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Thursday, December 1st, 2016

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Saturday, May 28th, 2016

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Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Exclusive interview with Christian Jagodzinski – March 2016

LUXURY TRAVEL GUIDE

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016
Villazzo Launches Kids Program – March 3, 2016


Villazzo announces the launch of the new Villazzo Kids Program rolling out at our 30 VillaHotels located in Miami Beach, St Tropez and Aspen. In response to the growing global demand of family travel and their evolving needs, the program redefines family experiences within the VillaHotel and introduces more meaningful branded amenities for young travelers. (more…)

Stay in Vogue Style at Villazzo

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Our luxury villas are often the backdrop for photo shoots for the top fashion and lifestyle magazines. After an exhaustive search, Russian Vogue chose the stunning Villa Contenta on exclusive Palm Island in Miami Beach for a fashion editorial in this month’s June edition.

Villazzo President and Founder Christian Jagodzinski personally welcomed the Australian model and lifestyle icon as well as Vogue’s crew of photographers, stylists, editors and assistants who stayed at Villa Contenta during the two-day shoot. An international jetsetter herself, Elle felt right at home at the opulent villa with its gracious rooms and spectacular outdoors spaces.

We hand-pick only the top ten villas in the destinations we serve, Miami, Aspen and Saint-Tropez. Within our collection are villas of many different architectural styles and layouts, so you can select the one that matches your own personal esthetic. Whether you choose sleek, modern, classic or exotic, we can cater to every style.


Looking out over magical water views across Biscayne Bay, this sprawling 11,000 sq ft property offers genuine old world Spanish Colonial style combined with fully self-catering modern comfort. Only five minutes away from South Beach this 6-bedroom hotel includes a master bedroom with a walk-through dressing room and a bathroom with an open-sided shower. Enjoy the beach volleyball court and a state-of-the-art gym before lounging alongside the majestic 130 ft heated pool with a Jacuzzi, swim-in grotto and waterfall. Watch fantastic sunsets from the private dock and floating deck and dine on the beautiful terrace equipped with a bar, fridge and barbecue. A grand piano, a pool table, a movie theater and a bar ensure a great ending to a perfect vacation day.


With 5-Star VillaHotel Service: From $13,999 / night
(3 night minimum stay)


Sunset Island is the home to this sumptuous 6 king-size-bedroom VillaHotel, with Moroccan and Indian architecture and decor running throughout the house and outside area. Individual in style, modern and relaxed, Jasmine will sweep you away with its array of ornate furnishings, arched windows, and warm color palette. Enjoy your own private oasis complete with a stunning mosaic fountain and a geometric swimming pool surrounded by a spectacular display of lush vegetation. Ideal for indoor and outdoor entertaining, this villa features a Hookah room and a home theater and a roof-top Jacuzzi that allows for the most exquisite views of the Miami skyline.


With 5-Star VillaHotel Service: From $10,599 / night
(3 night minimum stay)  

A home of singular luxury, this contemporary 4-bedroom villa is a nod to elegance. Wrapped by floor to ceiling glass windows, the abundance of lighting gives this villa an amazing sense of space and its open-plan living is striking in its white décor and sleek furnishings. Clever in design from every standpoint, Melissa offers four bedrooms of spare sophistication, a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a fantastic outdoor dining area. The serene Koi pond helps set the tone of a relaxing stay. You will enjoy unparalleled views of Miami Beach, home to a renowned shopping, dining and clubbing scene. But you might just want to lounge your vacation days away in grand style in the indoor hot tub overlooking the water or by your own private infinity pool.


With 5-Star VillaHotel Service: From $7,099 / night
(3 night minimum stay)

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Miami top Luxury Restaurants

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Dining out at one of Miami’s exclusive hot spots isn’t just about the amazing food. It’s more about being surrounded by the beautiful restaurant décor, the glamorous crowd, and having the best table and the impossible 9pm reservation. Take your pick of one of Miami’s top restaurants below and be sure to experience what Miami is known for- excellent steakhouses, playful dishes, fresh ceviches and any cuisine inspired by Latin America.

bartong1. Barton G is a special occasion restaurant known for putting an unexpected twist on traditional comfort foods-Mouse Trap Mac and Cheese and Lobster Pop Tarts anyone? Cocktails created with liquid nitrogen are guaranteed to make your celebration a memorable one.  At $36 this is Miami’s most expensive martini. Bottoms up! For an unforgettable dining experience reserve a table at the former Versace Mansion location.

2. Casa Tua: Translated to mean “Your House” you’ll feel at home thanks to a cozy Ralph Lauren inspired decor. Feast on the best Italian food in Miami with homemade gnocchi, delectable sea bass, and the best tiramisu you’ll ever have. For large parties, try to snag the chef’s table in the kitchen where you’ll really feel at home. If you want to dance the night away or finish off dinner with a passion fruit margarita try your luck at getting into the members only lounge upstairs.

