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Hottest Areas to Buy a Luxury Villa Home in 2021

Friday, October 1st, 2021

It’s fair to say that over the past year we’ve all succumb to less travel, and more discovery on our own shores. This coupled with the need for more personal space has seen a surge in demand for luxury home villas. Indeed, you might be reading this as you search for some of the best properties to invest in.

As an established and global real-estate leader, our experienced teams at Villazzo Realty have hand-picked their top destinations to invest in a luxury mansion rental this year. With a focus on elite properties and ultra-luxury homes, here’s the hottest destinations everyone’s talking about.

Miami Beach, Florida
According to Forbes, luxury home rentals are continuing to surge this year, by at least 60% – the biggest jump since 2013. One of the reasons is because of the desire for larger houses and greater space, especially as working-from-home is on the rise. This, along with its glorious climate, is one of the reasons why Florida continues to attract buyers all-year round.

Miami Beach remains a popular choice for estate-hunters. No stranger to sprawling mansions and sweeping views across the bay, luxury Miami rentals are always in high demand. It makes for a great investment, with some 10 million visitors gracing its shores every year – ensuring there’s always a steady flow of visitors seeking premium villas for rent.

For the ultimate in exclusivity, the stunning islands in and around Miami, are home to some of the finest properties in America. This includes Palm and Hibiscus Islands and the highly coveted Star Island.

If you’re looking for a long-term investment, up and coming Brickell offers great value and is well-located to all the bustling nightlife the city is known for.

Orlando, Florida
In keeping with the Floridian vibe, Orlando offers a strong market for property investment and returns. Orlando luxury villas remain in high-demand, owing to their popular location for tourism and entertainment. The city is also well connected to other Florida hotspots, but with a more affordable price tag. With a growing population and job opportunities to boot, it remains a stable economy for those looking to relocate or buy a vacation home. Should you need further convincing, it was named the second fastest growing city in America by Forbes magazine.

Charlotte, North Carolina
It might be the ninth most populated state in America, but with acres of space to spread out and with coast to mountain terrains to explore, it’s a popular destination for those looking to add to their real estate portfolio. From the Blue Ridge mountains in the west, to its coastal beaches, and bustling towns, there’s something for everyone in The Tar Heel State.

Another point to note is that North Carolina luxury homes are large and spacious. Durham is one of the regions worth exploring, with its real estate outperforming the average US rental, especially in downtown, where new properties are growing at a pace.

Aspen, Colorado
Aspen is a city for all-seasons, especially appealing to outdoorsy types. Where else could you kayak in the summer, hike in the fall, and hit the slopes come winter? This is one of the many reasons why city dwellers have made the move during the pandemic, to relocate to the beautiful location.
Popular resorts like Snowmass, offer plenty of luxury Aspen homes for sale, known as a haven for the jet-set community. But, for a long-term investment on a more affordable budget, properties outside downtown offer greater value and even more space to enjoy. As such,
now is a great time to invest in the Aspen housing market.

Looking to make your next real-estate investment? Speak to our team of experts at Villazzo Realty today.

FOUR USA STAYCATIONS FOR 2021

Monday, 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

Tuesday, 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 Luxury Touch of Concierge

Monday, December 28th, 2020

High-end holidays deserve high-end service. If you subscribe to the view that vacations should be special and memorable, then Villazzo is the perfect match for you.

Getting away and staying in a luxury villa is the best way to press pause on life and
give yourself a much-needed reboot. It’s also the time for decadence and indulgence without compromise

As purveyors of some of the best luxury home rental properties around the world, we know exactly what it takes to deliver a first-class stay. We call it the villa-hotel experience.

Intrigued to know more? Here’s why Villazzo leads the way in stylish and luxury travel experiences.

It starts at hello…
Before your vacation even starts, our team of professionals are working hard behind the scenes to get your luxury villa ready. Whatever your request, preference or desire, we can make it happen. From displaying your favorite flowers, to hiring luxury yachts and ensuring your favourite wine and cheese is fully stocked. We take care of all the small details that make a big difference.

Our team of connoisseurs
When you stay in one of our luxury vacation homes, not only do you get the keys to a world-class property, but you also get access to our 5 star concierge service for the entire length of your stay.

We invite you to call upon our team of experts to assist you. It’s what sets us apart from anyone else in the industry.

From award-winning chefs, to experimental mixologists and interior designers. Our concierge team can connect you to the best talent, so you can sink into your setting in style.

