Here is a selection of luxury properties that showcase the best architecture and design on offer – something truly special to look forward to.
Villa Ultima CorfuCorfu, Greece
Up to 12 guests
Villa Ultima Corfu seems to be springing from the rocks itself; the harsh stone has been almost magically transformed into a series of landscaped terraces and luxurious accommodation until it reaches the shore. The fantastic location, with 180-degree views over the Mediterranean, is only one of the several attractions of the property. With six bedrooms, well-curated interiors, and a series of indoor amenities like a gym, cinema room and a spa, the property will satisfy even the most demanding guest. But it’s the outside - sculpted from the rocks and transformed into two pools, a yoga platform and sunbathing terraces - that makes this villa truly special.
Isla Sa Ferradura
Up to 12 guests
Hovering between the blues of the sky and the sea, this villa is located on an islet off the coast of Ibiza. The contemporary, stark white building cuts a spectacular figure even from afar. On a closer look, this six-bedroom villa is a modern masterpiece of architecture that offers unique touches like a lagoon pool set amidst luxuriant tropical gardens, and a relaxing terrace with bars and a DJ mixing deck – perfect for private parties.
With a full staff, this is one of the very few private islands for rent in the Mediterranean – a real gem of style and exclusivity.
Holy Deer San Lorenzo City Lodge
Up to 4 guests
Overlooking one of the most famous squares in Rome, graced by original 17th Century frescoes, and restored to an exacting standard thanks to the work of Italian artisans, this uber-luxurious apartment is the city-stay par excellence.
With a mixture of original baroque fittings like the grand marble door frames or the ornate ceilings, and contemporary touches like the opulent soft furnishing and the self-playing grand piano, there is nothing in this apartment - once belonging to a Pope - that would leave you wanting for more; more is simply not possible.
Up to 10 guests
This wonderful luxury chalet, only a few minutes’ walk from the heart of Zermatt, has been built to enjoy the best possible views of the Matterhorn; it boasts floor-to-ceiling windows that allow guests to soak in the majestic view of the mountains from the spacious lounge or the comfort of one of its six bedrooms.
With a charming blend of natural materials and sophisticated touches, the property is ideal for both skiers and less active guests, thanks to the high-end spa facilities, the Michelin chef gourmet meals and a well-curated, walk-in wine cellar.
Cape Town, South Africa
Up to 12 guests
The brainchild of the famous SAOTA architectural firm, this spectacular villa in Clifton, Cape Town, is sprawled over six floors. It presents at its heart a large, futuristic double-height living room that almost seems to float over the swimming pool below.
The cutting-edge design is also reflected in the six bedrooms - four of which boast sea views - and in the communal spaces, which are also decorated with evocative pieces of contemporary art. Indoor and outdoor spaces fuse to make the most of the spectacular views and the well-tended terraces.