3. Nobu: If you think Nobu is so 10 years ago, think again. Tucked away in the Shore Club hotel this place is still jam packed, so unless you want to sit at the sushi bar call ahead for reservations. With a glamorous crowd and menu that’s perfect for a late, pre-clubbing dinner this place gets the party started early.

4. BLT Steak: Chances are if you’re dining on Ocean Drive you’ll end up overpaying and eating sub-par food, but BLT Steak is the exception offering a classic steakhouse menu, attentive service, and a fine dining experience.  For dinner enjoy the Ceasar salad, porterhouse for two, creamed spinach and fontina and bacon baked potato. Located in the Betsey hotel this is the place to see and be seen on Ocean Drive.

hakkasan5. Hakkasan: Impeccable decor and well thought out dishes bring this London restaurateur to South Beach. The Fountainblu offers lots of five star restaurants that can easily empty your wallet, but if you’re if you’re in the mood for Chinese you’ll want to visit Hakkasan.  Highlights of the menu include the jasmine tea smoked ribs, stir fried lobster, and wild mushroom hand pulled noodles.

6. Joe’s Stone Crab: The top spot in Miami to try to sweet, succulent, Stone Crabs when they’re in season. Packed with tourists and only open during stone crab season, be prepared to wait for a table. If you opt for a table at the bar you can still order the famous stone crabs along with appetizers. They like to turn over tables quickly, so be warned that they may rush you.

7. Prime 112: With so many mouth watering steak houses in SoBe to choose from, somehow everyone ends up at Prime 112. Try the double wedge salad (Iceberg and Butter lettuces) and personalize the classic filet with a long list of sauces that include Béarnaise and Chimichurri.  For something different try the fondue and Kobe beef sliders. If you make last minute reservations prepare to decide on a table at either 6pm or 10pm.

8. The Restaurant at the Setai: If the weather cooperates sit outside and you’ll feel as if you’re in the South Pacific thanks to the amazing design and tables that offer lots of privacy. Feast on spicy noodle dishes, the best hot and sour soup, Wegu beef, and their signature cocktails with chili flakes and passion fruit juice. Tables are made for lingering and service is never rushed, so if you never took that honeymoon to Fiji now’s your chance.

9. Azul: Located at the luxurious Mandarin hotel on Key Biscayne this five star restaurant offers a European menu with an Asian and American twist. If the open kitchen and stunning Bay view don’t impress you, Chef Joel Huff’s innovative menu will.  Highlights include American caviar, almond gazpacho, risotto with duck prosciutto, and the highest grade of Wegu beef (A5) served with truffle and white asparagus. For a truly memorable dining experience take a boat to your own private table.

Villazzo offers the most luxurious vacation villas in Miami, FL. 

Celebrate the Winter Music Conference with Villazzo

Friday, March 21st, 2014

The Winter Music Conference is announcing its 29th consecutive year as the largest electronic music event in Miami, Florida! The grand finale to the ten day electronic music extravaganza, is the 3 day long Ultra Music Festival, uniting fans and bands for all across the globe. Spanning almost three decades the Winter Music Conference has brought together some of the world’s greatest professionals in the dance music industry, along with top of the line musical equipment from keyboards to synthesizers and video and light shows that explode across the stage. Founded in 1985 by two former DJs, Louis Possenti and Bill Kelly, this mind blowing event has brought vacationers from all over looking to rent a nice property where they can unwind from the constant visual and auditory stimulation. With Villazzo luxury property rentals you, your friends, and your family can save a bundle by sharing in the magic of Miami from your own private Villazzo villa, you can also enjoy the fun of both festivals free of charge with our complimentary event tickets. This is a chance to be part of a musical revolution that brings in more guests, more amazing musicians, and more excitement to the stage each and every year.

An event not to be missed during the Winter Music Conference is the International Dance Music Awards that features performances from over seventy different countries—in fact, almost forty percent of the people in attendance are not from the United States. The plethora of record producers, high-name equipment companies, famous DJs, and other up and coming performers truly brings in a large and eclectic crowd. If you want to enjoy the fun without any hassle our five-star concierge service at all Villazzo villa hotels will ensure that each guest is provided with everything they need, whether it be transportation to an event or a delectable meal before you leave. In addition the Villazzo Living team will be on board to take care of any luxury maintenance issues that may arise. Your ultimate mission is to simply enjoy everything, and we are here to guarantee your complete and utter satisfaction. Villazzo prides itself by making your stay not only comfortable but memorable as well. There is no better stay than a Villazzo luxury villa!

