SUN, SEA AND A BUTLER – THE DREAM ADDITION TO YOUR VACATION

December 10th, 2019

Have you ever wondered what could possibly make your vacation better? When you’ve found the perfect backdrop to sunbathe to, when you’ve booked a luxury villa to rent and when you’re knee-deep in sunshine, what could possibly make it better?

How about a butler?

That’s right, you’re very own holiday assistant on hand to make your vacay dreams come true. Adding touches of magic and making the impossible possible, a butler is a luxury that only high-end properties, such as Villazzo luxury villas rentals offer.

Here we look at some of the inspiring ways that a Butler can add value to your next trip.

What is a butler?

When you book a luxury villa to rent with Villazzo, you receive all the trappings of five-star luxury, but in the comfort and privacy of your very own vacation rental.

One of the luxuries that comes with a five-star luxury vacation home is a butler. In terms of your vacation, this means an expert and professional on hand to cater to your every whim. It can transform a great stay into an extraordinary one – that’s what a good butler always aims for.

If you have any personal requests, they are your first point of call, your go-to for any request, no matter what it might be. This can include flower arrangements to hosting a party, to finding a vintage car for hire. And because butlers are well connected, they can secure your demands in super-quick time.

They also take cues from your stay, making your life easier with thoughtful touches. This includes laying out your makeup from your cosmetic bag, to ensuring there’s always your favourite drink stocked in the bar. Each butler will have his or her own style and approach, always with your comfort and enjoyment in mind.

Personal requests

The top three requests butlers receive include; organising and cleaning clothes, managing food and drink requirements (including private dining options), and drink requests; this includes bartending, cocktail making and tracking down favourite bottles of wine and liqueurs for guests.

But this is an all-encompassing role can take any direction required.  Love your luxury villa but don’t like the carpet? No problem, a butler can make it disappear and find the right flooring to ensure your stay isn’t comprised.

Celebrating a birthday? Your butler can organise a suite of presents, your favourite flowers and a firework display if that’s what you want.

Being so well connected, guests are encouraged to use their concierge services too. This is a great way to not only secure the hottest restaurant in town, but the best seat too. Don’t be surprised it the waiter throws in something special as well.

They can also undertake admin roles you’d rather avoid. For instance, overhauling your wardrobe ensuring its fresh, clean and ironed for your return home, folding it neatly in your luggage for a safe arrival.

Anything is possible

At Villazzo, no request is too difficult for our skilled team of butlers. They have transformed luxury villa rentals into themed backdrops for soirees, and even hired tandem bikes at a minute’s notice.

The charm of having your very own butler means that anything is possible. Our professional team have taken care of the needs of luxury vacation homes and their guests for many years now. It’s a responsibility they undertake with great pride to make your stay exceed your own expectations.

Villazzo offers a wide selection of luxury house rentals for a five-star get-away. With outstanding customer service and a team of private butlers you’re in for an unforgettable stay.

THE BEST OF MIAMI DURING ART BASEL

November 27th, 2019

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

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

Dwell Well – Luxury Residencies

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

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

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

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

Touch of Affordable Luxe

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

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

Art Basel Essentials

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

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

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

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

Dining Out

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

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

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

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

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

Dress to Impress

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CITIES WITH THE BEST COCKTAIL BARS IN THE WORLD

November 20th, 2019

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.

UPCOMING MIAMI ADVENTURES YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS

November 14th, 2019

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

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

Art Basel Miami Beach (Dec. 5-8)

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

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

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

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

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

Winterfest Boat Parade (Dec. 14)

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

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

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

SKIP THE SNOW IN FAVOR OF LUXURIOUS BEACH VILLAS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

November 14th, 2019

If you’ve always celebrated a white Christmas, this year could be the perfect time to switch it up with a lavish beach villa made available by Global Luxury Villas. Our favorite tropical vacation locations that will help you escape the cold this holiday season are Miami, Saint Barts, and Turks and Caicos. With high-end homes available worldwide, we’ll make sure you can find a villa to match the value and quality you are looking for.

Miami

Miami is your local taste of paradise. If you’re looking for a beach getaway that’s still close to your friends and extended family, Miami is the perfect destination for you.

Warm weather and charming beaches are not all this beautiful town has to offer. Young crowds love to party it up in the famous Miami nightlife, while families can relax and enjoy five-star dining at local restaurants. Perhaps the most distinguished part of Miami is the Art Deco scene, which is bustling with personality and culture, just like Villa Sonia.

Saint Barts

Lovers of tropical beaches and delectable cuisine will want to make this destination their permanent home. Located on the shore of St. Barts, Villa Silvana is the perfect vacation home to relax in luxury.

