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Discovering the Pinnacle of Elegance: The Best Cities on the French Riviera, Including Saint-Tropez’s Exclusive Villa Rentals

Wednesday, April 10th, 2024


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Nestled along the sun-kissed shores of the Mediterranean, the French Riviera beckons with an irresistible blend of opulence, history, and breathtaking scenery. Among the jewels that adorn this glamorous coastline are cities that have long captured the hearts of travelers seeking the epitome of sophistication. In this blog post, we’ll delve into some of the best cities on the French Riviera, with a special spotlight on Saint-Tropez and its exclusive world of villas.


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Nice

As the largest city on the French Riviera, Nice serves as a gateway to this enchanting region. Its Promenade des Anglais boasts stunning sea views, while the vibrant Cours Saleya Flower Market and its delightful blend of colors and scents are a must-visit. Nice provides the perfect introduction to the luxurious tapestry that is the French Riviera.


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Cannes

Renowned globally for its prestigious film festival, Cannes is a city that effortlessly combines sophistication with natural beauty. La Croisette, lined with upscale boutiques, offers a taste of luxury, while the historic Le Suquet district provides panoramic views of the coastline. Cannes is a destination where glamour meets cultural richness.


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Saint Tropez

No exploration of the French Riviera is complete without a visit to the iconic Saint-Tropez. This glamorous town is synonymous with luxury, and its allure extends to the exclusive world of villas in St Tropez. The epitome of indulgence, villa rentals in St Tropez offer a private and opulent escape for discerning travelers. Whether nestled in the hills overlooking the azure sea or hidden in the heart of the town’s vibrant energy, these villas in St Tropez redefine the meaning of luxury.

Amidst the high-end shopping and bustling nightlife, Saint-Tropez reveals its more laid-back side in the charming old quarter. As you explore cobbled streets and discover quaint cafes, the juxtaposition of luxury and authenticity becomes evident. Saint-Tropez, with its enticing mix of glamour and cultural depth, invites you to immerse yourself in a world where every corner tells a story of refinement and indulgence.


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Monaco

Nestled between France and the Mediterranean Sea, Monaco is a playground for the wealthy and a haven of luxury. Famous for its opulent casinos, including the iconic Casino de Monte-Carlo, and the thrilling Grand Prix circuit, Monaco is synonymous with glamour and high society. The principality’s skyline is dominated by the Prince’s Palace, perched atop the ancient Rock of Monaco, while the Jardin Exotique offers breathtaking panoramic views of the sparkling blue waters below.


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The best cities on the French Riviera paint a canvas of elegance and charm. From the historic streets of Antibes to the glitz of Cannes, each city offers a unique experience. However, it’s in Saint-Tropez, with its exclusive villa rentals and unparalleled sophistication, that the French Riviera reaches the pinnacle of luxury. As you bask in the sun-drenched beauty and explore the hidden corners of Saint-Tropez, you’ll discover a world where every moment is an invitation to indulge in the finest life has to offer.

Best South American Destinations 2022

Sunday, April 10th, 2022

It’s a new year and with it comes a world of opportunity, including a new list of travel destinations to tick-off. From Brazil to Peru and Colombia to Costa Rica, South America’s epic and varied terrain has something for everyone. Whether you plan to camp out under the stars, indulge in a luxury villa rental or return to paradise in an eco-lodge, this huge continent is once again open for business.

For the year ahead, here’s some of our top pics for your next vacay…

Uruguay

South America’s rawness is half of its appeal, but if you prefer to walk the road more travelled, Uruguay is a smart choice. It’s one of the safest South American countries and heavily relies on tourism. It’s unspoilt setting also provides a serene space for a much needed break. Top of the list – take in the local culture with a visit to Colonia del Sacramento – a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to some of the best vineyards and wineries in the country.

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

From land to sea, Costa Rica is a diverse landscape that never fails to impress. One minute you can be scaling the jungle, exploring its biodiverse parkland, the next you can be catching a wave at several surf spots dotted along the coast. Could it be Costa Rica’s best kept-secret…. not for long. There’s already an influx of visitors and eco-lodges popping up to cater to the growing demand, like the award-winning Costa Rica villa known as Villa Kamala. With endless beaches and plenty of golf courses for those who prefer to be on dry land, it really is worth the trek.

