Go on, admit it – we’ve all sat there watching one of these TV shows on the homes of the rich and famous and wished like mad it could be ours. Living in a luxury house or villa, enjoying the beautiful views and the access to great nightlife or shopping. While we might all think this lifestyle is out of our reach without millions in the bank, that isn’t completely true. It is possible to have access to this lifestyle, or at least the houses involved in it, through luxury holiday villas. And here are a few ideas to help start your holiday plans!
London remains one of the most important cities in the world and there is so much to do that spending a month there would only scratch the surface. The Argyll Road II luxury townhouse is spread over five floors and can accommodate up to 10 people at a time, with children equally welcome. The house is in Kensington Gardens, just a short walk from the Kensington High Street with its museums and shops as well as places to eat and drink. The townhouse has all the modern conveniences to make a stay pleasant as well as its own balcony and a terrace garden complete with a barbeque.
Tourism is a crucial part of the economy and Croatia and as such, there is all styles of homes and villas available. Ying Yang is one of a growing number of luxury Croatian villas, and is found on the island of Pag, set among the clear seas of the Adriatic and just a short distance from the buzzing nightlife of Zrce beach. The views of the ocean and the mountains are breath-taking and the villa makes full use of them with an outdoor pool, patio, garden and a barbeque as well as its own wine room. It is suitable for between four and seven people.
If your idea of luxury involves hitting the ski slopes, then the Chalet Le R in the Three Valleys, France, is the perfect solution. This stunning, modern chalet offers stunning views of the slopes of the Three Valleys ski area and easy access to the ski lifts. For those days spend in the chalet, there is an indoor swimming pool, hot tub and sauna. The chalet comes with a host who can collect you each morning for the start of skiing and even provide a private nanny if the kids are staying behind for the day.
If you prefer a little more sun, the Luminx villa is on the Cote d’Azur in the South of France and offers amazing scenery with St Paul de Vence just a short distance away. The villa can accommodate ten people, has its own swimming pool with surrounding terraces and even comes with a private chef as well as a host to help organise your days.
Sea Villa offers a taste of the Caribbean with its Infinity Edge pool overlooking the beach and Jacuzzi as well as outdoor dining pavilion. There are four maser suites within the villa and all the modern conveniences are included while it has its own private pathway straight to the beach.