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DON’T MISS OUT ON MIAMI’S HOT NEW ATTRACTIONS

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

The beauty of beaching in Miami is that you never get bored.

Five-star dining? Check.

Haute couture? Check.

Celebrity-loved attractions? Check!

Miami has it all and then some. This year, numerous new attractions have opened up along Miami Beach. When you stay at one of our Miami villas, we recommend you add these new hot spots to your itinerary.

 

Time Out Market Miami

What’s better than a Miami-exclusive fine-dining establishment? How about 17 superior culinary retreats under one roof? That’s right! Time Out Market is a classy dining arena where even the pickiest of eaters will find satisfaction. The local shops carefully combine local Miami tastes with unique exotic flavors. Bask in the delights of hand-crafted sushi and fresh seafood, or satiate in savory Italian and French cuisine. If you’re residing in the modern Villa Kayla, Time Out Miami is the local eatery of choice for many vacationers.

Candytopia

Willy Wonka who? The candy queen Jackie Sorkin has created the most glorious confectionary wonderland in the sweet lands of Candytopia! Located in the great Aventura Mall, Candytopia celebrates our favorite sugary flavors. You don’t just get a taste of the sweet life, you get to indulge in it like never before. Swim in the marshmallow bathtub or pose with the candy unicorn. However you curb your sweet tooth cravings, make sure you snap it for Instagram.

The Citadel Rooftop Bar

There’s no rooftop bar like the Citadel Rooftop Bar. With a 5,000 square feet open floor plan, an enticing menu, and breathtaking Miami skyline views, it’s no wonder anyone who’s anyone is flocking to visit. The Citadel Rooftop Bar has a grand assortment of weekly events available for clients to enjoy. Choose from live music and entertainment to health and wellness sessions. The Citadel Rooftop Bar is the perfect place to party after lounging at the peaceful Villa Melissa all day.

Museum of Illusions

Experience art like never before. Miami’s Museum of Illusions offers an incredible twist on modern art creations. Artists from all over the world gathered to create mind-blowing optical illusions, drawing inspiration from local art, pop culture, and much more. This world-famous attraction will make its grand debut on December 20th at the iconic Lincoln Road location. Don’t let your Instagram followers down. Visit the Museum of Illusions for something both new and unique.

Oldies but Goodies 

Here at Villazzo, we like to celebrate the old, as well as the new. If you’re visiting the Magic City this season, don’t leave without checking out the hottest Miami attractions.

Our impressive collection of Miami villas are attractions nobody should miss the pleasure of enjoying. Contact a Villazzo representative today to find out more about booking and showings!

MIAMI’S ENTICING NEW DINING ESTABLISHMENTS

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Miami is well-known as the center of fine dining establishments run by world-renowned chefs.  Wherever you go, you can have your pick of five-star mellow restaurants or Michelin-star, high-class dining. The rich combination of diverse eateries makes Miami the perfect go-to for food lovers and is one of the biggest selling points of our Miami villas.


Gregory’s Diner

Gregory’s Diner is the perfect balance between high-class cuisine and an all-American bistro. Accomplished restaurant owners Anastasia Koutsioukis and Ahmet Erkaya are seeking to extend their success in the dining industry with a homey, yet indulging, all-day American eatery. Executive chef Roel Alcudia’s delectable menu features bona fide continental American cuisine and enticing drinks. Located in the famous Vagabond Hotel, this place is ideal for anyone who loves the vibe of classic diners.


Papi Steak

Papi Steak is all about revamping tradition to your everyday steakhouse, with a contemporary twist. From the upscale dining area to the savory dinner and dessert menus, this refined establishment provides clients the A-list experience, and then some! As soon as you walk in, you’ll be enthralled with the elegant yet edgy design, courtesy of David Grutman, while the astonishing menu of David “Papi” Einhorn will leave you wanting more and more. If you’re relaxing at one of our luxurious Miami villas, head out to Papi Steak right now, located in South of Fifth, Miami Beach.


Le Jardinier

Bringing exquisite French cuisine to the heart of Buena Vista, Miami, Le Jardinier features a modern, futuristic design, with clean lines and an open-space venue, just like our Villa Melissa. Complementing the minimalist layout is the eclectic culinary experience. Every menu item at Le Jardinier is plant-based and seasoned to perfection. Even better, all ingredients used for food production are fresh and sustainably sourced. Elevate your palate with a delectable lunch, dinner, or happy hour special at Le Jardinier.


