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Embark on a Journey of Pure Opulence in a Fully-Managed Luxury Home

Wednesday, March 27th, 2024

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When contemplating a vacation, it’s not merely a break from our routine but an opportunity to luxuriate in comfort and leisure. Picture yourself retreating to a residence where every need is not only expected but meticulously attended to, and where every service is curated to elevate your overall experience.

This is precisely what a stay at a fully serviced luxury home, particularly one within the extensive and opulent portfolio of Villazzo Villas, assures you. Across over dozens of dream destinations, Villazzo Villas guarantees a stay where your needs aren’t simply met; they are anticipated and executed with the utmost precision and care.


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Details

At Villazzo Villas, we believe that the destination and home are important, however what separates us even more so form others is the details. We hand pick everything from Luxurious bedding with 600 thread count Frette linens to plush mattress pads. Prior to your arrival, your home is pre-stocked with top of the line products to fit the environment to your preferences and ensuring immediate comfort and ease. You will be sure to see Voss water bottles and bedside Godiva chocolate treats. The seemingly small yet significant task of unpacking is managed by our steward, ensuring your belongings are carefully organized upon your arrival and similarly packed before your departure. Airport transfers are effortlessly handled, with our chauffeurs ensuring smooth arrivals and departures within a 30-mile radius. From landing to departure, you’re assured uncompromised luxury and convenience.

Experience the convenience of having a world-class concierge service at your disposal 24/7, precisely managing every facet of your trip. From crafting bespoke itineraries to coordinating each detail, the concierge team brings your holiday dreams to life.


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Accommodation

Villazzo Villas transcends the conventional notion of accommodation, extending an invitation to elevate your sojourn with thoughtfully curated services. Our commitment extends beyond providing a mere dwelling; we present an artfully tailored experience, ensuring each juncture of your vacation or business venture is nothing short of extraordinary.

Envision cruising between exotic locales in unparalleled opulence, traversing breathtaking landscapes in a high-performance supercar, or savoring personalized culinary creations crafted by skilled chefs. Villazzo Villas crafts every moment into an indelible memory, making the selection of our luxury homes not just a residence choice but an embrace of a meticulously designed journey.


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Meaningful Moments

Recognizing that travel is more than a physical journey, Villazzo Villas dedicates itself to fashioning experiences that resonate with your passions and aspirations. Whether you crave adrenaline-pumping adventures, exclusive access to global events, or the intimate charm of personally curated gatherings, we transform your aspirations into reality.

For those inclined towards immersing themselves in the art world, discovering treasures within prestigious galleries and museums is seamlessly arranged. Aspiring to secure a coveted table at a fine dining establishment with perpetual waitlists? Villazzo Villas orchestrates your gastronomic odyssey, ensuring your presence at even the most elusive venues and performances.

No matter your reason for your arrival, we are happy to accommodate your every need. Browse through a list of luxury villa rentals that are top of the line. We have hand selected some of the very best after exploring the options of Luxury mansion rentals in Miami, and we are happy to provide you the result.

Travel Agents Vs Online Booking: Why The Personal Touch Matters

Sunday, July 16th, 2023

There’s nothing more exciting than having a vacation to look forward to. However, the time and effort required scanning luxury villa rentals, available flights, and additional extras can be exhausting. Although online travel booking is easier than ever, it doesn’t always mean you’ll get value for money, and you could be missing out on sizable benefits.

There’s much to be said for the personal touch, and in this feature we’re going to look at some of the reasons why you might want to use a travel agent for your next trip.

Expertise and Access

Whether you’re visiting a destination for the first or fifth time, local knowledge is key and an experienced travel agent can open up doors. This means access to luxury villa rentals and exclusive properties that are not always available to the general public. What’s more, they are able to offer recommendations on the local area and top attractions, and may even be able to help with reservations to the best restaurants and bars in the area.

