Luxury around the world comes in many different shapes and sizes and in a vast variety of stunning locations from mountain tops to coastal plains.
We’ve hand-picked our favourite holiday villas and apartments in each of five very different settings. Whether you’re seeking an island escape on Zakynthos, a mountain retreat in Spain, a city break in Paris, a lakeside hideaway in Italy, or a desert adventure in Dubai, we’ve found the perfect place for your next dream vacation.
5 unique luxury holiday homes around the world
A luxury villa in the Greek Islands
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If you like to feel comfy, cosy, and relaxed after a long day of visiting tourist hot spots, and there are tons of astonishing beaches, historic sites and attractions to visit in Zakynthos (or Zante as it is commonly known), then the luxurious holiday home, Artina Villa , is the ideal choice. It’s perfect for a family or group of friends, with three large bedrooms that can accommodate around eight people, stylish living rooms perfect for unwinding and good conversations as well as state of the art facilities. There are also a variety of soothing activities available, including massage and private yoga sessions. And with stunning views of the island, Keri Lake, and Marthonisi Island, we think you’ll agree, Artina Villa in Zakynthos is the place to be.
An exquisite villa in the Spanish mountains
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What better way to spend your holidays than in a heavenly mountainside luxury home like El Caracol in Spain? Wonderfully situated in 8 acres of pine forest, by two rivers where you and your family can take a dip, there is also a typical Spanish village nearby to explore. When it comes to the amenities of the villa itself, it has three stylish bedrooms that can accommodate up to eight people, a well-equipped kitchen, a spacious dining area, and cosy chill spots inside and out, the latter perfect for al fresco dining.
A stylish apartment in the city of Paris
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Experience Paris on a whole new level by staying in this majestic apartment. You will adore every area of this luxurious holiday home with its upscale styling, spacious, comfortable interiors, and its proximity to so many excellent restaurants and bars. Appartement Faustine is part of Le Collectionist collection.
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A luxury villa by Lake Como
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Imagine relaxing in an outdoor Jacuzzi while sipping some wine and drinking in the beautiful view of the lake in front of you –– talk about pure bliss. You will surely have a grand time in Villa Elisabetta in Lake Como, Italy. The villa boasts five generous bedrooms that can accommodate up to ten people, a fine-looking pool that can help calm the senses and a terrace that will allow you to see breathtaking views of nature. And with parking spots for a maximum of three cars, this excellent holiday home is perfect for a large group of family or friends.
A unique resort in a Dubai Desert – Al Maha, Dubai
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For a stylish adventure in the desert, Al Maha is a five-star hotel that gives guests the privilege to enjoy the ultimate desert getaway in Dubai. There are approximately 42 suites you and your family can choose from –– Bedouin, Royal, Emirates, and Presidential. Whatever suite you pick, we’re sure you’ll love the stunning view of the sand dunes, sleeping in charming rooms filled with antiques and colonial character and swimming in your private pool. There are also numerous fun activities you can do in Al Maha –– check out Gazelles and Arabian Oryx, appreciate the architecture of the resort inspired by the Bedouins, and go on thrilling desert activities!