Luxury Villas

A Cutting Edge Caribbean Hideaway | Roaring Pavilion THEE Divine Villa by LaCure Villas

Sitting amidst the Caribbean coastline lies a stunning property; a one-of-a-kind villa open to guests as the ultimate island hideaway. As the first villa to offer an on-site spa with full staff, Roaring Pavilion THEE Divine Villa by LaCure Villas...
BY: Nicolle Monico | 2013

Luxury Villa Vacationing at Jamaica's Tryall Club

BY : Chad Chisholm | 2013

Set amidst 2,200 acres of prime real estate near Montego Bay, The Tryall Club features 75 estate villas on the Caribbean waterfront. From the charming two-bedroom homes with classic Jamaican flair, to the modern eight-bedroom properties with private...

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Charming Luxury Villa in Sardinia Ready for Romance

The streets of Alghero are impossibly postcard-pretty—winding alleyways with cobbled pavements, colorful buildings, and a stunning view of the azure Mediterranean Sea. My husband and I are sipping cocktails alfresco, in one of the many bars lining...
BY: Carol Driver | 2013

Family-Friendly Luxury Villa in Sonoma Wine Country | Black Sterling Villa

Set on six acres of a working Friesian Horse ranch, Black Sterling Villa overlooks the Sonoma Valley and its sprawling vineyard landscape. The privately gated luxury villa is only seven minutes from downtown Sonoma Plaza and a 30-minute drive from...
BY: Sally Farris | 2013

A French Villa So Grand it Could Make Napoleon Jealous

Located amongst some of the most prestigious vineyards in the French countryside, Château de Varennes is a palatial, 17-bedroom luxury villa, oozing with 18th century elegance. That doesn’t mean that it is antiquated, however. After 300 years of...
BY: Sally Farris | 2013

When in Tuscany Live as the Medici's Did at Villa Poggio Bartoli

Villa Poggio Bartoli, like many Italian buildings, is filled to the brim with centuries of torrid stories and intriguing historical elements. First built as a defensive outpost during the rule of the Medici's, the luxury villa later became an...
BY: Sally Farris | 2013

Bring the Family to this Luxury Villa in Indonesia Mere Miles From an Active Volcano

For many people, vacationing with the in-laws is about as pleasant as pulling teeth. Villa Sapi in Lombok, Indonesia may be able to help ease some of the pain with intriguing amenities and distractingly serene surroundings. Created by...
BY: Sally Farris | 2013

Where the Stars Will be Staying During the Sundance Film Festival

BY : Tina Stewart | 2013

Tons of incredible talent will be showcased at the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah come January 17, but the event also seems like an excuse for the rich and famous to take yet another vacation. With gorgeous vistas and white slopes...

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Luxury Villa in St. Croix Will Make You Feel Like a Colonial Aristocrat

Designed like a nineteenth-century colonial plantation home, Mango Hill Greathouse is located behind private gates and set atop a hill overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Furnished in antique West Indian Furniture, sisal area rugs and impressive pieces...
BY: Sally Farris | 2012

Villa Brisa Caribe | Exclusive Luxury on the Mayan Riviera

Brisa Caribe, located on the Mayan Riviera, offers luxurious accommodations within nine unique bedrooms and ten baths, boasting breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. The fully air-conditioned villa provides guests with an entertainment room and...
BY: Nicolle Monico | 2012

Explore the Decadence of the Chalet Marco Polo in the French Alps

Nestled under an Alpine blanket of snow, the Chalet Marco Polo in Val d’Isere, France welcomes explorers to experience the village, perched a little ways from the main road. Enjoy views of the stunning mountain landscape from the balcony while utilizing the outdoor kitchen and keeping warm on heated seats at the dining table. The luxurious property consists of six bedrooms with the capability of sleeping twelve adults and two children. The large living area contains an open floor plan with a fireplace at the center. The bottom floor includes a bar with a movie screen that drops down from the ceiling. Adjacent to the bar and fireplace is an area characterized by extreme luxury. The indoor pool is bathed in light from wall and ceiling windows and the gold leaf it is covered in. This area of the Chalet also includes a hammam and hot tub, as well as hydro and classic massage rooms for a more spa-like experience. Another area of the home is specifically for parties, complete with lasers, smoke machines, and an entertainment system. There is also a pool table, dart board and techno gym for side-by-side work-outs for those who want to exercise their competitive instincts.
BY: Sally Farris | 2012

What is a Villa?

The word villa gets thrown around quite a bit these days, but what exactly qualifies a certain dwelling to be called one? History Originally, villas were luxurious country estates that Roman noblemen would escape to from their day to day lives...
BY: Sally Farris | 2012
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