A Personalized Service

The reality of online bookings is that it’s purposely generic. While this is great in some situations, it doesn’t always serve discerning travellers well.  If you seek a personalised and unique experience, a travel agent will go the extra mile for you. From requesting your preferred amenities, to researching properties that meet your individual budget and needs. This level of personalization is hard to achieve when taken into your own hands.

Time

It may be your greatest asset, so why waste time researching properties, flights and destinations, when a travel agent can fast-track your booking. Not only do online bookings require days of research, but typically you aren’t offered the opportunity to personalise your itinerary either.

Stress-free Travel

Using a travel agent can offer peace of mind and a stress-free trip, knowing that it will be organised professionally and to the highest standard. And, should something derail your plans, you’ll always have a professional on hand to help resolve it.

Complex Itineraries

When travelling with large parties, children, or groups, it pays to have expertise. There can be logistical challenges for each itinerary involved that a travel agent can work around. There is  less flexibility with online bookings, when typically everyone has to be on the same itinerary, unless booked individually. Coordinating this effort is no easy feat, and precisely where travel agents can make a difference.

Administrative Support and International Travel

It can be overwhelming travelling to a far-flung destination, let alone the cost involved. For that reason, a robust booking with a travel agent will allow you to travel in confidence, knowing that your high standards will be met. They can also advise on vaccinations, filling out forms, filing paperwork, insurance, health and safety considerations, and other requirements needed for a smooth and enjoyable trip.

Destination Occasions

If you’re travelling abroad for an event, such as a wedding, you can find a wealth of options when booking online. However, if you’re looking for something unique and special, a travel agent will be able to pull out all the stops. With insight and contacts at the very best luxury vacation rentals, you will certainly be getting the best value for money in some of the most desirable locations.

Support and Care

And finally, when you make an online booking your experience starts and ends there. There’s no follow up or aftercare. It’s not quite the same when using a travel agent, who remains at your disposal, before, during and after your trip, on hand to assist with your needs and send timely reminders. Should an emergency situation arise, or you need to amend your trip, they will be on hand to assist you.

A Guide To The Miami Grand Prix 2023

Sunday, July 16th, 2023

If the thought of Formula One gets your engines running, then it’s time to buckle up, because the Miami Grand Prix is coming to town between May 5-7! From the best luxury Miami Villas to unmissable parties, here’s what you need to know.

Grand Prix – A Quick History

The Grand Prix is a prestigious motor racing event, spanning 21 global destinations. It first took place in Le Mans, France in 1906, with each lap of the triangle circuit covering 105km. Fast-forward to the modern day and the Miami circuit length is 5.412 km with 57 laps to complete.

The inaugural Miami Grand Prix took place last year in 2022. It was originally planned to take place Downtown, but later moved to the Hard Rock Stadium complex in Miami Gardens, thanks to support from the Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross

What to expect

If it’s your first time at a Grand Prix, you’re in for a ride. Last year, the spectacle attracted more than 242,955 guests throughout the inaugural weekend. This year, that’s set to reach 300,000. The metrorail and Brightline offer direct transport links to the area. However, there are also shuttle buses and taxis for convenience. There are limited parking options at the stadium, typically restricted for hospitality suite guests.

Tickets

Yes, even with days to go, there is still time to be part of the action. Available tickets start from $770, or for a little more you can enjoy an Alfa Romeo Fan Package with behind-the-scenes and merch for $1,200. For next-level VIP treatment, take advantage of the many experience packages, which offer grid access and hospitality via the official website f1experiences.com.

For those with connections, the Paddock Club is the place to be, with its private suites and luxury rooftop – all new for 2023.

Who to Watch and Cheer On

All eyes will be on the current World Champion, Dutchman Max Verstappen, who scooped pole position last season with 146 points. His Red Bull team are hoping to maintain their position, but there’s everything to race for with Mercedes and Ferrari raising their game. Locals will be particularly excited to see South Florida’s Logan Sargeant in the line-up too, racing for Williams Team this season.

Insider Tips

We’ve done the hard work so you don’t have to, here’s a few tips to make the most of your visit.

