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YOGA RETREATS AROUND THE WORLD

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

With the recent turn in events, experts predict that we’ll all be seeking out wellness travel much more in the future. So, if getting back to nature, and learning to embrace a slower pace of life is high on your agenda, here’s some yoga destinations to consider, including our pick of Miami, Mykonos and Costa Rica villas.

Regardless of whether you’re an amateur or professional, yoga can be enjoyed just about anywhere. From the sandy shores of Greece, to hillside retreats of Costa Rica and glamour of Miami Beach. Here we delve into three of the best yoga destinations around the world.

Costa Rica
The practice of yoga is about body, spirit and mind, and no destination better embraces all three than Costa Rica. With luscious greenery, world-class beaches and a commitment to sustainable travel, the country is leading the way in progressive vacationing. Find any coastal get-away off the beaten track, and you’re sure to find a preserved part of the world for a spot of morning yoga.

For the ultimate in exclusivity, one of our favorite retreats is Villa Kamala. Not only is this eco-friendly Costa Rica villa hidden in the privacy of the rainforest, but it also comes with its own movement and yoga teacher. Designed around its natural habitat, Kamala offers a zen-like paradise for practicing all those ‘downward dog’ and ‘plank’ moves.

Miami
A city of two halves; one being its bright lights and after hours fun, the other is its wellbeing commitment. There’s endless locations for morning, lunch, or sunset yoga. The golden stretch of Miami Beach is a popular choice, although may enjoy the privacy of their own luxury Miami villa tuning in to remote yoga classes from the comfort of their App. With its own waterfront and dock, Villa Valentina is the perfect choice.

There’s also no end of free yoga classes to enjoy, including Bayfront Park, Coconut Grove and sunrise and sunset classes on Third Street of South Beach. Or, if you prefer inside workouts, then try one of the many world-class yoga studios in the city, including holistic studios – I Am Equilibrium and the Miami Life Center to name a few.

Greece
When it comes to getting back to nature, Greece is most definitely the word! Fresh mountain air, mixed with the sweet scent of orange groves, and pine leaf trees, combine to create a natural oasis for rest and relaxation. Couple this with the gentle lapping of the Aegean Sea, and it’s the perfect formula for a mindful break.

With as many as 227 inhabited Greek islands, you’re spoilt for choice. However, Mykonos is certainly worthy of a visit. Known for its high-end luxury, vibrant beaches and exclusive luxury villas for rent Mykonos, you’ll find yourself right at home.

Do like the A-listers, and tuck yourself away in a luxury villa with a private instructor to come to your door for personal workouts. In the quiet area of Ftelia beach, Villa Calypso is the perfect choice, offering a mesmerizing backdrop for all those yoga moves you’ll be trying out.

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

FIVE OF THE BEST FISHING DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Everyone needs a pastime and for some 45.7 million enthusiasts, fishing is it! The popular, relaxing and cathartic sport has been adopted by people of all ages, acknowledging recreational fishing as a wonderful hobby and bonding activity.

With this in mind, we’ve uncovered five of the best fishing destinations around the world. Just be sure to book your luxury vacation rental and yacht in advance during peak season to avoid disappointment.

Florida, USA

The sunshine state of Florida has an extraordinary ecosystem that ranges from the swampy marshes of the Everglades to the coral reefs of Key West.

To enjoy all of these, a luxury villa for rent Miami is the perfect place to base yourself. Choose a Miami villa with its own waterfront and dock, allowing you to set off to the Key West in three hours. The variety of fish here are amongst some of the best in the world, from yellowfin tuna to the elusive blue marlin. Either way, just make sure you pack your camera!

Saint Tropez, France

The 550 miles of the French Riviera coastline make it a favorite for fishing enthusiasts the world over. Go with locals on a fishing excursion and explore the beaches and coves, while hooking in your catch of the day!

For many staying in St. Tropez villas, hiring a private yacht is another appealing option. Pros will particularly enjoy the big game fishing for those comfortable with deep sea waters. Tuna, swordfish and dolphin fish can all be found dwelling here.

