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Unveiling Mykonos: Discovering Hidden Gems and Local Spots

Friday, February 2nd, 2024

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Mykonos, a picturesque Greek island nestled in the heart of the Aegean Sea, is renowned for its vibrant nightlife, stunning beaches, and iconic windmills. However, beyond the well-trodden tourist paths lies a treasure trove of hidden gems and local spots waiting to be discovered. In this blog post, we’ll take you on a journey off the beaten track to explore the lesser-known wonders of Mykonos.

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Agios Sostis Beach

While Mykonos boasts several popular beaches, Agios Sostis remains a hidden paradise. Tucked away on the northern coast, this serene beach captivates visitors with its crystal-clear waters and golden sands. Unlike the crowded southern beaches, Agios Sostis offers a tranquil escape where you can unwind and enjoy the natural beauty that Mykonos has to offer.

Armenistis Lighthouse

Perched on the northern tip of the island, the Armenistis Lighthouse offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and the surrounding islands. This historic landmark stands tall against the azure sky, providing a perfect spot to witness the mesmerizing Mykonian sunset. It’s a peaceful retreat away from the bustling town, allowing you to savor the beauty of the island in solitude.

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Ano Mera Village

Venture inland to discover the charming village of Ano Mera, a hidden gem that provides a glimpse into traditional Mykonian life. Away from the touristy hotspots, this village is known for its authentic Greek tavernas, where you can savor local delicacies in a more relaxed atmosphere. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the Panagia Tourliani Monastery, a cultural and historical gem in the heart of Ano Mera.

Fokos Taverna

Escape the crowds and head to Fokos Taverna, a hidden culinary gem nestled in the northern part of Mykonos. This family-run taverna is renowned for its delicious homemade dishes, showcasing the flavors of the Mediterranean. With its rustic charm and warm hospitality, Fokos Taverna provides an authentic Greek dining experience away from the hustle and bustle of the more frequented eateries.

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Private Luxury

As you embark on the journey to explore the hidden gems of Mykonos, elevate your experience by indulging in the luxury of a private villa. Mykonos offers an array of exquisite villa rentals that redefine the notion of a perfect getaway. These Mykonos vacation homes seamlessly blend opulence with the island’s natural beauty, providing an exclusive retreat for discerning travelers. Imagine unwinding in a lavish villa perched on a hillside, offering panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and the enchanting Mykonian landscape. With amenities that include private pools, personalized concierge services, and stylish interiors, these Mykonos villa rentals promise an unparalleled level of comfort and privacy. Immerse yourself in the charm of the island during the day, knowing that a haven of luxury awaits you at your villa, creating a harmonious balance between exploration and relaxation.

Unveiling Mykonos: Discovering Hidden Gems and Local SpotsLuxury Vacation Villas & Home Rentals Mykonos (villazzo.com)

Mykonos is more than just a party destination; it’s a multifaceted island with hidden gems waiting to be explored. Whether you seek tranquility on secluded beaches, panoramic views from historic landmarks, or authentic local experiences, Mykonos has something special for every traveler willing to venture off the beaten path. Embrace the allure of the unknown, and let Mykonos reveal its hidden wonders to you.

Where in the World are the Biggest Yacht Conventions?

Thursday, November 4th, 2021


As home to more superyachts than any other country in the world, the US is known for its love of water-based activities, particularly those with a luxury angle. Which is why it’s no surprise that many of the luxury rentals on Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale have private docks with water access to enjoy. Hand-in-hand with this, is some of the best yachting events that take over the towns annually.

While you’ll find that most of the big yachting conventions take place in the States, there’s also a number of international events to add to your bucket-list too. From the coast of Monaco to the shores of Dubai, here’s six of the most popular yacht shows in the world over the next year.

The Monaco Yacht Show (22-25 September 2021)
With more billionaires per capita than any other square foot in the world, it’s no secret that Monaco is a haven for high-rollers. Take a day trip from your villa rental St Tropez and rub shoulders with the rich and famous, in this high-calibre event. From the Monacho Yacht Summit to the opportunity to board the latest superyachts available for charter or purchase, this is one yachting soiree, that you won’t want to miss.
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The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (October 27-31, 2021)
Widely regarded as the biggest (and best) boat show in the world, the FLIBS takes over 278,00 square metres across seven locations when it comes to town.

