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BEST SEAFOOD DESTINATIONS IN EUROPE

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

The cuisine in Europe is as diverse as its landscape. From the delicious street food of Greece, to the gelato of Italy, and tapas of Spain. Yet, one common theme you’ll see in most Mediterranean countries is seafood – or ‘fruit de la mer’ as the French like to call it.

With great weather, a proud fishing heritage, and many cities on the coast, it’s a given that seafood would be such a popular choice. Whether you’re planning to sizzle up dishes from your luxury vacation rental, or if you prefer to dine out, be sure to cast your net to these fabulous destinations in Europe.

Those that Cannes

Down in Saint-Tropez, fresh seafood is always catch of the day, and it’s always washed down with champagne! Whether it’s a casual fish soup for lunch, or grilled seabass with frites in the evening, there’s plenty of mouth-watering dishes to sample.

Leave your luxury Cannes rental for an evening stroll to its famous promenade waterfront. Here you will find the great and good mixing, and in typical French style – often over food and wine.

There’s no shortage of restaurants serving up delightful treats either. This includes the newly opened BFire at the infamous Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic. For something more established on the Cannes scene – Le Caveau 30 is a must, as is its bestselling bouillabaisse dish . If the restaurants sounds familiar, that’s because it’s a hit with A-listers, such as George and Amal Clooney, to name but a few…

Marbella

If you’ve heard the saying ‘No carbs before Marbs’, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this was anything but a foodie haven. But, you’d be wrong, because Marbella has some of the best restaurants in Spain, including a number of high-end eateries, for its discerning visitors.

The Marbella Club Grill is one such spot, that attracts a well-heeled crowd. With a menu as electric as its atmosphere, it never disappoints. Choose from popular delights such as Slow Cooked Red Prawn to the local catch of the day cooked on the firewood grill.

And, if your Marbella rental is positioned close to the harbour, you’ve lucked out, because there’s endless restaurants in the vicinity. This includes beachside favourites, Soleo Marbella Beach Club and Restaurante La Barca, serving fresh seafood with equally as sizzling views.

Mykonos

Once a sleeping fishing village, Mykonos town still remains a draw to those seeking freshly caught and beautifully seasoned seafood dishes.

Greece is all about discovering family-run tavernas tucked away down cobblestoned alleys, and there’s no place better than the Old Port for it. Kounelas Fish Tavern is one such hangout, where traditional Greek dishes are served without the frills and fuss. Do as the locals and order your meal with a side of lemon, bottle of Keo, and you’ll fit right in!

Or, for a modern Asian-fusion twist, be sure to book ahead at Nobu at the Belvedere, one of the top spots for fine-dining and mixing with the A-list that flock here. The menu is sushi heavy, with a highly impressive cocktail list for all those selfies you’re sure to take.

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TRENDING HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS FOR 2020/2021

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

There’s no greater holiday of your life, than a honeymoon. So, when it comes to booking the ultimate get-away, you’ll want the ultimate in decadence.

From booking your luxury villa rental, to a chauffeur-driven carriage, there’s nothing too grand for such an important vacation.

There’s just the small matter of choosing where to go.

In the coming year, the emphasis will be on destinations that celebrate the great outdoors, sustainable living, and natural beauty with plenty of space. Inspired by this, here’s four of the top honeymoon destinations bang on trend.

Beautiful Saint Barth
Watch the sun go down over Pointe Milou and clink champagne glasses from the comfort of your St Barts Villas. There’s romance at every turn in St Barths, making it one of the leading destinations for honeymooners. As well as offering glamour and style, there’s plenty of secluded places for enjoying privacy.

You’ll never tire of its iconic beaches either, let alone the breathtaking views. Head to the world-famous Saint-Jean Beach, and the white sand of Colombier beach for some of them. And when you’re all beached-out, there’s plenty of private superyachts to watch the sunset go down from a different angle.

Good Times in the Turks and Caicos
Known for its postcard-perfect views, impossibly soft sand, and some of the finest restaurants in tranquil surroundings, take your honeymoon to the Turks and Caicos.

Here it’s all about coral life, as you soak in the aqua-blue seas and discover a new found love for suba diving! There’s some 40 islands to explore after all.

With some of the best luxury villas located in and around Grace Bay beach, and with world-class eateries such as The Shore Club and Pink Bar at Wymara, you won’t be stuck for entertainment either.

