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The New ‘Workcation’ Trend for 2021

Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

With each new year comes a new buzzword or trend in the travel industry. For instance in recent years sustainable travel and eco luxury villas have been growing in popularity, as conscious consumerism becomes more prominent.

However, with the recent turn in events, the focus has shifted somewhat. And the ‘workcation’ trend is pipped to be big for 2021.

What is the ‘workcation’ trend?
As its name suggests, a ‘workcation’ is a vacation that allows you to mix business with pleasure. It has become a popular option in the ‘nomadic’ community, as it accommodates freelance working, with all the benefits of luxury living. After all, why would you work in a grey office, when you could be situated in a luxury vacation home instead!? Plus, it can even make you more productive, and committed to the company you work for, so it’s win-win for everyone.

The new work-life balance
With our working lives greatly impacted in recent months, the working-from-home revolution has affected all our personal lives too. Because of this, in the coming year we will see a greater focus on ‘nomadic’ living – something that has impacted the hospitality sector greatly.

Remote working has been on the rise over the past few years, however the impact of Covid-19 has accelerated its growth. During the pandemic, 42 per cent of Americans worked from home, a change that experts believe will continue for many years.

With an estimated 4.7 million nationals remote working, it’s no surprise that this has also changed the face of business travel.

The rise of the digital nomad
If you’re enjoying a ‘workcation’ it’s likely that you are a digital nomad. This is an employee who works from no fixed address. That means they can be typing away from the pool in their luxury villa, or ‘zooming’ into meetings from the comfort of their local coffee shop. While they may be office based, they have the choice of basing themselves anywhere.

Although the term mainly refers to freelancers and those in the gig economy, today it also applies to a growing number of people in full-time employment. And this means that the hospitality industry must adapt.

Workcation demands
For the business traveller, this means that rental properties, must be equipped with all the necessary amenities.

As industry leaders in luxury villa rentals, we have long accommodated the needs of digital nomads. Here’s just some of the ways we cater to ‘workcationer’ needs…

• WiFi
Connectivity is an absolute must wherever you’re based in the world. From the jungle of Costa Rica, to the chic boltholes of Ibiza, all our properties are equipped with high-speed WiFi throughout. Rather handy when you fancy taking your Zoom call on your rooftop terrace (even if your co-workers hate you for it!)

• Study rooms
Many ‘workcationers’ travel with their loved ones. Great for after-hours, not so great during work hours! For this reason, many of our properties have home offices or libraries with printers, computers and scanners, and are situated in study rooms for that added layer of privacy.

• Facilities on hand
When you’re in between meetings, you need to be surrounded by all the necessary comforts. All our luxury villas are fully kitted out with the facilities you need. This ranges from coffee-making machines through to concierge on call. Need to organise an office meeting with catering at a moment’s notice? No problem, our concierge team can take care of it.

• Tranquil surroundings
Probably the number one requirement for a productive day ‘in the office’ is tranquil surroundings. Just as well then, that Villazzo properties are situated in some of the most stunning locations in the world, in tranquil settings. Yet, they remain close to all the nearby essentials. You’ll notice that our properties tend to be within reach of local shopping malls, golf courses and airports, to make your (nomadic) life, that bit easier!

So there you have it – the workcation trend has arrived. Will you be part of it?

Ready for your next workcation? Come check out the luxury properties Villazzo has to offer.

Travel Agents – Lets Work Together!

Monday, January 25th, 2021

When it comes to premium vacations, we work with only the best partners, to bring a next-level experience to our guests. Villazzo attracts clients with a taste for the finer things in life, and we make it a priority to cater to their every whim.

We also believe that the luxury experience starts from the minute they book a luxury vacation home with us. Before guests even arrive, we are hard at work preparing the property, their transfers and their amenities, to make sure everything is just right. This extends to partners such as chauffer companies and travel agents, to ensure all their arrangements are organized.

So, we wanted to take the opportunity to showcase some of the ways that we can work together and alleviate some of the administration from your day-to-day.

Catering to guests
Travel agents understand the value of strong relationships, and understanding customer needs. So do we.

We enjoy working with likeminded professionals who share a similar customer-base to us. Many of our clients have requests before they arrive at our luxury villa homes. For instance, this might be a seat preference on a flight or priority transfers for instance. We often work closely with travel agents to create a seamless experience.

Mutually beneficial
We put our clients at the heart of our business. Often this means catering to all kinds of requests, many of which extend to travel. From rebooking flights to cancelling transfers, to last-minute trip arrangements for friends and family – these are common requests we like to help with.

As a travel partner, we will bring business to your agency, and likewise look forward to helping you with our support.

