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Wake up with the view's over the Strait of Lombok, the private pool and beautiful tropical garden. A delicious and healthy breakfast in the sun on your terrace or in the shade of the original Balinese “bale benong“, the roofed terrace .A great opportunity to relax, …see more
Villa Benedetta is a beautiful historic residence that has been for many years the pulsating heart of the Folonari family, a renowned name in the Italian wine business. Dating back to the early 1800, the villa is located at the center of the family's agricultural …see more
Villa Alexandra is situated right on Koggala Lake and ONLY a 5 min drive from some of the most beautiful beaches Sri Lanka has to offer. This house will truly make you feel at home. Guests Guests have access to everything in the house. We just ask for you to treat it t …see more
Villa Popa is a large 5 + 2 bedroom villa inserted into a quiet cul-de-sac and just next to the Pinhal golf course, the pool and outside dining area directly overlook the golf course. The villa has a large plot with a big lawned area perfect for kids to play and run aro …see more
A beautiful villa in a great location. An easy 15 minute walk from the lovely marina with brilliant shops, bars and restaurants and a relaxed atmosphere. The villa was clean and tidy, well equipped an… More
Luxury modern villa with stunning sea views of Pissouri Bay and private swimming pool, set in a very quiet location just a short walk from the beach and a variety of restaurants.
The villa has 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom is en-suite, with double bed, walk-in ward …see more
“Convienence and comfort - what more could you ask for.”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2012
Great spot, within easy walking distance of the beach and lots of restaurants (500 meters). The VIlla was very well appointed with aircon in all the bedrooms and living space.
The welcome pack was a… More
“Fabulously relaxing & lovely villa... would certainly return again!”
Reviewed 20 Aug 2012
We spent a wonderfully relaxing long weekend at Calypso and all four of us (two couples) couldn't rate it more highly. The pool was wonderful, the furninshings were perfect and the view and location w… More
“Superb villa in great location. Quiet area ideal for families.”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2012
Calypso is a excellent villa located 5 minutes walk from Pissouri bay and a 10minute driver from Pissouri village. The villa is clean, well furnished and equipped with pretty everythng you need for yo… More
The Rose Villa offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the Indian Ocean that can be taken in upon stepping out from the private plunge pool located on the scenic ocean terrace.The chic open-plan living area is built on two levels where you get to enjoy Satellite TV, DVD …see more
-Fonoll Marí is a two storey villa built on a 1000 m2. ground. The ground floor comprises a large split-level lounge dining room with enclosed fireplace, a separated fitted breakfast kitchen with utility room, a double bedroom and a family bathroom. Close to the kitch …see more
Having stayed in Puerto Pollensa for the previous four years I knew what to expect of the resort, heaven! This summer we holidayed as a large family group and after spending many hours searching many … More
“Perfect Family Holiday ”
Reviewed 22 Aug 2014
We had a fantastic holiday at Fonoll Mari. The house is ideal for a group of people.
The house is set in lovely gardens with a large swimming pool and plenty of sun lounges ☀️
There is a great… More
Reviewed 14 Nov 2011
The villa is in a residential area, very private and peaceful but still with in easy walking distance to the beach and town, we didn’t hire a car we took a private taxi to the villa and used the loc… More
Villa des Parfums offers an independent and unique luxury apartment in the heart of a magnificent 19th century perfumer’s mansion, just five minutes walk from the bustling centre of Grasse. Built in the 1830s, the mansion has been lovingly restored to its original gr …see more
“This rental and its owners epitomize perfection.”
Reviewed 10 Dec 2015
Dream of a welcome that envelops you in luxury and personal attention? Vincent and Nicole have created an environment that answers your every desire: a welcome basket with local wine, roasted nuts, … More
Thank you so much for this fabulous review! We are so delighted that you had such a wonderful stay! We look forward to welcoming you back to Grasse in the future! Best regards.
“A wonderful home from home, where we were welcomed like family members!”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2016
Our family group stayed in Villa des Parfums for over a week, while we prepared for my daughter's wedding and after to relax. Nicole welcomed us all, as if we were her own family.
