Europe takes luxury to a whole new level providing the perfect base for exceptional island holidays and quintessential escapes. Soak in the Mediterranean sun staying in a villa located in exotic destinations along the European Coast. Whether you rent a house on the beaches of Majorca in Spain or Corfu in Greece or something more rustic on a hilltop in classic Tuscany or the Luberon in France - Europe has a range of villa options to suit your exacting requirements. Be it an authentic stone bergerie among the olive groves, a modern designer villa overlooking the Mediterranean, a panoramic view, or a big pool and garden for the entire family, we’ll help you find your ideal holiday villa along the European Coast.
Amalfi Coast & Tuscany in Italy
The Amalfi coastline covers a stunning blend of vibrant scenery with dramatic rugged terrain, secluded bays, and villages steeped in a rich culture and history. Framed by the mesmerizing Tyrrhenian Sea, this Mediterranean jewel has been captivating travelers for centuries. Tuscany on the other hand is famous for its Chianti wines, its magnificent historic towns, such as Florence, Siena, Arezzo, San Gimignano, Cortona, Lucca and Volterra. Tuscany reveals its very soul with placid hills, wide pastures and neatly harvested vineyards and offers travelers a continuous sequence of stimulating highlights.
Borgo della Pia, Tuscany
Borgo della Pia is a luxury mansion set amidst an oasis of natural beauty extending over 3,000 acres in the heart of the Maremma region of Tuscany. Borgo della Pia represents the utmost in terms of luxury and service. The villa has a total of 9 very spacious bedrooms, all of which have en-suite bathrooms, most of which have both shower and tub and double sinks. There's also an additional villa 700 metres away, Villa del Pia which can accommodate large groups up to 30 people. The magnificent triple L-shaped swimming pool is a key attraction here. Separate elements connected by waterfalls having different depths and sizes have been designed to maximize enjoyment of the pool; there's something for everyone, from toddlers needing a safe area to those wanting to undertake some serious swimming exercise. Within the estate, guests also have access to stables for horse riding and a hard surfaced tennis court.
Price: €9,150-€15,000 per week.
Other Villa Options
Casa Olivi (Marche), Casale di Larniano (Siena), Le Pratola, Gaiole (Siena), Villa Fiorentina (Florence), Palazzo Santa Croce (Positano), Villa di Anacapri (Capri)
Crete & Corfu in Greece
Crete is the largest of the Greek Islands, and the most southerly Greek Isle, which essentially, caters to every taste. Crete is also home to many architectural and historical jewels. From ancient labyrinthine ruins to the Roman, Venetian and Turkish rule have left their mark with cobbled alleys, monasteries, old fortresses, mosques and harbors. With an enchanting beauty, culture and character that has inspired poets and painters, Crete's charm lies in its hospitable locals and 4,000 years of history.
The “beautiful and rich land” of Homer, Corfu is a paradise of poetic landscapes and culture. Corfu is the most famous of the Ionian Islands and is a rich blend of the Venetian, British and French cultures. Known as the ‘Emerald Isle’, it's the greenest of the Ionian Islands. Patchwork foothills covered in ancient olive groves contrast with tiny pebble bays and sandy shores. The old town with its special design and quiet, narrow roads is the biggest preserved medieval town in Greece.
Paradise Island Villas, Crete
Paradise Island Villas is an island experience to savor; combining 12 stylish luxury villas with the charm of a boutique hotel. Discreetly tucked away in Anissara, ten minute's walk from the sea, the resort is an ideal retreat from which to explore the rest of the island and some of its beautiful beaches. Named after Greek gods and goddesses, all 12 individually designed villas have views towards both the sea and mountains. The villas have a private pool and garden, a lounge poolside bar, bistro/restaurant, two main outdoor pools, a fitness room, a tennis court and more. This boutique resort is ideal for those looking to relax and catch up on a little bit of peace and quiet, or those who'd like to explore the island and all that it has to offer.
Price: €474-€660 per villa per night (based on Superior Villa, sleeping six). One-bedroom villa is offered for €237-378 per night.