Sharing similar clients means that we can tie-up and collaborate, to create an effortless experience for the guest. There’s great mutual benefit for both parties.

Team of professionals
At Villazzo, we have a team of experts on hand, as part of our award-winning concierge service. This ranges from butlers to five-star chefs, and well-connected agents dotted around town. We remain at the disposal of customers throughout their stay, as well as before and after their booking – it’s part of our unrivalled service.

We like to work with only the best, and this extends to the travel operators we engage with. For this reason, we invite travel agents to partner with us and become part of our extended team.

Tapping in to trends
Tourism and hospitality has some extremely busy periods throughout the seasons. Our properties can be booked months in advance, as well as at the last-minute. We enjoy catering to all requests, and can be a go-to trusted property partner for all your client’s needs.

We have earnt a reputation as a leader in the luxury villa market over the years. This means you can work with us knowing that our properties are expertly managed, beautifully maintained and always personalized to our customer’s needs. As a travel partner you can trust, many travel agents have us on speed dial, knowing that we will always deliver to the highest standard.

Let us do the legwork
And finally, one of the perks of working with us, is that we’ll do all the hard work for you.
We understand your business, and your clients. You can lean on us to take care of all the detail, freeing you up to manage your client’s flight needs.

As a travel agent partner, you’ll be assigned one of our team members as your point of call. They will be on hand to help you with any vacation rental request you may have at a moment’s notice. You can even connect us with your clients, as part of your extended team. We’re here to help and add value. Try us out, you might just be enlightened!

To learn more about Villazzo, or to get in touch, visit villazzo.com

How to Make a Passive Income Through Your Luxury Home Rental

Monday, January 11th, 2021

As any property owner knows, your real estate is more than just a home – it’s an investment piece. So why not make your property work hard for you and reap the benefits?

As leaders in luxury villa rentals, our experienced team at Villazzo VillaHotels have 17 years’ experience in high-end property management. Hundreds of homeowners entrust their vacation homes with us, and in return make a sizeable return.

If you own a luxury rental property and want to make the most of your investment, here’s five reasons to join the Villazzo Realty programme, and start benefitting today.

1. Financial return
There’s nothing quite like a passive income. Sit back and enjoy the money roll in, as we take care of all the administration, while ensuring your property is well maintained at the same time. Many of our home owners earn tens of thousands every year, just by handing their keys to us. It’s that simple!

Don’t let your property sit unoccupied for months at a time, use it to generate revenue and start enjoying the financial perks that come with it.

2. We will take care of your property
Most of the time, property owners have a number of residences they spend time between. This means that homes can go for lengths of time without occupancy or care. The maintenance and upkeep this demands can be draining and costly. However, with your luxury villa under our management, we’ll ensure it’s well maintained all-year-round.

Our guests expect premium dwellings, so you can rest assured that we go to great lengths to meet their expectations. In short, we’ll take good care of your property, ensuring its always in pristine condition. That’s one less thing for you to worry about.

3. Distinguished guests only
Unlike some rental online marketplaces, Villazzo guests are high-end clients with high standards. This varies from business professionals, to families and couples. As such, you can take comfort knowing that our guests are likeminded professionals.

Reassuringly, we get to know all our customers personally, ensuring we match them with the right property. When you work with us, you can relax knowing that your home is always in good hands.

4. Security
Your luxury vacation home is likely to be furnished with first-class art, premium products, and expensive furniture. With your property fully occupied and managed by our team, you don’t have to worry about safeguarding your assets. Our team make regular visits to each property to ensure standards are maintained and assets secure.

5. Trusted experience
We are established in the real-estate and luxury property management sector. Not just here in USA, but in all corners of the globe, from France to Costa Rica. We have an award-winning team of professionals, who understand the market, our customers and your personal needs as a property owner.

Founded by eCommerce pioneer Christian Jagodzinski, we have curated a strong reputation in the industry. Hundreds of homeowners trust us with their properties, just take a look at our online collection. We think you’ll be impressed.

6. Build your portfolio
Let us help you grow your real estate, and take the administration off your hands. With your luxury villa under our care, you’re free to grow your property portfolio, invest in new homes and grow your business. While there are no shortcuts to growth, our team can give you the most valuable gift back – your time.

So, what are you waiting for?

To learn more about Villazzo Realty and to start optimizing your property, get in touch with our team today at villazzorealty.com

MOST PICTURESQUE WEDDING DESTINATIONS

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

Overseas weddings are on the rise, up by 14 per cent, according to the latest reports. It’s easy to see why; not only can a wedding abroad be cost-effective, but it can lend itself to some of the most picturesque backdrops. From the comfort of your luxury villa rental to exchanging vows on the sandy shores of the beach, the world is quite literally your oyster!

