Where to Find the Most Beautiful Castles in Europe

June 11th, 2021

Where to Find the Most Beautiful Castles in Europe

There are over 50 countries in Europe, all with their own unique charm, history and villas for rent, that bring global visitors every year. But one of the greatest attractions and hallmarks of Europe, is the striking and historical architecture still standing today – namely castles.

Since the Middle Ages, and as early at the 5th century, castles were built with abundance throughout Europe. Some as forts and defensive buildings, others used as homes for royalty. Today thousands of these buildings still remain intact, to tell the story of where they once stood.

If you’re planning a European trip, here are some of the finest castles to add to your list:

Castell de Eivissa – Ibiza


Towering over Ibiza Town, the superyachts and the Ibiza luxury rentals below is Castell de Eivissa. This huge 12th century fortress is unmissable, dominating the skyline from every angle of the town. This medieval fortress was built in the Punic period when it was ruled by the Arabs known as ‘Yebisah’. Much is left standing today, and it remains a UNESCO World Heritage site, very much worthy of your visit during a trip to the White Island. Bring a camera, a bottle of water and your best selfie-face and don’t miss the the 14th century gothic cathedral at the very top!

Alnwick Castle, England


Although Wales has more castles per square mile than any other country in Europe – the most famous in the UK belongs to Alnwick Castle on the Scottish/English border.

You might not have heard of it, but you will most certainly have seen it, for this is where the Harry Potter series of movies were filmed bringing the magic of Hogwarts to life.

Today it remains one of the UK’s largest inhabited castles, with tours and guests welcomed – extremely popular with American visitors. Nestled in the stunning Northumberland region, this austere building dates back to the historic Norman Conquest, making it all the more fascinating.

Château de Langoiran, Bordeaux


There is nothing more charming than a French Chateaux, so when in the delightful region of Bordeaux, make it your mission to visit de Langoiran. Not only is this one of the largest castles in France, but it boasts spellbinding views across the Garonne Valley, and is within easy reach of all the nearby villa rentals for visiting. Despite being built in the 13th century, it’s still stands proudly, as one of the great local attractions. It’s turbulent history paints a picture of a bygone era of France, making it all the most exciting to visit.

Castillo de Marbella – Spain


Spain’s rich history is best seen around its protected coastline. Marbella is one of these, and home to Castillo de Marbella – a 9th century construction erected during the reign of Abderramán III. This magnificent castle stands today as the backdrop to wedding parties, spectacular events and guests from around the world, coming to marvel at it’ sheer scale.

For luxury villa rentals in some of the world’s most exciting locations, be sure to visit Global Luxury Villas.

Five Places to Discover Greek Architecture

May 28th, 2021

Amidst the mountains, capes, alcoves and beaches that Greece has to offer, there’s stunning architecture to marvel at. Some old, some new – there’s certainly something for everyone.

Whether it’s a day excursion from your Greek villa rental., yacht trip out to sea, or an organized tour, here are five must-visit destinations for appreciating Greek architecture at its best.

Cyprus
With some of the greatest preserved architecture dating back to 900BC and earlier, Cyprus is a fusion of old and new, as seen in its buildings and structures.

The jewel of the Mediterranean, start your whirlwind tour at 9th century Church of Lazarus in Larnaca. If possible, come at night when it’s lit up and gleaning like a beacon in the city skyline, it’s history is equally as impressive.

In stark contrast, another impressive building is The Oval in Limassol. This 16-floor office space is a local landmark, designed to represent a pebble on the Limassol coastline.

Zante
Although Zante has some of the best luxury villa rentals and beaches in the Greek Islands, it also has impressive buildings to view. This includes many aqueducts, a Venetian Castle and Churches includes the Metropolis of Agios Dionysios – the perfect illustration of Greek architecture at its best.

For something more unique head to Navagio Beach. Plunged into the sea and accessible only by boat, here you will find a 40-year old shipwreck, preserved for all to enjoy. Bring your camera, and some flip flops!

Mykonos
For a small island, Mykonos packs an almighty punch when it comes to aesthetically pleasing buildings.

