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

At Villas & Apartments Abroad, the ambition is always to please, impress and instill happiness. Over the last 40 years, founder Sylvia Delvaille Jones has built the company predominantly from client referrals and contributions to many magazine articles written about villas. At the core of what Villas & Apartments Abroad offers, and the foundation of what it creates for clients is honesty and excellence in service.

Sylvia and her team are committed to creating the most memorable experiences to the meet the needs of their clients and excel at doing so. As a result, Villas & Apartments Abroad has been recognised by the very best international luxury travel and lifestyle publications, including Condé Nast Traveler, Travel+Leisure,Town & Country Travel, and Departures, for the high level of expertise and care in crafting exceptional travel experiences to incredible 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 & 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, swanky apartments in cities such as London and Rome, and chic ski chalets in the Swiss or French Alps and the slopes of the United States. This is what makes Sylvia an UltraVilla Global Advisor. If you are struggling to find an expert in the destination you are interested in visiting, or the private rentals you have come across aren’t quite ticking the boxes, Sylvia has the knowledge, experience and connections to uncover what you are looking for.

Of her impressive collection, many of Sylvia’s villas feature truly unique elements. Villas & Apartments Abroad can host you at the most luxurious estate in Girona, Spain with a state of the art professional equestrian facility. Over in Normandy, France, Sylvia can put you up in an ancestral castle with 17 suites and a nightclub! In Italy, there is a one-of-a-kind residence overlooking Lake Como which has a private museum exclusively for guests, and at a lavish estate in Umbria, owned by a famous movie director and producer, you can tantalize your taste buds in its fabulous wine cellar. Another property Sylvia simple has to let you know about is an award-winning, ultra-modern and high-tech beachfront estate on a French Island that includes a fleet of boats and luxury cars. Heads of States and those requiring top security are also catered for, with several under-the-radar estates with discreet safe rooms.

Besides great locations and proximity to brilliant things to see and do, Villas & Apartments Abroad selects its villas for their good taste and style, ranging from the classic to the quirky, and from old-world elegance to sleek contemporary. Most of Sylvia’s villas are fully staffed or can be custom staffed with private chefs, butlers, personal concierges, and chambermaids. Nannies, chauffeurs, and bodyguards can also be arranged.

Each and every worldwide destination as its own uniqueness, each residence its own distinctiveness, and Sylvia finds it a privilege to use her expertise to create experiences for clients that are exceptional and unforgettable.


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