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After many months spent indoors, waiting impatiently for life to start again and dreaming of seaside destinations, there is nothing more enticing than a villa where the beach is only a few steps away; somewhere to run to easily for an early morning dive or a midnight dip, knowing that home is close by and a forgotten towel, toy or book will not be a problem!
With Greece reopening its borders ahead of schedule, we’ve selected the best of our Greek villas within walking distance to the beach.
One of the greatest perks of choosing a luxury villa is undoubtedly the privacy – no busy restaurants or crowded pools to share with other guests, no queues at the bar, the freedom of using the gym or the sauna at any time... But what about the service? Most luxury villas come with basic services – like breakfast or cleaning – included, however some villas offer such a lavish level of service and a staff that leaves nothing to be desired.
Here is a choice of fully-staffed villas with all the benefits – or more – of a 5-star hotel:
As the winter frosts melt and the first flowers start to bloom, nature in Europe truly comes alive. From rolling green hills to purple lavender fields, and vibrant wildflowers in all shades, a whole new palette of colours is exposed in spring. The sunshine is pleasant without the fierce heat of summer and crowds are fewer, making it the perfect time to hike in the hills or cycle through pretty villages and country lanes.
Though travel may be restricted this spring, we can still daydream about the blossoming landscapes and the luxurious properties from which to enjoy them. Below are our picks of the bunch.
Are you missing the hustle and bustle of a big city? Elegant restaurants, quaint coffee shops, large avenues with glittering windows, and countless culture and entertainment opportunities have enriched our life for a long time and will again soon, so it’s best to be prepared!
Here is a selection of properties in the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities, which can’t wait to welcome you again.
Most of us are only able to dream about travelling right now... so we can dream big! Whatever the next holiday will be, it will have to be a special one to make us forget all these months spent at home. Here is a selection of luxury properties that showcase the best architecture and design on offer – something truly special to look forward to.
While the Christmas holidays may be slightly different this year, the best gift we could receive is spending time with all our family and loved ones. And although large reunions may still be difficult for now, why not spend the holidays planning a gathering as soon as possible?
With various states of lockdown all over the world, many of us have found a new appreciation for the great outdoors. Getting away from the stresses of everyday life and immersing oneself in the relaxing surroundings provided by Mother Nature may be just what the doctor ordered after weeks - or even months - indoors.
But you don’t have to forgo all your creature comforts to enjoy the wilderness. Whether you prefer the sea or the snow, mountains or open plains, islands or forests, we’ve collated our top luxury properties that offer first-class service and comfort along with the opportunity to step into the wild.
Working from home has become the new going to the office. Of course, the same four walls can become quite boring after a while – so why not change the scenery and relocate to somewhere you can go for leisurely walks between emails, or sunbathe between Zoom meetings?
Here is our top selection of villas offering special deals for long stays that will allow you to work and play this winter.
The importance of physical activity has never been as evident as it is today. Whether for health or for pleasure, fitness has felt like a vital part of our life, especially during those long weeks when staying at home was the order of the day.
If you wish to get back into shape and enjoy a luxury holiday at the same time, here you can find a selection of stunning villas with the best sports and fitness facilities on offer.
While the last few months indoors have seen many of us experimenting in the kitchen, there is nothing better than leaving the pleasures of the table to the professionals!
With the chilly season approaching for those of us in the northern hemisphere, sitting down to a well-set table for a tasty meal and a glass of two of delicious wine is far too tempting.
Here is our selection of the top villas offering the best culinary experiences.
After the last challenging few months, most people are experiencing a desire to go back to normal life, but at the same time they are concerned for their well-being and that of those closest to them.
Renting a private villa could be the solution that combines great locations, a fantastic service, and plenty of entertaining activities. It also offers the privacy and seclusion we are not quite ready to give up yet. Here is our selection for some of the best villas away from the crowds.
As travel restrictions ease, we’re all starting to think about our next holiday. And after a pretty intense year so far, the focus for many is on switching off, de-stressing, and really nurturing both the body and the mind.
We’ve put together a selection of properties that offer plenty of opportunities for mindfulness and relaxation - from yoga and meditation by the sea, to pampering in-house spa treatments - without compromising on luxury.
For luxury traveller, finding an unknown destination may feel like a challenge, however, there is a myriad of beautiful spots you may not have thought about visiting yet.
Here is our selection of luxury villas in lesser-known destinations that offer visitors a taste of authentic local life.
