This is House & Garden’s profile of UltraVilla, from its March Villa Special Feature:
Gone are the days of scrolling through endless listings for the perfect villa, as Ultra Villa has revolutionised the system Back in 2014, a handful of travel experts put their heads together to brainstorm a platform that would bring together the cream of the world’s villa rental specialists. They agreed what was required was a match· making service that paired traveller with property, from trusted rental companies across the globe.
What followed was the birth of Ultra Villa. Its brilliance is twofold. First. it gives travellers access to the world’s leading independent luxury villa rental experts and their exquisite properties: everything from chalets to beach houses, mountain lodges, castles and cosy cottages. Secondly, it introduces travellers to the experts on the ground who can provide a hands· on local concierge service. For example, a couple looking to rent a property on Harbour Island in the Bahamas, will be put in touch with Ultra Villa’s local expert. who’ll not only be able to secure the prettiest bloom-covered plantation-style cottage, but will recommend the finest places to eat. from The Dunmore (strict dress code and rum punches) to Brian’s Grill and Jerk, where you dine on conch chowder in his front yard. You will have a golf cart parked out front, groceries in the fridge and water taxis pre-booked.
A strict ‘by invitation only’ policy and vetting process ensures UltraVilla’s members have close ties to all of their properties – something that often allows access to villas, homes and estates that wouldn’t usually be available for rent to the public. With show-stopping properties, independent villa companies and expert local knowledge – from Fiji to Saint-Tropez, the Greek islands to the Indian Ocean, and Turks and Caicos to The Algarve – isn’t it time you added UltraVilla to your little black book?