Costa Rica Vibes
If you’re looking for a far-flung honeymoon that delivers on beauty, beach and the great outdoors, consider Costa Rica. This beautiful country is raw and rugged, awaiting your discovery.

There’s also some outstanding eco-friendly Costa Rica rentals that set the standard in modern living. If you’re into sustainability, this is the perfect destination to start your married life.

Drench yourself in nature, and unwind in the natural beauty of its exotic rainforests, never too far from a beach. If you’re not one for sitting still, you can enjoy days out hiking, biking, and exploring ancient ruins, as well as taking to the waters to surf – a local favourite pastime. Then of course there’s the food, which is an entire chapter in itself!

If you like your vacations varied and exciting, Costa Rica ticks all the boxes.

The Romantic Riviera
When you think of romantic destinations, France almost always tops the list. There’s nowhere quite like it for glorious food, heavenly weather and stunning sea views. Top that with bijou touches at every turn, and it’s answer to all your honeymoon dreams. Whether you choose to tuck yourself away in your French Riviera luxury home rental, or venture out to explore this chic coastal destination, it’s a timeless classic for newlywed couples.

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CHURCH ARCHITECTURE AROUND THE WORLD

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

When you think of some of the most impressive architecture around the world, it often falls to historic or religious properties that have stood the test of time. Forget the grandeur of your Costa Rica villa, we’re talking about long-standing buildings that hail back to a bygone time.

From the gothic architecture of Italy, to the ancient ruins of Greece, and all that’s in between, here’s four must-visit destinations for experiencing rich history and culture.

Costa Rica


The architecture of Costa Rica is a veritable feast for the eyes, with breathtaking buildings dotted throughout its vast land. To the north, La Iglesia de Canas presents one of the most striking churches in the central district. Look closely and you’ll see that it’s covered in beautiful mosaic tiles – depicting religious and fable stories. Designed by Otto Apuy, it has become a landmark building in the region.

Nearer to San Jose, the quaint town of Grecia has some of the most memorable properties, many which hark back to the 18th century. This includes Catedral de la Mercedes – a striking red building that pays homage to this gothic era. Venture inside and you’ll find luxurious marbling to rival any Costa Rica villa.

Florence, Italy


Milan may be the capital of Italy, but there’s no question that Florence is its cultural epicenter attracting 15 million visitors a year. Here you’ll find famous museums, renaissance artworks, and Catholic churches that conjure up images of its proud past.

Standing like a beacon it the city skyline, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is one of the largest churches in the region. Indeed, it’s so prominent that you can probably spy it from your villa rental Florence. Built in 1296, and taking a further 140 years to complete you can see why the Italians are so proud of this building, with its Gothic inspiration, finishing touches in bronze and it’s iconic dome.

There’s no shortage of architectural masterpieces in this city – far too many to mention. However, another worthy of your time is Basilica Santa Croce. With its historical significance, swarm of tourists flock here to marvel at its glory.

Zakynthos, Greece


There are hundreds of churches and monasteries in Greece, all with their own unique charm. The paradise island of Zakynthos is a favorite for those seeking culture and beach bliss in equal measure.

Nestled in the south, near prime estate such as Villa Marina, you’ll stumble across Virgin Keriotissa Church. This understated renaissance building is identifiable by its hourly bell dongs, and perfectly encapsulates Greek Orthodox architecture.

It stands in stark contrast to the biggest church in the city – St. Dionysios. Built in 1948, it’s relatively new in terms of Greek architecture, but this doesn’t diminish it’s significance, as it resides over this charming coastal town. The long imposing bell tower is a particular favorite feature to look out for.

France


The French Riviera may be known for St Tropez villas, but it’s also home to incredible architectural feats. The Orthodox church of Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas is certainly one. Russian influence comes through clear, although it remains modern having only been built at the turn of the century. Nonetheless, it has been recognized as a national monument in France. Be sure to take a visit!

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THE BEST YACHT PORTS IN THE WORLD – ‘SEA’ FOR YOURSELF

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

If you plan on sailing the seven seas, or even just one of them, you’ll be enriched to know the best yacht ports in the world.

Going hand-in-hand with the jet set lifestyle, luxury vacation homes and five-star living, a superyacht is a perquisite for the billionaire boys and girls club.

From the tranquil waters of the French Riviera to azure depths of the Caribbean and the rocking party island of Ibiza, here’s four of the best yacht ports (and destinations) in the world.