Sardinia


The elite destination of Porto Cervo in Sardinia is home to more than just Sardinia villas. It also has some of the most extravagant superyachts in the world, making it a popular choice for offshore fishing.

Here you can expect to haul in impressive loads, including the island’s favorite – bluefin tuna.

The Greek Islands

With some of the oldest (and best) fishing ports in Europe, the Greek Islands are a fishing haven. Mykonos, which started out as poor fishing island, may have reinvented itself as a jet set destination, buts its fishing prowess is ever present.

From the comfort of your villa rental Mykonos, such as Villa Berince, you can hire a private charter out to sea. Here the catch is varied, from John Dory to bream, to local favorite – octopus. From a simple sardine on the barbecue, to gourmet salted fish, do as the locals and savor every bite.

Mallorca

With sea bream galore, the rocky coast of Mallorca is a top destination for fishing aficionados. Hand-in-hand with its other popular pastime – golf – locals and visitors alike are known to dabble in this sea sport of kinds.

The luxury villas for rent Mallorca and giant yachts in the area, tell you all you need to know about the high standard of fishing to expect. From gilthead bream to hake, group and golden seabream, it’s easy to lose a day or two to this much-loved pastime on a visit to Mallorca.

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

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.

WHERE TO VACATION FOR ADVENTURE SPORTS

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

If your vacations are all about sun, sea and sports, then there’s a few must-visit locations to add to your travel bucket list.

From the family-friendly parks of Miami to the zip-lining forests of Costa Rica, and the rollicking waves of the French Riviera; it’s time to find a luxury vacation home and book your flights – summertime is calling.

Here’s our top five destinations for adventure sports by type:

First choice for family fun

Miami is a destination that has it all. From some of the best hotel pools, to miles upon miles of golden beaches, it’s all about poolside and seaside vibes.

It’s also a great family-friendly destination, with plenty of sports activities for children of all ages. This includes the famous Flamingo Water Park and teen-favourite Stand Up Paddling.

South Beach is where to go for all your water sports activities, from wakeboarding lessons to surfing, all dependent on the current and conditions. Complete your stay with a luxury villa rental complete with outdoor pool.

Great for sailing selfies

If you like your adventure sports with a cheeky spritzer in one hand, hanging off a designer yacht, the French Riviera is for you! With no shortage of A-list standard

villas in St Tropez to rent, this is the playground for the rich and famous.

Matched by an equally impressive choice of adventure sports, this is the go-to destination in Europe for yachting and powerboating. There’s a number of sailing schools to enrol in, or simply do as the locals and charter a superyacht.

Chill and thrill

When it’s time to chill, the Caribbean is the place to go, with plenty of St Barts villa rentals to choose from. Yet, this doesn’t stop this sleepy island offering plenty of action adventure too!

Thrill seekers can take advantage of the perfect conditions for windsurfing in its Grand Cul de Sac beach. Complete with shallow waters and brisk winds, it’s suitable for every level of surfer. Meanwhile Lorient is the place to go to catch some waves, with a bustling surfing community.

With an equally stunning underwater world, there’s plenty of diving spots too. Check out St Barth Plongee and the Birdy Diving Centre for children and adults alike.

Best for outdoor pursuits

For fun in the forests, zip-lining galore and just simply getting back to nature, Costa Rica has it all. This adventure backdrop has an abundance of outdoor pursuits for all the family to enjoy, especially older children.

If you have a head for heights, the Diamante Superman Canopy Zip Line offers thrilling views of the Guanacaste coast as you fly through the air! Back down to earth, Playa Tamarindo is one of the best surfing destinations on the coast, ideal for all levels of surfer.

If hiking is more your thing, the heady heights of Mount Chirripo make for a thrilling adventure. Just be sure to book a luxury vacation home for the rest and recovery you’ll need!

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.

