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The Road Less Travelled

The Road Less Travelled

As Robert Frost once proclaimed, taking the road less travelled can make all the difference. Lesser-known destinations can offer fewer crowds, pristine landscapes, and unique experiences to enjoy. However, visiting places off the beaten track doesn't mean sacrificing luxury.

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Home & Away - Remote Working in Luxury

Home & Away - Remote Working in Luxury

Over the past 18 months, many of us have changed the way we work - going from the standard five days a week in the office to a mix of in-office and at-home working. This flexible work style definitely has its perks, however, for those who are tired of the four walls of their study or living room, a remote working getaway could be the perfect solution.

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Baby Steps

Baby Steps

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!

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At Your Service

At Your Service

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.

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Europe in Bloom

Europe in Bloom

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.

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City Lights

City Lights

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!

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Architectural Gems

Architectural Gems

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.

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All Together Soon

All Together Soon

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.

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Into the Wild

Into the Wild

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.

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All Work & All Play

All Work & All Play

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?

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Fit for Purpose

Fit for Purpose

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.

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Culinary Journeys

Culinary Journeys

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!

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Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd

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.

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Mindfulness Retreats

Mindfulness Retreats

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.

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Hidden Treasures

Hidden Treasures

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.

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Fall Back in Love with Italy

Fall Back in Love with Italy

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.

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Quest for Winter Sun

Quest for Winter Sun

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!

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Top 10 Chalets for Families

Top 10 Chalets for Families

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.

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Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves

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!

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Food for Thought

Food for Thought

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.

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Holiday Reads

Holiday Reads

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…

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Places of the Heart

Places of the Heart

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.

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Friends with Nature

Friends with Nature

With the world’s attention focussed on climate change, 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.

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The More, the Merrier!

The More, the Merrier!

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…

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Dancing in the Moonlight

Dancing in the Moonlight

Astronomical events have been an infinite source of wonder, fascination and romance since the dawn of time. Here is our selection of villas that will allow guests to enjoy skies full of stars, romantic moonlit dinners, and unforgettable parties that will last all night.

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Bath, Bath & Beyond

Bath, Bath & Beyond

A luxurious bathroom is often one of the greatest pleasures of a holiday.

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Gardens of Eden

Gardens of Eden

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!

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Live Like a Film Star

Live Like a Film Star

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!

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New Year, New You

New Year, New You

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.

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Christmas Holiday Traditions

Christmas Holiday Traditions

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.

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Every Activity Under the Sun

Every Activity Under the Sun

Whatever your heart desires, let us entice you with our collection of incredible winter sun 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...

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Top Mediterranean Destinations for Unique Experiences

Top Mediterranean Destinations for Unique Experiences

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? Maybe the culture, the culinary experiences, the classic vibe?

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An Easter Escape

An Easter Escape

Easter is approaching and if you haven’t booked your spring getaway yet, now’s the best time.

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Exotic Winter Sun Villas

Exotic Winter Sun Villas

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.

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Top Dream-like Honeymoon Villas

Top Dream-like Honeymoon Villas

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.

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Best Family-Friendly Summer Villas

Best Family-Friendly Summer Villas

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.

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Top European Sea View Villas

Top European Sea View Villas

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.

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Escape to the Italian Coast

Escape to the Italian Coast

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?

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 7 Top Destinations for the Easter Holiday

7 Top Destinations for the Easter Holiday

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.

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February Half-Term Holiday Ideas

February Half-Term Holiday Ideas

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.

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7 Destinations for a Christmas Shopping Break

7 Destinations for a Christmas Shopping Break

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.

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Best Luxury Villas for an Exotic Getaway

Best Luxury Villas for an Exotic Getaway

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.

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Best Chalets for Christmas & New Year's in Style

Best Chalets for Christmas & New Year's in Style

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.

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Top 10 Luxury Caribbean Villas for Winter Sun

Top 10 Luxury Caribbean Villas for Winter Sun

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.

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Best Luxury Wine Estates

Best Luxury Wine Estates

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.

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Best Luxury Wedding Villas

Best Luxury Wedding Villas

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!

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Walking Distance to the Beach

Walking Distance to the Beach

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...

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Active Holidays

Active Holidays

Thinking about 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.

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Best Sea View Villas on the Mediterranean Islands

Best Sea View Villas on the Mediterranean Islands

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.

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Best Family-friendly Villas for Hassle-free Holidays

Best Family-friendly Villas for Hassle-free Holidays

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.

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A Special New Year's Eve

A Special New Year's Eve

The New Year is almost here and we want to celebrate with you!

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The Private Island Experience

The Private Island Experience

Imagine having an entire island to yourself, along with all the luxuries and amenities of a top notch seaside vacation... Indulging in a private island experience can truly mean having the time of one’s life.

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Top 10 Luxury Villas in Spain

Top 10 Luxury Villas in Spain

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 active holiday.

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Top 10 Villas for an Amazing Spring Break

Top 10 Villas for an Amazing Spring Break

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.

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The Most Spectacular Pools

The Most Spectacular Pools

When it comes to swimming pools, our luxury villas feature some of the most spectacular in the world.

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Best Tuscan Countryside Villas

Best Tuscan Countryside Villas

Rolling hills, vineyards and stunning panoramas: the Tuscan countryside is famous world wide for its quaintness and beauty.

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