Villa Rio Lagoa

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Villa Lagoa, a luxurious penthouse situated in Ipanema at the prime location of Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, boasts an unparalleled view of the lagoon and Corcovado. The apartment is modern, bright and artfully decorated. Equipped with a master suite and a bedroom, this classy penthouse can accommodate 4 guests in comfort and style.

PRIME LOCATION

Known as the heart of Rio de Janeiro, Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon is a center of culinary and recreational activity. The quiet lagoon waters are perfect for water-sports like rowing and canoeing. For those who prefer to stay on land, walking and cycling paths extend 9 km around the edges. With activities for the whole family, the lagoon is also home to two parks that offer skating rinks and paddleboat rides. For the adventurous, there are helicopter tours of the city on offer! The area is a culinary connoisseur’s dream with everything from Italian to Japanese and an ideal place to enjoy a glass of wine or listen to live music.

OUTDOOR TERRACE

The outdoor terrace, a perfect place for lounging, has a plush sofa, deck chairs and a table for evening dining, all overlooking the lagoon and surrounding mountains of Tijuca National Park. The lagoon is a lively place, particularly on the weekends, and your private terrace is an ideal balance to relax in your own space minutes from the action.

Ideal forfamilies or two couples wanting a penthouse with two bedrooms and amazing views of Corcovado

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highlights

  • Terrace on the second floor
  • Lagoon front
  • Living room with a/c and lagoon view
  • Helicopter access

rooms

  • Room 1: Master, 1 king size bed, with tv, a/c and lagoon view
  • Room 2: En-suite bathroom, a/c and lagoon view

services

  • Air conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Car access
  • DVD player (Social Area)
  • Helipad near the property
  • Lift
  • Telephone
  • Wi-fi
  • Housekeeper 3 times per week
  • Additional Services available: Babysitter, Personal Chef, Concierge

Villa Arpoador

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With a distinctly modern and crisp feel, Villa Arpoador has one of the best views to the ocean of all Rio. Conveniently located in Arpoador, the only stretch in Ipanema with direct ocean access unhampered by a road, this luxurious apartment is perfectly situated to enjoy dramatic sunsets or wander the charming bars, restaurants and shops of Ipanema.

GENEROUS WINDOWS WITH OCEAN VIEWS

Villa Arpoador is designed to embody the ocean. With every room facing the sea, azure blues blend perfectly with the zen-like white interior. All rooms have sweeping views of the ocean, some facing seductive offshore islands. Bedrooms are beautifully fitted with bamboo framed furniture and soft lighting.

CONVERTIBLE LIVING ROOM

Ideal for families, couples, or groups of friends, Villa Arpoador can be converted to suit an array of needs. The pleasant living room can be turned into a bedroom to allow versatility for bigger groups or a romantic and cosy feeling for couples. Bedroom or lounge space, the living room is a relaxing place to unwind, tastefully decorated with modern art, sculptures and striking nature photography of the region.

Ideal fora small family or two couples looking for beautiful views and a central location with the best bars and beach

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highlights

  • Centrally located
  • Sweeping Ocean Views
  • AC in all rooms
  • Cable TV

rooms

  • Room 1: Master Suite, 1 double bed, with tv, a/c, bathtub and ocean view
  • Room 2: Shared bathroom, 1 double bed, a/c and ocean view
  • Reversible room: *Annex to the living room there is a reversible tv room to a bedroom, shared bathroom, 1 single sofa-bed and a/c

services

  • Daily Housekeeper
  • Doorman
  • Helipad nearby
  • Lift
  • Wifi

Optional Extra Services:

  • Cook
  • Concierge
  • Baby sitter
  • Chef

Villa Amarilla

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Villa Amarilla is a charming seaside villa with the character, comfort and class reminiscent of a European home in Tuscany. Characterized by classic island architecture, the villa is situated in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz with a dramatic view to the island’s volcano. The villa is a labyrinth of beauty and elegance with five spacious bedrooms, all equipped with an ocean front terrace, two sweeping living rooms and the luxury amenities of a swimming pool, jacuzzi and outdoor BBQ for al fresco dining. Relax in poolside loungers, lose yourself a book while swaying gently in the hammock, or kick back on the plush terrace sofas after an adventurous day of exploration. This unique and private villa caters to the most discerning travelers, allowing you to explore the Enchanted Islands at your leisure and in a true “home away from home”.

AN IDEAL BASE FOR EXPLORATION

The villa is located in a strategic area that allows you to visit the same islands you would experience by boat, but to see and do much more than a traditional yacht excursion allows. Experience diverse wildlife by day and return to a gourmet meal on your seaside terrace, just in time to experience a breathtaking sunset or soak in the jacuzzi with a cocktail. Villa Amarilla is ideal for active families and groups interested in personalizing activities at their own pace. From your luxurious home base, experience the magic of the Galapagos with daily excursions such as snorkeling, diving, surfing, hiking, kayaking, catch and release fishing and horse riding.

