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5 Ways a Villa Vacation Can Ignite Romance

February 11, 2015
Villas of Distinction offers stays in a luxurious, private villa, with vacation experiences planned by a concierge.

Villas of Distinction offers stays in a luxurious, private villa, with vacation experiences planned by a concierge.

Wilmington, Mass.– Villas of Distinction®, a full-service premier luxury villa provider with an extensive portfolio, is revealing the reasons why staying in a private, luxurious villa can ignite romance and make memorable vacation experiences.

Unlike online vacation rental companies, Villas of Distinction® provides a full-service, top-of-the-line experience, and in addition to reserving a premier luxury villa, clients have an entire experiential vacation planned by a private Villa Concierge from start to finish.

The company, which is part of World Travel Holdings, offers five reasons why a villa stay can rekindle the romance:

  1. Stress-Free Planning. Whether traveling for a honeymoon, couples getaway, an anniversary celebration or just to reconnect, Villas of Distinction provides clients with their own personal villa concierge that plans every aspect of a vacation from the time you leave your house to the time you return. The Concierge can recommend some of the most romantic spots in a destination; make reservations for a candlelight dinner; or arrange a couple’s excursion like a wine-tasting or a guided morning yoga/meditation session on the beach.
  1. Not Just A Stay, But An Experience. When you book your romantic retreat with a Villa Specialist, you are not only booking the villa, but you are planning an entire, unique and customized vacation. Want a favorite wine or food upon arrival? It will be pre-stocked in the villa. What about rose petals on the bed and candles throughout. A Villa Concierge can make it happen. Couples massages by the pool or on the beach, a private chef, fireworks on the beach, a private yacht charter for dinner and champagne — these are just some of the unique experiences a concierge can make happen.
  1. Private Pool. Rekindling the romance means enjoying quality time together … alone. Privacy is something that is not offered at a resort pool with other guests crowding you. Villas offer privacy for alone time including private pools and most villas even have private beaches.
  1. Chef-Prepared Candlelit Dinner. A dinner by candlelight is the ultimate in romance, but a dinner by candlelight with a meal made by a couples’ own private chef to their liking is even more romantic. How about the morning of the romantic dinner, accompanying the Chef to the water’s edge, where the local fisherman arrives in the morning, with his evening’s just-caught fresh fish and having that prepared for dinner? Or, picking fresh fare from the villa’s gardens and using the herbs in cooking class together to learn how to make local dishes — how romantic does that sound?
  1. Quality Time To Reconnect. Being in a beautiful, luxurious and private locale is the perfect setting to reconnect with one another — this is the cornerstone of what a villa vacation offers. From a private pool or beach and couples massages to an excursion or cooking class together and enjoying the breathtaking views villa destinations provide, couples will find a villa vacation that can be customized to fit their relationship personality and vacation desires.

To learn more about the destinations and villa options Villas of Distinction offers, and how a Villa Concierge can help plan a one-of-a-kind vacation filled with romance, visit www.VilllasofDistinction.com or call 800-289-0900.

Villas of Distinction®, as part of World Travel Holdings, is a full-service premier luxury villa provider with an extensive portfolio of thousands of privately-owned villas in more than 50 luxury destinations including the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Belize, Italy, France, Greece, Spain, Thailand, Croatia, the Continental United States and many private Islands. For nearly 25 years, Villas of Distinction and its team of expert concierges have been helping travelers find their perfect vacation home without a membership fee. The company takes pride in offering customized vacations to meet every need, with most villas featuring private pools, butlers, maids and chefs. www.VillasofDistinction.com.

 

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Ski in Style at Villas of Distinction’s Luxurious Vacation Homes in Utah, Colorado, Wyoming

December 23, 2014
Northside Villa in Deer Valley, Utah,. one of the vacation homes in Villas of Distinction's portfolio.

Northside Villa in Deer Valley, Utah,. one of the vacation homes in Villas of Distinction’s portfolio.

Wilmington, Mass. –Villas of Distinction® provides travelers looking to hit the slopes this winter with luxurious, private villa vacation homes in some of the hottest ski destinations — Utah, Colorado and newly added Wyoming. And, with a vast array of upscale amenities, plenty of space, privacy, personalized attention, and full-service vacation planning including unique and customized experiences, visitors will fall in love with the perks of vacationing in a villa as opposed to staying in a resort.