Dotted throughout the island are white-washed houses littering cobbled streets with windmills blowing in the wind. It is very much like stepping inside a postcard of what you imagine the Greek islands to be like.

There are also many state-of-the art Mykonos villas with modern elegant design and views out to sea. Head to Little Venice to enjoy some of these washed up views and cute houses.

Athens
The Greek capital is home to some of the most famous and significant architecture of today and yesteryear.

It would be remiss not to mention the most famous of them all – The Acropolis and Parthenon. Standing atop of a rock since the 5th century, it’s one of the most famous Greek temples, fantastically preserved for generations to enjoy. If you’re interested in neoclassical buildings, there are many private tours you can embark on.

For a more modern approach, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre is aesthetically impressive, that you could easily mistake if for a luxury mansion for rent!

Corfu
If you just want to meander down stone walkways and gawp at the buildings as you walk on by, then Corfu is your island. As well as great food, and a booming hospitality industry, it has architecture that people come from far and wide to enjoy.

Head to the Old Town, a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, and must-visit destination for appreciating neoclassical design including the Old and New Fort.

For your next trip to Greece, visit Global Luxury Villas to book your luxury villa rental.

A Guide to Cuban Culture in Miami

May 13th, 2021

There may be an ocean between them, but there’s only 531km separating Cuba and the sunny coastline of Miami. This, along with the Cuban revolution in the 50s, helped to inspire a generation of natives to venture further afield, many settling into Florida’s golden coast in recent years.

Today, Cuban culture is proudly embedded in Miami life, bringing its food, fun and flair to the bright lights of the city. In this guide we’ll take a look at some of the best spots to visit.

Historical places to visit
Little Havana is the beating heart of this community, with eateries, salsa bars and a bustling street life reminiscent of Havana, oh na na! Leave your luxury Miami villa behind you and immerse yourself in all that’s great about the Latin spirit. Come on the last Friday of every month where local galleries showcase the art scene and this proud vibrant neighbourhood.

As you scour the streets, look out for craftsmen rolling Cuban cigars – a cultural symbol of its community. The Hispanic neighbourhood of Calle Ocho is a great place to soak it all up, head to El Titan de Bronze for some of the best cigars to bring home with you.

Of course, a trip to Miami would not be complete without a visit to some of the landmarks paying tribute to the people of Cuba. This includes the Freedom Tower on Biscayne Boulevard and The Torch of Friendship monument a few blocks away.

The best Cuban eateries in Miami
At the heart of Cuban culture is good times and good company. Food plays such an important role in family life, that its influence on local Miami cuisine has left an indelible mark. The city is well known for its cosmopolitan food scene, with a Cuban flair, and you can even hire in world-class Cuban chefs to your luxury Miami villa rental.

To understand the culture, you first need to understand it’s food scene, starting with a Cuban sandwich. Head to Sanguich de Miami – an institution known for its authentic cooking and street food, just check out their Instagram page for inspiration.

For sizzling steaks and traditional sides, Palomilla Grill is a top dining spot, along with La Carreta. This also happens to be of the longest family-run restaurants in the area, gracing customers with favourites like boliche (pot-roast) and Yuca with Mojo, to satisfy their cravings.

Don’t forget the coffee…
Hand-in-hand with good food is a classic Cuban coffee – one of the most-loved drinks in this city. There’s a whole host of coffee choices, including the punchy espresso to keep those Cuban heels partying all night and a casual leche (milk) version. Puerto Sagua on Collins Avenue is a great call when it comes to sampling this Latino favorite.

Where to party like a Cuban in Miami?
Salsa and Cuba go together like Miami and cocktails. So, when you’re ready for a Daiquiri, or perhaps a Cuba Libre, the Latin Café in Brickell Plaza is a popular choice for the late-night crowd, conveniently near to the plush Miami villa rentals.

But for salsa heaven, head to Ball & Chain in Little East Havana, which has welcomed jazz heroes like Billie Holiday and Chet Baker in the past. Today it remains a throbbing party place with great cocktails to boot.

Finally, just around the corner Los Altos is a tucked away behind a hidden way for those in the know. This speakeasy brings all the luxury villa vibes with its glamourous design and Mexican-inspired walls.