  • Head to Turn 18 Grandstand for some of the best views of the Grand Prix in action.
  • Take note, this is a cashless event. To buy anything you’ll have to get a Visa gift card, located on site.
  • Wi-Fi can be found in some parts of the circuit, going under the name #HRSFREEWIFI.
  • Forget festival food, the cuisine on offer is next-level at the Grand Prix with 65 restaurants to choose from. Head to the Yacht Club and MIA Marina general admission areas for dishes prepared by James Beard award-winning chefs.
  • For styling it out, hot-foot it over to the Hard Rock Beach Club with resort-style pools and luxury cabanas, located at turns 11 and 12.

Fan Experiences Outside the GP

If you can tear yourself away from your luxury Miami Villas , there’s plenty of fun to be had in Miami’s bustling night scene.

Global pop stars the Jonas Brothers will be taking to the stage at the Miami Grand Prix Concert at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Fla. On May 5 at 8pm. Take the party on at ultra-club E11EVEN with DJ Tiesto, Deadmau5 and many others hitting the decks between May 3-7.

In the run up to the event, there’s also ongoing activities at Bayfront Park, including high-tech virtual racing and Q&As with former drivers, tickets are required.

Finally, foodies can rejoice at the ‘F1 Feast at COTE’ running from May 3-7 with a mouth-watering red-carpet menu.

For the very best Miami villa rentals, visit Villazzo.com

Luxury Rentals Versus Luxury Hotels

Wednesday, June 14th, 2023

Luxury Rentals Versus Luxury Hotels: Which is Best For Your Vacation?

Whether you’re contemplating a luxury villa rental or a five-star hotel for your next vacation, there’s a lot to weigh up. While both offer first-class amenities, the differences between them can be distinct. Tranquility versus company, personal chefs versus mass catering, and private facilities versus shared ones; the list goes on.

To help you make an informed choice, here are some of the key differences and considerations to keep in mind:

Privacy & Exclusivity

One of the main reasons why demand for luxury vacation rentals is so high, is because of the exclusivity it affords. With your own villa, you don’t have to share your space, the grounds, or facilities with strangers. Everything is exclusively yours to enjoy in the confines of private grounds. This means you can shift into relaxation mode easily and without the inconvenience of tourists. Of course, if you do enjoy the bustle of a hotel lobby or bar, a hotel option may be better suited to your needs.

Group and Family travel

If you’re traveling with friends and family, a hotel can offer a social side to tap into. This extends to on-site creches, fitness classes, and activities for the kids to enjoy with others. For the next-level up, luxury villa rentals provide in-home services such as private gourmet chefs, around-the-clock childcare, and excursions for the family to enjoy. If you’re looking for a personalized experience, this is certainly the premium option. In terms of enjoying more space and greater privacy, luxury villas tend to have larger bedrooms, and the option for children to have their own room too.

The Amenities

Most five-star hotels are equipped with a plethora of amenities; spas, pools, restaurants and bars. This is great, if you don’t mind booking in advance and getting up at 7am to reserve a spot by the pool!

For the discerning traveler, however, exclusivity is important. Villas bridge the gap, ensuring you can enjoy the very best facilities without the need for queuing, booking in advance, and sharing your space. You can enjoy the latest in-house technology, parting spaces and an unlimited feast of facilities, such as; hot tubs, heated pools, sundecks, home theaters, game rooms, and private docks, that you won’t easily find with a hotel.

Flexibility

Both hotels and villas allow you to come and go as you please. However, only villas allow you to customize your itinerary, cook your own meals, and hire-in personal chefs and staff to meet your needs. If you’re traveling with a group, or entertaining guests, a villa may be better suited to your travel requirements.

Location

Location is everything when it comes to the perfect get-away, and most five-star hotels are situated in convenient locations, close to local amenities. However, with this comes the challenge of being in a busy tourist-heavy neighborhood. In contrast, luxury villas are often found in the most exclusive and elite neighborhoods, surrounded by natural beauty.