FOUR CLASSIC AND VINTAGE CAR EVENTS IN EUROPE AND USA

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

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

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

The Miami International Auto Show

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

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

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

For more visit: miamiautoshows.com

The Charlotte AutoFair

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

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

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

For more, visit: charlotte-autofair.com

The Grand Prix de Monaco Historique

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

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

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

For more, visit the official website here.

Le Mans Classic, France

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

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

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

For more, visit: lemansclassic.com

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ART DECO MONUMENTS WORTH A VISIT IN MIAMI BEACH

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

With its year-round great weather, luxurious Miami villas and melting pot of culture, Miami is a hotspot that attracts some 23 million tourists every year.

For many though, its famous art-deco movement is what makes Miami so unique.

This art movement which exploded in Europe in the 1920s, later made its way to Miami, during a period of post-war development and infrastructure. Symbolized by symmetry, bright vibrant colours, glass blocks and mosaic tiles, it’s iconic style is still evident to this day.

From the base of your luxury rental Miami beach, there’s plenty of noteworthy art deco monuments and buildings to visit in Miami beach, here’s just a few:

Hoffman’s Cafeteria

As far as iconic buildings go, Hoffman’s Café (Collins Avenue and Espanola Way) is a celebration of all things great about the Art Deco movement. Beautiful shades of pastel blues and pinks, offset with tall symmetrical poles and ‘angel wings’ and those unmistakable glass windows. Designed in 1939, it later reinvented itself as a ballroom and deli, and today goes by the façade of Señor Frogs eatery.

Park Central Hotel

A hallmark in art deco design, this art-deco hotel today goes by the name ‘The Celino’ (640 Ocean Drive) and is of the many buildings on Ocean Drive that harks back to the golden age. Sure, it doesn’t have the modern conveniences of your Miami villa rental, but it does have a rooftop pool making it the perfect spot for a selfie. Also known as the ‘Blue Jewel’ this striking building has been a constant in the Miami skyline since 1937.

Art Deco Movie Theater

In 1938 when the Miami Art Deco movement was reaching its height, architect Robert E Collins designed a landmark building.

Initially used as a movie theater, it carries all the hallmarks of archetypal ‘30s design at its best, including an ornate carving at the front . Today it caters to another kind of entertainment – clubbers, going by the name of ‘Cameo’ nightclub (1445 Washington Avenue).

The Colony Theater

A landmark building located in the bustling epicentre of the city (1040 Lincoln Road), the Colony Theater is within easy reach of the many luxury rentals Miami beach.

Situated by all the main shops and dining areas, it’s hard not to miss this grand building. Still in use today for all kind of cultural arts events, many of its original features have been restored to its former glory. This includes its much-loved original ticket box and marquee front, reminding you of its once-legendary status.

Miami Beach U.S Post Office

When it comes to historical buildings in Miami, the U.S. Post Office is one of the favorites to swing by. Brought to life by renowned architect Howard Cheney, it embodies the art-deco movement perfectly, with sleek clean lines and glass panels celebrating lots of natural light.

If you venture in, you’ll even see a breathtaking mural on display (Washington Avenue, 13th street south beach) – the sort you might expect to see in a luxury Miami villa.

The Breakwater

Screaming ‘art deco’ from its blue framed windows, The Breakwater (940 Ocean Drive) brings you back to a bygone era. True to art-deco form, there’s bright lights, perfect lines and symmetry throughout. There’s plenty of other striking art-deco buildings in this neighbourhood, making it a fun location to stay if you’re looking for Miami villas to rent.

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WHERE TO FIND THE BEST POOL PARTIES IN THE WORLD

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Legendary pool parties – it’s what we’re here for! So when it comes to enjoying a slice of the pool party action, you’ll need to know where in the world to go.

As curators of the most sought after luxury vacation rental properties, we’ve picked out our favorite spots for poolside fun.

From the chic shores of Saint-Barth’s, to the hedonism of Ibiza, and good vibes of Miami – it’s time to pack your swimwear, and an inflatable or two, and join us on a pool party crawl around the world.

Ibiza – for party island vibes

Party all day, party all night – that’s the general vibe that Ibizan’s live by, and there’s no shortage of parties either. From May through to September, the ‘white isle’ comes alive to the sound of poolside music.