She assisted us … More
Thanks so much Elsa! We're delighted that you all enjoyed your stay at Villa des Parfums and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Best regards. Nicole xxx
Reviewed 10 Aug 2015
We recently stayed at this fabulous villa and cannot say enough good things. We were a group of 4 and could not have been more comfortable. The villa is equipped with the best of the best and made o… More
Thank you Andrea, we're so delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Villa des Parfums! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
Beautiful secluded property set in a verdant lush tropical garden. Wake up to birdsong. Infinity Pool with a fabulous view over the rice paddies of Hikkaduwa. What more could you want? This is as close to Paradise as you can get. This is the place to relax and be pa …see more
“Rainforest paradise with village atmosphere near beach, transport and historic Galle Fort.”
Reviewed 10 Feb 2016
The well furnished and comfortable villa consists of three bedrooms with en- suites and a spacious open living/dining area. The master bedroom has a spacious Bali-style indoor-outdoor bathroom. The … More
Thank you Gudrun for your lovely review. So glad you enjoyed your holiday in Sri Lanka. Best wishes, Tam
“a Wonderfull relaxing location”
Reviewed 6 Jan 2016
we stayed at the villa for 2 nights and had a Wonderfull time. the place was exactly what we needed to relax after touring sri lanka for 4 days. the villa is well maintained, we faced no issues with b… More
Thank you Larissa for your lovely review. Glad that you had a relaxed holiday at the villa. We would love to welcome you back. Best wishes, Tam
Reviewed 28 Feb 2016
This is a great place! We stayed at this wonderful villa and would highly recommend it to both families and couples. The villa has three large bedrooms all with seperate bathroooms. But it is the gard… More
Thank you for your great review. Wow, you were lucky to be able to snorkle with the sea turtles. Glad you enjoyed your stay at Gallindawatta.
The Grand 2 bedroom villa Porfyra is one of the 11 luxury self catered villas of Ideales Resort. It is fully equipped, with wonderful view to the Ionian Sea and a private swimming pool.The villa is spread on two floors. The main entrance on the upper floor of the villa …see more
Ratnakara is an exclusive and private five bed villa built on the South Coast of Sri Lanka. The property is set in 1.5 acres of land on top of a small hill overlooking a quiet bay approximately 1km from Dondra Head Lighthouse. The house is ensures a get away from it al …see more
“Relaxing, wonderful stay with all the trimmings :-)”
Reviewed 18 May 2013
We stayed at Ratnakara for only 3 nights and wished it could have been longer! The villa is wonderful and charming on a grand scale. It sleeps 10 with enough space for privacy if you are travelling wi… More
“most luxurious stay in Sri Lanka”
Reviewed 10 May 2013
My girlfriend and I only spend a couple of nights in this amazing villa and had the entire place to ourselfs. This had defnitiely been the most luxurious stay in Sri Lanka and we couldn't help ourself… More
“An amazing place to stay!”
Reviewed 10 Feb 2013
We were fortunate to be the first guests to stay in this amazing property, which is spacious, well laid out with an great pool too.
The staff are very attentive to your every need and nothing is to… More
The Villa is typical Spanish style Villa, it offers a Large New Pebble Tec Private heated pool for 2016 with large patio area,
. There are numerous activities i.e.; Pool table, Darts. All the floors in the villa are Granite and all tastefully furnished to the high st …see more
Great Villa, ideal location, very well equipped & lovely pool, excellent welcome basket and lots of attention to detail from the owners. Well done Eric & Pauline, 10 out of 10! This was our second v… More
“Beautifully appointed, high standard, private villa, great location!!”
Reviewed 29 Feb 2012
I cannot believe anyone would have anything negative to say about this villa!! We stayed at villa Olivier in June as a holiday for my 30th birthday and we were not disappointed. The villa is in a grea… More
Our Residenza has two apartaments (called "Jazz Fusion" and "Ouverture"), both equipped for two persons, and grants to our guests relax and peace, in a friendly atmosphere. Ideal for couples.