Although this hedonistic haven is located on the strip of the Caribbean Islands, its French roots still influence local attractions. St. Barts (Saint Barthelemy if you want to impress the locals) is famous for its breathtaking coastline and beautiful boutique shops. In St. Barts, you will find 14 varieties of beaches to choose from, each with their own unique personality, where you can kick your shoes off and relax with your favorite drink in hand during the day. Once the sun goes down, watch the island come alive in one of the many refined restaurants or lively nightclubs. However you choose to spend your time in St. Barts, you won’t regret it.

Turks and Caicos Islands have long been regarded as the favorite celebrity getaway destination. If you want to live like one of your role models, there’s no better way to do it than renting out Villa Trina.

The crystal clear waters of the Turks and Caicos Islands make this location a haven for beach lovers. With 14 miles of vibrant coral reefs and uncrowded beaches, this is the perfect destination to enjoy a taste of summer in winter.

Are you ready to get away from the cold winter days that are coming up? At Global Luxury Villas, we can help make your dream vacation possible. Whether you’re looking for a destination close to home or planning an extended getaway, Global Luxury Villas has locations worldwide. Live lavish in Miami, Saint Tropez, and Turks and Caicos like all affluent individuals this winter, or choose a location that’s more suited to your needs. View our destination map to find your perfect villa and contact us today to book your luxurious vacation home.

FINDING ZEN FIVE WAYS – THE BEST GLOBAL RETREATS FOR WELL-BEING

November 6th, 2019

Vacations can be many things to many people, but top of most holidaymaker’s agenda is finding zen. From the luxury of a Costa Rica luxury rental to reconnecting with your inner goddess in Ibiza and residing in the many breath-taking villas Mykonos has to offer, there’s plenty of places to relax, refocus and refresh.

Here’s five far-flung destinations known for their dedication to zen and well-being:

Costa Rica

The luscious rainforests of Costa Rica provide the perfect backdrop for reconnecting with nature. As such, it has become a popular destination with the ‘well-set’ community, looking for inspirational surroundings and total chill.

Top of the list is a Costa Rica luxury rental like no other in Villa Kamala. Conceptualized by world-famous architects, this pioneering property is set in the heart of tropical forests allowing you to be at one with nature. If that’s not enough, the five-bedroom eco-friendly abode comes with its own personal yogi at your disposal, making this the perfect spot for a weekend away with good company.

Mykonos

Shimmering in the Aegean Sea like a precious gem, the Greek island of Mykonos is perfectly positioned to soak up the sunshine and unspoiled views, in this Grecian paradise.

Of the many stunning villas Mykonos has to offer is the ever charming Villa Kendra. Set in tranquil gardens with its own private pool and sweeping views across the coastline, Kendra is the ultimate in luxury rentals Mykonos. Come here to unwind and reconnect with nature, revitalizing all the senses. The outdoor Jacuzzi is a heavenly spot to unwind as you bask in the delicious heat – great for boosting Vitamin B levels too.

Turks & Caicos

Follow in the sandy footsteps of the rich and famous, many who come to the Turks and Caicos for its tranquility, long stretches of golden beach and luxury villa rentals to escape to.

Villa Trina is one of the prime luxury villa rentals to whisk yourself away to. Surrounded by two acres of pristine landscape and 10,000 sq ft of beachfront, this exclusive property offers a complete retreat which you’ll never need to leave. Complete with a butler, movie theater and private tennis courts, every well-being touch is thought of. A retreat within a retreat, but all to yourself, what’s not to love!

Ibiza

The magical island of Ibiza is known for its hedonistic qualities and rejuvenating properties all at once. If you’re coming to unwind, then Villa Sabrina is a great option, since it’s within easy reach of the beach for all those sunny vibes coming your way!

As far as Ibiza luxury rentals go, this stunning retreat makes is one of the most revitalizing to enjoy. Its spacious private outside space is ideal for lounging back with a good book and glass of herbal tea. With views across the mountains and the unmissable fresh Mediterranean air, it’s hard to do anything but unwind.

Saint Barths

It has long been the go-to destination for the uber-rich, and with good reason; it’s home to some of the best luxury vacation homes in the Caribbean.

One such resort is Villa Violet. An oasis of zen, it hangs off the hillside, offering sublime views of the azure waters below. Every touchpoint and every piece of décor has been designed with relaxation in mind. With a semi-heated infinity pool, serene gardens and a gently flowing fountain, it has all the trappings of a luxury spa, housed within your very own quarters.

 

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

BEST PLACES FOR ALL ‘THE DANCE FEELS’ IN EUROPE

October 25th, 2019

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.

 

FIVE OF THE WORLD’S MOST EXOTIC BEACHES

September 20th, 2019

We all know that longing feeling for jetting away to a vacation home in idyllic lands afar. If you ever wanted to step inside a brochure and be whisked away to an exotic beach, read on!