Housekeeping
As well as our concierge team, all Villazzo guests benefit from our professional cleaners. This means you’ll enjoy fresh laundry, and your property will be fully stocked with hotel-like amenities. So you can enjoy the privacy of your luxury villa, with all the perks of five-star hotel.

At this current time, we are paying even greater attention to deep cleaning properties and ensuring they are fully sanitized, for your wellbeing and comfort.

Upgraded moments
If you have a special occasion to celebrate, you can call upon our team to organize a standout experience for you. From gourmet chefs providing in-villa catering, to private golf lessons in the local area, as well as VIP bespoke tours of the city. Nothing is ever too much trouble, and with our black book of contacts, we can make any request a reality.

Butler Service
Enjoy our award-winning service around the clock, with access to our team of professionals. One of our most popular requests is our butler service. With your very own butler at your disposal, it adds that special touch to your stay. Available around the clock, our experienced butlers are well connected, to ensure you’re every request is taken care of.

Child-friendly services
We want you to feel at home from the minute you walk through our doors. This means taking care of all the extra details, like childcare, or one-on-one swimming lessons, or access to the hottest event in town. We can organize a host of activities and access for your family to enjoy in advance, or at a moment’s notice.

Transfers
We want you to have a seamless experience from the moment you arrive. We can collect your party from airports, cruise ports, and even helipads to ensure a slick and smooth transfer.

The best of the best
And finally, as you’d expect, we hand-pick the finest residences in the world for our guests. Once you step into our luxury villas, you’ll be surrounded by luxury – from our customer service to our amenities.

All our properties have state-of-the-art facilities, from gourmet kitchens, to heated pools, and rooftop terraces to waterside views.

Ready to level-up your vacation? Check out our award-winning properties today at Villazzo.com

GET BACK TO NATURE IN THESE FIVE DESTINATONS

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

As the saying goes, the best things in life are free. And recently we’ve all come to realise that the simple beauty of nature is one of the greatest gifts we have.

This has given rise to a growing demand in ‘great outdoors’ holidays and time out in quiet, secluded destinations. However, that doesn’t mean that you need to forgo all the luxuries of modern living. In fact, many of our luxury home rentals are positioned in and near beauty spots, from soothing waterfront villas to eco-lodges in the rainforest.

So, what are you waiting for? Here’s five destinations with nature firmly on the agenda.

Costa Rica
An oasis of charm and beauty, Villa Octavia is the perfect embodiment of eco-living in the great outdoors. This twin-villa estate boasts an open-air living room, outdoor pools and sweeping views to wake up to every day. The location of Mal Pais is known for its achingly beautiful beaches – recently voted one of the best in the world by Forbes.

Bordeaux
As you’d expect from a leading wine-growing region, Bordeaux is drenched in beauty. Its vineyards stretch for miles, offering the perfect playground for adults to get lost in. Come for a walk, come to sample the local produce, or simply come to mooch around its chateaux’s and cobbled roads. Of course, being France’s wine capital, there’s plenty of great wines to knock back, or sip slowly from your Bordeaux luxury home rental.

Aspen
Aspen isn’t just for ski lovers. The chic resort is also a haven for outdoorsy types of all kind. Visit in the summer and you might be pleasantly surprised by the complete change of scenery inviting you to be at one with the world. Hike, bike, trail or kayak – there’s so much on offer, it can be hard to know where to begin.

Tuscany
Where pink sunsets meet green and yellow fields, Tuscany is just as you imagined it would be. The Italian countryside retreat may be home to some of the most recognizable artworks, statues and architecture, but its landscape is equally as enticing.

The countryside is best enjoyed from a Tuscany  luxury villa rental with plenty of room to lounge in. Take your time to discover the sights and vistas at a leisurely pace.

Turks and Caicos
If your idea of reconnecting with the world involves sun, sea and plenty of coral reef, then add the Turks and Caicos islands to your bucket list. This A-list favourite destination is steeped in beauty at every turn. Endless white sand beaches, azure blue waters and luxury villa rentals that you’ll never want to leave.

The scuba here is great, allowing you to discover the peace and tranquillity of its still waters. Why not hire a yacht and make the most of your stay? It’s all about sea life in the Caicos.

Get back to nature and get booking your luxury villa at Global Luxury Villas today.

FIVE OF THE BEST MOUNTAIN TRIPS IN THE WORLD

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

There’s something marvellously rejuvenating about getting back to nature. Whether a walk in the woods, scaling a mountain, or hiking in the countryside, the great outdoors always provides the perfect backdrop for pressing reset on life. And we’ve all needed that of late.

