Seeking a last-minute escape to one of the finest destinations under the European sun? We’ve rounded up the best luxury villas to rent in Mykonos, Paros, Santorini, Lake Garda, Umbria, Croatia, Mallorca, The Algarve, and Provence – with availability in August, September, and October. Whether you’re looking for a luxury villa to rent for a family holiday, romantic break, or a special celebration, these ten stunning properties are sure to inspire you to pack your suitcases…
MykonosWe’re thrilled to have added the stunning new 4-bed Psarou Grand Villa to rent in Mykonos to our Greek Islands portfolio. It’s situated near Psarou Beach, and just 250m from the luxury hotel which owns the property, where guests can also enjoy many services and amenities. Highlights include a fully equipped kitchen with a pre-filled wine fridge, a stunning private swimming pool with sea views, and a large outdoor area, including furnished terraces for relaxing and dining in style. Private cooking sessions, birthday parties, wedding receptions, and romantic candlelit dinners can all be arranged. As well as daily maid service, you’ll also get a complimentary arrival and departure transfer from and to the airport /port, and the services of a dedicated concierge team, plus a bottle of Dom Pérignon champagne on arrival.Availability: This new property is open for bookings from 29th August.
Lake GardaFancy staying in a beautiful architect-designed lakeside haven just a two-minute drive from the centre of Gardone Riviera? Situated in an exclusive resort, the gorgeous five-bedroom Villa Caplone features a landscaped terrace and swimming pool, a fitness area, and a spa with sauna and steam bath, as well as a private bar (with free non-alcoholic beverages). Guests also have access to the resort’s 5-star Boutique Hotel, which has a gourmet restaurant, an elegant spa, and a wellness area. A team of onsite staff including a private chef and/or butler, and fitness trainer, can be arranged on request. Availability: Selected dates August-October. Please contact us for details.
Croatia Find your bliss on Brac! One of the most exceptional properties on the Croatian Island of Brac, the five-bedroom Villa Bliss is situated on the Adriatic coast and is just a five-minute drive from the charming fishing village of Sumartin. Highlights include a stunning infinity pool, a media room, football table, infrared sauna, Jacuzzi with private outdoor shower, and a gym. The villa also has direct access to the sea where the owner’s resident boat, and skipper, are available to take guests to many local destinations for sightseeing and meals.Availability: From 4th – 11th September, then from 18th September onwards.
Umbria For a great escape to Umbria, Villa Torre offers an unbeatable location and amenities. Rebuilt on the ruins of a medieval defensive tower on the top of a hill, this luxury three-bedroom property offers stunning views across the countryside. Highlights include private landscaped gardens, a swimming pool with a jacuzzi, dining and barbeque areas, and a beautiful roof terrace. A concierge team is available to arrange spa services, cooking lessons, wine tastings, biking trips, truffle-hunting excursions, day trips, or a round of golf at the adjacent 18-hole Antognolla course. A private chef is also available upon request. Availability: From 28th August – 4th September, and from 25th September – 2nd October.
Umbria Looking for a large villa to rent in Umbria? Villa Subtilia, originally a 16th-century farmhouse,is a magnificent nine-bedroom property in a hilltop position on a large private estate. Within the stunning landscaped gardens, there’s an infinity swimming pool, with a separate jacuzzi, with views over the rolling countryside. First-class foodie experiences include vineyard tours and wine tastings, and truffle-hunting excursions. There’s a shuttle service to the estate’s celebrated restaurant, Il Caldaro, and a private chef can also be arranged.  Availability: From 28th August – 4th September; 18th – 25th September, and from 25th September – 2nd October.
MallorcaThe perfect villa to rent in Mallorca? Five-bedroom Villa Moscari 1 is one of two beautiful villas set in a private estate, with spectacular views of Alcudia Bay and the Tramuntana mountains, and within easy reach of the traditional villages of Selva and Campanet. Wow factors include beautiful interiors with unique hand-picked items and works of art from around the world, a Bulthaup kitchen with La Cornue oven, and a tennis court. Extensive concierge services include a chef to provide catering and cooking classes, a yoga instructor, tennis instructor, masseuse, mountain biking, and boat rental. Bookings can also be made at one of Mallorca’s highly respected golf courses. Availability: From 4th – 11th September, and from 18th September onwards.  
Paros The best family beach holiday property on Paros? Gorgeous Paros Vista is situated near the sandy Kolymbithres beach and the ancient Mycenaean Acropolis, with Naoussa town just a 25- minute walk away. The interiors feature traditional architecture, natural colours, and modern comforts, with all rooms designed to take full advantage of the amazing views. The accommodation comprises a main house with three bedrooms, and three guest houses, each with one bedroom. Highlights include a swimming pool, a large, terraced area with sun umbrellas and sunbeds, and two outdoor dining areas. There’s a playroom and a baby cot and highchair are available on request.Availability: From 28th August through September.
Santorini A Santorini villa guaranteed to make you swoon? Situated in the beautiful village of Firostefani and just half a kilometre away from Fira, the island’s capital,Villa Firostefani offers amazing views of the Aegean, the volcano, and the nearby islands. This ultra-luxurious three-bedroom villa is located 80 steps below the peak of the cliff, on the edge of the caldera, and is built almost entirely inside the rock, creating a beautiful cave-house. The villa’s courtyard spreads over 400 sq.m. with an outdoor living area and swimming pool with heated Jacuzzi and sun loungers. Availability: Now until 11th September, and from 18th September.
Algarve  Luxury playtime in Portugal? Situated just steps from idyllic Galé Beach, Villa Hibiscus is a luxury beachside retreat within easy reach of the bars, boutiques and restaurants of Albufeira and Guia. Wow factors include the furniture and decorative pieces handcrafted by local artisans across India, Asia and Africa, five beautiful beach-themed bedrooms, landscaped garden, swimming pool, and terraces with furnished areas, perfect for al fresco dining and sundowners. Availability: From 29th August – 23rd September. 
Provence In search of paradise in Provence? Originally an 18th-century Provençal Bastide,Villa Les Alpilles has recently been renovated by acclaimed architects to create a magnificent five-bedroom property. Situated near the charming village of Maussanne Les Alpilles, it offers a beautiful garden, a large, heated pool with breath-taking views of the Les Alpilles mountain range, a pool house, numerous outdoor dining areas, and a pétanque court. The luxury kitchen and dining area overlook the large living room, with its beamed ceilings, high bay windows, imposing stone fireplace, and doors opening to terraces.Availability: From 28th August for a week, and from 12th September.
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