Luxury private getaways to beat the January blues

Whether you're looking for a for a luxurious family vacation, or the ultimate private getaway, these secluded villas and exclusive use apartments are perfect for a 5 star break.
Elizabeth Jenkins-Smalley

Elizabeth Jenkins-Smalley

Editor In Chief at The Executive Magazine

Start the year as you mean to go on with a stay at one of The Luxury Travel Book’s stunning properties. From a countdown by the swimming pool, to a champagne pop on a beautiful balcony, The Luxury Travel Book’s amazing villas are ideal for groups of families and friends to come together and celebrate.

What’s more, the below villas all have availability on New Year’s Eve so guests can start the countdown now!

Son Fuster, Mallorca, Spain 

20 Guests  | 10 Bedrooms

Set on a large estate at the foot of the Alaró twin mountains, 31 km east of the beautiful town of Soller, this luxury 13th century manor house to rent in Mallorca offers a wonderful experience for friends and families. Guests here can enjoy a relaxing holiday, as well as partake in several outdoor activities, including hiking, bicycling, and horse riding. Dating from 1350, the historical building was completely renovated in 2021. As well as offering a special experience for guests, this unique property in Mallorca has a team of staff 24 hours a day. Full board is provided with a professional chef preparing fresh breakfasts, lunches and dinners, with ingredients from the property’s organic gardens. There is also a bar with a selection of soft drinks, beer, wine, champagne, spirits and cocktails. A state-of-the-art sound system by Bose & Sonance, is both indoors and outside

Outside the holiday rental in Mallorca, there is a large swimming pool area surrounded by sun loungers and Moroccan Berber tents for relaxing outdoors. This exclusive luxury villa also offers a paddle court, volleyball, a pool table, boules, and badminton for guests. Inside, guests can enjoy the cinema, a well-equipped gym and a wellness Spa area offering a sauna, steam bath facials and massages.

Villa Marie, Tuscany, Italy

6-12 Guests | 6-12 Bedrooms

Villa Marie is located just outside of Lucca in the Tuscan countryside, a beautiful 18th-century villa rental offering luxury facilities. Blending traditional interiors like Tessieri tiles and Murano chandeliers with antique furniture. The recently renovated Tuscan property allows plenty of space for guests to enjoy the many modern facilities of the luxury villa rental with a lift linking all floors. It offers lounges for reclining, located on each of the three main floors, a cosy library for reading, dinner parties in the formal dining room, or preparing authentic dishes in the traditional country-style kitchen while on vacation in Tuscany. 

The luxury villa rental sleeps up to 12 guests, all of the bedrooms have king or queen-size beds, which can be converted to twins on request. The various outdoor living spaces allow guests to soak up the panoramic Tuscan views while dining al fresco, or relaxing with a glass of bubbly at sunset. While the over two hectare grounds include a swimming pool, a private lake and several themed gardens. Featuring a gazebo with a romantic canopy of white wisteria, alternatively wander around the art garden. The working gardens produce fresh organic vegetables used by the villa chef, with rows of olive trees used to produce extra-virgin olive oil, and in true Italian style the lemon grove and a kiwi pergola produces delicious juices, dried fruits and – naturally – limoncello. 

Via del Corso, Rome, Italy

8 Guests | 4 Bedrooms

This elegant Via del Corso luxury apartment to rent in Rome is very centrally located, very close to the Piazza Venezia, with its famous Monument of Victor Emmanuel II, which can be seen from the apartment’s terrace. The Piazza Navona and the Campo dei Fiori are both within an easy 12 minute walk in one direction, and the Colosseum and Roman Forum around 15 minutes in the other. 

The entrance hall leads straight to the open-plan living area, an beautifully decorated room with marble floors and wide windows. The kitchen is in one corner, opposite the dining area. The sitting area has a white corner sofa and two matching armchairs, and opens to a balcony with plants, via column-flanked doorway. From here a staircase leads up to the spectacular furnished roof terrace, with jacuzzi and amazing views.

The four bedroom suites are also impressive. The master bedroom (accessed via its ensuite bathroom) has a queen-size bed, and a spa-like bathroom with a double basin, tub and shower. The second bedroom also has a queen-size bed and en-suite bathroom with bath. The third bedroom has a queen-size bed and en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower. The fourth bedroom has a king-sized bed, large ensuite bathroom and access to a terrace.  Amenities include air conditioning, Wi-Fi, satellite TV, DVD, music system and a hairdryer. Kitchen equipment includes a dishwasher, microwave, oven, hob and fridge/freezer. There is also a washing machine, tumble dryer and ironing facilities.

Apartment Bellini, Florence, Italy

8 – 12 Guests | 4 Bedrooms

The luxury Apartment Bellini to rent in Florence is located within a beautiful 16th century building directly opposite the historic Piazza Pitti and just steps from the Ponte Vecchio. Several of the windows of this unique vacation apartment offer impressive views of the Palazzo Pitti, a magnificent palace that the Medici’s called home during the Renaissance and which now houses a huge collection of important art.

Located on the 1st floor (with elevator) this beautiful holiday rental in Florence comfortably accommodates 8 guests in 4 double suites, with an additional 2 guests on 2 beautiful chaise lounges in two of the bedrooms. Guests can enjoy both heritage features and modern amenities while staying at this luxury apartment. Beautiful 16th and 17th Century frescoes decorate the walls and ceilings and the bedrooms are adorned with luxury fabrics and original pieces of furniture dating back to the art decò period. Superb cooking facilities can also be found in this excellent rental with an American style fridge freezer, ice dispenser, Nespresso coffee machine, high speed WiFi, office with printer/scanner, LCD Smart TVs in each room, high spec sound system and air conditioning throughout. Bespoke cooking classes can be arranged at this apartment.

Rue de Ponthieu, 8e, Paris, France 

4 – 6  Guests | 2 Bedrooms

Situated just off the famous Champs-Elysées, this beautiful rental apartment is on the second floor of a grand apartment block. The Rue de Ponthieu 8e luxury Paris apartment rental has spacious and elegant interiors (172m2) have been refurbished to provide luxurious and comfortable accommodation for up to four adults and two children. There is a large living room with dining area, a sitting/TV room and a study with a sofa-bed, suitable for children. The two bedrooms, one double and one double (which can be made up as twin beds), have en-suite bathrooms. Amenities include central heating, air conditioning, wide screen TV with Sky cable, DVD and DVD selection, MP3 connection and Ipod dock, and PC and high speed internet access. Large living room with dining area. Modern fully equipped kitchen. Study with a sofa-bed. Sitting/TV room. Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Twin/double bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

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