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.

Art Basel, Miami Beach

November 26th, 2018
Art Basel - Miami Beach

Where in the world do culture, cocktails and beach life collide in such perfect harmony? Miami of course! This cosmopolitan city provides the perfect backdrop to cultural events of all kinds, from the annual Winter EDM Music Conference, to the elite Miami Yacht Show. Yet, it’s the annual Art Basel exhibition that it’s most known for, attracting hundreds of America’s top galleries and art museums, as they showcase modern art in the heart of Miami beach.

Returning this December 6-9, if you’re planning to visit, then it’s time to start thinking about that Miami villa rental, as 2018 promises to be another memorable year!

What is Art Basel?

Art Basel Miami Beach showcases modern art from more than 250 galleries and 4,000 artists. This renowned annual event attracts an international audience, A-list clientele and media attention for its commitment to the arts.

Expect to see contemporary paintings, sketches and drawings, sculptures, photography, 3D and installation art, digital art as well as video art.

Where does it take place?

Art Basel takes place in the Miami Beach Convention Center, in the heart of the city center. Some activity spills out to nearby Collins Park and Soundscape Park too.

What social events take place?

More than just an art fair, the city comes alive when Art Basel comes to town. This means that everything from restaurants to Miami beach luxury rentals, are booked weeks in advance. Be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.

This is a bustling time to visit the city with plenty of parties and pop-up soirees to attend. Official venues tend to be disclosed nearer the time, so keep an eye out in Time Out Miami. However, the Basement at the Miami Beach EDITION, club ORA and Broken Shaker, are some of the most popular hangouts that will no doubt be hosting parties during this exciting time.

Where’s a good place to stay?

With more than 70,000 visitors descending on Miami it’s a busy time to visit. For the perfect trip, luxury rentals in Miami beach are some of the best locations to stay, offering peace and privacy.

Here’s our pick of some of the best Miami mansion rentals available throughout Basel:

Best for Tranquility

Villa Denise | Art Basel

For total chill, Villa Denise is nestled on the peaceful Jungle Island. This waterfront property offers seclusion and privacy if you’re looking to get away from it all. Elegantly decorated with natural tones and enjoying plenty of natural light, this six-bedroom Miami luxury house rental is one of the finest on the island.

Best for Business

Villa Catia | Art Basel
Ideally placed near the event exhibition, Villa Catia in mid-beach is the perfect Miami mansion rental for all the action. This open-plan seven-bedroom estate comes with its own vanishing edge pool, dock for mooring and spectacular bayside terrace enjoying views across the bay.

Best for Exploring

Villa Florence | Art Basel
If you’re teaming your visit with a wider tour of the region, Villa Florence is suitably located in South Miami. This Mediterranean style sprawling property offers nine-bedrooms along with all your home comforts, from a private pool and Jacuzzi to an outside terrace for entertaining guests.

Best for After Hours…

Villa Ola | Art Basel
If you’re looking for somewhere central for all those day (and night) soirees, then South Beach is where it’s at! Within easy reach of all the bars, clubs, golf course, restaurants and beach, Villa Ola serves up seven superb bedrooms in this Moroccan-style mansion. A charming spot to enjoy all the fun that Miami has to offer.

Best for Business and Pleasure

Villa Semira | Art Basel
Close enough to the Art Basel exhibition but far enough from the party scene, Villa Semira offers a blissful waterfront get-away on Biscayne Point. Complete with private dock and four-bedrooms (including a crib for little ones) this single-level property is one of the most family-friendly luxury home rentals in Miami beach.

Art Basel

For more information, or for tickets, visit the official Art Basel website at artbasel.com.

Complete your visit to Art Basel with a Miami luxury house rental through Global Luxury Villas. With a wide selection of high-end properties including concierge services, you’re guaranteed a luxurious stay.

GREAT LUXURY ESCAPES FOR THE KIDS WINTER BREAK IN EUROPE AND USA

November 21st, 2018

It’s that time of the year again when thoughts turn to holidays with the family. When it comes to high-end escapes, a luxury home rental is essential to complete your dream vacation. Providing a home away from home, there’s no better way to indulge the family than with a five-star residence.

Whether you’re looking to the warm shores of America, cozy cabins of France, or tranquil settings of Tuscany, you’re sure to find inspiration in our exclusive pick of luxury vacation rentals.

Compiled with the forthcoming winter break in mind, here’s four dreamy destinations for total pampering…

Hello Europe!

Europe really lends itself to the winter season, with plenty of culture to enjoy, as well as world-class ski resorts.

