There are many things about villa holidays that make them great. A private villa provides a sun-drenched escape from the cut-and-thrust of city life with all the privacy and comfort of your own home. Forget glitzy restaurants and flashy bars. Staying in a villa means you can shop around at the local markets, cook yourselves up delicious treats and sit outside into the early hours under a starry night sky. You can laze about on the sun terrace all day undisturbed and you can launch yourself into the private pool to cool off without causing a stir.
Freedom from time constraints and other formalities of the outside world allow you to completely relax and move into a world of alfresco living: think glorious sun-trap terraces, outside dining and whiling away the hours with the smell of barbecues, suncream and salty sea air. Either share your holiday with friends and family in a six bedroom villa or, if you’re looking for solitude, slip away to a small pied-à-terre for a quiet break for two.
The best thing about holidaying in a private villa is that, wherever you are and whoever you’re with, you can have your own infinity pool all to yourself. Choose one on a Greek island, high on a hillside looking out over the sea to the twinkling lights of the opposite shore, or opt for a streamlined modern villa on the seafront on Croatia’s dramatic Dalmatian coast. Alternatively there are villas with pools that look out across green Spanish countryside in the Algarve or luxurious old Provencal farm houses with pools nestled among the vines and olive trees.
Here we have something for everyone. Browse James’ Villas wide ranging selection of villas in destinations all across Europe and find the perfect villa for your next getaway.