L’Atelier

You can list this one under haute cuisine. L’Atelier is one of the most refined restaurants available, not just in the flourishing Design District of Miami, where accomplished restaurants compete to be the best of the best, but all over the world. The amazing Joël Robuchon has an impressive 73 Michelin stars associated with his name. That means you can expect L’Atelier to radiate perfection like you’ve never experienced it before. His impressive menu draws inspiration from traditional French cuisine with extraordinary twists exclusive to the Robuchon name. To miss out on this culinary excellency would be a tragedy.

Ready to experience five-star dining? Then you’ll need a five-star vacation home nearby! Villazzo offers luxurious rental villas with unmatched amenities and gorgeous views. Take a look at the available Miami villas below.

Contact a licensed Villazzo realtor to book your vacation home today! 

THE BEST OF MIAMI DURING ART BASEL

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

It’s that time of year again, when the world descends on Miami for its 18th Art Basel event. Between December 5-8, 2019, Miami Beach comes alive to the sound of art lovers, fashionistas and culture enthusiasts, all in search of the next big thing and latest contemporary art on offer.

If you’re one of the 83,000 visitors in search of; art, luxury home rentals and a vibrant party scene, read on. This feature covers all the essentials.

Dwell Well – Luxury Residencies

From luxury villa rentals to mansion rentals, Villazzo offers the best luxury Miami rentals at last-minute notice. Offering seclusion in premium locations, each property comes fully-serviced with a dedicated concierge, as well as; butler, chef and housekeeping at your disposal.

Make the most of your visit with five-star pampering at Villa Sasha. This modern property oozes sophistication with indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis and a heated pool. For something bigger, Vila Contenta is one of the largest mansion rentals set within 39,000 sq ft. Ideal for families, it boasts seven sizeable bedrooms with every convenience catered including a games room and library.

If modern living is more your vibe, Villa Vanya brings all the contemporary feels – fully kitted out with a theater and swanky indoor bar.

Just a few blocks from the event in the Miami Convention Center, Villa Siri is conveniently located. This top Miami villa offers stunning views in this prestigious waterfront address.

Touch of Affordable Luxe

For affordable luxury without the fringe benefits, you can simply hire a luxury house rental with Global Luxury Villas.

Larger groups will enjoy the space that Villa Ola affords, with seven bedrooms and plenty of dining spots, ideal for Miami villa get-togethers. While Villa Lori provides a beautiful backdrop for entertaining guests, wooing them with views across Biscayne Bay.

Art Basel Essentials

The Miami Convention Center plays host to the main Art Basel fair, where you can pour over modern masterpieces. Tickets start from $45 and can be booked in advance online.

During the four-day event, be sure to visit its Aqua space in South Beach (December 4-8). This is a popular gathering spot where visitors can rub shoulders with collectors and curators in informal settings.

Equally not to be missed is the critically-acclaimed Scope event (December 3-8). This is where new and emerging artists are discovered. The venue transforms into a club after hours for late night jinx. Held at 801 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, it’s in a bustling part of town, still within easy reach of the best Miami mansion rentals.

Finally, further along Ocean Drive (at 12th street), UNTITLED is worth a visit, presenting exclusive artworks this year from Tom Bianchi and much more.

Dining Out

When it comes to dining out, there’s plenty of options in the city. However, with it being a busy time of year, be sure to make the most of the concierge booking service at your Villazzo Miami villa.

In the heart of trendy downtown, Zuma brings Japanese izakaya dining to the mainstream, with noted chef Rainer Becker.

Just as alluring is Nobu at Eden Roc. Try the famous black cod at this popular Asian fusion restaurant and celebrity hangout. You’re sure to bump into an A-lister or two.

For American cuisine at its best, head over to Barton G, designed to ‘shock and awe’ the senses. This vibrant eatery is always a great place to impress clients or hang with friends, especially over a cocktail.

A final notable mention is much-loved steakhouse, Prime 112. Located on Ocean Drive, it’s a busy spot for those visiting some of the Art Basel events nearby.

Dress to Impress

Of course, Art Basel is also a gathering of people who come to be seen. From your luxury villa rental to designer clothes, this is an event where you’ll want to impress on every level.

Knowing what to wear is always a challenge, especially in the comfortably warm 69°F breeze.

Layers of linen are always advisable for the many different settings you’ll find yourself in. But don’t forget, this is an event that commands artistic flair – so creativity, colour and personality are encouraged.

Creative Ines Figarado favours hand-designed avant-garde costumes, while visitor Diana Boland celebrates high-street chic in Zara.