With it being low season, Tuscany in winter is a good time to come. Costs are lower and there’s fewer crowds, making it handy for visiting attractions like Florence Cathedral and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Visit in February and you’ll be able to enjoy festival season, which the whole region gets involved in.

Villa Regina

Complete your stay with a luxury home rental such as Villa Regina. Nestled in the historic region of Arezzo, there’s great museums and wonderful architecture on your doorstep, and Florence is only an hour away by car.

While Tuscany also has its fair share of mountains for snow and ski (check out the Pistoia province), it’s the French Alps that ski aficionados flock to.

Villa Talia

Tucked away in the French ski resort of Val Thorens, Villa Talia is on the doorstep of some of the best ski runs. And when it’s time to cool down (or heat up), its private sauna, gymnasium and swimming pool are always a hit with younger ones. This hard-to-beat family-friendly luxury house rental spans 12,900 sq ft with eight cozy bedrooms for when it’s time to retire.

Get Away to USA

America has it all, and there’s no better time for families to visit than winter. At the end of November, the annual tradition of Thanksgiving makes it a wonderful time to come, plus there’s the Black Friday sales too!

Villa Ola

Winter is always warm in Miami, and the kids will love the many outdoor activities and water sports on offer. Hire a luxury villa in Miami beach, for the perfect base to explore the city. At Villa Ola you’re on the right side of Miami beach to access its many restaurants, bars and renowned night life, without being in the thick of it.

Villa Trina

For complete luxury and escapism with the family Villa Trina in the stunning Turks & Caicos islands is a firm favourite. Here you can completely relax and unwind in this huge mansion, right on the golden shores of Long Bay Beach. Complete with your own butler, outdoor movie theater, two pools and private tennis courts – it’s hard not to feel spoilt, but that’s what holidays are all about – right!?

So, pack your bags, book time off work and gather the kids, for an unmissable break to one of our stunning winter destinations.

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.

HOW TO EXPERIENCE THE PERFECT ASPEN CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR

November 14th, 2018
Villazzo Aspen

If you promise yourself every year that you’ll go away for the holidays, or if you dream of a white Christmas, then now’s the right time to start booking your Aspen villa rental.

With its famous white washed mountains, brilliant blue skies and world-famous snow and ski facilities, there’s no better destination for family fun than Aspen, Colorado.

The Rocky Mountains provide the perfect backdrop for this magical winter wonderland that welcome an influx of visitors around this time of year. To make your stay extra magical, here’s a few pointers for achieving a five-star get-away.

Villa Marylou

Quality Time

The perfect way to spend your Christmas in Aspen is with family and loved ones. Aspen luxury vacation rentals offer the perfect base for spending time together. Villa Marylou is one of the most sought-after spots, adjacent to the Red Mountain and minutes away from the slopes. This sprawling chalet offers seven en-suite bedrooms, and rejuvenating facilities including; a gym, steam room and indoor Jacuzzi. If you want to spend quality family time in undisturbed settings, look no further.

Villa Lynne

Eat, Drink, Be Merry!

If Christmas is synonymous with one thing, it’s indulging in great food and drink. Base yourself in the heart of Aspen to make the most of the area. This buzzling destination lives up to its winter reputation as a vibrant fun place. Stay at luxury house rental Villa Lynne to be within walking distance of all the top restaurants and venues, including Belly Up – the famous live music venue in the area.

Villa Justine

Peace and Quiet

One of the great reasons to come to Aspen is for the change of scenery. With scenic walks and desolate mountains to explore, there’s nothing more calming than its serene landscape. For the ultimate in escapism, stay at luxury Aspen rental Villa Justine housed in the remote hilltops for complete exclusivity. With wood-burning fireplaces, great dining facilities (indoors and out), and luxuriously designed bedrooms, it’s the perfect place for solitude and privacy.

Villa Malia

Ski for Yourself!

If there’s one thing a Christmas in Aspen demands, it’s a festive family ski! When it comes to Aspen luxury rentals, none are better positioned than Villa Malia for making the most of the local slopes. This six-bedroom alpine villa offers wistful views of the Red Mountain ski resort, as well as a host of great facilities, including your own basketball court and an indoor Jacuzzi.

Villa Molly

Cozy Fireplaces

One of the great joys of Aspen is coming home to a cozy fireplace and enjoying a hot mug of something warming. Leave the busy world behind you at Villa Molly in this secluded romantic Aspen luxury rental. This six-bedroom estate is set across three acres with every modern touch thought of. There’s plenty of space to entertain, both indoors and out (with its own hot tub) as well as boasting some of the most beautiful views across the Aspen mountains.

For an unforgettable Christmas, Villazzo offers a wide selection of luxury villas in Aspen to complete your stay. With outstanding customer service and an unrivaled portfolio of properties, you’re guaranteed a five-star break.