Newly added destination and villa — Gray Wolf in Jackson Hole, Wyoming is the perfect location for the avid skier because it sits at the base of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and is just 3/8 of a mile from the ski lifts in the Teton Village area. After a full-day of outdoor adventures, visitors will enjoy Gray Wolf’s rustic charm and contemporary luxury setting with an array of amenities including a fireplace in the great room and master suite, private outdoor hot tub, full concierge service and more. More villas will be added to Jackson Hole soon.

Northside Villa in Deer Valley, Utah gives skiers access to the perfectly groomed runs of Flagstaff Mountain just off of its quiet cul-de-sac. This 6,600 square-foot ski chalet features five bedrooms, seven baths, spacious living areas, a projector screen theater, gourmet kitchen and game room making it perfect for two families who want to travel together and have room to spare. Guests will be spoiled with daily housekeeping and on-call shuttle service in the winter months, concierge service and a private outdoor hot tub … and all of this is included at no extra charge.

Travelers who may have had trouble finding a large luxury home in the downtown area of Park City, will be happy to find this gem —  Woodside Villa, which is just one block from historic Main Street and only 50 yards from ski access to the Town Lift. The stunning 5-bedroom Old Town ski home offers a private bath for each bedroom, a wet bar, two-way fireplace, private hot tub and a heated garage. During the winter season, daily housekeeping and complimentary in town shuttle service is available, and the villa always offers a personalized check-in and a private concierge giving the guests a top-notch experience.

In addition to skiing, both destinations in Utah have other fun snow activities including Heli-ski and Snowcat tours, snowmobiling, sleigh rides, jet or helicopter charter and Utah Olympic Park where visitors can ride the official bobsled track of the 2002 Olympics.

In one of the most sought out ski destinations, Colorado, skiers will find The Colorado Lodge, a 3,250 square foot private penthouse offering dynamic ski mountain and valley views. This is the perfect place for a couples retreat with friends as it accommodates eight guests with traditional bedding and up to 10 with the use of a trundle bed and twin pullout. Located on the 11th floor this 4-bedroom, den, 4.5 bath penthouse features a fully-equipped commercial kitchen, dining area, family room with moss rock fireplace, wine cave, and an outdoor terrace with seating and a commercial gas grill. The most valuable amenities of this winter vacation haven are its definitive ski-in/ski-out location with full access to The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch’s five-star services and amenities including daily housekeeping and turndown services, overnight laundry service, private chef available upon request, babysitting services, 24-hour in-room dining, complimentary Wi-Fi and more.

Arrabelle 655 at Vail Square in Colorado brings the warmth and character of the European Alps indoors with its imported French and Austrian antiques. Being located at the base of North America’s #1 ski resort and just steps from the Eagle Bahn Gondola coupled with providing Arrabelle Resort’s high-end in-suite services provides one-of-a-kind appeal to die-hard skiers. This luxurious 5-bedroom boasts striking ski mountain views from every window, two master suites and a wraparound 270-degree terrace where guests can relax and enjoy the spectacular views or use the commercial gas grill to prepare a meal. After a long day on the slopes, visitors will want to warm up in the rooftop hot tub while taking in the Vail Mountain scenery.

In addition to value-added amenities at the villas, Villas of Distinction’s expert concierges provide every client a personalized encounter planning every aspect of the trip from the time they leave until the time of their return. A villas concierge customizes every vacation to the client’s needs from home to airport transfers; pre-stocked groceries; and villa yoga and massages to booking tours and excursions; ski lift tickets; chef services and restaurant reservations, customers won’t need to lift a finger or waste precious time planning the vacation.

So, get friends and family together to start planning the next big ski vacation. You can’t beat the value of quality time with family and friends, space, privacy and the chance to be spoiled with personalized service and high-end amenities that a hotel room doesn’t offer.

The villa experts at Villas of Distinction want to spoil you with a full-service villa vacation experience. For more information or to book a luxurious villa rental, call a Villa Specialist at 800-289-0900 or visit VillasofDistinction.com.