For luxury villa rentals in Miami with five-star service, visit Villazzo.

Great Escapes for Couples Seeking Solace

April 29th, 2021

If the recent global pandemic didn’t give you enough time to be alone, we’ve got just the ticket. Created with couples in mind, we’ve chosen five of the most magical luxury villas nestled in tranquil surroundings.

So, whether you’re seeking romance, time-out, or just a different setting to slip into, here’s five must-visit destinations. From the windswept views across the Amalfi Coast, to the glitz and glamour of Mykonos, and the indulgence and charm of Sardinia, take your pick…

The Amalfi Coast
With quaint roads, panoramic views and hidden gems at every turn, there’s few places that ooze romance and charm quite like the Amalfi Coast. It’s the ideal location for couples looking to enjoy each other’s company, while benefitting from beautiful restaurants within stumbling distance. At Villa Fabiana you can hide away from the world and fall in love with all that’s great about Italy. It truly embodies La Dolce Vita.

French Riviera
The French countryside is unapparelled when it comes to total escapism. It’s easy to see why it has spawned so many great artists, with breathtaking vistas and rolling hills to capture. This also bodes well for couples looking to get away from their busy lives. Located close to the village of Mougins, where Picasso once resided, Villa Gloria is an idyllic luxury villa rental set within pristine gardens. With its own private pool, and views of fields and the countryside, it’s a firm favourite with those seeking refuge in blissful surroundings.

Mykonos
When you just want fun in the sun, Mykonos is the place to go! With views out to sea, Villa Kendra is the perfect choice for pressing reset and spending quality time with a loved one. Soak up the Mediterranean sunshine and enjoy a good book by the pool, as you recharge your batteries. Idyllic without being isolated, this luxury villa rental is well located to the many vibrant beach bars and restaurants in the area, just in case you find yourself missing the bright lights!

St-Tropez
For all the jet-set feels with a touch of beach boutique thrown in, St-Tropez is a popular destination for couples. Here you can enjoy leisurely walks on the promenade, followed by a gentle boat ride over to Cannes for lunch. There’s glorious stretches of golden beaches at every turn, some quieter than others, depending on the vibe you’re after. At Villa Felicia you’re even within walking distance of iconic Club 55, for when you feel the need to let loose.

Sardinia
For indulgence and decadence, the insatiable island of Sardinia is a wonderful place to get-away from it all. With 2,000km of rugged coastline and literally hundreds of beaches to discover, you can easily lose track of time, as you immerse yourself in island living. Porto Cervo is a favourite with couples and discerning travellers, with its five-star restaurants, luxury rentals, marine harbour and A-list fanbase. With views out to sea, it doesn’t get better than Villa Viviana – a five-bedroom home that’s perfectly placed in the hillside and within reach of local beaches and attractions. If you’re looking for a seductive sanctuary by the sea, you might just have found it!

Global Luxury Villas has a host of some of the most luxurious properties around the world.

FOUR USA STAYCATIONS FOR 2021

April 19th, 2021

There’s nothing quite like a vacation to press reset and relax, and never have we needed it more than right now.

With staycations becoming a ‘thing’ this year, the trend for vacationing in the USA has never been more popular. After all, we have so many great cities to explore that are well connected. For inspiration, we’ve picked out five of the best US destinations for a break away. From luxury rentals Miami Beach to the soothing mountains of Aspen, and glamour of Los Angeles, here’s five of the top destinations, with something for everyone.

Fun and fabulous in Miami

Always a crowd pleaser, Miami is known for hitting all the right spots. With year-round great weather, and some of the best restaurants, bars and clubs in the country – you’ll find everything you need within easy reach. This also includes its award winning beaches – South Beach perhaps being the most famous of them all. Underpinning all of this, Miami villas for rent are some of the most awe-inspiring, with waterside mansions overlooking Biscayne Bay. 

All the Hollywood glamour

If your kind of vacation includes top-end dining, haute couture shops and a touch of Hollywood pizzazz about it, then Los Angeles is for you. High up in the hills, you’ll find plenty of luxury apartments with sweeping views over the skyline to swallow up. 

