14 Nov
Brsecine Dubrovnik

Brsecine’s Dia: A spectacular south Croatian gem!

A truly spectacular villa has been added to our new Dubrovnik programme – the stunning Dia. This six bedroom, seven bathroom villa can sleep up to 11 guests in absolute comfort and luxury.

Dia is located in Brsecine, a small settlement in south Croatia situated approximately 20 kilometres to the north-west of Dubrovnik between Trsteno and Slano. This tiny hamlet has just 80 inhabitants, most of whom are involved in fishing and agriculture.

Its elevated position ensures Dia boasts breath-taking panoramic views which spread across the Adriatic and the facing Elaphite Islands, protected from the wind by dramatic limestone cliffs.

Dia consists of two separate buildings, one of which is built slightly higher than the other. Both buildings are beautifully appointed with traditional materials and features, including parquet flooring, chunky wooden beams, a pastel palette and cool stone, giving the property an authentic Mediterranean feel.

Lured by the turquoise waves of the Adriatic set against an emerald backdrop of tree-clad hills, visitors are naturally drawn into Dia’s exterior. A tiered garden with clusters of fertile lawn invite guests to spread out their towel and take in the majestic views. When the south Croatian sun becomes too intense, guests can seek shade in the covered terraces or take a dip in the property’s private pool.

With views this inspiring, wining and dining al fresco at Dia is highly recommended, a holiday pleasure that can be accomplished with ease on the shaded terrace with a built-in barbecue.


 

12 Nov

Introducing Sant Miguel: New to our Catalunya programme

Fancy staying in a beautiful villa that’s just a short walk to the beach and the atmospheric bars and quality restaurants of the quaint and charming Catalan fishing village of Tamariu?

The good news is that at Sant Miguel you can.

Recently added to Vintage Travel’s books, the three bedroom, two bathroom villa of San Miguel is the perfect accommodation to relax, wind-down and soak up the compelling culture of this twisting, turning and exhilarating stretch of the Costa Brava.


 

10 Nov

Vintage Travel extends its Croatian reach to the spectacular region of Dubrovnik

Some exciting news is bubbling in the Vintage Travel camp – we are expanding our Croatia portfolio of villas to the beautiful Dubrovnik region of Croatia.

Due to phenomenal demand from our clients who are keen to explore the stunning diverse and scenically-unique lands of Dubrovnik, Vintage Travel is delighted to introduce a selection of properties in the region.


 


 

11 Aug

Luxury villa near Cannes – Bastide de Mougins

Vintage Travel is delighted to have recently added Le Bastide de Mougins to its portfolio of villas on the Cote d’Azur. Just a five minute drive from Mougins and six kilometres from the glamorous city of Cannes, Bastide de Mougins is the perfect spot to get a taste of the Cote d’Azur at its most desirable.

Nestled in a private residential area of upmarket villas that enjoy incredible views of the sprawling nearby hills, this stylish villa captures the essence of exclusive life on the French Riviera.

With three large double bedrooms, two stylish bathrooms and huge open-plan living/dining room, up to eight guests can spread out in luxury and comfort in Le Bastide de Mougins. In addition to the main house, this interesting property has an annexe attached, which has its own double bedroom and en-suite bathroom. Guests can access the annexe accommodation separately via an entrance in the garden.

Combining tasteful modern furniture with antique furnishings, one gets a sense of refined palate and tasteful opulence in Le Bastide de Mougins. Patio doors not only let floods of light to pour into the living room but they also provides snippets of the many external delights that await Le Bastide de Mougin’s guests.

The villa’s magnificent garden and private pool can be accessed via the patio doors. Once outside in Le Bastide de Mougins’ stunning grounds, guests have an arduous choice to make between swimming in the large, private pool, wining and dining under shaded dining terrace, meandering round the lawn that’s fringed by olive, palm and fruit trees, or enjoying a drink, book or snooze on the pergola-covered patio that’s adjacent to the pool.

Despite the many luxury delights at your disposal at Le Bastide de Mougins, plenty await you outside the villa. The hilltop village of Mougins for starters. This beautiful, old village is brimming with quality restaurants, quirky and interesting boutiques and of course plenty of interesting art galleries. The emphasis on the art galleries the village is home to undoubtedly stems from the fact Picasso lived in Mougins from 1961 and 1973 and of course this part of France is one of the most commonly recaptured on the artist’s easel.

For a day on the beach, look no further than Cannes. The glamour and exclusiveness of Cannes need little introduction. This exquisite Cote d’Azur coastal town boasts seven and a half kilometres of soft, golden sand. Cannes works hard to maintain the beauty of its beaches, and consequently spend 650,000 euros a year reclaiming 25,000 cubic metres of sand from the sea.

To discover this exceptionally special part of the year in the comfort and luxury it deserves, Le Bastide de Mougins would certainly be a good choice of accommodation.

For more information and photos of Le Bastide de Mougins, click HERE.


 

09 Aug

Luxury accommodation on the Algarve that is close to wildlife – Casa das Lajes

For accommodation on the Algarve that is close to wildlife, Casa das Lajes puts you in the heart of the Algarve countryside. This spacious three-bedroom house is surrounded by natural tranquility, amidst the beauty of the Serra da Caldeirao.

The Serra da Caldeirao is a protected region of the Algarve, which comprises of a verdant mesh of dense pine woodland, rolling hills and fertile valleys, lapped by roaming rivers.

This sparsely populated region of Portugal is intermittently dispersed by traditional hamlets of tight-knit communities. Despite their traditionalism, the friendly locals embrace visitors with open arms.

It is within this idyllic rural Algarvan bliss you can find Casa das Lajes.

