Some of our favourite ingredients for the perfect house party: A rooftop terrace for a drinks party, al fresco dining next to a private pool, a team of staff including an opera-singing chef and a chauffeur who also happens to mix the perfect cocktail, a private beach and a music room with a grand piano for an impromptu jamming session. We select just a few villas in Europe and the Caribbean that are perfect for a very special house party.
VILLAS FOR HOUSE PARTIES IN EUROPE
Villa Poligono, Mallorca - 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
Awakening only to the bells jingling on the necks of local goats, this feels miles from civilisation with a mountain backdrop feel offering a bona fide villa retreat, with beaches, restaurants and bars close by. The villa team provide excellent, Mediterranean food and the extensive grounds with yoga area and private tennis court mean you are free to make as much noise as you wish, without fear of interrupting anyone.
Villa Xi, Ibiza - 10 bedrooms, Sleeps 20
Beach club vibe is in evidence at Villa Xi, located just 20 minutes’ walk from Ibiza’s coolest beach club, the Blue Marlin on Cala Jondal. There’s a sandy chill-out bar area nestled under fragrant pine trees – one of various social hubs in the villa’s 10-acre grounds. Completed in 2017, the villa is a veritable testimony to modern design, with stylish interiors shaped around entertaining. It’s part private villa, part very exclusive resort in style, with a shaded Jacuzzi area, volleyball court, large outdoor cinema, hammocks and voluptuous daybeds around a generously proportioned 25-metre pool.
Binicalaf is a 200 year honey-stoned traditional finca located 10 minutes from the scenic port of Mahon on Menorca. The estate comprises 300 acres of private grounds, including steps to a private beach, gated swimming pool and, in addition to the main house, several cottages. The staff includes daily housekeepers, estate manager and full-time chef. A private boat and skipper can be chartered exclusively for exploring the coastline.
Chateau Margui, Cote d'Azur - 18 Bedrooms, Sleeps 38
This grand estate is the latest from Skywalker Retreats, the personal property portfolio of American film producer, George Lucas. Within easy reach of the boulevards of Aix-en-Provence and the beach clubs of St Tropez, the estate's 115 hectares are dedicated to an award-winning vineyard, oak woodland and swathes of olive groves. The Chateau itself is a masterpiece, with accommodation divided between the Bastide, Moulin and Bergerie. A delightful shaded terrace sits above the surrounding gardens and vineyards – the perfect place for entertaining long into the night. There's also a wine cellar, games room with pool table, gym, sauna, tennis court, glorious pool and yoga studio. Pride of place, naturally, belongs to an 18-seat movie theatre.
Domaine des Coteaux, Provence - 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
Your own personal vineyard complete with tasting facilities, private chef and attentive team on hand to help take care of your every need. With panoramic views of rolling hills, the Domaine de Coteaux is a luxury staffed villa that sits high above the surrounding vines, olive groves, apricot orchards, lavender and sunflower fields in complete privacy.
Domaine de la Hille, South West France - 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
With origins dating back to the 11th century, Domaine de la Hille sits in 10 acres of private parkland near to the medieval citadel of Carcassonne in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southwest France. Outside, the swimming pool is Bisazza-tiled in turquoise, green and gold, and there’s a soft-impact tennis court, shaded by trees in the late afternoon. The spacious terrace can comfortably accommodate up to 20 for al fresco dining. The villa is very family-friendly, with lots of facilities such as road and mountain bikes, volleyball, archery, boules, badminton and yoga equipment as well as a children’s ‘dorm’ with toys and games.
Castello di Segalari, Tuscany - 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
A magnificent 11th century castle, perched on a hilltop overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. Family heirlooms, modern art and period décor create a sense of place, with lots of space or entertaining, including a formal dining room with massive timber beams, as well as a library and billiard room. Outside, there is a tennis court, huge pool, sun terrace with far reaching views and a chill-out zone under canvas. During the summer, the vast rooftop terrace, lit by hundreds of candles, comes into its own. The castle comes with a cook to prepare all meals, including picnics to take to the property’s private beach.
Kalafati Estate, Corfu, Greece - 13 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
13-bedroom Kalafati is one of Mykonos’ super-villas, set within 7,000 m2 of grounds including large outdoor lounge and dining area with barbecue, lagoon-shaped infinity pool, a flat, lawned garden area suitable for a party (or double as a helipad) and a tiny chapel overlooking the Aegean Sea. A setting more suitable for a Mama Mia style wedding celebration is hard to imagine.
VILLAS FOR HOUSE PARTIES IN THE CARIBBEAN
Palm Point, Antigua - 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
One of the premier villas on Antigua, guests can relax and enjoy cocktails on the outdoor dining terraces that lead onto the pretty private beach. Complete with your own chef to prepare delicious Caribbean cuisine and delightful housekeeping staff to help with preparations, Palm Point makes an ideal house party villa in the Caribbean.
Valley Trunk, British Virgin Islands - 8 bedrooms, Sleeps 16
A traditional bamboo Balinese house was shipped over to the garden of Valley Trunk on Virgin Gorda, where it provides a quirky setting for al fresco meals with views over the Caribbean Sea. The large terrace next to the pool is similarly perfect for entertaining, while informal picnics and bonfires can be enjoyed on the villa's private beach. Spanish Town is just 15 minutes away on foot, and there's a private motor yacht for exploring the island by sea.
Palm Beach, Mustique - 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
Tommy Hilfiger’s beach front estate takes quintessential Caribbean architecture and turns up the volume.. Offering guests a beachside swimming pool, tennis courts, a recording studio, piano, home cinema and a staff of 10, this is not for faint hearted party animals! The villa itself offers a sophisticated and dramatic back drop to any celebration and swallows up the 16 guests it can sleep…if you need room for more, Palm Beach Cottage is available for rental separately and sleeps another six…
For assistance in finding the perfect villa for any occasion contact our experienced villa specialists on +44 (0)1242 787800.