Located in the charming Greek countryside of rolling rocky hills lined with ancient stone walls and dotted with olive trees and herbaceous shrubs, this stunning new villa fits perfectly into the serene environment with its azul pool, white walls, and use of stone and natural materials. Designed by local architects, the house is minimalist, yet comfortable, furnished with vintage furniture and warm textiles. The stunning home is ideal for both families and couples, having a large communal space with kitchen, dining room and living room and 3 bedrooms with ensuites separated from each other for maximum privacy. Take in the incredible views of the valley and surrounding islands from the rooftop patio, or lounge on the large terrace surrounding the pool - each aspect of the home was designed for maximum comfort and relaxation to reconnect with nature and each other.
Surrounded by vineyards and olive groves outside the Sicilian fishing town of Mazara del Vallo is a castle-like villa that dates back to the 17th century. Complete with turrets and towers, this fortified farmhouse was originally built as a monastery, and later became the centre of a local wine business. Now, the ground floor of this family-owned property is an elegantly furnished holiday retreat. The eclectic interiors feature pieces collected during the owners’ extensive travels across the globe: a Chinese-style library, a canary yellow living room with Brazilian ceramics, and a Moroccan-influenced suite all tell stories of a life well-lived. There’s plenty of outside space for peaceful contemplation, too. Take a sunset walk in the pine grove, admire the Mediterranean garden, or read a book under the shade of century-old olive trees. It’s easy to while away afternoons over long, lazy lunches within the walled orangery; there’s also a palm-fringed pool and a private tennis court. And if you manage to drag yourself away from this magical place steeped in history, there’s a plethora of interesting places to see close by: choose from white sand beaches, world-famous Greek temples and perfectly preserved medieval towns.
Located in the Tramuntana Mountains near Calvia, this luxurious 4 bedroom villa is the perfect mix of traditional Mallorcan design and stylish Ibiza accents of white built-in furniture, beautiful lighting and a relaxed environment. With stunning forested views extending to the sea, Villa Son Font is the ultimate Mediterranean hideaway, where you can slow down, enjoy nature and relax in a calm and comfortable environment with family and friends.
Tucked away on a quiet street in Canggu and surrounded by rice paddies, the thoughtfully designed villa is light and airy, with influences from South America and East Asia. The founders of the iconic swimwear brand, F E L L A, Rosie Iffla & Christine Tang, collaborated with their favorite artists, photographers and homewares to create a luxury, boutique villa that has all the elements of a tropical oasis fused with a modern design that radiates sophistication. With a large indoor/outdoor living area, guests can enjoy day beds and lounge areas throughout the stylish space, which features natural timbers, polished concrete floors and lush, verdant tropical gardens. With 3 large open bedrooms, fully equipped modern kitchen, lounge areas galore, and a large gorgeous pool - what more could you want in a tropical hideaway that is just minutes from renowned beaches and some of the hottest bars and restaurants?
*images by Tommaso Riva.
Located in the neighborhood of Anse Des Cayes overlooking the beach and the small islands off the north coast of St Barts, this newly renovated 2 bedroom villa is the perfect beach retreat. Matt and Kate Holstein, an American couple from Colorado, jointly revamped their idyllic escape with an emphasis on indoor-outdoor living with a peaked roof providing 1000sq feet of floor space completely open to the air on two sides. Don't be fooled by the petite size, this dreamy space has everything and more that one might need, done up in the most stylish of ways. Decorated in a modern organic style with with an all white color palette and pops of neutral finishes to invoke a sense of serenity, Kate added personal touches and details throughout the house including soft linens, beautiful art, and found objects. The indoor living space extends to a large deck and lounge area which opens to magnificent ocean views and an outdoor pool surrounded by lush vegetation. At Villa Palmier, time slows down, sea breezes flow continuously through the house and you'll never want to leave your perfect perch from the pool deck.
*photos and design by Kate Holstein
Situated in the mountains among unspoiled nature with 180 degree views of Gavarres National Park, this beautifully restored farmhouse (Masia) was completely rebuilt by an acclaimed Barcelona architect as a sustainable modern eco-villa, featuring a natural water pool, uber modern kitchen appliances, and chic decor throughout. The owners have taken great care in making every aspect of the home intuitive and comfortable, perfectly blending the spacious and sleek design of a modern home with rural charm. With 6 bedrooms, it is the ideal vacation home for friends and families, with a balance of contemporary design, sustainable architecture, and that feeling of "getting away from it all". Located just a 20min drive from Girona, it is easily accessible to restaurants and shops, however once you arrive, I don't think you'll be wanting to leave!
*Images and review by Jocelyn Mandryk
Tucked behind layers of lush palms on a pristine beach in Soliman Bay, Villa La Semilla invites guests into a world of secluded indulgence amid a stunning natural setting. This private five-bedroom villa boasts a rooftop pool and panoramic observation deck, a tropical garden with a fountain and pond, lounge and veranda with an infinity pool that unfolds onto a private beach. The villa, bright and airy with light interiors and simple, well-made furnishings, features a common cooking, dining and living space that is perfect for long, convivial evenings with family and friends—often centered around the outdoor wood-fire oven and grill. An in-house chef is also on-hand to ensure that guests can sample an array of Mexican dishes made with locally sourced ingredients. Some of the design elements such as the vintage furniture and handmade mosaic tile fused with organic elements of wood and concrete resemble its stylish sister property, Hotel La Semilla, in Playa Del Carmen. However, unique to this villa is the large open floor plan that extends through living and dining spaces to the sprawling terrace and infinity pool all the way to the crystal blue waters of Soliman Bay. It must be experienced to truly be appreciated.