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 selection of fully-staffed villas with all the benefits (or more) of a 5-star hotel:
The Resort Villa
Guests: Up to 18
With a ratio of approximately four members of staff for each guest, no luxury hotel can compare to the extremely attentive service offered at The Resort Villa in Thailand. The estate comprises eight luxury villas with a total of nine bedrooms, and boasts an incredible range of services, sports and exciting experiences that can be arranged – enough to keep guests entertained for days. Those who prefer relaxation have a vast choice of pools with fabulous sea views and always someone to hand, happy to pour them a drink… the perfect life!
St Tropez, France
Guests: Up to 18
Nestled discreetly amongst pine and cypress trees, this nine-bedroom villa – within walking distance of the best beaches in St Tropez – balances a traditional exterior with a contemporary, light-filled décor. On its sprawling gardens there is a large, heated swimming pool and a boules pitch, while the indoors offer a cinema room, wine cellar, a games room and a gym. The professional kitchen is tended by a Michelin-trained chef, while a concierge and a 24-hour chauffeur can assist with helping guests enjoy the many glittering attractions of the area.
Villa La Cassinella
Lake Como, Italy
Guests: Up to 17
This historical eight-bedroom villa benefits from a privileged location on the shores of Lake Como and is surrounded by large, enchanting gardens. Everything in the property invites guests to enjoy life at its best; from the graceful terraces, perfect for a fresco dining, to the romantic garden paths, the pool coated in 22 carat gold tiles to the private mooring with a boat always ready for a private trip around the lake. With a plethora of indoor and outdoor amenities and a full staff available to cater to guests’ every need, this retreat on Lake Como offers a truly indulgent stay.
Chalet Truffe Blanche
Guests: Up to 18
Only 10 minutes from the heart of Verbier and its 400 km of slopes, this magnificent nine-bedroom chalet mixes traditional architecture with contemporary amenities. The fully-equipped gym and amazing spa area are the best places to burn off the lavish breakfasts and delicious afternoon teas prepared by the chef, while the butler will suggest the best wines from the cellar to be paired with dinner. Night owls will enjoy the private nightclub, while a cinema room and a pool table are available for more sedate evenings in.
Turks and Caicos, Caribbean
Guests: Up to 10
The white sandy beach of Grace Bay and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean frame this spectacular five-bedroom villa in Turks and Caicos. Lucky guests will be able to enjoy the theatrical interiors inspired by the works of Oliver Messel, socialise and sunbathe near the pool or on the beach, or enjoy an outdoor yoga session. The villa offers plenty of sport opportunities – volleyball, Peloton or electric bikes – while the live-in staff will be on hand to prepare a delicious meal or barbecue or arrange one of the many activities available, from water sports to spa treatments.