For foodies, its farmers markets are some of the best you’ll find with fresh daily produce for discerning clientele. For thrill seekers there’s plenty of surf, skate and cycling to partake in, and of course miles of endless golden beaches like Malibu. From the hip neighbourhood of Abbot Kinney to the fun of West Hollywood, you’ll never be lost for how to fill your vacay!

Escape to Arizona

For the perfect escape from the daily grind, Arizona is well worth considering. Pitched out in the desert, there’s plenty of space to reconnect with the world and the natural beauty of its canyons to explore. Whether you choose to hike, bike or play a round of golf, Arizona has it all. Equally if you just want to sit by a pool with a locally crafted beer – there’s plenty of luxury Arizona villas ideal for chillaxing. A real foodie destination, you’re bound to be impressed with its culinary scene, with outstanding restaurants all over the city, especially in uber-hip Phoenix.

All about Aspen

There’s a freshness in the Aspen air, no matter what time of year you choose to visit. Come winter its crisp air and fresh powder makes it a ski hot spot, while come summer its luscious greenery brings the hikers, bikers and walkers to town. There’s no better destination for those who love the great outdoors and a touch of the finer things in life with its vibrant after-hours scene. All you need is a luxury Aspen villa to complete your stay. Many of the luxury properties in the neighbourhood come complete with first-class facilities, such as home-gyms, hot tubs and most important of all – breathtaking views across the snowy mountain tops. Once visited never forgotten, add Aspen to your 2021 travel list for the ultimate get-away.

Wherever you decide to go this year, Villazzo luxury villas offer the best property rentals in some of the most sought-after destinations.

Best US National Parks

March 23rd, 2021

It can be no surprise that for a country so vast, America is home to some 423 national parks spread out amongst 84 million acres of land.

Perfect for a fleeting visit or longer, these parks encompass protected wildlife, diverse ecosystems and protected geological features, with stunning scenery to soak up. Best of all, many of these spaces can be visited for a day trip from the comfort of your luxury villa rental, making them easy to visit at short notice.

Here’s just a few of them:

Aspen
For lovers of the great outdoors, Aspen National Park is one of the many great escapes the city has to offer. Here you can find majestic views and snow-capped mountain tops, which always feel tranquil and quiet, despite the 4.6 million annual visitors it attracts.

The ever-changing scenery adjusts to the changing seasons, making fall a great time to visit. Trails, rivers and lakes sparkle in the light, best enjoyed in the Bear Lake Road region, near Trail Ridge Road – a great viewing point. As day turns to night, head back to your Aspen villa to soak up a different kind of fireplace view as you unwind from your travels.

Miami
The diverse and exotic surroundings of Florida make it a unique and exciting destination.

Zip through boggy marshes and uninterrupted wetlands at the world-famous Everglades by speed boat – it’s the only way to visit. This National Park is home to thousands of wild species and animals, that make it a year-round favourite attraction.

Biscayne National Park is another favourite attraction, near to all the luxury Miami villas in the area. With 95% of the park covered in water, expect to marvel at coral reef and incredible water life.

California
Far from the bright lights and city limits of Los Angeles, the dusty dessert of Joshua Tree National Park shows another side of this famous state. A celebration of plants and animals, the harsh terrain is home to geological features that you can spend days exploring. There’s plenty to do too, including; rock climbing, camping, hiking and photography.

Named after the ‘Yucca Brevifolia’ aka ‘the Joshua Tree’ it’s a haven for tourists capturing amazing photographs and getting back to nature.

Arizona
Just five hours from Joshua National Tree Park, add the Grand Canyon to your road trip schedule, or better still choose a villa rental between the two to enjoy the best of both worlds. This National Park might just be one of the most famous in all of the country, known for its vast space, red rocks and meteor-like craters that never fail to impress. There is so much to uncover and discover here, that it’s impossible to list them all, but Yavapai Observation Station and Desert View Watchtower are some of the best viewing points.

Montana
There are 26 mind-blowing glaciers to visit at Glacier national park, in the Rocky Mountains of Montana. Bordering Canada, this scenic destination is breathtaking to witness in all its glory with white-capped mountains and turquoise lakes below. But mind how you go, as it’s also home to grizzly bears and a wolf population – worth noting before you take a hike!