Our Residenza stays only few minutes away from Orvieto and Bolsena (and its L …see more
“Perfect place for couples to get away from it all and relax (or go cycling!)”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2013
This retreat was an easy 2hr drive from Rome airport for us once on the 'Autostrade!' The accommodation is on the outskirts of Castel Giorgio, a village which is in walking distance, (but I liked to u… More
As soon as you walk through the front door you are struck by the sheer tranquillity and elegance of your surroundings. Mot Mot Lodge is beautifully appointed with everything you could wish for to make your stay a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. A short walk throug …see more
This villa is a spacious 5 en suite bedroom villa that sleeps up to 10. Recently refurbished, the inside is all new with all the bells and whistles of a new construction. Modern and functional kitchen and beautiful brand new bathrooms. Being right next to the gold cours …see more
**** 15% late booking discount for October dates. Parties of 4 only. To get this discount, you MUST request a quotation first.****
Our 6 year old villa overlooks Milatos village and has spectacular views in every direction. While drifting in the infinity pool, you c …see more
We stayed here in August for our Honeymoon. We absolutely loved it! The accommodation is lovely and extremely clean. The best part for us was the amazing infinity pool with fantastic views. Great plac… More
Villa Romantica is a location recommended for those people that are looking for privacy and tranquility.The villa, very stylish home with antique wooden forniture and paintings, is situated in the middle of a 1000m garden with antique typical sardinian and fruits tree, …see more
“Brilliant place for a relaxed and well looked after holiday.”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2014
We just had a great week at Villa Romantica. Lovely house and garden, nicely decorated, very well kept. Received by the owners who also made sure there were food & drinks to get us started. Would go b… More
Hi Jacquelien and family,
Thank you so much for being our guests. We hope to receive you again
All the best
“Wonderful Stay in Alghero”
Reviewed 12 May 2015
We had a wonderful week in Alghero in Villa Romantica. The house and pool were immaculately clean and it was exactly as the photos. Very welcome juice and pastries laid out by the lovely owners. We h… More
Dear beautiful and cheerful family,
Thank you for being our guests and for this pleasing words!
We'd really love to welcome you again.
All the best,
The house is located in the quiet exclusive Paraiso Hillls development.Tranquil and peaceful, only 10 minutes drive from Puerto Banus .
The house has its own beautiful private garden and is perfect for outdoor living with a manicured private garden , comfotable out do …see more
We booked to stay for a month after christmas and hoped for some sunshine and to escape from the English winter. We had family and friends to join us over the course of the month. It is a fabulous pro… More
“Perfect from start to finish”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2016
Myself and my 5 friends stayed here whilst in Marbella for a wedding. From the date we booked the apartment we were contacted by the owners, who were so helpful from start to finish.
When we arriv… More
“Stunning Villa - Home from Home Everything you would ever want!”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2014
We stayed for a week in August taking the family out for some well deserved rest and relaxation.
We couldn't fault anything that Danny and Therese (villa owners) had provided us during our stay. Th… More
A luxurious 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom vacation villa features a large private south facing pool and spa with conservation view plus fully air conditioned rooms and tv's and dvd's in living room and all bedrooms.
The home is on the superb Emerald Island Resort and close to …see more
WELCOME TO AMERA
Welcome to Amera, our group of 12 luxury mountain-side villas overlooking the sea in the North West corner of Koh Samui. Amera is situated in the tropical forests of the Angthong Hills, but within a few minutes drive of exotic sandy beaches and close t …see more
This beautiful villa, newly completed is a perfect place for a Koh Samui getaway.The villa is finished to a luxury standard with a contemporary hotel type feel and it is set in a private tropical garden with large, fresh water pool.The villa was designed to make the m …see more
Villa Colombai is a great location for a family or group of friends who want to visit the main attractions of Tuscany, thanks to its strategical position only 5 km away from the highway connecting Florence, Pisa, Lucca and other important cities. It is the perfect locat …see more
Whilst the brochure clearly shows it to be a high quality accommodation, the reality is even better. It has facilities to cater for all ages with a wonderful pool and an immense garden area. It is sit… More
Thank you so much for your kind review, it was plesure to meet you and have you as a guest in our Villa.