During the week-long event, a jet-set crowd descend on the many luxury villa rentals in the area, with a real buzz in Fort Lauderdale at this time. It’s easy to see why, with so many luxury yachts for sale, and over 1,500 boats on display, those from near and far come to ogle at the $4 billion haul of superyachts on show. It’s simply unmissable.
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Antigua Yacht Show (December 4-9, 2021)
Celebrating its 60th year, the annual Antigua Charter is held at a UNESCO World Heritage site this year, with the celebrations in full swing. This fun and friendly show brings together the best of the best in Caribbean culture, with of course, the superyachts taking centre stage.
www.antiguayachtshow.com

Miami International Boat Show (February 16-20, 2022)
A favorite in the calendar, the Miami Boat Show is a stalwart in yachting circles, bringing together an international clique of yacht lovers. Spread across three venues, from the Harbour to South Beach, it’s one of the busiest and most exciting times to visit – as long as you book your Miami villa in good time. This family-friendly event showcases the latest models for sale, an education centre and VIP experiences for everyone to enjoy.
www.miamiboatshow.com

Dubai International Boat Show (March 18 – 22 2022)
The UAE brings another level of prestige and glamour to yachting events, as seen at the annual Dubai International. Attracting a global audience of boat lovers, it’s an opportunity to mingle with the very best in class, amongst is maritime neighbourhood in Dubai Harbour.

From the show’s biggest-ever boat to the renowned Adastra Trimaran, all are on show to enjoy in their full glory, you won’t be disappointed.
www.boatshowdubai.com

Palm Beach International Boat Show (March 24-27, 2022)
And, it’s back to Florida for one of the finest Yacht and Boat shows this side of paradise. Perfectly located on West Palm Beach waterfront, near to all the luxury Miami rentals, you’ll find this popular show, which is always a hit with families. With day tickets available, it makes for an enjoyable day out, with free fishing clinics for the kids and nautical activities to try out.

With yachts upon superyachts on display, it’s a spectacular event, attended by boat enthusiasts, locals and exhibitors. https://www.pbboatshow.com

Visit Villazzo for a selection of the best luxury villa rentals in key locations around the world.

WHY RENT A VILLA FOR YOUR HOLIDAYS?

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Holiday time is precious, so when it’s time to unplug, unwind and get away, you’ll want to ensure that every moment is enjoyed to its potential. Which is why many people are turning to luxury vacation homes instead of hotels for their vacations.

Offering unrivalled luxury, a private space to unwind and great value for money, there’s plenty of reasons to make the switch. Still need convincing? Here’s seven good reasons why you might want to consider renting a villa for your next break…

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Enjoy Privacy

If holidays are about one thing, it’s getting-away. Renting a villa provides the perfect way to escape the daily grind without having to share your space with strangers. A private pool all to yourself, an outside dining space exclusively for your party – and in most cases, no immediate neighbors. Many luxury villa rentals, like Villa Silvana in St Barth’s, offer seclusion and luxury in a hilltop retreat, within easy reach of the beach.

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Value for Money

Contrary to popular belief, a luxury villa rental can be a great way to enjoy value for money. When you consider the sheer size of the property you have access to, often with added bonuses such as free parking, WiFi, gym access, cable TV and a private pool – the perks add up. If you enjoy self-catering, then it’s also a great way to cut back on expensive hotel food and drink. Furthermore, with the flexibility to check-in and out at your leisure, it makes for a stress-free way to spend a well-earned break.

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Great for Groups

Holidaying with a group of friends or extended family? Hotels aren’t always the most convenient way to spend quality time together, with groups often spread out. Luxury vacation homes, however ensure that you can spend time together without compromise. Villa Rochelle in Ibiza, for instance, is a breath-taking property offering 16 bedrooms for larger groups. It comes complete with private pool, gym, dance floor and chill-out tent (yes, chill-out tent!) to create an unforgettable vacation.

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Live Like a Local

The best way to immerse yourself in a culture is to live like a local. This can be hard to do when you’re surrounded by fellow holidaymakers. However, since villas are located in private neighborhoods and highly desirable locations, it’s likely that you’ll get to experience a different side of your destination. It also enables you to shop and dine like a local too!

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For Business and Pleasure

More and more we’re seeing business travelers bringing their families with them on work trips. Villas provide the perfect ‘home from home’ for families to base themselves, offering areas to work and play, without distraction.

Villa Vanya

Exclusivity

If for no other reason, a luxury villa rental gives you access to the most exclusive properties available. For example, the highly desirable residence of Jungle Island in Miami is home to Villa Vanya, one of the most exclusive properties in the area. It features waterfront views and seven impeccably decorated bedrooms in 10,500 sq ft grounds. It’s as close to a ‘money can’t buy’ experience as you could hope for.