THE BEST FRENCH SKI RESORTS FOR LUXURY

November 1st, 2018
French Alps

France is a great destination to visit any time of year, but particularly in winter. With beautiful white-washed picturesque villages, ski-season in full bloom and plenty of outdoor activities to explore, it’s time to pack your bags and get ready for a luxury home rental like no other.

Ideal for families, fun with friends and conduce for romance, it’s easy to see why more than 120 million people flock to the French Alps every year.

To help you decide which resort is best for you, our team of travel experts have hand-picked the best villa vacation rentals throughout top French ski resorts Courchevel and Val Thorens. All you have to do is get that ski pass and you’re off!

Villa Paige

For Fun with Friends

Ski by day, play by night – that’s how guests in the upbeat resort of Courchevel 1850 like to roll! Situated in the heart of town, Villa Paige is a modern four-bedroom property with everything on its doorstep. A top ski resort in reach (and ski school), as well as all the best bars, restaurants and high-end shops at your disposal make this destination great for friends and groups to enjoy. The villa also benefits from a daily maid, to help maintain the comfort of your stay.

Villa Rayna

Chic Chalet for Large Groups

Further away in a quieter spot of Courchevel 1850, lies Villa Rayna. Situated in the ultimate skier’s playground, there couldn’t be a more exclusive destination for a five-star ski experience. This Luxury villa rental can sleep up to 15 guests and is decorated to the highest standard with finishing touches to dazzle. This includes its own private lift, personal chef, personal driver and underground spa and fitness lounge complete with steam room and Turkish sauna. It’s pièce de résistance however is its indoor swimming pool, ideal for post-ski recovery.

Villa Layla

Uninterrupted Beauty

Slightly off the beaten track in Bellecôte, above the bustle of Courchevel 1850, the Nogentil region is one of great natural beauty. Here you can enjoy the majestic surroundings with total escape, but still only 50m from the ski slopes. Luxury villa rentals in the area don’t come better than Villa Layla – a distinguished property that can sleep large groups of up to 14 guests. Recently undergoing a million-euro renovation, it boasts modern touches while retaining its rustic wood-cabin charm. After a hard day on the slopes, sit back and enjoy time out in the private hone theater, game room, indoor swimming pool or spa, or just snuggle up in front of its fireplace and make the most of the stunning surroundings.

Villa Talia

Jet-set Ski-set

The enchanting Alpine resort of Val Thorens is one of the highest in Europe. As such, it’s a prime spot for great powder throughout the winter season (November through May), attracting serious winter sports enthusiasts. But it’s equally as accommodating to newbies, with a terrain to suit every level. And since the resort is purpose-built, it has no shortage of all the essentials, including a three Michelin star restaurant, making this a magical place to stay.

A luxury home rental is the only way to visit and Villa Talia is one of best properties for larger groups. Its five suites accommodate up to 15 guests, treated to charming views across the resort. There’s a bespoke activity room for kids with plenty of entertainment, along with two cinemas, a whirlpool tub, sauna and gym for bigger kids! Plus, there’s a private chef, beautician and masseur on hand to cater to your every whim.

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.

MOUNTAIN VERSUS BEACH – WHICH ONE’S FOR YOU?

October 24th, 2018
Mountain vs Beach

From the fresh alpine air to warm sunshine shores, from the highest peaks to hidden beaches. It can be hard to choose between mountain or beach, winter or warmth, ski or swim.

Which is why our travel experts have compiled a list of the most desirable luxury vacation rentals around the world. Inspired by golden shores, rugged clifftops and mountainous ranges, there’s a destination for everyone in this contrasting list of unbeatable properties.

Magnificent Mountains

If you’re looking to change your scenery completely with outdoor adventure and total escapism, there’s no better refuge than the mountains. Calm and crisp, high and mighty, there’s something inviting about the highest peaks that beckons traveler’s year after year. Whether it’s for adventure travel, getting back to nature or just getting away, there’s many reasons why a mountain break could be the right choice.

Villa Justine
With high hilltop views, romantic wood burning fireplaces and complete isolation, head to Villa Justine in Aspen. This six-bedroom home offers complete privacy in the lap of luxury with all modern comforts, including; a wet bar, built-in barbecue grill and fire pit to wow guests. This world-famous American destination has some of the best ski runs in the world.

Villa Rayna
Conversely, if you’re looking for mountain fun in the thick of it, Villa Rayna in the popular French ski resort of Courchevel is a great spot. Up to 15 guests can stay in this magnificent chalet, perfectly placed for all the ski action, as well as local entertainment and dining options nearby. But with your own private chef, swimming pool, sauna and steam room, you’ll probably never want to leave your luxury vacation home.