Hope to see you again sometime.
“Villa Colombai is a gorgeous, luxurious, fabulous place to stay! Loved it!”
Reviewed 15 Feb 2013
We have returned from a wonderful holiday at Villa Colombai! The house is comfortable, welcoming, beautifully decorated, has really comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen, lovely dining room, fabulou… More
thank you so much for your lovely review!
Your comment is really gratifying us!
I hope to welcome you and your family again in the near future!
Manager of Villa Colombai in Tuscany
If your top priorities when choosing a holiday stay are luxury and great value for money, than you’ve come to the right place. Villa Hera is a modern deluxe 5 bedroom villa located on a tranquil cul-de-sac within the Oceanico Pinhal Golf Course, moments away from the …see more
Chose Villa Hera to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday with friends and family and had the best holiday ever. The Villa is stunning and beautifully presented and equipped both inside and out. Antoni… More
“This was perfect for the ten of us!”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2012
We had a perfect family get-together at Vila Hera; ten of us including two babies! The villa was marvellous with huge amounts of space, a heated pool and a games room, which suited the ten-year-old - … More
Reviewed 11 Sep 2012
Pingo Doce is a better supermarket than the Spa or Jaffers near the marina. Look for the restaurants away from the marina in the square around the "O Colonial' restaurant. They were good quality an… More
The secluded villa provides a taste of rural unspoiled Portugal. Quinta da Madrugada, is perched on a hillside in 12 acres of private woodland and terraces just waiting for you to explore, and is surrounded by small rural villages deep in the heart of central Portugal. …see more
We stayed there in June of last year.
The villa was spot on, it had everything that you needed, immaculate, well looked after and it was a pleasure to stay there.
The views are spectacular and the … More
“Idyllic setting, wonderful house and amenities”
Reviewed 6 Jan 2014
6 of us stayed at this holiday location for a week. Wonderful scenery, the house is beautifully presented and with plenty of amenities. Spec is to the highest standard. I would highly recommend thi… More
“Amazing hideaway with stunning views to wake up to every day”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2014
My partner and I spent two weeks in this villa during the summer waking every day to the most amazing panoramic vista. The location is adorable (although at the time a little tricky to find and get to… More
Bang Tao Villa is on a private, secure and beautifully maintained estate of similar, high quality villas. Enter the villa through a set of grand carved wooden doors, close them behind you and discover your own luxurious and totally private haven. All of the villas in t …see more
This was quite simply the best villa our family has stayed in. The property is in a fabulous location, has enough space to comfortably accomodate 10 people and is beautifully appointed. We are countin… More
An airy and spacious villa in a calm and tranquil spot, Le Pin Sable offers both a peaceful retreat and a base to explore the historic Calvados region. The large garden is safe for toddlers and the sand pit keeps children occupied whilst mum and dad relax! Less than 5 …see more
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Le Pin Sable. The house was well-equipped, comfortable and close to all amenities including the beach, restaurants, supermarket and the weekly market which is not to … More
this is a new constructed villa, with luxurious and exclusive decoration, private garden, shared heated swimming pool, and all 5 stars commodities...is conveniently situated on the border line of Monaco ( access by steps) just 5minutes walking distance from Casino, bea …see more
Luxury villa with large enclosed private pool area, suitable for young children, with surrounding gardens in beautiful and quiet Monte Carvoeiro.The spacious Villa has in total 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms of which 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms are on the ground floor. Open pla …see more
Beautiful villa in a prime location. The photos do not do it justice.