Discerning travellers are more and more looking for longer stays in safe environments. Private villas can offer seclusion, security and protection to those who do not want to give up on summer holidays. There are plenty of activities that can be enjoyed in the open spaces of nature whilst respecting social distancing, from a yoga or Pilates class, to a mountain hike, to a friendly game of tennis.
Here is a selection of some available villas in Italy, to help you find your perfect retreat.
If the tree is lit and Christmas carols are playing all over the radio, yet the weather is doing nothing to cheer you up, perhaps a holiday in the sun is in order!
Here you find My Private Villas’ suggestions for the best luxury winter sun holidays.
Choosing a family holiday can be a daunting task: from finding engaging activities for moody teenagers, to keeping the terrible twos occupied, different age groups come with different challenges.
To help in this search, My Private Villas has put together a selection of fantastic chalets in the top ski resorts to satisfy even the most demanding family group.
Come October, the summer crowds give way to seasoned travellers looking for off-the-beaten-track locations to reconnect with nature. Red and gold hues and misty sunrises inspire long walks and even if the days are shorter and cooler, huddling around a cosy fireplace at the end of the day is something to look forward to!
Here is our selection of the best luxury properties for enjoying autumn in all its glory.
It’s undeniable – one of the most enjoyable parts of a holiday is indulging in the local cuisine. The iconic Michelin Guide is a beacon for gastronomes all over the world and is definitely a source of inspiration for all discerning travellers seeking the best creations from celebrated chefs worldwide.
Here you find our selection of luxury properties located near Michelin-starred restaurants.
Holidays: long days spent lounging on a beach, around a pool, or by a crackling fireplace. Finally time to read that book everybody’s talking about! And perhaps get some great ideas for the next getaway…
Here you find a selection of destinations inspired by literary works to help you feel like the hero of your own masterpiece.
Travelling is not only an experience of the body, but also of the mind. We travel to relax, but also to visit unique, unforgettable places, to create memories and experiences to cherish over time. Certain places have something so special about them that they are internationally recognised for their educational, scientific or cultural significance – here is our list of beautiful villas near UNESCO World Heritage sites.
With the world’s attention focussed on climate change these days, an increasing demand from environmentally-conscious travellers has meant that a lot of properties are approaching building and energy consumption in a new, eco-friendly way.
Here is our selection of villas that focus on being kind to the planet, as well as their guests.
A big birthday is coming up, and you want to celebrate with a family reunion. You and your best friends from high school are now married with children, and you’ve been planning a holiday together for ages! Or maybe you and your partner want to celebrate a wedding anniversary with all the people you love…
Here is our choice of large capacity villas to celebrate the most important moments of your life with the most important people in it.
Astronomical events have been an infinite source of wonder, fascination and romance since the dawn of times. My Private Villas is offering you a selection of villas that will allow you to enjoy skies full of stars, romantic moonlit dinners and unforgettable parties that will last all night.
A luxurious bathroom is often one of the greatest pleasures of a holiday. From decadent marble baths to wonderful tubs-with-a-view, here you have a selection of our properties with the most lavish and extravagant bathrooms.
You can feel it in the air: pink blooms against a blue sky, the bright yellow of crocuses in the park, the days getting longer… Spring is on the way! and at My Private Villas, we decided to celebrate it showcasing the villas with the most glorious gardens, the perfect places to follow the scent of flowers and get lost in the greenery.
The Oscars have just been awarded and, since we love a bit of glitz and glamour, we thought we would offer a selection of filming locations which who will make any guest feel like a movie star! From iconic TV series to romantic feature films, here you find a selection of locations and properties that will provide the best set for the movie of your holidays.
New Year and new resolutions go hand-in-hand, but how often do we keep them? To make it easier, at My Private Villas we suggest a slower start to the year, with a focus on self; travelling to iconic destinations and staying in beautiful villas. Offering both relaxing and invigorating activities, with healthy food experiences that speak not only to the well-being and nourishment of the body but also to that of enriching the mind.
With the holiday season fast approaching, it is hard not to think of beautifully decorated tables, resplendent with shiny silverware and laden with delicacies. Throughout the world, most cultures like to celebrate holidays with unique traditions and special recipes handed down generation by generation, rich with taste and memories.
Whatever your heart desires, let us entice you with our collection of incredible properties providing utterly unique experiences; from swimming with turtles to sky-diving, jet-surfing to pool cinema, or snorkelling in a coral garden to shark feeding, our winter sun destinations offer everything you can think of for a memorable holiday with family and friends. Whether travelling East or West, we can offer an innumerable range of experiences that will transform a beach-side holiday into a kaleidoscopic dream of activities, encounters and unforgettable adventures.
