Enjoy the last of the summer with these luxury escapes

With the summer season drawing to a close, The Executive Explorer looks at stunning villa rentals and premium city apartments in the world’s most desirable destinations from The Luxury Travel Book.
Elizabeth Jenkins-Smalley

Elizabeth Jenkins-Smalley

Editor In Chief at The Executive Magazine

If you’re still searching for a last minute luxury summer getaway, The Luxury Travel Book are offering breaks in a range of stunning rental properties. From expansive villas in Greece to boutique apartments in Italy, there’s something for everyone.


This luxury villa to rent in Korcula, Croatia, comprises two identical twin villas which can be rented either together or separately. Built just steps from a small pebble beach and the crystal clear sea, the villas are also just a 10 minutes’ drive from the main town of Korcula.

The many day trip attractions within easy reach of these luxury villa rentals on Korcula include the medieval city of Dubrovnik, ancient Split, and the islands of Hvar, Brac, Vis, Solta, and the Lostovo islands, with its National Park at the island of Mljet. It is also possible to visit the famous Croatian wine region on the Peljesac peninsula.

The stunning sea views can be enjoyed from the terraces at each of the villas, including dining terraces with outdoor grills. The rooftop terraces each have a heated pool (30m2) with hydro-massage, and a spacious sundeck (30m2). Both villas have a sauna and gym on the ground floor, and a jacuzzi outside on the first floor in front of the bedrooms.

The accommodation at these luxury villas to rent on Korcula each offers a spacious living room, with well equipped kitchen, and with direct access to the dining terrace. On the lower level, there are three bedrooms (two double and one twin), and two bathrooms. The villas both have flat screen satellite TVs and Wi-Fi.


In an exceptionally beautiful setting, just a 7 minute drive from the historic hilltop town of Montespertoli, this luxury villa to rent in Tuscany is surrounded by rolling hills, olive groves and vineyards. Situated 45 minutes south-west of Florence, the area is among one of the top producers of wine and olive oil in Tuscany. Perfect for exploring the Chianti area, and San Gimignano can be reached in around 30 minutes.

Access to the luxury vacation villa to rent in Tuscany is via impressive iron electric gates and a grove of 120 olive trees. Entrance to the villa is via an impressive front terrace, into a spacious and light hallway with an original stone staircase leading up to the higher floors. From the living areas at ground floor level, French doors open to terraces and the beautifully maintained garden, where there is a large salt water swimming pool (16 x 5 m), accessed by wide steps.

The beautiful interiors of the luxury holiday villa to rent in Tuscany have been recently renovated throughout, retaining original historic features, and adding modern comforts. The impressive double living room leads to a separate dining room, and a very spacious gourmet kitchen with travertine work tops and central island, as well as a second casual dining area. Each of the five double bedrooms has an en-suite marble bathroom and built-in wardrobes. There is also a separate library room, a full laundry, walk in pantry and a cloakroom.


This six bedroom Paros Vista luxury villa to rent on Paros is situated just a short walk from sandy Kolymbithres beach and the ancient Mycenaean Acropolis. This luxury rental property offers amazing sea views of the bay to the front, and views of Naoussa town, which is a 25 minute walk from the villa. You can also see the ancient ruins of the Mycenaean Acropolis from the villa, and Naxos island in the distance. The views are impressive at night with hundreds of lights from the village of Naoussa in the distance, as well as passing boats, and the moon and stars.

The interiors of this luxury villa to rent on Paros feature traditional architecture, natural colours and modern comforts. All the rooms within this impressive holiday home are designed to take full advantage of the amazing views. The accommodation is in a main house with three bedrooms, and three guest houses, each with one bedroom. Amenities include air conditioning, ceiling fans in all rooms, central heating, mosquito screens, cable TV, LED TV in all bedrooms, the living room and playroom, a safe deposit box and Wi-Fi internet. There is also a washing machine and ironing facilities, and hairdryers in all bathrooms. A baby cot and high chair are available on request.

The outdoor shaded dining and sitting areas are perfect for enjoying breakfast, and a barbecue lunch or dinner. There are two outdoor dining areas, both seating 12 – 14 people, one on a wind-protected veranda, and the other at the pool area. The swimming pool is surrounded by a large terraced area, with umbrellas and sun beds, and also with panoramic views to the Aegean Sea. There is also a shower and WC.


The Villa Bellut is surrounded by a Mediterranean garden and several vineyards with a view of the beautiful landscape. This luxury Mallorca villa captivates guests with its authentic construction, located on the outskirts of Santa Maria. Newly built and ultra-modern without losing the typical, cosy finca character, it is located on a plot of approx 4 hectares, making it an ideal luxury holiday rental.

The luxury villa has a charming natural stone exterior with large south-facing windows that provides plenty of light and a wonderful view of the typical vegetation of the area with olive, almond, and carob trees. 

Only a few minutes away by car is the beautiful village of Santa Maria, with its restaurants, cafés and the typical weekly market. The airport of Palma de Mallorca, as well as the beautiful old town, can be reached in about 15 minutes by car. Guests also have access to the hotel’s own fitness room.

The spectacular Cala Raco luxury Villa to rent in Mallorca has one of the most unique and exclusive locations on the island, situated on a private peninsula at the entrance to Puerto de Andratx. This imposing Mallorca holiday home offers impressive panoramic views of the marina, the UNESCO World Heritage Tramintana Mountains and out to the open sea beyond.

From the villa guests can easily access the upmarket village of Port Andratx- a picturesque, traditional fishing village, where fishing is still a daily activity, although its marina is now mainly occupied by yachts. The harbour is one of the prettiest in Mallorca and a table at one of the many excellent waterside bars and restaurants is the perfect place to watch the sunset.

As soon as you reach the gate of this luxury rental villa in Mallorca, the property impresses with the wooden entrance. A private jetty is available for visitors to arrive by boat- there’s room for a yacht of up to 30 meters to approach.

This remarkable vacation home is also surrounded by enchanting Mediterranean gardens with terraces for guests to retreat to. The villa consists of a main house with 3 suites and a guest house which also contains three spacious suites. This luxury holiday home in Port Andratx offers guests all modern amenities as well as luxurious extras such as a sauna, gym, billiards room and Jacuzzi. 

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