Villa La Cassinella - Lake Como, Italy
Perched on the western shores of Italy’s spectacular Lake Como, Villa La Cassinella is a jewel-like oasis of serenity and refinement. Surrounded by 30,000 sqm of beautiful gardens, the property boasts a tennis court, a terrace with spectacular lake views, an infinity edge swimming pool, and a separate building where guests can enjoy a cutting edge home cinema and a fully equipped fitness room. The interior design is a sumptuous mix of Sienna marble floors, period furnishings and exquisite European antiques. Inside the elegant rooms, special touches such as luxurious Italian bedding, opulent chandeliers or huge open fireplaces will make you feel like royalty.
Villa Pearl - St Tropez, France
Set in its own 4000 square meter estate, in a quiet area on the edge of Saint-Tropez, Villa Pearl is a luxurious 5 bedroom property with beautifully crafted interiors and a glorious pool area. The immaculate décor throughout is a gentle mix of modern and stylized vintage furnishings, with classic French doors and white-color-based rooms with neutral accents. Charming common areas include an elegant living room with fireplace and plush sofas, a fully-equipped kitchen and a TV lounge.
Top 10 Overwater Bungalows
Whether perched above a quixotic lagoon somewhere in the remote waters of the Indian Ocean, or accompanied by a glistening plunge pool, these overwater bungalows that seem to float above the azure surface of the water are as close as you can get to paradise.
Villa Daphne - Corfu, Greece
Nestled in its own 1300-sqm garden, on the east coast of Corfu, Villa Daphne is a stylish two-bedroom holiday retreat with its own private swimming pool and fully-furnished terrace. Equally appealing as its outdoor areas, the house’s interiors are graciously furnished in a mix of period and contemporary décor, with soft color schemes that create a feeling of warmth and luxury. A well-equipped kitchen and modern technology features complement the property’s level of comfort.
Mazzini 31 - Italy
Nestled in the quaint, medieval town of Monteleone d’Orvieto, Mazzini 31 is one of the stunning restoration projects of architect Patrizio Fradiani. Renovated with great care and respect for history, this 17th-century noble apartment - now converted into a luxury holiday home - boasts 3 delightfully-designed suites, a majestic terrace overlooking Chiana Valley, an exclusive wine cellar and a private spa with pool and Jacuzzi built on the site of the old stables. The décor is a symphony of eras and styles, with vintage furnishings and glorious ornate frescoes standing side by side with bespoke marble sinks and all sorts of modern and adventurous designer details. The property comes complete with a gourmet kitchen, a charming library and an artsy living room filled with precious antiques.
Ndomo House - Malawi
Situated approximately 1 km away from the main lodge of Kaya Mawa, on the southwestern shores of Lake Malawi, Ndomo House offers blissful seclusion, a stunning private beach and idyllic accommodation in 4 romantic, beautifully designed bedrooms. All units come with cream, soft furnishings and sumptuous beds draped in light-as-air mosquito nets. The gracious interior design extends the natural Zanzibar theme to the exterior, where sprawling sun-dappled terraces and peaceful shady spots make for dreamy alfresco dining. A special feature is the intimate lagoon-style swimming pool where you can cool off when the lake seems too far away.
Podere Palazzo - Italy
Idyllically located halfway between Rome and Florence, amidst the rolling Umbrian hills, Podere Palazzo is a gem of a country house surrounded by meadows, postcard-perfect vineyards and ancient olive orchards. The majesty of the landscape extends to the villa’s charming interiors, where sleek Italian furnishings gleam beneath the handcrafted chestnut beams. In addition to its 5 chic bedrooms, the villa boasts elegantly decorated living and dining areas, a gourmet kitchen with portico, and an infinity pool with glorious panoramic views.