When it comes to booking your next trip, visit Villazzo for all the best luxury villa rentals.

The Many Museums of Miami

March 9th, 2021

The cultural scene in Miami is well-known and established, particularly in the art world, with famous events like Art Basel taking place annually. However, its reputation as a destination for museums is now starting to blossom, in no small part to international events showing the city off to a world-stage.

With a discerning clientele and tourists gracing its luxury villa rentals, there are more museums than ever before to enjoy.

So, if you’re planning a visit to the Sunshine State, why not check out these seven excellent museums during your stay.

The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
If you’re intrigued by the many luxury vacation homes in Miami, then set some time aside for the Vizcaya Museum. This stunning estate of James Deering gives a glimpse into some of the inspiration behind the decadence and opulence seen in Miami real estate. The gardens were developed to help preserve the natural habitat, and remain beautifully kept for all to enjoy.

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
Undoubtedly one of the most talked about museums of recent times, the Frost Museum of Science is one that all the family can enjoy. Interactive, fun and fascinating, the state-of-the-art technology brings its teachings to life, including an awe-inspiring planetarium.

The Institute of Contemporary Art
This new build was opened in 2017 and attracts crowds from far and wide. Yes, there’s plenty of world-famous artworks here, including names such as Pablo Picasso and Julian Schnabel. But equally, there’s a number of exhibits to enlighten and expand the mind. Be sure to add it this world-class venue to your Miami museum bucket list.

Miami Children’s Museum
Take note, this is one of the biggest kids museums in the country, with 14 galleries loaded with interactive activities. You can lose a whole day here, making it a great activity when you’re ready to leave your luxury Miami villa.

Here the little ones will learn around the world all around them, from the oceans to space, and all that’s in between. That also includes a giant piano like the one in the movie ‘Big’ that the grown-ups will definitely enjoy! In short, it has all the ingredients for the perfect family day out.

World Erotic Art Museum
You can always count on Miami to bring a touch of quirky and sass to proceedings. It’s no surprise then, that the World Erotic Art museum is housed here. Far from seedy, there is an impressive collection of over 4,000 historic works throughout, ranging from photographs to sculpting’s. Some works even date back as far as 300 BCE. That all said be sure to bring your camera for the centrepiece – a six-foot penis statue!

History Museum, Miami
The city can thank its colourful past for the luxury amenities, high-end restaurants and luxury Miami villa rentals it boasts today. A great place to learn about all these is the History Museum located downtown. Here you will learn more about how the city came to be the bustling hotspot it is today. It spans the archives back 12,000 years, covering major moments from the Native American settlement through to World War II, and the Art-deco movement. With plenty of memorabilia and historical objects to view, it’s definitely one for the culture vultures.

Jewish Museum of Florida
Miami has a proud Jewish past and present, celebrated in this important museum. There’s over 100,000 artefacts to pour over, curated over the years from the many Jewish immigrants local to the area. It provides a fascinating dip into the local history and how Jewish life in Florida has evolved, grown and been shaped over the past two decades.

Visit Villazzo to book the best luxury villa rentals in Miami, with our unrivaled commitment to customer service.

Get Winter Fit in Miami

February 23rd, 2021

Whatever time of year you choose to visit Miami, you won’t be disappointed with the amazing sports facilities available. Whether you choose to rock up to a one-off yoga class, or want to bench-press in five-star surroundings, you can rest assured that the city has it all.

Many who visit during the winter months, want to keep their exercise regimes up, while visiting on vacation, business or often times – a bit of both.

Within easy reach of all the leading Miami villa rentals, here’s our pick of some of the finest winter sports within the city confines.

Swimming
As a popular outdoors destination, Miami has plenty of inspiration for swimming enthusiasts. Sure, you can choose to dip into the Atlantic Ocean on the South Beach shoreline, or equally you can indulge in the heated pool of your luxury home rental, to get a few laps in before brunch.