However, with so many mountain destination to visit and conqueror, it can be hard to know where to begin. So, to help with your travels, we’ve selected five of our favourite global destinations for navigating the mountain tops. Whether you choose to camp under the stars, or hire your very own luxury Aspen rental, there’s something for everyone.

The Alpine Air of Aspen
Aspen tops the list of mountain destinations with good reason. Every year some 7.4 million tourists visit the famous resort, known for its world-class runs, high-end restaurants, and luxury facilities. Come in the winter to ski, or visit in the summer for outdoor pursuits like kayaking, hiking and cycling its trails. This is the place to stay for snow-capped mountains, crisp alpine air and luxury properties like Villa Kelsey, waiting for you at the foot of the mountains!

Tantalising Tuscany
The Italian region of Tuscany is known for its romantic setting of pink skies, rolling hills and flowing food and wine. No wonder it’s a popular choice for couples and newlyweds. If your idea of mountain-life involves being surrounded by great cuisine and hospitality, look no further than Tuscany. It’s the ideal location for pitch up with a picnic and enjoy the view.

The Unmistakable French Alps
Europe’s answer to Aspen, the French Alps span over eight countries, attracting visitors the world over. Most popular in winter, tourists come for the unbeatable ski. However, with a bustling atmosphere and plenty of after-hours high-jinx, it attracts just as many for the après-ski. Cosy up in your French Alps rental and enjoy the view… there’s a lot to take in.

The Peaks of North Carolina
If the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina could sing, they would tell you stories of their proud past. Inspiring a generation of bluegrass and country music, as well as explorers, photographers, artists and adventure seekers, it’s easy to see why. Breathtaking beauty is found at every turn, inviting you to discover the mountainous range for yourself. Hire a tour guide and explore the Blue Ridge Mountain region and all it has to offer.

Balearic Bliss in Ibiza
The less-trodden side of Ibiza, is one you don’t always hear about. Which makes Ibiza’s hillside even more mysterious and appealing to visit. It’s highest known point – Sa Talaia mountain – offers sweeping views out to sea and over to the idyllic island of Formentera. Whether you choose to bliss out and catch the sun, reconnect with your spiritual side, or practice yoga with a view, in Ibiza you can have it all. Complete your stay with an Ibiza villa rental, and you’ll be able to discover the magic of the island at your leisure.

To book your luxury villa vacation in the most revered mountain retreats, visit Villazzo today.

CHILL OUT IN THESE LEADING WINTER DESTINATIONS

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

There’s nothing quite like fresh alpine air, the chill and thrill of the slopes, and snow-capped mountains covered in powder. And snuggled up in your luxury home rental, watching the snow fall outside is a cosy place to be.

It’s no surprise therefore, that there’s a growing number of jet-set travellers flocking to the hills to get back to nature.

If you’re one of these, or if you’re even flirting with the idea, here’s three fabulous winter destinations for cold weather fans…

Ontario, Canada
Depending on the time of year you visit, there’s a varying landscape and terrain to enjoy in Ontario. Avoid summer when it’s at peak humidity, and visit in the winter months (December to March) to enjoy sparkling beauty and breathtaking scenery. From the comfort of your luxury villa rental, you can commute to the nearby ski and snow resorts, for excellent runs for adrenaline junkies. Head to Blue Mountain, where Collingwood is a popular choice being the highest ski resort in the region.

Closer to the ground, the still and often frozen lakes of Ontario, are a sight to behold. They also make a great place for hiking and amateur photographers.

Courchevel, France
There’s something undeniably magical about the French Alps. If you’re looking for winter fun with all the frills, it’s time to head to the slopes. Come in December for a winter wonderland and guaranteed white Christmas, and complete your trip with a top-notch villa rental. Or, for tranquil times, March and April tend to be quieter with it being low season.

One of the major attractions, world-class ski runs aside, is the after-hours party scene, set to a backdrop of mountain tops. Courchevel village and Courchevel 1850 are where it’s at, with plenty of apres-ski, karaoke bars, and top-quality restaurants to make your stay special.

Aspen, USA
Seducing all the senses, this year-round destination changes with the season. So, if you’re visiting for your winter fix of snow, be sure to come between December and February, when the powder is fresh and slopes are in full swing.

With it being a popular time to visit, be sure to book your Aspen villa rental in good time. You won’t be disappointed with this family-friendly destination, that brings a touch of style and glamour to slopestyle living.

If you want to reconnect with the world, head backcountry on a remote run for unapparelled snow. Or if you’re here for the action, hang out with friends in one of the many buoyant bars and restaurants dotted around the centre.