All the cool kids stay in luxury villa rentals with jaw-dropping pools. Villa Rochelle, for instance, is one of the most sought-after luxury vacation rentals with its epic cliff-edge pool, overlooking tranquil greenery. With no neighbors to worry about, it’s the perfect destination for playing your music loud all day and night.

There’s no shortage of daytime clubbing by the pool either. Head to Blue Marlin or Ushuaïa Beach club for all day partying by the pool. Just remember that the vibe here is sexy-chic with a touch of cheeky, so a huge inflatable flamingo wouldn’t look out of place!

Solitude in Saint-Barth’s

Saint Barth’s is one of those unique destinations where you can enjoy a pool party for one in your luxury villa rental, or go big at one of its glitzy party hangouts.

Especially during its peak season in winter, there’s plenty of waterside parties for all to enjoy. Sophisticated poolside vibes can be soaked up with a rum punch at the legendary Eden Roc, or for more seasoned party-goers, it’s all about Nikki Beach.

If you can ever have too much of a good thing, the island has 16 world-class beaches, when you just want to chill in the solace of your own company.

Fun in the Miami Beach sun

Rooftop pools, hillside pools, luxury Miami villa pools – yes, this city has them all. A visit to Miami would be incomplete without all the A-list trappings. There’s a number of delightful Miami villa rentals, equipped with their own infinity pools to enjoy.

After all, a priority for any Miami villa rental is the pool, second only to a butler bringing you poolside cocktails! Villa Denise is the answer to all this and more, as the pinnacle of luxury Miami living. With unbeatable views from the comfort of your own Miami villa (and a 24hour concierge service), you may never want to leave.

However, the city is likely to entice you out, with so many great pool parties to enjoy. There’s always fun to be had at Nikki Beach with a young up-for-it crowd, or come Friday the Fontainebleau pool parties are not to be missed. Take your pick from The Delano, The Standard and The W, all keeping the poolside vibes going with light refreshments on the side. And when you’re ready to retire, swan back to your luxury vacation rental and carry on the after pool-party!

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Now is the Right Time to Plan Your Miami Vacation

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

As many of us find ourselves adjusting to life in lockdown, thoughts turn to happier days ahead. If you find yourself dreaming of luxury Miami villas and walks on the beach, you’re not alone.

We all know that a vacation is the best way to relax and unwind, and studies have also found that the ‘pre-vacation’ effect is real too. These are the positive feelings associated with having a vacation to look forward to.

With the luxury of time on your hands, now is the perfect opportunity to book your next break to Miami. Stuck for inspiration? Here’s some of the top luxury vacation rentals which you can enjoy in the privacy of your own confines, available for post-Easter bookings.

For luxury family get togethers
If you’re looking for a property so vast, that each member of the 13 guests it can accommodate has their own room (and then some), Villa Contenta is for you.

This standout property is one of the prime luxury rentals Miami Beach villas has to offer. Designed with style and sophistication, rooms are decorated to the highest standard, with grand features throughout. From a private games room, to a Billiard room, to a Grand piano in the lounge for entertaining guests, and its fabulous indoor bar.

Outside, however, you can make the very most of the stunning Florida weather in one of two Jacuzzis, and a massive 131ft heated swimming pool, complete with cascading waterfall. This epic Miami villa is ideal for families getting together, whilst enjoying plenty of space in this 11,000 sq ft estate.

For wellness travel
With bi-folding doors that open up to unobstructed views across Miami’s tranquil waters, and touches of luxury at every turn, Villa Siri is the perfect getaway for those looking for five-star seclusion.

One of our most sought-after Miami villas for rent, this property offers spacious rooms sympathetically designed for relaxation. This includes a main suite featuring its own jacuzzi and steam room. Outside, the heated pool provides the perfect spot for soaking up the sunshine.

For enjoying Miami’s entertainment
After weeks of not going out, you may be ready to cut loose and enjoy the world-class beaches, bars, restaurants and clubs that Miami is famous for.

