Last-minute luxury: Gorgeous villas to rent in Europe this summer

Posted On By admin

If the warmer weather has got you dreaming of sunbeds and sangria, you’re not the only one; which means planning a stylish last-minute escape may require more than a little good timing and luck. But making a hasty getaway doesn’t have to mean sacrificing on style – if you know where to look. To give you a head start we’ve scoured the chicest rental platforms on the internet to find the luxurious villas still available to book this summer.

La Bastide de Victoire, Côte d’Azur, France

Marie Antoinette meets Coastal Grandma at this eccentric yet iconic four-bedroom, eight-person villa on the French Riviera. La Bastide de Victoire is 7km from St Paul de Vence – the charming hilltop village beloved by Picasso and Matisse – and an easy 20km from Nice airport. For local village life, Tourrettes-sur-Loup is a gentle stroll from the property, and boasts a handful of boutiques, cafes and restaurants.

The four characterful bedrooms are filled with intricate French dressers, pastel linens and elaborate tapestries, opening onto unparalleled views over rolling hills and sea. There’s a freeform pool carved into the limestone, with a picturesque waterfall, boules court, outdoor BBQ and hot tub. Renting this villa also means access to your own private chef, plus a bountiful breakfast hamper each morning with eggs for scrambling, oranges for juicing and fresh pastries from the local boulangerie.

From £13,273 per week

Mansion Tony Montana, Marbella, Spain

A majestic home set in the exclusive Golden Mile of Andalusia, Mansion Tony Montana is nothing if not excessive. The choice residence of more than a few royal figures and Hollywood stars over the years, the six-bedroom villa is set on an expansive plot of 2,350 square metres. Reflecting its sparkling history, the interiors are all Persian rugs, antique furnishings, marble bathrooms and crystal chandeliers, leading out onto a huge pool with a grand loggia.

A professional-grade kitchen is at your disposal for hiring a private chef, who can serve up a feast in one of the many dining areas. You’ll find the best parts of a luxury hotel – sauna, spa, well-equipped gym, cinema room and billiard room – with nothing so pesky as other people.

From £32,875 per week

Tempted By The Morning Sun, Antalya, Turkey

med villas turkey

The Turkish Riviera – as it’s been rebranded in recent years – is having a serious renaissance as a Mediterranean destination full of fascinating history, culture and pristine beaches. Beyond the party towns of Bodrum and Izmir, Antalya is difficult to beat for its charming villages and unspoiled nature.

In the hills above Kalamar Beach, this five-bedroom villa looks out over lush mountains and clear blue skies, the warm sea just a short stroll away. You’ll find excellent seafood restaurants in the local town of Kalkan, where cobbled streets and whitewashed cottages line the waterfront. Back at the villa, find a shady spot to read a book in the hammock, or spend an afternoon in the beautifully tiled pool.

From £7,837 per week 

Podere dei Limoni, Tuscany, Italy

Set amidst the hills of Capalbio in Maremma, Podere dei Limoni feels like a secluded paradise with wild beautiful gardens and a spectacular ocean view. The interiors are all neutral white-washed walls, polished concrete and contemporary art, a welcome break from the Renaissance overload of Tuscany’s museums and cities.

Each bedroom has its own outdoor access, and the villa’s pièce de résistance is a sunken infinity pool, disappearing into the landscape of rosemary, lavender and mulberry trees. Down at sea level, luxury travel consultant Merrion Charles can arrange a private boat trip to Giglio, or tours around nearby wineries.

From £11,300 per week

The Red Chalet, Algarve, Portugal

Having opened for the first time last summer, this bijoux two-bedroom villa opens a much-anticipated new chapter to the seaside town of Armação de Pêra. The Belle Époque era holiday house was built at the turn of the 20th century, inspired by the opulent luxury of the day, and was originally known as ‘Chalet dos Caldas e Vasconcelos’.

It remained a family summer home for almost 80 years, and this sense of familial warmth has been recreated in the unique wooden flooring, antique chandeliers, and a spectacular staircase. In the grounds, a small annex – the White House – offers a duplex suite with living room and terrace, ideal for an extra couple, au pair or older children.

From £15,000 per week

Villa Sheherezade, Dubrovnik

The jewel of the Dalmatian coast, the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik is no well-kept secret. What is a secret, however, is this palatial villa positioned on the clifftop above the town. A masterpiece of white stone, topped with a striking turquoise dome, it is surrounded by 4,000 square metres of original white-stone terraces and a Mediterranean garden.

Villa Sheherezade was originally built in 1920 with an intoxicating mix of Moorish and Mediterranean architecture, and views onto the terracotta-coloured Old City, the impossibly clear Adriatic and the secluded island of Lokrum. A spectacular seaside property, the white-stone palace once played host to Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Now, its five newly-renovated bedrooms are each as sumptuous as the next, and you’ll get Bvlgari toiletries, a private chef and a butler to boot.


Read more: Domes Miramare: Corfu’s adults-only haven reserved for the stylish traveller

The post Last-minute luxury: Gorgeous villas to rent in Europe this summer appeared first on Luxury London.

Lascia un commento