Chocolate is one of the first things that comes to mind when thinking of Switzerland – quickly followed by its mountains. What could be better, then, than enjoying a cup of steaming hot chocolate in front of the fireplace, after a day spent skiing? Here are our suggestions for the best chalets in several different Swiss resorts, where you can combine great slopes, luxurious accommodation, and a love for chocolate.
Why is it that the Mediterranean travel destinations constantly make it to top on any discerning travellers’ bucket list? Is it the sea, the sun, the sand, or maybe the culture, the culinary experiences, the vibe, or the sense of security? Whatever the mix of reasons, the Mediterranean offers fantastic holiday destinations. We’ve created the ultimate list for your next holiday, selecting the best destinations offering striking postcard views, history, food, beaches, partying and shopping opportunities.
There are only 31 days until Easter, so if you haven’t booked your spring getaway yet, now’s the best time. We have shortlisted some of our best properties in Italy and France, which will warmly welcome you, your friends and family to celebrate Easter or simply the arrival of spring. All the villas suggested boast stunning countryside locations, ample gardens, and superb views.
With the constant temperature drops, the shortening days, and the greyer skies, you may find yourself wondering where’s the best place to spend the winter holidays on the beach. To help you, we have selected the best villas in picture-perfect destinations for a fix of winter sun.
Fiji or the Caribbean? Greece or Italy? Bali or Mozambique? Which one do you think is the world’s most romantic and honeymoon-worthy destination? We think all of them. For our August newsletter edition, we have cherry-picked our best luxury villas with the highest romance quotient to give you inspiration and help for planning one of the most important travels of your lifetime, your honeymoon.
In today’s modern life it’s so hard to strike the perfect work-life balance. We’re all governed by our jobs and that is why our holidays are the perfect opportunity to reconnect and spend quality time with the ones we love the most, our families. At My Private Villas, we recognise how important it is to find the perfect summer beach holiday, so we have cherry-picked some of the best luxury villas that all the family can enjoy.
Pamper yourself with an unforgettable summer retreat in a luxury villa with panoramic sea views and start the day with delightful breakfasts in sun-kissed gardens. Get inspired by our selection of European villas to help you pick the best destination.
Panoramic vistas of the sea, golden beaches, gentle breezes, endless sunny days, and the best luxury villas – nothing really gets quite as exciting as escaping to the coast. So why not take your dear ones to enjoy an unforgettable break in some of Italy’s most desired coastal destinations? From the astonishing Amalfi Coast, charming Capri, superb Sardinia, stunning Sicily, thrilling Tuscan Coast, famous Forte dei Marmi, or amazing Apulia, each destination will welcome you with beauty, liveliness, good food and the energising qualities of the coast
Are you still looking for inspiration for an Easter getaway? Whether you are longing for a relaxing holiday in the Tuscan countryside, or by the Mediterranean coast, or if you simply wish a city break for culture and retail therapy, we have selected some of our best luxury villas and apartments to match all tastes.
Whether you want to hit the slopes one more time before the snow melts, long to go somewhere warm where you can enjoy the sun, or prefer to go on a city break, February's half term is the ideal time to escape with your family. If you still haven’t made up your mind about the location, here are some suggestions to help you find inspiration.
This December, give yourself or your dear ones the gift of travel with a European city-break. We have cherry-picked the best properties in some of the most charming cities in Italy, France, Germany and the Czech Republic. Apart from a luxurious stay, you can enjoy the Christmas markets, wander through the festively decorated streets and do shopping in some iconic cities.
Are you still looking for inspiration for your luxury winter holiday in Asia, the Indian Ocean or New Zealand? Welcome the New Year in style by lazing on the sandy beaches in Thailand or Seychelles, exploring hidden temples in Bali or hiking in Queenstown with some of the world’s most scenic landscapes behind your back. We have handpicked the 10 best luxury villas for your delightful winter sun retreat in some exotic lands.
This cold weather got us all dreaming about the winter holidays and the warmth of the roaring fire. Just imagine spending Christmas with your loved ones in a charming chalet oozing luxury and comfort while taking in the views of the snow-capped mountains. Get ready to indulge in mouth-watering dinners prepared to perfection, enjoy mulled wine and welcome the New Year watching the colourful display of fireworks.
We have carefully selected 10 amazingly designed chalets nestled in some of Europe’s finest resorts. Hurry up! They still have availability over Christmas or New Year’s Eve.
