With thousands of luxury villas in ideal locations available at our fingertips, we set out to find the unusual — those that are truly rare and that include over-the-top amenities far from average. The standard may start with a butler, a chef or even fully-staffed, but we wanted to find the properties with that much more. So we hit the jackpot for a wine-lover, a place that has the most spectacular wine cellar and on-property sommelier. For a family with young ones, the most exciting, super-kid friendly home that features a waterslide and daily children’s activities. And for the spa-junkie or those in need of some serious R&R, a villa with an out-of-this-world spa that offers tons of complimentary treatments. From Italy’s otherworldly chic alpine town to Thailand’s lesser-known tropical paradise, we’ve searched high and low to uncover the most unique, exclusive estates around the world for your next getaway. Here’s your key to five villas with the most over-the-top amenities that are seriously hard to come by…
1. CHALET PERLA
SLEEPS: 15 | BEDROOMS: 8 | BATHROOMS: 8.5
There’s a lot to love about Chalet Perla – for starters, there’s a movie theater, a games room, a well-equipped fitness room, plus a spectacular wine cellar that you can bring in a sommelier to do a private tasting. But after a day of skiing, there’s nothing we want more than some serious R&R. And what could be better than having your very own spa and wellness area in your home? Let’s just say that Chalet Perla does not have your typical home spa… It’s complete with a sauna, steam room, Turkish Bath, indoor pool with a waterfall, hot tub, Chromotherapy, massage room, emotional shower (could you even?!), and more!
So yes, dreams do exist… After a day spent on the most dreamiest slopes in the Dolomites, you can have your own personal driver (did we forget to mention that’s included, too?!) pick you up and bring you to your very own spa at for that much needed “you”time! Oh, and your ski equipment will be waiting for you in the private heated shed on property – ready whenever you are!
2. VILLA LARIMAR
SLEEPS: 16 | BEDROOMS: 8 | BATHROOMS: 8.5
You know when they say this one’s for the kids – when in reality, it’s also an adults dream, as well? Well, Villa Larimar is truly both for the kids and for the adults! The location, for one, is set on its own peninsula in the exclusive Ani resort. Translation: a stunning beachfront, primely located close to golf, surfing and more! But it’s the property itself that offers endless entertainment and a ton of fun amenities for everyone – no matter the age – to enjoy. Outside, the cool waterslide will entertain your kids for days, while you soak up the sun at the gorgeous infinity pool. You can also play a match at your private tennis court and dine al-fresco in an open living sala…Indoors, there’s a grand room with a bar plus dual pool tables, a spa area, a fitness area, and eight very beautiful bedrooms – five masters with king beds, al-fresco showers, furnished terraces & ocean views. What we truly love most about this beautiful estate happens to be the top-notch services that are all included: daily children’s activity program, cooking classes, daily massages + spa treatments, and so much more!
3. VILLA MIA
SLEEPS: 10 | BEDROOMS: 5 | BATHROOMS: 6
The most striking feature that immediately caught our attention when we came across Koh Samui’s Villa Mia is the stunning sunken lounge pavilion in the middle of the infinity pool, completely surrounded by turquoise water on all sides. Just imagine that magical setting for some sunset cocktails… But really, everything else this villa has to offer is simply a dream. From the heavenly beachfront setting to the five gorgeous en-suite bedrooms each with direct terrace access, what more could one want? Well what if we also told you that there’s up to 8 hours of in-villa spa treatments per day – included! Yes, you heard that right…Massages are included. Need we say more?
4. VILLA FRONT LAKE
SLEEPS: 14 | BEDROOMS: 7 | BATHROOMS: 7
Lake Como exudes elegance and is a place that stands the test of time. Where better way to spend your glamorous Italian getaway than in a luxury residence located directly on the exclusive Como shores, with beautifully landscaped grounds and a lagoon-like pool for lounging? Enter: Villa Front Lake. Much like the destination, Villa Front Lake evokes Old World charm, yet is met with the most modern amenities one could want. While many lakefront properties in Lake Como feature a private embankment dock, very few come with your very own speedboat to truly experience la dolce vita on Lake Como. Better yet, Villa Lake Front comes with a 20-knot speedboat and a 6-knot slow boat – for you to use at your disposal!
5. THE SHANTI RESIDENCE
SLEEPS: 14 | BEDROOMS: 7 | BATHROOMS: 7
For the ultimate relaxing retreat that’s balanced with plenty of good wine and paired with the savory spiced cuisine Bali is best known for – look no further than The Shanti Residence. Located in Nusa Dua—the stunning region of lush greenery on the south side of the island—where the more quiet, yet absolutely glamorous beaches can be found, this primely positioned residence offers a private driver at your disposal making it truly the perfect base to experience the best of Bali. It actually seems more like a luxurious boutique hotel thanks to seven well-appointed suites, two swimming pools, plenty of indoor/outdoor space, a home theatre, a spa room, an exercise room, a recreation room, and so much more… One of our favorite things that makes this villa so special is the opportunity to have unforgettable, intimate dinners (prepared by your private chef, of course) with pairings pulled from the home’s wine cellar by the on-property sommelier. Let’s toast to that!
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