In terms of designer brands, art collector Matthew Strauss favours Tom Ford. Publicist Molly Krause opts for a mix of everything, from Theory to Sergio Rossi and Hermes thrown together.

Londoner Shevanne Helmer fuses vintage chic with handcrafted Vita Kin and luxe designer Gucci for a bespoke look.  (Taken from Artnet.com)

Art Basel Miami comes once a year, be sure to enjoy it as its meant – in style!

UPCOMING MIAMI ADVENTURES YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Who says you need a white Christmas to make the holiday season magical? Miami offers guests a taste of tropical paradise year-round. The golden beaches, swaying palm trees, and animated events never go out of style in this Epicurean destination. That’s what the Sunshine State is all about!

This time of year is especially popular among the affluent crowd looking to escape the harsh winter climates. There’s no better way to get away than by renting a private luxury villa in your favorite Miami location. The best part is, this bustling city offers exciting adventures that everyone can enjoy.

Art Basel Miami Beach (Dec. 5-8)

If you’re a lover of the finer things, you already know about Miami’s thriving art scene. Downtown Miami is like something out of a painting itself, with rich culture and vibrant art pouring out of the streets and into the hearts of art aficionados, just like our Villa Contenta. Nothing encompasses this better than Art Basel Miami Beach.

Art Basel Miami Beach is the most prominent art show in America, featuring renowned and emerging artists alike. This year’s galleries are focused on modern and contemporary pieces, with paintings, sculptures, and digital art being just a few of the many mediums present. Over 4,000 artists, both local and international, will be showcasing their creative pieces at one of the world’s most notorious art galleries.

Miami City Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” (Dec. 13-22)

Of course, what would the holiday season be without traditions? “The Nutcracker” is widely regarded as a traditional Christmas play families watch together while gathered around the fireplace. Although snow won’t frost the windows of your Villa Denise, you can still enjoy this traditional holiday ballet at The Ziff Opera House in Miami.

Fall in love with the magical world of toy soldiers, sugar plum fairies, and impish mice when you’re watching Miami City Ballet’s “The Nutcracker.” Nothing is as enchanting as Tchaikovsky’s melodic tunes or as enthralling as George Balanchine’s original choreography. You’ll feel as if you’re part of the winter wonderland while enjoying this ballet.

Winterfest Boat Parade (Dec. 14)

Get your sea legs ready and hop aboard the Winterfest Boat Parade in Miami. Hundreds of boats decked in their ugly Christmas sweaters will line up in Ft. Lauderdale’s Intracoastal Waterway to be part of this year’s festivities. You can be a spectator enjoying the show at Villa Sasha, or you can deck the hulls of your own yacht and join the parade.

New Year’s Eve: Big Orange Ball Drop 2020 Countdown and Fireworks Show (Dec. 31)

If you’re ready to book your Miami Villa to enjoy your holiday in style, contact us today to book a reservation. We’ll take you through all of our available Miami Villas and discuss amenities, privacy, views, and whatever else you’re looking for. Make this your best vacation yet by booking your exclusive villa for a comfortable and lavish experience.

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.

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.

Must Visit Destinations For Seafood Lovers

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
Luxury Villa Rental for Seafood Lovers

If you like your swordfish with a side of calamari, if you know your ‘pacific’ from your ‘Kumamoto’ oyster, and if you can crack a lobster claw in less than 30 seconds, you may well be a ‘sea-foodie’!

Revered by foodies the world over, many even chose their luxury villa rental based on kitchen facilities and private dock, in order to cook and catch – such is their love of fresh seafood.

From Saint Barth to Saint Tropez and Ibiza rentals, there may be oceans between them, but there’s plenty of fish in the sea, so to speak. Here’s our top destinations for seafood lovers…

Villa Emily

Ibiza

Surrounded by perfectly turquoise waters, there’s no shortage of locally caught fish on this idyllic island.

By day, Nikki Beach in Santa Eulalia delivers mouth-watering lobster tacos and steamed Ibiza prawns, offset to a pumping soundtrack and fun crowd! It’s not alone, the legendary Blue Marlin on the beach prides itself on serving some of the best sushi in the land.

Meanwhile, for a more authentic experience, head to the Old Town after dark; with its interwoven cobbled streets and hidden cove of restaurants, there’s no better place for a local paella.

Ibiza luxury rentals should be booked in advance, and nearby Villa Emily is one of the best positioned to all the nightlife and excellent restaurants in the area.

Villa Contenta

Miami

Miami is a haven for foodies, everything can be found here; Asian fusion, Cuban, Spanish, Mediterranean and more.