Customer Service

Excellent customer service is central to a stress-free vacation. From ease of booking, through to concierge support. What makes a villa experience so exceptional, is the level and quality of service you’ll receive. Leading luxury rental providers, Villazzo, for instance, offer a bespoke approach to customer care, with attentive 24-hour concierge, a dedicated full-time in-villa butler and amenities catered to your personal tastes.

Summary

When it comes to Hotels Versus Villas, the distinction is clear. While hotels cater to the masses well, there’s nothing like a bespoke experience, private surroundings and first-class hospitality. For all this and more, look no further than a luxury villa.

Babymoon Bliss: Why Thailand is a Dream Destination for Expecting Couples

Monday, June 5th, 2023

If one thing’s for sure, becoming a parent is a wonderful, if not slightly exhausting experience! Broken sleep, attending to a newborn 24/7, and recovering from birth are just some of the challenges new parents face. Which is why a ‘babymoon’ provides an opportunity to wind down and enjoy a relaxing break before the tiny pitter patter of footsteps. Here’s four good reasons to jet off to your luxury villa rental in Southeast Asia.

  1. Local Culture

Keen to explore the sights of Thailand? Good news, there’s historical temples at every turn. The Sanctuary of Truth in Pattaya is a modern day masterpiece, with intricate details carved into the wooden temple, paying homage to the world around us. For something more ancient, Wat Mahathat in Sukhothai Historical Park is a recognized World Heritage Site, at the foot of a huge standing Buddha.

With over 2,500km of coastline, Thailand’s beaches are very much part of its culture too. Some of the best ones to visit include; Choeng Mon in Koh Samui  – a crescent shape alcove with turquoise waters, and the infamous Maya Bay in Koh Phi Phi which you might recognise from the film ‘The Beach’.

  1. For Rest and Relaxation

There’s nothing quite like a pregnancy massage to soothe swollen legs and aid any ailments. Most luxury villa rentals can organise a professional masseuse to visit for the full treatment. For total indulgence, look no further than Chiva-Som Spa at Hua Hin. This multi-award winning spa might just be the most famous in Thailand. It offers a menu of treatments, but the spine-tingling foot massage is one you don’t want to miss. Another popular option is the Wellness Center at Rosewood, Phuket. This oasis of calm even offers couples massages, side-by-side.

  1. Indulge in Mouth-watering Cuisine

Thailand is a foodie haven. From lip-smacking street food to gourmet cuisine – and all at affordable prices. Making it into the Top 50 Restaurants in the world, Sorn in bustling Bangkok makes it worth the visit. Flavours are punchy without being potent and dishes are impressively refined. For veggies, Anchan is a one-of-a-kind restaurant in Chiang Maai, offering delicious curries and a diverse vegetarian menu. If you find yourself in Phuket, Blue Elephant is a popular chain that fuses home-cooking with bold flavours. Still in Phuket, don’t miss the chance to eat like a Queen at Mom Tri’s Kitchen at Villa Royale. Here you can lap up fine-dining with waterside views for the ultimate in romance.

  1. Romance is in the Air

Speaking of romance, the Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok is a soothing oasis in this vibrant city. The juxtaposition of this five-star hotel set against the neon sky of the capital, make for a surprisingly romantic setting. With lavish flower displays and first-class hospitality, it’s the perfect couple’s get-away.

Take relaxation to the next level with outstanding facilities at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chiang Rai. Its exotic bamboo gardens and endless pools make for a romantic setting, especially with (virgin) sundowners at the Burma Bar. As if that wasn’t enough, there’s an opportunity to walk with the resort’s resident elephant!

While you still can, make the most of the tranquillity at The Shore at Katahani. This adults-only beachfront resort is a couple’s paradise with private pools and endless sea-views to melt into. Dine under the stars or enjoy a candlelit hot tub – this is one place where romance is definitely in the air.

Looking for holiday inspiration for your Babymoon? Check out Global Luxury Villas.