This winter holiday forget about the icy temperatures, the grey days and book a holiday at one of the handpicked luxury villas in the Caribbean. The exotic Caribbean destinations will always be enticing due to their warm weather, long stretches of soft beaches, swaying palm trees, lush greenery all around and fantastic water sports opportunities. From the famous beaches in Anguilla and the Dominican Republic to the sailing heaven in Antigua, the private island in Bahamas to the posh St Barths or the exclusive Mustique or Turks and Caicos Islands, we present you the ten best luxury villas for a winter-sun escape.
Imagine a luxury ski holiday where you can walk out of your private chalet’s front door, simply step into your skis or snowboard and ski straight out onto the slopes. Whether it is adrenaline, relaxation or inspiration brought by breathtaking scenery what you are looking for, take a look at our selection of ski-in ski-out chalets. From Verbier, the mecca in the Swiss Alps to the famous Courchevel 1850 part of the Trois Vallées in France, our team has handpicked the best luxury catered alpine properties where you can be just a stone’s throw away from the action on the slopes.
For wine lovers and gourmets, a wine holiday is the perfect getaway to somewhere scenic staying at a luxury villa immersed in the best wine regions in the world to delight the taste buds. Both wine experts and new enthusiasts can have the ultimate wine tasting experience and learn about the tradition of the winemaking process by choosing to stay at one of the properties part of My Private Villas’ collection. We include some of the most exclusive wine estates, located in world-renowned wine destinations from the picturesque Tuscany, chic French regions as Provence and Bordeaux to the far-off lush vineyards near Cape Town.
From small properties for intimate weddings to large lavish estates able to accommodate the entire group, our collection of luxury villas features great ideas for organising the event of your lifetime! Whether you prefer a beachfront villa by the Caribbean Sea, an Italian mansion surrounded by stunning gardens or an elegant private French residence, we are here to help you plan the perfect celebration at one of the most charming wedding villas.
Still dreaming about your summer holiday? It is not a dream to have your private beach or to walk barefoot to your own secluded sandy beach. With a wide array of choices, from a private estate in the ultra glamorous Cap Ferrat in the French Riviera, a seafront villa in the tranquil Antiparos or an intimate one bedroom house next to an exclusive beach in Sardinia for your idyllic romantic getaway, My Private Villas can cater to every taste. We are committed to create your tailor made holiday experience to make this summer memorable together with your loved ones.
Thinking about having a different type of holiday this year? If you want to learn a new skill, try a new sport, challenge your body and push your boundaries, have a look at our selection of stunning properties around the world and get inspired. From diving or snorkelling in Antigua and game viewing in Africa to mountain biking in Verbier or sailing on the Mediterranean, we are able to create bespoke experiences for every taste. We are committed to ensure your holiday will be memorable so do contact us with any requests you might have and we would be pleased to assist.
Sail away and recharge your batteries far from the mainland on one of the Mediterranean islands. There are endless choices to please all travellers, from the quaint little villages on the Greek islands, sophisticated Italian towns with chic charm like Capri, medieval towns, untouched beaches to Ibiza’s vivid nightlife with some of the best parties in the world.
Take a look at our selection of Mediterranean villas as we have a wide collection of properties suitable for various types of holidays, may it be a tranquil beach retreat or something more vibrant on a cosmopolitan island.
If you are planning that longed for family holiday and searching for a special place where you can all gather and live some of the best memories, you need to look no further. Here at My Private Villas, we have handpicked the best family friendly villas which kids can enjoy as much as the parents.
Our luxury villas are ideal for kids of all ages and boast a wide range of child-friendly facilities from villas by the beach or in the countryside to large properties with extensive gardens which kids can explore and never get tired of.
Prepare the champagne: the New Year is almost here and we want to celebrate with you with a list of the most amazing properties to ring in the New Year.
Imagine having an entire island to yourself, along with all the luxuries and amenities of a top notch sea side vacation: indulging in a private island experience can truly mean having the time of one’s life.
Long, lazy days basking in the sunshine and even longer, fun-filled nights: Spain is the ideal holiday destination both for those who want to relax and those who prefer a more happening vacation. Our collection of amazing Spanish villas offer the chance to do both.
Flowers are in bloom, temperatures are rising and days are getting longer: spring is a great time to enjoy a quiet holiday without having to deal with crowds are extreme heat. From the white sands Caribbean to the green hills of Tuscany discover 10 of our most amazing properties.
When it comes to swimming pools, our luxury villas feature some of the most spectacular in the world.
Rolling hills, vineyards and stunning panoramas: the Tuscan countryside is famous world wide for its quaintness and beauty.
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