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The Retreat in Laguna is Your Home Away From Home in Southern California

Dec 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Laguna Beach is renowned as one of the most beautiful beach communities in California and an ideal place for a luxury vacation. At The Retreat in Laguna, guests are invited to experience an exclusive villa community in a Tuscany-style environment. Perfect for a spiritual yoga retreat, an executive trip, or family reunion, The Retreat has something for everyone.... Read More

What is a Villa?

Dec 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

The word villa gets thrown around quite a bit these days, but what exactly qualifies a certain dwelling to be called one?... Read More

Luxury Villa Near Athens Could Have Changed the Course of History

Nov 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Most people when they read Homer’s The Odyssey, think that the hero of the story perseveres in his journey to return to his faithful wife. Once you consider, however that he was a king and probably lived in a place similar to the Delenia Villa in Ewia, you will probably see things differently. Forget Penelope, the reason Odysseus didn’t dawdle with a goddess divine or throw hours away in friendly conversation with a Cyclops was because his home probably looked a lot like this luxury villa.... Read More

Luxury Villa Rental in Miami Will Have You Living Like Bruce Wayne

Nov 22, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

If you are sick and tired of renting yourself a luxury villa, only to discover upon arrival that you don’t get the same royal treatment available at a five-star hotel, then Christian Jagodzinski knows your pain. The entrepreneur was so fed up with his being ignored during his supposedly luxury villa vacations, that he created the hotel operating company Villazzo, which allows clients all the amenities of a luxury hotel stay, but within the seclusion of their own private villa.... Read More

St. Barth Welcomes Vacation Season With Three Luxury Hotel Renovations

Nov 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

With the holiday travel season set to start, there's no better place to go than St. Barth, which has just announced the completion of three hotel renovations. The renovated hotels include: The Hotel Carl Gustaf, Le Sereno Hotel & Villas and Hotel Le Toiny.... Read More

Alila Manggis Villas | One of Bali's Best Kept Secrets

Nov 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Skip the lines and avoid the crowds at typical vacation destinations and book an Alila Manggis villa for all the luxuries of a large resort, with the privacy and peacefulness you crave. Nestled in a coconut grove between clear blue ocean water and Mount Agung, Bali’s most sacred mountain, Alila Manggis is a secluded retreat of tranquility on the unspoiled Eastern coast.... Read More

Family-Friendly Luxury Villa Rental on the Australian Coast

Nov 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Australia is a place of charming accents, beaches, famous opera houses and of course a vast outback full of exotic creatures. Whether you are visiting for the surf, opera or animals, your search for the right accommodations for your Australian vacation, will warrant a quick look at the luxury villas on Airbnb. That portion of your search will probably end with you discovering this stunning oceanfront retreat in New South Wales, that assures “Life is good...at the beach!” The Beach House captivates with promises of private decks, family-friendly amenities and "one of the best views of North Avoca Beach.”... Read More

Azul Hotels by Karisma Unveils Azul Villa Esmeralda in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Nov 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Azul Hotels by Karisma, a Gourmet Inclusive collection of properties, has just unveiled Azul Villa Esmeralda, an 11,000-square-foot oceanfront villa in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Azul Villa Esmeralda is a six-bedroom, six-bathroom secluded haven featuring two private pools, spa, fitness center, Bose equipped home theater, kids' club, and conference center that offers the privacy of a residence with the services and amenities of a luxury boutique resort.... Read More

Five-Star Villa Marie a Secluded Sanctuary in St Tropez

Nov 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Anneka Bain

"Villa Marie" is rather a modest name. There’s something played down about it. Even its website stays the right side of ostentatious—unusual for a five-star hotel on the outskirts of arguably the glitziest place on the planet: St Tropez.... Read More

Villa del Palmar Resort Collection Launches 'Your Story Starts Here' Campaign

Nov 2, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Villa Group Resorts recently launched the Your Story Starts Here branding campaign to further advance its Villa del Palmar Resort Collection of luxury hotel properties in Mexico's most desirable resort destinations. The hotelier reports that the new campaign represents its matchless ability to create vacations that are unique and personal to each guest. A newsletter will be sent out and social media will be used to broadcast details and launch a sweepstakes where a winner will receive a customized travel package.... Read More

Live Like a Princess at Karisma's Azul Villa Esmeralda

Oct 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

If you've always acted like a little princess, or you just want to for about a week, then Karisma's Azul Hotel on the Riviera Maya is the place for you. Located on the Yucatan Peninsula, it is a prime Mexican tourism district, catering to the aquatically adventurous and luxury loving vacationers. The hotel has announced that their new Villa Esmeralda is available for reservations. The luxury Mexico villa coddles the lavish despot in everyone, making sure that guests are waited on hand and foot by a full time staff.... Read More

Scrub Island Resort Showcases Private Hillside Villas

Oct 22, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Travelers interested in visiting the Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, the first Caribbean resort to join Autograph Collection, can now get an up close and personal look at the villas' stunning amenities by visiting their site and watching slideshows that include beautiful images showcasing the amenities, furnishings and breathtaking views of each villa. Each villa on the private island is two to four bedrooms, has total privacy and has expansive views of the Caribbean Sea and nearby islands. The spacious 3,000 to 6,000 square foot villas feature the latest appliances, custom furnishings and services that include daily housekeeping and personal chefs and butlers.... Read More

Villas of Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor Offer Renewed Elegance in Cambodia

Oct 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris  |  2 Comments

If you are in search of the lost city of Angkor Wat, free Wi-Fi, and complimentary espresso, then look no further. Who says that exploring ancient Cambodian ruins means you have to live like Lara Croft? The Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor of Siem Reap is located within eight miles of Angkor Wat (the largest Hindu Temple complex in the world) and the Siem Reap International Airport. It is truly where modern convenience meets ancient history.... Read More

Luxury Villa Rentals on British Virgin Islands at Aquamare on Virgin Gorda

Oct 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Beautiful beaches are not all created equal. For a truly special experience, the Aquamare Villas on the scenic Western coast of Virgin Gorda at Mahoe Bay is the perfect setting for special events and getaways. Three spacious villas set along a half mile of shore comprise the property, which is constructed as elite villa vacation homes, with multiple ensuite master bedrooms, spacious living areas and professional-grade kitchens. Each villa is on a different elevation to afford guests complete privacy and can be rented separately or together, housing up to 36 people. Each 8,000-square-foot villa can host up to 12 people and features sweeping views of The Drake Channel and includes modern amenities.... Read More

Alila Villas Uluwatu Enchants Guests With the Beauty of Bali

Oct 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Perched up high on limestone cliffs that stretch down to the sea below, Bali's Alila Villas Uluwatu is the ultimate place to get away, relax and rejuvenate. These exquisite villas are anything but ordinary with sweeping views of the ocean and luxurious features and amenities.... Read More

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