But if you’re looking for something more special, more… Miami, then there’s nothing quite like the Venetian Pool in the Coral Gables. Perfect for those into wellbeing and rejuvenation, the aquatic facility was founded in 1923 developed from a coral rock quarry, hence its name. The 820,000 gallon pool boasts fresh spring water which is refilled daily. And when you’ve completed your laps, there’s a waterfall for hanging out. Bliss!

Yoga
When it’s time to say ‘namaste’ there’s plenty of choices for yoga enthusiasts throughout the city. From early morning beachside yoga, to free outdoor yoga to enjoy. But, for all those Miami feels, why not treat yourself to a private tutor for a one-on-one experience at your Miami luxury villa rental. It’s the best way to enjoy the views across the bay from the comfort of your home, plus an instructor can work around your schedule. When staying with Villazzo, you can call upon our concierge team to recommend and book a local yogi for your stay.

Running and working out
If you want to go running in the winter months, Miami is the perfect canvas with beautiful beachside views intermingled with city living for an upbeat workout. If you’d rather take it indoors, there’s plenty of pay-as-you-go gyms, where you can use the indoor running machines and more. At Solidcore, you can pay per class, or for a weekly pass, to make the most of their excellent facilities. With daily classes to make you sweat, there’s something for all level and skill.

Personal training
When you’re away from home it’s important to keep up with your usual fitness routine. If you don’t have time for a gym visit, or if the winter weather is holding you back, a personal trainer might just be the answer. There’s plenty of excellent personal trainers in Miami, that the Villazzo concierge can book on your behalf. This allows you to make the most of your time in your Miami luxury vacation rental, as many are able to come to your residence for personalized sessions.

Ice-skating
It’s one of our favorite winter sports as a nation. No matter what standard you are, there’s plenty of ice-rinks in Miami to take all the family. For all the throwback vibes, Basement Miami is the go-to place for some retro fun. As well as ice-skating, there’s a two-lane bowling alley, packed with special effects, for letting the good times roll… or should that be bowl!? One of the more light-hearted of all the sports facilities, it’s a fun place to visit with friends.

Book your luxury villa home through Villazzo and gain access to our world-class concierge team to enhance your stay.

The New ‘Workcation’ Trend for 2021

February 10th, 2021

With each new year comes a new buzzword or trend in the travel industry. For instance in recent years sustainable travel and eco luxury villas have been growing in popularity, as conscious consumerism becomes more prominent.

However, with the recent turn in events, the focus has shifted somewhat. And the ‘workcation’ trend is pipped to be big for 2021.

What is the ‘workcation’ trend?
As its name suggests, a ‘workcation’ is a vacation that allows you to mix business with pleasure. It has become a popular option in the ‘nomadic’ community, as it accommodates freelance working, with all the benefits of luxury living. After all, why would you work in a grey office, when you could be situated in a luxury vacation home instead!? Plus, it can even make you more productive, and committed to the company you work for, so it’s win-win for everyone.

The new work-life balance
With our working lives greatly impacted in recent months, the working-from-home revolution has affected all our personal lives too. Because of this, in the coming year we will see a greater focus on ‘nomadic’ living – something that has impacted the hospitality sector greatly.

Remote working has been on the rise over the past few years, however the impact of Covid-19 has accelerated its growth. During the pandemic, 42 per cent of Americans worked from home, a change that experts believe will continue for many years.

With an estimated 4.7 million nationals remote working, it’s no surprise that this has also changed the face of business travel.

The rise of the digital nomad
If you’re enjoying a ‘workcation’ it’s likely that you are a digital nomad. This is an employee who works from no fixed address. That means they can be typing away from the pool in their luxury villa, or ‘zooming’ into meetings from the comfort of their local coffee shop. While they may be office based, they have the choice of basing themselves anywhere.

Although the term mainly refers to freelancers and those in the gig economy, today it also applies to a growing number of people in full-time employment. And this means that the hospitality industry must adapt.

Workcation demands
For the business traveller, this means that rental properties, must be equipped with all the necessary amenities.