Moor up to Miami

Surrounded by perfect blue waters and Miami mansions for rent, this is a city that attracts a high-calibre of client. As such, many of the luxury villas to rent in and around Miami come with their own private mooring for the superyacht collective.

Fully equipped to cater to its luxury audience, there is no shortage of yacht ports in Miami. Favourites include Coconut Grove, home to the U.S. Sailing Center and Miamarina at Bayside, within close proximity to the designer shopping mall nearby.

However, if there’s only one port to write home about, make it Miami Beach Marina. This bustling destination has plenty of space and access for boat owners, with easy access to the wider waters outside making it a firm favourite.

Come in February and you’ll be best placed for the Miami Yacht Show and international Miami Boat Show – unmissable events in the yachting calendar.

Residing in the Riviera

St Tropez is the place where high-rollers come to rub shoulders with the stars. When not staying on their elite superyacht, they can be found nestled in the sanctuary of their own luxury villas St Tropez.

Probably the most famous yacht port of all is Port de Saint Tropez. Spanning 700 berths across 22 acres of sun-kissed waters, it has been home to the super-elite since the 1950s. It still oozes glamour and aspiration even to this day.

Accommodating giant constructions of up to 70 metres, it’s a sailor’s paradise, with some of the most incredible yachts in the fleet living here. Better still, it’s in close reach to the many delightful bars, restaurants and boutique boltholes in the friendly neighbourhood.

Bathe in the beauty of Saint Barth

Where beach life is the way of life, Saint Barth has no shortage of space to moor up and nestle in to its sublime surroundings. Much like all of the island, luxury villas in Saint Barths are highly-sought after by its discerning visitors.

The lively spot of Gustavia is where you’ll find the largest port on the island. Here you will also find the charm of Saint Barths yacht club, a popular spot during its famous regatta.

High times in Ibiza

Simon Cowell, P Diddy and Lionel Messi are just some of the megastars that have made Ibiza’s yacht scene as famous as it’s clubbing.

Although this hedonistic island is home to luxury Ibiza rentals, many A-listers live between dry land and smooth waters on their superyachts. There’s several beach bars such as Blue Marlin often frequented by its yachtsmen.

With 24/7 nightlife and entertainment such as Pacha on its doorstep, Ibiza town is an unlikely backdrop for this rich and famous hangout. However, Ibiza Town Marina is one of the key spots to see and be seen in the world of luxury yachts. The quays and jetties are also popular for a mid-evening stroll too.

Villazzo offers a wide selection of luxury house rentals for a five-star get-away. With outstanding customer service and an unrivalled portfolio of properties, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable stay.

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

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FOUR CLASSIC AND VINTAGE CAR EVENTS IN EUROPE AND USA

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Petrol heads, motor enthusiasts, car lovers, whatever you go by, one thing is for sure – classic, vintage and antique cars are more than just a hobby. They’re a labor of love, a restoration project, a passion.

For the millions of classic car fans in the world, here are four of the best car shows to attend. Hand-in-hand with this glamourous lifestyle is a taste for the finer things in life, like luxury Miami villas. With that in mind, we’ve also handpicked some of the best places to stay, just be sure to book in advance.

The Miami International Auto Show

One of the leading car shows in America, The Miami International returns again 19-28 February 2021. A well-oiled event, so to speak, it has been running since 1971, making it a firm fixture on the calendar.

There’s thousands of new vehicles on show from over 40 manufacturers worldwide, as such, it’s a much-anticipated show with lots of impressive motors to ogle over.

With plenty of private parking spots and its own valet, Villa Grandioso is a top Miami villa to rent, conveniently close to the event at the Convention Center.

For more visit: miamiautoshows.com

The Charlotte AutoFair

When it comes to world-renowned events, the Charlotte AutoFair in USA, is the largest collector vehicle event in the Southeast. With a 35-year old history, this event is all about restoring classic cars.

Showcasing vehicles typically 25 years and older, this also makes it a great place to pick up a spare part for your own vintage car. Plus it’s a chance to meet likeminded others. Taking place every year bi-annually, it’s a popular event with some 150,000 attendees making the journey out.

If you’re planning to make a weekend of your trip, be sure to book up one of the luxury North Carolina villas such as – Villa Hilary, a 100-mile journey away.

For more, visit: charlotte-autofair.com

The Grand Prix de Monaco Historique

Held every other year in Monaco (usually in May), the Grand Prix is a unique event celebrating racing cars from a bygone era.

