Category: Vacation Rentals

The luxury of self-catering

The luxury of self-catering

In a nutshell, self-catering is ‘the action of staying in accommodation with facilities to cook one’s own meals’, but have you ever thought about this way of holidaying as a luxury? No? Then you’ll want to read on – from more freedom and total privacy to oodles of space, it offers so much more than […]

Bells at Killcare Boutique Hotel & Spa

Top 7 luxury gourmet getaways in Australia

When holidaying in Australia, there is so much more to experience than just its big cities and famous tourist attractions. In fact, no trip down under is complete without leaving the busy city behind and heading out into the regions for a gourmet adventure. We’ve handpicked some of the standout gourmet destinations around the country […]

Spectacular luxury villas in Thailand’s most unconventional locations

Spectacular luxury villas in Thailand’s most unconventional locations

The islands of Phuket and Koh Samui possess a uniquely extraordinary landscape. Its coastline is a mosaic work of multiple characters: from towering rock cliffs to dramatic hill slopes, from immaculate stretches of white sand to beaches dotted by house-size boulders half-buried in the sand. And following all these, a tropical woodland covers the shoreline […]

Margaret Thatcher's ski chalet is perfect for a luxury family ski holiday

Margaret Thatcher’s ski chalet is perfect for a luxury family ski holiday

Chalet Le Namaste in Courchevel 1850 was the former summer residence of Margret Thatcher but now it is available for luxury exclusive weekly rental as a fully catered ski chalet. Chalet Le Namaste certainly has real Kerb “piste” appeal! It’s ski in ski out access directly to the Bellecotte piste, an easy green run is […]

Mt Michael Lodge

Top 10 dreamy luxury lodges in New Zealand

If you are an avid traveller, and you like exploring all corners of the world, then New Zealand should definitely be on your list of places to visit. It seems remote, and it might be for some, but it is one of the most beautiful and spectacular destinations you could ever hope to visit. Majestic […]

From gyms to golf greens - top notch facilities you can find in a luxury villa

From gyms to golf greens – top notch facilities you can find in a luxury villa

The “luxury” in “luxury villa” is not there for no reason. The facilities, amenities, and services offered by these properties are truly impressive and even surprising to some, stylishly distinguishing them from your typical home rental. Having your own private chef and infinity pool are signature features of luxury villas, as many experienced vacationers already […]

A catered ski chalet is the perfect choice for a corporate ski trip

A catered ski chalet is the perfect choice for a corporate ski trip

There is nothing like a corporate ski trip to get to know your best clients, reward your top-performing staff or for a department weekend away. Ski trips live long in the memory and its vital that your guests look back on your event with fond and not bitter memories. That means booking a fully staffed […]

Choosing your Thai villa vacation island - Phuket or Samui?

Choosing your Thai villa vacation island – Phuket or Samui?

Any 1970s backpacker who would venture into Phuket or Koh Samui today will definitely have a hard time recognizing the places they used to know. The paradise islands of Thailand have grown far from the far-flung tropical hideaways they once were. The old paths are now paved, fishing boats have given way for yachts and […]

The pursuit of pleasure: a buyer’s guide to Europe’s most luxurious ski chalets in 2020

The pursuit of pleasure: a buyer’s guide to Europe’s most luxurious ski chalets in 2020

The concept of a luxury chalet hadn’t evolved when I started out in the ski holiday business 25 years ago. Back then, a luxury ski chalet was one that had enough hot water for the guests to bathe after a day on the slopes! and they were few and far between. The most common accommodation […]

Breath-takers and wow-drawers: Thailand villas with the most spectacular views

Breath-takers and wow-drawers: Thailand villas with the most spectacular views

Throughout our years of experience in the world of villa rentals, one of the things that never fails to capture the hearts of our guests is the awe-inspiring view from the property. In Thailand’s Phuket and Samui islands, many private villas are situated in very dramatic locations owing mainly to the region’s impressive topography and […]

Picadilly House

Top 10 private villas in Australia

Australia is home to some of the most spectacular destinations in the world. Think lush rainforests, pristine oceans, verdant hinterlands, spectacular wine and spa regions — there’s definitely plenty of reasons to choose Australia as your next holiday destination. Explore these fantastic locations while enjoying the many comforts of these stunning private villas across the […]

The key advantages of staying at a private luxury villa

The key advantages of staying at a private luxury villa

Private villas have redefined the concept of vacation accommodations ever since it entered the hospitality scene. Seeing that these vacation homes offer luxuries and conveniences that other accommodation options can’t, many travellers have chosen to spend their holiday getaway in these properties. In this article, we’re listing down some of the key advantages of staying […]

Lon Retreat & Spa

10 romantic retreats near Melbourne, Australia

Dynamic, artsy, urban, coffee-crazy with inner neighbourhoods that are quirky and full of character – Melbourne is one of Australia’s most popular destinations. It’s easy to see why, with so many culturally enriching places, awesome food, and great weather (well, in summer at least!). But for those looking to experience more than the city, travel […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

7 of the most luxurious beachfront villas you can rent in Phuket

7 of the most luxurious beachfront villas you can rent in Phuket

A holiday in the tropics cannot be pictured without the vibrant image of a lovely beach. On the paradise island of Phuket, such gorgeous sandy shores may be plenty, but often, they come with crowds of tourists too. Surprisingly, though the island is home to an impressive myriad of home rentals that offer complete exclusivity, […]

Bellbrae

12 exquisite private villas in New Zealand

New Zealand, it’s got everything an outdoor enthusiast could ever want: wild beaches, majestic peaks, vast wildernesses, and lush green forests. Each region boasts a unique combination of nature, culture, modernity and experiences to suit every interest. The land of the long white cloud is also blessed with some of the most exquisite luxury accommodation. […]