Destinations for Coming Together Over Thanksgiving

Sunday, February 12th, 2023

This year Thanksgiving is set to be bigger than ever, as families make up for lost time over the past year. Taking place on Thursday 25 November in the US, the date is slowly creeping up. However, it’s never too early (or late) to plan ahead, and it all starts with a spacious vacation rental for all the family.

If you’re ready for a get-away, we’ve hand-picked seven of our favorite destinations for all the Thanksgiving feels.

For winter feels – Aspen

Warming the coldest of hearts, the powdery slopes of Aspen invite you over for a long weekend. Cosy up in front of the fire and get in the festive mood, with log fires burning and eggnog brewing! It’s a romantic choice for couples, as well as popular with families too.

With their huge kitchens and endless dining space, Aspen villa rentals were made for big family gatherings. There’s also a number of resorts serving Thanksgiving dinner, including Der Fondue Chessel and Ski Tip Lodge to name a few. When the turkey has settled, Snowmass mountain beckons with some of the best slopes you’ll find in the US.

Family fun – Miami

Miami villas are known for their decadence, style and swimming pools. If you’re looking to combine Thanksgiving with a mini break, this is the perfect place for you. Villa Sasha, for instance, boasts seven spacious bedrooms, with a large private outdoor space and plenty of indoor dining options. Thanksgiving in the sun doesn’t get better than Miami.

For big party vibes – New York City

There’s thousands of reasons why New York is a great choice for Thanksgiving. But perhaps one of the biggest is the infamous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. A stalwart in the diary since 1924, it attracts millions of party-goers with giant floats, musical acts and theatrical performance from Broadway stars. Perfect for couples and friends looking to party through the Thanksgiving weekend. Just be sure to book your villa rental in advance, as it gets busy.

The ultimate get-away – Hawaii

November is a great month to visit Hawaii – the busy crowds have dispersed and the weather is perfectly warm. Just a short flight from the west coast, it manages to feel a world away. If you fancy something a little different, try a luau Thanksgiving feast, full of Polynesian flavour – fun for all the family. And while you’re there, why not hit up the waves – since it’s home to some of the best in the world.

Beach life at its best – St Barth’s

Bring together your loved ones under the luxury and beauty of one of the best St Barth’s villa rentals on the island. This is the best way to enjoy privacy and luxury under one roof. Hire in a catering company to cook up your Thanksgiving feast, or take to one of the many five-star restaurants on the island. When the celebrations are over, there’s plenty of tranquil beaches for fully relaxing and making the most of your time on the island.

Calling all kids – Orlando, Florida

One for the kids (and big kids) amongst you! Orlando is home to some of the most luxurious villa rentals, hotels and of course Disney World. This Thanksgiving, the theme park is hosting all sorts of options for families within its resort, which means you don’t have to miss out whilst having fun with Mickey Mouse. Reassuringly, the standard is high here, so you won’t go wrong wherever you decide to book.

For unrivalled luxury, Villazzo offers the very best villa rentals in the most sought-after destinations in the world.

Sizzling Eastern Asian Cities to Visit in 2022

Wednesday, December 14th, 2022

Now that travel is back, we’ve got some making up for lost time to do. Step out of your comfort zone and try the road less travelled. Eastern Asia is one of the trending destinations for 2022, and we’re about to reveal five of the best cities to visit. Before you book your luxury villa rental, be sure to read this first!

Tokyo, Japan

Food, fashion, and futuristic vibes – Tokyo is a city you can’t help but fall in love with, if only for its originality and sheer brilliance. After all, anywhere that paints smiley faces on buses, and offers private karaoke pods for one, is a city worth visiting! Showa Memorial Park is a good place to get a feel for the lay of the land  and appreciate it’s natural beauty, especially its full blossom. This is a city of skyscrapers, so make the most of it from any of the towering city bars, including at the Four Seasons for all the views. When in Tokyo, you simply must try the wagyu beef, and where else than Gonpachi. If it’s tiered seating looks familiar, that’s because it’s straight out of Tarantino’s Kill Bill movie – the beef isn’t bad either!

