ABOVE is our collection of fully-staffed villas that are far above the ordinary. This carefully curated collection is the epitome of luxury, and while we could not possibly pick a favourite, here is just a small sample of what’s inside this premium portfolio. While holidays are off limits, discover 5 of our 5 star luxury villas to inspire your future travels or simply to enjoy a moment of armchair escapism.
Montana del Aguila, Menorca
Let’s start this opulent virtual journey in Spain, where Montana del Aguila is undoubtedly our most luxurious villa on the enchanting island of Menorca. It’s also one of our largest properties with space for 28 guests sharing 12 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. This house has been impeccably designed with precise attention to detail, from the striking geometric floor tiles and bespoke wooden furniture, to custom-made textiles and the aquamarine marble bar in the impressive Gran Salòn - ideal for in-villa happy hour.
There is ample space for further indoor relaxation with various sitting rooms, a library and a cinema room, while the stylish gym-cum-yoga studio caters for more active types.
The grounds are rather spectacular, with extensive terraces around every corner for al fresco dining and lounging. The pool - at an incredible 25 metres long with four poster daybeds is served by a fabulous pool house, featuring an outdoor kitchen with a built-in barbecue, a bar and a plancha grill. Elsewhere within the grounds there is table tennis, a boules court and hammocks to doze off in, And to top it all off chef service is included, for the ultimate luxury villa experience.
La Dimora del Santo, Sicily
Another island idyll, this time in southern Sicily, La Dimora del Santo is a wonderfully historic house that was originally built as an abbey in 1300. For several centuries afterwards it was an important stately home, until most recently being restored as a magnificent luxury villa to rent.
Perfectly secluded within over 100 acres of private land, the grounds include vast lush lawns, beautiful rose gardens and a peaceful Indian pavilion; there’s also a chapel so this doubles up as a superb wedding venue as well as an ideal spot to celebrate any special occasion. A twenty metre pool is set within a picturesque courtyard and served by a pool house with a terrace, barbecue and bar, plus a cleverly designed spa area with a private hammam and sauna.
Inside is equally impressive with an expansive drawing room and a library divided by huge stone arches, a large dining room opening to the gardens and a professional kitchen where the villa’s team of staff prepare all meals. The décor is elegant and traditional throughout the tasteful pastel bedrooms and beautifully tiled bathrooms.
The villa’s concierge is also available to arrange cooking classes and wine tasting, as well as a range of wellness treatments upon request.
Pebble Bay, Corfu
If one were to close their eyes and imagine their dream house on the beach, it would probably look like Pebble Bay. Perched at the water’s edge in Yialiskari, this villa offers incredible views and total tranquility for a blissful beachfront retreat.
Inside the house is impeccably designed, decorated in warm neutral shades with plush soft furnishings for indoor relaxation and a gorgeous open kitchen with honey coloured Ioanina marble worktops and a breakfast bar, plus a beautifully crafted breakfast table.
Sliding doors lead to a shaded terrace where the views just keep getting better. An al fresco dining area sits beside comfortable rattan loungers for downtime out of the sun, and there’s a sunny alternative for lunch, with a second table and chairs down by the pool.
The pool itself is simply stunning; a free-form infinity pool seemingly merging into the sea is paired with wooden loungers, luxurious daybeds and a hanging egg chair, where guests may discover their new favourite place to relax while enjoying the soft sea breeze.
Each of the six bedrooms is bright and airy, with large comfortable beds and soft fluffy pillows for a blissful night’s sleep; guests may compete over the master double with its inviting al fresco bath tub.
As well as a high standard of housekeeping, cook service is also included for stays in July and August.
Villa Mourisco, Portugal
The panoramic ocean views are enough reason to fall in love with Villa Mourisco. Adorning the sunny Algarve with her extensive beauty, this grand house accommodates 12 guests across 6 beds, 6 baths and some seriously impressive living spaces. Inside is bursting with interior inspiration, blending innovative design with unique works of art; we also love the baby grand piano in the living room.
Glass doors open to the terrace with wicker seats for guests to soak up the tranquil sea views through the trees. A fully equipped kitchen is available for guests use, although cook service is included for two meals a day, leaving more time for relaxation.
As you step outside, prepare to be wowed! The pool is magnificent, nestled within the tranquil gardens of palms, pines and olive trees. There are outdoor sofas and parasols poolside with uninterrupted sea views, and a dining table for long lazy lunches by the sea. Table tennis, a gym and private tennis court provide further outdoor entertainment.
Special finishing touches at Mourisco include luxurious feather pillows in all of the bedrooms, welcome drinks and canapés and a complimentary 30 minute massage treatment on your day of arrival.
CRystal springs, Barbados
Last but by very no means least, Crystal Springs is a beachfront paradise in Barbados. From the unique décor to the perfectly poised heated pool overlooking the Caribbean sea, there are so many reasons why this villa made the 5 star luxury villas list.
Sleeping up to 20 lucky guests, this high spec luxury villa is split across several buildings: the main house, the pool house, the Teahouse, and a further Pavilion building. The main house is impressive and spacious, the elegant reception rooms have unique works of art adorning the walls. A private chef prepares all of the guests delicious meals, to be enjoyed out on the sweeping dining terrace or other dining spots on the property.
Rental also includes an 18’ speedboat equipped for waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing and other aquatic excursions; the boat master can also arrange diving lessons and equipment rentals. Two stand up paddleboards, a Sunfish sailboat and snorkel equipment are also available. Other excitements include a high-tech gym and a state of the art cinema room.
Five of the bedrooms are located within the main house, with big comfy beds looking out the ocean. The Pool House contains two beautiful spacious bedroom suites with four poster beds and The Tea House is a magnificent one bedroom suite with sitting area and roll top bath. A further two suites are in the Pavilion near the cinema room and gym. The staff of 14 will ensure that your stay is memorable and happy. This is without doubt one of the most unique properties in the entire CV portfolio.
To find out more about any of our ultimate luxury villas simply give us a call today or book a video consultation with our ABOVE expert.