Category: Vacation Rentals

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. […]

A stunning new villa concept has launched in the western Algarve

A stunning new villa concept has launched in the western Algarve

A new, exclusive villa concept has launched in the western Algarve. LUX MARE is a luxury holiday rental collection with two of the most stunning contemporary properties on the Portuguese shoreline. It all began when a Norwegian couple decided to build on their years of holidaying in the Algarve. Their unrivaled passion for the region […]

Top 10 luxury beach houses in New South Wales

Top 10 luxury beach houses in New South Wales

New South Wales is Australia’s most populous state and one of its most popular destinations, thanks in part to Sydney. But while that may be so, there are certainly other locations in this state that are just as magnificent. Dazzling, white-sand beaches, charming coastal towns, lush hinterlands, and a slew of superb accommodation, it’s no […]

5 benefits to choosing a villa in the Dominican Republic

5 benefits to choosing a villa in the Dominican Republic

Since the Dominican Republic hosted its first PGA Tour event in 2018, there’s never been a better time to check out the spectacular golf that the Caribbean paradise has to offer. The island’s best courses speak for themselves: Teeth of the Dog, Punta Espada, and newly-featured Tour host Corales are all among the world’s best. […]

Special feature: Mas du Brulat, Provence, France

Special feature: Mas du Brulat, Provence, France

In the heart of a small, pretty village in Provence’s department of Var, just under an hour’s drive from Marseille, is a new luxury hotel called Mas du Brulat. Built in 1594, some 200 years before the French Revolution, this historic building, which now houses not only a hotel but also a restaurant and bar, […]

This new luxury villa collection is another reason to visit Sri Lanka right now

This new luxury villa collection is another reason to visit Sri Lanka right now

One of the most up-and-coming luxury holiday destinations just got a whole lot more tempting. Luxury villa rental service Inspiring Villas has added some of the most exclusive beachfront properties in Sri Lanka to their portfolio. Already known for their exclusive luxury villas in Thailand, Inspiring Villas is now offering the same five-star standard in […]

Top 5 reasons to visit Cefalù in Sicily

Top 5 reasons to visit Cefalù in Sicily

There are some places in the world that everyone loves. Cefalù (pronounced ‘chefaloo’) is one of those places. People just fall in love with it. After having toured around Sicily, many return to Cefalù the following year with their extended family or friends. Some even end up buying holiday villas in Cefalù there before retiring […]

Special feature: Teal House, Lemmington Cottages, Near Alnwick, Northumberland, UK

Special feature: Teal House, Lemmington Cottages, Near Alnwick, Northumberland, UK

A pheasant scurries across the road as we turn into the drive towards Teal House, our home for a week’s holiday in the north-east of England. We are about five miles to the west of Alnwick, widely regarded as one of the top pheasant shooting locations in the UK, and the many pheasants we see […]

Your own UK luxury holiday home on a stunning, private estate

Your own UK luxury holiday home on a stunning, private estate

Luxury bespoke homes on a private Somerset estate form a new development which offers the perfect lifestyle and getaway among an ancient landscape. Set around an idyllic mineral lake with man-made beaches, you’d be forgiven for thinking this quiet, woodland setting was miles from anywhere. Yet Cookswood is only 90 minutes from London Heathrow and […]