Seoul, South Korea

Ever since the explosion of K-pop, the world has gone crazy for South Korean culture. This new and exciting world is ready to be discovered, and Seoul is the perfect gateway to it all. Shake off the jetlag with a barefoot walk around the serene and pretty Changdeokgung Palace as you find your bearings. Next, the N Seoul Tower is a must – this iconic building towers 774 metres into the clouds and is the place to go for selfies. A visit to Seoul would be incomplete without experiencing its bustling food scene. Start at Gwangjang market and sample a wide variety of local food and ingredients you’ll be sneaking back to your villa rental to rustle up. For a totally different vibe, two hours away by train is Gyeongju – an open-air museum of historic relics and artefacts that you won’t have seen anywhere else. In all, Seoul is a fascinating city, and with it being so undiscovered, now’s the perfect time to visit.

Taipei City, Taiwan

Named as one of the top cities of 2022 by Lonely Planet, Taipei is the East Asian trending city of the moment and it deserves your full attention. From fascinating religious traditions to a sizzling food scene, you’ll be most surprised with its ever-changing terrain. Spend the morning on the beach, and the evening in the mountains, so vast is its picturesque landscape. A photographer’s paradise, you won’t go a moment without wanting to capture its raw beauty.

Beijing, China

Home of this year’s Winter Olympic Games, Beijing is one of the more popular cities for travel to East Asia, especially for business. Here you can experience traditional Chinese culture within accessible surroundings. For instance, it’s famous tea culture and lesser known opera scene, are all worth sampling. Perhaps though, what makes Beijing so compelling to visit is the contrast between old and new and how they’re interwoven in every sense. From its youthful versus ageing population, to its modern luxury villa rentals alongside maze-like huntongs – nothing can prepare you for the such stark contrasts.

Kyoto, Japan

Sitting on the island of Honshu, the tranquil setting of Kyoto will have you reconnected to the world in no time. Adorned by some 2,000 temples and shrines, as well as geishas and quaint wooden houses, it’s like something out of a fairy-tale. It’s like you’ve stepped into another world and escaped the rat-race forever, in this peaceful, ethereal and serene setting with religious architecture at every turn. Be sure to complete your stay with a visit to Higashi Hongan-ji, where you can hear the faint chant of monks throughout its landscaped gardens. The less crowded and more affordable alternative to Tokyo, is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered.

CITIES WITH THE BEST COCKTAIL BARS IN THE WORLD

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

There’s nothing like sundowners at sunset, or cocktails on the beach. So, when it comes to booking a vacation, finding a luxury villa to rent near a good cocktail bar is top of many people’s list.

From raising a glass on the crisp mountains of Aspen and sinking back poolside drinks in Ibiza, to the glamour of St Barths and sun kissed shores of Miami – we take a look at the cities with the best cocktail bars in the world.

Apres-ski in Aspen

The popular ski resort of Aspen has carved out a reputation for being a playground for the rich and famous. Hand-in-hand with this is a plethora of pubs, bars and clubs to keep the entertainment going all night long. Ever-popular with A-listers, you never know who you might bump into, Mariah Carey, Bella Hadid or Elle McPherson – all big fans.

As you’d expect, most luxury vacation homes in the area come with their own bar. However, when the high-rollers decide to mix it up, they head to Element 47 at ‘The Nell Hotel’. With a wine offering equally impressive as its cocktail list, you are spoilt for choice. But to keep the chilled vibe going settle for a glass of frose which is bang on trend right now.

Enjoy the Liberty of Miami

In a city with hundreds of late night haunts and five-star bars, how do you decide where to go? That’s where the World’s 50 Best Bar Guide comes in handy! Sweet Liberty is the only Miami establishment to make the list, known for its award-winning bartenders and selection of spirits that have received worldwide acclaim.

