It can be hard to please everyone in your group when choosing a holiday destination. Sun seekers desire a gorgeous pool terrace basked in rays all day long whilst shade seekers want nothing more than to lounge under a swaying palm or covered pergola. Have the best of both worlds at these exceptional luxury villas that are set in stunningly beautiful, hot destinations but which also benefit from heavenly breezes and blissful air-conditioning.
Les Étoiles, Saint Barthélemy
Perched high above Pointe Milou, the sleek and sprawling five bedroom Les Étoiles villa by St Barth Properties is kept cool by the pleasant sea breeze and from being fully air conditioned. Designed to frame the spectacular seascape, guests will be able to take in both the sunrise and sunset as well a sweeping 270-degree vista of Lorient Bay, St. Jean and St. Maarten.
Sun and shade seekers will equally be pleased with the amenities of the large bi-level outdoor space which features a fantastic 70 ft solar-heated infinity pool, an open-air full bath, a pool table, alfresco dining areas and BBQ. Alternatively, chill down in the air-conditioned open floor plan interior with a contemporary well equipped kitchen, dining area and comfortable salon with rich dark wood floors comfortable furnishings, a 60″ plasma TV and Bose surround sound.
The five en-suite bedrooms include three king bedrooms on the main level and two king/twin bedrooms on the lower level. These are all beautifully appointed and equipped with HDTV’s with US satellite, DVD’s, iPod docks and a private terrace with an outside shower. On the lower level you will also find another living room, a mini-gym and a private massage room. One of the island’s most special villas.
Bring together family or friends at this divine and luxury villa through St Barth Properties here.
Vatuvara Private Islands, Fiji
Enjoy cool refreshing tropical breezes as they rustle the coco palm leaves and stir up the aromatic perfume from the surrounding floral landscape at the exquisite Vatuvara Private Islands resort on the Fiji’s Kaibu Island, located in the Northern Lau archipelago.
The resort’s three Villas are perched dramatically above the iridescent azure waters of the surrounding lagoon on limestone cliffs, but within footsteps of your own private white sand beach,” explains Jacqui Reyes of Vatuvara Private Island.” The extensive decks provide multiple shaded areas and an infinity edge pool with dramatic views of the neighboring islands, the perfect location to watch the sun settle in the sky.”
The three secluded and expansive seaside villas have been meticulously crafted with natural textures and materials creating spacious and comfortably elegant environments. The interior of each Villa is the epitome of opulent South Pacific comfort featuring an extra-large king bed with en-suite, a lounge with plush leather seating, flat screen satellite television, surround sound stereo in each room, Wi-Fi throughout, marble counter topped kitchen with your personal stocked bar and wine selection and a generous bath with both indoor and outdoor shower. Each stay includes massages in your private massage bure. Delana Villa has a dedicated massage room and boasts an additional Jacuzzi bath.
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Martello House, Barbados
Situated high on a ridge, the spectacular eight bedroom Martello House by Blue Sky Luxury is naturally cooled by the tradewinds and is also fully air-conditioned. Its impressive position grants it views of the rolling fairways of the Royal Westmoreland Golf Course and out to the sparkling Caribbean Sea.
Designed with the Caribbean philosophy of living ‘outside in,’ the spacious living room opens onto a vast covered verandah, infinity pool and awe-inspiring vistas of the coast. Stairs descending from the deck lead down to a separate plunge pool overlooking the garden. Guests can dine under the stars as well as in the more formal setting under the covered terrace. The eight en-suite bedrooms are spread over the main house and a guest cottage, making it excellent for larger groups or multigenerational families. One of the two master bedrooms is found on the top floor and features vaulted ceilings and folding doors that open to an expansive private patio.
The villa is located just above the Platinum Coast of Barbados, providing a tranquil oasis away from the busy towns along the west, yet still within easy access the area’s fantastic beaches, five star restaurants and luxury shops.
Enjoy a cool and private holiday in this Caribbean paradise with Blue Sky Luxury here.
Villa di Torno, Lake Como, Italy
For those seeking an elegant yet cool villa in the highly coveted Italian lake district, this wonderful neoclassical villa by Homebase Abroad benefits from the gentle winds off Lake Como and central air for year-round comfort. Guests can sit back on its spacious lakefront terrace to savor the breeze, marvelous views of Cernobbio, Villa d’Este and and breathtaking sunsets.
Villa di Torno can accommodate up to 16, with 12 in the main villa and an additional four in the equally luxurious Mansarda. The spacious interior spaces exude perfect Italian aristocratic refinement from the grand Carrara marble staircase to the formal dining room. A perfect balance has been created between the old and the new with antiques and historic paintings next to excellent modern amenities like brand new walk-in closets, plasma TV screens and a semi professional kitchen with granite countertops.
Outside the main villa, guests will enjoy the beautifully furnished outdoor living and dining spaces the ultra-high tech heated swimming pools and the lakeside Conservatory, perfect for relaxing before dinner. It’s recommended to arrange the services of a skippered Venetian Taxi charter for the duration of your stay to make the most of the lake on boat rides and visits to neighboring villages and sites.
Surround yourself in the bucolic grace of Lake Como at this exceptional villa by contacting Homebase Abroad at this link.
Happy House, Saint-Tropez, France
This sublime eight bedroom villa by Villas Prestige & Services sits high above the Mediterranean only a five minute drive from the centre of glamorous Saint-Tropez. It is also still available in July and includes fabulous amenities to please the whole family.
The expansive, air-conditioned villa is surrounded by a sprawling 10,000 m2 garden. There is a natural flow between the indoor living and dining areas and the comfortable pool terrace with a 12 x 6 meter heated pool, a large dining table and barbecue. There is another large terrace on the other side with a sitting area area and table for breakfast, dinner or enjoying the stunning sunsets.
The grounds also feature a 22 x 36 meter soccer pitch, a tennis court with night lighting, a pétanque court and a playground for children. Other onsite facilities include ping pong, foosball and billiards tables, plus nearby guests can enjoy wonderful beaches, watersports within a short drive, biking, hiking and a wide range of active and cultural pursuits available in the South of France.
Take a fantastic last minute getaway to Happy House this summer or check other availability with Villas Prestige & Services here.