Bolivia

For a truly authentic experience, leave the luxury villa rental behind and sleep under the stars in Bolivia. There’s plenty of outdoor activity and spectacular scenery to soak up, with mountainous ranges and salt lakes to discover along the way – especially Salar de Uyuni, a breathtaking place to visit with a guided tour. Next, onto the Amazonian rainforest down in Rurrenabaque, as you take in the exotic wildlife and picturesque scenery. It won’t be a restful holiday, but it certainly will be a memorable one.

Chile

Off the beaten track from the luxury villas nearby, head to the Atacama Desert for an experience like no other. The dramatic landscape includes giant volcanos, natural spas, salt lakes adorned with flamingos and a host of animals you’ve never seen before. Bring your camera and plenty of bird-watching kit, you might just come back with a new hobby.

The Galapagos Islands

Experience more nature than you’ve ever seen in your life, and hot-foot it to the Galapagos. A 600-mile journey off Ecuador, it’s unspoilt terrain feels like going back to a time that the world forgot. Today a protected UNESCO World Heritage site, the landscape is simply breathtaking.

Cartagena, Colombia

If you enjoy history and architecture, then Cartagena tells its story on its historic walls. This is a city to discover by foot, and when you’re done, it’s beaches are the closest place to paradise you’ll find. A little known gem, the Rosario Islands are flung off the coastline – an archipelago dotted in the sea surrounded by nothing but beauty. While you won’t find any luxury villa rentals here, it’s worth it for the experience alone.

Patagonia

The famous peaks of Patagonia stretch for 4000,000 square miles, from Argentina to Chile. If the thought of exploring these piques your attention, then read on. This region is known for its spectacular scenery, crisp fresh air and stunning glaciers set against the mountain range. A true wilderness, it’s wonderful for whale watching and hiking, penguin spotting and conquering national parks. There are fewer places in the world as ready to explore as Patagonia, just remember to bring your hiking boots!

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Where the Biggest Celebrities Go to Vacation

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

In the short space of 18 months, a lot has changed in the world of travel. Stalwarts like luxury Miami villas continue to hold their appeal, but we’ve also seen an influx of new destinations open up, especially those with plenty of space, or unique backdrops like Venice.

But why do the hard work to find your next vacation, when our favourite A-listers have done it for us!? If you’re looking for the latest trends in five-star vacations, then look no further than where our favourite celebrities have been flocking to this year.

Capri, Italy
With the fanfare around Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s romantic reunion, all eyes were on the Hollywood couple, during their recent travels to Italy. Styling it out on a $130 million super-yacht, they’ve taken to the seas, to tour the local region, including hot spot Capri. They weren’t alone, as Julianne Hough along with Kris Jenner and her beau Corey Gamble were all spotted in Capri in the last month. The luxury villas of Capri are always in demand, but with the recent arrival of ‘Bennifer’ it’s likely that they’ll be getting booked up way in advance for trend-spotting holidaymakers.

Lake Como, Italy
Not far from the dreamy views of Capri, is another jet-set favorite spot: Lake Como.

Home to stunning views, and jaw-dropping luxury villa rentals, it’s no surprise that it remains one of the top destinations for the glitterati. True to form, George Clooney and wife Amal were recently photographed during a visit – the couple are frequent visitors with their own holiday home in the area, which they enjoy with their family.

Nicole Scherzinger is also a fan of the chic Italian destination, sharing an Instagram selfie on a yacht in Lake Como in July, calling it simply a “magical place”

Miami, Florida
It was all eyes on Miami in April, when a flock of celebrities descended on the city, not for the first time this year (the SuperBowl was the first time When the Goodtime Hotel in South Beach opened, Kim Kardashian, David Beckham and Pharrell Williams all rolled up, leaving their luxury Miami villas for the night to party.

Miami is always an A-list hot-spot, proving its credentials once again, when mega-star Kendall Jenner turned up the heat during a visit in June. Spotted hanging off a boat with her friends, Kendall made the most of the gorgeous weather Miami is known for.

Venice, Italy
Known for its fabulous waterways, and a rather famous film festival, Venice was once again open for business, as celebrities from all corners of the globe returned this year. The city of romance proved its credentials when Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry paid a visit in June for a couples bresk.

Igniting further romance, Venice was also the choice of Russell Wilson and Ciara who headed there to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary in recent weeks.

