Let’s face it money can’t buy love, but the stuff it does buy certainly can be lovely. And where your vacation fantasies reside, there’s obviously no reason to be oh so frugal, now is there? Actually, you may be surprised just how reasonably you can afford to holiday at some fabulous places. The list below are some titillating travel rentals to satisfy any dreamy getaway yearning, but also showing off some places you may have not known about.
Villa I Du Mare
This latest masterpiece from legendary architect Jaques Savin Couelle is a 7 bedroom, 9 bath affair that boasts of 3000 plus square meters, as if anybody needed to land a helicopter in the house. Located along the North coast of Sardinia, in Porto Cervo, this is one of those places that does cost a lot. You know the saying, “if you have to ask…”? Well, you have to ask.
Tis the Season(al) in Gordes, France
Situated in the countryside of Gordes, smack in the middle of the Luberon, this 600 square meter rental has incomperable views as well as services intended for royalty. Five bedrooms, a heated pool and jacuzzi, and a fabulous terrace are a stone’s throw from wonderfully quite and peaceful. A Michael Zingraf property, a month here will set you back only €10,700 euro. (Note: We did not include Michael’s pictures as the watermark spoiled the view, sorry)
Villa Sa Cantissa – Sardinia
Another Sardinia find for a vacation your family will never, ever forget ,this 3000 square meter villa affords more than even a vivid imagination might conjure up. Spread over two floors, your home away from home on the coast of marvelous Sardinia consists of the entrance hall, kitchen, pantry, dining room, living room and 9 bedrooms with ensuite. Technology to relaxing and entertainment, not to mention stuffing vistas overlooking your swimming pool and Porto Cervo, the only thing missing from this Christie’s listing is the price-tag, again this is one you’ll have to call about.
For a lot of charm, and with a somewhat less burdensome price, this villa along the Archipelago of La Maddalena is a bit of heave in the quiet part of the area. Featuring double covered verandas, sea views only a few meters from the beach, and surrounded by a shade providing lush garden (that you’ll appreciate after fun and sun), the house has 4 large bedrooms and 3 baths. Maid service and other luxury amenities just make this simpler vacation living spot what your doctor may have ordered. In Porto Rafael, Sardinia, Italia, you won’t suffer from shopping or sightseeing withdrawal here either.
Villa Agave, Dubrovnik
Believe it or not I actually had to depart from Christie’s listings to more easily find luxury villas outside Italy and France. And too, one of the Christie’s agents was determined you should find his watermark on those wonderful images. Luckily, every property management firm or owner is not so mercenary. Villa Agave in Dubrovnik is illustrative of more than just luxury accommodations then.
This Croatian bit of pampering is situated on the harbor only a a 5 minute walk from the Old Town of Dubrovnik. With a wonderful vantage-point to see and explore this fascinating city from, there’s also three exclusive accommodation units with furniture of unique design, a VIP lounge, five terraces with an open whirlpool tubs, a spacious living room, luxury bathrooms and an outdoor pool. Your own private beach, open grill kitchen, and even your own private butler make this a value within a value exclusive or not. But then the prices do suggest a lot of quality vacationing rolled in – $5000 a day is note exactly budget digs.