As industry leaders in luxury villa rentals, we have long accommodated the needs of digital nomads. Here’s just some of the ways we cater to ‘workcationer’ needs…

• WiFi
Connectivity is an absolute must wherever you’re based in the world. From the jungle of Costa Rica, to the chic boltholes of Ibiza, all our properties are equipped with high-speed WiFi throughout. Rather handy when you fancy taking your Zoom call on your rooftop terrace (even if your co-workers hate you for it!)

• Study rooms
Many ‘workcationers’ travel with their loved ones. Great for after-hours, not so great during work hours! For this reason, many of our properties have home offices or libraries with printers, computers and scanners, and are situated in study rooms for that added layer of privacy.

• Facilities on hand
When you’re in between meetings, you need to be surrounded by all the necessary comforts. All our luxury villas are fully kitted out with the facilities you need. This ranges from coffee-making machines through to concierge on call. Need to organise an office meeting with catering at a moment’s notice? No problem, our concierge team can take care of it.

• Tranquil surroundings
Probably the number one requirement for a productive day ‘in the office’ is tranquil surroundings. Just as well then, that Villazzo properties are situated in some of the most stunning locations in the world, in tranquil settings. Yet, they remain close to all the nearby essentials. You’ll notice that our properties tend to be within reach of local shopping malls, golf courses and airports, to make your (nomadic) life, that bit easier!

So there you have it – the workcation trend has arrived. Will you be part of it?

Ready for your next workcation? Come check out the luxury properties Villazzo has to offer.

Travel Agents – Lets Work Together!

January 25th, 2021

When it comes to premium vacations, we work with only the best partners, to bring a next-level experience to our guests. Villazzo attracts clients with a taste for the finer things in life, and we make it a priority to cater to their every whim.

We also believe that the luxury experience starts from the minute they book a luxury vacation home with us. Before guests even arrive, we are hard at work preparing the property, their transfers and their amenities, to make sure everything is just right. This extends to partners such as chauffer companies and travel agents, to ensure all their arrangements are organized.

So, we wanted to take the opportunity to showcase some of the ways that we can work together and alleviate some of the administration from your day-to-day.

Catering to guests
Travel agents understand the value of strong relationships, and understanding customer needs. So do we.

We enjoy working with likeminded professionals who share a similar customer-base to us. Many of our clients have requests before they arrive at our luxury villa homes. For instance, this might be a seat preference on a flight or priority transfers for instance. We often work closely with travel agents to create a seamless experience.

Mutually beneficial
We put our clients at the heart of our business. Often this means catering to all kinds of requests, many of which extend to travel. From rebooking flights to cancelling transfers, to last-minute trip arrangements for friends and family – these are common requests we like to help with.

As a travel partner, we will bring business to your agency, and likewise look forward to helping you with our support.

Sharing similar clients means that we can tie-up and collaborate, to create an effortless experience for the guest. There’s great mutual benefit for both parties.

Team of professionals
At Villazzo, we have a team of experts on hand, as part of our award-winning concierge service. This ranges from butlers to five-star chefs, and well-connected agents dotted around town. We remain at the disposal of customers throughout their stay, as well as before and after their booking – it’s part of our unrivalled service.

We like to work with only the best, and this extends to the travel operators we engage with. For this reason, we invite travel agents to partner with us and become part of our extended team.

Tapping in to trends
Tourism and hospitality has some extremely busy periods throughout the seasons. Our properties can be booked months in advance, as well as at the last-minute. We enjoy catering to all requests, and can be a go-to trusted property partner for all your client’s needs.

We have earnt a reputation as a leader in the luxury villa market over the years. This means you can work with us knowing that our properties are expertly managed, beautifully maintained and always personalized to our customer’s needs. As a travel partner you can trust, many travel agents have us on speed dial, knowing that we will always deliver to the highest standard.

Let us do the legwork
And finally, one of the perks of working with us, is that we’ll do all the hard work for you.
We understand your business, and your clients. You can lean on us to take care of all the detail, freeing you up to manage your client’s flight needs.

As a travel agent partner, you’ll be assigned one of our team members as your point of call. They will be on hand to help you with any vacation rental request you may have at a moment’s notice. You can even connect us with your clients, as part of your extended team. We’re here to help and add value. Try us out, you might just be enlightened!

To learn more about Villazzo, or to get in touch, visit villazzo.com