By Aphrodite Syrengelas
The villa vacation choice has become a popular one. People who experience villa travel are quick to realize the benefits that this type of travel offers. Why not just rent a house for your vacation? Are villas really any different than houses? Depending upon what your expectations and needs are for your vacation, these are important questions to answer before making your decision.
Villas are typically in very desirable travel locations. A house can be located anywhere in or around a popular destination. Therefore, possibly lacking in close proximity to where you really want to be. This of course can add to planning for transportation and precious vacation time wasted. The convenience of enjoying your immediate surroundings give villas the added advantage. Whether in a ski-in/ski-out villa, on a golf course or in an oceanfront villa, location is everything. A villa experience should include the service and amenities of a five-star resort. Villas should also include fine décor and furnishings throughout. Houses range from basic to luxurious and typically don’t include five-star service and amenities.
What exactly are those special services? They include housekeeping, concierge service and onsite property management. Chef service, pre-arrival grocery shopping, a butler and childcare services should also be available depending upon the location. The goal of a fabulous vacation is to enjoy your surroundings and the people who you are traveling with as much as possible. Having these special services allows the traveler a break from the usual routine and offers them the opportunity to indulge in other interests. A typical house rental just includes accommodations and any additional services would have to be sought out by the traveler.
Villas should provide luxury hotel-type amenities. These include high-end bath amenities, luxurious beds, bedding, wifi, washer & dryer and the list continues. The goal is to have everything at your fingertips and feel pampered at the same time. When you rent a house there can be uncertainty regarding what to expect. Each property will vary. A villa also provides a lot of options for activities, especially if it is located in or near a resort. Many resorts offer full access to spas, gyms and restaurants without a daily resort fee. Private villas can have pools, spas and onsite gyms exclusively for the villa traveler.
When choosing a villa there are two types to consider, classic villas or modern villas. Classic villas are typically found in Europe and are usually considered historic estates. Modern villas are located worldwide in highly sought-after vacation destinations. Villas clearly offer the size, service, amenities and location to satisfy your travel wishes. You can read more about villa vacations by visiting the blog: Vacation Rental vs. Villa Vacation: What’s the Difference?
The benefits of villa travel are undeniable. When choosing a villa you can trust Private Trade Winds to offer a branded standard of excellence so your expectations are always met. Visit the Private Trade Winds website to view our branded global portfolio of villas and get expert advice for your next fabulous vacation!