From the picture-postcard beaches of St Barths, to deserted sands of the Balearic Islands, we’ve uncovered five of the most exotic beaches in the world that must be visited at least once.

Far-flung Formentera
As the Groove Armada song goes, ‘if you’re fond of sand dunes and salty air’… add Formentera to your beach bucket list!

Migjorn, Llevant and Illetes are just some of the incredible beaches to seek out on a visit to the tiny island.

A hidden gem of the Balearics, Formentera is surrounded by brilliant blue waters and pristine white sand. This paradise on earth has even been the location for the infamous Bounty advert.

From Kate Moss to David Guetta, it attracts a jet-set community. Accessible only by ferry from Ibiza, you’ll want to stay in an Ibiza luxury rental to complete your trip.

Taking in the Turks & Caicos
A taste of the Turks & Caicos will leave you wanting your very own luxury villa rental. This simply stunning destination is home to the world’s best beaches. Unspoilt and uninhabited, there are miles upon miles of coral reef and powder white sands to enjoy. Make a beeline for the Providenciales – an award-winning beach, favoured by Conde Nast Traveller, you won’t be disappointed.

Heavenly Saint Barths
If Saint Barths is known for just one thing, it’s beach-life.

To avoid the tourist-heavy spots, find a Sanit Barts luxury villa to rent in one of the many hillside retreats. One of its most unspoilt and natural beaches can be found to the south at Anse de Grande Saline beach. With gentle soothing waters and a light wind, it’s ideal for dipping in and taking a selfie. Dare you venture further, there’s plenty of water sports too. Just take note, it’s exotic qualities also lend themselves to nudist sunbathers, you have been warned!

The Vices of Miami
Miami can be whatever you want it to be – party haven, family-fun, romantic get-away. It also has no shortage of golden beaches, sandwiched between the Bahamas and South Beach.

In close proximity to some of the most secluded Miami luxury house rentals, Crandon Park is one of Miami’s lesser known hotspots. This idyllic beach is positioned on the luxury residence of Key Biscayne, home to exotic animals such as iguanas and reptiles. With pedallars to rent, and views to soak up, it’s a great place to take the little ones.

Sizzling Sardinia
The Italian island of Sardinia is home to 2,000km of delicious coast awaiting your discovery. From hidden alcoves, to five-star beaches, craggy coastlines to hillside hangouts, there’s every type of beach for every type of visitor.

The north is one of the best places to locate yourself, with Porto Cervo known for its decadence and Sardinia luxury villas for rent.

Hire a car and discover the best of the island. In the search for white sands, nearby Spiaggia della Pelosa beach offers everything you dreamed of, while Cala Brandinchi to the east goes by the name ‘Little Tahiti’ for its dedication to sunshine. Here you can find crystal clear waters flanked by perfumed pine trees, as you sip on a crisp glass of wine, you’ll see why they call this ‘la dolca vita’!

Discover your luxury villa rental today at Villazzo and Global Luxury Villas, for luxury vacation homes in leading worldwide destinations.

HOT DESTINATIONS FOR 2019

August 28th, 2019

When it comes to scouring all corners of the globe for the hottest destinations and luxury villa rentals, you can leave the hard work to us! Drawing on latest industry trends, A-list tips, and with insight from our team of travel experts, we’ve selected four of the hottest destinations for the year ahead.

Whether you want to; chill by the pool, get back to nature in the country, or bathe in the bliss of the warm Mediterranean breeze, we’ve got it covered.

Gustavia, Saint-Barths
For such a small island, Saint-Barths packs a sizeable punch! Loved for its pristine white beaches, five-star restaurants, St Barths luxury rentals and yacht-filled harbour; it’s a destination that never goes out of fashion. As such it has even been proclaimed the ‘place to be’ in 2019 by Conde Nast Traveller.

It’s an especially perfect time to visit, since the island is up and running with several multi-million renovations, following a brief hurricane a few years back. Play a game of tennis, swim with turtles, or just chill in the comfort of your private pool. Complete with seven bedrooms Villa Liliana is a great place to say, especially convenient for the St Barths Bucket Regatta at Gustavia harbour, between 21-24 March.

Tuscany, Italy
In recent years wellbeing-travel has become popular; combining travel with relaxation, spending quality time with your loved ones, and enjoying the natural beauty of the world. Tucked away in the Tuscan countryside, luxury villa rental, Villa Pilar offers all of this and more. With 11 bedrooms, its own private pool, and luxurious grounds set in the heart of the Italian countryside, it’s a place to enjoy ‘la dolce vita’ at its finest.

It’s easy to get immersed in the slower pace of life here. With endless cultural sights, delightful eateries and cycle routes to discover; all washed down with a local bottle of Chianti for good measure!