If you’re looking for wedding day inspiration, then look no further. Compiled by our team of travel experts, here are four of the most stunning destinations for getting married.


Romance in Ibiza
Anyone who has visited the White Isle will know that it’s a spiritual destination, and one that lends itself perfectly to wedding ceremonies.

Dotted near the shores of Sant Jordi, Villa Rochelle offers mesmerizing views across the island. Its privileged secluded position, also makes it ideal for saying your nuptials in the privacy of your own Ibiza luxury vacation rental.

For hedonistic types, another romantic destination is Café del Mar in San Antonio. Sail up in your private yacht as the sun goes down – there’s no greater place for saying ‘I do’.


Honeymooners paradise – Italy
Italy is consistently voted as one of the best top destinations in the world for overseas weddings and honeymoons.

The rolling hills of Tuscany lend themselves perfectly to bride and grooms to-be, with vineyards galore and luscious green fields. Follow this with champagne over ice at your own Tuscany villa, far away from the tourists. Villa Larissa is one of the most spectacular, with its modern architecture and private terrace for carrying on the celebrations.

For unmistakable Italian charm, head to Positano on the Amalfi Coast. Clusters bars, hotels and restaurants hang off the cliff edge to create a dramatic setting. Suitable for smaller parties, the views here are simply spectacular.


Miami’s Glamourous Shores
With its glorious weather, outdoor Miami weddings are very in vogue. Better still from the privacy of your villa rental Miami. With its sprawling 17,060 sq ft grounds, Villa Lori is the utlimate setting for an intimate outdoor wedding. Boasting uninterrupted views across Biscayne Bay, it promises beautiful wedding photos that you’ll look back with happy memories.

Another popular outdoor venue is Miami Botanical Gardens. Getting back to nature, this 2.6 acre oasis features subtropical plants that create a grandeur and elegance for your big day.


Sanctuary in St Barths
The French Caribbean island of St Barths is known for its lavish luxury and award-winning beaches.

The quartier of Anse des Cayas in Saint Barths is one of the best examples of these, making it ideal for all your elopement dreams. This quiet spot is not far from the best St Barths villa rentals in the area, meaning you won’t have to venture too far. With golden sand and turquoise waters, the local beach is the perfect place for all those newlywed photos.

For postcard-perfect views out to sea, Marigot Bay beach is another wonderful location for your wedding day. There’s plenty of Coconut Groves here, as well as high-end restaurants for exchanging vows under the watchful eyes of the exotic local birds.

For the best luxury vacation rentals in the most picturesque parts of the world, head to Global Luxury Villas.

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.

Best Sunsets in the World

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Few things in the world are quite as beautiful as a bold sunset. With brilliant color palettes and warm rays, you can’t help but stop what you’re doing and pay attention. Sunsets have that effect on everyone. If you’re traveling around the world, don’t miss out on these magical golden moments.

Tuscany, Italy

You may be visiting Tuscany for the rich culture, revolutionary art, luscious wine, and five-star service at Villa Teresa, but you’ll fall in love with their sunsets. Tuscany sunsets bleed every color of the rainbow, and the best place to see them is right off the coast of the Arno river. If you’re taking a snapshot for your Instagram followers, make sure you capture the sun setting over the Ponte Vecchio bridge and surrounding historic buildings.

Ibiza, Spain

When you’re all partied out from Ibiza’s infamous club scene, you can head back to your Cala Conte Villa and relax by watching the mesmerizing Ibiza sunset. Cala Conta is one of the prime locations to watch the sun set over the deep, blue waters because of its Western facing position.

Miami, Florida

You don’t have to travel across the globe to experience some of the world’s best sunsets. In fact, one of them is right in your backyard. Miami sunsets burn brilliant reds and oranges in the hot, summer days. It’s a sight you don’t want to miss. With Villa Lori being five minutes from the beach, you can rest and relax all day, then hit the waves as soon as golden hour starts.

Courchevel, France

There’s no better way to view the sunset than at the top of the world. Located in the French Alps, Villa Layla sits on one of France’s highest mountains, Bellecôte. Surrounded by snowy mountains and cotton candy clouds, you’ll get to see the Courchevel sunset in its full glory with no obstructions standing between you and breathtaking views.

Amalfi Coast, Italy

There are many things to enjoy on the Amalfi Coast: the quaint villages, the fresh foods, and the tranquil golden hours. If you love rising with the sun, Villa Fabiana is an east-facing resort that serves as the perfect location to enjoy breakfast with a view. At the end of the day, you’ll want to take the short trip to Paiano. This charming town faces west, so you have an unabashed view of the sunset burning the horizon.