The spectacular motorsport hosts more than 180 Grand Prix cars across seven grids, as they tear up the streets of Monaco. For petrol heads, it’s simply unmissable!

In keeping with the luxury vibes, Villa Fanya in Cannes is just 34 miles to Monaco. This luxury St Tropez villa comes with its own dreamy terrace and private pool, making it secure spot for parking your vintage wheels.

For more, visit the official website here.

Le Mans Classic, France

A world-famous race, Le Mans Classic is one of the most famous classic car events. Le Mans keeps its air of exclusivity by showcasing models that competed between 1923 and 1981.

This spectacular race allows qualified drivers to compete on the 24 Hours of Le Mans layout, with 500 racing cars divided into six grids.

Complete your visit with a trip to the stunning vineyards of Bordeaux, there’s plenty of luxury Bordeaux villas in the area, including favourite Villa Tatiana.

For more, visit: lemansclassic.com

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FIVE OF THE WORLD’S MOST EXOTIC BEACHES

Friday, September 20th, 2019

We all know that longing feeling for jetting away to a vacation home in idyllic lands afar. If you ever wanted to step inside a brochure and be whisked away to an exotic beach, read on!

From the picture-postcard beaches of St Barths, to deserted sands of the Balearic Islands, we’ve uncovered five of the most exotic beaches in the world that must be visited at least once.

Far-flung Formentera
As the Groove Armada song goes, ‘if you’re fond of sand dunes and salty air’… add Formentera to your beach bucket list!

Migjorn, Llevant and Illetes are just some of the incredible beaches to seek out on a visit to the tiny island.

A hidden gem of the Balearics, Formentera is surrounded by brilliant blue waters and pristine white sand. This paradise on earth has even been the location for the infamous Bounty advert.

From Kate Moss to David Guetta, it attracts a jet-set community. Accessible only by ferry from Ibiza, you’ll want to stay in an Ibiza luxury rental to complete your trip.

Taking in the Turks & Caicos
A taste of the Turks & Caicos will leave you wanting your very own luxury villa rental. This simply stunning destination is home to the world’s best beaches. Unspoilt and uninhabited, there are miles upon miles of coral reef and powder white sands to enjoy. Make a beeline for the Providenciales – an award-winning beach, favoured by Conde Nast Traveller, you won’t be disappointed.

Heavenly Saint Barths
If Saint Barths is known for just one thing, it’s beach-life.

To avoid the tourist-heavy spots, find a Sanit Barts luxury villa to rent in one of the many hillside retreats. One of its most unspoilt and natural beaches can be found to the south at Anse de Grande Saline beach. With gentle soothing waters and a light wind, it’s ideal for dipping in and taking a selfie. Dare you venture further, there’s plenty of water sports too. Just take note, it’s exotic qualities also lend themselves to nudist sunbathers, you have been warned!

The Vices of Miami
Miami can be whatever you want it to be – party haven, family-fun, romantic get-away. It also has no shortage of golden beaches, sandwiched between the Bahamas and South Beach.

In close proximity to some of the most secluded Miami luxury house rentals, Crandon Park is one of Miami’s lesser known hotspots. This idyllic beach is positioned on the luxury residence of Key Biscayne, home to exotic animals such as iguanas and reptiles. With pedallars to rent, and views to soak up, it’s a great place to take the little ones.

Sizzling Sardinia
The Italian island of Sardinia is home to 2,000km of delicious coast awaiting your discovery. From hidden alcoves, to five-star beaches, craggy coastlines to hillside hangouts, there’s every type of beach for every type of visitor.

The north is one of the best places to locate yourself, with Porto Cervo known for its decadence and Sardinia luxury villas for rent.

Hire a car and discover the best of the island. In the search for white sands, nearby Spiaggia della Pelosa beach offers everything you dreamed of, while Cala Brandinchi to the east goes by the name ‘Little Tahiti’ for its dedication to sunshine. Here you can find crystal clear waters flanked by perfumed pine trees, as you sip on a crisp glass of wine, you’ll see why they call this ‘la dolca vita’!

Discover your luxury villa rental today at Villazzo and Global Luxury Villas, for luxury vacation homes in leading worldwide destinations.

HOT DESTINATIONS FOR 2019

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

When it comes to scouring all corners of the globe for the hottest destinations and luxury villa rentals, you can leave the hard work to us! Drawing on latest industry trends, A-list tips, and with insight from our team of travel experts, we’ve selected four of the hottest destinations for the year ahead.

