Many of the properties I toured in Tuscany this month were former villas, and some have a separate villa property on site for the special experience of being associated with a resort but having that extra bit of privacy and exclusivity. When you've got enough people in your party, they actually can become more affordable than booking separate hotel rooms. Villas are too often overlooked, so I hope you enjoy thinking about who you'll invite to share your villa with on your next vacation!
Excerpt of 12/1019 Virtuoso Traveler article by Elaine Glusac below can be found HERE.
For celebrating life’s greatest moments, book a (better than) home away from home with dedicated service, decadent seclusion, and so much more. Whether you’re commemorating a milestone, hosting a family reunion, or just want to kick up your heels and make some noise, a villa rental takes celebrations to the next – and unforgettable – level. Relax in the hot tub while a private chef prepares an alfresco meal – and cocktails.
Virtuoso’s global portfolio includes a plethora of hotels and resorts with on-site villas, along with partners that focus solely on home and villa rentals. Bonus: Virtuoso-approved properties come with value-added perks – think exclusive amenities such as stocked pantries and bars, and complimentary spa treatments. Villas may be remote or resort based, studios or 40-plus bedrooms, pieds-à- terre or palazzi. Why rent one for your next big event? Let us count the reasons.
1. Bring the Generations Together.
What's more natural way to unite multigenerational families than to house them all under one commodious roof? In addition, villa rentals are especially child friendly: They offer many bedrooms, ample space to run around and play, and a hiatus for parents worrying about how their kids’ noise might affect others.
2. Seek Maximum Privacy.
Villas may be mansions, castles, bungalows, or penthouses. Seekers of seclusion, whether they’re newlywed couples or active families cite rural areas in Italy, Spain, France, Greece, and Jackson Hole as popular get-away-from-it-all locales.
3. Get the Best of Both Worlds.
For travelers envisioning an exclusive celebration with all the amenities of a resort… being on resort grounds doesn’t mean that villa residents will feel crowded, though.
4. Let the Butler Do It.
Rather than leaving guests on their own, Virtuoso-approved villas often come with service staff, such as chefs, butlers, and concierges, to arrange special celebratory dinners at home or adventures away from it, ranging from safaris to heli-skiing.
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