Luxury rentals Miami beach are always in high demand, so centrally located Villa Sasha is worth booking as early as possible. This family-size property has seven bedrooms, all elegantly presented, as well as an indoor bar, state-of-the-art kitchen and outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi.

Within easy reach to Miami Beach, this is the utlimate destination for those wanting to make the most of the city’s bustling nightlife, shops and stunning beaches.

For getting back to nature
Situated on the water’s edge, with its own private dock for mooring up, Villa Melissa is a haven for getting back to nature.

From its tranquil koi pond, to luscious gardens, and its floor-to-ceiling windows inviting in natural light, there’s a zen-like ambiance that captivates throughout.

If you’re looking for a Miami villa close to the action, yet secluded enough to remain private, this is it! The open plan 5,240 sq ft Miami villa is designed with modern living in mind. So, whether you just want to chill out, or rustle up home cooking from its well-equipped kitchen, everything is at hand.

Fading into the Biscayne Bay, its infinity pool is the place to be, any time of day.

Villazzo offers world-class miami villas for rent. Now is the perfect time to book your next vacation.

Three Of The Best Photography Destinations

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

It’s estimated that we take some 93 million selfies a day! Whether you’re looking to incite FOMO in your friends, or show off your luxury villa rental, you’ll need the perfect backdrop to create the perfect picture.

From the combed beaches of Costa Rica, to the unparalleled nightlife of Miami, and the crisp white mountains of Aspen, here’s three destinations for avid photographers to visit.

The natural beauty of Costa Rica

Luscious greenery framed by swinging trees and turquoise waters – all that is great about natural beauty is celebrated in Costa Rica.

Emerging as a real tourist destination, particularly for sustainable travelers, there’s many luxury vacation rentals emerging to accommodate this growing market.

For photographers, there’s natural beauty spots at every turn. Some of the most popular can be found in the north of the country.

Rio Celeste Waterfall is not to be missed.This dramatic waterfall with an impossibly blue hue gives way to its moniker ‘Blue River’. This natural wonder can be found deep in the rural mountains, so be prepared for a hike.

Not too far away is Playa Hermosa, a picture-postcard beach, the sort where you can capture sweet sunset photos, or just a casual selfie – why not!?

If expeditions are more your thing, then wave goodbye to your luxury villa rental and take a trek to Poas Volcano National Park. Scale the mountain to the very top to capture breathtaking, some might same eerie, photos of its crater.

The energy of Miami

From neon-lights to golden beaches, Miami is a photographer’s dream with so much to capture. From the luxury of your Miami villa you can plan a different schedule every day and be blown away by the many sights on offer.

The 2.5 mile stretch of golden sand that is South Beach is a good place to start. With iconic lifeguard huts and endless blue waters, it’s the ultimate backdrop to create that all-American vibe.

From here, make your way down to Ocean Drive – this famous spot has been the base for many movies and TV shows, all demanding a snap from your lens.

As day turns to night, it’s time to trade in your Miami villa rentalfor the neon-lit hotels adorning the art-deco district (5-23 Street along Ocean Drive, Collins Avenue and Washington Avenue). Dazzling when the sun goes down, you’ll want to try slow-shutter mode to capture the energy and action of these vibrant streets.

The crispness of Aspen

Aspen; it’s where the rich and beautiful rub shoulders, and come to enjoy some ski and snow. If you’re people watching, then be sure to book a luxury aspen rentals to be positioned in the heart of the action. This will also serve you well for photographing the magical scenery nearby.

There are two spots in particular that are great for amateur and pro photographers alike. The first is Smuggler Mountain Observation deck, a sky-high viewing deck towering over the city at 8,800ft. This is the spot to capture envy-inducing views that you’ll instantly want to upload to Instagram!

The other is Maroon Bells – two famous peaks in the Elk Mountains. Resembling something out of a movie, every angle is a photo opportunity, with luscious lakes, open meadows and mountain peaks framing your shot with little effort required.

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