Blissful Beaches

If you’re more in tune with the gentle sounds of crashing waves and sand between your toes, then a beach holiday may be more suited to you. There’s certainly no end of choice when it comes to white sands and turquoise waters – the challenge is finding somewhere unspoiled and undiscovered.

Villa Trina
If total pampering and pristine beaches is your thing, then say hello to the Turks & Caicos islands! With impossibly blue waters and endless stretches of golden sand, it offers the ultimate beach break. In Long Bay, the breath-taking mansion of Villa Trina is a stand-out property spanning 10,000sq feet. It features seven impeccably designed bedrooms, an outdoor movie theater with fire pit, hot tub, no less than two private pools, a tennis court and of a course a butler!

Villa Denise
Perhaps you’re looking for a tranquilly and beach life, with all the amenities of modern living nearby? Then the private residence of Villa Denise in Miami Beach offers a stunning luxury vacation home to unwind in. Expect total tranquilly and escape in this elegant property on the elite Sunset Island. Its heated pool and luscious gardens provide the perfect backdrop to a restful stay.

Villa Estelle
But if you can’t decide where to go, why not have it all?! High in the hilltops of St Barth, Villa Estelle perches on a mountain cliff, minutes from the famous Eden Rock and overlooking the beautiful ‘Baie de St Jean’. A luxurious retreat with six bedrooms for guests, complete with private pool and sweeping views, it delivers all the magic of the mountains with a ‘beach within reach’ for the complete package!

Whether you’re seeking magnificent mountains or beautiful beaches, Global Luxury Villas offers unrivaled luxury in some of the most desirable locations in the world.

HOW TO ACHIEVE THE PERFECT CHILL IN ST BARTH

October 20th, 2018
St Barth

A jewel in the ever-gleaming turquoise Caribbean shores, St Barth is a truly exceptional island that should be visited at least once in a lifetime. And staying in a St Barth luxury villa is the only way to visit, for a truly memorable trip.

A popular destination all-year round, visitors come here for the tranquility, unspoiled natural beauty, world-class villas of St Barth and a warm Caribbean welcome. It’s the go-to destination for total relaxation and chill, with stylish boutique dwellings to match.

If in any doubt of its restorative qualities, or you need tempting any further, read on…

Beach Life

There are 14 pristine beaches on St Barth which are never crowded, even in peak season. These are places of sanctuary and chill, where impossibly white sands meet delightfully blue waters. When in search of total relaxation, any one of its five-star beaches lend themselves perfectly to a touch of calm and serenity.

Although Colombier Beach is the most popular, Saline beach is a favorite with locals, for its laid-back style. Here you can enjoy postcard-perfect views, brilliant white stretches of beach and a local rum punch, while enjoying the blissful weather.

Villa Estelle
For a beach within reach and stunning coastal views from every angle, Villa Estelle is made for serenity and seclusion. This six bedroom St Barth vacation rental enjoys a privileged rooftop position, with a delightfully secluded pool looking out to the sea.

Watch the World Go By

This is an island where you can sit back and watch the world go by. For total chill, the Pink Parrot Beach Bar at St. Jean Beach provides a fabulous backdrop to unwind with a good book in one hand, glass of something bubbly in the other!

Villa Liliana
But for complete decadence, Villa Liliana is the place to kick back with a cocktail from your private bar, best enjoyed on your very own luxurious sun deck. Here you can enjoy front facing beach views, sailing boats and crashing waves. If that wasn’t enough, its blissful pool invites you in for cocktails at sunset, or indeed any time of day. At Villa Liliana, it’s hard to do anything but relax!

Sail Away

There’s nothing more calming and restorative than the gentle lapping of waves. Luckily, you’re in the right place for every kind of water sport, or transport vessel imaginable! Head over to Gustavia Harbour for boat hire and catamaran tours of the island, it’s what St Barth life is all about!

Villa Violet
Position yourself in the ideal place for exploring the island by water. Not too far away, Villa Violet is situated in the west of the island, close to the famous harbor. This delightful St Barth luxury villa has room for up to 10 guests, including a semi-heated infinity pool hanging off the cliff edge. There can be no better spot on the island to watch the world sail by, while reconnecting with nature. It’s what luxury relaxing holidays are all about.

So, there you have it, three good reasons to head to St Barth for the ultimate chilled and chic holiday.

For an unforgettable vacation, Villazzo offers a wide selection of St Barth’s luxury villas to complete your stay. With outstanding customer service and an unrivaled portfolio of properties, you’re guaranteed a five-star break.