It was Saint Augustine that said, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” At […]

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It was Saint Augustine that said, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”

At Villas and Apartments Abroad our goal is always to please and make people happy. At the core of what we do, excellence in service and truth in what we offer are the foundation of all we create for our clients. Founder Sylvia Delvaille Jones has built the company predominantly through client referrals and her contribution to many magazine articles written on villas over decades.

Sylvia and her team at Villas and Apartments Abroad excel at creating the most memorable experiences to the meet the needs of all of their clients. As such, we have been recognized by publications including Condé Nast Traveler, Travel+Leisure,Town & Country Travel and Departures for the high level of expertise and care in crafting travel experiences to villas around the world. Since 2007, Sylvia has been selected by the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler magazine as one of their elite villa rental specialists, a small group of experts worldwide.

Villas and Apartments Abroad’s award-winning portfolio of carefully selected, custom-curated residences includes romantic hideaways in the Caribbean, beachfront estates on Riviera Maya in Mexico, sensitively restored farmhouses in Tuscany and Provence, landmark castles in Scotland, England or France’s Loire Valley, apartments in cities like London and Rome as well as luxurious ski chalets in the Swiss or French Alps and the chic slopes of the United States.

Of this impressive collection some villas offer truly unique features. We have the most luxurious estate in Girona, Spain with a state of the art professional equestrian facility.  Over in Normandy, France we have an ancestral castle with 17 suites and boasting a nightclub. Of our Italian villas there is a one of a kind residence overlooking Lake Como which has a private museum for guests only and a lavish estate in Umbria, owned by a famous movie director and producer where you can tantalizing your taste buds in its fabulous wine cellar. Another property worth mentioning is an award-winning, ultra modern and high-tech beachfront estate on a French Island that includes a fleet of boats and luxury cars. For heads of states and those requiring top security, we have several under-the-radar estates with discreet safe rooms.

Besides location and proximity to things to see and do, we select our villas for their good taste and style, ranging from the classic to the quirky, and from old world elegance to sleek contemporary. Most of our villas are staffed or can be custom staffed with private chefs, butlers, personal concierges and chambermaids. We can also arrange nannies, chauffeurs and bodyguards.

Each destination around the world has its own uniqueness, each residence its own distinctiveness and it is a privilege to use our expertise to create an experience for our clients that is exceptional and unforgettable.

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