Whether you want to; chill by the pool, get back to nature in the country, or bathe in the bliss of the warm Mediterranean breeze, we’ve got it covered.

Gustavia, Saint-Barths
For such a small island, Saint-Barths packs a sizeable punch! Loved for its pristine white beaches, five-star restaurants, St Barths luxury rentals and yacht-filled harbour; it’s a destination that never goes out of fashion. As such it has even been proclaimed the ‘place to be’ in 2019 by Conde Nast Traveller.

It’s an especially perfect time to visit, since the island is up and running with several multi-million renovations, following a brief hurricane a few years back. Play a game of tennis, swim with turtles, or just chill in the comfort of your private pool. Complete with seven bedrooms Villa Liliana is a great place to say, especially convenient for the St Barths Bucket Regatta at Gustavia harbour, between 21-24 March.

Tuscany, Italy
In recent years wellbeing-travel has become popular; combining travel with relaxation, spending quality time with your loved ones, and enjoying the natural beauty of the world. Tucked away in the Tuscan countryside, luxury villa rental, Villa Pilar offers all of this and more. With 11 bedrooms, its own private pool, and luxurious grounds set in the heart of the Italian countryside, it’s a place to enjoy ‘la dolce vita’ at its finest.

It’s easy to get immersed in the slower pace of life here. With endless cultural sights, delightful eateries and cycle routes to discover; all washed down with a local bottle of Chianti for good measure!

Marbella, Spain
Combining the best of luxury living with city beaches, Marbella has earnt a top spot in 2019’s hottest destinations to visit. Growing in popularity, Andalucía received more than 10.6 million guests in 2016, a figure that continues to grow.

On the western coast of Spain, this lively destination has it all; golden beaches, an old town with first-class shops, top-rated golf courses, hidden sculptures by Dali to discover and its famous marina in Puerto Banus.

Go big or don’t come at all; the only place to stay is Villa Cynthia – a sprawling 11-bedroom estate perfectly placed in the hills!

The Riviera, France
It’s hard not to be dazzled by the beauty of the southern coast of France; encompassing the glamourous Saint-Tropez, world-famous Cannes and billionaire’s home of Monaco, some say its reminiscent of Beverley Hills. After all, it boasts a five-star following, luxury villa rentals carved into its hillside, high-end boutiques and enough Michelin-star restaurants to dine somewhere different every night.
The Côte d’Azur is always a trusted destination for unrivalled luxury and class. This year presents another exciting opportunity to visit, with a number of events; from the Monaco Grand Prix (23-26 May) to the 72nd Cannes Film Festival (14-25 May).

But putting the Riviera firmly on the map for 2019, is the release of the ‘The Hustle’; the highly anticipated remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, filmed – you guessed it – in the South of France!

Villas in St Tropez to rent aren’t always easy to come by, with this being a popular destination, so book in advance. Villa Leslie is one of the most decadent, and authentic places to stay, accommodating up to 16 guests.
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WHERE THE STARS ARE TRAVELLING TO IN 2019

Monday, August 19th, 2019

If anyone appreciates the jet set lifestyle and a taste for the finer things in life, it’s our A-list friends. From first class luxury villa rentals to king-size yachts, there’s no holding back when it comes to the very best that life has to offer.

Offering a glimpse into their lifestyles, here’s three destinations that are always in vogue. To help you on your way, we’ve hand-picked the best five-star villa rentals to complete your trip!

Always Chic in France
Since the early days of film, the French Rivera has been a haven for stars of the silver screen, royalty, fashionistas and billionaires alike. With turquoise waters, golden sands and delightfully warm summer days, not forgetting it’s mix of culture and couture, it’s no surprise that it remains popular to this day.

Expect to see Elton John and his partner David Furnish, who own a home in Mount Boron, or Brad Pitt who is no stranger to nearby ‘Cap Ferrat’, dubbed ‘Cap Celebrity’ for its VIP fan base. With sweeping views, and a luxurious interior Villa Dahlia, is the perfect place to unwind in your own luxury villa rental.

Closer to the action, and within reach of the International Film Festival, Villa Nada is nestled in the hills of Cannes; boasting seven incredible bedrooms with equally stunning views to match.