Marbella, Spain
Combining the best of luxury living with city beaches, Marbella has earnt a top spot in 2019’s hottest destinations to visit. Growing in popularity, Andalucía received more than 10.6 million guests in 2016, a figure that continues to grow.

On the western coast of Spain, this lively destination has it all; golden beaches, an old town with first-class shops, top-rated golf courses, hidden sculptures by Dali to discover and its famous marina in Puerto Banus.

Go big or don’t come at all; the only place to stay is Villa Cynthia – a sprawling 11-bedroom estate perfectly placed in the hills!

The Riviera, France
It’s hard not to be dazzled by the beauty of the southern coast of France; encompassing the glamourous Saint-Tropez, world-famous Cannes and billionaire’s home of Monaco, some say its reminiscent of Beverley Hills. After all, it boasts a five-star following, luxury villa rentals carved into its hillside, high-end boutiques and enough Michelin-star restaurants to dine somewhere different every night.
The Côte d’Azur is always a trusted destination for unrivalled luxury and class. This year presents another exciting opportunity to visit, with a number of events; from the Monaco Grand Prix (23-26 May) to the 72nd Cannes Film Festival (14-25 May).

But putting the Riviera firmly on the map for 2019, is the release of the ‘The Hustle’; the highly anticipated remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, filmed – you guessed it – in the South of France!

Villas in St Tropez to rent aren’t always easy to come by, with this being a popular destination, so book in advance. Villa Leslie is one of the most decadent, and authentic places to stay, accommodating up to 16 guests.
Global Luxury Villas offer luxury villas in a selection of leading destinations around the world.

WHERE THE STARS ARE TRAVELLING TO IN 2019

August 19th, 2019

If anyone appreciates the jet set lifestyle and a taste for the finer things in life, it’s our A-list friends. From first class luxury villa rentals to king-size yachts, there’s no holding back when it comes to the very best that life has to offer.

Offering a glimpse into their lifestyles, here’s three destinations that are always in vogue. To help you on your way, we’ve hand-picked the best five-star villa rentals to complete your trip!

Always Chic in France
Since the early days of film, the French Rivera has been a haven for stars of the silver screen, royalty, fashionistas and billionaires alike. With turquoise waters, golden sands and delightfully warm summer days, not forgetting it’s mix of culture and couture, it’s no surprise that it remains popular to this day.

Expect to see Elton John and his partner David Furnish, who own a home in Mount Boron, or Brad Pitt who is no stranger to nearby ‘Cap Ferrat’, dubbed ‘Cap Celebrity’ for its VIP fan base. With sweeping views, and a luxurious interior Villa Dahlia, is the perfect place to unwind in your own luxury villa rental.

Closer to the action, and within reach of the International Film Festival, Villa Nada is nestled in the hills of Cannes; boasting seven incredible bedrooms with equally stunning views to match.

Expect to see a roll call of stars during the Cannes Film Festival, possibly Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper tipped to attend this year. Previous guests have included Julia Roberts, Lupita Nyong’o, Kirsten Stewart, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem to name just a few.

The Chill of the Caribbean
Oozing with style, glamour and an A-list clientele, the Caribbean island of Saint-Barth is a year-round destination for the rich and beautiful.

Expect to hang out with supermodels, such as Emily Ratajkowski or Heidi Klum, who make the most of its bikini lifestyle! However, most VIP guests descend on the island come New Years’ eve, with a ‘who’s who’ of billionaires in their super yachts.

If you prefer dry land, then Villa Silvana is the perfect luxury vacation home rental, with all the five-star touches you could hope for, including a very ‘instagram-able’ view.

Cool in Colorado
A popular hangout for those who like the great outdoors, Aspen has become somewhat of a celebrity favourite in recent years.

Do like the A-listers and stay in your very own private abode at Villa Justine. Here you can ski by day and bliss-out by night, with its state-of-the-art facilities, including a wet bar, BBQ and fire pit!

Come at the right time and you can expect to rub shoulders with the likes of Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton who are big fans. Christmas and New Year is a popular time for A-listers, as well as events such as the ‘KickAspen Big Air’ and the annual ‘Jazz Aspen Snowmass’.

Go Greek!
Where impossibly blue waters meet a lively up-for-it-crowd, this Grecian hideaway attracts beautiful people from all around the world. You never know who you might run in to, Tom Hanks and Lindsay Lohan both own luxury vacation homes here, while supermodels Kendall Jenner and Alessandra Ambrosio are frequent visitors.

Live like an A-lister with a luxury villa rental at Villa Micaela. This seven-bedroom property offers the ultimate in relaxation with its white washed interior, calming sounds of the sea and private pool hanging off the Cliffside.

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