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Foodie Lovers

Vacation homes are the way to go for foodies. With most properties boasting gourmet kitchens and endless dining spots, inside and out, it’s the ideal way to self-cater, especially enjoyed by larger groups.

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Five-Star Treatment

And finally, you don’t have to stay in a five-star hotel to reap all the benefits of luxury. Villazzo offers luxury villas with an in-house concierge service, on hand to meet all your needs. This includes organizing personal touches, from stocking your favorite foods to making bookings and catering to the needs of your guests, and much more.

For an unforgettable vacation, Villazzo offer some of the most exclusive luxury villa rentals in the world. With outstanding customer service and an unrivalled portfolio of properties, you’re guaranteed a five-star stay.

STAR-STUDDED HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS FOR 2018

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

The world may be your oyster, but when it comes to booking the luxury vacation rental of your dreams, it can be hard to know where to start.

Which is why we’ve compiled a list of exquisite locations for the year ahead, picked by those who know luxury better than anyone else – celebrities! From the fresh air of Colorado, to the sun kissed shores of St Barth’s, here’s some of the hottest destinations on the A-list map.

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St. Barths

Known as “the St Tropez of the Caribbean”, this French-speaking island is known for its picture-postcard beaches, designer shops and celebrity clientele.

Thinking of paying a visit? You’re in good company. Beyonce and Jay-Z, Orlando Bloom, Rihanna, and most recently Cindy Crawford, are just some of the stars that have been spotted “chez” Barths.

With lavish luxury villas to rent and hillside pools to unwind it, this is the perfect island for relaxation and seclusion. Be sure to do as A-listers and visit La Langouste in Flamands Bay for extraordinary seafood, followed by a walk around Gustavia harbor to ogle at the jaw-dropping yachts.

Aspen luxury vacation rental

Aspen

What do Bella Hadid, Stella McCartney and Elton John all have in common? Their love of Aspen, of course!

The fresh mountain air, alluring après ski and plenty of outdoor adventure, make it a popular haven for the jet set, with luxury chalet rentals a prerequisite.

With award-winning runs for ski, sledge and snowboarding by day, and warm cozy nights in by the fire at night, it makes a particular favorite during the holidays. With any luck, you may even bump in to Mariah Carey on the slopes.

Ibiza luxury vacation rental

Ibiza

From Kim and Kanye, to Kate Moss and friends, Ibiza’s the place to see and be seen. If you can’t afford to take a private jet like Cristiano Ronaldo, you may prefer to moor up alongside the other superyachts in town, like Simon Cowell.

Always attracting an A-list crowd and superstar DJs like Calvin Harris, Ibiza Town is the place for a pre-party drink and bite to eat. However, this island is all about the beach and there’s plenty to pick from, including Cala Salada, Las Salinas and the nearby idyllic island of Formentera – a favorite with Noel Gallagher.

For the true Ibiza experience though, only a luxury rental villa perching off a hillside cliff will do!

Mallorca luxury vacation rental

Mallorca

A haven for the glitterati since the 50s, Mallorca has welcomed legends such as Fred Astaire and Ava Gardner, along with Tom Cruise and Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones to its golden shores.

Boasting 300 days of sunshine a year, excellent golf courses, secluded bays and top-notch restaurants, this beautiful Balearic island is a timeless destination. Santa Catalina is a popular spot for five-star dining, while Bar Abaco is the place to star-gaze, in more ways than one!

Finally, no trip is complete without a trip to Puerto Portals, where you might even bump in to Bill Gates on his mega yacht.

St. Tropez luxury vacation rental

St. Tropez

This chilled out get-away has long been a favorite with the jet set community, since it offers tranquility and hillside retreats to escape to. Made famous by Brigitte Bardot in the film ‘And God Created Women’, a string of celebrities has been known to visit this beautiful coastal resort, including the Kardashians, Leonardo DiCaprio and supermodel Naomi Campbell. This is one place where lounging on your super-yacht is the best way to blend in!

To book your luxury holiday villa, visit Global Luxury Villas to discover your dream escape today.

Discover a world of culinary options with Villazzo

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

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Sit back, relax and let us do the work for you. When you rent one of Villazzo’s exclusive luxury villas in Miami, Aspen or St Tropez, we convert it into a 5-star hotel mansion to the finest detail, including the most extravagant in-house dining experiences you can dream of. Villazzo can customize your personal epicurean journey with a “Restaurant at Home” service to cater the most sumptuous breakfast/brunch, lunch, and dinner menus.

