Elegant Manor Houses, Sustainable Retreats and Private Beachside Paradises
Oliver’s Travels is delighted to showcase 10 exquisite killer villas from its lavish and one-of-a-kind portfolio. From elegant manor houses in the UK and Italy, to a private paradise on the pristine Moskito Island and a quirky alpine inspired Chalet in the picturesque ‘Petit Alaska’ area of Val d’Isere. Brace yourself as Oliver’s Travels is set to enrapture all with a collection of truly extraordinary villas that will undoubtedly leave a mark on everyone’s imagination.
Sea Gem Villa – Caribbean, British Virgin Islands
Experience unbeatable luxury in the magnificent Sea Gem Villa, an estate comprised of three villas, located on the unspoilt Moskito Island in the heart of the British Virgin Islands. Sleeping up to 22 guests, complete with a private chef and three stunning villas each with a private pool and hot tub, this exquisite property truly is hyper-personalised, making it a top contender in the Killer Villa portfolio. Experience complete privacy and relaxation, unwind in the pool or take a stroll to the tennis courts for a session under the evening sun. For the complete beachside experience spend the day at The Cove, the estate’s secluded beach where all the family can sunbathe and enjoy the far-stretching views of the Caribbean Sea.
2024 rates from £195,809 for a seven-night stay for 22 people.
Vistas Algarve – Portugal, Algarve
Nestled amidst the flourishing foothills below the town of Loule, Vistas Algarve provides a stylish base for 12-14 guests. The outdoor area boasts majestic palms, a Japanese garden featuring a waterfall and carp lake, as well a spectacular heated infinity pool and jacuzzi. The Chalon kitchen is the heart of Vitas Algarve with intricately designed cabinetry opening onto a magnificent living space with a central fireplace and Conran furnishings, perfect for entertaining into the early hours of the morning. Situated on the edge of Almancil, the villa provides an unparalleled location to discover the limestone cliffs, nearby beaches, and cobblestone streets of Monopoli.
2024 rates from £7,167 for a seven-night stay for 12 people.
Villa Gaiola – Italy, Amalfi Coast
Reachable only by foot and perched a thousand feet above the Tyrrhenian Sea, this elegant six-bedroom palazzo is steeped in history featuring the villa’s 1972 owner Gore Vidal, legendary novelist, playwright and essayist. The classical Roman floor plan encompasses a sequence of rooms opening off the long halls of the ground floor complete with six-foot-ceilings, superior ceramic floors and bespoke fitted wardrobes designed by local artists. Set amongst six acres of gardens, adorned with olive and lemon trees which lead to the forecourt that overlooks the dazzling Amalfi coastline. Guests will be mesmerised by the beaches of Minori.
2024 rates from £63,938 for a seven-night stay for 12 guests.
Villa Luxana – Croatia, Korcula
Cut into the rock face, Villa Luxana is a dramatic beachfront property that sleeps 12 guests in 6 bedrooms, all equipped with en-suites and private balconies with panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea. The scenery doesn’t stop inside, as guests enjoy sea views from all the living and dining spaces as well as a full concierge service, pool and garden maintenance, alfresco dining, gym and spectacular infinity swimming pool. Perfect for families and friends seeking an active getaway in the Croatian sun with paddle boarding, scuba diving and jet skiing easily accessible from Villa Luxana.
2024 rates from £6,892 for a seven-night stay for 12 guests.
Villa Mathis – France, Normandy
Villa Mathis, a sprawling 1.5 hectare wooded estate in a small village in the heart of Normandy, is a refined 18th centre stone house suitable for 8 guests. This charming retreat has been exclusively restored with sustainability at its centre. Utilizing cutting-edge green technology, such as geothermal heating, and planting nearly 500 trees, the owners have incorporated eco-friendly elements throughout the home, including bamboo-thread bathrobes, organic toiletries, and high-quality bedding. The estate also boasts a private spa, Himalayan salt wall and indoor swimming pool run entirely on clean energy.
2024 rates from £10,406 for a seven-night stay for 8 guests.
Villa Flamingo Estrella – Spain, Marbella
This impressive four-storey property is situated walking distance from Los Flamingos Golf Resort. Perfect for active groups with a full-sized Pétanque court located on the property, an expansive swimming pool, sauna and wellness room to recharge after visiting Los Naranjas Golf, an acclaimed cure which is just over 20-minutes away. Featuring a contemporary kitchen set against blue accents and a light and airy living space with a full-sized pool table as well as six bedrooms decorated in neutral tones and en-suites, all of which offer captivating views of the expansive pool area.
2024 rates from £14,184 for a seven-night stay for 12 guests.
Villa Krystal – Turkey, Dalyan
For a homely and relaxing escape, this traditional Mediterranean villa is visually captivating with terracotta roofs, whitewashed walls and large glass windows internally projecting vast amounts of light. Previously listed as one of the sexiest villas, this stunning four-bedroom property offers open-plan spaces set within 5,300 square metres, boasting a unique circular-shaped swimming pool surrounded by lush potted-plans and greenery. Villa Krystal is the perfect haven to explore entrancing Dalyan, and enjoy the ancient ruins of Caunos, the golden beaches of Iztuzu and spectacular local delicacies.
2024 rates from £2,790 for a seven-night stay for 2 guests.
Chalet Rauque – France, Val d’lsere
Experience alpine luxury in a majestic location at Chalet Rauque. This impressive seven-bedroom Killer Villa sleeps up to fourteen guests and is the perfect winter getaway for guests who want extreme luxury combined with quirky design. Set within the stunning ‘Petit Alaska’ area of Val d’Isere with 300km of slopes, Chalet Rauque is perfect for those with an appetite for skiing. The opulent property boasts a see-through atrium garden, indoor climbing wall, archery, and a rifle shooting range, making it difficult to find a reason to leave! The hot tub, sauna, hammam and massage room, and glass-sided swimming pool complete with waterfall will assist with any aches or pains.
2024 rates from £45,436 for a seven-night stay for 14 people.
Villa Bion – Greece, Mykonos
Perched just 150m from Ftelia Beach and just 8km from Mykonos Town, Villa Bion holds an enviable hillside position in the ever-popular Mykonos region which boasts 25 fantastic beaches. The open plan living space features floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and windows creating a bright space which highlights the striking wall art and unique furnishings. The four-bedroom property is just walking distance to the beach, with a private pool and a gym ideal for dreamy Pilates sessions in the sunshine.
2024 rates from £3,791 for a seven-night stay for 8 guests.