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.
Casa Dos Chicos - Mexico
Situated in the seaside village of Sayulita, on Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit, Casa Dos Chicos accommodates up to 10 guests in its four joyful, smartly designed bedroom suites. The décor throughout the property is refreshingly modern, yet it evokes the exuberance of Mexico due to the brightly-colored fabrics and furnishings. Inside, razzle-dazzle bedrooms invite you to rest and relax in a calm, fashionable atmosphere, while fabulous outdoor spaces such as an open-air kitchen & dining room, a glistening pool surrounded by lush gardens, and a living room with hot tub, will give you a lovely, tropical feel, and plenty of privacy. Thanks to its privileged hilltop location, the villa offers soaring views of the Pacific Ocean and the surrounding mountains.
To have a small sense of what it’s like to stay at Villa “The Sanctuary”, just picture yourself in beautiful Bali, with all those lush, tropical surroundings soothing your soul, with the vibrant colors and mysterious scents of jasmine and fresh greenery awakening your senses.