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Nautical Extravaganza: Miami Boat Show 2024 and Exclusive Miami Villa Rentals

Monday, April 22nd, 2024

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As the maritime world eagerly anticipates the upcoming Miami International Boat Show, scheduled for February 14-18, 2024, the Magic City is preparing to host one of the most prestigious events in the yachting industry. With a rich history and a reputation for showcasing the latest and greatest in boating innovation, this annual spectacle promises an unparalleled experience for enthusiasts and industry professionals alike. Amidst the excitement, those seeking a luxurious retreat during the festivities need look no further than Villazzo’s VillaHotel villas for rent.

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Exploring the Miami Boat Show

The Miami International Boat Show is a celebration of maritime marvels, attracting boat enthusiasts from around the globe. Set against the stunning backdrop of Biscayne Bay, this event is renowned for featuring the most cutting-edge boats, yachts, and marine technology. From glamorous superyachts to sleek sailing vessels, attendees can expect a firsthand look at the future of the nautical world.

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Boat Show Activities and Exploring Miami

Miami, known for its vibrant culture and stunning waterfront, offers a myriad of activities to complement the excitement of the annual Boat Show. Visitors can immerse themselves in the city’s rich art scene by exploring Wynwood Walls, a colorful outdoor mural gallery that showcases the talent of local and international artists. For a taste of luxury shopping and dining, the renowned Bal Harbour Shops beckon with high-end boutiques and gourmet restaurants. Nature enthusiasts can unwind in the lush landscapes of the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden or take a stroll along the iconic Miami Beach Boardwalk. Of course, no visit to Miami is complete without enjoying the pristine beaches and the vibrant nightlife of South Beach. Whether indulging in world-class cuisine, dancing the night away at trendy clubs, or simply soaking up the sun on sandy shores, Miami ensures a well-rounded experience for attendees of the annual Boat Show.

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Villazzo’s VillaHotel Villas for Rent

For those desiring a seamless blend of opulence and tranquility during their Miami Boat Show experience, Villazzo’s VillaHotel offers an unrivaled selection of Miami villa rentals. Each villa in Miami boasts exquisite design, lavish amenities, and breathtaking views, providing the perfect retreat after a day of exploring the boat show.

VillaHotel guests can indulge in the epitome of luxury rentals in Miami, with personalized concierge services ensuring every need is met. Whether relaxing by a private pool overlooking the azure waters or enjoying the state-of-the-art facilities within these exclusive villas, visitors can immerse themselves in the lap of luxury.

Villazzo’s Miami villa rentals redefine the standard for elegance and comfort, offering an ideal escape for those attending the Miami Boat Show. With an array of handpicked properties and the epitome of luxury rentals in Miami, Villazzo’s VillaHotel ensures a bespoke experience for discerning travelers seeking the ultimate retreat amidst the glitz and glamour of the city.

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Known for its diverse landscapes, Mallorca stands as the largest of the Balearic Islands. Beyond its glamorous resorts, discover secluded coves and pristine beaches like Cala Varques. Immerse yourself in the historic streets of Palma, where Gothic architecture meets modern art, offering a perfect blend of cultural richness and seaside tranquility.

Unveiling Mykonos: Discovering Hidden Gems and Local Spots

Friday, February 2nd, 2024

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Mykonos, a picturesque Greek island nestled in the heart of the Aegean Sea, is renowned for its vibrant nightlife, stunning beaches, and iconic windmills. However, beyond the well-trodden tourist paths lies a treasure trove of hidden gems and local spots waiting to be discovered. In this blog post, we’ll take you on a journey off the beaten track to explore the lesser-known wonders of Mykonos.

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Agios Sostis Beach

While Mykonos boasts several popular beaches, Agios Sostis remains a hidden paradise. Tucked away on the northern coast, this serene beach captivates visitors with its crystal-clear waters and golden sands. Unlike the crowded southern beaches, Agios Sostis offers a tranquil escape where you can unwind and enjoy the natural beauty that Mykonos has to offer.

Armenistis Lighthouse

Perched on the northern tip of the island, the Armenistis Lighthouse offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and the surrounding islands. This historic landmark stands tall against the azure sky, providing a perfect spot to witness the mesmerizing Mykonian sunset. It’s a peaceful retreat away from the bustling town, allowing you to savor the beauty of the island in solitude.

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Ano Mera Village

Venture inland to discover the charming village of Ano Mera, a hidden gem that provides a glimpse into traditional Mykonian life. Away from the touristy hotspots, this village is known for its authentic Greek tavernas, where you can savor local delicacies in a more relaxed atmosphere. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the Panagia Tourliani Monastery, a cultural and historical gem in the heart of Ano Mera.

Fokos Taverna

Escape the crowds and head to Fokos Taverna, a hidden culinary gem nestled in the northern part of Mykonos. This family-run taverna is renowned for its delicious homemade dishes, showcasing the flavors of the Mediterranean. With its rustic charm and warm hospitality, Fokos Taverna provides an authentic Greek dining experience away from the hustle and bustle of the more frequented eateries.