Surrounded by a bay and the ocean, its seafood scene is hard to miss. Many who come here try the grouper sandwich at local stalwart Garcias. Meanwhile, sushi lovers should head to Japanese restaurant ‘Naoe’ which is Michelin-starred. Not to be missed, Area 31 downtown leads the way in responsibly sourced fish with a Spanish twist.

A popular Miami villa rental to stay in close to these restaurants is Villa Siri. Or, for those that feel more adventurous, Villa Contenta boasts its own private dock, inviting you to spend the day flinging your hook into the great Atlantic Ocean. Its state-of-the-art kitchen is the perfect place for your private chef to rustle up your catch of the day!

Villa Maya

Saint-Barth

Surrounded by tranquil blue waters, this Caribbean gem is known for its creole cuisine and plenty of fresh fish. For those that love beach life with unrivaled luxury, Saint-Barths has it all.

Stay at St Barths luxury rental Villa Maya for good links to all the best restaurants, with the added benefit of its secluded hillside position. Dine under the stars at nearby Tamarin, one of the best restaurants on the island for seafood lovers, with a dedicated menu offering locally sourced Mahi Mahi, wild shrimp and tuna.

It can only be topped by nearby Eden Rock, known for its celebrity clientele and world-renowned chef Jean-Georges.

Villa Brigitte

St. Tropez

With an endless list of five-star eateries, Michelin-star restaurants and local cafes serving outstanding cuisine, St Tropez is a gastronomical delight.

This once sleepy fishing village, still serves up delightful dishes, such as fish soup – perfect with a glass of local rose. For something quick and easy, the port has no end of diners, crafting stunning dishes from local fishing boats. For something more refined, Le Girelier is known for its lobster, crab and oyster platters.

The French pride themselves on rustic home cooking, and the sleek open plan kitchen at Villa Brigitte alone makes it a top luxury villa for rent in St Tropez.

Finally, if you left your superyacht at home, why not hire a private charter for the afternoon and enjoy a touch of big-game fishing, with the locals!

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

Art Basel, Miami Beach

Monday, November 26th, 2018
Art Basel - Miami Beach

Where in the world do culture, cocktails and beach life collide in such perfect harmony? Miami of course! This cosmopolitan city provides the perfect backdrop to cultural events of all kinds, from the annual Winter EDM Music Conference, to the elite Miami Yacht Show. Yet, it’s the annual Art Basel exhibition that it’s most known for, attracting hundreds of America’s top galleries and art museums, as they showcase modern art in the heart of Miami beach.

Returning this December 6-9, if you’re planning to visit, then it’s time to start thinking about that Miami villa rental, as 2018 promises to be another memorable year!

What is Art Basel?

Art Basel Miami Beach showcases modern art from more than 250 galleries and 4,000 artists. This renowned annual event attracts an international audience, A-list clientele and media attention for its commitment to the arts.

Expect to see contemporary paintings, sketches and drawings, sculptures, photography, 3D and installation art, digital art as well as video art.

Where does it take place?

Art Basel takes place in the Miami Beach Convention Center, in the heart of the city center. Some activity spills out to nearby Collins Park and Soundscape Park too.

What social events take place?

More than just an art fair, the city comes alive when Art Basel comes to town. This means that everything from restaurants to Miami beach luxury rentals, are booked weeks in advance. Be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.

This is a bustling time to visit the city with plenty of parties and pop-up soirees to attend. Official venues tend to be disclosed nearer the time, so keep an eye out in Time Out Miami. However, the Basement at the Miami Beach EDITION, club ORA and Broken Shaker, are some of the most popular hangouts that will no doubt be hosting parties during this exciting time.

Where’s a good place to stay?

With more than 70,000 visitors descending on Miami it’s a busy time to visit. For the perfect trip, luxury rentals in Miami beach are some of the best locations to stay, offering peace and privacy.

Here’s our pick of some of the best Miami mansion rentals available throughout Basel:

Best for Tranquility

Villa Denise | Art Basel

For total chill, Villa Denise is nestled on the peaceful Jungle Island. This waterfront property offers seclusion and privacy if you’re looking to get away from it all. Elegantly decorated with natural tones and enjoying plenty of natural light, this six-bedroom Miami luxury house rental is one of the finest on the island.

Best for Business

Villa Catia | Art Basel
Ideally placed near the event exhibition, Villa Catia in mid-beach is the perfect Miami mansion rental for all the action. This open-plan seven-bedroom estate comes with its own vanishing edge pool, dock for mooring and spectacular bayside terrace enjoying views across the bay.