EXCLUSIVE AND PERSONALIZED CARE

Included in your stay at Villa Amarilla are an in-home chef, maid and caretaker. Alejandro and Mariana will make you feel at home and share an authentic experience of local specialties. Mariana is a magician in the kitchen and can specialize in Ecuadorian or International food while Alejandro, the concierge of the villa, will help you will all logistics in the Puerto Ayora town with genuine local knowledge and a beaming smile. Your exclusive guide caters to your specific interests, allowing you the flexibility to modify your adventure according to group desires. It is the perfect balance between exciting activities like diving, hiking to the top of the volcano, cabling down one of the lava tunnels or swimming with penguins, and relaxation time in true decadence.

Please Note: There is a weekly mandatory tip for the staff associated with this property. For 1 to 6 guests – $300 US and for 7 to 12 guests – $450 US

Ideal forfamilies and those looking for a flexible program that is non-regimented

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highlights

  • Private terraces in all bedrooms
  • Swimming Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor BBQ
  • Fireplace
  • Strategically located for activities
  • In-home maid, chef and caretaker

rooms

  • Two bedrooms with king beds
  • Three bedrooms with double beds
  • 7 bathrooms
  • All bedrooms have private baths
  • Beautiful terraces in all bedrooms
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • 2 living rooms
  • 12 guests maximum

services

  • DVD player
  • Multiple TV’s
  • 40" cable/satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Safety deposit box
  • Kayaks
  • An in-home chef, maid and caretaker

Villa Trancoso

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Villa Trancoso is located only five minutes from the main square of 16th century Trancoso and is nestled in one of the most elegant gated communities of the area. The villa offers four lovely suites, a breezy lounge, a beautiful garden and refreshing swimming pool. A mixture of hardwood floors and tile, with partially exposed brick wall in the living room and retractable doors that open onto the lush surrounding greenery, the villa is tastefully decorated. Charming yet practical, Villa Trancoso offers a comfortable stay in a prime location, perfect for families or groups of friends.

GOLDEN SANDS AND VILLAGE CHARM

Known for its charm and festive atmosphere, the village of Trancoso in Bahia is an undiscovered beach town with an out-of-time quality that adds to the romantic seclusion. Just below the village cliffs is a 15 mile palm-studded beach of golden sands and emerald seas, and is known to be one of the most beautiful stretches of beach on Earth. The village is a fusion of glamor, relaxation and natural beauty. Trancoso’s shopping Quadrado overlooks the ocean and is dotted with historical sites, superb dining and cosy shops selling local arts and crafts. At night the entire Quadrado is lit by torch and candlelight while natives and vacationers alike can be found strolling under the stars, frequenting the many local stores and dining in the excellent restaurants of the area.

ROMANTIC AND SECLUDED

After a night of fine dining and strolling the torch lit Quadrado, return to your elegantly appointed Villa, full of Brazilian furnishings and gorgeous woods against a backdrop of white nettling, colorful rugs, local art and hand painted cushions. Unwind in the warm of the jacuzzi under the stars or pile up pillows around the fireplace, no matter what you choose, the experience will be unforgettably romantic.

Ideal forcouples and families wanting to stay in most stylish beach area of Bahia

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highlights

  • Garden with hot tub and pool
  • Fireplace
  • Massage Lounge
  • Wine Cellar

rooms

  • Suite 1: Master - 1 king size bed, a/c, bath and garden view
  • Suite 2: En-suite bathroom, 2 single beds or 1 king size bed, a/c and garden view

Bungalows

  • Suite 3: En-suite bathroom, 1 queen bed, a/c and garden view
  • Suite 4: En-suite bathroom, 1 queen bed, a/c and garden view

services

  • Air conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Car access
  • Doorman
  • DVD player in Social Area
  • Fireplace
  • Helipad near the property
  • House in a gated community
  • Swimming Pool
  • Telephone
  • Wi-fi
  • Housekeeper
  • Cook
  • Caretaker
  • Available at extra cost: host, masseur

Villa Coffee Country

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Nestled amongst the lush and verdant scenery of Colombia’s coffee producing region, a stay at Villa Coffee Country is an invitation to truly meet the heart and soul of Colombia. An enclave of peace and tranquility designed by the Colombian architect Simon Hosie, this 3 bedroom house is exemplary of local architecture, but with a contemporary and oriental flair. Open, elegant and a part of the surrounding nature, Villa Coffee Country feels like a zen sanctuary with the amenities of a private and exclusive experience.