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Private Luxury

As you embark on the journey to explore the hidden gems of Mykonos, elevate your experience by indulging in the luxury of a private villa. Mykonos offers an array of exquisite villa rentals that redefine the notion of a perfect getaway. These Mykonos vacation homes seamlessly blend opulence with the island’s natural beauty, providing an exclusive retreat for discerning travelers. Imagine unwinding in a lavish villa perched on a hillside, offering panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and the enchanting Mykonian landscape. With amenities that include private pools, personalized concierge services, and stylish interiors, these Mykonos villa rentals promise an unparalleled level of comfort and privacy. Immerse yourself in the charm of the island during the day, knowing that a haven of luxury awaits you at your villa, creating a harmonious balance between exploration and relaxation.

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Mykonos is more than just a party destination; it’s a multifaceted island with hidden gems waiting to be explored. Whether you seek tranquility on secluded beaches, panoramic views from historic landmarks, or authentic local experiences, Mykonos has something special for every traveler willing to venture off the beaten path. Embrace the allure of the unknown, and let Mykonos reveal its hidden wonders to you.

THE BEST OF MIAMI DURING ART BASEL

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

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!

BEST PLACES FOR ALL ‘THE DANCE FEELS’ IN EUROPE

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

There’s something about sunshine and music that go together like David Guetta and dance tracks! The perfect combination for all your summer feels, it’s time to pack your dance shoes, gather your friends and book a luxury villa rental – summer is calling.

From May onwards, Europe comes alive with the sound of dance music bellowing out of bars, clubs and exclusive parties not to be missed. Looking for inspiration? Here’s some of the best destinations for those wanting to combine beaches with beats…

Chic and Cheerful

The French Riviera has long been known for its A-list clientele, exclusive villas in St Tropez to rent, and jet-set lifestyle. For a taste of the celebrity lifestyle with uplifting tunes, head to Club 55.This beach bolthole has a famous following, from U2 frontman Bono to Elton John and David Furnish. This is the place to soak up beach vibes and dance tunes any time of day. In keeping with French chic style, there’s also an excellent restaurant with a delightful menu.

Not far away, the Intercontinental Carlton Hotel is a prolific spot for schmoozing with the stars. As day turns to night, head to Balinese-inspired club – Baoli, with dance music pumping out of its speakers till dawn, make sure you’re decked head to toe in Prada.

Hands in the Air Hedonism

We all know that Ibiza is where the real party’s at! A place where dance music aficionados rub shoulders with the beautiful people; it’s a mesh of music lovers, party revelers and posing beauties, with a typically Euro crowd.

Start at the unmissable spot of Café del Mar in San Antonia. Come for the sunset, and enjoy the spiritual experience of music and mystique that fills the air.

For die-hard dance fans, ditch the posing terraces of Pacha and head straight for a clubbers-club Space. Better still, seek out the underground bunker of DC10; their legendary ‘CircoLoco’ parties are dedicated to house music lovers, fusing techno tunes with afrojack style beats. Come in full-dance mode – this is where the true Ibiza spirit lives.

When it’s time to carry on the party in private, luxury villa rental Veronica is one of the most sought-after properties on the island. With its own private after-hours club, there’s no need to guess why.

Greece is the Word

Bijou beats and sun-kissed shorelines bring the beautiful people to the Greek islands every summer. Start at Mykonos for all the dance music feels. Seek out a luxury rental Mykonos in the South or West to be close to all its lively spots. These include the infamous ‘Super Paradise Beach Club’ a gay-friendly upbeat club, and Buddha Bar Beach Mykonos where good food and music combine. When it comes to late night partying, VOID is the place to go.

Lesser known for its party spirit, but still keeping the after-hours going, the stunning island of Zakynothos is a fun destination for late-night jinx. Sizzle Club lives up to its name going strong for over a decade now, while Ghetto appeals to a cooler type entirely with hip-hop beats filling the air.

Party all night and sleep all day in your luxury villa rental. Check out Villazzo and Global Luxury Villas, for luxury vacation homes in leading worldwide destinations.

 

The 10th Anniversary of Art Basel Celebrated in Miami

Sunday, March 4th, 2012


Art Basel Miami 2011 – Photo by Photo by
Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images via Yahoo

This month the who’s who of the modern art world, along with a horde of A-listers, jet setters, and famous faces, descended on Miami for the 10th anniversary of Art Basel. The art exhibition has gone a long way to re-energizing Miami’s international image, making the city the place to be in early December and kicking off the Miami high season with a bang. After a whirlwind of exhibits and parties talk is already turning to Art Basel 2012 (December 6 – 9), and now is the perfect time to pre-book your luxury villa rental if you’re planning to be in Miami this time next year.