Best for Exploring

Villa Florence | Art Basel
If you’re teaming your visit with a wider tour of the region, Villa Florence is suitably located in South Miami. This Mediterranean style sprawling property offers nine-bedrooms along with all your home comforts, from a private pool and Jacuzzi to an outside terrace for entertaining guests.

Best for After Hours…

Villa Ola | Art Basel
If you’re looking for somewhere central for all those day (and night) soirees, then South Beach is where it’s at! Within easy reach of all the bars, clubs, golf course, restaurants and beach, Villa Ola serves up seven superb bedrooms in this Moroccan-style mansion. A charming spot to enjoy all the fun that Miami has to offer.

Best for Business and Pleasure

Villa Semira | Art Basel
Close enough to the Art Basel exhibition but far enough from the party scene, Villa Semira offers a blissful waterfront get-away on Biscayne Point. Complete with private dock and four-bedrooms (including a crib for little ones) this single-level property is one of the most family-friendly luxury home rentals in Miami beach.

Art Basel

For more information, or for tickets, visit the official Art Basel website at artbasel.com.

Complete your visit to Art Basel with a Miami luxury house rental through Global Luxury Villas. With a wide selection of high-end properties including concierge services, you’re guaranteed a luxurious stay.

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

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

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.

MOUNTAIN VERSUS BEACH – WHICH ONE’S FOR YOU?

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
Mountain vs Beach

From the fresh alpine air to warm sunshine shores, from the highest peaks to hidden beaches. It can be hard to choose between mountain or beach, winter or warmth, ski or swim.

Which is why our travel experts have compiled a list of the most desirable luxury vacation rentals around the world. Inspired by golden shores, rugged clifftops and mountainous ranges, there’s a destination for everyone in this contrasting list of unbeatable properties.

Magnificent Mountains

If you’re looking to change your scenery completely with outdoor adventure and total escapism, there’s no better refuge than the mountains. Calm and crisp, high and mighty, there’s something inviting about the highest peaks that beckons traveler’s year after year. Whether it’s for adventure travel, getting back to nature or just getting away, there’s many reasons why a mountain break could be the right choice.

Villa Justine
With high hilltop views, romantic wood burning fireplaces and complete isolation, head to Villa Justine in Aspen. This six-bedroom home offers complete privacy in the lap of luxury with all modern comforts, including; a wet bar, built-in barbecue grill and fire pit to wow guests. This world-famous American destination has some of the best ski runs in the world.

Villa Rayna
Conversely, if you’re looking for mountain fun in the thick of it, Villa Rayna in the popular French ski resort of Courchevel is a great spot. Up to 15 guests can stay in this magnificent chalet, perfectly placed for all the ski action, as well as local entertainment and dining options nearby. But with your own private chef, swimming pool, sauna and steam room, you’ll probably never want to leave your luxury vacation home.

Blissful Beaches

If you’re more in tune with the gentle sounds of crashing waves and sand between your toes, then a beach holiday may be more suited to you. There’s certainly no end of choice when it comes to white sands and turquoise waters – the challenge is finding somewhere unspoiled and undiscovered.

Villa Trina
If total pampering and pristine beaches is your thing, then say hello to the Turks & Caicos islands! With impossibly blue waters and endless stretches of golden sand, it offers the ultimate beach break. In Long Bay, the breath-taking mansion of Villa Trina is a stand-out property spanning 10,000sq feet. It features seven impeccably designed bedrooms, an outdoor movie theater with fire pit, hot tub, no less than two private pools, a tennis court and of a course a butler!

Villa Denise
Perhaps you’re looking for a tranquilly and beach life, with all the amenities of modern living nearby? Then the private residence of Villa Denise in Miami Beach offers a stunning luxury vacation home to unwind in. Expect total tranquilly and escape in this elegant property on the elite Sunset Island. Its heated pool and luscious gardens provide the perfect backdrop to a restful stay.

Villa Estelle
But if you can’t decide where to go, why not have it all?! High in the hilltops of St Barth, Villa Estelle perches on a mountain cliff, minutes from the famous Eden Rock and overlooking the beautiful ‘Baie de St Jean’. A luxurious retreat with six bedrooms for guests, complete with private pool and sweeping views, it delivers all the magic of the mountains with a ‘beach within reach’ for the complete package!

Whether you’re seeking magnificent mountains or beautiful beaches, Global Luxury Villas offers unrivaled luxury in some of the most desirable locations in the world.