Expect to see a roll call of stars during the Cannes Film Festival, possibly Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper tipped to attend this year. Previous guests have included Julia Roberts, Lupita Nyong’o, Kirsten Stewart, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem to name just a few.

The Chill of the Caribbean
Oozing with style, glamour and an A-list clientele, the Caribbean island of Saint-Barth is a year-round destination for the rich and beautiful.

Expect to hang out with supermodels, such as Emily Ratajkowski or Heidi Klum, who make the most of its bikini lifestyle! However, most VIP guests descend on the island come New Years’ eve, with a ‘who’s who’ of billionaires in their super yachts.

If you prefer dry land, then Villa Silvana is the perfect luxury vacation home rental, with all the five-star touches you could hope for, including a very ‘instagram-able’ view.

Cool in Colorado
A popular hangout for those who like the great outdoors, Aspen has become somewhat of a celebrity favourite in recent years.

Do like the A-listers and stay in your very own private abode at Villa Justine. Here you can ski by day and bliss-out by night, with its state-of-the-art facilities, including a wet bar, BBQ and fire pit!

Come at the right time and you can expect to rub shoulders with the likes of Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton who are big fans. Christmas and New Year is a popular time for A-listers, as well as events such as the ‘KickAspen Big Air’ and the annual ‘Jazz Aspen Snowmass’.

Go Greek!
Where impossibly blue waters meet a lively up-for-it-crowd, this Grecian hideaway attracts beautiful people from all around the world. You never know who you might run in to, Tom Hanks and Lindsay Lohan both own luxury vacation homes here, while supermodels Kendall Jenner and Alessandra Ambrosio are frequent visitors.

Live like an A-lister with a luxury villa rental at Villa Micaela. This seven-bedroom property offers the ultimate in relaxation with its white washed interior, calming sounds of the sea and private pool hanging off the Cliffside.

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

HITTING UP FESTIVAL SEASON IN EUROPE

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

With summer in full swing and festival season upon us, it’s time to think about that long overdue vacation in your very own luxury villa rental. Now
is a great time to visit Europe with its warm weather and plenty of festivals and parties in full swing. From yachting events to classical music performances and party-all-night soirees, there’s something for everyone.

If you’re ready to book your luxury villa rental and jet off in style, here’s some inspiration for things to do, with some of the best festivals over the coming months.

Shine on at Starlight
Marbella manages to effortlessly combine putt-perfect golf courses, Marbella luxury vacation homes and a healthy measure of after-hours fun, making it a top European destination for a ‘vacay’. A favourite festival returning again this summer is Starlight. Bringing some of the best acts from around the world in music, highlights include John Legend on 24 July and Jason Derulo on 13 August, amongst many other stars. Combine this with crystal-clear waters, hiking trails and gastro-delights, and you’ve got all the ingredients required for the perfect holiday.

Party with Pride
The cosmopolitan Greek island of Mykonos is both a chic get-away and party destination all in one. With a proud LGBTQ community, the XLSIOR festival taking place during 21-28 August is one not to miss.

With 30,000 revellers expected to attend this huge dance party, you’ll be wise to book your Greece luxury villa rental in advance.

Sail Away in St Tropez
A festival of a different kind, the Mediterranean waters of St Tropez are ever-popular with the jet-set community. As such, it’s a haven for yacht enthusiasts and the uber-elite, culminating in the annual Les Voiles de St Tropez event. A stalwart in the yachting diary, this event returns again between September 28 and October 6, with plenty of local delights to enjoy.

Villas in St Tropez to rent are snapped up during this time for their privileged views of the waters below, be sure not to miss out and book in advance.

Dance all Day, Dance all Night!
The hedonistic island of Ibiza is one big festival from the opening parties in May, to closing in September. Visit the island during this period and you’ll be bamboozled with the endless soirees, day and night.

Both the opening and closing events are not to be missed. But if you come peak season, then time it around the Ibiza Rocks festival, with live performances and DJ sets. For all the Ibiza feels, the MK Pool Party conjures up the famous Ibiza spirit, running from 8 July until 19 August. After all that partying, you’ll need a luxury villa rental Ibiza to rest and recover!

A Classic Escapade
Not to be outdone by its Balearic partner in crime Ibiza, Mallorca has its fair share of festivals during the summer months. Attracting a sophisticated audience, the Pollenca Music Festival on 7 August brings classical music to a historic venue in the North of the island. Team this with an extended stay in your very own Mallorca luxury vacation home for an authentic experience and magical weekend away.

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