The whole of the property has a distinct traditional Portuguese feel. The open-plan living room, dining room and kitchen, radiate style and comfort. The imposing wooden beams and cane-lined ceilings are testament of this part of the Algarve’s commitment to cling on its natural splendor and timeless, traditional values. Yet regardless of its refreshingly eternal style, Casa das Lajes, comprises of all the mod-cons to make your holiday in the Algarve as convenient and relaxing as it deserves to be.

Casa das Lajes’ exterior is equally as inspiring and inviting. The property’s large private pool is enclosed by a gated fence, which is an advantageous asset to families with young children. Open and shaded terraces give guests the option of enjoying soaking up the warm Algarve sun or soaking in the views under the welcoming confines of the shade.

The surrounding countryside is a haven for cyclists, walkers, bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts. A diverse variety of flora and fauna have been spotted in the Serra da Caldeirao, and none more so than a myriad of unusual species of birds. These diverse species of birds and birds of prey that have been sighted in this wildlife haven include Blue Warbler,  Common Redstart, Goshawk, Red-rumped swallow, Blue Rock Thrush, the Bonellis’ Eagle and Short toed Eagle, amongst others.

For more information, photos and availability to stay at Casa das Lajes click HERE.

 


 

07 Aug

The sensational Selvantonia: A stunning villa in the heart of the Mallorcan Mountains

Cool in both meanings of the word, villa Selvantonia is the perfect holiday accommodation for those wanting to escape the tourist trail and stay in the heart of inland Mallorca’s mountain utopia.

 

With marble features, stone walls and terracotta roof tiles, Selvantonia provides a cool place to retrieve from the intense Mallorcan sun.

Despite being a new-build Selvantonia has been constructed using traditional local materials, which means the villa looks ‘at one’ with its beautiful, natural surroundings.

This stunning property can sleep up to eight guests in absolute luxury and comfort. With a sweeping marble staircase, huge oak beams, sensational views, yet with all the mod-cons we now rely on, Selvantonia is a villa designed for impressing.

Four double bedrooms, all en-suite and with their own dressing rooms, means guests can sprawl out in spaciousness, luxury and comfort. The villa’s striking kitchen is geared towards enjoying eating, drinking and dining as it’s meant to be on holiday with a large American-style fridge and a wine cooler.

Sat on a rambling 10,000 square metre plot, Selvantonia is a delight both on the outside as well as the inside. A large private pool with a remarkable brushed steel fountain as a centrepiece overlooks divine views of the surrounding countryside that stretch beyond the picturesque town of Selva and beyond to the dramatic peaks of the Tramuntana mountain range. For gardening enthusiasts, Selvantonia’s extensive grounds even include a fruit and vegetable patch.

Located in central Mallorca, on the foothills of the Tramuntana Mountains, Selva is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This ancient village possesses all the intrigue, charm, history and appeal, every UNESCO site adheres, with the added advantage of its breath-taking hilltop situation.

Selva is an approximately 40 minute drive from Palma and the many excitingly heady tourist activities that go on in the Mallorcan capital. Situated inland surrounded by mountains, it takes around 50 minutes from Selvantoria to reach the golden beaches of Alcudia Bay.

For more information, photos and to book to stay at the stunning Selvantonia, click HERE.


 

05 Aug

Luxury Algarve townhouse in Ferragudo – Onda Azul

If you are looking to stay in a stylish Portuguese property that clings on to its traditional origins, set within the confines of a timeless Algarve village, look no further than Onda Azul.

This three-bedroom house is located in the beautiful town of Ferragudo and is just 850 metres from a stunning sandy beach. Quirky artwork and furniture that combines rustic and traditional pieces with modern and convenient items, craft an interesting and compelling décor. Natural materials, including wood, ceramics and stone dominate Onda Azul’s quaint and remarkable makeup. In short, it becomes clear from the outset that this stunning Algarvan property is owned by an artist.

This luxury Algarve townhouse in Ferragudo provides ample room for six guests to spread out in comfort. High-beamed ceilings, an imposing archway and colourful picture tiles in the kitchen are three dominant features of Onda Azul’s downstairs.

Town houses in this part of the world are not typically well-endowed with outdoor space. On the contrary, Onda Azul boasts an ample first floor terrace. On this stunning terrace guests can cool down and have fun in a characterful plunge pool. A tall palm tree provides some shade when sunbathing on the terrace’s cool, ceramic tiles proves a little too hot!

As compelling and inspiring a holiday home Onda Azul might be, guests are encouraged to explore the many delights of Ferragudo that lie on their doorstep.

Situated on the river estuary of the Rio Arade, Ferragudo is a beautiful village, its beauty augmented by exquisite natural surroundings. Despite having been dubbed as the Algarve’s new ‘hot spot’, much of Ferragudo’s appeal stems through its timeless, traditional character. Many of the village’s whitewashed houses that tumble down the hillside are owned by fisherman, whose families have lived in Ferragudo for generations.

Fringed by palm trees and the vibrant colour of flowers, walking along the narrow river let towards the town’s main square is a simple pleasure that is missing from many livelier, less traditional resorts. A network of cobbled streets gather at Ferragudo’s charismatic, flagged square, which is lined with cafes, bars and locals and visitors alike enjoying a leisurely day in the sun.

The artistic zest of Onda Azul can be found in equal doses in Ferragudo, where art galleries, antique shops and craft stores can be discovered and enjoyed.

In short, of you are looking for a taste of ‘real’ Portugal with an essence on art, which includes having the gorgeous, sandy beaches the Algarve has become synonymous with at your disposal, a visit to Ferragudo and a stay at the wonderful Onda Azul is beckoning.

For more information, availability and photos of this stunning townhouse visit: Onda Azul