When the short daylight hours and cold temperatures make us miss those lazy days lounging by the beach, enjoying exhilarating boat trips, sipping cocktails poolside, and spending long summer evenings chatting around a dining table with the sound of crickets as a soundtrack… The only solution is to start planning the next summer holiday!
Warm temperatures, blue seas glistening under the sun, and the scents and colours of the Mediterranean countryside are the best things to look forward to - and perhaps to gift to loved ones - even when winter rages around us.
We’ve collated the newest European villas in our portfolio to give you a taste of the summer ahead.
Spirit of Son Fuster
Bedrooms: 10, Guests: 20
Outdoor living is at the centre of this stunning estate, sprawling over 40 hectares at the foot of Serra de Tramuntana in Mallorca. The hiking trails, horse stables, riding paddock, heated swimming pool, fully-equipped outdoor gym, and yoga terrace are only some of the many amenities available to fitness enthusiasts. For guests preferring ultimate relaxation, there are plenty of terraces and lounge areas – including a Berber-style tent, canopy-draped daybeds, and a poolside bar.
Indoors, this 14th-century farmhouse has been respectfully renovated with ten bedrooms and vast communal areas displaying a carefully-curated selection of contemporary furniture and art. Fully staffed, Spirit of Son Fuster is an uber-luxurious hidden gem that will exceed the expectations of even the most demanding guests.
Bedrooms: 6, Guests: 12
The panoramic sea views from this villa are so captivating that it will be difficult to leave! With a terrace shaped like a ship’s bow projected into the Mediterranean, Villa Mimosa overlooks the picturesque islet of Sa Dragonera.
This six-bedroom contemporary property has a truly fantastic location, within walking distance of the scenic Cala Marmassen and the lively Port D’Andraxt. But if the views are too enticing to leave, then the villa’s heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, well-tended gardens, and indulgent spa will be more than enough to entertain its residents.
Bedrooms: 4, Guests: 8
A few steps away from the sandy shores of Soros Beach, the charming Villa Astir offers the perfect location for relishing beach life. It also provides the ideal base for enjoying the relaxed local bar scene, as it is just a short drive from Antiparos Town.
The villa interiors are bright and cosy, comprising four bedrooms, living and dining areas, and a games room. The property is ideally set up for outdoor living, with a large infinity pool overlooking the sea, a petanque pitch and basketball hoop, an al fresco kitchen with a barbecue and wood fire pizza oven, and even an outdoor sound system for providing the soundtrack to leisurely dinners under the stars.
L’Etoile des Baux
Bedrooms: 8, Guests: 16
With several of its rooms carved into the rocks of the Alpilles, defining this property as unique is an understatement. The rugged rock formation mellows into a verdant, landscaped garden that includes a heated swimming pool, a children’s playhouse and even a scenic outdoor theatre that doubles as an outdoor cinema.
Across its three buildings, this stylish property features eight bedrooms, a fully-equipped gym, a bar, a library, a wine cellar, and workspace areas that can transform this luxury villa into a cutting-edge corporate retreat space. Provence and its inspiring landscapes and villages are on the villas’ doorstep, together with a Michelin-star restaurant and an 18-hole golf course, making L’Etoile des Baux the ideal setting for a truly luxurious getaway.
Villa Clos Mireille
Bedrooms: 9, Guests: 18
Immersed in almost 60 hectares of the famous Cote de Provence vineyards and with direct beach access, Villa Clos Mireille is a beautifully-restored bastide that blends the best qualities of a countryside mansion with those of a seaside property. The warm stone of the building and muted colours of the décor enhance the romantic outlook. Guests are invited to savour the simple yet exquisite pleasures of summer: a stroll in the garden, a swim in a nearby bay, or a chilled glass of wine whilst watching an enchanting sunset.
This sophisticated sanctuary can host up to 18 guests and offers plenty of activities and services to suit all tastes, from wine tasting to water sports and from a private chef preparing local delicacies to chauffeur service for exploring the villa’s exquisite surroundings.