A PLACE TO IMMERSE IN NATURE

Villa Coffee Country is truly integrated into its lush and verdant surroundings. Exposed roofs and open rooms with retractable walls and doorways allow you to experience the landscape intimately from a place of comfort and luxury. Bedrooms, all of which have private terraces and retractable doors made of tropical wood, open to gorgeous views. Nature and serenity fill the space and the living and dining areas are connected by an interior garden, lush with tropical ferns, plants and flowers. The house has a natural swimming pool fed by river water, an outdoor but covered yoga room and a labyrinth of walking trails for nature lovers.

UNIQUE SIGHTSEEING OPPORTUNITIES

This area is rich in flora and fauna and inhabited by hardworking, fun-loving and friendly people who tend to the agricultural richness that characterizes the valley. There are abundant opportunities to explore the surrounding villages of the Andes, an area preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage site. You may choose to hike in the Andes and/or Cocora valley where the tallest palm trees in the world dwell. Or, you might prefer to travel leisurely by horseback through banana plantations. You can even jump in a hot air balloon and explore the coffee region from above! If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, visit the farm and learn about coffee production and the deeply rooted tradition of the region.

Ideal forgroups of friends looking for a stylish farm in coffee country and central location to explore the soul of Colombia

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highlights

  • Retractable doors and walls that open to the surrounding garden
  • Natural swimming pool fed by river water
  • Covered yoga room
  • Hiking trails
  • Activities such as hiking, horse riding, hot air balloon rides, coffee plantation tours

rooms

  • 3 bedrooms: each with en-suite bathroom and private terrace
  • Guest suite: 25 meters from the main house, queen bed, private bath, seating area and day-bed.

services

  • 1 housekeeper and 1 gardener
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Breakfast served daily
  • On call 24/7 English speaking assistance
  • Available at extra cost: Grocery delivery, extra cleaning lady, in-house chef, live local musicians at night, roundtrip airport transfer, activities in the region, horseback riding on the property

Villa Barichara

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Located in the vibrant region of Santander, Villa Barichara is a private villa built using age old adobe techniques, but equipped with modern amenities. Each bedroom is generous in proportions and has an “en suite” bathroom. With 4 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, this charming home accommodates a maximum of 13 people in comfort. Perched at the top of Barichara, just behind the cathedral, the villa offers breathtaking views and comfortable interiors, in addition to an extensive pool and BBQ area.

FUSION OF CHARM AND MODERNITY

Swaying hammocks, an extensive library and sky blue shutters create an ambience of village charm fused with luxury amenities such as DirecTV, wifi internet and a state of the art sound system. Villa Barichara provides the perfect balance to experience authentic Columbia within a sphere of sophistication and comfort.

ACTIVITIES FOR ADVENTURE TRAVELERS

A small and quiet colonial village in the middle of the Andes, Barichara is not your typical tourist destination. One of the most beautiful villages in South America, it is well conserved and maintained, yet still an off the beaten path to create experience ideal for adventure travelers seeking   nature. There is a well rounded array of activities on offer that can easily span generations, with adrenaline pumping activities like paragliding for the youth and a leisurely exploration of village handicrafts for grandparents. Other activities include a cable car across the Chicamocha canyon, horseback riding, a Barichara city tour, artist workshops in pottery, sculpting, painting and more, a hike through the “camino real”, whitewater rafting, waterfall rappelling, mountain biking and a tobacco farm visit.

Ideal forfamilies seeking a stylish farm house in ideal setting for active adventures

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highlights

  • En suite bathrooms in every bedroom
  • Breathtaking views from your doorstep
  • Luxury amenities: DirecTV, wifi, sound system
  • Varied adventure activities
  • Charming Location

rooms

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 6 bathrooms

services

  • Domestic service by 2 caretakers (extra hours for babysitting or attending to dinners after 8pm available)
  • Wifi
  • Jacuzzi
  • Swimming pool

Villa Alagoa

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Villa Alagoa is a sweeping oasis of beauty, breeze and glistening turquoise waters at your doorstep. Located in São Miguel dos Milagres, directly on the stunning beach of Patacho in Rio de Janeiro, this 8 bedroom house accommodates 16 guests with numerous luxury amenities and a true feeling of home. In Villa Alagoa  you will be mesmerized by blue everywhere you look, from the turquoise trim perfect for a country home by the sea to the curvy outdoor seaside swimming pool beneath a deep blue sky. Top and bottom floors are filled with generous windows and ivy subtly seeps off the tiled roof. Inside, rooms open to a central courtyard filled with palms and the villa is characterized throughout by a distinctly open-aired seaside charm.