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Service options at your home luxury rental include our “a la carte” service, which offers our guests a full team to use for specific occasions, such as a private dinner party or an unexpected business luncheon. If you prefer for your luxury vacation to be an everyday culinary indulgence, booking a 5-star service level will allow to have your kitchen eight hours a day led by your own full-time professional private chef, who can produce an array of signature dishes – gastronome’s delights incorporating only the best-cut meats, fresh ingredients and seasonal produce.

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If your choice of vacation destination during this month of August and September is Miami, you could skip the popular Miami Spice promotion and luxuriate instead in your own private three-course meal . Villazzo Chef Jason’s personal table is a globally inspired cuisine that will wow you every time with the most sophisticated and intricate dishes. Among current starters is the delicate Florida baby heirloom tomato salad with olive oil pan fried croutons, baby burrata cheese shallots, Brazil pepper chimichurri and minis 8 sherry vinegar. For a main course, delight your senses with entrees such as the fragrant pan seared Hudson valley duck breast with confit fingerling potatoes and broccolini, and a honey ginger gastric. A refined dessert of macha green tea soufflé with lemongrass cream anglaise is also a highlight of this Chef’s original fare.

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With Villazzo’s “Restaurant at Home” you will wine and dine the best of Miami flavor fusion, with a backdrop of the most breathtaking views of the Magic city. To make your stay even more memorable, Villazzo offers you the option to have your bar fully stocked with your own cultivated list of wine and spirits.

 

Exclusive Event Planning Comes To Villazzo

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

 

The Villazzo luxury vacation experience has met its match – Villazzo now provides world-class event planning at our vacation villas, and even at your own home!

Since our inception, Villazzo has blazed a new trail in creating luxury vacations that no other company can come close to matching. Through our unparalleled VillaHotels and elite luxury vacation destinations in Saint Tropez, Miami Beach, and Aspen, we’ve brought the best aspects of the 5-star hotel experience to the world’s most exclusive private luxury rentals villas.

Now, in conjunction with an in-house, internationally acclaimed Event Production, Entertainment & Design Team, Villazzo is teaming with the Executive Producer of E Squared Concepts to offer Villazzo customers and Villa guests alike the same level of detail in event planning as they receive from our comprehensive luxury vacation services.

E Squared Concepts is one of the most dynamic & creative teams we have ever had the pleasure to work with – they truly embody the same level of quality and attention to detail that Villazzo employs when planning luxury vacations for our guests.

If you travel to or live in Saint Tropez, Miami, or Aspen, whatever your event needs may be, from an anniversary, Valentine’s day, a special birthday, New Year’s, or just an intimate dinner party – Villazzo and E Squared Concepts will deliver the event of your dreams from concept to completion. From catering & staff, florals & linens, to tents & transportation & of course live bands, DJs & specialty acts to add that wow factor to your event. E Squared Concepts book & produce stars like Rod Stewart, Celine Dion, Jaime Fox, Josh Grobin, Michael Buble, Harry Connick Jr., Bill Cosby, & Penn & Teller for exclusive events, just to name a few.

If you are interested in learning more about what Villazzo can do for your next big event at home or while on vacation, feel free to drop us a line and we will be happy to schedule a free consultation. And please don’t hesitate to call us with any questions.

Enjoy Some Extreme Activities During Your St. Tropez Vacation Rental Experience

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
Tony Parker on Water Propelled Jet Pack via TMZ.com
Increase The Fun of Your Luxury Villa Rental vacation in Saint Tropez with Sports and Exclusive Toys

Shopping and clubbing, sun bathing and sailing are all hallmarks of a luxury villa rental vacation in St. Tropez. If you’re interested in something a bit more high energy, however, the exclusive resort town offers several different options you can consider. NBA star Tony Parker was recently seen motoring around the Mediterranean on a futuristic “jet pack,” one of the many grown up toys that you can choose from during your St. Tropez luxury vacation.

The JetLev reportedly costs more than $130,000 to own, and Parker spent about $5,000 to rent one in St. Tropez. So how does this modern answer to parasailing actually work? The JetLev, made by a Canadian company, gets strapped to your back and propels you through the air using water, sucked in through a tube trailing in the ocean, as its fuel. Perhaps not the exact image of the flying jet packs we’ve been promised by movies and science fiction, but definitely a new and unique way to enjoy the sun, sand and sea of St. Tropez. (more…)