Greece
The stunning cluster of Greek islands always attract a well-heeled crowd, looking to escape the bustle of city life. Justin and Hilary Bieber were amongst the latest celebrity fans visiting the sunny island of Ios, staying in their luxury Greece rental. Meanwhile, actress Kate Hudson enjoyed a family holiday, mostly seen dipping in and out of the aqua blue Mediterranean waters that bring so many tourists every year.

And Hollywood royalty, Lionel Richie and family., enjoyed the stunning scenery of Santorini, for his 72nd Birthday earlier this summer. The volcanic island is popular with families and couples, looking to enjoy rest and relaxation, in its many private luxury villa rentals.

Saint-Tropez, France
The French Riviera always has a strong following with discerning travellers, hence the many St Tropez vacation rentals available in the region.

Hollywood legends Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russel were recently spotted amongst its famed cobbled streets. Not too far away, basketball legend Magic Johnson was also vacationing on his private yacht. Whilst A-list model, Bella Hadid, stuck to the popular choice of Cannes for her break.

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Five Places to Discover Greek Architecture

Thursday, August 12th, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Great Escapes for Couples Seeking Solace

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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TRENDING HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS FOR 2020/2021

Tuesday, December 29th, 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.

Visit Global Luxury Villas for a host of VIP villas, perfect for your special honeymoon!

Head to the Hills on Vacation this Summer

Sunday, September 13th, 2020

In a post-lockdown world, it’s expected that we’ll all be finding more comfort in nature and the great outdoors. As we learn to reconnect with the world around us, many travellers are looking for luxury villa rentals and private abodes set away from the bustle of the city.

So, whether you’re looking to escape to the snow-capped Alps, seductive hills of Tuscany, or the calm of Ontario, we’ve got a few ideas to help inspire your vacation choice for 2020.

The Peaks of France

Straddling the French-Swiss border, the iconic Alps stretch 1,2000 km across eight countries. A prime European destination for winter ski, it’s also growing in popularity during the summer, when the weather heats up.

Come the warmer months, the popular resort of Courchevel is a serene spot for quiet walks, taking photography, and getting back to nature. Plus, many of the ski gondolas continue to operate throughout the summer months, making it easy to reach its high peaks. Book a luxury chalet and take advantage of all that’s on offer.

Breathtaking Ontario

There’s beauty at every turn, in the Canadian resort of Ontario.

For those in the know, this province has many hidden treats waiting to be discovered. When you find them, luscious lakes and forest woods open up, to create a dramatic and breathtaking backdrop.

Close to the beauty of Erindale Park, Hewick Meadows and The Mississauga Golf and Country Club, lies Villa Oriana. A sprawling vacation home rental located over 17,660 sq ft. From here you can explore the wider region, and all that Ontario has to offer. There’s hiking trails, protected woodland and a number of sandy beaches, for enjoying at your leisure.

Chill in Aspen

Melting away its winter snow, Aspen in the summer is a stunning destination, all thawed out and glistening, ready for a new set of visitors.

For those who love getting back to nature, you can easily lose yourself to the hills, ranges and acres of mountains drawing you in. Take a hike, bike, or water raft – from land to water, there’s so much to enjoy. Complete your stay with a luxury Aspen villa for rent, and invite all the family to stay.

For the ultimate hillside retreat, Villa Justine is perched atop a hill, next to infamous Red Mountain. Offering unrivalled privacy accompanied by jaw-dropping views, it’s a glorious get-away and hillside ‘happy place’ you won’t regret visiting.

Tantalising Tuscany

With a varied ever-changing landscape, Tuscany is a wonderful destination for enjoying all that’s great about Italy. Bask in its glorious countryside, roam the vineyards, and enjoy artisan delights rustled up by local chefs – it’s a truly tantalising calling for all the senses.

Be it the striking architecture of Florence, or the serenity of the Tuscan countryside, there’s much to explore during a visit. When it’s time to head to the hills, the quaint commune of Monte Argentario is an inviting spot.

Enjoy secluded country walks drenched in nature, staying in Porto Santa. This beauty spot is also home to Villa Larissa – an idyllic place for all the family.

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HITTING UP FESTIVAL SEASON IN EUROPE

Thursday, October 17th, 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.

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

FIVE STAR EUROPE – WHERE TO WINE, DINE AND REST IN STYLE

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
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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.

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

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

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.