The Winter Music Conference is about learning, from the people who know it best, what goes on in the electronic music industry. It provides an electrifying (no pun intended) first-hand look through interesting panels and seminars, as well as impromptu performances, what truly goes into creating and glorifying a musical genre that has made its way through the doors of just about every fist-pumping club in Miami. Headlining the three-day Ultra Music Festival will be amazing performers like Showtek, Nicky Romero, and David Guetta. For all you music lovers out there, starting March 21st Miami, Florida is the place to be and Villazzo luxury properties are the place to stay.

Spring Into Action With Villazzo Living As Your Guide

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Spring is finally here and along with longer days and warmer weather spring is a time for new beginnings. The fresh start of spring seems to create a drive in people to want to get things done, especially around the home. People take great pride in their homes and Villazzo Living takes great pride in helping people to make their luxury properties the best they can be. Whether it is your home or vacation home you are looking to fix up this year Villazzo Living can take the stress out of luxury remodeling. Two of the most important and seemingly endless tasks are intense grounds work and livening up your home with a new paint job, and although you can’t wait to see the vibrant new results of your luxury property completed you are going to need some serious assistance. But how do you find the right person to do the job? How can you be sure you are hiring the best?

Word of mouth is certainly one way to go, by talking to those you trust who have hired independent contractors to do similar work will give you the opportunity to hear both the remodeling horror stories as well as the great successes. Also, doing diligent research about your independent contractor can be a big help as well. Finding out his or her background like training, years of experience, qualifications, what type of jobs they have worked on, licensing, and contractual agreements will give you a sense of their professionalism. Remember to ask for references, if they are unable to provide them—forget about it, they are not the right person to work on your luxury property. If they do provide references be sure to follow up, taking the extra effort will ensure the extra effort that will be put in to the transformation of your luxury home. Looking at testimonials from other customers is another way to determine whether or not the person you are hiring is trustworthy.

Villazzo Living is a company that truly knows the ins and outs of outsourcing the best independent contractors to get the job done on time and exceptionally well. From their years of experience in luxury property management Villazzo Living understands the business, asks the right questions, knows how to spot the best, and provides their clients with conscientious and expert employees every time. If you want your luxury property to truly shine, whatever the job may be, Villazzo Living is the place to go.

Contact Villazzo Living for further information at (305) 424-1300

The 31st Miami International Film Festival Starts Now!

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Calling all film lovers…The 31st Miami International Film Festival is finally underway and there is no better way to celebrate the next ten days of films, food, and fun then by renting a luxury Miami property from Villazzo. The Miami International Film Festival dates back to 1983 and throughout the years it has featured a number of stars including famous actors like Andy Garcia and John Leguizamo, ultimate filmmakers like the Coen Brothers who have been responsible for such creations as The Big Lebowski and No Country For Old Men, and Alfonso Cuaron the director of this year’s Oscar winning film, Gravity. The famous screenwriters, directors, and actors can usually be seen meandering around the pre and after parties, red carpet events, and film debuts. This year’s celebrity guests are said to include Mike Myers, Shirley MacLaine, and John Turturro who is receiving a career achievement award, along with many others.

The first film to premiere this year is Elsa and Fred, which features a slew of award-winning actors including Marcia Gay Harding, Chris Noth, and James Brolin. The after party will take place at the elegant DuPont building, where top-shelf drinks will be served from mock bank-tellers along with various gourmet appetizers in order to commemorate Alfred DuPont owner of the Florida National Bank and Florida East Coast Railway. Also, every afternoon at 4pm filmmakers as well as film enthusiasts, along with writers, producers, and press have the opportunity to walk around the gorgeous Zen-like gardens of The Standard Hotel. Stella Artois, one of the festival’s proud sponsors will provide free suds to mingling artists and film lovers, while bow-tied servers keep everyone plump with trays of innovative hors d’oeuvres.

There are 93 feature films taking place this year covering various genres and subject matters. Movies from all over the world can be seen at six uniquely gorgeous theaters around Miami, among these cinemas are the Olympia Theater, Regal South Beach Cinemas, Tower Theater, Coral Gables Art Cinema, O Cinema, and Miami Beach Cinematheque. The after party locations are all equally elegant and although many have not yet been released to the public there is still time to get yourself into the Area 31 party at the Epic Hotel or the Pyrat Awards Night Party at the National Historic Freedom Tower. However, if you are the proud renter of a luxurious Villazzo property you may decide to host your own prestigious event with a more intimate gathering of friends and family at your awe-inspiring villa. Enjoying the luxury of Miami is not only about where you go, it is also about where you stay…this year you too can feel like a celebrity by choosing to stay at a magnificent Villazzo Miami villa.