The thought of a summer vacation may feel all too painful in the depths of winter, but as the frost begins to thaw, you might find yourself spending more time staring out of the window at your desk, daring to dream of a summer escape. As a destination for aperitifs, sightseeing, and sunbathing, Europe remains unrivaled. However, with so many stunning locations and cheaper flights, European hot-spots tend to be over-saturated with tourists.
For those that yearn for a more secluded escape, away from the maddening crowds, private rentals have been the answer for many years, and are ever-popular amongst UHNW individuals. However, with an inundated travel market, it can be tricky and time consuming to choose where to stay.
Introducing Sirreti’s 2023 collection of ultra-luxury European villas, a hand-picked collection of the finest five-star private estates across the continent. The rental companies invited to join the Siretti community have been carefully vetted to ensure that clients are met with the highest level of service from the most dedicated teams, all against the backdrop of the most spectacular locations in Europe.
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From an opulent Tuscan palace and a chic bohemian retreat hidden in the cliffs of Ibiza, to a fairytale-like location you may not have previously considered, those who are pining to discover new travel treasures are sure to find further daydream inspiration in Siretti’s villas. Approach with caution, this one might not be safe-for-work.
Villa Argentario – Tuscany
It may be physically impossible not to be charmed by the romance of the rolling hills of Tuscany, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. There’s a reason that poets, artists and authors have been inspired by the region for centuries. Also famed for its vineyards and food culture, Tuscany may be the ultimate location to soak up La Dolce Vita.
Villa Argentario by Villa Flair encapsulates the drama of an Italian love affair, an expansive property with a sumptuous and palatial interior, the property holds 10 luxuriously finished bedrooms, a grand fireplace hall and several plush living areas. This awe-inspiring sea-front estate is arguably the most impressive on Villa Flair’s portfolio of stunning properties. The 2.100 square meter property is surrounded by 26 hectares of land with access to a private beach, the bay of Cacciarella. An ideal escape for those that seek unconstrained European luxury.
To Learn more about Villa Argentario, you can visit the Villa Flair website.
Villa Marivi – Marbella
A firm European favorite among luxury travelers, Marbella experienced a property boom in 2021 due to UHNW individuals investing in the area, regardless of travel restrictions. Despite its reputation for wealth flashing in champagne-soaked beach clubs, culture-seeking visitors can also immerse themselves in Spanish living by walking through the whitewashed streets of Marbella’s old town.
The Luxury Villa Company’s portfolio of high-end rental properties presents the most upscale and luxurious rentals in the area, encapsulating the old-school glamor of the Costa Del Sol. Founder Lindsay Gregory has years of experience in the private rental sector, and understands the needs of UHNW clients that visit the area.
Villa Marivi is part of the ‘Platinum Collection’, located on 6000 square meters of one of Marbella’s most prestigious coastlines. The property features 10 bedrooms, a tennis court, indoor and outdoor pools, and a spa – private concierge service is also available. There’s no wonder that the property is loved by socialites and privacy-seeking VIPs.
You can learn more about Villa Marivi by visiting their website.
Villa Ischia – Ibiza
There is much more to the White Isle than foam parties in San Antonio.The crystal blue waters of Ibizan shores have captivated visitors for centuries, early settlers even believed the island to be blessed by God. Aside from having an international reputation as the ultimate party destination, it is Ibiza’s ability to intoxicate you organically that makes it so magical. Arguably an island of villas, there are plenty of impressive high-end rentals to choose from, catering to all kinds of groups.
Villa Ischia by Dynamic Lives is one of the most stunning properties on the island. The property clings to the cliffs of Es Cubells, with unbeatable sea views. Catering for up to 12 guests, the property is child-friendly with all of the comforts and services you would expect from a luxury rental. Freshly renovated in 2022 with a minimal yet tasteful Mediterranean inspired interior design, Villa Ischia truly is a private haven, perfect for days spent lazing in the sun by the pool.
To see more of the Dynamic Lives collection, visit their website here.
Villa ASA – Slovenia
Slovenia is home to one of the most beautiful lakes in Europe, Lake Bled, and is a country full to the brim with natural beauty, featuring diverse landscapes, charming towns, delicious cuisine, and reportedly some of Europe’s friendliest and laidback locals. Despite all of its offerings, Slovenia is often overlooked as a travel destination, overshadowed by neighboring Italy.
Bordering Eastern and Western Europe, the country represents a real mix of culture. Slovenia is also considered as one of the most underrated destinations in Europe for Wine, though this seems to be changing as the country recently won several winemaking awards.
For something truly different and unique, consider Villa ASA in the Slovenian Karst, a property bursting with rustic charm. The property itself dates back to 1784 and is surrounded by an ‘Energy Park’, which is thought to promote rest, relaxation and joy with its unique hidden ‘cosmic energy points’. An ideal destination for those who seek to relinquish the stresses of daily life in an elegant secluded setting. The villa’s welcoming hosts offer a range of treatments and services and are experts on the surrounding area. Even the most discerning travelers will be impressed with the property’s balance of earthiness and luxury.
To learn more about this unique property, visit the Villa ASA website.
Villa Casa di Siena – St Tropez, France
Perhaps the French Riviera is the first place that comes to mind when you think of true European glamor. With a long history of attracting the wealthy and famous, St Tropez’s reputation has only grown among well-to-do travelers, with a consistent string of new restaurants, chic hotels and beach bars opening up year after year. But, St Tropez can be so much more than just glitzy beachfront restaurants and celeb-spotting. Escape to the vine-covered hillsides of La Mole and Cogolin, or explore further down the coast toward Escalet where more family friendly beaches can be found.
Casa di Siena by SJ Villas is a true gem in the area, located in the prestigious gated ‘Domaine des Parcs de St Tropez’. Described as ‘timelessly elegant, private, refined and very sophisticated’, it certainly ticks all of the boxes in luxury rentals.
Guests will be immediately impressed by the property upon approach, with its manicured gardens and pretty terraces. Aside from the usual luxury amenities one would expect from a villa of this quality, guests will find hammam baths, saunas and massage rooms, as well as lush chalky-white interiors that are reminiscent of traditional French chateaus.
Learn more about SJ villas and their stunning collection here.
Villa Giada – Capri
Holidaying in Capri has been an indicator of wealth for decades. With stunning natural beauty, an exclusive atmosphere, and world-class amenities, there’s no wonder the destination is popular with the world’s most discerning jet-setters. Capri is a destination for those who wish to see and be seen and anyone who is anyone (ahem, Beyoncé) is sure to be visiting the island in high-season, likely to be sheltering on a private yacht or shopping in one of the island’s exclusive boutiques.
However, privacy is possible on the island thanks to a selection of high-end private rentals. Villa Giada by LV rentals is perhaps the most luxurious offering, located within the ‘peaceful oasis’ of Parco Silvania in Anacapri. Surrounded by lemon-trees and stunning views of the Tyrrhenian Sea, Villa Giada offers the ultimate in relaxation and tranquility. There is an entire floor dedicated to the Master Bedroom, which is uniquely built directly into stone. Guests also have access, upon request, to the LV wine cellar, where they will find the region’s most extensive collection of fine wines and cigars. The property is fully serviced, with an on-site private chef and a separate annex for staff to ensure that guests receive top-level assistance at any time.
To learn more about what Villa Giada has to offer, visit the LV website here.
Now that the hard work is done for you, all that’s left to do is count down the days and dream of summer.