What You Get For...
Published: April 2011
By Darren Tobia, Nate Storey
Less Than $5,000 a Week
Spain: Spain Select’s Casa Javea
Location: Javea, Spain
Overview: This ultramodern hillside villa has two bedrooms and an infinity pool overlooking the white-sand beaches of Costa Blanca.
Notable Feature: Only an hour’s drive to the Gothic port city of Valencia, birthplace of paella.
Cost per Week/Cost per Bedroom per Night: $1,000/$71*
Greece: White Key Villas’ Honeymoon Suite
Location: Patmos, Greece
Overview: A one-bedroom suite with daily maid service in the tiny cliff-top town of Chora, famous among the Greek isles for its beautifully restored 18th-century residences.
Notable Feature: The rooftop terrace outside the master bedroom, perfect for a romantic interlude beneath the stars.
Cost per Week/Cost per Bedroom per Night: $4,500/$643*
Abercrombie & Kent’s Lou Roucas
Location: Gordes, Provençe, France
Overview: A three-bedroom villa midway between Marseilles and Avignon, in the heart of Provençal wine country.
Notable Feature: The 17th-century house, built into the side of a cliff, has lofty views of the Luberon mountains.
Cost per Week/Cost per Bedroom per Night: $4,952/$236*
Think Puglia’s I Trulli delle Sette Sorelle
Location: Monopoli, Italy
Overview: This two-bedroom property is made up of several trulli, or circular stone dwellings, and overlooks the shimmering Adriatic.
Notable Feature: Centuries-old olive groves surround the rear terrace, which has a wood-fired oven.
Cost per Week/Cost per Bedroom per Night: $4,950/$354*
$5,000–$10,000 a Week
Croatia: Croatian Villas’ IS069
Location: Oprtalj, Croatia, about 10 miles from the beach
Overview: A six-bedroom
villa showcasing expansive views of the Mirna Valley, famous for its wine, olives, and truffles.
Notable Feature: A private spa with
a Finnish sauna,
steam room, and Turkish bath.
Cost per Week/Cost per Bedroom per Night: $6,376/$152*
Luxury Lifestyle Management’s Flemingstown House
Location: Limerick, Ireland, two miles outside of the ancient town of Kilmallock
Overview: A 250-year-old,
country house with five bedrooms.
Notable Features: Panoramic vistas of the Ballyhoura Mountains, and restored stained-glass windows.
Cost per week/Cost per Bedroom per Night: $6,276/$179*
Beautiful Places’ La Ceramica
Location: Positano, Italy, on the Amalfi Coast
Overview: A breezy two-bedroom
built into a cascading cliffside above
a fishing village.
Notable Feature: The vaulted ceilings are crowned by fully restored Baroque frescoes.
Cost per week/Cost per Bedroom per Night: $6,705/$479*
Spain Select’s Tamarit Villa
Location: Catalonia, Spain, just one hour by car from Barcelona
Overview: A five-bedroom modern split-level surrounded by nature reserves, the Mediterranean, and ancient
Notable Feature: A backyard terrace with an infinity pool, walled in by a private garden.
Cost per Week/Cost per Bedroom per Night: $7,555/$216*
More Than $10,000 a Week
Ville et Village’s Le Chateau de la Cour
Location: Loire Valley, France, 2 1/2 hours from Paris
Overview: Eighty-four acres of countryside surround a nine-bedroom château that’s retained its original façade.
Notable Features: The landscaped gardens, a heated pool, a tennis court, and an interior courtyard.
Cost per Week/Cost per Bedroom per Night: $16,000/$254*
Italy: Dream&Charme’s Villa 0311
Location: Amalfi Coast, Italy, about
40 miles outside of Naples
Overview: An eight-room, 19th-century manor on a craggy inlet, with terraces lending views of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Notable Feature: A stone staircase cuts through orange and lemon groves, leading up to solariums and natural caves.
Cost per Week/Cost per Bedroom per Night: $19,500/$348*
LaCure Villas’s Fain Viejo
Location: Andalusia, a couple of miles from Spain’s iconic “White Villages”
Overview: A former Arab fortress, monastery, olive mill, and now 10-bedroom agrestic hacienda on 12 acres.
Notable Features: A museum displaying artifacts from the villa’s eclectic past, and a 500-year-old ombu tree.
Cost per week/Cost per Bedroom per Night: $24,500/$350*
Aqualiving’s Acqua di Mare
Location: Mykonos, Greece, a short walk from the quiet cove of Panormos Beach.
Overview: An Italian-inspired six-bedroom villa, tucked away from the summer crowds of Mykonos.
Notable Features: The infinity pool, beside a fully stocked bar, pergola, and the deep-blue Aegean.
Cost per week/Cost per Bedroom per Night: $19,513/$465*
less than $5,000 a week
*Cost per room given for comparison purposes only.
Villas do not offer individual rooms on a nightly basis.