Spacious and well stocked this villa is ideal for large families or 2 families/ larger parties. It has great outdoor space, plent… More
“Chilled out stay”
Reviewed 24 Oct 2011
Just back from Casa Monte in Carvoeiro where I was on holiday with my parents, fiancee, brother and his wife and kids. We had an awesome holiday, helped by the weather but also the location of Casa Mo… More
Private Villa for rent on the beautiful Turquoise Coast: The Villa is within an exclusive development of 18 villas and two blocks of four apartments and is situated on a hillside at the entrance to Sarigerme Village. Both the village and the fabulous sandy beach are eas …see more
My boyfriend and I have holidayed in Sarigeme and stayed in this villa three years in a row now and we will definitely be going again this summer. We absolutely love the location - villa is in walking… More
“Wonderful Holiday in a fantastic villa”
Reviewed 19 Feb 2015
We stayed in this fabulous villa in August 2014. It was our first ever villa holiday and we wondered whether it would be for us. - After this holiday we've been converted.
We travelled with our t… More
Quick Overview• Water front property• Airport pickup can be arranged• Private and secure property• 2 master bedrooms with king size beds• 2 bathrooms with hot water shower• Bathrooms towels provided• Self contained kitchen• BBQ• Safety box for valuable …see more
“The perfect escape from Jakarta with small children. Beautiful rustic houses in peaceful surroundings.”
Reviewed 6 Apr 2014
We loved our stay at Rumah Joglo and will definitely try to come back. The staff is great, surroundings are totally relaxing and the real plus is that it is not too far from Jakarta. Why bother with B… More
Thank you too for referring your friend to us !
“The Perfect Getaway”
Reviewed 6 Apr 2014
Had a great couple of days at the Rumah Joglo Sambolo. The place was well kept. Food wasn't a problem at all, with the perfect caretaker to provide to my needs.
The place had its own charms, great … More
So glad to hear that you liked it !
“Great house, wonderful view”
Reviewed 11 Feb 2014
Brilliant location right on the water front and overlooking Krakatau - amazing sunsets each evening. The house is wonderful, in traditional style with beautiful furnishings and decor. Our young kid… More
Have you ever dreamed of spending your holidays in a peaceful, traditional stone-built house, which is 120 years old, tucked and hidden in a vast olive grove, with 15 different kinds of trees, a big swimming pool and amazing views to the surrounding mountains and hills? …see more
Great time spent in Volos at Villa Olive! Wonderful place, with all necessary facilities for families with kids, incredible garden and pool, impressive renewed house built in 1910, cozy and peaceful, … More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on Villa Olive. We are glad to know that you and your family had enjoyed your stay at our little piece of Paradise and we really enjoyed hosting you. We look forward to welcome you again soon.
The Moonstone Villa is perched on a private beach presenting a mesmerising view of the Indian Ocean from its scenic ocean terrace & private plunge pool. The beautiful open plan living interior is complemented by Satellite TV, DVD player, free wifi and an integrated …see more
We (group of 4 friends) stayed at the Moonstone Villa for a week in mid February and we could not have had a more wonderful stay. The property was well maintained and the staff could not have been mor… More
Beautiful & serene, Samui Sun Villa is centrally located in a quiet residential area in the heart of popular Chaweng. Ensuring full privacy, the surrounding walls and automatic gate open on to a luxurious villa, fusing Thai tropical elegance with high European stan …see more
We stayed at this beautiful villa for nearly two weeks - it was spectacular! The villa is gorgeous and extremely spacious. It has everything you could possibly want or need for your holiday. The pool … More
“Very comfortable and spacious”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2013
Our large extended family including 2 aging parents, 3 little children (aged 4 to 7) and 5 adults stayed at Sun Villa this December. The positives included:
- Spacious & well laid out (4 bedrooms, 4 … More
Thank you for the review and for the compliments. Regarding the cleaning, many of our guests do not want a housekeeper everyday as they like thier privacy and that is why we do housekeeping every 3 days. We are sorry about the island power outage and have since purchased a portable generator so there will be electricity in the case of a blackout. Regarding the rate, we feel we are quite competitive. Please do a search of 4 bedroom pool villas on Koh Samui and you will see that most of them are more expensive than our starting daily rate of 6,900THB. Thank you and for your input and we look forward to hosting you again in Koh Samui.