Snowmass, one of the favourite resorts, is a four-mountain destination for all levels of skier. But, even if you’re not a fan of the slopes, you’ll find plenty to do, including zip-lining in the Lost Forest and bike riding in Elk Camp nearby. Or, if you come early in the season (September) you might be in time for a refreshing gondola ride down the lake.

Book your next winter vacation with Global Luxury Villas, and choose from some of the best luxury vacation homes available.

THE BEST SUSHI RESTAURNTS IN THE WORLD

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Sure, we all know that Japan is home to koi carp and the best sushi and sake in the world. But what about the rest of the globe?

For those that like their sushi with a side of five-star indulgence, and partial to some globe-trotting, we’ve pulled together the top Japanese restaurants around the world.

From the snow-topped mountains of Aspen, to Miami Beach villas, here’s four of the best to whet your appetite…

Sushi and Views in Mykonos
Sun, sea and great hospitality. What’s not to love about the Greek islands? Moor up to your Mykonos luxury vacation rental in your private yacht and enjoy the comforts that this magical island has to offer.

Don’t be mistaken by the small size of Mykonos, as it packs a hearty punch when it comes to dining out. Known the world-over as one of the premium sushi establishments, Nobu makes a welcome appearance. Here you can enjoy sushi rolls with views out to see. Just be sure to order the black cod – its legendary famous dish.

Nobu, The Belvedere, Agiou Ioannou, Mykonos, Greece

Feel the heat in Miami

The party city of Miami has it all, from luxury Miami villas to celebrity dining spots. Wherever you base yourself, you’re never too far from a world-class restaurant. Better still, why not hire a private chef to your villa rental Miami for the ultimate in decadence?

If you decide to venture out, Miami has a whole host of excellent sushi spots. One of the favourites is Zuma, offering contemporary Japanese cuisine.

This internationally renowned name in Japanese dining lives up to its reputation. Amongst delights it offers robata-grilled plates and epic sushi dishes, including; spicy tuna, freshwater eel and freshly rolled Maki rolls. It’s also a celebrity favourite, so keep your eyes peeled too.

Zuma, 270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami

Saint-Tropez Swag

For the well-heeled clientele of Saint-Tropez, where only luxury limos and St Tropez villas will do, five-star cuisine is a prerequisite.

With its privileged coastal position, the French region is overflowing with great seafood restaurants. However, few are as committed to Asian-fusion as Kinugawa. The open air terrace delivers mouth-watering views out to see, best served with a side of sliced tuna on crispy tarts and a cheeky Tokyo mule! Popular in fashion circles and with local hipsters, Kinugawa serves up a feast fit for a king, or catwalk queen.

Kinugawa, Tour du Portalet, La Jetee, 83990, Saint-Tropez

Artful Aspen

It may be a surprise to know that as well as skiers, Aspen is a huge hit with foodies. With sushi served up looking like pieces of art, Marua is the place to go for all your luxury dining requests.

Here fresh sashimi is served alongside sushi rolls and chef specialty lobster dishes to delight. Don’t leave without trying the tuna tataki and avocado mousse, and game-changing salmon infused sake.

Marua, 320 South Mill Street, Aspen

Villazzo leads the way in luxury villa rentals around the world, to learn more, get in touch today.

FIVE LUXURY SPA DESTINATIONS FOR REJUVENATION

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

Sometimes you just need a little rest and recovery. So, when it comes to a much needed vacation, a spa destination is the ideal choice for all the chillout feels.

From fully-kitted out luxury vacation rentals to award-winning spas, here’s five luxurious spa destinations for inspiration.

Awesome Aspen


With its high peaks and fresh alpine air, outdoor living is what Aspen does best. With wellbeing so high on the agenda, there’s a smattering of spas and sanctuaries in the main town, in between Main Street and the mountain’s edge. Here you can relax and let your body aches melt away, before hitting up the slopes.

Catering to a high-end clientele, there’s also a number of luxury villa rentals in the area. Many of these have first-class facilities, such as Villa Kelsey which has an indoor and outdoor jacuzzi, private gym and swimming pool to help you relax and unwind.

Take a break in the Turks and Caicos


As far as luxury retreats go, the Turks and Caicos island is conducive to all things restorative. Sink back in your luxury vacation rental and enjoy soothing sea views from the comfort of your private abode. If you’re looking for a touch of pampering, there’s plenty of first-class destinations for spa treatments. This includes the revered
Regent Palms Spa, famed for its Oriental Essence Ceremony and side-by-side massages for friends and couples.