 

Villas of Distinction®, as part of World Travel Holdings, is a full-service premier luxury villa provider with an extensive portfolio of thousands of privately-owned villas in more than 50 luxurious destinations including the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Belize, Italy, France, Greece, Spain, Thailand, Croatia, the Continental United States and many private Islands. For nearly 25 years, Villas of Distinction and its team of expert concierges have been helping travelers find a vacation home without a membership fee. The company takes pride in offering customized vacations to meet every imaginable need, with most villas featuring private pools, butlers, maids and chefs. www.VillasofDistinction.com

 

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Win a Villa Vacation in Provence, France with Villas of Distinction

May 15, 2014

Villas of Distinction®, one of the world’s premier villa rental companies, is giving away a bucket-list villa vacation rental in one of the most sought out destinations — Provence, France at the breathtaking Villa Fleurs de Provence.

From now through May 30, 2014, consumers who enter will get the chance to win a 5-night stay and bring up to 13 of their closest friends and family with them to experience this luxurious 10-bedroom, 19th century mansion.

This villa offers ultimate privacy with two security gates at the entrance. With access to cars for airport transfers with the house manager as the chauffeur, the winner of this contest is sure to feel like a star. And, with a cleaning service five hours-a-day, seven days-a-week, guests can bask in the sun, relax in the sauna or pool, or take advantage of the many on-site activities including biking, Ping-Pong, soccer and more. If the winner is traveling with children, the tree house is sure to be a big hit.

“Coming together with our villa partners to offer our customers such an amazing giveaway is the ultimate way to give people the opportunity to experience a villa vacation,” said Steve Lassman, vice president & general manager of Villas of Distinction. “Once a consumer experiences a villa, they realize that it is an amazing value and really look forward to what a villa vacation provides – more space, privacy and personalized attention so you won’t need a vacation after your vacation.”

This villa estate is located a little over a mile from the village of Cabannes, a charming village with narrow streets which wind around the church with old cottages, some of which have been restored. Other nearby sites include St Rémy de Provence, a town associated with famous artists including Vincent Van Gogh, and St Remy is also the birth place of Nostradamus; and the historic center of Avignon with several things to see and do including Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge, a group of late medieval buildings linked to the Papacy.

To enter to win a 5-night stay at Villa Fleurs de Provence, a premier villa rental in Provence, France and for terms and conditions, visit the Villa Fleurs de Provence contest page on VillasofDistinction.com.

About Villas of Distinction®

Villas of Distinction®, as part of World Travel Holdings, is a premier luxury villa provider with an extensive portfolio of thousands of privately-owned villas in more than 50 luxurious destinations. For nearly 25 years, Villas of Distinction and its team of expert concierges have been helping travelers find their perfect vacation home without a membership fee. The company takes pride in offering customized vacations to meet every imaginable need, with most villas featuring private pools, butlers, maids and chefs. www.VillasofDistinction.com.

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Villas of Distinction Celebrates New Website with Chance to Win 7-Nite Stay at Villa Aquamare

January 28, 2014

Villas of Distinction®, a premier villa rental company that is part of World Travel Holdings, is celebrating the launch of its redesigned, mobile-friendly website with a 7-night stay giveaway at the beautiful Villa Aquamare, in Virgin Gorda.

Through March 12, consumers who visit the newly enhanced Villas of Distinction website can enter for a chance to win a 7-night stay in the luxurious Villa Aquamare. One lucky winner can bring up to nine guests to stay in one of Aquamare’s 8,000 square foot, 5-bedroom beachfront villas with unobstructed sunset views over Sir Francis Drake Channel and experience Virgin Gorda, one of the most breathtaking islands in the Caribbean.

From a private stretch of Mahoe Bay Beach, a private heated pool and outdoor showers to complimentary kayaks and snorkeling equipment, signature spa treatments and daily maid service, this is an ultimate vacation in a stunning location that some only dream of.

Villas of Distinction’s new website that launched today, is mobile-friendly, has updated search capabilities, streamlined navigation and larger images making it easier for consumers to find and select the villa that best fits their vacation wishes.

To enter to win a 7-night stay at Villa Aquamare, a premier rental villa in Virgin Gorda and for terms and conditions, visit the Villa Aquamare contest page on VillasofDistinction.com.

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