Not suitable for young Party groups !!!!
This stunning holiday villas are located only a short walking distance from the picturesque towns of Hersonissos and Piskopiano on the island of Crete. Built with style and luxury in mind, the complex is set against the stunning …see more
“A lovely Villa in a beautiful position, fully equipped beyond expectations.”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2013
This Villa is positioned with a sea view to the front and a mountain that is floodlit at night to the rear, myself and my family found this beautiful. The Villa was equipped well beyond our expectatio… More
Reviewed 23 Jul 2013
The villa itself and especially the service we experienced surpassed all our expectations. Thanks to Gabriele, the kind and very attentive hostess, we had everything we needed even before we started … More
“A dream holiday in Pandora Villa”
Reviewed 5 Apr 2013
We loved Pandora Villa and had a wonderful relaxing and luxurious holiday. The villa is beautifully maintained and tastefully furnished, as are the gardens and private pool.
Villages, Tavernas, Golf,… More
This is a villa on the hills ,very calm and serene away from citys hustle-bustle,for a perfect holiday,for families,friends,etchaving gated security,caretaker for your needs,with all white goods required for a comfortable vacation.complete kitchen with utensils ,gas sto …see more
Welcome to Armon traditional luxury villa in Chania, Crete. A perfect choice for family holidays in Crete.
A refuge in dreams you can find in the Polemarchi at Chania. A unique sense of hospitality in the blue waters of the Aegean. If you choose to relax in Armon vil …see more
Come and visit us all year round at our superior plus villa with sea view. 101 Waterside Park is in the village of Corton Nr Lowestoft on the Norfolk/Suffolk border It is ideally situated either as a base to visit the local attractions,enjoy the surrounding countryside, …see more
What a great first family holiday for me my other half and our 3 year old daughter. Great accommodation very clean and we'll looked after, the whole complex is clean and welcoming. We enjoyed use of t… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. Roy and I are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the future
“Fresh sea air, beach walks,autumnal sunrises, and a beautiful villa to cosy up in - just perfect!”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2014
A wonderful villa, well equipped with kitchen utensils, washing machine, CDs/DVDs, and board games - much-needed on a dark, rainy October evening.
The bedrooms were cosy with comfy beds and a lush … More
Thank you for taking the time to write us a lovely review. Hope to welcome you again to our villa in the future
Reviewed 3 Sep 2014
Quick note to say how pleased we were with the accommodation. Our party included adults and children. Nicely presented and well kitted out plus a bonus of plenty of board games and puzzles to keep the… More
Thank you for your review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and will look forward to welcoming you back again.
This beautiful new three bedroom luxury villa has full-time staff, multiple lush gardens, large infinity pool, 3 indoor-outdoor bathrooms and views over jungle, rice fields and the Gunung Agung volcano. The villa has been built with utmost attention to detail in a ' …see more
“Luxurious villa, huge pool, in a great location away from the hustle and bustle”
Reviewed 8 Oct 2014
Our family of four (including a 5 year old and 2 year old) had a 2 week stay at Villa Samskara and it was undoubtedly the most relaxing holiday I have had since having children.
The villa is locate… More
“Felt Like Royalty - Hated to Leave!”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2014
We were greeted at the door to the Villa by the staff armed with cold towels and friendly smiles. We felt like royalty from that moment onwards. The villa is spectacularly beautiful and very private. … More
“Great Villa. Amazing Staff. Relaxing Holiday.”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2014
We stayed with a group of 5 for 5 days. The villa is modern with all the expected creature comforts done in a local Balinese style. The pool is amazing and backs onto a nice wilderness area.
The vi… More
BRAND NEW! JUST OPENED IN JUNE 2014
CYCLONE WINSTON UPDATE: Our staff members are ok. Our villas survived. Our hearts go to those who lost homes.
NOTE: We have multiple villas so the online availability indicator may indicate "not available" when in fact there may …see more