave, the local beach is but a stroll away!

For the ultimate family get-away this summer, Global Luxury Villas provides luxury villas throughout Europe.

Harper’s Bazar Arabia Bride – Beach Bunnies – June 2018

June 1st, 2018
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VILLA VERONICA Cala Jondal, Ibiza

Overlooking the only bay in Ibiza designated a nature reserve, Villa Veronica is a honeymoon destination of Hollywood A-list proportions. Located just moments from the infamous Blue Marlin and some of the island’s finest restaurants, newlyweds booking this sprawling, five-bedroom luxury private property can enjoy their own underwater disco and bar with sub aquatic pool, as well as a rooftop hot-tub, spa and gym. Treated to a bespoke ‘5-Star VillaHotel Experience’ that includes a lifestyle organized by its own private hotel manager and his expert team of hand-picked staff trained to pamper, a personal in-villa butler/concierge, private chef, and on call limousine service are all included in your dream holiday on the magical White Island.
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