The 2011 addition of Art Basel Miami was punctuated with a variety of exhibitions from newcomers to more established and well known artists, as well as a whirlwind of parties and promotional events. From November 30th to December 3rd, Miami was the place to be, showcasing work from 260 international galleries. With a reported 50,000 attending, a multitude of private jets touching down at Opa-Locka Airport and big names like the Yankee’s Alexander Rodriguez hosting VIP events it’s safe to say that Art Basel 2011 in Miami was nothing short of a whirlwind. As for the art, which for all intents and purposes is meant to be the real star of the show, reports are that even in this somewhat uncertain economic climate sales were brisk (the majority of the buyers were said to be American, a departure from recent years that saw many from Russia, Brazil and China). (more…)

The Hot Places to Eat and Drink During Your Miami Vacation

Saturday, November 5th, 2011
Everything From Jeff McInnis’ Soon-to-Open Resto to Haute Living’s Top 5 Coffee Spots in Miami
Jeff McInnis via Haute Living

Visitors flock to Miami for many reasons; sun and sand, art and culture, the vibrant nightlife. If you’re planning a Miami luxury villa rental vacation you have the option of eating in your own state-of-the-art kitchen or venturing out to find your meal in one of Miami’s celebrated restaurants. There are classics–Joe’s Stone Crabs, Nobu, Palme d’Or–and trendier locales, not to mention a variety of different cuisines.

Like in most big cities, in Miami new restaurants from big name chefs are cause for a ton of buzz and anticipation. One such chef is Jeff McInnis, who disappointed many Miami diners when he left his post at Gigi’s earlier this year. Miami’s Top Chef has now been tapped for the new Yardbird Southern Table and Bar, which according to its website, is set to open in Fall 2011 at 16th and Lenox on South Beach. If the restaurant stays on schedule (reports have it opening in September), you’ll be able to give it a try if you head to Miami for your luxury villa rental location in the off-season or in time for Art Basel.

Five Napkin Turkey Burger – Photo by billwisserphoto.com
via The Miami New Times

Michelle Bernstein is another chef with a high profile on the Miami dining scene. Bernstein’s new offering, Crumb on Parchment, may be laidback but it is attracting well-heeled lunchers and foodies alike. The restaurant on 3930 NE Second Avenue has a café-style vibe, serves all day breakfast and scrumptious options like classic baked goods (delicious chocolate chip cookies) and elevated lunch food (tuna sandwiches served with kimci aioli and spicy pickles). While a luxury villa rental is the perfect place to throw a bash, Crumb is also a site to consider for a private party, especially one where food wrapped in parchment and utensils served up in pails only adds to the charm and ambiance.

Having a cup of coffee brewed in the state of the art kitchen of your luxury villa rental is a great way to the start the day or unwind at night, but where to go for your java fix when you’re out and about in Miami during the day? To answer that question HauteLiving.com has published their picks for the Top Five Coffee Shops in Miami: Café Demetrio, Nespresso, David’s Café, Pasion del Cielo and Versailles. Of the five we’re partial to Demetrio’s gorgeous location and gourmet brews.

And, lastly, if you’re looking for some more casual dining you’ll be happy to know that Miami has been overrun as of late with gourmet burger joints. Take Shake Shack, for instance, which just announced its opening another location in Coral Gables. The Miami New Times recently compared the newly opened Five Napkin Burger (located on Lincoln Road) to BGR the Burger Joint, which is on Miracle Mile. The results? According to the critic Lee Klein, BGR has the better “signature beef burger,” while Five Napkin wins when it comes to turkey burgers. And that’s the beauty of Miami–high or low, luxury or laidback, the city really delivers.

Villa Contenta, seen here, is just one of the gorgeous luxury villa rental options that Villazzo offers for the Miami area. Visit Villazzo.com for information on the different villas available, their unique features, stunning locations and modern amenities.

Is Lincoln Road Miami’s New Up and Coming Area?

Saturday, November 27th, 2010
Those Vacationing in Miami Beach Luxury Villa Rentals May Want to Check Out What All the Fuss is About with 1111 Lincoln Road and its Neighbors

Lincoln Road in South Beach is one of those rare pedestrian-only streets in a city of cars and traffic that reminds one of Barcelona’s tourist-trap Las Ramblas in many ways. Except now several companies, developers, and designers have moved in to rethink Lincoln Road and regentrify the area, producing buildings, stores, and restaurants meant to usher in a new era for the foot traffic on this road. Real estate developer Robert Wennett’s 1111 Lincoln Road is the biggest and showiest of the projects here and seeks to “further Miami’s international prominence as a 21st-century destination for art, commerce, and culture.” While Wennett has managed to pull in several international retailers for his multi-purpose building, it remains to be seen if he will have the same success with Lincoln Road as he has had with his other projects, like the Meatpacking District in Manhattan. If you’re planning a vacation in one of Miami’s luxury villa rentals you may want to head down to Lincoln Road to see for yourself the evolution currently taking place here. (more…)