Beautiful Bordeaux


On the western coast of France, the beautiful valleys of Bordeaux lend themselves to the perfect escape. Here you will find natural beauty at every turn.

Treat yourself to a luxury villa rental and explore the widen region at your leisure. You’re also well placed to visit Les Sources de Caudalie – one of the top spa destinations in the world, as awarded by Conde Nast Traveller. This five-star chateau boasts its own natural hot springs filtered with rich minerals. Plus, there’s state-of-the-art treatment rooms that will lure you in.

Chillax in Mykonos

Mykonos may have a reputation as a party island, but for those in the know, there are many hidden gems to explore. This includes more than 20 independent spas on the south west coast alone. Of these, the Anax Spa offers hammam treatments, and The Six Senses Spa is known for its Aegean style rejuvenating body treatments.

Make the most of the stunning scenery and tranquillity from the backdrop of your very own luxury villa rentals. In the chilled out Elia Beach, Villa Kendra is one of the most sought-after luxury vacation rentals, not just because of its enviable position, but also owing to its dedication to wellness. This includes a private landscaped garden featuring a large pool and Jacuzzi overlooking the Mediterranean sea – pure bliss.

Far-flung Florence


Romance, culture and natural springs; that’s what you can expect from a trip to Florence. Hidden throughout this popular Italian city are a number of spa and wellbeing centres to enjoy. Luxury villa rental – Villa Teresa, is perfectly placed to soak this all up. It’s just minutes from the natural springs and Grotta Giusti – a world-famous natural spa. Guests visit from all over the world, making it one of the most sought-after spas. After all that you’ll need a glass of local wine to round the day off!

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

Three Of The Best Photography Destinations

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

It’s estimated that we take some 93 million selfies a day! Whether you’re looking to incite FOMO in your friends, or show off your luxury villa rental, you’ll need the perfect backdrop to create the perfect picture.

From the combed beaches of Costa Rica, to the unparalleled nightlife of Miami, and the crisp white mountains of Aspen, here’s three destinations for avid photographers to visit.

The natural beauty of Costa Rica

Luscious greenery framed by swinging trees and turquoise waters – all that is great about natural beauty is celebrated in Costa Rica.

Emerging as a real tourist destination, particularly for sustainable travelers, there’s many luxury vacation rentals emerging to accommodate this growing market.

For photographers, there’s natural beauty spots at every turn. Some of the most popular can be found in the north of the country.

Rio Celeste Waterfall is not to be missed.This dramatic waterfall with an impossibly blue hue gives way to its moniker ‘Blue River’. This natural wonder can be found deep in the rural mountains, so be prepared for a hike.

Not too far away is Playa Hermosa, a picture-postcard beach, the sort where you can capture sweet sunset photos, or just a casual selfie – why not!?

If expeditions are more your thing, then wave goodbye to your luxury villa rental and take a trek to Poas Volcano National Park. Scale the mountain to the very top to capture breathtaking, some might same eerie, photos of its crater.

The energy of Miami

From neon-lights to golden beaches, Miami is a photographer’s dream with so much to capture. From the luxury of your Miami villa you can plan a different schedule every day and be blown away by the many sights on offer.

The 2.5 mile stretch of golden sand that is South Beach is a good place to start. With iconic lifeguard huts and endless blue waters, it’s the ultimate backdrop to create that all-American vibe.

From here, make your way down to Ocean Drive – this famous spot has been the base for many movies and TV shows, all demanding a snap from your lens.

As day turns to night, it’s time to trade in your Miami villa rentalfor the neon-lit hotels adorning the art-deco district (5-23 Street along Ocean Drive, Collins Avenue and Washington Avenue). Dazzling when the sun goes down, you’ll want to try slow-shutter mode to capture the energy and action of these vibrant streets.

The crispness of Aspen

Aspen; it’s where the rich and beautiful rub shoulders, and come to enjoy some ski and snow. If you’re people watching, then be sure to book a luxury aspen rentals to be positioned in the heart of the action. This will also serve you well for photographing the magical scenery nearby.

There are two spots in particular that are great for amateur and pro photographers alike. The first is Smuggler Mountain Observation deck, a sky-high viewing deck towering over the city at 8,800ft. This is the spot to capture envy-inducing views that you’ll instantly want to upload to Instagram!

The other is Maroon Bells – two famous peaks in the Elk Mountains. Resembling something out of a movie, every angle is a photo opportunity, with luscious lakes, open meadows and mountain peaks framing your shot with little effort required.

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