Other Villa Options
Villa Eleni (Crete), Alexandra (Crete), The Black Pearl (Crete), Villa Rossa (Corfu), Bianca (Corfu), Cipriana (Corfu)
Provence & French Riveria (Côte d'Azur) in France
The Côte d’Azur basks luxuriously along the sunny southern extremes of France, sheltered by the magnificent Alpes Maritimes. Stretching from Toulon to the Italian border, the Cote d'Azur comprises St Tropez, Cannes, Nice and Monte Carlo, home of the famous Monaco Grand Prix. Cannes of course is known the world over for its annual Film Festival. But away from the coast, Provence has a traditional side and high in the hills you'll discover olive groves, lavender fields and peaceful medieval villages. Blessed with an almost tropical climate, Provence & French Riveria is an area synonymous with high flyers, high fashion, glamorous marinas and exotic boutiques. Magnificent scenery combined with a rich historical past of remarkable archaeological and architectural interest, together with a multitude of celebrations and festivals make it a very interesting area to visit. A superb climate ensures you’ll be dining al-fresco and relaxing by the pool throughout your luxury villa vacation.
Villa Jasmine, Côte d'Azur
This impeccable two-storey French villa is spacious and elegantly designed with high-quality luxurious finishes throughout. This immaculate and elegant villa has a wonderful setting close to the lively Saint Tropez with its numerous bars, nightclubs and restaurants, which await those, who want to experience the cosmopolitan lifestyle of the Côte d’Azur. The property is extensive and exquisitely designed with high-quality furnishings. Bedrooms are furnished with elegant French antique chests, dressing-tables or desks. There is also a covered Outdoor dining area with a built-in BBQ, which is perfect for al fresco living and is beautifully situated in the gardens.
Price: £5,311-£10,899 per week.
Other Villa Options
Villa Craon (Côte d'Azur), Villa Cascade (Côte d'Azur), Villa Olivier (Côte d'Azur), Villa Le Levandou (Provence), Chateau Grimaldi (Provence)
Andalusia & Majorca in Spain
Andalusia, Spain’s largest region, offers a varied landscape including rugged mountains, sandy coastline and dramatic gorges. A whirl of sun, beaches, white villages, traditional religious festivals, historic monuments, tapas and sherry make up this colourful and traditional part of Spain. Away from the coast, perched precariously on the mountainsides are stunning pueblos blancos, white villages, many still dominated by mediaeval castles. A host of World Heritage Sites dot the landscape, from the Moorish Alhambra Palace in Granada to Gaudi’s elaborates, if unfinished, Sagreda Familia Cathedral in Barcelona. To many, Andalusia is synonymous with the Costa del Sol, the aptly named sunshine coast with more hours of sunshine per year than any other holiday area. But there is much, much more. Explore three of the most iconic cultural traits of Spain—cuisine, flamenco, and bullfighting—in Andalucía, a region made popular in part because it is home to some of the best of all three. Absorb the captivating rhythms of flamenco during a private performance. Discover the historic riches and treasures of La Alhambra, Sevilla’s old city, Córdoba’s La Mezquita, and more.
Majorca (Mallorca) referred as the “Mediterranean Lady”, is the largest of the Balearic Islands lying off the coast of Spain and is home to superb choice of beaches, from tiny coves to long sweeping bays. Mallorca offers a great mix of beach resorts, stunning coastal and mountainous scenery along with a flavor of its rural and historical settlements. The wonderful climate, beautiful landscapes as well as its cosmopolitan ambience make it a privileged holiday resort. Stroll through charming coastal villages in search of the perfect olive oil—an island specialty—or a new cheese to sample with dinner, linger over coffee or tapas with the locals or simply laze the days away on sun-soaked Mediterranean beaches.
El Cortijo , Andalucía
Perched on a private hilltop overlooking the Mediterranean and the Sierra Tejada Reserve in Andalusia, this rustic-chic villa is surrounded by 10 acres of olive groves, vineyards, almond trees, Mediterranean gardens and exotic plantings. The entry opens into a walled courtyard with fountain, shaded pergola and built-in sculpted furniture. The master bedroom opens onto its own terrace offering Mediterranean Sea views and featuring an outdoor shower. Designer touches have been incorporated which include wooden beams, Mediterranean tile accents, terracotta floors, hand-stitched Suzani tapestries, and Spanish antiques. Moorish arches, latillas, heavy Spanish wooden doors and shuttered windows blend with all modern conveniences to provide for comfort, culture and style in this charming secluded villa.
Price: £3,185-£5,488 (prices are reduced for groups of less than 14) per week
Other Villa Options
Casa Edouardo (Andalucía), Villa Colinas del Mar (Andalucía), The Tramores Estate (Andalucía), Villa of La Residencia (Majorca), Nr Santa Ponsa & Puerto Portals (Majorca), Cas Limon (Majorca)
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