Contact Global Luxury Villas today to learn more about the luxury estates available.

SKIP THE SNOW IN FAVOR OF LUXURIOUS BEACH VILLAS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

If you’ve always celebrated a white Christmas, this year could be the perfect time to switch it up with a lavish beach villa made available by Global Luxury Villas. Our favorite tropical vacation locations that will help you escape the cold this holiday season are Miami, Saint Barts, and Turks and Caicos. With high-end homes available worldwide, we’ll make sure you can find a villa to match the value and quality you are looking for.

Miami

Miami is your local taste of paradise. If you’re looking for a beach getaway that’s still close to your friends and extended family, Miami is the perfect destination for you.

Warm weather and charming beaches are not all this beautiful town has to offer. Young crowds love to party it up in the famous Miami nightlife, while families can relax and enjoy five-star dining at local restaurants. Perhaps the most distinguished part of Miami is the Art Deco scene, which is bustling with personality and culture, just like Villa Sonia.

Saint Barts

Lovers of tropical beaches and delectable cuisine will want to make this destination their permanent home. Located on the shore of St. Barts, Villa Silvana is the perfect vacation home to relax in luxury.

Although this hedonistic haven is located on the strip of the Caribbean Islands, its French roots still influence local attractions. St. Barts (Saint Barthelemy if you want to impress the locals) is famous for its breathtaking coastline and beautiful boutique shops. In St. Barts, you will find 14 varieties of beaches to choose from, each with their own unique personality, where you can kick your shoes off and relax with your favorite drink in hand during the day. Once the sun goes down, watch the island come alive in one of the many refined restaurants or lively nightclubs. However you choose to spend your time in St. Barts, you won’t regret it.

Turks and Caicos Islands have long been regarded as the favorite celebrity getaway destination. If you want to live like one of your role models, there’s no better way to do it than renting out Villa Trina.

The crystal clear waters of the Turks and Caicos Islands make this location a haven for beach lovers. With 14 miles of vibrant coral reefs and uncrowded beaches, this is the perfect destination to enjoy a taste of summer in winter.

Are you ready to get away from the cold winter days that are coming up? At Global Luxury Villas, we can help make your dream vacation possible. Whether you’re looking for a destination close to home or planning an extended getaway, Global Luxury Villas has locations worldwide. Live lavish in Miami, Saint Tropez, and Turks and Caicos like all affluent individuals this winter, or choose a location that’s more suited to your needs. View our destination map to find your perfect villa and contact us today to book your luxurious vacation home.

FINDING ZEN FIVE WAYS – THE BEST GLOBAL RETREATS FOR WELL-BEING

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Vacations can be many things to many people, but top of most holidaymaker’s agenda is finding zen. From the luxury of a Costa Rica luxury rental to reconnecting with your inner goddess in Ibiza and residing in the many breath-taking villas Mykonos has to offer, there’s plenty of places to relax, refocus and refresh.

Here’s five far-flung destinations known for their dedication to zen and well-being:

Costa Rica

The luscious rainforests of Costa Rica provide the perfect backdrop for reconnecting with nature. As such, it has become a popular destination with the ‘well-set’ community, looking for inspirational surroundings and total chill.

Top of the list is a Costa Rica luxury rental like no other in Villa Kamala. Conceptualized by world-famous architects, this pioneering property is set in the heart of tropical forests allowing you to be at one with nature. If that’s not enough, the five-bedroom eco-friendly abode comes with its own personal yogi at your disposal, making this the perfect spot for a weekend away with good company.

Mykonos

Shimmering in the Aegean Sea like a precious gem, the Greek island of Mykonos is perfectly positioned to soak up the sunshine and unspoiled views, in this Grecian paradise.

Of the many stunning villas Mykonos has to offer is the ever charming Villa Kendra. Set in tranquil gardens with its own private pool and sweeping views across the coastline, Kendra is the ultimate in luxury rentals Mykonos. Come here to unwind and reconnect with nature, revitalizing all the senses. The outdoor Jacuzzi is a heavenly spot to unwind as you bask in the delicious heat – great for boosting Vitamin B levels too.

Turks & Caicos

Follow in the sandy footsteps of the rich and famous, many who come to the Turks and Caicos for its tranquility, long stretches of golden beach and luxury villa rentals to escape to.