OCEAN IN THE AIR AND YOUR FEET ON THE SAND

The ocean makes the experience of Villa Alagoa where you sleep to the sound of the sea and walk a mere feet across the garden to dip your toes in the blue. A terrace, filled with plush couches and a hammock, overlooks a coconut grove that leads to the sea only to meet a horizon that feels like a world of your own.

LUXURY WITH A COUNTRY SEASIDE FEEL

Villa Alagoa offers the privacy, tranquility and inspiration of being at home on the beach, with an abundance of ways to spend your time and stimulate your senses. A colorful and inspirational play room for children allows you space to step into a fantasy realm in the reading room, stroll the beautiful gardens or swim, in your choice of the ocean or pool. If you are feeling more active, you might enjoy a game of tennis on your private court. In all its homeyness, the Alagoa is decadent, offering exclusive amenities such as a wood oven, wine cellar and massage lounge.

Ideal forfamily reunions and group escapes in a pristine beachfront location with 8 bedrooms

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highlights

  • Enjoy Ocean Front views and beach access
  • Relax in the open aired beach Lounge
  • Colorful children’s play area full of comfy cushions and imaginative toys
  • Immerse in the sounds of the sea in total relaxation from the massage
  • Lounge
  • Large curvy swimming pool surrounded by tall palms
  • Tennis Court
  • Wine Cellar
  • Wood oven

rooms

Main house:

  • Room 1: Master Suite - 1 King size bed, fan, TV, ocean view bathtub and veranda, and A/C (the only room in the upper floor)
  • Room 2: En-suite bathroom, 1 double size bed, fan, TV, garden view veranda, and A/C
  • Room 3: En-suite bathroom, 2 single size beds, fan, garden view veranda, and A/C
  • Room 4: En-suite bathroom, 2 single size beds, fan, garden view terrace, and A/C
  • Room 5: En-suite bathroom, 2 single size beds, fan, garden view terrace, and A/C
  • Room 6: En-suite bathroom, 2 single size beds, fan, garden view terrace, and A/C

Adjoining House:

  • Room 7: Ensuite bathroom, 1 double size bed, fan, garden and ocean view veranda, and A/C
  • Room 8: Ensuite bathroom, 1 double size bed, fan, garden and ocean view veranda, and A/C

services

  • Air conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Telephone
  • Wi-fi
  • Car access
  • Garage
  • Staff room
  • Telephone
  • 1 Cook
  • 2 Housekeepers
  • 1 Kitchen Assistant
  • 2 General Assistants (for swimming pool, garden & maintenance)
  • 2 Recommended Extra Staff: Host, Chef, Masseur

Casa de Indias

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Casa de Indias is a gorgeously unique colonial home lavishly spread over four sweeping floors. Adobe like earthen walls give the home a warm and artistic feel and the many lush plants, dispersed thoughtfully both indoors and out, create a tropical oasis that is central yet nestled in seclusion. Located in Cartagena, this 10 bedroom home is perfect for extended families and groups of friends seeking solace from the hustle and bustle of the city during high season.

ROOFTOP JACUZZI

A rooftop terrace with a jacuzzi and chaise loungers overlooks the charismatic architecture of old town Cartagena. The view is dotted with palms and stretches the short distance to the horizon and expansive Atlantic ocean. Truly a bird’s perch above the center of activity, the rooftop is a refuge of inspiration and luxury.

AN ARTISTIC FLAIR

Gloria de Zea, the director of Bogota’s Museum of Modern Art and the first wife of Fernando Botero gave this luxury Cartagena rental an unparalleled artistic pedigree. One of the first Cartagena houses to be restored in the 1980s, Casa de Indias was given an interior makeover by Lina Botero, the couple’s daughter, in 2013. Top art collectors and even Saudi princes have been captivated by Lina’s keen eye for beauty and the house has become known as a prime contender in the resurgence of Cartagena. The luxurious, yet authentic and artistic feeling of the home makes is a desirable destination for celebrities and people from all walks of life seeking a sanctuary of relaxation and seclusion.

Ideal forfamilies and groups of friends who would like a spacious stylish Caribbean villa (one of the largest villas in Cartagena)

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highlights

  • 10 bedrooms, perfect for large groups
  • Artistically decorated
  • Rooftop jacuzzi
  • Outdoor swimming pool and terrace

rooms

  • 10 bedrooms, 2 with single beds
  • 17 beds
  • 2 living rooms/lounge areas

services

  • Daily cleaning lady
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome wine, cheese and fruit upon arrival
  • An English speaking concierge on call 24/7
  • At extra cost, the following are available: massages, private in house meals by a gourmet chef, activities in Cartagena City and private boat trips to the Rosario Islands