With live music and a mouth-watering menu to boot, this has become a favorite with late-night revelers. Open till 4 AM, you might find yourself bleary eyed returning to your Miami luxury house rental!

From perky potions such as ‘She Said Yes’, to a twist on classics such as ‘Collins Park’, there’s something for every palette in this ever-changing and eclectic cocktail menu.

Fizz by the Sea

As far as iconic bars go, the Blue Marlin in Ibiza is the stuff that legends are made of. Here, the rich and beautiful go to see and be seen, including; Beyonce, Kate Moss and Sylvester Stallone amongst famous visitors.

A hop, skip and shot away from Cala Jondal beach and the elite Ibiza luxury rentals in the area, it’s a popular spot day and night. Moor up by private yacht just in time for sunset, and pick from many of the cocktails on offer. Or simply do as the locals and opt for glass of bubbly or even an ‘Aperol Sprtiz’ and look oh-so-cool!

Rockin’ all Hours

The Billionaire’s playground of Eden Rock is a stalwart on this idyllic Caribbean island. Popular with a chic clique, this has become the ‘go to’ place for gastronomic treats of all kind. Synonymous with fabulous New Year’s parties, it remains ever-cool, especially with the Remy Bar set to launch later this year.

Whether you’re staying on site, at a nearby luxury villa, or on your own superyacht, all are welcome in this lively spot. The ‘Iced Flower’ cocktail simply must be tried – it combines hibiscus, lemon, apple and vodka for an uber-quaffable drink, and taste of the island.

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.

Unmissable global events for the jet-set traveller

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

MARK YOUR CALENDARS – THE TOP EVENTS FOR 2019

It’s that time of year again, when calendars start filling up and the thought of a vacation dominates our minds. But before you start booking your luxury villa rental and jet off to warmer climes, here’s some inspiration for the year ahead.

From the sun-kissed shores of Saint-Barth, to the ever-bustling Balearics, and the buzz of Miami, to the natural beauty of Aspen; there’s something for everyone to enjoy, hinged around a calendar of exciting events, not to be missed!

Saint Barth in July
Some come for the jazz, others the yachting – and nearly everyone for the beach! Why not have it all, with a trip to the sunny island of St Barths over 27-28 July, when the Flamands Fete festival returns. It’s worth booking a St Barts villa rental in advance, as this is a busy time for the buoyant island. With its rooftop pool, sweeping views and six sizeable bedrooms to enjoy, Villa Estelle is perfectly placed for a blissful break.

Ibiza in August
The party paradise of Ibiza is at its peak in August with its legendary parties. Top of the list is uber-club Ushuaïa, known for its VIP clientele and dazzling high tech productions. With DJs from all over the world, every night the island is in full swing.

Make the most of the Ibiza’s restorative qualities and head to Villa Rochelle high in the hilltops, yet close enough to the action of Playa d’en Bossa. Complete with eight large bedrooms, its own pool (and waterfall), as well as BBQ area, it’s the perfect retreat for groups of friends looking for a luxury villa rental Ibiza.

St Tropez in September
There’s endless reasons to come to St Tropez; the food, the people, the Picasso exhibition, and a well-known film festival in nearby Cannes, are just some of the reasons! But hand-in-hand with its glitzy personality, ‘Le Voiles de Saint-Tropez’ might just be the event to make you visit in 2019.

This popular regatta attracts more than 300 yachts to its shores, between 29 September to 6 October. Naturally, villas in St Tropez to rent are in high demand at this time. Book in advance to avoid disappointment, and put Villa Sogno Di Luce high on your list. This five-star property is perched atop a sun-drenched hill, offering a prime position overlooking the sailboat-dotted bay below.

Miami in December
The cultural melting pot of Miami is best experienced in December, during the annual Art Basel Festival. Bringing artists, and art lovers, from all over the world, this must-visit event celebrates modern contemporary art with more than 70,000 people visiting. If you plan to be one, then a luxury villa rental miami is the only way to go!