Villa Trina is one of the prime luxury villa rentals to whisk yourself away to. Surrounded by two acres of pristine landscape and 10,000 sq ft of beachfront, this exclusive property offers a complete retreat which you’ll never need to leave. Complete with a butler, movie theater and private tennis courts, every well-being touch is thought of. A retreat within a retreat, but all to yourself, what’s not to love!

Ibiza

The magical island of Ibiza is known for its hedonistic qualities and rejuvenating properties all at once. If you’re coming to unwind, then Villa Sabrina is a great option, since it’s within easy reach of the beach for all those sunny vibes coming your way!

As far as Ibiza luxury rentals go, this stunning retreat makes is one of the most revitalizing to enjoy. Its spacious private outside space is ideal for lounging back with a good book and glass of herbal tea. With views across the mountains and the unmissable fresh Mediterranean air, it’s hard to do anything but unwind.

Saint Barths

It has long been the go-to destination for the uber-rich, and with good reason; it’s home to some of the best luxury vacation homes in the Caribbean.

One such resort is Villa Violet. An oasis of zen, it hangs off the hillside, offering sublime views of the azure waters below. Every touchpoint and every piece of décor has been designed with relaxation in mind. With a semi-heated infinity pool, serene gardens and a gently flowing fountain, it has all the trappings of a luxury spa, housed within your very own quarters.

 

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

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

Where the rich and famous spend their time in Europe

Monday, July 8th, 2019

PLAYGROUNDS OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS IN EUROPE

Europe is a continent that has it all; cooling Mediterranean breezes, world-class ski resorts, luxury villa rentals, beautiful golden beaches, endless marinas for yachts and party islands renowned the world over.

Known for their five-star lifestyle, the rich and famous have exquisite taste when it comes to a well-deserved vacation. Inspired by their favourite European destinations, we’ve compiled a billionaire bucket-list that is simply unmissable!

Saint Tropez, France

From Kate Moss and Leonardo di Caprio, to Princess Charlene and Prince Albert of Monaco, you never know who you might bump in to in Saint Tropez.

This French coastal town is known for its decadent lifestyle, boutique shops and extravagant parties. If you don’t own a countryside mansion here, the next best thing is to rent a luxury villa in St Tropez, or do like Simon Cowell and board your private $73 million yacht!

Oozing with glamour and irresistible old-world charm, Villa Anastasia is the perfect hideaway, hidden in the charming hills of Ramatuelle (also home to the world-famous Pampelonne beach). Closer to the action Villa Leslie serves up the right amount of coastal charm and privacy, in this highly desirable eight-bedroom property dangling above Cannes.

The Alps, France

While America has Aspen, Europe has the Alps. Offering great conditions for ski and snow during the winter months, Courchevel is known to be a billionaire’s ski row, also dubbed ‘Saint Tropez on Snow’!

And it’s easy to see why. Catering to high rollers, there’s no less than eight Michelin star restaurants in the area and plenty of mountain bars for a touch of Apres Ski. It’s impressive ski resort ‘Les Trois Vallées’ is one of the best in the world, where you’re no-one without a Gucci onesie – take note!

Complete your stay in vacation home Villa Layla which recently underwent a €1,000,000 renovation. With breath-taking views over the Dent du Villard, there’s a lot to take in, literally!

Ibiza

Up the tempo and head to the magical island of Ibiza, to see how the other half live. Aside from its well-publicised clubbing scene, Ibiza rentals are some of the most impressive you will find in Europe. It’s one of the many reasons it attracts an elite crowd, including; Cristiano Ronaldo, Paris Hilton and David Guetta who all own luxury villas here.

Complete the playboy lifestyle and stay a Villa Rochelle which was named the most “luxurious and exclusive villa” on the white isle by Conde Nast Traveller. With its supersize clifftop pool, and eight en-suite bedrooms split across four floors, it’s another league of luxury.

Mallorca

The largest of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca is still small with just 870,000 people living here. Yet its appeal is wide reaching – popular with CEOs and celebrities alike who moor up to its marina and bathe in its sun-kissed beaches.

Enjoyed by food and wine lovers, as well as those who appreciate the great outdoors, there’s plenty to see and do here, or simply relax and do nothing at all. There’s lots of places to discover by foot, bike and of course – superyacht!

Hollywood royalty (Jennifer Aniston, Michael Douglas) and traditional royalty (King Juan Carlos) have all been known to visit, staying in some of the top vacation homes on the island.

If you can’t beat them, the only way is to join them! A stay at Villa Pedra is everything and more that luxury dwelling should be, set in a renovated estate in tranquil surroundings.

But like all things on this island, you’re never too far from the neighboring village, and is stunning beach, making this a great choice for a five-star getaway.

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