Set in private grounds, enshrined with palm trees and boasting its own pool Villa Ola offers a tranquil setting, just minutes away from Miami beach.

Aspen for New Years’
Eternally fun all year-round, Aspen is the place to visit, for those that appreciate the great outdoors and plenty of entertainment. Combining both of these perfectly, December to January is a fun time for families to visit. Not only is it perfect powder weather for catching some ski, but the city’s annual New Year’s party in Wagner Park is pretty legendary. With warming drinks to keep your spirits up, live music and a blazing bonfire on Aspen Mountain, it’s never too early to book your Aspen luxury vacation home rental. The city’s best kept secret, Villa Justine is great for families. This six-bedroom abode even comes with its own indoor Jacuzzi and bar!

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

Five Ways To Nail A Five-Star Vacation In Miami

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
Miami Luxury House Rentals

Known for its glitz and its glamour, jet-set dwellers, beautiful beaches and luxury house rentals, Miami is no stranger to the high life. In fact. #VacationGoals might just come to mind when you think about this popular luxury destination!

But, for a city that demands ‘go big or go home,’ there’s only one way to visit – and that’s in style.

In order to nail your five-star vacation, there’s a few essentials and certain etiquettes to consider before booking a luxury break, quite unlike any other.

Villa Melissa

1. Luxury Living all the Way

Locals, guests and tourists may have a shared appreciation for the finer things in life. This means decadence at every touchpoint.

Start with a luxury Miami rental, such as Villa Melissa. This spectacular modern home is furnished with the latest amenities, delivered to the high spec. Its large kitchen is the perfect spot for hiring a local chef to cook up a treat for dinner parties and soirees, with no expense spared.

With two parking spots, don’t miss the opportunity to hire only the very best sports cars to show off your drive-way; a Bentley convertible should do the trick.

Villa Contenta

2. Billionaire Beach Bunker

When Kanye West splashed out on a million dollar ‘beach bunker’ on Miami beach, it made global headlines. To follow suit, you’ll need more than a Miami beach villa; you’ll need a mansion masterpiece!

With seven huge bedrooms, Villa Contenta is up there with some of the most desirable and breath-taking properties in the city. This sprawling estate spans over 11,000 sq ft, putting Kim and Kanye’s 4,700 sq ft four-bedroom property firmly in the shade.

Villa Valentina

3. Decadence and Opulence

By its own admission, Miami is not an understated city. Here, decadence comes in great packages. For the full five-star experience, you need to eat, drink and dwell like an A-lister.

There’s endless Michelin-star restaurants to sample, as well as high-end watering holes and private clubs for evening entertainment.

Back in your luxury house rental, Miami is best enjoyed with a chic abode. Villa Valentina is the perfect answer to this, with its symphony of design, prime waterfront views, exquisite modern art masterpieces, and a stunning vanishing-edge pool to relax in. It’s Miami living at its best.

Villa Kayla

4. Yachts to do

If you’re going to nail your Miami ‘vacay’, there’s one pre-requisite above all others; you’re
going to need a yacht! What’s more, you’re going to need a dock to moor it.

In the many mansions for rent, Miami is home to a number with private docks, like Villa Kayla. This stunning contemporary property sleeps 14 people, with floor to ceiling natural light, showing off its prime location in all its magnificence.

Boasting waterfront views, this elite property is one of the most in-demand, for those wanting only the very best from their break. It’s extremely popular during the International Yacht Show, so advance booking is advised.

Villa Siri

5. Keep it Exclusive

While Luxury Miami rentals are dotted all over the city, prestigious residences are harder to come by. As such, properties located in and around the island’s waterways are some of the most popular in well-heeled circles.

Tucked away in the Venetian Causeway, Villa Siri offers all the trimmings of five-star luxury, in the privacy of its own island. Within swinging distance of the local golf club, and an Uber ride from the golden stretches of sand, it has all the hallmarks of exclusivity about it. Not to mention its private heated pool and six en-suite bedrooms.

Villazzo offers a wide selection of Miami 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.